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Box Office: 1921, Kaalakaandi, Mukkabaaz fail

January 16, 2018 08:49 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Vikram Bhatt's 1921 may have done better than the other two releases -- Kaalakaandi and Mukkabaaz -- but all three films have done poorly at the box office.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

1921

Cast: Zareen Khan, Karan Kundra.
Director: Vikram Bhatt.
What works: Nothing!
What doesn't: No horror in this horror film, bad acting.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Poor opening.

 

Mukkabaaz

Cast: Vineet Kumar Singh, Zoya Hussain, Jimmy Shergill, Ravi Kishan.
Director: Anurag Kashyap.
What works: Performances, story.
What doesn't: The climax.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Poor opening.

 

Kaalakaandi

Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Akshay Oberoi, Kunaal Roy Kapur, Vijay Raaz, Deepak Dobriyal, Sobhita Dhulipala, Amyra Dastur, Isha Talwar, Shenaz Treasury, Nary Singh.
Director: Akshat Verma.
What works: Saif Ali Khan, funny in parts.
What doesn't: Screenplay.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Poor opening.

 

Tiger Zinda Hai

Cast: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Angad Bedi, Paresh Rawal, Kumud Mishra.
Director: Ali Abbas Zafar.
What works: Salman Khan.
What doesn't: Sloppy script, tiring sequel.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Blockbuster.

 

Monsoon Shootout

Cast: Vijay Verma, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sreejita De, Geetanjali Thapa.
Director: Amit Kumar.
What works: Execution, actors.
What doesn't: 105 minutes are too meagre to explore the three tangents to the story.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Fukrey Returns

Cast: Ali Fazal, Richa Chadha, Pulkit Samrat, Varun Sharma, Manjot Singh, Pankaj Tripathi.
Director: Mrigdeep Singh Lamba.
What works: Performances, hangover of Fukrey.
What doesn't: Slow pace, forced humour.
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Superhit.

 

Tera Intezaar

Cast: Sunny Leone, Arbaaz Khan, Arya Babbar, Salil Ankola, Sudha Chandran.
What works: Huh?!
What doesn't: Poor story, poor direction, no continuity, unintentionally funny.
Number of weeks: 6.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Firangi

Cast: Kapil Sharma, Ishita Dutta, Monica Gill, Inaamulhaq.
Director: Rajiev Dhingra.
What works: Nothing!
What doesn't: Film lacks creativity, limited jokes, Kapil Sharma disappoints.
Number of weeks: 6.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Julie 2

Cast: Raai Laxmi, Ravi Kishan.
Director: Deepak Shivdasani.
What works: Nothing.
What doesn't: Bad performances, bad writing.
Number of weeks: 7.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Kadvi Hava

Cast: Sanjay Mishra, Ranvir Shorey, Tillotama Shome.
Director: Nila Madhab Panda.
What works: Terrific performances, tasteful cinema.
What doesn't: Nothing.
Number of weeks: 7.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

Vinod Mirani
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