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Box Office: Average opening for Udta Punjab

Last updated on: June 20, 2016 18:14 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Udta Punjab could not cash in on the CBFC controversy, as the opening day as well as the first weekend collections remained average. The film struggles as the new week starts.

Dhanak has been much appreciated but sadly, it has gone mostly unnoticed.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the weekly box office verdict.

 

Udta Punjab

Shahid Kapoor in 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: New.

BO verdict: Average.

Read the review here: Raja Sen /Sukanya Verma

Dhanak

Krrish Chhabria and Hetal Gada in 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: New.

BO verdict: Opens poorly.

Read the review here.

Te3n

Amitabh Bachchan and Vidya Balan in 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: 1.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the reviews here: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma

 

Do Lafzon Ki Kahani

Kajal Aggarwal and Randeep Hooda in 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: 1.

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here

 

Housefull 3

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: 2.

BO verdict: Hit.

Read the review here

 

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: 3.

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here

 

Phobia

Cast: Radhika Apte

Director: Pawan Kripalani

What works: Engaging narrative, Radhika Apte's performance.

What doesn't: Predictable second half.

Number of weeks: 3.

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here

 

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: 3.

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here

 

Sarbjit

Randeep hooda and Aishwray Rai Bachchan in Sarbjit

Cast: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Randeep Hooda, Richa Chhada

Director: Omung Kumar

What works: The story idea.

What doesn't: Weak script and direction.

Number of weeks: 4.

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma