By Sunil Rajguru
Bollywood in around 70 years has come a long way from creating the INR 1 Crore Club before Independence to the INR 300 Crore Club in the post-Narendra Modi era.
Here's a look at when these box office landmarks were crossed down the ages.
Kismet (1943, INR 1 crore)
Ashok Kumar was Bollywood's first genuine superstar and it was befitting that he would get the first INR 1 crore film. It had many new elements like: 1. A double role. 2. An anti-hero. 3. An unmarried woman getting pregnant.
The film was revolutionary for its time and set the pace for many decades to come and became the first real all-time blockbuster.