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Box Office: Judwaa 2 is a hit!

October 03, 2017 14:48 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

David Dhawan's Judwaa 2, starring Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu, is a winner at the box office.

And it shows that Varun's successful stint is still going strong.

 

The three-day holiday weekend, thanks to Gandhi Jayanti, has also worked in the film's favour.

Last week's release and India's official entry to the Oscars, Newton, remains above average.

 

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

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 Salman Khan's original Judwaa.
Number of weeks: New.
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: 1.
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: 1.
Box Office verdict: Average.

 

Bhoomi

Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Aditi Rao Hydari.
Director: Omung Kumar
What works: Sanjay Dutt.
What doesn't: Everything else.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

 

Simran

Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Soham Shah.
Director: Hansal Mehta
What works: Kangan in a light-hearted comedy.
What doesn't: The writing and execution falters.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Lucknow Central

Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Diana Penty, Ronit Roy, Deepak Dobriyal. Rajesh Sharma, Gippy Grewal, Inaamulhaq.
Director: Ranjit Tiwari
What works: Farhan Akhtar.
What doesn't: Not gripping enough.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi

Cast: Rishi Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Vir Das, Payal Ghosh.
Director: Sanjay Chhel
What works: Rishi Kapoor and Paresh Rawal.
What doesn't: Cringe worthy dialogues.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Poster Boys

Cast: Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Shreyas Talpade, Sonali Kulkarni, Samiksha Bhatnagar.
Director: Shreyas Talpade
What works: The Deols.
What doesn't: The silly humour.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Below average.

 

Daddy

Cast: Arjun Rampal, Aishwarya Rajesh, Rajesh Shringarpure, Nishikant Kamat.
Director: Ashim Ahluwalia.
What works: Good performances.
What doesn't: Loopholes in the script.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Baadshaho

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Ileana D'Cruz, Esha Gupta, Vidyut Jammwal, Sanjay Mishra.
Director: Milan Luthria
What works: Dialogues.
What doesn't: The climax, dull content.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.