April 28, 2008

Tashan loses at the box office

Despite poor reports, Yash Raj Films' Tashan did well during the weekend. However, Monday saw a drastic drop in the box office collections.

Sirf, which was released without any fanfare or publicity, faced a pathetic box office fate, with most shows being cancelled out due to its poor response.

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


Cast: Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Anil Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor.
Director:Vijay Krishna Acharya.
Stylish and entertaining.

No substance.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Loses out.

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Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Manisha Koirala, Sonali Kulkarni, Ranveer Shorey.
Director:Rajaatesh Nayar.
Kay Kay Menon and Sonali Kulkarni are impressive

No energy in this drama.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Pathetic.

U Me Aur Hum

Cast: Ajay Devgan and Kajol.
Director: Ajay Devgan.
Good performances.

Abrupt start. Devgan decidedly has some way to go as a director, especially visually.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Krazzy 4

Cast: Arshad Warsi, Irrfan Khan, Suresh Menon, Rajpal Yadav, Juhi Chawla and Dia Mirza.
Director: Jaideep Sen.
Item numbers by Hrithik Roshan and Shah Rukh Khan.

Excessive slapstick elements.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.



Cast: Rahul Bose, Kay Kay Menon, Minissha Lamba and Javed Jaffery.
Director: Samar Khan.
Good performances

Weak and oversimplified ripoff of Hollywood film, A Few Good Men.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.



Cast:Dino Morea, Milind Soman, Sheetal Menon, Simone Singh.
Director: Pawn Kaul.
Plenty of steamy scenes, sexy women and gorgeous men.

Too many twists in the plot.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Khuda Ke Liye

Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Shaan and Iman Ali.
Director: Shoaib Mansoor.
Tackles a bold and controversial theme, which attacks Islamic fundametalism in a subtle way.values.

Bad production

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.


One Two Three

Cast: Tusshar Kapoor, Suniel Shetty, Manoj Pahwa, Sameera Reddy, Tanisha, Esha Deol, Neetu Chandra
Director: Ashwani Dheer.
Tusshar Kapoor.

Terrible comedy, poor direction.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Love Songs: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Cast: Jaya Bachchan, Om Puri, Shahana Chatterjee.
Director: Jayabrato Chatterjee.
Sensitive film, good performances.

Bad music.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.



Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Anil Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Bipasha Basu and Sameera Reddy.
Director: Abbas-Mustan.
Katrina's stylish sexiness; Anil Kapoor's screen presence.

Unoriginal, over-twisted plot; badly written and executed.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Hit.


  Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani | Design: Uday Kuckian

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