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Box Office: Toilet: Ek Prem Katha opens well

Last updated on: August 14, 2017 18:28 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

The box office collections of Akshay Kumar's Toilet: Ek Prem Katha picks up with each passing day and with more holidays to follow, it should become a hit eventually.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar, Divyendu Sharma
Director: Shree Narayan Singh
What works: Akshay Kumar, the film's good intent.
What doesn't: Sloppy direction, too long.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Opens well.

 

 

Jab Harry Met Sejal

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma
Director: Imtiaz Ali
What works: Beautiful locales.
What doesn't: Sloppy script, unimpressive direction.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Gurgaon

Cast: Akshay Oberoi, Pankaj Tripathy, Ragini Khanna, Aamir Bashir, Shalini Vatsa.
Director: Shanker Raman
What works: Well-made thriller, solid performances.
What doesn't: May be too dark for audiences.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Mubarakan

Cast: Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Ileana D'Cruz, Athiya Shetty, Neha Sharma, Ratan Pathak Shah, Pavan Malhotra, Rahul Dev.
Director: Anees Bazmee
What works: Clean comedy, good entertainer.
What doesn't: Too loud, too long.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Raag Desh

Cast: Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh, Mohit Marwah, Kanwaljeet Singh, Sudesh Berry
Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
What works: Solid performances, brilliant direction.
What doesn't: Weak editing.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Indu Sarkar

Cast: Kirti Kulhari, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Supriya Vinod, Anupam Kher, Tota Roy Chowdhury
Director: Madhur Bhandarkar
What works: Good performances.
What doesn't: Badly written and directed.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Munna Michael

Cast: Tiger Shroff, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Nidhii Agerwal
Director: Sabbir Khan
What works: Amazing dance and action.
What doesn't: Too many loopholes in the plot.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Lipstick Under My Burkha

Cast: Ratna Pathak Shah, Konkona Sen Sharma, Plabita Borthakur, Aahana Kumra Sushant Singh, Vikrant Massey, Shashank Arora, Jagat Singh Solanki.
Director: Alankrita Shrivastava
What works: Good chemistry between the actresses, Ratna Pathak Shah's story.
What doesn't: Poor story resolutions, expositional dialogues.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Semi hit.

 

Jagga Jasoos

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Saurabh Shukla, Saswata Chatterjee, Sayani Gupta
Director: Anurag Basu.
What works: Great performances, enjoyable film with good thrills.
What doesn't: Too long.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop

 

Shab

Cast: Raveena Tandon, Sanjay Suri, Arpita Chatterjee, Ashish Bisht
Director: Onir.
What works: Raveena Tandon.
What doesn't: Sloppy screenplay and flimsy characterisation.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.