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Box Office: Baadshaho, Shubh Mangal Saavdhan open poorly

Last updated on: September 04, 2017 18:12 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

This week's releases Baadshaho and Shubh Mangal Saavdhan have opened to contrasting reviews.

While Shubh Mangal Saavdhan has been loved the critics, Baadshaho seems to have disappointed them. But there's one thing that is common in both: amazing dialogues!

Baadshaho fared poorly at the box office despite the Eid holiday on Saturday.

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan also saw a poor opening. It showed some improvement on Saturday and held steady on Sunday but will drop as the new week begins.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

Baadshaho

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Ileana D’Cruz, Esha Gupta and Vidyut Jammwal, Sanjay Mishra.
Director: Milan Luthria
What works: Dialogues.
What doesn't: The climax, dull content.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Poor opening.

 

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar, Brijendra Kala, Seema Pahwa
Director: R Prasanna
What works: Great script, good humour, well-made film.
What doesn't: The climax disappoints.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Poor opening.

 

A Gentleman

Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez, Darshan Kumar, Suniel Shetty
Director: Raj & DK
What works: A couple of jokes.
What doesn't: The material just isn't right for Raj-DK's low-keyed sensibility, tepid performances, most scenes aren't thought through.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Babumoshai Bandookbaaz

Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Bidita Bag, Jatin Goswami, Shraddha Das, Divya Dutta
Director: Kushan Nandy
What works: Nawazuddin.
What doesn't: Bad dailogue, story, screenplay, direction.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Sniff

Cast: Kushmeet Gill
Director: Amole Gupte
What works: The story, and it's simple and gentle narration.
What doesn't: Tough!
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Qaidi Band

Cast: Aadar Jain, Anya Singh, Sachin Pilgaonkar
Director: Habib Faisal
What works: Anya Singh, the music.
What doesn't: Everything else.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Bareilly Ki Barfi 

Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Kriti Sanon, Rajkummar Rao
Director: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari
What works: Good dialogue, excellent direction, music.
What doesn't: Tough!
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Average.

 

VIP 2: Lalkar

Cast: Dhanush, Kajol, Amala Paul, Ritu Varma, Samuthirakani, Saranya Ponvannan
Director: Soundarya Rajnikanth
What works: Good performances.
What doesn't: Silly plot, regressive dialogue.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar, Divyendu Sharma
Director: Shree Narayan Singh
What works: Akshay Kumar, the film's good intent.
What doesn't: Sloppy direction, too long.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Semi hit.

 

 

Jab Harry Met Sejal

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma
Director: Imtiaz Ali
What works: Beautiful locales.
What doesn't: Sloppy script, unimpressive direction.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.