January 21, 2008

Bombay To Bangkok flops

Nagesh Kukunoor's Bombay To Bangkok, it turns out, is a pathetic comedy. The film found it hard to even pull through the weekend at most movie theatres.

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




Bombay To Bangkok

Cast: Shreyas Talpade, Lena Christensen.
Director: Nagesh Kukunoor.
Good performances.

Extremely boring and lengthy film, with a wafer-thin plot.

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

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Halla Bol

Cast: Ajay Devgan, Pankaj Kapur, Vidya Balan.
Director: Rajkumar Santoshi.
Shows Bollywood interestingly, Pankaj Kapur.

Too preachy, too lengthy.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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My Name Is Anthony Gonsalves

Cast: Amrita Rao, Nikhil Dwivedi.
Director: E Niwas.
The film packs in an interesting blend of action, dance, drama, comedy and tragedy.

Slow in parts.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Return Of Hanuman

Director: Anurag Kashyap.
Enlightening and entertaining.

Incoherent.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Showbiz

Cast: Tushar Jalota, Mrinalini Sharma.
Director: Raju Khan.
Novel idea.

Badly written and executed.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.





Taare Zameen Par

Cast: Aamir Khan, Darsheel Safary, Tisca Chopra.
Director: Aamir Khan.
Terrific performances, a well-directed, sensitive film

Slightly repetitive, disappointing end.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Hit.

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Welcome

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Feroz Khan, Paresh Rawal, Mallika Sherawat.
Director: Anees Bazmee.
Complete entertainer.

The film starts slowly, with poor jokes.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Hit.

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Strangers

Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Jimmy Shergill, Nandana Sen, Sonali Kulkarni.
Director: Aanand Rai.
Good story, adapted from the 1951 classic Strangers On A Train

Slow first half.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Khoya Khoya Chand

Cast: Shiney Ahuja, Soha Ali Khan, Rajat Kapoor, Vinay Pathak, Soniya Jehan.
Director: Sudhir Mishra.
Fantastic cinematography, classic feel of 1950s cinema, good performances from Soniya, Soha

Shiney disappoints, hard-to-relate-with characters.

Number of weeks: 6.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Dus Kahaniyaan

Cast: Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Dino Morea, Dia Mirza, Manoj Bajpai, Amrita Singh, Jimmy Shergill, Masumeh Makhija, Mandira Bedi, Mahesh Manjrekar.
Directors: Hansal Mehta, Rohit Roy, Meghna Gulzar, Apoorva Lakhia, Jasmeet Dhodi and Sanjay Gupta.
Some of the stories are interesting and well-narrated; film holds your interest throughout.

Stories are too short and lack depth.

Number of weeks: 6.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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