By Hindustan Times
While new director like Abhinav Kashyap (Dabangg), Abhishek Chaubey (Ishqiya) and Abhishek Sharma (Tere Bin Laden) scripted a success story at the box-office, big directors and big budget movies failed miserably at the BO. Here're 2010's top ten worst
1) Hisss: The top slot goes to Mallika Sherawat's snake tale Hisss that didn't quite impress the viewers. Mallika's sloppy onscreen kiss with the snake, shady direction, and lack of script couldn't help either.
2) Raavan: Abhishek Bachchan went on record to say it's his best performance ever. Friends in the industry went berserk praising this Mani Ratnam's film. But unfortunately nothing could have worked for this film as viewers couldn't understand the movie in the first place.
3) Kites: Even Hrithik Roshan's sizzling chemistry with Barbara Mori and his divorce rumour couldn't save the film from Raavantanking at the box-office. Made at a mega budget, this Rakesh Roshan film could neither win the hearts of people nor could recover its costs.
4) Veer: People had great expectations from the film, as Salman Khan was touted to emerge in a new avatar, with a new girl Zarine Khan. The film written by Salman Khan was an epic film, set during the 1825 Pindari movement of Rajasthan, when India was ruled by the British. But not every film is a Jodhaa Akbar. This film was certainly not. It failed miserably at the box office.
5) Milenge Milenge: Plump and beautiful Kareena was paired up with slim and kiddish Shahid in a film with run-of-the-mill storyline. The lead couple of the movie don't look the same way anymore, and the film looked stale, if compared to today's filmmaking style. Satish Kaushik, who excelled in making such films once, got everything wrong in this one. Blame it on the time factor, as this film was dabba-band for many years before seeing the light of the day.
6) Dunno Y...Na Jaane Kyun: The film that garnered eyeballs for being the first-ever gay film failed to do justice to its subject. The badly written and fragmented script only added to the nightmarish experience of watching this movie.
7) Hum Tum Aur Ghost: Success of Bhootnath made good ghosts popular in Bollywood. But none of the ensuing movies could keep up with the trend. Jackie Shroff's Bhoot Uncle is one example. Arshad Warsi's production Hum tum Aur Ghost, a ghost comedy failed on several counts and was one of the worst movies of 2010.
8) Prince: Neeru Bajwa's skin show and Vivek Oberoi's stunts couldn't save this film from becoming a box-office disaster.
9) Help: Bollywood is flooded with B-grade horror movies, and this film could be conveniently added to this list. Though the peformance of Mugdha Godse was praised by a section of critics, the film couldn't do well overall.
10) Crook: Based on racial discrimination against Indians in Australia, the film faced flak for lack of research from both Indian and Australian media. Emraan's skin show couldn't help either.