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No takers for Hrithik-Barbara's Kites

Last updated on: May 24, 2010 17:17 IST

Despite cracking the top 10 US box office, the much hyped Kites proved to be an unmitigated disaster at the box office in India, finding no acceptance with either the masses or classes, multiplexes or single screens.

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.


Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Babara Mori, Kangna Ranaut, Kabir Bedi.
Director: Anurag Basu

Hrithik and Babara look hot, film is visually appealing.

Everything else

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

Review 1 | 2

Bumm Bumm Bole

Cast: Darsheel Safary, Zia, Atul Kulkarni, Rituparna Sengupta.
Director: Priyadarshan
Darsheel shines.

Stretched climax

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Bal Hanuman

Director: Pankaj Sharma.
Must watch for Superman and Spiderman fans

Very filmi

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Badmaash Company

Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Vir Das, Meiyang Chang.
Director: Parmeet Sethi.
Good music and songs.

Weak plot

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Average.

Review 1 | 2


Cast: Akshay Kumar, Lara Dutta, Deepika Padukone, Ritesh Deshmukh, Arjun Rampal, Boman Irani, Chunky Pandey.
Director: Sajid Khan.

Lame humour, bad acting, senseless plot

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Semi-hit.


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: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.



Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Ayesha Takia Azmi and Nana Patekar.
Director: Milind Ukey.
Has its heart in the right place.

Very dull and outdated.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Phoonk 2

Cast: Sudeep, Amrita Khanvilkar, Rishabh Jain and Ahsaas Channa.
Director: Milind Gadagkar
Some scenes make you jump.

Too noisy.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.



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

Influenced by 70s Bollywood.

Number of weeks: 6.
BO Verdict: Flop.


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: 6.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

Last week's box office results