August 10, 2004

 Pick your No 1 film

Taarzan loses way

A Rs 20 million (Rs 2 crore) wondercar and pictures of directors Abbas-Mustan (Baazigar, Ajnabee, Humraaz) on the film's hoardings could not trigger interest in Taarzan: The Wonder Car.

Starring newcomers Vatsal Seth and Ayesha Takia, Taarzan is sinking at the box office.

Note: Films are ranked according to their release dates.

Taarzan: The Wonder Car

Cast: Vatsal Seth, Ayesha Takia. Special appearance: Ajay Devgan.
Director: Abbas-Mustan.
A snazzy car; fun for kids.

Newcomers have low appeal.

Number of weeks: New
BO Verdict: Could be a flop.

The review

Mujhse Shaadi Karogi

Cast: Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra
Director: David Dhawan
Good comedy, great visuals.

Old story.

Number of weeks: 1
BO Verdict: Best opening for a film all year. On track to be a hit.

The review


Cast: Neha Dhupia, Sanjay Kapoor, Priyanshu, Yash Tonk, Achint Kaur.
Director: Deepak Shivdasani.
Neha Dhupia's bold avatar.

Zero chemistry between actors.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Hit.

The review


Cast: Naseeruddin Shah, Arjun Rampal, Priyanka Chopra, Mohan Agashe, Mukesh Rishi, Arif Zakaria.
Director: Rajiv Rai.
Slick action sequences.

Boring story.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review


Cast: Tusshar Kapoor, Antara Mali, Raghuveer Yadav, Rasika Joshi, Ramman Trikha, Govind Namdeo.
Director: Prawaal Raman.
Tusshar's performance; Pietro Zuercher's cinematography.

Low in entertainment.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review

Garv: Pride & Honour

Cast: Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Arbaaz Khan, Amrish Puri, Mukesh Rishi.
Director: Punit Isarr.
Salman's restrained performance.

Predictable plot, excessive violence.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Average.

The review

Hyderabad Blues 2

Cast: Nagesh Kukunoor, Jyoti Dogra, Vikram Inamdar, Elahe Hiptoola, Tisca Chopra
Director: Nagesh Kukunoor.
Realistic characterisations.

Lack of freshness. Continuity glitches.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review

Chale Chalo: The Making Of An Epic

Cast: Aamir Khan, Ashutosh Gowariker, Satyajit Bhatkal.
Director: Satyajit Bhatkal.
Well-made documentary on Lagaan.

Not your regular paisa vasool fare.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review


Cast: Jas Pandher, Kanishka, Raj Babbar, Prem Chopra, Danny Denzongpa.
Director: Darshan Bagga.
Catchy music.

Contrived storyline.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop


Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, Akshaye Khanna, Kay Kay, Amrita Rao.
Director: Milan Luthria.
Amitabh Bachchan.

Logically challenged.

Number of weeks: 6.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review

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