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The term Thriller, as per the filmy dictionary means the license to entertain with some racy pulsating edge of the seat drama! Well, Bollywood has seen many of these in the recent months gone by. Of these, some hit the Bull's Eye, whereas many others bit the dust! With another thriller, Race, which opened last week, We thrillingly bring you the list of five recent thrillers which completely failed to thrill the audiences and turned out to be big horrors for the producers and distributors.
Aggar: Anyone who was expecting a power packed performance from the actors and thrilling story telling from the director was in for a disappointment. Well, its high time that thriller makers get rid of the two words 'betrayal' and 'obsession' which marks the introduction of every romantic-thriller that hits the silver screen. Aggar revolves around Shreyas Talpade who conspires to kill his wife played by Udita Goswami while using Tusshar as his guinea pig. But since good has to prevail over bad Shreyas' plan backfires. The lopsided star cast only goes ahead to distort the script even more… It's a wonder how the audiences managed to sit through the movie.
Cash: Oodles of oomph-matic style sans any substantial substance aptly describes Anubhav Sinha's thriller flick Cash in totality. Cash joins the bandwagon of the Indian films which are well-known for their abysmal quality. Cash failed to cash in on its pre-release hype at the B-O. The music probably was the only saving grace for this multi-starrer. The film is about a mad race behind diamonds between Ajay Devgan and his gang (Riteish Deshmukh, Zayed Khan, Esha Deol, and Dia Mirza) and the underworld don Sunil Shetty. The idiotic angle is that, till the end Shamita Shetty who claims to be a top security officer never realizes that Ajay is the mastermind behind all the thefts. His pretentious writer-profession manages to keep her in wraps. Some officer she is...wonder if she was given any training before taking on such a role. Won't be too shocked if the Crime Branch sues the filmmaker for portraying them as so dumb. As for the end, if you happen to watch it then fill us in on the details.
Naqaab: Now, this one was apparently a much-awaited film considering the super success of Humraaz in 2002. Unfortunately, the love triangle with a twist failed to recreate the magic. An emotional tale of a middle class girl, Urvashi Sharma, who is confused between the love of a millionaire, (always Bobby Deol) or an aspiring actor Akshaye Khanna (note the similarity with Humraaz). But while walking the aisle, Urvashi realizes her love for Akshaye (perfect timing) and runs to him leading to Bobby's suicide. Little did she know that Akshaye's love for her happens to be a contract made by Bobby with a 'veiled identity'. Apparently, Bobby was making a romantic film on Urvashi and Akshaye and had only used her…For crying out loud, didn't the filmmaker have a better idea to remove the 'Naqaab' of the culprit? Well, the film climaxes with the murder of Bobby Deol. One can only wonder as to why the script was even being attempted in the first place!
Speed: The faster it came the faster it disappeared. Inspite of being a complete rip off the Hollywood film, Cellular it had a terrible fate at the B-O. Well, Speed not only lacked flow it also lacked the pace, so much for the title. Sanjay Suri, an undercover MI 5 agent, is compelled by Sophie and Aftab to murder the Prime Minister at the bargain to get his wife (played by Urmila) back. Zayed accidentally happens to get a call from Urmila and tries to rescue her. Aashish Chowdhury on the other hand is a corrupt a security officer who in charge of the Prime Minister's security. With so many characters in the film, the viewer only gets confused as to who is the good guy and the bad guy here. And what connection does the title have with the film anyway.
The Train: And last but not the least, The Train. Why do Bollywood filmmakers replicate Hollywood flicks? Here's sighting one more example. The Train, is a copy of the Jennifer Aniston starrer, Derailed, with a Bollywood 'tadka'. Inspite of oozing with sex and skin show, the film managed to get beaten up at the B-O. Guess the audiences are no longer falling for Emraan Hashmi's 'Killer-Kisser' instincts anymore. Emraan Hashmi and Sayali Bhagat's already disturbed married life goes through turmoil when he begins to have an affair with Geeta Basra. Well, it's not always the wife who catches you cheating on her, like in this case Emraan and Geeta's intimate moments are intruded by a crook, who then rapes her and blackmails him. Post this; the film goes for a toss. After paying the blackmailer a ransom, Emraan decides to tell his wife the truth. The final climax is something that you should watch yourself to have a nice laugh. This is one 'Train' that the audiences were happy to miss.