Hrithik’s Unique Record in 40s

Hrithik has a unique record of doing only 18 films at the age of 39 years. I am not sure of any other actor having such low number of films when you are nearing past your expiry date as a star. Here is a look at his colleagues:

Aamir did 31 films at 40

SRK did 43 films at 40

Salman did 51 films at 40

Akshay did 66 films at 40

Ranbir has 10 films at the age of 30

  1. sputnik 9 years ago

    They are all idiots. Youth wont last forever. So do good movies while you are still young and can get the crowds.Once you are old people are not going to accept you as a hero or you will have to start doing character roles.

    • Baba Ji 9 years ago

      I think that he wasted lot of time post the good momentum he got from 2006 krrish/dhoom. he took 2 years each for JA and kites with not very favourable results. He gave hits in znmd and ap but not big and fast enough to make an impact. he took another two years for krrish 3 which may be among the hits of 2013,but again wont make single most impact like his 2006.

      • Raghav 9 years ago

        hey baba,in terms of fan following where does Hrithik stand is he right there after Khans or behind Akshay ? What do you think…

        • Baba Ji 9 years ago

          AP beat BG opening day by few crores on holiday. but ett did 31 cr in same year on day 1. so salman seems way ahead. aamir,srk underperformed in 2012 ,akshay had no films releasing on holiday. but all 4 have full commercial films this year. we will get clear picture where all of them stand.

  2. Baba Ji 9 years ago

    well sputnik – i think when an actor is at peak or age of 34-35,its best time to do all kinds of films of all genres. the body and brain both function their best that time.after that its a downward spiral.

  3. Bored 9 years ago

    Well, he could have done a bunch of crap films like the other superstars to increase the count of total films and maybe some inconsequential junk hits – how would that have helped I wonder.
    Its not what he has done, but what he will do now that matters imo.

  4. Ankur 9 years ago

    Hrithik’s debut was phenomenal but he just wasted it all. I’ve read he rejected DCH, RDB and 3 Idiots. Some choices he has! I don’t know what made him pick films like Guzaarish and why he wanted to make it in international market, that too with a film like Kites! Even with Krissh 3 he’s staying all silent.

    His fans sometimes feel his career will take off at late age, as Aamir Khan’s career did.

    But nowadays he’s rarely talked of. It’s either about Khans or Ranbir Kapoor. That’s disappointing for someone who was touted as new no. 1.

  5. Bored 9 years ago

    Well, I dont think Hrithik has it in him to do what Aamir did.

    But he is probably better off than the likes of Akshay, Ajay Devgan, Aamir Khan after an equivalent amount of time in the industry. He can take solace in the fact that Ajay/Akshay/Salman’s career went so high at a much later age.

    I think Baba’s problem is with the number of films, but thats not proportional to success or status. Its doing the right films that matters. Hrithik imo is ok as long as other superstars dont not do the right films. Baba should be more concerned about what other stars are doing, and I guess he is πŸ˜‰

    • Baba Ji 9 years ago

      what do you mean by “right” films? hrithik has no film above 8 on imdb. even akshay has 2 films above 8 πŸ˜›

  6. Aditya007 9 years ago

    Agree with @sputnik and He’ll have Some chance to Continue to his momentum after mega Krrish3 in form of knight & Day remake , Paani. After this If he’ll lost ,then Surely he Has no chance recreate magic after 45-50s.

  7. Bored 9 years ago

    Krrish/Dhoom 2 had momentum? Even in 2006 Aamir made the most impact among the stars. The two movies that everyone remembers from that year are LRMB and RBD only. The rest also ran, much like these Salman films.

    • Baba Ji 9 years ago

      OMG,pst are among the movies of the year but who talks about paresh and irfan? πŸ˜€ ranbir gave 100cr+ in barfi but still salman is there at no 1 in the year end list of all trade sites and critics alike after doing films like ett and dabang 2. Hrithik had salman type year in 2006 where both his krrish,dhoom 2 were top two grossers of the year and he had won over critics and audience alike. He even won awards for those films everywhere. he won best actor for his “villian” role in dhoom 2 πŸ˜‰

  8. Ankur 9 years ago


    Some blogosphere people might remember RDB/LRMB but people loved Krissh and Dhoom 2. Both films have their following as entertainers.

    You said Hrithik doesn’t have it in him to do what Aamir did. Even for Aamir nobody thought he’d do what he did. Most of his 4-5 defining films were rejects of other established stars and emerging newcomers. He was flop Mela/Mann guy till Lagaan resurrected him.

    Hrithik’s better than Akshay/Ajay but wasted a lot of time and potential.

  9. Shinji 9 years ago

    @babaji one question, how many films above stars have released from 2000- till today?

    I guess answer for hrithik might remain same, dont know for others.

    • Baba Ji 9 years ago

      since 2000:

      srk – 24 films

      salman – 35 films

      aamir – 11 films

      akshay – 54 films

  10. Raghav 9 years ago

    Yeah,he wasted it completely post 2006.But if he has to back on top or to be no.1 than coming 2-3 years is very important for him.He has Krrish 3,bang bang & most probably paani is lined up & I think the adaption of The Immortals of Meluha is also on hold,so he may do this one.So he has some exellent looking movies( barring bang bang) in his hand which may do wonders at box office.

  11. ank_16n 9 years ago

    Hrithik may be Behind Salman,Akshay,SRK and Aamir in Stardom and no. of movies he has done but
    He certainly is on same level as Aamir,SRK, Akshay and Ajay in Acting but is Way ahead of Salman, Emraan and all others..!!

    and as some one correctly pointed out he did way too less no. of movies after 2006..!!

    and please correct the info in this article Babaji—-as Akshay had done around 75-77 movies when he was 40..hope u will correct it..!!

    • Baba Ji 9 years ago

      how 75? i counted from wiki,it says 66.

      • ank_16n 9 years ago

        count on IMDB…
        Akshay has 101 movies right now(2012)
        from 2007-2012(41-45 years) he did about 23 movies ….so its definitely above 75 movies up till 40 years of age..!!

  12. ank_16n 9 years ago

    and Hrithik lost plot mainly after 2008 when he took a 2 years break as during 2008 he was ahead of Salman and Ajay in terms of commercial success and Fan Following and equal or little behind Aamir, Akshay and SRK as these 3 actors were coming after Blockbuster hits from last 2006-2008 period(OSO,Welcome,SIK, RDB and Gajhani etc).

    • Baba Ji 9 years ago

      Some “method” actors develop bad habit of taking themselves more seriously than they should. once he was done with kites shooting,why to take participation in making of music/ editing and other post production crap. its not the job of an actor and rightly so. but there are actors like him who do it. aamir also does it but his pay-off is better than hrithik so far. although he also wasted a good 3 years for talaash and got nothing much out of it.

  13. Suprabh 9 years ago

    Srk, Hrithik & Akshay have two things in common

    1) Pathetic Script Sense
    2) Filmmaker friends

    In his 100 plus movies Akshay has done only a handful of films that had good script. His friends like Sajid Khan, Tony D souza, Nikhil Advani,Shirish Kunder, Priyadarshan have given him a lot of sub standard and forgettable films. I know Priyadarshan gave him some really memorable performances but Akshay never knows when to stop. Rather he believes in over exploitation of a genre until the public gets really frustrated with it. His pathetic script sense has given him even worse movies. Its only by chance that he got to do movies like Khakee or KKK or that a couple of good friends like Vipul Shah and Paresh Rawal gave him some prestige.

    Srk seldom gets a chance to show his script sense, because most of the times he is taking comfort in working for friends like Kjo, farah khan and Chopras. His poor script sense can be understood from the fact that he decided not to be in films like Lagaan, Munnabhai and 3 Idiots and many many more. Rather he chose MHN, and what not ! The only good that has come out of his friendship is to work with a director like Shimit amin or get a career filled with fake awards and lot of money. The only instance of a somehwhat decent script sense in modern times he showed was that of Swades.

    Hrithik is worse than the aforementioneds stars when it comes to script sense but a bit better when it comes to friends. He’s friends with Zoya and Farhan and hence gets to work on good scripts- Lakshya, ZNMD, Luck By chance. His friendship with Johar got him a pathetic K3G and also a chance to work with Karan Malhotra and a far better movie. His script sense gets him movies like aap mujhe achhe lagne lage, na tum jano na hum, mujhse dosti karoge, mai prem ki deewani hoon , guzarish and kites.

  14. Bored 9 years ago

    @Baba – I meant attempting Jodhaa Akbar, Guzaarish, ZNMD, Agneepath instead of continuing doing Krrish/Dhooms only – he could have done that and perhaps got success doing that.

    Btw, how does imdb matter in this discussion?

    • Baba Ji 9 years ago

      i brought imdb because you started argument about doing the “right” films which are remembered and not which are biggest hits of the year. yes hrithiks choice of films after kmg have been decent to good but then the kind of time he spent in each film was not worth it. If given a chance, i am sure even he would say privately ” I should have done krrish/dhoom instead of spending 2 years each on the films i did post 2006″. I think he realised that he missed the all his next 3 films seem commercial – krrish 3, bang bang and KM film. but i think he will take one year for each film as usual and that will keep him behind the number game always.

    • Bored 9 years ago

      Baba – right films has no correlation with imdb, sadly.

      • Baba Ji 9 years ago

        what do you mean by “right ” films? if its about prestige cinema, then imdb may be a parameter. if its about doing the right film to maintain a certain stardom narrative , then also hrithik has not been able to find as good balance as aamir. yes i know that recently imdb has been hijacked by fans. but in 10 years of a career, atleats one film should be above 8!

  15. Bored 9 years ago

    @Suprabh – Have you seen Guzaarish? If so then kudos for grouping it with aap mujhe achhe lagne lage, na tum jano na hum, mujhse dosti karoge, mai prem ki deewani hoon, kites!

    In recent times Hrithik’s script sense was totally off only in Kites – the rest of the stuff you mentioned was way back in 2002-2003. Lot of water has passed since then.

    • Suprabh 9 years ago

      Kudo phir…. Guzarish was an exaggerated film…Hrithik acted fine but the film was just like SLB’s most projects- pretentious and over the top in a way where he is trying to dictate film making.

  16. Shinji 9 years ago

    are u serious akshay has done heck 54 films?

  17. Bored 9 years ago

    @Suprabh – It was actually SLB’s most subtle work till date – went OTT in parts, but your grouping is not even worth debating. Lets leave it there.

    • Baba Ji 9 years ago

      his khamoshi is most subtle work and may be his best too. Guz was not a bad script decision but its treatment was typical slb, may be mellowed down compared to his OTT devdas and Saawariya.

  18. ank_16n 9 years ago

    @Suprabh —I can give u a list of Akshay’s good Script movies that are more than Combined Total of Good Script movies done by Salman,Hrithik and Aamir put Together…!!

    just for sample 19 movies (Read just Sample)See below—

    Hera Pheri (2000)

    Dhadkan (2000)

    Khakee (2004)

    OMG: Oh My God! (2012)

    Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007)

    Namastey London (2007)

    Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005)

    Aitraaz (2004)

    Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004)

    Ajnabee (2001)

    Aankhen (2002)

    Sangharsh (1999)

    Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi (1997)

    Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996)

    Sabse Bada Khiladi (1995)

    Mohra (1994)

    Yeh Dillagi (1994)

    Waqt Hamara Hai (1993)

    Khiladi (1992)

    I know u might doubt —-
    Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi , Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi and Sabse Bada Khiladi—-but out of these 3 latter 2 are what Action-Thrillars are made off..!!

    and for the Rest 16 mentioned Every one knows they were very good Script..!!

    • Suprabh 9 years ago

      Out of your list these are the ones I dont find good as scripts: (Good films may not necessarily have good scripts)

      Dhadkan (2000)

      Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004)

      Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi (1997)

      Yeh Dillagi (1994)

      Waqt Hamara Hai (1993)

      Out of these I like Waqt Hamara Hai and MSK a lot but those are simple comedies performed really well – does not make them good scripts

      I will tell you one more thing. Akshay did not have a superhit debut like Srk or Hrithik or even aamir. Hence his earlier films like Mohra,Waqt hamara Hai or beginning Khiladi movies were more of a “I will do whatever comes my way” deal..He was not really in a commanding position to choose his films until the late 90s. Thats why you will see Mr Bond, Dancer, deedar, amanat , zalim type movies along with the ones you mentioned… he was almost doing every movie offered to him.

      • ank_16n 9 years ago

        Suprabh u think SRK did Darr and DDLJ up till 1995 due to Script then i might tell u He did that bcoz of YRF..!!

        2nd when u say “” Akshay did not have a superhit debut like Srk or Hrithik or even aamir. Hence his earlier films like Mohra,Waqt hamara Hai or beginning Khiladi movies were more of a β€œI will do whatever comes my way” deal””

        than all those bad movies up till late 90’s were not his choice either while after Late 90’s almost 80% of his choices were good Except 5-6 in 2009-2010..!!

        its as simple as that when u have 4-5 releases a year there is bound to be 1 or 2 which will turn out Bad..!!

        while when u do 1 movie every 2 years then u have to make sure its a good one (like in case of Hrithik and Aamir)
        so when they do a Mangal pandey or Talaash after 3 years and Kites or Guzaarish after 2 years there Script sense is even worse than say Akshay or Salman..!!

  19. Serenzy 9 years ago

    Always a Huge Fan of HR Inspite of that Dull Post-KNPH-2006 Phase[Even there, I Kinda Liked AMALL and Luuuuuubed KMG].

    A Fab Fab Actor with OUTSTANDING Phsique.

    Good to Excellent to Outstanding Performances in KNPH, KMG, AMALL, JA, Dhoom2, Guzaarish,LBC, ZNMD, AP.

    An ‘Unusual’ Superstar[His Ranking ‘always’ depend on how the others are Faring at the BO] with Unmatchable Charisma.

    Hope, Krissh-3 is a Stunner and 200cr+.

    Happy Birthday Hrithik Roshan.

    Yes, I Din’t Like LAKSHYA at all but I was watching it in DCH Mode, So I Need a Rewatch.
    Border >> Lakshya

  20. ank_16n 9 years ago

    and as for Hrithik his Good Script(Script not Direction etc)movies include—

    Kaho Naa… Pyaar Hai

    Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…

    Koi… Mil Gaya



    Jodhaa Akbar


    Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

    Aamir good Script will Include—

    Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak


    Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar

    Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke

    Andaz Apna Apna

    Raja Hindustani



    Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India

    Dil Chahta Hai

    Rang De Basanti

    3 Idiots

  21. Serenzy 9 years ago


    “I know u might doubt β€”-
    Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi , Khiladiyon
    Ka Khiladi and Sabse Bada
    Khiladiβ€”-but out of these 3
    latter 2 are what Action-
    Thrillars are made off..!!”

    And, MAMK was Out of this World FUN.

    Can Re-watch it Anytime, anyplace, anywhere

  22. Bored 9 years ago

    Khamoshi was as theatrical and melodramatic as any SLB film following it – Nana just went berserk in mute mode.

    • Baba Ji 9 years ago

      interestingly one of the reasons attributed to khamoshis BO misfire was said to be Nana’s role. after his krantiveer image,many felt he was too subtle and they hoped nana would start speaking again in climax! πŸ˜€

  23. Bored 9 years ago

    @ank – I have forgotten what good script is now πŸ™

  24. Baba Ji 9 years ago

    Success is all about time management: Hrithik Roshan :lmao:

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