May 26, 2008

Ghatothkach bombs

Last week's releases, Ghatothkach, Dhoom Dhadaka and Don Muthuswami were disasters at the box office. They were so bad that some theatres had to cancel shows of these films, due to poor attendance.

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.




Ghatothkach

Director: Singeetam Srinivasa Rao.
Cute protagonist.

Tacky animation.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review 1 | 2





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: New.
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: New.
BO Verdict: Flop.




Jannat

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

Film tends to drag.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Hit.

Review





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: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Jimmy

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

Terrible film.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Anamika

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

Terrible copy of Rebecca.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





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: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Tashan

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

No substance.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review 1 | 2





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: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.


  Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

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