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Ayushmann Khurrana rules the Box Office!

Last updated on: October 22, 2018 14:29 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Badhaai Ho, with Ayushmann Khurrana in the lead, is a hit while Namaste England fails to make an impression on the box office.

Sriram Raghavan's Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Andhadhun is also a hit.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

Badhaai Ho

Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao, Sanya Malhotra.
Director: Amit Ravindernath Sharma.
What works: Well-written, wholesome, entertaining film.
What doesn't: Mishmash of Punjabi, Haryanvi and colloquial Hindi of Uttar Pradesh being spoken by the same characters.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

 

Namastey England

Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Satish Kaushik.
Director: Vipul Amrutlal Shah.
What works: Mallika Dua's special apperance.
What doesn't: Sketchy characters, bad writing, film drags.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Helicopter Eela

Cast: Kajol, Riddhi Sen, Tota Roy Chowdhury, Neha Dhupia.
Director: Pradeep Sarkar.
What works: Riddhi Sen.
What doesn't: The script.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

FryDay

Cast: Govinda, Varun Sharma, Digangana Suryavanshi.
Director: Abhishek Dogra.
What works: Govinda.
What doesn't: A slow start.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Tumbbad

Cast: Sohum Shah, Harish Khanna.
Director: Rahi Anil Barve, Anand Gandhi.
What works: Sohum Shah's performance; a fairytale vision.
What doesn't: The message isn't too original.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Jalebi

Cast: Rhea Chakraborty, Varun Mitra, Digangana Suryavanshi.
Director: Pushpdeep Bhardwaj.
What works: The music.
What doesn't: Performance, cast, story, direction.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Andhadhun

Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Radhika Apte, Tabu.
Director: Sriram Raghavan.
What works: Great performances, excellent story line with a lot of twists, good direction.
What doesn't: Too long.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

 

LoveYatri

Cast: Aayush Sharma, Warina Hussain, Ram Kapoor.
Director: Abhiraj Minawala.
What works: Colourful costumes.
What doesn't: Poor performances, boring film.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Sui Dhaaga

Cast: Varun Dhawan, Anushka Sharma, Raghubir Yadav.
Director: Sharat Katariya.
What works: Good performances.
What doesn't: Gets preachy.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

 

Pataakha

Cast: Sanya Malhotra, Radhika Madan, Sunil Grover, Vijay Raaz, Namit Das.
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj.
What works: Sunil Grover.
What doesn't: Drags in the second half, too long.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Vinod Mirani