January 15, 2007

Mixed response for Guru

Mani Ratnam's Guru has met with a mixed response.

While the film is doing all right at the multiplexes, its performance is not up to the mark in single-screen cinemas and non-metros. The film is likely to do well in Mumbai and the South. Abhishek Bachchan, however, definitely wins points for his performance.

Note: Films are ranked according to their release dates.





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: New.
BO Verdict: Mixed opening.

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Anwar

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

Too many unnecessary story tracks.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Bhagam Bhag

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

Too many characters, repetitive fare from Priyadarshan.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Below average.

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Kabul Express

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

John Abraham, the film has factual errors.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Aryan

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

Sohail Khan, terrible story, sound and execution.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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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: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Dhoom 2

Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai, Bipasha Basu, Uday Chopra, Abhishek Bachchan.
Director: Sanjay Gadhvi.
Hrithik is amazing, great look, thrills.

Silly, senseless plot.

Number of weeks: 7.
BO Verdict: Superhit.

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Vivah

Cast: Shahid Kapur, Amrita Rao.
Director: Sooraj Barjatya.
Sweet story.

Outdated film.

Number of weeks: 9.
BO Verdict: Hit.

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Deadline: Sirf 24 Ghante

Cast: Konkona Sensharma, Irrfan, Rajat Kapoor, Sandhya Mridul and Zakir Hussain
Director: Tanveer Khan.
Some good thrilling moments.

Poor sound and background music, poor direction.

Number of weeks: 9.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Apna Sapna Money Money

Cast: Ritesh Deshmukh, Shreyas Talpade, Celina Jaitley, Koena Mitra, Riya Sen.
Director: Sangeeth Sivan.
Ritesh Deshmukh.

Run-of-the-mill sex comedy.

Number of weeks: 9.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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