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Box Office Report for the Week - 18 Mar 2010
  ´LSD´ To Dominate ; ´Lahore´ Banks On Quality ; ´Atithi..´ Surprises!
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This Friday`s strong line up consists of Dibaker Banerjee’s `Love Sex Aur Dhokha`, Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan’s `Lahore` and the Vikram Bhatt directed `Shaapit`. One feels that despite the lean phase it will be LSD that will emerge the winner thanks to good curiosity factor and a shoe string budget (less than 2 crore!) with the Vivek Khatkar and J.S. Rana produced `Lahore` doing well at good cinemas, due to some sustained and classy publicity. The third release, Aditya Narayan’s `Shaapit` will also appeal but selectively to the fans of the horror genre.

 Right Yaaa Wrong  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Mukta Arts Ltd and Ikkon Pictures’ Sunny, Irrfan, Isha and Konkona starrer, `Right Yaa Wrong` received a lot of good reviews, both for the film as well as the performances, but the film could not really improve on its ordinary to poor start.


 Hide And Seek  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Shawn Arranha  Producer: Apoorva Lakhia, Laxmi Singh
 Music: Chirantan Bhatt, Gourov Dasgupta  Lyrics: Various
 Starring: Purab Kohli, Arjan Bajwa, Mrinalini Sharma, Samir Kochhar, Ayaz Khan, Amruta Patki,
 Genre: Suspense  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The other major release of the same week, `Hide And Seek`, had a pathetic start all over and was rejected out right.

 Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 16 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 16 crore ; UK£96,771 ; US$101,226
Warner Bros. Pictures and Wide Angle Films’ `Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?` managed quite a decent show in the wake of the IPL mania. The Ajay, Konkona and Paresh starrer though has been rejected in the Overseas.

 Road, Movie  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs 1.30 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs 1.30 crore
Studio 18’s prestigious offering, `Road, Movie` failed to get big numbers. The off beat movie did manage to reach out to its discerning audience, though it will not be termed as a commercial success. But some movies are beyond that!

 Rokkk  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.85 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 0.85 crore
The horror flick `Rokkk` has miserable numbers to show and is a horrific failure.

 Karthik Calling Karthik  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India 3 crore  Total Earnings: India 16.50 crore ; UK£121,354 ; US$286,408
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Vijay Lalwani  Producer: Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani
 Music: Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Midival Punditz  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
 Starring: Farhan Akhtar, Deepika Padukone, Ram Kapoor, Shefali Chhaya
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The Farhan-Deepika starrer `Karthik Caliing Karthik` fell heavily during its second week. The film will struggle to recover its costs. `Karthik Caliing Karthik` is so-so in the Overseas

 My Name Is Khan  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.90 crore ; UK£50,249 ; US$62,565  Total Earnings: India 73 crore ; UK£ 2,552,941; US$$ 3,931,456
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.18
 Director: Karan Johar  Producer: Gauri Khan, Hiroo Johar
 Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy  Lyrics: Niranjan Iyengar
 Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Soniya Jehan, Jimmy Shergill, Zarina Wahab, Parvin Dabbas, Arif Zakaria, Navneet Nishan, Sheetal Menon, Tanay Chheda, Arjun Mathur
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
In the end let us check out Karan Johar’s `My Name Is Khan, the film brought in more moolah for all concerned! The Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol starrer is still dominating the Overseas with its blockbuster

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
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 • ´Highway´ Decent ; ´Gunday´ Semi-Hit ; ´Hasee Toh Phasee´ Above Average
 • ´Yaariyan´ Is 2014´s First Success ; ´Dedh Ishqiya´ Consolidates ; ´Dhoom 3´ Is Bollywood´s Biggest!
 • ´Dhoom 3´ On A Record Breaking Run ; ´R...Rajkumar´ Succeeds´ ; ´Ram-Leela´ Is Super hit
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