5 Bollywood Movies That Received Terrible IMDB Ratings But Were Actually Pretty Great


Love, your wardrobe, and your movie choices are among the few things in life that are always subjective. And, with that in mind, I’ve come to realise that, in the case of Bollywood, IMDb is hardly to be trusted.

© iStock

During a brief check on the IMDb website, I discovered that some of the most amusing, if not simply excellent, films had been given poor ratings. People love to get on the nepotism train and get on board with the callout culture for the sake of it, sometimes because the majority of people didn’t enjoy the movie and other times because they love to jump on the nepotism train and get on board with the callout culture for the purpose of it.

Here are a few films that, despite their poor reviews, weren’t all that bad.


© Shree Ashtavinayak cine vison limited

This action thriller starring Akshay Kumar and Sanjay Dutt kept us guessing till the very end and wasn’t as horrible as the critical reception suggested. With its sea setting, the film comes across as a breath of fresh air, complete with some amusement and a sizzling Kylie Minogue song.


© Cinestaan film company

Kaalakaandi was an undervalued Saif Ali Khan film that didn’t get the critical accolades it deserved. It was about a character who learns he is terminally ill and decides to let go of all his inhibitions and go on a wild binge.

Action Replayy

© Hari Om Productions

This film, starring Akshay Kumar and Aishwaya, wasn’t as well received as the celebrity cast, but we’d be lying if we didn’t mention how creative the storyline was and how many times Akshay Kumar’s comic timing and Aishwaya’s immaculate dialogue delivery had us rolling to the sides.

Khatta Meetha

Khatta Meetha

Another Akshay Kumar starring, this film slipped under the radar, partially due to poor marketing and partly due to its low budget. This comedy drama, on the other hand, masterfully follows the life of an ambitious contractor as he battles in both his personal and professional lives.

Ra One

© Red Chillies Entertainment

A contentious addition to the list, but one that, in my opinion, deserves to be there simply because of the amount of effort put into it. Not to mention Kareena Kapoor’s and Shah Rukh Khan’s near-perfect acting performances. Although it generated some attention upon its premiere, it did not earn the critical acclaim it deserved.