April 9, 2007

Provoked, Shakalaka flop

With an unconvincing story and ill-defined characters, Suneel Darshan's Shakalaka Boom Boom only spells Doom Doom at the box office. A failure from the word Go.

Jagmohan Mundhra's Provoked is based on a real life story of a woman being the cause of her tormenting husband's death. Real life stories have had no takers in India and the same goes for Provoked.

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.





Provoked

Cast: Aishwarya Rai, Naveen Andrews.
Director: Jag Mundhra.
Good performances, hard-hitting.

Poor screenplay.

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

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Shakalaka Boom Boom

Cast: Bobby Deol, Upen Patel, Celina Jaitley, Kangana Ranaut.
Director: Suneel Darshan.
Good music.

Bad dialogues, poor performances, poor direction.

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

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Delhii Heights

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

Bad acting, very poor script.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Poor opening.

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Khanna & Iyer

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

Bad dialogues, foolish plot.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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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: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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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: 2.
BO Verdict: Above average.

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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: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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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: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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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: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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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: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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  Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani | Design: Uday Kuckian

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