March 20, 2007

Hattrick, Just Married open poorly

Last week's release Hattrick tried to cash in on the World Cup craze, and told the story of a die-hard cricket fan (Danny Denzongpa) and a love-struck Dhoni fan (Rimii Sen).

The other release Just Married was about five couples going on a honeymoon. It had nothing new or entertaining to offer.

Trade pundit Vinod Mirani delivers his verdict on the box-office fate of the films.

Note: Films are ranked according to their release dates.





Hattrick

Cast: Nana Patekar, Paresh Rawal, Danny Denzongpa, Kunal Kapoor and Rimii Sen.
Director: Milan Luthria.
Danny Denzongpa, the film has some good moments.

The cricket angle is too forced.

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

Review





Just Married

Cast: Fardeen Khan, Esha Deol, Satish Shah, Kirron Kher, Perizaad Zorabian, Bikram Saluja, Raj Zutshi, Tarina Patel, Mukul Dev and Saddiya Siddique.
Director: Meghna Gulzar.
Satish Shah and Kirron Kher, good comic moments.

Tacky climax, poor show from the lead couple.

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

Review





Water

Cast: John Abraham, Lisa Ray, Seema Biswas, Sarala.
Director: Deepa Mehta.
Great performances, touching story, brilliant direction.

May be too intense for some viewers.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Red

Cast: Aftab Shivdasani, Celina Jaitley, Amrita Arora.
Director: Vikram Bhatt.
Celina, Amrita look hot.

Cheesy film with no story, and too many unnecessary sex scenes.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





1971

Cast: Manoj Bajpai, Ravi Kissen, Deepak Dobriyal
Director: Amrit Sagar.
Great performances, one of the few good war films.

Lack of big stars may not attract crowds.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Sarhad Paar

Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Tabu, Mahima Choudhary, Chandrachur Singh.
Director: Raman Kumar.
None!

Disjointed script, films looks dated.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Nishabd

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Jiah Khan, Revathy, Shraddha Vyas.
Director: Ram Gopal Varma.
Great performances, tight first half.

Abrupt after the interval.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Very poor response.

Review





Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd

Cast: Shabana Azmi, Boman Irani, Kay Kay Menon, Raima Sen, Abhay Deol, Minissha Lamba, Dia Mirza, Ranbir Shourey, Sandhya Mridul, Vikram Chatyal, Amisha Patel and Karan Khanna.
Director: Reema Kagti.
Superb music, good performances.

Drags, poor ending.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Eklavya

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Boman Irani, Jackie Shroff, Vidya Balan, Raima Sen.
Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
Great direction, excellent performances, well-made.

Too intense, some say the film is too gimmicky.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Commercial failure.

Review 1 | Review 2





Black Friday

Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Pawan Malhotra, Aditya Srivastava.
Director: Anurag Kashyap.
Great performances, well-made film, slick production values.

Long second half.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review



  Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani | Design: Uday Kuckian

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