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Box Office: Half Girlfriend, Hindi Medium gets average opening

May 22, 2017 16:32 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Half Girlfriend did fair business over its opening weekend, but will need to continue to do well for at least two more weeks to break even.

Hindi Medium, a slow starter at the box office, was appreciated and its collections picked up over the weekend.

The box office fate of both movies can be determined only after a week's run.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict:

 

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: New
Box Office verdict: Fair opening.

 

Hindi Medium

Cast: Irrfan Khan Saba Qamar, Deepak Dobriyal
Director: Saket Chaudhary
What works: Saket's direction, Good performances
What doesn't: Second half of the film
Number of weeks: New
Box Office verdict: Average opening.

 

Meri Pyaari Bindu

Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Parineeti Chopra
Director: Akshay Roy
What works: Good performances
What doesn't: Bad script, screenplay and dialogue
Number of weeks: 1
Box Office verdict: Average.

 

Sarkar 3

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Amit Sadh, Yami Gautam
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
What works: Amitabh Bachchan
What doesn't: Poor direction
Number of weeks: 1
Box Office verdict: Flop

 

Baahubali: The Conclusion

Cast: Prabhas, Anushka Shetty, Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah, Ramya Krishnan, Sathyaraj, Nassar
Director: S S Rajamouli
What works: Brilliant VFX, epic scale, good thrills, fantastic action
What doesn't: The film's length
Number of weeks: 3
Box Office verdict: BLOCKBUSTER.

 

Noor

Cast: Sonakshi Sinha, Kanan Gill, Shibani Dandekar, Purab Kohli
Director: Sunhil Sippy
What works: Good performances
What doesn't: Shallow activism, filmsy drama
Number of weeks: 4
Box Office verdict: Poor opening.

 

Maatr

Cast: Raveena Tandon, Alisha Khan, Madhur Mittal
Director: Ashtar Sayed
What works: Raveena Tandon
What doesn't: Glaring loopholes, weak script
Number of weeks: 4
Box Office verdict: Poor opening.

 

Begum Jaan

Cast: Vidya Balan, Ila Arun, Naseeruddin Shah, Rajit Kapoor, Ashish Vidyarthi, Vivek Mushran, Chunky Pandey, Gauahar Khan, Pallavi Sharda
Director: Srijit Mukherji
What works: Vidya Balan
What doesn't: Loud, melodramatic, shallow
Number of weeks: 5
Box Office verdict: Flop

 

Vinod Mirani