February 10, 2004

 Pick your No 1 film

Jaago: Dead at the BO

Based on a true incident, Mehul Kumar's Jaago failed to evoke any reaction from the audience.

The Raveena Tandon-Manoj Bajpai starrer opened to a measly 30 per cent collection.

Note: Films are ranked on the basis of their performance at the box-office every week. Though a film may be declared a flop, it may have performed better than the other films that week.


Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgan, Akshay Kumar, Aishwarya Rai, Tusshar Kapoor, Atul Kulkarni.
Director: Rajkumar Santoshi
Detailed characterisation of every actor. AB's first rate performance

Too many action scenes in the first half.

Number of weeks: 2
BO Verdict: Average

The review

Munnabhai MBBS

Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Dutt, Gracy Singh, Arshad Warsi, Jimmy Shergil, Boman Irani
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Good humour, funny dialogues.

Totally Mumbai-oriented.

Number of weeks: 7
BO Verdict: Hit

The review


Cast: Tabu, Irrfan, Pankaj Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Masumi
Director: Vishal Bharadwaj
Superb performances, technically sound direction.

Slow paced, will appeal only a niche audience.

Number of weeks: 1
BO Verdict: Flop

The review


Cast: John Abraham, Udita Goswami, Mohan Agashe
Director: Pooja Bhatt
Good music and locations.

Poor performances, bad voice modulations.

Number of weeks: 1
BO Verdict: Flop

The review

Ek Hasina Thi

Cast: Urmila Matondkar, Saif Ali Khan, Seema Biswas
Director: Sriram Raghavan
Great performances, film shows the darker side of love.

Script is too convenient and does not offer explanations for things like Urmila's competence with a gun, shadowing people and killing.

Number of weeks: 3
BO Verdict: Flop

The review


Cast: Raveena Tandon, Manoj Bajpai, Sanjay Kapoor
Director: Mehul Kumar
Sincere performances, no songs.

The sensitive issue of rape is handled tackily.

Number of weeks: New
BO Verdict: Flop

The review

Woh Tera Naam Tha

Cast: Kanchi Kaul, Arjan Bajwa, Gaurav Chanana, Shalini Pal, Amrish Puri
Director: Kuku Kohli
Hard-hitting dialogues.

Contrived plot, ordinary music.

Number of weeks: 2
BO Verdict: Flop


Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, John Abraham, Bipasha Basu
Director: Vikram Bhatt
Amitabh Bachchan.

Bhatt packages last year's Inteha in a new parcel.

Number of weeks: 2
BO Verdict: Flop

The review

Kal Ho Naa Ho

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Preity Zinta, Jaya Bachchan
Director: Nikhil Advani
Well-written, good direction and performances.

Excessive melodrama and nothing for rural centres.

Number of weeks: 10
BO Verdict: Super Hit

The review


Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Dino Morea, Sanjay Suri, Bikram Saluja, Rohit Roy, Mahesh Manjrekar, Priyanka Chopra, Sameera Reddy, Riya Sen, Payal Rohatgi
Director: Hriday Shetty
Good chemistry between the four boys, great performance from Sanjay Dutt.

Slack in the second half. Once Dutt makes his entry, the others fade into the background.

Number of weeks: 4
BO Verdict: Flop

The review

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