November 05, 2007

Kareena continues to beat John Abraham

With no new releases over the weekend, Jab We Met was the only film doing well. The same cannot be said of No Smoking, Mumbai Salsa and Bal Ganesha

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





Jab We Met

Cast: Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapur.
Director: Imtiaz Ali.
Great performance by Kareena, good dialogues.

Second half is irrelevant, songs seem out of place.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Doing well.

Review





No Smoking

Cast: John Abraham, Ayesha Takia, Paresh Rawal, Ranvir Shourey.
Director: Anurag Kashyap.
Good music, unconventional direction.

Viewers may not understand the film.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Mumbai Salsa

Cast: Linda Arsenio, Indraneel Sengupta, Dilip Thadeshwar, Manjari Phadnis, Vir Das, Neelam Chauhan, Ray Irani.
Director: Manoj Tyagi.
Decent performances, the film has its moments

May appeal to urban audiences only.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.





Bal Ganesha


Director: Pankaj Sharma.
Good animation.

Poor editing.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Speed

Cast: Urmila Matondkar, Aftab Shivsani, Zayed Khan, Sanjay Suri.
Director: Vikram Bhatt.
Urmila does a decent job.

Lacks originality.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Bhool Bhulaiyaa

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Amisha Patel, Shiney Ahuja, Paresh Rawal.
Director: Priyadarshan.
Good music.

Too long and predictable.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Hit.

Review





Laaga Chunari Mein Daag

Cast: Rani Mukherji, Konkana Sen Sharma, Jaya Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Kunal Kapoor.
Director: Pradeep Sarkar.
Excellent performance by Rani, Konkana

Cliches galore.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Go

Cast: Nisha Kothari, Gautam Gupta.
Director: Manish Srivastava.
Tough!

Weak plot, tasteless songs.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





It's Breaking News

Cast: Koel Puri, Swati Sen.
Director: Vishal Inamdar.
Noble premise.

Lacks certainty, humour, incompetent performances.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





50 Lakh

Cast: Mohit Chadha, Pavan Malhotra.
Director: Chandrasekhar Yeleti.
Well-told story.

Bad performances.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.


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