In the world of cinema, success is often measured by the box office collections. While earning over Rs 100 crore may seem like a significant achievement, it is not always an indicator of a movie’s overall success. In a fascinating turn of events, there have been instances where Hindi movies managed to surpass the coveted 100 crore mark, yet failed to leave a lasting impact at the box office. These films embarked on a journey filled with high expectations, star-studded casts, and massive promotional campaigns, only to fall short of meeting audience expectations and turning out disasters at the box office.
In this intriguing list, we explore eight Hindi movies that managed to cross the Rs 100 crore milestone, yet turned out to be a massive failure.
1. Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan
Salman Khan, known for his blockbuster films, faced disappointment with his last release “Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan.” The movie, a remake of the Tamil film “Veeram,” earned a disappointing Rs 120 crore globally, according to Indian Express. Fans now have high hopes for his upcoming film “Tiger 3,” set to release on November 10, 2023.
2. Laal Singh Chaddha
Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan, reuniting after their successful film “3 Idiots,” starred in the Hindi remake of “Forrest Gump” titled “Laal Singh Chaddha.” Unfortunately, the film failed to recreate the same magic at the box office. According to Indian Express, “Laal Singh Chaddha” earned only Rs 108.47 crore worldwide. The movie also marked the Bollywood debut of Telugu star Naga Chaitanya.
3. Vikram Vedha
“Vikram Vedha,” directed by Pushkar-Gayathri and made on a budget of Rs 175 crore, had high expectations at the box office. However, similar to “Laal Singh Chaddha,” the Hindi version struggled to perform well domestically. Nonetheless, the film did cross the Rs 100 crore mark, as mentioned in Hindustan Times. The Hindi remake, released in 2022, featured Saif Ali Khan and Hrithik Roshan in significant roles.
Ranveer Singh’s highly anticipated project “83,” which also starred Deepika Padukone, Pankaj Tripathi, Tahir Raj Bhasin, and others, finally arrived in theaters on December 24, 2021. However, due to the pandemic, the sports drama failed to attract audiences to the cinemas. Despite being made on a budget of Rs 260 crore, the film only managed to collect Rs 103 crore at the box office, as reported by the Times of India.
Salman Khan’s films usually perform exceptionally well at the box office, thanks to his massive following and popularity. However, “Tubelight” was an exception. Directed by Kabir Khan and made on a budget of Rs 135 crore, the film collected only Rs 114 crore. To compensate the distributors who incurred losses, Salman Khan personally covered the losses, as reported by Firstpost.
6. Radhe Shyam
Prabhas, known for his role in the “Baahubali” franchise, ventured into a different on-screen avatar with “Radhe Shyam.” However, the outcome was not as expected. As per ZoomTV, the movie, also featuring Pooja Hegde, earned only Rs 140 crores from all the languages.
Despite the star power of Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, and Anushka Sharma, Aanand L Rai’s film “Zero” turned out to be a major disappointment. The movie, made on a budget of Rs 270 crore, only managed to collect Rs 178 crore worldwide, according to a report by TOI.
8. Thugs Of Hindostan
“Thugs of Hindostan,”, featured a star-studded cast including Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, and Fatima Sana Shaikh. Despite high expectations, the 2018 period drama received negative reviews from critics due to its weak narrative and performances. As reported by Times of India, the film, made on a budget of Rs 300 crore, ended its theatrical run with a total collection of Rs 138 crore.
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