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Box Office Report for the Week - 17 Mar 2012
  New Releases Sink ; Vidya´s ´Kahaani´ Is Still The Audience´s Favourite Tale!
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As was expected the new releases of this week, Ashu Trikha’s Mithun-Ranjeeta starrer, `Zindagi Tere Naam` and Marukh Mirza’s `Say Yes To Love` as also `Anjunaa Beach`, failed to find any takers whatsoever.

 Kahaani  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: UK£70,000 ; US$224,000  Total Earnings: UK£70,000 ; US$224,000
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Sujoy Ghosh  Producer: Sujoy Ghosh, Kushal Gada
 Music: Vishal-Shekhar  Lyrics: Vishal Dadlani, Anvita Dutt, Sandeep Srivastava Srivastava
 Starring: Vidya Balan, Parambrata Chatterji, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Saswata Chatterjee
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Sujay Ghosh`s Vidya Balan starrer, `Kahaani`, remained the favourite tale of the cinegoers even on the second Friday. The film has netted a good 22-23 crore (to be validated) in the first week itself, and seeing the way the second Friday has opened the film is on way to a super hit status. The film has also done quite well in the Oversas (especially US and the Middle East).


 Chaar Din Ki Chandni  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The other release of the same week, Samir Karnik`s `Chaar Din Ki Chandni` has failed to appeal to the audience due to the `Kahaani` wave. One feels that had it release a week later it would have succeeded for sure.

 London Paris New York  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 6 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 6 crore ; UK£55,000 ; US$52,602
 Director: Anu Menon  Producer: Goldie Behl; Shrishti Arya
 Music: Ali Zafar  Lyrics: Ali Zafar
 Starring: Ali Zafar; Aditi Rao Hydari
 Genre: Comedy, Romantic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Moving on, Ali Zafar`s `London Paris New York` could not pick up after a dull weekend but will get to recovery due to non-theatrical rights. The film is ordinary in the Overseas.

 Paan Singh Tomar  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 7.75 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 7.75 crore ; UK£14,000 ; US$34,000
 Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia  Producer: Ronnie Screwvala
 Music: Abhishek Ray  Lyrics:
 Starring: Irrfan Khan, Mahi Gill, Vipin Sharma
 Genre: Historic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Meanwhile Tigmanshu Dhulia’s `Paan Singh Tomar`is on an inspired run and the 4.5 crore film is on way to be a significant succees. The film though has not been appreciated in the Overseas.

 Jodi Breakers  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.50 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 10 crore
 Director: Ashwini Chaudhary  Producer: Prasar Visions Pvt Ltd
 Music: Salim-Sulaiman  Lyrics: Irshad Kamil, Shabbir Ahmed
 Starring: R.Madhavan, Bipasha Basu, Omi Vaidya, Dipannita Sharma
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
Checking out the Madhavan-Bipasha starrer, `Jodi Breakers`, the film crashed further in the second week.

 Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 5.50 crore ; UK£6,500  Total Earnings: India Rs. 18 crore ; UK£177,500 ; US$172,000
 Director: Mandeep Kumar  Producer: Kumar Taurani
 Music: Sachin-Jigar  Lyrics: Priya Panchal and Mayur Puri
 Starring: Riteish Deshmukh, Genelia Dsouza, Om Puri, Tinu Anand, Smita Jaykar, Veena Malik
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
Concluding with `Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya`, the film continues its successful run. The Ritesh-Genelia starrer has also done very well in the Overseas.

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 • SLB´s ´Ram-Leela´ Impresses ; Hrithik Roshan´s ´Krrish 3´ Is A Blockbuster!
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