The 10 WORST Films of Shahid Kapoor
Shahid Kapoor fulfils all the requirements of a good hero. He’s a decent actor, extraordinary dancer and a perfect blend of dashing and dishy.
And yet, the instances of the 32-year-old actor’s success are much too isolated to reckon him as a big draw in the wake of competition like Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh or Sushant Singh Rajput.
Audiences loved his work in Jab We Met and Kaminey but Kapoor’s bad run continues with both his releases poorly-reviewed in 2013.
We hope his turn as Haider in Vishal Bhardwaj’s adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet turns the tide in his favour next year.
Meanwhile, here are 10 of the worst films of Shahid Kapoor's career.
Easily poised to find a place among the worst of the year, Shahid’s loutish avatar in and as R... Rajkumar beating and getting beaten up is entertainment at its revolting best.
Then again, what do you expect from a movie whose poster screams Maar, Maar, Maar? You had it coming, pal!
Image: Shahid Kapoor in R... Rajkumar
Phata Poster Nikhla Hero
Apart from Shahid’s genuinely spontaneous moves in the dance sequences, there’s nothing remotely fun about this Rajkumar Santoshi caper.
Phata Poster Nikhla Hero is so caught up in its lethargic humour and contrived melodrama, you will find yourself dozing off repeatedly.
Image: Shahid Kapoor in Phata Poster Nikhla Hero
Chance Pe Dance
With its premise of struggling dancer juggling between teaching school kids and trying to win a contest, Chance Pe Dance had the potential to be real entertainer.
Now if only it wasn’t so choppily written. Shahid does his bit --- dance, dance and dance. But that’s not enough to take a chance on this below average bore.
Image: Shahid Kapoor in Chance Pe Dance
Speaking of boredom, one could go on about the stunning to look at but shockingly hollow romance saga, Mausam.
To Shahid’s credit, he’s sincerity personified for dad Pankaj Kapur’s directorial debut. That is one of the million things wrong with this stiff, never-ending love story that could do with a little bit of cheek.
Image: Sonam and Shahid Kapoor in Mausam
Dil Bole Hadippa
Rani Mukerji gives her best shot as a village belle masquerading as a Sikh boy to play cricket for the Indian team.
But her lack of chemistry with Shahid, sporting a sloppy mane, and Dil Bole Hadippa’s gratingly excessive Punju sentiments ensure Dil Bole Bhaag.
Image: Shahid Kapoor and Rani Mukeji in Dil Bole Hadippa
Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!
Director Mahesh Manjrekar rehashes plot points of Ghost and Meet Joe Black to create a cloyingly sweet tale of how a young man’s spirit aided by Death tries to teach his cunning uncle a lesson.
Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi! is the kind of film that believes as long as its actors dole out enthusiasm in exaggeration, everything works.
It does NOT.
Image: Shahid Kapoor in Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!
After the critically/commercially acclaimed Sarfarosh, director John Matthew Matthan delivered one of the greatest disappointments of all time, Shikhar.
Though the intentions were credible, the film just failed to work at any level with its hackneyed twists and Ajay Devgn, Shahid in a not-so-fine form.
Image: Shahid Kapoor and Ajay Devgn in Shikhar
36 China Town
Abbas-Mustan are the masters of twists and turns in whodunits. But they too just lose the plot in with the laughable, super silly 36 China Town high on jarring production aesthetics and clueless actors.
Neither Shahid nor Kareena could have salvaged this mess.
Image: Shahid and Kareena Kapoor in 36 China Town
They're equally inept at holding our attention in the delayed, dated Milenge Milenge.
Even on its own, Milenge is pure tripe and shows its two leads -- Shahid and Kareena -- in their most embarrassing fashion phase.
Image: Shahid and Kareena Kapoor in Milenge Milenge
Fool & Final
Choreographer-turned-director Ahmed Khan adds a bit of all genres and creates a mish mash of bumbling gangsters and angry muscular men striving to steal diamond in this over crowded fare.
In other words, what happens when Shahid Kapoor signs a movie without really reading the script? Fool & Final.
Image: Shahid Kapoor, Ayesha Takia and Vivek Obeori in Fool & Final