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Box Office: MS Dhoni gets a bumper opening!

October 03, 2016 17:39 IST
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The hits and misses of the week.

A nation obsessed with cricket was in for a treat, with the release of Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's biopic, M S Dhoni: The Untold Story.

The film saw an excellent, bumper opening in its first weekend.

But the Monday collections dropped, more noticeably at single screens. The film faces a high recovery target and may take some time before its box office status is realised.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the weekly box office verdict.

M S Dhoni: The Untold Story

Kiara Advani and Sushant Singh Rajput

Cast: Sushant Singh Raput, Anupam Kher, Bhoomika Chawla, Disha Patani and Kiara Advani.

Director: Neeraj Pandey.

What works: Great performances, a brilliant first half.

What doesn't: Too long, unnecessary songs.

Number of weeks: New.

BO verdict: Bumper opening.

Read the review here

 

Banjo

Riteish Deshmukh and Nargis Fakhri

Cast: Riteish Deshmukh, Nargis Fakhri, Dharmesh Yelande, Aditya Kumar and Ram Menon

Director: Ravi Jadhav.

What works: Good supporting cast, music.

What doesn't: Predictable screenplay.

Number of weeks: 1.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

 

Wah Taj

Shreyas Talpade and Manjari Phadnis

Cast: Shreyas Talpade, Manjari Phadnis.

Director: Ajit Sinha.

What works: Novel idea and intriguing premise.

What doesn't: Execution, exaggerated performances and cartoonish sound effects.

Number of weeks: 1.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

 

Parched

Radhika Apte, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Surveen Chawla

Cast: Radhika Apte, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Surveen Chawla, Sayani Gupta.

Director: Leena Yadav.

What works: Good performances, direction, the way the film is shot by Russell Carpenter.

What doesn't: Scenes end on an unreal note

Number of weeks: 1.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

 

PINK

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang, Angad Bedi, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Piyush Mishra

Director: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury.

What works: Good performances, great execution.

What doesn't: Nothing!

Number of weeks: 2.

BO verdict: Hit.

Read the review here

 

Raaz: Reboot

Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Kriti Kharbanda

Director: Vikram Bhatt.

What works: Decent music.

What doesn't: Same old story, cliched dialogues.

Number of weeks: 2.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

 

Baar Baar Dekho

Cast: Katrina Kaif, Sidharth Malhotra.

Director: Nitya Mehra.

What works: Good looking film, novel way to show a romance.

What doesn't: Poor performances, second half drags.

Number of weeks: 3.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

 

Freaky Ali

Cast:  Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Arbaaz Khan, Amy Jackson, Seema Biswas, Nikitin Dheer.

Director: Sohail Khan.

What works: Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

What doesn't: Daft writing.

Number of weeks: 3.

BO verdict: Super Flop.

Read the review here

 

Akira

Sonakshi Sinha in Akira

Cast: Sonakshi Sinha, Konkona Sen Sharma, Anurag Kashyap.

Director: AR Murugadoss.

What works: Sonakshi Sinha and Anurag Kashyap.

What doesn't: Bland, dated film.

Number of weeks: 4.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

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