6 Politically Inspired Movies That Failed

There are some films which failed to connect with the wider audience making the movie underperformed at the box-office. So here are 6 Bollywood movies made on political issues which flopped

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Being the youngest and biggest democracy in the world, India has its fair share of political controversies and issues boiling in its belly every now and then. Our Bollywood industry has taken its own stance and portrayed political issues the country has been grappling with and made some successful movies.

But there are some films which failed to connect with the wider audience making the movie underperformed at the box-office. So here are 6 Bollywood movies made on political issues which flopped -

Aarakshan - Prakash Jha's Aarakshan had caused many of our Political leaders to speak against the movie which according to them was against the current reservation system that benefits India's so-called backward castes. The movie was poorly executed with a muddled script, unimpressive performances which halfway through forgets its purpose.

Satyagraha - With Satyagraha director Prakash Jha once again raided the headlines, this time turning his gaze on the growing public resentment towards the deep-rooted corruption in the system. Unfortunately, Jha's heavy-handed direction turns this well-intended drama into an unexciting sermon. The story struggles as the drama builds up, and collapses like a house of cards offering no satisfying resolutions at the end.

Youngistaan - The Bhagnanis- father and producer Vashu, son and leading man Jackky fifth film together, Youngistaan, set a new standard of ridiculous. The film, directed by debutant Syed Ahmad Afzal, attempts to explore what happens when an idealistic, political novice who happens to have a live-in girlfriend takes over the reins of the country. The film despite its best efforts become dull and unintentionally funny.

Dirty Politics - The KC Bokadia's directorial which was supposed to be a movie on contemporary regional politics and woman empowerment completely misses the point in this garbled mess of a film. From Malika Sherawat's steamy scenes to Jackie Shroff's distractingly horrendous wig, everything about this movie is cringe-worthy. Even stalwarts like Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, and Anupam Kher could not save the film.

Jai Gangajal - After delivering a hit with Gangajal in 2003, Prakash Jha returned with Jai Gangajal in 2015 starring Priyanka Chopra in the lead role. The trouble with Jai Gangajal wasn't the lack of authenticity, it's repetition. It's the same old story of an upright officer against the system. The movie with the dozens of similar films we've seen before becomes exhausting ultimately becoming too familiar to be engaging or essential.

Sarkar 3 - After delivering an engaging movie Sarkar in 2005, the second one that followed Sarkar Raj was a tedious and dull and the third part, Sarkar 3 is as pointless as it can be. The first half is engaging enough but loses its way post the interval making it one of the most terrible movies of 2017.