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Audiences welcome Paa in theatres

December 07, 2009 18:40 IST

Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Paa had a slow opening in theatres but great reviews made sure it picked up later. The film held steady even on Monday, as audiences enjoyed its touching story. Himesh Reshammiya's Radio, on the other hand, did not fare as well.

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



Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Vidya Balan.
Director: R Balki.
Touching story, Amitabh Bachchan excels.

Patchy editing.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Steady.



Cast: Himesh Reshammiya, Shenaz Treasurywala, Sonal Sehgal.
Director: Ishaan Trivedi.
The music is okay.

Himesh tries too hard, poor dialogues.

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


De Dana Dan 

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Neha Dhupia, Paresh Rawal, Johnny Lever, Rajpal Yadav, Asrani, Shakti Kapoor and Archana Puran Singh.
Director: Priyadarshan.
Neha Dhupia looks yummy.

Loud, long and stupid.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.



Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Vivek Oberoi, Dia Mirza, Om Puri and Kirron Kher.
Director: Rensil D'Silva.
Stylish photography, good performances.

Too many loopholes, too long.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Tum Mile

Cast: Soha Ali Khan, Emraan Hashmi
Director: Kunal Deshmukh.
Fabulous soundtrack and good performances from the lead pair.

Fluctuating moods.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani

Cast: Katrina Kaif, Ranbir Kapoor, Darshan Jariwala and Upen Patel
Director: Raj Kumar Santoshi.
Ranbir Kapoor rocks.

Too melodramatic.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Hit.



Cast: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Mugdha Godse and Manoj Bajpai
Director: Madhur Bhandarkar.
Neil Nitin Mukesh.

Shoddy detailing, cardboard characters and laughable dialogues.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.


London Dreams

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Salman Khan, Asin
Director: Vipul Shah.
Salman Khan.

Lacks soul.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.



Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Ritesh Deshmukh, Jacqueline Fernandez.
Director: Sujoy Ghosh.
Big B.

Sloppy script and lacklustre visuals.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Fruit & Nut

Cast: Boman Irani, Cyrus Broacha, Dia Mirza, and Mahesh Manjrekar.
Director: Kunal Vijaykar.
Dia Mirza.

Sloppy script and dimwit humour.

Number of weeks: 6.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

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