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Box Office Report for the Week - 1 May 2009
  No Hindi Release Phase Commences ; Films Fall Like Nine Pins
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With the last Friday of April also being over, and no Hindi film scheduled to release on the next one, this year may well prove to be one of the worst in recent times. It is the time for the industry to get into the introspection mood as four months of 2009 will soon be over without a single clear cut hit film.

 Meri Padosan  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.20 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 0.20 crores
`Meri Padosan` has been totally rejected by the audience and has already been removed from most cinemas.

 Dashavtar  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.20 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 1.20 crores
 Director: K.S. Ravikumar  Producer: Oscar Films, V. Ravichandran
 Music: Himesh Reshammiya  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Kamal Haasan, Mallika Sherawat, Asin, Jaya Prada, Napolean, Nagesh, Raghuraman
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The fate of the Kamal Haasan-Asin starrer, the dubbed venture, `Dashavtar`, is no different from the other releases.

 Ek Se Bure Do  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.15 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 0.65 crores
Arshad Warsi`s `Ek Se Bure Do` has extremely poor collections to show and is on its way out of the theatres, even before the second week got over.

 8x10 Tasveer  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1 crore ; UK$2,481  Total Earnings: India Rs. 14.25 crores ; UK$152,163
 Director: Nagesh Kukunoor  Producer: Shailendra Singh
 Music: Salim Sulaiman, Neeraj Sridhar, Bohemia  Lyrics: Irfan Siddqui, Sameer, Bohemia
 Starring: Akshay Kumar, Ayesha Takia, Sharmila Tagore, Javed Jaffrey, Girish Karnad, Anant Mahadevan, Benjamin Gilani, Rushad Rana, Utara Pawkar
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Nagesh Kukunoor`s `8X10 Tasveer`, is still in circulation, with a decent number of prints because of the absence of any new releases. The Akshay-Ayesha starrer though has already been rejected, both in India and Overseas.

 Aa Dekhen Zara  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.25 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 5.45 crores
The Neil Nitin Mukesh-Bipasha Basu starrer, `Aa Dekhen Zara`, is on its last lap.

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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