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Box Office: Julie 2, Kadvi Hava fail

November 28, 2017 15:02 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

The second film in the Julie franchise failed to impress critics as well as the masses.

Kadvi Hawa won fantastic reviews and yet, saw poor collections.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

Julie 2

Cast: Raai Laxmi, Ravi Kishan.
Director: Deepak Shivdasani.
What works: Nothing.
What doesn't: Bad performances, bad writing.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Kadvi Hava

Cast: Sanjay Mishra, Ranvir Shorey, Tillotama Shome.
Director: Nila Madhab Panda.
What works: Terrific performances, tasteful cinema.
What doesn't: Nothing.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Tumhari Sulu

Cast: Vidya Balan, Manav Kaul, Neha Dhupia, Malishka.
Director: Suresh Triveni.
What works: Good performances, Vidya Balan especially stands out.
What doesn't: The marital conflict seems half-baked.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Average.

 

Aksar 2

Cast: Zareen Khan, Gautam Rode, Abhinav Shukla, Mohit Madaan.
Director: Ananth Narayan Mahadevan.
What works: Interesting first half.
What doesn't: Second half confuses.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana

Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Kriti Kharbanda.
Director: Ratnaa Singh.
What works: Good performances.
What doesn't: Boring music, weak story, too much melodrama.
Number of weeks: 2
Box Office verdict: Flop

 

Qarib Qarib Singlle

Cast: Irrfan Khan, Parvathy.
Director: Tanuja Chandra.
What works: Irrfan and Parvathy.
What doesn't: The other characters aren't fleshed out.
Number of weeks: 2
Box Office verdict: Average

 

The House Next Door

Cast: Siddharth, Andrea Jeremiah, Atul Kulkarni, Anisha Victor.
Director: Milind Rau.
What works: Good camerawork, film really scares you.
What doesn't: Cast has run-of-the-mill chemistry.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

Ittefaq

Cast: Sonakshi Sinha, Siddharth Malhotra, Akshaye Khanna.
Director: Abhay Chopra.
What works: Akshaye Khanna's performance.
What doesn't: Not a typical, taut crime thriller.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Below average.

 

Ribbon

Cast: Kalki Koechlin, Sumeet Vyas.
Director: Rakhee Sandilya.
What works: Unique, but relatable storyline.
What doesn't: Abrupt end.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

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: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

Vinod Mirani