September 15, 2008

Horror wins at the box office

Of the three films that released last week, Vikram Bhatt's 1920 was the only one which fared better than the others. The other two -- The Last Lear and Ru Ba Ru -- flopped.

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.




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: New.
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: New.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





1920

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

Too long, boring and unscary.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Average.

Review





A Wednesday

Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher, Aamir Bashir and Jimmy Shergill.
Director: Neeraj Pandey.
Terrific performances, a great watch.

Ham-handed moves and maneuvers.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Hijack

Cast: Shiney Ahuja, Esha Deol and Kaveri Jha.
Director: Kunal Shivdasani.
Shiney Ahuja.

Illogical plot with many loopholes, bad dialogues.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Tahaan

Cast: Purav Bhandare, Anupam Kher, Sarika, Rahul Bose, Sana Shaikh and Ankush Dubey.
Director: Santosh Sivan.
Top notch performances, superb camera work

Tough!

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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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: 3.
BO Verdict: Hit.

Review





Chamku

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

Tacky, boring story, terrible performances, twitchy cinematography.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





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: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Phoonk

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

Climax.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Hit.

Review


  Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

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