India’s largest flop was additionally most costly Indian movie, director by no means made one other movie, heroine obtained no work in India

India’s largest flop was additionally most costly Indian movie, director by no means made one other movie, heroine obtained no work in India

The costliest Indian movie was an enormous field workplace bomb, main the director to stop performing and the actress by no means working in Bollywood once more.

It’s a bizarre coincidence that fairly typically, the most important Indian movies – when it comes to manufacturing budgets – have bombed on the field workplace. The hype, the dimensions, and the star solid are alleged to make these movies huge grosser. However, it doesn’t at all times pan out. One such case is that this 1990 mega flop, which was the most costly Indian movie ever made, even though it had 4 superstars.

India’s largest flop movie was…
Ajooba, the formidable superhero fantasy movie primarily based on the legend of King Arthur, was launched in 1990. Produced and directed by Shashi Kapoor, it was three way partnership between RK and Russian manufacturing homes. The movie was made on a then-record funds of Rs 8 crore, the very best within the historical past of Indian cinema at that time, and boasted of visible results of worldwide stature. Nevertheless, regardless of all this, Ajooba grossed solely Rs 3.50 crore in India and ended up as an enormous monetary failure.

Ajoob’s large star solid

Ajooba starred Amitabh Bachchan because the titular superhero/prince, alongside different huge stars of the time, together with Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, and Shammi Kapoor. In Amrish Puri, it had the most important villain of the period, and likewise boasted of different well-liked actors like Saeed Jaffrey, Dalip Tahil, Sonam, and Dara Singh. Russian actress Ariadna Shengelaya additionally debuted within the movie. However the movie’s failure’s influence was such that she by no means labored in India once more.

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Ajooba’s influence on Shashi Kapoor

For director Shashi Kapoor as nicely, the movie’s failure was a heavy capsule to swallow. The veteran actor had turned director for the primary time ever and this was the Kapoor household’s first main movie for the reason that loss of life of Raj Kapoor. Naturally, the field workplace failure demotivated him to some extent the place he by no means tried route once more and returned to performing, which additionally, he did solely sporadically. Inside just a few years, Shashi Kapoor bid adieu to Bollywood.

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