Bollywood movies are known for good music and the soundtracks are an integral part of the movies. However, there are many movies that released which have superhit music tracks but the movie itself is a flop in the box office. Here is a list of such songs that became a hit but the movie didn’t do well.
1. Kareeb (1998) - Chori Chori Jab Nazrein Mili
Vidhu Vinod Chopra
and Neha did not make a good impression on the audience. Bobby Deol and Neha's romance was lost among super hit films like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai which released around the same time. However, the music in the movie by
was a treat to the ears. ‘Chori Chori Jab Nazrein Mili' and ‘Chura Lo Na Dil Mera’ from the movie is still loved by all.
2. Dil Se (1998) - Chaiyya Chaiyya
movie, romantic thriller featuring King Khan,
failed at the box office despite its intense plot and compelling. The movie was a commercial failure but the music was a super hit and is popular even today. Each song of the album became a chartbuster specially Chaiyya Chaiyya. The musical genius, A.R.Rahman created a landmark musical album which is still fresh even today. The soundtrack was recorded in several other languages and the songs like Chaiyya Chaiyya, Dil Se Re, Satrangi still gets us to hum to the tune. The song Chaiyya Chaiyya was played in the Bombay Dreams, a 2002 Bollywood-themed musical, in the Hollywood film Inside Man, and in the TV series CSI: Miami released in 2002 and Smith released in 2006.
3. Dil Hi Dil Mein (2000) - Ae Nazneen Suno Na
The movie was a dub from the tamil version – Kadhalar Dhinam which was a box office success. However, this Hindi version ended up being a dud and the movie failed to produce any interest amongst the movie buffs. However, the romantic music track created by A.R. Rahman - "Ae Nazneen Suno Na", still makes us sway to the tune.
4. Phir Teri Kahani Yaad Aayee (1993)- Tere Dar Par Sanam Chale Aaye
The movie starred
. The movie may not have left a mark in the memory of the audience but it’s music by Anu Malik was memorable. The song sung by
"Tere Dar Par Sanam Chale Aaye" is an all-time favorite of many and became very popular in the 90s.
5. Jhankaar Beats (2003)- Dil Ne Tum Ko Chun Liya Hai
Jhankaar Beat, R.D.Burman inspired musical drama is known for its soulful music which touches our hearts even today. However, the movie failed to impress the audience and was commercially unsuccessful. The songs in the movie like
hai, Sil Ne Tum ko Chun Liya Hai are famous even today.
6.Papa Kehte Hain (1996) - Ghar Se Nikalte Hi
This movie, Papa kehte hain in 1996 was a big flop and is forgotten. However, the song "Ghar Se Nikalte Hi" won the hearts of many and scored well with the audience.
7. Dahek (1999)- Saawan Barse Tarse Dil
The film was a flop but the music directed by
and Anand-Milind is remembered, especially the romantic song - "Saawan Barse Tarse Dil".
8. Meenaxi: A Tale of 3 Cities (2004) -
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai
Meenaxi: A tale of 3 cities, directed by the famous painter M.F.Hussain, starring Tabu and
bombed at the box office. The soundtrack of the album was created by A.R.Rahman and it met critical acclaim. The movie had songs like ‘Chinnamma Chilakkamm’ and ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’ which are popular even today.
9. Yaadein (2001)- Jab Dil Mile
A lot of expectations were attached from this
movie as it had a mega star cast which comprised of
, Kareena Kapoor,
and more. It was a critical and a commercial failure in India but the soundtrack by Anu Malik surprised everyone and the songs like Jab dil Mile were on repeat mode for many.
10. Thakshak (1999) - Rang De
This movie starring Tabu and
failed to glitter at the box office but the A.R.Rahman music which included tracks like Rang De became a huge hit with the people.