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Box Office: Helicopter Eela, Fryday, Tumbbad, Jalebi flop

October 16, 2018 08:35 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Last week's releases Helicopter Eela, Fryday, Tumbbad and Jalebi failed miserably at the box office.

Sriram Raghavan's Ayushmann Khurrana starrer Andhadhun holds steady and is a semi-hit.

Sui Dhaaga: Made In India is a hit.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

Helicopter Eela

Cast: Kajol, Riddhi Sen, Tota Roy Chowdhury, Neha Dhupia.
Director: Pradeep Sarkar.
What works: Riddhi Sen.
What doesn't: The script.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

FryDay

Cast: Govinda, Varun Sharma, Digangana Suryavanshi.
Director: Abhishek Dogra.
What works: Govinda.
What doesn't: A slow start.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Tumbbad

Cast: Sohum Shah, Harish Khanna.
Director: Rahi Anil Barve, Anand Gandhi.
What works: Sohum Shah's performance; a fairytale vision.
What doesn't: The message isn't too original.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Jalebi

Cast: Rhea Chakraborty, Varun Mitra, Digangana Suryavanshi.
Director: Pushpdeep Bhardwaj.
What works: The music.
What doesn't: Performance, cast, story, direction.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Andhadhun

Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Radhika Apte, Tabu.
Director: Sriram Raghavan.
What works: Great performances, excellent story line with a lot of twists, good direction.
What doesn't: Too long.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Semi hit.

 

LoveYatri

Cast: Aayush Sharma, Warina Hussain, Ram Kapoor.
Director: Abhiraj Minawala.
What works: Colourful costumes.
What doesn't: Poor performances, boring film.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Sui Dhaaga

Cast: Varun Dhawan, Anushka Sharma, Raghubir Yadav.
Director: Sharat Katariya.
What works: Good performances.
What doesn't: Gets preachy.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

 

Pataakha

Cast: Sanya Malhotra, Radhika Madan, Sunil Grover, Vijay Raaz, Namit Das.
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj.
What works: Sunil Grover.
What doesn't: Drags in the second half, too long.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Village Rockstars

Cast: Bhanita Das, Manabendra Das.
Director: Rima Das.
What works: Story, direction, cast, everything.
What doesn't: Nothing.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Batti Gul Meter Chalu

Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Divyendu Sharma, Yami Gautam.
Director: Shree Narayan Singh.
What works: Divyendu Sharma.
What doesn't: Bad performances, weak script, too long.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Below average.

 

Vinod Mirani