The year 2017 was one hell of a year for Bollywood and we mean literally. While there were a few films that left us impressed, most of the movies that were released left us utterly disappointed.
Films like ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’, ‘Tubelight’, ‘Rangoon’ and ‘Half Girlfriend’ were the biggest blunders that B-town created this year. In fact, it would be perfect to say that these films were designed with the whole and sole intention to torture us thoroughly!
From pure evil to kill-me-now flicks, here’s the list of films that tanked big time at the Box Office and left us numb forever!
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There was nothing ok with this Jaanu! This Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor starrer had given high hopes to the viewers, after all, they were coming back on screen after the commercial success of ‘Aashiqui 2’. However, ‘Ok Jaanu’ was nothing but a cliché film that left everyone wondering why was it even made? In fact, this film was just the start of the more disappointing string of films to come.
This mediocre cliché love story starring Sushant Singh Rajput, Kriti Sanon and Jim Sarbh literally made everyone cringe. ‘Raabta’, yet another reincarnation drama takes you to two different time zones, making the past and the present both very difficult to bear. And now we totally understand what made Rajkummar Rao get that unrecognisable look.
This cheesy love story by Mohit Suri was anything but a love story. ‘Half Girlfriend’ was so bad that you would never like the concept of being half of anything ever again. This Chetan Bhagat’s book adaptation was below anyone’s IQ level.
It feels sad to feature a Ranbir Kapoor- Katrina Kaif film in the list. Despite being a refreshing film by Anurag Basu, the film fell flat on its face at the Box Office.
Vishal Bharadwaj’s ‘Rangoon’ was one of the most anticipated films with a stellar cast like Saif Ali Khan, Kangana Ranaut and Shahid Kapoor. But the sloppy execution literally crushed the whole essence of this drama.
We don’t need to tell you how excited everyone was when Kabir Khan and Salman Khan announced their third film together. This Eid, Salman disappointed millions of his fans with this emotionally annoying film. Set in the backdrop of the Indo-China war, this movie turned out to be more frustrating every second. The 1962 war was a lost cause for India and so is the film. And you don’t have to be a ‘Tubelight’ to figure this one out.
Jab Harry Met Sejal
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This Imtiaz Ali- Shah Rukh Khan flick got our hopes up for sure but our illusion was shattered once we witnessed it on the big screen. The star and the director failed to recreate the magic, making it the biggest bummer of the year. It would have been perfect if only Harry had never met Sejal!
Well, if you thought Milan Luthria’s ‘Baadshaho’ starring Ileana D’Cruz, Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi has anything to do with the emergency, you are mistaken. This film is nothing more than a 90’s revamped version of the ‘chor-police’ saga. Blame the mediocrity of making for the failure of the film. ‘Baadshaho’ could have been a great, entertaining flick but in the end what we actually got was a film that thought it was entertaining but falls way short of the mark!
What on earth could be funny than casting Shraddha Kapoor for the role of a don who ideally ran the city? Quite a misfit, isn’t it? Apoorva Lakhi’s film was nothing but a laughing stock of B-town. Shraddha tries something new and truly does try her best. But all we get is a tanned actress with terrible prosthetic work. In all, this film was a shabby, gutless, saga of Haseena, whose story just doesn’t make a difference and shouldn’t have been made. It’s high time Bollywood stops glamorising the underworld.
Hansal Mehta’s ‘Simran’ starring National Award winning actress Kangana Ranaut was flawed. The aimless story lets down the sheer talented actress. Kangana is amazing sans this film. Even the controversy that began overt Kangana and Hrithik’s alleged love affair was not enough to save ‘Simran’ from drowning.