Bollywood has made both good and bad movies. People love to watch good movies and so they spend a lot of money to watch a film with their family and friends. However, when a movie becomes a flop on the box office, it shows how every penny spent can be flushed down the drains. A good budget film can become super flop on the BO. Today we will see
Bollywood flop movies which despite having a very high budget became super flop on the BO.
Shaandaar is one of the expensive Bollywood flop movies which was made with a total budget of 75 crores. There were many like me, who felt bad for this film. The movie was one of the most awaited movies of 2015. Despite having a fresh pairing, luxurious sets and superhit songs, the movie was a disaster. The film received a good pre-release buzz, but it failed at the box office earning just Rs 51 crores.
Bombay Velvet (2015)
Next comes is Bombay Velvet which was a big flop of 2015. Honestly speaking, the movie is a scar in the career of director Anurag Kashyap. It took a total of 125 crores to make this movie, and the film bears a loss of 100 crores. And many call it the greatest flop in the history of Bollywood.
Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja (1993)
It is said that Boney Kapoor put all his money in his most ambitious project Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja. At that time when films were made in lakhs, this one had a budget of a 9-crore. According to critics poor dialogues, weak music and a silly story-line were the reasons for its failure. We still feel sorry for actors Sridevi, Anil Kapoor, and Jackie Shroff who were the leads actors of the film.
The movie which was made with a total budget of 150 crores was a complete waste to watch. Cinefans did not like the film at all despite having handsome Hrithik Roshan, some good music, a Mexican hottie and a brilliant director. None could save the flick from its downfall.
Bollywood Flop Movies: Asoka (2001)
Shah Rukh Khan’s dream project had a budget of 13 crores. But neither fans nor critics like the movie, and it became a massive flop in the box office.
Love Story 2050 (2008)
Next comes in this list is Love story 2050. The film received much excitement regarding special effects. But producer Harry Baweja’s plans of giving his son Harman Baweja his dream launch failed miserably due to a “senseless” script. While Harman ended up with the tag of a Hrithik-lookalike, the corny film also leads to his breakup with his rumoured girlfriend and his female lead Priyanka Chopra. Ouch!
Raavan is another expensive Bollywood flop movie. Mani Ratnam’s Raavan was made with a budget of 100 crores. The movie stars Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai in the lead roles. The film became a fiasco at the BO.
Mangal Pandey (2005)
Aamir Khan starrer Mangal Pandey was also one of the most eagerly awaited movies of 2005. But the basic idea of a prostitute romancing one of India’s favourite freedom fighters didn’t go down well with many. All we cherish in this 35-crore flick is Aamir’s big moustache and his long hair.
Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Saawariya could have been the perfect launchpad for both Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor. But the story wasn’t well received by the audience. The movie was shot entirely on ‘blue-coloured’ sets and had a total budget of 40-crore.
Raju Chacha (2000)
The movie Raju Chaha had a budget of 30 crores. Despite its Christmas release, it couldn’t do any good and was a disaster at the box office.
Akshay Kumar starrer Blue had a budget of 129 crores, and the movie was the most awaiting one in 2009. It had some brilliant underwater shots, expensive action choreography, a long schedule in the Bahamas but nothing help the movie from its downfall. Its lame story about an under-sea bounty left its fans disappointed.
Next in our list of Bollywood flop movies is Drona. It is always a risk to invest 87 crores on Abhishek Bachchan, right? But a good friend and producer Goldie Behl took the chance, only to realise what he lost when the film destroyed massively at the box office.
The movie which had a budget of 8 crores in 1991 (which is indeed a vast budget at that time) became a tragedy for the producer, Shashi Kapoor, that he has to shut down his production company after this film. This highly exciting superhero film failed to create an impression on the viewers.
Sometimes we wonder why brilliant actors like Ranbir Kapoor end up doing such poor films. His superstardom did draw the audience to the theatres but, ultimately, the poor content has made the movie of the disaster of 2013. The movie was utterly a letdown for the audience. The film which had an 85-crore budget managed to collect 73 crores at the BO.
RGV Ki Aag (2007)
RGV Ki Aag which is a remake of Sholay is a total disaster in the BO. Many also listed it among the worst Bollywood movies ever made. Ram Gopal Verma messed the older version making Amitabh Bachchan play Babban Singh on the lines of Gabbar. Poor casting and lousy storytelling made this big-budget film a catastrophe.
Ra. One is a 2011 Indian superhero film which was made under the direction of Anubhav Sinha and stars Armaan Verma, Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Arjun Rampal, Shahana Goswami and Tom Wu in pivotal roles. Though it was not wholly a flop, it is not a big hit over. It had a budget of 130 crores. This much-hyped film failed to do good business at the box office.
Next in our list of expensive Bollywood flop movies is Himmatwala. You need himmat to watch this masterpiece by Sajid Khan. The movie which is made with a budget of 68 crores is a remake of a film made 30 years ago. But it is worse than the original and was a big flop of that year.
Himesh Reshammiya starrer Karzzzz which was a remake of the 1980 film Karz. However, the remake ruined the legacy of the original one. The movie which was made with a budget of 24 crores had a total collection of 17 crores in the worldwide collection.
Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani (2002)
‘Itni anokhi ki koi na samajh paye’. The movie had Armaan Kohli as Neo, Terminator and a snake’s head. Also, it showed us two things: how an attempt to rape can be okay and Sonu Nigam’s acting. Poor, poor, poor.
Tees Maar Khan (2010)
It is only because of Katrina Kaif’s item number ‘Sheila ki jawani’ which made the audience to go and watch this dumb movie. Though it was not completely a flop, you have to turn off your brain before going to watch this movie. It took a total of 28 crores to make this movie.
Chandni Chowk To China (2009)
The Akshay Kumar and Deepika Padukone starrer movie, Chandni Chowk to China, was a much-hyped film. It had a budget of Rs 80 crore but failed to impress the audience.
Directed by Subhash Ghai, “Yuvvraj” had Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in the lead role. This film’s budget was Rs 50 crore, but it bombed at the box office, earning only Rs 16 crore.
Sajid Khan’s another masterpiece, “Humshakals” featured Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Ram Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Tamannaah Bhatia and Esha Gupta in the lead roles. The budget of this film was Rs 75 crore, but it earned only Rs 63 crore.
So, these are the 23 high budget movies which become the super flop and will be a scar in Bollywood industry.