Karan Johar best movies list – top box office hits
1. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai – 1998
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai was directed by Karan Johar and starred Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Rani Mukerji and Salman Khan. Film was a blockbuster hit and earned INR1.03 billion at box office. Film tells the story of love triangle happened during their college days. There are two best friends in college, girl loves the boy but he is unaware of it. A new girl, daughter of college principal joins the college and falls in love with protagonist. First girl is heartbroken and leaves the college in middle. The lovers get married and give birth to a daughter but she dies subsequently. Rest of the story is about how the kid reunites her father’s lover who was loving him more than anything.
2. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… – 2001
Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham… was directed by Karan Johar and starred Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Kajol, Hrithik Roshan, Kareena Kapoor and Jaya Bachchan. Film was made with budget of INR400 million and earned INR1.17 billion at box office. Film tells the story of a family which was broken for years because of misunderstandings. A rich businessman has two sons and a wife. His elder is adopted one and nobody knows the truth except the son and parents. One day his elder son falls in love with a girl belonging to a lower class family, his father warns him not to do it. Elder son marries the girl and the leaves India. The second son comes to know about it and decides to bring his brother back.
3. Kal Ho Naa Ho – 2003
Kal Ho Naa Ho was directed by Nikhil Advani and starred Jaya Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Preity Zinta. Story and screenplay was done by Karan Johar. Film was made with budget of INR300 million and earned INR1.3 billion at box office. Film tells the story of young pessimistic girl living in New York City. Her family is in financial problems and struggling to run a restaurant. They come across a young man who is very optimistic in his life and he cherishes every moment of his life. Protagonist is dying of some health issues and wants to unite the girl with a boy who is her best friend.
4. Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna – 2006
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna was directed by Karan Johar and starred Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukerji and Preity Zinta. Film was made with budget of INR500 million and earned INR1.13 billion at box office. Film tells the story of a soccer player married to a fashion magazine editor, living with his mother and a son. He attends a marriage and there he develops feelings for the bride and she too feels the same, after the wedding protagonist meets with an accident and loses his leg. Now their marriage starts to fail and start to find comfort in others.
5. My Name Is Khan – 2010
My Name Is Khan was directed by Karan Johar and starred Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Jimmy Shergill. Film was made with budget of INR38 crore and earned INR200 crore at box office. Film tells the story of Muslim family mother living with her two sons. Her elder son is a protagonist and has special talent in repairing mechanical things, he draws the attentions of his teacher and mother, due to this her second son becomes jealous and leaves house. After 9/11 attacks in USA their life changes drastically and because of his Muslim name he was suspected for terrorist activities.
6. I Hate Luv Storys – 2010
I Hate Luv Storys was directed by Punit Malhotra and starred Sonam Kapoor, Imran Khan, Samir Soni, Sameer Dattani and Bruna Abdullah. The screenplay was done by Karan Johar. Film was made with budget of INR30 crore and earned INR72.5 crore at box office. Film tells the story of a girl who madly loves Bollywood romances and thinks of same in her life. She has a fiancée who loves her very much and happy with life. She meets a new guy who happens to be a film director working for a noted director. They start their friendship with fights and ended being good friends.
7. Student of the Year – 2012
Student of the Year was directed by Karan Johar and starred Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt and Rishi Kapoor. Film was made with budget of INR450 million and earned INR710 million at box office. Film tells the story of three people who are playing critical part to get Student of the Year trophy in St. Teresa College. There is guy who is a son of rich businessman who isn’t in good terms with his father and wants to get the trophy to prove his worth. There is girl who behaves arrogant but very attractive in college campus. There is a second guy who is studying on scholarship money and wants to compete for Student of the Year trophy.