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Box Office Report for the Week - 24 Apr 2009
  Oldies Get Prolonged Run ; ´Dashavtar´ Fails!
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The producers-distributors versus multiplexes game of one-upmanship continues without a recess or solution. As a result older releases like `8 X 10 Tasveer`, `Aa Dekhen Zara`, `Ek-The Power of One` have had a much longer run that they deserve! In addition to that the current week is dominated by a host of dubbed films.

 Dashavtar  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: K.S. Ravikumar  Producer: Oscar Films, V. Ravichandran
 Music: Himesh Reshammiya  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Kamal Haasan, Mallika Sherawat, Asin, Jaya Prada, Napolean, Nagesh, Raghuraman
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The Kamal Haasan-Asin starrer, `Dashavtar` (dubbed) saw a week opening across India and the film has not been appreciated anywhere.


 Coffee House  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
`Coffee House` is a total loss from the word go.

 Meri Padosan  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Another new release, `Meri Padosan`, could not get the audience, even in its neighbourhood, let alone the cinemas. It has nil prospects.

 Ek Se Bure Do  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.50 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 0.50 crores
The collections of Arshad Warsi`s `Ek Se Bure Do` are as bad as the title of the film suggests!

 8x10 Tasveer  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3 crores ; UK$7,902  Total Earnings: India Rs. 12.25 crores ; UK$147,035
 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
Nagesh Kukunoor`s Akshay Kumar-Ayesha Takia starrer, `8x10 Tasveer`, failed to cash in on the open week and has crashed. The film has also been rejected in the Overseas.

 Ek - The Power of One  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.55 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 6 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 collections of Nana Patekar-Bobby Deol starrer, `Ek - The Power of One`, have crashed further.

 Aa Dekhen Zara  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.45 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 5.20 crores
Jehangir Surti`s `Aa Dekhen Zara` is on its last legs. The Neil-Bipasha starrer is a big setback for all concerned.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • ´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!
 • ´Ek Villain´ To Open Well; Good Weekend For ´Humshakals´; ´Holiday´ Hits A Century!
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