Good to see the actual article picture/image.....It was just the mind set then to see your hero in a negative shade....(Amitaabh's role was kind of a negative character)....
there are many films which were bashed initially and rest is history like
Shaan --- I liked this film too much ..it was a real entertainer for me that time and Kulbhushan Kharbanda will always remain Shakaal for me (that;s how I addressed him when I met him in person in one of the functions as I thought that was his real name)
Andaaz Apna Apna
Mera Naam Joker
Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron ----- flop (really!!!!).......it will remain one of my fav films if u ask me comedy films of all time
Kagaz Ke Phool
Lamhe/Silsila...and many more....