December 11, 2006

Audiences ignore Salman... again

Inspired by 1960s hit Bahu Beti, Baabul is a non-starter.

The Ravi Chopra movie does not come anywhere near his earlier hit Baghban, and is Salman Khan's second flop this year after Jaan-E-Mann.

Note: Films are ranked according to their release dates.





Baabul

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Rani Mukerji, John Abraham, Hema Malini.
Director: Ravi Chopra.
Great bond between Amitabh and Salman.

Too slow, often over-emotional.

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

Review





Dhoom 2

Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai, Bipasha Basu, Uday Chopra, Abhishek Bachchan.
Director: Sanjay Gadhvi.
Hrithik is amazing, great look, thrills.

Silly, senseless plot.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Superhit.

Review 1 | Review 2





Vivah

Cast: Shahid Kapur, Amrita Rao.
Director: Sooraj Barjatya.
Sweet story.

Outdated film.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Hit.

Review





Deadline: Sirf 24 Ghante

Cast: Konkona Sensharma, Irrfan, Rajat Kapoor, Sandhya Mridul and Zakir Hussain
Director: Tanveer Khan.
Some good thrilling moments.

Poor sound and background music, poor direction.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Apna Sapna Money Money

Cast: Ritesh Deshmukh, Shreyas Talpade, Celina Jaitley, Koena Mitra, Riya Sen.
Director: Sangeeth Sivan.
Ritesh Deshmukh.

Run-of-the-mill sex comedy.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Umrao Jaan

Cast: Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan, Shabani Azmi.
Director: J P Dutta.
Ash looks stunning, beautiful sets.

Too long and melodramatic.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review 1 | Review 2





Don

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Kareena Kapoor, Isha Koppiker, Arjun Rampal, Boman Irani.
Director: Farhan Akhtar.
Great performances, good music.

Cannot match the original Don, starring Amitabh Bachchan.

Number of weeks: 7.
BO Verdict: Semi-hit.

Review 1 | Review 2





Jaan-E-Mann

Cast: Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Preity Zinta.
Director: Shirish Kunder.
Good performances, and good direction.

Done-to-death love triangle.

Number of weeks: 7.
BO Verdict: Below average.

Review 1 | Review 2





Zindaggi Rocks

Cast: Sushmita Sen, Shiney Ahuja.
Director: Tanuja Chandra.
Good performances.

Bad script, Moushmi Chatterjee.

Number of weeks: 10.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review





Woh Lamhe

Cast: Shiney Ahuja, Kangana Ranaut.
Director: Mohit Suri.
A great performance from Kangana.

Second half tends to drag.

Number of weeks: 11.
BO Verdict: Doing well in multiplexes.

The review



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