Bollywood has a long-standing trajectory of bombarding us with visual effects so terrible we were laughing out loud. While movies like Brahmastra and Ra.One proved there’s been a sea of change, we had our doubts after watching the first teaser of Adipurush.

While thankfully, after criticism, the creators of Adipurush decided to work on VFX wherever possible; nothing can be undone about the films we’ve already witnessed and ridiculed.

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Snippet from Adipurush’s first teaser

Acknowledging that there has naturally been a significant improvement with time, we are looking back at some of Bollywood’s worst VFX that were so bad they were good. Take a look:

1. They could have easily made the bride look scary with make-up. Instead, they chose to do this

Movie: Jaani DushmanEk Anokhi Kahani

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Suburban Pagans

And this wasn’t even the worst of it!

terrible visual effects in bollywood movies Jaani Dushman

2. Sorry, but nothing could ever prepare me for a desi Harry Potter. And what in the name of ‘Carpet-Quidditch’ is this?

Movie: Aabra Ka Dabra

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3. That time when Mithun Da became a Superman

Movie: Shera

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Gag Stag YouTube

4. Bill Gate’s face’s cameo was second hand embarrassing

Movie: Half Girlfriend

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5. ‘Flying dad’ will never be unfunny

Movie: Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon

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Pretentious Movie Reviews Kanan Gill YouTube

And the CGI parrot and dog, of course!

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The Asian Age

6. We had an automatic car with endless abilities way before its time

Movie: Tarzan: The Wonder Car

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Haste Raho Comedy

7. Jackie Shroff was Spider-Man before anyone of us knew it

Movie: Shapath

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Triggered Insaan YouTube

8. Cars look straight out of a terrible video game

Movie: Drive

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Twitter – Anish Mohanty

9. Yes, the film was a part of our growing years. Yes, it had laughable VFX

Movie: Jajantaram Mamantaram

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Ultra Kid Zone YouTube

10. What was meant to be a scary bullfight sequence became so unserious the moment we saw that animated bull

Movie: Kalank

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11. Flying Jatt flew…and we all ‘disBELIEVED’ it

Movie: Flying Jatt

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Zee Music Company YouTube

12. Iron Man, who? Suniel Shetty didn’t even need a suit

Bollywood movies with worst visual effects
Pretentious Movie Reviews YouTube

13. I loved the movie, but why’d they have to make SRK climb the wall like that!

Movie: Badshah

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14. Not that Radhe made much sense, but the climax helicopter scene was a real ‘Kuch Bhi‘ 

Movie: Radhe

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Also Aman YouTube

15. The random fire ignited by the antagonist in the middle of nowhere looked SOOO believable. Right?

Movie: Drona

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Eros Now Music

16. Will you believe me if I say this ‘realistic’ flying bike magically transforms into an Air India aeroplane? Bcos that’s exactly what happens! 

Movie: Hindustan Ki Kasam

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Are you ‘DED’?

While there have been endless Bollywood movies with hilarious visual effects, which one remains truly unforgettable to you?

On a side note: 12 Times Bollywood Actors Read The Scripts But Forgot To Act