Deepika Padukone's performance as Mohini was fun, but Farah Khan tried too hard to emulate Manmohan Desai without capturing his spirit, and she abandoned her own admirable skills as a director of spoofy comedy and action.
Rohit Shetty's bid to revive the Kajol-Shah Rukh romance failed miserably, as it was tacked on to a half-hearted action comedy with none of its three main elements working.
Abhishek Kapoor's reimagining of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations in conflict-ridden Kashmir failed due to the lack of chemistry between his leads (Kaif and Aditya Roy Kapur) and a plot that was too serious for the film.
The Vijay Krishna Acharya film's genre ambitions were foiled by the cast's somberness, which made Khan the only one having fun with his character.
The Abhishek Dudhaiya film, based on the 1971 Indo-Pak War, was Bollywood at its worst. Bhuj was embarrassing due to disinterested actors, tacky practical and visual effects, poor production quality, and a stale tone.
Ranjit Tewari's aircraft hijack thriller had Akshay Kumar on autopilot and a story too often interrupted by romances and jokes to be thrilling.
Contrary to his other ambitious failures, Bombay Velvet (2015) and Jagga Jasoos (2017), Ranbir Kapoor was actively bad in Brahmastra, which harmed its narrative and performances.