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Box Office Report for the Week - 24 Oct 2008
  ´Heroes´ To Dominate ´Roadside Romeo´ ; ´Karzzzz´ Disappoints
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This week`s new releases are Samir Karnik`s multistarrer, `Heroes` and Yash Raj`s `Roadside Romeo`. Featuring some of the bigger names of the industry from the senior and junior brigade – Sunny Deol, Salman Khan, Mithun Chakraborty, Preity Zinta, Bobby Deol, Sohail Khan, Amrita Arora, Vatsal Seth and Riya Sen, `Heroes` is expected to embark on a good start. While `Roadside Romeo` will not start with a bang, but due to the fact that it is a quality product, carrying good reports, it is likely to pick up, based on good word of mouth.

 Karzzzz  Verdict: New
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 PB Rating: 3.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Satish Kaushik  Producer: Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar
 Music: Himesh Reshammiya  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Urmila Matondkar, Himesh Reshammiya, Shweta Kumar, Gulshan Grover, Danny Denzongpa, Imran Hasnee, Rohini Hattangadi, Dino Morea, Raj Babbar, Asrani, Bakhtiyaar Irani
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The dull opening of Himesh Reshammiya`s second film as an actor, Satish Kaushik`s `Karzzzz`, has shocked the trade, considering that it was extremely well promoted. Trade feels that `Karzzzz` is for the single–screens and the masses, but business from them is not enough to justify the heavy prices at which the Himesh–Urmila starrer has been sold. Big Pictures, the worldwide distributors of `Karzzzz`, will stand to lose heavily. The film has also been rejected in the Overseas.

 Hello  Verdict: Coverage
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 10 crores ; UK£43,617  Total Earnings: India Rs. 10 crores ; UK£43,617
 Director: Atul Agnihotri  Producer: Percept Picture Company
 Music: Sajid Wajid  Lyrics: Jalees Sherwani
 Starring: Salman Khan, Sharman Joshi,Sohail Khan,Katrina Kaif,Isha Koppikar,Amrita Arora,Gul Panag
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
After a good to fair opening, the collections of Percept Picture Company`s `Hello` dropped badly. And that was expected. The Atul Agnihotri directed film will not be a losing preposition for its worldwide distributors, due to its reasonable selling price. The film has totally been rejected in the Overseas.

 Drona  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.85 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 11.85 crores ; UK£1,59,915 ; US$443,816
 PB Rating: 6.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.15
 Director: Goldie Behl  Producer: Shrishti Arya, Sunil Lulla
 Music: Dhruv Ghanekar  Lyrics: Vaibhav Modi
 Starring: Abhishek Bachchan,Priyanka Chopra,Kay Kay Menon,Jaya Bachchan
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The sad fate of Goldie Behl`s Jaya, Abhishek, Priyanka and Kay Kay starrer `Drona` was obvious. The only question was how much the loss could be reduced. Unfortunately, the film saw one of the biggest crash of the year. The film has also been rejected in the Overseas.

 Kidnap  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs.3.50 crores ; UK£11,336  Total Earnings: India Rs.22.50 crores ; £362,285
 PB Rating: 4.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.16
 Director: Sanjay Gadhvi  Producer: Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Pvt. Ltd.
 Music: Pritam, Sanjay and Sandeep Vyas  Lyrics: Mayur Puri
 Starring: Imran Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Minissha Lamba, Vidya Malvade, Rahul Dev, Malaika Arora, Amrita Arora, Reema Lagoo, Raj Zutshi
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
All hopes of Sanjay Gadhvi`s Dutt, Imran and Minissha starrrer `Kidnap`, getting to at least a recovery level vanished as the collection plummeted badly. The film has also failed in the Overseas.

 A Wednesday  Verdict: Hit plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.70 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs.11.70 crores
 PB Rating: 9.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Neeraj Pandey  Producer: Arjun Rizvi Film Company, UTV Motion Pictures, & A Friday Filmworks
 Music: Sanjoy Chowdhary  Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
 Starring: Naseeruddhin Shah, Anupam Kher, Jimmy Shergill, Aamir Bashir, Deepal Shaw, Gaurav Kapoor, Chetan Pandit
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Neeraj Pandey`s Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher starrer,`A Wednesday continues its rock steady run.

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