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Box Office: Munna Michael fails but Lipstick Under My Burkha scores!

July 24, 2017 17:28 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Munna Michael counts on Tiger Shroff's dance and action skills but its 1980s kind of story stands rejected at the box office. 

The other release Lipstick Under My Burkha opened poorly on Friday but picked up well over the weekend.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

Munna Michael

Cast: Tiger Shroff, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Nidhii Agerwal
Director: Sabbir Khan
What works: Amacing dance and action.
What doesn't: Too many loopholes in the plot.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Opens poorly.

Lipstick Under My Burkha

Cast: Ratna Pathak Shah, Konkona Sen Sharma, Plabita Borthakur, Aahana Kumra, Sushant Singh, Vikrant Massey, Shashank Arora,Jagat Singh Solanki.
Director: Alankrita Shrivastava
What works: Good chemistry between the actresses, Ratna Pathak Shah’s story.
What doesn't: Skimps on the men, poor story resolutions, expositional dialogues.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Opens well.

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: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop

 

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: 1.
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: 2.
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: 2.
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What doesn't: Outdated concept, bad performances.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: 3.
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: 4.
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: 5.
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: 5.
Box Office verdict: Flop.