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Box Office: Dishoom gets a good opening

August 01, 2016 18:20 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Last week's release Dishoom has done well at the box office in its first weekend.

Salman Khan's Sultan is steadily heading towards Rs 300 crore mark.

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



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: New.

BO verdict: Opens well.

Read the review here: Raja Sen /Sukanya Verma


Kabali (Hindi dubbed version)


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: 1.

BO verdict: Flop.

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



Cast: Irrfan, Jimmy Sheirgill, Vishesh Bansal

Director: Nishikanth Kamat

What works: Irrfan.

What doesn't: Weak script and editing.

Number of weeks: 1.

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: 2.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here.



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: 3.

BO verdict: Superhit.

Read the review here.



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: 4.

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: 5.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here.



Cast: Pulkit Samrat, Yami Gautam.

Director: Vivek Agnihotri.

What works: Music and exotic locations.

What doesn't: Story, dialogues, performances.

Number of weeks: 5.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here.


Udta Punjab

Shahid Kapoor in Udta Punjab

Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Diljit Dosanjh

Director: Abhishek Chaubey.

What works: Brilliant performances, hard-hitting and well made film.

What doesn't: Not meant for family audiences.

Number of weeks: 6.

BO verdict: Average.

Read the review here: Raja Sen /Sukanya Verma