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Box Office: Photograph, Milan Talkies fail

March 19, 2019 06:06 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

All six releases -- Photograph, Milan Talkies, Mere Pyare Prime Minister, Risknamaaa, Hamid and Sharmaji Ki Lag Gai -- failed at the box office over the weekend.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

Photograph

Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sanya Malhotra, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Sachin Khedekar, Vijay Raaz, Jim Sarbh.
Director: Ritesh Batra.
What works: Well-directed, novel story, strong performances.
What doesn't: Too slow.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Milan Talkies

Cast: Ali Fazal, Shraddha Srinath, Ashutosh Rana, Reecha Sinha, Sanjay Mishra, Sikandar Kher, Tigmanshu Dhulia.
Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia.
What works: Good performances.
What doesn't: Confused film.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Badla

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Amrita Singh, Manav Kaul, Tony Luke.
Director: Sujoy Ghosh.
What works: Has all the ingredients for a suspense thriller.
What doesn't: Malayalam actor Tony Luke.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

 

Luka Chuppi

Cast: Karthik Aryan, Kriti Sanon, Aparshakti Khurana.
Director: Laxman Utekar.
What works: Has all the ingredients to be a hit.
What doesn't: Lame formula film.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

 

Sonchiriya

Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Ranvir Shorey, Bhumi Pednekar, Manoj Bajpaiyee, Ashutosh Rana.
Director: Abhishek Chaubey.
What works: Terrific performances, stark, stirring tale of dacoits.
What doesn't: May seem too bleak.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Total Dhamaal

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Madhuri Dixit, Arshad Warsi, Javed Jaferi, Anil Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh, Sanjay Mishra, Johnny Lever.
Director: Indra Kumar.
What works: Madhuri and Anil Kapoor.
What doesn't: Bad performances by the rest of the cast, lack of story and jokes, clumsy VFX .
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

 

Gully Boy

Cast: Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Kalki Koechlin, Siddhant Chaturved, Vijay Raaz, Amruta Subhash, Vijay Maurya.
Director: Zoya Akhtar.
What works: Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Vijay Raaz, Siddhant Chaturvedi.
What doesn't: Abrupt ending.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

 

Hum Chaar

Cast: Prit Kamani, Simran Sharma, Anshuman Malhotra, Tushar Pandey.
Director: Abhishek Dixit.
What works: Okay performance by the three male actors.
What doesn't: Repetitive drama and super slow film.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Amavas

Cast: Sachin Joshi, Nargis Fakhri.
Director: Bhushan Patel.
What works: Tough!
What doesn't: Not a single scary moment or thrill in the film!
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

The Fakir Of Venice

Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Annu Kapoor.
Director: Anand Surapur.
What works: The lead cast.
What doesn't: Film is too dated.
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

Vinod Mirani