9 Flop Bollywood Films Better than Salman Khan’s Six 200-club Movies

You should’ve watched these movies in theaters but let’s say better late than never. So watch them on OTT platforms to get the insight of recent greatest Indian cinema directors are trying to make. 

Bollywood releases almost 150 films a year. Most of the films with big names become an easy hit at the box office despite crappy story and loose plot. Just because of their big fan base in the country, such films become a hit. But, those are only 5% of Bollywood movies, rest 95% movies are of new comers, less popular actors, actresses and directors. 

Audiences are automatically pulled towards the movies of their favourite film stars without critically examining the type of cinema they are doing. That’s why 90% films are a flop. Among the films which do not do well at the box office, there are always some which have huge potential to become a cult classic. But due to the audiences’ inclination towards masala blockbuster movies, these films never get their due credit and end up being forgotten. 

Here we bring some of the most underrated films of Bollywood, which we are sure you’d have missed out.

Kamayaab (Flop)

Kamayaab

IMBD rating: 8

Box Office collection: 7.45 crore

Available on: Netflix

It will take you to the journey of what real Kamayaabi in life is. Better be ready for some unexpected tears.  

A movie directed by Hardik Mehta and produced by Gauri Khan having Sanjay Mishra as the lead actor did not do quite well at the box when it released. But it had an everlasting impact on the audience who chose to watch it. It is the story of an actor who rethinks about his planned retirement when he hits this realization that he might accomplish the mark of 500th film very soon. This film is about dreams, growing age, and the conflict of human thought, and hence a must-watch. The movie was also praised by the famous author, Paulo Coelho.

Masaan (Flop)

Masaan

IMBD rating: 8.1

Box Office collection: 4 crore

Available on: Netflix

The story is going stay in your mind for a long time before you realize it’s just a film. 

A 2015 film which was the debut film of the heartthrob of the nation Vicky Kaushal and can only collect a few crores at the box office. It also has Richa Chadda and Sanjay Mishra as the star cast. This movie was directed by Neeraj Ghaywan and is set up in Varanasi. There are two parallels drawn in the story. One, where Deepak and Shalu are fighting against casteism to get married and Devi who is fighting against the stigma attached to pre-marital sex. The movie is not to be missed.

Shahid (Flop) 

Shahid

IMBD rating: 8.2

Box Office collection: 3.6 crore

Available on: Amazon Prime Video 

Compelling and brutally honest storytelling 

The 2012 film was directed by Hansal Mehta. This movie was critically acclaimed and received one Filmfare and two National Awards. This is a story of a former militant operative turned into a criminal lawyer to fight for the justice of falsely accused people with terrorism. The character of Shahid Azmi played by Rajkumar Rao itself is something which will remain with you forever as the climax happens.

Hamid (Flop)

Hamid

IMBD rating: 7.8

Box Office collection: 1 crore

Available on: Amazon Prime Video 

A much-needed film that strongly depicts the situation, of both Kashmiri people and military, in the most conflicted state of India, Kashmir.

There’s a young Hamid whose father is deceased and he decides to call God to bring him back. He dials the number 786 and the call gets received. His life is now turned upside down. This unique story was based on Phone No. 786 by Amin Bhat and was directed by Aijaz Khan. This film won the National award for best child actor and also best feature film.

Tumbaad (Flop)

Tumbaad

IMBD rating: 8.3

Box Office collection: 13 crore

Available on: Amazon Prime Video 

A gem in VFX, direction and storytelling, worth a watch.  

After the loss of Gully Boy at Oscars, there was an outrage in the Indian Film Audience on why always a non-deserving Bollywood film is sent to Oscars. This is a horror film which was not very talked about before this incident. Directed by Rahi Anil Barve and Anand Gandhi this film won three filmfare awards and two IIFA award. This film deals with a family who builds a shrine for a monster to get his cursed wealth and then the consequences they face.

Aligarh (Flop)

Aligarh

IMBD rating: 8.3

Box Office collection: 2.7 crore

Available on: Amazon Prime Video 

It well-portrays our damaged society that can literally shame anyone for anything, doesn’t matter if it is right or wrong.    

Manoj Bajpayee and Rajkumar rao are fantastic actors. Aligarh is just another example for that. There’s a professor and on him a sting operation was done to find out about his sexuality. This movie was director by Hansal Mehta and barely earned 2.7 crore at the box office. It won a Filmfare award and several nominations. Also, there is another parallel story of a journalist in this film which aims to break the societal norms.

Sonchirya (Flop)

Sonchirya

IMBD rating: 7.7

Box Office collection: 6 crore

Available on: Amazon Prime Video 

Sonchiriya brings you closer to the heartlands of India with great honesty.

 Can you imagine a film starring actor like Sushant Singh Rajput, Bhumi Pednekar and Manoj Bajpayee altogether? This is the film directed by Abhishek Chaubey which revolved around Chambal Valley. It tells the tale of dacoits in 1975, who termed themselves Baaghis, the rebels. Lacchu gives information to Baaghis that a dowry of tons of gold and cash will be given to the bride by her father so Dacoit Maan Singh (Manoj Bajpayee) alias ‘Dadda’ should raid.

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (Flop)

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy

IMBD rating: 7.6

Box Office collection: 43 crore

Available on: Amazon Prime Video

It’s a compelling, chilling and adventurous film.

After the death of a talented actor Sushant, the entire nation is mourning. This was one of his most aspirational films which did not get the love of the masses. Byomkesh who is out of college, agrees to investigate the fading of Bhuvan, a chemist. Assisted by Bhuvan’s son Ajit, Byomkesh links the case to a loftier conspiracy that actually unsettles Calcutta. This film was director by Dibakar Banerjee decision to cast Irfan for the lead role opposite Nimrat Kaur. This film is subtle and soothing to watch.

Mere Pyare Prime Minister 

Mere Pyare Prime Minister

IMBD rating: 6.8

Box Office collection: 40 lakhs

Available on: Netflix

One of the rarest Indian cinema that pulls the right strings of human hearts.  

From the director of the film like Rang De Basanti Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, this is another film that made merely 39 Lakhs at the box office. After the rape of a child’s mother, Kannu, an eight-year-old boy, writes a letter to the prime minister of India and embarks on a journey from Mumbai to Delhi with his two friends. Anjali Patil and Om Kanojiya give their best performance in this heart-touching film.