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Top bollywood flops of 2008

Updated on May 30, 2011

1920 - a movie released in 2008

I am damn sure that Vikram Bhatt, the director of this movie, has got this concept some 100 years ago from his forefathers who accidentally had powers to see the future and of course they too had a DVD player with them. So I guess they ordered CD's of "Exorcism Of Emily Rose" and "Exorcist" for the execution of the horror sequences and thought of giving it an Indian touch by including Hanuman Chalisa instead of the priest reading the bible.

1920 seriously marks the return of Vikram Bhatt after ages of research made by him on how to make a flop film. This time he has come up with an original research and that is how to fool the audience season 1 starting with 1920. This guy would not stop at nothing, so be prepared to watch more Hollywood and Bollywood classics being ripped off in the great Bhatt style.

My rating: 4/10.

Haunted Allerton Castle in Yorkshire where 1920 Bollywood horror movie was shot.
Haunted Allerton Castle in Yorkshire where 1920 Bollywood horror movie was shot. | Source

Tashan released in 2008

I was expecting a really idiotic movie but what I got was well to certain extent an entertaining movie (I have seen worse movies than these made in the west), especially the second half of the film is entertaining and its all due to Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor.

The first half of Tashan was pathetic and the much-hyped Saif-Kareena jodi looked really cold but anyways, I still feel most of the critics were really harsh on this film. I mean the film for me looked like a big spoof on the late 80's and 70's masala action movies and if that was there intention, then I must say it was a decent time pass film.

Only if the first half was half as entertaining as the second, this film would very well had been a hit.

My advice: One time watch

My rating: 6.9/10

Made of Honor released in 2008

This film has a story, which has been part of countless Indian movies and has led to the success of some filmmakers like Yash Chopra, Subash Ghai, etc. For them, this story actually happens to be bread and butter (how much you earned by repeating the same stories again and again), but since we associate Hollywood scripts to be better and original, this was not up to the mark. The only reason I like this film a bit is due to the performances from the lead; otherwise, it is an okay movie.

My advice: One time watch.

My rating: 6.5/10

The Happening movie released in 2008 (a paranoid thriller)

You must have heard this million times in every review out there, "there is nothing happening". The matter of fact is that all this is true. Night Shaymalan fails miserably to create something out of nothing. The concept was good, but the story had nothing in it . It is as if Shyamalan works only at coming up with crazy concepts but never does he try to develop it into something substantial. There are many moments, which are unintentionally funny, and some which shows Shyamalan’s brilliant writing skills.

The film is a mixed bag and too boring due to its lame screenplay which never exploits the situation.

My advice: Anyways an average movie and not recommended to hardcore shyamalan fans (because after watching this, there would not be any).

My rating: 5/10

Black And White

Now I know that a very few movie lovers may have seen this movie and enjoyed it, and I would like to share my personal feeling that even I didn’t like this movie so much. The ending of this film is terrific and what Mr. Subhash Ghai wanted to say has come out clearly in this flick but there are a few scenes, which are not handled by the director at some crucial points with as much maturity as it should be which has actually diluted the overall impact of the movie.

Anil Kapoor and Shefali Shah were dynamic, but this movie is a tale of a terrorist, so the actor who played the role of a terrorist should have been a better one but what we get from this movie is an actor who has no emotions, which actually puts a stone to shame.

My advice: Only one-time watch.

My rating: 6.7/10


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    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      9 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes, these are the worse I have seen in 2008. Just leave them. By the way, thanks Cynthia for the comment and fan mail.

    • cynthiaalise profile image


      9 years ago from Los Angeles

      LOL!!!! Thanks for this, however, since I haven't seen a lot of Balliwood I think I will hold off on these.


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