Mumbai: After 3 Idiots, Rang De Basanti, Guru, Tanu Weds Manu and Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein, R.Madhavan gave the Bollywood film industry yet another blockbuster with Tanu Weds Manu Returns, the second installment of the successful franchise that went on to break box office records.
With a domestic collection of over 150 crore, the family entertainer went on to become this year’s highest grosser , achieving several benchmarks along the way.This gives Maddy who will next be seen in Raju Hirani’s Saala Khadoos,another reason to celebrate !
The actor who in his 14 year career span has worked with the industry’s biggest filmmakers and has been part of Bollywood’s most iconic films , adds yet another hit in his kitty.
R.Madhavan who made his big Bollywood debut in Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein, is still fondly remembered for his role in the film as the music of the film continues to remain popular and relevant, even today. He then followed it up with a spectacular performance in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Rang De Basanti and managed to hold his own within an ensemble starcast.
R.Madhavan despite having a special character role in Mani Ratnam’s Guru,made a mark in his small but significant role. The success of his next film was completely unprecedented as Raju Hirani’s 3 Idiots went on to break box office records and became the most successful film in Indian cinema to date.
The actor’s next Tanu Weds Manu directed by Aanand L Rai ,acted as a game changer and became the sleeper hit of 2011 and 4 years later the sequel Tanu Weds Manu Returns entered the 200 crore club ,making it amongst the most successful films of all time and the most successful sequel in the Indian film industry.
Says a trade source, “R.Madhavan has emerged amongst the most bankable stars in the industry. In his 14 year career span ,he has been part of some of Bollywood’s biggest blockbusters of all time, with an exception of 2 films that didn’t fare well at the box office. This is an amazing track record for an actor to have. What’s more is that Maddy is not insecure as an actor and has always been open to both solo-lead and ensemble starcast films and has always managed to leave a significant mark even in his part roles.Apart from being a part of iconic landmark films from Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein to Tanu Weds Manu Returns ,he has also worked with some of the biggest filmmakers in the country including Raju Hirani,Mani Ratnam,Aanand L Rai and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra”.