In the glitzy world of Bollywood, big-budget movies often generate immense hype and anticipation among audiences. These films promise larger-than-life experiences, extravagant sets, and star-studded casts. However, there are instances when such movies fail to live up to the expectations, leaving viewers feeling disappointed and even tortured.
One such recent example is Adipurush, a film with a staggering budget of 500 crores, which failed to meet the hype due to its subpar visual effects (VFX) and lackluster dialogues. The disappointment of Adipurush serves as a stark reminder that even a mammoth budget and a star-studded cast cannot salvage a badly conceptualized film. (ALSO READ: Twitter Review Of Adipurush)
But Adipurush is not the sole contender in the realm of Bollywood big-budget disasters that left audiences tortured. There are many films, with their sky-high budgets and promising premises, had the potential to offer unforgettable cinematic experiences. However, they failed to deliver on their promises, leaving audiences with a bitter taste in their mouths. From weak scripts to convoluted narratives, these movies became harrowing journeys for viewers, who had so many expectations from them.
Top on the list of Bollywood’s big-budget torturous movies is SRK’s Zero. Directed by Aanand L. Rai and featuring superstar Shah Rukh Khan, Zero was one of the most highly anticipated films of its time. However, it turned out to be a colossal disappointment. The story revolved around a vertically challenged man, played by Shah Rukh Khan, who embarks on a journey to find love. Despite an impressive ensemble cast, the film’s weak plot, nonsensical sequences, and inconsistent narrative made it a painful watch. The movie was made on a massive budget of INR 200 Crores. It merely managed to collect ₹97 Cr nationwide!
2. Jagga Jasoos
Directed by Anurag Basu, Jagga Jasoos starred Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif in lead roles. Marketed as a musical adventure, the film failed to live up to its potential. The convoluted storyline, coupled with excessive song and dance sequences, made it an exhausting experience for viewers. Despite the efforts of the talented cast, Jagga Jasoos failed to strike a chord with the audience, leaving them perplexed and frustrated. The movie managed to collect only ₹69.31 Cr nationwide against the massive budget of ₹131Cr.
3. Thugs of Hindostan
Featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan in the lead roles, Thugs of Hindostan was touted as an epic action-adventure film. However, it ended up being a colossal failure. The film suffered from a weak script, lackluster performances, and over-the-top action sequences. The mismatched chemistry between the actors and the absence of a coherent storyline made Thugs of Hindostan an unbearable cinematic experience. We must say this was the biggest letdown by Bollywood in recent times.
4. Mohenjo Daro
Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker and starring Hrithik Roshan, Mohenjo Daro aimed to transport audiences back to the ancient Indus Valley civilization. However, the film failed to deliver on its promise. With a confusing screenplay, weak character development, and lackluster performances, Mohenjo Daro struggled to engage viewers. The movie definitely left the audience longing for a refund. The movie was created on a massive budget of ₹138 Cr. but earned only ₹74 Cr nationwide.
5. Prithviraj Chauhan
A historical drama based on the life of the legendary Rajput king, Prithviraj Chauhan boasted a star cast led by Akshay Kumar. However, the film failed to leave a mark. The uninspiring screenplay, underdeveloped characters, miscasting, and lack of historical accuracy made Prithviraj Chauhan a forgettable experience. And, how can we forget to mention the countless mistakes and goof-ups? Despite its potential, the film failed to capture the grandeur and heroism associated with the iconic historical figure. Akshay’s period drama left the audience feeling mentally exhausted The movie made on a massive budget of almost ₹200 Cr managed to collect only ₹68 Cr nationwide.
6. Laal Singh Chaddha
A much-anticipated remake of the beloved Hollywood film Forrest Gump, Laal Singh Chaddha starred Aamir Khan in the lead role. Despite its star power and the potential to recreate the magic of the original, the film fell flat. The sluggish pace, unnecessary deviations from the original story, and lack of emotional depth made Laal Singh Chaddha a tedious affair for the audience. It failed to capture the essence of the original and left viewers disappointed. It merely managed to collect ₹60 Cr nationwide!
7. Jab Harry Met Sejal
Directed by Imtiaz Ali and starring Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma, Jab Harry Met Sejal aimed to be a romantic comedy-drama. However, it fell short of expectations. The contrived storyline, lack of chemistry between the lead pair, and forced humor made the film an arduous watch. Despite the star power and the director’s previous successes, Jab Harry Met Sejal failed to strike a chord with the audience. The movie collected only ₹80 Cr against the budget of ₹120 Cr.
8. Bombay Velvet
One of the most hyped movies of Bollywood, this Ranbir-Anushka starrer only collected ₹30 Crore against the massive budget of ₹118 Cr. This movie was brutally rejected by the audience and that is quite evident in its box-office collection. Well, needless to say, it wasn’t any less than torture.
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