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Box Office Report for the Week - 26 Sep 2008
  ´Hari Puttar´ And ´Rafoo Chakkar´ Are Non Starters ; ´Welcome To Sajjanpur´ Succeeds!
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 Upcoming..  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The two new releases of this week are Mirchi Movies Limited`s `Hari Puttar-A Comedy Of Terors` and the Shemaroo Entertainment venture, `Rafoo Chakkar- Fun On The Run`. None of the two releases are expected to achieve anything at the ticket window.

 Welcome To Sajjanpur  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Shyam Benegal  Producer: UTV Spotboy
 Music: Shantanu Moitra  Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire & Ashok Mishra
 Starring: Shreyas Talpade, Amrita Rao, Ravi Kishan, Ila Arun, Divya Dutta, Yashpal Sharma, Rajeshwari Sachdev, Ravi Jhankal
 Genre: Family  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Shyam Benegal`s Shreyas Talpade and Amrita Rao starrer `Welcome To Sajjanpur` was released at around 80 cinemas of Bombay city and suburbs by UTV Motion Pictures. The film was off to an ordinary start. In other circuits, the opening ranged from dull to ordinary. Surprisingly the film picked up substantially based on good word of mouth and ended the weekend having netted an impressive 5.35 crores! `Welcome To Sajjanpur` is expected to be a profitable venture for all concerned, especially in view of the low associated costs.

 Saas Bahu Aur Sensex  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Shona Urvashi`s `Saas Bahu Aur Sensex` had a poor to weak start and the collections went from bad to worse. The film is a big failure.

 Hulla  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 411 unique users): 5.1
 Director: Jaideep Varma  Producer: Sunil Doshi
 Music: Indian Ocean  Lyrics:
 Starring: Rajat Kapoor, Sushant Singh, Vrajesh Hirjee, Mandeep Mazumdar, Kartika Rane, Dibyendu Bhattacharya Dinesh Thakkar Nassar Abdulla Shailesh
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The next offering from the `Bheja Fry` makers`, the Jaideep Varma directed `Hulla` was a non-starter, though thanks to its 1.50 crore budget the Sunil Doshi venture may scrape through to safety.

 1920  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 6 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 6 crores
 Director: Vikram Bhatt  Producer: Surendar Sharma, Amita Bishnoi, Bhawanti Gabrani
 Music: Adnan Sami  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Rajneesh Duggal, Adah Sharma
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: General
As we had indicated last week, Vikram Bhatt`s `1920` is a true comeback for him as it has done quite well in spite of Ramzan. The film is Vikram Bhatt`s first success after many years.

 Ru-Ba-Ru  Verdict: Washout
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.25 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 0.25 crores
Expectedly, Ru-Ba-Ru has managed pathetic collections in its opening week and is a washout.

 The Last Lear  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 1 crore
 PB Rating: 5.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Rituparno Ghosh  Producer: Arindam Chauduri (Planman Motion Pictures)
 Music:  Lyrics:
 Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Arjun Rampal, Shefali Shah, Preity Zinta, Divya Dutta, Jishu Sengupta, Prosenjit
 Genre: Art-Film  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Planman Motion Pictures` Amitabh Bachchan starrer, `The Last Lear` (English), is dull except for a few multiplexes. But it was not intended to be a commercial venture in the first place!

 A Wednesday  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.50 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 5.85 crores
 PB Rating: 9.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Neeraj Pandey  Producer: Arjun Rizvi Film Company, UTV Motion Pictures, & A Friday Filmworks
 Music: Sanjoy Chowdhary  Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
 Starring: Naseeruddhin Shah, Anupam Kher, Jimmy Shergill, Aamir Bashir, Deepal Shaw, Gaurav Kapoor, Chetan Pandit
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Neeraj Pandey`s Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher starrer, `A Wednesday`, has picked up quite well at several places and that reflects in the rock steady collections.

 Rock On  Verdict: Super-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 4.75 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 22.50 crores
 PB Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Abhishek Kapoor  Producer: Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani (Excel Films)
 Music: Shankar Ehsaan and Loy  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
 Starring: Farhan Akhtar, Prachi Desai, Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli, Luke Kenny, Shahana Goswami,Koel Puri
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Abhishek `Gattu` Kapoor`s Arjun Rampal, Farhan Akhtar and Prachi Desai starrer `Rock On!!` continues to rock on with its rock steady collections!

 Bachna Ae Haseeno  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.90 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 36.75 crores ; UK £309,404 ; US$702,166
 PB Rating: 5.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Siddarth Anand  Producer: Yash Raj Films
 Music: Vishal & Shekhar  Lyrics: Anvita Dutt Guptan
 Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Bipasha Bashu, and Minissha Lamba
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Yash Raj`s Bipasha, Ranbir, Deepika and Minissha starrer, `Bachna Ae Haseeno` gets back to its stable ways once again. The film has also performed quite well 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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