The worst-rated Bollywood movies of 2020 that left the audience disappointed and guilty for their choice.
This was a difficult year but hey! Only a few hours are left for the unforgettable yet wished to be forgotten 2020 to end. Congratulations! We made it. 2020 was a disappointment to many, but I think you would agree with me on this that the year shaped us towards being more thoughtful about the content we are consuming. Netflix and chilling became a new normal and almost every one of us is addicted to it now.
As the theatres remained shut during the latter half of the year, the movies moved to the digital space. With so many choices available, the consumers this year were left disappointed many times. Corona or no corona, but it’s almost every year that the Hindi film industry disappoints its audience with certain releases. While Bollywood has now realised that ‘Content is the King’ due to the tough competition with the OTT platforms, not everyone in the industry is ready to follow the criteria.
Everybody talks about the best, but in this article, we’re going to talk about the worst-rated Bollywood movies of 2020 that left the audience disappointed and guilty for their choice.
1. Sadak 2
This movie is a true example that if the content doesn’t stand up to mark, even popular Bollywood actors like Alia Bhatt, Sanjay Dutt and Aditya Roy Kapoor could not save the movie from collapsing at the box office. This movie is a sequel to Bollywood blockbuster Sadak released in the year 1991. The movie is also marked as Mahesh Bhatt’s directorial comeback. But it failed to live up to our expectations with an IMDb rating of 1.1.
Mahesh Bhatt’s comeback movie Sadak 2 is touted as the worst film on IMDb not only in 2020 but overall. Earlier when the trailer was released it became the second-highest disliked video in the history of YouTube. The movie was also criticised for its disproportionate storyline. But let’s also remember the fact that Sadak 2 received outrage from fans due to the alleged suicide of Sushant Singh Rajput, also the movie was in bad light before its release because of its ratings on the Nepometer (98 percent in Nepometer).
2. Khaali Peeli:
Though the movie has now received the worst IMDb ratings and stands at 2.4, much better than some films, still Khaali Peeli is one of the most cringe content available online. The movie received extreme backlash because of its song “Beyonce sharma jayegi” which was later renamed as “Duniya sharma jayegi”. The song received almost three lakh dislikes within just three days of its release.
Apart from it the lyrics of the problematic song, the audience didn’t seem to be impressed with Ananya Pandey and Ishaan Khattar’s performance in the film.
3. Coolie No. 1
Is Bollywood running out of ideas? Bollywood should really stop making remakes of old Bollywood classics. And this is quite evident with the release of Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan starer Coolie No. 1. The movie is bombed with unfavourable reviews from viewers with an IMDb rating of 1.3. The fact to remember is that it is even worse than films such as Race 3 (1.9) and Himmatwala (1.7).
The film released on Amazon Prime Video and is hopelessly out of sync with today’s time. Despite the ratings, Amazon claims it registered the streamer’s biggest opening of the year. Perhaps the makers still know that the movie has received the worst ratings of 2020 after Sadak 2.
4. Indoo ki Jawaani
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Indoo ki Jawaani released on the big screen and had a disastrous first week. The film stars Kiara Advani and Aditya Seal in the lead roles. The plot of the movie is simple and manages to gain a few laughs from the audience the movie has only received an IMDb rating of 1.4.
Laxmii the Hindi remake of the Tamil movie Kanchana didn’t seem to impress the audience despite being one of the most anticipated movies of 2020. The Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani starrer film Laxmii didn’t stand up to the Indian audience’s expectations and was a total disappointment.
“Laxmmi Bomb” later renamed as “Laxmii” rose controversies even before the movie was released on Hotstar. Muslim protagonist possessed by a transgender ghost, the movie has been slammed by critics for reinforcing discriminatory stereotypes of trans people as predatory or associated with supernatural evil. Also, Hindu nationalists have expressed outrage at the movie’s depiction of interfaith love and the similarity between the title of the movie and the name of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi. There were also calls for the boycott of the film.