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Box Office: Dum Laga Ke Haisha, Ab Tak Chhappan 2 fail

March 02, 2015 19:45 IST

The dry spell at the box office continues.

Movies like Dum Laga Ke Haisha and Badlapur have got some great reviews but poor openings at the box office, adding to the list of unsuccessful movies this year.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the box office verdict for the week.



Dum Laga Ke Haisha 

Image: Bhumi Pednekar and Ayushmann Khurrana in Dum Lage Ke Haisha

Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar

Director: Sharat Katariya

What works: A novel story, good performances and good music.

What doesn't: Interesting chemistry between the lead.

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Below Average

Read the review here Sukanya Verma / Raja Sen



Ab Tak Chhappan 2

Nana Patekar in Ab Tak Chhappan 2 

Image:Nana Patekar in Ab Tak Chhappan 2

Cast: Nana Patekar, Gul Panag and Mohan Agashe

Director: Aejaz Gulab

What works: Nana Patekar.

What doesn't: Low production values, bad story.

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Poor opening.

Read the review here


Badlapur

Nawazuddin Siddique and Varun Dhawan

Image: Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Varun Dhawan in Badlapur

Cast: Varun Dhawan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Yami Gautam, Huma Qureshi, Radhika Apte

Director: Sriram Raghavan

What works: Gripping story, great performances.

What doesn't: The climax drags.

Number of weeks: 1

BO verdict: Below Average

Read the review here


MSG: The Messenger

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in MSG

Image: Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan in MSG: The Messenger

Cast: Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan, Daniel Kaleb, Flora Saini, Jayshree Soni

Director: Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and Jeetu Arora

What works: Tough!

What doesn't: Loud, tacky feature-length advertisement.

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here


Shamitabh

Amitabh Bachchan in Shamitabh

Image: Amitabh Bachchan in Shamitabh

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan

Director: R Balki

What works: Amitabh Bachchan's baritone.

What doesn't: Everything else!

Number of weeks: 3

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here


Rahasya

Kay Kay Menon in Rahasya

Image: Kay Kay Menon in Rahasya

Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Tisca Chopra, Ashish Vidhyrathi

Director: Manish Gupta

What works: Good performances, fast-paced story.

What doesn't: Film over-explains the climax.

Number of weeks: 3

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here 


Baby

Akshay Kumar and Rana Daggubatti in Baby

Image: Akshay Kumar and Rana Daggubatti in Baby

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Danny Denzongpa, Rana Daggubati, Taapasee Pannu

Director: Neeraj Pandey

What works: Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher and Danny Denzongpa are terrific together.

What doesn't: Not gripping enough.

Number of weeks: 4

BO verdict: Average

Read the review here