This year, many movies despite promising high results failed to enthuse audiences and Cineplex’s wore a deserted look. One of them was 8 x 10 Tasveer directed by acclaimed director Nagesh Kukunoor who has his credits movies like Hyderabad Blues, Dor and Iqbal. Movie even had the star presence of Akshay Kumar but despite that viewers rejected movie out rightly. Critics blame the presence of too many loopholes in the movie which was basically a thriller.
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan had only one release this year and it was Billu Barber. Movie was based on Malayalam film Kadha Parayumbol and this was the first time Shahrukh and Priyadarshan had worked as a team but that too didn’t help the movie. It was too filmy and somehow the spark was missing. Despite the presence of some controversies and appealing items songs, movie sank at the box office.
The second half of the year had its hopes pinned on hit stars Saif Ali Khan and Kareena starrer Kurbaan but movie is perhaps one of the biggest flops of the year. Movie had every possible ingredient including tight script, good acting, good direction and songs and chemistry of real cum reel life couple yet movie sank without a trace. It’s hard to fathom what exactly viewers wanted.
Diwali witnessed release of three big movies in All The Best, Blue and Main Aurr Mrs Khanna. The last one mentioned had presence of bankable stars like Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Sohail Khan and yet movie was a bigger disaster than sunken Titanic. It is said that because of lack of response some theatres even had to cancel the shows. Salman experienced best of both the worlds in form of Wanted and Main Aurr Mrs Khanna. Hopefully, year 2010 will bring great news for all the bollywood fans and stars alike.