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Box Office: Bharat is below average

June 18, 2019 09:05 IST

Salman Khan and Katrona Kaif in Bharat

Despite good reviews, Taapsee Pannu's Game Over fails at the box office.

Salman Khan's Eid release Bharat fares below average.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

Game Over

Cast: Taapsee Pannu
Director: Ashwin Saravanan.
What works: Taapsee, good thrills and chills, well-directed.
What doesn't: Tough!
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Fails.

 

Bharat

Cast: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani, Sunil Grover.
Director: Ali Abbas Zafar.
What works: Sunil Grover scores a few laughs.
What doesn't: Dull. Overlong. Manipulative. Poor characterisations. Ends up mocking its own ambitions.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Below average.

 

India's Most Wanted

Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Jitendra Shastri, Rajesh Sharma.
Director: Raj Kumar Gupta.
What works: Realistic story.
What doesn't: Staggeringly dull film.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Below average.

 

PM Narendra Modi

Cast: Vivek Anand Oberoi, Boman Irani, Zarina Wahab, Kishore Shahane, Manoj Joshi.
Director: Omung Kumar.
What works: Nicely shot. Some scenes are engaging.

What doesn't: Tampers with historical facts, incoherent storyline.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Below average.

 

De De Pyaar De

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Rakul Preet Singh.
Director: Akiv Ali.
What works: Tabu.
What doesn't: Recycled, poorly-written film, makes a mockery of the modern family.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Average.

 

Student Of The Year 2

Cast: Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria, Ananya Panday, Aditya Seal, Samir Soni, Manoj Pahwa, Farida Jalal, Abhishek Bajaj.
Director: Punit Malhotra.
What works: Cinematography, music and production quality.
What doesn't: The film's narration, lead actors, direction.
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Below average.

 

Blank

Cast: Sunny Deol, Karan Kapadia, Karanvir Sharma, Ishita Dutta.
Director: Behzad Khambata.
What works: Nothing.
What doesn't: Karan Kapadia.
Number of weeks: 6.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Setters

Cast: Shreyas Talpade, Aftab Shivdasani, Sonnalli Seygall, Vijay Raaz, Ishita Dutta, Pavan Malhotra.
Director: Ashwini Chaudhary.
What works: Shreyas Talpade, Aftab Shivdasani.
What doesn't: The sloppy, simplistic and full-of-loopholes writing.
Number of weeks: 6.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Kalank

Cast: Madhuri Dixit Nene, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt, Kunal Kemmu.
Director: Abhishek Varman.
What works: Beautiful sets, rich costumes, quite a spectacle on the big screen.
What doesn't: Story does not make sense nor does it make an impact.
Number of weeks: 8.
Box Office verdict: Below average.

 

The Tashkent Files

Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Mithun Chakraborty, Shweta Basu Prasad, Pankaj Tripathi, Mandira Bedi, Pallavi Joshi.
Director: Vivek Agnihotri.
What works: Pankaj Tripathi, Pallavi Joshi, Mithun Chakraborty and Shweta Basu Prasad.
What doesn't: Politics in the film.
Number of weeks: 9.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

VINOD MIRANI
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