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Box Office: Azhar gets average opening

May 16, 2016 16:59 IST
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The hits and misses of the week.

Mohammad Azharuddin may have lots of fans but they certainly did not throng the theatres to watch a film on him. Azhar got mostly poor reviews, despite Emraan Hashmi's sincere performance, and it saw an average opening on the weekend. Its fall is inevitable, and it will stand to lose.

Arvind Swami's Bollywood comeback with Dear Dad was poor at the box office.

Buddha in a Traffic Jam also failed to find an audience.

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



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: New.

BO verdict: Average opening.

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: New.

BO verdict: Poor opening.

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: New

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 behind the film.

What doesn't: Clunky writing, bad performances.

Number of weeks: 1

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: 1

BO verdict: Below average.

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: 1

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 and the love scenes are boring.

Number of weeks: 2

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


Laal Rang

Cast: Randeep Hooda, Piaa Bajpai, Akshay Oberoi, Rajniesh Duggall, Meenakshi Dixit.

Director: Syed Ahmad Afzal

What works: Randeep Hooda's performance.

What doesn't: Unnecessary melodrama.

Number of weeks: 3

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here



Shah Rukh Khan in Fan

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Waluscha De Sousa, Sayani Gupta, Shriya Pilgaonkar.

Director: Maneesh Sharma

What works: Shah Rukh Khan.

What doesn't: Lazy writing, plot has too many loopholes.

Number of weeks: 4

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma 

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