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Housefull gets biggest opening since 3 Idiots

Last updated on: May 03, 2010 19:04 IST

The first release this summer proved to be a scorching one as Housefull drew the biggest weekend collection since 3 Idiots.

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.




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: New.
BO Verdict: Good opening.

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: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




Paathshaala

Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Ayesha Takia Azmi and Nana Patekar.
Director: Milind Ukey.
Tough.

Influenced by 70s Bollywood.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




Phoonk 2

Cast: Sudeep, Amrita Khanvilkar, Rishabh Jain and Ahsaas Channa.
Director: Milind Gadagkar
Tough.

Influenced by 70s Bollywood.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




Prince

Cast: Vivek Oberoi, Aruna Shields, Neeru Bajwa and Nandana Sen.
Director: Kookie V Gulati.
Tough.

Influenced by 70s Bollywood.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




The Japanesse Wife

Cast: Rahul Bose, Raima Sen and Chigusa Takaku.
Director: Aparna Sen.
Takaku and Raima perform well.

Rahul lets down the film.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai

Cast: Riteish Deshmukh, Jacqueline Fernandez, Vishla Malhotra and Sonal Sehgal.
Director: Milap Zaveri.
Jacqueline Fernandez and Vishal perform well.

The story could be tighter.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




Tum Milo Tho Sahi

Cast: Dimple Kapadia, Nana Patekar, Rehan Khan, Vidya Malvade.
Director: Kabir Sadanand.
Great performance from Nana Patekar and Dimple Kapadia.

Forced songs and predictable climax.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review




Sadiyaan

Cast: Rekha, Hema Malini, Rishi Kapoor, Luv Sinha and Ferena Wazir.
Director: Raj Kanwar.
Tough.

Long annoying film.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Review



Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

Last week's box office results