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Rajnikanth's Robot eyes box office jackpot

October 04, 2010 17:06 IST

Salman Khan's reign at the box office finally came to an end with the opening of the Rajnikanth-Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer Robot. The movie dominated the other movies Anjaana Anjaani and Khichdi: The Movie, which also opened on the same day.

Anjaana Anjaani, starring Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, was a drab affair with average collections, which dropped further on Monday. As for Khichdi The Movie, the collections were poor.

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 reflect rediff's views.


Cast: Rajnikanth, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Danny Denzongpa.
Director: Shankar.

Rajnikanth rocks. Great special effects.

Too long.

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


Anjaana Anjaani

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra.
Director: Siddharth Anand.

Good production values and excellent music. Ranbir performs well.

Daft screenplay.

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


Khichdi: The Movie

Supriya Pathak, Anang Desai, Rajeev Mehta, Jamnadas Majethia, Nimisha Vakharia, Kirti Kulhari, Kesar Majethia, Markand Soni. 
Director: Aaatish Kapadia.

Clean comedy.

Too many gags.

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



Cast: Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Dimple Kapadia, Vinod Khanna, Sonu Sood.
Director: Abhinav Kashyap.

Salman Khan rocks!

No story line to speak of.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Super hit.


We Are Family

Cast: Kajol, Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal.
Director: Siddharth Malhotra.
Kajol is charming.

Melodramatic and contrived.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.


The Film Emotional Atyachar

Cast: Kalki Koechlin, Ravi Kissen, Vinay Pathak, Ranvir Shorey, Abhimanyu Singh.
Director: Akshay Shere.
Mercifully short.

No story, poor performances.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.



Cast: John Abraham, Sonal Sehgal, Anaitha Nair, Girish Karnard, Farida Jalal.
Director: Nagesh Kukunoor.
Beautifully shot

Drags at times.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Hello Darling

Cast: Gul Panag, Eesha Koppikar, Celina Jaitley, Jaaved Jaffery.
Director: Manoj Tiwari.

Silly half baked plot, unfunny gags.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Peepli Live

Cast: Omkar Das Manikpuri, Raghubir Yadav, Shalini Vatsa, Malaika Shenoy, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Naseeruddin Shah.
Director: Anusha Rizvi
Never a dull moment. Well-researched, brilliantly-written and effectively documented.

Can't think of any.

Number of weeks: 7.
BO Verdict: Hit.


Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Kangna Ranaut, Emraan Hashmi, Prachi Desai.
Director: Milan Luthria

Good performances, direction, writing, music.

First half drags a bit

Number of weeks: 9.
BO Verdict: Hit.


Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

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