6 Biggest Bollywood Flops In 2018 | When Expectations From Big Names Shatter

DungCNT |Dec 18, 2018

Biggest letdowns that we have witnessed In Bollywood in 2018 so far

An ultimate plot is always a core factor that contributes to the film's success in the movie's world, especially in 2018. Besides, inviting a superstar to film is not enough to make a high-quality film. For the audience, the script of the film is much more significant than anything else. If the film has a unique script with high quality and an idea that makes the audience exciting and curious about what will happen, there's no doubt that the film will hit the box-office. 2018 has become a blooming year for Bollywood.

6 biggest disappointments of 2018

However, there are still a few films that let the audience down. With a heroin cast and more than a mainstream storyline, these films are expected to set the records at the ticket box. Unfortunately, these films turned out to be big disappointments. Below is the list of 6 biggest letdowns in Bollywood film industry in 2018.


Official release date: February 16th 2018

Director: Neeraj Pandey Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Manoj Bajpayee and Rakul Preet Singh.

Aiyaary is an action thriller film about two military intelligence officers starred by Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Bajpayee. After finding out about an illegal arms deal, Major Jai Bakshi (played by Sidharth Malhotra) goes rogue with highly sensitive data related to his organization. As a result, Abhay Singh (Manoj Bajpayee), his chief colonel is forced to trace him.

With Aiyaary, people place a high expectation on it thanks to the track record of bringing action scene packed entertainers to the audience like A Wednesday, Special 26, Baby and others. But the ill-conceived plot and sluggish pace become one of the disadvantages for this film, a thriller film but has no thrills. A talented star like Manoj Bajpayee even feels out of his part as the plot is not enough for him to play.


Welcome To New York

Official release date: February 23th 2018

Cast: Sonakshi Sinha, Diljit Dosanjh, Karan Johar and Boman Irani


Gathering hot faces like Karan Johar, Sonakshi Sinha and Diljit Dosanjh in Welcome to New York, there is a likelihood that the director has released this film at a "gold" time to shine at the cinema. Nevertheless, once this film hits the screens, it can't satisfy the audience as expected. The fact shows that comedy is considered to be one of the toughest categories to get right in movies. “Daant tod ke de doongi haath me, kuch din toh guzaro Gujarat mean”, a diologue retrieved from the film can explain why this film can't make a good impression on viewers.

Race 3

Official release date: June 15th 2018

Director: Remo D’Souza Cast: Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, Daisy Shah, Bobby Deol and Saqib Saleem.

Since the initial part of this series was released in 2008, the action thriller film Race has become extremely popular in India. With a sequence of action and unpredictable events, the series gained so much reputation for many years. Therefore, naturally, the audience was so excited to wait for the third season of this series because Salman Khan also joined in.


Against all expectations, this film turned out to be a disappointment. In sipe of a great start, the series took a significant failure. Like the previous part of the series, Race 3 didn't have anything new. Again, the film is still about a rich family who betrays each other with a strong desire to be more wealthy. The most confusing issue of this film is that everything seems not to be natural. There is a lack of storyline's direction, the naturalness in characters' acting, the songs as well as the dialogues in the film.

Fanney Khan

Official release date: August 3th 2018

Director: Atul Manjrekar Cast: Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Rajkummar Rao

Fanney Khan is a remake version of the film Iedereen Beroemd (Everybody's Famous). Fanney Khan is not as long as the original version or including dark comedy but it still cannot have a maximising influence because it's too melodramatic. The audience was highly appreciative the performances from the cast but lacking logic in the storyline rated the film down. The film also lacks the identity when on one hand it reveals a heart-touching story about the struggle of Anil Kapoor who wants his onscreen daughter become a famous singer while on the other hand, it makes use of a screwball factor to make everyone laugh.


Namaste England

Official release date: October 19th

Director: Vipul Shah Cast: Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti

Chopra Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra are one of the successful couples in acting career with the film Ishaqzaade. However, it doesn't seem to be like that in Namaste England. In this film, Arjun and Parineeti played the role of a couple from Punjab living in families with orthodox thinking. The character of Parineeti Chopra dreams of escaping from her conservative grandfather and her male relatives for freedom and marrying Arjun Kapoor.

However, she plans to change everything by a counterfeit marriage with an ethnic Indian man in London. His wealthy grandfather died and wants him to get married to a girl from back home. And finally, she comes to England to stay away from her grandfather's control. Once she obtains permanent residency, the guys will let her be free and reunite with her lover. Anyway, details in the film are much more complicated, which lets the audience down.


 Thugs Of Hindostan 

Official release date: November 8th 2018

Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Sheikh

Since this project started shooting, rumours about the film have been unreal. Actually, the couple Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan reappeared and collaborated on screen. Many people go to the cinema to watch Katrina Kaif, a famous diva in Bollywood. However, despite a huge budget, perfect visual effects and impressive cast, it couldn't grant the success for the film.

Taking the pre-independence era background, Thugs Of Hindostan tells the audience about a fight of Khudabaksh (Amitabh Bachchan) against the British Empire to get freedom for India. Zafira (Fatima Sana Shaikh), his adopted daughter supports him. When Khudabaksh's army attacked, Firangi (Aamir Khan) from the British Empire defeats Khudabaksh. While Aamir and Amitabh succeed in their performances, the plot detail is too flat, which hinders the development of the story. That's the reason why the film lasting for 3 hours becomes extremely stretched and too much trouble.


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