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Box office: Detective Byomkesh Bakshy gets lukewarm response

April 06, 2015 18:17 IST
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Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! may be good at solving cases but the film could not crack the secret to box office success.

Despite a holiday weekend, the film opened to a lukewarm response. It improved on Sunday but will face average prospects.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the box office verdict.

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!

Sushant Singh Rajput and Anand Tiwari in Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!

 

Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Anand Tiwari, Swastika Mukherjee, Meiyang Chang.

Director: Dibakar Banerjee

What works: 1940s' Calcutta is beautifully captured, good performances.

What doesn't: Simplistic plot, the mystery film doesn't mystify.

Number of weeks: New

Box office verdict: Lukewarm opening.

Read the review here

 

Hunterrr

 

Cast: Gulshan Devaiah, Radhika Apte and Sai Tamhankar

Director: Harshwardhan Kulkarni.

What works: Good performances.

What doesn't: Weak plot, too long.

Number of weeks: 3

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here

NH10

Cast: Anushka Sharma, Neil Bhoopalam and Darshan Kumaar

Director: Navdeep Singh

What works: Good performances, smashing edge-of-the-seat thrills.

What doesn't: Weak climax.

Number of weeks: 3

BO verdict: Average.

Read the reviews here: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma

 

Dum Laga Ke Haisha

Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar

Director: Sharat Katariya.

What works: A novel story, good performances and good music.

What doesn't: Interesting chemistry between the lead.

Number of weeks: 5

BO verdict: Hit.

Read the review here Sukanya Verma / Raja Sen

 

Badlapur

Cast: Varun Dhawan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Yami Gautam, Huma Qureshi and Radhika Apte

Director: Sriram Raghavan

What works: Gripping story, great performances.

What doesn't: The climax drags.

Number of weeks: 6

BO verdict: Fair.

Read the review here

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