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Ten Most Disappointing Performances of 2008

Like everything good, great and grand, a bad set of performances too comes in varying degree. There's indifferent, unimpressive or plain awful.
As it is, 2008 was nothing paean-worthy for Bollywood. But some of the acting jobs from the usually smashing lot were just too shoddy to digest.
rediff.com takes a look at Ten Most Disappointing Performances of 2008:

Rani Mukerji, Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic
Whatever happened to the exquisite leading lady of Black, Bunty Aur Babli and Paheli? One never really expected Rani Mukerji to feature on such lists. Hopefully, this is a one-time thing.
Having said that, the actress does a seriously lame job of essaying a desi Mary Poppins. Instead of flashing some of that famous warmth, Rani stifles her character with feigned marvel and overbearing air.
Also, her idea of cute in a put-on Punjabi accent and flouncy uniform is annoying to say the least.
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jay Devgan, U, Me Aur Hum
Sure, the man can be versatile. He's given some terrific performances in the past, whether it required conveying intensity or vulnerability.
But in U, Me Aur Hum, he lets you down with an inconsistent, over-the-top, melodramatic delivery and wince-evoking farce that neither convinces nor moves.
Not to forget the drunken stupors and 'You know something...' at the opening of every unfortunate sentence. And a tacky wardrobe, featuring un****oned, gaudy-coloured shirts, simply doesn't help his case.
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ay Kay Menon, Drona
There's a thin line between relentless hamming and poetic exaggeration. Strangely enough, a cued-in artist like Kay Kay totally misses the point.
Playing a comic-book styled villain doesn't have to be mean dilated eyeballs and gnawing teeth, right?



Kay Kay, however, doesn't seem to have any qualms about reducing a what-could-have-been-an-intriguing-dark sinister into a run of the mill caricature.
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allika Sherawat, Maan Gaye Mughal E Azam

There's acting. And there's pretence. Mallika opts to endorse the latter in a strictly superficial and unabashed tom-tomming her reputation of Bollywood's top '*** symbol'.



This wouldn't strike as an offense had the star not upped her performance ante as a diva cum comic in Pyaar Ke Side Effects.



Here, however, her frivolous demonstration of flaunting that Cover Girl body and glowering expressions fail to pass the muster.
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obby Deol, Dostana
Competition in the garb of cameo requires a strong, charismatic presence.

Like Akshay Kumar in Dil To Pagal Hai or Salman Khan in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai.



And while Bobby Deol is certainly spiffy and good to look at, we don't buy him as the super guy who outclasses both John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan.



Deol Jr's sluggish body language and trepid comic delivery is at once humourless and dreary letting to one wonder what exactly swept Priyanka Chopra off her feet.
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