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Box Office: Shuddh Desi Romance opens well, Zanjeer flops

September 10, 2013 18:32 IST

Box Office: Shuddh Desi Romance opens well, Zanjeer flops

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Yash Raj Film's latest release Shuddh Desi Romance, which opened in theaters last week, has opened well and is doing reasonable business.

The week's other release Zanjeer is a bad remake of 1973 cult classic, and is a disaster at the box office.

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

Shuddh Desi Romance

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: New

BO verdict:  Opens well

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: New

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here


Image: Ram Charan Teja in Zanjeer


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Satyagraha

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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: 1

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: 2

BO verdict: Below average

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: 4

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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