Sequels have been a part of B-Town since long, but there have been some which didn’t work at all in the past year. Read on find out why…
Himesh Reshammiya is all set to come up with the sequel to The Xpose, and the decision has been made within a week of the film’s release. We are, however, surprised that the film did well the box office, considering it was a Himesh Reshammiya film. Now we will have to wait and watch as to how the sequel pans out as there will be huge expectations from the fans. However critics anyways had less hopes from The Xpose and wethinks that’s not going to change for the sequel as well. Still we couldn’t stop ourselves from thinking about similar such instances in the past where the sequels had huge expectations but didn’t do really well. Here are some which didn’t do well in the last year:
Akshay Kumar’s attempt at being the don of Mumbai proved futile as he was unable to create the same magic that Ajay Devgn and Emraan Hashmi had done in Once Upon A Time In Mumbai. Also Imran Khan and Sonakshi Sinha’s presence did not do much help to the film’s story line. It was the story line of the first installment that had intrigued the audiences a lot. It was the saga of a gangster double crossing another gangster for power, money and fame that was so loved by people. On the other hand the second installment moved away from being a gangster drama and turned out to be more of a love triangle, which ruined almost all of the goodwill for the franchise.
JD Chakravarty and Manoj Bajpai’s gangster drama worked really well in Satya, mainly because of their acting and also because of Ram Gopal Varma’s direction, but the same was not true for the sequel. In the past few years RGV has been losing the plot of the films a lot and has been going into a lot of experimentation, which audiences are not liking at all. That was one reason why the film bombed at the box office. Also the continuous delay of the film and the minimal amount of promotions were responsible for its disastrous performance. Puneet Singh Ratn did well in the film, but his lean physique and long hair could not create that much fear among the audiences like that of Bhiku Matre and Satya.
Dharmendra, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol’s sequel to the funny mad caper didn’t work well with the audiences. Fans and critics had loved YPD a lot mainly because of Samir Karnik’s direction and the perfect comic punches, but YPD 2 failed to capitalize on the same. Although being just a quasi sequel, this film still had very high expectations among the audiences. The film’s satellite rights were able to get some money back for the financers, but otherwise the film bombed badly. Also, the second installment used an orangutan to do a lot of tricks, which the makers thought would work with the audiences, but was utterly abhorred. Lastly the huge line up of actors that the second installment had proved to be futile as most of the actors got minimal screen space. It felt as if everyone was trying to over doze us with some guffaws in their short screen space and run away.
There were other sequels as well which came out last year and many of them did well. Films like Race 2 and Dhoom:3 were, however, panned by the critics but loved by the audiences. It was Hrithik Roshan’s Krrish 3 which managed to please the audiences and critics alike. Which sequel did you love the most and which one did you hate? Go ahead and let us know BollywoodLifers.