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Box Office: Poster Boys, Daddy open poorly

September 11, 2017 16:58 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

This week's releases Poster Boys, a remake the Marathi film Poshter Boyz opened to below average collections at the box office. The other release Daddy recorded poor collections.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

Cast: Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Shreyas Talpade, Sonali Kulkarni, Samiksha Bhatnagar.
Director: Shreyas Talpade
What works: The Deols.
What doesn't: Silly humour.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Below average.

 

Cast: Arjun Rampal, Aishwarya Rajesh, Rajesh Shringarpure, Nishikant Kamat.
Director: Ashim Alhuwalia.
What works: Good performances.
What doesn't: Loopholes in the script.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Poor opening.

 

Baadshaho

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Ileana D’Cruz, Esha Gupta and Vidyut Jammwal, Sanjay Mishra.
Director: Milan Luthria
What works: Dialogues.
What doesn't: The climax, dull content.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar, Brijendra Kala, Seema Pahwa
Director: R Prasanna
What works: Great script, good humour, well-made film.
What doesn't: The climax disappoints.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Average.

 

A Gentleman

Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez, Darshan Kumar, Suniel Shetty
Director: Raj & DK
What works: A couple of jokes.
What doesn't: The material just isn't right for Raj-DK's low-keyed sensibility, tepid performances, most scenes aren't thought through.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Babumoshai Bandookbaaz

Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Bidita Bag, Jatin Goswami, Shraddha Das, Divya Dutta
Director: Kushan Nandy
What works: Nawazuddin.
What doesn't: Bad dailogue, story, screenplay, direction.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Sniff

Cast: Kushmeet Gill
Director: Amole Gupte
What works: The story, and it's simple and gentle narration.
What doesn't: Tough!
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Qaidi Band

Cast: Aadar Jain, Anya Singh, Sachin Pilgaonkar
Director: Habib Faisal
What works: Anya Singh, the music.
What doesn't: Everything else.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Bareilly Ki Barfi 

Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Kriti Sanon, Rajkummar Rao
Director: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari
What works: Good dialogue, excellent direction, music.
What doesn't: Tough!
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Average.

 

VIP 2: Lalkar

Cast: Dhanush, Kajol, Amala Paul, Ritu Varma, Samuthirakani, Saranya Ponvannan
Director: Soundarya Rajnikanth
What works: Good performances.
What doesn't: Silly plot, regressive dialogue.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.