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Box Office: Banjo, Wah Taj, Parched flop

September 26, 2016 17:31 IST

The hits and misses of the week.

Cine-goers were treated to six films last week but all of them failed to impress at the box office.

Banjo, Wah Taj, Parched, Days of Tafree (a remake of Gujarati film Chhello Divas)Dil Sala Sanki and Chapekar Brothers have proved to be disastrous.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the weekly box office verdict.


Riteish Deshmukh and Nargis Fakhri

Cast: Riteish Deshmukh, Nargis Fakhri, Dharmesh Yelande, Aditya Kumar and Ram Menon

Director: Ravi Jadhav.

What works: Good supporting cast, music.

What doesn't: Predictable screenplay.

Number of weeks: New.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here


Wah Taj

Shreyas Talpade and Manjari Phadnis

Cast: Shreyas Talpade, Manjari Phadnis.

Director: Ajit Sinha.

What works: Novel idea and intriguing premise.

What doesn't: Execution, exaggerated performances and cartoonish sound effects.

Number of weeks: New.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here



Radhika Apte, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Surveen Chawla

Cast: Radhika Apte, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Surveen Chawla, Sayani Gupta.

Director: Leena Yadav.

What works: Good performances, direction, the way the film is shot by Russell Carpenter.

What doesn't: Scenes end on an unreal note

Number of weeks: New.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here



Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang, Angad Bedi, Dhritiman Chatterjee, Piyush Mishra

Director: Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury.

What works: Good performances, great execution.

What doesn't: Nothing!

Number of weeks: 1.

BO verdict: Hit.

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Raaz: Reboot

Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Kriti Kharbanda

Director: Vikram Bhatt.

What works: Decent music.

What doesn't: Same old story, cliched dialogues.

Number of weeks: 1.

BO verdict: Flop.

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Baar Baar Dekho

Cast: Katrina Kaif, Sidharth Malhotra.

Director: Nitya Mehra.

What works: Good looking film, novel way to show a romance.

What doesn't: Poor performances, second half drags.

Number of weeks: 2.

BO verdict: Flop.

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Freaky Ali

Cast:  Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Arbaaz Khan, Amy Jackson, Seema Biswas, Nikitin Dheer.

Director: Sohail Khan.

What works: Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

What doesn't: Daft writing.

Number of weeks: 2.

BO verdict: Super Flop.

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Sonakshi Sinha in Akira

Cast: Sonakshi Sinha, Konkona Sen Sharma, Anurag Kashyap.

Director: AR Murugadoss.

What works: Sonakshi Sinha and Anurag Kashyap.

What doesn't: Bland, dated film.

Number of weeks: 3.

BO verdict: Flop.

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Island City

Cast: Vinay Pathak, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Amruta Subhash, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Uttara Baokar, Ashwin Mushran.

Director: Ruchika Oberoi.

What works: Complex, engaging film, laced with humour and satire.

What doesn't: Lack of A-listers will restrict its viewership.

Number of weeks: 3.

BO verdict: Flop.

Read the review here


A Flying Jatt

Jacqueline Fernandez and Tiger Shroff

Cast: Tiger Shroff, Jacqueline Fernandez and Nathan Jones.

Director: Remo D'Souza.

What works: A superhero film that children will enjoy.

What doesn't: Loud performances, poor climax.

Number of weeks: 4.

BO verdict: Below average.

Read the review here