December 1, 2008

Mumbai's terror attack scares movie buffs away

The terrorist attacks in Mumbai have hit the entertainment industry in a big way. Shows of the two new releases, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! and Sorry Bhai, had to be cancelled at many theatres due to lack of audiences.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives the box office verdict.

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




Sorry Bhai

Cast: Sharman Joshi, Sanjay Suri, Chitrangda Singh, Shabana Azmi, Boman Irani
Director: Onir
Interestingly handled story, great acting from Sharman and Shabana.

Rushed climax; Chitrangda's character is disappointing.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Poor opening.

Review





Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!

Cast: Abhay Deol, Paresh Rawal, Neetu Chandra
Director: Dibakar Banerjee
Exquisite attention to details.

Loud music.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Poor opening.

Review





Yuvvraaj

Cast: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Anil Kapoor, Zayed Khan
Director: Subhash Ghai
Anil Kapoor.

Outdated.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Dostana

Cast: John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra
Director: Tarun Mansukhani
Very entertaining.

The plot could have used more work.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Hit.

Review





Dasvidaniya

Cast: Vinay Pathak, Neha Dhupia, Rajat Kapoor, Ranvir Shorey
Director: Shashant Shah
Vinay Pathak.

Could have been more imaginative.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Deshdrohi

Cast: Kamal Rashid Khan, Gracy Singh, Kim Sharma, Kader Khan
Director: Kamal Rashid Khan
Tries to capture an important subject

Poor production values.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Poor.





EMI

Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Rampal, Malaika Arora Khan, Ashish Choudhary, Neha Uberoi
Director: Saurabh Kadra
Sanjay Dutt

Bad editing and out of sync.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop

Review





Ek Vivaah Aisa Bhi

Cast: Sonu Sood, Esha Koppikar, Alok Nath, Smita Jaykar
Director: Sooraj Barjatya
Decent performances by entire cast.

Lot of loopholes in story.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop

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Fashion

Cast: Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut, Mugdha Godse, Arbaaz Khan.
Director: Madhur Bhandekar.
Good performances from the women.

Predictable and too long.

Number of weeks: 4
BO Verdict: Hit

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Golmaal Returns

Cast: Ajay Devgan, Kareena Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Tusshar Kapoor, Celina Jaitely, Amrita Arora.
Director: Rohit Shetty.
Last five minutes.

Longdrawn and banal.

Number of weeks: 5
BO Verdict: Hit.

Review


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