Movies We Thought Were Going To Be Hits But Flopped

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Jagga Jasoos (2017)

Ranbir Kapoor and Anurag Basu's adventurous musical was beset by production problems that delayed the release, and the film wasn't helped by the hostility that appeared to exist between the leads during promotions. The final nail in the coffin was the haphazard storytelling and ill-timed rollout, sinking the film.

Thugs of Hindostan (2018)

A bumper opening day during Diwali, plus the on-screen pairing of Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan and the broad masala tropes integral to Bollywood, there was no way this should have failed. But it did, and in spectacular fashion, collapsing in a heap almost overnight.

Zero (2018)

Aanand L. Rai and Shah Rukh Khan's imaginative collaboration went south as soon as its narrative attempted to go West, and despite the artistry that had vertically shortened the star, the audiences stayed away.

Dabangg 3 (2019)

The first two films of the franchise had been hits that had stayed with the people who watched them, but Part III, directed by Prabhu Deva, was a damp squib if there ever was one.

Samrat Prithviraj (2022)

This should have been the safest of Yash Raj Films' big bets, but it collapsed despite a politically volatile streak that had great public approval and Akshay Kumar's stardom.

Vikram Vedha (2022)

The remake of a wildly popular Tamil film, helmed by the same makers....the Saif Ali Khan vs. Hrithik Roshan action drama should have gone places, but a muted run-up to release and mixed reviews nixed any chances of its financial success.

Maidaan (2024)

Five years in the making, Amit Ravindernath Sharma's film had a lot of baggage, with delays and production issues. Despite Ajay Devgn's undeniable pull as a star and a positive response, it failed to find a wide audience on the Eid weekend of 2024.

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