When the theatres opened in 2021, there was a lot of excitement, but many of the films did not fare well, which was a great disappointment not only for the creators, but also for the spectators who were hoping for some good content. Let’s take a look at the worst films of the year starting from Satyameva Jayate to Bhuj: The Pride Of India.
1. Satyamave Jayate 2:
The sequels to films that did well the first time around led the pack. Satyameva Jayate 2, one of the most recent releases, disappointed. When the first instalment was released in 2018, it outperformed the competing film at the time, Akshay Kumar’s Gold. While Gold drew a larger crowd, Satyameva Jayate, which also starred Manoj Bajpayee, drew a larger crowd. However, despite the presence of three John Abrahams in the film, it was a failure. The critics, on the other hand, were unimpressed with Milap Zaveri’s film.
2. Atrangi Re:
The film stars Sara Ali Khan, Dhanush and Akshay Kumar in the lead roles. Aanand L Rai directed the film which failed to impress the audience. Atrangi Re rehashes dramatic Bollywood love tale clichés: lovers slit their wrists, break beer bottles on their heads, threaten suicide, and are burned alive in between exaggerating mental health conditions, this is all the film offers.
3. Radhe The Most Wanted Bhai:
Salman Khan’s Radhe: The Most Wanted Bhai was released in theatres, it was acclaimed as a hybrid model, not only an OTT release. While the film did not gross more than a few lakhs in theatres, it was said to be one that even Bhai would not have wanted. We believe that now that good material is available on OTT, filmmakers will realise that they cannot take audiences for granted.
4. Hungama 2:
Hungama 2 was a follow-up to Hungama, which was released 18 years after the first. Both films starred Paresh Rawal and were directed by the erratic S Priyadarshan. However, when the sequel, starring Shilpa Shetty and Meezaan Jafri, was published on an OTT platform, it was a tremendous disappointment.
5. Bhuj The Pride Of India:
Bhuj: The Pride of India was an OTT fiasco. While the real-life episode was a source of pride, the film adaptation featuring Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt, and others was not. The movie came across as a glorified powerpoint presentation.