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10 things in Bollywood we DON'T want to see again

Last updated on: December 26, 2013 18:21 IST

Image: Dharmendra in Yamla Pagla Deewana 2
Sukanya Verma in Mumbai

With just a week left before we step into a brand new year, it’s time to retrospect, compare, appraise, applaud and deride all things cinema.

Bollywood, incorrigible and irresistible as always, doled out its share of dynamite and duds. But when I look back at its part-overwhelming, part-ridiculous imagery, there are (at least) 10 things about Hindi films in 2013 I most certainly don’t wish to see again -- EVER.

Here goes:

P:S: Am sure you, dear readers, have your own share of bones to pick. Go ahead; vent it out.

1. That bored orangutan from Yamla Pagla Deewana 2

To add to his woes and ours, the poor fella is made to boogie against Sheila Ki Jawani with a she-orangutan appearing in an item song cameo.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes never made more sense.

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2. Ajay Devgn's tiger-taming antics in Himmatwala

Image: Poster of Himmatwala

What could be worse than Ajay Devgn trying to dance?

Him punching a rowdy tiger in the jaw, threatening him and his tribe with dire consequences and watch the latter meekly retreat to the jungle only to resurface as his attacker’s saviour in the film’s asinine climax! Say what?

Save the tiger! Save the movies! Save the viewer!

3. Ranbir Kapoor's butt cleavage in Besharam

Image: Ranbir Kapoor in Besharam

Bum cheeky cheeky bum, much?

Ranbir Kapoor’s derrière jinx continues. Both his debut Saawariya and last release Besharam, where he went overboard flashing his ‘googly woogly woosh’ sit at the, erm, bottom of his otherwise spanking resume.

4. Raising brows, Aamir style in Dhoom 3

Image: Aamir Khan in Dhoom 3

Aamir Khan’s perpetually arched eyebrows seem to be bearing the brunt of his perfectionist attitude. Like his mounting box office market, they too seem to curve upwards with alarming ferocity.

Fire the person doing your brows, bruh!

5. Dalip Tahil as Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Image: Dalip Tahil in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

One of the worst casting decisions of the year has to be Dalip Tahil as Nehru.

He doesn’t resemble India’s First Prime Minister from any angle or aspect. Tahil’s over-animated performance akin to the schoolboy enthusiasm of a Fancy Dress competitor only triggers moments of unintended hilarity.

You do that again, Madan Chopra and ‘sailaab aayega, sailaab.’

6. Vidya Balan's wacky, tacky wardrobe in Ghanchakkar

Image: Vidya Balan in Ghanchakkar

Before Vidya Balan found her Fairy Godmother in fashion designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee, she drew ceaseless criticism for her lousy dressing sense.

Looks like the lady got nostalgic on the sets of Ghanchakkar. The upshot is for all to see in the accompanying pictures.

7. When Vivek-Aftab's drag queens almost kiss in Grand Masti

Image: Ritesh Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani and Vivek Oberoi in Grand Masti

If Grand Masti has one quality at all, it’s consistency. The raunchy comedy is consistently appalling.

And if the brain could simply gargle and spit a memory it would be that of Vivek Oberoi and Aftab Shivdasani cross-dressed in some ill-fitting clothes and wigs puckering up their lips up close and personal for a scene so prolonged you could mistake it for slo-mo.

8. Rishi-Lilette's lampooning the iconic Chamko moment in Chashme Baddoor

Image: Rishi Kapoor Lilette Dubey in Chashme Baddoor.

David Dhawan’s ghastly remake of Sai Paranjpe’s endearing classic leaves a bitter taste in the mouth.

One of the most memorable scenes from the latter is when Farookh Shaikh and Deepti Naval bond over the attributes of ‘jhaagwaala’ Chamko detergent.

So it is especially tormenting to watch my favourite Rishi Kapoor participate in the ruthless massacre of that beloved moment along with an overzealous Lilette Dubey that is everything but respectful, fond or witty.

9. Imran Khan as gangsta in Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobaara

Image: Imran Khan in Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobaara

See that space next to Dalip Tahil? That’s reserved for Imran Khan, yet another victim of woeful miscasting this year.

With all that Lindt oozing out of his personality, what made director Milan Luthria envision him as badass? I reiterate; no amount of facial hair can wipe off the vanilla in Imran’s essence.

10. Bokwaas Bollywood dialogues

Image: Poster of R... Rajkumar

Sample these. I rest my case.

Tere pichhwade mein itni goliyan marunga ki tere bachche peetal ke paida honge. Zilla Ghaziabad.

Sur Mohammad Rafi ka hai ki nahi power Mohammad Ali ka hai. Policegiri

Meri life mein sirf do cheez hai. Pyaar, Pyaar, Pyaar. Ya Maar Maar Maar. R... Rajkumar

Goli aisi jagah thokunga ki karobar kya har roz ke kaam karna bhi mushkil ho jayega. Zanjeer

Boss ka khoon bolta nahi, khaulta hai. Aur jab yeh khaulta hai toh yeh boss ek ek ko phodta hai. Boss