Salman Khan's career could be split into two parts- Pre Wanted and Post Wanted
The attitude, the swag, the intensity...Uff
I had watched the original telugu version first but still megastar blown me over
Wanted to Salman is what Zanjeer was to Amitabh, Kaho na Pyar hai was to Hrithik, Magadheera was to Ramcharan
The 5 Blockbusters that followed starting with Dabangg was majorly boosted by the huge goodwill generated by Wanted, Still remember Pokiri opened average and gone berserk after first week.
Hysteria created by Wanted-
Manoj Desai- Gaiety-Galaxy
“Wanted has got the film industry and also the single screen cinemas out of the ICU. The film has got 100 per cent collections till now and it is only going to get better.”
“The trend of repeat runs was very common at one point but had died down in the new millennium. However, Wanted was an exception. Even after a year, it used to be played in many centres"-Boney Kapoor
Paras cinema in Jaipur, the cops had to request the theatre management to sell 200 tickets less to keep the audience in control.
In the biggest theatre in Hubli, Karnataka, almost 5,000 people gathered outside to buy tickets
Unlike the norm, Wanted was released in all 3 theatres in Kanpur and police protection was adequately provided
The manager at Chitra cinema in Dadar
''Except for one show on Friday and one show on Saturday, every other show is a Housefull. This is a welcome change for us.''
"There was police firing outside the theatre in Buland Shaher (UP) where Wanted was being screened due to the riot-like situation. Wanted was also released in all the 3 theatres in Kanpur and all had police protection"
Biggest Single Screen grosser of 2009(bigger than 200cr movie 3 Idiots)
Wanted was the last time Bollywood could able to give Salman a megastar representation he deserves
Wanted not only revived Salman Khan's career but also nearly established and created the Salman's larger than life persona.