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Box Office: Daas Dev gets poor opening

May 01, 2018 12:44 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Sudhir Mishra's Daas Dev saw a poor fate at the box office, as it released along with the record-breaking Avengers: Infinity Wars.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.


Daas Dev

Cast: Richa Chadha, Aditi Rao Hydari, Rahul Bhat, Saurabh Shukla, Anurag Kashyap.
Director: Sudhir Mishra.
What works: The supporting cast, Sudhir Mishra's understanding of our politics, the humour.
What doesn't: The first 20 minutes.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Poor opening.


Nanu Ki Jaanu

Cast: Patralekhaa, Abhay Deo, Manu Rishi, Brijendra Kala and Himani Shivpuri.
Director: Faraz Haider.
What works: Good performances; unique story.
What doesn't: Flawed execution.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.


Beyond The Clouds

Cast: Ishaan Khatter, Malavika Mohanna.
Director: Majid Maijidi.
What works: Ishaan Khatter.
What doesn't: Tried and tested formula.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.


Cast: Varun Dhawan, Banita Sandhu, Gitanjali Rao.
Director: Shoojit Sircar.
What works: Novel story, good performances.
What doesn't: Slow narrative.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Below average.



Cast: Irrfan Khan, Kirti Kulhari, Divya Dutta, Arunoday Singh, Anuja Sathe.
Director: Abhinay Deo.
What works: Good performances, well directed, never loses its sting.
What doesn't: Slow narrative.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.



Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Tabu, Annu Kapoor.
Director: Mukul Abhyankar.
What works: Nothing!
What doesn't: Monotonous and drab.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.


Baaghi 2

Cast: Tiger Shroff, Disha Patani, Manoj Bajpayee, Randeep Hooda.
Director: Ahmed Khan.
What works: Tiger Shroff.
What doesn't: Laughable twists and characters, no plot.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Superhit.



Cast: Rani Mukerji.
Director: Siddharth P Malhotra.
What works: Rani Mukerji.
What doesn't: Too predictable.
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Hit.



Cast: Ajay Devgn, Ileana D'Cruz, Saurabh Shukla.
Director: Rajkumar Gupta.
What works: Ajay Devgn.
What doesn't: Sloppy editing, tame camerawork, poor background score, quite a few inconsistencies.
Number of weeks: 6.
Box Office verdict: Average.


Hate Story 4

Cast: Urvashi Rautela, Karan Wahi, Vivan Bhatena, Ihana Dhillon, Gulshan Grover.
Director: Vishal Pandya.
What works: Good story.
What doesn't: Bad dialogues, poor direction.
Number of weeks: 7.
Box Office verdict: Below Average.

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