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Box Office Report for the Week - 18 Dec 2008
  ´Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi´ Off To A Great Run ; New Releases Fail
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 Wafaa  Verdict: Releasing
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
It is going to be almost an open week at the box–office with Rajesh Khanna`s `Wafaa` being the solo release, but the film is going to achieve absolutely nothing.

 Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: UK$600,687 ; US$911,771  Total Earnings: UK$600,687 ; US$911,771
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Aditya Chopra  Producer: Yash Raj Films
 Music: Salim-Sulaiman  Lyrics: Jaideep Sahni
 Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma, Vinay Pathak
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Last Friday`s Aditya Chopra directed Shah Rukh Khan starrer, `Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi`, proves that the magic of the `DDLJ` and `Mohabbatein` team is still intact. The film had a very good opening in Bombay (after a slowish morning). Outside of Bombay the opening ranged from good to excellent (barring C.P. Berar and Bihar. Trade feels that `Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi` is a hit film. It will meet with initial resistance from a section of the audience (and trade) but will ultimately settle down to becoming a hit (how big being the only question!) on the strength of the novelty of its Indian subject, hit music and Shah Rukh Khan`s superlative performance. The moderately budgeted (for an SRK project) film has already netted 25 crore plus plus during its first weekend from India. In the Overseas, `Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi` has performed remarkably.

 Dil Kabaddi  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs.3.75 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs.3.75 crores
The best performance from the December 5 releases(comparatively) came from the Rahul Bose, Irrfan Khan, Konkona Sen, and Soha Ali Khan`s DIL KABADDI, just like we had predicted. Unfortunately, the film will still be a losing fare for all concerned.

 Maharathi  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs.1.75 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs.1.75 crores
Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd.`s `Maharathi, based on a Gujarati stage play, has found negligible appreciation from the audience. And this despite a superb performance from Paresh Rawal, who is the life and soul of the film. The film has failed in a big way.

 Meerabai Not Out  Verdict: Washout
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.07 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 0.07 crores
The next innings for Mandira Bedi was worse than her last solo venture (`Shaadi Ke Laddoo, as Pritish Nandy Communications` `Meerabai Not Out` is a washout.

 Oh, My God!!  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.30 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 0.30 crores
Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.`s `Oh, My God!!` turned out to be a shocker. The film is a trade disaster.

 Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.90 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 6 crores
 PB Rating: 6.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Dibakar Banerjee  Producer: UTV Motion Pictures
 Music: Sneha Khanwalkar  Lyrics: Dibakar Banerjee, Manu Rishi, Kanu Behl, Mange Ram, & Amitosh Nagpal
 Starring: Abhay Deol, Paresh Rawal, Neetu Chandra, Archana Puran Singh
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Abhay Deol`s `Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!` that was showing some signs of a fight till its second weekend; fell heavily from the second Monday. Fortunately the film is safe, after accounting for non-theatrical rights.

 Sorry Bhai!  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.15 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 1.40 crores
 PB Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Onir  Producer: Vashu Bhagnani, Onir, & Sanjay Suri (Puja Films, Anticlock Films, & Mumbai Mantr
 Music: Gaurav Dayal & Vivek Philip  Lyrics: Amitabh Varma & Nanette Natal
 Starring: Sanjay Suri, Sharman Joshi, Chitrangda Singh, Boman Irani, & Shabana Azmi
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Chitrangada Singh`s comeback venture with Sanjay Suri and Sharman Joshi, `Sorry Bhai, goes from bad to worse and ends on avery sorry note!

 Yuvvraaj  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.75 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 16.25 crores ; UK$314,876 ; US$570,090
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Subhash Ghai  Producer: Subhash Ghai
 Music: A.R.Rahman  Lyrics: Gulzar
 Starring: Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Zayed Khan, Boman Irani, Aushima Sawhney
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Subhash Ghai`s Anil, Salman, Zayed and Katrina starrer `Yuvvraaj`, as its numbers dwindled further. The film has also been rejected in the Overseas.

 Dostana  Verdict: Average plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.25 crores ; UK$15,709  Total Earnings: India Rs. 44.25 crores ; UK$1,422,757 ; US$1,243,910
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Tarun Mansukhani  Producer: Karan Johar / Hiroo Yash Johar
 Music: Vishal & Shekhar  Lyrics: Anvita Dutt Guptan, Kumaar, Vishal
 Starring: Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Priyanka Chopra, Bobby Deol, Shilpa Shetty
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Karan Johar`s Taran Mansukhani directed Abhishek, John and Priyanka starrer, `Dostana`, is the only film that has somewhat managed to hold on in the multiplexes of big centres. The film has grossed impressively in the Overseas.

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