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Top 10 ‘Flop’busters of 2015

Some films give to the people involved in its making,
enough reasons to laugh on their way to the bank and paisa vasool entertainment to the audience. However, there are some
films that make us wonder what were the makers thinking while making them. Or
were they even thinking or were they out of their minds! Here is a list of 10
such flopbusters that we all wish hadn’t released or even better, hadn’t even
been made!

Tevar: When actors like Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha come
together for the first time in an action thriller that has a fantastic actor
like Manoj Bajpayee playing the main villain, the least you expect is for the film to
do is something good to the careers of the people involved. However, it
added a flop to everyone’s filmography. Produced by Sanjay Kapoor, the film was
heavily criticized and so were Arjun and Sonakshi’s performances. The only
actor who walked away with maximum critical acclaim was Manoj, however, the
acclaim was overshadowed by film’s disastrous performance at the box office!

Hawaizaada: This was one film everyone was looking forward to, and
why not? After all, the fantastic trailers of the film had created a lot of
positive buzz and intrigue among the audience. But trailers can be deceiving
and upon its release, Hawaizaada just
proved this fact once again. This never-ending ‘sci-fi drama’ was so pointless
and irrelevant that we wish it wouldn’t have been made. The film that witnessed
an actor of Mithun Chakraborty’s calibre being wasted, even saw Ayushmann Khurrana giving
the worst performance of his career. Although the film was a biopic on the life
of Shivkar Talpade, who is credited to have constructed India’s first unmanned
plane, this Vibhu Puri directorial failed to take off at the ticket counters
and crash landed on its release.

Byomkesh Bakshi: Based on one of the legendary detective characters,
Byomkesh Bakshi, who was extremely popular in the 90s, thanks to brilliant TV
series by the same name directed by Basu Chatterjee, this film too had created
a lot of interest among the audience who were waiting with bated breaths to
watch their favorite character on the big screen. People who had loved Rajit
Kapoor playing Byomkesh on TV were highly disappointed with Sushant Singh
Rajput’s portrayal of the character in Dibaker Banerjee’s directorial. It
seemed that Banerjee terribly lost the plot during the making of the film and
even the best detective couldn’t find out where exactly the story of the film
disappeared.

Gabbar Is Back: Honestly, this film couldn’t be called a disaster,
although it failed to rake in moolah at the box office. Also, the film wasn’t
as bad as people perceived it to be. However, even Akshay Kumar’s performance
couldn’t save Gabbar Is Back from
falling prey to the negative word of mouth. Sadly, the film didn’t have
anything new to offer to its audience; neither in terms of the story nor in
terms of the action. While Akshay could’ve had a flawless year with four hits
in one calendar year, this one wrong move by the Khiladi played spoilsport. Wish he had avoided this one.

Bombay Velvet: This film is the best example of how too many cooks can
spoil the broth, especially when the ingredients don’t match the cuisine at
all. This film had four filmmakers involved in it, albeit in different
capacities- two as producers, one as an actor and one, of course director. Anurag
Kashyap decided to work out of his comfort zone and in the bargain, made the
audience uncomfortable. The film was based on the underbelly of Mumbai in the
60s. We wish it was even made and released in 60s and not in 2015. Another
thing Anurag decided to experiment with was casting filmmaker Karan Johar as
the villain. However, the two biggest calamities of this commercial disaster
were Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma’s careers. Unfortunately, there was
nothing velvety about this film.

Hamari Adhuri
Kahani: 
True to its title, the film and its story looked
incomplete and how! Surprisingly, the film was directed by a very promising
Mohit Suri who had given musical blockbusters in the past and that too with new
comers – Aashiqui 2 with Aditya Roy
Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor and Ek Villain
with Shraddha and Sidharth Malhotra. But sadly, Mohit couldn’t do justice to
acclaimed actors like Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi’s presence in the film
which was surprisingly scripted by a veteran like Mahesh Bhatt. Slower than a
snail, this film was as boring as it could get. Also, Vidya and Emraan’s
previous disastrous track record only added fuel to the fire.

All Is Well: The way this film was scripted, directed, and the way all
the actors performed, it should have been titled, Nothing is Well. Director Umesh Shukla, who had earlier gifted the
audience with a film like OMG! Oh My God,
completely lost the plot with his second directorial outing, All Is Well. Right from the first scene
to the last, it was so evident that the director and the actors were completely
clueless and disinterested in the film. Pathetic story, worst screenplay,
forgettable dialogues, poor performances and unimpressive direction compelled
cinegoers to stay away from this one and the film proved to be a big
flopbuster!

Welcome Back: The audience didn’t really oblige the makers who wanted
their audience to come back to the theatres! A sequel to 2007 hit, Welcome that starred Akshay Kumar,
Katrina Kaif, Nana Patekar and Anil Kapoor, Welcome
Back
couldn’t tickle people’s funny bones the way its prequel did. Well
when you replace Akshay Kumar who is loved for his impeccable comic timing with
a non-actor like John Abraham, what else do you expect to happen to the film?
Even Nana and Anil’s fantastic chemistry and fabulous comic timing couldn’t
save the film from sinking at the box office. Lesson learnt – never cast John
in the sequel of Akshay’s film!

Katti Batti: Barring director Nikhil Advani and the lead actors Imran
Khan and Kangana Ranaut, nobody else did batti
with this film. In fact, the film was so bad that Kangana’s recent past victory
at the box office with Queen and Tanu Weds Manu Returns couldn’t stop
this film from fetching big katti
from all quarters. With a boring script, bizarre and direction-less screenplay,
unimpressive dialogue and extremely poor performances from Kangana and Imran,
the fill fell flat on its face. This was certainly one of those rare films you
wish hadn’t been made! Sigh!

Shaandaar: Well! The less said about this film, the better! Nothing
about this film could be called Shaandaar!
Even after a few months after its release, we are still wondering what was
going on on-screen in the name of screenplay. And to think of it, this was
directed by Vikas Bahl who had earlier made a classic like Queen that did magic to Kangana’s career. Shaandaar too did magic to Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s career,
but the only difference was that it was black magic this time! Whether Vikas lost
interest half way into the making of the film or he was under heavy influence
(read interference) of some big giants involved is something only he would be
able to tell us better. This one was undoubtedly an avoidable affair and people
did avoid it big time!

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