June 30, 2008

No Magic for Thoda Pyaar at the box office

Yash Raj Films' poor streak at the box office continues, as its latest release, Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic got a weak opening. The film, whose target audience is children, released at an inopportune time as schools have reopened and the rush for college admission is also on. The film was stable over the weekend, but it is not expected to sustain.

Via Darjeeling and Thodi Life Thoda Magic were non-starters.

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.




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: New
BO Verdict: Weak opening.

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: New
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: New
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: 1.
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: 1.
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: 1
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: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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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: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Aamir

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

Could have been tighter.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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  Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

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