rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Movies » One Night Stand, Traffic fail at the box office

One Night Stand, Traffic fail at the box office

Last updated on: May 09, 2016 17:05 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

It has not been a very good weekend for Bollywood at the box office. Sunny Leone's One Night Stand did not seduce the audience. Manoj Bajpayee's Traffic was rejected by movie-goers. Sharman Joshi's 1920 London salvaged matters somewhat by getting a fair opening.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the weekly box office verdict.

 

One Night Stand

Sunny Leone in One Night Stand

Cast: Sunny Leone, Tanuj Virwani, Nyra Banerjee

Director: Jasmine D'souza

What works: The story idea behind the film.

What doesn't: Clunky writing, bad performances.

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Poor opening

Read the review here

 

Traffic

Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Jimmy Shergill, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Parambrata Chatterjee, Sachin Khedekar, Amol Parashar, Vishal Singh, Divya Dutta

Director: (The late) Rajesh Pillai

What works: Kitu Gidwani and Divya Dutta's performances.

What doesn't: Monotonous acting and hackneyed characterisations.

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here

 

1920 London

Cast: Sharman Joshi, Meera Chopra, Vishal Karwal

Director: Tinu Suresh Desai

What works: The music.

What doesn't: The story is predictable and the film is not scary.

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Fair opening

Read the review here

 

Cast: Tiger Shroff, Shraddha Kapoor, Sudheer Babu, Sunil Grover, Sanjay Mishra

Director: Sabbir Khan

What works: Tiger Shroff and Sudheer Babu's performances.

What doesn't: Poor dialogues and the love scenes are boring.

Number of weeks: 1

BO verdict: Excellent opening

Read the review here

 

Nil Battey Sannata

Cast: Swara Bhaskar, Ratna Pathak Shah, Sanjay Suri

Director: Ashwini Iyer Tiwari

What works: Performances and engaging narrative.

What doesn't: Second half drags.

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here

 

Laal Rang

Cast: Randeep Hooda, Piaa Bajpai, Akshay Oberoi, Rajniesh Duggall, Meenakshi Dixit

Director: Syed Ahmad Afzal

What works: Randeep Hooda's performance.

What doesn't: Unnecessary melodrama.

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here

 

Fan

Shah Rukh Khan in Fan

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Waluscha De Sousa, Sayani Gupta, Shriya Pilgaonkar

Director: Maneesh Sharma

What works: Shah Rukh Khan.

What doesn't: Lazy writing, plot has too many loopholes.

Number of weeks: 3

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma 

 

Love Games

Cast: Patralekha, Tara Alisha Berry, Gaurav Arora

Director: Vikram Bhatt

What works: Patralekha and Gaurav Arora.

What doesn't: Predictable story, unnecessary skin show.

Number of weeks: 4

BO verdict: Poor

Read the review here

 

The Jungle Book (Hindi version)

Cast: Neel Sethi, Priyanka Chopra, Nana Patekar, Om Puri, Irrfan, Shefali Shah

Director: Jon Favreau

What works: Amazing animation and 3D.

What doesn't: Could be a tad scary for kids.

Number of weeks: 4

BO verdict: Hit

Read the review here: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma / Aseem Chhabra

 

Ki & Ka

Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Kapoor in Ki & Ka

Cast: Kareena Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Swaroop Sampat, Rajit Kapur

Director: R Balki

What works: Good performances.

What doesn't: Poor writing, caricaturish characters.

Number of weeks: 5

BO verdict: Hit

Read the review here: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma