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Box Office: Jab Harry Met Sejal flops

By Vinod Mirani
August 07, 2017 15:20 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Shah Rukh Khan's Jab Harry Met Sejal was riding on high expectations when it released last week.

Unfortunately, bad reviews killed its box office chances, and it opened to poor collections.

The other release Gurgaon saw brilliant reviews and yet, flopped badly.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

Jab Harry Met Sejal

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma
Director: Imtiaz Ali
What works: Beautiful locales.
What doesn't: Sloppy script, unimpressive direction.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Gurgaon

Cast: Akshay Oberoi, Pankaj Tripathy, Ragini Khanna, Aamir Bashir, Shalini Vatsa.
Director: Shanker Raman
What works: Well-made thriller, solid performances.
What doesn't: May be too dark for audiences.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Mubarakan

Cast: Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Ileana D'Cruz, Athiya Shetty, Neha Sharma, Ratan Pathak Shah, Pavan Malhotra, Rahul Dev.
Director: Anees Bazmee
What works: Clean comedy, good entertainer.
What doesn't: Too loud, too long.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Raag Desh

Cast: Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh, Mohit Marwah, Kanwaljeet Singh, Sudesh Berry
Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
What works: Solid performances, brilliant direction.
What doesn't: Weak editing.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Indu Sarkar

Cast: Kirti Kulhari, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Supriya Vinod, Anupam Kher, Tota Roy Chowdhury
Director: Madhur Bhandarkar
What works: Good performances.
What doesn't: Badly written and directed.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Munna Michael

Cast: Tiger Shroff, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Nidhii Agerwal
Director: Sabbir Khan
What works: Amazing dance and action.
What doesn't: Too many loopholes in the plot.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Lipstick Under My Burkha

Cast: Ratna Pathak Shah, Konkona Sen Sharma, Plabita Borthakur, Aahana Kumra Sushant Singh, Vikrant Massey, Shashank Arora, Jagat Singh Solanki.
Director: Alankrita Shrivastava
What works: Good chemistry between the actresses, Ratna Pathak Shah's story.
What doesn't: Poor story resolutions, expositional dialogues.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Semi hit.

 

Jagga Jasoos

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Saurabh Shukla, Saswata Chatterjee, Sayani Gupta
Director: Anurag Basu.
What works: Great performances, enjoyable film with good thrills.
What doesn't: Too long.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop

 

Shab

Cast: Raveena Tandon, Sanjay Suri, Arpita Chatterjee, Ashish Bisht
Director: Onir.
What works: Raveena Tandon.
What doesn't: Sloppy screenplay and flimsy characterisation.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Mom

Cast: Sridevi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Akshaye Khanna
Director: Ravi Udyawar.
What works: Great performances.
What doesn't: Messy climax, predictable.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Vinod Mirani
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