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‘Boycott Bollywood’ calls on social media have gained momentum of late and the industry is bearing the brunt of it.
Big movie projects like Liger, Laal Singh Chaddha, and Raksha Bandhan have failed to impress the audience at the box office due to boycott culture
Also, there have been a lot of talks regarding the boycott culture among movie actors, directors, and people
There has been an opinion among people that Bollywood has lost its connection with the audience
Despite big stars and even bigger budgets, many films are failing to draw audiences back to the cinemas
In the absence of Bollywood, the south industry has been on the rise.
Films like Pushpa, and KGF had impressive collections at the box office, paving way for a revolution in cinema
Amid the ongoing ‘Boycott Bollywood’ wave, let’s take a look at the Top 5 biggest flops of Bollywood this year.
Top 5 Movies hit by the ‘Boycott Bollywood’ trend
Lal Singh Chaddha
Laal Singh Chaddha was supposed to be the grand comeback for Aamir Khan in Bollywood after four years
But the movie before being released was a target of social media trolls and negative publicity.
Made on a budget of over Rs 180 crore, LSC has hardly managed to mint any money.
Its first-weekend collection was just Rs 27.9 crore.
Vijay Deverakonda and Ananya Panday’s sports drama also fared poorly at the box office.
The film, which also marked boxing legend Mike Tyson’s Bollywood debut, was trending on social media with calls for Boycott.
The film was declared a flop.
While Akshay Kumar is known for delivering blockbuster hits, the actor’s recent release reportedly became his lowest opening film in the last 10 years
Raksha Bandhan is a 2022 Indian Hindi-language family comedy-drama film directed by Aanand L. Rai
It stars Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar, Sadia Khateeb, Sahejmeen Kaur, Smrithi Srikanth, and Deepika Khanna
Ranbir Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt’s period drama was a debacle for everyone associated with it.
It opened up to mostly mixed and negative reviews from the critics, with many calling it a ‘box office disaster.’
Set in around the 1800s, the story follows a dacoit tribe and their fight for independence against British rule
Samrat Prithviraj is a 2022 Indian Hindi-language historical action drama film directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi and produced by Yash Raj Films.
The movie was embroiled in controversy before its release.
The movie hit theatres with a section of the audience calling for its ‘Boycott’, which added to the film’s misery.
It resulted in disappointing box office numbers.