Bollywood sequels
(Clockwise) Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2, ABCD 2, Welcome BackTwitter/Facebook

Most people do not make good use of second or third chances that they get in life, but these Bollywood directors are not the ones to miss out on these opportunities. 

Directors like Anand L. Rai, Remo D'souza, Anees Bazmee and others came up with sequels of their successful films and did not disappoint viewers this year.

The lead cast might have changed in some of the films, but the makers didn't change the storyline in "Tanu Weds Manu Returns", "ABCD 2", "Welcome Back" and "Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2".

Here are the four sequels that became huge hits at the box office this year.

Tanu Weds Manu Returns: Directed by Anand Rai, the film features R Madhavan, Kangana Ranaut, Jimmy Shergill, Deepak Dobriyal, Swara Bhaskar and Eijaz Khan in lead roles. "Tanu Weds Manu Returns" became the first blockbuster hit and first film of 2015 to cross Rs 100 crore mark. The romantic comedy film, which was released on 22 May, impressed critics as well audiences worldwide. "Tanu Weds Manu Returns" is the third highest grosser of 2015 with Rs 150.77 crore box office income.

ABCD 2: Coming from a successful franchise, "ABCD 2" also became a huge hit at the box office. Directed by Remo D'Souza, the film features Prabhu Deva, Varun Dhawan and Shraddha Kapoor in lead roles. "ABCD 2" is among the four Bollywood films of this year that earned more than Rs 100 crore in India. The film was released on 19 June worldwide.

Welcome Back: Anees Bazmee's directorial film was among the much-awaited films of 2015. "Welcome Back" is a sequel to 2007 film "Welcome." The film generated huge buzz, but it failed to tickle the funny bones of the moviegoers as its first instalment did.

However, the film became a box office success in India and went on to collect Rs 96.69 crore. The film, which was released on 4 September, features John Abraham, Shruti Hasan, Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah in lead roles.

Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2: This romantic comedy film directed by Luv Ranjan is one of the most successful films of 2015. Made on a budget of just Rs 18 crore, the film earned Rs 64.1 crore from the domestic box office. Like its first part, the sequel also impressed moviegoers. Released on 16 October, the film features Kartik Aaryan, Omkar Kapoor, Sunny Nijar, Sonnalli Seygall, Ishita Raj Sharma and Nushrat Bharucha.

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