February 5, 2007

Traffic Signal opens poorly

Madhur Bhandarkar has not been able to identify his theme correctly this time. Traffic Signal caters to no definite audience and has been rejected by cinegoers.

Salaam-e-Ishq, which released earlier, is steadlily showing poorer collections at the box office.

Note: Films are ranked according to their release dates.





Traffic Signal

Cast: Kunal Khemu, Neetu Chandra, Ranvir Shourey, Konkona Sen Sharma, Sudhir Mishra.
Director: Madhur Bhandarkar.
Excellent performances.

Disjointed film, does not touch you at all.

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

Review





Salaam-e-Ishq

Cast: Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Govinda, Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, Akshaye Khanna, Ayesha Takia, John Abraham, Vidya Balan, Sohail Khan, Isha Koppikar.
Director: Nikhil Advani.
Great star cast, good moments in the film.

Very long, poor performances, half-baked characters and stories.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Poor.

Review





Parzania

Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Sarika, Parzaan Dastur, Pearl Barsiwala.
Director: Rahul Dholakia.
Brilliant performances, excellent direction.

Tough!

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Risk

Cast: Vinod Khanna, Randeep Hooda, Tanushree Datta.
Director: Vishram Sawant.
Interesting plot, Randeep performs well.

Loses steam, Tanushree Datta.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Guru

Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Mithun Chakraborty, Madhavan, Vidya Balan, Mallika Sherawat.
Director: Mani Ratnam.
Great performances, powerful scenes.

Too one-sided, could have been better.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Average.

Review





Anwar

Cast: Siddharth Koirala, Nauheed Cyrusi, Vijay Raaz.
Director: Manish Jha.
Wonderful music, cinematography.

Too many unnecessary story tracks.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Bhagam Bhag

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Govinda, Paresh Rawal, Lara Dutta.
Director: Priyadarshan.
Akshay Kumar.

Too many characters, repetitive fare from Priyadarshan.

Number of weeks: 6.
BO Verdict: Below average.

Review





Kabul Express

Cast: John Abraham, Arshad Warsi.
Director: Kabir Khan.
Arshad Warsi, great cinematography.

John Abraham, the film has factual errors.

Number of weeks: 7.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Aryan

Cast: Sohail Khan, Sneha Ullal.
Director: Abhishek Kapoor.
Tough!

Sohail Khan, terrible story, sound and execution.

Number of weeks: 7.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Baabul

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Rani Mukerji, John Abraham, Hema Malini.
Director: Ravi Chopra.
Great bond between Amitabh and Salman.

Too slow, often over-emotional.

Number of weeks: 8.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review



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