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Box Office: Heropanti opens well, Kochadaiiyaan fails

Last updated on: May 26, 2014 18:24 IST
Kriti Sanon and Tiger Shroff in Heropanti

A look at the hits and misses of the week.

Last week we saw two big releases -- Tiger Shroff's Heropanti and Rajinikanth's Kochadaiiyan.

Tiger, with his mastery over action and dance, bravely carried off his debut film on his shoulders. The film opened well, and has emerged a winner.

The much-delayed Kochadaiiyaan, on the other hand, did poor business.

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

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What doesn't: Shoddy, outdated direction.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: New

BO verdict: Good opening.

Read the reviews here: Sukanya Verma/Paloma Sharma

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Kochadaiiyaan

Last updated on: May 26, 2014 18:24 IST
Rajinikanth in Kochadaiiyaan

Cast: Rajinikanth, Deepika Padukone

Director: Soundarya R Ashwin.

What works: Rajinikanth.

What doesn't: The first half is slow and chaotic, bad animation.

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Poor opening.

Read the reviews here: Raja SenS Saraswathi

The Xpose

Last updated on: May 26, 2014 18:24 IST
Himesh Reshammiya and Zoya Afroz in The Expose

Cast: Himesh Reshammiya, Irrfan Khan, Adil Hussain Sonali Raut, Zoya Afroz

Director: Anant Mahadevan.

What works: Entertaining dialogues.

What doesn't: Shoddy direction, bad script.

Number of weeks: 1

BO verdict: Average.

Read the review here

 

Hawaa Hawaai

Last updated on: May 26, 2014 18:24 IST
Movie poster of Hawaa Hawaai

Cast: Partho Gupte, Saqib Saleem.

Director: Amol Gupte.

What works: Good script, direction

What doesn't: Melodramatic climax

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Hit.

Read the review here

 

2 States

Last updated on: May 26, 2014 18:24 IST
Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor in 2 States

Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amrita Singh, Ronit Roy, Revathy

Director: Abhishek Varman.

What works: Good performances.

What doesn't: Too many stereotypes.

Number of weeks: 5

BO verdict: Hit.

Read the review here