Bollywood movies offer a lot of diversity and have been doing so since decades. Many a times Bollywood films that did not work wonders at the box office during its release go on to become one of the all time classics. Some of the biggest hit cult classics have also faced disappointment at the box office due to several reasons. Take a look at 10 such great Bollywood movies that flopped at the box office:CLICK HERE FOR SALMAN KHAN PREM RATAN DHAN PAYO BOX OFFICE UPDATES
Ra One (2011): Shah Rukh Khan starrer superhero action flick Ra One released during Diwali few years back. Although the film became an instant hit among the younger generation and managed to collect more than 100 crores at the box office, considering the film’s budget it certainly tanked. Ra One was built on a budget of Rs. 130 crores approx and thus there was a huge gap after the final count at the box office.Rocket Singh (2009): Ranbir Kapoor’s role as a Sikh salesman in the film Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year was absolutely on point and was technically one of the versatile performances ever given by him. Despite its brilliant storyline and simple yet appealing performances given by the actors, the film tanked horribly at the box office. After a while though as the audience watched the film more the word spread making it a favourite, which won Ranbir a Filmfare award too.Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008): One of the best films made in Bollywood is Dibakar Banerjee’s Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, that had a star studded cast. Despite the strong storyline based on real life thief Devinder Singh, the film failed to attract audiences at the box office mainly due to the low-key promotions. The film however won a National Award and was acclaimed critically. But at the box office, it failed to show its magic.
ALL LATEST BIGG BOSS 9 WITH SALMAN KHAN STORIES CLICK HERESwades (2004): Despite being made by an acclaimed filmmaker like Ashutosh Gowariker and starring A-List actor like SRK, Swades failed to work wonders at the box office. However the film is certainly one of the greatest of all times and was critically appreciated overseas as well as in India. The heart touching movie is till date a public’s favourite film and no matter what the box office numbers showed, nothing can take that away from the film.Lakshya (2004): Hrithik Roshan starrer film Lakshya showed how a young guy with no purpose in life strives to learn his own identity by facing the difficulties lying ahead. The film had mix of romance, spirit of youth and a dash of patriotism all shown in a simplistic manner which was appealing to the audience. However the film was declared as a flop due to its under performance at the box office, but nonetheless is a great fresh movie with none of that usual Bollywood masala.Andaaz Apna Apna (1994): While it is pretty clear that Bollywood’s two biggest Khans, Salman Khan and Aamir Khan might never work together again, their film Andaaz Apna Apna is surely a cult classic. The film offered humour, handsomeness, and romance appealing to the youth. But since its release in 1994, the film was initially not accepted well by the audience and thus failed to rake in much at the box office. But few years down the line with Aamir and Salman’s immense popularity the film became popular.
Umrao Jaan (1981): Rekha gave the performance of her life in the film Umrao Jaan that released in 1981. Her beauty and the perfection in her elegance struck a chord with the audience, but not during the film’s release. Being a woman centric film, Umrao Jaan for some reason did not garner the attention that it should have got. And the same reflected in its box office performance. The film won many National Awards and is now considered an all time classic.Silsila (1981): Said to be based on the real life love triangle of lead actors Amitabh Bachchan, Rekha and Jaya Bachchan, Silsila is considered as one of Bollywood’s evergreen classics. From the film’s beautiful locations to the mesmerizing songs and the chemistry between Amitabh and Rekha, the film offered everything expected from a Bollywood romantic movie. However the audience did not react much and the film tanked at the box office.Sholay (1975): Would you believe the film that has been passed on by generations was actually a huge flop when it released? The star studded film Sholay actually received no response in its initial two weeks at the box office due to unsatisfactory promotional schemes. But later director Ramesh Sippy and team worked on some promotion tactics including dialogue promos and song promos which made the film spread like wildfire.Mera Naam Joker (1970): Raj Kapoor’s iconic film Mera Naam Joker based on the life of a joker broke millions of hearts with its heart touching story. The film marked the debut of Rishi Kapoor in Bollywood and is till date considered as an all time classic. But it seems like the film was way ahead of its time as audiences back in 1970 did not connect with the film much which led to it being a flop at the box office.
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