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No miracles for MSG, Roy at the box office

February 16, 2015 19:06 IST
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The dry spell at the box office continues.

Riding on Ranbir Kapoor's shoulders did nothing for Roy. The Arjun Rampal-Jacqueline Fernandez starrer was a confusing, never-ending tale that had a fair opening but suffered a huge setback on Sunday due to the India-Pakistan World Cup match.

The other release of the week MSG: The Messenger failed.

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

Roy 

Jacqueline Fernandez

Image: Jacqueline Fernandez in Roy

Cast: Arjun Rampal, Ranbir Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez

Director: Vikramjit Singh

What works: Ranbir Kapoor.

What doesn't: Terribly boring.

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Below average

Read the review here

MSG: The Messenger

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in MSG

Image: Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan in MSG: The Messenger

Cast: Saint Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan, Daniel Kaleb, Flora Saini, Jayshree Soni

Director: Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and Jeetu Arora

What works: Tough!

What doesn't: Loud, tacky feature-length advertisement.

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here

Shamitabh

Amitabh Bachchan in Shamitabh

Image: Amitabh Bachchan in Shamitabh

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Dhanush, Akshara Haasan

Director: R Balki

What works: Amitabh Bachchan's baritone.

What doesn't: Nothing else!

Number of weeks: 1

BO verdict: Flop

Read the review here

Khamoshiyan

Gurmeet Choudhary and Sapna Pabbi in Khamoshiyan

Image: Gurmeet Choudhary and Sapna Pabbi in Khamoshiyan

Cast: Ali Fazal, Gurmeet Choudhary, Sapna Pabbi

Director: Karan Darra

What works: Good music.

What doesn't: Bad direction and story.

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Poor opening

Read the review here

Hawaizaada

Aysuhmaan Khurrana and Pallavi Sharda in Hawaizaada

Image: Aysuhmann Khurrana and Pallavi Sharda in Hawaizaada

Cast: Ayushmann Khurrana, Pallavi Sharda, Mithun Chakraborthy

Director: Vibhu Puri

What works: Ornate sets.

What doesn't: Bad performances, shoddy direction.

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Poor opening

Read the review here 

Rahasya

Kay Kay Menon in Rahasya

Image: Kay Kay Menon in Rahasya

Cast: Kay Kay Menon, Tisca Chopra, Ashish Vidhyrathi

Director: Manish Gupta

What works: Good performances, fast-paced story.

What doesn't: Film over-explains the climax.

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Poor opening

Read the review here 

Dolly Ki Doli

Sonam Kapoor in Dolly Ki Doli

Image: Sonam Kapoor in Dolly Ki Doli

Cast: Sonam Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao, Pulkit Samrat, Varun Sharma

Director: Abhishek Dogra

What works:  Light-hearted, fun film.

What doesn't: Plot loopholes that defy logic.

Number of weeks: 3

BO verdict: Below average

Read the review here

Baby

Akshay Kumar and Rana Daggubatti in Baby

Image: Akshay Kumar and Rana Daggubatti in Baby

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Danny Denzongpa, Rana Daggubati, Taapasee Pannu

Director: Neeraj Pandey

What works: Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher and Danny Denzongpa are terrific together.

What doesn't: Not gripping enough.

Number of weeks: 3

BO verdict: Average

Read the review here 

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