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Box Office Report for the Week - 29 May 2011
  Audience Gets ´Ready´ ; ´Kucch Luv Jaisaa´ Disappoints ; ´Ragini MMS´ Holds Well!
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Vipul Shah’s Barnali Ray Shukla directed, `Kucch Luv Jaisaa`, chose the last Friday before `Ready` to release and bore the brunt of it as that is one of the main reasons for the slow start of the well made film. The movie has opened to a dull response of 5-20 percent but given the inherent merits of the Rahul Bose-Shifaali Shah starrer, the makers can still hope for a turnround which, even though it looks difficult is not impossible.

 Pyar Ka Punchnama  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Luv Ranjan  Producer: Abhishek Pathak
 Music: Clinton Cerejo, Hitesh Sonik, Luv Ranjan, Ad Boys  Lyrics: Luv Ranjan
 Starring: Kartikeya Tiwari, Rayo Bhakhirta, Divyendu Sharma, Sonalli Sehgal, Nushrat Bharucha, Ishita Sharma
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
`Pyaar Ka Punchnaama` sustained sustained better than predicted during the weekdays and with some luck will turn out to be a plus fare.


 `404`  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
`404` turned out to be a horrific disaster.

 Love U Mr Kalakaar  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.30 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 1.30 crore
 Director: S. Manasvi  Producer: Kamal Kumar Barjatya Rajkumar Barjatya Ajit Kumar Barjatya
 Music: Sandesh Shandilya  Lyrics: Manoj Muntashir
 Starring: Tusshar Kapoor, Amrita Rao
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
The performance of Rajshri`s `Love U.. Mr. Kalaakar`! was quite disheartening as the weekdays proved to be very poor.

 Ragini MMS  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 7.70 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 7.70 crore
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Pawan Kripalani  Producer: Ekta Kapoor Shobha Kapoor
 Music: S. D. Burman, Shamir Tandon, Faizan Hussain, Agnel Roman, and Bappi Lahiri  Lyrics:
 Starring: Kainaz Motivala, Raj Kumar Yadav
 Genre: Horror  Recommended Audience: Adult
After a downbeat start, `Ragini MMS` picked up quite well during the weekend and was also decent during the weekdays. With an additional 2 crores from the Telugu version, the film will fill its coffers more.

 Stanley Ka Dabba  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 2.50 crore
Checking out Amole Gupte`s Stanley Ka Dabba, it managed quite decent numbers (given the cost and cast. The film is also very steady in the second week. Very ceditable indeed.

 Haunted 3D  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 6.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs.21.25 crores
 Director: Vikram Bhatt  Producer: Vikram Bhatt & Arun Rangachari
 Music: Chirantan Bhatt  Lyrics: Shakeel Azmi & Junaid Wasi
 Starring: Mahaakshay Chakraborty, Tia Bajpai, Achint Kaur, Arif Zakaria, Mohan Kapoor & Sanjay Sharma
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
Meanwhile Vikram Bhatt’s `Haunted` continues to be steady in the second week as well, especially in the 3D version. The Mahakshay starrer is on way to being declared a clean hit as well as the biggest horror grosser.

 Luv Ka The End  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.15 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 4.45 crore
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Bumpy  Producer: Ashish Patil
 Music: Ram Sampath  Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya
 Starring: Shraddha Kapoor, Taaha Shah, Pushtie Shakti, Archana Puran Singh
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience:
After a very ordinary first week Y-Films` `Luv Ka The End` went from bad to worse. The film will have to rely on the non-theatrical rights for recovery.

 Chalo Dilli  Verdict: Average plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.90 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 9.25 crore.
Concluding with Lara Dutta’s `Chalo Dilli`, the film added some more to its kitty.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • ´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´
 • Bumper Start For ´2 States´ ; ´Bhoothnath Returns´ Succeeds ; ´Main Tera Hero´ Is A Semi-Hit!
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