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Thumbs down for Raavan at the box office

June 21, 2010 15:49 IST

After an average opening over the weekend, collections for Raavan dropped as the new week starts. The film didn't fare well in the US too.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the box office verdict.

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




Raavan

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

Visually stunning, great performances.

Weak screenplay.

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

Review 1 | 2 | 3




Raajneeti

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Ajay Devgn, Katrina Kaif, Nana Patekar, Manoj Bajpai, Arjun Rampal Naseeruddin Shah.
Director: Prakash Jha

Shruti Seth.

Weak screenplay, clunky dialogue and too long.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Hit.




Kites

Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Babara Mori, Kangna Ranaut, Kabir Bedi.
Director: Anurag Basu

Hrithik and Babara look hot, film is visually appealing.

Everything else

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review 1 | 2




Bumm Bumm Bole

Cast: Darsheel Safary, Zia, Atul Kulkarni, Rituparna Sengupta.
Director: Priyadarshan
Darsheel shines.

Stretched climax

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




Bal Hanuman

Director: Pankaj Sharma.
Must watch for Superman and Spiderman fans

Very filmi

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




Badmaash Company

Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Vir Das, Meiyang Chang.
Director: Parmeet Sethi.
Good music and songs.

Weak plot

Number of weeks: 6.
BO Verdict: Average.

Review 1 | 2




Housefull

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Deepika Padukone, Ritesh Deshmukh, Arjun Rampal, Boman Irani, Chunky Pandey.
Director: Sajid Khan.
Tough.

Lame humour, bad acting, senseless plot

Number of weeks: 7.
BO Verdict: Semi-hit.

Review




City of Gold

Cast: Shashank Shende, Seema Biswas, Kashmira Shah and Sachin Khedekar.
Director: Mahesh Manjrekar.
Great performances by the cast.

Not for everyone.

Number of weeks: 8.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




Paathshaala

Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Ayesha Takia Azmi and Nana Patekar.
Director: Milind Ukey.
Has its heart in the right place.

Very dull and outdated.

Number of weeks: 9.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




Phoonk 2

Cast: Sudeep, Amrita Khanvilkar, Rishabh Jain and Ahsaas Channa.
Director: Milind Gadagkar
Some scenes make you jump.

Too noisy.

Number of weeks: 10.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review

Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

Last week's box office results