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Aamir beats Team Neil-Deepika at the BO

August 23, 2010 17:32 IST

Last week's release Lafangey Parindey didn't fare well at the box office with a below average opening.

Peepli Live, on the other hand, is a hit.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the box office verdict for the week.

Note: Films are ranked according to their release dates. The thumbs ups and downs reflect rediff's views.

Lafangey Parindey

Cast: Deepika Padukone, Neil Nitin Mukesh.
Director: Pradeep Sarkar
Good music and cinematography.

Too superficial.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Below average opening.


Peepli Live

Cast: Omkar Das Manikpuri, Raghubir Yadav, Shalini Vatsa, Malaika Shenoy, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Naseeruddin Shah.
Director: Anusha Rizvi
Never a dull moment. Well-researched, brilliantly-written and effectively documented.

Can't think of any.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Hit.



Cast: Mugdha Godse, Bobby Deol.
Director: Rajeev Manoj Virani

Good special effects.

Average performances from Bobby and Mugdha.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.



Cast: Sonam Kapoor, Abhay Deol, Ira Dubey, Lisa Haydon, Amrita Puri, Cyrus Sahukar, Arunoday Singh.
Director: Rajshree Ojha

Beautifully shot, great styling & makeup; good music.

Too superficial.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Kangna Ranaut, Emraan Hashmi, Prachi Desai.
Director: Milan Luthria

Good performances, direction, writing, music.

First half drags a bit

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Hit.


Khatta Meetha

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Trisha Krishnan, Johnny Lever, Rajpal Yadav, Asrani, Manoj Joshi
Director: Priyadarshan.
Witty. Akshay is energetic and sincere.

Too long.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.



Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Bipasha Basu, Kunal Kapoor.
Director: Rahul Dholakia.
Honest and practical.

Songs appear abruptly.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.



Cast: Rajat Barmecha, Ronit Roy, Aayan Boradia.
Director: Vikramaditya Motwane.
Rajat Barmecha.

Hard to find.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Tere Bin Laden

Cast: Ali Zafar, Pradhuman Singh.
Director: Abhishek Sharma.
Good performances.

Low budget, therefore most of the film is restricted to the interiors.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Average.


Milenge Milenge

Cast: Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor.
Director: Satish Kaushik.
Kareena Kapoor.


Number of weeks: 6.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

Last week's box office results