Bollywood is the biggest film industry in the world, dishing out hundreds of films every year. Some films become blockbusters, and some films that manage only average business. And then there are some films that hit rock bottom within the first week itself. This article pays an ode to those films that crashed out of the box office at lightning fast speeds. Here are five of the biggest flops Bollywood has ever seen.
Veer 2012 – Cast: Salman Khan, Zarine Khan, Jackie Shroff and Mithun Chakraborty
Deemed an epic love store, the film portrayed Salman Khan as a prince who fights against the British rule of India. This is nowhere near any of the other patriotic films we have come to love over the years, and just makes you cringe with its never ending music crescendos and cheesy dialogues. The ambitious project met its doom at the box office.
Besharam (2013) – Cast: Ranbir Kapoor and Pallavi Sharda
Ranbir was riding high on the success of his previous hits and was about to cement his place as one of the most prominent stars of the new generation. And then, he went ahead and did Besharam. Despite its stellar cast, the film failed miserably at the box office owing to its overdose of besharmi that didn’t go down well with audiences.
Kites (2010) – Cast: Hrithik Roshan and Barbara Mori
Perhaps Hrithik’s most ambitious project till date, Kites was a complete disaster at the box office. The film failed to lure audiences to the theaters in spite of having the very hot Spanish actress Barbara Mori as the female lead as well as the steamy scenes between the lead actors. Factors like a weak script, childish execution and a confusing screenplay sent the film to its doom pretty quick.
Neal N Nikki (2005) – Cast: Uday Chopra, Tanisha Mukherjee
Yash Raj Films is known for its flamboyant romance sagas that involve families and stretch across international borders. It was therefore a little surprising to see them come up with a theme like Neal N Nikki where the lead actor wants to sleep with as many girls as possible before marrying while his bestie helps him achieve his goals. The film ended up delivering a lot of crass humor that was anything but even remotely bearable.
Ram Gopal Varma ki Aag (2007) – Cast: Ajay Devgan, Amitabh Bachchan and SushmitaSen
Of late, Ram GopalVarma seems to have lost his touch of making films, or so as was reiterated by the box office debacle ‘Ram Gopal Varma ki Aag.’ A remake of the original Sholay, the film turned out to be nothing more than a spoof of the cult classic, even insulting it to a great extent. The characters also appeared misfit for their roles, with the biggest of them being Amitabh Bachchan who was the hero of the original movie, but ended up playing the villain in the remake.
Bollywood has seen its share of flops over the years. However, the films mentioned above experienced the worst defeat the box office and continue to remain as the biggest flops Bollywood has ever seen till date.