10 Great Bollywood Movies That Were Actually Flops, But Must Watch

In the history of cinema it has been often seen that many movies fetch a huge sum of money in their opening weekend but within a few years they fade into oblivion. Such movies are contemporary hits. On the other hand, there are some movies that fail to gain much popularity after their initial release, but in the passage of time they come to be regarded as visual masterpieces. Bollywood movies are made in such a way that they provide a lot of diversity and entertain the viewers to a great extent. Unfortunately, the Bollywood movies worth is decided at the Box Office. The following is the list of the moves that failed in the box office initially, but later on won the hearts of

10. Lakshya (2004):


Lakshya is a 2004 war drama based on a fictional backdrop of the 1999 Kargil war produced by Farhan Akhtar this film was not so well received neither among critics nor Hrithik Roshan fans due to lack luster cinematography as per as the critics. However the film later went on to bag 230 million rupees at the box office as well as added a large fanbase to the star.

9. Rocket Singh (2009):

Rocket Singh

The movie depicted the life of young sales people. Ranbir Kapoor played a Sikh with turban and beard. In spite of the skillful performances of Ranbir and Gauhar, the movie failed at the box office. But after a few years, it was considered to be one of the best movies and Ranbir received Filmfare for his performance in this movie.

8. Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008):

This movie was released only two days after the 26/11 attacks. This might the reason because of which the movie did not gather much audience at first. Based on the real life of Bunty Chor, the movie had great potential. This was proved later on when it was premiered on television and people loved it.

7. Pyaar ka Punchnama (2011):

There are quite a few reasons for the movie being a flop initially. The movie was made on a low budget with a new cast. The absence of popular actors and actresses in the movie made the audience lose interest in it. Lack of proper promotion was another reason behind the failure of the movie. However, as soon as the movie was telecasted in the small screen it gained immense popularity.

6. Swades (2004):

A strong and critically acclaimed film by Ashutosh Gowariker, the film delivers a mellow blow against the political agenda and illiteracy. A slow drama, the film initially bagged low collection in the first weeks, which later went in to collect 2.3 million $.

5. Silsila (1981):

This movie is said to be based on the real life love triangle of the main actors, Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan, and Rekha. The movie was shot at exquisite locations, making it visually appealing. In spite of all these the movie did not see success at first. However, in the present day it is considered to be one of the greatest Bollywood movies.

4. Jaane Bhi do Yaaro (1983)

The movie initially failed at the box office due to lack of proper promotion. But once it hit the television, the audience was overwhelmed by this comedy movie and till today it is considered one of the greatest comedy movie ever made. The story is about the journey of two photographers who have great aspirations but get dragged into the corrupted world.

3. Andaz Apna Apna (1994)

At present almost everyone will agree Andaaz Apna Apna to be one of the best comedy movies to be ever made. Unfortunately, in the 90’s people failed to understand and appreciate this comedy making it a flop. The cast included Shakti Kapoor, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan.

2. Umrao Jaan (1981):

In spite of Rekha’s stunning and graceful performance in the movie, it failed to capture the heart of the viewer’s initially. The heartfelt story line along with the tragic ending was later on liked by all and it won four national awards.

1. Mera Naam Joker (1970):


This great Bollywood movie that is now considered as a legend failed badly initially, which is really shocking. The movie took almost six years to make and was based on the life of a joker. The songs of the movie along with great acting skills of Raj Kapoor make this movie a classic hit and the most beautifully made movie.

For all movie lovers, it is very sad when a good movie does not receive its due appreciation.




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