Bollywood is now known better for its off-beat flicks and edgy stories. Taking up the challenge of their Hollywood counterparts, it seems that even our own tinsel town has been trying to cook something sci-fi in the recent times. However, of all the sci-fi movies that have been featured in Bollywood, the concept of time travel is seemingly getting introduced to the surge of the popularity meter. Here are some of the very popular movies that have been shot on the concept of time travel:
1. Baar baar Dekho
The recently released film, starring Siddharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif has been shot giving scope to the idea of time travel. The story unfolds with Siddharth travelling across time to learn how cool will his marriage work out with Katrina.
2. Love Story 2050
This is one of the biggest mistakes of Priyanka Chopra. Clearly, this movie did not even stay for some weeks at the box office. It was declared a flop immediately because of its ‘too surprising to be true in nature’ and with that, ended a five year long relationship with her boyfriend Harman Baweja, who was also starred in the movie. In fact the name of the movie is also quite unheard, if you ask people.
This movie is also one of the biggest flops of Bollywood. Movie buffs suggest that if you have not yet watched this movie then it is better that you do not go for it at all, in your entire lifetime. However, the hunkies in the movie were pretty treats to watch. This movie was based on the story where the two protagonists were to travel time to the 10th century!
4. Dangerous Ishq
Starring Karishma Kapoor that was to be set as a milestone on the career of the actress, the movie hit the theatres as the high time comeback flick of Karishma Kapoor. Though an excellent actress herself, Karishma could not do much to help the movie get a sound response. The massacre of this movie too, had time travel as its theme and had crashed devastatingly at the box office even before the producer could even reap returns from it.
5. Action Replayy
Starring Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai, Action Replayy is also one of the movies in Bollywood to have been shot on the concept of time travel. The story surrounds on the plot which narrates that Aditya Roy Kapoor had gone back in time to get the marriage issues of his parents sorted so that they could lead a happy life. However, the story failed to attract a generous number of crowds to the movie halls and it was declared a flop.
6. Om Shanti Om
Starring Shah Rukh Khan and the debutante Deepika Padukone in the lead roles in the movie, the entire film was based on the concept of time travel. For a change, the movie did quite well at the box office and was praised by the audience at large. The storyline was power packed and the songs that came with it were done extremely well. This movie gained ample applause from the audience and the public took Deepika to be one of the next biggies of Bollywood.
7. Teri Meri Kahaani
The writer of the story seemed to be very daring in taking up experimental plots for movies, especially in Bollywood. The story that was screened in this movie is based upon time travel and not only that, it happened to be based upon three different time zones: 1910, 1960 and 2012. The story states that the couple, which was portrayed by Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra was to be of three different characters at different timelines. However one of a kind it may be, the film was shut down at the box office only after a few days.
Therefore, it is pretty clear that no matter how many attempts the Bollywood filmmakers can take to produce a film based on time travel, the journey ends in the state of woes. Hence, the filmmakers of the tinsel town should at first write a proper plot before featuring the story in some movie. And to top it all, the movies should have developed special effects to get the audience hooked to the seat while watching it.