October 22, 2007

No takers for Speed

Despite no other major film releasing last week, Speed failed to, well, pick up speed at the box office.

Directed by Vikram Bhatt for Bawejas, the film was a dud right from the word go. No opening response and poor reports make it a failure.





Speed

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

Lacks originality.

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

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Bhool Bhulaiyaa

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

Too long and predictable.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Hit.

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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: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Go

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

Weak plot, tasteless songs.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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It's Breaking News

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

Lacks certainty, humour, incompetent performances.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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50 Lakh

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

Bad performances.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.





Chhodon Naa Yaar

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

Weak script.

Number of weeks: 2.
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: 3.
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: 3.
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: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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