2019 movies & events round-up: ‘Endgame’, ‘Kabir Singh’ top movies; U2, NBA India among top events

We take a look at the movies and events that ruled the hearts of Indians in 2019.

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While 'Avengers' and 'Kabir Singh' ruled the box office, U2's India tour and 'The Grub Fest' saw a large number of footfalls.
2019 has been an amazing year in terms of entertainment. With movies like ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’ and ‘Avengers: Endgame’ minting crores of rupees to homegrown events like ‘The Grub Fest’ and world famous ‘NBA India Games 2019’ seeing large footfalls, 2019 saw some of the biggest events in the world of entertainment.

To give all of us a holistic view of the movies and events that won hearts this year, BookMyShow, India’s leading entertainment destination is taking us on a trip down the memory lane with #ShowOffTheYear.

The online ticketing platform has revealed the list of movies and events that we loved and appreciated the most in 2019.


When it comes to films that did the best in India, Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Endgame’ took the nation by storm and broke all records to sell over 8.6 million tickets to become the highest-selling Hollywood movie on BookMyShow.

Closely following Avengers was our very own Vicky Kaushal with ‘URI - The Surgical Strike , selling over 5.7 million tickets.

Kabir Singh’, too, managed to impress the viewers as it grabbed number 3 spot.
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Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Endgame’ took the nation by storm and broke all records to sell over 8.6 million tickets to become the highest-selling Hollywood movie on BookMyShow.
Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Endgame’ took the nation by storm and broke all records to sell over 8.6 million tickets to become the highest-selling Hollywood movie on BookMyShow.

Here are the top 10 movies that did the best in India:

1 Avengers: Endgame
2 URI - The Surgical Strike
3 Kabir Singh
4 Saaho
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5 War
6 The Lion King
7 Mission Mangal
8 Simmba
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9 Gully Boy
10 Chhichhore

While the demand for Hindi movies grew 12% from last year, international movies did manage to woo the Indian crowd. Here are the top international films that ruled the Indian box office.

1 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
2 Wonder
3 Weathering With You
4 Paddington 2 (2D English)
5 Blue Planet II (English)
6 Hustlers
7 Village Rockstars
8 Mile 22
9 Hare Krishna
10 A Private War

Not just the international and Hindi movies, even regional cinema performed well in 2019. When it comes to Bengali cinema, ‘Durgeshgorer Guptodhon’, an adventure thriller film directed by Dhrubo Banerjee grabbed the top spot.

Top 5 Bengali films as per tickets sold on BookMyShow

1 Durgeshgorer Guptodhon
2 Gumnaami
3 Konttho
4 Mitin Mashi
5 Gotro

‘Bigil’, a 2019 Indian Tamil-language sports action film, starring Vijay, Nayanthara and Jackie Shroff impressed the viewers the most.

Top 5 Tamil films as per tickets sold on BookMyShow

1 Bigil
2 Petta
3 Viswasam
4 Nerkonda Paarvai
5 Kaithi

Marathi cinema was not far behind, with romantic drama ‘Mumbai Pune Mumbai 3’ starring Swapnil Joshi and Mukta Barve in titular roles, setting the box office on fire.

Top 5 Marathi films as per tickets sold on BookMyShow

1 Mumbai Pune Mumbai 3
2 Thackeray
3 Hirkani
4 Anandi Gopal
5 Bhaai - Vyakti Ki Valli

‘Syeraa Narasimha Reddy’, 2019 Indian Telugu-language epic action film ruled the charts in Telugu cinema.

Top 5 Telegu films as per tickets sold on BookMyShow

1 Syeraa Narasimha Reddy
2 Saaho
3 Maharshi
4 F2
5 Majili

It’s A ‘Beautiful Day’ For Hrithik, Sachin, Ranveer: B-Town Jams To U2 Hits, Has A Gala Time At The Concert
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After months of waiting and speculation, U2 finally arrived in India with their Joshua Tree Tour and set the stage at DY Patil Stadium, in Mumbai on fire. The Irish rock band from Dublin enthralled the audience by performing one hit number after another on the stage.

The affair was a star-studded one, as the who’s who from the world of Bollywood graced the event with their presence and looked their sartorial best. If you ended up missing out on the event, fret not. We have compiled all the highlights of the magical affair so you don’t miss out on the concert of the year.

After months of waiting and speculation, U2 finally arrived in India with their Joshua Tree Tour and set the stage at DY Patil Stadium, in Mumbai on fire. The Irish rock band from Dublin enthralled t..
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Ex-flames Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan happened to attend the concert along with their kids. The once ‘it’ couple of Bollywood was dressed in all casuals with Hrithik sporting a red-tee along with a simple black jacket, and Sussanne wearing a yellow top.

Also spotted with the couple, were actor Kunal Kapoor of ‘Rang De Basanti’ fame along with his better half, Naina Bachchan, who happens to be Amitabh Bachchan’s niece.. he couples, all U2 fans, thoroughly enjoyed the concert as U2 performed their soulful hits on the stage.

Sussanne even penned a heartfelt post on Instagram after the concert, talking about the impact U2 has had on her life, writing ‘kids of the 90’s could have never been half of what we are, WITHOUT YOU’.

Ex-flames Hrithik Roshan and Sussanne Khan happened to attend the concert along with their kids. The once ‘it’ couple of Bollywood was dressed in all casuals with Hrithik sporting a red-tee along wit..
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Oscar-winning Indian music producer, AR Rahman, is known for his hit collaborations with several music artistes from the West. In 2016, Rahman went on stage at the Coldplay concert during ‘The Global Citizen Festival’ and sang a beautiful duet with Chris Martin that broke the Internet.

Reminiscent of his 2016 performance, Rahman joined U2 on stage along with his daughters Khatija and Raheema, to sing the hit song ‘Ahimsa’. For the unversed, Rahman had collaborated with the Irish band on the song this year. As the title suggests, the song intends to spread a positive message of ‘Ahimsa’ or non-violence.

Rahman’s soulful voice, combined with Bono’s vocals cast a musical spell on the audience as they joined in.

Oscar-winning Indian music producer, AR Rahman, is known for his hit collaborations with several music artistes from the West. In 2016, Rahman went on stage at the Coldplay concert during ‘The Global..
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The U2 concert was indeed a magical affair with tinsel town celebs at their Sunday best. However, it were the ‘oh-so-adorable’ couples who ended up stealing the limelight.

Actor Ranveer Singh and wife Deepika Padukone made a dashing entry at the concert. Ranveer was dressed in a black tee paired with red pants and carried a bright yellow fanny pack. Deepika, on the other hand, wore a white top along paired with a black fanny pack. The two were spotted holding hands at the concert.

Cricket legend, master-blaster Sachin Tendulkar was also in attendance with his wife Anjali. While Sachin wore a Zebra print shirt, she was spotted wearing a glittery black top.

The U2 concert was indeed a magical affair with tinsel town celebs at their Sunday best. However, it were the ‘oh-so-adorable’ couples who ended up stealing the limelight. Actor Ranveer Singh and wif..
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Also spotted at the event was Indian film director and producer, Anurag Kashyap, wearing an army print jacket with blue jeans, along with actor Aftab Shivdasani who wore a plain white tee.

Javed Jaffrey, was also spotted at the concert along with his son Mizaan Jaffrey. The father-son duo looked dashing in smart casuals. While Javed wore a turtleneck sweater, Mizaan was seen wearing a classic pair of white tee and blue jeans.

Also spotted at the event was Indian film director and producer, Anurag Kashyap, wearing an army print jacket with blue jeans, along with actor Aftab Shivdasani who wore a plain white tee. Javed Jaff..
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Shahid Kapoor’s wife Mira Rajput was also in attendance. She wore a bright green-checked shirt along with black jeans. Also slaying in her wardrobe was Alia Bhatt’s sister Shaheen Bhatt, rocking a denim jacket in a black ensemble.

Shahid Kapoor’s wife Mira Rajput was also in attendance. She wore a bright green-checked shirt along with black jeans. Also slaying in her wardrobe was Alia Bhatt’s sister Shaheen Bhatt, rocking a de..
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