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Here’s a look at the list of 8 pan-India releases that failed to make a mark in Hindi belts: 

1. Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy (2019) 

Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy (2019)© Konidela Production Company

Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy was the first time in over two and a half decades that the lead star Chiranjeevi made his presence felt in the Hindi belts.

The film was mounted on a large canvas with actors roped in from different industries including Amitabh Bachchan, Nayanthara, Vijay Sethupathi, Ravi Kishan, Tamannaah, Anushka Shetty and Sudeep.  

Directed by Surender Reddy and presented by Farhan Akhtar in Hindi, Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy failed to find any takers in Hindi belts. It was also reported that overall the film has incurred heavy losses for its makers due to its high budget. 

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2. Puli (2015)  

Puli (2015)© Thameens Films

It was reported that Sridevi opted out of playing Sivagami in Baahubali films and instead chose Puli.  

3. Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea (2021) 

Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea (2021)© Aashirvad Cinemas

Months before its release, Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea won three National Film Awards. However, that wasn’t enough as the film sank at the box office, especially in its Hindi version. 

This was Mohanlal’s first big-budget pan-India release and was directed by Priyadarshan. The film also starred Suniel Shetty, Arjun Sarja, Manju Warrier and Keerthy Suresh. 

4. Darbar (2020)

Darbar (2020)© Lyca Productions

Starring Rajinikanth and Suniel Shetty along with Nayanthara and Nivetha Thomas, Darbar was helmed by AR Murugadoss who had delivered two big hits in Hindi with Ghajini and Holiday

However, Darbar was a commercial as well as a critical disappointment.

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5. Pailwaan (2019)

Pailwaan (2019)© RRR Motion Pictures Production

Starring Kiccha Sudeep and Suniel Shetty, Pailwaan was directed by S Krishna. It was the first Kannada film to have a pan-India release since KGF: Chapter 1 but failed at the box office. 

6. Kaala (2018)

Kaala (2018)© Wunderbar Films

Another Rajinikanth starrer, Kaala also starred Huma Qureshi, Pankaj Tripathi and Nana Patekar. The film received positive reviews but couldn’t do much at the box office when it came to the Hindi dubbed version. 

7. Mamangam (2019) 

Mamangam (2019)© Kavya Film Company

Starring Mammootty, Mamangam was the Malayalam superstar’s first pan-India release. Directed by M Padmakumar, the film was a huge flop. 

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8. Petta (2019)

Petta (2019)© Sun Pictures

Another Rajinikanth film on the list, Petta, just like Darbar and Kaala wasn’t promoted well in Hindi and eventually flopped. 

The Karthik Subbaraj directorial was a big hit down South though. The film also starred Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vijay Sethupathi, Simran, Trisha Krishnan and Malavika Mohanan.


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