Bollywood's Biggest Flops of 2011
We saw Bollywood's biggest hits of the year yesterday.
Here come the ones that failed to create magic at the box office. Stars and big banners don't necessarily ensure hits and some of the movies that figure on the list were proof of that.
Check out the top ten!
1. Patiala House
Patiala House was a story set in London about an Indian underdog fighting racism and identity issues.
While the theme was cliched, Nikhil Advani's poor screenplay and direction failed to bowl over the audience too. The only saving grace in the film was Akshay Kumar who came out of his comedy avatar to work in a serious role, which was worth a watch.
Image: Movie poster of Patiala House
2. Thank You
Anees Bazmee's Thank You seemed more like an extension of his earlier film No Entry.
Akshay Kumar, Irfaan Khan, Bobby Deol and Suneil Shetty formed the male cast of the film while Sonam Kapoor and Co. pranced around in the background.
The humour was in bad taste and the plot absurd enough to ensure that moviegoers stayed away from theatres.
Image: Movie poster of Thank You
Pankaj Kapur's directorial debut had his son Shahid Kapoor paired opposite Sonam Kapoor in an outdated melodrama.
A never-ending love saga, disastrous performances by its lead actors and a half-baked idea landed the film in rough weather.
Image: Movie poster of Mausam
Delhi Belly's director Abhinay Deo got off to a disastrous debut with a whodunit murder mystery film Game.
Abhishek Bachchan, along with Kangana Ranaut and a few others came together in a stupid film about murder, gambling, gangsters and their fight for survival.
Image: Movie poster of Game
5. 7 Khoon Maaf
An adaptation of Ruskin Bond's Susanna's Seven Husbands, Vishal Bhardwaj's 7 Khoon Maaf takes us into a dark, unexplored territory of a disturbed individual, highlighting the main protagonist's fetish for killing her husbands.
Priyanka Chopra looked convincing in her character but what could have been a gripping film about greed and lust turned out to be a damp squib.
Image: Movie poster of 7 Khoon Maaf
This odd comedy caper starring Sanjay Dutt and Ajay Devgn couldn't be salvaged even by relentless skin-show by leading ladies Kangna Ranaut and Lisa Hayden.
There's only so many laughs you can invoke at the expense of a popular author and Sanjay Leela Bhansali's films.
Image: Movie poster of Rascals
All the VFX and marketing jamboree didn't really help the most-awaited film of the year.
Made on a staggering budget, Shah Rukh Khan's superhero film Ra.One failed to take flight at the box office.
Image: Movie poster of Ra.One
8. Desi Boyz
It wasn't a good year for Akshay Kumar.
The actor, along with costar John Abraham, showed off his body while leading ladies Deepika Padukone and Chitrangada Singh smouldered in every frame in Desi Boyz.
But the film didn't do as well as the makers had hoped it would.
Image: Movie poster of Desi Boyz
Prakash Jha's multi-starrer Aarakshan dealt with the follies of reservation in the Indian education system and attracted a lot of media attention for its controversial theme.
But the film turned out to be disappointing in terms of content and treatment.
Performances by Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone didn't stir the audience enough to take them to the theatres.
Image: Movie poster of Aarakshan
10. Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl
Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma followed up their impressive performances in last year's surprise hit Band Baja Baraat with another Yashraj film -- Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl.
But the team couldn't replicate the success of the previous film.
Image: Movie poster of Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl