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Box Office Report for the Week - 21 Mar 2007
  ´Namastey London´ To Open Well , ´Hattrick & ´Just Married´ Fail
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 Namastey London  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 6.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Vipul Shah  Producer: Eros/Blockbuster Movie Entertainers
 Music: Himesh Reshammiya  Lyrics: `Javed Akhtar
 Starring: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Upen Patel, Rishi Kapoor, Javed Shiekh, Ritesh Deshmukh
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The strategy of releasing `Namstey London` bang in the middle of the cricket world cup could prove to be a wise decision , because there have been no big releases of late and there aren`t for a few weeks after it releases . But it all depends on how exciting the cricket match between India and Sri Lanka on Friday next would be . Given the hit music , Vipul Shah , Akshay and Katrina , chances are that the reasonably budgeted and sold `Namastey London` , may get one of the better starts of the year at around 70 to 75 percent .

 Hattrick  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 5.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Milan Luthria  Producer: Ronnie Screwala
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Mayur Puri, Ashiesh Pandit, Vishal Dadlani, and Amit Khannna
 Starring: Danny Denzongpa, Nana Patekar, Kunal Kapoor, Rimi Sen, and Paresh Rawal.
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
World cup cricket showed what it is capable of as `Hattrick` had a poor start in Bombay and the opening was quite weak everywhere . Still , the movie should do okay in Bombay and Maharashtra , due to Nana`s presence .

 Just Married  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Meghna Gulzar  Producer: Pritish Nandy Communications
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Gulzar
 Starring: Fardeen Khan, Esha Deol, Bikram Saluja, Perizaad Zorabian, Yashpal Sharma, Sadia Siddiqui, Satish Shah, Kirron Kher, Raj Zutshi, Tarina Patel, Moushmi Chatterjee, and Mukul Dev
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
While Fardeen Khan and Esha Deol`s negligible box-office pull is obvious to one and all , once again cricket assured that `Just Married` got a terrible opening everywhere and the movie will turn out to be a disaster .

 Red  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs 3.25 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 3.25 crores
 PB Rating: 3.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Vikram Bhatt  Producer: Sunil Chainani and Sameer Shivdasani (Horseshoe Pictures Pvt. Ltd.)
 Music: Himesh Reshammiya  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Aftab Shivdasani, Amrita Arora, Celina Jaitley, and Sushant Singh
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Vikram Bhatt`s bad patch continues as this time its the Aftab starrer `Red` that has lost out badly and has taken the makers in the red.

 Water  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.30 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 1.30 crores
 PB Rating: 10.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.18
 Director: Deepa Mehta  Producer: David Hamilton
 Music: Mychael Danna, A.R. Rahman-Hindi Songs  Lyrics:
 Starring: Seema Biswas, Lisa Ray, John Abraham, Sarala(introducing), Manorma, Raghuveer Yadav, Khulbhushan Kharbanda, Waheeda Rehman
 Genre: Art-Film  Recommended Audience: Adult
Deepa Mehta`s `Water` may have got selected in the top five of the best foreign film category at this yeras Oscars but it has failed miserably in India , despite a limited release .

 Nishabd  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.25 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 6.50 crores ; US $69,554 ; UK $67,665
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Ram Gopal Varma  Producer: RGV Factory
 Music: Vishal Bharadwaj and Amar Mohile  Lyrics: Munna Dhiman, Farhad, and Sajid
 Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Jiah Khan, Revathy, Shraddha Arya, Aftab Shivdasani, and Rukhsar
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Another Ramgopal Varma project , this time directed by the maker himself , has failed at the box-office . The movie crashed all over in the second week and has also been rejected in the Overseas .

 Honeyman Travels Pvt. Ltd.  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.85 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 11.10 crore ; UK $225,291(upto the last weekend)
Small can be beautiful and the medium budgeted venture from Farhan Akhtar and Riteish Sidhwani held on quite well , falling by less than 40 percent on an average , in the third week .

 Guru  Verdict: Superhit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs 0.25 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 41.75 crores ; US $2,087,000 ; UK $973,302
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.18
 Director: Mani Ratnam  Producer: Mani Ratnam
 Music: A.R. Rahman  Lyrics: Gulzar
 Starring: Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Mithun Chakraborty, Madhavan, Vidya Balan, and Arya Babbar
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The movie is ending its run in India and the original DVDs are out in the market .

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • ´Mardaani´ Impresses ; ´Singham Returns´ Is Super Hit ; ´Entertainment´ Survives ; ´Kick´ Is Blockbuster
 • Salman´s Resounding ´Kick´; ´Humpty Sharma..´ Is A Hit; ´Ek Vilain´ Super Hit!
 • ´Ek Villain´ To Open Well; Good Weekend For ´Humshakals´; ´Holiday´ Hits A Century!
 • ´Heropanti´ To Impress; ´The Xpose´ Is Dull; ´Hawaa Hawaai´ & ´Mastram´ Pull Through ; 100 Crore For ´2 States´
 • Bumper Start For ´2 States´ ; ´Bhoothnath Returns´ Succeeds ; ´Main Tera Hero´ Is A Semi-Hit!
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