Thursday, December 27, 2007

Bollywood 2007: Biggest Flops

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's film was one of the most awaited films of the year. It was supposed to be the big launch of star kids, Sonam Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor. Besides, the Hollywood studio, Sony Pictures, was making its debut in Bollywood.

Vidhu Vinod Chopra's film earned great reviews, and was even sent as India's official entry to the Oscars. But the film was a commercial disaster. Even Amitabh Bachchan and Saif Ali Khan's star power could not save Eklavya.

This was the first big flop of the year.
Salaam-E-Ishq starred the who's who of Bollywood -- from Salman Khan, Govinda, Priyanka Chopra, John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla to Vidya Balan -- and was expected to do well.

Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag
Ram Gopal Varma took a huge gamble by remaking one of Hindi cinema's best films, Sholay. He even attched his name to the venture. Unfortunately, it did not pay.

Jhoom Barabar Jhoom
Jhoom Barabar Jhoom was a surprise flop due to many reasons. Firstly, it was produced by Yash Raj Filmd, which had a reputation for its Midas touch until last year.
Secondly, its music -- by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy -- was a huge hit, and everyone expected the film to be as good. And lastly, it was directed by Shaad Ali, who gave us hits like Bunty Aur Babli and Saathiya before Jhoom.

Lagaa Chunari Mein Daag
If 2005 was one of the best years for Rani Mukerji, 2007 was probably one of her worst.
Laaga looked especially bad for her because she had the central role; there was no male lead, except for a special appearance from Abhishek Bachchan.

Aaja Nachle
Madhuri Dixit's comeback was said to be one of the big events of the year.
But sadly, Aaja Nachle had a poor box office opening, and only made news for the wrong reasons.

Fool N Final
Shahid Kapur may have hoped that his film, Fool N Final was rake in the moolah. But instead, it bombed. Though the songs were catchy, and the film starred Sunny Deol as well, director Ahmed Khan could not make his film work.

Ta Ra Rum Pum
Many filmmakers spaced their films around TRRP, Yash Raj's first release of the year.
No one wanted their film to release on the same day, as everyone expected it to be a hit. But the film bombed.

The hit Sarkar combination of Amitabh Bachchan and Ram Gopal Varma came together in Nishabd. Nishabd, however, sank without a trace.

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