December 18, 2006

Arshad Warsi cannot save Kabul Express

Yash Raj's Kabul Express could not capatalise on John Abraham's star status and Arshad Warsi's awesome acting talent.

The film will find favour only with select audiences in major cities, and is commercially unviable.

Note: Films are ranked according to their release dates.





Kabul Express

Cast: John Abraham, Arshad Warsi.
Director: Kabir Khan.
Arshad Warsi, great cinematography.

John Abraham, the film has factual errors.

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

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Aryan

Cast: Sohail Khan, Sneha Ullal.
Director: Abhishek Kapoor.
Tough!

Sohail Khan, terrible story, sound and execution.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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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: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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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: 3.
BO Verdict: Superhit.

Review 1 | Review 2





Vivah

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

Outdated film.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Hit.

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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: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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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: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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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: 6.
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: 8.
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: 8.
BO Verdict: Below average.

Review 1 | Review 2



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