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Box Office Report for the Week - 13 Mar 2009
  ´Gulaal´ May Surprise; New Releases Are Ordinary; ´Delhi 6´ Loses The Plot
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The new releases of this week include `Jai Veeru-Friends Forever` and `Gulaal`. While the Fardeen-Kunal starrer `Jai Veeru`, which was released in some circuits on Wednesday, did show some decent collections on Holi (at single screens), Anurag Kashyap`s `Gulaal` released on Friday the 13th and had a slow start but is picking up with each show.

 Dhoondte Reh Jaoge  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
`Dhoondte Reh Jaoge`,which was screened at 88 cinemas of Bombay-Thane (by UTV Motion Pictures), and saw a dull start. Overall the opening was dull at some places and ordinary at others. The good thing is that the Sonu Sood starrer is showing improvement in collections.


 13B  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Vikram K Kumar  Producer: Big Pictures
 Music: Shankar Ehsaan Loy  Lyrics: Neelesh Misra
 Starring: R Madhavan, Neetu Chandra, Sachin Khedekar, Murli Sharma, Poonam Dhillon
 Genre: Suspense  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Madhavan`s `13B`, released at 80 cinemas of Bombay-Thane (by Big Pictures), had a dull start and the opening was below the mark everywhere. The film can still hope for a reasonable outcome based on its second week run.

 Karma Aur Holi  Verdict: Washout
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The film has turned out to be an unmitigated disaster.

 Kisse Pyaar Karoon  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.85 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 0.85 crores
Although `Kisse Pyaar Karoon` fared better than `Siddharth -The Prisoner` it also qualifies as a disaster.

 Siddharth -The Prisoner  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.10 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 0.10 crores
`Siddharth -The Prisoner` will rank amongst the biggest disasters of the year.

 Delhi-6  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 5.50 crores ; UK$13,022 ; US$32,502  Total Earnings: India Rs. 28.50 crores ; UK$303,613 ; US$862,128
 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
Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra`s `Delhi 6` turned out to another biggie that disappointed big time, after promising a lot. The film has also been rejected in the Overseas.

 Billu Barber  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.50 crores ; UK$11,165 ; US$7,538  Total Earnings: India 25 crores ; UK$730,409 ; US$753,515
 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`, continues to fall. The film is comparatively better in the Overseas.

 Dev.D  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India 1.25 crores  Total Earnings: India 14.85 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
Standing somewhat tall amongst the ruins of 2009 (along with `Raaz-The Mystery Continues...) is Anurag Kashyap`s Abhay Deol starrer, Dev D. The film can further improve its ratings.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • 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!
 • Sunny´s ´MMS´ Scores; ´Bewakoofiyaan´ Disappoints; ´Queen´ Kangana Rocks; Vidya-Farhan´s ´Shaadi´ Succeeds!
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