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No takers for Paathshaala, Phoonk 2

April 19, 2010 16:38 IST

Neither horror nor going to back to school was a hit with moviegoers as last week's releases -- Paathshaala and Phoonk 2 -- fared poorly 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.




Paathshaala

Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Ayesha Takia Azmi and Nana Patekar.
Director: Milind Ukey.
Has its heart in the right place.

Very dull and outdated.

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

Review




Phoonk 2

Cast: Sudeep, Amrita Khanvilkar, Rishabh Jain and Ahsaas Channa.
Director: Milind Gadagkar
Some scenes make you jump.

Too noisy.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Very poor opening.

Review




Prince

Cast: Vivek Oberoi, Aruna Shields, Neeru Bajwa and Nandana Sen.
Director: Kookie V Gulati.
Tough.

Influenced by 70s Bollywood.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




The Japanesse Wife

Cast: Rahul Bose, Raima Sen and Chigusa Takaku.
Director: Aparna Sen.
Takaku and Raima perform well.

Rahul lets down the film.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai

Cast: Riteish Deshmukh, Jacqueline Fernandez, Vishla Malhotra and Sonal Sehgal.
Director: Milap Zaveri.
Jacqueline Fernandez and Vishal perform well.

The story could be tighter.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




Tum Milo Tho Sahi

Cast: Dimple Kapadia, Nana Patekar, Rehan Khan, Vidya Malvade.
Director: Kabir Sadanand.
Great performance from Nana Patekar and Dimple Kapadia.

Forced songs and predictable climax.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




Sadiyaan

Cast: Rekha, Hema Malini, Rishi Kapoor, Luv Sinha and Ferena Wazir.
Director: Raj Kanwar.
Tough.

Long annoying film.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




Pankh

Cast: Bipasha Basu, Maradona Rebello, .
Director: Sudipto Chattopadhyay.
Very courageous film.

Director tries to explore too many sub-themes simultaneously.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




The Great Indian Butterfly

Cast: Boman Irani, Minissha Lamba, Sammer Dattani.
Director: Shyam Benegal.
Great performance from Sandhya Mridhul, Aamir Bashir and Koel Puri.

Outdated.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




Well Done Abba

Cast: Boman Irani, Minissha Lamba, Sammer Dattani.
Director: Shyam Benegal.
Great performance from Boman Irani.

Audience might not relate to situations.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review



Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

Last week's box office results