Bollywood has adopted the tradition of sequels. Filmmakers attempt to capitalize on the franchise factor and make part 2 and, occasionally, part 3 even though there is no possibility of moving the tale ahead. Due to the franchise factor, some sequels do well at the box office, but the script undoubtedly falls short.
Let’s examine a list of Bollywood sequels that fell short of fans’ expectations.
1. Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara!
Once Upon a Time in Mumbai, starring Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, and Prachi Desai, was a terrific movie. The audience was captivated by the film’s discussion of the underworld. The producers chose to create a follow-up in which Akshay Kumar plays an older version of Emraan Hashmi’s character. The sequel, however, did not have much success at the box office.
2. Kahaani 2
We’re not saying Kahaani 2, starring Vidya Balan, wasn’t an excellent movie. It was a fantastic movie that addressed a severe subject like child abuse. But given the title Kahaani 2, most assumed the follow-up would be a suspense thriller like the original one. Unfortunately, it lacked that sense of suspense.
3. Love Aaj Kal 2
Imtiaz Ali produced a movie called Love Aaj Kal in 2009, then he did it again in 2020 under the same title and with the same theme of how love differs at two different times. One of the worst movies of 2020, the sequel flopped at the box office.
4. Happy Bhag Jayegi
Diana Penty, Jimmy Sheirgill, Ali Fazal, and Abhay Deol starred in Mudassar Aziz’s funny movie Happy Bhag Jayegi. In order to establish a franchise, the producers cast Sonakshi Sinha in the follow-up. Although they improved the production value, the script for the sequel remained merely average.
5. Race 2 & Race 3
Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, and Bipasha Basu are the stars of Abbas-Race. Mustan’s The suspense thriller starring Katrina Kaif and Anil Kapoor was fantastic. They chose to produce Race 2, but Saif acknowledged that the sequel wasn’t as excellent as the original since it was so predictable. The worst thing that transpired was that producer Ramesh Taurani chose to continue the franchise with Salman Khan and create Race 3. It was a poor movie.