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Karthik..., Teen Patti open poorly

March 03, 2010 12:02 IST

The Hindi film industry is still looking for that elusive big hit. Last week's releases Karthik Calling Karthik and Teen Patti saw poor openings at the box office.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the box office verdict.

Note: Films are ranked according to their release dates. The thumbs ups and downs reflect rediff's views.




Karthik Calling Karthik

Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Deepika Padukone
Director: Vijay Lalwani.
Deepika looks great. Great performance from Farhan

Second half of the film loses pace. Climax is a letdown.

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

Review




Teen Patti

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, R Madhavan, Ben Kingsley, Dhruv Ganesh, Siddharth Kher, Shraddha Kapoor and Vaibhav Talwar
Director: Leena Yadav.
Good performances.

Poorly executed film.

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

Review




Toh Baat Pakki

Cast: Tabu, Sharman Joshi, Vatsal Seth, Uvika Choudhary
Director: Kedar Shinde.
Tabu and Sharman perform well.

Bad script and weak dialogues.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




Click

Cast: Shreyas Talpade, Rehan Khan, Sneha Ullal, Sadaa
Director: Sangeeth Sivan.
Good performances.

Could have been shorter.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




My Name is Khan

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Zarina Wahab, Sonya Jehan, Jimmy Shergill
Director: Karan Johar.
Solid performances by Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Zarina Wahab.

Filmi climax.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Average.

Review





Striker

Cast: Siddharth, Aditya Pancholi, Padmapriya, Nicolette Bird.
Director: Chandan Arora.
Great performance by Siddharth, taut script and fast paced narrative.

Tend to digress.

Number of weeks: 3
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




Ishqiya

Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Vidya Balan, Arshad Warsi.
Director: Abhishek Chaubey.
Great performances, witty dialogues, very well directed film.

Tame end.

Number of weeks: 4

BO Verdict: Average.

Review




Rann

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Sudeep, Paresh Rawal, Rajat Kapoor, Gul Panag, Rajpal Yadav, Suchitra Krishnamurthy, Mohnish Bahl and Neetu Chandra.
Director: Ram Gopal Varma.
Amitabh Bachchan.

Too many to list.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Veer

Cast: Salman Khan, Zarine Khan, Jackie Shroff, Mithun.
Director: Anil Sharma.
Salman Khan.

Cliched and dated.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





3 Idiots

Cast: Aamir Khan, R Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani and Kareena Kapoor.
Director: Rajkumar Hirani.
Excellent performances, very well directed film.

Quite long.

Number of weeks: 9.
BO Verdict: Superhit.

Review


Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

Last week's box office results