Bajrangi Bhaijaan

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Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Bajrangi Bhaijaan Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byKabir Khan
Produced bySalman Khan
Rockline Venkatesh
Kabir Khan
Written byKabir Khan
Kausar Munir
(Additional dialogues)
Screenplay byKabir Khan
Parveez Sheikh
K. V. Vijayendra Prasad
Story byKabir Khan
K. V. Vijayendra Prasad
Music bySongs:
Julius Packiam
CinematographyAseem Mishra
Edited byRameshwar S. Bhagat
Distributed byEros International
Rockline Productions
Release date
  • 17 July 2015 (2015-07-17)
Running time
159 minutes[1]
Budget90 crore[2]
Box officeest. ₹969 crore (see below)[3][better source needed]

Bajrangi Bhaijaan (transl. Brother Bajrangi) is a 2015 Indian Hindi-language comedy-drama film written and directed by Kabir Khan, co-written by K. V. Vijayendra Prasad and Parveez Sheikh, and produced by Salman Khan and Rockline Venkatesh. It stars Salman Khan and Harshaali Malhotra in leading roles, with Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Kareena Kapoor Khan in supporting roles. Salman Khan plays Bajrangi, an ardent devotee of Hindu deity Hanuman, who embarks on a journey to take a mute six-year-old Pakistani Muslim girl, separated in India from her parents, back to her hometown in Pakistan.

Made on a budget of 90 crore (US$13 million), the principal photography commenced in November 2014. The cinematography was done by Aseem Mishra and was edited by Rameshwar S. Bhagat. Julius Packiam composed the film score while the songs featured in the film were composed by Pritam.

The film received wide acclaim from critics, and was a commercial success. It grossed ₹969 crore ($150 million) worldwide,[3][better source needed] and is currently the third highest-grossing Indian film and second highest-grossing Bollywood film. It won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment at the 63rd National Film Awards,[4] and was nominated for four awards at the 61st Filmfare Awards, including Best Film and Best Actor, and won the Filmfare Award for Best Story. It was also nominated for Best Foreign Film in China's 2015 Douban Film Awards.[5]


Amidst the hills of Sultanpur, a picturesque village in Pakistan, villagers gather to watch a televised cricket match between India and Pakistan. Among them is a pregnant woman, Rasia, who after giving birth, names her daughter Shahida after Shahid Afridi, the player who wins the game for Pakistan. One afternoon, Shahida, now six years old, falls off a cliff as she plays, and is saved by an overhanging tree, but is not able to call for help since she is mute. Rasia takes Sahida to the shrine of Sufi saint Nizamuddin Auliya in Delhi, hoping it will restore her speech.

Returning from Delhi, the train stops for repairs just short of the Wagah crossing and Shahida gets off to save a lamb. The train drives off before Shahida can re-board it. Shahida then boards a freight train, and winds up in Kurukshetra. There, she meets Pawan Kumar Chaturvedi, who calls himself Bajrangi. He is a devout Hindu Brahmin and an ardent devotee of Lord Hanuman. Bajrangi names her "Munni", not knowing her name, and tries in vain to find out where she lives.

In a sequence of flashbacks, it is revealed that Pawan has been a disappointment to his father, after failing in his school exams ten times. When he finally graduates on his eleventh try, his father dies of shock. Pawan, looking for a job, follows the advice of his father and goes to the house of his father's friend and wrestling coach, Dayanand Pandey, in Delhi. Having spent time together with his daughter Rasika, they fall in love with each other and Dayanand promises Rasika's hand in marriage on the condition that Pawan get a job and a separate house for himself.

In the present day, Pawan brings Munni to meet Dayanand, who lets Munni stay, believing that with her fair complexion, Munni must be a Brahmin as well. Munni gets accustomed to being part of the household. Both Pawan and Rasika eventually learn that Munni is a Pakistani Muslim after seeing her cheer for the Pakistani national cricket team and pray at a mosque. An enraged Dayanand orders Pawan to make arrangements to have her sent to Pakistan through the Pakistani High Commission, but the offices are closed for a month due to protests. A local travel agent promises to take Munni to Pakistan without a passport but instead takes her to a brothel, causing Pawan to destroy the brothel and beat up several of its occupants. Pawan then vows to take Munni to her parents in Pakistan by himself and without a passport and visa.

Pawan and Munni are able to enter Pakistan under the border's fences. Shortly after their arrival, however, Pawan is arrested under suspicions of being an Indian spy after local police officer Amir Qureshi (Manoj Bakshi) chases Munni, who had unwittingly taken his handcuffs. During interrogation, he escapes with Munni after beating up Amir and the policemen when they trouble Munni, and meets Chand Nawab, a journalist who works for a Pakistani television channel. Nawab has closely been following the developments, but soon realises that Pawan has been a victim of circumstances. Moved by the story, Nawab decides to join Pawan to help him find Munni's parents. They encounter an Islamic religious scholar, Maulana Asad, who helps them avoid capture by police. He directs the group to Azad Kashmir, after Munni recognises an area similar to her hometown in a calendar photo she retrieved from Amir's station.

Nawab documents their journey on video, but his television station channel head Shamsher Ali refuses to air it. Disappointed, he uploads the video on YouTube while Munni and Pawan attend a Muslim pilgrimage to pray to find Munni's parents. While reviewing the footage, Munni recognises Rasia walking by in the background. With a bus driver's assistance, the trio identify Sultanpur as Munni's hometown. They board a bus to Sultanpur, but are, however, stopped by the police who are looking for "the Indian spy". Devising a plan to divert their attention, Pawan gets off the bus and runs toward the jungle in full view. He gets tracked down, beaten, and shot in the arm. Meanwhile, Nawab and Munni reach Sultanpur, where Munni is finally reunited with Rasia.

The videos uploaded by Nawab go viral throughout India and Pakistan. A compassionate senior officer, Hamid Khan, realises that Pawan is innocent, and has him released, defying the order to keep him in jail, which he felt would be petty on the part of Pakistan. Responding to a call by Nawab at Hamid's behest, thousands of Pakistanis and Indians congregate at Narowal Check Post, where Pawan is to return to India. As Pawan crosses the border, Nawab invites him back to Pakistan but with a valid passport and visa, and reveals that Munni's real name is Shahida, while Shahida, who is also in the crowd, runs towards the fence and cries out "mama" (uncle) and "Jai Shri Ram" with her now regained speech as Rasia and her husband Rauf look on. Pawan and Shahida run towards each other and embrace.


  • Salman Khan as Pawan Kumar Chaturvedi, known also as Bajrangi Bhaijaan, a good-for-nothing but a pure-hearted devotee of Lord Hanuman, who tries to get Munni back to her home in Pakistan, Rasika's future husband.
  • Harshaali Malhotra as Shahida " Munni" a mute girl from Pakistan who is lost in India. Bajrangi calls her Munni, as he does not know her name.
  • Kareena Kapoor Khan as Rasika Pawan Kumar Chaturvedi / Rasika Pandey : Bajrangi's Future Wife and Dayanand's daughter, who motivates Bajrangi to take care of Munni
  • Nawazuddin Siddiqui as Chand Nawab, a Pakistani reporter, who often fails to get news for channel he works for, and initially thinks of Bajrangi as a spy, but supports him when he finds out the truth. He is Bajrangi's helper to get Shahida reunited with her family. This character is based on a real life Pakistani Journalist with same name.
  • Meher Vij as Rasia, Shahida's mother, who takes her daughter to the Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya Dargah in New Delhi hoping that she would gain her voice but ends up losing her in India, with authorities not allowing her to get back with her.
  • Kushaal Pawar as Kamil Yusuf, Chand Nawab's cameraman, who is captured by the police to find whereabouts of Bajrangi, Chand Nawab, and Shahida as they suspect that Bajrangi is a spy
  • Mir Sarwar as Rauf, Shahida's father
  • Kamlesh Gill in a special appearance in the train to Delhi
  • Om Puri in a special appearance as Maulana Asad, a religious scholar
  • Sharat Saxena as Dayanand Pandey, Rasika's father
  • Alka Kaushal as Rasika's mother
  • Adnan Sami in a guest appearance in the song "Bhardo Jholi Meri"
  • Rajesh Sharma as senior Pakistani Police Officer Hamid Khan
  • Krunal Pandit as Vardhan, the travel agent in Delhi
  • Mursaleen Qureshi as border agent Boo Ali
  • Manoj Bakshi as Police Inspector Amir Qureshi
  • Harssh A. Singh as Channel Head Shamsher Ali
  • Yudhvir Dahiya as the NDTV reporter


Climax scene was shot at Thajiwas Glacier in Sonamarg, Jammu and Kashmir.

Kabir Khan noted that his script for Bajrangi Bhaijaan was influenced by some of his own experiences. He noted the influence of the Hindu epic Ramayana, which he used to watch Ramlila plays of as a child, and particularly the Hindu deity Bajrangi (Hanuman), who left a strong impression on him as a child. He felt that Bajrangi was a character who was loved by people all religious communities in India, including Hindus and Muslims in India, due to how Bajrangi brought joy and fun to many Indian children. Khan began writing Bajrangi Bhaijaan partly in response to the rise of religious sectarianism in India since the 1980s and particularly in response to the Bajrang Dal, a militant Hindu fundamentalist organisation that appropriated Bajrangi for violent sectarian motives and played a central role in the deadly 2002 Gujarat riots, leading to the name Bajrangi having communal connotations. He began writing Bajrangi Bhaijaan in 2013 as a way of reclaiming Bajrangi for all communities, and as a way of bringing Hindus and Muslims together.[6] The film's co-writer K. V. Vijayendra Prasad stated in an interview that the film was partly inspired by the 2004 Malayalam movie Kaazcha,[7][8] which in turn was inspired by the 1986 Iranian film Bashu, the Little Stranger.[9]

The principal photography began on 3 November 2014 in New Delhi, with Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan participating. The second filming schedule took place at the ND Studios, Karjat. The third schedule of the film was held in Mandawa, Rajasthan. On 7 January 2015, Khan was seen on the top of castle of Mandawa playing cricket with a young boy.[10] On 10 January 2015, Khan shot with school students in Rajasthan's Jhunjhunu district.[11] Shooting of the film was completed on 20 May. Some scenes of the film were shot at Khan's Panvel farm house.[12] Shooting also took place in the Kashmir Valley in places like Sonamarg and Zoji La.[13][14][15][16] The film's climax was shot at Sonmarg near the Thajiwas glacier (at 10,000 ft above sea level) with around 7,000 people.[17][18][19] Nawazuddin Siddiqui's character Chand Nawab was inspired by a real character Chand Nawab, who was with Karachi-based Indus News in 2008.[20][21][22][23]


Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Soundtrack album by
Released17 June 2015 (2015-06-17)
GenreFeature film soundtrack
Pritam chronology
Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty
Bajrangi Bhaijaan

The soundtrack of the album is composed by Pritam with lyrics written by Mayur Puri, Amitabh Bhattacharya, Neelesh Misra, Shabbir Ahmed, and Kausar Munir. The soundtrack album consists of eleven tracks, was released on 17 June 2015.[24]

The film includes the qawwali "Bhardo Jholi Meri Ya Muhammad" sung by the Sabri Brothers. The qawwali was revamped with the voice of Adnan Sami Khan. EMI Pakistan and Amjad Sabri qawwal, heir to the Sabri brothers, have called for legal action against the producers of the film and the qawwali in separate instances.[25][26]

Track listing[edit]

1."Selfie Le Le Re"Mayur Puri, BadshahVishal Dadlani, Nakash Aziz, Badshah04:57
2."Tu Chahiye"Amitabh BhattacharyaAtif Aslam04:32
3."Bhar Do Jholi Meri" (Traditional)Kausar MunirAdnan Sami08:19
4."Aaj Ki Party"Shabbir AhmedMika Singh04:40
5."Chicken Song"Mayur PuriMohit Chauhan, Palak Muchhal05:43
6."Zindagi Kuch Toh Bata"Neelesh MisraJubin Nautiyal04:23
7."Tu Jo Mila"Kausar MunirKK04:04
8."Bhar Do Jholi Meri" (Reprise)Kausar MunirImran Aziz Mian08:05
9."Dekhna Na Mudke"Kausar MunirJaved Ali04:13
10."Zindagi Kuch Toh Bata" (Reprise)Neelesh MisraRahat Fateh Ali Khan, Rekha Bhardwaj04:23
11."Tu Jo Mila" (Reprise)Kausar MunirPapon04:18
Total length:57:37


Bajrangi Bhaijaan was released on 17 July 2015, one day before Eid, on 4,500 screens in India and 1,000 screens in overseas respectively.[27][28] The film was also released in 50 countries outside India, on more than 700 screens.[29] Bajrangi Bhaijaan premiered at the 20th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) on 6 October 2015.[30]

In November 2017, it was announced that Bajrangi Bhaijaan was set to release in China, following the success of Aamir Khan's Dangal (2016) in the country.[31] In December 2017, it was announced the film would release there in 2018.[32] Prior to the announcement, Bajrangi Bhaijaan had a cult following in China,[31] where it has an average rating of 8.6 out of 10 on the popular film site Douban, with over 70,000 votes.[33][32] It placed fourth on Douban's list of top foreign movies of 2015.[34] Bajrangi Bhaijaan will be released in China under the title 小萝莉的猴神大叔 which roughly translates as "Little Lolita's Monkey God Uncle"; "monkey god" is a rough translation of "Bajrangi" while "little lolita" and "uncle" reference the characters. The Chinese version will also be cut down in length to 140 minutes.[32][33] The film released in China on 2 March 2018.[35] In January 2018, it was announced that the film will be getting a wide release, on 8,000 screens in China, building on the Chinese box office success of Aamir Khan's Dangal and Secret Superstar (2017), and Bajrangi Bhaijaan's positive word-of-mouth.[36] On 6 February 2018, the film had advance screenings in 29 Chinese cities, receiving a positive reception from audiences.[37] It also had a limited preview on 25 February 2018.[38] The film's China premiere on 27 February 2018 was attended by Kabir Khan and Harshali Malhotra. Its release date of 2 March 2018 marks the Lantern Festival, which celebrates families coming together.[39]

It was released in Turkey on 17 August 2018 on 190 screens. In the first weekend it grossed approx $89,796 with a spectator count of 8,389.[citation needed] The film released in Japan on 18 January 2019,[40] with the title "バジュランギおじさんと、小さな迷子"[41] (Bajurangi ojisan to, chīsana maigo), which translates as "Uncle Bajrangi and a small lost child".[42]

Critical reception[edit]

The film holds a 93% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on reviews from fourteen English-language critics, as of May 2019.[43] The film received similarly positive reviews from Chinese critics. Several critics in China, where it was released as Little Lolita's Monkey Uncle, noted narrative parallels to the Chinese epic Journey to the West and its monkey-king hero Sun Wukong (which in turn have similarities to the Indian epic Ramayana and its monkey-god hero Hanuman), making the film relatable to Chinese audiences.[44] In January 2019, upon release in Japan, it was the week's highest-rated film on the Filmarks audience satisfaction survey.[45]

Box office[edit]

Bajrangi Bhaijaan grossed 333 crore (US$47 million) worldwide in its first week,[46] beating the previous record of 332 crore (US$47 million) worldwide by PK. The film went on to net 3.15 billion (US$44 million) and 4.26 billion (US$60 million) gross[47] in India[48][49] and grossed 1.792 billion (US$25 million) overseas for a worldwide gross of 6.03 billion (US$85 million) in 31 days.[47][50] Bajrangi Bhaijaan became the quickest film to collect 1 billion (US$14 million)[51] and 2 billion (US$28 million) net domestically beating PK and Dhoom 3.[52] The distributor share of the film had crossed 150 crore (US$21 million) crore which is a record in India being the second film to do so after PK.[49][53] In August 2015, Eros International said in a statement to the Bombay Stock Exchange that Bajrangi Bhaijaan has become the fastest Bollywood film to gross 500 crore (US$70 million) worldwide, while it crossed 300 crore (US$42 million) at the domestic box office.[54][55]

The film is the highest nett grosser ever in Delhi / UP, CP Berar, CI, Bihar, Assam and Orissa, East Punjab, Rajasthan and West Bengal beating the lifetime collections of PK and Dhoom 3. The footfalls of the film crossed 35.2 million after five weeks, making it the most watched film in India since Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001) and beating PK, 3 Idiots, Dhoom 3, and Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham....[47][56][57] Bajrangi Bhaijaan grossed 626 crore (US$88 million) worldwide at the end of its 7th week.[58] The domestic Indian gross for the film was 433 crore (US$61 million) as of August 2015,[59] while its overseas gross was US$30.9million[60] (211.05crore)[61] as of 2017. It was one of the highest-grossing Indian film ever at the time, behind PK.[62] Prior to its China release, Bajrangi Bhaijaan's worldwide gross was 626 crore (US$10 million) as of 27 February 2018.[63] After 22 days at the Chinese box office, it became the fourth Indian film to gross 900 crore (US$140 million) worldwide, after Dangal, Baahubali 2, and Secret Superstar.[64][65] As of today, Bajrangi Bhaijaan is the third highest-grossing Indian film ever worldwide.[66] The film was marketed by a Mumbai-based company named Spice PR owned by Prabhat Choudhary.[67]

Territories Gross revenue
India 444.92 crore[68] ($69.27 million)
Overseas (2015–2016) $30.9 million[60] (211.05 crore)[61]
Pakistan PKR 54.01 Crore[69] (US$5.26 million)
Arab States of the Persian Gulf US$9.45 million[70] (65 crore)[61]
United States and Canada US$8.187 million[71] (56 crore)[61]
United Kingdom £2,662,115[72] (US$4.07 million)
Australia A$1,701,000[70] (US$1.28 million)
New Zealand NZ$579,447[73] (US$404,084)
Hong Kong HK$1,364,088[72] (US$175,734)
Overseas (2018–2019) $45,775,066–47,840,702 (₹313.09 crore+)[74]
China $45,534,364–47,600,000[75][64] (₹311.45 crore+)[74]
Japan $196,062[76] (₹1.34 crore)[74]
Turkey $44,640[75] (₹30.5 lakh)[74]
Overseas total $76,675,066 (₹524.14 crore)
Worldwide total ₹969.06 crore ($150 million)[3]


Bajrangi Bhaijaan opened to an overwhelming response at the domestic box office and went on to break the first week record of PK and Happy New Year. The film grossed around 270 million (US$3.8 million) in India on the first day of release,[77] and further showed incredible growth on its second and third day to gross 350 million (US$4.9 million), setting new records in several circuits,[78] and 385 million (US$5.4 million) on the first Sunday to take its first-weekend total to 1,005 million (US$14 million), which is an all-time first-weekend record, becoming the quickest film to gross 1 billion (US$14 million) domestically.[51][79] The film grossed 255 million (US$3.6 million) on its first Monday which is the highest-ever non-holiday Monday and[80][81] 21.25 crore (US$3.0 million) Tuesday as well as 20 crore (US$2.8 million) on its first Wednesday and Thursday 16 crore (US$2.2 million) to take its first-week gross to 183.52 crore (US$26 million), making it the highest first-week total for an Indian film in domestic markets beating previous record holder PK.[82]

The film grossed 13.50 crore (US$1.9 million) on its second Friday.[83][84][85] The film showed further growth and grossed 20.05 crore (US$2.8 million) on its second Saturday and 24.05 crore (US$3.4 million) Sunday for a total of 57.50 crore (US$8.1 million), which is the highest second weekend ever for an Indian film and took its domestic total to 240.72 crore (US$34 million) in ten days and also made it the second highest weekend ever for an Indian film.[86] Bajrangi Bhaijaan grossed around 10 crore (US$1.4 million) on its second Monday. Bajrangi Bhaijaan grossed around 9.3 crore (US$1.3 million) on its second Tuesday, 9.1 crore (US$1.3 million) on its second Wednesday, and 9.3 crore (US$1.3 million) on its second Thursday. Bajrangi Bhaijaan grossed 87 crore (US$12 million), which is the second-highest second-week collection of all time to take its two-week domestic gross to 270.50 crore (US$38 million).[87]

Bajrangi Bhaijaan grossed 4 crore (US$560,000) on its third Friday, 6.08 crore (US$850,000) on its third Saturday, and 9.08 crore (US$1.3 million) on its third Sunday to take its third weekend total to 20 crore (US$2.8 million) which is the second-highest third weekend of all time. The film grossed around 20 crore (US$2.8 million) in its third weekend, reaching 292 crore (US$41 million) in seventeen days in India to become the second-highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time in domestic markets, beating Dhoom 3.[88] The film went on to gross 1.53 billion (US$21 million) overseas for a worldwide gross of 540 crore (US$76 million) in just 17 days.[50] Bajrangi Bhaijaan set a new all-time lifetime record in India by becoming the highest grosser ever in Bihar as it went to the 7.50 crore (US$1.1 million) gross mark after its third weekend.[89] The film grossed 3.50 crore (US$490,000) on its third Monday, 2.50 crore (US$350,000) on its second Tuesday, and 2.43 crore (US$340,000) on its second Wednesday to take its 19 days total to 300.6 crore (US$42 million) in India and become only the 2nd Indian film to do so.[90] The film also recorded the third-highest third week ever as it grossed 2.50 crore (US$350,000) on its third Thursday for a combined total of 30 crore (US$4.2 million) in its third week.[91][92]

The film grossed 7.25 crore (US$1.0 million) in its fourth weekend.[93] The film grossed 10.65 crore (US$1.5 million) in its fourth week, 3.78 crore (US$530,000) in its fifth week, 1.49 crore (US$210,000) in its sixth week, 0.65 crore (US$91,000) in its seventh week, and 0.195 crore (US$27,000) in its eighth week. The film collected 0.11 crore (US$15,000) in its ninth week becoming the second film ever to gross more than 10 lakhs in the ninth week after Vicky Donor.

The film had a tenth week and became the third Indian film of the 2010s to ever have one. The other films were Vicky Donor and Band Baaja Baaraat.[94] The film's final domestic gross was ₹444.92 crore[95] (US$69.35 million).


Bajrangi Bhaijaan grossed around $8.1 million in the first weekend in overseas markets, which is the second-highest opening weekend for a Hindi film.[96][97] The film has grossed around $2.45 million in its first weekend in US-Canada.[98] Bajrangi Bhaijaan grossed 4.5 crore (US$320,000) in Pakistan in first 3 days of its release,[99] and subsequently 6 crore (US$420,000) in the first week.[100][101][102] The ten-day overseas gross of Bajrangi Bhaijaan is US$17 million plus.[103][104] At the end of two weeks, Bajrangi Bhaijaan grossed US$20 million in overseas. Bajrangi Bhaijaan grossed around $23.5 million in overseas in 17 days.[105][106] Bajrangi Bhaijaan set an all-time record in the Persian Gulf region with collections of 47.9 crore (US$6.7 million) to become the highest-grossing film in the territory, beating films like Happy New Year and Dhoom 3.[107] The film is also the biggest Salman Khan film in the Persian Gulf, beating the previous best of Kick which grossed around $4.1 million.[107] The film has done excellent across all overseas markets, according to Box Office India.

The film topped all four major markets by beating the lifetime collection of PK.[70] Bajrangi Bhaijaan grossed £2,662,115 in the United Kingdom,[72] US$9,450,000 in the Persian Gulf region, and A$1,701,000 in Australia.[70] The film grossed $8,180,000 after its sixth weekend in the United States and Canada,[70] with a final gross of US$8.187 million in the US and Canada.[71] In Hong Kong, the film grossed HK$1,364,088 (US$175,734) in 2016.[72] Bajrangi Bhaijaan grossed US$30.9 million[60] (211 crore)[61] overseas as of 2017.[60] After 26 days of its release in China, the movie became the third Indian film (first featuring Salman Khan) to gross more than 500 crore from overseas markets.[64][65]


In China, on its opening day of 2 March 2018, the film grossed US$2.29 million, debuting at number seven on the daily China box office.[108] This is the fourth-highest opening for an Indian film in China, after Secret Superstar ($6.97 million), Hindi Medium ($3.68 million) and Dangal ($2.55 million), while Bajrangi Bhaijaan also crossed the lifetime China gross of 3 Idiots (2009).[109] On its second day, Bajrangi Bhaijaan grossed $3.11 million, entering the top five, with a two-day gross of $5.36 million.[110] It grossed another $3.13 million in its third day,[111] giving it an opening weekend gross of $9 million[112] It is the third-highest opening weekend for an Indian film, behind only Secret Superstar and Dangal, and it has become the highest-grossing Indian film not starring Aamir Khan.[113] The successful opening weekend of Bajrangi Bhaijaan has been attributed to strong word of mouth, generated by high audience ratings such as 8.6 on Douban and 9.7 on Maoyan.[113][114]

On the 14th day of its release, the film grossed $1.13 million and became the first Indian movie not featuring Aamir Khan to gross more than 200 crore in the Chinese market, grossing $31.12 million up until then.[64] In 31 days, the film had a cumulative gross of $48 million[64] (313 crore).[65] The film's audiences were about 60% female and 40% male, and the majority were in the 20–34 age group.[115] It surpassed Star Wars: The Last Jedi to become the seventh highest-grossing film in China during the first quarter of 2018, behind only Hindi film Secret Superstar and several Hollywood films including Black Panther and Pacific Rim: Uprising.[66]


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Kabir Khan (top) and Salman Khan (bottom) received several awards and nominations for their direction and acting/producing respectively


Award Category Recipient(s)
63rd National Film Awards Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment Salman Khan, Rockline Venkatesh, Kabir Khan[4]
61st Filmfare Awards Best Story K. V. Vijayendra Prasad
Stardust Awards Best Film Of the Year Salman Khan, Rockline Venkatesh, Kabir Khan
Best Director Of the Year Kabir Khan
Best Child Artist Harshaali Malhotra
Big Star Entertainment Awards Most Entertaining Actor in a Social Role (Male) Salman Khan
Most Entertaining Director Kabir Khan
Most Entertaining Child Star Harshaali Malhotra
Indian Telly Awards Gary Binder Award for the Young Successful Director of the Year Kabir Khan
Indian Television Academy Awards Popular Director
Best Child Artist Harshaali Malhotra
Times of India Film Awards Best Film Salman Khan, Kabir Khan, Rockline Venkatesh
Best Story K. V. Vijayendra Prasad
17th IIFA Awards Best Film Salman Khan, Rockline Venkatesh, Kabir Khan
Best Screenplay Kabir Khan
Star Guild Awards Best Film Salman Khan, Rockline Venkatesh, Kabir Khan
Best Story K. V. Vijayendra Prasad
Best Screenplay Kabir Khan
Star Screen Awards Best Film Salman Khan, Rockline Venkatesh, Kabir Khan
Best Director Kabir Khan
Best Supporting Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Best Story K. V. Vijayendra Prasad
Best Child Artist Harshaali Malhotra
Best Background Score Julius Packiam
Zee Cine Awards Best Film (Viewers' Choice) Salman Khan, Rockline Venkatesh, Kabir Khan
Best Actor (Viewers' Choice) Salman Khan
Best Actor in a Comic role Nawazuddin Siddiqui
Best Debutant Female Harshaali Malhotra[116]
8th Mirchi Music Awards Upcoming Male Vocalist of The Year Jubin Nautiyal - "Zindagi Kuch Toh Bata (Reprise)"


Award Category Recipient(s) Source
61st Filmfare Awards Best Film Salman Khan, Rockline Venkatesh [117]
Best Director Kabir Khan
Best Actor Salman Khan
6th Douban Film Awards Best Foreign Film [5][34]
8th Mirchi Music Awards Best Song Producer (Programming & Arranging) Roop Mahanta, Dj Phukan, Sunny M.R. & Nikhil Paul George - "Selfie Le Le Re" [118]

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