Recent Bollywood Sequels That Didn't Live Up To The Expectations

Recent Bollywood Sequels That Didn't Live Up To The Expectations

1 Jul 19 @ 9:47 AM | By Vamsee Ajjampudi

Often, after producing a blockbuster, our Bollywood directors are plagued by the idea of doing a sequel. Sometimes these sequels hit and sometimes they miss. Here are some of the sequels which weren’t up to the mark:

  1. Race 3

    One of the biggest disappointment of 2018 was Race 3. The third instalment of the action-packed and thrilling Race series didn't quite do wonders on the box office. This multistarrer had Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan, Bobby Deol, Jacqueline Fernandez, Daisy Shah, Saqib Saleem in main roles, but the dull story and vague dialogues made it unbearable to watch for many. Basically, Race 3 is a story of a dysfunctional criminal family trying to kill each other. The film may have earned big at the ticket window, but the audience, as well as the critics, rejected the movie right away. 

    Race 3
    Race 3
  2. Namaste England

    The commercially successful movie Namaste London should have been left alone without having any sequel to it. The first film of the series had Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif. While its sequel, Namaste England, stars Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra, where an aspiring young woman wants to settle in a foreign country to make her dream of a jewellery designer come true. In this course, he leaves her husband behind and her conservative family. The guy then embarks on a journey to bring back the love of his life. The movie had very dull and pointless dialogues and typical predictable ending. The film failed miserably at the box office

    Namaste England
    Namaste England
  3. Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se

    Another sequel in the Yamla Pagla Deewana series is proof that some Bollywood films are not worthy of sequels. Making a sequel means, the audiences expect something much more bigger than the first or second movies of the series. However, this father-son film was nothing but disappointment served at the screen. The film which was supposed to be fun and entertaining gradually becomes predictable and dull. Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se has Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, and Kriti Kharbanda in lead.

    Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se
    Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se
  4. Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi

    Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi is a sequel to film Happy Bhag Jayegi which stars Sonakshi Sinha Diana Penty, Jimmy Sheirgill, and Ali Fazal. The film deals with a chaos which begins when Kidnapper accidentally kidnaps another woman also named Happy. While the first film came out as a hit, The sequel received mixed reviews from the critics and didn't do wonders at the box office. 

    Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi
    Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi
  5. Hate Story 4

    Seems like Bollywood was in the scarcity of the revenge drama stories when they made Hate Story 4. After delivering three successful movies from the Hate Story series, the makers came up with yet another erotic thriller, with less thriller and like always, a predictable story. A woman single-handedly takes revenge against the wealthy brothers who did wrong with her family. Starring Urvashi Rautela, Karan Wahi, and Vivan Bhatena didn't do well at the ticket window. 

    Hate Story 4
    Hate Story 4
  6. Golmaal Returns

    Golmaal was funny in every way. Even the climax was shot in a funny way. However, Golmaal Returns wasn’t as funny as its predecessor. The humour was forced and it was really difficult to laugh at those jokes. Also, the movie stereotyped women in various ways. The only hilarious moment in this movie was when the lead actors masquerade as women.

    Golmaal Returns
    Golmaal Returns
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  8. Golmaal 3

    This movie didn’t reach both its predecessors’ level. The movie had a lousy storyline which was overdosed with raunchy jokes. Also, the petty fights between the lead actors didn’t help at all. The movie is lousiest in the entire series.

    Golmaal 3
    Golmaal 3
  9. Bheja Fry 2

    This sequel wasn’t entirely bad. However, the movie could have been better. Although, the movie makers made an effort at making this movie funny, they weren’t totally successful. It can be watched once.

    Bheja Fry 2
    Bheja Fry 2
  10. DON 2 (also known as Don 2: The King is Back)

    Don’s surprise ending raised the eyebrows of many cinegoers. However, Don 2 didn’t impress many. Though the movie was commercial success, it was a critical failure. The movie was heavily influenced by Ocean’s 11. Also, the director, Farhan Akhtar, failed to explain as to why Asia’s mafia emperor turns into a burglar. And despite being a mafia bigshot, Don (Shahrukh) does everything, including the petty things such as picking up the drug consignments. Overall, this sequel was a huge disappointment

    DON 2
    DON 2