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Box Office: Hamari Adhuri Kahani gets poor start

Last updated on: June 15, 2015 18:00 IST

Bollywood's original box office queen Vidya Balan cannot seem to get it right again.
Last week's release Hamari Adhuri Kahani found little appreciation at the box office, and saw poor collections.
 
Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the box office verdict for the week.

 
Hamari Adhuri Kahani

Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Vidya Balan, Rajkummar Rao

Director: Mohit Suri

What works: Practically nothing!

What doesn't: Bad performances, too melodramatic, bad direction and story.

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Poor opening

Read the review here

Dil Dhadakne Do

 

Cast: Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Ranveer Singh, Anushka Sharma, Rahul Bose

Director: Zoya Akhtar

What works: Fantastic performances, visually stunning, film has some beautiful moments.

What doesn't: Too long, unconvincing end.

Number of weeks: 1

BO verdict: Below Average

Read the reviews here: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma

Welcome 2 Karachi

Cast: Jackky Bhagnani, Arshad Warsi, Lauren Gottlieb.

Director: Ashish R Mohan

What works: Arshad-Jackky's comic timing.

What doesn't: Bad writing, ineffective comedy.

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here

Tanu Weds Manu Returns

 

Cast: Kangana Ranaut, R Madhavan, Jimmy Shergill, Swara Bhaskar, Eijaz Khan, Deepak Dobriyal.

Director: Aanand L Rai

What works: Kangana and Madhavan, the film ensures a lot of laughs.

What doesn't: Nothing new in the story.

Number of weeks: 3

BO verdict: Blockbuster.

Read the review here

Bombay Velvet

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Karan Johar

Director: Anurag Kashyap

What works: Good production values and terrific detailing, good music.

What doesn't: Shallow film that loses steam midway, half-baked characters.

Number of weeks: 4.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the reviews here: Raja Sen / Sukanya VermaAseem Chhabra

Piku

 

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Irrfan Khan, Moushumi Chatterjee.

Director: Shoojit Sircar

What works: Brilliant performances, good story

What doesn't: Abrupt end.

Number of weeks: 5

BO verdict: Hit

Read the reviews here: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma