June 16, 2008

Mere Baap Pehle Aap opens badly

After giving out hit after hit, Priyadarshan finally stumbled with Mere Baap Pehle Aap, which had a disappointing opening at the box office.

The other release, Summer 2007, also saw a poor opening.

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.




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: New.
BO Verdict: Poor opening.

Review





Summer 2007

Cast: Sikandar Kher, Yuvika Choudhary, Gul Panag.
Director: Suhail Tatari.
Good concept, efficiently tackles major issues.

Too similar to Rang De Basanti, poor climax.

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

Review





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: 1
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Aamir

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

Could have been tigher.

Number of weeks: 1
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





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: 2
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Hastey Hastey

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

Poor script, ridiculous dialogues.

Number of weeks: 3
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Ghatothkach


Director: Singeetam Srinivasa Rao.
Cute protagonist.

Tacky animation.

Number of weeks: 3
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: 3
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Don Muthuswami

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

Poor production values, looks like an 1980s film.

Number of weeks: 3
BO Verdict: Flop.




Jannat

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

Film tends to drag.

Number of weeks: 4
BO Verdict: Hit.

Review


  Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

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