Recap: Movies Of 2008

A Look At The Dry Spell Of 2008 with flops upon flops this year...

Monday, August 04, 2008 | 9:00:34 AM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Recap: Movies Of 2008

2008 has been a year filled with many ups and downs for Bollywood! Starting with a super hit like Jodha Akbar gave the year a jump start but unfortunately many duds like Sunday, One Two Three and Tashan followed! The recent Jaane Tu Yaan Jaane Na has been a huge blockbuster hit while Kismat Konnection may have received average reviews but the film has performed decently well in many areas.* Ali Khan">Saif Ali Khan, Katrina Kaif, Bipasha Basu and Akshay Khanna starrer Race in the beginning of the year provided a breather in between the flops while U Me Aur Hum and Jannat were also average fares. In comparison last year had seen back to back hits like Namastey London, Cheeni Kum, Partner, Guru, Chak De India, The Namesake and later on films like Bhool Bhuliya, Jab We Met, Om Shanti Om, Welcome and Taare Zameen Par. Unfortunately this year just does not live up as the list of hits is small while the list of flops just does not seem to end! Even big star cast movies like Bhoothnath and Thoda Pyar Thoda Magic have disappointed audiences.

Love Story 2050So what are the reasons for the flop movies? Well starting with the recent Love Story 2050 – a new star who supposedly resembles Hrithik Roshan has tried but failed to copy the superstar who has given huge hits like Jodha Akbar, Dhoom 2 and Koi Mil Gaya. And then imagination is one thing but in 32 years we will have time machines, talking and working bears, robots, id chips etc – wowwww, isn’t that stretching one’s imagination a bit too much? Lets not talk about 2:35 hr torture anymore which had a bad script and the lead actor Harman definitely needs some polishing. Moving on to the comedies of the year, “Krazzy 4” and “Sunday” had no good humor and were not all funny. “Halla Bol”, “Superstar”, “Bombay to Bangkok” had bad music and scripts while “One Two Three” – was another pathetic film and Paresh Rawal selling undergarments.. no comments!!!!

TashanThe biggest flop of the year was hands down “Tashan” followed by Jimmy, the debut of Mithun Charkraborty’s son Mimoh tied with films like “Haal-E-Dil”, “Dhoom Dhadaka”, “Mr. White Mr. Black” and the recent “Money Hai Toh Honey Hai” and “Mission Istanbul”. You can’t stop yourself from thinking, what has happened to Bollywood? Horrible scripts, below expectation story lines and at times poor acting has led to so many duds this year!

After the increase in inflation of about 11.49% who would like to buy a ticket worth Rs 100 to 300, to watch only flops like Tashan, Thoda Pyar Thoda Magic, Bhoothnath, Jimmy and Khusbhoo?

NOTE: The views expressed in this article are solely of the author!

*Edits made on August 4 at 9:36 AM IST.

Courtesy: Bolly Curry

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Posted on: 06 August 2008 at 10:56am
There were many flops in my opinions!!

Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, Race, U Me Aur Hum, Jannat, Kismat Konnection were all awesome movies!!!!! They went hit for sure round where I am!!!

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Posted on: 06 August 2008 at 9:38am
there were also some great movies this year such as

jaane tu ya jaane na, race, jannat, and u me aur hum

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Posted on: 06 August 2008 at 9:00am
LierWhoever Wrote This Needs A Life..U Me Aur Hum Was Hit In India And Super Hit In Overseas, Jannat Is Super Hit Worldwide, One Two Three Is Above Average,Sunday Is Above Avergae..Whoever Wrote This Needs Too Check His/Her Facts...

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Posted on: 06 August 2008 at 5:00am
aamir was even a nice movie
and thoda pyaar thoda magic was also a gud one
jaane tu ya jaane na rocks

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Posted on: 05 August 2008 at 4:26pm
I think that it is the Media that makes a big deal in comparing these two handsome men, Hritik and Harman, they look alike apart from each other but if they stand together, they have similarities but each has his own style. Both is apealing. As to the flops, it is not the fault of the Actors, it is the People who writes and Produces these films, Harman, was wonderful in Love Story 2050, yes it stretches the imagination but what about Starwars, I personally liked Love Story2050, Pryanka and Harman are so wonderful together, I congratulate them and not only are they A Handsome Couple, they also are very smart, I saw them on Shah Rukh show on Zee and they were Brilliant, You article seems unfair to Harman, it is the Media who compares him not him to Hritik.

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Posted on: 05 August 2008 at 2:55pm
I loved LOVE STORY , I don't know why it flopped !

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Posted on: 05 August 2008 at 1:38pm
From 2008, I liked so far only ''Aamir'' and ''Kismat Konnection''!!!!!!!!!.........

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Posted on: 05 August 2008 at 12:50pm
i loved thoda pyaar thoda magic !!
and i liked love story 2050

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Posted on: 05 August 2008 at 12:27pm
maybe hes trying to be as talentd as him, but noo thts harsh saying tht he is copying him or trying to copy him!! tashan was a flop bt the sngs wre kinda good! bt dil dance mare!!! wha? tht was soo stupid!! wats tptm? i dnt agree though tht he is trying to cpy hrithk! thy bth are individuals and are differnt in their own ways!!

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Posted on: 05 August 2008 at 11:48am
i thought many ppl liked tashan
anyways thanx
love story 2050 was gr8

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