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Box Office: 2020 starts with FLOPS

By Rediff Movies
January 07, 2020 09:00 IST

Last week's releases -- Shimla Mirchi, Sab Kushal Mangal and Bhangra Paa Le -- fail to get footfalls in theatres.

Vinod Mirani gives us the weekly box office verdict.

 

Shimla Mirchi

Cast: Hema Malini, Rajkummar Rao, Rakul Preet Singh.
Director: Ramesh Sippy.
What works: Rajkummar Rao.
What doesn't: Too dated.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Bhangra Paa Le

Cast: Sunny Kaushal, Rukshar Dhillon, Shriya Pilgaonkar.
Director: Sneha Taurani.
What works: Sunny Kaushal.
What doesn't: Poor direction.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Sab Kushal Mangal

Cast: Akshaye Khanna, Priyaank Sharma, Riva Kishen, Supriya Pathak, Satish Kaushik, Mrunal Jain, Rakesh Bedi.
Director: Karan Vishwanath Kashyap.
What works: Akshaye Khanna's comic villain act evokes laughs.
What doesn't: Climax is a huge let-down.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Good Newwz

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani.
Director: Raj Mehta.
What works: Good performances.
What doesn't: Too much melodrama in second half, poor editing.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

 

Dabangg 3

Cast: Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Sudeep, Saiee Manjrekar and Arbaaz Khan.
Director: Prabhu Deva.
What works: Sonakshi Sinha's punchlines.
What doesn't: Shoddily put together mess.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Average.

 

Mardaani 2

Cast: Rani Mukerji, Rajesh Sharma, Jisshu Sengupta and Vishal Jethwa.
Director: Gopi Puthran.
What works: Rani Mukerji and Vishal Jethwa.
What doesn't: Dialogues lack punch.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

 

Body

Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Rishi Kapoor, Sobhita Dhulipala and Vedhika.
Director: Jeethu Joseph.
What works: Rishi Kapoor, Emraan Hashmi and Sobhita Dhulipala's performances.
What doesn't: The film lose its grip in the second.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Pati Patni Aur Woh

Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Ananya Pandey, Bhumi Pednekar and Aparshakti Khurana.
Director: Mudassar Aziz.
What works: Good performances.
What doesn't: Too much melodrama in the climax.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

 

Panipat

Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Kriti Sanon, Sanjay Dutt, Zeenat Aman, Mohnish Bahl and Padmini Kolhapure.
Director: Ashutosh Gowariker.
What works: The battle scene.
What doesn't: Ashutosh Gowariker's lopsided view.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Commando 3

Cast: Vidyut Jamwal, Adah Sharma and Gulshan Devaiah.
Director: Aditya Datt.
What works: Gulshan Davaiah, as the diabolical, megalomaniacal terrorist
What doesn't: Vidyut Jamwal's acting skills.
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Above average.

 


Vinod Mirani is a veteran pundit on the Bollywood box office.


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