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Box Office: Phillauri, Anarkali Of Arrah fare poorly

Last updated on: March 27, 2017 17:41 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Last week's releases Phillauri and Anarkali of Arrah saw strong women-oriented stories at the marquee but failed to draw in collections.

Unlike Phillauri, Anarkali got rave reviews and yet, the response was poor.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the weekly verdict. 

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: New.

BO verdict: Poor.

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: New.

BO verdict: Poor.

Read the review here

 

Machine

Cast:  Mustafa Burmawalla, Kiara Advani.

Director: Abbas-Mustan.

What works: Nothing!

What doesn't: Bad performances, weak plot.

Number of weeks: 1.

BO verdict: Disaster.

Read the review here

 

Trapped

Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Geetanjali Thapa.

Director: Vikramaditya Motwane

What works: Rajkummar Rao.

What doesn't: Too dark.

Number of weeks: 1.

BO verdict: Disaster.

Read the review here

 

Aa Gaya Hero

Cast: Govinda, Ashutosh Rana, Murali Sharma, Makarand Deshpande, Chandrachur Singh.

Director: Dipankar Senapati

What works: Govinda's dance.

What doesn't: The whole movie!

Number of weeks: 1.

BO verdict: Disaster.

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: 2.

BO verdict: Hit.

Read the reviews: Raja SenSukanya Verma

 

Commando 2

Cast: Vidyut Jammwal, Adah Sharma, Esha Gupta, Freddy Daruwala.

Director: Deven Bhojani

What works: Jammwal's daredevil stunts.

What doesn't: Bad performances, weak plot.

Number of weeks: 3.

BO verdict: Average.

Read the review here

 

Rangoon

Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Shahid Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan.

Director: Vishal Bhardwaj.

What works: Good performances.

What doesn't: Over-the-top spectacle, a hotchpotch of conflicts that don’t mix well. 

Number of weeks: 4.

BO verdict: Disaster.

Read the reviews: Raja Sen/ Sukanya Verma

 

The Ghazi Attack

Cast: Rana Daggubati, Kay Kay Menon, Atul Kulkarni, Taapsee Pannu.

Director: Sankalp Reddy.

What works: Nail-biting thriller, riveting war story.

What doesn't: Over-dramatised.

Number of weeks: 5.

BO verdict: Poor.

Read the review here

 


Running Shaadi

Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Amit Sadh.

Director: Amit Roy.

What works: The Bihari tadka.

What doesn't: Everything else!

Number of weeks: 5.

BO verdict: Poor.

Read the review here