June 18, 2007

Jhoom Barabar Jhoom opens poorly

Yash Raj Films seems to have got it all wrong this year. Their second 2007 release, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, saw a similar fate like their Ta Ra Rum Pum earlier this year.

In fact, this year has yet to see a single major blockbuster.

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

Jhoom Barabar Jhoom

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

Everything else.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: It opened to a mediocre response and has dropped even further by Monday.

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: 1.
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: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.



Cast: Manoj Bajpai, Juhi Chawla.
Director: Ganesh Acharya.
Sincere, slice of life film.

Average direction, dated feel.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Mp3: Mera Pehla Pehla Pyaar

Cast: Ruslaan, Hazel.
Director: Robby Grewal.
Fresh, natural young romance.

Nothing too original.

Number of weeks: 1.
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: 2.
BO Verdict: Average.


Shootout At Lokhandwala

Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Vivek Oberoi, Tusshar Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan.
Director: Apoorva Lakhia.
Decent performance from Vivek Oberoi.

Bad script, acting, characters.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Hit.


Cheeni Kum

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Tabu, Zohra Sehgal, Paresh Rawal.
Director: R Balki.
Great performances, especially from Bachchan.

Poor third act, contrived climax.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Ek Chalis Ki Last Local

Cast: Abhay Deol, Neha Dhupia
Director: Sanjay Khanduri.
Interesting premise, good work from Abhay.

Poor execution, inconsistent script.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.



Cast: Rahul Khanna, Sharman Joshi, Tanushree Datta, Jimmy Shergill.
Director: Anurag Singh.
Good performance from Sharman, good thrills.

Badly executed, Tanushree can't act.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.


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