There are instances when it was decided by the people that a movie is classic or not even when it was bombed at the Box Office. Many instances came that a Movie went unnoticed at the box Office with poor figures but it’s remarketing & it’s OTT platforms make it a Classic movie.
We Can say that it was not decided by BOX OFFICE that a movie is a HIT or FLOP but there are many other factors which decide it’s status. Some of them are
Awards & Recognitions
Critics View Points
Acting, Direction & Dialogue
Remarketing through Television (Nayak & Sooryavansham) are it’s Best Examples. So, We have listed out the number of movies which actually failed at Box Office but gradually gained the status of classic Movies.
1 # Sholay: Number 1 Movie in the List is Sholay. Shocked?
yes, we too shocked but the facts are the facts. At the time of the release of the movie Sholay, It was declared flop by Media & Critics because much of the people could not digest the death of Jai (Amitabh Bachchan)’s Character at the end of the Movie. Makers of the Movie were so shocked that they even decided to re-shoot the end of the Movie so that Amitabh Bachchan’s character could live in the end, but they decided to come up with Sholay Sound Tracks, Dialogue Snippets which make people crazy & in turn it makes the movie a classic one.
2 # Sooryavansham: This movie is always in the limelight with jokes and memes around the internet as it is featured almost every week on Set Max. The Drama featuring Thakur Bhanupratap Singh’s family and Father-Son relationship is one of the Tv’s favorite. Interestingly when Sooryavansham was released in 1999, Set Max was launched at that time only & the channel purchased the rights of the Movie for 100 years. According to the sources Till the time, the makers of the movie have already earned 10 times more, what they earned at Box Office & what they have invested in the movie.
3 # Jaane bhi do Yaaro : The Movie was known for one of the best Political satires to date which are more relevant now. Many people think that movie debacles due to it went beyond the present.
This movie highlight so many issues to common man & society in the best comic way that makes it Cult Status movie. Its popularity is so much that in 2012, NFDC in association with PVR re-released the movie in the theaters.
4 # Andaz apna apna : The movie was a BOX OFFICE Failure even after Salman and Aamir magical Comic chemistry & Sakhi Kapoor’s Epic dialogues. Interestingly Salman Khan delivered a Super Hit movie ( Maine Pyar Kiya ) ( )before it’s release & Aamir khan ruled the box office with 2 Super-hit movies Dil and Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak. According to the sources, Andaz apna apna at the release gained only 5 crores at the BOX Office but thanks to TV Channels which aired the movie time and again, & the movie get the due credit which it deserves. The popularity of the movie is so much that the makers have decided to release Andaz apna apna 2 and Varun Dhawan & Ranveer Singh may do the roles of Salman & Aamir.
5 # Nayak : In 2001, The Movie was failed at the BOX OFFICE due to poor marketing & Satires that directly target some politicians but as the time crawls movies gained popularity with the continuous TV broadcast. People acknowledge even today that Anil Kapoor’s Character (Shivaji Rao) from the movie should come in real life also who took the charge & the system. Recently political Drama which stretches a month-long after Maharashtra elections reignite Nayak memes on Social Media so much so that Anil Kapoor posed an interesting tweet on Twitter.
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) October 31, 2019
6 # Dil Chahta Hai: This Movie is one the best childhood memory of 90’s kids, which talked about Friendship, Travelling, Fun, Love, Dreams & more. This Movie is considered as one of the Classic movies but interestingly it only managed to gain Rs 15.75 Crores at BOX OFFICE which is somehow better than Aamir khan’s worst flop movie “Mela” which earned only 13.25 Crores. This movie finds a place in people’s heart especially 90’s Kids due to its story even today.
7 # Rehna Hai Tere Dil Mein: Maddy’s Character played by R. Madhavan was phenomenal, at the same time the songs of RHTDM made it a Classic. The Song “Zara Zara” made people crazy. Many people didn’t visit theaters to watch the movie but it’s Songs, R.Madhavan & Dia Mirza acting made this movie a Remeberable one.
8 # Aashiq Banaya Aapne: Released in 2005, Aashiq Banaya Aapne though boomed at the BOX OFFICE & received some not so good reviews from the Critics but Audiences made it a cult classic movie. Aashiq Banaya Aapne is the debut film of Tanushree Dutta also stars Emraan Hashmi, Sonu Sood in the lead role. What makes it so memorable is it’s SONGS …. especially it’s Romantic Title Track “Aashiq Banaya Aapne”. The Movie is Remake of its English version “Tangled” released in 2001.
9 # Udaan: “Content is the King ” gets proved by this Film. It is one of the rare Indian Movies that have proved the point. It touched the hearts of a million Indians only because of its storyline. A story of Boy who doesn’t have good relations with his father because of later’s abusive nature. The movie stars Ram Kapoor & Ronit Roy in the lead role with some inspirations songs which make a classic & rememberable movie.
10 # Pyaar ka punchnama: 2011’s, Luv Ranjan Movie went unnoticed on the BOX OFFICE only due to New Cast & faces but when Rajjo’s ( Kartik Aryan) 6-minute rant went viral on the internet made this movie a recognition. Then after people noticed the movie. The hilarious Kartik AryanWoman bashing words made it famous. Later on the sequel of the movie released which is the next level of the previous one.