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Box Office: Junglee is average, Notebook flops

April 02, 2019 09:54 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Junglee opened average at the box office, with some growth over the weekend.

Notebook and Gone Kesh fail.

Kesari is fair in its second weekend and is above average.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

Junglee

Cast: Vidyut Jammwal, Pooja Sawant, Asha Bhat, Atul Kulkarni, Akshay Oberoi.
Director: Chuck Russell.
What works: Vidyut Jammwal.
What doesn't: Loopholes in the plot, childish stunts.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Average.

 

Notebook

Cast: Zaheer Iqbal, Pranutan Bahl.
Director: Nitin Kakkar.
What works: Beautiful locales, Manoj Kumar Khatoi's camerawork.
What doesn't: The lead pair Zaheer Iqbal, Pranutan Bahl.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Gone Kesh

Cast: Shweta Tripathi, Jitendra Kumar, Vipin Sharma, Deepika Amin, Brijendra Kala.
Director: Qasim Khallow.
What works: Good performances.
What doesn't: Predictable climax.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Kesari

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra.
Director: Anurag Singh.
What works: Akshay Kumar.
What doesn't: Too long.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Above average.

 

Mard Hai To Dard Nahi

Cast: Abhimanyu Dassani, Radhika Madan.
Director: Vasan Bala.
What works: Well directed film.
What doesn't: Tough!
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Photograph

Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sanya Malhotra, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Sachin Khedekar, Vijay Raaz, Jim Sarbh.
Director: Ritesh Batra.
What works: Well-directed, novel story, strong performances.
What doesn't: Too slow.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Milan Talkies

Cast: Ali Fazal, Shraddha Srinath, Ashutosh Rana, Reecha Sinha, Sanjay Mishra, Sikandar Kher, Tigmanshu Dhulia.
Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia.
What works: Good performances.
What doesn't: Confused film.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Badla

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Amrita Singh, Manav Kaul, Tony Luke.
Director: Sujoy Ghosh.
What works: Has all the ingredients for a suspense thriller.
What doesn't: Malayalam actor Tony Luke.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

 

Luka Chuppi

Cast: Karthik Aryan, Kriti Sanon, Aparshakti Khurana.
Director: Laxman Utekar.
What works: Has all the ingredients to be a hit.
What doesn't: Lame formula film.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

 

Sonchiriya

Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Ranvir Shorey, Bhumi Pednekar, Manoj Bajpaiyee, Ashutosh Rana.
Director: Abhishek Chaubey.
What works: Terrific performances, stark, stirring tale of dacoits.
What doesn't: May seem too bleak.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

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