Big budget, famous star-cast, heavy promotion and a big banner. All
factors point towards the success of a film. But is it really? 2012 saw
a lot of films disappoint the audience despite having the mentioned
qualities, only and only because the script didn't fit the success
formula. BollyCurry brings to you a list of movies which couldn't meet
the hype and expectations, leaving us audience a little nonplussed.
Teri Meri Kahaani
starred Shahid Kapoor
and Priyanka Chopra
, the hit pair from the 2009 film, Kaminey
Produced and directed by Kunal Kohli, the film told the love stories of
two people in three different lifetimes; 1910, 1960 and 2012. The
much-awaited movie wasn't well-received by the critics and was a total
fail at the box office.
Produced and directed by the National Award-winning Madhur Bhandarkar, Heroine
as the protagonist with names such as Arjun Rampal and
Randeep Hooda playing pivotal characters. The promising star-cast and
critically acclaimed banner raised the bar of this movie sky-high.
Unfortunately, the loose and unconvincing script was a disappointment.
Despite top-notch acting and direction, the movie as a whole couldn't
gather much appreciation and did below average business at the box
was the Indian remake of the 2003 Hollywood blockbuster, The Italian Job
itself was a remake of a 1969 British movie of the same name. It was
directed by the famous duo Abbas-Mustan and starred big names such as
Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu
, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Bobby Deol among
others as pivotal characters. However, the uninteresting screenplay and
poor music gathered a lot of criticism and the film was declared a
disaster at the box-office.
Starring the real-life couple Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor
, Agent Vinod
Khan's home production. Being an action and spy film, the critics
praised the ambitiousness script but went on to say that it was an
experiment gone wrong due to the lack of sharpness and smartness in the
handling of the story. The movie subsequently flopped at the box office.
Directed by Vikram Bhatt, Dangerous Ishhq
the comeback of blue-eyed beauty, Karisma Kapur, to Bollywood after
six long years. With a story that spans four centuries and tells the
tale of the past lives of the protagonist, the movie was classified as
an epic disappointment with no redeeming factors to it. With nothing
working in it's favour, it bombed at the box office as well.
a sci-fi fantasy film produced by Farah Khan and directed by her
husband, Shirish Kunder. It stars Akshay Kumar in the lead role as a
space scientist and Sonakshi Sinha
plays his love interest. Critics
didn't take too kindly to the film that dealt with aliens and even went
on to say that it appeared to be from another planet altogether. The
movie also got one of the lowest openings for an Akshay Kumar movie and
was declared a major disaster at the box office.
After giving a power-packed performance in No One Killed Jessica
Rani Mukherji's first movie after basking from her previous release's
success. It also marked the Bollywood debut of the successful Malayalam
film actor, Prithviraj Sukumaran. This was one of the most
highly-anticipated movies because of it's promising cast and
the Marathi flavour. However, it proved to be the another disappointment
owing to the inadequacy in the plot. Though it managed to be an average
hit at the box office, the outcome was still below the mark.
an action thriller directed by Priyadarshan. It had a huge cast with
noted names such as Anil Kapoor, Ajay Devgn
, Boman Irani, Kangna Ranaut
among many others. The film received mixed reviews from the critics but
was a failure at the box office, coming as quite bit of a surprise
considering it's large cinematic release.
Directed by Ram Gopal Verma and starring Amitabh Bachchan
, Rana Daggubati and Sanjay Dutt
in the lead roles, Department
another movie with a promising cast and crew. It was an action film
revolving around a gangster-turned-minister portrayed by Amitabh
Bachchan while the roles of the police officers were played by the other
two actors. The poor storyline gathered negative reviews from the
critics audience alike as the film fizzled out of cinemas worldwide.
A romantic comedy, Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi
produced and written by the sister of one of the most noted film
directors; Sanjay Leela Bhansali's sister, Bela Bhansali Sehgal. It
starred Boman Irani and Farah Khan in the lead roles playing
40-somethings year olds in the Parsi community, and though it received
positive to mixed reviews from the critics, its performance at the box
office was a disappointment as it was declared a flop.
Directed by Ram Gopal Verma, Bhoot Returns,
sequel of 2003's Bhoot
Manisha Koirala, J.D. Chakravarthy, Madhu Shalini and Alayana Sharma in
pivotal roles. It was heavily criticized by critics as they even went
on to say that the film should have never been made in the first place.
The film didn't manage to do a good business at the box office neither.
a comedy film starring R. Madhavan and Bipasha Basu
in the lead roles
while Omi Vaidya and Dipannita Sharma in supporting characters. Creating
talk due to it's unconventional pairing of the lead roles, the film met
with controversies even before it's release as it was accused of having
a plagiarized script. Upon release, it managed to do average business
at the box office but mostly met with negative reviews.
a crime and thriller film directed by Kabir Kaushik starring
Naseeruddin Shah and Sonu Sood met with mixed to negative reviews from
the critics. Facing stiff competition from movies such as The Amazing Spiderman
, Bol Bachchan
in it's first, second and third weeks respectively caused its to hide in the shadows and eventually fade away.
Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal
names like Nana Patekar, Paresh Rawal and Shreyas Talpade in pivotal
roles. Being a comedy movie, this was one of the best cast ensembles it
could ask for. However, it met with controversies with Catholic organizations who protested against the movie being blasphemous and
offensive resulting in no good innings at the box office.
they say "Expectations sometimes lead to disappointments" which is
clearly proved to be true by these films. Here's hoping 2013 will be a
better year with less disappointing films.Author: Neethi B.
Editors: Komal P. & Jenifer Y.
Graphics: Preet K.