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Few takers for Patiala House

February 14, 2011 16:40 IST

Despite good reviews, Patiala House recorded a poor opening at the box office.

Meanwhile, Yeh Saali Zindagi survived a bad week while Dil Toh Baccha Hai was a flop.

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

Note: Films are ranked according to their release dates. The thumbs ups and downs do not reflect rediff's views.




Patiala House

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma, Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh.
Director: Nikhil Advani.

Good music. Akshay rocks. 

Generic plot and sloppy screenplay.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Poor opening.

Review




Yeh Saali Zindagi

Cast: Irrfan Khan, Chitrangada Singh, Arunoday Singh, Aditi Rao Hydari.
Director: Sudhir Mishra.

Witty, funny and good performances. 

Surplus characters and subplots.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Steady.

Review




Hum Dono

Cast: Dev Anand, Sadhana, Nanda.
Director: Vijay Anand.
Watching a black and white classic in colour!

Tough!

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Poor response.

Review




Utt Pataang

Cast: Mahie Gill, Mona Singh, Vinay Pathak, Saurabh Shukla.
Director: Srikanth Velagaleti.
Tight script, flawless editing.

Cast disappoints.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




United Six

Cast: Parvathy Omanakuttan
, Daisy Bopanna, Mahi, Pooja Sharma, Isha Batwe, Luna Lakhar.
Director: Vishal Aryan Singh.
Tough!

Full of cliches and bad performances.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Omi Vaidya, Tisca Chopra, Shruti Haasan, Shahzahn Padamsee, Shraddha Das.
Director: Madhur Bhandarkar.
Tough!

Oversexed and unfunny.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




Dhobi Ghat

Cast: Aamir Khan, Prateik Babbar, Monica Dogra, Kriti Malhotra.
Director: Kiran Rao.
Prateik and music rock.

Full of cliches.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Steady.

Review:1 | 2




Yamla Pagla Deewana

Cast: Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Kulraj Randhawa, Mukul Dev.
Director: Samir Karnik.
Sunny Deol.

Bobby disappoints.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Average.

Review




Turning 30

Cast: Gul Panag, Purab Kohli.
Director: Alankrita Srivastava.
Gul Panag.

Full of cliches.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




No One Killed Jessica

Cast: Rani Mukerji, Vidya Balan, Rajesh Sharma, Myra.
Director: Raj Kumar Gupta.
Rajesh Sharma and Vidya Balan are superb. Amit Trivedi's music rocks.

Amateurish handling.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Average.

Review

Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

Last week's box office results