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Midweek B.O.: ‘Avatar’ dominates, opening weekend: Rs. 21 cr. nett


































FilmCastPlussesMinussesVerdict

Paa
Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Vidya Balan, Paresh Rawal, Arundhati NaagPerformances by every member of its cast, especially Amitabh Bachchan as Auro, plus R. Balki's sensitive directionScript could've been tighter [the political track doesn't work]Hit, on the basis of its excellent business at plexes. Plus, the revenue generated from non-theatrical avenues [Satellite] has helped recover its reasonable costs

Rocket Singh - Salesman Of The Year
Ranbir Kapoor, Prem Chopra, Mukesh Bhatt, D. Santosh, Gauhar Khan, Naveen Kaushik, Manish Chaudhari, Shazahn PadamseeExcellent performancesCaters to a niche audience. Plus, devoid of entertainmentCrashed in its second weekend. One of the biggest disappointments of 2009

De Dana Dan
Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Suniel Shetty, Paresh Rawal, Sameera Reddy, Neha Dhupia, Archana Puransingh, Aditi Gowitrikar, Asrani, Chunky Pandey, Johny Lever, Rajpal Yadav, Manoj Joshi, Tinnu Anand, Vikram Gokhale, Sharat Saxena, Shakti Kapoor, Supriya KarnikTerrific comic momentsLengthy second hour and a stretched climaxAverage, due to its high costs

Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani
Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Darshan Jariwala, Smita Jaykar, Upen Patel, Govind Namdeo, Zakir Hussain, Navneet NishanRanbir - Katrina chemistry, Pritam's music, terrific comic moments. Plus, Rajkumar Santoshi's handling of the subject has come in for praise. Also, terrific promotion by producer Ramesh TauraniSecond hour could've been better, writing-wiseSuper Hit

World Cupp 2011
Ravi Kapoor, Prem Chopra, Suresh Oberoi, Zakir HussainDifficult to findAmateurish writingPoor opening



Note:- The first weekend business of AVATAR has been fantastic. Opening weekend nett from all four versions [English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu] is approx. Rs. 21 cr. nett.

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