Abhishek’s Delhi 6 Fails to Sizzle at Box Office

Delhi 6 Falling, Falling, Falling – Down 75% 

Abhishek Bachchan’s latest crap-show Delhi 6 has failed to work wonders in its opening weekend at the U.S. box office.

Well, what do you expect. With his non-existent acting skills, Abhishek Bachchan is the kiss of death for a Bollywood movie.

Like most of Abhishek’s previous movies, Delhi 6 is also mediocre shit.

Stay Away from Delhi 6
Folks, if you haven’t gone to this movie consider yourself wiser than the rest of us.

Delhi 6 opened at No-23 in the U.S. and had an unimpressive total opening weekend gross of $602,850.

The movie opened in 90 theatres and had an average of $6,698.

By the way, Delhi 6 did worse than Abhishek Bachchan’s previous crap movie, that perverse Bollywood abomination Dostana.

Here’s how Delhi 6 fared compared to a few other prominent Bollywood movies in the opening weekend at the U.S. box office:

Delhi 6 Box Office Report

Flaying Abhishek Bachchan’s poor acting skills, SearchIndia.com wrote in the review of Delhi 6:

Delhi 6 is an Indian kaleidoscope alright but one that has no meaning because most of the characters are so poorly fleshed out.

Nor is there a compelling overarching story to unite the disparate loose threads.

Although there are moments of humor that had us and the others laughing, ultimately the Delhi 6 story is not in the least bit gripping.

Tis’ a pity that Delhi 6’s music fails to rise above the ordinary either. For that would have been some saving grace.

With the exception of Masakali, we were not taken in by any of the other songs or their picturization.

Given that Abhishek Bachchan doesn’t know diddly about acting, it’s odd that the bozo fails to make the least effort to improve.

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8 Responses to "Abhishek’s Delhi 6 Fails to Sizzle at Box Office"

  1. Malika S   February 25, 2009 at 9:17 am

    I think it would have done even better if it wasn’t for oscars on Sunday. 70 percent of the Indians in US were glued to watch slumdog at the oscars. Otherwise I think the business could have been close to that of Ghajini.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    The Oscars were telecast in the U.S. around 8:00PM EST on Sunday.

    There was ample time on Friday, Saturday & even Sunday (morning & afternoon shows)

    So, how could it affect Delhi 6 business.

    People have come to realize that Abhishek Bachchan is a pretty bad actor and his movies are not paisa vasool.

    (Sorry for the delay in processing your comment …we had some technical issues to handle. With a blog, there’s often many behind the scene issues to tackle.)

  2. Malika S   February 25, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Well people usually prefer to either watch movie or stay home and watch their favorite show. It doesn’t matter what time the show begins on tv, if that is what they plan, than going to movie isn’t an option no matter what time the show is. Redifff has also made same comment about the reason this movie didn’t do well on Sunday in US. How bad of an actor Abhishek is, I won’t make that quick of a judgement yet as he did prove himself in movies like Yuva and guru. I haven’t seen delhi6 yet so can’t say for sure how bad he was in this movie.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: How bad of an actor Abhishek is, I won’t make that quick of a judgement yet

    The box office numbers of Drona, Dostana and Delhi 6 say it all.

  3. dantheman   February 26, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Abhishek is finished. i doubt raavan will do well. audiences have given him thumbs down. if there is as FLOP ACTOR OF THE DECADE award that goes to him. let’s look at all of his flops:

    1. refugee
    2. tera jadoo chal gaya (his dancing was so lame in this film)
    3. dhai akshar prem ke (Messed up movie)
    4. bas inta sa qwab hai (ripoff of raju ban gaya gentleman)
    5. shararat
    6. zameen (his fake angry look)
    7. haa maaine bhi pyar kiya hai (ripoff of jeeeterndra rekha film ek hi bhool)
    8. main prem ki deewani hoon (why did hritik do this film?)
    9. kuch na kaho ( a kuch kuch hota hai wannabe film)
    10. loc (border redux)
    11. om jai jagdish (he was the worst thing in the film)
    12. mumbai se aya mera dost (lagaan wannabe film)
    13. run (that is what the audience did from this film)
    14. yuva (overrated performance)
    15. phir milenge (philadelphia remake)
    16. naach (ultimate disaster)
    17. umaro jaan
    18. lage chunnari mein daag
    19. jhoom barabar jhoom (very very stupid film)(lame pairing with him and preity. she looked better with bobby)
    20. ram gopal ki aag (yeah he was in the song and he sucked there too)
    21. sarkar raj: it underperformed and he was given the main lead and he could not make it happen
    22. drona: the worst film of the decade and also the biggest flop of the decade. the biggest money loser ever
    23. delhi 6: poor opening and on the way to another flop:

    Only hits:
    1. dhoom: a hit but more because of john abrahm, yash chopra factor and the music and it was a multistarrer
    2. bunty aur babli: because of daddy and rani after black’s success, yash chopra factor and kajra re song
    3. sarkar: daddy was the main lead not him. his performance was so dead in the film. so bland
    4. kabhie alvida na kehna: the karan johar factor:shah rukh khan and rani were main leads. daddy was in the film too.
    5. dhoom 2: the worst thing in the film. hritik pretty much stole the whole movie not to mention kissed aish which made his family upset. even if he was not in the film the film was going to click
    6. guru: his only film but again the film also had vidya balan and mithun who also did awesome jobs.
    7. dostana: did average business but this film was more of a karan johar factor than him. any actor could have been cast in this film and it would have done good business.

    so it is safe to say that abhishek’s career is likely over after this year unless daddy stars in more films with him and begs his friends (yash chopra, karan johar) to put his son in films

    how much more suffering?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write above: Abhishek is finished….so it is safe to say that abhishek’s career is likely over after this year

    From your lips to God’s ears.

    This Abhishek ‘failure’ Bachchan has tormented us enough.

    We’ve said this a million times…but for his last name, he would be nowhere.

    2. You write above: i doubt raavan will do well.

    Do you know when Ravan is releasing?

    BTW, there’s also Dhun, the Abhishek-Aishwarya movie to be directed by Rajiv Menon.

  4. Malika S   February 28, 2009 at 10:14 am

    Yeah every star has ups and downs. You give a string of flops and than bounce back with string of hits and than back to string of flops. By the way in the above list, you forgot to mention bluffmaster. Rest looks like ever since the beginning of year 2009 there has been flops and disasters with only three movies that have been successful, dev d, raaz 2 and slumdog. The highest grossing movie overall is still the flop chandni chowk to china with second being flopDelhi 6 and third flop billu barber.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write above: Yeah every star has ups and downs.

    True, but when Abhishek comes on the screen it’s mostly all downs and no ups for the audience. One of the worst Bollywood actors to ever grace or maybe it should be disgrace the screen.

    2. You write: By the way in the above list, you forgot to mention bluffmaster.

    Although we liked Bluffmaster’s inspiration (the 2000 Argentinian film Nueve Reinas (Nine Queens)) more, we love the sabse bada rupiah song in Bluffmaster. Listened to it a million times. OK, that’s an exaggeration…just 999,999 times. 🙂

    But Abhishek Bachchan is no good in Bluffmaster too.

    We didn’t include the U.S. box office numbers for Bluffmaster because it was a 2005 movie. For box office stories, we’ve mostly looked at 2007 and later years.

  5. orangezeb   March 5, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Abhishit’s Guru was a hit because it was a hyped film of whether or not him and Aishwarya would get married.

    I guess if he wants to get another hit, he should star with an actress and prop it up as though he’s having an affair with that actress. Of course, having your father in the movie would increase it’s box office potential!

    You can get away with it once or twice but then again this stunt would not last long: Indian public would not fall for this trick all the time, it can cause strain in his fairy-tale marriage with Aish, his father is getting old now and can’t dance much more, Amitabh’s [deleted] himself is getting older and soon will have white hair in his beard, and finally, Aish would not tolerate this because she should get knocked up soon for she is over 35 and it is starting to show on her face.

    Besides, her Bollywood career is over with her arrogance and high salary demand. Not to mention, her Hollywood career is over too, giving us such flops as Pink Panther 2 which has a made 1/4 of what Slumdog has made. This [deleted] Abhishit should have wooed Aish about 10 years ago, after Devdas, when she was still youthful looking. [deleted]. People may say that Abhishit’s Waterloo was Drona but thing is that he still keeps on going, churning out masterpiece flops and Abhishit Bitchin is no Napoleon Bonaparte!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    The road ahead is going to be a hard one for Abhishek Bachchan (even with his last name) if he doesn’t learn acting and pick his movies with care.

  6. orangezeb   March 5, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    With Aish’s connections in Hollywood/Cannes, I am sure she can land roles for her [deleted] husband as playing typical terrorist/negative roles. He can get excellent roles playing Arab/Muslim terrorists or Eastern European bad guy roles. His “sexy” beard and intense eyes would make it hard to resist for any director.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    We don’t think Abhishek can act even as a terrorist or a bad guy, the ‘intense eyes’ notwithstanding. The only role that’d suit him currently is a clown because he seems to have so little respect for the audience shelling out mucho $$ for the tickets. If he had any respect for the audience, he’d at least learn the basics of the trade.

  7. orangezeb   March 8, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    After Ravan releases in late 2009 up against typical Divali feel-good films where it should be blockbuster and no problem against SRK et al films, he can start.

    The Indian public would surely embrace a modern version of the epic Ramayana with the new cast of the bearded bhangi as compared to the Puranic handsome beardless hero/god and his [deleted] old wife who needs Botox badly as the model of purity and beauty goddess, Sita. It is too bad that Heath Ledger is not alive or he would have been an excellent Ravan so people would go see the film not because of that loser couple but because of Heath but too bad.

    There is always Kay Kay Menon to play a joker-like Ravan like he did in Drona. Starting in 2010, Abhishit can become a real actor, come up with new films that the audience likes so by late 2010, early 2011 or latest 2012, he can be an established star! In 2012, he’ll be 36 and have made it to the top and afford to star in films where his wanton father can star in, not to mention his wife, Aish who will beautiful at age 39 as a graceful hag! Who knows, maybe Abhiflop can star in future films with him as the beta and Aishwarya as the Ma in a white sari a la Amitabh and Nirupa Roy!!!!!!!! After all, all the Indian men of the world would STILL be envious of Abhishit and forsake all the prettier and younger-looking girls/women of the world because Abhiflop can proudly then say, “Mere pas Ma hai!”.

    By 2012, I am sure all the kings horses i.e. all of Bollywood directors won’t be able to put Humpty Dumpty back together again meaning Abhishit’s career ‘coz after 12 years from Border in 2000 to 2012, these directors will have had enough of this bozo. It will be that the amount of money spent over getting this donkey to star in quality, successful films based only on his merit will far outweigh the money the U.S.has spent over Iraq’s reconstruction!

  8. orangezeb   March 8, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    I don’t think Abhishit can even act as a clown the only person who was successful was Cesar Romero in the Batman series as the Joker but he was able to have white makeup over his moustache and nobody could really tell.

    You can’t really hide a thick beard. He might do well in a remake of Hanks’ Castaway or maybe a desi version of Gladiator but then he would need to take real acting classes! The quickest way is to make a cheap desi version of Citizen Kane-man was rich and powerful and marries a broad like Aishwarya, then man losses it all and now is a drunk bearded homeless man wearing a shawl and sleeps on the side walks of Marine Lines.

    Better would be to give it an NRI-look would be to have this story take place in America and man sleeps at Porty Authority Bus Terminal! With his “powerful” role, Abhishit should win a Filmfare for playing a destitute bhangi!!!!!!!!!!

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