March 1, 2005

High hopes for Bewafaa

Bewafaa's box-office opening seemed to be a good wedding present for director Dharmesh Darshan.

Though the film opened well, it was not the kind of bumper opening the makers of the film were hoping for.

The other releases of the week Shobhayatra, Fun Can Be Dangerous Sometimes and Sins have expectedly flopped.

Note: Films are ranked according to their release dates.





Bewafaa

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Anil Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Sushmita Sen, Manoj Bajpai.
Director: Dharmesh Darshan.
Akshay Kumar, title track is well choreographed and catchy.

Bad, predictable screenplay, amateurish acting.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Opens well in most places.

The review





Sins

Cast: Seema Rahmani, Shiny Ahuja.
Director: Vinod Pande.
Sincere attempt at portraying forbidden love.

Lacks depth, not a family entertainer.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review





Shobhayatra

Cast: Divya Dutta, Prithvi Sankala, Denzil Smith, Kishore Kadam, Rajesh Bhosle.
Director: Vijay Ghatge.
Thought-provoking movie with funny moments.

Predictable screenplay.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review





Fun

Cast: Sidharth Koirala, Payal Rohatgi, Aryan Vaid, Heena Rehman.
Director: Sanjay S Zaveri.
Provides thrills post-interval.

Very sleazy, terrible dialogues and bad choreography.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review





Jurm

Cast: Bobby Deol, Lara Dutta, Gul Panag, Milind Soman.
Director: Vikram Bhatt.
Good thrills, performances, music.

Predictable screenplay.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review





Chehra

Cast: Bipasha Basu, Dino Morea.
Director: Saurabh Shukla.
Good performances.

Too many loopholes, slow pace, boring.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review





Sheesha

Cast: Neha Dhupia, Sonu Sood.
Director: Ashu Trikha.
Neha Dhupia's tiny wardrobe. Raunchy scenes.

Poor direction, bad performances.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review





Chahat

Cast: Manisha Koirala, Preeti Jhangiani, Aryan Vaid.
Director: Jai Prakash.
Steamy scenes.

A terrible excuse for a movie.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review





Humdum

Cast: Romit Raaj, Anjana Sukhani.
Director: Kushan Nandy.
Novel story, with hilarious moments.

Too many songs.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review





Black

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Ayesha Kapur.
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Excellent performances, heart-warming story.

Too dramatic, too loud, tries too hard to tug at emotions.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Hit.

The review



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