Bollywood or, as the purists would like to call it, the Hindi Film industry holds a record for producing and releasing the highest number of movies every year. Audiences are enticed towards the theatres by offering movies with a popular star cast, high budget, and genres ranging from action, drama, romance, thriller, horror, etc.
People spend a lot of their valuable time, effort and money to watch a movie that they consider to be good after seeing the trailer and promotions. However, how many times have you felt a kind of incompleteness or dissatisfaction after the movie ended without doing proper justice to the story build-up?
We do feel your pain, friends.
Read further to see the list of 7 Bollywood movies since last year that we feel had the most unsatisfying ending.
This movie had its premise set right from the beginning. A sensitive topic touching upon an issue many consider being a social taboo, good star cast and crisp dialogues laced with humor. However, its ending was pretty tame and followed the conventional pattern of making the protagonist repent for following an unchartered path.
Ayushmann Khurana has been on a superhit spree of late and Bala was considered to be another feather on his already shimmering hat. With the core premise centered around premature balding in men, this movie did have its moments for sure. However, the ending appeared to be preachy and insipid rather than something that one may not have imagined upfront. Although the movie made a lot of money at the box office, it left the audience a tad unsatisfied when they came out of the theatre.
Kalank was a mega-budget movie produced by Karan Johar’s Dharma Production. Boasting of a dream star cast, lavish sets and set in the pre-independence era, the movie turned out to be a damp squib in the end. A story of an extra-marital affair resulting in revenge for the illegitimate son has been done to death in Bollywood. The ending seemed to be quite unhinged and unreal. Also, negative word-of-mouth publicity resulted in this movie becoming a ‘kalank’ (certified disaster!) at the box office.
By the time this movie ended, people got so exhausted that it was, but natural, to feel unsatisfied. Narrating the 70-year journey of Salman Khan as the protagonist Bharat, the movie turned into a documentary of India’s (Bharat!!) journey during this period instead. The ending was quite uninspiring and did not provide a proper closure to the audience’s emotional investment.
5. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga was a movie made with all the right intentions. It covered a sensitive closeted issue like lesbian love in a soft, romantic and un-sensational manner. However, its ending left much to be desired as the play enacted during the climax failed to evoke the right emotions towards the lead characters.
Badla was a critically acclaimed ‘whodunnit’ thriller with an edge of the seat drama and suspense. Until the climax, both Taapsee Pannu and Amitabh Bachchan did justice to their role and respective characters. However, the big ‘masked twist’ in the end – proved too good to be possible and brought down the enjoyment factor many notches below what it could have been.
Rounding off the list of recent movies with the most unsatisfying endings is the historical movie Tanhaji. It is based on the legendary character of Tanhaji Malusare, a trusted commander of the Maratha Empire under Chhatrapati Shivaji. To be true to the creators, very little is known about the character apart from a few anecdotal references in popular culture. But this should not have been the reason to play around with history and distort the events as per their own requirements. The story was far-fetched and did not resonate well with the audience, especially those who had read up on the Maratha Empire earlier.
How many movies from this list did you see and felt unsatisfied with the ending? Is there any other Bollywood movie that you feel must be included? Do let us know.