Every once in a while some "anomaly" happens in the growth and progress of Indian cinema that gives filmmakers, distributors and audiences a reformed perspective and also opportunities towards further growth and success. Sometimes the effects of a single film’s release are so profound that they cause entire national industries to refocus.
One such film, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, has created a stir in the foreign market in China. Released last Friday Bajrangi Bhaijaan continues the streak of Indian films that have earned big in the Chinese market. For example, Aamir Khan's Dangal earned Rs 1300 crore approx and became one of China’s 20 top-earning films. Bajrangi Bhaijaan’s current box office score is at Rs 117.49 crore.
Salman’s character Bajrangi is a gentle giant and is a devotee of Lord Hanuman. He encounters a Pakistani girl that is lost and cannot communicate her problem since she is mute. Against all odds, Bajrangi decides to deliver the little girl to her home come what may. He faces various problems in his quest which includes belligerent soldiers, intelligence officers, but also finds friends in unexpected places.
The film was a humongous box office success and earned around Rs 320 crore just in India. Because of the way Bajrangi Bhaijaan approached a sensitive topic, it also found a lot of love in Pakistan.
Also, Bajrangi Bhaijaan has also become the fifth Indian film – after PK, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion, Dangal, Secret Superstar – to earn more than Rs 100 Cr in a single overseas market.