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Parmanu's chances improve over weekend

Last updated on: May 28, 2018 16:35 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Friday's Hindi releases -- besides Madhuri Dixit's Marathi film debut Bucket List and the Hollywood flick Solo -- are John Abraham's Parmanu and Bioscopewala, based on Rabindranath Tagore's Kabuliwala.

Parmanu had a weak opening, but improved over the weekend to emerge as an average proposal.

Bioscopewala is poor.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

Parmanu

Cast: John Abraham, Diana Penty, Boman Irani, Anuja Sathe.
Director: Abhishek Sharma.
What works: based on true events, fascinating script.
What doesn't: John Abraham performance, bad execution and lack of detailing.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Average.

 

Bioscopewala

Cast: Danny Denzogpa, Geetanjali Thapa, Adil Hussain, Tisca Chopra.
Director: Deb Medhekar.
What works: The tender bonding between Thapa and Danny and, of course, the storyline.
What doesn't: The story fails to convey the bitterness between Thapa and her father played by Adil Hussain.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Poor opening.

 

Khajoor Pe Atke

Cast: Manoj Pahwa, Vinay Pathak, Seema Pahwa, Alka Amin, Dolly Ahluwalia, Nagesh Bhonsle, Suneeta Sengupta, Sanah Kapur, Vicky Arora, Prathamesh Parab.
Director: Harsh Chhaya.
What works: Terrific actors.
What doesn't: Chhaya's direction lacked conviction.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Angrezi Mein Kehte Hai

Cast: Sanjay Mishra, Pankaj Tripathi, Shivani Raghuvanshi, Anshuman Jha, Ekavali Khanna, Brijendra Kala.
Director: Harish Vyas.
What works: Ekavali Khanna and Sanjay Mishra's performances.
What doesn't: Terrible second half, the supporting performances are just obligatory.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

High Jack

Cast: Sumeet Vyas, Sonnalli Seygall, Kumud Mishra, Sarthak Kakar, Mantra Mugdh, Muzammil Qureshi, Natasha Rastogi, Sarang Sathaye
Director: Akarsh Khurana.
What works: Music.
What doesn't: Weak narrative.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Raazi

Cast: Alia Bhatt Vicky Kaushal, Rajit Kapur, Soni Razdan, Arif Zakaria, Amruta Khanvilkar.
Director: Meghna Gulzar.
What works: Crisp editing , sharp camerawork and poignant music.
What doesn't: Alia struggles in pseudo-patriotic film.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Super Hit.

 

Hope Aur Hum

Cast: Naseeruddin Shah Sonali Kulkarni Aamir Bashir .
Director: Sudip Bandyopadhyay.
What works: The entire cast. The film is not melodramatic.
What doesn't: The film feels a bit disjointed.
Number of weeks: 2
.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Omerta

Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Keval Arora, Rajesh Tailang.
Director: Hansal Mehta.
What works: Takes a real close look at its subject, beautifully shot, eye for detail.
What doesn't: The ending may seem tepid.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

102 Not Out

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Jimit Trivedi.
Director: Umesh Shukla.
What works: A fun family entertainer, with good performances.
What doesn't: The second half, when the humour evaporates.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Above Average.

 

Daas Dev

Cast: Richa Chadha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Rahul Bhat, Saurabh Shukla, Anurag Kashyap.
Director: Sudhir Mishra.
What works: The supporting cast, Sudhir Mishra's understanding of our politics, the humour.
What doesn't: The first 20 minutes.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

Vinod Mirani