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July 28, 2017: The most iconic bad films of Bollywood may not have made good money but surely they have made us laugh. We are sure you have watched such movies at some point or the other in your life and you must admit that they were so bad that you laughed at the stupidity of such mistakes which come under the category of Bollywood movies. Sometimes even the silliest, weirdest of things seem fun when done with friends. And why should you alone go through the crazy torture of watching these movies when you can invite your best buddy to watch them with you and share the inside jokes for months to come.
After hours of thinking hard which ones should make it to the esteemed list, we have come up with these 10 bad Bollywood movies.
Once upon a time, a coolie’s family gets murdered by gangsters and politicians and he decides to take revenge. This happens for the rest of the movie. Basically, there is no plot, nor any story. But, some cringe worthy scenes and acting. Not to forget the iconic Bulla!
2. Deshdrohi It has the infamous Rs. 2 man in a film which deserves to earn Rs. 2 respect. Here is our salute to the makers of the movie and the casting person who chose KRK to play the marvelous role.
3. Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon
It has Hrithik and Kareena and their career’s worst acting performance. Too much overacting! Too much makeup on Kareena Kapoor’s face, boring Abhishek Bacchan and over excited Hrithik Roshan. To top it all, New Zealand is presented as some small town in Uttar Pradesh in this film. Nightmare!
A plot inspired by the epic Ramayana. It is filled with lots of so bad that they are good visual effects and a star cast wearing designer and so called funky clothes. Sunil Shetty is desperate for Raavan’s rudraksh, Bipasha Basu is a scientist of mad people, don’t blame us, she said this! There is Sanjay Dutt in a dharmik avatar doing pooja when he’s not giving a creepy massage to Bipasha.
5. Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani
This is the weirdest of all as it has two shape-shifting snakes which are unable to consummate their relationship due to a curse. So, they meet as human beings in the 21st century. This movie released much before the Naagin sagas became popular on small screen. Highlights of this movie are– a Naag-naagin dance, Sonu Nigam’s acting and Manisha Koirala’s over the top makeup make this movie a people’s favorite. And there are a lot of ‘actors’ in the movie including Akshay Kumar. And each of them is doing one disastrous thing after another!
6. Love Story 2050
India’s first chance wasted on creating a sci-fi film where the Mumbai skyline is dotted with pink and purple, has high rises, flying cars and also, sky buses. Priyanka Chopra is dancing in a concert, coz why not! She is somewhere in the middle of the sky with a horrendous red wig resting on her head. And then there’s Harman Baweja, the name is enough.
Firstly, why is there a movie with Abhishek Bachchan as a superhero? Who would think of taking this big a step of casting him in a superhero movie as if he’s the last actor present on the planet of Bollywood? But then, we have Priyanka who kicked more ass in the film than Abhishek. So, we are not complaining! Drona is the kind of forever reminder that no matter how bad things get, there can be no movie as bad as this one!
8. Happy New Year
A Farah Khan Disaster! There is just too much music and too many bad dancing by six characters, whose mission is to steal diamonds in order to take revenge. And somewhere between the film, there is Deepika’s sexy dance who’s playing a ‘bar dancer’ and wait as there is Boman Irani’s dancing too. And yet they managed to win a dance competition! How lame can Bollywood get?
9. Prem Aggan
How can we miss this one! This movie is symbolic of a phase in the 90s when Bollywood used innuendos, raw and explicit sexual content, in the name of romance. There’s a sanskari scene where the girl is asking the guy for some haseen dard‘. Also,‘You wanna, I wanna, You Wanna, Wanna…Exercise’ song! You would definitely want to kill yourself if you dare to watch this movie alone.
You would need some serious himmat to finish this one. Ajay Devgan makes you laugh, just not intentionally. I don’t know if this was a parody of the original or a remake.It seems more like the latter. Who told Sajid Khan that he should make films? This is why one should think 10 times before becoming a director or else the result would be this.
– by Kritika Dua of NewsGram. Twitter @DKritika08
Facebook must pay a $4.75 million fine and up to $9.5 million in back pay to eligible victims who say the company discriminated against U.S. workers in favor of foreign ones, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.
The discrimination took place from at least January 1, 2018, until at least September 18, 2019.
The Justice Department said Facebook "routinely refused" to recruit or consider U.S. workers, including U.S. citizens and nationals, asylees, refugees and lawful permanent residents, in favor of temporary visa holders. Facebook also helped the visa holders get their green cards, which allowed them to work permanently
In a separate settlement, the company also agreed to train its employees in anti-discrimination rules and conduct wider searches to fill jobs.
The fines and back pay are the largest civil awards ever given by the DOJ's civil rights division in its 35-year history.
"Facebook is not above the law and must comply with our nation's civil rights laws," Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke told reporters in a telephone conference.
"While we strongly believe we met the federal government's standards in our permanent labor certification [PERM] practices, we've reached agreements to end the ongoing litigation and move forward with our PERM program, which is an important part of our overall immigration program," a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement. "These resolutions will enable us to continue our focus on hiring the best builders from both the U.S. and around the world and supporting our internal community of highly skilled visa holders who are seeking permanent residence." (VOA/RN)
Keywords: Facebook, Employment, Justice Dept., Recruitment
Tomatoes are a staple in the Indian diet, be it a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian dish. It has to be a part of each meal in some form. As puree, paste, flavour, or diced into the dal. This tangy, sweet, and juicy ingredient was not always Indian. In fact, it did not even grow in India until the British sanctioned it. It is a product of colonization and has come a long way to become part of our everyday meals.
Originally, the tomato was considered poison. Its actual native is debatable. Some say it is European while others argue that is came from indigenous parts of Spain and Portugal. Either way, it is a plant species that is associated with the legendary Nightshade. It looks very similar to this poisonous plant that tomatoes were not even harvested for a long time, for fear of picking Nightshade instead. It was believed that Nightshade caused the blood to turn to acid and that tomatoes had the same property. Later research proved that the plant itself may be poisonous but the fruit is not.
The fruit if the woody nightshade plant Image source: Wikimedia Commons
Tomato is considered a fruit instead of a vegetable because it is cooked. But this theory has an interesting tale behind it. in the United States, in 1887, a tax was levied on the transport of vegetables, but not on fruits. By then, tomatoes had become a huge part of the American diet and traders could not afford to pay the ten percent duty. So, they began to call the large loads they transported fruits, just to avoid the tax due. In time, this is how the tomato came to be regarded. Some scientists went even further and stated that it is a berry. Botanists claim that since it is a part that grows from the flower's ovary and contains seeds, it is a fruit and not a vegetable. But this is a debate that will never end.
Incorporating tomatoes into the Indian diet must have happened so long ago that people do not remember a time without tomatoes, considering how it is the fundamental ingredient of most cuisines. The tomato has a name in every language as well, so the trading between nations, the voyages that brought them to India, and the decoding of the fruit-vegetable must have taken place far earlier than our ancestors remember. Or, perhaps we liked it so much that we decided to use it everywhere and make it our own. Nonetheless, it has been a delightful addition.
Keywords: Tomato, Fruit, Vegetable, Nightshade, Voyage, Staple
Every child who grew up in the 90s and the early 00s has certainly grown up around Tom and Jerry, the adorable, infamous cat-chases-mouse cartoon. The idea of naughtiness and playing mischief had the standards that this particular series set for children and defined how much wreckage was funny enough.
The show's creators, William Hanna and Joseph Barbera initially named their characters Jasper and Jinx. They did not plan for the fame that Tom and Jerry brought them when they released a movie by the name of "Puss Gets the Boot". This movie featured a certain cat and mouse who were a notorious pair, named Jasper and Jinx. When the movie became a hit, the names of the characters were changed and the show shot to fame.
Tom and Jerry became a go-to cartoon for children in the early 00s, and it was one of those shows with a firm foundation, that had already been in the running for decades. The original template had been planned nearly 80 years ago, and the makers did not change it. The music that was played in the many episodes, made a breakthrough in its own way. It is the most easily recognizable melody with utterly nostalgic associations.
Today, Tom and Jerry is still a household name in homes where children love cartoons Image credit: wikimedia commons
A set of supporting characters were defined for the show, to occasionally take the focus off the original pair. There was a large, black woman named Mammy Two Shoes and a bulldog who took Jerry's side. Mammy Two Shoes was discontinued because her character portrayed racist tendencies. A tall white woman replaced her, who was kinder and loved mice. Either of the women's faces was never revealed.
Today, Tom and Jerry is still a household name in homes where children love cartoons. There are a host of other shows besides this that aim to replicate the same aspects of the cartoon but do not come close at all. Despite the immense amount of violence in the show, it is a beloved pastime of parents and children alike.
Keywords: Tom and Jerry, Cartoon, Hanna and Barbera, Television