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Box Office: Jagga Jasoos opens poorly

July 17, 2017 18:28 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Anurag Basu's Jagga Jasoos saw a poor opening on Friday, but showed improvement over the weekend thanks to children flocking to the theatres.

The film dropped on Monday, and with mostly negative public reports, the collections may only taper down further.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

Jagga Jasoos

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Saurabh Shukla, Saswata Chatterjee, Sayani Gupta
Director: Anurag Basu.
What works: Great performances, enjoyable film with good thrills.
What doesn't: Too long.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Opens poorly.

 

Shab

Cast: Raveena Tandon, Sanjay Suri, Arpita Chatterjee, Ashish Bisht
Director: Onir.
What works: Raveena Tandon.
What doesn't: Sloppy screenplay and flimsy characterisation.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Mom

Cast: Sridevi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Akshaye Khanna
Director: Ravi Udyawar.
What works: Great performances.
What doesn't: Messy climax, predictable.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Guest Iin London

Cast: Paresh Rawal, Tanvi Azmi, Kartik Aaryan, Kriti Kharbanda
Director: Ashwani Dhir
What works: Sanjay Mishra.
What doesn't: Paresh Rawal speaking Punjabi!
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Ek Haseena Thi Ek Deewana Tha

Cast: Upen Patel, Shiv Darshan, Natasha Fernandez
Director: Suneel Darshan
What works: Tough!
What doesn't: Outdated concept, bad performances.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

Tubelight

Cast: Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Om Puri, Isha Talwar, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Zhu Zhu, Matin Rey Tangu
Director: Kabir Khan
What works: A few supporting performances, good cinematography.
What doesn't: Manipulative, too many good actors wasted in nothing-roles, the dramatic core is not developed, a clueless Salman Khan.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Below expectations.

Bank Chor

Cast: Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi, Rhea Chakraborty
Director: Bumpy
What works: Good performances from the lead cast.
What doesn't: Lame humour, glaring loopholes in the script.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Phullu

Cast: Sharib Hashmi, Inaamulhaq, Jyoti Sethi
Director: Abhishek Saxena
What works: The lead actors.
What doesn't: A badly written script, simplistic.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Raabta

Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Kriti Sanon, Jim Sarbh, Varun Sharma
Director: Dinesh Vijan
What works: Sushant Singh Rajput, Jim Sarbh.
What doesn't: A poorly written screenplay.
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Behen Hogi Teri

Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Shruti Haasan, Gautam Gulati, Gulshan Grover, Ranjeet
Director: Ajay K Pannalal
What works: Rajkummar Rao and Shruti Haasan's chemistry
What doesn't: Climax
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

Vinod Mirani