That good things come in small packages is something Bollywood filmmakers have understood lately. Way before small budget films set in small towns did wonders at the box office and earned plaudits, Bollywood relied on making films with whopping budgets to woo the audience. Larger-than-life sets, unrealistic movie locations, and songs filmed in international locations were perhaps the go-to mantra for most directors and producers. But then, the lack of a gripping storyline and fine execution led to most of the big-budget films tanking at the box office. Here’s a list of the most anticipated movies that failed to impress the audience and faced a huge loss.
We are sure that just like us most of you have still not watched this Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma starrer. And we aren’t surprised at all, for obvious reasons. The trailer itself and the reviews were enough to spare us the horror of sitting through the movie. The film was made with a budget of Rs 120 Crores and managed to make only Rs 43 Crores. Even though reports suggest that it actually made only Rs 20 Crores.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali films are known for their grandeur and opulent sets. Even though Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor were lucky to start their career with SLB, we can’t really say the same for the producer of the film. The film was a snooze fest, and the only good thing about the movie were the songs. But unfortunately, it tanked at the box office and made barely Rs 36 Crores.
Well, we don’t need to tell you what a disaster this movie was. So much so that Alia Bhatt herself has admitted that the one film she regrets doing is Shaandaar. Full marks to Alia for being honest enough to confess that. While everyone was hoping for Shahid Kapoor and Alia to do wonders at the box office, it ended up being a huge disappointment. Made with a budget of Rs 75 crores it was declared a flop.
Even the soundtrack and the Mexican actress Bárbara Mori Ochoa couldn’t save the film from bombing at the box office. Made with a whopping budget of Rs 90 Crores, the film only managed to collect Rs 48 Crores. Well, we don’t blame the audience a bit for that. If only good looks and great locations could sell a movie.
Much to everyone’s surprise, there’s a Salman Khan film that actually failed to enter the Rs 100 Crore club. The film starring Katrina Kaif, Anil Kapoor, Mithun Chakraborty, Zayed Khan and Boman Irani went on to become a huge flop that barely made Rs 16 Crores.
Do you remember this film? We bet you do! Priyanka Chopra did a few disaster films during her Bollywood stint, and this one just tops it all. One of the most awaited films in that era and what an epic fail it was. The film managed to rake in just Rs 18 Crores.
Just like Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan is also a part of our list. His film, Ra One is a prime example of how even the biggest stars in Bollywood can’t save a film, courtesy an irrational storyline. The film also starred Kareena Kapoor as the female lead and created a buzz for its ‘Chammak Challo’ song, but that’s all about it. Made with a whopping budget of Rs 130 Crores, the film managed to collect Rs 114 Crores.
This was after Salman Khan became the brand ambassador of the 100 Crore club. Tubelight, a film that was made with a budget of Rs 135 Crores, only collected Rs 119 Crores. The storyline was a lot better than most of his films though.
A film that we wish to erase from our memory is this! Compared to Race 1 and Race 2, this one starring Jacqueline Fernandez, Bobby Deol, Anil Kapoor and Daisy Shah was an absolute disaster. We wonder how this film even collected Rs 166 Crores.
We didn’t really expect this from a director like Anand L Rai, who’s given us some brilliant films like Tanu Weds Manu and Raanjhannaa. The only good thing about the movie was Katrina Kaif where she was in her element and earned plaudits for her acting skills.
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