December 10, 2007

Khoya Khoya Chand, Dus Kahaniyaan sink

Last week's releases went well with the critics, but not so well with the audiences.

Producer Sanjay Gupta's experiment, Dus Kahaniyaan turned out to be more of a gimmick as it had predictable and uninteresting kahaniyaas. The film got a poor opening and will become a major loser.

Sudhir Mishra's trip down memory lane in Khoya Khoya Chand failed to appeal as well.

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




Khoya Khoya Chand

Cast: Shiney Ahuja, Soha Ali Khan, Rajat Kapoor, Vinay Pathak, Soniya Jehan.
Director: Sudhir Mishra.
Fantastic cinematography, classic feel of 1950s cinema, good performances from Soniya, Soha

Shiney disappoints, hard-to-relate-with characters.

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

Review





Dus Kahaniyaan

Cast: Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Dino Morea, Dia Mirza, Manoj Bajpai, Amrita Singh, Jimmy Shergill, Masumeh Makhija, Mandira Bedi, Mahesh Manjrekar.
Directors: Hansal Mehta, Rohit Roy, Meghna Gulzar, Apoorva Lakhia, Jasmeet Dhodi and Sanjay Gupta.
Some of the stories are interesting and well-narrated; film holds your interest throughout.

Stories are too short and lack depth.

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

Review





Aaja Nachle

Cast: Madhuri Dixit Nene, Kunal Kapoor, Konkona Sen Sharma, Ranvir Shorey, Ninay Pathak, Irrfan Khan.
Director: Anil Mehta.
Excellent performance by Madhuri

Boring.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal

Cast: John Abraham, Arshad Warsi, Bipasha Basu, Boman Irani.
Director: Vivek Agnihotri.
John can juggle a football well.

Full of cliches.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Om Shanti Om

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Shreyas Talpade, Arjun Rampal.
Director: Farah Khan.
Masala fare, with plenty of laughs.

Threadbare plot.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Hit.

Review 1 | 2 | 3





Saawariya

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Salman Khan, Rani Mukerji.
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Great sets, Ranbir and Sonam do well.

The director hams all the way.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review 1 | 2





Jab We Met

Cast: Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapur.
Director: Imtiaz Ali.
Great performance by Kareena, good dialogues.

Second half is irrelevant, songs seem out of place.

Number of weeks: 6.
BO Verdict: Semi-hit.

Review





No Smoking

Cast: John Abraham, Ayesha Takia, Paresh Rawal, Ranvir Shourey.
Director: Anurag Kashyap.
Good music, unconventional direction.

Viewers may not understand the film.

Number of weeks: 6.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Mumbai Salsa

Cast: Linda Arsenio, Indraneel Sengupta, Dilip Thadeshwar, Manjari Phadnis, Vir Das, Neelam Chauhan, Ray Irani.
Director: Manoj Tyagi.
Decent performances, the film has its moments

May appeal to urban audiences only.

Number of weeks: 6.
BO Verdict: Flop.





Bal Ganesha


Director: Pankaj Sharma.
Good animation.

Poor editing.

Number of weeks: 6.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review


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