18 High Voltage Box Office Clashes Of The 90s That No One Talks About

Bollywood is irrefutably an industry of Box Office clashes. Of course with as many as hundreds of movies finding their way to theaters every year, there’s only so much 52 weeks can really accommodate. However we as audiences have sort of given definite names to iconic box office clashes. We never seem to go beyond Dil Vs Ghayal, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Vs Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, Mohabbatein Vs Mission Kashmir and Lagaan Vs Gadar when it comes to powerful box office clashes.

We didn’t think this was justified at all. Only a true Bollywood fan who never gave any movie a miss would know what we are talking about. While producers these days have become very aware and thoughtful about giving their movies the best possible release slot, things were not as quite as smooth back in the 90s. So that’s what we are going to talk about today!

Did you know Hum Aapke Hain Koun wasn’t really a solo release? The film clashed with Ajay Devgn’s Vijaypath which also by the way was a box office hit. So here are 18 of those high voltage box office clashes of the 90s that no one talks about:

5TH Aug 1994

Hum Aapke Hain Koun Vs Vijaypath

Winner: Hum Aapke Hain Koun!

18 High Voltage Box Office Clashes Of The 90s That No One Talks About

While HAHK was possibly the biggest ensemble of the time, Vijaypath was a high octane action movie that starred Ajay Devgn.

21st Jan 1994

Raja Babu Vs Elaan

Winner: Raja Babu

18 High Voltage Box Office Clashes Of The 90s That No One Talks About

Starring Akshay Kumar and Amrish Puri in the lead, Elaan was in fact a better opener before Raja Babu completely took over

4th Nov 1994

Suhaag Vs Andaz Apna  Apna

Winner: Suhaag

18 High Voltage Box Office Clashes Of The 90s That No One Talks About

As surprising as it really is, Andaz Apna Apna was badly marketed and released in parts all across the country. However, Suhaag starring Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn picked up and ended up being a hit.

1st December 1995

Ram Jaane Vs Akele Hum Akele Tum

Winner: Ram Jaane

18 High Voltage Box Office Clashes Of The 90s That No One Talks About

Shah Rukh Vs Aamir was any day going to be a big clash and Akele Hum Akele Tum had quite a few expectations set. Although, it was King Khan who had the last laugh!

26th Jan 1996

Bandit Queen Vs English Babu Desi Mam

Winner: Bandit Queen

18 High Voltage Box Office Clashes Of The 90s That No One Talks About

Bandit Queen also clashed with an SRK starrer but the actor couldn’t fight against the might of this realistic drama.

31ST October 1997

Dil To Pagal Hai Vs Ghulam-E-Mustafa

Winner: Dil To Pagal Hai (Both Hits)

18 High Voltage Box Office Clashes Of The 90s That No One Talks About

Despite the latter also being a hit, we know which was really the bigger hit. However with two movies of different genres presented to viewers, it was a bountiful week at the box office.

28th Feb 1997

Judaai Vs Auzaar

Winner: Judaai

18 High Voltage Box Office Clashes Of The 90s That No One Talks About

The coming together of Salman and Sanjay Kapoor under the direction of Sohail Khan wasn’t enough. The winner in this equation was the Sri Devi led Judaai.

10TH Oct 1997

Deewana Mastana Vs Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi

Winner: Deewana Mastana

18 High Voltage Box Office Clashes Of The 90s That No One Talks About

While both movies were directed by David Dhawan, the latter despite being quite popular back in the day couldn’t quite live up to the hype. It was the Govinda-Anil Kapoor starrer once again that won the battle.

7th Feb 1997

Judwaa Vs Yeshwant

Winner: Judwaa

18 High Voltage Box Office Clashes Of The 90s That No One Talks About

Yet another instance of a mainstream action comedy winning over a realistic cop drama, this battle wasn’t much of a surprise!

19th Dec 1997

Chachi 420 Vs Aflatoon

Winner: Chachi 420

18 High Voltage Box Office Clashes Of The 90s That No One Talks About

Kamal Haasan handsomely beat Akshay Kumar and Chachi 420 became one of the most loved movies of the year.

24th July 1998

Pyaar Toh Hona Hi Tha Vs Angaarey

Winner: Pyaar Toh Hona Hi Tha

18 High Voltage Box Office Clashes Of The 90s That No One Talks About

While Ajay had found his feet in action, he chose his romance to clash with yet another Akshay Kumar starrer action movie. Alas, Akshay had to concede yet again.

13th Aug 1999

Taal Vs Kohram

Winner: Taal

18 High Voltage Box Office Clashes Of The 90s That No One Talks About

One of those weeks when viewers were presented two very different choices to choose from and they almost chose both. It was the Subhash Ghai starrer though that earned way more.

22nd Jan 1999

Aa Ab Laut Chalein Vs Hu Tu Tu

Winner: None (Both Flops)

18 High Voltage Box Office Clashes Of The 90s That No One Talks About

While Aa Ab Laut Chalein did show some promise in the beginning, it just couldn’t use it to its advantage. The film clashed with the Suniel Shetty starrer but that didn’t change anything as both ended up being flops.

24th September 1999

Dil Kya Kare Vs Hum Tum Pe Marte Hain

Winner: None (Both Flops)

18 High Voltage Box Office Clashes Of The 90s That No One Talks About

Despite both the movies flopping at box office, the viewers at large didn’t seem too upset with the content of both of them. The two movies did find some viewing on satellite later.

5th Nov 1999

Hum Sath Sath Hain Vs Shool

Winner: Hum Sath Sath Hain

18 High Voltage Box Office Clashes Of The 90s That No One Talks About

There isn’t any surprise to see HSSH winning the battle hands down but the good part was Shool not going down the drain completely unnoticed.

10th September 1999

Hello Brother Vs 1947 Earth

Winner: None (Both Flops)

18 High Voltage Box Office Clashes Of The 90s That No One Talks About

Salman Vs Aamir you think would have been a big deal but it really wasn’t. While Hello Brother was completely commercial in appeal, it still had to get a cold shoulder from the viewers. The latter was just meant to appease the critics back in the day it seemed.

11th Aug 2000

Dhadkan Vs Deewane

Winner: Dhadkan

18 High Voltage Box Office Clashes Of The 90s That No One Talks About

Both movies of the same genre and this time Akshay Kumar didn’t lose. Even though Dhadkan didn’t become a huge hit of all prospects, it still was way better than Deewane starring Ajay Devgn.

29th December 2000

Raju Chacha Vs Khiladi 420

Winner: None (Both Flops)

18 High Voltage Box Office Clashes Of The 90s That No One Talks About

This one was one of the most talked about clashes of the year for it involved two of the most expensive movies of the time. While Akshay’s stunts had stirred a raging fire in the masses, Raju Chacha’s budget also made a lot of talking. As ironic as it may sound, both the movies ended up being disasters at the box office. Clearly the millennium didn’t end on a high!

PS: All release dates have been cited based on data available on the internet. Some of the release dates may differ from different sources since all movies didn’t get extensive releases straightaway.

Brought some memories back? You let us know meanwhile if we have missed out on any major clash of the time.