Mumbai. Cricket is considered a competitor of Bollywood in India. People have a lot of expectations from the films made on cricket. Although most of the films made on cricket could not succeed in impressing the people. Except for the success of only 1 film made on cricket ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’, none of the films could show any special feat. It is not even that films have not been made on cricket. All the films like Azhar, Lagaan, Jersey and 83 flopped at the box office. Come let’s know who are those 5 Bollywood movies in which people could not digest them even after having the spice of cricket and they fell flat at the box office.
Azhar (Azhar): Emraan Hashmi was cast in the film ‘Azhar’, based on the life of cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin, who was the captain of the Indian team. Released in 2016, this film could not show any special feat at the box office. According to Box Office India figures, the film, which was made with a budget of Rs 40 crore, was able to earn Rs 42 crore in India. At the same time, the film had earned Rs 49 crores worldwide. Contrary to expectations, the film had failed at the box office. (Photo courtesy-Instagram)
83: By winning the World Cup in 1983, the Indian cricket team played its best game in the whole world. This was the first time when India won the World Cup. This occasion made the chest of the whole country wide with pride. Even today, this year has been written in golden letters for Indian cricket. The film ’83’ made on this World Cup could not show any special feat. Adorned with stars like Ranveer Singh, this film was made with a budget of more than Rs 200 crore. However, this film was a flop and the world wide was limited to earning Rs 186 crores. (Photo courtesy-Instagram)
Patiala House: Akshay Kumar and Anushka Sharma starrer film Patiala House was released in 2011. This film was also not as successful in pulling people to the theaters as it was expected. Made with a budget of Rs 50 crore, the film was successful in earning Rs 56 crore worldwide. (Photo courtesy-Instagram)
Iqbal: Shreyas Talpade and Naseeruddin Shah starrer film Iqbal was released in 2005. This film was successful in performing well at the box office. However, this cricket-filled film did not perform as per expectations. Made with a budget of Rs 2.5 crore, the film earned Rs 5 crore. However, Shreyas Talpade’s acting in this film made a lot of headlines. (Photo courtesy-Instagram)
Jersey: Actor’s father Pankaj Kapoor was also seen in the Shahid Kapoor and Mrunal Thakur starrer film Jersey, released last year. Despite being a pair of father and son, this film fell flat at the box office. Released in the month of April 2022, the film kept waiting for the audience in theatres. Made with a budget of Rs 50 crore, this sports film was limited to earning only Rs 20 crore. Shahid Kapoor and Pankaj Kapoor’s hopes of giving a hit film together were also dashed. (Photo courtesy-Instagram)
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