March 2, 2009

Flops rule the box office

As school and college examinations edge closer, big releases steer clear away from the marquee. Last week, we had Pryas Gupta's Siddharth-The Prisoner and Ajay Chandok's Kisse Pyar Karoon release in theatres. Both movies fared poorly.

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.




Siddharth: The Prisoner

Cast: Rajat Kapoor, Sachin Nayak.
Director: Pryas Gupta.
Compelling story.

Too many loopholes in the plot, films tends to drag on and on.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Poor.





Kisse Pyaar Karoon

Cast: Arshad Warsi), Aashish Chowdhry, Yash Tonk, Udita Goswami, Shweta Menon, Aarti Chhabria.
Director: Ajay Chandhok.
Funny in bits and parts.

Outdated film.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Poor.





Delhi 6

Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Sonam Kapoor.
Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra.
Terrific music.

Abhishek Bachchan, silly story, absurd end.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review 1 | Review 2





Billu

Cast: Irrfan, Shah Rukh Khan and Lara Dutta.
Director: Priyadarshan.
Cool item numbers, good performances.

Predictable.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





The Stoneman Murders

Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Arbaaz Khan.
Director: Manish Gupta.
Good thriller, Kay Kay.

Just another assembly-line murder mystery.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Non-starter.

Review





Dev D

Cast: Abhay Deol, Mahi Gill, Kalki Koechlin, Dibyendu Bhattacharya.
Director: Anurag Kashyap.
Well-made contemporary take on Devdas, great music, good performances.

Second half tends to drag, abrupt end.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Mere Khwabon Mein Jo Aaye

Cast: Arbaaz Khan, Raima Sen, Randeep Hooda.
Director: Madhureeta Anand.
The film has quite a few sweet and quirky moments.

Tends to drag and get repetitive, does not have much to offer.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Chal Chala Chal

Cast: Govinda, Reema Sen, Om Puri.
Director: Rajiv Kumar
Tough!

Outdated, poorly executed film.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.





Luck By Chance

Cast: Konkona Sen Sharma, Farhan Akhtar, Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Juhi Chawla.
Director: Zoya Akhtar
Well-directed film, great performances and good music.

Disjointed climax.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Tepid.

Review





Victory

Cast: Hurman S Baweja, Amrita Rao, Anupam Kher.
Director: Ajitpal Mangat
Good effort from Hurman.

Poor direction.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review


  Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

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