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Box Office: Ghost, Laal Kaptaan flop

October 22, 2019 09:00 IST

There were as many as 11 movie releases last week and every single one of them fared poorly at the box office.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.



Cast: Sanaya Irani, Shivam Bhargava.
Director: Vikram Bhatt.
What works: The first half.
What doesn't: Not scary at all.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Poor.


Laal Kaptaan

Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Zoya Hussain, Sonakshi Sinha and Deepak Dobriyal.
Director: Navdeep Singh.
What works: Saif Ali Khan and amazing cinematography.
What doesn't: The length of the film.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Poor.


The Sky is Pink

Cast: Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Zaira Wasim and Rohit Saraf.
Director: Shonali Bose.
What works: Fantastic performances.
What doesn't: Rather than allow us to feel things on our own, the film tells us when to cry.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Below Average.



Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff, Vaani Kapoor, Ashutosh Rana, Anupriya Goenka, Dipannita Sharma, Soni Razdan.
Director: Siddharth Anand.
What works: The Hrithik-Tiger face-off.
What doesn't: Predictable, largely influenced by Hollywood films.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Hit.


The Zoya Factor

Cast: Sonam Kapoor, Dulquer Salmaan, Sanjay Kapoor, Angad Bedi and Sikander Kher.
Director: Abhishek Sharma.
What works: Dulquer Salmaan.
What doesn't: A shrill Sonam, the film does not capture the book's magic.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Poor.


Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas

Cast: Karan Deol and Sahher Bambba.
Director: Sunny Deol.
What works: Gorgeously shot.
What doesn't: Poor performances.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Poor.



Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Jackie Shroff, Manisha Koirala, Chunky Pandey, Ali Fazal, Satyajeet Dubey.
Director: Deva Katta.
What works: Good performances.
What doesn't: Climax drags, action scenes are badly choreographed, Sanjay Dutt.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Poor.


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: 5.
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: 5.
Box Office verdict: Below average.


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