November 14, 2006

Despite bad reviews, Vivah's a hit

Terrible reviews are certainly not stopping audiences from flocking to theatres to watch Sooraj Barjatya's Vivah. The film is already a hit in places like Bihar, Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Maharashtra. It is also doing steady business in multiplexes in Mumbai and Delhi.

Subhash Ghai's production Apna Sapna Money Money is doing decent business, where as Deadline is a washout.

Note: Films are ranked according to their release dates.





Vivah

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

Outdated film.

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

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: New.
BO Verdict: Poor opening.

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: New.
BO Verdict: Fair opening.

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: 1.
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: 3.
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: 3.
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: 6.
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: 7.
BO Verdict: Doing well in multiplexes.

The review





Krishna

Cast: Animated.
Director: Aman Khan.
Well-painted characters.

Bad animation, flawed execution.

Number of weeks: 7.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review





Jai Santoshi Maa

Cast: Nusrat Bharucha, Rakesh Bapat.
Director: Ahmed Siddiqui.
Simply told story.

Soap-opera style drama.

Number of weeks: 7.
BO Verdict: Flop.



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