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Box Office Report for the Week - 18 Feb 2010
  ´Toh Baat Pakki´ Has Some Buzz ; ´My Name Is Khan´ Commences On A Great Start, Globally!
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This week`s three new releases are Tabu-Sharman`s `Toh Baat Pakki`, the Sangeeth Sivan directed horror flick `Click` and and last but not the least, the talented Rohit Batra written `Aakhri Decison`. While `Toh Baat Pakki` will be the front runner, all the new releases will still find Karan Johar`s `My Name Is Khan` hot to handle.

 My Name Is Khan  Verdict: Released
 Weekly Earnings: UK£936,000 ; US$1,944,027  Total Earnings: UK£936,000 ; US$1,944,027
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 411 unique users): 5.12
 Director: Karan Johar  Producer: Gauri Khan, Hiroo Johar
 Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy  Lyrics: Niranjan Iyengar
 Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Soniya Jehan, Jimmy Shergill, Zarina Wahab, Parvin Dabbas, Arif Zakaria, Navneet Nishan, Sheetal Menon, Tanay Chheda, Arjun Mathur
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Last Friday’s Karan Johar directed Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol starrer, `My Name Is Khan`, faced release problems in Mahararashtra, Gujarat and parts of Madhya Pradesh. As a result the film lost around 2-3 crores. The terrorist attack in Pune on Saturday again hit the collections during the late shows. All said and done the collections at places where MNIK released flawlessly were excellent (barring C.P. and C.I. where it was just about average) at the multiplexes, but lower in single screens. However, as the weekend progressed, each day saw an improvement in collections over the previous day. Given the impediments and roadblocks, the film had a very good weekend to show. In the Overseas, MNIK is record breaking as expected and predicted.

 Striker  Verdict: Washout
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 1 crore
 Director: Chandan Arora  Producer: Indian Films-Studio 18
 Music: Amit Trivedi, Shailendra Barve, Yuvan Shankar Raja, Swanand Kirkire  Lyrics: Various
 Starring: Siddharth, Aditya Panscholi, Vidya Malavade and Padmapriya
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Checking out Studio 18 and Makefilm’s `Striker`, the film is a huge failure

 Rann  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 9.50 crore
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Ram Gopal Varma  Producer: Sheetal Vinod Talwar, Madhu Mantena
 Music: Jayesh Gandhi, Dharmaraj Bhatt, Sandeep Patil, Bapi-Tutul, Sanjeev Kohli  Lyrics: Vayu, Sarim Momin, Sandip Singh, Prashant Pandey
 Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Paresh Rawal, Mohnish Behl, Manisha Koirala, Rajat Kapoor, Gul Panag, Raima Sen
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Moving on to Ramgopal Varma’s `Rann`, the film went from bad to worse The film has also failed in the Overseas.

 Ishqiya  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 6.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 20.50 crore
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Abhishek Chaubhey  Producer: Vishal Bhardwaj, Raman Maroo
 Music: Vishal Bhardwaj  Lyrics: Gulzar
 Starring: Naseruddin Shah, Arshad Warsi, Vidya Balan
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Adult
Vishal Bhardwaj’s Abhishek Chaubey directed `Ishqiya` is the year`s first clean success after a very steady second week. The film though has been rejected in the Overseas.

 Veer  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.75 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 40.75 crore ; UK£294,615 ; US$527,193
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Anil Sharma  Producer: Sunil Sharma, Pratik Galani, Kamlesh Kumar
 Music: Sajid-Wajid  Lyrics: Gulzar
 Starring: Salman Khan , Mithun Chakraborty , Sohail Khan , Jackie Shroff , Bharat Dhabholkar , Zarine Khan , Neena Gupta
 Genre: Historic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
While on EROS International and Vijay Galani Moviez’s Anil Sharma directed `Veer`, the film crashes out of contention. The film is so-so in the Overseas.

 3 Idiots  Verdict: All time blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 198 crore ; UK£1,818,316 ; US$6,473,831
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 411 unique users): 5.12
 Director: Rajkumar Hirani  Producer: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
 Music: Shantanu Moitra  Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire
 Starring: Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, R Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Boman Irani, Mona Singh, Parikshit Sahani, Javed Jaffrey
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience:
Once again into our charts is Rajkumar Hirani`s `3 Idiots` that has some more collections to show. The film is also an equally big hit in the Oversaes, especially US.

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