SHOCKING! With 3 Hits & 28 Flops, 2022 Proves to be a Disastrous Year for Bollywood! Here's Our Complete Breakdown!

Jackey Motwani
Jackey Motwani
Sep 12, 2022
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SHOCKING! With 3 Hits & 28 Flops, 2022 Proves to be a Disastrous Year for Bollywood! Here's Our Complete Breakdown!

There definitely for all intents and purposes is no denying that Bollywood basically is going through a really very bad phase, actually sort of contrary to popular belief. The post-pandemic releases haven’t mostly kind of lived up to the expectations of the audiences and the actors alike. As a result, most of the movies released this year so far specifically literally have tanked at the box office, which actually is fairly significant. Or so we generally thought. We basically have already kind of entered the seventh month of the year and all we can actually say is that it definitely has been a disastrous year for Bollywood so far.

Out of 35 notable releases, only three have really managed to make it big while 28 mostly have tanked at the box office in a not so subtle way. Here’s a look at our Bollywood box office verdict for the year 2022. We have officially entered the tenth month of the year and all we can actually say is that it basically has been a disastrous year for Bollywood so far.

Below is an exhaustive list of some of the Bollywood films that did well and others that just failed to leave a mark. Take a look: 

Badhaai Ho

Badhaai Ho, a film where Nakul, a 25-year-old man, was shocked to learn that his mother was pregnant. His struggle to face the news has put his relationship with his girlfriend, Renee, in jeopardy. The first of many major Bollywood release of the year 2022, Badhaai Ho, managed to collect a meagre Rs 20.62 Crore in India. Hence, it was deemed to be a box office flop.

Budget: Rs 45 Crore

Lifetime collection in India: Rs 20.62 Crore

Verdict: Flop

Gangubai Kathiawadi

Gangubai Kathiawadi, tell the story of a woman who, after being duped and sold to a brothel, takes control of the world she was once a pawn in, utilising her underworld connections to rule it. Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi received rave reviews and collected Rs 129 Crore in its lifetime. Despite being loved by a lot of the audiences and a relatively decent performance, it turned out to be a box office failure. Many also credit the flop to to its huge budget of over Rs 180 Crore.

Budget: Rs 180 Crore

Lifetime collection in India: Rs 129 Crore

Verdict: Flop


Amitabh Bachchan starrer social drama Jhund was received well by critics. However, it did not leave a sizeable impact on the box office. Jhund tells a beautiful story about Vijay Barse, a retired sports teacher, who forms a football team of slum-dwelling children in order to keep them away from drugs and crime. Additionally, he strives to get them into a national tournament.

Budget: Rs 35 Crore

Lifetime collection in India: Rs 15.16 Crore

Verdict: Flop

The Kashmir Files

The most unexpected blockbuster of the decade is The Kashmir Files. Vivek Agnihotri’s directional emerged as a revolutionary movie and created a huge impact on society. It became one of the most profitable Bollywood movies of all time in terms of ROI. In the film, the character of Krishna endeavours to uncover the reason behind his parents' brutal killings in Kashmir. He is just as appalled as he is shocked when he uncovers an intricate web of deception, lies and conspiracies being unearthed in their connection with the genocide.

Budget: Rs 25 Crore

Lifetime collection in India: Rs 252.9 Crore

Verdict: All-Time Blockbuster

Bachchan Pandey

Akshay Kumar’s much-awaited action comedy movie Bachchan Pandey also tanked at the box office. In fact, it failed to cross Rs 50 Crore mark. In the film, to succeed in the film industry, Myra chooses Bachchan Paandey, a notorious hooligan, as the main focus of her new movie. Things get complicated when the gangster decides to act in the film.

Budget: Rs 165 Crore

Lifetime collection in India: Rs 49.9 Crore

Verdict: Disaster


The film takes us through a terrorist attack that renders Arjun paralysed and distraught with the thoughts of his dead lover. So, when the attacker returns, Arjun participates in an experiment to seek revenge. John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Rakulpreet Singh starrer sci-fi thriller Attack was also severely rejected by the audience.

Budget: Rs 70 Crore

Lifetime collection in India: Rs 16.13 Crore

Verdict: Disaster


Shahid Kapoor tried to repeat the blockbuster success of Kabir Singh with Jersey. The movie received mixed reviews from the audiences and critics but it failed to cross even the Rs 20 Crore mark at the box office. Jersey tells the tale of a talented but failed cricketer decides to return to cricket in his late thirties driven by the desire to represent the Indian cricket team and fulfil his son's wish for a jersey as a gift.

Budget: Rs 110 Crore

Lifetime collection in India: Rs 19.6 Crore

Verdict: Disaster

Runway 34

Ajay Devgn, Amitabh Bachchan, and Rakulpreet Singh starrer thriller received rave reviews from fans and critics. However, it failed at the box office probably due to its limited appeal. I'm the film, upon dealing with the rough climate in Cochin, two pilots make a risky landing in Thiruvananthapuram. But a lifetime of trouble and probelms ensue when a few personnel from the AAIB initiate a probe into the matter.

Budget: Rs 80 Crore

Lifetime collection in India: Rs 32.22 Crore

Verdict: Disaster

Heropanti 2

Heropanti 2 shows us how the lead character, RJ enters the lavish, dreamlike and  glamorous life of the other two characters, Inaaya and Laila who is a notorious cyber-criminal. Action and trouble multiply tenfold when Inaaya believes RJ is her former lover. The expectations were high from Tiger Shroff’s Heropanti 2 as it was a sequel to his hit debut movie Heropanti. Another one of Ahmed Khan's directorial venture turned out to be a complete washout at the Indian box office despite it getting released on the most coveted Eid weekend. 

Budget: Rs 100 Crore

Lifetime collection in India: Rs 24.45 Crore

Verdict: Disaster

Jayeshbhai Jordaar

Ranveer Singh and Shalini Pandey starrer social comedy ‘Jayeshbhai Jordaar’ failed to attract audiences to theatres and earned less than Rs 20 Crore in its lifetime. In the film, Jayesh believes in equal rights for women despite living with a deeply patriarchal family. When he learns his second child will be female, he makes a plan to protect his wife from his family's ire.

Budget: Rs 90 Crore

Lifetime collection in India: Rs 15.8 Crore

Verdict: Disaster

Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2

Kartik Aaryan, Tabu, and Kiara Advani starrer Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 received much love from the audience. Released amidst low expectations, the movie emerged as a box office blockbuster. It is still going strong at the box office. The film shows us how when strangers Reet and Ruhan cross paths, their journey leads to an abandoned mansion and a dreaded spirit who has been trapped for 18 years.

Budget: Rs 75 Crore

Lifetime collection in India: Rs 182+ Crore

Verdict: Blockbuster


The biggest disaster of the year and probably one of the biggest of all time is Kangana Ranaut’s action thriller Dhaakad. We don’t have much to say as this movie failed to cross even Rs 5 Crore mark in its lifetime. In the film, Avni, a highly trained and deadly field agent ,is entrusted with a mission to gather Intel and eliminate Rudraveer, an international human and arms trafficker who has been off the radar for ten years.

Budget: Rs 85 Crore

Lifetime collection in India: Rs 2.65 Crore

Verdict: Disaster


Anubhav Sinha's Anek is a gripping-layered narrative about efforts to negotiate a peace treaty in the North-East India with a separatist group, a process that has gone on for decades without a conclusion. Ayushmann Khurana and Anubhav Sinha collaborated again after the success of Article 15. However, this time the duo failed to create any magic at the box office.

Budget: Rs 45 Crore

Lifetime collection in India: Rs 8.15 Crore

Verdict: Disaster

Jugjugg Jeeyo

Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Anik Kapoor, and Neetu Kapoor starrer family movie managed to entertain the audiences. However, it still fails to emerge as a clean hit thanks to its big budget.

Varun Dhawan's JugJugg Jeeyo is an otherwise beautiful story that is set in Patiala. The film is about love, laughter, colours and unexpected drama. 

Budget: Rs 100 Crore (including cast members’ salaries)

Lifetime collection in India: Rs 85 Crore

Verdict: Average

Rashtra Kawach Om

Aditya Roy Kapur’s action thriller was a total washout at the box office. It failed to cross Rs 10 Crore in its lifetime.

Budget: Rs 60 Crore

Lifetime collection in India: Rs 7.11 Crore

Verdict: Disaster

Khuda Haafiz: Chapter 2

The sequel to the 2020 action drama movie Khuda Haafiz also failed to attract the audience. Released on July 8, the Vidyut Jammwal starrer is struggling to cross the Rs 10 Crore mark.

Budget: Rs 50 Crore

Lifetime collection in India: Rs 14.3 Crore

Verdict: Flop

Hit: The First Case

In the film, Vikram is a 32-year-old cop. While he is battling with his own traumatic past, his life gets even more complicated when a young woman named Preethi suddenly and mysteriously disappears in the city of Hyderabad. Vikram has to do anything and everything in order to solve the case at any cost. A Hindi remake of the hit Telugu movie of the same name starring Rajkummar Rao and Sanya Malhotra also failed to make much impact at the box office. 

Budget: Rs 40 Crore

Lifetime collection in India: Rs 9 Crore

Verdict: Flop

Shabaash Mithu

Indian legendary cricketer Mithali Raj’s biopic Shabaash Mithu starring Taapse Pannu in a lead role was a total washout at the box office. The film based on the life of former Test and ODI captain of the India women's national cricket team, Mithali Raj, stars Taapsee Pannu in titular role.

Budget: Rs 40 Crore

Lifetime collection in India: Rs 2.22 Crore

Verdict: Disaster


Ranbir Kapoor’s comeback movie Shamshera failed to impress the audience and critics. Fifth YRF flop in a row. The film takes place in the mythical city of Kaza, where an oppressed slave sets out to fight tirelessly to free his wrongfully and deceitfully imprisoned tribe of warriors from an evil, ruthless, general.

Budget: Rs 150 Crore

Lifetime collection in India: Rs 45 Crore (Expected)

Verdict: Disaster

Ek Villain Returns 

Ek Villain Returns is a 2022 Indian Hindi-language psychological thriller film written and directed by Mohit Suri. A standalone sequel to the 2014’s super hit thriller Ek Villain is also struggling to attract the audience to theatres.

Budget: Rs 80 Crore

Lifetime collection in India: Rs 42 Crore (Expected)

Verdict: Flop

Laal Singh Chaddha

Aamir Khan’s most-anticipated ‘Forrest Gump’ remake failed to impress the viewers. Mounted on a budget of Rs 180 Crore, Laal Singh Chaddha has failed to cross the Rs 70 Crore mark in India. The film was produced by Aamir Khan's, Aamir Khan Productions and the Viacom18 Studios. The film is a remake of the 1994 Tom Hanks starrer American film, Forrest Gump which again, is an adaptation of the novel by the same title.

Budget: Rs 180 Crore

Lifetime collection in India: Rs 60 Crore (Expected)

Verdict: Disaster

Raksha Bandhan

Lala Kedarnath, the eldest and only brother of 4 sisters, runs a chaat shop that was started by his father. In the film, Lala makes a promise to his mother on her final deathbed and tells her that he will get married only after he fulfills the responsibility of marrying his sisters into suitable homes first. Clashed with Laal Singh Chaddha at the box office, Raksha Bandhan also tanked at the box office despite being released during the festive season. It is Akshay Kumar’s third consecutive disaster of 2022.

Budget: Rs 80 Crore

Lifetime collection in India: Rs 45 Crore (Expected)

Verdict: Flop

Do Baaraa

Taapsee Pannu’s psychological thriller Do Baaraa was a total washout at the box office. It is Taapsee’s fourth consecutive flop. In the film, a mother saves a strangers life during a violent and mysterious looking thunderstorm which opens up a world of unexpected consequences.

Budget: Rs 25 Crore

Lifetime collection in India: Rs 4 Crore (Expected)

Verdict: Disaster

Apart from these major movies, low-budget releases like Mere Desh Ki Dharti, Toolsidas Junior, Lucknow Junction, Dehati Dosco, Nikkama, Sherdil – The Pilibhit Saga, and Janhit Mein Jaari were total washouts.

The biggest hits in the Hindi belts are the dubbed Hindi versions of RRR and KGF 2. The Hindi dubbed versions of South Indian movies like Radhe Shyam, Vikram, Valimai, Beast, Liger, and Rocketry – The Nambi Effect have also failed at the box office.

Now, all eyes are on upcoming Bollywood biggies Vikram Vedha, Brahmastra, and more.  You should also check out the list of the films that made the most amount of money on their opening weekend.


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