August 5, 2003
 This week's releases

 Pick your No 1 film

No hungama at the BO

August began on a flat note with all the four Friday releases -- Hungama, Chori Chori, 3 Deewarein and Oops! -- performing badly at the box office.

While Hungama, which opened to a disappointing 70 per cent collection, might recover its money, the other three haven't taken off.

Note: Films are ranked on the basis of their performance at the box office every week. Though a film may be declared a flop, it may have performed better than the other films that week.


Cast: Akshaye Khanna, Aftab Shivdasani, Rimi Sen, Paresh Rawal
Director: Priyadarsan
Paresh Rawal's gags.

Confusing sub-plots.

Number of weeks: New
BO Verdict: Average

The review


Cast: Ajay Devgan, Suniel Shetty, Arbaaz Khan, Sanjay Kapoor,
Neha Dhupia, Aashish Chowdhary, Isha Koppikar, Riya Sen
Director: Harry Baweja
Mind-blowing action. Slick cinematography.

Too many songs. Weak pace. Mediocre acting.

Number of weeks: 3
BO Verdict: Average

The review

Chori Chori

Cast: Ajay Devgan, Rani Mukerji, Sonali Bendre
Director: Milan Luthria
Good performances. Melodious music.

Jaded look. A climax that drags.

Number of weeks: New
BO Verdict: Flop

The review

Darna Mana Hai

Cast: Vivek Oberoi, Nana Patekar, Sohail Khan, Sameera Reddy,
Antara Mali, Raghuvir Yadav, Revathy, Aftab Shivdasani, Isha Koppikar,
Saif Ali Khan, Boman Irani.
Director: Prawaal Raman
A daringly different plot.

The disjointed screenplay can be confusing at times.

Number of weeks: 1
BO Verdict: Flop

The review

3 Deewarein

Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Jackie Shroff, Nagesh Kukunoor, Juhi Chawla, Gulshan Grover, Shri Vallabh Vyas
Director: Nagesh Kukunoor
Tightly written. Kukunoor's excellent direction.

Dark and depressing.

Number of weeks: New
BO Verdict: Flop

The review


Cast: Kiran Janjani, Vikas Sethi, Adyasha, Mita Vashisht, Mink Singh
Director: Deepak Tijori
Unconventional storyline.

Bad performances. Senseless screenplay.

Number of weeks: New
BO Verdict: Flop

The review


Cast: Sunny Deol, Tabu, Reema Sen
Director: Guddu Dhanoa
Good action scenes.

Hackneyed, far-fetched storyline.

Number of weeks: 2
BO Verdict: Flop

The review

Chalte Chalte

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Rani Mukerji
Director: Aziz Mirza
Good performances. Great music.

Unoriginal plot.

Number of weeks: 7
BO Verdict: Hit

The review


Cast: John Abraham, Tara Sharma
Director: Anurag Basu
Good music.

Slow pace. Indifferent acting.

Number of weeks: 4
BO Verdict: Flop

The review


Cast: Ajay Devgan, Urmila Matondkar, Nana Patekar, Fardeen Khan, Rekha, Victor Banerjee
Director: Ramgopal Varma
Well-directed, taut film. Urmila's superb performance.

Disappointing climax.

Number of weeks: 10
BO Verdict: Hit

The review

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  Design: Uday Kuckian

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