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Box Office: Welcome 2 Karachi is a flop

June 01, 2015 17:24 IST

Here comes another dud after a brief high at the box office.

Aanand L Rai's Tanu Weds Manu Returns struck gold at the box office upon release, and buzz is it's this year's first big hit. But last week's release Welcome 2 Karachi wasn't so fortunate.  

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the box office verdict for the week.

 

Welcome 2 Karachi

 

Cast: Jackky Bhagnani, Arshad Warsi, Lauren Gottlieb.

Director: Ashish R Mohan

What works: Arshad-Jackky's comic timing.

What doesn't: Bad writing, ineffective comedy.

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Poor opening.

Read the review here

 

Tanu Weds Manu Returns

 

Cast: Kangana Ranaut, R Madhavan, Jimmy Shergill, Swara Bhaskar, Eijaz Khan, Deepak Dobriyal.

Director: Aanand L Rai

What works: Kangana and Madhavan, the film ensures a lot of laughs.

What doesn't: Nothing new in the story.

Number of weeks: 1

BO verdict: Hit.

Read the review here


Bombay Velvet

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Karan Johar

Director: Anurag Kashyap

What works: Good production values and terrific detailing, good music.

What doesn't: Shallow film that loses steam midway, half-baked characters.

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the reviews here: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma/ Aseem Chhabra

Piku

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Irrfan Khan, Moushumi Chatterjee.

Director: Shoojit Sircar

What works: Brilliant performances, good story

What doesn't: Abrupt end.

Number of weeks: 3

BO verdict: Hit

Read the reviews here: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma

Gabbar Is Back

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Shruti Haasan, Kareena Kapoor, Suman Talwar, Sunil Grover

Director: Krish

What works: Akshay Kumar and Sunil Grover's performance.

What doesn't: Melodramatic plot, bad direction

Number of weeks: 4.

BO verdict: Below average.

Read the review here