Though the first half of the year saw just a handful of big successes in the form of JODHAA AKBAR, RACE and JANNAT, the opening month of the second half (July to be precise) witnessed the biggest one of 2008, the blockbuster, JAANE TU... YA JAANE NA.
However, the thirsty for success Bollywood must be ecstatic with the Independence Day month of August, as it has seen not one or two but four major successes. The trail blazing trend started with Vipul Shah's SINGH IS KINNG and was followed the very next week by Yash Raj's BACHNA AE HASEENO (their only success since CHAK DE INDIA). And if that was not enough, the week that followed saw Ram Gopal Varma giving it back to his detractors with his starless horror flick, PHOONK, which is going to be a sure fire super-hit. The icing on the cake comes in the form of the Arjun Rampal-Farhan Akhter starrer, ROCK ON! being off to a flying start across the multiplexes, where most of its prints are. And chances are quite bright that ROCK ON!! will turn out be the fourth success of the month!
Here is hoping that the remaining months of the year bring more joy to the Hindi Film Industry.