October 6, 2008

Drona, Kidnap flop

Goldie Behl's Drona, which opened to tepid response last Thursday, dropped further and will be a major loser.

Sanjay Gadhvi's Kidnap got a decent opening but could not sustain its position at the box office.

Javed Jabbar and Mehreen Jabbar's Pakistani venture, Ramchand Pakistani has gone unnoticed despite rave reviews, and has been discontinued at some centres.

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.




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: New.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





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: New.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





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: New.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Hari Puttar

Cast: Zain Khan, Sarika, Lillette Dubey, Jackie Shroff, Swini Khara, Saurabh Shukla and Vijay Raaz.
Director: Lucky Kohli.
Funny in parts.

A rip-off of Home Alone.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Poor.

Review





Welcome to Sajjanpur

Cast: Shreyas Talpade, Amrita Rao, Ila Arun, Divya Dutta, Ravi Jhankal.
Director: Shyam Benegal.
Well-written film, great performances.

Preachy.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Collections pick up.

Review





Saas Bahu Aur Sensex

Cast: Farooq Sheikh, Kirron Kher, Lillete Dubey, Tanushree Dutta and Masumeh Makhija.
Director: Shona Urvashi.
Great performances from Farooq Sheikh and Kirron Kher.

Caricature-like characters, the director fails to convert the film into a mature romance between a divorced Kher and single Sheikh.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Hulla

Cast: Sushant Singh, Rajat Kapoor.
Director: Jaideep Varma.
Hilarious and brilliant first half.

A disappointing second half.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





The Last Lear

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Arjun Rampal and Shefali Shah.
Director: Rituparno Ghosh.
Great performance from Amitabh.

Stilted use of English.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Disaster.

Review





Ru Ba Ru

Cast: Randeep Hooda and Sahana Goswami.
Director: Arjun Chandramohan Bali.
Sahana does well.

Drags and how!

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





1920

Cast: Rajneesh Duggal and Adah Sharma.
Director: Vikram Bhatt.
Tough!

Too long, boring and unscary.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Average.

Review


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