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Box Office: Simran, Lucknow Central get poor opening

September 18, 2017 20:23 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Kangana Ranaut promoted Simran aggressively. Unfortunately, her film openly poorly.

The other two releases, Lucknow Central and Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi, also opened to below average collections.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

Simran

Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Soham Shah.
Director: Hansal Mehta
What works: Kangana, light-hearted comedy.
What doesn't: Writing and execution falters.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Poor opening.

 

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: New.
Box Office verdict: Poor opening.

 

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: New.
Box Office verdict: Poor opening.

 

Cast: Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Shreyas Talpade, Sonali Kulkarni, Samiksha Bhatnagar.
Director: Shreyas Talpade
What works: The Deols.
What doesn't: Silly humour.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Below average.

 

Daddy

Cast: Arjun Rampal, Aishwarya Rajesh, Rajesh Shringarpure, Nishikant Kamat.
Director: Ashim Ahluwalia.
What works: Good performances.
What doesn't: Loopholes in the script.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Poor opening.

 

Baadshaho

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Ileana D'Cruz, Esha Gupta and Vidyut Jammwal, Sanjay Mishra.
Director: Milan Luthria
What works: Dialogues.
What doesn't: The climax, dull content.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Shubh Mangal Saavdhan

Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Bhumi Pednekar, Brijendra Kala, Seema Pahwa
Director: R Prasanna
What works: Great script, good humour, well-made film.
What doesn't: The climax disappoints.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Average.

 

A Gentleman

Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez, Darshan Kumar, Suniel Shetty
Director: Raj & DK
What works: A couple of jokes.
What doesn't: The material just isn't right for Raj-DK's low-keyed sensibility, tepid performances, most scenes aren't thought through.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Babumoshai Bandookbaaz

Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Bidita Bag, Jatin Goswami, Shraddha Das, Divya Dutta
Director: Kushan Nandy
What works: Nawazuddin.
What doesn't: Bad dialogue, story, screenplay, direction.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Sniff

Cast: Kushmeet Gill
Director: Amole Gupte
What works: The story, and its simple, gentle, narration.
What doesn't: Tough!
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Vinod Mirani