July 23, 2007

Partner: First genuine hit of 2007

Finally, we have an undisputed, genuine hit of 2007. David Dhawan's Partner opens to hearty welcome and enjoys rave reviews.

Not the same can be said of Naqaab, which now joins the string of flops of the year so far.

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.


Cast: Salman Khan, Govinda, Lara Dutta, Katrina Kaif.
Director: David Dhawan.
Salman Khan and Govinda's chemistry.

Abrupt end.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Hit.


Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix

Cast: Daniel Radcliff, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint.
Director: David Yates.
One of the best made Harry Potter movies so far.

Not quite as dramatic as the book.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Hit.



Cast: Akshaye Khanna, Bobby Deol, Urvashi Sharma.
Director: Abbas-Mustan.
Interesting concept, well-shot.

Could have been much better, terrible climax.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.


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: Flop.

My Friend Ganesha

Cast: Kiran Jhanjhani, Sheetal Shah, Upasana Singh and Ehsaas.
Director: Rajiv S Ruia.
Good performances from Ehsaas and Upasana Singh.

Shoddy production, average graphics.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.


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: 2.
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: 2.
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: 2.
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: 3.
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: 4.
BO Verdict: The film will struggle to recover costs.

Review 1 | Review 2

  Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani | Design: Uday Kuckian

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