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Box Office: Waiting, Phobia, Veerappan all flop

May 30, 2016 16:38 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Three films released last week. Two of them got good reviews. But all three failed the box office test.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Randeep Hooda's Sarbjit, which released the week before last, also did not set the box office on fire.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the weekly box office verdict.

 

Waiting

Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Kalki Koechlin, Rajat Kapoor, Arjun Mathur, Suhasini Maniratnam

Director: Anu Menon

What works: The human drama; Naseeruddin Shah and Kalki's performances.

What doesn't: Lengthy and stagnant second half.

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Poor

Read the review here

 

Phobia

Cast: Radhika Apte

Director: Pawan Kripalani

What works: Engaging narrative and Radhika Apte's performance.

What doesn't: Predictable second half.

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Poor

Read the review here

 

Veerapan

Cast:  Sandeep Bharadwaj, Sachiin J Joshi, Usha Jadhav, Lisa Ray

Director: Ram Gopal Varma

What works: Cinematography, visuals.

What doesn't: Bad writing, plotting, dialogues, bad performance by Sachiin Joshi, Lisa Ray.

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Poor

Read the review here

 

Sarbjit

Randeep hooda and Aishwray Rai Bachchan in Sarbjit

Cast: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Randeep Hooda, Richa Chhada

Director: Omung Kumar

What works: The story idea.

What doesn't: Weak script and direction.

Number of weeks: 1

BO verdict: Average

Read the review here: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma 

 

Azhar

Emraan Hashmi and Nargis Fakhri in Azhar

Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Nargis Fakhri, Prachi Desai, Kunal Roy Kapur, Lara Dutta

Director: Tony D'Souza

What works: Emraan Hashmi.

What doesn't: Bad direction, poor storytelling.

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Poor

Read the review here: Prem Panicker /Raja Sen

 

Dear Dad

Arvind Swami, Himashu Sharma and Ekavali Khanna in Dear Dad

Cast: Arvind Swamy, Himanshu Sharma

Director: Tanuj Bhramar

What works: Performances by Arvind Swamy, Himanshu Sharma.

What doesn't: We don't see much of Arvind Swamy.

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here

 

Buddha in a Traffic Jam

Arunoday Singh and Mahie Gill in Buddha in a Traffic Jam

Cast:  Anupam Kher, Arunoday Singh, Mahie Gill, Anchal Dwivedi, Pallavi Joshi.

Director: Vivek Agnihotri

What works: Nothing!

What doesn't: Preposterous plot, bad performances and direction.

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here

 

One Night Stand

Sunny Leone in One Night Stand

Cast: Sunny Leone, Tanuj Virwani, Nyra Banerjee

Director: Jasmine D'souza

What works: The story idea.

What doesn't: Clunky writing, bad performances.

Number of weeks: 3

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here

 

Traffic

Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Jimmy Shergill, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Parambrata Chatterjee, Sachin Khedekar, Amol Parashar, Vishal Singh, Divya Dutta

Director: Rajesh Pillai

What works: Kitu Gidwani and Divya Dutta's performances.

What doesn't: Monotonous acting and hackneyed characterisations.

Number of weeks: 3

BO verdict: Poor

Read the review here

 

1920 London

Cast: Sharman Joshi, Meera Chopra, Vishal Karwal

Director: Tinu Suresh Desai

What works: The music.

What doesn't: The story is predictable and the film is not scary.

Number of weeks: 3

BO verdict: Fair

Read the review here