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Box Office: Dream Girl is a hit

By Rediff Movies
September 17, 2019 09:00 IST

Ayushmann Khurrana scores once again, and gets a dream run at the box office with his new film, Dream Girl.

The other release Section 375 fares below average.

The Hindi dubbed version of Sudeep's Kannada film, Pailwaan, gets poor collections.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.


Dream Girl

Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Nushrat Bharucha, Annu Kapoor, Manjot Singh, Vijay Raaz, Abhishek Banerjee.
Director: Raaj Shaandilyaa.
What works: Good performances, hilarious film.
What doesn't: Drags, at times.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Hit.


Section 375

Cast: Akshaye Khanna, Richa Chadha, Rahul Bhat, Meera Chopra.
Director: Ajay Bahl.
What works: Engaging courtroom drama.
What doesn't: Most of the dialogues are in English.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Below average.


Baadhshah Pehlwaan

Cast: Sudeep, Suniel Shetty, Aakanksha Singh, Sushant Singh, Kabir Duhan Singh and Sharath Lohitashwa.
Director: S Krishna.
What works: The chemistry between the lead couple and film's social message.
What doesn't: The hero's abrupt transformation from wrestler to boxer.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Poor.



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: 1.
Box Office verdict: Hit.



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: 2.
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: 4.
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: 4.
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: 5.
Box Office verdict: Fails.



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: 5.
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: 6.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

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