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Good start for Kaminey, Life Partner

Last updated on: August 17, 2009 19:51 IST

Last week saw some good releases. Unfortunately, they could not be released in Mumbai due to directions given by the Maharashtra government in order to curb the spread of swine flu. Vishal Bhardwaj's Kaminey saw a good opening but it dropped drastically from Monday. In Mumbai, the film opened poorly. On the other hand, Rumi Jaffery's Life Partner has had an average opening.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the box office report.

Note: Films are ranked according to their release dates. The thumbs ups and downs reflect rediff's views.




Life Partner

Cast: Govinda, Fardeen Khan, Tusshar Kapoor, Genelia D'souza, Amrita Rao, Prachi Desai.
Director: Rumi Jaffrey.
Good locations.

Loud characters, Genelia hams.

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

Review





Kaminey

Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Amole Gupte.
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj.
Great performances, good plot twist, flawless direction.

Hard to say.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Good opening, except in Mumbai.

Review





Agyaat

Cast: Priyanka Kothari, Nitin Reddy, Ravi Kale.
Director: Ram Gopal Varma.
Good production design.

Ridiculous dialogues and shoddy screenplay.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Teree Sang

Cast: Rajat Kapoor, Neena Gupta, Sheena Shahabadi, Ruslaan Mumtaz.
Director: Satish Kaushik.
Good concept.

Terribly-written scenes.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Chal Chalein

Cast: Mithun Chakraborty, Rati Agnihotri, Mukesh Khanna, Anup Soni.
Director: Ujjwal Singh.
Interesting subject.

Unrealistic.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.




Love Aaj Kal

Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Rishi Kapoor.
Director: Imtiaz Ali.
Saif does well, unique story, great music.

Second half is an over-melodramatic drag.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Hit.

Review





Luck

Cast: Imran Khan, Shruti Haasan, Sanjay Dutt, Mithun Chakraborty, Danny Denzongpa, Chitrashi Rawat, Ravi Kissen.
Director: Sohan Shah.
Good concept.

Tacky and boring film.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Perfect Mismatch

Cast: Anubhav Anand, Nandana Sen, Boman Irani.
Director: Ajmal Zaheer Ahmad.
Decent performances.

An amateurish attempt at making a film.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.





Jashnn

Cast: Adhyayan Suman, Shahana Goswami, Humayun Saeed and Anjana Sukhani.
Director: Raksha and Hasnain.
Great music, Humayun is quite a find.

Poor script, bad performances from the rest of the cast.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Dekh Re Dekh

Cast: Siddharth Koirala, Gracy Singh, Raghuveer Yadav, Vijay Raaz.
Director: Rahat Kazmi.
Tough!

Poor screenplay, poor film.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

Last week's box office results