April 6, 2009

Akshay Kumar's Tasveer gets poor opening

Nagesh Kukunoor's 8x10 Tasveer has not been appreciated by audiences. Despite being a single single on Friday and a three-day weekend, the film has not opened well at the box office.

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.




8x10 Tasveer

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Ayesha Takia Azmi, Sharmila Tagore, Girish Karnad, Javed Jafferi.
Director: Nagesh Kukunoor.
Interestingly shot.

Half baked plot.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Poor.

Review





Aa Dekhen Zara

Cast: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Bipasha Basu.
Director: Jehangir Surti.
Short and crisp film.

Illogical story, no originality.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Videsh

Cast: Preity Zinta, Vansh Bhardwaj, Baljinder Johal, Rajinder Singh Cheema, Gourrav Sihan and Ramanjit Kaur.
Director: Deepa Mehta.
Preity Zinta.

Baffling elements of mysticism.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Ek: The Power of One

Cast: Bobby Deol, Nana Patekar, Shriya Saran, Jackie Shroff, Pradeep Kharab, Sachin Khedekar, Chunkey Pandey and Zarina Wahab.
Director: Sangeeth Sivan.
Tough!

Outdated.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Firaaq

Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Paresh Rawal, Deepti Naval, Sanjay Suri, Tisca Chopra and Shahana Goswami.
Director: Nandita Das.
Sensitive depiction of life after the Gujarat riots, 2002.

Too serious.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Straight

Cast: Vinay Pathak, Gul Panag, Anuj Choudhry.
Director: Parvati Balagopalan.
Vinay Pathak.

The film has nothing else going for it.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Aloo Chaat

Cast: Aftab Shivdasani, Aamna Sharif.
Director: Robby Grewal.
Good performances.

It seems like a single episode of a television sitcom was stretched to feature length.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Barah Aana

Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Vijay Raaz, Arjun Mathur and Tannishtha Chatterjee.
Director: Raja Menon.
Good performances.

This 'comedy' has no laughs.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Lottery

Cast: Abhijeet Sawant, Manisha Kelkar, Rucha Gujarathi.
Director: Hemant Prabhu.
Tough!

The film fails on all counts.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.





Gulaal

Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Raj Singh Chaudhary, Abhimanyu Singh, Mahi Gill, Ayesha Mohan, Riyush Mishra.
Director: Anurag Kashyap.
Good music, great performances.

Language is very abusive.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review


  Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

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