The BIGGEST FLOPS of 2013 so far
As movie budgets increase, so do the losses when it doesn't do well at the box office.
Today, despite collecting Rs 50-60 crores, there are films being tagged with a 'flop' status, thanks to the huge budgets and hype involved.
Akshay Kumar's Boss, which released last week, had a decent opening but its box office collections dropped almost immediately after the film was panned by critics and failed to draw in audiences.
But it isn't one of the biggest flops of the year. We've seen much bigger duds in 2013.
Here's looking at big budget films that are among 2013's biggest flops so far.
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Image: Akshay Kumar in Boss
Besharam (Rs 60 crores)
Undoubtedly the costliest flop that Bollywood has seen in a really long time.
Such was the fate of this Ranbir Kapoor's Besharam that it couldn't even triple it's opening day collections (Rs 21 crores) when it came to calculating the lifetime score (Rs 60 crores).
With bigger superstar standing, comes a bigger responsibility. Ranbir Kapoor would agree!
Image: Ranbir Kapoor in Besharam
Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara! (Rs 60 crores)
This Ekta Kapoor production was an unfortunate disappointment at the box office as the film also couldn't live up to its prequel Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai.
Although it got a decent start at the box office, the film couldn't sustain it thanks to the negative word of mouth and unavailability of screens as Shah Rukh Khan's Chennai Express, which released a week earlier, was still going strong.
Image: Movie poster of Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara!
Himmatwala (Rs 45 crores)
The original Jeetendra-Sridevi starrer Himmatwala, which released in the 1980s, wasn't a great shake in itself but over the years, the film achieved a cult status.
Sajid Khan, who directed the remake, was very confident that his film would cross Rs 100 crore mark. The tall claims fell flat on the face as the film failed to make any noise at the box office.
Even though Sajid's earlier record and Ajay Devgn's superstar quotient ensured a very good start for it, the collections started sliding down on a rapid note.
Leading lady Tamannaah Bhatia was the only saving grace in the film but she couldn't quite enjoy a dream re-entry in Bollywood.
Image: Ajay Devgn and Tamannaah in Himmatwala
Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola (Rs 40 crores)
This Vishal Bhardwaj directed film boasted of quite a few notable names, was widely promoted and promised to give 2013 a good kick-start.
However, this didn't quite happen as after a reasonably good start, poor word of mouth started spreading on a rapid note.
As a result, the Imran Khan-Anushka Sharma starrer started disappearing from theatres very quickly, with just a two week run.
Image: Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola
Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 (Rs 40 crores)
Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 turned out to be one of those comedies that is a yawn fest.
It was quite surprising, considering the fact that director Sangeeth Sivan has usually ensured good laughter with his comedies (Kya Kool Hain Hum, Apna Sapna Money Money).
However, when compared to Yamla Pagla Deewana, this sequel didn't cover any distance and was a disappointing Deol fare.
Image: Movie poster of Yamla Pagla Deewana 2
Zanjeer (Rs 18 crores)
It was sacrilege to even attempt remaking an Amitabh Bachchan cult classic with a newcomer hero. But those investing in it believed otherwise and made a mishmash of affairs in the form of Ram Charan Teja starrer Zanjeer.
The film's Telugu version (titled Toofan) had some takers but for the Hindi audience, it was a complete no-no.
An expensive affair, the film was a major disaster at the box office.
Image: Ram Charan in Zanjeer
Policegiri (Rs 15 crores)
Another remake, another major disaster.
The Sanjay Dutt starrer was a remake of the Tamil hit Saamy.
However, with audience been fed with numerous South remakes practically every month, Policegiri was the chosen one to be ignored.
The film had a decent start at the box office but it was all downhill after that
Image: Movie poster of Policegiri
I, Me, Aur Main (Rs 10 crores)
This could well be one of those rare films when the lead hero himself cried sabotage within 24 hours of its release.
John Abraham, the film's protagonist (and also co-producer), felt that he had a good product in hand, which would cross the safety mark at the least.
But uninspired story telling and a predictable second half resulted in complete downfall of this 'different' tale.
The film couldn't go beyond the first week.
Image: Chitrangda Singh, John Abraham and Prachi Desai in I, Me, aur Main
Shortcut Romeo (Rs 2.5 crores)
The lead pair of Shortcut Romeo -- Neil Nitin Mukesh and Ameesha Patel -- were totally disgruntled with the state of affairs of the film.
Director Susi Ganesan had directed this remake of his own film and though the results weren't anything fantastic, allegedly (and surprisingly) as a producer, he aborted his own baby.
The film was released so sparsely that one couldn't even find theatres where it was running.
Image: Movie poster of Shortcut Romeo
Ishkq in Paris (Rs 2 crores)
This much-in-news comeback affair of Preity Zinta was plagued with problems from the very inception. There were shooting delays and disruptions.
Then there were issues around its selling. Its director Prem Raj was diagnosed with cancer and after much difficulties, the film finally saw the light of the day.
The results didn't turn out to be a pleasant surprise though as audience just didn't step in theatres.
Image: Preity Zinta in Ishkq in Paris