With 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 much 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