May 7, 2007

Can Spider-Man beat Krrish?

It's Spider-Time.

While breaking records globally, Spider-Man 3 has set the Indian box office buzzing with a massive opening response -- as good as Krrish and Dhoom 2 enjoyed. Now playing in Hindi, Bhojpuri, Tamil, Telugu besides English, the film is doing well all over India.

Director Gautam Ghosh's Yatra seems to have come about three decades too late as the audience today have no taste for dull fare with no entertainment or light moments. A damp squib at the box office.

Trade pundit Vinod Mirani delivers his verdict on the box-office fate of the films.

Note: Films are ranked according to their release dates. The thumbs ups and downs reflect rediff's views.


Cast: Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, Topher Grace.
Director: Sam Raimi.
Good effects, some great scenes.

Melodramatic, forgettable, too long.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Superhit.

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Cast: Nana Patekar, Rekha, Deepti Naval.
Director: Gautam Ghose.
Interesting storyline, good dialogues.

Slow, pretentious, acting below par.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Poor opening.


Ta Ra Rum Pum

Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji.
Director: Siddharth Anand.
Good performances from the lead cast.

Poor direction, tacky car racing sequences.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Kya Love Story Hai

Cast: Tusshar Kapoor, Ayesha Takia.
Director: Lucky Singh.
Kareena Kapoor's item number It's Rocking.

Stiff performances, regressive cinema.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Bheja Fry

Cast: Vinay Pathak, Rajat Kapoor, Milind Soman, Sarika.
Director: Sagar Ballary.
Vinay Pathak is excellent.

Badly acted and executed remake.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Average.


Big Brother

Cast: Sunny Deol, Priyanka Chopra.
Director: Guddu Dhanoa.
Sunny's action scenes.

Repititive 80s style action film.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Life Mein Kabhi Kabhi

Cast: Dino Morea, Aftab Shivdasani, Nauheed Cyrusi.
Director: Vikram Bhatt.
Good initial storyline, Aftab impresses.

Becomes increasingly cliched, feels too long.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.



Cast: Aishwarya Rai, Naveen Andrews.
Director: Jag Mundhra.
Good performances, hard-hitting.

Poor screenplay.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Shakalaka Boom Boom

Cast: Bobby Deol, Upen Patel, Celina Jaitley, Kangana Ranaut.
Director: Suneel Darshan.
Good music.

Bad dialogues, poor performances, poor direction.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Delhii Heights

Cast: Neha Dhupia, Jimmy Shergill, Rohit Roy.
Director: Anand Kumar.
Good music from Rabbi.

Bad acting, very poor script.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.


  Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani | Design: Uday Kuckian

  Last time's box-office results

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