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Box Office: Uri is all set to be a hit

By Viniod Mirani
January 15, 2019 08:44 IST
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The hits and misses of the week.

Vicky Kaushal's first solo release Uri: The Surgical Strike is slated to become a hit.

The other release, The Accidental Prime Minister, fares average at the box office.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.


Uri: The Surgical Strike

Cast: Vicky Kaushal, Paresh Rawal, Mohit Raina, Kirti Kulhari, Yami Gautam.
Director: Aditya Dhar.
What works: The climax and the action.
What doesn't: The BJP propaganda.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Good opening.


The Accidental Prime Minister

Cast: Anupam Kher, Akshaye Khanna, Suzanne Bernert, Aahana Kumra.
Director: Vijay Ratnakar Gutte.
What works: Original names of leaders and political parties are used. Book-based scenes are accurate.
What doesn't: Inaccurate portrayal of Dr Manmohan Singh and dishonest representation of the Gandhi family and other Congress leaders.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Average.



Cast: Ranveer Singh, Sara Ali Khan, Sonu Sood, Ashutosh Rana, Siddhartha Jadhav.
Director: Rohit Shetty.
What works: Ranveer, Siddhartha's comic timing.
What doesn't: Too much drama.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Hit.



Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub.
Director: Aanand L Rai.
What works: Good music, commendable VFX, good humour.
What doesn't: Too many inconsistencies in the story, too long.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Flop.



Cast: Sara Ali Khan, Sushant Singh Rajput.
Director: Abhishek Kapoor.
What works: Sara Ali Khan.
What doesn't: Bad VFX.
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Above average.



Cast: Rajinikanth, Akshay Kumar, Amy Jackson.
Director: Shankar.
What works: Rajinikanth entertains and how! Has a good message.
What doesn't: Too long, could have been better edited.
Number of weeks: 6.
Box Office verdict: Above average.


Bhaiaji Superhit

Cast: Sunny Deol, Preity Zinta, Arshad Warsi, Ameesha Patel, Shreyas Talpade.
Director: Neeraj Pathak.
What works: Tough!
What doesn't: Dimwitted, outdated, terrible comedy.
Number of weeks: 7.
Box Office verdict: Flop.



Cast: Myra Vishwakarma.
Director: Vinod Kapri.
What works: Novel story, dark thriller.
What doesn't: A lot of it looks orchestrated; dubbing is sloppy.
Number of weeks: 8.
Box Office verdict: Flop.


Mohalla Assi

Cast: Sunny Deol, Sakshi Tanwar, Ravi Kishan, Saurabh Shukla.
Director: Chandraprakash Dwivedi.
What works: The film had a lot of potential.
What doesn't: Sunny Deol looks miscast. Rambling, dated film.
Number of weeks: 8.
Box Office verdict: Flop.


Thugs of Hindostan

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Fatima Sana Shaikh, Lloyd Owen.
Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya.
What works: Aamir and Amitabh.
What doesn't: Everything else.
Number of weeks: 8.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

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