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Box Office: Ranchi Diaries is a dud

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Last updated on: October 16, 2017 18:19 IST
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The hits and misses of the week.

Last week's sole release, Ranchi Diaries, failed to impress at the box office.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

Ranchi Diaries 

Cast: Himansh Kohli, Soundarya Sharma, Taaha Shah, Anupam Kher, Jimmy Sheirgill
Director: Sattwik Mohanty
What works: Performances of the five leads
What doesn't: No character development, crude set-up
Number of weeks: New
Box Office verdict: Flop

 

Chef

Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Padmapriya, Svar Kamble
Director: Raja Krishna Menon
What works: Good performances
What doesn't: Not as good as the original Hollywood film and we hardly see any food
Number of weeks: 1
Box Office verdict: Fails badly

 

Tu Hai Mera Sunday

Cast: Barun Sobti, Shahana Goswami, Vishal Malhotra, Pallavi Batra, Avinash Tiwari, Maanvi Gogroo, Suhaas Ahuja
Director: Milind Dhaimade
What works: The writing, the cast
What doesn't: Doesn't make an impression
Number of weeks: 1
Box Office verdict: Fails

 

Judwaa 2

Cast: Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Taapsee Pannu
Director: David Dhawan
What works: Varun Dhawan and the nostalgia factor
What doesn't: Not as good as the Salman Khan original
Number of weeks: 2
Box Office verdict: Hit

 

Haseena Parkar

Cast: Shraddha Kapoor, Siddhanth Kapoor, Ankur Bhatia, Rajesh Tailang
Director: Apoorva Lakhia
What works: A gripping first half
What doesn't: The film loses the plot in the second half
Number of weeks: 3
Box Office verdict: Flop

 

Newton

Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil, Raghubir Yadav
Director: Amit Masurkar
What works: Great performances by the entire cast, 
tries to focus the spotlight on uncomfortable realities
What doesn't: Lack of end-to-end clarity
Number of weeks: 3
Box Office verdict: Hit

 

Bhoomi

Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Aditi Rao Hydari
Director: Omung Kumar
What works: Sanjay Dutt
What doesn't: Everything else
Number of weeks: 3
Box Office verdict: Flop

 

Simran

Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Soham Shah
Director: Hansal Mehta
What works: Kangan in a light-hearted comedy
What doesn't: The writing and execution falters
Number of weeks: 4
Box Office verdict: Flop

 

Lucknow Central

Cast: Farhan Akhtar, Diana Penty, Ronit Roy, Deepak Dobriyal. Rajesh Sharma, Gippy Grewal, Inaamulhaq
Director: Ranjit Tiwari
What works: Farhan Akhtar
What doesn't: Not gripping enough
Number of weeks: 4
Box Office verdict: Flop

 

Patel Ki Punjabi Shaadi

Cast: Rishi Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Vir Das, Payal Ghosh
Director: Sanjay Chhel
What works: Rishi Kapoor and Paresh Rawal
What doesn't: Cringe worthy dialogues
Number of weeks: 4
Box Office verdict: Flop

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