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Aarakshan fails to score at the box office

August 16, 2011 17:54 IST

Last week's release  Aarakshan could not score at the box office despite the controversy and publicity generated around it. Phhir's fate was even worse.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the box office verdict for the week.

Note: Films are ranked according to their release dates. The thumbs ups and downs do not reflect rediff's views.




Aarakshan

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Prateik, Manoj Bajpayee.
Directors: Prakash Jha.

Amitabh Bachchan.

Lacks focus.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Bad opening.

Reviews: 1 | 2 | 3




Phhir

Cast: Rajneesh Duggal, Adah Sharma, Roshni Chopra
Director: Girish Dhamija.

Shot at interesting locales.

Predictable suspense.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




 I am Kalam

Cast: Harsh Mayar and Gulshan Grover

 Director: Nila Madhab Panda


Good script, heart-warming performances.

Not a well-crafted film.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




Chala Mussadi Office Office


Cast: Pankaj Kapur, Deven Bhojani.

Director: Rajiv Mehra.

Pankaj Kapur.

Few funny moments.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




Bubble Gum

Cast: Sachin Khedekar, Tanvi Azmi, Sohail Lakhani, Delzad Sanjay Hirale, Apoorva Arora, Suraj Singh
Director: Sanjivan Lal.

Novel story, realistic and mature film.

Poor editing.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




Khap

Cast: Alok Nath, Anooradha Patel, Govind Namdev, Manoj Pahwa, Mohnish Bahl, Om Puri, Sarrtaj, Shammi, Uvika Chaudhary.
Director: Ajay Sinha.

Om Puri, Manoj Pahwa.

Poor screenplay and direction.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.




Gandhi to Hitler

Cast:Raghubir Yadav, Neha Dhupia, Avijit Dutt
Director:Ranjan Kumar.

Tough.

Raghubir Yadav.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.




Singham

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Kajal Agarwal, Prakash Raj
Director: Rohit Shetty.

Great action, must watch for Devgn fans.

Wafer-thin plot, poor dialogues.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Hit.

Review 1 | 2




Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Katrina Kaif, Kalki Koechlin
Director: Zoya Akhtar.

Fun film, brilliantly made.

Slow second half

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Hit.

Review 1 | 2




Murder 2

Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Jacqueline Fernandez.
Director: Mohit Suri.

Steamy scenes.

Bad Chemistry.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Hit.

Review

Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

Last week's box office results