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Box Office: Angrezi Medium out of theatres

By VINOD MIRANI
March 17, 2020 09:11 IST
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Cinema halls have been ordered to shut down in many cities after the COVID-19 scare, so films are being screened only at a limited number of cinemas.

It is not easy to gauge the potential of films like Baaghi 3 and Angrezi Medium, the recent new releases.

Vinod Mirani gives us the weekly box office verdict.

 

Angrezi Medium

Cast: Irrfan Khan, Radhika Madan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Deepak Dobriyal, Dimple Kapadia, Pankaj Tripathi.
Director: Homi Adjania.
What works: The cast of the film.
What doesn't: Senseless story.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Out of theatres.

 

Baaghi 3

Cast: Tiger Shroff, Riteish Deshmukh, Shraddha Kapoor, Ankita Lokhande and Jackie Shroff.
Director: Ahmed Khan.
What works: Tiger Shroff's action.
What doesn't: No story line.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Above average.

 

Kaamyaab

Cast: Sanjay Mishra, Deepak Dobriyal and Isha Talwar.
Director: Hardik Mehta.
What works: Sanjay Mishra excels.
What doesn't: Post-interval, the movie slumps and never recovers.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Average.

 

Thappad

Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Tanvi Azmi and Pavail Gulati.
Director: Anubhav Sinha.
What works: Riveting, meaningful cinema, impressive performances.
What doesn't: Has a slow pace.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Average.

 

Doordarshan

Cast: Mahie Gill, Manu Rishi Chadda, Shardul Rana, Archita Sharma and Dolly Ahluwalia.
Director: Gagan Puri.
What works: Tough!
What doesn't: Preachy, flat humour, evokes no nostalgia.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan

Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Jitendra Kumar, Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao and Maanvi Gagroo.
Director: Hitesh Kewalya.
What works: Delightful cast, the director uses humour to drive home his point.
What doesn't: There's a tedious need to make *every* dialogue funny.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship

Cast: Vicky Kaushal, Akash Dhar, Meher Vij and Ashutosh Rana.
Director: Bhanu Pratap Singh.
What works: Jump starts are worth it, short run time.
What doesn't: Clichéd plot, lame twist.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Love Aaj Kal

Cast: Sara Ali Khan, Kartik Aaryan and Randeep Hooda.
Director: Imtiaz Ali.
What works: Good soundtrack.
What doesn't: Too long, too dramatic and overdone.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Malang

Cast: Aditya Roy Kapur, Disha Patani, Anil Kapoor and Kunal Kemmu.
Director: Mohit Suri.
What works: Anil Kapoor, slick photography, good music.
What doesn't: A witless thriller.
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Shikara

Cast: Adil Khan and Sadia.
Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
What works: The first such portrayal of Kashmiri Pandits' story on the big screen.
What doesn't: The nuances of the issue are somewhat overshadowed by individual stories of the characters.
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

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