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Box Office: Tumhari Sulu is average, Aksar 2 is poor

November 20, 2017 18:48 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Vidya Balan's Tumhari Sulu saw limited appreciation as it was screened at select multiplexes and, hence, remains average.

Tumhari Sulu needs to do well through the week.

Aksar 2 is poor.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

Tumhari Sulu

Cast: Vidya Balan, Manav Kaul, Neha Dhupia, Malishka.
Director: Suresh Triveni.
What works: Good performances, Vidya Balan especially stands out.
What doesn't: The marital conflict seems half-baked.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Average.

 

Aksar 2

Cast: Zareen Khan, Gautam Rode, Abhinav Shukla, Mohit Madaan.
Director: Ananth Narayan Mahadevan.
What works: Interesting first half.
What doesn't: Second half confuses.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Poor opening.

 

Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana

Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Kriti Kharbanda.
Director: Ratnaa Singh.
What works: Good performances.
What doesn't: Boring music, weak story, too much melodrama.
Number of weeks: 1
Box Office verdict: Flop

 

Qarib Qarib Singlle

Cast: Irrfan Khan, Parvathy.
Director: Tanuja Chandra.
What works: Irrfan and Parvathy.
What doesn't: The other characters aren't fleshed out.
Number of weeks: 1
Box Office verdict: Average

 

The House Next Door

Cast: Siddharth, Andrea Jeremiah, Atul Kulkarni, Anisha Victor.
Director: Milind Rau.
What works: Good camerawork, film really scares you.
What doesn't: Cast has run-of-the-mill chemistry.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

Ittefaq

Cast: Sonakshi Sinha, Siddharth Malhotra, Akshaye Khanna.
Director: Abhay Chopra.
What works: Akshaye Khanna's performance.
What doesn't: Not a typical, taut crime thriller.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Below average.

 

Ribbon

Cast: Kalki Koechlin, Sumeet Vyas.
Director: Rakhee Sandilya.
What works: Unique, but relatable storyline.
What doesn't: Abrupt end.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Jia Aur Jia

Cast: Richa Chaddha, Kalki Koechlin, Arslan Goni.
Director: Howard Rosemeyer.
What works: The lead cast.
What doesn't: Bad direction, wishy-washy script, blah humour.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Rukh

Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Smita Tambe, Adarsh Gourav.
Director: Atanu Mukherjee.
What works: Story, performances.
What doesn't: Lacks technical finesse.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.


Golmaal Again!!!

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Parineeti Chopra, Tabu, Arshad Warsi, Tusshar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Kunal Kemmu, Prakash Raj, Neil Nitin Mukesh.
Director: Rohit Shetty.
What works: Hilarious jokes, good performances, entertaining fare.
What doesn't: The second half drags.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

Vinod Mirani