May 10, 2005

Box-office turns Kool!

Critics be darned, say the audiences.

After Kaal, the Tusshar Kapoor-Ritesh Deshmukh starrer Kya Kool Hai Hum was universally panned by critics, but the audiences loved it. The film had a solid opening and is well on the way to becoming a hit.

Not that bad reviews ensure a movie's success. Just ask Ajay Devgan, whose Main Aisa Hi Hoon is another washout -- both critically as well as at the box-office.

Note: Films are ranked according to their release dates.

Main Aisa Hi Hoon

Cast: Ajay Devgan, Sushmita Sen, Esha Deol
Director: Harry Baweja.
Great performance from Sushmita, film begins well.

Ajay Devgan is awful, film has no subtlety.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review

Kya Kool Hai Hum

Cast: Tusshar Kapoor, Ritesh Deshmukh, Isha Koppikar, Neha Dhupia
Director: Sangeeth Sivan.
Ritesh Deshmukh is excellent, some well-written jokes.

Too many characters, film tries too hard.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Great opening.

The review


Cast: Ajay Devgan, John Abraham, Esha Deol, Vivek Oberoi, Lara Dutta
Director: Soham.
Good sound effects.

Mindless thriller, Bollywood cliches, weak ending.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Hit.

The review


Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Shefali Shah, Boman Irani.
Director: Vipul Shah.
Complete family entertainer.

No novelty in the story, too many jarring songs.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Hit.

The review

Mumbai Xpress

Cast: Kamal Haasan, Manisha Koirala, Vijay Raaz, Saurabh Shukla.
Director: Singeetham Srinivasan Rao.
Good performances from the supporting cast.

Kamal Haasan, silly comedy, poor special effects.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review

Kuchh Meetha Ho Jaye

Cast: Arshad Warsi, Mahima Chaudhury.
Director: Samar Khan.
Arshad Warsi.

One-dimensional characters with unconvincing stories.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review


Cast: Shilpa Shetty, Juhi Chawla, Rakhi Sawant, Makrand Deshpande.
Director: Deepak Tijori.
Decent performances.

Poor script, this thriller has no thrills and chills!

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi

Cast: Kaykay Menon, Chitrangada Singh, Shiny Ahuja.
Director: Sudhir Mishra.
Brilliant performances, brilliant script, one of Sudhir Mishra's best films till date.

Too dark and serious for the masses.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review

Lucky: No Time For Love

Cast: Salman Khan, Sneha Ullal.
Director: Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru.
Good performances, exotic locales.

The second half drags, parts of the story lack logic, weak climax.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Hit.

The review


Cast: Payal Rohatgi, Chesz Shetty.
Director: Vicky G.
None at all!

Terrible film with terrible performances.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review

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