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Box Office: Blank, Setters flop

May 07, 2019 08:43 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Last weeks releases Blank and Setters, both fail.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

Blank

Cast: Sunny Deol, Karan Kapadia, Karanvir Sharma, Ishita Dutta.
Director: Behzad Khambata.
What works: Nothing.
What doesn't: Karan Kapadia.
Number of weeks: New.
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 and Aftab Shivdasani.
What doesn't: Sloppy, simplistic and full-of-loopholes writing.
Number of weeks: New.
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: 2.
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: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Aata Hai?

Cast: Nandita Das, Manav Kaul, Saurabh Shukla, Amarjeet Amle, Padmanabh Bind.
Director: Soumitra Ranade.
What works: Nandita Das, Manav Kaul, Saurabh Shukla.
What doesn't: Story doesn't make an impact.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

RAW: Romeo Akbar Walter

Cast: John Abraham, Sikander Kher, Jackie Shroff, Mouni Roy.
Director: Robbie Grewal.
What works: Decent story.
What doesn't: The film has no thrills, John's characters look caricaturish.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Average.

 

No Fathers In Kashmir

Cast: Shivam Raina, Zara La Peta Webb, Soni Razdan, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Anshuman Jha, Ashvin Kumar.
Director: Ashvin Kumar.
What works: Beautifully shot, shows off different shades of Kashmir in a novel story.
What doesn't: Too dark.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Junglee

Cast: Vidyut Jammwal, Pooja Sawant, Asha Bhat, Atul Kulkarni, Akshay Oberoi.
Director: Chuck Russell.
What works: Vidyut Jammwal.
What doesn't: Loopholes in the plot, childish stunts.
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Average.

 

Notebook

Cast: Zaheer Iqbal, Pranutan Bahl.
Director: Nitin Kakkar.
What works: Beautiful locales, Manoj Kumar Khatoi's camerawork.
What doesn't: The lead pair Zaheer Iqbal, Pranutan Bahl.
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Gone Kesh

Cast: Shweta Tripathi, Jitendra Kumar, Vipin Sharma, Deepika Amin, Brijendra Kala.
Director: Qasim Khallow.
What works: Good performances.
What doesn't: Predictable climax.
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

Vinod Mirani