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Box Office: Gully Boy is a hit!

Last updated on: February 18, 2019 14:58 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Zoya Akhtar's Gully Boy is a hit with excellent response through its four day extended weekend.

Hum Chaar, the week's other release, flops at the box office.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

Gully Boy

Cast: Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Kalki Koechlin, Siddhant Chaturved, Vijay Raaz, Amruta Subhash, Vijay Maurya.
Director: Zoya Akhtar.
What works: Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt Vijay Raaj, Siddhant Chaturvedi.
What doesn't: Abrupt ending.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

 

Hum Chaar

Cast: Prit Kamani Simran Sharma Anshuman Malhotra Tushar Pandey.
Director: Abhishek Dixit.
What works: Okay performance by the three male actors.
What doesn't: Repetitive drama and super slow film.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Amavas

Cast: Sachin Joshi, Nargis Fakhri.
Director: Bhushan Patel.
What works: Tough!
What doesn't: Not a single scary moment or thrill in the film!
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

The Fakir Of Venice

Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Annu Kapoor.
Director: Anand Surapur.
What works: The lead cast.
What doesn't: Film is too dated.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

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: 2.
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: 3.
Box Office verdict: Above average.

 

Thackeray

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: 3.
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: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Bombairiya

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: 4.
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: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

Vinod Mirani
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