No matter how much you might hate Bollywood including its name, but there is no denying the fact that the industry has produced great filmmakers, who have not just made good films but have changed the way we view cinema. These people have always tried pushing the envelope of Hindi cinema and most of them reflect current social trends and thoughts. But being a great director doesn’t always give the desired results because every director has his lows and here is the list of 15 such films made by great directors but they failed to make an impact for a variety of reasons.
15. Shandaar (2015)
Little do people know that Vikas Bahl directed Chillar Party (2011) which won the National Award for the best children’s film. He followed that up with the critical and commercially successful Queen (2014) for which Kangana and Vikas won awards right, left and center. One would expect him to follow that up with an equally good film. But in turn what we got was Shandaar. The movie is about a destination wedding gone awry. It will be futile on my part to get into the details of the plot because it is thin as veil of silk and the chemistry between the lead cast, Alia Bhatt and Shahid Kapoor is totally absent. It is hard to follow up another successful film after a first one, but it’ll be even harder to prove the audiences wrong after a debacle like Shandaar.
14. Jagga Jasoos (2017)
Anurag Basu has been both commercially and critically successful. After his films like Murder (2004), Gangster (2006), Life in a Metro (2007) and most of all Barfi (2012) one would expect his next venture to be hugely successful. Jagga Jasoos was Anurag’s brainchild produced by Ranbir Kapoor’s new production company. The film was originally slated to be released in 2014, then 2015 and finally was released in 2017 only to tank miserably at the box office.