November 10, 2008

Poor openings for EMI, Ek Vivah Aisa Bhi

Balaji Motion Pictures and Popcorn Motion Pictures' EMI is a loser. Rajshri's Ek Vivah Aisa Bhi fared a little better, but got no collections.

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.




EMI

Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Arjun Rampal, Malaika Arora Khan, Ashish Choudhary, Neha Uberoi
Director: Saurabh Kadra
Sanjay Dutt

Bad editing and out of sync.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Poor opening

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Ek Vivaah Aisa Bhi

Cast: Sonu Sood, Esha Koppikar, Alok Nath, Smita Jaykar
Director: Sooraj Barjatya
Decent performances by entire cast.

Lot of loopholes in story

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Poor opening

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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: 1
BO Verdict: Doing 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: 1
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: 2
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: 2
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: 3
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: 3
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: 4
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: 5
BO Verdict: Flop.

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  Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

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