While we crave for more films like Andhadhun or anything that Ayushmann Khurrana stars in, we are not above the occasional slips into Bollywood masala. Flying dupattas, logical loopholes, and overacting are cliches we allow ourselves.
From silly and rhyming villains to powerful, intelligent and equally good-looking antagonists, Bollywood has come a long way.
But we are here today to talk about Indian movies that are SO bad, they are actually good!
1. MEIN PREM KI DIWANI HUN
Probably the only time home-grown Greek God Hrithik Roshan made us cringe! Mein Prem Ki Diwani Hun follows the life of Sanjana (whispers Sanjana three times in the background) who is hell-bent against the concept of arranged marriage but on the insistence of her overbearing mother meets Prem-- a rishta sent by her US-based sister. She falls in love with Prem (Hrithik), but it turns out he is the wrong Prem and she was originally supposed to meet Prem (Abhishek Bachchan) instead. One 'Prem meri saason mein hai' later, she is married to Prem (Hrithik) and is best friends with Prem (Abhishek Bachchan). This movie has some of the best worst acting we have seen!
2. ACTION REPLAY
It's ridiculous. We love it! Kishan (Akshay Kumar) and Mala (Aiswarya Rai Bachchan) are unhappily married. Their bad marriage has made their son Bunty (Aditya Roy Kapoor) commitment-phobic. Fed-up of them, he steals a time-machine made by his girlfriend's grandfather and goes back in time to make his dad fall in love with his mom. Not gonna lie, we laughed.
Love, comedy, suspense, action, wife-swapping-- this movie has it all! End of the movie you may not be so on board with double dates but your unconscious will be breaking into "TU SIRF MERA MEHBOOB MEIN TERI MEHBOOBA" every now and then.
4. LOVE STORY 2050
Illogical? Yes! But futuristic Mumbai in 2050 was interesting to see. Karan (Harman Baweja) wants to travel back in time to bring back his dead girlfriend (Priyanka Chopra) but accidentally lands up in 2050 where he meets the reincarnated and arrogant version of his sweet Sana. The concept of love beyond time, mixed with flying cars, cute robots, weird outfits from the future is....interesting.
The dialogues are cringy, the story is bleh, but the overacting is weirdly satisfying. Kareena Kapoor will hit you with so many expressions that you will kinda, sorta enjoy the ridiculousness of it all.