Flop at the box office, but hit on television

When a movie hits the big screen on a Friday the makers and the actors clearly don’t know if the film will do well at the box office or not. Some films become a hit and some films turn out to be disasters. But still, some revenue of the production is recovered from the satellite rights (television rights).

Some movies that don’t do well at the box office get a fantastic response on the small screen by garnering good TRPs. So, today let’s look at such movies that were a flop at the box office, but hit on television…


Amitabh Bachchan starrer Sooryavansham which released in 1999 was a big flop at the box office. Many people would not even know when it released. However, it received a great response on television and was showcased repeatedly because of the good TRPs.


Anil Kapoor and Rani Mukerji starrer Nayak was a political drama. Though the film received thumbs up from the critics, it failed to make a mark at the box office. But whenever it is shown on the small screen it gets a very good response.

Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein

R Madhavan’s Bollywood debut Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein has been given a cult status. The song of the film Zara Zara is still loved by everyone, but not many would know that the film was a flop at the box office. However, it gained popularity because of its television premiere.

Tarzan – The Wonder Car

Abbas-Mustan’s Tarzan – The Wonder Car was a supernatural thriller and marked the debut of Ayesha Takia and Vatsal Sheth. When the movie released it was panned by critics and also was a big disaster at the box office, but was a success on the small screen.

Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya

Govinda and Juhi Chawla starrer Aamdani Atthanni Kharcha Rupaiya is said to be one of the best comedies made in Bollywood. But unfortunately, the film didn’t do well at the box office. However, still, after so many years, it is enjoyed by the audiences on the small screen.