May 12, 2008

Bhoothnath flops at the box office

B R Films' Bhoothnath starts off as a children's entertainer but ends as a sob story with a social message. So it does not cater to any audience, and fares poorly.

Mithun Chakraborty's son Mimoh made his debut in Jimmy, which fared best in West Bengal and single screen theatres.

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




Bhoothnath

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: New.
BO Verdict: Fares poorly.

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Jimmy

Cast: Mimoh Chakraborty, Rahul Dev, Zulfi Syed, Vivana.
Director:Raj NC Sippy.
Tough!

Terrible film.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Average.

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Anamika

Cast: Dino Morea, Minissha Lamba, Koena Mitra.
Director:Ananth Narayan Mahadevan.
Tough!

Terrible copy of Rebecca.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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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: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Tashan

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Anil Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor.
Director:Vijay Krishna Acharya.
Stylish and entertaining.

No substance.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Sirf

Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Manisha Koirala, Sonali Kulkarni, Ranveer Shorey.
Director:Rajaatesh Nayar.
Kay Kay Menon and Sonali Kulkarni are impressive

No energy in this drama.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.





U Me Aur Hum

Cast: Ajay Devgan and Kajol.
Director: Ajay Devgan.
Good performances.

Abrupt start. Devgan decidedly has some way to go as a director, especially visually.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Krazzy 4

Cast: Arshad Warsi, Irrfan Khan, Suresh Menon, Rajpal Yadav, Juhi Chawla and Dia Mirza.
Director: Jaideep Sen.
Item numbers by Hrithik Roshan and Shah Rukh Khan.

Excessive slapstick elements.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Shaurya

Cast: Rahul Bose, Kay Kay Menon, Minissha Lamba and Javed Jaffery.
Director: Samar Khan.
Good performances

Weak and oversimplified ripoff of Hollywood film, A Few Good Men.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Bhram

Cast:Dino Morea, Milind Soman, Sheetal Menon, Simone Singh.
Director: Pawn Kaul.
Plenty of steamy scenes, sexy women and gorgeous men.

Too many twists in the plot.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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