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Box Office: The Tashkent Files flops

April 16, 2019 09:54 IST

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.

Vinod Mirani