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Bollywood's 10 WORST love triangles!

Last updated on: February 18, 2013 15:39 IST

Bollywood's 10 WORST love triangles!

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Bollywood has a thing for two hearts beating in favour of one.

From classic love triangles like Andaaz and Devdas to modern-day favourites like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Rangeela, the complications of a romantic triangle never go out of style. But not all of them get it right.

Some, like last Friday's release Murder 3, leave a distinctly foul taste in the mouth with its glaring idiocy and hilarious chemistry between disinterested actors -- Randeep Hooda, Aditi Rao Hydari and Sara Loren.

On that note, here's a look at 10 of the Worst Bollywood Love Triangles from not too long ago.

Jism 2

Randeep Hooda may have garnered acclaim for his roguish demeanor in Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster but can achieve little when reduced to an expressionless robot in Pooja Bhatt's erotic sequel to Jism.

Adding to the audience woes are the boring, almost comical love scenes between Sunny Leone (who loses all sex appeal on opening her mouth) and him or a hysterical Arunoday Singh.

Read the review here


Image: A scene from Jism 2


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Main Aur Mrs Khanna

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Husband with a troubled career heads to another country to seek fortune leaving his wife behind.

Wife, meanwhile, finds an admirer in another guy who helps her with work permit and other issues. Sounds delicate? It's not.
 

Trust Sohail Khan's hamming tendencies to make a mockery out of a love triangle where Kareena Kapoor's wardrobe looks more dedicated than her performance and Salman Khan wisely appears only towards the start and finish.

Read the review here


Image: A scene frrom Main Aur Mrs Khanna


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Raavan

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Failing to live up to the hype, Mani Ratnam's Raavan was received with thumbs down from majority.

Problem is this modern-day Ramayana, while quite easily one of the best-shot Indian films, instead of truly deconstructing the dark side is much too conservative in its filmmaking resulting in an awkward, boring drama.

And while Vikram as Ram makes a dynamic Bollywood debut, Abhishek Bachchan as the film's titular hero fails to evoke any sympathy or sentiment for his conflicting anti-hero with a blaring delivery complimented by his equally screechy better half (Aishwarya Rai Bachchan).

Read the review here


Image: A scene from Raavan


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London Dreams

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Creative rivalry extending to personal life is never a good idea.

Salman Khan and Ajay Devgn play musicians with varying degree of talent who fall for the same girl (Asin) leading to further unpleasantness in Vipul Amrutlal Shah's London Dreams.
 

While the duo worked rather memorably as the men in Ash's life in Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, their erstwhile chemistry is sorely amiss in the tepid workings of this lackluster love triangle.

Read the review here


Image: A scene from London Dreams


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Aashiq Banaya Aapne

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Aashiq Banaya Aapne pays tribute to every triangle cliche ever existed.

One guy is a cad. Another a soft, sensitive type. Both develop feelings for the same woman.
 

Only it's not their tryst with heartache but Himesh Reshammiya's soundtrack and Emraan Hashmi's torrid liplocks with a dare-to-bare Tanushree Dutta while Sonu Sood sulks is what this silly feature is best remembered for.

Read the review here


Image: A scene from Aashiq Banaya Aapne


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Barsaat

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The tagline screams 'A sublime love story.'

Only Suneel Darshan's regressive Barsaat starring resident hotties Bipasha Basu and Priyanka Chopra hankering for Bobby Deol is anything but.
 

Its gaon-ki-gori versus shaher-ki ladki dilemma is so old hat that even the audience refused to show any enthusiasm for Bobby's predicament even as the two ladies contest for the 'hottest' tag with their unabashed display of skin in pouring rain.

Read the review here


Image: A scene from Barsaat


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Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon

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The sweetness and spontaneity of Sooraj R Barjatya's Maine Pyaar Kiya influenced many filmmakers like Aditya Chopra and Karan Johar to helm their own romance epics.

But with Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon, a rehash of Rajshri's Chitchor, Barjatya clearly loses the plot.

In this love-triangle against the theme of mixed-up identities Kareena Kapoor finds herself in catch-22 between her true love Hrithik Roshan and her parents-approved Abhishek Bachchan.

Abysmal performances from the usually reliable troika ensure no one talks about Prem for a long, long time.

Read the review here


Image: A scene from Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon


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Vaada

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Remember that odd film with Arjun Rampal, Amisha Patel and Zayed Khan where one's a blind husband and another an obsessive boyfriend from the past? No?

Count yourself lucky, pal.
 

This murder mystery cum romance triangle, helmed by Satish Kaushik, is moronic in its reasoning and acted out with unintended hilarity by its three lousy actors.

Read the review here


Image: A scene from Vaada


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Haan Maine Bhi Pyar Kiya Hai

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If the title alone doesn't put you to sleep, Dharmesh Darshan's love saga will.

Why would he want to remake the 1981 melodrama Ek Hi Bhool anyway? (Because he seems to have made a career reviving trite fare from the 60s, 70s and 80s)
 

In Haan Maine Bhi Pyar Kiya Hai, he ropes in Abhishek Bachchan and Karisma Kapoor, who were then a couple, along with Akshay Kumar to narrate the same old story of estranged couple, supportive other guy, pity romance, the works.

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Image: A scene from Haan Maine Bhi Pyar Kiya Hai


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Pyaar Koi Khel Nahin

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Immediately after Dillagi which wasn't entirely spark-less, Sunny Deol repeated himself in an exactly similar role -- the sacrificing elder brother in Pyaar Koi Khel Nahin starring the Pardes duo -- Mahima Chaudhary and Apoorva Agnihotri. 

Where Bobby Deol's spirited brat and Urmila Matondkar's doe-eyed wonder made Dillagi easy to endure, the events in PKKN are painfully stretched out and convoluted with no one worth rooting for.

Read the review here


Image: A scene from Pyaar Koi Khel Nahin


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