If you love watching movies, you must have seen your fair share of box-office duds ones as well. You know we are talking about the films where the plot doesn’t make sense, where dialogues are nothing to write home about, or where the movie doesn’t seem to end. Some of those movies have redeeming factors like an excellent cast or even great songs. And some make us think ‘what were they thinking.’ Also, award-winning acting skills could not have saved these movies, and they didn’t. Since we are sure you must have watched all the best things on streaming services, it is time to look at some box-office duds movies where the actors were great, but the movies were not.
Main Prem ki Diwani Hoon (2003)
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You have probably heard about everything wrong with this movie a thousand times and another couple of thousand times after that. We have nothing to add except that the comedy quotient for this movie does get higher with time. We know Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor Khan are capable of doing much better, and they have with movies like Guzaarish and Jab We Met. We can forgive this one.
Ram Gopal Varma ki Aag (2007)
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Ram Gopal Varma is an ace director who has changed how Bollywood looks at horror and thriller movies. There. With that out of the way, we can discuss the tragedy Ram Gopal Varma ki Aag. Critics and the audience equally trashed the film. However, the movie brought two megastars Amitabh Bachchan and Mohanlal on a single screen, and their superior performances are the silver lining.
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It is surprising that in a country where our mythological tales are so popular, we don’t have a fantastic fantasy fiction movie. Drona was another attempt at this genre, and although it looked great on paper, something was missing. Kay Kay Menon, who recently shined in Special Ops, played the role of the underwhelming villain. Abhishek Bachchan‘s unfortunate choice in movies is a conversation for another time. The movie is so-so but the performances sure are watch worthy.
Love Story 2050 (2008)
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Priyanka Chopra Jonas is a global star, and we agree she had a rocky start when she was new. That is why we picked a movie from the times she had already established a name for herself. When we say the words time travel and a super cute robot, you can’t associate it with this movie. You have to watch it to know why.
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We have had our fair share of comedies that make our eyes roll so hard that they might pop out. Rascals is one of them. It doesn’t even fall into ‘it is so bad it is good’ comedy. Kangana Ranaut, who has inspired us with movies like Queen and Tanu weds Manu, certainly disappointed us with her choice here but still gives a decent performance.
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Every Bollywood film aficionado has wished that we see the Kapoor khaandan on screen together. If the result is going to be anything like this movie, maybe this wish should stay unfulfilled. Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, and Ranbir Kapoor shared the screen for the first time.
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At some point, even the producers realized that this movie wasn’t worth screening in theatres and instead opting it to release it on Netflix. You should probably only watch it when you have absolutely nothing else to watch. We were surprised to see Pankaj Tripathi in this one and while the film is not the best ones to come out of Bollywood, Tripathi gives his best and is commendable.
This list of movies is far from the very worst that Bollywood has managed to produce, but they are perfect if you are looking for box-office duds that are watchable, and they are because of the excellent star cast. Stay tuned for more recommendations. Stay safe!