The Top Ten WORST Bollywood Sequels
What happens after The End?
While most characters live happily-ever-after, some return to tell you their story. Often it's so bad, you wish they had stayed back and not divulged details of their ensuring reality.
Bottom-line, the sequel culture of Bollywood is still in its developing stage. But, with so many films like Raaz 3, Dhoom 3, Krrish 2, Dabangg 2, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai 2, Jism 2, Jannat 2 in production, things are bound to change for the better or worse.
Here are 10 occasions when it changed for the worse, the ten Bollywood sequels we wish had never happened. Do pick your own list of the worst movie sequels in the message board below.
Three years after the success of Nagina, Harmesh Malhotra came out with its follow-up Nigahen. The first one, starring Sridevi and Rishi Kapoor, was never high on subtlety but kept its ambitions in check. Also, it had a catchy score and terrifying Amrish Puri on its menu.
A clearly overdone Nigahen followed. Both Sri and Sunny Deol turned out to be snake people, Anupam Kher was a tame sorcerer and the lackluster soundtrack just didn't pack in any novelty or sting to work.
Image: Movie poster of Nigahen
Mahesh Manjrekar's Vaastav marked a turning point in Sanjay Dutt's acting career.
It's sequel Hathyar, however, lacked the steam to make it memorable.
With its sketchy characterizations, wafer-thin plot and haphazard narrative, Dutt's second outing, this time as Raghu's son Rohit, into the underworld is most contrived.
Image: Movie poster of Hathyar
Phir Hera Pheri
Babu Rao (Paresh Rawal), Raju (Akshay Kumar) and Shyam (Suniel Shetty) packed in such amazing brand of hilarity in the first one, it was, but natural, to harbor huge expectations from its sequel.
Phir Hera Pheri, however, was such a terrible let-down, it made you wish they had never bothered to return.
Borrowing generously from Guy Ritchie's Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels and turning into a unfunny farce, crowded frames and general lack of coherence makes PHP's humour too flat and annoying to appreciate.
Image: Movie poster of Phir Hera Pheri
Although Sarkar never quite possessed the dark ambiance or unrelenting narrative of Satya, Ram Gopal Varma's version of The Godfather, starring the Bachchans -- Amitabh and Abhishek, Kay Kay Menon and Katrina Kaif -- had just about enough meat to dig into with relish.
But it was never good enough to stretch into another movie -- with the addition of yet another Bachchan, Aishwarya -- which is much too obsessed with focusing on the features and complexion of its cast and their brooding expression to a blaring, pointless background score in this frustratingly passive, Sarkar Raj.
Image: Movie poster of Sarkar Raj
True, Rohit Shetty became Rohit Shetty courtesy the so-loud-it-hurts humour of Golmaal franchise.
Nevertheless, the one that started it all packed in some genuine laughs and a droll performance from Paresh Rawal and Sushmita Mukherjee.
Golmaal Returns, though a decidedly bigger success, on a grander scale (Kareena Kapoor replaces Rimi Sen) is so visibly calculating in generating forced, slapstick situations and bullying its viewer to grin and bear, there's no room for spontaneity.
Image: Movie poster of Golmaal Returns
Bheja Fry 2
The runaway success of Bheja Fry led the filmmakers to believe there's a potential franchise in the making. They couldn't have been more wrong.
If Vinay Pathak's characteristic antics kept it breezy in the first one, they try your patience in its incredibly dreary sequel.
And that's the biggest crime a comedy can commit anyway -- bore you.
Image: Movie poster of Bheja Fry 2
Thanks to the likes of Sanjay Dutt, Javed Jaffrey and Arshad Warsi, Dhamaal, a copy of Hollywood's It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World had enough moments to pass the muster and box-office.
The second time round, however, the cast proves they can do little to make sense of its plot-free, humour-free, series of junk scenes that involve smooching gorillas, Double Dhamaal could not have been more blatantly greedy in its aim to rake more moolah.
Image: Movie poster of Double Dhamaal
Hyderabad Blues 2
The freshness and realism in the wit and banter of Hyderabad Blues directed by Nagesh Kukunoor continues to charm. But a sequel was so not necessary.
Kukunoor spoils the memories of the first one by retaining most of its primary cast to explore what happens after they tie the knot.
The outcome is so disappointing, laboured and lacklustre.
Image: Movie poster of Hyderabad Blues 2
Just when you thought he's out, the black magic theme of Phoonk came to RGV's rescue.
Hoping to hit the bull's-eye again, Varma announced its sequel.
Only Phoonk 2 employs the tried-and-tested elements of horror so mindlessly, the only fear you experience is the possibility of this working at the box office and leading to another daft franchise.
Image: Movie poster of Phoonk 2