A film that changed the meaning of the term 'blockbuster', Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! completes 25 years today. Released in 1994, Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! set new records for the Hindi film industry by grossing Rs 65 crore at the box office back in the day. No Hindi film before that even touched Rs 20 crore in lifetime collections. This Sooraj Barjatya directorial won more than 10 awards and is still remembered as one of the game changers of the Hindi film industry.
Starring Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit in the lead, Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! is an adaptation of 1982 film Nadiya Ke Paar, also a Rajshri production. What if we tell you that this blockbuster film of that time is the highest grossing film of Khan's career till now? Khan's highest grossing film so far is Tiger Zinda Hai that earned Rs 331.11 crore at the box office but if we calculate the worth of Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! in today's time, the number crosses the Rs 400-crore mark! Read on to know how.
We have considered the worth of this blockbuster in today’s date in terms of the price of gold at that time. In the year 1994, the cost of 10 grams of gold was just Rs 4598; today gold of the same weight costs Rs 37,000 approximately. As per our calculation, the worth of the total business of Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! in today’s date would be approximately Rs 472.87 crore, which is a whopping 43 per cent higher than that of Tiger Zinda Hai.
- Bhavi Gathani