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Box Office: Raazi is a hit

May 15, 2018 07:55 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Raazi had a good opening and an excellent weekend. It is a hit already.

102 Not Out holds steady in its second weekend and will become an earner.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

Raazi

Cast: Alia Bhatt Vicky Kaushal, Rajit Kapur, Soni Razdan, Arif Zakaria, Amruta Khanvilkar.
Director: Meghna Gulzar.
What works: Crisp editing , sharp camerawork and poignant music.
What doesn't: Alia struggles in pseudo-patriotic film.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

 

Hope Aur Hum

Cast: Naseeruddin Shah Sonali Kulkarni Aamir Bashir .
Director: Sudip Bandyopadhyay.
What works: The entire cast. The film is not melodramatic.
What doesn't: The film feels a bit disjointed.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Omerta

Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Keval Arora, Rajesh Tailang.
Director: Hansal Mehta.
What works: Takes a real close look at its subject, beautifully shot, eye for detail.
What doesn't: The ending may seem tepid.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

102 Not Out

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Jimit Trivedi.
Director: Umesh Shukla.
What works: A fun family entertainer, with good performances.
What doesn't: The second half, when the humour evaporates.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Above Average.

 

Daas Dev

Cast: Richa Chadha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Rahul Bhat, Saurabh Shukla, Anurag Kashyap.
Director: Sudhir Mishra.
What works: The supporting cast, Sudhir Mishra's understanding of our politics, the humour.
What doesn't: The first 20 minutes.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Nanu Ki Jaanu

Cast: Patralekhaa, Abhay Deo, Manu Rishi, Brijendra Kala and Himani Shivpuri.
Director: Faraz Haider.
What works: Good performances; unique story.
What doesn't: Flawed execution.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Beyond The Clouds

Cast: Ishaan Khatter, Malavika Mohanna.
Director: Majid Maijidi.
What works: Ishaan Khatter.
What doesn't: Tried and tested formula.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Cast: Varun Dhawan, Banita Sandhu, Gitanjali Rao.
Director: Shoojit Sircar.
What works: Novel story, good performances.
What doesn't: Slow narrative.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Below average.

 

Blackmail

Cast: Irrfan Khan, Kirti Kulhari, Divya Dutta, Arunoday Singh, Anuja Sathe.
Director: Abhinay Deo.
What works: Good performances, well directed, never loses its sting.
What doesn't: Slow narrative.
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Missing

Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Tabu, Annu Kapoor.
Director: Mukul Abhyankar.
What works: Nothing!
What doesn't: Monotonous and drab.
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

Vinod Mirani