The Indian film industry produces around 1000 films a year and Bollywood enjoys the king’s share in it. Out of the odd 150-200 Bollywood movies released in a year only 10-15 can boast of having a unique combination of quality and entertainment value. The rest of the films are your regular, run of the mill potboilers which might or not do good business at the box office but are forgettable nonetheless. And then there are the movies that are so bad that they stay with you for the wrong reasons. Here is a list of worst Hindi movies ever made which deserves a place in the Bollywood hall of shame.
This Salman Khan starrer released in the pre ‘Dabbang’ era which means that the mere presence of Khan in a movie was not enough to set the cash registers ringing and rightfully so. ‘Veer’ is a complete torture package for your senses with added bonus in the form of the leading lady Zarine Khan’s extra body weight and Salman’s long hair. His look in the film reminds us of another of his disastrous turn in ‘Suryavanshi’ in the early 90s. ‘Veer’ was designed as a historical epic based on the Pindari movement of Rajasthan, India but it is neither fully engaging nor logical or grand enough to at least appreciate its efforts. Director Anil Sharma of ‘Gadar: Ek Prem Katha’ fame was clearly not in his element while making the film. He managed to bring together some big names in Bollywood such as Salman Khan, Mithun Chakraborty and Jackie Shroff but was clueless as to how to use them properly in the narrative which was full of potholes to put it mildly.
14. The ‘Housefull’ Series
The resident crass comedy king of Bollywood Sajid Khan doesn’t give a hoot about what the critics has to say about his films as long as the audiences approve of them. But who is to decide that his films are actually loved and enjoyed by people. People in India or Indians around the world go to the movies as a tradition every weekend and they pick a film whichever manages to grab their attention the most. The series tries hard to be a situational comedy but the jokes are so lame and juvenile that if you were convinced to laugh at them at least once then it’s a given that your comical sense are not fully developed yet. In the second installment whether it’s Akshay Kumar’s ‘ayye’ background soundtrack that plays whenever he appears on the screen or John Abraham trying to do comedy by acting effeminately, it’s painful to sit through the films where even the actors seems genuinely confused. You know there’s something seriously wrong in a film when the best parts are the songs featuring Jacqueline Fernandez and Malaika Arora Khan. Even some of the songs are not original when you come to think of it.