If we compare 2018 and 2019 based on cinema, the latter one has surely been a little underwhelming, be it in terms of content, performances or making money at the box-office. While we saw a lot of films doing great, there have also been films that failed to mint money. Shockingly, most of the flop films of 2019 have either been high-on-budget, grand or the ones that boasted of a massive cast. It was indeed disappointing but such is fate. Take, for instance, Priyanka Chopra’s The Sky Is Pink. Well, the list is quite long, so, without further, ado, here’s a rundown of Bollywood films that failed to meet audiences’ expectations. (ALSO READ - Films Which Made Christmas Merrier At The Box-Office: Tiger Zinda Hai, Dangal, Dhoom 3, Dabangg 2, Don 2)
1 – Kalank
Kalank was Karan Johar’s dream project that brought the pre-partition era on the celluloid. The film boasted of a highly-ensemble cast namely, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, Aditya Roy Kapur and Sonakshi Sinha. It was also a spectacular treat with a mesmerising soundtrack, but what went wrong? Well, it didn’t click with the viewers. With a budget of more than Rs 100 crore, Kalank collected Rs 76.5 crore at the box-office.
2 – The Sky Is Pink
The Sky Is Pink marked Priyanka Chopra’s comeback to Bollywood after two years and it chronicled the life of Aisha Chaudhary, who battled pulmonary fibrosis till the age of 18 and left for her heavenly abode. The Sky Is Pink was a heartwarming film with some spectacular performances; however, it failed to strike the chord among a majority of audiences. It made around Rs 20 crore.
3 – Panipat
Panipat, which was based on the battle of Panipat, was helmed by Ashutosh Gowariker and starred some Bollywood stalwarts like Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Kriti Sanon. The film had recently made it to the big screens, but due to bad reviews and a few controversies, it didn’t work at the box-office. Panipat collected an underwhelming Rs 28.9 crore with a massive budget of over Rs 80 crore.
4 – The Narendra Modi Biopic
A film that chronicled the life Indian Prime Minister – Narendra Modi – with Vivek Oberoi in the lead role failed big time, due to a couple of reasons. It came under several controversies like being purposely released during the elections; the makers were accused of glorifying Narendra Modi and what not. Well, it failed to live up to audiences’ expectations and emerged dud. The film collected Rs 20 crore.
5 – Notebook
Notebook was a Salman Khan production that launched two new faces, Pranutan Bahl and Zaheer Iqbal. Despite the critical acclamation and a sweet love story, the film couldn’t work wonders for the newbies. It made a poor collection of around Rs 3.7 crore.
6 – Jabariya Jodi
Jabariya Jodi reunited Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra after a delightful romantic-comedy like Hasee Toh Phasee. It, however, couldn’t create the same magic and was a disaster at the box-office. The film made Rs 16 crore.
7 – The Zoya Factor
The Zoya Factor marked Dulquer Salmaan’s foray into Bollywood and was based on the superstitions around cricket. It also starred Sonam Kapoor. Well, the film opened to very poor reviews, hence making it a failure at the BO with only Rs 2.9 crore in its kitty.
8 – Marjaavaan
Marjaavaan starring Sidharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh and Tara Sutaraia had all the elements of a super-entertaining massy film with a great cast but it turns that the viewers across multiplexes gave it thumbs down. It collected around Rs 44.45 crore.
Here’s hoping for a better 2020 in terms of films!
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