The year 2018 was a mixed year for Hindi Film Industry, there were some films which won our hearts with their rich content and powerful performances and there were films which totally disappointed us despite having big star cast and renowned production houses associated with them. Here we bring you a list of Bollywood films which fell flat on Box-Office and failed to meet the audience's expectations. Take a look:
Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3
Sanjay Dutt's Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3, which also has Chitrangada Singh, Jimmy Shergill, Mahie Gill, and Soha Ali Khan. It was the third installment of the franchise but it failed to recreate the magic of its previous installments.
Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao, and Divya Dutta an ensemble star cast was not enough to save 'Fanney Khan', directed by Atul Manjrekar. The film was based on Everybody's Famous! by Dominique Deruddere but it failed to impress the audience and managed to collect around ₹16.73 crores on Box-Office.
Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi
Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi was a sequel to hit Happy Bhag Jayegi directed by Mudassar Aziz. The film starrer Sonakshi Sinha in the lead role but failed to cash on the success of its prequel. There was nothing in the script and film was panned by the critics and the audience.
Director JP Dutta, who is known for his war films, Border and LOC: Kargil, came with another film Paltan, which was based on 1967 Nathu La and Cho La clashes along the Sikkim border after 1962 Sino-Indian War. The film has an ensemble cast with Jackie Shroff, Arjun Rampal, Sonu Sood, Harshvardhan Rane, Esha Gupta, Sonal Chauhan and many more. The film received poor reviews. Audience and critics found the film's execution largely ineffective for a war film with caricature characters and extremely long runtime.
Arjun Kapoor - Parineeti Chopra starrer Namaste England, which was directed by Vipul Amrutlal Shah, failed to create magic on Box-Office. The film received mostly negative reviews from critics due to its poor content and poor performances. Namaste England was a sequel spin-off of the blockbuster Namaste London but it failed to recreate the magic and film bombed on Box-Office.
Sidharth Malhotra - Manoj Bajpai starrer Aiyaary, totally failed to impress the audience and critics on Box-Office. The film was promoted heavily but it has turned out to be a complete dud. The film failed to collect its cost.
Varun Dhawan - Banita Sandhu starrer Shojit Sircar's October also failed to meet audience's expectations. Varun Dhawan was seen in a new avatar but the film didn't turn out as it was expected.
Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif starrer Zero, which was directed by Anand L. Rai also failed to impress the fans. Though the first half of the film was entertaining and was appreciated the second part was not up to the mark and disappointed the fans and critics. Though the performances were hailed by all but the treatment to the second half was panned.
On number two we have Salman Khan starrer Race 3. After two successful installments of Race franchise, the third installment had Salman Khan in the lead role and director duo Abbas-Mustan were replaced by Remo D'Souza. The film bombed at the Box-Office due to its poor content. Not only the content was poor but the performances were too weak to lift the film.
Thugs of Hindostan
On top of the list is this year's most hyped film 'Thugs of Hindostan'. The film has an ensemble cast starring Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Fatima Sana Shaikh, and Katrina Kaif. The film failed to live up to the expectations and was criticized heavily by all. The film was termed as the worst film of Aamir Khan.