2018 is proving to be a far superior year to 2017 in terms of box-office bonanza. Despite bad films like Race 3, we continue to see back-to-back hits. The success ratio has already surpassed the previous year by 18%. But how much have we improved in terms of content? Are we ready to declare to the world that Hindi Cinema makes content-driven and game-changing films? Certainly not! Last year, for every film like Trapped, Hindi Medium and Secret Superstar, we also had Machine, Half Girlfriend and Julie 2. And this year is no different; we have made some box-office hits but qualitatively bankrupt films.
So let’s have a look at the THREE worst films of the year so far, and mind you, they all are quite BIG hits:-
1. Baaghi 2
To be honest, the first Baaghi was quite fun! It offered a sense of guilty pleasure and the promise that whenever someone felt low, this action-packed entertainer would help in putting up a smile on the face. And that 15-min climatic battle that showcased its leading man, Tiger Shroff, was nothing less than PAISA VASOOL! The opposite holds true for the sequel, which portrayed a daft Disha Patani, a hammy Randeep Hooda, an underused Manoj Bajpayee and a leading man wriggling like a fish out of water. Blockbuster? Yes. Good film? No.
2. Race 3
Race 3 was nothing but a show-reel of Salman Khan’s arrogance and adherence to providing work to the talent-less lot of B’ Town. The narrative of this so-called ‘thriller’ oscillated between unexpected twists and expected trashiness, coupled with ample doses of unintentional hilarity. This is what happens when actors become casting directors, choreographers become film directors and audiences are taken for granted. Why, Salman Khan, why?
3. Veere Di Wedding
Although an 80-crore grosser, the film was heavily criticized for its in-your-face sexual tone and gratuitous cuss-words. It’s also dismal when female actors’ indulgence in debauchery, mouthing expletives and freely talking about sex is mistaken for women empowerment. But given the appetite for a lot of people to see such brand of cinema, no questions Veere Di Wedding clicked and how!
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