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Box Office Report for the Week - 22 May 2009
  ´Kal Kissne Dekha´ May Surprise ; ´99´ Has A Decent Weekend!
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The contentious revenue sharing issue between the multiplex owners and producers/distributors remains unresolved. In fact, the differences have become more pronounced and bitter. In a way the talks have broken down, so there is no hope of any reconciliation in the near future.

 Detective Nani  Verdict: Releasing
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The relatively unheard of `Detective Nani`, featuring Ava Mukherji in the title role and master Zain Khan (of `Chain Kulii Ki Main Kulii` fame) will hit the screens today (May 22). The film is expected to sink without a trace despite the school holidays!


 Kal Kissne Dekha  Verdict: Upcoming
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The extremely well promoted launch vehicle of Vashu Bhagnani`s son Jackky Bhagnani, `Kal Kissne Dekha`, is all set to release next Friday (May 29) at stand alone multiplexes and single screens. Despite that `Kal Kissne Dekha` is expected to do well at the turnstile.

 99  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Krishna DK, Raj Nidimoru  Producer: Aditya Shastri, Anupam Mittal
 Music: Shamir Tandon, Ashu, Roshan Machado, Mahesh Shankar  Lyrics: Vaibhav Modi, Amitabh Battacharya, Shabbir Ahmed, Chintan Gandhi
 Starring: Kunal Khemu, Soha Ali Khan, Boman Irani, Cyrus Broacha, Simone Singh, Mahesh Manjrekar, Vinod Khanna, Amit Mistry
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: General
Last Friday (May 15th) saw the release of People Pictures` 99, the first film in a long time to have released across all multiplexes chains and most single screens of India. Producer of `99`, Anupam Mittal, had postponed the release of his film for the sake of the unity of the producers and distributors and he got some rewards for his gesture! The film started on a slow note on Friday but had a rewarding weekend haul to show. Trade feels that another decent (second) weekend may see the resaonably budgeted film.

 Dashavtar  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.15 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 1.90 crores
 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 and Asin starrer `Dashavtar` (dubbed) is moving out of the cinemas.

 8x10 Tasveer  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.45 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 15.75 crores ; UK$152,163
 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
Just like the last few weeks, it is Nagesh Kukunoor`s psychological thriller, `8X10 Tasveer`, starring Akshay Kumar and Ayesha Takia, which continues to occupy the cinemas, though achieving precisely nothing by way of a change in its status!

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • ´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!
 • ´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!
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