June 9, 2008

Sarkar Raj, Aamir flop

Even Sarkar Raj's stellar star cast could not save it from flopping at the box office. The film started with a decent initial at multiplexes and poor initial in single screens theatres. But collections dropped on Monday, making it a loser.

Aamir gained great reviews but unfortunately, the film did not get a good opening. It is expected to do well in the DVD circuit.

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.

Sarkar Raj

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai.
Director: Ram Gopal Varma.
The film has some good moments, Amitabh does well.

Too many close-ups, the film falls flat.

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



Cast: Rajeev Khandelwal, Gajraj Rao.
Director: Raj Kumar Gupta.
Excellent performances, great thriller, terrific music.

Could've have been tigher.

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


Woodstock Villa

Cast: Sikander Kher, Arbaaz Khan, Neha Uberoi.
Director: Hansal Mehta.
Sikander does well in his debut film.

Cliched murder mystery.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Hastey Hastey

Cast: Jimmy Shergill, Nisha Rawal, Rajpal Yadav.
Director: Ramanjit Juneja.
The film is well shot.

Poor script, ridiculous dialogues.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.



Director: Singeetam Srinivasa Rao.
Cute protagonist.

Tacky animation.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Dhoom Dhadaka

Cast: Anupam Kher, Gulshan Grover, Satish Kaushik and Satish Shah, Shaad Randhawa, Aarti Chhabria, Sammir Dattani, Shama Sikandar and Zac.
Director: Shashi Ranjan.
Solid performance by Kher, Grover, Kaushik and Shah.

Very few laughs, abrupt end.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Don Muthuswami

Cast: Mithun Chakraborty, Hrishita Bhatt, Rohit Roy, Mohit Raina, Anusmriti, Vishal Kotian and Shakti Kapoor.
Director: Ashim Samanta.

Poor production values, looks like an 1980s film.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Sonal Chauhan.
Director: Kunal Deshmukh.
Emraan Hashmi does well.

Film tends to drag.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Hit.



Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Juhi Chawala, Rajpal Yadav, Priyanshu Chatterjee, Aman Siddique.
Director:Vivek Sharma.
Entertaining first half.

Too much melodrama in the second half.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Mr White Mr Black

Cast: Suniel Shetty, Arshad Warsi, Sandhya Mridul and Tania Zaetta.
Director: Deepak Shivdasani.
Arshad Warsi.

Too much drama, too little comedy.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.


  Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

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