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Hits continue to evade Bollywood as Raavan flops

June 28, 2010 15:11 IST

Flops continue to dog Bollywood as Raavan is declared a flop at the box office.

Meanwhile, last week's release Mr Singh Mrs Mehta had a weak opening.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the box office verdict.

Note: Films are ranked according to their release dates. The thumbs ups and downs reflect rediff's views.




Mr Singh Mrs Mehta

Cast: Aruna Shields, Prashant Narayanan, Naved Aslam and Lucy Hassan.
Director: Pravesh Bhardwaj

Prashant is good, deft handling of infidelity.

Slow pace.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Weak opening.

Review




Raavan

Cast: Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan, Vikram, Govinda.
Director: Mani Ratnam

Visually stunning, great performances.

Weak screenplay.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review 1 | 2 | 3




Raajneeti

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Katrina Kaif, Nana Patekar, Manoj Bajpai, Arjun Rampal Naseeruddin Shah.
Director: Prakash Jha

Shruti Seth.

Weak screenplay, clunky dialogue and too long.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Hit.




Kites

Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Babara Mori, Kangna Ranaut, Kabir Bedi.
Director: Anurag Basu

Hrithik and Babara look hot, film is visually appealing.

Everything else

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review 1 | 2




Bumm Bumm Bole

Cast: Darsheel Safary, Zia, Atul Kulkarni, Rituparna Sengupta.
Director: Priyadarshan
Darsheel shines.

Stretched climax

Number of weeks: 6.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




Bal Hanuman

Director: Pankaj Sharma.
Must watch for Superman and Spiderman fans

Very filmi

Number of weeks: 6.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




Badmaash Company

Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Vir Das, Meiyang Chang.
Director: Parmeet Sethi.
Good music and songs.

Weak plot

Number of weeks: 7.
BO Verdict: Average.

Review 1 | 2




Housefull

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Deepika Padukone, Ritesh Deshmukh, Arjun Rampal, Boman Irani, Chunky Pandey.
Director: Sajid Khan.
Tough.

Lame humour, bad acting, senseless plot

Number of weeks: 8.
BO Verdict: Semi-hit.

Review




City of Gold

Cast: Shashank Shende, Seema Biswas, Kashmira Shah and Sachin Khedekar.
Director: Mahesh Manjrekar.
Great performances by the cast.

Not for everyone.

Number of weeks: 9.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




Paathshaala

Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Ayesha Takia Azmi and Nana Patekar.
Director: Milind Ukey.
Has its heart in the right place.

Very dull and outdated.

Number of weeks: 10.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review

Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

Last week's box office results