September 25, 2007

No takers for Dhol, Manorama

Priyadarshan's Dhol gets an indifferent opening at the box office, thanks to ongoing Ramzan and Ganesh festival.

The other release, Manorama Six Feet Under, shared the same fate.

Sajid Nadiadwala's Heyy Babyy, meanwhile, has become a hit all over.

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





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: New.
BO Verdict: Opens poorly.

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: New.
BO Verdict: Opens poorly.

Review





Aggar

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

Music is a disappointment.

Number of weeks: 1.
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: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





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: 2.
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: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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: 2.
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: 3.
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: 3.
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: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review


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