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Box Office Report for the Week - 31 Jul 2009
  ´Love Aaj Kal´ Set For A Big Start ; ´Luck´ Fails At The Marquee!
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The last day of July sees the release of the movie that has created a buzz from the day its first stills were seen! Obviously we are referring to Saif Ali Khan’s first production, under his banner, Illuminati Films, the Imtiaz Ali directed `Love Aaj Kal`. Given the chartbusting music, the superb promotion and being from the director who made `Jab We Met`, the film is expected to embark on a flying start, more so in the cities and at good cinemas.

 Luck  Verdict: Released
 Weekly Earnings: UK£86,635 ; US$112,309  Total Earnings: UK£86,635 ; US$112,309
 PB Rating: 5.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Soham Shah  Producer: Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Pvt. Ltd
 Music: Salim-Sulaiman  Lyrics: Shabbir Ahmed and Anvita Dutt Guptan
 Starring: Imran Khan, Shruti Haasan, Sanjay Dutt, Danny Denzongpa, Mithun Chakraborty, Rati Agnihotri,
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Last week’s major release, Shree Ashtavinayak Cinevision Ltd’s Soham Shah directed Mithun, Dutt, Imran, Shruti and Danny starrer `Luck`, which was expected to take good start, disappointed one and all with its mixed opening. At an all India level the opening was not up to the mark at most of the places though encouraging in single-screen cinemas. Trade feels that the 40 crore `Luck` will need tons of luck to reach even the average mark. The film has also been rejected in the Overseas.


 Perfect Mismatch  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The other release of last week, Xperience Films’ `Perfect Mismatch` (English), is a perfectly childish attempt at filmmaking and has expectedly a horrifyingly poor opening to show, with a predictable status.

 Jashnn  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 3 crore
 PB Rating: 5.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Hasnain Raksha  Producer: Mukesh Bhatt
 Music: Sharib-Toshi, Nouman Javaid  Lyrics: Kumaar
, Nouman Javaid
, Nilesh Mishra
 Starring: Adhyayan Suman, 
Anjana Sukhani, 
Shahana Goswami, 
Humayun Saeed
 Genre: Musical  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Vishesh Films’ Adhyayan Suman, Shahana Goswami, Anjana Sukhani and Humayun Saeed starrer `Jashnn` has been totally rejected by the audiences after a weak start.

 Short Kut  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.25 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 8.25 crores ; UK£143,550
Anil Kapoor Films Company Pvt. Ltd.’s Akshaye-Arshad starrer, `Short Kut`, crashed further in the second week and is practically out of the cinemas. The film is also a washout in the Overseas.

 Sankat City  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.50 crore  Total Earnings: India 1.25 crore
 PB Rating: 9.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Pankaj Advani  Producer: Anubhav Sinha
 Music: Ranjit Barot  Lyrics: Panchhi Jalonvi, Mehboob
 Starring: Anupam Kher, Kaykay Menon, Rimi Sen, Chunky Pandey, Yashpal Sharma, Manoj Pahwa, Dilip Prabhavalkar, Hemant Pandey, Jahangir Khan, Veerendra Saxena, Shri Vallabh Vyas, Rahul Dev
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Not surprisingly Pankaj Advani’s `Sankat City` improves its collections in the second week, especially in Bombay. The film is on a very steady run, falling by just about 33 percent in the second week, as compared to the first. Taking into account its low associated costs, `Sankat City` has the potential to improve its status further.

 Kambakkht Ishq  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.75 crore ; UK£19,366; US $15,211  Total Earnings: India Rs. 49.25 crore ; UK£681,134 ; US$1,445,739
 PB Rating: 5.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Sabbir Khan  Producer: Sajid Nadiadwala
 Music: Anu Malik, RDB, Salim and Sulaiman  Lyrics: Anvita Dutt Guptan, RDB
 Starring: Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor, Sylvester Stallone, Denise Richards, Brandon Routh
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Meanwhile EROS International and Sajid Nadiadwala’s Akshay-Kareena starrer, `Kambakkht Ishq`, falls heavily yet again. The film is unlikely to improve its status any further. The film has good collections to show from Overseas.

 New York  Verdict: Hit plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 43.50 crore ; UK£395,478 ; US$997,437
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Kabir Khan  Producer: Aditya Chopra
 Music: Pritam, Pankaj Awasthi  Lyrics: Sandeep Shrivastava, Junaid Wasi
 Starring: John Abraham, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Katrina Kaif, Irrfan Khan
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Once again Yash Raj’s Kabir Khan directed `New York`, continues its stable run in India. The 20 crore John, Katrina and Neil starrer is the year`s biggest hit so far. `New York Also has good collections to show from the Overseas, given its cast.

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