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Box Office: Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, Shivaay fare average

Last updated on: November 02, 2016 18:29 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Last week saw two big Diwali film releases -- Karan Johar's Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Ajay Devgn's Shivaay.

Both films saw a below average opening as collections are usually dull on Diwali day.

They benefited on Monday and Tuesday, since both days were holidays in many parts. Unfortunately, both will fall short of targets.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the weekly verdict.

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Cast:  Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Fawad Khan.

Director: Karan Johar.

What works: Good music and locations.

What doesn't: The story doesn't connect with the masses, film's pace is too slow and drags.

Number of weeks: New.

BO verdict: Average.

Read the reviews here: Sukanya Verma/ Raja Sen

 

Shivaay

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Sayyeshaa, Erika Kaar and Abigail Eames.

Director: Ajay Devgn.

What works: Action sequences and good visuals.

What doesn't: Disappointing narrative and story.

Number of weeks: New.

BO verdict: Average.

Read the reviews here: Raja Sen/ Sukanya Verma

 

 

31st October

Cast:  Soha Ali Khan, Vir Das

Director: Shivaji Lotan Patil

What works: Good performances.

What doesn't: Bad direction and a disappointing narrative.

Number of weeks: 1.

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here

 

Fuddu

Cast:  Shubham, Swati Kapoor

Director: Sunil Subramani

What works: Good performances, unusual story line.

What doesn't: Silly ending, unnecessary songs.

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here

 

Anna: Kisan Baburao Hazare

Cast:  Shashank Udapurkar, Tanishaa Mukerji, Ankit Sharma, Govind Namdeo, Rajit Kapur, Sharat Saxena, Kishor Kadam

Director: Shashank Udapurkar

What works: An attempt to make a film on Anna.

What doesn't: It does not examine the details of Anna's political life.

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here

 

Mirzya

Cast: Harshvardhan Kapoor, Saiyami Kher, Art Malik, K K Raina

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

What works: Beautiful locales and cinematography

What doesn't: A hollow re-working of Mirza Sahiban.

Number of weeks: 3

BO verdict: Disaster

Read the review here: Raja Sen/ Suknaya Verma

 

Tutak Tutak Tutiya

Cast:  Prabhu Deva, Tamannaah, Sonu Sood

Director: A L Vijay

What works: Great performances and music

What doesn't: Stale plot, screenplay lacks punch

Number of weeks: 3

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here

 

M S Dhoni: The Untold Story

Kiara Advani and Sushant Singh Rajput

Cast: Sushant Singh Raput, Anupam Kher, Bhoomika Chawla, Disha Patani, Kiara Advani

Director: Neeraj Pandey

What works: Great performances, a brilliant first half

What doesn't: Too long, unnecessary songs

Number of weeks: 4

BO verdict: Average

Read the review here

 

Banjo

Riteish Deshmukh and Nargis Fakhri

Cast: Riteish Deshmukh, Nargis Fakhri, Dharmesh Yelande, Aditya Kumar, Ram Menon

Director: Ravi Jadhav

What works: Good supporting cast, music

What doesn't: Predictable screenplay

Number of weeks: 5

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here

 

Wah Taj

Shreyas Talpade and Manjari Phadnis

Cast: Shreyas Talpade, Manjari Phadnis

Director: Ajit Sinha

What works: Novel idea, intriguing premise

What doesn't: Execution, exaggerated performances, cartoonish sound effects

Number of weeks: 5

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here