July 21, 2008

Kismat Konnection opens well

Last week's release, Kismat Konnection, opened well at the box office, as audiences lined up to watch it in theatres. Unfortunately, it started slipping from Monday onwards. The other release, Contract, bombed, continuing Ram Gopal Varma's bad luck at the marquee.

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.




Kismat Konnection

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

Vidya, poor music.

Number of weeks: New.
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: New.
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: 1.
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: 2.
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: 2.
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: 3.
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: 3.
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: 3.
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: 4.
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: 4.
BO Verdict: Disaster.

Review


  Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

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