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Box Office: Khandaani Shafakhana flops

August 06, 2019 08:15 IST

Khandaani Shafakhana, starring Sonakshi Sinha, Badshah and Varun Sharma could not woo the box office.

Kangana Ranaut and Rajkummar Rao's Judgementall Hai Kya remains below average.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

Khandaani Shafakhana

Cast: Sonakshi Sinha, Badshah, Varun Sharma, Priyanshu Jora, Nadira Babbar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda.
Director: Shilpi Dasgupta.
What works: Badshah.
What doesn't: Too many flaws, flimsy storytelling,
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Fails.

 

Judgementall Hai Kya

Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao, Jimmy Sheirgill, Amyra Dastur, Amrita Puri, Brijendra Kala, Satish Kaushik.
Director: Prakash Kovelamudi.
What works: Kangana Ranaut.
What doesn't: Second half is stretched. Overlong. Manipulative. Poor characterisations. Ends up mocking its own ambitions.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Below average.

 

Arjun Patiala

Cast: Diljit Dosanjh, Kriti Sanon, Varun Sharma, Ronit Roy, Seema Pahwa, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub.
Director: Rohit Jugraj.
What works: Use of animation graphics.
What doesn't: The spoofs are lame.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Poor.

 

The Lion King

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Aryan Khan, Ashish Vidyarthi, Shreyas Taplade, Asrani.
Director: John Favreau.
What works: Feel good movie.
What doesn't: 3D effects are not good.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Outstanding opening weekend.

 

Jhootha Kahin Ka

Cast: Rishi Kapoor, Jimmy Sheirgill, Lillete Dubey, Sunny Singh, Omkar Kapoor, Manoj Joshi, Nimisha Mehta, Pujita Ponnada.
Director: Smeep Kang.
What works: Rishi Kapoor and Jimmy Sheirgill.
What doesn't: Predictable script.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Family Of Thakurganj

Cast: Jimmy Sheirgill, Saurabh Shukla, Mahie Gill, Nandish Singh, Supriya Pilgaonkar, Mukesh Tiwari, Yashpal Sharma, Pavan Malhotra, Raj Zutshi, Manoj Pahwa.
Director: Manoj K Jha.
What works: Nothing.
What doesn't: Everything.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Super 30

Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Mrunal Thakur, Virendra Saxena, Pankaj Tripathi, Aditya Shrivastava, Nandish Singh, Amit Sadh, Johnny Lever, Ali Haji.
Director: Vikas Bahl.
What works: The students are the best part of the film. Camera work is good.
What doesn't: Hrithik is a miscast.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Slow start.

 

Malaal

Cast: Meezaan Jaffery, Sharmin Segal.
Director: Mangesh Hadawale.
What works: Good performances.
What doesn't: Same old boring story.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Poor.

 

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Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Isha Talwar, Sayani Gupta, Kumud Mishra, Manoj Pahwa, Nassar, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Ronjini Chakraborty.
Director: Anubhav Sinha.
What works: Well-researched, clear-headed movie. Very good performances.
What doesn't: Seems consciously made to flatter the educated, urban audiences and their polished sensibility.
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

 

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: 6.
Box Office verdict: Blockbuster.

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