Worst films of 2012- My views.

WORSTS of 2012-

10. EKK DEEWANA THA: Remake of a south film, “Ekk tha deewana” is painfully long even at modest run-time of 140 minutes. Even Rahman’s music score fails to inject life in the film. Not completely unbearable, thanks to few adorable moments in first half, but for the most part its a film that bores you!

9. TERI MERI KAHAANI After sharing crackling chemistry in “Kaminey”, this combo of Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra leaves you exhausted in “Teri Meri Kahaani”. The major hiccup lies in the second half where the film travels back to 1910. Not even modicum of charm of that era is been brought on by screen by Kunal Kohli.

8. AJAB GAZAB LOVE: A terribly messed up film! The film draws so much of room for comedy but it ends up with dramatic bits, and very poor ones. What crap!

7. BITTOO BOSS: In its slightly creative story, the director creates joke of it. Clearly, the director has forgotten his basics or he is still to learn them. Even the actors cast cannot do much in their acting.  Wastage of opportunity in truest sense.

6. SHANGHAI: Its very difficult for one to believe that “Shahnghai” is made by the same person who, in past, has delivered delicious films like “Khosla ka Ghosla” and “Oye lucky lucky oye”. “Shanghai” fails in its core subject- drama. The film fails to boast of any dramatic moments or any unpredictability in its story. Instead, Banerjee throws few random funny scenes which are funny, but not much to save the film!

5. KHILADI 786: If at all “Khiladi 786” could have been entertaining than that was possible only if at-least one hour of the film was chopped off! The film has as many as six songs, but you don’t complain because Reshammiya’s songs are good if not great, but not as boring and painful as the film is. You ask for mercy sitting through its run because with every scene the film only drowns. Everything falls in place so easily that you wonder if at all the script was written!

4. DANGEROUS ISHQQ- The film has few good songs and an earnest performance from Karishma Kapoor who returns back to screen after a hiatus. But sadly that is not enough to save the film from its countless plot-holes! The Punjab portion of the film is fairly acceptable, but the rest is just incredibly poor.

3. AIYYAA- Poorly scripted and equally ill directed, “Aiyyaa” offers you a good patience test. The film lasts longer than it should have and its outrageous comedy only embarrassed me. Despite of three wonderfully choreographed song, thrown needlessly in the narration though, “Aiyyaa” is simply bad.

2. DEPARTMENT: RGV known for his incorrigible camera shaking direction, goes one step ahead in “Department”. He not only shakes the camera, but he manages to shake the film too. I am sure even RGV would have got bored creating this flawed action-thriller. What was the film trying to convey, still remains a million dollar question!

1. JISM 2: Earlier this year in my review of “Jism2” I had suggested a suitable tagline for the film- “to watch this film is to laugh”, pretty much on the lines of its original – “to love her is to die”. Its a peculiar thing to notice that even a sex film can bore you so much! Bhatts en-cashing on sex is not the first time, but they surely did not make as terrible a film as “Jism 2”. Poor Leone! who had a bad start in Bollywood, where otherwise she could have managed a respectable commence! No pun-intended. .


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  1. aryan 9 years ago

    Agree with you almost all the movies but not with Shanghai.
    Shanghai was a good movie with very good direction and fantastic performances from Imran Hashmi, Abhay, Kalki and rest of the cast.

  2. FS 9 years ago

    Ek Dewaana Tha and Shangai were good films…. Rest Haven’t seen

  3. mate 9 years ago

    Very good choices, Sanket. Only disagreement on Shanghai, replace it with Dabangg2, the rest is fine. Good work, keep it up.

  4. mate 9 years ago

    Agreed with Fearlesssoul, that Ek deewana tha was not a bad film at all, so it should not be there in the list, instead you must add Talaash instead of Ek deewana.

  5. Suprabh 9 years ago

    Which Spot is JTHJ at? Or does it have the Life time achievement award of being the worst movie ever?

    • narad_muni 9 years ago

      hmm…I guess it is at the same spot as Talaash and Dabangg2

  6. Reddemon 9 years ago

    no joker??

  7. Baba Ji 9 years ago

    My worst 5 for 2012:

    1) Jab Tak hai Jaan

    2) GOW 1

    3) Ishaqzaade

    4) Agent Vinod

    5) Aiyya

  8. mate 9 years ago

    IMO worst movies of 2012
    1) Talaash
    2) Bumboo
    3) Bittoo Boss
    4) Department
    5) Joker

  9. Bored 9 years ago

    I can understand someone saying SOS or BB or Khiladi 786 to be among the worst of this year, but Talaash and JTHJ? Dont think so, even if i didnt like either – bollywood has given us much worse than that.

    In some articles even Rowdy Rathore is getting as the worst (was it Masand? dont remember) – even that sounds quite crazy. RR was actually one of the best films Akshay has done recently – even by his standards.

    • Suprabh 9 years ago

      Really? You found JTHJ bearable than any other movie bollywood has thrown out there!!

      Well, maybe you are one of those who likes such kind of movies…

      • Bored 9 years ago

        Its definitely not among the best, but you have to be a hater or be out of your mind to label it as the ‘worst’ considering bollywood’s own standards.
        As for me liking JTHJ, wake me up when u find me praising it.

        • Suprabh 9 years ago

          I woke up when I found you saying JTHJ, is better than the rest of bollywood junk. Its the cheesiest, most nonsensical candyfloss that even makes Dil toh pagal hai looks good. I may be a hater or out of my mind, but you sure seem to have a soft spot for such Chopratic garbage to have found it better than anything else.

          • Bored 9 years ago

            Comon, you may have something against yrf’s candyfloss treatment, but that doesnt necessarily make it among the top 5 worst pics of last year. Its a poor movie in its genre, same goes for Talaash too – there are innumerable movies which are better in their respective genres.

            whatever genre i may personally prefer, all i said is that neither JTHJ nor Talaash or RR were the worst movies of 2012.
            If that woke you up, then good morning!

          • Suprabh 9 years ago


            You seriously are underestimating the unbearable quality of JTHJ . I wonder if even one person who isnt a srk fanatic can dare to watch it twice.

    • mate 9 years ago

      I half agree with you that JTHJ was not a bad movie at all. Infact it’s a bit short of being a timeless classic. On the other hand, Talaash that should be aptly called Laash, is one of the most crappier and stupid movie not only of this year but of the decade. The only movie that can qualify of having ‘unbearable quality’ is one and only Talaash. And yes, a movie that one can’t dare to watch twice earned 120 cr domestic and 75 cr O/S, While a movie that is watched repeatedly by all the moviegoers earned 90 cr and 45 cr in domestic and O/S resp, said that all. LOL

      Edited the comment. Removed last line.

      • mate 9 years ago

        @ Sputnik Sir
        That was not directed/ targeted to someone in particular. Anyway not questioning why you edit/ remove, you can do what you want.

        • sputnik 9 years ago

          I know it was not targeted to anyone in particular but I don’t want that actor to be referenced/addressed that way. You very well should know what the fans of that actor will then reference/address your favorite star with.

  10. Aditya007 9 years ago

    Rowdy Rathore was best WoM movie Since Dabangg 2010 release as BOI reported & Cleared in India’s First People Choice Awards!

    Also Dont agree With Khiladi786 becaise If It had Worst then Why It trended very well even in week days with Competetion after Such below Opening!

  11. Serenzy 9 years ago

    GOW Series
    Jab Tak Hain Jaan
    Agent Vinod
    Kya Superkool Hain Hum

    • sauravjha 9 years ago

      You really feel Gow series deserve to be in worst 5? Amazed to see that.

  12. Serenzy 9 years ago


    And I Don’t Think SHANGHAI Deserves to be in this list.

  13. ank_16n 9 years ago

    Agree with all but wud like to replace K786 and AJAB GAZAB LOVE with Agent Vinod and Bol Bachchan..!!

  14. Serenzy 9 years ago

    Saurav Jha,

    Those 6 Movies are Not the ‘WORST OF 2012’ List.

    I Can Never do this ‘Worst of the Year’ Thingy at the End of the Year, per se.

    When I Name those Movies, what I Imply is the Movies that “Dissapointed” Me the Most.
    And, these 6 come in my mind..

    So that’s My Diffrnce btwn ‘WORST’ & ‘DISSAPOINTMENT’

    • sauravjha 9 years ago

      Fair enough but still i feel GOW series don’t deserve to be in ‘disappointment’ list as well! But then you must have had your own expectations and it may have fallen short of it. So fair enough.

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