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Box Office: Monsoon Shootout fails

December 19, 2017 14:17 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Monsoon Shootout fails despite Nawazuddin Siddiqui's presence in the cast.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

Monsoon Shootout

Cast: Vijay Verma, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sreejita De, Geetanjali Thapa.
Director: Amit Kumar.
What works: Execution, actors.
What doesn't: 105 minutes are too meagre to explore the three tangents to the story.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Fukrey Returns

Cast: Ali Fazal, Richa Chadha, Pulkit Samrat, Varun Sharma, Manjot Singh, Pankaj Tripathi.
Director: Mrigdeep Singh Lamba.
What works: Performances, hangover of Fukrey.
What doesn't: Slow pace, forced humour.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

 

Tera Intezaar

Cast: Sunny Leone, Arbaaz Khan, Arya Babbar, Salil Ankola, Sudha Chandran.
What works: Huh?!
What doesn't: Poor story, poor direction, no continuity, unintentionally funny.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Firangi

Cast: Kapil Sharma, Ishita Dutta, Monica Gill, Inaamulhaq.
Director: Rajiev Dhingra.
What works: Nothing!
What doesn't: Film lacks creativity, limited jokes, Kapil Sharma disappoints.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Julie 2

Cast: Raai Laxmi, Ravi Kishan.
Director: Deepak Shivdasani.
What works: Nothing.
What doesn't: Bad performances, bad writing.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Kadvi Hava

Cast: Sanjay Mishra, Ranvir Shorey, Tillotama Shome.
Director: Nila Madhab Panda.
What works: Terrific performances, tasteful cinema.
What doesn't: Nothing.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Tumhari Sulu

Cast: Vidya Balan, Manav Kaul, Neha Dhupia, Malishka.
Director: Suresh Triveni.
What works: Good performances, Vidya Balan especially stands out.
What doesn't: The marital conflict seems half-baked.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Average.

 

Aksar 2

Cast: Zareen Khan, Gautam Rode, Abhinav Shukla, Mohit Madaan.
Director: Ananth Narayan Mahadevan.
What works: Interesting first half.
What doesn't: Second half confuses.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Shaadi Mein Zaroor Aana

Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Kriti Kharbanda.
Director: Ratnaa Singh.
What works: Good performances.
What doesn't: Boring music, weak story, too much melodrama.
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Flop

 

Qarib Qarib Singlle

Cast: Irrfan Khan, Parvathy.
Director: Tanuja Chandra.
What works: Irrfan and Parvathy.
What doesn't: The other characters aren't fleshed out.
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Average

Vinod Mirani
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