Certain films fail to charm the audience with their charismatic appearance and storyline and end-up garnering criticism even before their release. However, not all that is said is true. Sometimes the rumoured not-so-good film end-up being the box-office hit.
One such live example is Bohemian Rhapsody. The last year released film which is getting aired on HBO tonight was not in the limelight when it got premiered. However, things have changed for good now!
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Bohemian Rhapsody: A film with a dramatic history
Bohemian Rhapsody is a Freddie Mercury biopic that looked quite dull and non-appealing. The biopic featuring Rami Malek had many setbacks to overcome. For starters, the film was plagued with a lacklustre response that it received from critics. Malek back then was hardly an actor who could be called as an A-lister.
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However, despite all the kinks that threatened failure the film achieved unimaginable attention. The worldwide collection of the film was nearly $900 million. Well, this unexpected revenue generation of the film raises the question of how was it made possible??
The answer is pretty simple because Queen is undeniably very good. The film was announced in the year 2010. It initially starred Sacha Baron Cohen for the project. However, things didn’t work out with the producers and he exited.
If you're wondering, Queen's Slane Castle gig in 1986 was before Freddie was diagnosis with #HIV (about April 1987) – In #BohemianRhapsody Rhapsody they incorrectly depicted him disclosing to band before Live Aid in 1985. In reality, other band members were not aware until 1989. pic.twitter.com/6F5hKlrroQ
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Rumours of Ben Whishaw being the replacement swirled the air for days. Although, in the end, Rami Malek was finalized for the role. The film holds a massacred, cast and production fighting history. In the year 2013 director Bryan Singer got fired and had to leave mid-production. The reason for his forced retirement from the project had been his poor behaviour and constant clashing with Rami Malek.
New cast worked with new directors to settle things back to normal
Dexter Fletcher was finally appointed to complete Bohemian Rhapsody’s directing. However, because of the DGA regulation Singer ended up being titled the sole director of the film. His name brought with itself additional trouble in the year 2017.
The #MeToo movement racked the earth most violently in 2017 de-masking the disguised culprits of inhuman acts. Bryan Singer was one of the monsters veiled behind power and fame. He was accused of raping a 17-year-old boy.
However, despite all the bad publicity the film overcame ever kink that threatened to stop its progress. In the end, the wonderful acting with Malek coupled with Queens songs rocketed the film towards success.
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