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September 20, 2020

Box Office: Love Aaj Kal gets poor opening

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Are movie dates popular on Valentine’s Day?

Well, this time, audiences preferred to skip the V-Day release Love Aaj Kal and so, its box office collections remained poor.

Vinod Mirani gives us the weekly box office verdict.


Love Aaj Kal

Cast: Sara Ali Khan, Kartik Aaryan and Randeep Hooda.
Director: Imtiaz Ali.
What works: Good soundtrack.
What doesn’t: Too long, too dramatic and overdone.
Number of weeks: New.
Box Office verdict: Poor opening.



Cast: Aditya Roy Kapur, Disha Patani, Anil Kapoor and Kunal Kemmu.
Director: Mohit Suri.
What works: Anil Kapoor, slick photography, good music.
What doesn’t: A witless thriller.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.



Cast: Adil Khan and Sadia.
Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
What works: The first such portrayal of Kashmiri Pandits’ story on the big screen.
What doesn’t: The nuances of the issue are somewhat overshadowed by individual stories of the characters.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.



Cast: Hina Khan, Rohan Shah, Mohit Malhotra and Sid Makkar.
Director: Vikram Bhatt.
What works: Hina Khan looks gorgeous, and will be a treat for her fans.
What doesn’t: Meandering scenes, too long, poor execution.
Number of weeks: 1.
Box Office verdict: Flop.


Jawaani Jaaneman

Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Alaya F, Kubra Sait, Chunky Panday, Kumud Mishra, Farida Jalal, Kiku Sharda.
Director: Nitin Kakkar.
What works: Good performances, refreshing humour.
What doesn’t: Its last-minute turnaround is disappointing.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Below Average.


Happy Hardy and Heer

Cast: Himesh Reshammiya, Sonia Mann.
Director: Raka.
What works: Music.
What doesn’t: Everything else.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.


Gul Makai

Cast: Reem Shaikh, Atul Kulkarni, Divya Dutta, Om Puri, Arif Zakaria Mukesh Rishi, Abhimanyu Singh, Pankaj Tripathi.
Director: Amjad Khan.
What works: The subject.
What doesn’t: Weak narrative, direction, half-baked effort.
Number of weeks: 2.
Box Office verdict: Flop.



Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Jassi Gill, Richa Chadha, Neena Gupta, Pankaj Tripathi.
Director: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari.
What works: Good performances, well-directed.
What doesn’t: Lacks depth and surprise.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Average.


Street Dancer 3D

Cast: Varun Dhawan, Shraddha Kapoor, Nora Fatehi, Prabhu Deva.
Director: Remo D’Souza.
What works: Prabhudeva’s dance.
What doesn’t: Cardboard character, same old, same old.
Number of weeks: 3.
Box Office verdict: Average.


Jai Mummy Di

Cast: Sunny Singh, Sonnalli Seygall, Supriya Pathak, Poonam Dhillon.
Director: Navjot Gulati.
What works: Catchy songs like Lamborghini and Mummy Nu Pasand.
What doesn’t: Story is neither interesting nor engaging.
Number of weeks: 4.
Box Office verdict: Flop.


Vinod Mirani is a veteran pundit on the Bollywood box office.

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