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Box Office: Poor opening for Laali Ki Shaadi..., Mukti Bhavan

April 10, 2017 16:41 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Moviegoers were treated to two films last week, Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana and Mukti Bhawan.

While Laali Ki Shaadi Mein Laaddoo Deewana got mostly poor reviews, Mukti Bhavan saw some amazing reviews. Its lead actor Adil Hussain, in fact, got a special mention at the National awards that were announced on the day the film released.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the weekly verdict. 

 

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: New.

BO verdict: Poor opening.

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: New.

BO verdict: Poor opening.

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 and the other actors.

What doesn't: The background score, a little predictable.

Number of weeks: 1.

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: 1.

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: 2.

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: 2.

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: 3.

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: 3.

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: 3.

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: 4.

BO verdict: Super hit.

Read the reviews: Raja SenSukanya Verma