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Box Office Report for the Week - 7 Aug 2010
  ´Aisha´ May Score With Its Target Audience ; Praiseworthy Week For ´Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai´
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This Friday`s new release is the Rajshree Ojha directed Abhay Deol and Sonam Kapoor starrer `Aisha`, based on Jane Austin’s paperback classic, `Emma` There is no doubt that the film has become hot amongst city based youngsters and will do well at up-market multiplexes.

 Once Upon A Time in Mumbai  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK£54,780  Total Earnings: UK£54,780
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.15
 Director: Milan Luthria  Producer: Balaji Telefilms
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Irshad Kamil, Nilesh Mishra, Amitabh Bhattacharya
 Starring: Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Prachi Desai, Kangana Ranaut, Randeep Hooda
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The opening of last Friday’s Milan Luthria directed Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Kangna Ranaut and Prachi Desai starrer, `Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai`, was slow to begin with but showed a remarkable pick up over the weekend. Trade feels that given the business so far, the film is likely to emerge as a good success (hit in Mumbai circuit), provided it carries on the good work till at least the second weekend. However, `Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai` is a washout in the Overseas.


 Khatta Meetha (New)  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 32 crore ; UK£46,851;US$88,763  Total Earnings: India Rs. 32 crore ; UK£250,000; US$490,255
Moving on to the Priyadarshan directed Akshay Kumar and Trisha Krishnan starrer , `Khatta Meetha`, had a mixed start but showed a positive and significant growth over the weekend. As a result, the week has yielded good shares but the drop in collections during the weekdays was perceptible if not alarming. In the Overseas though `Khatta Meetha` has heavily under-performed for an Akshay Kumar starrer.

 Lamhaa  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 9 crore
 Director: Rahul Dholakia  Producer: Bunty Walia, Jaspreet Singh Walia
 Music: Mithoon  Lyrics: Saeed Quadri, Amitabh Varma (Guest)
 Starring: Sanjay Dutt, Bipasha Basu, Anupam Kher, Kunal Kapoor
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: General
In the meantime the Sanjay Dutt and Bipasha starrer `Lamhaa` goes from bad to worse

 Tere Bin Laden  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs.2.25 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs.7.75 crore
Meanwhile `Tere Bin Laden` is once again quite steady at select multiplexes.

 Udaan (New)  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.70 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 3.20 crore
 PB Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Vikramaditya Motwane  Producer: Sanjay Singh, Anurag Kashyap, Ronnie Screwvala
 Music: Amit Trivedi  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya, Anurag Kashyap
 Starring: Rajat Barmecha, Ronit Roy, Aayan Boradia, Ram Kapoor, Manjot Singh, Anand Tiwari Sumant Mastkar, Raja Hudda, Varun Khettry, Varun Khettry, Akshay Sachdev
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: General
Concluding with Anurag Kashyap’s `Udaan`, the film is fair but at a handful of multiplexes.

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