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Box Office: Bareilly Ki Barfi gets poor opening

Last updated on: August 21, 2017 17:23 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Last week's release Bareilly Ki Barfi meets with a poor opening at the box office. A solo Hindi release with limited screens, the film picks up marginally on Saturday and peaks on Sunday but it is not expected to hold through the week.

Partition: 1947 opens poorly.

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha makes the most of a holiday week.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

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: New.
Box Office verdict: Poor opening.

 

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: New.
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: 1.
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: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Gurgaon

Cast: Akshay Oberoi, Pankaj Tripathy, Ragini Khanna, Aamir Bashir, Shalini Vatsa.
Director: Shanker Raman
What works: Well-made thriller, solid performances.
What doesn't: May be too dark for audiences.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Mubarakan

Cast: Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Ileana D'Cruz, Athiya Shetty, Neha Sharma, Ratan Pathak Shah, Pavan Malhotra, Rahul Dev.
Director: Anees Bazmee
What works: Clean comedy, good entertainer.
What doesn't: Too loud, too long.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Raag Desh

Cast: Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh, Mohit Marwah, Kanwaljeet Singh, Sudesh Berry
Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
What works: Solid performances, brilliant direction.
What doesn't: Weak editing.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Indu Sarkar

Cast: Kirti Kulhari, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Supriya Vinod, Anupam Kher, Tota Roy Chowdhury
Director: Madhur Bhandarkar
What works: Good performances.
What doesn't: Badly written and directed.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Munna Michael

Cast: Tiger Shroff, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Nidhii Agerwal
Director: Sabbir Khan
What works: Amazing dance and action.
What doesn't: Too many loopholes in the plot.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Lipstick Under My Burkha

Cast: Ratna Pathak Shah, Konkona Sen Sharma, Plabita Borthakur, Aahana Kumra Sushant Singh, Vikrant Massey, Shashank Arora, Jagat Singh Solanki.
Director: Alankrita Shrivastava
What works: Good chemistry between the actresses, Ratna Pathak Shah's story.
What doesn't: Poor story resolutions, expositional dialogues.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Semi hit.