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Box Office Report for the Week - 10 Oct 2008
  Open Field For ´Hello´ ; ´Kidnap´ Set To Lose ; ´Drona´ Fails
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 Hello  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Atul Agnihotri  Producer: Percept Picture Company
 Music: Sajid Wajid  Lyrics: Jalees Sherwani
 Starring: Salman Khan, Sharman Joshi,Sohail Khan,Katrina Kaif,Isha Koppikar,Amrita Arora,Gul Panag
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
With the Nana Patekar starrer `Horn Ok Pleasss` having been postponed to 7th November, the second holiday week of October will see an almost open week for Atul Agnihotri`s `Hello`. And that is good news for the makers as even the song featuring a shirtless Salman Khan is creating a buzz!

 Kidnap  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK £243,309  Total Earnings: UK £243,309
 PB Rating: 4.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Sanjay Gadhvi  Producer: Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Pvt. Ltd.
 Music: Pritam, Sanjay and Sandeep Vyas  Lyrics: Mayur Puri
 Starring: Imran Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Minissha Lamba, Vidya Malvade, Rahul Dev, Malaika Arora, Amrita Arora, Reema Lagoo, Raj Zutshi
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
After a month of smaller though well executed projects doing very well, the much awaited return of the biggies on `Eid` turned out to be an anti–climax. The first release, Sanjay Gadhvi`s Dutt, Imran and Minissha starrer `Kidnap`, released at 82 cinemas of Bombay (thru Studio 18), had a good opening day. In other circuits the opening was very good in some circuits and ordinary at others. Trade predicts that due to shoddy making, `Kidnap` will see a quick and substantial decline. And that is how it has happened. The film is decent in the UK.

 Drona  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK£117,854 ; US$237,647  Total Earnings: UK£117,854 ; US$237,647
 PB Rating: 6.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Goldie Behl  Producer: Shrishti Arya, Sunil Lulla
 Music: Dhruv Ghanekar  Lyrics: Vaibhav Modi
 Starring: Abhishek Bachchan,Priyanka Chopra,Kay Kay Menon,Jaya Bachchan
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The second release, the Goldie Behl directed Jaya, Abhishek, Priyanka and Kay Kay starrer `Drona`, released at 86 cinemas of Bombay and suburbs (thru Eros Multimedia Pvt. Ltd.), had quite a good opening. Outside of Bombay the opening was very good in U.P. and fair to good at others. Trade predicts that owing to its high cost and bad word of mouth, `Drona` will entail back–breaking losses to all concerned. The crash in collections can be clearly seen. The film has also disappointed in the Overseas.

 Ramchand Pakistani  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Mehreen Jabbar  Producer: Javed Jabbar Productions
 Music: Debajyoti Mishra  Lyrics: Anwar Maqsood
 Starring: Nandita Das, Syed Fazal Hussein, Rashid Faroqi, Maria Wasti
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Nandita Das`s `Ramchand Pakistani` had a frighteningly weak start in Bombay and was unbelievably dull everywhere. The commercial outcome of the film is almost nil.

 Rafoochakkar-Fun On The Run  Verdict: Washout
 Weekly Earnings: Rs. 0.10 crores  Total Earnings: Rs. 0.10 crores
`Rafoochakkar-Fun On The Run` turns out to be a runaway debacle and one of the biggest disasters of the year

 Hari Puttar- A Comedy Of Terrors  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: Rs. 1.70 crores  Total Earnings: Rs. 1.70 crores
`Hari Puttar- A Comedy Of Terrors` turns out to be a dismal failure and in fact a comedy or errors for the makers.

 Welcome To Sajjanpur  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3.35 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 9,85 crores
 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
After a surprisingly good opening week, `Welcome To Sajjanpur` managed a decent second one. The Shyam Benegal directed Shreyas-Amrita starrer turns out to be a significant success!

 1920  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.65 crores  Total Earnings: India 10.40 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
Vikram Bhatt`s horror flick `1920` continues to trickle in the collections from all parts of India. The film is a great morale booster for Vikram Bhatt.

 A Wednesday  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 9.85 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
The Neeraj Pandey directed Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher starrer, `A Wednesday`, is very good at select centres. The film behaved better than the new releases, occupancy wise, though with much lesser shows.

 Rock On  Verdict: Super-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.75 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 26.75 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
The Abhishek Kapoor directed Arjun Rampal, Farhan Akhtar and Prachi Desai starrer `Rock On!!` continues to get significal collections, though mainly from `A` centres.

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 • '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!
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