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Box Office: Kabir Singh is a hit!

By VINOD MIRANI
June 25, 2019 16:58 IST

Despite bad reviews, Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani's Kabir Singh is a hit.

Salman Khan's Eid release Bharat remain below average.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

Kabir Singh

Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Kiara Advani, Arjan Bajwa, Suresh Oberoi, adil Hussain, Nikita Dutta, Kamini Kaushal.
Director: Sandeep Reddy Vanga.
What works: Shahid Kapoor.
What doesn't: Story, Screenplay.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

 

Game Over

Cast: Taapsee Pannu
Director: Ashwin Saravanan.
What works: Taapsee, good thrills and chills, well-directed.
What doesn't: Tough!
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Fails.

 

Bharat

Cast: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani, Sunil Grover.
Director: Ali Abbas Zafar.
What works: Sunil Grover scores a few laughs.
What doesn't: Dull. Overlong. Manipulative. Poor characterisations. Ends up mocking its own ambitions.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Below average.

 

India's Most Wanted

Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Jitendra Shastri, Rajesh Sharma.
Director: Raj Kumar Gupta.
What works: Realistic story.
What doesn't: Staggeringly dull film.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Below average.

 

PM Narendra Modi

Cast: Vivek Anand Oberoi, Boman Irani, Zarina Wahab, Kishore Shahane, Manoj Joshi.
Director: Omung Kumar.
What works: Nicely shot. Some scenes are engaging.

What doesn't: Tampers with historical facts, incoherent storyline.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Below average.

 

De De Pyaar De

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Rakul Preet Singh.
Director: Akiv Ali.
What works: Tabu.
What doesn't: Recycled, poorly-written film, makes a mockery of the modern family.
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Average.

 

Student Of The Year 2

Cast: Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria, Ananya Panday, Aditya Seal, Samir Soni, Manoj Pahwa, Farida Jalal, Abhishek Bajaj.
Director: Punit Malhotra.
What works: Cinematography, music and production quality.
What doesn't: The film's narration, lead actors, direction.
Number of weeks: 6.
Box Office verdict: Below average.

 

Blank

Cast: Sunny Deol, Karan Kapadia, Karanvir Sharma, Ishita Dutta.
Director: Behzad Khambata.
What works: Nothing.
What doesn't: Karan Kapadia.
Number of weeks: 7.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Setters

Cast: Shreyas Talpade, Aftab Shivdasani, Sonnalli Seygall, Vijay Raaz, Ishita Dutta, Pavan Malhotra.
Director: Ashwini Chaudhary.
What works: Shreyas Talpade, Aftab Shivdasani.
What doesn't: The sloppy, simplistic and full-of-loopholes writing.
Number of weeks: 7.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Kalank

Cast: Madhuri Dixit Nene, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt, Kunal Kemmu.
Director: Abhishek Varman.
What works: Beautiful sets, rich costumes, quite a spectacle on the big screen.
What doesn't: Story does not make sense nor does it make an impact.
Number of weeks: 9.
Box Office verdict: Below average.

VINOD MIRANI
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