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Box Office Report for the Week - 9 May 2008
  ´Bhoothnath´ May Surprise ; New Releases Fail ; ´Tashan´ Decent In Pockets
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 Bhootnath  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 6.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Vivek Sharma  Producer: Ravi Chopra
 Music: Vishal-Shekhar  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
 Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Juhi Chawla,Aman Siddiqui, with a special appearance by Shah Rukh Khan
 Genre: Family  Recommended Audience: General
The coming Friday will see two diverse releases in the form of Ravi Chopra`s Amitabh Bachchan, Juhi Chawla, Aman Siddiqui and Shah Rukh Khan (special appearance) starrer `Bhoothnath` and Mimoh Chakraborty`s debut vehicle `Jimmy`. Out of the two it is obvious that `Bhoothnath` is the movie that will get a reasonable start, based on interesting promos featuring megastar Amitabh, Juhi, Aman and SRK, and excellent release timing.

 Jimmy  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Raj N Sippy  Producer: Nawman Malik, Salman Malik
 Music: Anand Raj Anand, Bappa Lahri, Vijay Verma  Lyrics: Ranbir Pushp, Virag Mishra, Anand Raj Anand
 Starring: Mimoh Chakraborty, Zulfi Syed, Aashish Vidyarthi, Ehsaan Khan, Rati Agnihotri, Vikas Kalantri, Rahul Dev, Shakti Kapoor, Nilofer, Gargi Patel, Pooja Singh, Vallabh Vyas
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Disco Dancer Mithun Chakraborty`s son Mimoh makes his debut via `Jimmy`. Unfortunately, it is not the right project to launch Mimoh and he has to face the brunt of bad and shoddy 80`s and 90`s style promos and too many delays.

 Anamika  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Anant Mahadevan  Producer: Bhanwar Lal Sharma
 Music: Anu Malik  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Dino Morea, Minissha Lamba, Koena Mitra, Aarti Chhabria, Achint Kaur, Prithvi Zutshi, Gulshan Grover
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
`Anamika` was off to a frighteningly poor to horrible opening day and fate is and was obvious!

 Pranali  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Hirdesh Kamble  Producer: Nikhil Mathur/Harward Entertainment
 Music: Kailasa (Kailash Kher, Paresh Kamath, & Naresh Kamath)  Lyrics: Anil Pandey
 Starring: Nargis, Upyendra Limaye, Raman Trikha, Sudha Chandran, Vinay Apte, and Hemant Pandey
 Genre: Art-Film  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
`Pranali-The Tradition` had a disastrous start. One does not have to be a Nostradamus to predict that all the three will fail at the box-office!

 Mr.Black Mr.White  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK$29,852  Total Earnings: UK$29,852
 Director: Deepak Shivdasani  Producer: Bipin Shah
 Music: Tauseef Akhtar, Jatin-Lalit, Shamir Tandon  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Sunil Shetty, Arshad Warsi, Sandhya Mridul, Upasna Singh, Vrajesh Hirjee, Tania Zaetta, Sharat Saxena, Mahima Mehta
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The Sunil-Arshad starrer `Mr. White Mr. Black` had a dull to weak start, and things do not look rosy for it. `Mr. White Mr. Black` is ordinary in the UK.

 Tashan  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 18.50 crores ; UK$110,607 ; US$58,190  Total Earnings: India Rs. 18.50 crores ; UK$586,608 ; US$428,923
 PB Rating: 5.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya  Producer: Aditya Chopra
 Music: Vishal-Shekar  Lyrics: Piyush Mishra, Anvita Dutt Guptan, Vishal Dhandlani, Kausar Munir
 Starring: Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Anil Kapoor
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Yash Raj Films` Vijay Krishna Acharya directed multi-starrer, `Tashan`, featuring Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor, paid dearly for non-multiplex release in many parts of the country. In fact, Bombay and Calcutta were the regions that were hit the hardest as the collections dropped badly from mid-week. Surprisingly, `Tashan` faired quite decently in East Punjab, Delhi-U.P. and Hyderabad Nizam. Still, `Tashan` cannot even be called a safe film at this point. The film has also been rejected in the Overseas, though it is somewhat better in the UK.

 U, Me, Aur Hum  Verdict: Below average to average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3 crores ; UK$13,929  Total Earnings: India 22.25 crores ; UK$811,670 ; US $1,028,191
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Ajay Devgan  Producer: Devgan Entertainment Software Ltd. (Ajay Devgan)
 Music: Vishal Bharadwaj  Lyrics: Munna Dhiman
 Starring: Ajay Devgan, Kajol, Divya Dutta, Isha Shervani, Sumeet Raghavan, and Karan Khanna
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: Adult
Ajay Devgan`s `U Me Aur Hum` is steady at places. The film gets the benefit of `Tashan` not releasing at the multiplexes, by way of good screens for an additional week. The Ajay-Kajol starrer is already a good Overseas success.

 Krazzy 4  Verdict: Semi hit ( almost)
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 22.50 crores ; UK $268,364 ; US $487,215
 Director: Jaideep Sen  Producer: Rakesh Roshan & Sunaina Roshan
 Music: Rajesh Roshan  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar & Asif Ali Beg
 Starring: Arshad Warsi, Irrfan Khan, Rajpal Yadav, Rajat Kapoor, Suresh Menon, Zakir Hussain, Dia Mirza, Juhi Chawla, and Ashwini Mushran
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
`Krazzy 4` too reaped the harvest of the `Tashan`-multiplex fallout and the collections look fairly steady. In the Overseas too `Krazzy 4` is a reasonable success, due to the low procurement prices.

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