In Bollywood, A Movie’s worth and destiny is decided at the Box Office, but here is the list of movies which Failed at the Box Office but later turned out to be the ultimate winners.
These movies became Hit when premiered on national television and in Digital Media, they became audience’s favorite.
09These movies might not have been able to earn much or make a profit but they did win the hearts of many.
You might get shocked after reading few names because very fewer people know that these movies didn’t work at the box-office, So are you ready?
Movies failed at the Box Office But Superhit on TV
Mera Naam Joker (1970)
Confused? Yes, This Legendary movie failed badly at the box office, the makers had to bear losses and Today this movie is considered legendary and one of the most Brilliantly made movie.
Every song and every Bit of this movie are regarded as priceless now, but there was a time when there were just a few people who liked this movie.
The movie depicted the emotional and heart-melting story of a Clown a Joker, who cries at every bit of his life, who never finds happiness but still makes his audience laugh ignoring and avoiding all his pain.
In fact, he dies making the audience laugh, and people think the death of the clown is planned, and he will wake up doing his gigs to scare the audience.
- Songs of Mera Naam Joker
- The acting of The Great Raj Kapoor
Andaz Apna Apna (1994)
The movie Andaz Apna Apna is one of the best comedy movies you might have watched, and the movie receives great TRP even today when it showed on Television but the response movie got when released was not good at all.
There is no specific reason why the movie failed in the 1990’s, but the fact was people didn’t accept this comedy.
The rumors of making Andaz Apna Apna -2 are making the rounds, but I hope the second part can live up to the expectation and quality of humor 1990’s Andaz Apna Apna has given.
- Shakti Kapoor as Crime master Gogo
- Aamir Salman Dialogues : Aamir (Aaila) and Salman (Ouimaa)
- Shakti kapoor Dialogue : Akhe nikal ke Gotiya Khelunga!
- Perfect comic timing and dialogue delivery of all the actors.
Rocket Singh: Salesman of the year (2009)
This great movie suffered failure because it was badly promoted. The lack of promotion and wrong promotion led to the failure of this great movie at the Box Office. Although Ranbir was highly acclaimed for his role in the movie.
Rocket Singh also lacked good music but none the less when the movie premiered at Television, it left the makes surprised and shocked as the movie was a great Hit at Small Screen.
They might have realized the error in their promotion strategies due to which they might have suffered the loss as well.
- Ranbir Kapoor acting.
- Numbers are nothing, you should have confidence and guts.
- One of the best movie for Entrepreneurs.
Pyar Ka Punchnama (2011)
Pyar Ka Punchnama was a low budget movie with a new star cast, audiences couldn’t find many reasons to go for the movie.
Lack of proper promotion was also the reason, BUT as soon as the movie hit the small screen the response was awesomely amazing. The TRP was way much than expected and the movie took away everyone’s breath.
The youth loved the movie, Movie was declared below average in first 2 weeks, but later from the mouth publicity film got an amazing response in 3rd week and declared as a surprise hit.
- True Story of this young Generation!
- Awesome Acting of Divyendu Sharma (Nishant or Liquid)
- 7 Minute Epic dialogue by Kartik Tiwari (Rajat or Rajjo)
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983)
The movie which still one of the Best Dark comedy movies was a Flop at the box office when released. And the reason was very simple because the team didn’t have many funds for promotion and that’s reflected in the Box Office charts.
But when the movie premiered on television, the movie was loved by the audience. Recently in 2012, the movie was re-released and got his overwhelming response from everyone.
- Mahabharat Scene in Climax
- Performance of Naseeruddin Shah and Ravi Baswani
The movie has been remade with Hrithik Roshan and was a success at the Box Office, but the original Agneepath of 1990 failed to see success.
The audience finds the movie very violent and ahead of those times, they couldn’t relate much to the movie. But many years later this movie proved its might and became a favorite of the audience. This movie from the tag of unsuccessful became an Epic.
- Epic Dialogues of Amitabh Bachchan as Vijay Deenanath Chauhan
- Brilliant performance of Mithun Chakraborty as Krishnan Iyer MA
- Kancha Cheena: Danny Denzongpa
The movie was a remake of Superhit Tamil movie, Suryavamsam. But unlike Suryavamsam, Sooryavansham couldn’t recreate the magic at the Box Office and failed.
The reasons might be the remake of a huge Hit film after just 3 years, and except Amitabh, the lead actresses were Tamil.
Although later when the movie premiered on Television, the audience gave the movie full support. Amitabh has done a double role in the movie, and the story is very simple and realistic.
- Sacrifice for Love.
- Pure hard work to achieve success.
- Family Bonding.
Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! (2008)
The movie had great potential, audiences loved it too but why didn’t Box office showed the same response? 2 days before the movie’s release the 26/11 attacks took place and the movie couldn’t get much of viewers.
The movie failed at the box office in spite of having all the worth to become the Hit. The movie premiered on television and the response was amazing, and the movie did amazingly well at television and DVDs.
- Abhay Deol looks Perfect as Bunty Chor
- Manjot Singh
- Based on Real Life of Bunty Chor
Pakeezah took 14 years to complete and it is believed that this could be the biggest reason the movie didn’t work. The movie was all about Meena Kumari, her innocent face, her charm her awe.
It was like this movie was meant only for her. She performed amazingly but she left the world soon after the movie was released.
The movie was about a courtesan, A Tawaif who dreams of a better life. She falls in love with a stranger during a train journey. All she knows about that stranger is nothing and all that the stranger knows about her is her beautiful feet.
- The acting of Meena Kumari
- Dialogues of Raaj Kumar
Rehna Hai Terre Dil Mein (2001)
Remake of the popular Hit Tamil Film Minnale, but North Indians found the movie story very simple and lack of promotion didn’t give the movie much wanted exposure.
Although when the movie premiered on television and common people saw the movie, they really liked it. The movie might not be successful at Boxoffice but still is recognized as a cute Love story and quite famous on the television.