Have you ever experienced a really bad product you bought just because it was backed by an awesome marketing strategy? Or maybe because it looked appealing.
Well, even movies can be cited as such examples. Sometimes, a movie you have been looking forward to for a while turns out to be a damp squib and you wonder why you even thought the film would be worth a watch. You just don't know whom to punch in the face. Trailers are to blame!
Trailers can make or break a movie. Here are five movies whose trailers we enjoyed but wanted to shoot ourselves when we watched the actual film.
The trailer landed everyone is a dream world. It could not have been more beautiful; the vintage aura, glimpses of beautiful Sonam Kapoor, breathtaking scenes, the bold colours.
However, the movie was nothing like the trailer. It was long and boring with a shoddy script and definitely not what we expect from a someone like Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
A period crime drama, directed by Anurag Kashyap, Bombay Velvet's trailer promised to be a classic with its highly sophisticated portrayal of the vintage years. What really stood out was Amit Trivedi's music. Enormous efforts were put in by the director to make the props, the set, the characters and everything look as noir as possible but nothing could save it from the final debacle.
A lot of noise was made about Kites prior to its release especially because it had cast the riveting beauty, Barbara Mori, as the lead alongside handsome hunk Hrithik Roshan. The trailer looked fresh with soothing music and cine lovers really looked forward to watching it. The movie though rarely had anything worth watching and according to critics everything from acting to editing to camera angles, just about everything was just bad.
Baar Baar Dekho
You would love this one for resurrecting the highly energetic number 'Kaala Chasma' but can we really forgive it for being so senseless? No, Sir! The trailer caught the attention and fans of Sidharth Malhotra were excited to see him as a mathematical genius. The flashbacks and jumps into the future signalled a change in the way Indian movies had approached sci-fi. But, we were all wrong!
Imitiaz Ali, the king of romance, has always created magical love stories but Tamasha was nowhere close to any of his other work. In the trailer, we saw the lead couple romancing in an exotic location hiding their true selves for fun followed by a crack in their relationship when they come to reality. However, the movie was just plain mundane with nothing specific to evoke emotions of any kind.