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Salman Khan hits box office jackpot with Dabangg

September 13, 2010 16:42 IST
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Salman Khan's fans turned out in droves to watch the actor in action in this year's Eid release, Dabangg. Many took advantage of the long weekend to catch the entertaining potboiler which resulted in record breaking collections of approximately    47 crore over its first weekend. It is on its way to becoming a big hit.

No such luck for We Are Family, however, which has turned out to be a flop.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the box office verdict for the week.

Note: Films are ranked according to their release dates. The thumbs ups and downs reflect rediff's views.


Cast: Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Dimple Kapadia, Vinod Khanna, Sonu Sood.
Director: Abhinav Kashyap.

Salman Khan rocks!

No story line to speak of.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Record breaking opening.


We Are Family

Cast: Kajol, Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal.
Director: Siddharth Malhotra.
Kajol is charming.

Melodramatic and contrived.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.


The Film Emotional Atyachar

Cast: Kalki Koechlin, Ravi Kissen, Vinay Pathak, Ranvir Shorey, Abhimanyu Singh.
Director: Akshay Shere.
Mercifully short.

No story, poor performances.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.



Cast: John Abraham, Sonal Sehgal, Anaitha Nair, Girish Karnard, Farida Jalal.
Director: Nagesh Kukunoor.
Beautifully shot

Drags at times.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Hello Darling

Cast: Gul Panag, Eesha Koppikar, Celina Jaitley, Jaaved Jaffery.
Director: Manoj Tiwari.

Silly half baked plot, unfunny gags.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.



Cast: Raj Singh Chaudhury, Vinay Pathak, Akhilendra Mishra, Swati Sen.
Director: Sushil Rajpal.
Well researched, hard hitting thriller with good performances from the cast.

Can't think of any.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Lafangey Parindey

Cast: Deepika Padukone, Neil Nitin Mukesh.
Director: Pradeep Sarkar
Good music and cinematography.

Too superficial.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Peepli Live

Cast: Omkar Das Manikpuri, Raghubir Yadav, Shalini Vatsa, Malaika Shenoy, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Naseeruddin Shah.
Director: Anusha Rizvi
Never a dull moment. Well-researched, brilliantly-written and effectively documented.

Can't think of any.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Hit.



Cast: Mugdha Godse, Bobby Deol.
Director: Rajeev Manoj Virani

Good special effects.

Average performances from Bobby and Mugdha.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai

Cast: Ajay Devgn, Kangna Ranaut, Emraan Hashmi, Prachi Desai.
Director: Milan Luthria

Good performances, direction, writing, music.

First half drags a bit

Number of weeks: 6.
BO Verdict: Hit.


Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

Last week's box office results

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