In recent times, several high-budget and star-studded Bollywood films have failed to impress the audience and bombed miserably at the box-office. While some filmmakers humbly acknowledge their shortcomings in delivering entertainment, others resort to faulting the audience for their lack of intellect or succumbing to herd mentality. However, we would love to shed light on the actual reasons behind the numerous movie flops. It is our sincere hope that the Hindi film industry takes note of this and endeavors to rectify the issues to restore its glory.
7 Key Reasons Why Bollywood Movies Are Turning Flops
1. No Effort In Film-making – Zero Script, Zero Acting
Hindi filmmakers might think they make great movies. But as audiences, we hate spending hundreds and thousands of rupees, just to watch senseless movies with no excitement or thrill. The “so-called” dramas recently made have made audiences sleep in theatres.
2. Senseless & Unnecessary Songs
Let’s accept it. We no longer live in the 70s when songs used to complement the storyline. The lengthy songs placed unnecessarily in Bollywood movies only elongate the movie time, adding no value or providing any entertainment. As the audience, we love a crisp storyline with minimal paraphernalia. No wonder, Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan was heavily criticized for its senseless and stupid song – ‘Let’s Dance Chotu Motu’
3. Lousy Scripting
Be it Cirkus, Selfiee or Shehzaada – it is clear that the audience has no regard for superstar movies without good scripts. We have seen many small-screen (OTT) movies with unknown actors faring much better.
4. Better OTT Content
Whether it’s Panchayat, Mirzapur, Yeh Kaal Kaali Aankhein, OTT has offered the Hindi audience different flavors with amazing scripts. It’s time Bollywood realizes that their “formula” films would not cut anymore. They need to evolve soon!
5. Crappy Remakes
We have seen some really terrible remakes by Bollywood. Whether it’s the South movie remakes like Shehzada or Bhola; or Hollywood movie remakes like Laal Singh Chaddha – in both cases, Hindi filmmakers have failed us.
6. Movies Made In a Hurry
We wonder what prompts Bollywood to finish movies in a hurry. Whether is budget reasons, or scheduling problems – we just want Bollywood to not have their “hurriedly” made movies that have hundreds of loopholes. We recently had some great blunders in the movie Samrat Prithviraj where Akshay Kumar was tied with loose loops, and headbutting another guy wearing helmet.
7. Sequels No One Wanted
Heropanti-2, Baaghi-2, Raaz-Reboot, Hate Story series. All these are just some examples of sequels we wished were never made. What we need is more original and meaningful content and not a repeat of senseless acts.
Dear Bollywood, please stop blaming the audience, OTT, and other factors for movies failing at the box office. Buckle up your shoes, adapt, and create logical and entertaining movies. We love the big screen, but we love our sanity even more.