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Box Office: The Tashkent Files flops

By Vinod Mirani
April 16, 2019 09:54 IST
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The hits and misses of the week.

Last week's releases Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Aata Hai? and The Tashkent Files could not do much at the box office.

RAW: Romeo Akbar Walter remains average.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

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: New.
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: New.
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: 1.
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: 1.
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: 2.
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: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Gone Kesh

Cast: Shweta Tripathi, Jitendra Kumar, Vipin Sharma, Deepika Amin, Brijendra Kala.
Director: Qasim Khallow.
What works: Good performances.
What doesn't: Predictable climax.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Kesari

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra.
Director: Anurag Singh.
What works: Akshay Kumar.
What doesn't: Too long.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Above average.

 

Mard Hai To Dard Nahi

Cast: Abhimanyu Dassani, Radhika Madan.
Director: Vasan Bala.
What works: Well directed film.
What doesn't: Tough!
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Photograph

Cast: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sanya Malhotra, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Sachin Khedekar, Vijay Raaz, Jim Sarbh.
Director: Ritesh Batra.
What works: Well-directed, novel story, strong performances.
What doesn't: Too slow.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

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