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Box Office: Special 26, ABCD do well

Last updated on: February 11, 2013 16:35 IST

Box Office: Special 26, ABCD do well

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Last Friday saw two film releases -- Neeraj Pandey's Special Chabbis and Remo D'Souza's ABCD (Any Body Can Dance) -- at the box office.

Thanks to good word of mouth, Special Chabbis collections picked up following a slow opening while ABCD had an excellent opening at the box office.

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

Special Chabbis

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Manoj Bajpayee, Kajal Aggarwal

Director: Neeraj Pandey

What works: Acting, direction, plot

What doesn't: Romance angle, length

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Steady.

Read the review here.


Image: Akshay Kumar in Special Chabbis


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ABCD (Any Body Can Dance)

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Cast: Prabhu Deva, Ganesh Acharya, Kay Kay Menon and Dharmesh Yolande 

Director: Remo D'Souza

What works: Dance sequences, treatment
 
What doesn't: Contrived twist

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Excellent opening, going steady.
 
Read the review here


Image: Prabhu Deva and Ganesh Acharya in ABCD


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Vishwaroop

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Cast: Kamal Haasan, Shekhar Kapur, Pooja Kumar

Director: Kamal Haasan

What works: Kamal Haasan's star power, Cinematography

What doesn't: Lengthy film, Amateurish plot

Number of weeks: 1

BO verdict: Below Average

Read the reviews here, here and here


Image: Kamal Haasan in Vishwaroop


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David

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Cast: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Vikram, Vinay Virmani, Isha Sharvani, Tabu

Director: Bejoy Nambiar

What works: Screenplay, Cast
 
What doesn't:
Complicated plot

Number of weeks: 1

BO verdict: Flop
 
Read the review here


Image: Vikram and Isha Sharvani in David


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Race 2

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Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, John Abraham, Jacquelien Fernandez, Anil Kapoor and Ameesha Patel

Director: Abbas-Mustan

What works: Production values, star power

What doesn't: Dialogues, hackneyed plot

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Hit

Read the review here


Image: Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone in Race 2


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