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Box Office: Jia Aur Jia, Rukh fail

October 30, 2017 17:58 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Last week's releases -- Rukh and Jia Aur Jia -- failed at the box office while Rohit Shetty's Golmaal Again!!! continued to do good business.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

Jia Aur Jia

Cast: Richa Chaddha, Kalki Koechlin, Arslan Goni
Director: Howard Rosemeyer
What works: The lead cast.
What doesn't: Bad direction, wishy-washy script, blah humour.
Number of weeks: New
Box Office verdict: Flop

 

Rukh

Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Smita Tambe, Adarsh Gourav
Director: Atanu Mukherjee
What works: Story, performances.
What doesn't: Lacks technical finness.
Number of weeks: New
Box Office verdict: Flop


Golmaal Again!!!

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Parineeti Chopra, Tabu, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Kunal Kemmu, Prakash Raj, Neil Nitin Mukesh
Director: Rohit Shetty
What works: Hilarious jokes, good performances, entertaining fare.
What doesn't: The second half drags.
Number of weeks: 1
Box Office verdict: Hit

 

Secret Superstar

Cast: Zaira Wasim, Meher Vij, Aamir Khan
Director: Advait Chandan
What works: Solid performances by Aamir and Zaira.
What doesn't: Lengthy and predictable.
Number of weeks: 1
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: 2
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: 3
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: 3
Box Office verdict: Flop   

 

Judwaa 2

Cast: Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez, 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: 4
Box Office verdict: Hit

 

Haseena Parkar

Cast: Shraddha Kapoor, Siddhanth Kapoor, Ankur Bhatia, 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: 5
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: 5
Box Office verdict: Hit

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