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Baahubali 2, Dangal top Google India’s most searched movies in 2017 list

As expected, Baahubali 2 and Dangal are the top rankers but films like Raabta, Half Girlfriend, Munna Michael and Ok Jaanu, which more or less bombed at the box office, also make an appearance.

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Google India's 2017 Year in Search results are out. As always, this year too, Bollywood remains one of the most dominating themes across all searches. But talking about the Google Top Trending Movies list, there are some surprising entries. Unsurprisingly, Baahubali 2 and Dangal are the top rankers but films like Raabta, Half Girlfriend, Munna Michael and Ok Jaanu, which more or less bombed at the box office, also make an appearance.

Credit for it also goes to the film's marketing team which created ample buzz around the film before its release. But there is also no doubt regarding the fact that Bollywood celebrities have a huge fan following across the nation. And their brand value plays a huge part in determining whether the film would be a hit or miss. Surprisingly though, Salman Khan's Tubelight and Akshay Kumar's Toilet Ek Prem Katha, some of the best box office performers of the year, failed to capture a spot.

Check out the full list here:

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Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

This SS Rajamouli film was a storm of epic proportions. Not only did it surpass every box office record in India ever with its collection of Rs 510.99 crore but it also had a worldwide collection of Rs 1567 crore. The fantasy-actioner starred Prabhas and Rana Daggubati in the lead roles. It topped the Google Top Trending Movies list as well as the Google Top Trending Queries list.

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Dangal

Aamir Khan and Nitesh Tiwari's Dangal was showered with praise from critics and audiences alike. Based on the story of wrestler Geeta Phogat, Dangal chronicled the struggles she faced being a woman wrestler and her dynamic relationship with her father. It also starred Zaira Wasim, Sanya Malhotra and Fatima Sana Sheikh in the lead roles.

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Half Girlfriend

Mohit Suti's Half Girlfriend featuring the fresh pairing of Shraddha Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor is based on popular author Chetan Bhagat's book by the same name. Half Girlfriend released on May 19, 2017 amid huge expectations but failed to live up to them. Collecting Rs 60.30 crore at the box office, the film received mixed reviews from critics.

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Badrinath ki Dulhania

A sequel to 2014's Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, Badrinath Ki Dulhania's major selling point was the chemistry between its lead pair - Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan. It was directed by Shashank Khaitan and produced by Karan Johar's Dharma Productions.

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Munna Michael

Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Tiger Shroff's dance drama Munna Michael was panned by critics. It is another surprising entry in this list.

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Jagga Jasoos

Helmed by Anurag Basu, Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif starrer Jagga Jasoos was Bollywood's attempt to adapt the Broadway musical format. And a decent one at that. Having a comic book touch to it, Jagga received mixed reviews and collected Rs 54.16 crores.

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Raees

Shah Rukh Khan's Raees was a commercial success. Director Rahul Dholakia was credited for pulling SRK out of his arms-spreading romantic avatar and presenting him as the bootlegger Raees Alam.

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Fast and Furious 8

Second-highest worldwide grossing film of 2017, Fast and Furious 8 was the eighth installment in the Fast and Furious franchise. It was the first F&F film after 2006's Tokyo Drift to not star Paul Walker and Jordana Brewster.

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Raabta

Kriti Sanon and Sushant Singh Rajput starrer Raabta made Rs 25.67 crores at the box office. Helmed by Dinesh Vijan, this romantic thriller was panned by critics for repeating an age-old storyline with the same old tropes.

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Ok Jaanu

Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor's Ok Jaanu was released amid high expectations for it being written by Mani Ratnam and directed by Shaad Ali. But unfortunately, this Tamil remake failed to lure fans or critics.