March 31, 2008

Race is a big hit

Last week's releases, One Two Three and Love Songs: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow fared poorly at the box office. While One Two Three had a poor opening thanks to its vulgar content, Love Songs was a washout.

Meanwhile, Race has become a hit.

Note: Films are ranked according to their release dates. The thumbs ups and downs reflect rediff's views.

One Two Three

Cast: Tusshar Kapoor, Suniel Shetty, Manoj Pahwa, Sameera Reddy, Tanisha, Esha Deol, Neetu Chandra
Director: Ashwani Dheer.
Tusshar Kapoor.

Terrible comedy, poor direction.

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


Love Songs: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Cast: Jaya Bachchan, Om Puri, Shahana Chatterjee.
Director: Jayabrato Chatterjee.
Sensitive film, good performances.

Bad music.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Washout.



Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Anil Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Bipasha Basu and Sameera Reddy.
Director: Abbas-Mustan.
Katrina's stylish sexiness; Anil Kapoor's screen presence.

Unoriginal, over-twisted plot; badly written and executed.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Hit.


Black & White

Cast: Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Anurag Sinha, Aditi Sharma.
Director: Subhash Ghai.
Good intent, fine performances, restrained effort.

Awkward romantic track, some overdone cliches.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Jodhaa Akbar

Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Poonam Sinha, Ila Arun, Nikitin Dheer, Sonu Sood.
Director: Ashutosh Gowariker.
Hrithik's terrific performance, awesome music.

Much too long, Gowariker tries to tackle too many aspects of Akbar's life and does not do justice to any.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Average.

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Cast: Ranvir Sheorey, Vinay Pathak, Neha Dhupia.
Director: Rajat Kapoor.
Unique story, great performance from Ranvir, Brijendra Kala is hilarious.

Half-baked romantic track with Neha Dhupia.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.



Cast: Kunal Khemu, Tulip Joshi.
Director: Rohit Jugraj.
Good performances from the cast.

Script has too many loopholes.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Rama Rama Kya Hai Dramaaa

Cast: Rajpal Yadav, Neha Dhupia, Amrita Arora, Aashish Chaudhary.
Director: Chandrakant Singh.
Can't think of any.

A never-ending bad, bad comedy.

Number of weeks: 6.
BO Verdict: Flop.



Cast: Ajay Devgan, Arshad Warsi, Irrfan Khan, Ayesha Takia.
Director: Rohit Shetty.
Good performances, superb camerawork.

Disappointing climax and muddled comic-thriller.

Number of weeks: 7.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Bombay To Bangkok

Cast: Shreyas Talpade, Lena Christensen.
Director: Nagesh Kukunoor.
Good performances.

Extremely boring and lengthy film, with a wafer-thin plot.

Number of weeks: 8.
BO Verdict: Flop.


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