December 27, 2005

Dosti is box-office friendly

Once again, Mahesh Manjrekar has failed at the box office. His fairy tale movie, Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi, could not charm children, and saw poor openings.

On the other hand, Suneel Darshan's Dosti: Friends Forever was recieved more warmly, and seems to have done well in north India.

Note: Films are ranked according to their release dates.





Dosti: Friends Forever

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Kareena Kapoor, Lara Dutta.
Director: Suneel Darshan.
Some good emotional scenes.

Loud performances, old story, bad music.

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

The review





Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!

Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Shahid Kapoor, Amrita Rao, Arshad Warsi.
Director: Mahesh Manjrekar.
Screenplay should have been tighter.

The film has its moments, good special effects, good children's fare.

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

The review





Bluffmaster

Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Riteish Deshmukh, Nana Patekar.
Director: Rohan Sippy.
Good performances, great dialogues, hit music, very entertaining.

Poor climax, too Westernised.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Doing well in Mumbai multiplexes.

The review





Ek Ajnabee

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Arjun Rampal, Perizaad Zorabian.
Director: Apoorva Lakhia.
Amitabh Bachchan, good music.

Slow second-half.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review





Neal N Nikki

Cast: Uday Chopra, Tanisha.
Director: Arjun Sablok.
Catchy music, some fun dialogues.

Bad acting, zero plot.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Decent.

The review





Kalyug

Cast: Kunal Khemu, Deepal Shaw, Emraan Hashmi.
Director: Mohit Suri.
Novel plot, great music.

Too many flaws in the script.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Average.

The review





Apaharan

Cast: Ajay Devhan, Nana Patekar, Bipasha Basu.
Director: Prakash Jha.
Great acting especially from Nana Patekar, dialogues with punch.

Climax is too long, second half drags.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Average.

The review





Mr Ya Miss

Cast: Antara Mali, Riteish Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani.
Directors: Antara Mali, Satchit Puranik.
Interesting concept, Riteish Deshmukh and Divya Dutt perform well.

Awful direction, story drags, over the top performances.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review





Home Delivery

Cast: Viveik Oberoi, Mahima Chaudhry, Ayesha Takia, Boman Irani.
Director: Sujoy Ghosh.
Some good performances, funky music, stylish film.

Weak plot, repetitive dialogues.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review





Deewane Huye Pagal

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Shahid Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Suniel Shetty, Rimii.
Director: Vikram Bhatt.
Akshay Kumar, hilarious dialougues, good climax.

Boring music, no novelty in the story.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review



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