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Riteish Deshmukh's 10 WORST films

Last updated on: July 30, 2012 15:12 IST

Riteish Deshmukh's 10 WORST films

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At some point, Riteish Deshmukh's everyman appeal and easygoing humour led many to brand him as Bollywood's next Amol Palekar.

It's been nearly a decade now but the 33-year-old actor didn't quite live up to that promise. Clearly stuck playing the hopeless buffoon in embarrassing comic capers, both his best and worst movies belong to the ha-ha genre.

Last Friday saw him, along with Tusshar Kapoor, trying to amuse the audience with his corny antics in Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum, which to no one's surprise, opened to dismal reviews.

On that critical note, here's a compilation of 10 of his worst received films.

Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum

What's worse than absence of sense? Humour, of course. Especially for a film that claims to make you laugh till you drop.

The collective goofiness of Riteish Deshmukh and Tusshar Kapoor in 2005's Kyaa Kool Hai Hum genuinely had its moments but twain cannot make any of the shtick work in its decidedly deteriorated sequel.

Read the review here


Image: Riteish Deshmukh on Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum


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Housefull 2

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Not that the first was any better, Sajid Khan's relentless efforts to assault the senses achieves a new high in a farce crammed with A-listers, veterans, legends and starlets.

And what's Ritz doing in this chaotic spectacle? Getting his rear chewed off by an angry alligator, of course.

Read the review here


Image: Riteish Deshmukh, Akshay Kumar, John Abraham and Shreyas Talpade in Housefull 2


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Double Dhamaal

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While Dhamaal sourced its share of credible laughs from Hollywood's It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, the needless sequel generates desperate titters with characters hitting each other where it hurts the most.

Sad that a film starring comic talents like Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaffrey and even Deshmukh cannot conjure one good joke.

Read the review here.


Image: Javed Jaffrey, Aashish Choudhry and Ritiesh Deshmukh in Double Dhamaal


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Aladdin

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His boy-next-door appeal contributes adequately in lending a convincing portrayal in and as Aladin but what can the poor actor do when Sujoy Ghosh's ambitious but boring fantasy has nothing mesmerizing to offer?

Despite Amitabh Bachchan's superstar genie and Sanjay Dutt's menacing magician, Aladin fails in constructing a real evil vs good conflict to engage anyone's interest.

Read the review here.


Image: Riteish Deshmukh and Jacqueline Fernandez in Aladdin


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Housefull

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The one which started it all.

Sajid Khan's Housefull made abundant money despite what most disgruntled critics had to say.

Quite baffling considering it's the same old pedestrian humour, daft innuendoes, inane plot and a joke that goes by the name of Aakhri Pasta. Deshmukh, along with Akshay Kumar and Arjun Rampal, however, was too pleased to be the least credited feature of its success.

Read the review here


Image: Lara Dutta, Riteish Deshmukh, Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone in Housefull


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Do Knot Disturb

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Given their history, it's a fairly exciting prospect to see David Dhawan and Govinda reunite on a movie that bears suspicious resemblance to French caper, The Valet. Throw in the ever-loony Riteish Deshmukh for additional zing and what have you got?

A super, duper, lame comedy named Do Knot Disturb. Seriously, what were they thinking?

Read the review here


Image: Lara Dutta, Riteish Deshmukh and Govinda in Do Knot Disturb


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Cash

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It's the same old story, style over substance takes precedence in Anubhav Sinha's 'so hollow, it hurts' heist tripe, Cash.

With not an iota of logic, artistry or entertainment, Cash treats its audience's intellect so shabbily; it's worthy of the fate it meets.

Read the review here.



Image: Ritiesh Deshmukh, Esha Deol, Ajay Devgn and Zayed Khan in Cash


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Fight Club: Members only

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It's bad enough that they flick the titles of one of David Fincher-directed instant modern-day classics but have the gall to cast some of worst actors Hindi cinema has known to put together an action thriller so moronic, it would boil any real movie buff's blood.

In Riteish Deshmukh's defense, he's the only one who comes out unscathed by the experience.

Read the review here


Image: Zayed Khan, Dino Morea, Riteish Deshmukh and Aashish Choudhry in Fight Club


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Mr Ya Miss

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Our reviewer called it an 'apology of a film' and she wasn't exaggerating.  A lousy comedy directed by actress Antara Mali is about a womaniser who wakes up to be a woman while Riteish Deshmukh plays the latter's love interest leading to silly complications.

Hot Chick, anyone?

Read the review here


Image: Antara Mali and Riteish Deshmukh in Mr Ya Miss


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Out Of Control

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Stilted romance triangles are no one's cup of tea.

And so there were absolutely no takers for East-Meets-West-Meets-East again brand of rom-com in Riteish's solo outing, Out Of Control co-starring Hrishita Bhatt and American model Brande Roderick directed by Satya editior, Apurva Asrani.

Read the review here


Image: Brande Roderick, Riteish Deshmukh and Hrishita Bhatt in Out Of Control


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