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No takers for Sikandar, Shadow

Last updated on: August 24, 2009 21:23 IST

Last week's two releases -- Sikandar and Shadow -- were uninspiring and saw poor openings.

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.




Sikandar

Cast: Parzan Dastur, R Madhavan, Sanjay Suri, Ayesha Kapoor.
Director: Piyush Jha.
Engaging plot.

Weak performances.

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

Review





Shadow

Cast: Naseer Khan, Milind Soman, Sonali Kulkarni and Hrishitaa Bhatt.
Director: Rohit Nayyer.
Good stunts.

Bad screenplay, tacky direction.

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





Life Partner

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

Genelia hams.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Kaminey

Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Amole Gupte.
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj.
Great performance, Good twist of the plot and flawless.

Hard to say.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Average.

Review





Agyaat

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

Ridiculous dialogues and shoddy screenplay.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Very poor opening.

Review





Teree Sang

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

Terribly-written scenes.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Below average.

Review





Chal Chalein

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

Unrealistic.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Non-starter.




Love Aaj Kal

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

Second half is too melodramatic.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Average.

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: 3.
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: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.



Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

Last week's box office results