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Six releases, no takers

August 31, 2009 18:52 IST

All of last week's six releases -- Daddy Cool, Yeh Mera India, Kisaan, Love Khichdi, Toss and Quick Gun Murugun -- spelt disaster at the box office. In fact, some have already been taken off from theatres.

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




Quick Gun Murugun

Cast: Dr Rajendra Prasad, Rambha, Sandhya Mridul, Nassar, Ranvir Shorey, Vinay Pathak.
Director: Shashanka Ghosh.
Great casting, good music, provides a few laughs.

Very violent.

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

Review





Kisaan

Cast: Arbaaz Khan, Sohail Khan, Jackie Shroff, Dia Mirza, Nauheed Cyrusi, Dalip Tahil.
Director: Puneet Sira.
Sohail does a decent job.

Age-old story, boring music.

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

Review





Daddy Cool

Cast: Suniel Shetty, Aftab Shivdasani, Aarti Chabria, Aashish Chaudhary, Kim Sharma, Sophie Choudry, Rajpal Yadav, Tulip Joshi, Javed Jaffrey, Prem Chopra.
Director: K Murli Mohan Rao.
Interesting subject.

Bad rip-off.

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

Review





Love Khichdi

Cast: Randeep Hooda Riya Sen, Divya Dutta, Rituparna Sengupta, Sonali Kulkarni, Kalpana Pandit, Jassy Randhawa, Sada.
Director: Srinivas Bhashyam.
Saurabh Shukla.

Sleazy.

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

Review





Toss

Cast: Aarti Chabria, Asmit Patel, Zakir Hussain, Rajpal Yadav, Mahesh Manjrekar, Shruti Gere, Madhurima Banerjee, Ranvijay.
Director: Ramesh Khatkar.
Tough!

Rambling screenplay, tacky production values, awful performances.

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

Review





Yeh Mera India

Cast: Anupam Kher, Atul Kulkarni, Milind Gunaji, Perizaad Zorabian, Purab Kohli, Smily Suri.
Director: N Chandra.
Decent performances.

Too long.

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





Sikandar

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

Weak performances.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review





Shadow

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

Bad screenplay, tacky direction.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.





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: 2.
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: 2.
BO Verdict: Average.

Review


Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

Last week's box office results