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Chalo Dilli, Shor, I Am fail at box office

May 02, 2011 11:12 IST
Six Hindi films released last week: Shor In The City, Chalo Dilli, I Am, Naughty @ 40, Men Will Be Men and Queens! Destiny Of Dance. However, none of them made a mark at the box office, as they all saw poor collections.

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 do not reflect rediff's views.

Chalo Dilli

Cast: Lara Dutta, Vinay Pathak
Director: Shashant Shah.

Good performances.

Poor execution of story.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Poor opening.


Shor In The City

Cast: Sendhil Ramamurthy, Tusshar Kapoor, Pitobash Tripathy, Nikhil Dwiwedi.
Director: Raj-Krishna.

Brilliantly directed film.


Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Poor opening.


I Am

Cast: Juhi Chawla, Nandita Das, Sanjay Suri, Rahul Bose, Purab Kohli, Arjun Mathur, Anurag Kashyap.
Director: Onir.

Touching stories, good performances.

Minor flaws in the story-telling.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Poor opening.


Dum Maaro Dum

Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Rana Daggubati, Prateik Babbar.
Director: Rohan Sippy.

Good story.

Weak performances by Prateik and Bipasha.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Poor response.

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Cast: Darsheel Safary, Anupam Kher, Manajari Phadnis
Director: Satyajit Bhatkal.

Darsheel Safary

Lackluster script and overdose of cliched situations

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Teen Thay Bhai

Cast: Om Puri, Shreyas Talpade, Deepak Dobriyal.
Director: Mrigdeep Singh Lamba.

Performance of the cast.

Script disappoints.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Thank You

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Irrfan Khan, Bobby Deol, Suniel Shetty, Sonam Kapoor, Celina Jaitley, Rimi Sen, Paresh Rawal
Director: Anees Bazmee.

Suniel Shetty

The entire film.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Losing.



Cast: Abhishek Bachchan, Sarah Jane Dias, Kangna Ranaut, Boman Irani.
Director: Abhinay Deo.

Short film

Old-fashioned murder mystery

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.



Cast: Jackky Bhagnani, Riteish Deshmukh, Arshad Warsi, Puja Gupta.
Director: Remo D'Souza.

Good performances.

Not well defined characters.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Average.


Tanu Weds Manu

Cast: R Madhavan, Kangna Ranaut, Jimmy Shergill
Director: Aanand L Rai.

R Madhavan, Kangna Ranaut.

The climax scene.

Number of weeks: 10.
BO Verdict: Average.


Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

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