October 1, 2007

Dil Dosti, Johnny Gaddaar open poorly

Sriram Raghavan's Johnny Gadddar -- a lift from the 1973 Harmesh Malhotra film, Gaddar, starring Vinod Khanna and Pran -- follows the footsteps of its source and fails to move the box office.

Prakash Jha's production, Dil Dosti Etc, is a 1960ish Delhi campus story with little appeal today, and meets with a poor fate as well.

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





Johnny Gaddaar

Cast: Dharmendra, Neil Mukesh, Vinay Pathak, Zakir Hussain.
Director: Sriram Raghavan.
Clever thriller, good performances, very interestingly done.

Clunky dialogues.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Opens poorly.

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Dil Dosti Etc

Cast: Shreyas Talpade, Imaad Shah, Nikita Anand, Ishita Sharma.
Director: Manish Tiwary.
Shreyas Talpade.

Old story, poor direction, bad editing.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Opens poorly.

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Dhol

Cast: Sharman Joshi, Tusshar Kapoor, Kunal Khemu, Rajpal Yadav, Tanushree Dutta, Om Puri
Director: Priyadarshan
Funny in parts.

Bad plot, poor music.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Manorama Six Feet Under

Cast: Abhay Deol, Gul Panag, Raima Sen, Vinay Pathak, Kulbushan Kharbhanda.
Director: Navdeep Singh.
Tightly woven narrative, good performances.

Audiences might not appreciate the film's leisurely pace.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Aggar

Cast: Shreyas Talpade, Tusshar Kapoor, Udita Goswami
Director: Ananth Narayan Mahadevan.
Good plot.

Music is a disappointment.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Nanhe Jaisalmer

Cast: Bobby Deol, Dwij Yadav.
Director: Samir Karnik.
Dwij Yadav is a natural born performer.

Himesh Reshammiya's music is insipid.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Dhamaal

Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh, Jaaved Jaaferi, Aashish Chaudhury
Director: Indra Kumar.
Good performances, good comedy.

Arshad Warsi disappoints, poor production values.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Average.

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Darling

Cast: Fardeen Khan, Esha Deol, Ishaa Koppikar
Director: Ram Gopal Varma.
Decently shot, some good moments.

Fardeen is awful, film is not scary enough.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Apna Aasmaan

Cast: Shobhana, Irrfan Khan, Anupam Kher.
Director: Kaushik Roy.
Shobhana and Irrfan are fantastic, novel story.

The film does not touch you.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Mohanlal, Ajay Devgan, Prashant Raj, Sushmita Sen, Nisha Kothari.
Director: Ram Gopal Varma.
Mohanlal.

Terrible performances, poor excuse for a film.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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