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Box Office: Pari, Veerey Ki Wedding flop

March 06, 2018 11:40 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Last week saw two movies release -- Pari and Veerey Ki Wedding, but neither film could cash in on the three-day Holi weekend.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

Pari

Cast: Anushka Sharma, Parambrata Chatterjee, Rajat Kapoor.
Director: Prosit Roy.
What works: Good performances, Prosit Roy invests a lot in his characters and visuals, a good horror film.
What doesn't: Nervous start.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Veerey Ki Wedding

 

Cast: Pulkit Samrat, Jimmy Sheirgill, Kriti Kharbanda.
Director: Ashu Trikha.
What works: Jimmy Sheirgill.
What doesn't: Predictable and messy affair.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety

Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha, Sunny Singh.
Director: Luv Ranjan.
What works: A delightful supporting cast.
What doesn't: Lowbrow laughs.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

 

Welcome to New York

Cast: Diljit Dosanjh, Sonakshi Sinha, Karan Johar, Riteish Deshmukh, Lara Dutta, Boman Irani, Rana Daggubati, Sushant Singh Rajput, Aditya Roy Kapur.
Director: Chakri Toleti.
What works: Salman Khan's cameo.
What doesn't: The rest of the film!
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Aiyaary

Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Manoj Bajpayee, Rakul Preet Singh, Pooja Chopra, Adil Hussain, Kumud Mishra, Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher.
Director: Neeraj Pandey.
What works: Manoj Bajpayee, Kumud Mishra.
What doesn't: Poor direction, script, female characters are not drawn out.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz

Cast: Geetanjali Thapa, Zain Khan Durrani, Shray Tiwari.
Director: Onir.
What works: Good performances, sensitive script, Onir's direction.
What doesn't: Too long.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

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: 3.
Box Office verdict: Average.

 

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: 5.
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: 6.
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: 6.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

Vinod Mirani