The year 2010 may be marked down for outstanding movies like Rajneeti, My Name is Khan and Housefull; but along with the good came the bad. The year has also brought along more than its share of disastrous flops. Here is a look at the flops of 2010...
The year 2010 may be marked down for outstanding movies like Rajneeti and My Name is Khan to talk about a few, but along with some really good films came the bad ones. Here's a look at the flops of 2010...
It was the most-awaited film of year 2010 and as expected Mani Ratnam's much-talked about Ash-Abhi starrer bilingual Raavan opened to a great response. The film, which was seen as the modern day adaptation of The Ramayan bombed at the box office because of its weak script.
Touted as the most expensive film in Indian cinema, Hrithik Roshan-Barbara Mori starrer Kites was a major flop. Thought the movie got a great opening, but by the second week its collections began to fall. The oh-so-hot couple of Hrithik Roshan and gorgeous Barbara Mori, with their hot scenes, couldn't do much to salvage the movie.
Pyaar Impossible!, starring Uday Chopra, Priyanka Chopra, made a mere Rs 5 crore at the box office and was declared a flop. The film was criticised the world over.
Lamhaa is a Rahul Dholakia movie based on the turmoil and turbulence that is prevalent in Kashmir. A lot was expected from the film which had Sanjay Dutt, Bipasha Basu and Kunal Kapoor, but the movie failed to impress the audience.
Milenge Milenge was being promoted as the coming together of ex-lovers Shahid and Kareena. The movie took five long years to complete and as expected failed to impress the audience.
Rann focussed on the nexus between Indian media and politics. Despite having an impressive star cast in Amitabh Bachchan and Ritesh Deshmukh, the film bombed at the box office.
Teen Patti, directed by Leena Yadav, starred Amitabh Bachchan, Ben Kingsley, R Madhavan. Despite such a powerful starcast the film somehow didn't click with the audience.
Chance Pe Dance showed off Shahid Kapoor's dancing skills, supported by Genelia D'Souza. Unfortunately, the movie couldn't be saved from the clutches of being a flop.
Vivek Oberoi starrer, Prince - It's Showtime was a declared flop at the box-office. The over-the-top movie, failed to deliver.
Released in January 2010, Dulha Mil Gaya was one of the first Bollywood releases of the year. The film starring Sushmita Sen and Fardeen Khan, had a poor opening despite having been marketed as an SRK film. The film was deemed as a flop collecting only Rs 3 crore at the box-office.
A horror film starring Shreyas Talpade, Click failed to even make a scratch at the box-office. It was a remake of the Telugu film Photo.
A romantic comedy, Toh Baat Pakki, marked the return of Tabu to the silver screen but due to a weak script the film could not even last for a week in the theatres.
With veterans like Rishi Kapoor, Hema Malini and Rekha, Sadiyaan was about the partition of India. The movie was also the launch pad of veteran Shatrughan Sinha's son Luv Sinha. The movie failed miserably.
Starring Bipasha Basu, Pankh was a bizarre experiment in the name of alternate cinema and as expected it failed.
Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai was a love story of an alien girl from Venus, played by Jacqueline Fernandez, and Ritesh Deshmukh. But nothing could save this "extra-terrestrial" love story from its doom!
Arshad Warsi, Dia Mirza starrer Hum Tum Aur Ghost did not open to a good response and the film bombed in its first week itself.
Starring Abhay Deol, Road, Movie was a complete disaster at the box office. It fared poorly in its first week but in the second, the collections saw a drop of almosy 90 per cent.
Tum Milo Toh Sahi saw the reunion of veterans Nana Patekar and Dimple Kapadia after a gap of 16 years. The movie was appreciated for Nana Patekar's phenomenal performance but somehow it failed to click.
Red Alert: The War Within, a story on Naxalism was appreciated at International festivals. Suniel Shetty and Sameera Reddy were lauded for their powerful performances but the movie somehow did not attract audience to the theatres.
Priyadarshan's Bumm Bumm Bole was the 'official' adaptation of the critically acclaimed Iranian film Children of Heaven. Starring Darsheel Safary, left the audience disappointed.
Phoonk 2, a sequel to Phoonk, was another horror flick by Ram Gopal Varma. Aimed at scaring the audience, the movie bombed at the box-office.
Another failed attempt in the genre of horror flicks, Rokkk had a below-average star cast of Tanushree Dutta, Udita Goswami, Shaad Randhawa and Nishigandha Wad. The story line was that of a woman possessed by a spirit, who lived in the house - needless to say, the movie flopped miserably.
Hide & Seek was a story about four friends and their terrible past. The film as expected turned out to be a big flop.
Starring veteran actors like Jackie Shroff and Manisha Koirala, Ek Second... Jo Zindagi Badal De was the story of a woman, who has to make a split second decision of whether to board a train or not. The movie was a flop.
A Hindi comedy directed by Rahul Aggarwal, Na Ghar Ke Na Ghaat Ke was the story of a UP migrant who comes to the city of dreams - Mumbai. The movie failed miserably at the box-office.
Right Yaaa Wrong, released in March 2010, had mixed reviews but flopped at the box-office. With a star cast of Sunny Deol and Irrfan Khan, it also had Isha Koppikar, Konkona Sen Sharma, Kirron Kher, Aryan Vaid and Govind Namdeo.
Mittal v/s Mittal had a strong storyline, but the cast (Ronit Roy and Rituparna Sengupta) failed to deliver. What could have been a hard-hitting inspirational film, failed to impress.
Apartment was meant to be an erotic thriller starring Tanushree Dutta, Rohit Roy and Neetu Chandra. Inspired from the Hollywood movie Single White Female the film was declared a flop at the box office. The movie though was in news for Neetu Chandra's bathing scene which too couldn't save the film.
Mahesh Manjrekar's City Of Gold – Mumbai 1982: Ek Ankahi Kahani was a dark tale of mill workers, who were rendered jobless after the closure of mills in Bombay in 1982. Though the performance of the entire cast was realistic, the excessive violence didn't impress the audience.
Chase, directed by Jagmohan Mundra of Provoked fame, was the story of a man trying to take his successful twin's place after killing him. With a weak star cast the film was instantly labeled a disaster.
Admissions Open, starring Anupam Kher, was based on an alternative system of education. With previously released movies like 3 Idiots and Taare Zameen Par, this movie couldn't match up to its predecessors and fell flat.
Kushti saw the debut of wrestler Khali into Bollywood. Unfortunately, the film was a super-flop and the supporting star-cast of Rajpal Yadav, Om Puri and Manoj Joshi too could not steer it out.
Striker starring Siddharth, of Rang De Basanti fame, failed to make an impression at the box-office.
After Nana Patekar's Krantiveer (1994), Krantiveer - The Revolution was a desperate attempt at a sequel. With a barely-known cast, the movie had a repetitive storyline.