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Box office: Student of the Year 2 is average

May 14, 2019 08:03 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

After his Kalank failed at the box office, Karan Johar's Student of the Year 2 remains average.

Sunday collections were affected to some extent by the IPL final and in north India by the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha election.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

Student of the Year 2

Cast: Tiger Shroff, Tara Sutaria, Ananya Panday, Aditya Seal, Samir Soni, Manoj Pahwa, Farida Jalal, Abhishek Bajaj.
Director: Punit Malhotra.
What works: Cinematography, music and production quality.
What doesn't: The films narration, lead actors, direction.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Average.

 

Blank

Cast: Sunny Deol, Karan Kapadia, Karanvir Sharma, Ishita Dutta.
Director: Behzad Khambata.
What works: Nothing.
What doesn't: Karan Kapadia.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Setters

Cast: Shreyas Talpade, Aftab Shivdasani, Sonnalli Seygall, Vijay Raaz, Ishita Dutta, Pavan Malhotra.
Director: Ashwini Chaudhary.
What works: Shreyas Talpade and Aftab Shivdasani.
What doesn't: Sloppy, simplistic and full-of-loopholes writing.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Kalank

Cast: Madhuri Dixit Nene, Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt, Kunal Kemmu.
Director: Abhishek Varman.
What works: Beautiful sets, rich costumes, quite a spectacle on the big screen.
What doesn't: Story does not make sense nor does it make an impact.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Below average.

 

The Tashkent Files

Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Mithun Chakraborty, Shweta Basu Prasad, Pankaj Tripathi, Mandira Bedi, Pallavi Joshi.
Director: Vivek Agnihotri.
What works: Pankaj Tripathi, Pallavi Joshi, Mithun Chakraborty and Shweta Basu Prasad.
What doesn't: Politics in the film.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Aata Hai?

Cast: Nandita Das, Manav Kaul, Saurabh Shukla, Amarjeet Amle, Padmanabh Bind.
Director: Soumitra Ranade.
What works: Nandita Das, Manav Kaul, Saurabh Shukla.
What doesn't: Story doesn't make an impact.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

RAW: Romeo Akbar Walter

Cast: John Abraham, Sikander Kher, Jackie Shroff, Mouni Roy.
Director: Robbie Grewal.
What works: Decent story.
What doesn't: The film has no thrills, John's characters look caricaturish.
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Average.

 

No Fathers In Kashmir

Cast: Shivam Raina, Zara La Peta Webb, Soni Razdan, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Anshuman Jha, Ashvin Kumar.
Director: Ashvin Kumar.
What works: Beautifully shot, shows off different shades of Kashmir in a novel story.
What doesn't: Too dark.
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Junglee

Cast: Vidyut Jammwal, Pooja Sawant, Asha Bhat, Atul Kulkarni, Akshay Oberoi.
Director: Chuck Russell.
What works: Vidyut Jammwal.
What doesn't: Loopholes in the plot, childish stunts.
Number of weeks: 6.
Box Office verdict: Average.

 

Notebook

Cast: Zaheer Iqbal, Pranutan Bahl.
Director: Nitin Kakkar.
What works: Beautiful locales, Manoj Kumar Khatoi's camerawork.
What doesn't: The lead pair Zaheer Iqbal, Pranutan Bahl.
Number of weeks: 6.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Vinod Mirani
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