Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif have acted in four movies together so far. However, did you know that they could have acted in additional four movies together but one of them ended up turning the offer down? Yes, they could have acted in a total of eight movies together, right from 2009 till date. I have shared more details on this in the latter half of this article. But for now, let us first understand how their career started.
Ranbir Kapoor (born September 1982) is ten months older than Katrina Kaif (born July 1983). Katrina Kaif made her debut in 2003 while Ranbir’s first film was released in 2007. Despite debuting alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Gulshan Grover and Jackie Shroff, Katrina Kaif’s first movie almost went unnoticed. Ranbir Kapoor, on the other hand, had a dream start to his career delivering back-to-back hits. Both of them are one of the highest-paid actors in the industry and have a loyal fan base. Here is some analysis of the films they have done together.
Analysis of 4 Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif Movies So Far
1. Out of the four movies Ranbir-Katrina have done together, one has been a multi-starrer, two were led entirely by them and the other one was where Ranbir made a guest appearance
2. Their first film together was a clear superhit, while their last film was a box-office flop
3. Only one of their movies is rated above 7 on IMDb. However, all the movies do have a Google User rating of over 70%
4. Of the four movies, three have done over ₹100 crores on box office
5. Between 2008 and 2013 alone, there were another four where they could have shared screen space. But due to different reasons (covered below), that couldn’t happen
So now, without further ado, let us dive right in and explore in detail each of the Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif movies done together (starting from the earliest). We have made available all the details about these movies like director, producer, running time, release date, IMDb rating, box office collection and where to watch to also aid you in a way in decision making. Hope this helps.
Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif Movies List
1. Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
About the movie – Ajab Prek Ki Ghazab Kahani was Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif’s first movie together. Ranbir’s character is named Prem and he falls in love with Jenny, played by Katrina Kaif. He realises that Jenny is already in love with someone else and helps her get married to him. This whole journey is portrayed in a comical way.
Release date – 6th November 2009
Running time – 2 hours 41 minutes
Genre – Romantic, Comedy
Director – Rajkumar Santoshi
Producer – Ramesh Taurani
Box Office / Budget – ₹104 crore / ₹18 crore
IMDb / Google User ratings – 6.4 / 84%
Where to watch – You can watch the movie for free at Jio Cinema here. The above YouTube embed is a preview. You can watch the full movie on YouTube after paying ₹100. The movie can be watched on Apple TV for ₹120. If you are a Netflix subscriber, you can watch it there too.
Trivia about the movie – Shahid Kapoor was the first choice to play the lead role. However, he thought this character is similar to that is Jab We Met. Hence, he declined.
About the movie – Ranbir Kapoor wants to settle in the United States with his girlfriend. However, he is forced to enter politics after his father dies and sees the experiences realities of life.
Release date – 4th June 2010
Running time – 2 hours 50 minutes
Genre – Political, Thriller
Director – Prakash Jha
Producer – Ronnie Screwvala, Prakash Jha, Pooja Shetty Deora
Box Office / Budget – ₹145 crore / ₹45 crore
IMDb / Google User ratings – 7.1 / 79%
Where to watch – The above YouTube embed is a preview. You can watch the full movie on YouTube after paying ₹40. The movie can be watched on Apple TV for ₹120. If you are a Netflix subscriber, you can watch it there too.
Trivia about the movie – Raajneeti was initially not given approval by CBFC as the then government thought Katrina Kaif’s role is similar to Sonia Gandhi’s. However, director Prakash Jha convinced the censor board that the parallels have been drawn from Mahabharata, and not Congress-led UPA.
3. Bombay Talkies
About the movie – Ranbir Kapoor makes a guest appearance in the film. So technically, Bombay Talkies is the third in the series of Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif movies together. The film is an amalgamation of four short films titles Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh, Star, Sheila Ki Jawaani and Murabba.
Release date – 30th May 2013
Running time – 2 hours 08 minutes
Genre – Anthology
Director – Karan Johan, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap
Producer – Ashi Dua
Box Office / Budget – ₹150 crore / ₹30 crore
IMDb / Google User ratings – 6.6 / 71%
Where to watch – You can watch the movie for free at Jio Cinema here. The above YouTube embed is a preview. You can watch the full movie on YouTube after paying ₹50. The movie can be watched on Apple TV for ₹120. If you are a Netflix subscriber, you can watch it there too.
Trivia about the movie – The film’s release marked 100 years of Indian cinema. The other two anthology films of this group of directors were Lust Stories (2018) and Ghost Stories (2020).
4. Jagga Jasoos
About the movie – Jagga, the character played by Ranbir, is abandoned by his father and the former’s enrolment in a boarding school. He is unable to locate his father. When he grows up, he initiates a search with the help of Shruti who is a journalist, played by Katrina Kaif.
Release date – 14th July 2017
Running time – 2 hours 42 minutes
Genre – Comedy, Adventure, Musical
Director – Anurag Basu
Producer – Siddharth Roy Kapur, Anurag Basu, Ranbir Kapoor
Box Office / Budget – ₹83 crore / ₹131 crore
IMDb / Google User ratings – 6.4 / 75%
Where to watch – The above YouTube embed is a trailer. You can watch the full movie on Netflix. The movie, as of now, isn’t available on any other platform.
Trivia about the movie – Govinda was supposed to appear in the movie but his part was cut-off. There was an uproar in social media due to this but Ranbir apologised to him saying the cuts were done for the betterment of the film.
Another 4 Ranbir Kapoor-Katrina Kaif Movies We Could Have Possibly Seen
1. Bachna Ae Haseena (2008)
Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif were initially finalised for two of the leading roles. However, Katrina Kaif’s character was later removed.
2. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)
Ranbir Kapoor was one of lead choices of Director Zoya Akhtar. But he opted out for unknown reasons. If speculations are to be believed, he decided to not take the offer as he felt too old to be playing the role of Farhan’s friend.
3. Barfi (2012)
Ranbir and Katrina were both first choices of Director Anurag Basu. However, Katrina Kaif opted out due to unknown reasons. Some speculate that it was because Priyanka Chopra was given a much stronger role.
4. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)
We do not know where Katrina Kaif turned down the offer, but media reports suggest that Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma were among the choices. However, as we know, the role eventually went to Deepika Padukone.
Are Any Upcoming Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif Movies in the Pipeline?
Ranbir and Katrina have a few projects lined up but these are mutually exclusive projects where they won’t be sharing any screen space together. However, as fans, we hope we all get to see more of Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif’s movies in the future.
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