June 28, 2005

SRK's Paheli opens big

Shah Rukh Khan's only release of 2005, Paheli, enjoyed a good opening.

But while it saw 90 percent opening collections, trade analysts predict that the film will not be as big a hit as SRK's other releases like Veer-Zaara or Main Hoon Na.

Note: Films are ranked according to their release dates.


Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji, Amitabh Bachchan, Juhi Chawla, Suniel Shetty, Anupam Kher.
Director: Amol Palekar.
Breathtaking colours and visuals, great cast, unique film.

Slow film, song sequences seem tired.

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

The review

Bachke Rehna Re Baba

Cast: Mallika Sherawat, Rekha, Paresh Rawal, Satish Shah.
Director: Govind Menon.
Occasionally Ms Sherawat looks hot.

Overdone; bad attempts at comedy; Rekha is frightening.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review


Cast: Govinda, Preeti Jhangiani, Chunkey Pandey.
Director: Kirti Ahuja.
Hard to find any.

Bad acting, awful script, an overweight dancing Govinda.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review


Cast: Tabu, Kay Kay, Riya Sen, Bhoomika Chawla, Rahul Bose.
Director: Khalid Mohammed.
Interesting concept, good performances.

Script drags; pretentious; weak climax.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review


Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Saif Ali Khan, Vidya Balan, Dia Mirza, Raima Sen.
Director: Pradeep Sarkar.
An eye-candy film; Saif, Vidya Balan.

Errors in detailing, shoddy climax, overtly sweet.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Multiplex hit.

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Cast: Randeep Hooda, Chunkey Pandey, Isha Koppikar.
Director: Vishram Sawant.
Gritty narrative, Randeep Hooda's performance, realistic film.

Plotholes, drags after the interval.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Average.

The review


Cast: Arjun Punj, Mona Chopra, Himani Shivpuri.
Director: Chander Mishra.
Hard to find any.

Yet another sleaze flick.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Koi Mere Dil Mein Hain

Cast: Priyanshu Chatterjee, Dia Mirza, Neha.
Director: Deepak Ramsay.
The occasionally attractive Dia Mirza.

A cliched story that tries too hard.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Bunty Aur Babli

Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Amitabh Bachchan.
Director: Shaad Ali Sehgal.
Good performances, foot-tapping music.

Not a very good con story, abrupt ending.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Great in Mumbai and Delhi, not so good elsewhere.

The review


Cast: Urmila Matondkar, Anuj Sawhney.
Director: Shripal Morakhia.
Urmila; slick production.

Uninspired remake; not well-paced.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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