March 16, 2009

Gulaal, Little Zizou flop

Last week's releases Gulaal and Little Zizou got good reviews but fared poorly at the box office.

On the other hand, Jai Veeru was slammed by the critics, but may have a slim chance at the at box office, thanks to its mass appeal.

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.




Gulaal

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

The film loses steam in the second half, language is very abusive.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Poor.

Review





Little Zizou

Cast: Jahan Batiwala, Iyanah Batiwala, Imaad Shah, Sohrab Ardeshir, Boman Irani, Zenobia Shroff, Shenaz Patel.
Director: Sooni Taraporewala.
Very well-directed film.

Very simplistic.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Poor.

Review





Jai Veeru

Cast: Sushmita Sen, Randeep Hooda and Naomi Campbell
Director: Manish Gupta.
Decent performances from the supporting cast.

Ordinary dialogues, shoddy editing, story has no logic, boring film.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Has a slim chance at the BO.





Karma & Holi

Cast: Sushmita Sen, Randeep Hooda and Naomi Campbell
Director: Manish Gupta.
Tough!

No sense of plot development or character consistency, bad dubbing.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





13B

Cast: Madhavan, Neetu Chanda.
Director: Vikram K Kumar.
Compelling climax.

First half drags

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Dhoondthe Reh Jaoge

Cast: Soha Ali Khan, Paresh Rawal, Kamal Khemu, Sonu Sood and Johnny Lever
Director: Umesh Shukla.
Paresh Rawal.

Dull, slow and boring.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





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: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.





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Outdated film.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: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.





Delhi 6

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

Abhishek Bachchan, silly story, absurd end.

Number of weeks: 3.
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: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review


  Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

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