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Rani Mukerji's Aiyyaa fails at the box office

Last updated on: October 15, 2012 16:25 IST

Rani Mukerji's Aiyyaa fails at the box office

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Rani Mukerji's Aiyyaa failed to drawn in crowds in theatres in its opening weekend. Ram Gopal Varma's Bhoot Returns met a similar fate.

Meanwhile, Makkhi -- the Hindi dubbed version of Telugu blockbuster Eega -- has been widely appreciated but that hasn't reflected in the film's collections.

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

Aiyyaa

Cast: Rani Mukerji, Prithviraj Sukumaran

Director: Sachin Kundalkar

What works: Rani's performance.

What doesn't: Contrived plot, caricaturish characters

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here


Image: A scene from Aiyyaa


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Bhoot Returns

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Cast: Manisha Koirala, J D Chakravarthi

Director: Ram Gopal Varma

What works: Quite a few scary scenes

What doesn't: Unoriginal script

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here


Image: A scene from Bhoot Returns


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Makkhi

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Cast: Sudeep, Samantha, Nani

Director: S S Rajamouli

What works: Stunning visuals, novel concept

What doesn't: The Hindi dubbing takes away from the story at times.

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Poor opening

Read the review here


Image: A scene from Makkhi

Tags: Samantha

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Chittagong

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Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Director: Bedabrata Pain

What works: Historical significance

What doesn't: Sloppy period detailing

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here


Image: A scene from Chittagong


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English Vinglish

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Cast: Sridevi, Mehdi Nebbou, Priya Anand, Adil Hussain

Director: Gauri Shinde

What works: Sridevi's performance, the script

What doesn't: Basic plot

Number of weeks: 1

BO verdict: Hit

Read the review here


Image: A scene from English Vinglish


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OMG! Oh My God

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Cast: Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal

Director: Umesh Shukla

What works: Paresh Rawal's performance

What doesn't: Production values

Number of weeks: 1

BO verdict: Super Hit

Read the review here


Image: A scene from OMG! Oh My God


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Kamal Dhamaal Malamaal

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Cast: Nana Patekar, Paresh Rawal, Om Puri, Shreyas Talpade

Director: Priyadarshan

What works: Nothing

What doesn't: Poor script, oudated comedy elements

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here



Image: A scene from Kamal Dhamaal Malamaal


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