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Once Upon A Time In Mumbai set to become a hit

Last updated on: August 02, 2010 17:56 IST
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Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai has done very well over the weekend. It is all set to become a hit.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the box office verdict for the week.

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

Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Kangna Ranaut, Emraan Hashmi, Prachi Desai.
Director: Milan Luthria

Good performances, direction, writing, music.

First half drags a bit

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Opens well.


Khatta Meetha

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Trisha Krishnan, Johnny Lever, Rajpal Yadav, Asrani, Manoj Joshi
Director: Priyadarshan.
Witty. Akshay is energetic and sincere.

Too long.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Excellent opening.



Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Bipasha Basu, Kunal Kapoor.
Director: Rahul Dholakia.
Honest and practical.

Songs appear abruptly.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.



Cast: Rajat Barmecha, Ronit Roy, Aayan Boradia.
Director: Vikramaditya Motwane.
Rajat Barmecha.

Hard to find.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Tere Bin Laden

Cast: Ali Zafar, Pradhuman Singh.
Director: Abhishek Sharma.
Good performances.

Low budget, therefore most of the film is restricted to the interiors.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Average.


Milenge Milenge

Cast: Kareena Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor.
Director: Satish Kaushik.
Kareena Kapoor.


Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Red Alert - The War Within

Cast: Suneil Shetty, Sameera Reddy, Vinod Khanna, Seema Biswas, Ayesha Dharker, Seema Biswas, Naseeruddin Shah, Gulshan Grover.
Director: Anant Narayan Mahadevan.
Brave foray into hitherto unexplored territory.

Trivialises a very serious issue.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.


I Hate Luv Storys

Cast: Imran Khan, Sonam Kapoor, Samir Soni, Bruna Abdullah, Samir Dattani.
Director: Punit Malhotra
Good performance from Samir Soni. Lovely songs.

Very cliched. Filled with masala.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Average.


Mr Singh Mrs Mehta

Cast: Aruna Shields, Prashant Narayanan, Naved Aslam and Lucy Hassan.
Director: Pravesh Bhardwaj

Prashant is good, deft handling of infidelity.

Slow pace.

Number of weeks: 6.
BO Verdict: Flop.



Cast: Aishwarya Rai, Abhishek Bachchan, Vikram, Govinda.
Director: Mani Ratnam

Visually stunning, great performances.

Weak screenplay.

Number of weeks: 7.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

Last week's box office results

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