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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 ShaapitLahore 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

Last week's box office results