Ahead of Kela Awards, HT readers pick worst film: It's Humshakals

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 12, 2015 23:26 IST

Bollywood is infamous for meaningless movies it churns out every year. What is even more torturing is to watch illogical films such as Happy New Year sweep film award functions every year. The Golden Kela Awards come as a relief for the audience as they brand the films for what they are - having irritating lyrics, badly-made, etc.

When the nominations for the Kela Awards were announced this year, Hindustan Times ran a poll, seeking votes from the readers for the worst film. We now have a clear winner - Sajid Khan's Humshakals. The Saif Ali Khan-Ram Kapoor-Riteish Deshmukh-starrer flick received 64% votes from a total of 2,000 entries.

You cannot be anymore pompous than dedicating your movie to Kishore Kumar and Jim Carrey - legends in the field of comedy - and then follow it up with slapstick rubbish. The movie, however, scored big at the ticket windows with whopping weekend collections of Rs 40 crore and a lifetime collection of more than Rs 400 crore.

Farah Khan's Happy New Year stood second in the list, but nowhere near the topper; the movie got a mere 19% of the votes. The SRK-Deepika-starrer crossed the coveted Rs 100-crore-mark in the first weekend. The film, which also featured Sonu Sood, Boman Irani, Abhishek Bachchan in lead roles, has reportedly collected more than Rs 500 crore.

Hrithik Roshan-Katrina Kaif-starrer Bang Bang followed with 4.9% votes, while Ajay Devgn's Action Jackson received 11% of the total votes, proving to be the best among the lot. Bang Bang had a grand opening with Rs 27.54 crore on Day 1 and went on to collect more than Rs 150 crore.

Prabhudheva's Action Jackson had a rather disappointing show at the ticket windows, earning only Rs 28 crore over the first weekend.

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