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Box Office: War is a hit!

By Rediff Movies
October 07, 2019 14:04 IST
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Yash Raj Films' War is set to be a hit.

The film released on Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and it made an opening record of Rs 51 crore.

It went on to sustain well in its five-day weekend with a massive Rs 5 crore.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.



Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff, Vaani Kapoor, Ashutosh Rana, Anupriya Goenka, Dipannita Sharma, Soni Razdan.
Director: Siddharth Anand.
What works: The Hrithik-Tiger face-off.
What doesn't: Predictable, largely influenced by Hollywood films.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Hit.


The Zoya Factor

Cast: Sonam Kapoor, Dulquer Salmaan, Sanjay Kapoor, Angad Bedi and Sikander Kher.
Director: Abhishek Sharma.
What works: Dulquer Salmaan.
What doesn't: A shrill Sonam, the film does not capture the book's magic.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Poor.


Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas

Cast: Karan Deol and Sahher Bambba.
Director: Sunny Deol.
What works: Gorgeously shot.
What doesn't: Poor performances.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Poor.



Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Jackie Shroff, Manisha Koirala, Chunky Pandey, Ali Fazal, Satyajeet Dubey.
Director: Deva Katta.
What works: Good performances.
What doesn't: Climax drags, action scenes are badly choreographed, Sanjay Dutt.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Poor.


Dream Girl

Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Nushrat Bharucha, Annu Kapoor, Manjot Singh, Vijay Raaz, Abhishek Banerjee.
Director: Raaj Shaandilyaa.
What works: Good performances, hilarious film.
What doesn't: Drags, at times.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Hit.


Section 375

Cast: Akshaye Khanna, Richa Chadha, Rahul Bhat, Meera Chopra.
Director: Ajay Bahl.
What works: Engaging courtroom drama.
What doesn't: Most of the dialogues are in English.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Below average.


Baadhshah Pehlwaan

Cast: Sudeep, Suniel Shetty, Aakanksha Singh, Sushant Singh, Kabir Duhan Singh and Sharath Lohitashwa.
Director: S Krishna.
What works: The chemistry between the lead couple and film's social message.
What doesn't: The hero's abrupt transformation from wrestler to boxer.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Poor.



Cast: Sushant Singh Rajput, Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Sharma, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Tushar Panday and Naveen Polishetty.
Director: Nitesh Tiwari.
What works: Heartwarming film, well-written.
What doesn't: Predictable.
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Hit.



Cast: Prabhas, Shraddha Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Jackie Shroff, Chunky Pandey, Mandira Bedi and Mahesh Manjrekar.
Director: Sujeeth.
What works: Ambitious action set pieces.
What doesn't: Incoherent lazy writing, too long, disinterested performances.
Number of weeks: 5.
Box Office verdict: Average.

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