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Box Office: Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan fares average

February 25, 2020 09:06 IST

Despite good reviews, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan fares average at the box office. The collections remained static on Sunday, and it will have to do much better over the rest of the week.

Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship remains low on collections and is below average. 

Vinod Mirani gives us the weekly box office verdict.


Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan

Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Jitendra Kumar, Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao, Maanvi Gagroo.
Director: Hitesh Kewalya.
What works: Delightful cast, the director uses humour to drive home his point.
What doesn't: There's a tedious need to make *every* dialogue funny.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Average.


Bhoot Part One: The Haunted Ship

Cast: Vicky Kaushal, Akash Dhar, Meher Vij, Ashutosh Rana.
Director: Bhanu Pratap Singh.
What works: Jump starts are worth it, short run time.
What doesn't: Clichéd plot, lame twist.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Below average.


Love Aaj Kal

Cast: Sara Ali Khan, Kartik Aaryan and Randeep Hooda.
Director: Imtiaz Ali.
What works: Good soundtrack.
What doesn't: Too long, too dramatic and overdone.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.



Cast: Aditya Roy Kapur, Disha Patani, Anil Kapoor and Kunal Kemmu.
Director: Mohit Suri.
What works: Anil Kapoor, slick photography, good music.
What doesn't: A witless thriller.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.



Cast: Adil Khan and Sadia.
Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
What works: The first such portrayal of Kashmiri Pandits' story on the big screen.
What doesn't: The nuances of the issue are somewhat overshadowed by individual stories of the characters.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.



Cast: Hina Khan, Rohan Shah, Mohit Malhotra and Sid Makkar.
Director: Vikram Bhatt.
What works: Hina Khan looks gorgeous, and will be a treat for her fans.
What doesn't: Meandering scenes, too long, poor execution.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.


Jawaani Jaaneman

Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Alaya F, Kubra Sait, Chunky Panday, Kumud Mishra, Farida Jalal, Kiku Sharda.
Director: Nitin Kakkar.
What works: Good performances, refreshing humour.
What doesn't: Its last-minute turnaround is disappointing.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Below Average.


Happy Hardy and Heer

Cast: Himesh Reshammiya, Sonia Mann.
Director: Raka.
What works: Music.
What doesn't: Everything else.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.


Gul Makai

Cast: Reem Shaikh, Atul Kulkarni, Divya Dutta, Om Puri, Arif Zakaria Mukesh Rishi, Abhimanyu Singh, Pankaj Tripathi.
Director: Amjad Khan.
What works: The subject.
What doesn't: Weak narrative, direction, half-baked effort.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.



Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Jassi Gill, Richa Chadha, Neena Gupta, Pankaj Tripathi.
Director: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari.
What works: Good performances, well-directed.
What doesn't: Lacks depth and surprise.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Average.


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