In the world of Bollywood, films get only one chance to prove themselves and shine once the verdict of the film is out, it sticks as a label to the film whether it’s a hit or a flop. We always judge a film by its trailer and its marketing and end up disappointing ourselves from the theatre. There are so many great films in the industry that didn’t work well at the box office but later on, became cult films in the Indian cinema.
Today, let us talk about those top 5 films that did not earn much at the box office but later on ended up deep in our hearts.
1 Andaz Apna Apna
Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon, and Karishma Kapoor starrer epic comedy-drama was a flop during that time. Later on, the audience appreciated the film soo much that it is still everyone’s favorite comedy-drama ever. Not just the story and the cast, its every dialogue and scene is rejoiced by the people.
2 Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein
RHTDM starring R Madhavan, Dia Mirza, and Saif Ali Khan is one of the favorite love stories in Bollywood. But did you know that the film was once called a disaster? But after it got out from the theatres it slowly became iconic and today it stands in the top list in the romantic genre.
3 Dil Chahta Hai
Dil Chahta Hai starring Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, and Aamir Khan, a film that inspires all the friends to relive their younger days. But during its release in 2001, the film only collected 15.75 Crores while Mela (2000) which is Aamir Khan’s biggest flop earned 13.25 Crores.
One of the rare constructed stories, Udaan was a film something far away from the cliche drama. The film was not at all appreciated by the audience during its release time but it did touch a million hearts with its brilliant storyline.
Vishal Bhardwaj’s Hindi adaption of William Shakespeare’s Othello starring Vivek Oberoi, Saif Ali Khan, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, and more, Omkara received mixed reactions from the audience, hence it dint work well at the box office. But it was very well appreciated by the critics and also one of the finest films of Vishal Bhardwaj’s career.