8 Bollywood Blockbusters That Sadly Had A Flop Music Album
The importance of music in Bollywood movies cannot be stressed enough. It is no secret that on several instances, mediocre or even horrible movies have sailed through because of good music. The Indian film junta can forgive a bad movie as long as they can hum and dance on the songs from the movie.
However, in few rare cases, the coin has flipped. There are a few movies where the music has failed to mimic the stupendous success of the movies.
Here are some unforgettable movies with pretty forgettable music.
One of the biggest blockbusters in the history of Indian cinema, Baahubali 1 and 2 would both be remembered for many things, however, music is surprisingly not one of them. Composed by M.M. Keeravani, the album was not actually too bad, but audiences probably got so enthralled by the visual treat the movie was, that they completely forgot to focus on the music of the film.
India's only successful attempt in the superhero genre, Krish 3 was loved and appreciated by many. In fact, the other movies in the franchise had some cult favorite songs, but sadly it was not the same with Krish 3. The album lacked innovation or freshness. The songs had nothing new to offer and a result audiences thought it was a better idea to focus on a flying Hrithik Roshan and Kangana in catsuit rather than hear Rajesh Roshan's belting out stale and forgettable tunes.
Pyaar ka Punchnama 1&2
One of the earlier movies that achieved success without having a star power but just on the basis of great humor, urban youth connect and good performances, Pyaar Ka Punchnama was a trend setter in many ways. Even the second part did amazingly well, however, in addition to several other set norms of Bollywood, the movies also broke the norm that the success of a film depends on the success of the music. To be honest, composed by AD Boyz, Clinton Cerejo, Hitesh Sonik and Luv Ranjan for the first part and Sharib-Toshi, Hitesh Sonik, Clinton Cerejo, Abhijeet Vaghani and Sandeep Shirodkar for the second part, the music of the film was just meh and in no way contributed to the success of the films.
Given the out of the box narrative of the film, Shoojit Sircar went for a sound for the film that was different and felt seamless with the narrative. Anupam Roy's music achieved that, but in a quest to be seamless, it lost the ability to stand out on its own. As a result, although the music of the movie is beautiful and soothing, it never quite made it to being chart toppers.
Source: the hollywood reporter
It is quite an irony that the comeback movies of one of the most iconic dancing divas of Bollywood failed to have an impactful music. Sridevi's return to screen with English Vinglish was a far cry from what people expected out of her. This masterpiece by Gauri Shinde exposed a side of Sridevi that her fans from the 70s and 80s could not have imagined. The music of the film, composed by Amit Trivedi was also pretty impressive, however, although people adored the movie and it went on to become a huge success, the music of the film received little recognition, with the possible exception of 'Navrai Majhi' perhaps.
Source: indian express
You know things have changed in Bollywood when you have to think twice if asked to sing a song from a movie that is probably the highest grossing film of Bollywood of all times. Though the album featured brilliant composers such as Ankit Tiwari, Shantanu Moitra, and Ajay-Atul it's impact was nowhere close to the impact that the movie had on the audience and the market of course.
The music of Kahaani, much like the movie was a blend of innovation and nostalgia. It was praised for its amalgamation of Bengali and Hindi lyrics. However, the joint efforts of Vishal-Shekhar and Clinton Cerejo with even Tagore thrown into the mix, the music of the film failed to mimic the stupendous success that the film received.
Source: zee news
One of the most well deserving hits of 2016, Pink was a masterpiece like no other. It was probably the director's attempt at keeping the narrative crisp that made the music of the film take a back seat. Composed by Anupam Roy and Shantanu Moitra, the music of the film supported the narrative wherever needed but like others on this list, could not stand out on its own. As a result, one can easily quote Amitabh Bachhan's monologue that ran for several minutes, from the memory but would have to scratch one's head really hard if asked to remember a song from the movie.
- Avipsha Sengupta