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Box Office: Happy Bhag Jayegi opens well

August 22, 2016 17:14 IST
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The hits and misses of the week.

Happy Bhag Jayegi does very well, as its opening collections improve over the weekend, thanks to a good word-of-mouth. 

The other release UnIndian opens to a poor response. 

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

Happy Bhag Jayegi

Cast: Abhay Deol, Diana Penty, Ali Fazal, Jimmy Shergill

Director: Mudassar Aziz.

What works: Great performances from the cast.

What doesn't: The protagonist is sloppy, who's neither convincing in her mischief nor original in her exploits.

Number of weeks: New.

BO verdict: Opens well.

Read the review here.

UnIndian

Cast: Brett Lee, Tannishtha Chatterjee.

Director: Anupam Sharma.

What works: Light feel-good rom-com.

What doesn't: The story is as old as the hills!

Number of weeks: New.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here.

 

Rustom

Akshay Kumar and Ileana D'Cruz

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Ileana D'Cruz and Esha Gupta

Director: Tinu Suresh Desai.

What works: Akshay Kumar.

What doesn't: Tacky production values, poor supporting cast.

Number of weeks: 1.

BO verdict: Hit.

Read the review here

Mohenjo Daro

Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde

Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Pooja Hegde, Kabir Bedi, Suhasini Mulay and Arunoday Singh

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker.

What works: Hrithik Roshan is earnest in his performance.

What doesn't: Hackneyed plot, weak script, Pooja Hegde.

Number of weeks: 1.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the reviews here: Sukanya Verma / Raja Sen

Budhia Singh: Born To Run

Manoj Bajpayee and Mayur Patole in Budhia Singh: Born to Run

Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Tillotama Shome and Mayur Patole

Director: Soumendra Padhi.

What works: Good performances, well-told story.

What doesn't: The story is well-documented, and known.

Number of weeks: 2.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

 

Fever

Rajeev Khandelwal and Gauhar Khan in Fever

Cast: Rajeev Khandelwal, Gauahar Khan, Gemma Atkinson and Caterina Murino.

Director: Rajeev Jhaveri.

What works: The beautiful locales of Switzerland.

What doesn't: Convoluted storytelling, loud background score.

Number of weeks: 2.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

The Legend Of Michael Mishra

Arshad Warsi and Aditi Rao Hydari in The Legend of Michael Mishra

Cast:  Arshad Warsi, Aditi Rao Hydari, Boman Irani and Kayoze Irani

Director: Manish Jha.

What works: Nothing!

What doesn't: Arshad Warsi looks disinterested, film doesn't make sense.

Number of weeks: 2.

BO verdict: Flop.

Dishoom

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: 3.

BO verdict: Hit.

Read the review here: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma

 

Kabali (Hindi dubbed version)

Kabali

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: 4.

BO verdict: Flop.

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

Madaari

Madaari

Cast: Irrfan, Jimmy Sheirgill, Vishesh Bansal

Director: Nishikanth Kamat

What works: Irrfan.

What doesn't: Weak script and editing.

Number of weeks: 4.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

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