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Box Office: Neerja set to become a hit!

February 22, 2016 17:46 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Sonam Kapoor's well-reviewed film Neerja has fared well at the box office on its opening weekend.

After raking in decent money on its first day, the collections increased by leaps and bounds over the next two days.

The other releases, including Loveshhuda, Ishq Forever and Direct Ishq, weren't as lucky.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the box office verdict.

 

Neerja

Neerja

Cast: Sonam Kapoor, Shabana Azmi.

Director: Ram Madhvani.

What works: Performances, cinematography and narrative is superb.

What doesn't: Nothing.

Number of weeks: New.

BO verdict: Opens well. Set to become a hit.

Read the reviews here: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma

 

Loveshhuda

Loveshhuda

Cast: Girish Kumar, Navneet Kaur Dhillon.

Director: Vaibhav Misra.

What works: Good music.

What doesn't: Bad script, shoddy editing.

Number of weeks: New.

BO verdict: Opens poorly.

 

Ishq Forever

Ishq Forever

Cast: Ruhi Singh, Krishna Chaturvedi, Lisa Ray and Jaaved Jaaferi.

Director: Sameer Sippy.

What works: Beautiful locales.

What doesn't: Bad acting and script.

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Poor opening.

Read the review here

 

Direct Ishq

Direct Ishq

Cast: Arjun BijlaniRajneesh Duggal, Nidhi Subbaiah.

Director: Rajiv S Ruia.

What works: Rajneesh's performance.

What doesn't: Poor production values and predictable story.

Number of weeks: New.

BO verdict: Poor opening.

 

Sanam Re

Sanam Re

Cast: Pulkit Samrat, Yami Gautam, Urvashi Rautela.

Director: Divya Khosla Kumar.

What works: Beautiful locales and music.

What doesn't: Script and shabby direction.

Number of weeks: 1

BO Verdict: Below Average.

Read the review

 

Fitoor

Fitoor

Cast: Katrina Kaif, Aditya Roy Kapur, Tabu.

Director: Abishek Kapoor.

What works: Opulent production design and cinematography.

What doesn't: The lead pair.

Number of weeks: 1

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here

 

Ghayal Once Again

Poster of Ghayal

Cast: Sunny Deol, Soha Ali Khan, Om Puri, Narendra Jha.

Director: Sunny Deol.

What works: Sunny Deol.

What doesn't: Old fashioned story, haywire second half!

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here

 

Sanam Teri Kasam

Harshvardhan Rane, Mawra Hocane in Sanam Teri Kasam

Cast: Harshvardhan Rane, Mawra Hocane, Murli Sharma, Vijay Raaz, Sudesh Berry.

Director: Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru.

What works: The lead pair and the music of the film.

What doesn't: Weak script, melodramatic, too long, bad execution.

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here