'Taare Zameen Par', 'Welcome' break yearend jinx

By Shweta Thakur

New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The jinx of yearend Bollywood releases falling flat at the box office has been broken after five long years by Aamir Khan's directorial debut film "Taare Zameen Par" and Anees Bazmi's "Welcome".

Technically Anurag Kashyap's animation film "Return of Hanuman" marked the yearend. But according to trade pundits, in the multi-starrer feature films category "Taare Zameen Par" and "Welcome" raked in the moolah.

In 2002, "Kaante" and "Chalo Ishq Ladaayen" were the last releases of the year. Both turned turtle. In 2003, Rajkumar Hirani's blockbuster "Munnabhai MBBS" - the second last release o