August 4, 2008

No takers for Ugly Aur Pagli?

No amount of slaps could rev up the performance of this Mallika Sherawat-Ranvir Shorey starrer at the box office. Which means that despite all the hype, Ugly Aur Pagli is a below average film.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the box office verdict.

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




Ugly Aur Pagli

Cast: Mallika Sherawat, Ranvir Shorey.
Director: Sachin Khot.
Ranvir, Mallika rock!

Boring script.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Below average.

Review





Mission Istanbul

Cast: Vivek Oberoi, Zayed Khan, Suniel Shetty, Shriya Saran.
Director: Apoorva Lakhia.
Tough!

Poor plot, bad performances, unfunny sequences.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Money Hai Toh Honey Hai

Cast: Govinda, Manoj Bajpai, Aftab Shivdasani, Celina Jaitley, Upen Patel, Hansika Motwani.
Director: Ganesh Acharya.
Good music, funny in parts.

Poorly edited.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Kismat Konnection

Cast: Shahid Kapur, Vidya Balan, Juhi Chawla.
Director: Aziz Mirza.
Shahid, great locales, excellent cinematography.

Vidya, poor music.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Hit.

Review





Contract

Cast: Adhvik Mahajan, Amruta Khanvilkar.
Director: Ram Gopal Varma.
Good music.

Poor execution, too many close-ups.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Mehbooba

Cast: Ajay Devgan, Sanjay Dutt, Manisha Koirala.
Director: Afzal Khan.
Good music.

Looks dated and old-fashioned.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.





Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na

Cast: Imraan Khan, Genelia D'Souza, Prateik Babbar, Ratna Pathak Shah.
Director: Abbas Tyrewala.
Great performances, fantastic direction, good music.

Tough!

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Superhit.

Review 1 | Review 2





Love Story 2050

Cast: Harman Baweja, Priyanka Chopra.
Director: Harry Baweja.
Good special effects.

Poor performances, poorly executed film.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review 1 | Review 2





Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic

Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, Ameesha Patel.
Director: Kunal Kohli.
Ameesha Patel.

Rani looks jaded, the film seems to be inspired from quite a few Hollywood movies.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Thodi Life Thoda Magic

Cast: Jackie Shroff, Parmeet Sethi, Anita Raaj, Meera Vasudevan.
Director: Anand Rai.
Tough!

Insipid script, lackluster performances.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review


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