Bollywood films are a big gamble, you never know when a movie is hit or flop. It's like this big question mark, that no one knows the answer too. For example Bobby Jasoos, the movie received good reviews from critics and people, it has Vidya Balan in the lead, some amazing songs, yet it failed to make some good moolah at the Box Office. Why?
Bobby Jasoos was a highly anticipated movie with a lot riding on Vidya Balan's performance but according to trade experts, the film didn't garner as much money, which seems extremely sad, considering how good the movie was. Dia Mirza who made this movie with much ambition too must have been disappointed due to its poor performance at the Box Office.
Many such good movies simply go unnoticed by the people and end up baring this wrath with the Box Office result. Agneepath was recently remade with Hrithik Roshan essaying the role of Vijay Deenanath Chauhan which was earlier reprised by Amitabh Bachchan.
Agneepath is a 1990 Hindi crime drama film directed by Mukul Anand. It stars Amitabh Bachchan as the main protagonist Vijay Deenanath Chauhan along with Mithun Chakraborty, Madhavi, Neelam Kothari, Rohini Hattangadi and Danny Denzongpa as the antagonist Kancha Cheena. The film was produced by Yash Johar. While the original failed, the remake made good moolah.
The remake was released in 2012 with Sanjay Dutt reprising Danny's role, the movie matched up to it's name and did extremely well at the BO. No other actor could have steeped in to the shoes of Amitabh Bachchan apart from Hrithik. He truly did justice to the role, but unlike Agneepath which was remade, there have been several good movies that just lost it's way. Let's check out such good Bollywood movies which we loved but bombed at the Box Office.
Lamhe is a 1991 Hindi film directed by Yash Chopra and starring Sridevi and Anil Kapoor. The story was written by Honey Irani. It was inspired from the 1986 film Anokha Rishta starring Rajesh Khanna. The movie was touching, emotional and very inspiring.
Andaz Apna Apna
Andaz Apna Apna is a 1994 Indian Hindi comedy film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, starring Aamir khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon, Karisma Kapoor and Paresh Rawal in the lead roles. Govinda and Juhi Chawla make guest appearances. A beautiful comic caper that released ahead of its time.
Oye Lucky Lucky Oye
Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! is a 2008 film starring Abhay Deol, Paresh Rawal, Neetu Chandra, Manu Rishi, Richa Chadda, Manjot Singh and Archana Puran Singh. It was directed by Dibakar Banerjee. The film won the National Film Award for Best Popular Film. The film is inspired by the real life shenanigans of Devinder Singh alias Bunty, a real-life "super-chor", originally from Vikaspuri, Delhi. The movie may have lost out due to poor marketing strategies.
Swades: We, the People is a 2004 Indian film written, produced and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker. The film stars Shah Rukh Khan and Gayatri Joshi in her first film. It failed at the Indian box office due to SRK's previous film still running all time blockbuster Veer-Zaara.It was dubbed and released in Tamil under the title Desam.
Lakshya is a 2004 Bollywood war drama film directed by Farhan Akhtar, with stars Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Sharad Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Aditya Srivastava, Om Puri and Boman Irani. Hrithik Roshan plays the role of Lieutenant Karan Shergill, who leads his team to victory over the Pakistani troops. It is a coming-of-age story with a fictionalized backdrop of the Kargil war. Yet another movie that was lost due to poor promotions.
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro is a 1983 Hindi film directed by Kundan Shah and produced by NFDC. It is a dark satire on the rampant corruption in Indian politics, bureaucracy, news media and business, and stars an ensemble cast that includes the likes of Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Om Puri, Pankaj Kapur, Satish Shah, Satish Kaushik, Bhakti Barve and Neena Gupta. An extremely hilarious film that should be watched by all.
1942 Love Story
1942: A Love Story is a 1994 Bollywood film starring Anil Kapoor, Manisha Koirala, Jackie Shroff, Anupam Kher, Danny Denzongpa, and Pran. The film was the first ever to be given a U/A rating while featuring a scene, previously considered inappropriate for young children, showing the actors kissing. The film was highly acclaimed for its music, songs, picturization, cinematography, lyrics and the portrayal of its leading lady Manisha Koirala, a turning point for her career. The film was released some time after the death of the music director, Rahul Dev Burman. The film received five Filmfare Awards. This is the first Indian film to use Dolby Stereo.
Guide is a 1965 Romantic Drama film film starring Dev Anand and Waheeda Rehman. It was directed by Vijay Anand, who also contributed to the screenplay. The film is based on the critically acclaimed novel, The Guide, by R. K. Narayan, and is widely considered to be one of the masterpieces of the Indian film industry, yet it didn't do well at BO.