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Box Office: Salman Khan's Sultan is a hit

July 11, 2016 16:32 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Salman Khan has been having blockbuster Eid releases, and this year is no different.

Sultan released on Wednesday, and got a fantastic response in its five-day opening weekend.

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

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: New.

BO verdict: Hit.

Read the review here.

 

Shorgul

Cast: Ashutosh Rana, Jimmy Sheirgill, Sanjay Suri, Ejaz Khan, Hiten Tejwani, Anirudh Dhave, Suha Gezen.

Director: Jitendra Tiwari.

What works: Great performances by Ashutosh Rana, Jimmy Sheirgill.

What doesn't: Bad direction and poor execution.

Number of weeks: 1.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here.

 

Raman Raghav 2.0

Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vicky Kaushal, Sobhita Dhulipala.

Director: Anurag Kashyap.

What works: Great performances by Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vicky Kaushal.

What doesn't: Anurag Kashyap's films are getting too similar.

Number of weeks: 2.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here.

 

Junooniyat

Cast: Pulkit Samrat, Yami Gautam.

Director: Vivek Agnihotri.

What works: Music and exotic locations.

What doesn't: Story, dialogues, performances.

Number of weeks: 2.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here.

 

Udta Punjab

Shahid Kapoor in Udta Punjab

Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Diljit Dosanjh

Director: Abhishek Chaubey.

What works: Brilliant performances, hard-hitting and well made film.

What doesn't: Not meant for family audiences.

Number of weeks: 3.

BO verdict: Average.

Read the review here: Raja Sen /Sukanya Verma

 

Dhanak

Krrish Chhabria and Hetal Gada in Dhanak

Cast: Hetal Gada, Krrish Chhabria, Vipin Sharma, Gulfam Khan.

Director: Nagesh Kukunoor.

What works: Good performances, engaging story.

What doesn't: The second half is too slow, and long.

Number of weeks: 3.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here.

 

Te3n

Amitabh Bachchan and Vidya Balan in Te3n

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vidya Balan.

Director: Ribhu Dasgupta

What works: Amitabh Bachchan's ace performance.

What doesn't: The thriller has no suspence.

Number of weeks: 4.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the reviews here: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma

 

Do Lafzon Ki Kahani

Kajal Aggarwal and Randeep Hooda in Do Lafzon Ki Kahani

Cast: Randeep Hooda, Kajal Aggarwal

Director: Deepak Tijori

What works: Randeep Hooda's performance, good music.

What doesn't: Weak screenplay, boring storyline.

Number of weeks: 4.

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here

 

Housefull 3

Housefull 3

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh, Jacqueline Fernandez, Nargis Fakhri, Lisa Haydon, Boman Irani

Director: Sajid-Farhad

What works: Akshay Kumar's performance and dialogues.

What doesn't: The plot.

Number of weeks: 5.

BO verdict: Hit.

Read the review here

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