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Bollywood's dismal show at the box office

March 29, 2010 16:10 IST

All the five releases this week -- Hum Tum Aur Ghost, Well Done Abba, Mittal v/s Mittal, Prem Ka Game and My Friend Ganesha 3 -- have shown poor results at the box office with many shows cancelled due to lack of audience at many centres.

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.




Well Done Abba

Cast: Boman Irani, Minissha Lamba, Sammer Dattani.
Director: Shyam Benegal.
Great performance from Boman Irani.

Audience might not relate to situations.

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

Review




Hum Tum aur Ghost

Cast: Arshad Warsi, Dia Mirza, Boman Irani and Sandhya Mridul.
Director: Kabeer Kaushik.
Dia and Arshad are fun to watch together.

Second half is melodramatic.

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

Review




Mittal vs Mittal

Cast: Rohit Roy and Rituparno Sengupta .
Director: Karan Razdan.
Tough.

Predictable climax.

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

Review




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.

Tough.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




Lahore

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: 1.
BO Verdict: Weak opening.

Review




Shaapit

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: 1.
BO Verdict: Opens well.

Review




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: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




Road, Movie

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

Disappointing dialogues.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




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: 3.
BO Verdict: Average.

Review




Karthik Calling Karthik

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

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

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review



Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

Last week's box office results