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Box Office Report for the Week - 10 Apr 2009
  ´No Major Release Phase´ Commences ; ´8 X10 Tasveer´ Shocks!
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Uncertainty still prevails over the release dates of new films owing to the ongoing dispute between multiplexes and producers/distributors over the sharing of revenues, and so from this Friday onwards, there is no major film listed for release.

 8x10 Tasveer  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: UK$62,038  Total Earnings: UK$62,038
 Director: Nagesh Kukunoor  Producer: Shailendra Singh
 Music: Salim Sulaiman, Neeraj Sridhar, Bohemia  Lyrics: Irfan Siddqui, Sameer, Bohemia
 Starring: Akshay Kumar, Ayesha Takia, Sharmila Tagore, Javed Jaffrey, Girish Karnad, Anant Mahadevan, Benjamin Gilani, Rushad Rana, Utara Pawkar
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Last Friday`s major release, Percept Picture Company`s Akshay Kumar and Ayesha Takia starrer, `8X10 Tasveer`, which was expected to provide the industry a much awaited success, disappointed and shocked with its performance. The Nagesh Kukunooor directed film had had an ordinary to dull start across India. The film has been outrightly rejected in the Overseas.


 Ek - The Power of One  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 4.50 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 4.50 crores
 PB Rating: 5.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.16
 Director: Sangeeth Sivan  Producer: K Sera Sera Productions
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics:
 Starring: Nana Patekar, Bobby Deol, Shriya Saran, Chunkey Pandey, Jackie Shroff, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Sachin Khedekar, Zarina Wahab, Pradeep Kharab, Upasna Singh, Jaspal Bhatti, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Sanjay Mishra Ritu Vij
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The Nana-Bobby starrer, `Ek-The Power Of One`, has not done well in its first week. It has a tough battle ahead, even for a recovery.

 Aa Dekhen Zara  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs.4 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs.4 crores
The Bipasha-Neil starrer, `Aa Dekhen Zara`, is also below the mark and looks like a certain loser for all concerned.

 Videsh - Heaven on Earth  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.50 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 0.50 crores
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Deepa Mehta  Producer: Ravi Chopra, David Hamilton, Deepa Mehta
 Music: Mychael Danna  Lyrics:
 Starring: Preity Zinta, Vansh Bhardwaj, Deepa Mehta, Yanna McIntosh , Gick Grewal, Geetika Sharma
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Deepa Mehta`s `Videsh, dubbed version of `Heaven On Earth`, has been out rightly rejected, as expected.

 Aloo Chaat  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.10 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 4.35 crores
The Aftab Shivdasani starrer, `Aloo Chaat`, has crashed badly all over, after a very ordinary first week. The film is gone for all practical purposes.

 Firaaq  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.30 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 1.20 crores
 Director: Nandita Das  Producer: Percept Picture Company
 Music: Rajat Dholakia, Piyush Kanojia  Lyrics:
 Starring: Paresh Rawal, Naseeruddin Shah, Sanjay Suri, Raghuvir Yadav, Tisca Chopra, Shahana Goswami, Deepti Naval
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Nandita Das`s directorial debut venture, the Naseeruddin Shah starrer, `Firaaq`, has failed at the box-office.

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