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Box Office Report for the Week - 20 Aug 2010
  Moderate Flight For ´Lafangey Parindey´ ; ´Peepli [Live] All Set To Be A Clean Hit!
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The latest release from Yash Raj Films, the Pradeep Sarkar directed `Lafangey Parindey` has embarked on a moderate start of 50-60 percent. But the weekend collections and the additional `Raksha Bandhan` holiday on Tuesday is expected to help the cause of the moderate budget Neil Nitin Mukesh and Deepika Padukone starrer, especially at the multiplexes.

 Peepli Live  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: US $350,000  Total Earnings: US $350,000
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Anusha Rizvi  Producer: Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, B. Shrinivas Rao
 Music: Indian Ocean, Nageen Tanvir, Bhadwai Village Mandali  Lyrics: Noon Meem Rashed, Sanjeev Sharma, Gangaram Sakhet, Swanand Kirkiree
 Starring: Omkar Das Manikpuri, Raghubir Yadav, Malaika Shenoy, Nawazuddin Siddiqui
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience:
The Anusha Rizvi directed and Aamir Khan produced `Peepli [Live]` got off to a good opening (given its face value) at big cities and high end multiplexes and an average start at the small centres. Trade feels that will prove to be A1 thanks to brand Aamir Khan. The starless `Peepli [Live]` has also sprung a huge surprise in the US.


 Help  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The Bobby Deol and Mughda Godse starrer saw a dull to weak start across India and the film will find it difficult to achieve even an average status.

 Aisha  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 15.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs.15.50 crore ; UK£101,272
 PB Rating: 5.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 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
The Abhay Deol and Sonam Kapoor starrer `Aisha` had a decent first week though it has somewhat disappointed during its weekdays. Still, the film may turn out to be a break-even preposition, once the non theatrical rights are accounted for. `Aisha` has been rejected in the Overseas.

 Once Upon A Time in Mumbai  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.90 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 46.90 crore ; UK£122,257
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 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
Moving on, contrary to reports, Milan Luthria’s `Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai` fell heavily during its second week (by over 60 percent). However, that is a redundent criteria for judging the success of a film these days. The Ajay-Emraan starrer is expected to touch the semi-hit status in the coming weeks. `Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai` though is a washout in the Overseas.

 Khatta Meetha (New)  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.30 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 39.30 crore ; UK £301,537 ; US$542,000
The collections of Priyadarshan’s `Khatta Meetha` continue to plummet. The Akshay-Trishaa starrer has also under-performed in the Overseas.

 Tere Bin Laden  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.30 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 9 crore
The Ali Zafar starrer `Tere Bin Laden` is ending a highly successful run.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • Salman´s Resounding ´Kick´; ´Humpty Sharma..´ Is A Hit; ´Ek Vilain´ Super Hit!
 • ´Ek Villain´ To Open Well; Good Weekend For ´Humshakals´; ´Holiday´ Hits A Century!
 • ´Heropanti´ To Impress; ´The Xpose´ Is Dull; ´Hawaa Hawaai´ & ´Mastram´ Pull Through ; 100 Crore For ´2 States´
 • Bumper Start For ´2 States´ ; ´Bhoothnath Returns´ Succeeds ; ´Main Tera Hero´ Is A Semi-Hit!
 • Sunny´s ´MMS´ Scores; ´Bewakoofiyaan´ Disappoints; ´Queen´ Kangana Rocks; Vidya-Farhan´s ´Shaadi´ Succeeds!
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