November 11, 2003
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Big B's reign continues

There was nothing good about this Friday, which saw three releases in the form of Dhoop, Ek Din 24 Ghante and Patth. All three were non-starters at the box-office.

Meanwhile, Big B continues to reign with Baghban.

Note: Films are ranked on the basis of their performance at the box office every week. Though a film may be declared a flop, it may have performed better than the other films that week.


Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Paresh Rawal, Lilette Dubey,
Aman Verma, Samir Soni, Divya Dutta, Suman Ranganathan, Nasir Khan, Asrani, Sahil Chadda, Rimi Sen, Yash Pathak
Director: Ravi Chopra
Moving performances from AB and Hema Malini.

Tired plot. Audience disinterested in watching an oldies' romance.

Number of weeks: 4
BO Verdict: Average

The review


Cast: Om Puri, Revathy, Sanjay Suri, Gul Panag, Gopi Desai
Director: Ashwini Chowdhary
Realistic story, excellent performances.

Dreary and depressing at times.

Number of weeks: New
BO Verdict: Flop

The review


Cast: Sharad Kapoor, Hyder Kazmi, Nirmal Pandey, Mukesh Tiwari, Payal Rohatgi, Govind Namdeo
Director: Shivram Yadav
The moral: violence begets violence.

Beaten to death theme.

Number of weeks: New
BO Verdict: Flop

Ek Din 24 Ghante

Cast: Nandita Das, Rahul Bose, Piyush Mishra, Vineet Kumar and Kabir
Director: Anant Balani

Story, acting, you name it.

Number of weeks: New
BO Verdict: Flop

The review


Cast: Amitabh Dayal, Nandita Das, Om Puri, Anoop Soni
Director: N Chandra
Good performances.

Too grim, tends to glamourise an encounter killer.

Number of weeks: 1
BO Verdict: Flop

The review


Cast: Dino Morea, Karan Nath, Tanishaa, Gaurav Kapoor, Suvarna Jha, Kushal Punjabi, Teena Chowdhary, Aly Khan
Director: Pavan S Kaul
Good locales. Great performance from Dino.

Poor climax, too long.

Number of weeks: 2
BO Verdict: Flop

The review


Cast: Urmila Matondkar, Manoj Bajpai, Sanjay Suri, Sandali Sinha, Priyanshu Chatterjee, Ishaa Koppikar, Seema Biswas
Director: Dr Chandraprakash Dwivedi
Good costumes, ambience, performances.

Too long. Too many songs in first half.

Number of weeks: 2
BO Verdict: Flop

The review


Cast: Ashmit Patel, Nauheed Cyrusi, Vidya Malavade
Director: Vikram Bhatt
Decent music.

Weak storyline with huge loopholes. Awful performances.

Number of weeks: 2
BO Verdict: Flop

The review

Raja Bhaiya

Cast: Govinda, Aarti Chhabria, Sadashiv Amrapurkar
Director: Raman Kumar
Shorter than the regular Hindi film.

Poor performances, story, music.

Number of weeks: 2
BO Verdict: Flop

The review

Samay: When Times Strikes

Cast: Sushmita Sen, Sushant Singh
Director: Robby Grewal
Sushmita's excellent performance.

Too Hollywoodish.

Number of weeks: 3
BO Verdict: Flop

The review

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