Rediff.com
Print this article

Box Office: Lion King gets outstanding weekend

July 23, 2019 08:39 IST

The Lion King gets an outstanding weekend, but Jhootha Kahin Ka and Family Of Thakurganj have a disastrous outing at the box office.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

The Lion King

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Aaryan Khan, Ashish Vidyarthi, Shreyas Taplade, Asrani.
Director: John Favreau.
What works: Feel good movie.
What doesn't: 3D effect is not good.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Outstanding 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: New.
Box Office verdict: flop.

 

Family of Thakurgnj

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: New.
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, and the camera work is good.
What doesn't: Hrithik is a miscast.
Number of weeks: 1.
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: 2.
Box Office verdict: Poor.

 

Article 15

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: 3.
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: 4.
Box Office verdict: blockbuster.

 

Game Over

Cast: Taapsee Pannu
Director: Ashwin Saravanan.
What works: Taapsee, good thrills and chills, well-directed.
What doesn't: Tough!
Number of weeks: 5.
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: 6.
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: 8.
Box Office verdict: Below average.

VINOD MIRANI