Music is the heart of the movie, which will connect with the audiences to a deeper level. Music takes the movie forward in its own part. There have been films whose actors are good, music is good but the script is not at all promising and the movie is also a flop at the box office.
Here are some movies that were a flop but are remembered because of its music:
1) Jhoom Barabar Jhoom:
The movie was a disaster despite good actors like Preity Zinta, Abhishek Bachchan, Lara Dutta and Bobby Deol. The film is only remembered in the minds of the audiences because of the beautiful music it had, ‘Bol Na Halke Halke’ is the best song of the album sung by legendary, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
Ranbir Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor’s debut movie, directed by ‘Sanjay Leela Bhansali’, the audience was not impressed by the movie the music won their hearts. For this film, it is difficult to choose the best, but the title track, ‘ Masha-Allah ‘ and ‘ Jab Se Tere Naina ‘ were the most heard and hit.
This was the most disastrous movie of that year despite having good actors like Ranbir Kapoor, Arjun Rampal, and Jacqueline Fernandez. The movie was beyond the understanding level of a normal person but the music was the best thing it had. Pritam being the composer the music has to be touching since he has always believed in keeping a general outlook for the audience so they like the songs. There were songs like ‘Tu Hai Ki Nai’ that year’s most heard and probably the best, sung by ‘Ankit Tiwari’, ‘Sooraj Dooba Hai’ by Arijit Singh and Aditi Singh Sharma that people loved.
Till now it might be the talented actor Sushant Singh Rajput and actress Kriti Sanon’s worst performances ever. Raabta was heavily criticized as there was nothing the viewers could connect themselves with. The music of the movie again composed by ‘Pritam’ was very much loved. Arijit Singh sung songs like ‘Ik Vaari Aa’, ‘Raabta’ title track wherein Nikita Gandhi was the female artist, then the song ‘Main Tera Boyfriend’ by Neha Kakkar and Meet Bros also played a prominent part in the film and ‘Lambiya Si Judaiyaa’ – all of these are remembered even now.
The movie failed despite having a strong star cast like Tabu, Katrina Kaif, and Aditya Roy Kapoor. The story of the movie is based on the novel written by ‘Charles Dickens’ titled ‘Great Expectations’ which is a classic. The composer of the album for this film is ‘Amit Trivedi’. Arijit Singh sang the title track of the movie, ‘Yeh Fitoor Mera’ which received an amazing response. ‘Pashmina’ sung by Amit Trivedi himself is the best song of the album, ‘Tere Liye’ sung by Arijit Singh and Sunidhi Chauhan was loved too. The rest of all songs of the album are good but these three are the best. Swanand Kirkire has done a fantastic job as a lyricist.
6) Aashiq Banaya Apne:
Emraan Hashmi’s one of the flops when he was new in the Bollywood industry, also starring actor Sonu Sood and Tanushree Dutta in the leads. The music of the movie has sold ‘20,00,000’ units. Imagine how the music of the movie is, the title track ‘Aashiq Banaya Apne’ and ‘Aap Ki Kashish’ both are sung by ‘Himesh Reshammiya’ which were extremely popular back then.
There are more movies whose songs have touched the heart of millions and the movies were disasters – it’s time to revisit those songs.