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Box Office: Pihu, Mohalla Assi fare poorly

November 20, 2018 08:45 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Mohalla Assi and Pihu fail to draw in the audiences.

Aamir Khan's Diwali release, Thugs Of Hindostan, flops at the box office.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

Pihu

Cast: Myra Vishwakarma.
Director: Vinod Kapri.
What works: Novel story, dark thriller.
What doesn't: A lot of it looks orchestrated; dubbing is sloppy.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Fares poorly.

 

Mohalla Assi

Cast: Sunny Deol, Sakshi Tanwar, Ravi Kishan, Saurabh Shukla.
Director: Chandraprakash Dwivedi.
What works: The film had a lot of potential.
What doesn't: Sunny Deol looks miscast. Rambling, dated film.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Fares poorly.

 

Thugs of Hindostan

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Lloyd Owen.
Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya.
What works: Aamir and Amitabh.
What doesn't: Everything else.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Jack & Dil

Cast: Arbaaz Khan, Sonal Chauhan, Evelyn Sharma, Amit Sadh.
Director: Sachin P Karande.
What works: Nothing!
What doesn't: Bad writing, bad comedy, witless film.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

Lupt

Cast: Javed Jaffrey, Vijay Raaz, Niki Aneja Walia, Meenakshi Dixit, Karan Anand, Ishab Chadha.
Director: Prabhuraj.
What works: Few scary moments at the start.
What doesn't: Predictable, loud, poor performances.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Baazaar

Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Radhika Apte, Chitrangda Singh, Rohan Mehra, Denzil Smith.
Director: Gauravv K Chawla.
What works: Saif Ali Khan.
What doesn't: Predictable.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Kaashi In Search of Ganga

Cast: Sharman Joshi, Aishwarya Devan, Govind Namdev, Akhilendra Mishra, Manoj Joshi, Manoj Pahwa, Paritosh Tripathi.
Director: Dhiraj Kumar.
What works: Sharman Joshi.
What doesn't: The rest of the film.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Dassehra

Cast: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Tina Desai, Govind Namdeo, Murali Sharma.
Director: Manish Vatsalya.
What works: Good performances.
What doesn't: Average writing, excessive action.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Badhaai Ho

Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao, Sanya Malhotra.
Director: Amit Ravindernath Sharma.
What works: Well-written, wholesome, entertaining film.
What doesn't: Mishmash of Punjabi, Haryanvi and colloquial Hindi of Uttar Pradesh being spoken by the same characters.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

 

Namastey England

Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Satish Kaushik.
Director: Vipul Amrutlal Shah.
What works: Mallika Dua's special apperance.
What doesn't: Sketchy characters, bad writing. Film drags.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

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