From ‘Tubelight’ to ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’: 9 worst Bollywood films of 2017
Every year our Bollywood filmmakers churn out numerous films. Out of these films, some turn out to be blockbuster while others leave the audience disappointed. There are also some films which are made on a shoestring budget but still, they go on to do some great business at the box office. Then come those films which despite being made on a humongous scale and budget, fails miserably and are rejected by the critics and audience alike. Last year some of the biggest actors and directors of Bollywood ended up delivering the biggest flops of their careers.
9 Worst Bollywood Films of 2017
Starring our one and only bhaijaan Salman Khan, ‘Tubelight’ was directed by Kabir Khan, the duo has previously given us a film like ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan‘ . Despite being made on a huge budget, ‘Tubelight’, was an adaptation of the American film ‘Little Boy’, tanked at the box office. The film failed so miserably that the makers had to return the money to the distributors.
Jab Harry Met Sejal
What do you expect when King of romance Shah Rukh Khan collaborates with director Imtiaz Ali, who is known for making great love-stories? Magic right? But unfortunately, this film was the exact opposite of that. Apparently, the film was so bad that the Twitteratis slammed it by calling ‘When audience met Disaster’.
Whenever Vishal Bhardwaj announces any films, the expectations of cinephiles as well as the critics hit the roof. So imagine the excitement among the viewers when he made a period-war-drama film featuring powerhouse performers like Saif Ali Khan, Shahid Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut. However, the film miserably failed to live up to everyone’s expectations.
Based on the theme of reincarnation, ‘Raabta’ was helmed by Dinesh Vijan and starred Kriti Sanon and Sushant Singh Rajput in lead roles. Despite Sushant and Kriti’s crackling chemistry, some exotic locations and VFX, the film failed to make its way to the audience’s hearts.
Well, for the starters it was a film adapted from Chetan Bhagat’s novel of the same name. Then there was Arjun Kapoor mouthing some dialogues like, “Sir, myself coming from village area”.. so there were plenty of reasons why this film failed to strike any chord with the audience and critics alike.
An official remake of Mani Ratnam’s ‘O Kadhal Kanmani’, this film was directed by Shaad Ali and starred Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor. The dialogues and lyrics of the films were penned by Gulzar, however, the fared very poorly at the box office.
What happens when you make a great actor like Nawazuddin Siddiqui groove to peppy dance track and make him match steps with Tiger Shroff ? While Tiger disappointed in the acting department, Nawaz couldn’t do justice to the dancing part. Directed by Sabbir Khan, the film was called as a wasted opportunity by some critics as we have never seen Nawaz dance before.
Helmed by Apoorva Lakhia, the film was based on Dawood Ibrahim’s sister Haseena Parkar. Casting the petite actress Shraddha Kapoor in the title role was the first thing where the makers of this film went wrong. So naturally, the film was panned by critics and audience alike.
Sometimes you wonder why certain films are even made in the first place, and ‘Machine’ was one of those films. Directed by Abbas–Mustan, this film featured debutant Mustafa Burmawala and Kiara Advani in lead roles.
So friends let us know in the comment section below if we have missed out on any film that deserves to be in this category. Till then keep watching this space for more such interesting updates.
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