Top 10 Disastrous Bollywood Movies of 2017

By N.C.Joshi

2017 remained one of the most happening year in the history of Hindi Cinema, with some greatest hits of all time like magnum opus Baahubali: The Conclusion proving to be a shining star of the Indian Cinema on a global level, while many of the big budget movies banking on superstars power, huge budget, great marketing and promotion just bombed down at the Box Office and these movies proved to be disastrous bollywood movies. This year proved the rising level of maturity of the Indian audience, which underlined the fact that for a movie to make a mass impact, good content is must and can’t be substituted with just star power.

As the year is coming to an end, we hereby present the Top 10 Disastrous Movies of the Year. Though the competition was very tough, as many movies having big names associated with them, gave tough competition to each other to claim the top position in ratings chart through worst experience, we have tried to be fair to the most level, by ranking them depending upon the worst and traumatic experience they gave to us- the audience.

10. TubeLight

No list can start without the mention of Super Star Salman Khan. Salman Khan proved all his diehard fans that even he can disappoint them, by hitting the bull’s eye with such an impeccable tragic performance in Tubelight. Though the movie had few of the mightiest names of Bollywood biggies like Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Om Puri and Kabir Khan associated with it, but all that just added to the high expectations which ultimately fell harder in a disastrous way, as the movie failed to create any magic at the box office. The audience gave thumbs down to the retarded character performed by bhaijaan which was loaded with the torture created by the poor script added with terrible performance and screenplay. After watching TubeLight, all the fans have lost all the “yakeen” and the movie as such attains the 10th position in this list.
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9. Rangoon

The next position is grabbed by the movie of our beloved Nawaab of Bollywood and controversial Queen Kangana. He plays the love interest of the Queen, who in turn had chemistry with the off screen ex-love interest of Mrs. Nawaab. Despite having so much chemistry and catalyzing force owing to the masala star cast comprising of Saif, Shahid and Kangana, loaded with the direction of Vishal Bhardwaj, the movie just proved to be another disaster – and the audience just uttered their BLOODY HELL experience by rejecting the movie on ticket counter. It holds the position of no. 9 on our list.

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8. Jab Harry Met Sejal

No body had ever thought that Imtiyaz Ali could make such a meaningless movie without any head or tail. But this year, he proved all of us wrong by making this epic movie starring King Khan, SRK alongside the Captain of Indian Cricket team, Anushka Sharma. It would be a herculean task to find anything good in this movie, which was equipped with such a terrible story line that even the die hard King Khan fans did not had the courage to witness the onscreen drama. It seems King Khan does not want to get ignored and remain out of any of the list pertaining to the Bollywood cinema, and have strongly grabbed the no. 8th position.

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7. Jagga Jasoos

Jagga Jasoos is the best example of the fact that without proper recipe even the best ingredients can make the worst dishes. The trio of Ranbir Kapoor, Anurag Basu and Pritam who had mesmerized all of us with an extremely heart touching and magnificent movie like Barfi, had lampooned themselves by giving us one of the incredible headache of all time. The presence of beautiful locations, sets, cute romantic couple of Ranbir and Katrina was not enough to reduce the torture which the audience felt after going for this movie. It seems the entire movie was made in utter confused state which resulted in such a great disaster. Through this movie, it seems, Ranbir only wanted to join this list of great movies alongside Bhaijaan by engaging with Katrina in this detective journey. Though the movie didn’t get any success, but hopefully, the makers would have detected the reasons for failure. Jasoos Ranbir holds 7th position in this list.

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6. Baadshaho

After giving us the goose bumps with a tremendous movie like Once Upon a Time in Mumbai, a lot was expected from the makers of this movie, as such the same created great enthusiasm for Baadshaho. Baadshaho was equipped with the big names of the industry comprising of Ajay Devgan, Emraan Haashmi, Ileana D’Cruz, Sudhir Mishra and Vidyut Jamwal, but in the presence of an extremely awful and terrible script, even a talented director like Milan Luthria failed to hold all the strings together. The screenplay as well as the direction was extremely horrifying that was sufficient enough to give a nice headache to all the masses who dared enough to watch this movie. Such was the torture of Baadshaho that even the superhit(-hot) track of Rashke Qamar failed to sail the ship of this movie. Ultimately, Baadshaho succeeded in grabbing the 6th position in this list in a swift manner.

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5. Raabta

The makers of the Tollywood Blockbuster Magadheera sued the makers of the Raabta, before the release of the movie, and judicial interference was needed for getting the movie released. But Magadheera fans felt betrayed after going for such a disastrous movie. The hype created before the release of the movie coupled with superb trailer, hot sound track, nice locations and Magadheera controversy, just burst away with the release of the movie. Sushant and Kriti Sanon had given the worst acting performances which were equally supported by horrifying screenplay and direction. Though the tag line of the movie said everything is connected, but nothing was connected in the movie which was totally scattered and as such audience failed to make any connection and rejected it on the face. No doubt this movie has successfully made to the top 5 position of this list.

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4. Bhoomi

This was the comeback movie of Baba, and what a comeback. After this, he must be feeling he will have to comeback again to make people recall his acting brilliance. A lot was expected from such a fine actor who has given us cult performances through Naam, Vastav, Munnabhai to name a few. But, the on screen father-daughter duo of Sanjay Dutt and Aditi Rao Hyadri, gave extremely courageous performance, in this nerve-wracking movie Bhoomi that the audience were traumatized. The movie plot was quietly lose and failed to grab the attention of the audience even a bit. This movie proves that a movie on an emotional topic shall be made with sensuality, so as to connect with the emotions of the audience. The loud background score just added to the trauma of the audiences and the movie proved to be a big disaster. The director, Umang Kumar fails to match the euphoria created by his directorial venture of Mary Kom by great miles and Bhoomi proved to be an epic disaster. This movie just missed the top 3 position of this list, despite so much of hard work in reverse from the makers of this movie.

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3. Begum Jaan

Vidya Balan who had given continuous superb performances in the Bollywood Cinema with epic movies like Kahaani, The Dirty Picture, Parineeta etc has now strongly decided to give us the taste of poor acting performances. And through Begum Jaan, which traverses across the pre-partition India, Begum Vidya has repeated the kind of traumatic experience which she has started giving to her fans with movies like Bobby Jasoos followed by Humaari Adhuri Kahaani. And it seems Bhatt camp has got the perfection in bringing the worst out of the super talented Vidya and give us few of the most horrendous cinematic experience. The attitude of Begum Jaan (my body, my house, my country, my rules) was totally rejected by viewers and critics alike. Begum Jaan strongly makes to the cut, and grabs the 3rd position in the list.

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2. Noor

Bhushan Kumar would have been in hangover state before agreeing to be the producer of this movie and again in the same state owing to the aftermath shock with the release of the movie. The movie was made with the intention of giving traumatic experience to the people who did the mistake of watching the movie of super talented Sonakshi Sinha, who always silences her fans with awful performances. It seems Miss Patna has taken the oath of bringing to us few of the most traumatic experience that can shiver our soul, mind and body. Noor movie had one of the worst script, acting, direction and screenplay. The soundtracks and background score of ever soothing Amaal Malik were equally painful in this already terrible cinematic cyclone. It proved to be a highly confused and terrible movie of a highly confused character. Noor successfully takes the runners up position in this list.

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1. Sarkar 3

All thanks to our beloved RGV, who off late has forgotten how to make epic movies like Satya, Kaun, Bhoot and the Shehanshah of Bollywood Sr. Bachchan (and not Jr. one), Sarkar 3 has successfully grabbed the top most position of this list. The “AAG” of traumatic cinemas ignited by RGV has remained alive through SARKAAR 3. Though Sr. Bacchan has done his part with a strong performance of a loosely written character, but no one can match the vision of RGV who has exploited all the acting talent with a horrible script accompanied with totally disastrous direction and screenplay. RGV was equally supported by Manoj Bajpayee, Ronit Roy, Yami Gautam and other talented actors who have given their complete support, in achieving him his vision of making the worst movie of the year.

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6 Responses

  1. Navdeep Singh says:

    Very nicely described by the author… A true analysis..and laid down very well the whole lot positives (though not many) and negatives abt the movies….well written

  2. Anu says:

    Agreed with the list..

  3. You have brought up a very good details , regards for the post.

  4. Williammoisk says:

    Hellow my name is Williammoisk. Wery thorough talent! Thx 🙂

  5. Having read this I thought it was extremely enlightening.
    I appreciate you taking the time and energy to put this article together.
    I once again find myself personally spending a lot of time both reading
    and leaving comments. But so what, it was still worth it!

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