November 03, 2008

Bumper opening for Fashion, Golmaal Returns

A t last some good news at the Box Office. Both the Diwali releases -- Golmaal Returns and Fashion did well.

Golmaal Returns, which recorded a bumper initial opening sustained, making it a hit. Fashion too, had very good collections at multiplexes in major cities despite its length.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives the box office verdict.

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




Fashion

Cast: Priyanka Chopra, Kangana Ranaut, Mugdha Godse, Arbaaz Khan.
Director: Madhur Bhandekar.
Good performances from the women.

Predictable and too long.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Opens well.

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Golmaal Returns

Cast: Ajay Devgan, Kareena Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Tusshar Kapoor, Celina Jaitely, Amrita Arora.
Director: Rohit Shetty.
Last five minutes.

Longdrawn and banal.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Hit.

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Roadside Romeo

Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Javed Jaffrey.
Director: Jugal Hansraj.
Well-animated movie.

Predictable plot, flimsy film gags.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Heroes

Cast: Salman Khan, Preity Zinta, Sohail Khan, Dino Morea, Bobby Deol, Vatsal Sheth and Mithun Chakraborty.
Director: Samir Karnik.
Novel premise.

Lost in translation.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Karzzzz

Cast: Himesh Reshammiya, Urmila Matondkar and Shweta Kumar.
Director: Satish Kaushik.
Himesh Reshammiya, good music.

Long winded, dumbed-down plot.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Shoot on Sight

Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Greta Sacchi, Laila Rouass, Brian Cox, Gulshan Grover and Mikaal Zulfikar.
Director: Jag Mundhra.
Good premise.

Slow pace, cliches galore.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Hello

Cast: Sharman Joshi, Gul Panag, Sohail Khan, Amrita Arora, Isha Koppikar, Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif.
Director: Atul Agnihotri.
Sharman, Gul and Sohail.

Too filmi.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Drona

Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Kay Kay Menon, Jaya Bachchan.
Director: Goldie Behl.
Priyanka Chopra.

Tacky special effects, mediocre production values.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Kidnap

Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Imran Khan, Minissha Lambha, Vidya Malvade.
Director: Sanjay Gadhvi.
Imran Khan.

Poor direction, too many loopholes in plot, terrible performances.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Ramchand Pakistani

Cast: Syed Fazal Hussain, Nandita Das.
Director: Mehreen Jabbar.
Great performances from the entire cast, appealing and dramatic and music.

Tough.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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  Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

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