2024 First Quarter Box Office Report: Kuch Khattaa Ho Jaay, Operation Valentine to Bastar: The Naxal Story, films that went unnoticed

Just like that, the first three months of 2024 end. As we conclude the first quarter of the year on a high note, it's been a memorable phase for the Indian cinema. While we saw success stories at the box office that came with critical acclaim too, some films failed to strike the right chord with the audience. Blame it on either low buzz or poor quality of content, these projects went unnoticed. 

As we wrap up the first quarter of 2024, here's looking at the films that tanked at the box office. From Guru Randhawa and Saiee Manjrekar's Kuch Khattaa Ho Jaay to Varun Tej-Manushi Chhillar's Operation Valentine, these projects failed to grab attention. 

Kuch Khattaa Ho Jaay

Guru Randhawa and Saiee Manjrekar's Kuch Khattaa Ho Jaay indeed left a sour taste in the mouths of the producers and distributors as the film failed badly at the box office. It marked the singer's acting debut. Directed by G Ashok, the rom-com collected Rs. 1.50 crores in its lifetime. (Read KKHJ Review)


Vidyut Jammwal produced and acted in Crakk. He was starring with Arjun Rampal, Nora Fatehi, Amy Jackson and Ankit Mohan in the action thriller. Despite a good amount of promotions and fandom, the film didn't click at the box office. Its lifetime collection is Rs. 17.08 crores.

All India Rank

Varun Grover turned director for All India Rank. The film initially premiered at the MAMI Film Festival in 2023. Its theatrical release didn't get the desired response from the audience. All India Rank starred Bodhisattva Sharma, Shashi Bhushan, Samta Sudiksha, Geeta Agarwal, and Sheeba Chadha.


Bejoy Nambiar reunited with Harshvardhan Rane for an out-and-out thriller film, Dange. It also starred Ehan Bhatt, Nikita Dutta and TJ Bhanu. Despite being a decent entertainer, Dange went unnoticed at the box office. The Tamil version, titled Por, also didn't work well. 

Operation Valentine

Varun Tej and Manushi Chhillar's Operation Valentine was compared to Hrithik Roshan-Deepika Padukone's Fighter in terms of the plot. However, neither did the story resemble nor the success. The action thriller tanked at the box office badly.

Kaagaz 2

Kaagaz 2 was the posthumous film of Satish Kaushik. It also starred Anupam Kher and Darshan Kumaar. The first film was an OTT release, whereas the sequel released in theatres. Despite starring big names, Kaagaz 2 didn't draw an audience to cinema halls.

Tera Kya Hoga Lovely

Tera Kya Hoga Lovely's tumultuous journey came to an end with its theatrical release earlier this month. Starring Randeep Hooda, Ileana D'Cruz and Karan Kundrra, the film based on colourism didn't get the required attention. It lasted in theatres for a couple of days. 

Bastar: The Naxal Story

Adah Sharma reunited with Vipul Amrutlal Shah and director Sudipto Sen after the blockbuster, The Kerala Story. Unfortunately, the trio couldn't recreate the success story. Bastar: The Naxal Story generated some buzz which didn't translate at the box office.