Manoj Bajpai best movies list – top box office hits
1. Satya – 1998
Satya was directed by Ram Gopal Varma and co-starred J.D. Chakravarthy, Urmila Matondkar, Govind Namdev and Paresh Rawal. Film was made with budget of INR20 million and earned INR155 million at box office. Film tells the story of a man named Satya who comes to Mumbai looking for a job but was accidentally involves into underworld. He starts his journey as a waiter serving in a dance bar and involves with a local goon. Infuriated by this goon makes false charges of pimping and gets Satya arrested. Rest of the story is about how he gets into the top of the ladder in mafia world.
2. LOC: Kargil – 2003
LOC: Kargil was directed by Rajat Mukherjee and co-starred Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgan, Nagarjuna, Saif Ali Khan and Sunil Shetty. Film was made with budget of INR40 crore and earned INR68.93 crore at box office. Film tells the story of Kargil war fought between India and Pakistan in 1999. Film starts with the death of radio operator. Indian Army HQ officials send more troops but were severely beaten up by the large unknown enemies sitting in a very strategic position and capable of taking many. Rest of the story is about how Indian army takes over the land taken by the terrorists.
3. Veer-Zaara – 2004
Veer-Zaara was directed by Yash Chopra and co-starred Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Rani Mukerji. Film was made with budget of INR250 million and earned INR942.2 million at box office. Film tells the story of young Indian Air Force pilot rescuing a girl from Pakistan. Girl belongs to a rich family in Pakistan and in order to fulfill the last wishes of her governess. But her bus meets with an accident and was rescued by protagonist. He takes her to his house and stays there for a day, rest of the story is about what happens after her return to Pakistan.
4. Bewafaa – 2005
Bewafaa was directed by Dharmesh Darshan and co-starred Akshay Kumar, Anil Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor and Sushmita Sen. Film was made with budget of INR200 million and earned INR853.6 million at box office. Film tells the story of a girl falling in love with a guy, she has a sister with whom she shares everything. She loves her parents but keeps this secret from her parents out of fear. But her elder sister dies delivering babies and her parents force her younger sister to marry her brother in law. After their marriage the couple move to India and rest of the story is about old love and new marriage.
5. Happy – 2006
Happy was directed by A. Karunakaran and co-starred Allu Arjun and Genelia D’Souza. Film was made with budget of INR16 crore and earned INR20 crore at box office. Film tells the story of young Pizza delivery guy falling in love with a daughter of local politician. She initially rejects him but falls for him after persistent efforts. He helps the girl to pay her medical fees in time. Her father plans to marry her with a police officer but protagonist directly goes to him and convinces him by telling his love story.
6. Dus Kahaniyaan – 2007
Dus Kahaniyaan was directed by Sanjay Gupta and others and co-starred Diya Mirza, Sunil Shetty, Arbaaz Khan, Jimmy Shergill and Amrita Singh. Film was made with budget of INR200 million and earned INR350 million at box office. Film tells the story of ten short films which are directed by six different directors. The stories have supernatural elements and twists at the end.
7. Acid Factory – 2009
Acid Factory was directed by Suparn Verma and co-starred Fardeen Khan, Irrfan Khan, Dino Morea and Aftab Shivdasani. Film was a commercial hit and declared hit at box office. Film tells the story of group of people who lose their memory and are in confused state of mind. Plot is two of them kidnap the others but mysteriously now they are in a condition that they don’t know where they are, what they are doing, why they are doing.
8. Vedam – 2010
Vedam was directed by Krish and co-starred Allu Arjun, Manoj Manchu, Anushka Shetty and Deeksha Seth. Film was made with budget of INR14 crore and earned INR25 crore at box office. Film tells the story of young poor cable guy who is in love with a rich girl. He wants to impress his girl by buying two tickets worth INR40,000 for New Year’s Eve party. He has no other means to obtain such amount by snatching gold chain and is caught. Rest of the story is about the consequences of his acts.
9. Raajneeti – 2010
Raajneeti was directed by Prakash Jha and co-starred Ajay Devgan, Ranbir Kapoor, Nana Patekar and Katrina Kaif. Film was made with budget of INR60 crore and earned INR143.11 crore at box office. Film tells the story of political leader with new ideology, it deals with political rivalry, different ideologies, selfishness etc.
10. Samar – 2013
Samar was directed by Thiru and co-starred Vishal Krishna, Trisha Krishnan and Sunaina. Film was a commercial hit and earned INR78.55 crore at box office. Film tells the story of young son of forest ranger who assists the tourists on their trips in jungle. He broke up with his girl friend because she complained that he has not time for his girlfriend. He usually forgets important details of their life which she thinks sentimental.
11. Special 26 – 2013
Special 26 was directed by Neeraj Pandey and co-starred Akshay Kumar, Kajal Aggarwal, Jimmy Shergill and Divya Dutta. Film was made with budget of INR420 million and earned INR1.03 billion at box office. Film was based on real life heist done in 1987. Group of people pretending to be CBI officers conduct income tax raid on a jewelry shop. They hire bunch of unemployed people for the job but they were never told about the heist. They use a corrupt police officer to get their job done and rest of the story is how they conduct the heist.
12. Shootout at Wadala – 2013
Shootout at Wadala was directed by Sanjay Gupta and co-starring Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Kangna Ranaut and Sonu Sood. Film was made with budget of INR48 crore and earned INR75 crore at box office. Film tells the story of young gangster who was gunned down by police officials in an encounter. He starts his life as an intelligent college student but his brother is involved in underworld business. He accidentally lands in underworld and becomes the biggest gangster city has ever seen.
13. Satyagraha – 2013
Satyagraha was directed by Prakash Jha and co-starred Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal. Film was made with budget of INR50 crore and earned INR163.19 crore at box office. Film tells the story of idealistic teacher who fights for justice. One day his son’s friend dies in an accident and his widowed wife struggles hard to get compensation. Infuriated by this teacher slaps the senior official and was imprisoned. His son starts a Satyagraha in order free his father. Rest of the story is what he does after the release.
14. Anjaan – 2014
Anjaan was directed by N. Lingusamy and co-starred Suriya, Samantha and Vidyut Jamwal. Film was a commercial hit at box office. Film tells the story of young gangster who falls in love with daughter of police commissioner. There is some rivalry in the group and his own men betray him and kill him. Few days later a looking alike person comes to the city saying he is the brother of died gangster. Rest of the story is about how he finds the goons who betrayed him.