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Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgn's box office fiasco

October 18, 2010 16:56 IST
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Last week's two releases -- Aakrosh and Knock Out -- saw poor box office openings over the weekend. 

Meanwhile, a week after, things have not improved for Crook and Do Dooni Chaar. 

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

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

Knock Out

Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Kangna Ranaut, Irrfan Khan.
Director: Mani Shankar.
Irrfan Khan is terrific.

Unrealistic climax.

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



Cast: Ajay Devgn, Bipasha Basu, Akshaye Khanna, Paresh Rawal.
Director: Priyadarshan.
Acting is brilliant, beautifully shot and engrossing script.

Action sequences are a little exaggerated.

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


Crook: It's Good to be Bad

Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Neha Sharma and Arjan Bajwa.
Director: Mohi Suri.

Noble topic, good music.

Weak script.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Do Dooni Char

Cast: Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh, Aditi Vasudev and Archit Krishna.
Director: Habib Faizal.

Rishi is in top form.

Limiting script.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.



Cast: Rajnikanth, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Danny Denzongpa.
Director: Shankar.

Rajnikanth rocks. Great special effects.

Too long.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Average.


Anjaana Anjaani

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra.
Director: Siddharth Anand.

Good production values and excellent music. Ranbir performs well.

Daft screenplay.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Average.


Khichdi: The Movie

Supriya Pathak, Anang Desai, Rajeev Mehta, Jamnadas Majethia, Nimisha Vakharia, Kirti Kulhari, Kesar Majethia, Markand Soni. 
Director: Aaatish Kapadia.

Clean comedy.

Too many gags.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.



Cast: Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Dimple Kapadia, Vinod Khanna, Sonu Sood.
Director: Abhinav Kashyap.

Salman Khan rocks!

No story line to speak of.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Super hit.


Peepli Live

Cast: Omkar Das Manikpuri, Raghubir Yadav, Shalini Vatsa, Malaika Shenoy, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Naseeruddin Shah.
Director: Anusha Rizvi
Never a dull moment. Well-researched, brilliantly-written and effectively documented.

Can't think of any.

Number of weeks: 9.
BO Verdict: Hit.


Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Kangna Ranaut, Emraan Hashmi, Prachi Desai.
Director: Milan Luthria

Good performances, direction, writing, music.

First half drags a bit

Number of weeks: 11.
BO Verdict: Hit.


Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

Last week's box office results

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