Not all films that are made get a theatrical release. Some are restricted to film festivals and some are not screened at all. In this list there are many Indian superstars film. Here is a list of Indian superstar films which never got released and never will be.
Khabardaar was in the lines of Anand. The film was directed by T. Rama Rao and produced by A.Purnachandra Rao, starring Amitabh Bachchan as a doctor and Kamal Hassan as the patient. Producer pulled the plug fearing controversy after being shot for 16 reels.
A swashbuckler with the Big B, based on Scaramouche. Was derailed after a week’s shooting when Bachchan, together with Javed Akhtar, decided to take on the media by working on Main Azad Hoon.
It mixed-and-matched the two must-have themes of the 1970s, the-lost-and-found brother and the angry young man. Bachchan was the violent elder brother and Romesh Sharma the Gandhian sibling. But it never got released.
Directed by Sanjay Khanna, the film was supposed to be Raj Kapoor’s last film but it didn’t up being so. Starring Kapoor alongside fellow veteran Ashok Kumar, the plot revolved around a heist. But the film never got released as it got mired in financial tangles.
It’s a film about the discord between two brothers spilled off-screen into a fight between the producer and the stars. The film was named after the Bachchan character in Rakesh Kumar’s hit Khoon Pasina.
It was an science-fiction film which was in production in 1992 and was directed by Shekhar Kapoor. The film’s cast included Aamir Khan, Naseeruddin Shah, Rekha, Raveena Tandon, Gulshan Grover and Vijay Anand. After three-fourths of the film’s shooting was completed, it was shelved due to financial constraints. In 2008, Sekhar Kapoor announced he would attempt to revive the film with a new cast but this never materialized.
Ramesh Sippy’s magnum opus with Vinod Khanna, Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi. Nearly half of this feudal epic was shot on a multi-crore set in Film City before it came to a half after the producer ran out of finance.
It was directed by Mukul S. Anand which was in production in 1997. The director died halfway through filming, leaving the incomplete. The film starred Sanjay Dutt, Salman Khan, Raveena Tandon and Shilpa Shetty in leading roles, with Vinod Khanna and Rahul Dev in supporting roles. Raveena Tandon was playing her first negative role in this film and model Rahul Dev was to make his debut with this film.
Let’s Catch Verappan
Ram Gopal Varma had planned to make a movie on sandalwood smuggler Veerappan. However it remained unreleased because it was not about the life of Veerappan but just revolves incidents relating to him.
The film, being directed by Tinnu, had Big B as a secret agent and Madhuri Dixit as a college girl. The shooting was stopped only days after it began since the premise of the film turned out to be strikingly similar to another Bachchan film, ‘Ganga Jamuna Saraswati’.
Jana Na Dil Se Door
Dev Anand starrer Jana Na Dil se Door was an unreleased movie of his brother, Vijay Anand on which he was working before he, Vijay Anand passed away after a massive heart attack.
Kamal Hassan made a guest appearance in the film as a dead body, while Randhir Kapoor, Seema Biswas and Shilpa Shirodkar summed up the lead cast. An official remake of Magalir Mattum, the film never had a theatrical release for reasons still unknown. The film was also in news because as Randhir Kapoor was making a comeback to Bollywood with this film.
The shooting for the film started in the year 1976 and was supposed to be the debut release of director J. P. Dutta and had an interesting plot based on Indian prisoners of war. It had superstar Vinod Khanna in the lead along with Bindiya Goswami who later married J. P. Dutta. The film also had Mithun Chakraborty, a newcomer then, in an important role. Financial woes brought the filming of Sarhad to a premature end shattering many dreams.
It was a Indian historical drama film directed, produced and written by Kamal Hassan. The film, which started in October 1997 with an exclusive launch by Queen Elizabeth II, originally pulled together several prominent names across Indian cinema as its principal cast and crew. However, since the launch, the film despite rumors of resurfacing, is yet to resume its shoot.
The two big names of the 80s, Amitabh Bachchan and Subhash Ghai came together to create a magnum opus named Devaa. But when two such giants try to collaborate, they are bound to hit head on first and that’s exactly what happened. The film was shut down after 1 week of shooting.
One Khuda Gawah starring Amitabh Bachchan released. The other, which was being made more than a decade earlier, was not completed. The unreleased film had Big B in a double role, one of them being a cowboy avatar.
There are many more films in Indian Cinema which never got released.