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Box Office: Bank Chor, Phullu fare below average

June 19, 2017 17:31 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Last week's releases Bank Chor and Phullu fared below average. Lack of promotion, among many things, led to poor box office awareness among moviegoers.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

Bank Chor

Cast: Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi, Rhea Chakraborty
Director: Bumpy
What works: Good performances from the lead cast.
What doesn't: Lame humour, glaring loopholes in the script.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Below Average.

 

Phullu

Cast: Sharib Hashmi, Inaamulhaq, Jyoti Sethi
Director: Abhishek Saxena
What works: The lead actors.
What doesn't: A badly written script, simplistic.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Raabta

Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Kriti Sanon, Jim Sarbh, Varun Sharma
Director: Dinesh Vijan
What works: Sushant Singh Rajput, Jim Sarbh.
What doesn't: A poorly written screenplay.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Behen Hogi Teri

Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Shruti Haasan, Gautam Gulati, Gulshan Grover, Ranjeet
Director: Ajay K Pannalal
What works: Rajkummar Rao and Shruti Haasan's chemistry
What doesn't: climax
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

 

Baywatch

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, David Hasselhoff
Director: Seth Gordon
What works: The smoking hot cast
What doesn't: Stale Jokes, illogical crime drama
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Average opening.

 

A Death in the Gunj

Cast: Vikrant Massey, Tillotama Shome, Gulshan Devaiah, Om Puri, Kalki Koechlin, Ranvir Shorey, Tanuja, Jim Sarbh
Director: Konkona Sen Sharma
What works: Cast and the story
What doesn't: Slow pace
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Dear Maya

Cast: Manisha Koirala, Madiha Imam, Shreya Chaudhary
Director: Sunaina Bhatnagar
What works: Manisha Koirala
What doesn't: Slow first half
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Dobaara: See Your Evil

Cast: Huma Qureshi, Saqib Saleem, Lisa Ray, Adil Hussain, Madalina Bellariu Ion, Rhea Chakraborty
Director: Prawaal Raman
What works: Huma Qureshi, Saqib Saleem, Adil Hussain
What doesn't: Poor copy of Oculus
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Sachin: A Billion Dreams

Cast: Sachin Tendulkar
Director: James Erskine
What works: Sachin Tendulkar
What doesn't: No new information on Sachin
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Average opening.

 

Half Girlfriend

Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Rhea Chakraborty
Director: Mohit Suri
What works: Arjun Kapoor
What doesn't: Bad story and script
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.