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Midweek B.O.: ‘Raavan’ rejected, has below-the-mark weekend, crashes on Monday




































FilmCastPlussesMinussesVerdict

Raavan
Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Vikram, Govinda, Nikhil Dwivedi, Ravi Kishan, PriyamaniExceptional music and scintillating visualsWriting lacks meat. Also lacks the Mani Ratnam stampFared way below the mark in its opening weekend. The film opened to below average houses on Friday, registered a fall on Saturday due to disappointing reports and also due to the India-Pakistan cricket match, while Sunday was slightly better than Friday. The opening weekend business of the Hindi version stands at approx. Rs. 16.5 cr. to Rs. 17 cr. nett, which is half of what the recent biggies have fetched in their opening weekend. If one scrutinizes the business, the big city plexes have performed better, while plexes in towns/smaller centres and also single screens remained poor. A tiny section of multiplex-going audience has liked the film, while the masses have given it a thumbs down. Thanks to the negative word of mouth, the business fell drastically on Monday, even at big city plexes. In fact, the fall in business was massive, which rules out a big, fat figure at the end of Week 1. The distributors, who have acquired the film for steep prices, will stand to lose a substantial chunk of their investment, looking at the initial trends

Raajneeti
Ajay Devgn, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpayee, Sarah Thompson, Naseeruddin Shah, Nana Patekar, Dayashanker Pandey, Chetan Pandit, Darshan Jariwala, Shruti Seth, Kiran Karmarkar, Vinay Apte, Nikhila TrikhaAn excellent film in all respectsDifficult to findSuper Hit

Kites
Hrithik Roshan, Barbara Mori, Kangna Ranaut, Kabir Bedi, Nicholas BrownHrithik RoshanPredictable and cliched screenplayDisaster

Badmaash Company
Shahid Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Vir Das, Meiyang Chang, Anupam Kher, Kiran Juneja, Pawan MalhotraInteresting premise, wonderful performances, tuneful music and fine directionPenultimate 25-odd minutesWill recover costs and make profits from theatrical and non-theatrical revenues

Housefull
Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh, Arjun Rampal, Deepika Padukone, Lara Dutta, Jiah Khan, Randhir Kapoor, Boman Irani, Chunkey Pandey, Lilette Dubey, Malaika Arora KhanGripping second half and skilled performances by each and every member of its castInconsistent screenplay at placesHit



(Ratings are based on the box office collections and the cost of the film)

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