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Box Office: Golmaal Again races ahead of Secret Superstar

October 23, 2017 16:48 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Diwali release Golmaal Again!!! has done excellent business in the long four-day weekend. 

The other release, Secret Superstar, got the best screens but its business was limited. The film barely managed to stay afloat.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.


Golmaal Again!!!

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Parineeti Chopra, Tabu, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Kunal Kemmu, Prakash Raj and Neil Nitin Mukesh
Director: Rohit Shetty
What works: Hilarious jokes, good performances, entertaining fare.
What doesn't: The second half drags.
Number of weeks: New
Box Office verdict: Hit

 

Secret Superstar

Cast: Zaira Wasim, Meher Vij and Aamir Khan
Director: Advait Chandan
What works: Solid performances by Aamir and Zaira.
What doesn't: Lengthy and predictable.
Number of weeks: New
Box Office verdict: Average

 

Ranchi Diaries 

Cast: Himansh Kohli, Soundarya Sharma, Taaha Shah, Anupam Kher, Jimmy Sheirgill
Director: Sattwik Mohanty
What works: The performances of the five leads.
What doesn't: No character development, crude set-up.
Number of weeks: 1
Box Office verdict: Flop

 

Chef

Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Padmapriya, Svar Kamble
Director: Raja Krishna Menon
What works: Good performances.
What doesn't: Not as good as the original Hollywood film and we hardly see any food.
Number of weeks: 2
Box Office verdict: Flop

 

Tu Hai Mera Sunday

Cast: Barun Sobti, Shahana Goswami, Vishal Malhotra, Pallavi Batra, Avinash Tiwari, Maanvi Gogroo, Suhaas Ahuja
Director: Milind Dhaimade
What works: The writing, the cast.
What doesn't: Doesn't make an impression.
Number of weeks: 2
Box Office verdict: Flop   

 

Judwaa 2

Cast: Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu
Director: David Dhawan
What works: Varun Dhawan and the nostalgia factor.
What doesn't: Not as good as the Salman Khan original.
Number of weeks: 3
Box Office verdict: Hit

 

Haseena Parkar

Cast: Shraddha Kapoor, Siddhanth Kapoor, Ankur Bhatia and Rajesh Tailang
Director: Apoorva Lakhia
What works: A gripping first half.
What doesn't: The film loses the plot in the second half.
Number of weeks: 4
Box Office verdict: Flop

 

Newton

Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil, Raghubir Yadav
Director: Amit Masurkar
What works: Great performances by the entire cast, 
tries to focus the spotlight on uncomfortable realities.
What doesn't: Lack of end-to-end clarity.
Number of weeks: 4
Box Office verdict: Hit

 

Bhoomi

Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Aditi Rao Hydari
Director: Omung Kumar
What works: Sanjay Dutt.
What doesn't: Everything else.
Number of weeks: 4
Box Office verdict: Flop