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Box Office: Malaal fails, Article 15 is a hit

July 09, 2019 08:49 IST

Malaal opened poorly at the box office, but Article 15 has been declared a hit!

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.



Cast: Meezaan Jaffery, Sharmin Segal.
Director: Mangesh Hadawale.
What works: Good performances.
What doesn't: Same old boring story.
Number of weeks: New.
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: 1.
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: 2.
Box Office verdict: Superhit.


Game Over

Cast: Taapsee Pannu
Director: Ashwin Saravanan.
What works: Taapsee, good thrills and chills, well-directed.
What doesn't: Tough!
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Fails.



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: 4.
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: 6.
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: 6.
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: 7.
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: 8.
Box Office verdict: Below average.



Cast: Sunny Deol, Karan Kapadia, Karanvir Sharma, Ishita Dutta.
Director: Behzad Khambata.
What works: Nothing.
What doesn't: Karan Kapadia.
Number of weeks: 9.
Box Office verdict: Flop.