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Box Office: Shaandaar opens poorly

Last updated on: October 26, 2015 18:35 IST

 A look at the hits and misses of the week.

A very poorly made film, Shaandaar made sure that audiences stayed clear of it.

The film did well only on the day of its release, which was a national holiday due to Dussehra. Since then, the film has been sliding downwards.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the box office verdict for the week.

Shaandaar

Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in Shaandaar

Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Pankaj Kapur, Sanjay Kapoor, Sanah Kapoor

Director: Vikas Bahl

What works: The lead pair Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt

What doesn't: No storyline, bad direction.

Number of weeks: New.

BO verdict: Poor.

Read the reviews here: Sukanya Verma and Raja Sen

 

Pyaar Ka Punchnaam 2


Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha, Sonalli Sehgall, Ishita Sharma, Omkar Kapoor, Sunny Singh and Rumana Molla.

Director: Luv Ranjan.

What works: Decent gags.

What doesn't: Dated story, immature handling.

Number of weeks: 1.

BO verdict: Hit.

Read the review here

 

Wedding Pullav

Cast: Anushka Ranjan, Diganth Manchale, Karan Grover, Rishi Kapoor

Director: Binod Pradhan.

What works: Rishi Kapoor, good music.

What doesn't: Poor story.

Number of weeks: 1.

BO verdict: Flop.

 

Jazbaa

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Jazbaa

Cast: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Irrfan, Atul Kulkarni, Shabana Azmi

Director: Sanjay Gupta.

What works: Strong acting from Irrfan, Atul Kulkarni and Shabana Azmi.

What doesn't: Too many histrionics, bad dialogues, poor direction.

Number of weeks: 2.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the reviews here: Sukanya Verma and Raja Sen


Singh Is Bling

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson, Lara Dutta

Director: Prabhudheva.

What works: Akshay Kumar.

What doesn't: Terrible comedy.

Number of weeks: 3.

BO verdict: Average.

Read the reviews here: Sukanya Verma and Raja Sen

Talvar

Cast: Irrfan, Konkona Sensharma, Neeraj Kabi

Director: Meghna Gulzar

What works: Great performances from Irrfan and the lead cast, the script, the cinematography.

What doesn't: The Tabu-Irrfan track could have been dropped.

Number of weeks: 3.

BO verdict: Hit.

Read the reviews here: Savera R Someshwar, Raja Sen and Aseem Chhabra

Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon

Cast: Kapil Sharma, Arbaaz Khan, Manjari Phadnis, Elli Avram, Simran Kaur Mundi, Sai Lokur

Director: Abbas-Mustan

What works: Kapil Sharma.

What doesn't: Poor jokes, bad direction.

Number of weeks: 4.

BO verdict: Hit.

Read the review here

Calendar Girls

Cast: Akanksha Puri, Avani Modi, Kyra Dutt, Ruhi Singh, Satarupa Pyne, Rohit Roy.

Director: Madhur Bhandarkar

What works: Nothing!

What doesn't: Poor story, bad direction.

Number of weeks: 4.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

Bhaag Johnny

Cast: Kunal Khemmu, Zoa Maorani, Mandana Karimi.

Director: Shivam Nair

What works: Kunal Khemmu.

What doesn't: Confused story-telling, half-hearted acting.

Number of weeks: 4.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here