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Box Office: Aishwarya's Sarbjit fails to draw audience

May 23, 2016 16:29 IST

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.



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 



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



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



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