August 6, 2007

Gandhi cannot rake in the Cash

Anil Kapoor's home production, Gandhi My Father was appreciated by the media and the few who watched it. But it could not generate enough audience and suffers empty cinema halls.

Anubhav Sinha's Cash is style without substance, and farely poorly.

Naya Daur, which was re-released in colour, failed to draw in an audience and proved to be a disastrous experiment.

Trade pundit Vinod Mirani tells us the fate of these films.

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


Cast: Ajay Devgan, Riteish Deshmukh, Zayed Khan, Shamita Shetty, Dia Mirza, Esha Deol.
Director: Anubhav Sinha.
Shamita looks hot.

Poorly executed action and animation, unbearable Ajay, Zayed and Esha.

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


Gandhi My Father

Cast: Akshaye Khanna, Shefali Shah, Darshan Jariwala, Bhoomika Chawla.
Director: Feroz Abbas Khan.
Excellent performances.

Very slow-paced.

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


Naya Daur

Cast: Dilip Kumar, Vyjayanthimala, Ajit.
Director: B R Chopra.
Good performances, well-narrated story.

May not be relevant in today's times.

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



Cast: Salman Khan, Govinda, Lara Dutta, Katrina Kaif.
Director: David Dhawan.
Salman Khan and Govinda's chemistry.

Abrupt end.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Hit.


Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix

Cast: Daniel Radcliff, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint.
Director: David Yates.
One of the best made Harry Potter movies so far.

Not quite as dramatic as the book.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Hit.



Cast: Akshaye Khanna, Bobby Deol, Urvashi Sharma.
Director: Abbas-Mustan.
Interesting concept, well-shot.

Could have been much better, terrible climax.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Bombay To Goa

Cast: Sunil Pal, Raju Shrivastava, Ehsaan Qureshi, Tinu Anand, Vijay Raaz, Asrani, Jagdeep.
Director: Raj Pendurkar.
Funny in parts

Long and monotonous screenplay.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

My Friend Ganesha

Cast: Kiran Jhanjhani, Sheetal Shah, Upasana Singh and Ehsaas.
Director: Rajiv S Ruia.
Good performances from Ehsaas and Upasana Singh.

Shoddy production, average graphics.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Aap Kaa Surroor: The Moviee: The Real Luv Story

Cast: Himesh Reshammiya, Hansika Motwani, Mallika Sherawat.
Director: Prashant Chadha.
Great music, beautiful locales

Predictable story, very okay performances.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Hit.

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Cast: Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Shilpa Shetty, Katrina Kaif.
Director: Anil Sharma.

Boring music, very slow pace.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Semi-hit in North India, average elsewhere.


  Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani | Design: Uday Kuckian

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