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Box Office: Poor opening for Naam Shabana, Poorna

April 03, 2017 18:08 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Moviegoers were treated to two films last week, Naam Shabana and Poorna.

Where Naam Shabana -- a prequel to Akshay Kumar-starrer Baby -- got mostly amazing reviews, Poorna -- a true story of the youngest girl in history to climb Mount Everest -- opened to a mixed response.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the weekly verdict. 

 

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: New.

BO verdict: Poor opening.

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: New.

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: 1.

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: 1.

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: 2.

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: 2.

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: 2.

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: 3.

BO verdict: Super 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: 4.

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: 5.

BO verdict: Disaster.

Read the reviews: Raja Sen/ Sukanya Verma