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Aashayein, Hello Darling tank at the box office

August 30, 2010 17:23 IST

The week saw multiple releases like Aashayein, Hello Darling, Antardwand, Madholal Keep Walking, Soch Lo and Gumshuda.

All had disastrous results at the box office.

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.




Aashayein

Cast: John Abraham, Sonal Sehgal, Anaitha Nair, Girish Karnard, Farida Jalal.
Director: Nagesh Kukunoor.
Beautifully shot

Drags at times.

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

Review




Hello Darling

Cast: Gul Panag, Eesha Koppikar, Celina Jaitley, Jaaved Jaffery.
Director: Manoj Tiwari.
Tough!

Silly half baked plot, unfunny gags.

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

Review




Antardwand

Cast: Raj Singh Chaudhury, Vinay Pathak, Akhilendra Mishra, Swati Sen.
Director: Sushil Rajpal.
Well researched, hard hitting thriller with good performances from the cast.

Can't think of any.

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

Review




Lafangey Parindey

Cast: Deepika Padukone, Neil Nitin Mukesh.
Director: Pradeep Sarkar
Good music and cinematography.

Too superficial.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




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: 2.
BO Verdict: Hit.

Review




Help

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

Good special effects.

Average performances from Bobby and Mugdha.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




Aisha

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: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




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: 4.
BO Verdict: Hit.

Review




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: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




Lamhaa

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

Songs appear abruptly.

Number of weeks: 6.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review

Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

Last week's box office results