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Box Office: Saif Ali Khan's Chef fails

October 09, 2017 19:19 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Last week's releases have failed to impress at the box office.

Raja Krishna Menon's Chef, starring Saif Ali Khan, failed due to poor promotions and a dull release period.

The other release Tu Hai Mera Sunday also failed to find an audience.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

 

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, we hardly see any food.
Number of weeks: New.
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: New.
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 Salman Khan's original Judwaa.
Number of weeks: 1.
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: 2.
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: 2.
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: 2.
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: 3.
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: 3.
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: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Poster Boys

Cast: Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Shreyas Talpade, Sonali Kulkarni, Samiksha Bhatnagar.
Director: Shreyas Talpade
What works: The Deols.
What doesn't: The silly humour.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Below average.

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