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Box Office: Saaho is average

September 03, 2019 15:08 IST

The much hyped Saaho meets with negative word of mouth.

Described as all style and no substance, the film does satisfactory business over the weekend, thanks to its extensive release.

The collections took a nosedive on Monday despite it being a holiday (Ganesh Chaturthi) in many parts of India.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

Saaho

Cast: Prabhas, Shraddha Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Jackie Shroff, Chunky Pandey, Mandira Bedi and Mahesh Manjrekar.
Director: Sujeeth.
What works: Ambitious action set pieces.
What doesn't: Incoherent lazy writing, too long, disinterested performances.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Average.

 

Mission Mangal

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari, Sharman Joshi, Nithya Menen, Sanjay Kapoor and H R Dattatreya.
Director: Jagan Shakti.
What works: Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan.
What doesn't: Absence of genuine conflict.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Superhit.

 

Batla House

Cast: John Abraham, Mrunal Thakur, Ravi Kishan and Nora Fatehi.
Director: Nikkhil Advani.
What works: The pace picks up in the second half.
What doesn't: A boring first half.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

 

Jabariya Jodi

Cast: Parineeti Chopra, Sidharth Malhotra, Jaaved Jaaferi, Sanjay Mishra, Aparshakti Khurana, Ruslaan Mumtaz.
Director: Prashant Singh.
What works: Javed Jaffrey and Sanjay Mishra.
What doesn't: Parineeti and Sidharth look like misfits.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Fails.

 

Pranaam

Cast: Rajeev Khandelwal, Atul Kulkarni, Abhimanyu Singh, Sameksha, Vikram Gokhale.
Director: Sanjiv Jaiswal.
What works: The supporting cast.
What doesn't: Predictable, tends to drag.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Khandaani Shafakhana

Cast: Sonakshi Sinha, Badshah, Varun Sharma, Priyanshu Jora, Nadira Babbar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda.
Director: Shilpi Dasgupta.
What works: Badshah.
What doesn't: Too many flaws, flimsy storytelling,
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Judgementall Hai Kya

Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao, Jimmy Sheirgill, Amyra Dastur, Amrita Puri, Brijendra Kala, Satish Kaushik.
Director: Prakash Kovelamudi.
What works: Kangana Ranaut.
What doesn't: Second half is stretched. Overlong. Manipulative. Poor characterisations. Ends up mocking its own ambitions.
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Below average.

 

Arjun Patiala

Cast: Diljit Dosanjh, Kriti Sanon, Varun Sharma, Ronit Roy, Seema Pahwa, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub.
Director: Rohit Jugraj.
What works: Use of animation graphics.
What doesn't: The spoofs are lame.
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Poor.

 

The Lion King

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Aryan Khan, Ashish Vidyarthi, Shreyas Taplade, Asrani.
Director: John Favreau.
What works: Feel good movie.
What doesn't: 3D effects are not good.
Number of weeks: 6.
Box Office verdict: Outstanding opening weekend.

 

Jhootha Kahin Ka

Cast: Rishi Kapoor, Jimmy Sheirgill, Lillete Dubey, Sunny Singh, Omkar Kapoor, Manoj Joshi, Nimisha Mehta, Pujita Ponnada.
Director: Smeep Kang.
What works: Rishi Kapoor and Jimmy Sheirgill.
What doesn't: Predictable script.
Number of weeks: 6.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

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