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Box Office Report for the Week - 28 Aug 2009
  Multiple Releases To Cut Into Each Other ; ´Kaminey´ Scores Despite Swine Flu!
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This week sees as many as six releases! The list includes Sohail Khan’s `Kisaan`, Sunil Shetty’s `Daddy Cool`, the comeback venture of director N. Chandra `Yeh Mera India`, the Ashmit Patel starrer `Toss` and a rare film that Aamir Khan liked (apart from his own!) `Quick Gun Murugan` and last but not the least Randeep Hooda’s `Love Khichdi`. One does not have to be a Nostradamus to predict the outcome -They will cut into each others business!

 Sikandar  Verdict: Opened
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 3.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Piyush Jha  Producer: Sudhir Mishra Production & Big Pictures
 Music: Justin-Uday, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Sandesh Shandilya  Lyrics: Kumaar, Neelesh Mishra, Prasoon Joshi
 Starring: Parzun Dastur, Ayesha Kapur, Sanjay Suri, R Madhavan
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Last week saw Piyush Jha’s much delayed `Sikandar` releasing finally, though the outcome has been rather disappointing.


 Shadow  Verdict: Opened
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The other release of the same week, Nasser Khan`s `Shadow` also had a poor start although the publicity blitzkrieg managed some decent numbers at single screens, but it wont mean much in the long run.

 Kaminey  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 27 crore ; UK$62,378 ; US$220,326  Total Earnings: India Rs. 27 crore ; UK$351,491; US$1,072,624
 PB Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Vishal Bhardwaj  Producer: Ronnie Screwvala
 Music: Vishal Bhardwaj  Lyrics: Gulzar
 Starring: Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Amole Gupte, Deb Mukherjee, Rajatabha Dutta
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Vishal Bhardwaj’s Shahid, Priyanka and Amole starrer, `Kaminey`, had embarked on a very good start last week, but after the flying start in most parts, the collections dropped rather badly on Monday/Tuesday. The film though has yielded excellent shares on the strength of the initial business. It is all the more creditabale because it comes during the Swine flue epidemic. `Kaminey` has done wonderfully in the US, though its so-so in the UK.

 Life Partner  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 11 crore ; UK$56,492  Total Earnings: India Rs. 11 crore ; UK$339,839 ; US$76,197
Meanwhile Rumi Jaffery’s Fardeen, Tusshar, Genelia and Prachi starrer, `Life Partner`, could not get the returns befitting the fair appreciation, though it is doing quite well in Gujarat-Saurashtra. The 33 crore film has also been rejected in the Overseas.

 Love Aaj Kal  Verdict: Hit plus
 Weekly Earnings: India 4.5 crore ; UK$40,167 ; US$30,812  Total Earnings: India Rs. 64 crore ; UK$1,671,956 ; US$2,404,655
 PB Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Imtiaz Ali  Producer: Saif Ali Khan & Dinesh Vijan
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
 Starring: Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Rishi Kapoor and Rahul Khanna
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Imtiaz Ali’s Rishi, Saif and Deepika starrer, `Love Aaj Kal`, is dropping quite fast. The film has done exceedingly well in the Overseas and is now a good hit for its worldwide distributors, EROS International.

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 • ´Dhoom 3´ On A Record Breaking Run ; ´R...Rajkumar´ Succeeds´ ; ´Ram-Leela´ Is Super hit
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