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Box Office: Vodka Diaries, Birthday Song open badly

January 23, 2018 09:18 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Last week saw as many as seven movie releases. All of them bombed at the box office.

Films like Vodka Diaries, Nirdosh, My Birthday Song, Hamara Tiranga, Haq E Sailani, Union Leader and Medal did not carry *any* expectations.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

Vodka Diaries

Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Mandira Bedi.
Director: Kushal Srivastava.
What works: Nothing.
What doesn't: Unintentionally funny, drags.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

My Birthday Song

Cast: Sanjay Suri, Nora Fatehi, Zenia Starr.
Director: Sameer Soni.
What works: Good thrilling story, Sanjay Suri's performance.
What doesn't: Heavy dose of sex, which is not handled well.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

1921

Cast: Zareen Khan, Karan Kundra.
Director: Vikram Bhatt.
What works: Nothing!
What doesn't: No horror in this horror film, bad acting.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Mukkabaaz

Cast: Vineet Kumar Singh, Zoya Hussain, Jimmy Shergill, Ravi Kishan.
Director: Anurag Kashyap.
What works: Performances, story.
What doesn't: The climax.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Kaalakaandi

Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Akshay Oberoi, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Vijay Raaz, Deepak Dobriyal, Sobhita Dhulipala, Amyra Dastur, Isha Talwar, Shenaz Treasury, Nary Singh.
Director: Akshat Verma.
What works: Saif Ali Khan, funny in parts.
What doesn't: Screenplay.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Tiger Zinda Hai

Cast: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Angad Bedi, Paresh Rawal, Kumud Mishra.
Director: Ali Abbas Zafar.
What works: Salman Khan.
What doesn't: Sloppy script, tiring sequel.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Blockbuster.

 

Monsoon Shootout

Cast: Vijay Verma, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sreejita De, Geetanjali Thapa.
Director: Amit Kumar.
What works: Execution, actors.
What doesn't: 105 minutes are too meagre to explore the three tangents to the story.
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Fukrey Returns

Cast: Ali Fazal, Richa Chadha, Pulkit Samrat, Varun Sharma, Manjot Singh, Pankaj Tripathi.
Director: Mrigdeep Singh Lamba.
What works: Performances, hangover of Fukrey.
What doesn't: Slow pace, forced humour.
Number of weeks: 6.
Box Office verdict: Superhit.

Vinod Mirani