It is common for stars to come to the aid of movies and sell them bestsellers . But sometimes the situation does not suit the actors and their presence does not help to see the film. In Iranian cinema, as much as one can be happy with the presence of superstars in films, one can also be surprised to see that this presence has not helped sell the film.Contrary to many people's beliefs, dice do not always form six pairs of stars. Sometimes their calculations and equations go wrong and the film they play is met with a cold reception from the people. Stars do not always sit on the cusp of success and sometimes look for opportunities to be seen at the bottom.
It is common for stars to come to the aid of movies and sell them bestsellers . But sometimes the situation does not suit the actors and their presence does not help to see the film. In Iranian cinema, as much as one can be happy with the presence of superstars in films, one can also be surprised to see that this presence has not helped sell the film.
We have many examples where the presence of famous actors in movies has not had an effect on box office sales. In the following, we will review 16 films of 16 prominent actors of Iranian cinema who have failed badly at the box office.
- Director :
- Year of release: 2016
- Total sales: 1,355,885,000 Tomans
You may be wondering if Reza Attaran can play in a movie and not sell it. The answer should be: Yes, Mohammad Hossein Farahbakhsh has such a talent to make such a film. "Wooden Candy" with a collection of movie stars such as Attaran, Sahar Qureshi and Milad Kiomaram, had high hopes for sales, but the poor quality of the film did not convince people to see the film.
" Lollipop "'s script is flawed, its actors are poorly chosen, and no effort has been made by its creator to direct a good, standard film. Farahbakhsh probably thought that he could bring people to the cinema by bringing letters like Attaran, Qureshi and Kiomaram.With these actors, it is considered a failure. In the year that 60 films were released in Iranian cinema, "Wooden Candy" was ranked 28th to determine the level of public acceptance of this film.
15 . Tsunami
- Director: Milad Sadr Ameli
- Actor Star: Bahram Radan
- Release year: 1398
- Total sales: 365,880,000 Tomans
Some films have so much difficulty in telling the story and shaping the atmosphere of the film that they repel the viewer after a short period of time. "Tsunami" was supposed to tell a sports story that is less covered in Iranian cinema and used stars such as Bahram Radan and Mehrdad Sedighiyan to achieve its goal.
The film is so weak and artificial that the presence of these actors does not help to be seen. By directing the lead role of his film to Radan, the director had high hopes for the film's success, but this presence did not help him at the box office. Milad Sadr Ameli suffered a major setback in his first filmmaking experience, and despite being well-known figures, he was at the bottom of the sales chart.
- Director : Kamal Tabrizi
- Star actor: Shahab Hosseini
- Year of release: 2015
- Total sales: 521,686,000 Tomans
Kamal Tabrizi should be asked what was his goal in making "Sweet Taste of Imagination" and why did he make a film so superficial? One of the scourges of Iranian cinema is making low-quality custom films, and "Sweet Taste" is one of the worst in this regard.
The film is supposed to be about protecting the environment, but The story and acting of the actors are so weak and handy that the film cannot be defended. Shahab Hosseini's role as the star of Iranian cinema in this film was strange. "Sweet Taste" not only does not help to protect the environment, but is forgotten by the viewer at the end of the film and leaves no trace of itself.
Not welcoming such films is a good thing in Iranian cinema. Directors who make such films must learn to respect the audience and not sacrifice the audience and the film for money and orders from any institution or organization.
13. Sophie and the Mad
- Director : Mehdi Karampour
- Star actor: Amir Jafari
- Year of release: 1397
- Total sales: 229,505,000 Tomans
Until Iranian cinema works on profit and audience, directors produce money by taking money and funding from institutions and organizations without making their films profitable. And in this cycle, only the audience loses. In "Sophie and the Crazy", Karampour has made a weak film with the intention of introducing the city of Tehran, which has no ability to attract the audience at all.
Film sales statistics show everything Is. In the year that 78 films were released in Iranian cinemas, "Sophie and the Madwoman" ranked 56th in the sales chart to determine the depth of the tragedy. This statistic comes at a time when several movies with anonymous directors and actors have sold better than "Sophie and the Crazy."
Jafari, Mohammad Reza Sharifinia and Siamak Safari play the roles and their presence does not help the film to be seen. "Sophie and the Crazy" is a big failure for its creators and actors in every way.
12. Giti Problem
- Director: Bahram Kazemi
- Actor Star: Hamid Farkhonejad
- Release year: 2016
- Total sales: 937,456,000 Tomans
Unfortunately, some Iranian directors, by touching on the subjects of the day, narrate a chaotic, scattered and full of problems story in their films. Bahram Kazemi was supposed to talk about "excessive use of smartphones" and its impact on family relationships in "Giti Problem", but he did it in the worst possible way.
- Director: Manijeh Hekmat
- Actor Star: Mahtab Keramati
- Release year: 1397
- Total sales: 577,547,000 Tomans
When a movie is bad, the presence of any actor does not have the power to save it. Manijeh Hekmat's film has many weaknesses in its script and direction, and no star can save it. After a decade away from the cinema, Hekmat returned to the cinema with "The Old Road" and left behind a fruitless return.
The main weaknesses of the "Old Road" have no holes It does not leave the film to be seen. Neither the story of the film delights the viewer nor the acting of the actors. Hopefully, one day, before finding a colorful actor for their film, Iranian directors will first think about the script and story of their film.
10. Paper House
- Director: Tina Pakravan
- Star Actress: Parviz Parastovi
- Release year: 2017
- Total sales: 611,184,000 Tomans
Tina Pakravan has an amazing talent for making bad and unsold films, and "Paper House" is one of her worst films. In the director's imagination, "Paper House" is a film criticizing the current state of society, but in the eyes of viewers and critics, we are on the side of a slogan in an artificial space.
Parviz Parastavi, who was once a movie star and has been starring in political films and slogans for some time, has one of his weakest plays in "Paper House". The acting of the film's actors is so weak and low-level that one can not believe the relationship between them.
There are many reasons for not liking "Paper House". Cinema audiences, regardless of the names of the actors in the film, did not welcome the artificial atmosphere of the film and the bad acting of the actors as an experience for its creators.
9. Where are my shoes?
- Director :
- Year of release: 9 2016
- Total sales: 718,978,000 Tomans
The subject of Alzheimer's and oblivion has become a fascinating subject for filmmakers around the world. Some of these films have been brilliant in showing the hardships of Alzheimer's disease, and others, such as "Where Are My Shoes?", Have been an incomplete and bad work about the disease.
Kianian's play is very It is bad and does not help the film to improve. Screenwriters and creators of "Where are my shoes?" They have been so short on having enough accurate information about Alzheimer's disease that they have not been able to provide a true picture of the film. The film gives the viewer nothing but superficial and artificial scenes of the disease. It is natural that people do not welcome such a film with this quality.
- Director: Massoud Chemical
- Star actor: Mahnaz Afshar
- Release year: 2014
- Total sales: 473,157,000 Tomans
Masoud Kimiaei's cinema fans probably say that he has his own style and makes films like a director. Whatever explanation we give for the films of these chemical years, we must admit that his style of filmmaking is not to the liking of today's cinema audience and his films are not sold at the box office.
If we want If we compare "Metropole" with the same criteria and criteria of chemical cinema, again this film is not defensible. The poor and chaotic script of "Metropole" is more boring than interesting. The characters and dialogues are unbelievable slogans and it is difficult to establish an audience with such a work.
Otherwise he did not bring any special artistic contribution to this actor.
- Director: Mohammad Hamzeh
- Star Actor: Nikki Karimi
- Release year: 2017
- Total sales: 802,707,000 Tomans
Why do we say that "Azar" is a failed film, because in the year when more than 35 films were able to become billionaires, Mohammad Hamzeh's film with a series of professional actors Did not achieve high sales. Niki Karimi, Pejman Jamshidi and Hooman Sidi, neither of them could do anything for the film so that "Azar" would be a failure for its agents.
Nikki Karimi along with acting, He was also in charge of producing the film, and right after the release of the film, the margins and discussions of the director and producer of "Azar" about the quality of the film increased. It is clear that a collection that is not yet united in making a work of art can not be very successful at the box office.
People do not welcome "Azar" It has its reasons. Although well-known actors were present in the film, "Azar" is in Alken's screenplay and direction. It is exactly one of those films that no one remembers seeing such a film later; As ineffective and neutral.
6. Life is somewhere else
- Director: Manouchehr Hadi
- Star actor: Hamed Behdad
- Release year: 2013
- Total sales: 455,017,000 Tomans
If we want If we have a brief look at Manouchehr Hadi's filmmaking career, we must admit that among his other films, "Life is Elsewhere" is not a bad film. It should be framed and kept in mind that Manouchehr Hadi once made such films.
But in a more general view, "Life is somewhere else" It's not brilliant for him to be able to leave the box office, and the director's failures at the box office have probably caused him to gradually distance himself from social cinema and move towards box office-like films, in which we encounter an ordinary and repetitive Hamed Behdad The arrival of the angel of death.
"Life is somewhere else" elephant It is a bed where there is no news of exciting ups and downs. The film is the sad life story of a man who knows that his death will come soon, and in the meantime, he prepares himself for that day. A story that did not have the necessary appeal for cinema audiences.
5. When was the last time you saw Sahar?
- Director: Farzad Motman
- Actor Star: Fariborz Arabiania
- : 1397
- Total sales: 163,377,000 Toman
Farzad Motman waited for three years for the release of his film, and finally in 1397, "When was the last time you saw Sahar?" To screen. Motman made his film separate from the common genres in Iranian cinema and had high hopes of being seen, but the audience did not contact the director's different film until the total sales of this film did not reach 200 million.
This film uses well-known actors. Fariborz Arabonia, Anahita Dargahi and Attila Pesyani could not save the film so that Motman, despite its technical capabilities and the effort made to make it, would not be liked by the audience. This film is made in the genre of mystery and police and distances itself from the repetitive subjects of Iranian cinema and is generally acceptable, but it did not fit the tastes of the Iranian audience very much.
- Director: Kiarash Asadzadeh
- Star actor: Parsa Piruzfar
- Release year: 2015
- Total sales: 659,900,000 Tomans
We must first admit that "Gap" was not such a bad movie that it could not sell billions. The film has good actors and the story it tells has a good subject in its heart. Perhaps the main reason for the low popularity of this "gap" is the slow rhythm of the film and the blurring of the script.
When the film was released, many thought "gap" Starring Parsa Piruzfar, Hanieh Tavassoli, Sahar Dolatshahi and Babak Hamidian to be named one of the best-selling films of the year. But all of a sudden, all these predictions went wrong and he experienced a "gap" at the box office.
Making could draw people to the cinema. His film was a pity for not having the right rhythm to ignore one of the good social films of Iranian cinema.
3. Low yellow sky
- Director: Bahram Tavakoli
- Star Actor: Taraneh Alidosti
- Year of release: 1392
- Total sales: 255,688,000 Tomans
Bahram Tavakoli was once interested in making films with different subjects and structures in Iranian cinema, and the failure of his two films at the box office caused him to distance himself from this genre of cinema. And be drawn towards cooperation with organizations. "Shallow yellow sky" is not such a bad effect that it fails at the box office. It is as if the audience did not like the heaviness and ambiguity of the story and did not communicate with it.
Shallow yellow It is a boring and boring film. The film is hit hardest in this area and the presence of actors such as Taraneh Alidosti and Saber Abar does not help it. Tavakoli could have portrayed the vague atmosphere of the film much better by making his story attractive, but stretching the scenes does nothing but push the audience back.
2. Death of a Fish
- Director: Ruhollah Hejazi
- Star actor:
- Release year: 2016
- Total sales: 576,450,000 Tomans
It was one of the strange events of that year that such a film full of actors failed at the box office in 2016. Tanaz Tabatabai was placed next to a group of Iranian movie stars such as Ali Mosafa, Niki Karimi, Sahar Dolatshahi, and there was high hope that the film would sell well, but the equations for the producers did not go as they expected.
" Death of a Fish "is a crowded and full of character movie where the main story is lost in the hustle and bustle of the characters. The film does not have a strong turning point and the film hook is loose to attract the audience. Ruhollah Hejazi has decided in his mind to play important roles in his film, but these professions do not have the necessary traction for the viewer in the output.
The presence of so many stars in this film helps It does not make it better. The story of the film falters from the beginning to the end and takes on a boring form. In such films, we can clearly see how the lack of correct and strong scripts has damaged the films and wasted money and energy.
1. The loser man
- Director: Amir Hossein Mahdavian
- Star actor: Javad Ezzati
- Year of release: 1401
- Sales: 6,216,033,000 Tomans
Javad Ezzati decided to play in "The Loser Man" in one of the most golden periods of his career. Shining in several movies and series "Wound of Work" was a good opportunity for Ezzati to show himself in cinema again. Mahdavian, who had scored a lot in cyberspace with the "Wound" team, thought that he could make a popular movie again using the same combination.
But the ideas of this The young director did not get out of the water properly and "The Loser Man" is a failure in Mahdavian and Ezzati's career. It is not clear why Mahdavians, who are looking for new subjects, have gone to a clichd story and given a repetitive role.
Javad Ezzati in This stubborn workshop role is not good with many personal problems and the film did not bring him anything. "The Loser Man" came to cinemas during the golden time of Nowruz 1401 release, and due to the thirst of people to go to the cinema after two years, the film did not achieve high sales and was ranked low in the sales chart.
The film seems to be successful with sales of six billion tomans, but considering the 45,000 toman ticket in 1401 and the sale of more than 30 billion tomans, the movie "Dog Band" is good. The distance of the "losing man" is specified in the sales table. The defeat of the "loser man" followed a serious blow for the Mahdists and Ezzati. They realized that they could not sell their films based on past successes, and that the popular film had to have new careers in story and subject matter.