September 1, 2008

Rock On rocks at the box office

Farhan Akhtar's acting debut, Rock on!! rocked at multiplexes, and has been hugely appreciated by the youth.

The other releases -- Chamku and C Kkompany -- are below par. In fact, Chamku's screenings have been discontinued at many theatres.

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.




Rock On!!

Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli, Luke Kenny, Prachi Desai, Sahana Goswami.
Director: Abhishek Kapoor.
Highly entertaining, well-shot, great music.

Predictable, like most Bollywood movies.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Good Opening.

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Chamku

Cast: Bobby Deol, Priyanka Chopra, Ritesh Deshmukh
Director: Kabeer Kaushal.
Tough!

Tacky, boring story, terrible performances, twitchy cinematography.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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C Kkompany

Cast: Mithun Chakraborthy, Tusshar Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Rajpal Yadav and Raima Sen.
Director: Sachin Yardi.
Tough!

Terrible on all counts.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Phoonk

Cast: Sudeep, Amruta Khanvilkar, Ahsaas Channa, Shrey Bawa, Jyothi Subhash.
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Interesting camera technique.

Climax.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Hit.

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Maan Gaye Mughal-E-Azam

Cast: Mallika Sherawat, Paresh Rawal, Rahul Bose, Kay Kay Menon.
Director: Sanjay Chhel.
Paresh Rawal, Kay Kay Menon.

Mallika Sherawat, bad direction.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Mumbai Meri Jaan

Cast: Soha Ali Khan, R Madhvan, Kay Kay Menon, Irrfan Khan, Paresh Rawal, Vijay Maurya.
Director: Nishikant Kamath.
Great performances, good storyline.

Very documentarish.

Number of weeks: 1
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Bachna Ae Haseeno

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Bipasha Basu and Minissha Lamba
Director: Siddharth Anand.
Ranbir Kapoor's star presence, refreshing romantic-comedy approach, hot hot Bipasha.

Long second half, weak emotional scenes.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Above average

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God Tussi Great Ho

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Sohail Khan
Director: Rumy Jaffery.
Anupam Kher.

Terrible copy of Bruce Almighty.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Singh Is Kinng

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Neha Dhupia, Sonu Sood, Om Puri.
Director: Anees Bazmee.
Akshay Kumar, hilarious and entertaining film.

Loud humour.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Hit.

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Ugly Aur Pagli

Cast: Mallika Sherawat, Ranvir Shorey.
Director: Sachin Khot.
Ranvir, Mallika rock!

Boring script.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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  Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

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