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Box Office Report for the Week - 27 Mar 2009
  New Releases Carry A Glimmer Of Hope! Oldies Pile Up As Failures!
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It is again multiple releases this week with Preity Zinta`s (dubbed) `Videsh`, the Nana Patekar and Bobby Deol starrer `Ek -The Power Of One` and Jehangir Surti`s Bipasha-Neil venture `Aa Dekhen Zaara`. One feels that `Aa Deken Zara` followed by `Ek -The Power Of One` may give Bollywood a small reason to smile, though in certain pockets!

 Straight  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Despite some decent reviews Vinay Pathak`s `Staright` has failed to appeal to the audience.

 Barah Aana  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Yet, again despite some praise, more for the perfomances, `Barah Aana` could not translate it into even reasonable collections.

 Firaaq  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Nandita Das  Producer: Percept Picture Company
 Music: Rajat Dholakia, Piyush Kanojia  Lyrics:
 Starring: Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah, Sanjay Suri, Raghuvir Yadav, Tisca Chopra, Shahana Goswami, Deepti Naval
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Nandita Das`s directorial debut venture has come in for extreme reviews, with one section liking it and the other section hating it. The makers can still have some hope.

 Aloo Chaat  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Rather surprisingly, the extremely well promoted (for its budget) Aftab starrer could not garner even half decent collections, that went from bad to worse, as the week progressed. The makers can still harbour some hope for a recovery.

 Jai Veeru -Friends Forever  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.85 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 1.85 crores
The Fardeen-Kunal starrer `Jai Veeru -Friends Forever` is an umitigated disaster.

 Gulaal  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3.50 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 3.50 crores
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 411 unique users): 5.12
 Director: Anurag Kashyap  Producer: Zee Limlight
 Music: Piyush Mishra  Lyrics: Piyush Mishra
 Starring: Deepak Dobriyal, Kay Kay Menon, Aditya Srivastav, Piyush Mishra, Ayesha Mohan, Jessy Randhawa, Mahi Gill, Pankaj Jha, Mukesh Bhatt (II), Raj Singh Chaudhary, Abhimanyu Shekhar Singh, Seema Rehmani
 Genre: Art-Film  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
It was generally believed that with `Gulaal`, Anurag Kashyap would continue the success of `Dev D`, unfortunately it was not to be as the film managed some very poor numbers.

 13B  Verdict: Coverage
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 7.50 crores.
 Director: Vikram K Kumar  Producer: Big Pictures
 Music: Shankar Ehsaan Loy  Lyrics: Neelesh Misra
 Starring: R Madhavan, Neetu Chandra, Sachin Khedekar, Murli Sharma, Poonam Dhillon
 Genre: Suspense  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Madhavan`s `13B`, just about manages decent collections in the second week. Adding the good earnings of its Tamil version, the film manages to break even for its makers.

 Delhi-6  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.75 crores ; UK$4,686  Total Earnings: India Rs. 31.50 crores ; UK$324,195 ; US$879,913
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Rakeysh Mehra  Producer: Ronnie Screwvala
 Music: A.R. Rahman  Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi
 Starring: Abhishek Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan, Ash King, Atul Kulkarni, Charlie Bayot, Cyrus Sahukar, Deepak Dobriyal, Divya Dutta, Gulshan Grover, K.K. Raina, Nello Del Gatto, Om Puri, Pavan Malhotra, Prem Chopra, Rishi Kapoor,Shefali Shah,Sonam Kapoor, Supriya Pathak, Tanvi Azmi, Vijay Raaz, Waheeda Rahman
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Rakesh Omprakash Mehra`s Abhishek-Sonam starrer `Delhi 6` is on its last legs. Apart from India, the film has also been rejected in the Overseas.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • 'Padmaavat' Is A Super Hit; 'Tiger Zinda Hai' Blockbuster!
 • 'Fukrey Returns' Is A Hit ; 'Firangi' Fails ; 'Tumhari Sulu' Succeeds!
 • 'Ittefaq' Is Dull ; 'Golmaal Again' A Blockbuster;'Secret Superstar' Succeeds; 'Judwaa 2' Is Super Hit!
 • 'Judwaa 2' Is A Hit; 'Bhoomi', 'Haseena Parkar' & 'Simran' Fail; 'Bareilly Ki Barfi', 'Newton' & 'Shubh Mangal..' Succeed!
 • 'Baadshaho' Is Decent ; 'Bareilly Ki Barfi' Succeeds; 'Toilet- EPK' Is Super Hit ; 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' Is A Disaster
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