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Box Office Report for the Week - 25 Sep 2009
  ´What´s You Rashee?´ Awaited By Gujarat-Maharashtra ; ´Wanted´ Swamps ´Dil Bole Hadippa!´
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Ashutosh Gowariker’s Priyanka Chopra and Harman Baweja starrer, `What`s Your Rashee?`, is the only major release of this week, along the small project, `Fast Forward`. It is obvious that the well made and intelligently promoted `What`s Your Rashee?` will find some patronage (though selective), especially amongst the multiplex audience of Gujarat and Maharashtra. Unfortunately that may not be enough to take the film to success.

 Dil Bole Hadippa!  Verdict: Released
 Weekly Earnings: UK£138,189  Total Earnings: UK£138,189
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Anurag Singh  Producer: Aditya Chopra
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Saideep Sahni, Joshilay
 Starring: Rani Mukherjee, Shahid Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Dalip Tahil, Rakhi Sawant, Sherlyn Chopra
 Genre: Family  Recommended Audience: General
Though initially it appeared that the Rani-Shahid starrer, `Dil Bole Hadippa!`, would give a good fight to the Salman-Ayesha venture, `Wanted`, the battle became one sided from Sunday and quite pronounced in favour of the Boney Kapoor film from Monday. Fortunately, given its total release cost of Rs. 22-23 crore, it will be a safe bet for its makers, who are also its worldwide distributors. Even in the Overseas, `Dil Bole Hadippa!` has had a very ordinary first weekend

 Wanted  Verdict: Released
 Weekly Earnings: UK£69,399 ; US$217,432  Total Earnings: UK£69,399 ; US$217,432
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 411 unique users): 5.1
 Director: Prabhu Deva  Producer: Boney Kapoor
 Music: Sajid-Wajid  Lyrics: Jalees Sherwani, Sameer, Arun Bhairav, Wajid Ali, Shabbir Ahmed
 Starring: Salman Khan, Ayesha Takia Azmi, Mahesh Manjrekar, Prakash Raj
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: Adult
On the other hand, the Prabhu Deva directed `Wanted` saw a good start in Bombay, and the opening was superb in single-screen cinemas and ‘B’ and ‘C’ class centres but average in many multiplexes and big cities. The movie saw a good pick up from Sunday and the collections improved dramatically from Eid (Monday). But given the high budget of 34-35 crore, and the prices that some of the distributors and sub-distributors have paid, `Wanted` has to show some good performance, even during its second week(end). In the Overseas, `Wanted` has been rejected in the UK, but is somewhat better in the US.

 Vaada Raha  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.75 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 0.75 crore
 Director: Samir Karnik  Producer: Samir Karnik, Sunil A. Lulla
 Music: Toshi Sharib, Babbu Mann, Monty Sharma, Rahul B. Seth & Sandy, Sanjay Chowdhury  Lyrics: Turaz, Babbu Mann, Sandeep Nath, Rahul B. Seth & Sandy
 Starring: Bobby Deol, Kangna Ranaut, Atul Agnihotri, Dwij Yadav
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience:
Last week`s release, `Vaada Raha- I Promise`, the reasonably well made but poorly promoted movie featuring Bobby Deol and Kangana Ranaut had poor collections to show.

 Baabarr  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.25 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 1.25 crore
The acclaimed `Baabarr` got a few good reviews but poor numbers, and has flopped despite the low cost.

 Kaminey  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 44 crore ; UK £270,874 ; US$1,291,827
 PB Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Vishal Bhardwaj  Producer: Ronnie Screwvala
 Music: Vishal Bhardwaj  Lyrics: Gulzar
 Starring: Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Amole Gupte, Deb Mukherjee, Rajatabha Dutta
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The Vishal Bhardwaj directed Shahid, Priyanka and Amole starrer, `Kaminey`, manages to get some more decent numbers. The film has disappointed in the UK but is quite good in the US.

 Life Partner  Verdict: Average plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.25 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 22 crore ; UK £278,810 ; US$110,240
`Life Partner` continues its steady run. The film’s collections are now overtaking those of `Kaminey` and that is a great achievement indeed. `Life Partner` has done decently in the UK but has failed in the US.

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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