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Shirish Kunder's Joker bombs at the box office

Last updated on: September 3, 2012 17:32 IST

Shirish Kunder's Joker bombs at the box office

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Last week's release -- Shirish Kunder's Joker -- saw a really low turnout in theatres and continues its slide downwards. Derided for extremely poor content, the film has been outrightly rejected by critics and movie-goers alike.

His wife Farah Khan's acting debut Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi met a somewhat similar fate at the BO even though it got good reviews.

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

Joker

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Shreyas Talpade

Director: Shirish Kunder

What works: Brisk film at 100 minutes.

What doesn't: Bad script, execution, dialogues.

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here


Image: Sonakhsi Sinha and Akshay Kumar in Joker


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From Sydney With Love

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Cast: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif

Director: Prateek Chakraborty

What works: Scenic locations in Australia

What doesn't: Weak script

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here.


Image: Bidita Bag in From Sydney With Love

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I M 24

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Cast: Rajat Kapoor, Ranvir Shorey

Director: Saurabh Shukla

What works: The lead performances.

What doesn't: Fails in parodying pop culture Bollywood.

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here.


Image: Rajat Kapoor and Ranvir Shorey in I M 24


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Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi

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Cast: Boman Irani, Farah Khan

Director: Bela Sehgal

What works: Great performances from Boman Irani and Farah Khan, good chemistry between the lead couple.

What doesn't: A slow second half, songs tend to interrupt the pace further.

Number of weeks: 1

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here


Image: Farah Khan and Boman Irani in Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi


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Ek Tha Tiger

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Cast: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif

Director: Kabir Khan

What works: Salman Khan and action sequences.

What doesn't: Film fails to make any real emotional connect.

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Superhit.

Read the Ek Tha Tiger reviews:

Ek Tha Tiger review: Snappy, snazzy & substantial action!

Review: Ek Tha Tiger is Salman at his coolest


Image: Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif in Ek Tha Tiger

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Gangs Of Wasseypur 2

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Cast: Nawazuddin Siddique, Huma Qureshi, Richa Chadda, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Pankaj Tripathi, Raj Kumar Yadav

Director: Anurag Kashyap

What works: Terrific performances, terrific direction, great music.

What doesn't: Too much violence, quite lengthy.

Number of weeks: 3

BO verdict: Below average

Read the review here


Image: A scene from Gangs Of Wasseypur 2


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Jism 2

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Cast: Sunny Leone, Randeep Hooda, Arunoday Singh

Director: Pooja Bhatt

What works: Sunny Leone's bold presence, erotic lovemaking scenes.

What doesn't: Below par acting, wafer-thin plot.

Number of weeks: 3

BO verdict: Hit.

Read the review here


Image: A scene from Jism 2


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