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Box Office Report for the Week - 28 Aug 2010
  No ´Aashayein´ (Hope) For New Releases ; ´Lafangey Parindey´ Completes Low Altitude Flight!
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This week saw almost half a dozen new releases in the form of `Aashayein`, `Antardwand`, `Gumshuda`, `Hello Darling`, `Madholal Keep Walking` and `Soch Lo`. The reason is that in the coming weeks the big guns in the form of Karan Johar`s `We Are Family` and after that Salman Khan`s `Dabangg` releasing in anticipation of the festive period of `Janamashtmi` and next week `Eid`. Unfortunately all the mentioned releases saw a poor opening day.

 Lafangey Parindey  Verdict: Opened
 Weekly Earnings: £15,545  Total Earnings: £15,545
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Pradeep Sarkar  Producer: Aditya Chopra
 Music: R Anandh  Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire
 Starring: Neil Nitin Mukesh, Deepika Padukone, Namit Das, Manish Chaudhary, Kay Kay Menon
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: General
The latest release from Yash Raj Films, the Pradeep Sarkar directed `Lafangey Parindey`, which had embarked on a moderate start, showed no improvement and even a healthy `Rakshabandhan` day could not improve matters much. The 12-13 crore film now has to rely on non-theatrical rights for safety! The Neil Nitin Mukesh and Deepika Padukone starrer has also been rejected in the Overseas.


 Peepli Live  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 21.80 crore ; US$162,914  Total Earnings: India Rs. 21.80 crore ; US$600,627
 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:
Brand Aamir Khan has done the trick and `Peepli` [Live]` has fantastic business to show. The first week’s distributors share in India is over Rs. 10 crore, and is equal to its total release cost! The Anusha Rizvi directed starless film has also done wonders wherever it released in the Overseas.

 Help  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.30 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 2.30 crore
Unfortunately the Bobby-Mughda starrer `Help` has dull collections to show.

 Aisha  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 18 crore ; US£115,589
 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 collections of the Abhay Deol and Sonam Kapoor starrer, `Aisha`, crashed heavily. But the makerswill break even thanks to pre-selling the non-theatrical rights. `Aisha` has also been rejected in the Overseas.

 Once Upon A Time in Mumbai  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 5.60 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 52.50 crore ; UK£126,696
 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
Meanwhile the collections of Milan Luthria’s Ajay-Emraan starrer, `Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai`, are quite stable as compared to the second week. The film has once again yielded good shares. The film though has been rejected in the Overseas.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • Hrithik-Katrina Go ´Bang Bang´ With ´Haider´ Shahid In Hot Persuit ; ´Khoobsurat´ Sonam Spoils Parineeti´s ´Daawat´!
 • ´Mardaani´ Impresses ; ´Singham Returns´ Is Super Hit ; ´Entertainment´ Survives ; ´Kick´ Is Blockbuster
 • 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´
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