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Box Office: Satyagraha fares below average

September 02, 2013 17:44 IST

Box Office: Satyagraha fares below average

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Prakash Jha's Satyagrah saw improved collections at the box office over the weekend but it dropped drastically on Monday due to negative word of mouth.

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

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: New

BO verdict: Below average.

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: 1

BO verdict: Below average

Read the review here


Image: John Abraham in Madras Cafe


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Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara

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Cast: Akshay Kumar, Imran Khan, Sonakshi Sinha

Director: Milan Luthria

What works: Good production values, some good dialogues

What doesn't: Bad story, bad performances.

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Below average

Read the reviews: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma


Image: Sonakshi Sinha and Imran Khan in Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara


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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: 3

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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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: 4

BO verdict: Average 

Read the review here


Image: Shilpa Shukla in BA Pass


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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: 7

BO verdict: Hit

Read the reviews: Sukanya Verma / Aseem Chhabra

 


Image: Farhan Akhtar in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag


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