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Chennai Express sets new record at box office

Last updated on: August 12, 2013 20:11 IST

Chennai Express sets new record at box office

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Shah Rukh Khan's latest film Chennai Express has broken all records at the box office.

It collected Rs 33.12 crores at the box office on the opening day, beating Salman Khan's 2012 Eid release Ek Tha Tiger, which collected Rs 32.95 crores.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives box office verdict for the week.

Chennai Express

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone

Director: Rohit Shetty

What works: The film starts well, family entertainer

What doesn't: Too many holes in the plot, lots of bad jokes.

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Record-breaking opening

Read the reviews: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma / Aseem Chhabra


Image: Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in Chennai Express


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BA Pass

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Cast: Shilpa Shukla, Rajesh Sharma, Geeta Sharma

Director: Mohan Sikka

What works: Good performances, well made film

What doesn't: Nothing

Number of weeks: 1

BO verdict: Average 

Read the review here


Image: Shilpa Shukla in BA Pass


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Nasha

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Cast: Poonam Pandey

Director: Amit Saxena

What works: Peppy dialogues

What doesn't: The intimate scenes are poorly shot

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here


Image: Poonam Pandey in Nasha


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Ramaiya Vastavaiya

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Cast: Girish Kumar, Shruti Haasan, Sonu Sood

Director: Prabhu Dheva

What works: Confident debut by Girish Kumar, good music

What doesn't: Too long

Number of weeks: 3

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here


Image: Shruti Haasan and Girish Kumar in Ramaiya Vastavaiya


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D-Day

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Cast: Rishi Kapoor, Irrfan Khan, Arjun Rampal, Huma Qureshi, Shruti Haasan

Director: Nikhil Advani

What works: Great performances, Amazing action sequences

What doesn't: Second half drags

Number of weeks: 3

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here


Image: Arjun Rampal and Shruti Haasan in D-Day


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Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

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Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor, Prakash Raj, Pawan Malhotra

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

What works: Great script, amazing performances

What doesn't: Too long.

Number of weeks: 4

BO verdict: Hit

Read the review here and here


Image: Farhan Akhtar in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag


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