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Singham declared big hit at box office

August 01, 2011 11:44 IST
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Last week's releases -- Bubble Gum, Khap and Gandhi To Hitler -- had no takers.

Singham, meanwhile, did excellent businness in the first week of its release, and continues to do well in the second week.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the box office verdict for the week.

Note: Films are ranked according to their release dates. The thumbs ups and downs do not reflect rediff's views.

Bubble Gum

Cast: Sachin Khedekar, Tanvi Azmi, Sohail Lakhani, Delzad Sanjay Hirale, Apoorva Arora, Suraj Singh
Director: Sanjivan Lal.

Novel story, realistic and mature film.

Poor editing.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Flop.



Cast: Alok Nath, Anooradha Patel, Govind Namdev, Manoj Pahwa, Mohnish Bahl, Om Puri, Sarrtaj, Shammi, Uvika Chaudhary.
Director: Ajay Sinha.

Om Puri, Manoj Pahwa.

Poor screenplay and direction.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Flop.

Gandhi to Hitler

Cast:Raghubir Yadav, Neha Dhupia, Avijit Dutt
Director:Ranjan Kumar.


Raghubir Yadav.

Number of weeks: New.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Cast: Ajay Devgn, Kajal Agarwal, Prakash Raj
Director: Rohit Shetty.

Great action, must watch for Devgn fans.

Wafer-thin plot, poor dialogues.

Number of weeks: 1.
BO Verdict: Hit.

Review 1 | 2

Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara

Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol, Katrina Kaif, Kalki Koechlin
Director: Zoya Akhtar.

Fun film, brilliantly made.

Slow second half

Number of weeks: 2.
BO Verdict: Hit.

Review 1 | 2

Murder 2

Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Jacqueline Fernandez.
Director: Mohit Suri.

Steamy scenes.

Bad Chemistry.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Hit.


Chillar Party 

Cast: Irrfan Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Sanath Menon.
Directors: Nitesh Tiwari and Vikas Bahl.

Plenty of laughs.

Foisted climax.

Number of weeks: 3.
BO Verdict: Average.


Delhi Belly

Cast: Imran Khan, Vir Das, Kunaal Roy Kapoor, Shenaz Treasurey, Poorna Jagannathan
Director: Abhinay Deo.

Great plot, great laughs.

Hindi version is a letdown

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Hit.


Bbuddah Hoga Terra Baap

Cast: Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Raveena Tandon and Sonu Sood

 Director: Puri Jagannadh

Amitabh Bachchan.

Not well-crafted film.

Number of weeks: 4.
BO Verdict: Flop.


Double Dhamaal

Cast: Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Riteish Deshmukh, Aashish Chaudhary and Mallika Sherawat.
Director: Indra Kumar.

Last 20 minutes have some humour.

Overdose of slapstick comedy, over-the-top performances.

Number of weeks: 5.
BO Verdict: Hit.


Trade pundit: Vinod Mirani

Last week's box office results

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