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Box Office: Grand Masti emerges WINNER

September 16, 2013 18:14 IST

Box Office: Grand Masti emerges WINNER

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Despite its vulgar content, Grand Masti has done excellent business in its opening weekend, and has emerged a winner at the box office.

The other releases -- JohnDay and Horror Story -- fared poorly.

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

Grand Masti

Cast: Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi, Aftab Shivdasani, Sonali Kulkarni, Manjari Fadnis, Karishma Tanna, Kainaat Arora, Maryam Zakaria, Bruna Abdullah

Director: Indra Kumar

What works: Vulgar jokes, hot girls, good performances from the lead cast.

What doesn't: Not meant for a family audience.

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Opens excellently.

Read the review here


Image: Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi, Aftab Shivdasani, Sonali Kulkarni, Manjari Fadnis, Karishma Tanna, Kainaat Arora, Maryam Zakaria, Bruna Abdullah in Grand Masti


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Horror Story

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Cast: Karan Kundra, Nishant Malkani, Ravish Desai, Hasan Zaidi, Aparna Bajpai, Radhika Menon, Nandini Vaid, Sheetal Singh

Director: Ayush Raina

What works: Nothing.

What doesn't: No scares, no logic.

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Poor opening

Read the review here


Image: Poster of horror Story


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JohnDay

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Cast: Naseeruddin Shah and Randeep Hooda

Director: Ahishor Solomon

What works: Naseeruddin Shah.

What doesn't: Sketchy, half-baked characters.

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Poor opening

Read the review here


Image: Randeep Hooda and Naseeruddin Shah


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Shuddh Desi Romance

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Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Parineeti Chopra, Vaani Kapoor

Director: Maneesh Sharma

What works: Amazing performances, good script.

What doesn't: Not well executed, second half drags.

Number of weeks: 1

BO verdict:  Hit

Read the review here


Image: Sushant Singh Rajput and Parineeti Chopra in Shuddh Desi Romance


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Zanjeer

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Cast: Ram Charan Teja, Priyanka Chopra, Sanjay Dutt, Prakash Raj

Director: Apoorva Lakhia

What works: Prakash Raj, in his usual avatar

What doesn't: Plot full of loopholes, poorly directed.

Number of weeks: 1

BO verdict: Disaster

Read the review here


Image: Ram Charan Teja in Zanjeer


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Satyagrah

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Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee, Arjun Rampal, Amrita Rao

Director: Prakash Jha

What works: Good story, amazing performances by Amitabh Bachchan and Manoj Bajpayee, 

What doesn't: Not well executed, second half disappoints.

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the reviews: Prasanna Zore / Paloma Sharma


Image: Amitabh Bachchan in Satyagraha


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Madras Cafe

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Cast: John Abraham, Nargis Fakhri

Director: Shoojit Sircar

What works: Great script, amazing performances

What doesn't: Slow pace, second half drags

Number of weeks: 3

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here


Image: John Abraham in Madras Cafe


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Chennai Express

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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: 5

BO verdict: Blockbuster

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


Image: Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in Chennai Express


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