Baadshah to Bobby Jasoos: Bollywood’s 5 failed detective films
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It's elementary! Our filmmakers are too hung up on the songs and dances they think make a film complete, and we the audience are, well, too hung up on the same things. Don't believe us? Our Lordships, here are five films to prove our argument.
Baadshah: This Shar Rukh Khan-starrer had everything going in its favour, but only before the release. Even a huge promotional drive and superhit songs couldn’t save the film at the ticket window. However, it’s still one of the most viewed films on TV.
Bobby Jasoos: Vidya Balan’s stint with Hyderabad and its lingo missed the bull’s eye by a big margin. The audience didn’t favour the idea of a female detective much.
Mr Joe B Carvalho: One of the most cringe-worthy films of recent times, Mr Joe B Carvalho never got it right. Arshad Warsi failed miserably as a funny detective. It also started the year 2014 on a sad note.
Manorama Six Feet Under: From screenplay to acting to editing, this one had everything in place, but the audience was probably not ready for such a dark thriller. An unfortunate flop.
Samrat & Co: Rajeev Khandelwal set out to solve a murder mystery that seemed to be related to some plants in the beginning, but the director forgot the plot after few scenes and ultimately it transformed into a boring saga of illogical derivations. A lesson in how to not make a detective film.