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Box Office: Will Baazaar's stock rise?

October 30, 2018 08:31 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Five movie releases last week, but only Baazaar managed some footfalls. Yet, it remains below average.

Kaashi In Search Of Ganga, Dassehra, 5 Weddings, The Journey Of Karma -- all flop badly.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

Baazaar

Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Radhika Apte, Chitrangda Singh, Rohan Mehra, Denzil Smith.
Director: Gauravv K Chawla.
What works: Saif Ali Khan.
What doesn't: Predictable.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Below average.

 

Kaashi In Search of Ganga

Cast: Sharman Joshi, Aishwarya Devan, Govind Namdev, Akhilendra Mishra, Manoj Joshi, Manoj Pahwa, Paritosh Tripathi.
Director: Dhiraj Kumar.
What works: Sharman Joshi.
What doesn't: The rest of the film.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Dassehra

Cast: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Tina Desai, Govind Namdeo, Murali Sharma.
Director: Manish Vatsalya.
What works: Good performances.
What doesn't: Average writing, excessive action.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Badhaai Ho

Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Neena Gupta, Gajraj Rao, Sanya Malhotra.
Director: Amit Ravindernath Sharma.
What works: Well-written, wholesome, entertaining film.
What doesn't: Mishmash of Punjabi, Haryanvi and colloquial Hindi of Uttar Pradesh being spoken by the same characters.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

 

Namastey England

Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Satish Kaushik.
Director: Vipul Amrutlal Shah.
What works: Mallika Dua's special apperance.
What doesn't: Sketchy characters, bad writing, film drags.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Helicopter Eela

Cast: Kajol, Riddhi Sen, Tota Roy Chowdhury, Neha Dhupia.
Director: Pradeep Sarkar.
What works: Riddhi Sen.
What doesn't: The script.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

FryDay

Cast: Govinda, Varun Sharma, Digangana Suryavanshi.
Director: Abhishek Dogra.
What works: Govinda.
What doesn't: A slow start.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Tumbbad

Cast: Sohum Shah, Harish Khanna.
Director: Rahi Anil Barve, Anand Gandhi.
What works: Sohum Shah's performance; a fairytale vision.
What doesn't: The message isn't too original.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Jalebi

Cast: Rhea Chakraborty, Varun Mitra, Digangana Suryavanshi.
Director: Pushpdeep Bhardwaj.
What works: The music.
What doesn't: Performance, cast, story, direction.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Andhadhun

Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Radhika Apte, Tabu.
Director: Sriram Raghavan.
What works: Great performances, excellent story line with a lot of twists, good direction.
What doesn't: Too long.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

Vinod Mirani