October 8, 2007

Go leads the flop brigade

There was nowhere to go, pardon the pun.

The weekend saw another flop from Ram Gopal Varma's stable, as his Go went nowhere. Blame it on the absence of big banners if you will, but the other three films -- It's Breaking New, Chhodon Naa Yaar and 50 Lakh -- also suffered the same fate as Go at the box office.

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





Go

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

Weak plot, tasteless songs.

Number of weeks: New.
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: New.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





50 Lakh

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

Bad performances.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Flop.





Chhodon Naa Yaar

Cast: Jimmy Shergil, Kim Sharma.
Director: Dilip Sood.
Good cinematography.

Weak script.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Flop.





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: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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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: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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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: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





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: 2.
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: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





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: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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