12 Longest Bollywood Movie Titles That Went Unnoticed
Posted On: 10 Oct 2022 | Last Updated : 19 Oct 2022 | Views : 3.2k
There were times when filmmakers would go to any extent to choose a movie title that justified their storyline as most of them would opt for a short title that was easier to recall. Times changed when filmmakers would opt for movie titles inspired by Bollywood songs and in the bargain end up having some of the longest Bollywood movie names. These long Bollywood movie names though provided us with different genres didn’t mean much to its storyline but caught the fancy of many moviegoers just because they were either a part of a song or sounded funny. Having a long movie title is not an uncommon practice anymore as long as it pulls the audience to the theatres. Let us take a look at some of Bollywood’s longest movie titles that consisted of seven to eight words which not just went unnoticed but also made a record for itself. Stay tuned to get similar Bollywood-related updates, articles, topics, and trivia on movies and celebrities.
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1. Ghode Ko Jalebi Khilane Le Ja Riya Hoon (2022)
Talk about top Bollywood movie with long names or extended names of Hindi movies and we have director Anamika Haksar’s 2022 release Ghode Ko Jalebi Khilane Le Ja Riya Hoon topping the list. Starring Raghubir Yadav and some other unknown faces, this flick didn’t find many takers at the box office but gained a lot of rave reviews for its unconventional treatment. Considered as one of Bollywood’s longest ever movie title till now consisting of eight words in all left audiences amused and confused as to what the title really meant.
2. Ghar Mein Ho Sali To Pura Saal Diwali (2001)
Ghar Mein Ho Sali To Pura Saal Diwali was a C-grade flick released in 2001 that also comprised of eight words in all. This romantic comedy which also features in the top 10 longest Bollywood movie titles of all-time had an unknown cast of Amit Pachori, Sanjeevani Gupta, Vinod Tripathi, Aman Sagar and Anil Nagrath which didn’t find many takers at the box office. Though the title did manage to justify the storyline but due to its non-star cast it released in small town single screens only.
3. Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai? (1980)
One of the then longest movie titles that audiences found weird was director Saeed Mirza’s Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai? which starred the then so-called parallel cinema stars – Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi, Smita Patil, Dilip Dhawan, Om Puri, etc. This movie too easily figures in the top 10 longest Bollywood movie names for it comprised of seven words which did manage to trigger some interest among a selected audience for art cinema that was slowly and steadily becoming popular in the early 80s. Naseeruddin Shah who played the titular role came up with a top-notch performance along with Shabana Azmi and Smita Patil.
4. Andheri Raat Mein Diya Tere Haath Mein (1986)
Andheri Raat Mein Diya Tere Haath Mein surely was then among the top 10 Bollywood movies with the longest names until the likes of Ghode Ko Jalebi Khilane Le Ja Riya Hoon hit the theatres. Acted, produced and directed by ace-comedian Dada Kondke, the flick surely those days was considered to be a double-meaning one which was enough to pull in the audiences who enjoyed the Dada Kondke brand of humour. The film also included Usha Chavan, Mehmood, Amjad Khan, Dina Pathak and others.
5. Paap Ko Jalaa Kar Raakh Kar Doonga (1988)
Paap Ko Jalaa Kar Raakh Kar Doonga was a typical Bollywood revenge action drama that also makes it to one of the longest Bollywood movie titles ever to hit the silver screens. Despite having some big star names like Dharmendra, Govinda, Farah Naaz, Anita Raaj, Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Shakti Kapoor, the film’s original title that initially comprised of seven words had to do away with ‘Paap Ko’ and be released as ‘Jalaa Kar Raakh Kar Doonga’ as the censor board objected to it. It was a let-down for Govinda fans who had a small role compared to that of Dharmendra who played the main lead.
6. Raja Ko Rani Se Pyaar Ho Gaya (2000)
The Arvind Swamy – Manisha Koirala starrer Raja Ko Rani Se Pyaar Ho Gaya may not be the longest Bollywood movie title but surely can be considered as one of the longest Bollywood movie names having seven words. Though the title was borrowed from the song of the Aamir Khan – Manisha Koirala starrer Akele Hum Akele Tum, the movie was long in the making and took a while to release. Directed by Rajeev Kumar, RKRSPHG was a musical extravaganza with a lot of children and an elephant forming the star cast.
7. Tu Bal Bramhachari Main Hoon Kanya Kunwari (2003)
Director Bhupeshwar Tyagi’s romantic comedy Tu Bal Bramhachari Main Hoon Kanya Kunwari also features among Bollywood movies with the longest names having seven words. Another C-grade flick that released in 2003 featured a new lead pair besides known faces like Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Laxmikant Berde, Shweta Menon and others. The movie’s plot that revolved around celibacy and religious beliefs proved to be a dud at the box office as many didn’t even know when it released and vanished.
8. Humein Tumse Pyar Ho Gaya Chupke Chupke (2003)
Humein Tumse Pyar Ho Gaya Chupke Chupke also happens to be one of the longest movie titles in Bollywood. The romantic action drama directed by Pramod Mandloi was a typical boy meets girl drama where they first hate each other but later fall in love. Though the flick had a decent star cast of newbies Siddharth Dhawan and Meghna Desai, with supporting cast as Shakti Kapoor, Raza Murad and Kiran Kumar, it sank without a trace at the box office. The film was initially title Chupke Chupke but as some other producer already had registered the title it had to be re-titled as Humein Tumse Pyar Ho Gaya Chupke Chupke.
9. Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara! (2013)
Initially titled, Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara!, it was later tweaked and changed to Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara!. Starring Akshay Kumar, Imran Khan, Sonakshi Sinha and Sonali Bendre, the film was a sequel to director Milan Luthria’s much successful Ajay Devgn starrer Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai that also dealt with Mumbai’s underworld gang lords. Despite releasing on Eid, the sequel was unable to match its prequels success but will always be remembered for the length of its title and the spelling changes it underwent before hitting the screens.
10. Hey Ram Hamne Gandhi Ko Maar Diya (2018)
Hey Ram Hamne Gandhi Ko Maar Diya was a movie that was inspired by the non-violence movements initiated by Mahatma Gandhi during India’s freedom struggle from 1915 to 1947. The film directed by Naeem A. Siddiqui had Jatin Goswami, Subrat Dutta, Pratima Kazmi and Samiksha Bhatnagar in the main cast and garnered rave reviews but due to lack of proper promotions and marketing couldn’t reach out to the audiences as desired. Unforgettable performances by Jatin Goswami, Subrat Dutta, and Pratima Kazmi make the flick a must watch.
11. Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (2019)
One of Bollywood’s recent releases having a long movie title was Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga which was promoted as the most unexpected romance of that year didn’t meet with much luck at the ticket windows. Directed by debutant Shelly Chopra Dhar, ELKDTAL was a title borrowed from the famous Anil Kapoor song from 1942: A Love Story (1994). The film that starred Rajkummar Rao, Sonam Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, Seema Pahwa and Regina Cassandra revolved around a young girl who is in a lesbian relationship and tries to come out of the closet to disclose her real identity.
12. Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai? (2019)
Starring Manav Kaul, Nandita Das and Saurabh Shukla, director Soumitra Ranade’s Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyun Aata Hai? wasn’t a remake of the Saeed Mirza’s 1980 Naseeruddin Shah starrer by the same title. Except for the title the plot was different to the former. The plot revolved around Albert Pinto (Manav Kaul) who goes missing suddenly while his girlfriend and family try to track him down with the help of the police not knowing that the former is out to accomplish his first assignment as a hitman. The movie took nearly five years to complete and release as one can notice continuity jerks and the aging of the actors on screen.