Year 2018 has been the most unpredictable one so far for the Indian cinema. There were so many sleeper hits including Badhaai Ho, AndhaDhun, Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety, Raazi and the list goes on. However, at the other end of the spectrum, there were many other films that failed to impress the critics despite the much hype around it before the release. The biggest example is the latest debacle of Thugs of Hindostan. Apart from this, there were many films that worked no wonder among the critics and audience who wish to see some meaningful cinema on the celluloid.
Thugs of Hindostan
The film’s failure not only broke the audience’s heart but also has hurt Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh deeply. The actors even spoke up about the failure of the film and apologised on their part. Made on the whopping budget of around Rs 300 crores, Thugs of Hindostan managed to earn only Rs 250 crore at the box office.
Race 3 was much-anticipated as it was the third part of the already famous franchise Race, which was previously directed by Abbas-Mustan. This time superstar Salman Khan replaced Saif Ali Khan and some great magic was expected to happen on the silverscreen. Though, the film managed to earn a good amount of money at the box office, it still remains one of the lowest rated films in Bollywood.
Since Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Anil Kapoor were reuniting on the silverscreen after decades, Fanney Khan was highly awaited among the die-hard Aish fans. To our surprise, the film failed to hit even 50-crore mark at the box office. Talking about the reviews, most of the film critics talked about how lacklustre the film’s premise was.
Remember Namastey London? The film starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif opened to humongous numbers at the box office back in 2007. The same magic was expected to happen when Vipul Amrutlal Shah announced a sequel, though the star cast was replaced by Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra. To our surprise, again, the film tanked at the box office.
Batti Gul Meter Chalu
The bulb fused for this Shahid Kapoor film right from its first day. Though, much was expected from the film when it was announced, but the trailer was lacklustre and didn’t promise anything new. The film managed to earn Rs 60 crores at the box office, but it fails to register a good name for itself among the critics.