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Box Office: New Chashme Baddoor opens well

Last updated on: April 8, 2013 17:42 IST

Box Office: New Chashme Baddoor opens well

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Last week's release Chashme Baddoor opened well at the box office, despite being pitted against the digitally restored version of the original 1981 Sai Paranjpye classic.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives the box office verdict.

Chashme Baddoor

Cast: Siddharth, Divyendu Sharma, Ali Zafar, Taapsee Pannu

Director: David Dhawan

What works: Funny moments and dialogues.

What doesn't: Not an adequately inspired remake

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Opens well

Read the review here


Image: Movie poster of Chashme Baddoor


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Himmatwala

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Cast: Ajay Devgn, Tamannah, Paresh Rawal, Mahesh Manjrekar

Director: Sajid Khan

What works: Tamannah's performance, some funny moments

What doesn't: Clumsy production values, over-the-top melodrama and loud dialogues

Number of weeks: 1

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here


Image: A scene from Himmatwala


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Aatma

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Cast: Bipasha Basu, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Director: Suparn Verma

What works: Some good scary moments

What doesn't: No twists in the plot, gets predictable

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Flop

Read the reviews here and here


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Rangrezz

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Cast: Jackky Bhagnani, Priya Anand

Director: Priyadarshan

What works: Cinematography, Rajpal Yadav's comedy

What doesn't: Loopholes in plot

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here


Image: A scene form Rangrezz


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Jolly LLB

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Cast: Arshad Warsi, Boman Irani, Amrita Rao

Director: Subhash Kapoor

What works: Good performances, funny in parts

What doesn't: Predictable plot, preachy

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Hit

Read the review here


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Mere Dad Ki Maruti

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Cast: Saqib Saleem, Rhea Chakraborty, Ram Kapoor

Director: Ashima Chibber

What works: Length, good performances

What doesn't: Wafer-thin plot, lack of star value

Number of weeks: 3

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here


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