October 9, 2006

Sushmita's Zindaggi sinks

Pre-Diwali is considered as a dull period at box office and, traditionally, new releases are avoided.

But with the arrival of biggies like Don and Jaan-e-Mann this Diwali, as many as seven releases flocked to the theatres.

All the films -- Zindaggi Rocks, Mera Dil Deke Dekho, Iqraar By Chance, Gaffla, Bhoot Unkle, Jaana, Let's Fall in Love and Hota Hai Dil Pyaar Mein Pagaal -- opened to disastrous results.

Note: Films are ranked according to their release dates.





Zindaggi Rocks

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

Bad script, Moushmi Chatterjee.

Number of weeks: New.
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: 1.
BO Verdict: Doing well in multiplexes.

The review





Krishna

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

Bad animation, flawed execution.

Number of weeks: 1.
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: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.





Dor

Cast: Shreyas Talpade, Ayesha Takia, Gul Panag.
Director: Nagesh Kukunoor.
Solid performances, strong storyline.

Some clunky dialogues, weak music and editing.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Above average.

The review





Khosla Ka Ghosla

Cast: Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, Tara Sharma.
Director: Dibakar Banerjee.
Great performances, witty and unusual plot.

Drags at times.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Average.

The review





Rocky

Cast: Zayed Khan, Minissha Lamba and Isha Sharvani.
Director: Suresh Krishna.
Good locales, good action.

Poor direction.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review





Pyaar Ke Side Effects

Cast: Mallika Sherawat, Rahul Bose, Ranvir Sheorey.
Director: Saket Chaudhary.
Fun, witty script, good performances.

Second half drags.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Average.

The review





Shiva

Cast: Mohit Ahlawat, Nisha Kothari.
Director: Ram Gopal Varma.
Hardly any positives.

Mediocre plot, bad performances.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review





Bas Ek Pal

Cast: Urmila Matondkar, Sanjay Suri, Juhi Chawla.
Director: Onir.
Complex plot, delicate scenes.

Flawed conclusion.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review



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