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Lukewarm response for Yeh Saali Zindagi

February 07, 2011 17:31 IST

Last week saw as many as five releases -- Yeh Saali Zindagi, Utt Pataang, United Six, Tum Hi Tou Ho and Hum Dono Rangeen. Except for Yeh Saali Zindagi, others went unnoticed with many shows being cancelled due to lack of audiences.

Yeh Saali Zindagi opened to lukewarm response, which peaked on Sunday. But it dropped again on Monday and will be below average.

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.




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: New.
BO Verdict: Lukewarm response.

Review




Hum Dono

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

Tough!

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

Review




Utt Pataang

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

Cast disappoints.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Opens poorly.

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: New.
BO Verdict: Poor opening.

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: 1.
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: 2.
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: 3.
BO Verdict: Average.

Review




Turning 30

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

Full of cliches.

Number of weeks: 3.
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: 4.
BO Verdict: Average.

Review




Tees Maar Khan

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif

Director: Farah Khan.

Katrina dancing to Sheila Ki Jawani.

The rest of the movie.

Number of weeks: 6.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review:1 |2 |3

Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

Last week's box office results