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10 Bad Bollywood Movies: Only your Friends won’t Judge you for Watching them

10 Bollywood Movies that are so bad, they are actually damn good. Here are the top 10 that made it to the list

A still from fil Deshdrohi. Youtube

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.

1. Gunda                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                                       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!

4. Rudraksh                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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.

7. Drona

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.

10. Himmatwala 

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

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Sexual abuse is everywhere in the world, says Radhika

The actress believes that one should know how to say 'No'

Radhika Apte's view on sexual abuse
Bollywood actress Radhika Apte says that sexual abuse is not only in B-town but in every part of the society. Wikimedia Commons

– Durga Chakravarty

Actress Radhika Apte feels that sexual abuse does not only exist in the world of showbiz but takes place in every alternate household.

“Sexual abuse takes place in every alternate household. So it’s not a part of just the film industry. You have so much child abuse, domestic abuse everywhere in the world, including India,” Radhika told IANS over phone from Mumbai.

She says it exists in “every field and household at some level or the other and that it all needs to be eliminated”.

Sexual abuse does not target just women, stresses Radhika.

“It’s also towards men, little boys and everybody. People exploit their power at every level.”

Radhika asserted that this needed to change.

“I think it starts from us putting our foot down and saying ‘no’ to things, however big your ambition is. You need to be brave about it, believe in your own talent, say ‘no’ and start speaking up because if one person speaks up, nobody is going to listen to him or her. But if 10 people do, then others would (listen to them),” she said.

The “Phobia” actress, who will be seen mentoring budding filmmakers in MTV’s upcoming digital show “Fame-istan”, says there has to be a more organised platform for people to work.

“There has to be more professional platforms as well as rules in place which is slowly happening.”

Sexual abuse has been a topic of debate in Bollywood and Hollywood. Prominent names from the entertainment industry are discussing how men in power take advantage of women in exchange for taking forward their dreams.

The sexual harassment saga started when a media house published a story in October revealing numerous accusations of sexual abuse against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

But why are no names taken in the case of casting couch in Bollywood?

“Because of fear, because people who have great ambitions are afraid. They think of what will happen to them if they take somebody’s name who has so much power. That’s what I am saying. Everybody has to speak up,” she added.

Radhika ventured into Bollywood in 2005 with “Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!” and since then has explored genres like thriller, drama and adult comedy with films like “Rakht Charitra”, “Shor in the City”, “Badlapur”, “Parched” and “Hunterrr”.

Was it a conscious decision to act less in commercial entertainers?

Radhika said: “Nothing like that. You have to choose from the work that you have. You can’t say that ‘I want that’ if that’s not been offered to you. So, whatever is offered to you, you choose from that. You make your choice whatever you feel is going to be more challenging or something that inspires you or excites you.”

She says she makes her choices in the “spur of the moment” with whatever she feels intuitively. “I am not a very big planner.” (IANS)

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Sridevi’s daughter Jhanvi Kapoor all set to debut in Bollywood

Daughter of Sridevi
Jhanvi Kapoor is the daughter of veteran actress Sridevi and Director Boney Kapoor

Radhika Bhirani

“Let me tell you, I feel like a newcomer,” Sridevi asserts, breaking into a giggle almost reminiscent from her ahead-of-times 1991 film “Lamhe”, even as she prepares to let her elder daughter loose in the Bollywood world. She says nothing comes easy in life, and she is sure her Jhanvi is ready to face the challenges.

Jhanvi, who is frequently followed by the paparazzi in Mumbai, will reportedly foray into films with a remake of Marathi hit “Sairat”.

Steering clear of divulging details about Jhanvi’s debut, Sridevi told IANS over phone from Mumbai: “She has chosen this path and profession, and I have been in this industry for long. So I am mentally more prepared than her. She has been watching me, and knows what she is getting into.”

“Nothing is going to be a cakewalk in any profession. So you have to work hard, and there will be challenges. I’m sure she is ready for it.”

The charismatic actress made a powerful comeback of sorts with “Mom” earlier this year — five years after her delightful plain Jane avatar in “English Vinglish”.

As “Mom”, which will soon release in Russia, nears its world television premiere on &Pictures on Saturday, Sridevi — who also has daughter Khushi — spoke about her worries as a parent.

“I’m of course worried when they go out, but luckily, they know their limits and they are very responsible children. When you have responsible children, half the battle is over. So, you don’t have to worry. But you are concerned. The concern will never go, and you’ll always be conscious about them,” said the 54-year-old.

Sridevi has been a big screen delight since her Bollywood debut with the 1978 movie “Solva Sawan”. But acting is something she started when she was all of four. In Hindi cinema, “Himmatwala”, “Mr. India”, “Chandni”, “Sadma”, “Nagina”, “ChaalBaaz”, “Lamhe” and “Khuda Gawah” are some of the films which established her footing as a performer who took woman power seriously.

The trait has continued with “English Vinglish” and “Mom” — in both of which she played the strong role of a mother effectively.

While most women actors in India complain about lack of roles for older actresses, Sridevi retorted: “Let me tell you, I feel that my career has just started, haan (giggles). I feel like a newcomer, and I feel that my career is going to start now. It’s not finished, it’s going to start now.”

She is also unlike many others — even much younger actors — who are putting their life story into books.

“Arre, maine kuch achieve nai kiya (I haven’t achieved anything), where I write about my story or my book. There’s a long way to go. There’s nothing, nothing like this,” she said, sounding almost ignorant, but humble, of the fan followers of her emotive power and fluid dancing skills.

At this point, she is just enthused to deliver more.

“There are definitely two films that are coming up, but it’s too early to talk about it. (There’s) Nothing I can say right now,” she said.

Over the years, Sridevi has not just embraced the changes in Indian cinema, but also opened up herself to an environment where celebrities — as opposed to her own shy self in her earlier days — need to go all out to promote her projects.

“Look, with the time, I have definitely opened up. I am definitely introvert and shy, and have never been rude to… I’ve definitely been shy, but thanks to my children, I have opened up. Somewhere, you have to change with the time.

“You can’t be like what you were… It doesn’t work that way. And do that (change) within your comfort, not by going out of it.”

That besides, she says a positive frame of mind, helps her look forward to what life has to offer.

“Be in a positive frame of mind, be happy, fulfil your goals, work hard… It never goes waste.”

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‘Don’t mask ‘masala’ as history’ says Mewar Royal on Padmavati

The upcoming movie Padmavati is surrounded by controversies. This time its Mewar Royal commenting on the movie's theme.

Padmavati movie shot
Padmavati movie shot. Instagram

New Delhi: The drama and debates over Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s Padmavati — the story of Rajput queen Padmini — has upset a direct descendant of the Mewar royal family. Baijiraj Trivikrama Kumari Jamwal, daughter of Mahendra Singh Mewar — the 76th Maharana of the Mewar dynasty and a former Lok Sabha member — is otherwise quietly going about her life as an English teacher at a school here.

But amidst heightened protests against Padmavati, which she has tagged an “inauthentic venture”, Trivikrama says it’s unfair that her family’s name is being dragged into generating “free publicity” for the film. “The sad part is that the film is getting free pre-release publicity and that a commercial and inauthentic venture like this is using my family’s name.

“It’s not just a question of incorrect portrayal, which is established from the trailer and the ‘Ghoomar’ song itself, but also the fact that you’re using my family’s name for the commercial pre-release publicity of your film, free of cost… And the national media is talking about it. That’s my problem,” Trivikrama told IANS in an interview here.

Bhansali’s Padmavati has been mired in controversy. The conjecture that it distorts history has led organizations like Shri Rajput Karni Sena and Sarv Brahmin Mahasabha to go up in arms against the release of the movie, while BJP leaders have been making statements and appeal to stop its release on December 1.

“That’s why I am so upset. People have political and commercial agendas. There’s nothing wrong with commercial enterprises and politics, but misusing and exploiting somebody’s pride, honor and dignity for such shallow purposes, that is where I step in and say, ‘Sorry, not acceptable’,” Trivikrama said.

The makers have maintained there is no dream romance sequence shown between the Rajput queen and invader Alauddin Khilji, as had been alleged by some. But a few political leaders and Jaipur’s former princess Diya Kumari have suggested Bhansali must show the movie to some historians prior to its release.

Trivikrama questions: “It depends on who the historians are because history is also colored. It has to be a well-represented congress of historians. He (Bhansali) should approach the most authentic voice, which is the family itself. That he hasn’t done.”

Her mother, Maharani Nirupama Kumari commented: “He has already made the film. What’s the point of showing it to historians now?”

To many, the story of Rani Padmini remains a mystery. What is the story Trivikrama has grown up with?

“If you go as a tourist to Chittorgarh Fort, you’re taken to Padmini’s Palace, and you’re shown a couple of mirrors. The tourist guide tells you about it and he points out a little pond and says she stood over there and Alauddin Khilji saw her face.

“But that is just packaging culture to sell to ignorant tourists,” she said.

Trivikrama said Rani Padmini finds a mention in “Veer Vinod”, a record book on Mewar’s history.

“It’s a historical record that shows yes she was there, she was the wife of Rawal Ratan Singh and she was only an excuse that Alauddin Khilji used to invade Chittor. The real reason was a very calculated military decision to invade,” she said.

“Padmini was not in the picture at all, except now what has been made into a tale, which is a figment of the imagination, I believe. It’s not there in history,” she said, pointing out that their family is one of the oldest families with an unbroken succession.

She estimated that there were over 30 generations between now and the first Jauhar — self-immolation led by Rani Padmini in 1303 during the siege of Chittor

What about the epic Awadhi poem Padmavati?

“Apparently, it’s a self-confessed piece of fiction. I’m ready to accept that you (Bhansali) have made a piece of fiction. But then don’t drag my family’s name into it and claim you’re the custodian of my family’s history,” asserted Trivikrama, a Ph.D. in English literature.

She said filmmakers are doing a lot in the garb of artistic license.

“Sure you have that, but then along with the artistic license, there should be artistic integrity and sensitivity,” she said, pointing out how the representation of Rani Padmini is “wrong” even in terms of dance and clothes.

“Instead of making it clear that it is Bollywood masala, you’re saying it is history and misleading and ‘miseducating’ the future generations.”(IANS)