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Box Office: Jawaani Jaaneman fares below average

By Rediff Movies
February 04, 2020 09:00 IST
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Last week's release Jawaani Jaaneman fares below average at the box office.

The other releases -- Happy Hardy and Heer and Gul Makai -- fail as well.

Vinod Mirani gives us the weekly box office verdict.

 

Jawaani Jaaneman

Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Alaya F, Kubra Sait, Chunky Panday, Kumud Mishra, Farida Jalal, Kiku Sharda.
Director: Nitin Kakkar.
What works: Good performances, refreshing humour.
What doesn't: Its last-minute turnaround is disappointing.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Below Average.

 

Happy Hardy and Heer

Cast: Himesh Reshammiya, Sonia Mann.
Director: Raka.
What works: Music.
What doesn't: Everything else.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Gul Makai

Cast: Reem Shaikh, Atul Kulkarni, Divya Dutta, Om Puri, Arif Zakaria Mukesh Rishi, Abhimanyu Singh, Pankaj Tripathi.
Director: Amjad Khan.
What works: The subject.
What doesn't: Weak narrative, direction, half-baked effort.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Panga

Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Jassi Gill, Richa Chadha, Neena Gupta, Pankaj Tripathi.
Director: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari.
What works: Good performances, well-directed.
What doesn't: Lacks depth and surprise.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Average.

 

Street Dancer 3D

Cast: Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Nora Fatehi, Prabhu Deva.
Director: Remo D'Souza.
What works: Prabhudeva's dance.
What doesn't: Cardboard character, same old, same old.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Average.

 

Jai Mummy Di

Cast: Sunny Singh, Sonnalli Seygall, Supriya Pathak, Poonam Dhillon.
Director: Navjot Gulati.
What works: Catchy songs like Lamborghini and Mummy Nu Pasand.
What doesn't: Story is neither interesting nor engaging.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior review

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, Jagapathi Babu, Kajol, Sharad Kelkar.
Director: Om Raut.
What works: Visually impressive, terrific 3D, technically slick.
What doesn't: Needless songs, one-note narrative, takes too many creative liberties.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

 

Chhapaak

Cast: Deepika Padukone, Vikrant Massey.
Director: Meghna Gulzar.
What works: Deepika, the direction, camera, editing.
What doesn't: Not an easy watch.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Shimla Mirchi

Cast: Hema Malini, Rajkummar Rao, Rakul Preet Singh.
Director: Ramesh Sippy.
What works: Rajkummar Rao.
What doesn't: Too dated.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Bhangra Paa Le

Cast: Sunny Kaushal, Rukshar Dhillon, Shriya Pilgaonkar.
Director: Sneha Taurani.
What works: Sunny Kaushal.
What doesn't: Poor direction.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 


Vinod Mirani is a veteran pundit on the Bollywood box office.


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