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Box Office: Sonakshi's Akira flops

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

Heroine-oriented action films have few takers, and the promos of Sonakshi Sinha's Akira had more action than the film itself.

Island City has been getting raves from all over the world but it has failed at the box office.

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


Sonakshi Sinha in Akira

Cast: Sonakshi Sinha, Konkona Sen Sharma, Anurag Kashyap.

Director: AR Murugadoss.

What works: Sonakshi Sinha and Anurag Kashyap.

What doesn't: Bland, dated film.

Number of weeks: New.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here

Island City

Cast: Vinay Pathak, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Amruta Subhash, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Uttara Baokar, Ashwin Mushran.

Director: Ruchika Oberoi.

What works: Complex, engaging film, laced with humour and satire.

What doesn't: Lack of A-listers will restrict its viewership.

Number of weeks: New.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here


A Flying Jatt

Jacqueline Fernandez and Tiger Shroff

Cast: Tiger Shroff, Jacqueline Fernandez and Nathan Jones.

Director: Remo D'Souza.

What works: A superhero film that children will enjoy.

What doesn't: Loud performances, poor climax.

Number of weeks: 1.

BO verdict: Below average.

Read the review here

Happy Bhag Jayegi

Cast: Abhay Deol, Diana Penty, Ali Fazal, Jimmy Shergill.

Director: Mudassar Aziz.

What works: Great performances from the cast.

What doesn't: The protagonist is sloppy, who's neither convincing in her mischief nor original in her exploits.

Number of weeks: 2.

BO verdict: Above average.

Read the review here.


Cast: Brett Lee, Tannishtha Chatterjee.

Director: Anupam Sharma.

What works: Light feel-good rom-com.

What doesn't: The story is as old as the hills!

Number of weeks: 2.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here



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: 3.

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: 2.

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: 3.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here



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: 3.

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: 3.

BO verdict: Flop.

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