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Box Office: Tanhaji gets good opening, Chhapaak average

By Rediff Movies
January 14, 2020 09:00 IST
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Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior saw a good opening weekend at the box office, with its terrific 3D being the main attraction. The film will need to sustain in the days to come.

Chhapaak remains average.

Vinod Mirani gives us the weekly box office verdict.

 

Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior review

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, Jagapathi Babu, Kajol, Sharad Kelkar.
Director: Om Raut.
What works: Visually impressive, terrific 3D, technically slick.
What doesn't: Needless songs, one-note narrative, takes too many creative liberties.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Good opening.

 

Chhapaak

Cast: Deepika Padukone, Vikrant Massey.
Director: Meghna Gulzar.
What works: Deepika, the direction, camera, editing.
What doesn't: Not an easy watch.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Average.

 

Shimla Mirchi

Cast: Hema Malini, Rajkummar Rao, Rakul Preet Singh.
Director: Ramesh Sippy.
What works: Rajkummar Rao.
What doesn't: Too dated.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Bhangra Paa Le

Cast: Sunny Kaushal, Rukshar Dhillon, Shriya Pilgaonkar.
Director: Sneha Taurani.
What works: Sunny Kaushal.
What doesn't: Poor direction.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Sab Kushal Mangal

Cast: Akshaye Khanna, Priyaank Sharma, Riva Kishen, Supriya Pathak, Satish Kaushik, Mrunal Jain, Rakesh Bedi.
Director: Karan Vishwanath Kashyap.
What works: Akshaye Khanna's comic villain act evokes laughs.
What doesn't: Climax is a huge let-down.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Good Newwz

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani.
Director: Raj Mehta.
What works: Good performances.
What doesn't: Too much melodrama in second half, poor editing.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

 

Dabangg 3

Cast: Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Sudeep, Saiee Manjrekar and Arbaaz Khan.
Director: Prabhu Deva.
What works: Sonakshi Sinha's punchlines.
What doesn't: Shoddily put together mess.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Average.

 

Mardaani 2

Cast: Rani Mukerji, Rajesh Sharma, Jisshu Sengupta and Vishal Jethwa.
Director: Gopi Puthran.
What works: Rani Mukerji and Vishal Jethwa.
What doesn't: Dialogues lack punch.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

 

Body

Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Rishi Kapoor, Sobhita Dhulipala and Vedhika.
Director: Jeethu Joseph.
What works: Rishi Kapoor, Emraan Hashmi and Sobhita Dhulipala's performances.
What doesn't: The film lose its grip in the second.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Pati Patni Aur Woh

Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Ananya Pandey, Bhumi Pednekar and Aparshakti Khurana.
Director: Mudassar Aziz.
What works: Good performances.
What doesn't: Too much melodrama in the climax.
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Hit.


Vinod Mirani is a veteran pundit on the Bollywood box office.


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