Flop Movies of Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan, the uncrowned perfectionist in Bollywood, has almost always had a way with box office innings. His movies like Ghajini and PK have been record breakers. While his latest movie Laal Singh Chaddha released on August 11, it didn’t fare as well on day 1 as the audiences expected. Amid boycotts, and clashes with Akshay Kumar’s Raksha Bandhan, the movie is trying to survive. Indeed, Khan has given us a lot of great movies but he has also had a spate of flops. Right from the movie not doing well monetarily to the audience not liking what he did, there were numerous reasons why some of his hyped-up films flopped. Here’s a list of Khan’s movies that performed horribly at the box office, despite the buzz.


Thugs of Hindostan 

Released on November 8, 2018; this movie simply failed to impress the audience. Produced on a budget of Rs 300 crore, all it could earn was Rs 305 crore. The movie was about a thug from Awadh, who was hired by a British official to dismantle a band of other thugs. In the process, he saves a few and betrays the others.

Dhobi Ghat 

Khan’s ex-wife forayed into directing with this film, which was released in the year 2010. Alongside Khan, actors like Prateik Babbar, Monica Dogra, and Kriti Malhotra were cast in the film. The critics reviewed it well, but the audience disliked it. The story traces the lives of four people living in Mumbai and how everything changes when their paths cross.  

Dhoom 3 

The Dhoom franchise created quite a buzz in the market. However, in 2013, when the movie was released, it turned out to be a bummer. While it was supposed to be a complete entertainer, it failed to evoke any excitement. Khan’s performance as the lead thief was appreciated by the audience, but overall the film couldn’t do well. 

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Mangal Pandey- The Rising 

In 2005, Khan starred in a biography of the freedom fighter Mangal Pandey. Set against the background of the Indian mutiny of 1857, this is a movie about loss, love, and betrayal. Khan underwent a look change for this one (his long hair and a thick beard created quite a buzz) but the audience couldn’t resonate with the movie.  


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This 1999’s film directed by Dharmesh Darshan was expected to be a mega Bollywood blockbuster. But instead, it turned out to be an insipid watch. Right from the weak storyline to Twinkle Khanna’s superficial acting, many consider it one of Khan’s biggest career mistakes.  


Aatank Hi Aatank 

This 1995’s crime drama was inspired by Godfather. It has a stellar star cast, with Juhi Chawla and Rajinikanth sharing the screen with Khan. It was a full-fledged action movie but the audience gave a thumbs down to it.  


He delivered the superhit movie Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak in 1988. However, Raakh, the next movie that he signed up for in 1989, was a total disaster. With Khan and Supriya Pathak in lead, the movie shed light on a poor boy on vengeance against a group of goons who harassed his ladylove.

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