Box office collections: Kids movies that minted money

Box office collections: Kids movies that minted money

The Blue Umbrella: Based on Ruskin Bond’s novel with the same name,The Blue Umbrella was directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and starred Shreya Sharma and Pankaj Kapur in lead roles. In 2007,it won the National Award for Best Children’s Film. Box office collections: Rs 3.62 L (Bollywood Hungama)

I Am Kalam: The film got lot of critical acclaim,but same didn’t translate into huge box-office numbers. Harsh Mayar,who played Chhotu in film,got National Award for best child artist in 2011. The film was also screened at several festivals all over world,and won international acclaim. Box office collections Rs 70 L (Bollywood Hungama)

Taare Zameen Par: While the film didn’t get a bumper opening,word-of-mouth propelled it towards the hit category. It’s still considered one of the best children’s film. Written by Amole Gupte,and directed by Aamir Khan,it was India’s official entry to the Oscars,but failed to go any further. Box office collections: Rs 62.48 cr (Bollywood Hungama)

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Stanley Ka Dabba: This Amole Gupte directorial venture featured his son Partho Gupte,and it won critical acclaim from all over. Made on low budget. the film also recovered its cost and emerged a hit at the box-office,benefitting from the positive word-of-mouth. Box-office collection: Rs 4.5 cr (Bollywood Hungama)

Chillar Party: Produced by UTV Motion Pictures and Salman Khan,Chillar Party also won the National Award for Best Children’s Film in 2011. The film featured a number of child artistes,but despite a lot of critical acclaim,the film still failed to dig gold at the box-office. Collection: Rs 5.45 cr (Photo: Bollywood Hungama)