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Mission Mangal is a superhit, Batla House is a hit!

August 19, 2019 16:23 IST

Akshay Kumar-starrer Mission Mangal has been declared a superhit at the box office while John Abraham's Batla House is a hit.

Vinod Mirani gives us his weekly verdict.

 

Mission Mangal

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Kirti Kulhari, Sharman Joshi, Nithya Menen, Sanjay Kapoor and H R Dattatreya.
Director: Jagan Shakti.
What works: Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan.
What doesn't: Absence of genuine conflict.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Superhit.

 

Batla House

Cast: John Abraham, Mrunal Thakur, Ravi Kishan and Nora Fatehi.
Director: Nikkhil Advani.
What works: The pace picks up in the second half.
What doesn't: A boring first half.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Hit.

 

Jabariya Jodi

Cast: Parineeti Chopra, Sidharth Malhotra, Jaaved Jaaferi, Sanjay Mishra, Aparshakti Khurana, Ruslaan Mumtaz.
Director: Prashant Singh.
What works: Javed Jaffrey and Sanjay Mishra.
What doesn't: Parineeti and Sidharth look like misfits.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Fails.

 

Pranaam

Cast: Rajeev Khandelwal, Atul Kulkarni, Abhimanyu Singh, Sameksha, Vikram Gokhale.
Director: Sanjiv Jaiswal.
What works: The supporting cast.
What doesn't: Predictable, tends to drag.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Khandaani Shafakhana

Cast: Sonakshi Sinha, Badshah, Varun Sharma, Priyanshu Jora, Nadira Babbar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda.
Director: Shilpi Dasgupta.
What works: Badshah.
What doesn't: Too many flaws, flimsy storytelling,
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Judgementall Hai Kya

Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Rajkummar Rao, Jimmy Sheirgill, Amyra Dastur, Amrita Puri, Brijendra Kala, Satish Kaushik.
Director: Prakash Kovelamudi.
What works: Kangana Ranaut.
What doesn't: Second half is stretched. Overlong. Manipulative. Poor characterisations. Ends up mocking its own ambitions.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Below average.

 

Arjun Patiala

Cast: Diljit Dosanjh, Kriti Sanon, Varun Sharma, Ronit Roy, Seema Pahwa, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub.
Director: Rohit Jugraj.
What works: Use of animation graphics.
What doesn't: The spoofs are lame.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Poor.

 

The Lion King

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Aryan Khan, Ashish Vidyarthi, Shreyas Taplade, Asrani.
Director: John Favreau.
What works: Feel good movie.
What doesn't: 3D effects are not good.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Outstanding opening weekend.

 

Jhootha Kahin Ka

Cast: Rishi Kapoor, Jimmy Sheirgill, Lillete Dubey, Sunny Singh, Omkar Kapoor, Manoj Joshi, Nimisha Mehta, Pujita Ponnada.
Director: Smeep Kang.
What works: Rishi Kapoor and Jimmy Sheirgill.
What doesn't: Predictable script.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.

 

Family Of Thakurganj

Cast: Jimmy Sheirgill, Saurabh Shukla, Mahie Gill, Nandish Singh, Supriya Pilgaonkar, Mukesh Tiwari, Yashpal Sharma, Pavan Malhotra, Raj Zutshi, Manoj Pahwa.
Director: Manoj K Jha.
What works: Nothing.
What doesn't: Everything.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.
 

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