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Box Office: The Lunchbox does well, Phata Poster fails

September 23, 2013 18:27 IST

Box Office: The Lunchbox does well, Phata Poster... fails

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Last week's releases -- The Lunchbox and Phata Poster Nikla Hero -- couldn't have been more different in terms of the reception they got at the box office.

While The Lunchbox picked up steadily over the weekend, Phata Poster... was a huge disappointment.

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

The Lunchbox

Cast: Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Director: Ritesh Batra

What works: Story, treatment, performances

What doesn't: Nawazuddin is totally wasted.

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Going steady

Read the review here


Image: Movie poster of The Lunchbox


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Phata Poster Nikla Hero

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Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Ileana D'Cruz

Director: Rajkumar Santoshi

What works: Shahid Kapoor

What doesn't: Cliched templates, lazy direction

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here


Image: Shahid Kapoor and Ileana D'Cruz in Phata Poster Nikla Hero


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Grand Masti

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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: 1

BO verdict: Hit.

Read the review here


Image: Movie poster of 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: 1

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here


Image: Movie poster of Horror Story


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Shudh 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: 2

BO verdict: Hit

Read the review here


Image: Shudh Desi Romance
Photographs: Sushant Singh Rajput and Parineeti Chopra in Shudh Desi Romance

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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: 4

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here


Image: John Abraham in Madras Cafe


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