Diwali is one of the most coveted Box Office slots in India. The festive atmosphere and holidays makes Diwali the ideal release slot for Bollywood films. The demand is so high that filmmakers often book the slot well in advance, and most Diwali slots see a clash between two big projects.
However, in the last decade or so, most Diwali films have failed to live up to the hype that preceded their release. While the holidays helped these films bag the Box Office hit tag, pressure mounts every year to make the Diwali release bigger and better.
While Shivaay and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil have locked horns at the Box Office this year, here's a look at how Bollywood films that released on Diwali have fared in the last ten years.
Don & Jaan-E-Mann (2006):
Diwali 2006 witnessed a Box Office clash between Shah Rukh Khan's Don and the Salman Khan - Akshya Kumar starrer Jaan-E-Mann. Don took a clear lead over Jaan-E-Mann to emerge a clean hit at the Box Office.
- Don: Rs 50 crore - Hit
- Jaan-E-Mann: Rs 25 crore - Flop