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Box office: Decent opening for Shootout At Wadala, Bombay Talkies

Last updated on: May 7, 2013 18:12 IST
Priyanka Chopra and John Abraham in a Shootout at Wadala poster

Last week, four filmmakers -- Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee and Zoya Akhtar -- came together to make short films for Bombay Talkies, a film celebrating the 100 years of Indian cinema. The film has opened to good reviews, and is doing well in select multiplexes in major cities.

The week's other release Shootout At Wadala opened well in Maharashtra especially in single screen theatres. Still, it hasn't proven to be a major success yet.

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

Shootout At Wadala

Cast: John Abraham, Anil Kapoor, Tusshar Kapoor, Manoj Bajpayee, Sonu Sood, Kangna Ranaut.

Director: Sanjay Gupta

What works: Good perfromances by Anil Kapoor and Manoj Bajpayee

What doesn't: Excess violence, too lengthy

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Average opening.

Read the review here

Bombay Talkies

Last updated on: May 7, 2013 18:12 IST
Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Bombay Talkies

Cast: Rani Mukerji, Randeep Hooda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vineet Singh, Saqib Saleem, Naman Jain

Directors: Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, Dibaker Banerjee and Zoya Akhtar

What works: A unique, experimental take on filmmaking.

What doesn't: Inconclusive plots. Some shorts work, some don't. Tacky end credits.

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Doing well at select multiplexes in major cities.

Read the reviews here and here

Aashqui 2

Last updated on: May 7, 2013 18:12 IST
Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor in Aashqiui 2

Cast: Aditya Roy Kapur, Shraddha Kapoor.

Director: Mohit Suri

What works: Good music

What doesn't: Amateur performances, poorly-directed film

Number of weeks: 1

BO verdict: Hit.

Read the review here

Ek Thi Daayan

Last updated on: May 7, 2013 18:12 IST
Emraan Hashmi in Ek Thi Daayan

Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Konkona Sen Sharma, Kalki Koechlin and Huma Qureshi

Director: Kannan Iyer

What works: Good scary moments.

What doesn't: Second half drags, predictable.

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Below average.

Read the review here