The year 2018 has proved that content is the ultimate king in the world of cinema right now and gone are the days where having a star was enough for the audience to flock the theaters. While 2018 has been a pretty exciting year for Bollywood, we also saw few films that turned out to be big let downs.
Though many of them featured an exciting cast and more of a mainstream story-line, ended up being a major disappointment. So here are 5 of the biggest letdowns of Bollywood that we have witnessed in 2018.
Aiyaary – The movie had a stellar cast comprising of Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher, Naseeruddin Shah, Siddharth Malhotra and helmed by Neeraj Pandey who has had an impressive track record of delivering hits like A Wednesday, Special 26, Baby and many more. But thanks to a half-baked plot and sluggish pace, this film is a thriller without thrills and although having such good actors there simply was not enough in the plot for them to work with.
Race 3 – Expectations were pretty high from the third installment of this famous franchise ever since Salman joined the cast. However, things definitely didn’t go as expected. Despite a smashing start at the box-office, the collections of the film took a significant dip because of poor word of mouth. The biggest problem of the film is that everything feels forced and by everything we mean everything! The story had no direction whatsoever, characters lacked any sort of substance and even the songs and dialogues seemed completely forced.
Fanney Khan – Fanney Khan is an official remake of the Belgian film Everybody’s Famous. While the original film was known for the dark comedy the remake was too melodramatic. While the performances were appreciated, the movie lacked a certain identity. On one hand, it showed the struggle of a common man who wants his daughter to be a star singer while on the other it resorted to screwball comedy to make you laugh.
Namaste England – People were excited to watch the sizzling pair of Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra once again on the big screen after their debut Ishqzaade but sadly Namaste England could not live up to the expectations. A complicated story-line with extremely cliched dialogues sometimes being unintentionally funny made for a bad watch. Coupled with poor remixed songs, the movie was a huge flop.
Thugs Of Hindostan – Ever since the mega-project was announced, the buzz around TOH had been unreal as it was the first ever collaboration of Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan. However, this movie proved that despite having a massive budget, grand star cast and mind-numbing visual effects simply aren’t enough to deliver success. While Aamir and Amitabh impressed in their roles, the plot was extremely flat which prevented the story from moving forward. Also, a three-hour runtime of the film makes it seem extremely stretched which further added fuel to the fire.