The buzz was big around these films, but our experiences at the cinemas were only cringe-worthy!
After all, the director of Queen was making Shaandaar! The buzz had to be big! Plus, Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s new and fresh jodi was expected to set the silver screen afire! But when the film came out in cinema halls, we were only disappointed; there was nothing that could impress us.
Aishwarya’s comeback film was touted to be one of the biggest films of the year, but alas, it came and went without making much noise! Even the versatile actor Irrfan Khan failed to save it from tanking at the box office.
3. Dil Dhadakne Do
Zoya Akhtar’s Dil Dhadakne Do looked like a stylish film, and we also believed that it had a story that would grip our attention. But our expectations went down the drain, as the multi-starrer ended up only being a stylish fare and nothing more than that!
4. ABCD 2
Remo D’Souza cast popular stars in the second installment of ABCD, but even that didn’t help grab eyeballs. ABCD 2 may have garnered decent moolah at the cash registers, but it fell short of scoring big with us film buffs and critics.
5. Bombay Velvet
The film was a grand fare in every sense possible, yet it fell terribly short of casting a spell on us. Despite being helmed by Anurag Kashyap, a huge ensemble flick and a fairly decent show of performances by them all, Bombay Velvet left no impact on our minds and became an unforgettable movie with absolute ease.
6. Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!
Sushant Singh Rajput’s attempt to don the hat of a fictional detective character had a hard time at the box office. The Dibakar Banerjee project couldn’t live up to its hype and our expectations, and bombed.
7. Katti Batti
After watching her in Queen and Tanu Weds Manu Returns, we had really high hopes from Kangana Ranaut’s Katti Batti. But the film was a disaster. Period!
The Salman Khan production, directed by Nikhil Advani, Hero launched newcomers Sooraj Pancholi (Aditya Pancholi’s son) and Athiya Shetty (Sunil Shetty’s daughter) in Bollywood. Despite being tagged as one of the biggest romances of 2015, the film failed to create any magic at the box office and in our hearts.
Based on 26/11 Mumbai attacks and global terrorism, Phantom starred Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif, and was expected to go big at the ticket counters. But the Kabir Khan drama was nothing more than a dud!
10. Hamari Adhuri Kahaani
Mohit Suri’s love story, starring Emraan Hashmi and Vidya Balan, failed to warm the cockles of our hearts, and bombed at the box office.
11. Singh Is Bliing
Only one thought for this forced comedy – Akshay Kumar’s Singh Is Bliing shouldn’t have happened, in the first place!
12. Dolly Ki Doli
Sonam Kapoor played a season con artist who targeted young bachelors, entrapped them, wooed them, married them, drugged them on the wedding night and ran away with all their wealth. While the plot was pretty interesting, the screenplay lacked conviction. There were too many loopholes and gaps that left us frustrated as the story unfolded. The film that could have rocked the cash registers, was reduced to be bad cinema for all its flaws.
Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover had steamed up our screens with the film’s trailer and song promos. But the lack of a crisp story and tight screenplay disappointed us hugely.
Horrible is the word to explain this film in one word! An amateurish attempt by the makers, Roy had nothing it should have! While Ranbir Kapoor in his extended cameo looked like making efforts to make his part stand out and failed miserably, Arjun Kapoor tried his best but couldn’t go beyond making us yawn. Jacqueline Fernandez was simply a misfit. And let’s not even talk about the screenplay – it was that bad and draining!
Tevar lacked tevar, to say the least! The action drama left us unsatisfied and exhausted. Add to that, the film’s intolerable length that seemed like forever as we sat to watch the flick!
A genius of a director was getting the acting stalwart Amitabh Bachchan and the South sensation Dhanush together. What else did we need? Well, a compelling story and crisp screenplay. And Shamitabh lacked both from the word go.
The biopic, starring Ayushmann Khurrana as the protagonist, fell short of delivering what it promised in its promos.
18. Mr. X
A sci-fi thriller? Like, really? Do you remember the 2004 supernatural thriller, Gaayab, starring none other than Tusshar Kapoor in the lead role? Well, my point is, the makers of Mr. X learnt no lesson from Gaayab and presented their project with as much laziness and illogicality as they could.