July 14, 2008

Jaane Tu is a superhit

This week's release, Mehbooba, saw a poor fate at the box office. The film, which took 10 years in the making, opened badly at the box office.

On the other hand, Aamir Khan's Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na is the year's first superhit.

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.




Mehbooba

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

Looks dated and old-fashioned.

Number of weeks: New.
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: 1.
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: 1.
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: 2.
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: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Via Darjeeling

Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Sonali Kulkarni, Vinay Pathak, Parvin Dabbas, Rajat Kapoor, Sandhya Mridul, Simone Singh.
Director: Arindam Nandy.
Novel and interesting story.

Very poorly executed.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





De Taali

Cast: Riteish Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani, Ayesha Takia and Rimi Sen.
Director: E Niwas.
Good performances, good direction.

Film has a slow and uninteresting start.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Haal-E-Dil

Cast: Nakuul Mehta, Adhyayan Suman, Amita Pathak.
Director: Anil Devgan.
Newcomers are impressive.

Bad story, terrible direction.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Disaster.

Review





Khushboo

Cast: Rishi Rehan, Avantikka.
Director: Rajesh Ram Singh.
Good music, beautiful locales.

Imitates Jab We Met, uninspiring.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Disaster.





Mere Baap Pehle Aap

Cast: Akshye Khanna, Paresh Rawal, Genelia D'Souza, Om Puri
Director: Priyadarshan
Good chemistry between Akshaye and Paresh.

Insanely chaotic film, with forced sensuality.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review


  Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

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