April 26, 2005

Good Waqt at the BO!

It looks like Bollywood is finally coming out of the doldrums.

After Salman Khan's Lucky, Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar's latest movie together, Waqt: The Race Against Time, enjoyed a good opening at the box-office.

Note: Films are ranked according to their release dates.


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: New.
BO Verdict: Good opening.

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: 1.
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: 1.
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: 1.
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: 1.
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: 2.
BO Verdict: Above average.

The review


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

Terrible film with terrible performances.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review

C U @ 9

Cast: Shweta Kumari, Isaiah.
Director: Marlon Rodrigues.
Are you kidding?

Poor excuse of a movie.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review

My Brother... Nikhil

Cast: Sanjay Suri, Juhi Chawla, Victor Banerjee.
Director: Onir.
Sensitive storyline, realistic portrayal.

Lack of originality.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review


Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Shamita Shetty, Udita Goswami.
Director: Mohit Suri.
Gripping second half.

Drags in the first half, predictable Hollywood-inspired thrills.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Average.

The review

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