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Box Office: Pagalpanti flops

By Rediff Movies
November 26, 2019 09:00 IST
Anees Bazmee's Pagalpanti saw a poor opening at the box office, and failed to show any improvement over the weekend. 

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict. 

 

Pagalpanti

Cast: Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Arshad Warsi, Saurabh Shukla, Pulkit Samrat, Kriti Kharbanda, Ileana D'Cruz, Urvashi Rautela.
Director: Anees Bazmee.
What works: Nothing!
What doesn't: Very low standard of comedy.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Marjaavaan

Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Riteish Deshmukh, Tara Sutaria, Rakul Preet Singh.
Director: Milap Zaveri.
What works: Full-on masala movie.
What doesn't: Outdated film-making, stale imagination, hysterically hamming actors.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Average.

 

 

Motichoor Chaknachoor

Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Athiya Shetty.
Director: Debamitra Biswal.
What works: Strong performances.
What doesn't: Tame romance.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Bala

Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Yami Gautam and Bhumi Pednekar.
Director: Amar Kaushik.
What works: The cast, the story, the screenplay.
What doesn't: Bhumi Pednekar's tacky make-up.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Superhit.

 

Satellite Shankar

Cast: Sooraj Pancholi and Megha Akash.
Director: Irfan Kamal.
What works: Megha Akash, the second half of the film.
What doesn't: The first half is slow.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

The Bypass Road

Cast: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Adah Sharma and Shama Sikander.
Director: Naman Nitin Mukesh.
What works: Neil Nitin Mukesh's dapper looks.
What doesn't: Shoddy and insensitive writing.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Ujda Chaman

Cast: Sunny Singh, Maanvi Gagroo, Saurabh Shukla, Karishma Sharma.
Director: Abhishek Pathak.
What works: Maanvi Gagroo is the saving grace.
What doesn't: Dull and insensitive film.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Average.

 

Housefull 4

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon, Riteish Deshmukh, Pooja Hegde, Bobby Deol, Kriti Kharbanda, Chunky Pandey, Boman Irani, Johnny Lever, Rana Daggubati.
Director: Farhad Samji.
What works: Good music.
What doesn't: Done-to-death story, crass comedy.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

 

Saand Ki Aankh

Cast: Taapsee Pannu, Bhumi Pednekar, Prakash Jha, Vineet Kumar, Shaad Randhawa.
Director: Tushar Hiranandani.
What works: Good performances from Taapsee and Bhumi, an interesting first half.
What doesn't: The second half flounders. Except for the two leads, the other characters are all one-note. The film is made to appeal to our basic liberal goodness.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Average.

 

Made in China

Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Mouni Roy, Boman Irani, Gajraj Rao, Paresh Rawal.
Director: Mikhil Musale.
What works: Good performances.
What doesn't: Pedestal comedy, too much drama, filmsy film-making.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Average.

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