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Peepli Live's bumper opening at the box office

August 17, 2010 10:31 IST

Despite it's serious subject matter, Aamir Khan's production, Peepli Live has done as well as any regular commercial, film in its first weekend. Collections have been outstanding.

Help, on the other, hand flops.

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.

Peepli Live

Cast: Omkar Das Manikpuri, Raghubir Yadav, Shalini Vatsa, Malaika Shenoy, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Naseeruddin Shah.
Director: Anusha Rizvi
Never a dull moment. Well-researched, brilliantly-written and effectively documented.

Can't think of any.

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



Cast: Mugdha Godse, Bobby Deol.
Director: Rajeev Manoj Virani

Good special effects.

Average performances from Bobby and Mugdha.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Flop.



Cast: Sonam Kapoor, Abhay Deol, Ira Dubey, Lisa Haydon, Amrita Puri, Cyrus Sahukar, Arunoday Singh.
Director: Rajshree Ojha

Beautifully shot, great styling & makeup; good music.

Too superficial.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.


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: 2.
BO Verdict: Hit.


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: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.



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

Songs appear abruptly.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.



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

Hard to find.

Number of weeks: 4.
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: 4.
BO Verdict: Average.


Milenge Milenge

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


Number of weeks: 5.
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: 6.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

Last week's box office results