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Box Office: Baahubali 2 is a blockbuster!

May 01, 2017 15:51 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Baahubali: The Conclusion, the sequel to SS Rajamouli's Baahubali: The Beginning, is on its way to setting new benchmarks. The film has been creating new box office records since its release on Friday and the craze is unprecedented.  

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the weekly verdict.

 

Baahubali

Cast:  Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah, Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj, Nassar.

Director: S S Rajamouli.

What works: Brilliant VFX, epic scale, good thrills, fantastic action.

What doesn't: The film's length.

Number of weeks: New.

BO verdict: Blockbuster.

Read the reviews here: Sukanya Verma / Sreehari Nair

 

Noor

Cast: Sonakshi Sinha, Kanan Gill, Shibani Dandekar, Purab Kohli.

Director: Sunhil Sippy.

What works: Good performances.

What doesn't: Shallow activism, filmsy drama.

Number of weeks: 1.

BO verdict: Poor opening.

Read the review here

 

Maatr

Cast: Raveena Tandon, Alisha Khan, Madhur Mittal.

Director: Ashtar Sayed.

What works: Raveena Tandon.

What doesn't: Glaring loopholes, weak script.

Number of weeks: 1.

BO verdict: Poor opening.

Read the review here

 

Begum Jaan

Cast: Vidya Balan, Ila Arun, Naseeruddin Shah, Rajit Kapoor, Ashish Vidyarthi, Vivek Mushran, Chunky Pandey, Gauahar Khan, Pallavi Sharda.

Director: Srijit Mukherji.

What works: Vidya Balan.

What doesn't: Loud, melodramatic and shallow.

Number of weeks: 2.

BO verdict: Flop

Read the reviews here: Sukanya Verma / Sreehari Nair

 

Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana

Cast: Vivaan Shah, Akshara Haasan, Gurmeet Choudhary.

Director: Manish Harishankar.

What works: Sincere film.

What doesn't: Bad performances, mediocre.

Number of weeks: 3.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

 

Mukti Bhawan

Cast: Adil Hussain, Lalit Behl, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Paomi Ghosh.

Director: Shubhashish Bhutiani.

What works: Good performances, story, direction.

What doesn't: Drags in parts.

Number of weeks: 3.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

 

Naam Shabana

Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Akshay Kumar, Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Danny Denzongpa.

Director: Shivam Nair.

What works: Taapsee Pannu.

What doesn't: The background score, predictable.

Number of weeks: 4.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

 

Poorna

Cast: Rahul Bose, Aditi Inamdar, S Mariya, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Harsha Vardhan.

Director: Rahul Bose.

What works: The actors, the real-life tale of a hero.

What doesn't: The dialogues.

Number of weeks: 4.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

 

Phillauri

Cast:  Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh, Suraj Sharma and Mehreen Pirzada.

Director: Anshai Lal.

What works: Actors, songs.

What doesn't: Poor climax, lackluster editing, monotonous.

Number of weeks: 5.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

 

Anarkali Of Arrah

Cast:  Swara Bhaskar, Sanjay Mishra, Pankaj Tripathy.

Director: Avinash Das.

What works: Actors, music, sound, cinematography, production design, dialogues and direction.

What doesn't: Second half could have been tighter.

Number of weeks: 5.

BO verdict: Poor.

Read the review here