Emraan Hashmi best movies list – top box office hits
1. Murder – 2004
Murder was directed by Anurag Basu and co-starred Mallika Sherawat, Ashmit Patel and Raj Zutshi. The film grossed INR72 crore at box office and became super hit of the year. Film had several erotic scenes and hence Indian Censor Board gave it A certificate. After the blockbuster hit both Emraan Hashmi and Mallika Sherawat attained superstar status in Bollywood. The success of the film led to its sequels titled Murder 2 and Murder 3. Film story was inspired from Hollywood movie Unfaithful released in 2002. Murder was remade in Kannada as Ganda Hendathi released in 2006.
2. Aksar – 2006
Aksar was directed by Anant Mahadevan and co-starred Udita Goswami and Dino Morea. The film song “Jhalak Dikhlaja” was a huge hit and gained popularity to singer Himesh Reshammiya. Film tells the story of a womanizer and fashion photographer falling in love with another man’s wife as planned by her husband to get divorce.
3. Gangster – 2006
Gangster was directed by Anurag Basu and co-starred Kangna Ranaut and Shiney Ahuja. The film was made with the budget of INR35 crore and grossed INR68 crore at box office. Film tells the story of bar girl falling in love with two young men, one a layman and the other mafia leader. Film has little resemblance to gangster Abu Salem and actress Monica Bedi, but the director dismissed the rumors.
4. Awarapan – 2007
Awarapan was directed by Mohit Suri and co-starred Shriya Saran, Ashutosh Rana and Mrinalini Sharma. Film was made with budget of INR50 million and grossed INR180 million at box office. Awarapan is still considered as the best film of Emraan Hashmi and gained “cult status” in Bollywood. Pritam’s music work was largely appreciated by the audience. Film tells the story of a gangster who work for his boss and manages his hotel business. His boss considers him as his right hand and he commands more respect than his own son, which leads to the jealousy of his son.
5. The Train – 2007
The Train was directed by Hasnain Hyderabadwala and co-starred Geeta Basra and Sayali Bhagat. The film was made with the budget of INR550 million and grossed INR1.75 billion at box office. Film tells the story of married couple with serious misunderstanding and extramarital affairs.
6. Jannat – 2008
Jannat was directed by Kunal Deshmukh and co-starred Sonal Chauhan, Sameer Kochhar and Vishal Malhotra. Film was made with the budget of INR120 million and earned INR680 million at box office. Film tells the story of smart young man making desperate plans to make quick bucks.
7. Raaz: The Mystery Continues – 2009
Raaz: The Mystery Continues was directed by Mohit Suri and co-starred Kangna Ranaut, Adhyayan Suman and Jackie Shroff. Film was made with budget of INR150 million and grossed INR345.0 million at box office. Film tells the story of paranormal phenomena in Indian culture, it deals with myths and superstitions prevailing in society. Emraan Hashmi plays the role of a painter whose paintings are capable of predicting future.
8. Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai – 2010
“Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai” was directed by Milan Luthria and co-starred Ajay Devgn, Kangna Ranaut, Randeep Hooda and Prachi Desai. Film was made with budget of INR280 million and earned INR785 million at box office. Film tells the story of underworld growth of Bombay in 1970s. The inefficiency of few police officers led to the growth of gangsters who went on to control whole city.
9. Murder 2 – 2011
Murder 2 was directed by Mohit Suri and co-starred Jacqueline Fernandez, Sudhanshu Pandey and Sulagna Panigrahi. Film was made with budget of INR10 crore and grossed INR92 crore at box office. Film tells the story of ex-police officer who is ready to do anything to earn money. He meets a gangster who runs a brothel, gangster seeks the help of ex-police officer to find his missing prostitutes.
10. The Dirty Picture – 2011
The Dirty Picture was directed by Milan Luthria and co-starred Vidya Balan, Tusshar Kapoor and Naseeruddin Shah. Film was made with budget of INR180 million and grossed INR1.17 billion at box office. Film was inspired by inspired by South Indian actresses Silk Smitha, Nylon Nalini and Disco Shanti. It depicts the struggle of young actresses in male dominated society. Vidya Balan won National Film Best Actress Award and Filmfare Best Actress Award for her role.
11. Jannat 2 – 2012
Jannat 2 was directed by Kunal Deshmukh and co-starred Esha Gupta, Randeep Hooda and Manish Chaudhary. Film was made with budget of INR280 million and grossed INR400 million at box office. Film tells the story of illegal arms dealings in Delhi and a police informant managing to save his love life.
12. Raaz 3D – 2012
Raaz 3D was directed by Vikram Bhatt and co-starred Bipasha Basu, Esha Gupta and Manish Chowdhary. Film was made with budget of INR250 million and grossed INR970 million at box office. Film tells the story of an actress who attained the peak of her career and starts to lose her grip in industry. Actress turns jealous and decides to destroy the career of budding actress by using black magic.
13. Ek Thi Daayan – 2013
Ek Thi Daayan was directed by Kannan Iyer and Huma Qureshi, Kalki Koechlin and Konkona Sen Sharma. Film was made with budget of INR240 million and grossed INR450 million at box office. Film tells the story of brilliant Indian magician who starts to lose his control over sanity because of his little sister’s death.