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Box Office: Hate Story 4 gets fair opening

March 13, 2018 09:53 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Hate Story 4 had a fair weekend, thanks to its brand equity.

The other two releases of the week -- 3 Storeys and Dil Junglee -- performed poorly at the box office.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

Hate Story 4

Cast: Urvashi Rautela, Karan Wahi, Vivan Bhatena, Ihana Dhillon, Gulshan Grover.
Director: Vishal Pandya.
What works: Good story.
What doesn't: Bad dialogues, poor direction.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Fair opening.

 

3 Storeys

Cast: Richa Chadda, Sharman Joshi, Pulkit Samrat, Masumeh Makhija, Renuka Shahane, Aisha Ahmed, Ankit Rathi.
Director: Arjun Mukerjee.
What works: Good performances, the three stories are beautifully narrated, unconventional film.
What doesn't: Slow beginning.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Poor opening.

 

Dil Juunglee

Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Saqib Saleem, Nidhi Singh, Abhilash Thapliyal, Srishti Shrivastava, Ayesha Kaduskar.
Director: Aleya Sen.
What works: Taapsee Pannu, Saqib Saleem.
What doesn't: A silly love story.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Poor opening.

 

Pari

Cast: Anushka Sharma, Parambrata Chatterjee, Rajat Kapoor.
Director: Prosit Roy.
What works: Good performances, Prosit Roy invests a lot in his characters and visuals, a good horror film.
What doesn't: Nervous start.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Veerey Ki Wedding

 

Cast: Pulkit Samrat, Jimmy Sheirgill, Kriti Kharbanda.
Director: Ashu Trikha.
What works: Jimmy Sheirgill.
What doesn't: Predictable and messy affair.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety

Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha, Sunny Singh.
Director: Luv Ranjan.
What works: A delightful supporting cast.
What doesn't: Lowbrow laughs.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

 

Welcome to New York

Cast: Diljit Dosanjh, Sonakshi Sinha, Karan Johar, Riteish Deshmukh, Lara Dutta, Boman Irani, Rana Daggubati, Sushant Singh Rajput, Aditya Roy Kapur.
Director: Chakri Toleti.
What works: Salman Khan's cameo.
What doesn't: The rest of the film!
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Aiyaary

Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Manoj Bajpayee, Rakul Preet Singh, Pooja Chopra, Adil Hussain, Kumud Mishra, Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher.
Director: Neeraj Pandey.
What works: Manoj Bajpayee, Kumud Mishra.
What doesn't: Poor direction, script, female characters are not drawn out.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz

Cast: Geetanjali Thapa, Zain Khan Durrani, Shray Tiwari.
Director: Onir.
What works: Good performances, sensitive script, Onir's direction.
What doesn't: Too long.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

PadMan

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, Radhika Apte.
Director: R Balki.
What works: Akshay Kumar's performance.
What doesn't: Half-baked female characters; doesn't do justice to the actual story; unimaginatively shot.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Average.

Vinod Mirani