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Box Office Report for the Week - 20 Mar 2009
  Multiple Releases Despite Recession; ´13B´ And ´Gulaal´ Disappoint!
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Despite the poor box-office run of the new films in 2009, there are as maany as four new movies listed for release this Friday. The list includes - Nandita Das`s `Firaag`, the Raja Menon directed `Barah Aana`, Vinay Pathak starrer `Straight` and Robby Grewal`s `Aloo Chaat`. While none of them look like blockbuster material but `Aloo Chaat` has the capacity to surprise, thanks to some slick promos, while the award winning `Firaaq` may appeal to the elite audience.

 Gulaal  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Anurag Kashyap  Producer: Zee Limlight
 Music: Piyush Mishra  Lyrics: Piyush Mishra
 Starring: Deepak Dobriyal, Kay Kay Menon, Aditya Srivastav, Piyush Mishra, Ayesha Mohan, Jessy Randhawa, Mahi Gill, Pankaj Jha, Mukesh Bhatt (II), Raj Singh Chaudhary, Abhimanyu Shekhar Singh, Seema Rehmani
 Genre: Art-Film  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Anurag Kashyap`s `Gulaal` was off to a poor start in Bombay. Outside of Bombay, the film had a weak opening almost everywhere. Trade has little hope from `Gulaal`


 Jai Veeru  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Puneet Sira  Producer: Narendra Bajaj , Shyam Bajaj
 Music: Bappa Lahri  Lyrics: Sameer, Omer Inayat
 Starring: Fardeen Khan, Kunal Khemu, Arbaaz Khan, Rajesh Khattar, Dia Mirza, Anjana Sukhani
 Genre: Suspense  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The Fardeen-Kunal starrer `Jai Veeru` saw a weak start everywhere except in a handful of stations of U.P., where it opened on Holi. Trade predicts a poor outcome for the film.

 13B  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 5.50 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 5.50 crores
 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` failed to capitalize on its decent word-of-mouth and had very ordinary collections to show. The film will struggle to cover its cost.

 Dhoondte Reh Jaoge  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 6 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 6 crores
`Dhoondte Reh Jaoge`, which showed some signs of a pick up, mid-week, flattered to deceive, and like `13B`, had below expectations collections. The film has not shown any miraculous pick up during the second weekend and will be lucky to just about cover its cost.

 Delhi-6  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.25 crores ; UK$7,534 ; US$11,366  Total Earnings: India Rs. 30.75 crores ; UK$314,853 ; US$879,913
 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 Abhishek -Sonam starrer `Delhi 6` continues to fall alarmingly. The film has also been rejected in the Overseas.

 Billu Barber  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.35 crores ; UK$8,515  Total Earnings: India Rs. 25.35 crores ; UK$739,293 ; US$754,928
 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
The collections of Priyadarshan`s Irrfan Khan, Lara Dutta and Shah Rukh Khan (extended special appearance) starrer `Billu`, continue to plummet. The film has fared comparatively better in the Overseas.

 Dev.D  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.75 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 15.60 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
Anurag Kashyap`s Abhay Deol starrer `Dev D` shows the steadiest run of 2009!

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • Aamir-Hirani´s ´PK´ Is Bumper At Multiplexes ; Ajay-Prabhudheva´s ´Action Jackson´ Flops
 • ´The Shaukeens´ Disappoints ; ´Happy New Year´ Is A Superhit
 • Hrithik-Katrina Go ´Bang Bang´ With ´Haider´ Shahid In Hot Persuit ; ´Khoobsurat´ Sonam Spoils Parineeti´s ´Daawat´!
 • ´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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