Doesn’t it all come down to the business at the end of the day?
As profitable as it seems, not all Bollywood movies rake in millions. According to the very famous box office reports, a film is identified as a flop when the incomes that the movie makes after its release does not match up to the cost of making the movie. And sometimes, these differences are massive and even bigger is the budget invested, and these losses are painful. But let’s face it, making a film is difficult and we can’t play the blame game because there are many other factors apart from the actors, crew, or directors. Few films are in fact good movies that flopped solely because of low marketing strategies.
Here’s below is our list of 10 big budget Bollywood films that flopped miserably.
In alphabetical order, they are:
Besharam: The super sloppy film with an 85-crore budget only managed to cover 35 crores. Maybe our decisions take the better of us sometimes, and a poor decision can attack anybody even if it is a brilliant actor like Ranbir Kapoor. A complete letdown, Ranbir!
Blue: 129 crores, this time. Whoops! This movie was listed in 2009’s most expensive film in Bollywood. To be fair, the film did have a decent ensemble cast, some excellent underwater shots, and good action scenes. The film was a total disappointment and even Kylie Minogue didn’t gather as much attention.
Bombay Velvet: This film is often declared as one of the biggest flops in the Bollywood industry. And considering that it is a Kashyap film, it makes us even sadder to think about it. The 125-crore film was rejected poorly and that made it suffer a hefty loss of a 100-crores. It is sad that even actors Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma consider it a mistake.
Drona: Producer Goldie Behl took the risk of investing 87 crores in the film project, only to realize that it was probably the worst decision of his career. Seems like nobody really wanted to watch the superhero flick and hence the film flopped massively at the box office.
Kites: 150 crores? Are you kidding me? The cliched script couldn’t survive the storms, despite a brilliant actor, an international diva and an excellent director. Not to forget, even the songs were great! Sad how Hrithik Roshan could probably have his international venture through this film. Only if!
Raavan: Even Mani Ratnam who is considered one of the best directors in India, lost his way to the 100-crore film project. Starring Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai, the film had a poor script and hence ended up failing miserably!
Ram Gopal Verma ki Aag: This film is considered one of the worst remakes ever in Bollywood and holds accord to a complete box-office disaster. Ram Gopal Verma messed a classic Sholay making Amitabh Bachchan play the role of Gabbar Singh. Weak storytelling and bad acting made this film a disaster.
Saawariya: It is said that Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya was suffocating if nothing else. Even the story was not strong enough to withstand the audience’s pressure and expectations. The 40-crore film flopped!
Shaandaar: 75 crores washed down the drains. Yes, you got that right! Shaandaar which was once declared as one of the most highly awaited films of 2015 went through a steep fall despite a solid star cast, catchy songs and expensive sets. Who could have saved Shaandaar?
Yuvvraaj: Subhash Ghai’s ‘Yuvvraaj’ had Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif but not a good script in hand. Hence, a massive blooper. This film made on a budget of 50-crores bombed terribly at the box office.