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Agneepath (1990)What went wrong? Arguably, Agneepath is Amitabh Bachchan’s most under-appreciated film. Reportedly, Amitabh had gone the Marlon Brando way, adapted a whole new persona and a coarse voice for his gangster role. But Mukul Anand’s offbeat theme about vendetta had no takers in the theatres.Consolation: The dialogue, “Apun ka naam Vijay Dinanath Chauhan, baap ka naam Master Dinanath Chauhan” said in a deep baritone has become a holy prayer for many. And that is just the tip of the…

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10 Must-Watch Movies That Weren’t Blockbusters

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Lamhe (1991)What went wrong? Ask Yash Chopra or anyone associated with Lamhe and they’ll tell you it was a film ahead of its time. It dealt with the restrained passion of a man. He falls in love with a woman older to him. When she gets married to someone else, he retreats.Years later, he meets the woman’s daughter and love is in the air. The audience it seems wasn’t too savvy about a progressive love story sans all the usual YRF frills.Consolation: Amidst all the critical acclaim and…

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10 Must-Watch Movies That Weren’t Blockbusters

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Sadma (1983)What went wrong? Sadma was the remake of a Tamil film called Moondram Pirai and like the original, it was a heart touching story of a woman who regresses into the mental state of a child because of an accident. Even though Kamal Haasan and Sridevi were popular stars at the time, the film’s off-beat theme proved to be a deterrent. Falling in love with a woman behaving like a pre-teen proved too much of a hiccup.Consolation: Sadma has since found appreciation on the home video and…

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10 Must-Watch Movies That Weren’t Blockbusters

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Movies that win awards, adulations and a cult following don’t always create box office magic. Here’s a look at movies that are considered gems now but they flopped miserably when they first released.

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