September 10, 2007

No dhamaal at the box office this week

Last week saw movies of different genres at the box office.

Ram Gopal Varma's bad luck at the box office continued, as his new film Darling opened poorly.

Indra Kumar's Dhamaal is an average entertainer.

Kaushik Roy's Apna Asmaan goes overboard with imagination to tell a cock and bull story. Shows at many cinemas cancelled due to lack of audience.

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





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: New.
BO Verdict: Average.

Review





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: New.
BO Verdict: Poor opening.

Review





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: New.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





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: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Dhoka

Cast: Tulip Joshi, Muzzamil Ibrahim.
Director: Pooja Bhatt.
Great concept.

Poor execution, too preachy.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Victoria No. 203

Cast: Jimmy Shergil, Soniya Mehra, Kamal Sadanah.
Director: Anant Mahadevan.
Tough!

Poor remake of a classic comedy.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Heyy Babyy

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Fardeen Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Vidya Balan.
Director: Sajid Khan.
Akshay Kumar.

Poor direction, too melodramatic.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Opens well in multiplexes.

Review





Kaise Kahein

Cast: Rajveer, Neha Jhulka.
Director: Mohit Hussain.
The film has some bright moments.

Dull screenplay and direction.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Marigold

Cast: Salman Khan, Ali Larter.
Director: Willard Carrol.
Unabashed embrace of romantic love.

Flat characterisations, badly telegraphed plot points.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Buddha Mar Gaya

Cast: Paresh Rawal, Anupam Kher, Ranvir Shorey, Prem Chopra, Vinay Pathak, Rakhi Sawant
Director: Rahul Rawail.
Prem Chopra and Vinay Pathak shine in their cameos.

Tasteless adult jokes, weak screenplay.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review


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