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Box Office: Tubelight fares below expectations

June 27, 2017 17:37 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Salman Khan's much-awaited Eid release Tubelight turned out to be a damp squib at the box office. Distributors stand to lose on their investments.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

Tubelight

Cast: Salman Khan, Sohail Khan, Om Puri, Isha Talwar, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Zhu Zhu, Matin Rey Tangu
Director: Kabir Khan
What works: A few supporting performances, good cinematography.
What doesn't: Manipulative, too many good actors wasted in nothing-roles, the dramatic core is not developed, a clueless Salman Khan.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Below expectations.

Bank Chor

Cast: Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi, Rhea Chakraborty
Director: Bumpy
What works: Good performances from the lead cast.
What doesn't: Lame humour, glaring loopholes in the script.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Phullu

Cast: Sharib Hashmi, Inaamulhaq, Jyoti Sethi
Director: Abhishek Saxena
What works: The lead actors.
What doesn't: A badly written script, simplistic.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Raabta

Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Kriti Sanon, Jim Sarbh, Varun Sharma
Director: Dinesh Vijan
What works: Sushant Singh Rajput, Jim Sarbh.
What doesn't: A poorly written screenplay.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Behen Hogi Teri

Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Shruti Haasan, Gautam Gulati, Gulshan Grover, Ranjeet
Director: Ajay K Pannalal
What works: Rajkummar Rao and Shruti Haasan's chemistry
What doesn't: climax
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

 

Baywatch

Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, David Hasselhoff
Director: Seth Gordon
What works: The smoking hot cast
What doesn't: Stale Jokes, illogical crime drama
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Average opening.

 

A Death in the Gunj

Cast: Vikrant Massey, Tillotama Shome, Gulshan Devaiah, Om Puri, Kalki Koechlin, Ranvir Shorey, Tanuja, Jim Sarbh
Director: Konkona Sen Sharma
What works: Cast and the story
What doesn't: Slow pace
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Dear Maya

Cast: Manisha Koirala, Madiha Imam, Shreya Chaudhary
Director: Sunaina Bhatnagar
What works: Manisha Koirala
What doesn't: Slow first half
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Dobaara: See Your Evil

Cast: Huma Qureshi, Saqib Saleem, Lisa Ray, Adil Hussain, Madalina Bellariu Ion, Rhea Chakraborty
Director: Prawaal Raman
What works: Huma Qureshi, Saqib Saleem, Adil Hussain
What doesn't: Poor copy of Oculus
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Sachin: A Billion Dreams

Cast: Sachin Tendulkar
Director: James Erskine
What works: Sachin Tendulkar
What doesn't: No new information on Sachin
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.