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Box Office: PINK opens average, Raaz: Reboot is poor

September 19, 2016 18:17 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

PINK opened to fabulous reviews butweak collections at the box office. The collections, however, improved over the weekend and the film will have to sustain through the week to be on the plus side.

Raaz: Reboot is poor and shows the signs of failing.

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


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: New.

BO verdict: Average opening.

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: New.

BO verdict: Poor opening.

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: 1.

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: 1.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here



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: 2.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

Island City

Cast: Vinay Pathak, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Amruta Subhash, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Uttara Baokar, Ashwin Mushran.

Director: Ruchika Oberoi.

What works: Complex, engaging film, laced with humour and satire.

What doesn't: Lack of A-listers will restrict its viewership.

Number of weeks: 2.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here


A Flying Jatt

Jacqueline Fernandez and Tiger Shroff

Cast: Tiger Shroff, Jacqueline Fernandez and Nathan Jones.

Director: Remo D'Souza.

What works: A superhero film that children will enjoy.

What doesn't: Loud performances, poor climax.

Number of weeks: 3.

BO verdict: Below average.

Read the review here

Happy Bhag Jayegi

Cast: Abhay Deol, Diana Penty, Ali Fazal, Jimmy Shergill.

Director: Mudassar Aziz.

What works: Great performances from the cast.

What doesn't: The protagonist is sloppy, who's neither convincing in her mischief nor original in her exploits.

Number of weeks: 4.

BO verdict: Above average.

Read the review here.


Akshay Kumar and Ileana D'Cruz

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Ileana D'Cruz and Esha Gupta.

Director: Tinu Suresh Desai.

What works: Akshay Kumar.

What doesn't: Tacky production values, poor supporting cast.

Number of weeks: 5.

BO verdict: Hit.

Read the review here

Mohenjo Daro

Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde

Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Pooja Hegde, Kabir Bedi, Suhasini Mulay and Arunoday Singh

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker.

What works: Hrithik Roshan is earnest in his performance.

What doesn't: Hackneyed plot, weak script, Pooja Hegde.

Number of weeks: 5.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the reviews here: Sukanya Verma / Raja Sen