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Love, sex and horror rule at the box office

Last updated on: March 22, 2010 16:45 IST

Of the three releases last week -- Love Sex Aur Dhokha, Lahore and Shaapit, Lahore performed the worst. The other two drew fair collections 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.

Love Sex Aur Dhokha

Cast: Anshuman Jha, Raj Kumar Yadav, Neha Chauhan, Amit Sial, Arya Devdutta, Herry Tangri .
Director: Dibakar Banerjee.
Great script, editing, cinematography and acting.


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



Cast: Aanaahad, Aashish Vidyarthi, Farooq Sheikh, Jeeva, Kelly Dorjee, Mukesh Rishi, Nafisa Ali, Nirmal Pandey, Pramod Moutho, Sabyasachi Chakravarthy, Saurabh Shukla, Shraddha Das, Shraddha Nigam.
Director: Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan.
Good fight scenes.

Limited story-telling.

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



Cast: Aditya Narayan, Rahul Dev, Shweta Agarwal.
Director: Vikram Bhatt.
Every scene is well woven.

Cliched dialogues, predictable scenes and too many songs.

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


Right Yaa Wrong
Cast: Sunny Deol, Irrfan Khan, Konkana Sen Sharma, Eesha Koppikar, Vinay Pathak.
Director: Neerraj Pathak.
Good script.

Can get a bit preachy.

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


Road, Movie

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

Disappointing dialogues.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.


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: 2.
BO Verdict: Average.


Karthik Calling Karthik

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

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

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Teen Patti

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

Poorly executed film.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Toh Baat Pakki

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

Bad script and weak dialogues.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.


My Name is Khan

Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Zarina Wahab, Sonya Jehan, Jimmy Shergill 

Director: Karan Johar.
Solid performances by Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Zarina Wahab.

Filmi climax.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Average.


Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

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