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Box Office: Chhichhore's set to become a hit

September 10, 2019 09:00 IST

Last week's release Chhichhore opened on a slow note but it surged ahead over the weekend, and is on its way to becoming a hit.

Saaho remains average.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

Chhichhore

Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Sharma, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Tushar Panday and Naveen Polishetty.
Director: Nitesh Tiwari.
What works: Heartwarming film, well-written.
What doesn't: Predictable.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: On its way to becoming a hit.

 

Saaho

Cast: Prabhas, Shraddha Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Jackie Shroff, Chunky Pandey, Mandira Bedi and Mahesh Manjrekar.
Director: Sujeeth.
What works: Ambitious action set pieces.
What doesn't: Incoherent lazy writing, too long, disinterested performances.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Average.

 

Mission Mangal

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari, Sharman Joshi, Nithya Menen, Sanjay Kapoor and H R Dattatreya.
Director: Jagan Shakti.
What works: Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan.
What doesn't: Absence of genuine conflict.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Superhit.

 

Batla House

Cast: John Abraham, Mrunal Thakur, Ravi Kishan and Nora Fatehi.
Director: Nikkhil Advani.
What works: The pace picks up in the second half.
What doesn't: A boring first half.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

 

Jabariya Jodi

Cast: Parineeti Chopra, Sidharth Malhotra, Jaaved Jaaferi, Sanjay Mishra, Aparshakti Khurana, Ruslaan Mumtaz.
Director: Prashant Singh.
What works: Javed Jaffrey and Sanjay Mishra.
What doesn't: Parineeti and Sidharth look like misfits.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Fails.

 

Pranaam

Cast: Rajeev Khandelwal, Atul Kulkarni, Abhimanyu Singh, Sameksha, Vikram Gokhale.
Director: Sanjiv Jaiswal.
What works: The supporting cast.
What doesn't: Predictable, tends to drag.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Khandaani Shafakhana

Cast: Sonakshi Sinha, Badshah, Varun Sharma, Priyanshu Jora, Nadira Babbar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda.
Director: Shilpi Dasgupta.
What works: Badshah.
What doesn't: Too many flaws, flimsy storytelling,
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Judgementall Hai Kya

Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao, Jimmy Sheirgill, Amyra Dastur, Amrita Puri, Brijendra Kala, Satish Kaushik.
Director: Prakash Kovelamudi.
What works: Kangana Ranaut.
What doesn't: Second half is stretched. Overlong. Manipulative. Poor characterisations. Ends up mocking its own ambitions.
Number of weeks: 6.
Box Office verdict: Below average.

 

Arjun Patiala

Cast: Diljit Dosanjh, Kriti Sanon, Varun Sharma, Ronit Roy, Seema Pahwa, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub.
Director: Rohit Jugraj.
What works: Use of animation graphics.
What doesn't: The spoofs are lame.
Number of weeks: 6.
Box Office verdict: Poor.

 

The Lion King

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Aryan Khan, Ashish Vidyarthi, Shreyas Taplade, Asrani.
Director: John Favreau.
What works: Feel good movie.
What doesn't: 3D effects are not good.
Number of weeks: 7.
Box Office verdict: Outstanding opening weekend.

 

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