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Huge Disappointments! Big Budget Malayalam Films Which Failed To Meet The Expectations!

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    Big budget films do come with loads of expectations attached to them. Most of the times, we have seen such burden of expectations badly affecting the movie.

    Today, we are going to discuss about some big budget Malayalam films which came with huge hype and expectations, but turned out to be huge disappointments. Take a look.

    Dubai (2001)

    This Mammootty starrer directed by Joshiy had its script written by Renji Panikker. The film made under a huge budget came with loads of expectations but much to the disappointment of the fans, the film failed to meet the expectations.

    Casanovva (2012)

    Casanovva had a great pre-release hype. Various promotional activities, the huge canvas and more importantly Bobby-Sanjay and Rosshan Andrrews teaming up with Mohanlal, all these raised the expectations of people. The film went on to be a colossal disappointment.

    The King And The Commissioner (2012)

    A cross-over film with two of the iconic characters of Malayalam cinema. What else was needed to raise the expectations of the people? But, Shaji Kailas and Renji Panikker failed this time to meet the expectations of the viewers.

    Gangster (2014)

    Aashiq Abu joining hands with Mammootty, that too, for a stylish gangster flick!It is normal for the audiences to expect a lot. But, the film got very poor reviews and flopped at the box-office.

    Lailaa O Lailaa (2015)

    Much was talked about the film before its release. The never seen before kind of action sequences, script by Suresh Nair etc were the talking point of the film. But, the film was a colossal disappointment and lack of content heavily affected the movie.

    Double Barrel (2015)

    The film had an ensemble star cast and a very promising team behind the cameras. The film definitely was a fresh attempt from the makers but it wasn't able to satisfy all kinds of audiences alike.

    Most of the films in the above list were made under a huge canvas and automatically it went on to raise the expectations of the viewers, with a huge pre-release hype. If Mammootty or Mohanlal is a part of the project, the expectations reach another level.

    Lack of proper marketing and the false impressions given about a film have an adverse affect on the film. All such tactics may guarantee a huge initial collection, but would be hard to sustain the same performance at the box-office.

    Similar are the cases of sequels in Malayalam films. Most of them come out with the baggage of expectations created by the prequels. But, more often, we have seen sequels not maintaining the standards of the prequels.

    But, there have been exceptions like Kerala Varma Pazhassi Raja, which was made under a huge budget and came with loads of expectations and hype, but still went on to satisfy the viewers largely.

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