Bollywood's Overly-Hyped flops of 2007

The audience didn't get what they expected from the movie released in 2007.

Monday, November 19, 2007 | 12:51:03 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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Saawariya, Salame-E-Ishq, Tara Rum Pum and EklavyaWith one and a half months still left, 2007 has been a year filled with mega hyped movies. The audience didn’t get what they expected.” But for how long will these “big budget weak story line” movies work. Indian audience has become choosy. Foreign locations, extravagant sets, designer clothes do not guarantee success on the box office.

Here’s IF’s list of “super marketed bombed on the box office” flicks.

The recent of them all is Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya, launching Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor. The movie boasts of romance, songs, dances and of course super good looking Ranbir. But the story failed to impress our Aam Janta.

Next in line was Nikhil Advani’s Salame-E-Ishq starring big names Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra">Priyanka Chopra, John Abraham, Vidya Balan, Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla and the like. But the half cooked script and editor’s complacency to chop unimportant roles left the audience yawning.

Not far behind is YashRaj production’s “Tara Rum Pum” directed by Sidharth Anand. Saif Ali Khan in red race suit and slim Rani Mukerji failed to create an impact. It didn’t do as well as a YashRaj movie is expected to do.

Next is Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s “Eklavya” starring Big B did not generate Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, Aag, Laaga Chunri Mein Daag and No Smokingmuch interest among the audience and the film had nothing to be proud of except India’s Official Oscar Entry.

“Jhoom Barabar Jhoom” Doomed in the box office. The film had couple of good songs. Abhishek’s moustache, Big B’s Johnny Depp look and ample of unfunny scenes just didn’t get the movie going commercially.

Ram Gopal Varma ki Aag tops the list of “Disastrous Remake” of the year. Somebody please tell RGV that there is one “Sholay” (august 1975), one Basanti, unmatchable friendship of Jai and Veeru and just one Gabbar.

Pradeep Sarkar’s “Laaga Chunri Mein Daag” was far fetched where the girl constantly believes that she has no option but to turn to prostitution. (Give me a break!)

Last but not the least; it is Anurag Kashyap’s “No Smoking” starring John Abraham. The film will leave you dazed and wonder what the director was thinking (or smoking) while making this movie. Wish the director chose a different title, “No Story Only Smoking”.

Author: Khushboo Maheshwari

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Posted on: 26 June 2008 at 2:18pm
cant agree1st of all...tara rum pum was such a gud movie!!!!!!!!how can it be a flop!!!it was soooooooooo gud!!!

i agree bout the others.....sawariya was really disappointing

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Posted on: 25 November 2007 at 4:38pm
i jst wanned 2 say when dere was a comp between saawariya n om shanti om most of the viewers went 4 om shanti om cos of sharukh khan's new luk, his body muscles n stuff

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Posted on: 24 November 2007 at 9:09pm
Tara rum pum was a very good movie..... I really enjoyed watching it.......All others were really really boring......Aag was most horrible....... I still love the songs of jhoom barabar jhoom........jbj was a meaningless story.........I dint watch laaga chunari mein daag........

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Posted on: 24 November 2007 at 3:24pm
eklavya and saawariya are good movies, and saawariya has made money, not as much as om shanti om but it did make money

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Posted on: 24 November 2007 at 12:41pm
i totally agree wid the article all of the above movies were hyped for some reason or the other but failed to wow the audiences

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Posted on: 20 November 2007 at 5:38pm
Saawariya isn't a made like crores in overseas....2 million rupees I got its money bak....its not a flop!

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Posted on: 20 November 2007 at 4:09am

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Posted on: 19 November 2007 at 6:07pm
ta ra rum pum was a good movie an it wasn't a flop! saawariya was really boring but tha wasn't a flop either becuase it's still running in canadian cinema's even after 2 week's of releasing. that doesnt happen in Candian cinemas unless the movies really good! ( i still think Saawariya wss boring though)

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Posted on: 19 November 2007 at 1:27pm
i agree....saawariya is more like saaboriya!
i expected soo much more from SLB after Black and his other phenominal work of arts......lolss.....but then again om shanti om was the competition so i guess its all gud.....honestly i truly agree wit the RGV ki Aag, nothing can beat the orignal Sholay......hopefully there will be better stories fr 2008

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Posted on: 19 November 2007 at 12:52pm

I can agree on mlost of the names you've listed, but Saawariya.. It didn't flop!

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