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Box Office: Mubarakan gets a poor opening

July 31, 2017 17:22 IST
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The hits and misses of the week.

Despite good reviews, Mubarakan had a poor opening at the box office. It improved on Saturday and doubled its Friday figures on Sunday but that may not be enough even if the film sustains through the rest of the week, as it just has a week to make up -- Shah Rukh Khan's big release Jab Harry Met Sejal is coming up for release this Friday.

The other releases -- Indu Sarkar, Raag Desh and Baaraat Company -- fail badly.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

Mubarakan

Cast: Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Ileana D'Cruz, Athiya Shetty, Neha Sharma, Ratan Pathak Shah, Pavan Malhotra, Rahul Dev.
Director: Anees Bazmee
What works: Clean comedy, good entertainer.
What doesn't: Too loud, too long.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Poor opening.

 

Raag Desh

Cast: Kunal Kapoor, Amit Sadh, Mohit Marwah, Kanwaljeet Singh, Sudesh Berry
Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
What works: Solid performances, brilliant direction.
What doesn't: Weak editing; Britishers are typecast.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Indu Sarkar

Cast: Kirti Kulhari, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Supriya Vinod, Anupam Kher, Tota Roy Chowdhury
Director: Madhur Bhandarkar
What works: Good performances.
What doesn't: Badly written and directed.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Munna Michael

Cast: Tiger Shroff, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Nidhii Agerwal
Director: Sabbir Khan
What works: Amazing dance and action.
What doesn't: Too many loopholes in the plot.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Lipstick Under My Burkha

Cast: Ratna Pathak Shah, Konkona Sen Sharma, Plabita Borthakur, Aahana Kumra, Sushant Singh, Vikrant Massey, Shashank Arora,Jagat Singh Solanki.
Director: Alankrita Shrivastava
What works: Good chemistry between the actresses, Ratna Pathak Shah's story.
What doesn't: Skimps on the men, poor story resolutions, expositional dialogues.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Semi hit.

 

Jagga Jasoos

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Saurabh Shukla, Saswata Chatterjee, Sayani Gupta
Director: Anurag Basu.
What works: Great performances, enjoyable film with good thrills.
What doesn't: Too long.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop

 

Shab

Cast: Raveena Tandon, Sanjay Suri, Arpita Chatterjee, Ashish Bisht
Director: Onir.
What works: Raveena Tandon.
What doesn't: Sloppy screenplay and flimsy characterisation.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Mom

Cast: Sridevi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Akshaye Khanna
Director: Ravi Udyawar.
What works: Great performances.
What doesn't: Messy climax, predictable.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Guest Iin London

Cast: Paresh Rawal, Tanvi Azmi, Kartik Aaryan, Kriti Kharbanda
Director: Ashwini Dhir
What works: Sanjay Mishra.
What doesn't: Paresh Rawal speaking Punjabi!
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

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