Monday, June 27, 2016

Box Office: Raman Raghav 2.0 fails to impress

Raman Raghav 2.0 failed to cash in, and saw a poor opening weekend at the box office.
The other release -- Pulkit Samrat and Yami Gautam's Junooniyat -- showed few footfalls as well.
Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the weekly box office verdict.
Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vicky Kaushal, Sobhita Dhulipala.
Director: Anurag Kashyap.
What works: Great performances by Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vicky Kaushal.
What doesn't: Anurag Kashyap's films are getting too similar.
Number of weeks: New.
BO verdict: Opens poorly.

Junooniyat
Cast: Pulkit Samrat, Yami Gautam.
Director: Vivek Agnihotri.
What works: Music and exotic locations.
What doesn't: Story, dialogues, performances.
Number of weeks: New.
BO verdict: Opens poorly.

Udta Punjab
Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Diljit Dosanjh

Director: Abhishek Chaubey.
What works: Brilliant performances, hard-hitting and well made film.
What doesn't: Not meant for family audiences.
Number of weeks: 1.
BO verdict: Below average.


Dhanak
Cast: Hetal Gada, Krrish Chhabria, Vipin Sharma, Gulfam Khan.
Director: Nagesh Kukunoor.
What works: Good performances, engaging story.
What doesn't: The second half is too slow, and long.
Number of weeks: 1.
BO verdict: Flop.


Te3n
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vidya Balan.
Director: Ribhu Dasgupta
What works: Amitabh Bachchan's ace performance.
What doesn't: The thriller has no suspence.
Number of weeks: 2.
BO verdict: Flop.


Do Lafzon Ki Kahani
Cast: Randeep Hooda, Kajal Aggarwal
Director: Deepak Tijori
What works: Randeep Hooda's performance, good music.
What doesn't: Weak screenplay, boring storyline.
Number of weeks: 2.
BO verdict: Flop


Housefull 3
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh, Jacqueline Fernandez, Nargis Fakhri, Lisa Haydon, Boman Irani
Director: Sajid-Farhad
What works: Akshay Kumar's performance and dialogues.
What doesn't: The plot.
Number of weeks: 3.
BO verdict: Hit.


Waiting
Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Kalki Koechlin, Rajat Kapoor, Arjun Mathur, Suhasini Maniratnam
Director: Anu Menon
What works: The human drama; Naseeruddin Shah and Kalki's performances.
What doesn't: Lengthy and stagnant second half.
Number of weeks: 4.
BO verdict: Flop


Phobia
Cast: Radhika Apte
Director: Pawan Kripalani
What works: Engaging narrative, Radhika Apte's performance.
What doesn't: Predictable second half.
Number of weeks: 4.
BO verdict: Flop


Veerapan
Cast:  Sandeep Bharadwaj, Sachiin J Joshi, Usha Jadhav, Lisa Ray
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
What works: Cinematography, visuals.
What doesn't: Bad writing, plotting, dialogues, bad performance by Sachiin Joshi, Lisa Ray.
Number of weeks: 4.
BO verdict: Flop








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