MUMBAI: `Mr Perfectionist’ Aamir Khan may be the top stars in Bollywood today, but he too has many flop films to his credits. Here’s the list:
Love Love Love (1989): A typical rich girl-poor boy fare, ‘Love Love Love’ reunites the ‘QSQT’ jodi, but this time the Aamir Khan-Juhi Chawla magic does not work. A done to death storyline was the key reason behind the film’s failure.
Tum Mere Ho (1990): Another Aamir-Juhi starrer and other drab offering. Here, the hero plays a snake-charmer with magical powers while the heroine is a village girl. The ‘saap ka badla’ theme is prominent in the film, which doesn’t make for interesting viewing.
Deewana Mujh Sa Nahin (1990): This time, Aamir teams up with ‘Dil’ co-star Madhuri Dixit. He plays a photographer, who is obsessed with a model (played by Madhuri Dixit) working in the same agency, and keeps dreaming about getting married to her even though the latter is engaged to someone else. The slow pace makes the film extremely boring.
Jawani Zindabad (1990): Aamir had 90’s star Farha Naaz for company in this romantic comedy. The film is about the younger generation who are against dowry, but have to face stern opposition from their elders, who want to continue the ‘tradition’. The intentions were great, but the execution wasn’t.
Afsana Pyaar Ka (1991): Boy and girl, meet, fight and fall in love. However, their warring families are dead against the relationship. Neelam Kothari plays Aamir’s love interest here. The ‘Tip Tip Baarish’ song is the best thing about the film.
Isi Ka Naam Zindagi (1992): The film, set in the British Raj, brought back the Aamir-Farha pairing, but with equally bad results as the one earlier. The movie centres around a plot of land owned by an old man (played by Pran). Due to its convoluted storyline, the movie was rejected by the audiences.
Daulat Ki Jung (1992): Aamir and Juhi are the lead pair again in this flick. Not for the first time, their parents are enemies, and do not want them to marry each other. Further, there is also a treasure hunt angle thrown in. Nothing could save the film from sinking.
Parampara (1993): Unarguably Yash Chopra’s worst film, this multi-starrer overdid the ‘khandaani dushmani’ theme, with two youngsters (Aamir and Saif Ali Khan) turning from friends to foes on coming to know that the other belongs to the enemy family. The films drags on and on without any perceptible logic. Aamir’s acting isn’t something to write home about.
Aatank Hi Aatank (1995): One more forgettable adaptation of ‘The Godfather’, set in the Mumbai underworld, the film had Aamir in his first anti-hero role. His acting wasn’t bad, but his wig and moustache did look out of place. The film was stuck for quite a while, and by the time it released, it did not garner much attention.
Mela (2000): Aamir did this film specifically to save his brother Faisal Khan’s plummeting career. It did not work though as the movie became the biggest disaster of 2000. About the storyline, the less said the better. Two best friends – a theatre actor and a truck driver in a village — are befriended by a young woman, who has escaped from the clutches of a terrorist. The story is about what happens to them. The film starts and ends with a mela (carnival), around which the main story is woven. (Courtesy Mid-Day)