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Box Office: Gold expected to cross 100 cr mark soon

August 28, 2018 09:58 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

The sequel to 2016's Happy Bhag Jayegi fares below average at the box office while Genius, the other release, fails.

Independence Day releases Gold and Satyamev Jayate continue to do decent business in their second week.

Gold is expected to cross the Rs 100 crore mark soon.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi

Cast: Sonakshi Sinha, Diana Penty, Jimmy Sheirgill, Ali Fazal, Jassi Gill.
Director: Mudassar Aziz.
What works: The scenes with Jimmy Shergill and Piyush Mishra.
What doesn't: The jokes fall flat.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Below average.

 

Genius

Cast: Utkarsh Sharma, Ishitha Chauhan, Mithun Chakraborty, Ayesha Jhulka, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, KK Raina.
Director: Anil Sharma.
What works: Mithun Chakraborty and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
What doesn't: The whole film.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Gold

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Mouni Roy, Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh, Vineet Kumar Singh, Sunny Kaushal.
Director: Reema Kagti.
What works: Good supporting cast.
What doesn't: Akshay Kumar, in a sloppily written role.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

 

Satyamev Jayate

Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, John Abraham, Aisha Sharma.
Director: Milap Zaveri.
What works: Good action.
What doesn't: Predictable twists, superficial emotions.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

 

Vishwaroop II

Cast: Kamal Haasan, Rahul Bose, Shekhar Kapur, Pooja Kumar, Andrea Jeremiah, Waheeda Rehman.
Director: Kamal Haasan.
What works: Waheeda Rehman.
What doesn't: Slowest spy thriller ever made, random storylines are padded together.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Disaster.

 

Fanney Khan

Cast: Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Rajkummar Rao, Pihu Sand, Divya Dutta.
Director: Atul Manjrekar.
What works: Anil Kapoor.
What doesn't: Ordinary soundtrack, long second half, silly story.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Karwaan

Cast: Irrfan, Dulquer Salmaan, Mithila Palkar, Amala Akkineni.
Director: Akarsh Khurana.
What works: Irrfan, beautiful locations, good soundtrack.
What doesn't: Random sub-plots, tepid film.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Below average.

 

Mulk

Cast: Rishi Kapoor, Manoj Pahwa, Taapsee Pannu, Prateik, Ashutosh Rana.
Director: Anubhav Sinha.
What works: Manoj Pahwa.
What doesn't: The film turns social issues into happy, genre-based endeavours.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Below average.

 

Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster 3

Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Jimmy Shergill, Mahie Gill, Chitrangada Singh.
Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia.
What works: Tough!
What doesn't: Tigmanshu Dhulia's direction, shoddy performances, bad dialogues.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Dhadak

Cast: Ishaan Khatter, Janhvi Kapoor, Ashutosh Rana.
Director: Shashank Khaitan.
What works: Good performances.
What doesn't: Not as well-made as the original film, Sairat, disappointing.
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Fair.

 

Vinod Mirani