November 17, 2008

Dostana gets lucky

John Abraham and Abhishek Bachchan's gay act in Dostana turned out to be a hit with audiences as the film witnessed an excellent opening at multiplexes and single screens across major cities in the country. The film is expected to sustain its good opening through the week.

The other two releases Dasvidaniya and Deshdrohi didn't do well.

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.




Dostana

Cast: John Abraham, Abhishek Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra
Director: Tarun Mansukhani
Very entertaining.

The plot could have used more work.

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

Review





Dasvidaniya

Cast: Vinay Pathak, Neha Dhupia, Rajat Kapoor, Ranvir Shorey
Director: Shashant Shah
Vinay Pathak.

Could have been more imaginative.

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

Review





Deshdrohi

Cast: Kamal Rashid Khan, Gracy Singh, Kim Sharma, Kader Khan
Director: Kamal Rashid Khan
Tries to capture an important subject

Poor production values.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Poor opening





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: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop

Review





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: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop

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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: 2
BO Verdict: Hit

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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: 2
BO Verdict: Hit.

Review





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: 3
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: 3
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: 4
BO Verdict: Flop.

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