10 Most Forgettable Films Of Shah Rukh Khan

10 Most Forgettable Films Of Shah Rukh Khan

18 Dec 18 @ 7:58 PM | By Ravi

Born on 2 November 1965, Shah Rukh Khan needs no introduction when it comes to superstardom in Bollywood. He is easily one of the biggest icons and most popular film stars in the world who is an actor and a much sought after producer. Also known as ‘King of Bollywood’ or ‘King Khan' by the media, he has ruled the hearts of millions for now nearly 25 years. Though he started his career with television, he made his acting debut in Aziz Mirza’s Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman but it was Raj Kanwar’s Deewana which released first in theaters in 1992.

He had back to back four releases that year but it was films like Baazigar and Darr in 1993 which put him in the top league. The Shah Rukh Khan filmography boasts of blockbusters like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001), Devdas (2002), Swades (2004), Chak De! India (2007), My Name Is Khan (2010) and Happy New Year (2014), to name a few.

There’s hardly an award in Bollywood which he hasn’t been bestowed upon him. He has received 14 Filmfare Awards in all including eight Best Actor trophies. As King Khan celebrates his 51st birthday we list out some of his earlier films which his audience gave a thumbs down and the actor himself would’ve liked to forget.

(Note: We haven't considered films which had him in special or guest appearances.)

  • Dil Aashna Hai (1992)

    Hema Malini’s directorial debut film ‘Dil Aashna Hai’ was based upon the Hollywood hit ‘Lace’ which revolved around three female friends who have a one-night stand with their respective boyfriends and of which one gives birth to a girl child. The girl is brought up in an orphanage who sets out to find her biological mother when she grows up. SRK helps out Divya Bharti (who plays the young girl) to find her mother. The rest of the cast included Mithun Chakraborty, Jeetendra, Dimple Kapadia, Amrita Singh, Mohan Agashe, Farida Jalal, Sonu Walia and Raza Murad. The film was a non-starter as it was a female-oriented subject which found no takers at the box-office. SRK did play an important role in the film but somewhere got lost in the huge star cast. Nevertheless, watch the hit title song featuring SRK and the late Divya Bharti sung by Suresh Wadkar and Sadhana Sargam, composed by Anand – Milind and penned by Majrooh Sultanpuri.

  • Maya Memsaab (1993)

    This Ketan Mehta film was in the news for all the wrong reasons. Maya Memsaab starring Shahrukh Khan, Deepa Sahi, Raj Babbar & Farooque Sheikh was primarily talked about for its bold scenes picturised on Deepa Sahi and SRK. It took some time for the censors to clear the film with some minor cuts but the film turned a turkey at the box-office. The film was based on a young beautiful lady (Deepa Sahi) who dreams and fantasizes of a beautiful world where she is loved by all.

    Maya Memsaab (1993)
    Maya Memsaab (1993)
  • Guddu (1995)

    Produced and directed by Prem Lalwani, Guddu was a dud before its release. It was the year 1995 which saw some big releases of SRK hitting the bullseye at the box-office which delayed the release of this film. Co-starring Manisha Koirala, Deepti Naval and Mukesh Khanna it had music by veteran composer Naushad. The story was about Guddu Bahadur (Shahrukh Khan) who belongs a dysfunctional family involving his mother and father. Guddu falls in love with Salina Gupta (Manisha Koirala) but in an accident, she loses her eyesight. After a few twists and turns, she regains her vision and Guddu helps reunite his family.

    Guddu (1995)
    Guddu (1995)
  • Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India! (1995)

    Ketan Mehta made this hotchpotch without a script. The promos and songs promised a lot from the film but it was a hard watch to sit through when released. Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India had SRK playing a cancer patient who falls in love with Deepa Sahi and wants to enjoy his remaining days to the fullest. He encounters a conspiracy hatched by a gang where the president is kidnapped and exchanged to fulfill the mission. All the happenings in the film take place in one night. Co-starring Anupam Kher, Javed Jaffrey & Amrish Puri, the film had some good music by Ranjit Barot.

    Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India! (1995)
    Oh Darling! Yeh Hai India! (1995)
  • Zamaana Deewana (1995)

    Ramesh Sippy’s final bow at direction went kaput at the cash counters. Zamana Deewana which was initially title Pyaarana took a long time in the making which starred SRK and Raveena Tandon in the lead roles. The film’s story was about two friends (played by Jeetendra & Shatrughan Sinha) who turn foes due to a misunderstanding. SRK and Raveena play their respective children who fall in love and get their fathers to reunite again. Watch O Rabba - Saath Chhodon Naa Tera song from the film sung by Udit Narayan and Sapna Awasthi, written by Sameer and composed by Nadeem- Shravan.

  • Trimurti (1995)

    One of the biggest disappointments of 1995, which starred Shah Rukh Khan, Anil Kapoor, Gautami, Mohan Agashe, Jackie Shroff, Priya Tendulkar, Anjali Jatthar and Tinnu Anand. Directed by Mukul Anand and produced by Subhash Ghai, the film had one of the biggest star casts of that year as SRK was riding high after delivering DDLJ but Trimurti just couldn’t sustain itself at the box-office. Watch one of the songs from the film.

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  • English Babu Desi Mem (1996)

    Another dud from SRK which came and went in a jiffy in the theatres. Whatever little crowd it could draw in was due to its melodious music by Nikhil-Vinay whose songs can be heard at many weddings to date. ‘English Babu Desi Mem’ had SRK playing triple roles with a get up gone all wrong. For company he had Sonali Bendre and Rajeshwari Sachdev playing important roles. Watch the song Deewana Main Tera Deewana from the film picturized on Shahrukh & Sonali, sung by Kumar Sanu & Alka Yagnik.

  • One 2 Ka 4 (2001)

    This action cop drama directed by Shashilal Nair starring Shah Rukh Khan, Juhi Chawla and Jackie Shroff was a remake of the Hollywood hit One Good Cop which bombed badly at the box-office. A.R. Rahman’s melodious soundtrack was the only saving grace in this utterly run of the mill sort of film which was stylishly boring.

    One 2 Ka 4 (2001)
    One 2 Ka 4 (2001)
  • Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (2002)

    Another long in the making film which had SRK with Salman Khan and Madhuri Dixit. Touted to be a love-triangle, the film was stale and slow paced and much behind of its times. Not even a guest appearance by Aishwarya Rai could save the film from drowning at the box-office. Music was by Nadeem-Shravan, Daboo Malik, Bappi Lahiri & Sajid-Wajid. It was produced by K.C. Bokadia and directed by K.S. Adhiyaman.

    Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (2002)
    Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam (2002)
  • Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke (2004)

    Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke was directed by Birendra Nath Tiwari which starred Shahrukh Khan and Raveena Tandon in the lead. The film was delayed due to many reasons and never got a proper all India release. A run of the mill tear jerker which didn’t find any takers at the box-office. The music composed by Nikhil-Vinay was the only saving grace in this otherwise forgettable film. Watch the trailer of the film.