We've seen some great cinema this past year and some incredible talent. However, like always there were a few misses. A few films we feel that should never have been made and definitely not worth a watch.
Himmatwala: Expectations for Sajid Khan's 'Himmatwala' starring Ajay Devgn and Tamannah were sky-high. However, the film, which was a remake of a movie by the same name featuring Sridevi and Jeetendra, was simply disastrous. It opened to poor reviews, with Indian Express rating it just half a star and was declared an average by the Box office.
Ghanchakkar: Despite featuring a powerful lead pair – Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi that worked their magic in ‘The Dirty Picture’, ‘Ghanchakkar’ was a huge disappointment. Though their performances were received well, the film opened to mixed reviews and failed to impress.
Nasha: Controversy queen Poonam Pandey finally made her Bollywood debut with 'Nasha', however, her striptease act did little to salvage the damage done with the low-quality acting and lack of storyline.
Aurangzeb: Heartthrobs Arjun Kapoor and Prithviraj showed off their macho side in the remake of 1978 blockbuster hit film 'Trishul'. However, the action film that was said to have been trying for too much opened to mixed reviews from audiences and critics. Even Rishi Kapoor's negative was unable to save the movie.
Zila Ghaziabad: Despite having a stellar cast of Sanjay Dutt, Vivek Oberoi, Arshad Warsi among others, the political action film didn’t do too well at the Box Office. It lost out to a small budged movie 'Kai Po Che', which released the same day.
Zanjeer: There was much hype about the remake of the 1973 Hindi film of the same name, marking the Bollywood debut of Telugu actor Ram Charan Teja and also featuring Priyanka Chopra and Sanjay Dutt ahead of its release. However, the Apoorva Lakhia film received negative reviews, with Indian Express rating it just a half star. The film was also remade in Telugu. But both versions were declared disastrous.
Besharam: After Ranbir Kapoor’s huge success with ‘Yeh Jawaaani Hai Deewani’, high hopes were pinned onto action-comedy film 'Besharam', which also starred his parents Neetu Singh and Rishi Kapoor. On its release, the film, directed by 'Dabangg' director Abhinav Kashyap, got negative reviews and was declared a flop within four days of its release.
Once upon Ay Time in Mumbaai Dobaara: Milan Luthria's sequel to 'Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai' also joined the string of flops. Starring Akshay Kumar, Imran Khan and Sonakshi Sinha in lead roles, the crime thriller performed poorly and tanked at the Box Office. Producer Ekta Kapoor blamed its lead actors for not promoting it well.
R…Rajkumar: The Sonakshi Sinha-Shahid Kapoor starrer was declared as the worst film of the year by our Indian Express critic Shubra Gupta, who rated it zero stars. Directed by Prabhu Dheva, the film however opened to mixed reviews and was an average performer.
Policegiri: Tamil director K.S. Ravikumar's directorial debut in Bollywood was the remake of 2003 Tamil film 'Saamy'. 'Policegiri' featuring Sanjay Dutt, Prakash Raj and Prachi Desai was said to have been made in poor taste, having nothing enjoyable about it. The film, which was the first release post Sanjay Dutt's arrest in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, did terrible business at the Box Office and hence was declared a flop.