Comparison of Suceess of all 70's,80's star with Rajesh Khanna

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Shrikant

Mumbai, India

#1 Oct 2, 2012
Dharemndra has appeared in 275 films which includes 148 multi star cast films and did only 86 solo hero films. Off these 148 multi star cast films - 99 were flops and off the 86 solo hero films - 37 were flops

Amitabh has done only 42 solo hero films, 20 as supporting actor , 64 multi star cast films, 17 films in guest appearance for 1-5 minutes, 20 films as narrator till end of 2012. So his major success has come only in mutli star cast films where off 64 films - 24 were flops and has 21 flops of his 42 solo hero films and 13 flops of 20 as a supporting actor. Now calculate success ratio of Amitabh!!!

Jeetendra gave 116 box office hits (excluding guest appearances in hits Roti and Om Shanti Om) as the lead hero from 1964-1997, off the 222 films he appeared till 2007.Jeetendra has done 219 films and of them 98 films are as a solo hero and rest are multi-star cast.

Vinod Khanna did 55 solo hero films of which 27 were hits and did 46 multi-star cast films of which 29 were box-office success.

Rishi Kapoor got 51 films as the solo lead hero from 1974-1997 but of them 40 were box -office flops and managed only 11 hits - which were Bobby, Laila Majnu,Rafoo Chakkar, Sargam, Karz, Prem Rog, Nagina, Honeymoon, Banjaran, Heena and Bol Radha Bol.So he was offered the role of playing younger brother to lead heroes in multi star-cast movies from 1977-1994.Rishi Kapoor did 41 multi star cast films from 1976-2000 where Rishi was casted as 2nd or 3rd lead hero and of them 16 were flops and 25 were hits.

But take case of Rajesh Khanna - 73 Golden Jubilee HIts and 22 Silver Jubilee hits and rest as flops. Remember he ahs done 128 films as lead protogonist and 128 includes 106 solo hero films.He has done guest appearances and worked as supporting actor in rest of his films (163 films till 2011 minus 128 as lead protogonist).2 more releases to come. Also the quality of work of Rajesh – atleast 79 movies were critically acclaimed.
Now honestly calculate the total number of success ratio for each actor

Jeetendra along with Dev Anand have second most solo hero Hindi Films to their credit - 98 behind Rajesh Khanna who holds record for most number of films with being solo lead hero in 106 films.

Shashi was lead protogonist in 8 English films and worked as a supporting actor in 4 English films. He has appeared in 159 Hindi films - of them played the solo lead hero in 63 films, was lead hero in 51 multi star cast Hindi films and 22 Hindi films had him in supporting role, worked in 18 films as a child artist and made 5 guest appearances. In all has appeared in 171 movies – 12 in English and 159 in Hindi.

Shashi Kapoor did 63 solo lead hero films in Hindi and, of them, 35 were super-hits. Shashi did 51 multi-star cast movies where Shashi was one of the lead heroes and, of them, 30 were super-hits.

For Dev Anand - 82 were box office hits and 29 were commercial failures. By 2011, he held the record for being the second actor from Hindi films who has played the central solo lead character in maximum films—104, with first being Rajesh Khanna who played author backed solo lead hero in maximum films 106.

Shammi has done only 59 films as a hero and only 24 were hits and rest of above 59 films he did were as supporting actor only.

Conclusion - If quality of work is taken and hits - Rajesh Khnana comes first followed by Shashi Kapoor and Dev Anand and then comes Amitabh thanks to Amitabh's good work after 2000 and between 1973-1984. Then comes Jeetendra and Dharmendra. Rishi Kapoor now thanks to Ranbir is being hyped as if he really rules in 80's!!! Rishi Kapoor does not even stand near this greats. Raj Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor and Dilip Kumar are actually in terms of their body of work as well as roles they have done nowhere as they have been surpassed by all these actors. Dilip Kumar has done great work from 1949-1964 and later in 1980-1991.But Dilip has 27 as hits in 1945-1976 and 8 in 1980-1996. So calculate success ratio for each of these actors.
Shrikant

Mumbai, India

#2 Oct 2, 2012
If solo hero films and bankabiliy of stars is concerned - sucess of box office and trust of producers and directors was more on jeetendra and rajesh khanna.
Remember why multi star era increased - between 1969-1975 most of the solo hero films of other stars except Rajesh Khanna, Shashi Kapoor, Dev Anand were total flops. Other stras had not acheived much success and started tasting few bits of success in 2 hero or 3 hero films between 1974-1976 and then saying that the films were multi star cast films - the package for per hero also decreased and so it was viable option for producers.

Between 1974-1977 , 10 of 19 Shashi Kapoor’s solo hero films flopped and thus Shashi also started accepting multi star cast films like rest of the Hindi actors like Dharmendra, Jeetendra, Amitabh when as their films as solo heroes films were not successful between 1970-1977 and thus started being part more of 2 or 3 hero films from 1975-1984. But Rajesh Khanna continued to bag solo hero projects continuously from 1967-1991 though Khanna went through bad patch between 1976-78 when he had 4 hits and 9 flops. Another point Dharmnendra-Hema used to be signed together in films saying that they would be paid at half of their market rates to star in a film ...the couple was happy to spend time together and so Dharam has 20 hits of 28 as a pair with Hema as quality work and less cost for producers!!

Shashi Kapoor was paid more than Amitabh in 9 films Roti Kapada Aur Makaan, Deewaar, Kabhi Kabhie, Imaan Dharam, Trishul, Kaala Patthar, Suhaag, Do Aur Do Paanch, Shaan.

In period 1974-1982 Vinod Khanna was paid more than Jeetendra in the film Insaan and more than Amitabh Bachchan in 4 films like Parvarish, Hera Pheri, Khoon Pasina, Amar Akbar Anthony except in Muqadar Ka Sikander and Zameer . In post 1987 period, Vinod Khanna was paid more than Rishi Kapoor, Govinda, Sanjay Dutt and Rajnikanth in the films he did with them.

Rajesh Khanna was highest paid Indian actor that is even more than ANR, NTR, Sivaji Ganeshan, MGR (regional super-stars) and rest of top actor in Hindi films. Amitabh joined Khanna as highest paid actor only in 1980 till 1987 and after that Amitabh went down again as from 1988 - Vinod Khanna, Rajnikanth in Tamil, Kamal Hasan in Tamil, Jackie Shroff from 1988, then later from 1992 - Anil Kapoor were vying for the top 3 positions in Hindi. From 1997 - it was Aamir, SRK and Salman only after 2005.
MEE12

London, UK

#3 Oct 3, 2012
Shrikant wrote:
Shashi Kapoor was paid more than Amitabh in 9 films Roti Kapada Aur Makaan, Deewaar, Kabhi Kabhie, Imaan Dharam, Trishul, Kaala Patthar, Suhaag, Do Aur Do Paanch, Shaan.
In period 1974-1982 Vinod Khanna was paid more than Jeetendra in the film Insaan and more than Amitabh Bachchan in 4 films like Parvarish, Hera Pheri, Khoon Pasina, Amar Akbar Anthony except in Muqadar Ka Sikander and Zameer .
Shreeman ji,
Let me explain in few sentences exact to the point:
Multistarrer movies were a trend from late 70s, this was what the public wanted to see, so producers/directors and script writers worked on for successful hit movies....remember it was a trend.
How do you know that Shashi Kapoor was paid more than Amitabh in 9 films. Did you see Shashi's payslips and compared them with Amitabh's?
How do you know that Vinod Khanna was paid more than Jeetendra in Insaan? And also he was paid more than Amitabh in 4 films. Did you see Vinod Khanna's payslips and compared them with Amitabh & Jeetendra?
Was you the fly on the wall that kept an eye on actor payslips?
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MEE12

London, UK

#4 Oct 3, 2012
Shrikant wrote:
Between 1974-1977 , 10 of 19 Shashi Kapoor’s solo hero films flopped and thus Shashi also started accepting multi star cast films like rest of the Hindi actors like Dharmendra, Jeetendra, Amitabh when as their films as solo heroes films were not successful between 1970-1977 and thus started being part more of 2 or 3 hero films from 1975-1984.
Shreeman ji,

Let me explain in few sentences exact to the point:

Multistarrer movies were becoming a trend from late 70s, and this was what the public wanted to see. Producers/directors and script writers worked on multistarrers for successful hit movies and money making for themselves for a comfortable life..........remember it was a trend.

Don't blame the actors who starred in them......blame the public!!!

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Diego

London, UK

#5 Oct 3, 2012
Fed up of all this rubbish on this forum about who was highest paid ect ect.
It does not matter who is the highest paid - some of the guys Amithabh calls friend and is affiliated with are the rich people on the planet!!
He is easily the most powerful man in Bollywood.
radzi

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

#6 Oct 3, 2012
Diego wrote:
Fed up of all this rubbish on this forum about who was highest paid ect ect.
It does not matter who is the highest paid - some of the guys Amithabh calls friend and is affiliated with are the rich people on the planet!!
He is easily the most powerful man in Bollywood.
Amitabh will dump them upon sucking the juice out......

....a survival vampire.
Nag shankar

Guntur, India

#7 Oct 3, 2012
Whether one is a fan of rajesh khanna or not, is another fact altogether. Kakaji has done the maximum number of solo films and as such he has the maximum number of solo hits. Nobody can stand near him for giving extraordinary solo hits.
Shrikant

Mumbai, India

#8 Oct 3, 2012
I think if u still have not got the point - then you need to go to school to read them. Highest paid actors and who was paid more is an information available in various extra shots of sony Max and various books. That info I added to only for showing how powerful Rajesh Khanna was and how respected he was in eyes of script writers and producers and directros.. But why dont you see the hits and success of Rajesh's films over all others? Its clesr that none of the actors have got such quality hits as well as critically acclaimed film. poeple were not read to bank on others single handedly either!!! After Rajesh Khanna - its only Jeetendra and Dev Anand who were banked upon!1
MEE12

UK

#9 Oct 4, 2012
Shrikant wrote:
I think if u still have not got the point - then you need to go to school to read them. Highest paid actors and who was paid more is an information available in various extra shots of sony Max and various books.
Shreeman ji,
Do schools only teach Rajesh Khanna?

Information available in various extra shots of sony max and various books?

How comes we can't find this info?

Provide us with proof?

Again, are you that fly on the wall?
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Dev

Chennai, India

#10 Oct 4, 2012
Yes, I do agree with Shrikantji, you are absolutely correct. Firstly,One should have the inner conscience perfect then only he can understand the performance level of kakaji.
Jaffu

London, UK

#11 Oct 4, 2012
Dev wrote:
Yes, I do agree with Shrikantji, you are absolutely correct. Firstly,One should have the inner conscience perfect then only he can understand the performance level of kakaji.
I agree - Like his Performances in Wafaa and Janaa. You have to be a madman to appreciate those performances,.
Performance levels - what you talking about - he was an average actor at best. Shakti Kapoor and Asrani are better actors than he was. Maybe even Abhishek Bachan also.
Abhijit

Varanasi, India

#12 Oct 4, 2012
No need to compare more-- Just think any other in term of versatility of Kakaji-- Red Rose-- Janta Hawaldar; Dhanwan-- Aaj Ka MLA; Shatru-- Amrit; Rajput--Ashanti and so on....................
Babumushai

Birmingham, UK

#13 Oct 4, 2012
Abhijit wrote:
No need to compare more-- Just think any other in term of versatility of Kakaji-- Red Rose-- Janta Hawaldar; Dhanwan-- Aaj Ka MLA; Shatru-- Amrit; Rajput--Ashanti and so on..........
Kati Patang, apna desh, anand, andaz,
Babumushai

Birmingham, UK

#14 Oct 4, 2012
MEE12 wrote:
<quoted text>Shreeman ji,
Do schools only teach Rajesh Khanna?
Information available in various extra shots of sony max and various books?
How comes we can't find this info?
Provide us with proof?
Again, are you that fly on the wall?
.
Paying high tax is ones mistake of not employing a top accountant
Dev

Chennai, India

#15 Oct 4, 2012
Jaffu wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree - Like his Performances in Wafaa and Janaa. You have to be a madman to appreciate those performances,.
Performance levels - what you talking about - he was an average actor at best. Shakti Kapoor and Asrani are better actors than he was. Maybe even Abhishek Bachan also.
Madman, what are you talking about ... you are saying RK is an average actor. When AB himself says the word SUPER STAR is coined for RK alone, u are saying he is an average actor. No doubt Shakti Kapoor is a very good vilian , Asrani is a good comedian. Abhishek is a muff, he is unfit to be a hero. He can shine well , if he is trying to perform some vilian roles... Therefore, its clear that you are unable to even judge the performance of a hero , a vilian & a comedian. This is RK forum , Please do not talk rubbish about our superstar.
Babumushai

Birmingham, UK

#16 Oct 4, 2012
Dev wrote:
<quoted text>
Madman, what are you talking about ... you are saying RK is an average actor. When AB himself says the word SUPER STAR is coined for RK alone, u are saying he is an average actor. No doubt Shakti Kapoor is a very good vilian , Asrani is a good comedian. Abhishek is a muff, he is unfit to be a hero. He can shine well , if he is trying to perform some vilian roles... Therefore, its clear that you are unable to even judge the performance of a hero , a vilian & a comedian. This is RK forum , Please do not talk rubbish about our superstar.
" Abhishek is a muff, he is unfit to be a hero"

Dil khosh kar dia, thanks
Shrikant

Mumbai, India

#17 Oct 4, 2012
PROOF - WHAT PROOF ?????
GO and look through the filmography of Amitabh, Shashi, Dhamrendra, Vinod Khnana - to see how many solo hero hits, multi star hits and how many flops they have given...i have the list of hits and flops of all these actors. the numbvers are absolutely correct. If you challenge me...come with the list of hits of these 4 actors and tell me how many hits they had....
Abhijit

Varanasi, India

#18 Oct 4, 2012
The four phases of "Yash"
The veteran's victory-studded career can be divided into four clear phases: in the first, which began with his grooming and his debut, Chopra rapidly proved his Midas touch, giving hard-hitting socials like Dhool ka Phool, Dharamputra (arguably the most underrated and hard-hitting film on communal harmony), Waqt, Ittefaq (a quickie shot in a month with its own subtle social message) and Aadmi Aur Insaan. In 1971, this phase ended when Yash Chopra, with the support of Rajesh Khanna and later financier friend Gulshan Rai, moved out of BR Films to launch his own banner, Yash Raj (Yash Chopra+ Rajesh Khanna) Films.

Phase Two saw Chopra follow two streams - under his own banner, he became the high-priest of romance - especially love triangles - beginning with his bold first production Daag, followed by bolder films like Kabhi Kabhie and Ramesh Talwar's Doosara Aadmi (his first film to launch a new director, now a regular trend with his banner). There was also the small Noorie and the coal-miner saga Kaala Patthar. Alongside, came films centering on crime or gray characters for producer Gulshan Rai - the trilogy of Joshila (a flop), Deewaar and Trishul.

The third phase was a dark chapter for Yash Chopra. The confused '80s saw him flounder with biggies like Silsila, Mashaal, Sawaal (as producer) and Vijay as well as small films like Faasle. It is here that Chopra learnt his most valuable lesson - that conviction was the key to success, not trends - and redemption came with Chandni.

The fourth phase began with Chandni followed by Lamhe (his personal favourite), Darr and his productions Aaina, Yeh Dillagi and DDLJ. It saw the arrival of his whizkid son Aditya Chopra, who then went on to assist his dad in both writing and directing yet another feel-good film, Dil To Pagal Hai. Followed Mohabbatein in which director Aditya dealt with four love stories, while Chopra went into Indo-Pak zone by helming Veer-Zaara.

In this phase, YRF entered its peak successful phase, pioneering Hindi cinema's smash entry into NRI terrain. Simultaneously, whiz-kid son Aditya mooted the concept of Yash Raj Studios, a complete setup from pre-production to distribution and marketing, with a comprehensive infrastructure for all departments. The company ventured into opening offices abroad and having divisions for music, youth-oriented films and TV serials.

AND UNDER THIS BANNER ESTABLISHED WITH THE SUPPORT OF KAKAJI, AB, SRK ETC. SURVIVED FOR THEIR BREAD AND BUTTER.......... ORIGINAL ALWAYS BE THE ORIGINAL..........
Dev

Chennai, India

#19 Oct 4, 2012
Babumushai wrote:
<quoted text>
" Abhishek is a muff, he is unfit to be a hero"
Dil khosh kar dia, thanks
Dear Babumushai,

Basically, Abhishek is not a left hander, he is a right hander. Instead he always tries to show-off as if he is a left hander. He is always trying to immitate his father amitabh. Firstly we got fed up of amitabh films always telecasting on TV Channels, Secondly, he is always appearing on small adds like choclates , biscuits, rubber , pencil & even pens too.. Thirdly, he is hosting the show, KAUN BANEGA KAROORPATHI...I PERSONALLY FEEL HE ONLY WANT TO BECOME KAROORPATHI.

And recently, when I want to see olympics , he is again running with a torch in his hand.

Further, Abhishek is also doing some adds like IDEA. Wherein his performance is under-stated. I stopped using IDEA ...

In some way or the other, this father & son are troubling me with their obsolete styles, instead of giving way for the talented ones.
YOU CAN GIVE YOUR OPINION ON THIS ISSUE...
micky

Gandhinagar, India

#20 Oct 4, 2012
I fully agree..

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