July 10, 2007

Bombay to Goa: Too many comedians

Kids did not have much to rejoice as My Friend Ganesha turned out to be a dud. The attempt to cash on to Hanuman's success by combining old fashioned mythology with animation failed miserably.

Meanwhile, comedians too failed to elicit any laughter as Mahmood inspired classic of the same name, Bombay To Goa is an utter disappointment.

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

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: 1.
BO Verdict: Disappointing.

My Friend Ganesha

Cast: Kiran Jhanjhani, Sheetal Shah, Upasan Singh and Ehsaas.
Director: Rajiv S Ruia.
Ashu (Ehsaas)and Gangutai (Upasana Singh).

Shoddy production and average graphics.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Opens badly.


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: 1.
BO Verdict: Hit.

Review 1 | Review 2


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

Boring music, very slow pace.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Semi-hit in North India, average elsewhere.



Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Shriya, Mrinalani Sharma.
Director: Mohit Suri.
Good music.

Poor execution.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii

Cast: Rahul Bose, Zain Khan.
Director: Ken Ghosh.
Cute story, good performances.

Poor execution.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Jhoom Barabar Jhoom

Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Bobby Deol, Lara Dutta, Amitabh Bachchan.
Director: Shaad Ali.
Good costumes.

Everything else.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: The film will struggle to recover costs.

Review 1 | Review 2

The Train

Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Sayali Bhagat, Geeta Basra.
Director: Raksha Mistry, Hasnain Hyderabadwala.
Good music, Basra is impressive.

Weak copy of Derailed.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.



Cast: Pankaj Kapur, Supriya Pathak Kapur, Hrishitaa Bhatt.
Director: Bhavna Talwar.
Great performance from Pankaj.

Not a compelling watch.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Fool N Final

Cast: Sunny Deol, Vivek Oberoi, Shahid Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Johnny Lever and Ayesha Takia.
Director: Ahmed Khan.
Some good comic moments.

Mediocre performances, poor script, boring music.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Average.


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