November 26, 2007

Goal has no reason to cheer

Despite having a solo run at the Box Office, UTV's Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal gets an average opening and no appreciation.

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





Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal

Cast: John Abraham, Arshad Warsi, Bipasha Basu, Boman Irani.
Director: Vivek Agnihotri.
John can juggle a football well.

Full of cliches.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Average opening.

Review





Om Shanti Om

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Shreyas Talpade, Arjun Rampal.
Director: Farah Khan.
Masala fare, with plenty of laughs.

Threadbare plot.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Hit.

Review 1 | 2 | 3





Saawariya

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Salman Khan, Rani Mukerji.
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
Great sets, Ranbir and Sonam do well.

The director hams all the way.

Number of weeks: 2
BO Verdict: Set to be a major flop.

Review 1 | 2





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: 4.
BO Verdict: Semi-hit.

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: 4.
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: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.





Bal Ganesha


Director: Pankaj Sharma.
Good animation.

Poor editing.

Number of weeks: 4.
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: 5.
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: 6.
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: 6.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review



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