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Box Office: Rustom is a hit, Mohenjo Daro bombs

August 16, 2016 17:06 IST
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The hits and misses of the week.

Akshay Kumar made sure his film Rustom was well promoted by his pals from the industry, and it served him well. It's on its way to become a hit.

The other release -- Hrithik Roshan's Mohenjo Daro -- wasn't as well promoted and was a miserable failure.

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

Rustom

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: New.

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: New.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the reviews here: Sukanya Verma / Raja Sen

Budhia Singh: Born To Run

Manoj Bajpayee and Mayur Patole in Budhia Singh: Born to Run

Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Tillotama Shome and Mayur Patole

Director: Soumendra Padhi.

What works: Good performances, well-told story.

What doesn't: The story is well-documented, and known.

Number of weeks: 1.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

 

Fever

Rajeev Khandelwal and Gauhar Khan in Fever

Cast: Rajeev Khandelwal, Gauahar Khan, Gemma Atkinson and Caterina Murino.

Director: Rajeev Jhaveri.

What works: The beautiful locales of Switzerland.

What doesn't: Convoluted storytelling, loud background score.

Number of weeks: 1.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

The Legend Of Michael Mishra

Arshad Warsi and Aditi Rao Hydari in The Legend of Michael Mishra

Cast:  Arshad Warsi, Aditi Rao Hydari, Boman Irani and Kayoze Irani

Director: Manish Jha.

What works: Nothing!

What doesn't: Arshad Warsi looks disinterested, film doesn't make sense.

Number of weeks: 1.

BO verdict: Flop.

Dishoom

Jacqueline Fernandez, Varun Dhawan, John Abraham in Dishoom

Cast:  John Abraham, Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Akshaye Khanna.

Director: Rohit Dhawan.

What works: Varun Dhawan and his charm!

What doesn't: John Abraham.

Number of weeks: 2.

BO verdict: Hit.

Read the review here: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma

 

Kabali (Hindi dubbed version)

Kabali

Cast: Rajinikanth, Radhika Apte

Director: Pa Ranjith

What works: Rajinikanth, of course!

What doesn't: Film has nothing new to offer or say, even Rajinikanth's popular gimmicks are missing.

Number of weeks: 3.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the reviews here: Saisuresh Sivaswamy / Raja Sen / S Saraswathi

Madaari

Madaari

Cast: Irrfan, Jimmy Sheirgill, Vishesh Bansal

Director: Nishikanth Kamat

What works: Irrfan.

What doesn't: Weak script and editing.

Number of weeks: 3.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

Great Grand Masti

Cast:  Vivek Oberoi, Riteish Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani, Urvashi Rautela.

Director: Indra Kumar.

What works: A few comic gags.

What doesn't: Over-the-top performances, sloppy script.

Number of weeks: 4.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here.

 

Sultan

Cast: Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma, Randeep Hooda, Amit Sadh

Director: Ali Abbas Zafar.

What works: Salman Khan.

What doesn't: Predictable climax, film is too long at nearly three hours running time.

Number of weeks: 5.

BO verdict: Superhit.

Read the review here.

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