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Box Office: Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga flops

February 05, 2019 08:48 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga does not work at the box office, and flops.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga

Cast: Sonam Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Akshay Oberoi, Regina Cassandra, Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla.
Director: Shelly Chopra Dhar.
What works: Novel story, good performances.
What doesn't: Too meek in its assertion of same sex romance.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Flop.


Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi

Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Ankita Lokhande, Mohammad Zeeshan Ayub, Atul Kulkarni, Danny Denzongpa.
Director: Krish, Kangana Ranaut.
What works: Kangana does well.
What doesn't: Significant historical characters are sidelined.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Above average.



Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Amrita Rao.
Director: Abhijit Panse.
What works: Captures Thackeray honestly, without sugarcoating his views.
What doesn't: Tries to pack in too much information on Thackeray's life.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Average.


Why Cheat India

Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Shreya Dhanwanthary, Snighdadeep Chatterjee.
Director: Soumik Sen.
What works: The film isn't boring.
What doesn't: A cynical look at the education system; scenes don't mesh into a whole; only Emraan Hashmi's character has a personality.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.



Cast: Radhika Apte, Akshay Oberoi, Siddhanth, Kapoor, Adil Hussain, Shilpa Shukla, Ravi Kishen.
Director: Pia Sukanya.
What works: Good performances, the film's main theme is engaging.
What doesn't: Too many subplots.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.


Fraud Saiyaan

Cast: Arshard Warsi, Saurabh Shukla.
Director: Sourabh Srivastava.
What works: Nothing!
What doesn't: Bad humour, cringe-worthy dialogues, senseless plot, and portrays its actresses in such poor light.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.


Uri: The Surgical Strike

Cast: Vicky Kaushal, Paresh Rawal, Mohit Raina, Kirti Kulhari, Yami Gautam.
Director: Aditya Dhar.
What works: The climax and the action.
What doesn't: The BJP propaganda.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Hit.


The Accidental Prime Minister

Cast: Anupam Kher, Akshaye Khanna, Suzanne Bernert, Aahana Kumra.
Director: Vijay Ratnakar Gutte.
What works: Original names of leaders and political parties are used. Book-based scenes are accurate.
What doesn't: Inaccurate portrayal of Dr Manmohan Singh and dishonest representation of the Gandhi family and other Congress leaders.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Average.



Cast: Ranveer Singh, Sara Ali Khan, Sonu Sood, Ashutosh Rana, Siddhartha Jadhav.
Director: Rohit Shetty.
What works: Ranveer, Siddhartha's comic timing.
What doesn't: Too much drama.
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Hit.



Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub.
Director: Aanand L Rai.
What works: Good music, commendable VFX, good humour.
What doesn't: Too many inconsistencies in the story, too long.
Number of weeks: 6.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

Vinod Mirani