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Box Office: Aishwarya's Sarbjit fails to draw audience

May 23, 2016 16:29 IST
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The hits and misses of the week.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Randeep Hooda starrer Sarbjit opens weak, improves only marginally over the weekend and drops on Monday. It will be a loser.

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

 

Sarbjit

Randeep hooda and Aishwray Rai Bachchan in Sarbjit

Cast: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Randeep Hooda, Richa Chhada

Director: Omung Kumar

What works: The story idea.

What doesn't: Weak script and direction.

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Weak opening

Read the review here: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma 

 

Azhar

Emraan Hashmi and Nargis Fakhri in Azhar

Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Nargis Fakhri, Prachi Desai, Kunal Roy Kapur, Lara Dutta

Director: Tony D'Souza

What works: Emraan Hashmi.

What doesn't: Bad direction, poor storytelling.

Number of weeks: 1

BO verdict: Poor

Read the review here: Prem Panicker /Raja Sen

 

Dear Dad

Arvind Swami, Himashu Sharma and Ekavali Khanna in Dear Dad

Cast: Arvind Swamy, Himanshu Sharma

Director: Tanuj Bhramar

What works: Performances by Arvind Swamy, Himanshu Sharma.

What doesn't: We don't see much of Arvind Swamy.

Number of weeks: 1

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here

 

Buddha in a Traffic Jam

Arunoday Singh and Mahie Gill in Buddha in a Traffic Jam

Cast:  Anupam Kher, Arunoday Singh, Mahie Gill, Anchal Dwivedi, Pallavi Joshi.

Director: Vivek Agnihotri

What works: Nothing!

What doesn't: Preposterous plot, bad performances and direction.

Number of weeks: 1

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here

 

One Night Stand

Sunny Leone in One Night Stand

Cast: Sunny Leone, Tanuj Virwani, Nyra Banerjee

Director: Jasmine D'souza

What works: The story idea.

What doesn't: Clunky writing, bad performances.

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here

 

Traffic

Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Jimmy Shergill, Prosenjit Chatterjee, Parambrata Chatterjee, Sachin Khedekar, Amol Parashar, Vishal Singh, Divya Dutta

Director: Rajesh Pillai

What works: Kitu Gidwani and Divya Dutta's performances.

What doesn't: Monotonous acting and hackneyed characterisations.

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Poor

Read the review here

 

1920 London

Cast: Sharman Joshi, Meera Chopra, Vishal Karwal

Director: Tinu Suresh Desai

What works: The music.

What doesn't: The story is predictable and the film is not scary.

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Fair

Read the review here

 

Baaghi

Cast: Tiger Shroff, Shraddha Kapoor, Sudheer Babu, Sunil Grover, Sanjay Mishra

Director: Sabbir Khan

What works: Tiger Shroff and Sudheer Babu's performances.

What doesn't: Poor dialogues. The love scenes are boring.

Number of weeks: 3

BO verdict: Hit

Read the review here

 

Nil Battey Sannata

Cast: Swara Bhaskar, Ratna Pathak Shah, Sanjay Suri

Director: Ashwini Iyer Tiwari

What works: Performances and engaging narrative.

What doesn't: Second half drags.

Number of weeks: 3

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here

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