January 11, 2005

Box-office holds no vaada this week

Films that released in the first week of 2005 added to last year's string of flops.

Pooja Bhatt's Rog appears to be a washout, despite its sizzle factor.

Vashu Bhagnani's Vaada enjoyed a decent opening, but it remains to be seen if the film will survive.

Note: Films are ranked according to their release dates.


Cast: Irrfan, Ilene Hamann.
Director: Himanshu Brahmbhatt.
Impressive Irrfan; sizzling Ilene.

Story drags post-interval, abrupt end.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: May flop.

The review


Cast: Arjun Rampal, Amisha Patel, Zayed Khan.
Director: Satish Kaushik.
Unpredictable thrills.

Too many twists and loopholes.

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

The review

Dil Maange More

Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Soha Ali Khan, Ayesha Takia, Tulip Joshi.
Director: Anant Mahadevan.
Light-hearted comedy with well-choreographed songs.

Too long, terrible end.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review

Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Bobby Deol, Kapil Sharma, Divya Khosla.
Director: Anil Sharma.
Some well written shayari, Bobby Deol is good for a change

Confused plot, misguided concept, overused Army Amitabh.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review


Cast: Ajay Devgan, Aishwarya Rai.
Director: Rituparno Ghosh.
Subtle, mature love story. Good acting.

Slow-paced, direction tends to be self-indulgent.

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Flop.

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Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Rajesh Vivek, Dayashankar Pandey, Gayatri Joshi.
Director: Ashutosh Gowariker.
Shah Rukh Khan, great music, well-intentioned.

Too long and preachy.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Flop everywhere, but doing okay at the multiplexes.

The review


Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Anil Kapoor, Sameera Reddy, Mahesh Manjrekar, Koena Mitra.
Director: Sanjay Gupta.
Slick, stylish.

Derivative plot, no substance

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review

Rok Sako To Rok Lo

Cast: Sunny Deol, Namrata Shirodkar, Yash Pandit, Manjari.
Director: Arindam Choudhari.
Good music.

Badly written, shallow characters, predictable.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review

Khamosh Pani

Cast: Kiron Kher, Aamir Malik, Navtej Johar, Arshad Mahmud, Salman Shahid.
Director: Sabiha Sumar.
One of the best films in the Partition genre.

Moves at a slow pace, too emotional.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Flop.

The review


Cast: Akshaye Khanna, Kareena Kapoor, Suniel Shetty, Jackie Shroff, Paresh Rawal, Arshad Warsi.
Director: Priyadarshan.
Paresh Rawal, Arshad Warsi.

Much too loud, poor comedy.

Number of weeks: 6.
BO Verdict: Hit.

The review

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