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Box Office: Dangal is a blockbuster!

December 26, 2016 15:00 IST

Aamir Khan scores big, yet again!

One of the most awaited films of the year, Dangal has released to huge success. It has crossed the Rs 100 crore mark within three days of release.

The story of Mahavir Singh Phogat and his daughters, Geeta and Babita, directed by Nitesh Tiwari, has been loved by masses and critics alike.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the weekly verdict.

 

Dangal

Cast: Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Sanya Malhotra, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Zaira Wasim, Suhani Bhatnagar, Aparshakti Khurrana.

Director: Nitesh Tiwari.

What works: Excellent performances, story, soundtrack.

What doesn't: A little melodrama towards the end.

Number of weeks: New.

BO verdict: Blockbuster.

Read the reviews here: Sukanya Verma/Raja Sen

Befikre

Cast: Ranveer Singh, Vaani Kapoor

Director: Aditya Chopra.

What works: No chemistry, Vaani's deadpan acting.

What doesn't: Poor climax.

Number of weeks: 2.

BO verdict: Semi hit.

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

 

Kahaani 2

Cast: Vidya Balan, Arjun Rampal.

Director: Sujoy Ghosh

What works: Great performance by Vidya Balan.

What doesn't: Predictable ending.

Number of weeks: 3.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

 

Dear Zindagi

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Alia Bhatt, Angad Bedi, Kunal Kapoor, Ali Zafar.

Director: Gauri Shinde

What works: Great performances, great script, good music, beautiful locales.

What doesn't: Slow paced in the first half.

Number of weeks: 4.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the reviews here: Raja Sen/Sukanya Verma

 

Moh Maya Money

 

Cast: Ranveer Shorey, Neha Dhupia

Director: Munish Bhardwaj

What works: Good performances.

What doesn't: Poor screenplay and cinematography.

Number of weeks: 4.

BO verdict: Flop.

 

Force 2

Cast: John Abraham, Sonakshi Sinha, Tahir Raj Bhasin

Director: Abhinay Deo

What works: Tahir Raj Bhasin and the action sequences.

What doesn't: Complex plot.

Number of weeks: 5.

BO verdict: Poor.

Read the reviews here: Raja Sen/Sukanya Verma

 

Tum Bin II

 

Cast: Aditya Seal, Neha Sharma, Aashim Gulati  

Director: Anubhav Sinha

What works: Tough!

What doesn't: Outdated twists, too lengthy, music not impressive.

Number of weeks: 5.

BO verdict: Poor.

Read the review here

 

Rock On 2

Rock On 2

Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Arjun Rampal, Shraddha Kapoor, Purab Kohli, Shashank Arora.

Director: Shujat Saudagar

What works: Beautiful locales.

What doesn't: Wafer-thin plot, poor characterisations, boring music.

Number of weeks: 6.

BO verdict: Flop

Read the reviews here: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma

 

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Fawad Khan.

Director: Karan Johar.

What works: Good music and locations.

What doesn't: The story doesn't connect with the masses, film's pace is too slow and drags.

Number of weeks: 8.

BO verdict: Below average.

Read the reviews here: Sukanya Verma/ Raja Sen