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Box Office Report for the Week - 14 Aug 2010
  Creditable Start For ´Peepli [Live]´; ´Help´ Is Dull ;´Aisha´ In Safe Waters ; ´OUATIM´ Falls Heavily But Succeeds!
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This week, which also marked the start of the fasting month of ‘Ramzan’, saw an interesting clash between class and horror! The films in question were Aamir Khan’s `Peepli [Live]` and the Bobby Deol and the Mughda Godse starrer `Help`. Given the superb promotion by Aamir Khan, the Anusha Rizvi directed `Peepli [Live]` won the battle convincingly, given the low costs and starless nature of the film. On the other hand `Help` was not exactly steamrolled into submission but saw a dull start.

 Aisha  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 5.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 411 unique users): 5.1
 Director: Rajshree Ojha  Producer: Anil Kapoor, Rhea Kapoor
 Music: Amit Trivedi  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
 Starring: Sonam Kapoor, Abhay Deol, Arunoday Singh, Cyrus Sahukar
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
Last Friday’s Rajshree Ojha directed Abhay Deol and Sonam Kapoor starrer `Aisha` was hot amongst city based youngsters and expected to do well at up-market multiplexes. And that is exactly how it went. Once again the film showed a positive growth during the weekend with the best performance coming from Bombay and Delhi multiplexes. While `Aisha` will not be a massive success it is likely to be a safe bet for its distributors, especially in the metro circuits. `Aisha` though has poor collections in the Overseas.

 Once Upon A Time in Mumbai  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 34 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 34 crore ; UK£107,988
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 409 unique users): 5.12
 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
While the opening of Milan Luthria’s `Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai` was not exactly earth shattering, the film saw a good run during the first week. The film has done very well and has been appreciated. The film saw a heavy fall of over 60 percent in the second week (collections awaited) but the Ajay-Emraan starrer is all set to be a clean success. The film though has been totally rejected in the Overseas .

 Khatta Meetha (New)  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 6 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 38 crore ; UK£292,618 ; US$542,000
The collections of Priyadarshan’s `Khatta Meetha` crashed during the second week. The Akshay-Trisha starrer will see some of its distributors losing a part of their investment. `Khatta Meetha` has also under-performed in the Overseas, given that it is an Akshay Kumar starrer.

 Tere Bin Laden  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.95 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 8.70 crore
Moving on, surprising as it may sound but Ali Zafar’s `Tere Bin Laden` has shown perhaps the steadiest run of 2010 and is one of the few clean successes of the year.

 Udaan (New)  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.30 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 3.50 crore
 PB Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 409 unique users): 5.12
 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
In the end, Anurag Kashyap`s `Udaan` is ending it`s run in India and after accounting for the non-theatrical rights (especially sattelite) it is a safe venture for the makers.

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