Box Office: Department is a disaster
Last Friday's release Department saw a poor opening at the box office.
Ram Gopal Varma's experiment seems to have failed again, as the collections dipped further over the weekend. Critics have panned the film for RGV's latest way of filming, which does not do any justice to the script.
Meanwhile, animated film Chhota Bheem had a good first weekend at the box office, as kids lapped it up.
Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives the box office verdict.
Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Rana Daggubati
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
What works: Dialogues, Amitabh Bachchan's performance
What doesn't: Poor script, bad camera work.
Number of weeks: NewBO verdict: Poor opening.
Image: Rana Daggubati and Amitabh Bachchan in Department
Director: Rajiv Chilaka
What works: The fun characters come alive in a bigger format
What doesn't: Average animation
Number of weeks: NewBO verdict: Good opening.
Image: A scene from Chhota Bheem
Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra
Director: Habib Faisal
What works: Dialogues, Parineeti Chopra's performance
What doesn't: A weak second half, slightly regressive
Number of weeks: 1
BO verdict: Hit.
Image: Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor in Ishaqzaade
Cast: Karisma Kapoor, Rajneesh Duggal
Director: Vikram Bhatt.
What works: Karisma's supermodel avatar
What doesn't: Script, acting, treatment
Number of weeks: 1.BO verdict: Flop.
Image: Karisma Kapoor and Rajneesh Duggal in Dangerous Ishhq