April 16, 2007

Bheja beats Sunny, Priyanka

In the making for quite some time as Deodhar Gandhi, Big Brother has only Sunny Deol's presence to show for it which is not enough to draw the audience any more.

Life Mein Kabhi Kabhi does little credit to its director Vikram Bhatt; the film is a failure at the box office.

The low-budget Bheja Fry seems to have gone down well with multiplex metro audiences and will keep its investors happy.

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.





Bheja Fry

Cast: Vinay Pathak, Rajat Kapoor, Milind Soman, Sarika.
Director: Sagar Ballary.
Vinay Pathak is excellent.

Badly acted and executed remake.

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

Review





Big Brother

Cast: Sunny Deol, Priyanka Chopra.
Director: Guddu Dhanoa.
Sunny's action scenes.

Repititive 80s style action film.

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




Life Mein Kabhi Kabhi

Cast: Dino Morea, Aftab Shivdasani, Nauheed Cyrusi.
Director: Vikram Bhatt.
Good initial storyline, Aftab impresses.

Becomes increasingly cliched, feels too long.

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

Review





Provoked

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

Poor screenplay.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





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: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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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: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Khanna & Iyer

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

Bad dialogues, foolish plot.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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: 2.
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: 3.
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: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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  Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani | Design: Uday Kuckian

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