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 In the ever-evolving world of Bollywood, some movies manage to capture the attention of audiences with their intriguing concepts and unique storylines. However, not all films that promise greatness manage to deliver it effectively. Recently, many netizens on Reddit explored 10 Bollywood movies that, had good concepts but suffered from subpar execution.

Flop Bollywood Movies With Great Concept But Horrible Execution

Here are 10 such movies that had really great concepts but failed miserably at the execution:

Baar Baar Dekho

Starring Katrina Kaif and Sidharth Malhotra, “Baar Baar Dekho” attempted to blend romance and time-travel elements. However, the execution of the concept fell short, leaving the audience confused and dissatisfied. Reddit users felt that though the film had a great concept, the makers failed to strike the right balance between its complex narrative and emotional depth.

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Featuring Shahid Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor, “Mausam” aimed to present an epic love story set against the backdrop of changing seasons. While the film had an ambitious vision, it struggled to maintain coherence and pacing. Redditors believed that the execution lacked finesse, resulting in a disjointed narrative.

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Shah Rukh Khan’s “Fan” offered an intriguing premise of a fan turning into an obsessive stalker. Despite Khan’s commendable dual performance, the film faltered in its execution, failing to sustain the suspense and depth required for such a psychological thriller. Redditors felt that the screenplay did not do justice to the intriguing concept.

Mohenjo Daro

Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, “Mohenjo Daro” aimed to bring the ancient Indus Valley civilization to life. Despite its grand scale and Hrithik Roshan’s charismatic presence, the film struggled to strike the right balance between historical accuracy and engaging storytelling. Many felt that though the concept was great, the movie lacked the execution.

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With Shah Rukh Khan in the lead role, “Zero” generated high expectations for its unique concept of a vertically challenged protagonist navigating love and life. However, the film failed to capitalize on its intriguing premise, losing its grip on storytelling and character arcs. Redditors felt that the execution diluted the impact of the original idea.



“Brahmastra” aimed to be a groundbreaking superhero trilogy, boasting a star-studded cast including Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt. Despite its ambitious vision, the film faced numerous delays and struggled with a convoluted narrative. Reddit users believed that the execution failed to live up to the promised epicness, leaving audiences underwhelmed. Rather than being sci-fi, it turned out to be a romantic movie – that was also poorly executed.



With a stellar ensemble cast, “Kalank” promised an epic period drama set in pre-partition India. However, the film suffered from an overabundance of characters and subplots, resulting in a lack of focus and emotional depth. Redditors felt that the execution failed to do justice to the potential of the story. Rather than focusing on the nuances and complex emotions involved, the movie focused too much on the drama and grand spectacles.

Thugs of Hindostan

A highly anticipated action-adventure film featuring Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, “Thugs of Hindostan” fell short in terms of execution. Though the netizens felt the concept was great, the movie struggled with a bad screenplay and inconsistent pacing. Reddit users believed that the movie failed to deliver on its promising premise.


Atrangi Re

Starring Akshay Kumar, Sara Ali Khan, and Dhanush, “Atrangi Re” presented an unconventional love story. However, Redditors shared how makers failed at the execution that turned this movie into a disaster.


Redditors didn’t forget to mention Adhipurush, the 500-crore movie that had a terrific concept but the makers ruined it miserably with the bad VFX and horrible dialogues!

While Bollywood constantly strives to push boundaries and experiment with novel concepts, not all films manage to hit the mark in terms of execution. The movies mentioned above, including “Baar Baar Dekho,” “Fan,” and “Zero,” had promising concepts but failed to deliver a satisfying cinematic experience. Not just these 10, there are many more movies that had a great concept but failed at execution. Which movies did we miss to include on the list? Tell us in the comments below.

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