October 23, 2006

Don beats Jaan-E-Mann at the box office

With two major big starcast films, Don and Jaan-e-Mann, releasing and Diwali and Eid festivals coinciding, one expected fireworks at box office. But no such thing happened. While Don managed a better opening response, its reports are far from satifactory.

Jaan-e-Mann, despite two popular heroes, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar, and good music, had a below average opening. The final picture of the fate of both will, however, be clear only at the end of this festive week.

Note: Films are ranked according to their release dates.


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: New.
BO Verdict: Average opening.

Review 1 | Review 2


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

Done-to-death love triangle.

Number of weeks: New.
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: 2.
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: 3.
BO Verdict: Doing well in multiplexes.

The review


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

Bad animation, flawed execution.

Number of weeks: 3.
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: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.


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

Some clunky dialogues, weak music and editing.

Number of weeks: 4.
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: 4.
BO Verdict: Average.

The review


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

Poor direction.

Number of weeks: 4.
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: 5.
BO Verdict: Average.

The review

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