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Box office: Bombay Velvet is a disaster

Last updated on: May 18, 2015 18:41 IST
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Piku, on the other hand, is a big hit.

Ranbir Kapoor's Bombay Velvet, which released last week, has been panned by critics and has failed to draw in the audiences.

Meanwhile, his former girlfriend Deepika Padukone's film Piku is doing roaring business at the box office.

Is it history, of sorts, repeating itself? (RK's Saawariya bombed at the box office when it released along with Deepika's superhit film Om Shanti Om.)

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the box office verdict for the week.

Bombay Velvet

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Karan Johar

Director: Anurag Kashyap

What works: Good production values and terrific detailing, good music.

What doesn't: Shallow film that loses steam midway, half-baked characters.

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Opens poorly.

Read the reviews here: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma/ Aseem Chhabra

Piku

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Deepika Padukone, Irrfan Khan, Moushumi Chatterjee.

Director: Shoojit Sircar

What works: Brilliant performances, good story

What doesn't: Abrupt end.

Number of weeks: 1

BO verdict: Hit

Read the reviews here: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma

Kuch Kuch Locha Hai

Cast: Sunny Leone, Ram Kapoor, Evelyn Sharma

Director: Devang Dholakia

What works: Sunny Leone!

What doesn't: Bad performances, a horrible script.

Number of weeks: 1

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

Gabbar Is Back

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Shruti Haasan, Kareena Kapoor, Suman Talwar, Sunil Grover

Director: Krish

What works: Akshay Kumar and Sunil Grover's performance.

What doesn't: Melodramatic plot, bad direction

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Below average.

Read the review here

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