12 Worst Bollywood Sequels of All Time


Bollywood has given us some great movies like Koi Mill Gaya, Sarkaar, Once Upon A Time In Mumbai, and many more. There is a plethora of genres that Bollywood has experimented with and has excelled in. But there is still one thing that Bollywood struggles with, making good sequels. We are not saying there are no good sequels or remakes but mostly as the first installment generally becomes an audience favorite and people start expecting the same level of performance, powerful storyline, and emotional factor from the sequel. The sequel might be good in some cases but is deemed a flop just because it could not live up to of the original movie.

Recently, the trailer of Welcome To The Jungle aka Welcome 3 was launched and it did not go well with the people. Although it has a big star cast, the absence of Majnu Bhai and Uday Bhai, i.e., Anil Kapoor and Nana Patekar was felt in the trailer. Also, the trailer didn’t look that exciting and people have already formed an opinion that it is not as good as the first one. But there are many other sequels that were not received well. Here are some of the worst Bollywood sequels that you should avoid:

Also Read: 14 Best Bollywood Sequels of All Time That Lived Up to Expectations

1. Rock On 2 | 2016

This musical drama film starring Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, and Purab Kohli failed at the box office, unlike its previous part. One reason for failure as said by the makers is that demonetization hampered the business as people faced trouble buying the tickets. But the audience had a different verdict. They found the script boring and the movie was not as engaging as the previous one. Also since the movie is basically a musical drama, the songs in this sequel failed to impress the audience.

2. Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara | 2013

This gangster action thriller movie starred Sonakshi Sinha, Imran Khan, and Akshay Kumar. It got negative reviews mainly because it lacked the original essence and naturalness of the previous movie. The chemistry between the actors especially Imran Khan and Sonakshi Sinha seemed off to the public. After the fight sequences, one is left to wonder what exactly is the film trying to say.

3. Sarkar 3 | 2017

This was Ram Gopal Verma’s third installment to the Sarkar franchise. Among the OG cast only Amitabh Bachchan made a comeback for this one. Since both the previous installments of the franchise did great, people were expecting a lot from this especially story-wise. But that is exactly why it flopped. The story was not engaging and more so audience could never understand where it started and where it ended. One of the worst Bollywood sequels of all time.

4. Krrish 3 | 2013

The film has received generally mixed reviews from critics, with some praising its visual effects, action choreography, and performances, while others criticized its script and pacing. Some have also noted that the film’s science fiction elements are not well-integrated into the story and are mostly used for spectacle. It might be a good entertainer but people did not like it as a sci-fi movie. Also unlike the previous movies, it lacked a certain innocence to it.

5. Murder 3 | 2013

An official remake of a Spanish film, the Randeep Hooda, Aditi Rao Hydari, and Sara Loren Murder 3 had its moments especially during songs, but audiences gave it the cold shoulder. Both the movies before it were successful but the streak could not continue with this one as the story fell flat and could not hold the audience’s attention.

6. Welcome Back | 2015

First of all, making a sequel of a beloved movie is a difficult task. Secondly, you cannot take out the main actor and expect everything to go well. Welcome was an Akshay Kumar movie and dropping him was a bad decision. Also, the standards of comedy have changed and this movie seems to follow the same old silly jokes trope with bad screenplay. PJs are fun only if you know how to deliver it.


7. Hate Story 4 | 2018

After the most successful movie of the franchise, Hate Story 3, which was loved by the audience, the fourth installment made sure that the franchise dies with it. The cringe and over-the-top seductive dialogues that will make you uncomfortable is exactly what is wrong with the movie. Hate Story 4 is all about actors thinking real loud in their heads and then cat-walking in slow motion towards the camera. That is it. That is the whole movie.

8. Jism 2 | 2012

Sunny Leone’s debut is what made people watch this in the first place. She was obviously ravishing in the movie but her dialogue delivery was flat. She could not match the fierce personality of Bipasha Basu in Jism. The previous movie had a story and a sinister plot line but this movie was just some cheesy dialogues with exotic locations.

9. Hathyaar | 2002

Mahesh Manjrekar’s Vaastav was surely a turning point in Sanjay Dutt’s career. Its sequel, Hathyar however failed to perform well at the box office. The sequel lacked a good plot and narration and failed to impress the audience and critics. The film picks up from where Vaastav left and we surely loved the ending and the closure it gave. A sequel was not what we needed.

10. Bheja Fry 2 | 2011

The first movie became popular due to word-of-mouth promotions. It was an underdog movie at that time and only people with a good sense of the movie watched it and made it popular. Bheja Fry 2 lacks that X factor that made people actually talk about it. The story was all over the place and the jokes just did not land.

11. Great Grand Masti | 2016

Grand Masti was popular among people who loved crass jokes and not many movies did this at the time. Great Grand Masti was never about the plot or storyline. It was supposed to be a comedy movie but all it did was either offend people by making sexist and racist jokes or just make people uncomfortable.

12. Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 | 2013

Yamla Pagla Deewana was not that great a blockbuster that it needed a sequel. Yes, we loved the camaraderie and innocent humor between father and sons but that YPD2 lacked all this despite having the same trio back. There are almost all the silly WhatsApp jokes incorporated in the movie and the only time you laugh is when Dharmendra is on screen. The storyline is bland to even talk about.

There were some of the worst Bollywood sequels of all time. However, this does not show that Bollywood is incapable of making good sequels. Sequels like Tanu Weds Manu Returns, Don 2, Angrezi Medium, Lage Raho Munna Bhai and many more were exceptionally good and even surpassed the popularity of the original. Maybe just good scripts and OG actors are the formula for a good sequel.

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