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Box Office: Fugly gets a poor opening

June 16, 2014 18:30 IST
Movie poster of Fugly

Here's looking at the hits and flops of the week.

Last week's release Fugly opened poorly at the box office, thanks to the lack of story and treatment. Co-produced by Akshay Kumar, the film saw a poor weekend even though it was heavily promoted.

The week's other releases -- Chal Bhaag, Machhli Jal Ki Rani Hai and Unforgettable -- were disasters.

Fugly

Cast: Jimmy Shergill, Mohit Marwah, Vijender Singh, Kiara Advani, Arif Lamba

Director: Kabir Sadanand.

What works: Noble intentions.

What doesn't: Too many loopholes in the script. We've seen it all before.

Number of weeks: New

Box Office verdict: Flop

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Holiday - A Soldier Is Never Off Duty

June 16, 2014 18:30 IST
Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha in Holiday

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Sumeet Raghavan, Freddy Daruwala, Govinda

Director: A R Murugadoss.

What works: Akshay Kumar.

What doesn't: Too long and boring.

Number of weeks: 1

Box Office verdict: Average.

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Filmistaan

June 16, 2014 18:30 IST
Poster of Filmistaan

Cast: Sharib Hashmi, Inaamulhaq

Director: Nitin Kakkar.

What works: Terrific plot, good performances.

What doesn't: Nothing.

Number of weeks: 1

Box Office verdict: Flop.

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Citylights

June 16, 2014 18:30 IST
Rajkummar Rao and Patralekha in Citylights

Cast: Rajkummar Rao, Patralekha.

Director: Hansal Mehta.

What works: Terrific performances, good cinematography.

What doesn't: Bad music undoes the film's drama.

Number of weeks: 2

Box Office verdict: Below average.

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Heropanti

June 16, 2014 18:30 IST
Kriti Sanon and Tiger Shroff in Heropanti

Cast: Tiger Shroff, Kriti Sanon

Director: Sabbir Khan.

What works: Tiger shows promise.

What doesn't:
 Shoddy, outdated direction. Tacky script.

Number of weeks:
 3

Box Office verdict:
 Hit.

Read the reviews here: Sukanya Verma / Paloma Sharma