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Box Office: Department is a disaster

Last updated on: May 22, 2012 14:39 IST
Rana Daggubati and Amitabh Bachchan in Department

Last Friday's release Department saw a poor opening at the box office.

Ram Gopal Varma's experiment seems to have failed again, as the collections dipped further over the weekend. Critics have panned the film for RGV's latest way of filming, which does not do any justice to the script.

Meanwhile, animated film Chhota Bheem had a good first weekend at the box office, as kids lapped it up.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives the box office verdict.


Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Rana Daggubati

Director: Ram Gopal Varma

What works: Dialogues, Amitabh Bachchan's performance

What doesn't: Poor script, bad camera work.

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Poor opening.

Read the review here

Chhota Bheem

Last updated on: May 22, 2012 14:39 IST
A scene from Chhota Bheem

Director: Rajiv Chilaka

What works: The fun characters come alive in a bigger format

What doesn't: Average animation

Number of weeks: New

BO verdict: Good opening.

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Last updated on: May 22, 2012 14:39 IST
Parineeti Chopra and Arjun Kapoor in Ishaqzaade

Cast: Arjun Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra

Director: Habib Faisal

What works: Dialogues, Parineeti Chopra's performance

What doesn't: A weak second half, slightly regressive

Number of weeks: 1

BO verdict: Hit.

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Dangerous Ishhq

Last updated on: May 22, 2012 14:39 IST
Karisma Kapoor and Rajneesh Duggal in Dangerous Ishhq

Cast: Karisma Kapoor, Rajneesh Duggal

Director: Vikram Bhatt.

What works: Karisma's supermodel avatar

What doesn't: Script, acting, treatment

Number of weeks: 1.

BO verdict: Flop.

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Jannat 2

Last updated on: May 22, 2012 14:39 IST
Emraan Hashmi and Esha Gupta in Jannat 2

Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Esha Gupta

Director: Kunal Deshmukh

What works: Emraan Hashmi's performance

What doesn't: Bad script

Number of weeks: 2

BO verdict: Average

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