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Athiti does well, Road, Movie below par

March 08, 2010 16:38 IST

The Hindi film industry is still looking for that elusive big hit. Last week's releases Road, Movie, Thanks Maa, Rokkk and Hello Zindagi saw poor openings at the box office.

While Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge did better at single screens over the weekend

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.

Road, Movie

Cast: Abhay Deol, Satish Kaushik, Tannishtha Chatterjee
Director: Dev Benegal.
Wonderfully shot

Disappointing dialogues.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Below par.


Athiti Tum Kab Jaoge

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Konkona Sen Sharma, Paresh Rawal
Director: Ashwini Dhir.
Good comedy. Great performances

Some boring parts. Climax could be better.

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


Karthik Calling Karthik

Cast: Farhan Akhtar [ Images ], Deepika Padukone [ Images ]
Director: Vijay Lalwani.
Deepika looks great. Great performance from Farhan

Second half of the film loses pace. Climax is a letdown.

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


Teen Patti

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan [ Images ], R Madhavan [ Images ], Ben Kingsley, Dhruv Ganesh, Siddharth Kher, Shraddha Kapoor and Vaibhav Talwar
Director: Leena Yadav.
Good performances.

Poorly executed film.

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


Toh Baat Pakki

Cast: Tabu [ Images ], Sharman Joshi [ Images ], Vatsal Seth, Uvika Choudhary
Director: Kedar Shinde.
Tabu and Sharman perform well.

Bad script and weak dialogues.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.



Cast: Shreyas Talpade [ Images ], Rehan Khan, Sneha Ullal [ Images ], Sadaa
Director: Sangeeth Sivan.
Good performances.

Could have been shorter.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.


My Name is Khan

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan [ Images ], Kajol [ Images ], Zarina Wahab, Sonya Jehan, Jimmy Shergill [ Images ]
Director: Karan Johar [ Images ].
Solid performances by Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Zarina Wahab.

Filmi climax.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Average.



Cast: Siddharth, Aditya Pancholi, Padmapriya [ Images ], Nicolette Bird.
Director: Chandan Arora.
Great performance by Siddharth, taut script and fast paced narrative.

Tend to digress.

Number of weeks: 4
BO Verdict: Flop.


Ishqiya [ Images ]

Cast: Naseeruddin Shah [ Images ], Vidya Balan [ Images ], Arshad Warsi [ Images ].
Director: Abhishek Chaubey.
Great performances, witty dialogues, very well directed film.

Tame end.

Number of weeks: 5

BO Verdict: Average.


Rann [ Images ]

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Ritesh Deshmukh [ Images ], Sudeep, Paresh Rawal [ Images ], Rajat Kapoor [ Images ], Gul Panag [ Images ], Rajpal Yadav [ Images ], Suchitra Krishnamurthy, Mohnish Bahl and Neetu Chandra.
Director: Ram Gopal Varma [ Images ].
Amitabh Bachchan.

Too many to list.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

Last week's box office results