Epic fail Bollywood comebacks

Oct 12, 2015, 17:12 IST

A study of the comeback films on these stars can prove to be a great insight on which films not to choose for a comeback.


1. Jazbaa
With all that it promised, Jazbaa (2015) has been a severe disappointment for cine-goers across the country. Though Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looked beautiful, this movie nothing for her image. It even failed to showcase her acting prowess. What’s more, even an Irrfan Khan couldn’t restore balance. Basically Jazbaa was over ambitious, and perhaps that’s why the audience expectations skyrocketed, and that wasn’t good for the film in general.


2. Dil Bole Hadippa!
And Aiyyaa. Whatever suits you. The former (2009) was just a circus, a mishmash of cricket, colours and emotional Punjabis. The latter (2012) was ahead of its time when the Indian audience just wasn’t ready to accept the fact that women too get sexually aroused, even as a joke. In Rani’s defence, both films were executed poorly.


Karisma Kapoor

3. Dangerous Ishhq
Wondering where you heard this name? Well, this was Karisma Kapoor’s comeback film in 2012, opposite Rajneish Duggal. A story that spans over a period of four centuries and tells four different stories set in different time periods; it was a recipe for disaster from the beginning. If you ask us, even the casting was quite off.



Aja Nachle

4. Aaja Nachle
This 2007 film promised a lot but failed to deliver at the box office. Though it had some brilliant dances, just the way we love Madhuri Dixit Nene, and had a very cute subplot with Konkona Sen Sharma and Kunal Kapoor, the film didn’t click with the audience.



5. Kill Dil
Both Kill Dil and Happy Ending came in 2014 and marked the comeback of Govinda, the versatile actor. While the former failed in every aspect of cinema, the only saving grace in the latter was that Govinda occupied some screen space. In all, we feel if was unfair on Govinda.




6. Bade Miyaan Chote Miyaan
Amitabh Bachchan’s comeback in Bade Miyaan Chote Miyaan (1998), and then in Lal Baadshah (1999) were perhaps two of the biggest duds in his career, though Bade Miyaan Chote Miyaan gained popularity later, thanks to television rights. However, Big B did stand back up, and how, after these fails, and now turns everything he touches into gold.



7. Ishkq in Paris
Preity Zinta tried to recreate her past magic of being this bubbly, dimpled, effervescent girl, by starring in her own production Ishkq in Paris (2013). But its safe to say that the ship had sailed.