There are some brilliant Bollywood films that have the best combination of elements that have earned rave reviews despite their box-office failure. These movies all started off as box office flops, but over time grew a cult following that turned these lost causes into classics.
Here are 5 beloved love stories that once started out as box-office flops, but have since gained cult film status.
Manmarziyaan is unlike any Anurag Kashyap film you’ve seen before. The maturity with which the film talks about love and relationships is refreshing. The performances by Vicky Kaushal, Abhishek Bachchan, and Taapsee Pannu was the honest portrayal of the fickle mindset of our generation. Despite its strengths, this romantic drama failed to weave magic at the box office.
With Ranveer Singh and Sonakshi Sinha in key roles, Lootera left an impact with the layered characters and a well-executed plot. The film in its minimal dialogues eloquently placed itself as nothing short of being a pristine masterpiece. It isn’t hard to realize that a film that recreates the 1950s will bore the audiences today. The beauty of Lootera is in its simplicity, its charm is in its old worldly demeanor. That’s the reason it didn’t perform well at the box office.
Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starred in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Guzaarish – a brave film that is centered around the concept of euthanasia. The movie hit many an emotional chord and the characters were essayed beautifully on screen. The movie was a highly sensory experience but failed to earn its value at the box-office.
4- The Sky Is Pink
The film was released at an odd time around Diwali and wasn’t promoted properly. The movie starred Farhan Akhtar and Priyanka Chopra in the lead role and was a very heartwarming film. Despite a great story, the film tanked at the box office.
5- Rehnaa Hai Tere Dil Mein
Who doesn’t love Maddy? Who doesn’t love the songs of RHTDM? Despite the fact that everyone went crazy over the sensational Zara Zara song in Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein, not many people went to the theatres to watch the movie. The movie didn’t do a great business at the box office, but it minted lots of money from TRPs on TV channels.
So which movie is getting pinned on your to-watch list?