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Box Office: Kabali fares average

Last updated on: July 25, 2016 17:06 IST
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The hits and misses of the week.

The Hindi version of Rajinikanth's Kabali did not find much love outside Tamil Nadu, and could not match the hype it generated. The Superstar has never really enjoyed a fan following with the Hindi audience, and fared average at the box office.

Madaari has not been able to cash in on its popular actors, Irrfan and Jimmy Sheirgill. The title 'Madaari' is too old-fashioned to appeal to the multiplex audience, for whom this film is meant. The film improved over the weekend but not enough to raise hope.

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


Kabali (Hindi dubbed version)


Cast: Rajinikanth, Radhika Apte

Director: Pa Ranjith

What works: Rajinikanth, of course!

What doesn't: Film has nothing new to offer or say, even Rajinikanth's popular gimmicks are missing.

Number of weeks: New.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the reviews here: Saisuresh Sivaswamy / Raja Sen / S Saraswathi



Cast: Irrfan, Jimmy Sheirgill, Vishesh Bansal

Director: Nishikanth Kamat

What works: Irrfan.

What doesn't: Weak script and editing.

Number of weeks: New.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

Great Grand Masti

Cast:  Vivek Oberoi, Riteish Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani, Urvashi Rautela.

Director: Indra Kumar.

What works: A few comic gags.

What doesn't: Over-the-top performances, sloppy script.

Number of weeks: 1.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here.



Cast: Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma, Randeep Hooda, Amit Sadh

Director: Ali Abbas Zafar.

What works: Salman Khan.

What doesn't: Predictable climax, film is too long at nearly three hours running time.

Number of weeks: 2.

BO verdict: Superhit.

Read the review here.



Cast: Ashutosh Rana, Jimmy Sheirgill, Sanjay Suri, Ejaz Khan, Hiten Tejwani, Anirudh Dhave, Suha Gezen.

Director: Jitendra Tiwari.

What works: Great performances by Ashutosh Rana, Jimmy Sheirgill.

What doesn't: Bad direction and poor execution.

Number of weeks: 3.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here.


Raman Raghav 2.0

Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vicky Kaushal, Sobhita Dhulipala.

Director: Anurag Kashyap.

What works: Great performances by Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vicky Kaushal.

What doesn't: Anurag Kashyap's films are getting too similar.

Number of weeks: 4.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here.



Cast: Pulkit Samrat, Yami Gautam.

Director: Vivek Agnihotri.

What works: Music and exotic locations.

What doesn't: Story, dialogues, performances.

Number of weeks: 4.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here.


Udta Punjab

Shahid Kapoor in Udta Punjab

Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Diljit Dosanjh

Director: Abhishek Chaubey.

What works: Brilliant performances, hard-hitting and well made film.

What doesn't: Not meant for family audiences.

Number of weeks: 5.

BO verdict: Average.

Read the review here: Raja Sen /Sukanya Verma



Krrish Chhabria and Hetal Gada in Dhanak

Cast: Hetal Gada, Krrish Chhabria, Vipin Sharma, Gulfam Khan.

Director: Nagesh Kukunoor.

What works: Good performances, engaging story.

What doesn't: The second half is too slow, and long.

Number of weeks: 5.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here.



Amitabh Bachchan and Vidya Balan in Te3n

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vidya Balan.

Director: Ribhu Dasgupta

What works: Amitabh Bachchan's ace performance.

What doesn't: The thriller has no suspence.

Number of weeks: 6.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the reviews here: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma 

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