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Box office: Airlift gets a good opening

January 25, 2016 18:37 IST
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The hits and misses of the week.

The box office collections for Akshay Kumar's Airlift picked up over the weekend, thanks to its good reviews and positive word-of-mouth. With a public holiday coming up on Republic Day, this film is on its way to become a hit.

Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 had an average weekend, as the film caters to a limited audience.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the latest box office verdict.

Airlift

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Nimrit Kaur, Feryna Wazheir

Director: Raja Krishna Menon

What works: Excellent performance by Akshay Kumar.

What doesn't: The song breaks the film's rhythm.

Number of weeks: New.

BO verdict: Good opening.

Read the reviews here: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma

 

Kyaa Kool Hai Hum 3

Cast: Tushar Kapoor, Aftab Shivdasani, Mandana Karimi, Krishna Abhishek

Director: Umesh Ghadge

What works: Sleazy porncom.

What doesn't: Too much skin fest.

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Average opening.

Read the review here

 

Chalk N Duster

 Juhi Chawla in Chalk N Duster

Cast: Juhi Chawla, Shabana Azmi, Divya Dutta, Upasana Singh, Arya Babbar, Girish Karnad

Director: Jayant Gilatar

What works: Excellent performances.

What doesn't: Weak direction.

Number of weeks: 1

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

 

Wazir

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar, Aditi Rao Hydari, John Abraham, Neil Nitin Mukesh

Director: Bejoy Nambiar

What works: Amitabh Bachchan's performance, good dialogues.

What doesn't: Dull, predictable thriller.

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

 

Chauranga

Cast: Sanjay Suri, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Soham Maitra, Ena Saha, Riddhi Sen 

Director: Bikas Ranjan Mishra

What works: Good performances.

What doesn't: Lacks a strong story.

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

 

Dilwale

Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in Dilwale

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, Boman Irani, Varun Sharma, Johnny Lever

Director: Rohit Shetty

What works: Good music.

What doesn't: Weak story.

Number of weeks: 5

BO verdict: Average.

Read the review here

 

Bajirao Mastani

Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra in Bajirao Mastani

Cast: Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Priyanka Chopra

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali

What works: The performance of the entire cast.

What doesn't: The film is slow and lengthy.

Number of weeks: 5

BO verdict: Average

Read the reviews here: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma

 

Tamasha 

Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in Tamasha

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone

Director: Imtiaz Ali

What works: The lead cast.

What doesn't: First half drags.

Number of weeks: 8

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

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