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Rajinikanth movies have always made its viewers happy along with its producers and distributors too. Rajinikanth's success formula is his commercial flicks and family entertainers which provides a feel good factor for the audience that draws the masses into the cinema halls making his movies a huge success. Another factor for his movies to make it big at the box office is his dialogue delivery and most importantly his style.
There is a saying within Kollywood that investing in a Rajinikanth's movie is almost a safe bet for the producers and distributors as it is very rare for a Rajinikanth movie to fail. Though, the Superstar of South Indian cinema has delivered many high grossing movies, the villain called failure has not spared anyone, not even Rajinikanth.
Rajinikanth movies too have failed at the box office miserably depositing its producers and distributors in a state of bother. While some of Rajini's films have failed after being given a less-expectation tag to them, some movies have failed even after creating huge expectations.
Many say some of his films were deliberately let down by his fans. For instance, before the release of his 2002 movie Baba, There was a strange theory that took center stage which said Rajinikanth might quit acting if his movie Baba which was dedicated to Mahavatar Babaji is well received by the audience. After its release, the movie failed miserably at the box office.
For those who do not know, Rajinikanth too is a human being and his films too are vulnerable at the box office. We bring to you a list of top 10 biggest flops of Rajinikanth in his acting career.
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This 1989 movie was directed by Amirjan and was produced by Kavithalayaa Productions. Despite being the remake of a hit Hindi movie Khoon Pasina, Siva failed to impress its audience and hence failed to keep the cash registers ringing.
Nattukku Oru Nallavan
The movie was directed by V. Ravichandran in Tamil, Kannada and Telugu and was released simultaneously in all the three languages in 1991. The movie failed pathetically in all the languages incurring huge losses to its producer N. Veerasami.
Naan Adimai Illai
Naan Adimai Illai was directed by Dwarakish and was produced by AVM. This too was a remake of a Hindi movie Pyar Jhukta Nahin and was a huge box office failure. Interestingly it also spelled the end of Sridevi's acclaimed career in Kollywood after its release in 1986.
Yet another remake of a super hit Hindi film Mard, Maaveeran was directed by Rajasekhar and was produced by G. Hanumantha Rao. Apart from receiving negative reviews the movie was a utter flop at the box office. Kamal Haasan's Punnagai Mannan was released along with this film for Diwali in 1986 and managed to steal the show.
Despite boasting of star studded casting that included Sivaji Ganesan and Vishnuvardhan and despite being a remake of a highly successful Hindi movie Qurbani, the movie somehow failed to make money incurring huge losses to its producer Suresh Balaje as it was a high budget movie. It was directed by K. Vijayan and was released in 1986.
This film was written and produced by Rajinikanth and was directed by K. Natraj. When it was released in 1993, the film disappointed all Rajinikanth fans and became a box office dud. It landed Rajinikanth in trouble as he incurred a major financial loss.
Being Rajinikanth's 100th movie and directed by one of the most successful director SP. Muthuraman, the movie created huge expectations but failed at the box office despite Rajinikanth's praisable performance. It was produced by K. Balachander and was released in the year 1985.
Though the movie received positive reviews and Meena's acting skills as a child artist was praised, the movie did not win at the box office. Directed by K. Natraj and produced by M. S. Akbar and
Durga Tamizhmani, the movie was released in 1984 and showcased Rajinikanth as himself.
Despite having AR Rahman's music and despite being directed by Baashha director Suresh Krishna in 2002, the movie was a flop at the box office. This movie too induced substantial losses to Rajinikanth as it was produced by him.
Kuselan was a remake of a hit Malayalam film Kadha Parayumbol and was labelled as a colossal flop. It received negative reviews mainly because it didn't have enough screen space for Rajinikanth after being marketed as a Rajinikanth starrer. Directed by P. Vasu and produced by G. P. Vijay Kumar and Pushpa Kandaswamy, it was released in the year 2008.