More often than not, we always highlight the biggest hits of Bollywood. Thanks to Box Office India, we now have the list of the biggest disasters at the box office. As part of the audience, you are informed by the media a couple of days after a film releases whether it has worked or not.
If people didn’t rush over to the theatres to catch the film, it’s branded a flop. If it’s a hit, it will be proven within 3 days of its release. For us, we just wait until the rush is over to catch a film in the cinema. That way, there will be lots of available seats and we can just sit anywhere. For some people/fans, they like to watch the film of their fave on the first day itself and they don’t mind queuing up or pay a higher priced ticket.
Aamir Khan once said his worst fear is to have people say that they will wait after the release day to watch his film. To him, the level of his stardom depends on the number of people willing to catch his movie on the first day of release itself. So yes, the power of an actor’s stardom depends on how much his/her movie brings on the first day of release.
Below is the list of the biggest disasters at the box office in the history of Hindi cinema. Box Office India included an English film that was directed by an Indian director, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, on this list. We have heard of this film and perhaps, it was released in Hindi as well, which explains why it’s on this list. Speaking of VVC, this man has been quite self-indulgent when it came to the making of his movies. Sadly, as a director, he hasn’t quite gotten the success that he had hoped for but as a producer, he has been rocking it, thanks to the number of films that Rajkumar Hirani directs under his banner.
Aside from Broken Horses, we have seen every film on this list. To us, the biggest mistake of even thinking of making it were Zanjeer, Happy Ending, Mirzya, and Tezz. The rest of these films could have been better, there was potential and some of them could have been better if they had different heroes in it. Like for London Dreams, why the choice of two middle aged heroes who looked so tired to be acting? For Bombay Velvet, another hero would have suited the role better than clueless loverboy, Ranbir Kapoor.
Sometimes what looks great on paper might not end up a hit on the big screen. Mirzya was a huge bore and according to Harsh Kapoor, a lot of girls loved the film; we would like to know who exactly because to us, it was just a plain boring film. Zanjeer should have never been made with a South hero in it and a current top Bolly actress. This was at a time when Priyanka Chopra had no idea what she wanted to do in Bollywood anymore or rather what she could do. As for Happy Ending, the movie was a clear copy of the hit TV show on Showtime titled ‘Californication’. Saif, as a lead romantic hero, ain’t happening anymore.
Here’s the list of the biggest disasters of Hindi Cinema at the box office. Did you get to check any of these films? If yes, what did you think?
Biggest Box Office Disasters of Hindi Cinema
1. Broken Horses (2015) – 45,75,000
2. Mirzya (2016) – 7,92,25,000
3. Zanjeer (2013) – 13,07,00,000
4. Tezz (2012) – 15,91,00,000
5. Fitoor (2016) – 16,85,75,000
6. A Gentleman (2017) – 18,00,00,000
7. Rangoon (2017) – 20,87,00,000
8. Happy Ending (2014) – 22,31,25,000
9. Bombay Velvet (2015) – 22,80,25,000
10. London Dreams – (2010) – 25,69,25,000