July 6, 2009

Kambakkht Ishq opens big

Despite poor reviews, Kambakkht Ishq opened to excellent initial collections at the box office. It will need to sustain through the week to become a big hit.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the box office report.

Note: Films are ranked according to their release dates. The thumbs ups and downs reflect rediff's views.




Kambakkht Ishq

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor.
Director: Sabbir Khan.
A gorgeous Kareena, cool stunts.

Mindless and loud comedy.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Excellent initial.

Review 1 | Review 2





New York

Cast: John Abraham, Katrina Kaif, Neil Nitin Mukesh and Irrfan Khan.
Director: Kabir Khan.
Great performances, well-directed film.

Filmi climax.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Hit.

Review





Runway

Cast: Amarjeet Shukla, Tulip Joshi, Lucky Ali, Deepal Shaw, Shahwar Ali, Sharat Saxena and Rauf Lala.
Director: Sunil Tiwari.
Good music.

Defies logic.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.





Paying Guest

Cast: Shreyas Talpade, Celina Jaitley, Javed Jaferri, Aashish Chowdhary, Vatsal Seth, Riya Sen, Neha Dhupia, Sayali Bhagat, Johny Lever and Delnaz Paul.
Director: Paritosh Painter.
Aashish Chowdhary is likeable.

Crass and sexist.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Let's Dance

Cast: Patel, Ajay Choudhary, Aquib Afzal, Sugandha Garg and Anjan Srivastav.
Director: Aarif Sheikh.
Good dance moves.

Cliched, poor music.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Kal Kisne Dekha

Cast: Jackky Bhagnani, Vaishali Desai, Riteish Deshmukh, Rishi Kapoor, Rahul Dev.
Director: Vivek Sharma.
Good locales, cool stunts.

Bad script, poor performances by the lead cast.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Karma: Crime, Passion, Reincarnation

Cast: Carlucci Weyant, Alma Saraci, Vijayendra S Ghatge, Claudia Ciesla.
Director: M R Shahjahan.
Good screenplay.

Run-of-the-mill plot.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Kirkit

Cast: Sayali Bhagat, Sanjay Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Johnny Lever, Gulshan Grover.
Director: Sashi Preetam.
Well-choreographed songs.

Shoddy camera work and bad dialogues.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.





Zor Lagaa Ke... Haiya

Cast: Mithun Chakraborty, Riya Sen, Seema Biswas, Gulshan Grover, Mahesh Manjrekar, Ashwin Chitale, Megan, Hardik, Ayesha, Ritvik.
Director: Girish Girija Joshi.
Interesting second half.

Very slow first half.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.





99

Cast: Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu, Boman Irani, Cyrus Broacha, Mahesh Manjrekar, Amit Mistry.
Director: Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK
Hilarious in parts, great dialogues.

Film tends to drag.

Number of weeks: 7.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review


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