November 24, 2008

Yuvvraaj disappoints on all counts

Subhash Ghai's Yuvvraaj disappoints on all counts, content as well as opening response despite a big star cast that boasted of Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anil Kapoor. A losing proposal.

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.




Yuvvraaj

Cast: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Anil Kapoor, Zayed Khan
Director: Subhash Ghai
Anil Kapoor.

Outdated.

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

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Dostana

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

The plot could have used more work.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Hit.

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Dasvidaniya

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

Could have been more imaginative.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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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: 1.
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: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop

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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: 2.
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: 3
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: 4
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: 4
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: 4
BO Verdict: Flop.

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