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Box Office: Ranchi Diaries is a dud

Last updated on: October 16, 2017 18:19 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Last week's sole release, Ranchi Diaries, failed to impress at the box office.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

Ranchi Diaries 

Cast: Himansh Kohli, Soundarya Sharma, Taaha Shah, Anupam Kher, Jimmy Sheirgill
Director: Sattwik Mohanty
What works: Performances of the five leads
What doesn't: No character development, crude set-up
Number of weeks: New
Box Office verdict: Flop

 

Chef

Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Padmapriya, Svar Kamble
Director: Raja Krishna Menon
What works: Good performances
What doesn't: Not as good as the original Hollywood film and we hardly see any food
Number of weeks: 1
Box Office verdict: Fails badly

 

Tu Hai Mera Sunday

Cast: Barun Sobti, Shahana Goswami, Vishal Malhotra, Pallavi Batra, Avinash Tiwari, Maanvi Gogroo, Suhaas Ahuja
Director: Milind Dhaimade
What works: The writing, the cast
What doesn't: Doesn't make an impression
Number of weeks: 1
Box Office verdict: Fails

 

Judwaa 2

Cast: Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Taapsee Pannu
Director: David Dhawan
What works: Varun Dhawan and the nostalgia factor
What doesn't: Not as good as the Salman Khan original
Number of weeks: 2
Box Office verdict: Hit

 

Haseena Parkar

Cast: Shraddha Kapoor, Siddhanth Kapoor, Ankur Bhatia, Rajesh Tailang
Director: Apoorva Lakhia
What works: A gripping first half
What doesn't: The film loses the plot in the second half
Number of weeks: 3
Box Office verdict: Flop

 

Newton

Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil, Raghubir Yadav
Director: Amit Masurkar
What works: Great performances by the entire cast, 
tries to focus the spotlight on uncomfortable realities
What doesn't: Lack of end-to-end clarity
Number of weeks: 3
Box Office verdict: Hit

 

Bhoomi

Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Aditi Rao Hydari
Director: Omung Kumar
What works: Sanjay Dutt
What doesn't: Everything else
Number of weeks: 3
Box Office verdict: Flop

 

Simran

Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Soham Shah
Director: Hansal Mehta
What works: Kangan in a light-hearted comedy
What doesn't: The writing and execution falters
Number of weeks: 4
Box Office verdict: Flop

 

Lucknow Central

Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Diana Penty, Ronit Roy, Deepak Dobriyal. Rajesh Sharma, Gippy Grewal, Inaamulhaq
Director: Ranjit Tiwari
What works: Farhan Akhtar
What doesn't: Not gripping enough
Number of weeks: 4
Box Office verdict: Flop

 

Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi

Cast: Rishi Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Vir Das, Payal Ghosh
Director: Sanjay Chhel
What works: Rishi Kapoor and Paresh Rawal
What doesn't: Cringe worthy dialogues
Number of weeks: 4
Box Office verdict: Flop

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