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Box Office: 2.0 gets a decent opening, thanks to Akshay

December 04, 2018 08:25 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

2.0 enjoys a decent opening compared to other Rajinikanth films in West and North India.

This is thanks to Akshay Kumar's presence in the cast, since the Tamil Superstar's movies don't draw in audiences in the Hindi belt.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.



Akshay Kumar in 2.0

Cast: Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson.
Director: Shankar.
What works: Rajinikanth entertains and how! Has a good message.
What doesn't: Too long, could have been better edited.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Decent opening.

Bhaiaji Superhit

Cast: Sunny Deol, Preity Zinta, Arshad Warsi, Ameesha Patel, Shreyas Talpade.
Director: Neeraj Pathak.
What works: Tough!
What doesn't: Dimwitted, outdated, terrible comedy.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.



Cast: Myra Vishwakarma.
Director: Vinod Kapri.
What works: Novel story, dark thriller.
What doesn't: A lot of it looks orchestrated; dubbing is sloppy.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.


Mohalla Assi

Cast: Sunny Deol, Sakshi Tanwar, Ravi Kishan, Saurabh Shukla.
Director: Chandraprakash Dwivedi.
What works: The film had a lot of potential.
What doesn't: Sunny Deol looks miscast. Rambling, dated film.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.


Thugs of Hindostan

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Lloyd Owen.
Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya.
What works: Aamir and Amitabh.
What doesn't: Everything else.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.


Jack & Dil

Cast: Arbaaz Khan, Sonal Chauhan, Evelyn Sharma, Amit Sadh.
Director: Sachin P Karande.
What works: Nothing!
What doesn't: Bad writing, bad comedy, witless film.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.


Cast: Javed Jaffrey, Vijay Raaz, Niki Aneja Walia, Meenakshi Dixit, Karan Anand, Ishab Chadha.
Director: Prabhuraj.
What works: Few scary moments at the start.
What doesn't: Predictable, loud, poor performances.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.



Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Radhika Apte, Chitrangda Singh, Rohan Mehra, Denzil Smith.
Director: Gauravv K Chawla.
What works: Saif Ali Khan.
What doesn't: Predictable.
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Flop.


Kaashi In Search of Ganga

Cast: Sharman Joshi, Aishwarya Devan, Govind Namdev, Akhilendra Mishra, Manoj Joshi, Manoj Pahwa, Paritosh Tripathi.
Director: Dhiraj Kumar.
What works: Sharman Joshi.
What doesn't: The rest of the film.
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Flop.



Cast: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Tina Desai, Govind Namdeo, Murali Sharma.
Director: Manish Vatsalya.
What works: Good performances.
What doesn't: Average writing, excessive action.
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Flop.


Vinod Mirani