7 Bollywood Sequels That Royally Ruined Their Prequels
Bollywood and sequels don’t go hand in hand. Over the years, Bollywood has ‘tried’ to produce sequel movies only to face grave disappointment. And many times we wished the producers of these movies were brainstormed against going ahead with their idea, don’t we? So, here’s a list of sequels that we think should have been killed in-utero.
Rock On 2 (2016) sequel to Rock On! (2008)
For me, Rock On remains one of the most intelligent movies with respect to character framing and cast. Part one depicts the story of a struggling rock band Magik, with Aditya Shroff (Farhan Akhtar) being its talisman. The movie did reasonably good at the box office and the sequel of the movie was highly anticipated. However, with no solid story line and a sluggish narration, Rock On 2 was panned by the critics.
Hathyar (2002) sequel to Vaastav (1999)
“Pachchaas tola maa, pachchaas tola” – Sanjay Dutt immortalized the character of Raghu Bhai and the chapter should have ended after the last scene of the movie. However, Mahesh Manjrekar took the story ahead with Raghu’s son, Boxer Bhai, played by Dutt again. The movie though was the 9th highest-grossing movie of 2002, it failed to meet expectations of its predecessor.
Phir Hera Pheri (2006) sequel to Hera Pheri (2000)
Hera Pheri, though itself being a remake, is undoubtedly one of the best Bollywood comedies ever made. The chemistry and performance of the lead actors – Paresh Rawal, Akshay Kumar, and Sunil Shetty – remains to be a paradigm for comedic characters. Unfortunately, the makers of the movie, citing the success of the first part, released the second part in 2006 to a disappointing response from the audience.
Apparently, the third part will also be released – let’s keep our finger’s crossed.
Grand Masti (2013) sequel to Masti (2004)
Masti was a surprise hit at the box office and was also well received by the critics. However, the second part was panned by the critics. With respect to content – the critics called it as a “grand tapestry of trash”. However, even this did not stop the producers from making the third part – Great Grand Masti: it followed suit.
Golmaal Returns (2008) sequel to Golmaal (2006)
Another movie which was a surprise hit, Golmaal directed by Rohit Shetty received positive reviews from the critics. The success and the popularity of the movie prompted the makers of the movie to develop a series and release two sequels – Golmaal Returns and Golmaal 3 (2010) – both the movies received negative reviews from the critics and were ‘poor’ with respect to content.
Bheja Fry 2 (2011) sequel to Bheja Fry (2007)
The name of the movie makes you think: “that’s smart wordplay but what if the movie turns to be exactly as its title?”. Well, part two was indeed a ‘bheja fry’ for the audience. Another movie, which was prompted by the success of the first part, failed to live up to the expectations of the audience.
Double Dhamaal (2011) sequel to Dhamaal (2007)
Dhamaal, apparently, is an official remake of the 1963 movie It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. The movie was released to positive reviews and was a surprise hit at the box office. The success of the movie prompted the sequel Double Dhamaal which, unlike its predecessor, bombed at the box office.
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