April 30, 2007

Ta Ra Rum Pum sings a sad tune

Yash Chopra's Ta Ra Rum Pum was one of the biggest summer releases, but surprisingly, the film failed to enjoy the usual Yash Raj success at the box office.

Instead, it was not much appreciated by the audiences, and saw a poor opening.

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.

Ta Ra Rum Pum

Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji.
Director: Siddharth Anand.
Good performances from the lead cast.

Poor direction, tacky car racing sequences.

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


Kya Love Story Hai

Cast: Tusshar Kapoor, Ayesha Takia.
Director: Lucky Singh.
Kareena Kapoor's item number It's Rocking.

Stiff performances, regressive cinema.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.


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: 2.
BO Verdict: Average.


Big Brother

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

Repititive 80s style action film.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.



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

Poor screenplay.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.


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: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Delhii Heights

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

Bad acting, very poor script.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Khanna & Iyer

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

Bad dialogues, foolish plot.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.


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: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.


  Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani | Design: Uday Kuckian

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