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Box Office: Budhia Singh: Born To Run flops

August 08, 2016 18:25 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Budhia Singh: Born To Run make be a National award-winning, critically good film. Unfortunately, it did not fare well at the box office.

The other releases -- The Legend Of Michael Mishra and Fever -- also bombed.

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

 

Budhia Singh: Born To Run

Manoj Bajpayee and Mayur Patole in Budhia Singh: Born to Run

Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Tillotama Shome and Mayur Patole

Director: Soumendra Padhi.

What works: Good performances, well-told story.

What doesn't: The story is well-documented, and known.

Number of weeks: New.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

 

Fever

Rajeev Khandelwal and Gauhar Khan in Fever

Cast: Rajeev Khandelwal, Gauahar Khan, Gemma Atkinson and Caterina Murino.

Director: Rajeev Jhaveri.

What works: The beautiful locales of Switzerland.

What doesn't: Convoluted storytelling, loud background score.

Number of weeks: New.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

 

The Legend Of Michael Mishra

Arshad Warsi and Aditi Rao Hydari in The Legend of Michael Mishra

Cast:  Arshad Warsi, Aditi Rao Hydari, Boman Irani and Kayoze Irani

Director: Manish Jha.

What works: Nothing!

What doesn't: Arshad Warsi looks disinterested, film doesn't make sense.

Number of weeks: New.

BO verdict: Flop.

 

Dishoom

Jacqueline Fernandez, Varun Dhawan, John Abraham in Dishoom

Cast:  John Abraham, Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Akshaye Khanna.

Director: Rohit Dhawan.

What works: Varun Dhawan and his charm!

What doesn't: John Abraham.

Number of weeks: 1.

BO verdict: Semi hit.

Read the review here: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma

 

Kabali (Hindi dubbed version)

Kabali

Cast: Rajinikanth, Radhika Apte

Director: Pa Ranjith

What works: Rajinikanth, of course!

What doesn't: Film has nothing new to offer or say, even Rajinikanth's popular gimmicks are missing.

Number of weeks: 2.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the reviews here: Saisuresh Sivaswamy / Raja Sen / S Saraswathi

Madaari

Madaari

Cast: Irrfan, Jimmy Sheirgill, Vishesh Bansal

Director: Nishikanth Kamat

What works: Irrfan.

What doesn't: Weak script and editing.

Number of weeks: 2.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

Great Grand Masti

Cast:  Vivek Oberoi, Riteish Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani, Urvashi Rautela.

Director: Indra Kumar.

What works: A few comic gags.

What doesn't: Over-the-top performances, sloppy script.

Number of weeks: 3.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here.

 

Sultan

Cast: Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma, Randeep Hooda, Amit Sadh

Director: Ali Abbas Zafar.

What works: Salman Khan.

What doesn't: Predictable climax, film is too long at nearly three hours running time.

Number of weeks: 4.

BO verdict: Superhit.

Read the review here.

 

Shorgul

Cast: Ashutosh Rana, Jimmy Sheirgill, Sanjay Suri, Ejaz Khan, Hiten Tejwani, Anirudh Dhave, Suha Gezen.

Director: Jitendra Tiwari.

What works: Great performances by Ashutosh Rana, Jimmy Sheirgill.

What doesn't: Bad direction and poor execution.

Number of weeks: 5.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here.

 

Raman Raghav 2.0

Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vicky Kaushal, Sobhita Dhulipala.

Director: Anurag Kashyap.

What works: Great performances by Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vicky Kaushal.

What doesn't: Anurag Kashyap's films are getting too similar.

Number of weeks: 6.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here.

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