Top 30 Bollywood Movies
which were Flop but Inspiring!

which received negative reviews

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2007

Jab We Met

Depressed after the passing of his father (Dharamraj) and a ditching by his gorgeous girlfriend, Mumbai-based businessman Aditya Kashyap takes a BEST bus, goes to the Chatrapati Shivaji Train Terminus, and boards a train. There he meets Geet Kaur Dhillon, who is returning home to Bhatinda, and who pays for his ticket. At Bar Nagar, he decides to leave, but she follows him, missing her train. They manage to get a ride to Ratlam, miss the train again, but eventually make it to Bhatinda.

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2015

Drishyam

Vijay Salgaonkar runs a cable TV network in a remote and hilly village of Goa. He lives a happy life with his wife Nandini and two daughters. A 4th grade dropout & an orphan, Vijay has worked his way towards success with his sheer hard-work & street smartness in order to provide for his family who mean the world to him. A man of few means & needs; Vijay believes life is to be lived simplistically - his wife, while she loves him devoutly, wants Vijay's thrifty & miserly behavior to end and wants the world for her family. If there's one thing that Vijay cannot live without, it is his passion for watching films.

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2012

Paan Singh Tomar

This is something of a semi-hit in the Indian box offfice despite the huge crictical acclaim it recieved. The film narrates the true story of an Indian Army Officer “Paan Singh Tomar” from central India whose natural athletic potential and die hard temperament made him a Steeplechase champ between the 1950s and 1960 but fate forces him to become one of the most notorious dacoits/rebels the country has ever known post retirement. A truly mesmerising masterpiece which will tell you a sad yet honest story of sheer will,courage and denial.

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2014

Ugly

A true masterpiece. With all the dark and deep emotions of greed and ego resulting in failure this film according to me is a lesson learned at the end of the day . Ronit Roy brings out one of his class acts as police Chief Shoumik Bose of Mumbai who delves into the mystery of a missing girl . Im not revealing anything more. This is something one must contemplate upon while watching. Even though the movie received a lot of critical acclaim and made it to the Cannes Film Festival, it was a mere shadow when it came to box office collections for another superhit was taking the Bollywood box office by storm at the same time.

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2007

1971 Prisoners of War

Just 41 Lakhs for this class act? NO WAY. That is something waaaay too less for such a movie. 1971 brings to light the fact that even today 54 Indian soldiers are languishing in Pakistani jails.The film follows the escape and struggle of six Indian soldiers who escape from a Pakistani Prison camp 6 years after the 1971 war led by Major Suraj Singh (played by Manoj Bajpai)trying to make their way back to India and with international pressure mounting on Pakistan who blatantly denies having any Indian prisoners must dodge Red Cross inspections and the media to get to the escaped prisoners before they do.Intense ,gripping and nothing short of original this film might bring tears to your eyes if you are an Indian.

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2007

Jolly LLB

While its sequel Jolly LLB 2(played by Akshay Kumar) was a commercial success this is more of a critcal success. Basically its a courtroom drama regarding a hit and run case between an aspiring big timer “Jolly”(Arshad Warsi) and Tejinder Rajpal a bigshot lawyer (Boman Irani) which has been humorously portrayed yet teaches us all a lesson about the Indian judiciary at the end of the day.

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2010

Udaan

17 year old Rohan returns home to Jamshedpur expelled from high school after getting caught watching a blue film where he has to struggle against his bully of a father(played by Ronit Roy ) who wants to make his aspiring poet of a son,an engineer(typical of Indian parents).Rohan also finds out that he has a younger step brother Arjun on arriving . The plot sheds a light on his hardships as a teenager as well as a son and brother and as to how he copes up with it resulting in him finally breaking free from his father s grip.

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2013

Madras Cafe

67 crores is a measly figure for a film such as this. Narrated by an ex R.A.W operative Vikram Singh(John Abraham ) it gives us a thorough detail on the assasination of our ex Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in the backdrop of the Sri Lankan Civil War . It also reveals how the Indian Army miserably failed to restote normalcy to the Emerald Isle and how R.A.W failed to stabilize the poltical situation there. Except for the names the movie can be accounted to be a 75% true story.

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2013

Attacks of 26/11

Its an honest portrayal of the Mumbai Attacks that shook the nation on November 2011. The film here is again a narrative by the police Chief of Mumbai city(Nana Patekar) to an enquiry commision where he tells them a tale of brutality,bravery and a lot of sacrifises made to put an end to this massacre . The events as they unfold from his narration is sure to give you the goosebumps and finally move you to tears with Patekar stealing the show with his comparitively simple yet marvellous acting.

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2016

Aligarh

Its based on the true events of Doctor Srinivas Ramachandra Siras(Manoj Bajpai) s and how he was expelled from the University because of his sexual preferences ( he s Gay) . The plot intensifies with the arrival of a journalist from Delhi (Rajjkumar Rao) and the Indian Constitution is put to test.

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2006

Taxi No 9211

The film deals with a one day scuffle between a short tempered and arrogant taxi driver Raghav Shastri(Nana Patekar) and an egoistic to-be millionaire/spoilt brat Jai Mittal(John Abraham) who boards his taxi to fulfil a task which will secure his future.Due to an accident shortly after that, Raghav ends up in a lockup holding the key to Jai s wealth which he bluntly refuses to give to Jai for putting him there and then ego takes over with both of them almost ruining each other in the process. In short the film teaches you that arrogance comes with the price of losing your wealth,family and even respect.

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2015

Rahasya

A thrilling murder mystery regarding the teenage daughter of a high profile doctor where the Doctor is the suspect. The C.B.I takes up the case on the request of the victim s mother . Kay Kay Menon enacting as the C.B.I officer must unearth the most secretive twists and plots leading to a horrific discovery . With an unknown assasin on the trail of the suspects it becomes a race against time for Sunil Paraskar ( K.K Menon)to catch the culprit.

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2008

Shaurya

Major Siddhant Chaudhary(Rahul Bose) is assigned to be Javed Khan's( a soldier) defence lawyer who is accused for killing Major Rathod. The film depicts his investigations in the circumstances leading up to the shooting of Major Rathod(Javed Jaffrey) by Khan and the conflict he has to take up against Brigadier Rudra Pratap Singh ( Kay Kay Menon) a powerful Army officer in order to uncover the truth. A wonderful movie, this is definetly worth a watch because this is no civilian courtroom drama but a military one.

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2016

Saala Khadoos

An excellent sports film and personally I feel this is better than Mary Kom. R.Madhavan stars as a former boxer Adi who fails in life due to dirty politics in the boxing association and ends up as a boxing coach. He sees a way to make ammends with his failure when he sees a young fisherwoman Madhi(Ritika Singh) who turns out to be just like him but with his ruthless training and her rebellious attitude Adi faces one of the hardest tasks he ever came across.This film didint make it big propably becausd people had another movie in mind which crossed 100 Crores.

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2015

Talvar

An investigational thriller based on the Noida double murder case , Talvar gives us an insight into the different aspects of an investigation and its negative impacts as well. Basically its message is that the law can be blind as well and not every story has a happy ending. Irfaan Khan plays the role of a C.D.I officer Ashwin Kumar. The film also stars Konkana Sen Sharma and Tabu.

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2015

Masaan

Masaan follows two separate story arcs in the town of Varanasi that eventually converge. One follows the journey of Devi (Richa Chadha), who has to deal with the loss of her boyfriend and overcome the guilt she feels for his death. The second follows the journey of Deepak (Vicky Kaushal), who comes from a family that burns funeral pyres at the Varanasi ghats. The film was highly appreciated by critics and won a few awards at Cannes Film Festival as well.

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2012

Chittagong

Chittagong, directed by is based on British India's Chittagong uprising. The film stars Manoj Bajpai in the lead role. It garnered positive reviews from critics and won the National Film Award for the Best Debut Film by a Director.

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2011

Stanley Ka Dabba

The story is about a boy Stanley Fernandez(Partho Gupte and Amole s son) who seems to have no tiffin box and gets his food from his friends much to the anger of the their glutton of a Hindi teacher Verma nicknamed Khadoos(Amole Gupte again). A must watch family film,Stanley s antics and monkey like yet sweet attitude will instantly make you like this character.

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2010

Rakht Charitra

Rakht Charitra was a two part movie based on a real life Politician in South India. This movie was made in Tamil, Telegu and Hindi. Leaving aside the other languages, it was a flop in Hindi. This movie has some truly amazing cast with mind-blowing performances and the lovers of Revenge Drama and Thriller must watch this one.

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2004

Swades

This is one movie which made absolute sense, was super logical, and had almost everything going on for it. You know, Shahrukh Khan and all! But it's a classic case of a movie not doing well because of the lack of glam factor. It was a coming of age tale of an Indian NASA scientist, and how he eventually moves back to the country after seeing for himself how much the nation needed him. Despite not being a blockbuster, the movie achieved a cult status simply because of its content and what it brought to the table.

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2004

I Am Kalam

Directed by Nila MAdhab, it is a heart touching story of a boy who starts to dream big after getting inspired by our former president Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam. This movie was screened at Cannes and other flim festival.

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2007

Awarapan

Brought up by a gangster named Bharat Malik, Shivam Pandit lives a faithless and reckless lifestyle, doing the bidding of his mentor - which also includes being a hit-man. Bharat does not get along with his brother, Raj, and nephew, Munna, who also resent the fact that Bharat trusts Shivam more than he even trusts his son, Ronnie. Shivam's life does change when he meets and falls in love with a devout Muslim woman, Aaliyah. Shivam wants to wed Aaliyah, but her father opposes this due to Shivam's criminal background, and the fact that he has been in prison twice.

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1997

Border

The year is 1971 when the Pakistani Army is at war with the Indian Soldiers. The Indian battalion is posted in Longewala region in Punjab and are just 150 in number while the Pakistani Army consists of 2000 armed soldiers with tanks. This movie is a landmark in Hindi Cinema and watch how the drama unfolds and the Indian soldiers fight for the pride of their motherland. Commendable performances from Jackie Shroff, Sudesh Berry, Sunil Shetty and Sunny Deol and excellent acting by Akshay Khanna.

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