April 2, 2007

No luck for smaller films

The week's three small films, aiming at a so-callled multiplex audience as their target, Delhii Heights, Khanna & Iyer and Say Salaam India, all prove duds at the box office.

Trade pundit Vinod Mirani delivers his verdict on the box-office fate of the films.

Note: Films are ranked according to their release dates. The thumbs ups and downs reflect rediff's views.





Delhii Heights

Cast: Neha Dhupia, Jimmy Shergill, Rohit Roy.
Director: Anand Kumar.
Good music from Rabbi.

Bad acting, very poor script.

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

Review





Khanna & Iyer

Cast: Sarwar Ahuja, Aditi Sharma.
Director: Hemant Hegde.
Nothing, really.

Bad dialogues, foolish plot.

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

Review





Say Salaam India

Cast: Sanjay Suri, Milind Soman, Manoj Pahwa.
Director: Subash Kapoor.
Good first time effort, commendable performances.

Predictable story, bad music.

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

Review





Namastey London

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif.
Director: Vipul Amrutlal Shah.
Cool humour, beautiful locations, good performances from the lead pair.

Predictable, too many songs.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Above average.

Review





The Namesake

Cast: Tabu, Irrfan Khan, Kal Penn.
Director: Mira Nair.
Excellent performances, touching and realistic story.

May be too intense for some.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Hattrick

Cast: Nana Patekar, Paresh Rawal, Danny Denzongpa, Kunal Kapoor and Rimii Sen.
Director: Milan Luthria.
Danny Denzongpa, the film has some good moments.

The cricket angle is too forced.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Just Married

Cast: Fardeen Khan, Esha Deol, Satish Shah, Kirron Kher, Perizaad Zorabian, Bikram Saluja, Raj Zutshi, Tarina Patel, Mukul Dev and Saddiya Siddique.
Director: Meghna Gulzar.
Satish Shah and Kirron Kher, good comic moments.

Tacky climax, poor show from the lead couple.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Water

Cast: John Abraham, Lisa Ray, Seema Biswas, Sarala.
Director: Deepa Mehta.
Great performances, touching story, brilliant direction.

May be too intense for some viewers.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Red

Cast: Aftab Shivdasani, Celina Jaitley, Amrita Arora.
Director: Vikram Bhatt.
Celina, Amrita look hot.

Cheesy film with no story, and too many unnecessary sex scenes.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





1971

Cast: Manoj Bajpai, Ravi Kissen, Deepak Dobriyal
Director: Amrit Sagar.
Great performances, one of the few good war films.

Lack of big stars may not attract crowds.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review



  Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani | Design: Uday Kuckian

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