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Box Office: Mom opens poorly, Guest Iin London flops

Last updated on: July 10, 2017 18:53 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Mom had a poor opening, but it improved over the weekend, only to drop again on Monday. A high-priced film in comparison to its draw and potential, Mom is below the mark.

Guest Iin London, starring Kartik Aaryan, Kriti Kharbanda, Paresh Rawal and Tanvi Azmi, has been rejected.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

Mom

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

 

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: New.
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What doesn't: Outdated concept, bad performances.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: 1.
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: 2.
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: 3.
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: 3.
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: 4.
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: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Baywatch

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, David Hasselhoff
Director: Seth Gordon
What works: The smoking hot cast
What doesn't: Stale Jokes, illogical crime drama
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Average opening.

 

A Death in the Gunj

Cast: Vikrant Massey, Tillotama Shome, Gulshan Devaiah, Om Puri, Kalki Koechlin, Ranvir Shorey, Tanuja, Jim Sarbh
Director: Konkona Sen Sharma
What works: Cast and the story
What doesn't: Slow pace
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Flop.