Odishatv Bureau

From ‘Liger’ to ‘Gehraaiyan’, here are five underwhelming films that failed to impress the audience in 2022.
Liger: Unfortunately, Liger was not only overhyped and underwhelming, but the plot was also abhorrently weak.
Helmed by Puri Jagannad and starring Vijay Deverakonda alongside Ananya Pandey, the film also included boxer Mike Tyson in a cameo. Built up on a budget of 100 crores, Liger could collect only 56 crores, proving to be a huge letdown, with theatres being nearly deserted and audiences considering it a headache.
Ek Villain Returns: Starring Arjun Kapoor, John Abraham, Tara Sutaria, and Disha Patani—yet no one could save Ek Villain Returns. Ek Villain's (2014) follow-up is unpleasant, meaningless, and bizarre. The film suffers from sluggish writing, poor direction, and half-baked characters. The film brutally failed at the box office with a collection of only Rs. 45 crores.
Gehraiyaan: Even after featuring Deepika Padukone with Siddhant Chturvedi and Ananya Pandey, the film failed to impress the audience. Although everyone had great hopes, the movie based on infidelity while selling the intimate scenes could not meet the high demands. The obsessional kissing scenes without attraction were incredibly monotonous for viewers and thereby were criticised. The film released on Amazon Prime could garner only 7 lakh views on its first day and became a victim of the #boycottbollywood bandwagon!
Raksha Bandhan: The film failed to win over audiences, who preferred to celebrate the event at home with their families, despite watching the performances by Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar, and other fresh faces. due to its overly sentimental and sanctimonious plot.
Samrat Prithviraj: Historical films usually do well with Indian moviegoers; however, this particular film failed miserably. Samrat Prithviraj, starring Manuli Chillar, Miss World 2017, and Akshay Kumar, cost Rs 300 crores to produce. However, according to reports, the movie's box office earnings were as low as Rs 64.62 crore.