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Box Office: Housefull 3 gets a good opening

June 06, 2016 17:23 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Housefull 3 may not have pleased the critics, but the fans of the franchise have ensure the film had a decent opening and grew as much as 25 per cent over its opening Friday. It should sail through safely.

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

 

Housefull 3

Housefull 3

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh, Jacqueline Fernandez, Nargis Fakhri, Lisa Haydon, Boman Irani

Director: Sajid-Farhad

What works: Akshay Kumar's performance and dialogues.

What doesn't: The plot.

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Good opening

Read the review here

 

Waiting

Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Kalki Koechlin, Rajat Kapoor, Arjun Mathur, Suhasini Maniratnam

Director: Anu Menon

What works: The human drama; Naseeruddin Shah and Kalki's performances.

What doesn't: Lengthy and stagnant second half.

Number of weeks: 1

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here

 

Phobia

Cast: Radhika Apte

Director: Pawan Kripalani

What works: Engaging narrative, Radhika Apte's performance.

What doesn't: Predictable second half.

Number of weeks: 1

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here

 

Veerapan

Cast:  Sandeep Bharadwaj, Sachiin J Joshi, Usha Jadhav, Lisa Ray

Director: Ram Gopal Varma

What works: Cinematography, visuals.

What doesn't: Bad writing, plotting, dialogues, bad performance by Sachiin Joshi, Lisa Ray.

Number of weeks: 1

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here

 

Sarbjit

Randeep hooda and Aishwray Rai Bachchan in Sarbjit

Cast: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Randeep Hooda, Richa Chhada

Director: Omung Kumar

What works: The story idea.

What doesn't: Weak script and direction.

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Average

Read the review here: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma 

 

Azhar

Emraan Hashmi and Nargis Fakhri in Azhar

Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Nargis Fakhri, Prachi Desai, Kunal Roy Kapur, Lara Dutta

Director: Tony D'Souza

What works: Emraan Hashmi.

What doesn't: Bad direction, poor storytelling.

Number of weeks: 3

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here: Prem Panicker /Raja Sen

 

Dear Dad

Arvind Swami, Himashu Sharma and Ekavali Khanna in Dear Dad

Cast: Arvind Swamy, Himanshu Sharma

Director: Tanuj Bhramar

What works: Performances by Arvind Swamy, Himanshu Sharma.

What doesn't: We don't see much of Arvind Swamy.

Number of weeks: 3

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here

 

Buddha In A Traffic Jam

Arunoday Singh and Mahie Gill in Buddha in a Traffic Jam

Cast:  Anupam Kher, Arunoday Singh, Mahie Gill, Anchal Dwivedi, Pallavi Joshi.

Director: Vivek Agnihotri

What works: Nothing!

What doesn't: Preposterous plot, bad performances and direction.

Number of weeks: 3

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here

 

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