The Independence Day weekend is a slot that every actor eyes for the release of their movie. This year, August 15 was a Wednesday and two Bollywood movies hit theaters midweek. Akshay Kumar’s Gold retold a noteworthy event in Indian hockey’s history while John Abraham fought against corrupt police officers in Satyameva Jayate. Besides raking in the moolah, both the movies have been rated as hits by the audience. Find out if your favorite movie was a hit or a miss last month.

HITS
Karwaan

Dulquer Salmaan’s Bollywood debut was loved by the critics and the audience. Though Irrfan Khan had the best lines, Mammootty’s (really handsome) son managed to match the actor’s comic timing.

Mulk

One of the most substantial films of the year – Mulk – starred Rishi Kapoor and Taapsee Pannu in the lead roles. This courtroom drama showed how a Muslim family fought to reclaim their honor after a loved one takes to terrorism.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MjC30zo1KA

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

This sequel took 10 years to come out but fans of Abba flocked to the theatres to watch Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Meryl Streep had a special appearance in the movie as she didn’t want to play the lead character.

The Meg

The Meg has exceeded expectations with its earnings and even our users absolutely loved this sci-fi adventure. Check out our review of the movie.

Alpha

While this movie doesn’t have any A-listers, its heartwarming story managed to strike a chord with the viewers. Alpha is one of the highest rated Hollywood movies by our users in August.

Regional Hits:

Pushpak Vimaan (Marathi), Uronchondi (Bengali), Goodachari (Telugu), Chi La Sow (Telugu), Ghajinikanth (Tamil), Iblis (Malayalam), Katheyondu Shuruvagide (Kannada), Vishwaroopam 2 (Tamil), Srinivasa Kalyanam (Telugu), Dakuaan Da Munda (Punjabi)

MISSES

Here are a few films that did not quite make it to the hit list and missed it by a small margin.

Fanney Khan (Hindi), Redrum A Love Story (Hindi), @Nartanasala (Telugu)

Disclaimer: The movies selected are solely based on the reviews the users have submitted. We are not referring to the box office or critical success of the movies.