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Box Office: PadMan gets a fair opening

February 13, 2018 07:55 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

PadMan saw a fair opening at the box office, and collections improved over the weekend.

Its fate depends on how the film performs this week.

Padmaavat is a hit thanks to the film doing well in all markets -- domestic theatrical, overseas, satellite, digital...

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

PadMan

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sonam Kapoor, Radhika Apte.
Director: R Balki.
What works: Akshay Kumar's performance.
What doesn't: Half-baked female characters; doesn't do justice to the actual story; unimaginatively shot.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Fair.

 

Padmaavat

Cast: Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, Jim Sarbh, Aditi Rao Hydari.
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali.
What works: The performances, visual spectacle.
What doesn't: Half-baked, linear characters, corny dialogues, too superficial.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

 

Vodka Diaries

Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Mandira Bedi.
Director: Kushal Srivastava.
What works: Nothing.
What doesn't: Unintentionally funny, drags.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

My Birthday Song

Cast: Sanjay Suri, Nora Fatehi, Zenia Starr.
Director: Sameer Soni.
What works: Good thrilling story, Sanjay Suri's performance.
What doesn't: Heavy dose of sex, which is not handled well.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

1921

Cast: Zareen Khan, Karan Kundra.
Director: Vikram Bhatt.
What works: Nothing!
What doesn't: No horror in this horror film, bad acting.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Mukkabaaz

Cast: Vineet Kumar Singh, Zoya Hussain, Jimmy Shergill, Ravi Kishan.
Director: Anurag Kashyap.
What works: Performances, story.
What doesn't: The climax.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Kaalakaandi

Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Akshay Oberoi, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Vijay Raaz, Deepak Dobriyal, Sobhita Dhulipala, Amyra Dastur, Isha Talwar, Shenaz Treasury, Nary Singh.
Director: Akshat Verma.
What works: Saif Ali Khan, funny in parts.
What doesn't: Screenplay.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Tiger Zinda Hai

Cast: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Angad Bedi, Paresh Rawal, Kumud Mishra.
Director: Ali Abbas Zafar.
What works: Salman Khan.
What doesn't: Sloppy script, tiring sequel.
Number of weeks: 7.
Box Office verdict: Blockbuster.

 

Monsoon Shootout

Cast: Vijay Verma, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sreejita De, Geetanjali Thapa.
Director: Amit Kumar.
What works: Execution, actors.
What doesn't: 105 minutes are too meagre to explore the three tangents to the story.
Number of weeks: 8.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

Vinod Mirani