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Box Office: Noor, Maatr get poor opening

April 24, 2017 15:51 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Last week saw two actresses take centre-stage in the movies but very different kind of films. Unfortunately, both of them -- Raveena Tandon's Maatr and Sonakshi Sinha's Noor -- got poor openings at the box office.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the weekly verdict.

 

Noor

Cast: Sonakshi Sinha, Kanan Gill, Shibani Dandekar, Purab Kohli.

Director: Sunhil Sippy.

What works: Good performances.

What doesn't: Shallow activism, filmsy drama.

Number of weeks: New.

BO verdict: Poor opening.

Read the review here

 

Maatr

Cast: Raveena Tandon, Alisha Khan, Madhur Mittal.

Director: Ashtar Sayed.

What works: Raveena Tandon.

What doesn't: Glaring loopholes, weak script.

Number of weeks: New.

BO verdict: Poor opening.

Read the review here

 

Begum Jaan

Cast: Vidya Balan, Ila Arun, Naseeruddin Shah, Rajit Kapoor, Ashish Vidyarthi, Vivek Mushran, Chunky Pandey, Gauahar Khan, Pallavi Sharda.

Director: Srijit Mukherji.

What works: Vidya Balan.

What doesn't: Loud, melodramatic and shallow.

Number of weeks: 1.

BO verdict: Flop

Read the reviews here: Sukanya Verma / Sreehari Nair

 

Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana

Cast: Vivaan Shah, Akshara Haasan, Gurmeet Choudhary.

Director: Manish Harishankar.

What works: Sincere film.

What doesn't: Bad performances, mediocre.

Number of weeks: 2.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

 

Mukti Bhawan

Cast: Adil Hussain, Lalit Behl, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Paomi Ghosh.

Director: Shubhashish Bhutiani.

What works: Good performances, story, direction.

What doesn't: Drags in parts.

Number of weeks: 2.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

 

Naam Shabana

Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Akshay Kumar, Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Danny Denzongpa.

Director: Shivam Nair.

What works: Taapsee Pannu.

What doesn't: The background score, predictable.

Number of weeks: 3.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

 

Poorna

Cast: Rahul Bose, Aditi Inamdar, S Mariya, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Harsha Vardhan.

Director: Rahul Bose.

What works: The actors, the real-life tale of a hero.

What doesn't: The dialogues.

Number of weeks: 3.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

 

Phillauri

Cast:  Anushka Sharma, Diljit Dosanjh, Suraj Sharma and Mehreen Pirzada.

Director: Anshai Lal.

What works: Actors, songs.

What doesn't: Poor climax, lackluster editing, monotonous.

Number of weeks: 4.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

 

Anarkali Of Arrah

Cast:  Swara Bhaskar, Sanjay Mishra, Pankaj Tripathy.

Director: Avinash Das.

What works: Actors, music, sound, cinematography, production design, dialogues and direction.

What doesn't: Second half could have been tighter.

Number of weeks: 4.

BO verdict: Poor.

Read the review here

 

Badrinath Ki Dulhaniya

Cast: Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sahil Vaid.

Director: Shashank Khaitan.

What works: Good performances by the lead cast.

What doesn't: Old story in a new bottle, poor detailing.

Number of weeks: 6.

BO verdict: Super hit.

Read the reviews: Raja SenSukanya Verma