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Box Office Report for the Week - 6 Mar 2009
  Dull Phase To Continue; ´Delhi 6´ Under Performs After The Weekend
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With the board exams in full swing, no major releases are scheduled for this week. In fact the next biggies are Bipasha`s `Aa Dekhen Zara` on March 27 and Nagesh`s Akshay Kumar starrer `8X10 Tasveer` on April 3.

 Upcoming  Verdict: Releasing
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The most promising project of the lot are Madhavan`s chiller flick `13B`, followed by the comic flick `Dhoondte Teh Jaoge` and Manish Gupta`s delayed venture the Sushmita Sen and Randeep Hooda starrer `Karma Aur Holi`. None of three are expected to excite the box-office much, especially the much delayed `Karma Aur Holi`.


 Kisse Pyaar Karoon?  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
As expected Ajay Chandhok’s Arshad Warsi, Ashish Chaudhary, Aarti Chabaria and Udita Goswami starrer `Kisse Pyaar Karoon?` saw a poor opening across the board and declared a failure.

 Siddharth -The Prisoner  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Rajat Kapoor`s `Siddharth-The Prisoner` had a horrifyingly poor start, wherever it released. The film is a trade disaster.

 Delhi-6  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 23 crores ; UK$49,252 ; US$150,840  Total Earnings: India Rs. 23 crores ; UK$274,410 ; US$809,035
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Rakeysh Mehra  Producer: Ronnie Screwvala
 Music: A.R. Rahman  Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi
 Starring: Abhishek Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan, Ash King, Atul Kulkarni, Charlie Bayot, Cyrus Sahukar, Deepak Dobriyal, Divya Dutta, Gulshan Grover, K.K. Raina, Nello Del Gatto, Om Puri, Pavan Malhotra, Prem Chopra, Rishi Kapoor,Shefali Shah,Sonam Kapoor, Supriya Pathak, Tanvi Azmi, Vijay Raaz, Waheeda Rahman
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The bad patch for the industry continues as Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra`s Abhishek-Sonam starrer `Delhi 6` dropped markedly after a fairly good weekend (especially in Delhi-NCR). Given the high costs, trade predicts that the UTV venture will entail substantial losses to its makers, who are also the worldwide distributors. By and large the performance in the Overseas has been below par barring to an extent US.


 Billu Barber  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 4.25 crores ; UK$20,398 ; US$25,190  Total Earnings: India 23.50 crores ; UK$720,671; US$740,698
 PB Rating: 3.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Priyadarshan  Producer: Gauri Khan
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Gulzar, Neeraj Shridhar, Sayeed Quadri, Aashish Pandit, Mayur Puri
 Starring: Shahrukh Khan, Irrfan Khan, Lara Dutta, Kareena Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Asrani, Om Puri, Rajpal Yadav
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Priyadarshan`s Irrfan Khan, Lara Dutta and Shah Rukh Khan (extended special appearance) starrer `Billu` has crashed in the second week. `Billu` has fared comparatively better in the Overseas.

 Dev.D  Verdict: Above- average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.60 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 13.60 crores
 Director: Anurag Kashyap  Producer: Ronnie Screwvala
 Music: Amit Trivedi  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya, Shellee, Amit Trivedi, Shruti Pathak
 Starring: Abhay Deol, Mahi Gill, Kalki Koechlin, Parakh Mohan, Dibyendu Bhattacharya
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
From the older releases, Anurag Kashyap`s Abhay Deol starrer `Dev D` continues to surprise. The low cost film has managed to hold quite well at some centres.

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 • ´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!
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