While actors have always landed up in huge trouble with their movies failing to rise upto the expectations, there have been many a times stars decided to do films, which could have never worked wonders. Considering a heavyweight name being involved in such a haywire of sorts, we bring you the third edition of our majorly loved Superstars’ Duds!
Dil Bole Hadippa
Featuring an actress who hated the term comeback, Rani Mukerji’s return of sorts was bombarded with a lot of oomph and expectations went sky rocketing, only to have drowned down the gulf totally. Although the quirkiness of Dil Bole Hadippa did strike a chord, a meager collection of about 23.70 crores could not sustain the film from being tagged as just a ‘below average’ film.
A film that was high on content and had some spell bounding performances to ornament its success story, Dharma Production’s Kurbaan could not quite manage to excite the audience at all. Saifeena who have hardly clicked on screen, be it a super dud like Tashan or a pot boiler no brainer like Agent Vinod post Kurbaan, Saifeena’s track record has not been one to reckon with. And with Kurbaan, inspite of being a power packed film, being declared a flop, we preferred Saif-Kareena’s PDA off screen than on it!
A rising star, a box office emperor and a reigning 100 crore club actress: London Dreams had the perfect mix to become an out and out entertainer of sorts but a shabby script and some major loopholes negated all the positivity that was imbibed into the film by its lead actors, Salman, Ajay and Asin respectively! While the heavy names were reasons enough to this film being a superhit, it was a major dud raking in an average 41 crores in total.
Colours all over and a time machine was the backdrop of this innately gibberish and nonsensical film, starring the international icon Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Khiladi Kumar. Not only did the film sink without a trace, it crashed in as one of the lowest Diwali openers, much due to Akki’s high stakes back then!
While Mani Ratnam has been one director who could hardly go wrong, his unique modernized take on Ramayana with Abhi-Ash playing Raavan and Sita in this urban drama was squashed and tottered apart by critics. Soon after, the film was a total washout, and got declared as a total flop.
Akshay Kumar was just turning out to be the best flavor of the season when a sudden Patiala House move took the Check-Mate turn against his otherwise rising career. Patiala House with its lack luster script and a helpless protagonist failed to rise above the mark and was considered a flop.
7 Khoon Maaf
Priyanka’s bewitching Sussana Annie Marie Johannes act might have got her numerous awards and a lot of accolades for her remarkable performance, but commercially 7 Khoon Maaf could not have the thunderous impact that it intended to make initially. Facing the brick bats with discomfort, 7 Khoon Maaf turned out unsuccessful at the box office, in spite of a critical acclamation.
Hark back to the times when Shah Rukh Khan meant a mightier force at the box office than our now reigning Dabangg Khan. History has it that Shirish Kunder’s Jaan-e-Mann not only lost out to Don 2 facing stiff competition from the mafia espionage thriller but also could not boast of a terrific plot to look for. In turn, the Preity-Salman-Akki starrer went down the drain all too easily! We wonder how time’s changed now!
While Rekha’ss enticing moves still has the audience frenzy worldwide, Aishwarya’s rendition of the Umrao Jaan revamped act didn’t quite get noticed. A poor plotline and some disastrous performances melted the soul of the script and it performed poorly collecting only about 6.5 crores.
While the Bachchan bahu failed to recreate the Rekha magic, Sr Bachchan who delivered an iconic performance in Deewar back in 1975 could not hold his screen presence with enough enigma when it came to the film of the similar name made way back in 2004. Raking in a a meager 17.5 crores, Deewar was a total washout.