May 31, 2005

Box-office loves Bunty Aur Babli

The first movie starring the father-son duo of Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan has had a great start at the box-office.

But whether Bunty Aur Babli, also starring Bollywood's reigning queen Rani Mukerji, manages to stay on top remains to be seen.

Note: Films are ranked according to their release dates.

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: New.
BO Verdict: Good opening.

The review


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

Uninspired remake; not well-paced.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Fares well in multiplexes only.

The review


Cast: Meera, Ashmit Patel, Koel Purie, Aly Khan.
Director: Soni Razdan.
Meera acts well; the film thrills in the beginning.

Ridiculous plot; Ashmit Patel.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review

Shabnam Mausi

Cast: Ashutosh Rana, Vijay Raaz, Vishwajeet Pradhan.
Director: Yogesh Bhardwaj.
Very different real-life concept, great performances.

Painful dialoues, the film drags after the initial 30 minutes.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review

Bose - The Forgotten Hero

Cast: Sachin Khedekar, Rajeshwari Sachdev.
Director: Shyam Benegal.
Great music, fantastic locales, tight film.

One dimensional, does not throw real light on Netaji.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review

Jo Bole So Nihaal

Cast: Sunny Deol, Kamal Khan.
Director: Rahul Rawail.
Masala film aimed at frontbenchers.

Loud performances, poor music.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Below average.

The review

Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Amrish Puri.
Director: Aditya Chopra.
The film has become a classic.


Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Opens well.

The review

Main Aisa Hi Hoon

Cast: Ajay Devgan, Sushmita Sen, Esha Deol.
Director: Harry Baweja.
Great performance from Sushmita, film begins well.

Ajay Devgan is awful, film has no subtlety.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review

Kya Kool Hai Hum

Cast: Tusshar Kapoor, Ritesh Deshmukh, Isha Koppikar, Neha Dhupia.
Director: Sangeeth Sivan.
Ritesh Deshmukh is excellent, some well-written jokes.

Too many characters, film tries too hard.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Hit.

The review


Cast: Ajay Devgan, John Abraham, Esha Deol, Vivek Oberoi, Lara Dutta.
Director: Soham.
Good sound effects.

Mindless thriller, Bollywood cliches, weak ending.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Hit.

The review

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