December 13, 2005

Amitabh Bachchan's film bombs at the box office

Yash Chopra's latest release, Neal 'N' Nikki fared the best out of the three releases last week. But even though it opened well at the multiplexes, it remains to be seen whether the film will work in the long run.

Expectations for Ek Ajnabee were high, as its leading man Amitabh Bachchan was in the hospital, and the sympathy factor was expected to kick in. But the movie fared just about average.

Mahesh Bhatt's Kalyug fared the worst.

Note: Films are ranked according to their release dates.

Ek Ajnabee

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Arjun Rampal, Perizaad Zorabian.
Director: Apoorva Lakhia.
Amitabh Bachchan, good music.

Slow second-half.

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

The review

Neal N Nikki

Cast: Uday Chopra, Tanisha.
Director: Arjun Sablok.
Catchy music, some fun dialogues.

Bad acting, zero plot.

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

The review


Cast: Kunal Khemu, Deepal Shaw, Emraan Hashmi.
Director: Mohit Suri.
Novel plot, great music.

Too many flaws in the script.

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

The review


Cast: Ajay Devhan, Nana Patekar, Bipasha Basu.
Director: Prakash Jha.
Great acting especially from Nana Patekar, dialogues with punch.

Climax is too long, second half drags.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Average.

The review

Mr Ya Miss

Cast: Antara Mali, Riteish Deshmukh, Aftab Shivdasani.
Directors: Antara Mali, Satchit Puranik.
Interesting concept, Ritesh Deshmukh and Divya Dutt perform well.

Awful direction, story drags, over the top performances.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review

Home Delivery

Cast: Viveik Oberoi, Mahima Chaudhry, Ayesha Takia, Boman Irani.
Director: Sujoy Ghosh.
Some good performances, funky music, stylish film.

Weak plot, repetitive dialogues.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review

Deewane Huye Pagal

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Shahid Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Suniel Shetty, Rimii.
Director: Vikram Bhatt.
Akshay Kumar, hilarious dialougues, good climax.

Boring music, no novelty in the story.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Average in Mumbai, poor elsewhere.

The review

The Film

Cast: Mahima Chaudhry, Khaled Siddiqui, Vaibhav Jhalani, Chaahat Khanna, Ravi Gosain, Irrfan and Ananya Khare.
Director: Junaid Memon.
Great suspense, good script and some decent performances.

Mahima Chaudhry, inane dialogues.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Disaster.

The review

Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena

Cast: Fardeen Khan, Koena Mitra, Feroz Khan and Kay Kay Menon.
Director: Suparn Verma.
Good direction, fast-paced, Firoz Khan.

Bad performances.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review

Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story

Cast: Kabir Bedi, Zulfikar Sayed, Soniya Jehan, Pooja Batra, Arbaaz Khan and Manisha Koirala.
Director: Akbar Khan.
Some decent performances.

Tacky sets, dragging screenplay.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review

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