Presenting films that Salman, Aamir and Shah Rukh would want to erase from their filmography
Salman, Aamir and Shah Rukh are the all-powerful Khan triumvirate in Bollywood today. Their popularity keeps growing with every passing day, their films set new box-office records and their forthcoming releases are always highly anticipated.
But that doesn’t mean they always did it right. In the beginning of their careers, they too had a few damp squibs. SpotboyE. com gives you a list of films that Salman, Aamir and SRK would probably cringe at today:
Nischaiy’s plot has so much going on that it’s difficult to come up with a simple synopsis. Salman played a young and upcoming lawyer in this movie, who faces problems because of a deep dark secret that’s his past.
Needless to say, he was an illegitimate child. Honestly, were there any movies in the nineties where the hero didn’t carry the burden of being an illegitimate child? Phew!
This film even saw him having a ‘maar dhaad se bhara’ fight sequence with Vinod Khanna.
Sridevi plays a fairy who escapes to Earth – a la Wonder Woman – and meets a young boy, played by Salman, who lives with his evil uncle.
There’s also an evil jaadugar who is chasing the fairy because he wants a ‘sunheri shakti’ (whatever that means!). And as a bonus, there are two magicians, not one.
Does the plot interest you? Well, it interested Sallu enough to be a part of the movie.
Yes, Suryavanshi has become somewhat of a legendary movie today. But let’s admit it, it’s far from a good film.
Salman went beach blonde, wore a chest armour that showed off most of his chest, and he had two heroines in the movie, Amrita Singh, a ghost who refuses to give up on him and Sheeba.
Need we say more?
Isi Ka Naam Zindagi
Before Aamir starred in the ‘ghost buster’ Talaash, he starred in Isi Ka Naam Zindagi. The billing for this movie was Aamir Khan, Farah Naaz, Pran, Shakti Kapoor and Asrani – you know where this is going.
The movie is a template of the zamindar-kisan movies from the nineties. It has a mujra song that’d have Azad Rao Khan’s papa blush today. It goes, ‘Raat ki Hoon Rani, Meri Zaalim Hein Jawaani!’ There’s another song that goes ‘Khet anaajon pe dale hein paani, taras rahi hein meri jawaani.’
Daulat Ki Jung
Daulat Ki Jung tried to reuse the formula of Aamir and Juhi Chawla in a love story, but were smart enough to add several new aspects to the story. So, there is a treasure and a treasure map, not one but two villains, tribals and even a tribal dance where Juhi dances for the tribal chief!
The songs had lyrics that could be a lesson in subtlety – one of the songs went ‘Aasman pe gire, khajoor pe atke’.
Tum Mere Ho
This Aamir-Juhi movie takes the cake! This one had all the formulas for a typical 90’s film in place. Cast a hit jodi – check. Weave in the angle of snake charmers – check. Include reincarnation as part of the plot – check.
The cast is the same that gave us QSQT. Unfortunately, even the audience at that time couldn’t digest perfectionist Khan as a snake charmer – who defeats Saamri!
Shah Rukh Khan
SRK redefined negative characters in Bollywood, but even his ardent fans will agree that Ram Jaane was cringe-worthy.
Let alone the plot, we couldn’t get past his signature outfit in the flick – a suit without a shirt inside, along with a blatant gold chain. Oh, and who can forget the red strip of cloth that he tied around his forehead!
The movie is also memorable because this is the one where he is sentenced to death, and loses the girl, played by Juhi Chawla, to Vivek Mushran! Let’s face it – even on a bad day, SRK can’t lose a girl to Mushran!
We have an unending list of problems with this film. But we’ll just tell you one.
To get even with Roop (SRK), the villain (Naseeruddin Shah) hangs Roop’s father (Anupam Kher) and escapes with Roop’s girlfriend (Pooja Bhatt). He leaves Roop to literally give support to his father, so that he doesn’t hang and kill himself. Finally, Roop’s father gives up his own life.
We rest our case.
But the movie to end all lists about bad movies from the nineties would be Guddu, in which SRK plays the titular character. The female lead (Manisha Koirala) is blind, the male lead has a brain tumour and all along is the under-text of God vs atheists. Aaargh!
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