It’s the first day of the New Year and when we look back in the 2016 timeline, it really was a great year for Bollywood. With loads of movies crossing the 100, 200 and 300 Crore Clubs, and some stellar performances by the superstars as well as the newbies, Bollywood is rising and shining in 2016. But, it was definitely not a great year for sequels. If we can count, around 12 movie sequels were released this year and very less could fetch good reviews.
So, we have made a list of all those film sequels which performed badly in the box office as well as the critical comments in 2016; and you’ll fully agree with us:
Tum Bin II
The year’s most awaited sequel was ‘Tum Bin II’ which was released on 17th November, 2016. Tum Bin II was expected to create a melody as the original movie back in 2001 did. But, it failed to even create a spark. The silent plot and the plain acting made the movie a failure in the box office.
Rock On!! 2
Whatever you may call it, demonetization or bad acting, the movie was an utter disaster. And compared to the super-hit ‘Rock On!!’ (2008), the sequel was absolutely nothing. The story couldn’t make a strong impact, the music wasn’t sensational enough and almost everyone performed below average. They took the original movie very lightly, indeed.
If the prequels hit the box office, it doesn’t mean that the sequel will also go that well. Released on 16th September, 2016, Raaz Reboot was Emraan Hashmi’s one of the worst movies ever. It didn’t have the ‘horror-quotient’ anywhere and guys, you can’t expect the movie to run solely on Emraan Hashmi’s extended cameo.
Great Grand Masti
If the movie makers have enough money, they should give it to charity apart from making such a disastrous movie. Great Grand Masti was Riteish Deshmukh and Vivek Oberoi’s worst performing movie. Mostly because it was released way before the release and then they had to got it aired 20 days before the initial release. The movie didn’t get a good grossing and yes, it was actually a bad movie.
The sequel of 1920 earned fairly well at the box office, but had its own flaws; especially Sharman Joshi’s under performance. It couldn’t create the original magic and the confusing plot lost all the horror. What’s even worse is that the movie makers have promised to release the third sequel. God save us!
You can’t turn a bad movie great by adding new alphabets in the name! Himesh Reshammiya still doesn’t know acting, and he must admit. The one person who did well was Naseeruddin Shah. Worst still, they added an intimate scene which was horrific. I still have chills!
Released on 4th March, ‘Jai Gangaajal’ was Prakash Jha’s worst directorial performance. The original Ajay Devgn’s Gangaajal (2003) was so good, and its sequel lost the charm altogether. Priyanka Chopra failed to impress her fans as well as the box office.
Tere Bin Laden: Dead or Alive
So, this is a movie with which the directors out there can understand that, some movies do not need a sequel. Tere Bin Laden 2 went utter disgraceful. The original movie had amazing dialogues and satires, and its sequel failed to even tickle the viewers. Ali Zafar was really missed in the movie.
Ghayal Once Again
Sunny Deol returned with the sequel of Ghayal after 26 years, and this time we actually were ‘Ghayal’ after watching it. Ghayal Once Again wasn’t worth the watch, more so because of the cringe worthy script and over-acting by all.
Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3
Bollywood makes garbage in the name of sex-comedy. Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 is one such example. Aftab Shivdasani and Tusshar Kapoor were featured in this January 2016 release. The story went for major censoring before its release and it was released alongside Akshay Kumar’s Airlift. So, it had to fail at the box office.
Which one do you think was the worst 2016 sequel? Give your answers in the comments section below!