While we enjoy the typical Bollywood masala flicks, there were some films last year which were small budget films but created a huge noise at the box office unexpectedly. There were a few films which were lucky enough to have big producers on board but some were the debudants with powerful content which won hearts. Looking back at 2017, it was a power packed year with good content films which made audience fall in love with the story. The cinema serves us with variety of stories which include real life happenings while some have a strong message behind it and others are commercial films. Previous year was ruled by good content films backed by good performances which seem to continue this year too, as content is the king. The films which started off small but later made a big noise at box office are listed below –


Bareilly Ki Barfi

A love triangle where Kriti, Ayushmann and Rajkumar are on board with a romantic film. The characters are refreshing which makes audience connect with them and being a small budget film it became a sleeper hit at the box office.

Toilet Ek Prem Katha

A film starring Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar in lead and focusing on open defecation issue. This issue is addressed beautifully in a romantic story which gives out a strong message.

Tumhari Sullu 

 Vidya Balan is a housewife who later became a RJ with a radio show at night. Directed by Suresh Triveni and showing how a housewife leads her life independently.

Jolly LLB 2

As being the sequel film, the earlier one has received lot of appreciation due to its comic timings and drama of court room and the sequel again fulfilled its requirements and expectations, thus gaining high box office numbers.


A Rajkumar Rao starrer film is a very different story of a man who is trapped in a room on a skyscraper which brings him to depression and finding out ways to get off from there turning him to be claustrophobic. A survival drama film was appreciated due to director’s vision and acting skills of Rajkumar.

Qarib Qarib Singlle 

 Again a relationship based film starring Irrfan and Parvathy reached out to audiences as a new pair which interesting story line. It teaches how trust is an important factor for a couple and the story revolves around it.


 A comedy drama starring Rajkumar Rao and directed by Amit Masurkar along with doing well at Indian box office, it got selected for Oscar. It showed how elections are conducted at Naxal controlled areas. The acting of the entire cast added up to the content of film.

Shubh Mangal Savdhan

A family entertainer film which had Ayushmann and Bhumi on board received success at box office due to its comedy drama. A relationship where such things are discussed but in a film it is portrayed brilliantly.

Hindi Medium 

 A simple, yet true story which reached out to the viewers as a message. The acting of Irrfan and Saba Qamar was appreciated by the audiences.  The film focused on the education system of India in a satirical way.

Lipstick Under my Burkha 

 While the film was released after lot of criticism, but that is what makes it unique. The story of four women and their hidden desires which send out the message of being a rebel. Even after all the controversy, it made its way out and received success at box office.

Secret Superstar

It’s a story about a girl who is restricted to achieve her dreams. Even though Aamir Khan is a supporting actor, the essence of story is different from the commercial films and reaches out to audiences as a soft and a heart touching story.

Fukrey Returns 

 A sequel to 2013 hit Fukrey, Fukrey Returns continues the story of the 4 Fukrey boys and to increase their trouble Richa Chadda as Bholi Punjaban is out from the jail to take her revenge. The movie was liked by one and all because of outstanding performance by its lead cast Pulkit Samrat, Ali Fazal, Manjot Singh, Varun Sharma and Richa Chadda.

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