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Box Office: Sanju is a hit!

July 03, 2018 07:46 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Rajkumar Hirani's Sanju is a hit in its opening weekend itself, and on its way to become a superhit.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

Sanju

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Vicky Kaushal, Manisha Koirala, Dia Mirza, Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Jim Sarbh.
Director: Rajkumar Hirani.
What works: Ranbir Kapoor is brilliant, the rest of the cast lends good support.
What doesn't: Predictable story, omits large parts of Sanjay Dutt's life, paints it rosy.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

 

Race 3

Cast: Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Bobby Deol, Daisy Shah, Saqib Saleem, Freddy Daruwala.
Director: Remo D'Souza.
What works: Good action sequences.
What doesn't: Too long, too loud, no story.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Average.

 

Kaala (in Hindi)

Cast: Rajinikanth, Nana Patekar, Eswari Rao, Huma Qureshi, Anjali Patil, Samuthirakani, Dileepan.
Director: Pa. Ranjith.
What works: Rajinikanth's style, the fabulous climax.
What doesn't: Very little action scenes from Rajinikanth, Huma Qureshi disappoints.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Veere Di Wedding

Cast: Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar, Shikha Talsania, Sumeet Vyas.
Director: Shashanka Ghosh.
What works: Locations and Sakshi Talsania and Sumeet Vyas.
What doesn't: Weak script and editing.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

 

Bhavesh Joshi

Cast: Harshvardhan Kapoor.
Director: Vikramaditya Motwane.
What works: Harshvardhan Kapoor shows promise; is a fine, behavioural actor.
What doesn't: Motwane's storytelling lacks movement. Self-conscious dialogues. 
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Phamous

Cast: Jimmy Sheirgill, Jackie Shroff, kay Kay Menon, Shriya Saran, Mahie Gill, Pankaj Tripathi.
Director: Karan Butani.
What works: Nothing.
What doesn't: Old, dated film with neither substance nor sense nor a story line.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Parmanu

Cast: John Abraham, Diana Penty, Boman Irani, Anuja Sathe.
Director: Abhishek Sharma.
What works: Based on true events, fascinating script.
What doesn't: John Abraham performance, bad execution and lack of detailing.
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Semi hit.

 

Bioscopewala

Cast: Danny Denzogpa, Geetanjali Thapa, Adil Hussain, Tisca Chopra.
Director: Deb Medhekar.
What works: The tender bonding between Thapa and Danny and, of course, the storyline.
What doesn't: The story fails to convey the bitterness between Thapa and her father played by Adil Hussain.
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Khajoor Pe Atke

Cast: Manoj Pahwa, Vinay Pathak, Seema Pahwa, Alka Amin, Dolly Ahluwalia, Nagesh Bhonsle, Suneeta Sengupta, Sanah Kapur, Vicky Arora, Prathamesh Parab.
Director: Harsh Chhaya.
What works: Terrific actors.
What doesn't: Chhaya's direction lacked conviction.
Number of weeks: 6.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

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: 7.
Box Office verdict: Superhit.

Vinod Mirani