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Bollywood's FLOPS so far

July 02, 2019 10:18 IST

A few films hit the mark at the box office. Many others didn't.

After looking at the winners and washouts of the year so far, presenting the films that did not live up to expectations at the BO.

Many of them were expected to cover a reasonable distance, but audiences gave them the cold shoulder.

Joginder Tuteja gives us the biggest flops so far in this half-yearly box office report.

 

Kalank
Box office collection: Rs 81 crore

Karan Johar's production was a magnum opus of mammoth proportions.

When the teaser of the multi-starrer released, there was a good buzz about it. And that helped in giving the film a fantastic opening.

But after that, bad reviews and poor word-of-mouth kept audiences out of theatres.

 

PM Narendra Modi
Box office collection: Rs 25 crore

This one was such a quickie!

When the film was announced with Vivek Oberoi in the lead, many wondered how the actor would enact the part of India's prime minister.

He did his part convincingly, but the film's release saw numerous delays.

By the time it opened, the marketing push had slowed down.

 

Junglee
Box office collection: Rs 24.70 crore

Vidyut Jammwal has been trying to find his foothold in the Hindi film industry for a while now.

While he has made a franchise of Commando, he shows off his 'wild side' in Junglee.

Even though a Hollywood director was roped in -- Chuck Russell has directed films like The Mask and Eraser -- this action adventure drama could not entice the audiences.

 

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga
Box office collection: Rs 22.70 crore

Ek Ladki... explored same-sex relationships.

Sonam Kapoor and Anil Kapoor gave incredible performances, but the audience were not enthused about watching the film.

It fizzled away quickly enough.

 

India's Most Wanted
Box office collection: Rs 11.90 crores

Arjun Kapoor probably hoped that India's Most Wanted would turn his career around, but it did not even take an opening at the box office.

The film was completed in quick time by Director Raj Kumar Gupta, fresh after the release of his hit film, Raid.

The spy thriller wasn't as exciting as the Ajay Devgn drama, but it wasn't bad either. However, Arjun will have to turn to his next film for luck.

 

Why Cheat India
Box office collection: Rs 8.66 crore

Originally titled Cheat India, the Emraan Hashmi-starrer changed its title to Why Cheat India, thanks to controversy building up.

That did not help the film at all, as it barely generated any excitement among audiences.

One of the biggest disasters of 2019, it was disheartening since the film wasn't as bad as it was made out to be.

 

Sonchiriya
Box office collection: Rs 6.60 crore

Sonchiriya, about the badlands where dacoits roamed, got good reviews, but audiences picked the other Friday release, Luka Chuppi.

 

Game Over
Box office collection: Rs 5.50 crore

Game Over arrived out of nowhere. Audiences were not even aware of its making, leave aside its release plans.

Taapsee Pannu starred in this trilingual, which got good reviews.

But with hardly any marketing or promotional push, Game Over just could not make any noise on its arrival.

 

Notebook
Box office collection: Rs 3.72 crore

Salman Khan may have lent his name to this venture, but it did not lure the audiences.

The two ingredients that are a must for a good love story with newcomers to work at the box office -- the promos and songs -- were missing.

Notebook arrived and disappeared in record time.

 

Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota
Box office collection: Rs 2.03 crore

After travelling the festival circuits, Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota's quirky appeal gave its producers the confidence that it would work in theatres.

But that was not the case.

Even good reviews could not salvage the film.

JOGINDER TUTEJA
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