Top 20 Bollywood Classics Which Were Actually Flops

Top 20 Bollywood Classics Which Were Actually Flops Hindi Article

1. ‘ Shaan’ (1980)

The Bollywood’s most horrifying villain Shakaal came from this movie. Shakaal was played by Kulbhushan Kharbanda and he won the best villain Film Fare award. Everyone still remembers his dialogue: “Mera Naam Shakaal” while kids are afraid of it. Shaan has the most evergreen sounds tracks which include “Yamma Yamma” and “Pyaar Karne Waale”. It had the biggest star cast which included Amitabh Bachchan, Sunil Dutt, Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha and many more. Shaan was directed by Ramesh Sippy and written by Salim-Javed. Even after so many flavors of Bollywood, the movie flopped at the box office. It was expected to be as successful as Sholay was, but, it failed to do so.

2. Andaz Apna Apna (1994)

One of the best comedy movies in Bollywood is “Andaz Apna Apna” which starred Salman Khan and Aamir Khan. The chemistry between the two was cherished by all the critics and the audience. Every character in the movie was so different from each other and was loved by the audience. This movie is still loved by the audience but do you know this movie flopped at the box office after its release? . The director of the movie, Rajkumar Santoshi, announced a sequel to Andaz Apna Apna on the movie’s 20th anniversary.

3. Mera Naam Joker (1970)

The legendry Bollywood actor Raj Kapoor is famous for his acting in Mera Naam Joker. But does anyone know that this movie was a flop when it released on the silver screen. It took 6 long years to make this phenomenal movie, but, unfortunately, it failed badly. This movie was 4 hours and 15 minutes long. This long duration of the movie might be a reason as to why the movie flopped. But today, people are crazy for this movie. Songs like “Jeena Yahaan… Marna Yahaan…” and “Jaane kahaan gaye woh din” made this movie a beautiful melancholic saga. The movie’s story revolves around a joker’s personal and professional life which makes the audience sensitive.

4. ‘ Silsila’ (1981)

This movie starred the loveliest couple of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan and ‘ Rekha’, and is still remembered by the audience. The movie had a love triangle between the characters Jaya Bachchan, Amitabh and Rekha. . This movie was one of a kind, but, still wasn’t a successful one. Directed by Yash Chopra, people won’t believe that this movie actually flopped the box office.

5. ‘ Agneepath’ (1990)

Bollywood’s Shahenshah Amitabh Bachchan’ s well-known movie Agneepath, for which he won his first award for the best actor in 38th National Film Awards, is an action drama movie starring Mithun Chakraborty Amitabh Bachchan, Neelam Kothari, Danny Denzongpa, Madhavi, and Rohini Hattangadi. The movie’s title was taken from one of the poems of Harivansh Rai Bachchan.The movie had all the perfect ingredients in it, but, unfortunately, the movie failed at the box office.

6. ‘ Lamhe’ (1991)

Lamhe is a movie which is counted amongst the top ten romantic movies of the last 100 years. But the movie failed at the box office, because of the movie’s theme which was considered as incestuous. The movie starred Anil Kapoor and ‘ Sridevi’. Sridevi also received a Filmfare Award for the best actress because of her amazing performance in the movie. The movie was directed by Yash Chopra.

7. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)

Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, directed by Kundan Shah, won the title of the best movie at the Indira Gandhi Awards, 1984. The movie had a huge star cast which included Satish Shah, Bhakti Barve, Ravi Baswani, Neena Gupta, Naseeruddin Shah, Pankaj Kapur, Om Puri, and Satish Kaushik. The movie was marked in the list of the top 25 movies you should watch by India Times. But this movie failed at the box office because the audience didn’t understand the theme of the movie.

8. ‘ Pakeezah’ (1972)

No one would believe that a movie like this would ever fail at the box office. 14 years is what it took to make this movie, but the movie flopped. The movie was known for the dance Meena Kumari. After the movie, she is known as the Tragedy Queen. This was her last film as she died after the movie. After her death, the movie received popularity.

9. ‘ Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!’ (2008)

Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! was a black comedy drama movie which starred Abhay Deol as the lead role, Richa Chadda, Neetu Chandra, Archana Puran Singh, Manu Rishi, Manjot Singh and Paresh Rawal. This movie won an award at the National Film Awards for being the most popular film. But when the film released, the movie failed at the box office.

10. Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959)

It is surprising that one of Guru Dutt’s movie movie was a flop but it actually was. The reason behind the movie’s failure might be the fact that the audience found the movie incomplete and a little ahead of its time. The movie was directed and produced by Guru Dutt himself. The music was composed by S.D. Burman and lyrics were by Kaifi Azmi. The movie was ranked 160 amongst the greatest movies of all the time in 2002.

11. Dil Se (1998)

An Example of Parallel Cinema is Dil Se… The movie starred Shah Rukh Khan and Manisha Koirala in the leading role and Preity Zinta in a supporting role. Dil Se... is a romantic war movie directed and written by Mani Ratnam. It has the backdrop of Insurgency in Northeast India. This was Mani Ratnam’ third terrorism based film, but, it flopped at the box office. Mani Ratnam won seven Filmfare Awards and two National Award, still, the movie flopped. The reason might be that the audience found the movie was too serious for the time in which it came out. It had A.R. Rahman’s soundtrack.

12. ‘ Lakshya’ (2004)

Lakshya was based on the Kargil War, i.e., the war between India and Pakistan, but, was just a fictionalized backdrop of the war. The story was phenomenal with Farhan Akhtar’s direction and Hrithik Roshan’ best performance in the movie. In spite of all this, the movie went flopped and the reason behind its failure might be that the audience found the three hours duration of the movie a bit too long. But later the movie gained a lot of attention from the youngsters and cults.

13. Umrao Jaan (1981)

Umrao Jaan is known for Rekha’s phenomenal dance performance. She crossed every border of poise, beauty, and grace with this film. Can someone ever imagine one looking so gorgeous on the screen? For her performance in the movie, she won The National Award for the best actress.. However, the movie failed at the Box Office.

14. ‘Maqbool’ (2003)

Maqbool was a crime drama movie directed by Vishal Bhardwaj. It starred Pankaj Kapoor, Tabu, Irrfan Khan and Masumekh Makhija. The movie has been taken from one of the plays of Shakespeare: Macbeth. The movie didn’t do well at the box office, but, the director of the movie won an International acclaim. The reason behind the movie’s failure is that the Indian audience likes to watch a happy ending to a love story, but this movie was too dark.

15. ‘ Swades’ (2004)

After Lagaan, director Ashutosh Gowariker came forward with Swades. But, this movie didn’t do well at the box office as people were expecting more from Ashutosh after Lagaan. Swades starred Shah Rukh Khan and Gayatri Joshi as the leads. The movie had the story of an Indian NASA scientist settled in aboard, who came back to his country after he saw that his country needed him. Even though the movie didn’t do well, it gained an International acclaim.

16. ‘ Gunda’ (1998)

Gunda was a crime movie starred by Mithun Chakraborty as the lead with Shakti Kapoor and Mukesh Rishi. After watching the movie, you will understand why it flopped. . The movie had violence, obscenity and sex also, but, the audience didn’t like it. The story line was fabulous with the characters and dialogue.

17. ‘Sholay’ (1975)

It is very surprising and difficult to believe that Sholay was a flop when it released.. The reason behind this can be its poor promotion and marketing and negative publicity. That’s why the audience didn’t watch the movie for two weeks which disappointed the director Ramesh Sippy. But now, we see people are crazy for this movie . The characters, the dialogues, and the songs of the movie are very famous. Sholay was titled as the best film in the past fifty years in the 50th Annual Filmfare Awards.

18. The Burning Train

Ravi Chopra’s classic action movie, The Burning Train was released during the 80’s. It was a film which used real fire while shooting and special effects were added during the editing of the movie. When the film industry lacked technology, this movie came ahead of their time, but, unfortunately, didn’t do well at the box office. Many-a-times, it was aired on television.

19. Pyar Ka Puchnama (2011)

Pyar Ka Puchnama is an example of a movie which had great content but lacked the presence of an actor. The movie was about today’s youth and their relationships. Everyone remembers the 5 minutes speech by Rajjo which became so popular. The movie didn’t do well at the box well office, but, after some year, it became a hit and classic movie amongst the youth.

20. ‘Rocket Singh: Salesman Of The Year’

  

This movie by Shimit Amin flopped at the box office. The movie is about a salesman, how he over comes all the barriers in his career and became successful businessman by starting his own business. Ranbir Kapoor is the lead actor. He is a Sikh salesman and wears a turban . The content of the movie was good, but it didn’t do well, but after some time, the movie started to be known as the greatest movie for which Ranbir won Filmfare.