August 27, 2007

Heyy Babyy shines in multiplexes

Sajid Khan's directorial debut Heyy Babyy is holding its own at multiplexes. With the Raksha Bandhan holiday coming up on August 28, the film is an earner at the box office.

Kaisey Kahein was lying in the cans for a long time with no takers, and was finally released at a few theatres. It opened to a poor response.

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.





Heyy Babyy

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Fardeen Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Vidya Balan.
Director: Sajid Khan.
Akshay Kumar.

Poor direction, too melodramatic.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Opens well in multiplexes.

Review





Kaise Kahein

Cast: Rajveer, Neha Jhulka.
Director: Mohit Hussain.
The film has some bright moments.

Dull screenplay and direction.

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

Review





Marigold

Cast: Salman Khan, Ali Larter.
Director: Willard Carrol.
Unabashed embrace of romantic love.

Flat characterisations, badly telegraphed plot points.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Buddha Mar Gaya

Cast: Paresh Rawal, Anupam Kher, Ranvir Shorey, Prem Chopra, Vinay Pathak, Rakhi Sawant
Director: Rahul Rawail.
Prem Chopra and Vinay Pathak shine in their cameos.

Tasteless adult jokes, weak screenplay.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Chak De! India

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan.
Director: Shimit Amin.
Top notch performance from Shah Rukh Khan, well-directed and well-paced film.

Hockey may not be such a crowd puller.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Hit.

Review





Kaafila

Cast: Sunny Deol.
Director: Ammtoje Mann.
Explores the plight of illegal immigrants.

An over-the-top Sunny Deol, film is very long.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Blue Umbrella

Cast: Pankaj Kapur, Shreya Sharma.
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj.
Great direction, wonderful story adaptation, Pankaj Kapur is excellent.

Some scenes are too darkly lit.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Cash

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: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Gandhi My Father

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

Very slow-paced.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





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: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review


  Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani | Design: Uday Kuckian

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