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Box Office Report for the Week - 2 Apr 2010
  Enters Luv Sinha Via ´Sadiyaan´ ; New Releases Fail ; LSD Hits The Bulls-Eye!
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The week will see the debut of Poonam and Shatrughan Sinha’s son Luv. The film in question is the Raj Kanwar directed, `Sadiyaan`. Giving company to `Sadiyaan` will be the Dimple, Nana and Shetty starrer, `Tum Milo To Sahi` and Bipasha Basu`s `Pankh`. Unfortunately none of the three releases are expected to make much of an impact!

 Hum Tum Aur Ghost  Verdict: -
 Weekly Earnings: UK£32,298  Total Earnings: UK£32,298
Last week saw the release of Arshad Warsi’s maiden production venture, `Hum Tum Aur Ghost`. Although it fared the best amongst all the new releases, the collections were nothing to write home about.

 Well Done Abba  Verdict: -
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Shyam Benegal  Producer: Mahesh Ramanathan
 Music: Shantanu Moitra  Lyrics: Ila Arun, Swanand Kirkire, Ashok Mishra
 Starring: Boman Irani, Minissha Lamba, Sameer Dattani, Ravi Kissen, Ila Arun, Salim Ghouse, Sonali Kulkarni, Rajit Kapoor, Yashpal Sharma, Ravi Jhankal
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The Shyam Benegal directed `Well Done Abba` started slowly but showed signs of a slight pick up over the weekend, at good cinemas.

 Love Sex Aur Dhokha  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 6.60 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 6.60 crore
 PB Rating: 6.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 Director: Dibakar Banerjee  Producer: Ekta Kapoor
 Music: Sneha Khanwalker  Lyrics: Dibakar Banerjee
 Starring: Arya Banerjee, Neha Chauhan, Anshuman Jha, Atul Mongia, Shruti, Amit Sial, Herry Tangdi and Raj Kumar Yadav,
 Genre: Emotional  Recommended Audience: Adult
In the wake of the IPL fever, the only film that has succeeded is Dibaker Banerjee’s `Love Sex Aur Dhokha`. The film has done especially well in Delhi-U.P. and East Punjab. The low budget (below 2 crore!) film is an unquestionable success and is a profitable venture for all concerned.

 Shaapit  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 5.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 5.50 crore
Vikram Bhatt’s `Shaapit` could not quite impress. The film will be lucky to even recover its costs.

 Lahore  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: Rs. 1 crore  Total Earnings: Rs. 1 crore
Wrong release timing and lack of star value resulted in `Lahore` managing to obtain rather poor collections. The extremely well made film is a commercial failure.

 Atithi Tum Kab Jaaoge?  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 3.20 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 26.70 crore ; UK£118,136 ; US$2,15,132
The Ajay, Konkona and Paresh starrer, `Atithi Tum Kab Jaaoge?` manages to show a steady performance and is one of the rare successses of the year. The film though has been rejected in the Overseas.

 My Name Is Khan  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.40 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 74.30 crores; UK£2,602,781 ; US$3,991,261
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.11
 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
Karan Johar’s Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol starrer,`My Name Is Khan`, managed to trickle in low level steady numbers! The film continues its Overseas blockbuster run.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • 'Maatr' & 'Noor' Fail ; 'Begum Jaan' Disappoints; 'Naam Shabana' Is Alright!
 • Bumper Weekend For 'Badrinath Ki Dulhania' ; 'Jolly LLB 2' Is A Hit ; 'Rangoon' Fails!
 • Good To Decent Start For Akshay's 'Jolly LLB 2' ; 'Kaabil' Hrithik & 'Raees' Shah Rukh Succeed
 • Aamir's ATBB 'Dangal' Hits A Triple Century ; 'Wajah Tum Ho' & 'Befikre' Are Below Average!
 • Fair Start For Vidya's 'Kahaani 2' ; SRK-Alia's 'Dear Zindagi' Succeeds ; Ranbir's 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' Is Hit , 'Shivaay' Fails!
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