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Box Office Report for the Week - 27 Jul 2007
  ´Cash´ Postponed, ´Partner´ Is Extraordinary, ´Naqaab´ Dissappoints
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 Cash  Verdict: Postponed
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Anubhav Sinha  Producer: Anubhav Sinha, Anish Ranjan, and Sohail Maklai
 Music: Vishal-Shekhar  Lyrics: Vishal Dadlani and Panchhi Jalonvi
 Starring: Ajay Devgan, Ritesh Deshmukh, Zahed Khan, Shamita Shetty, Sunil Shetty, Esha Deol, and Dia Mirza
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
At this point of time, we should have been discussing the prospects of Anubhav Sinha`s next (probable) action-thriller after `Dus`, `Cash`. However, it has been postponed by a week and that in a way enhances its chances, as we will see next Friday.

 Partner  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK $486,672 ; US $584,245  Total Earnings: UK $486,672 ; US $584,245
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 403 unique users): 5.16
 Director: David Dhawan  Producer: K. Sera Sera and Sohail Khan
 Music: Sajid-Wajid  Lyrics: Sanjay Chhel, Shabbir Ahmed and Jalees Sherwani
 Starring: Salman Khan, Govinda, Katrina Kaif, Lara Dutta
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The expected and predictable bumper initial of David Dhawan`s Salman, Govinda, Lara and Katrina starrer, `Partner`, both in India and Overseas, has spread joy in the film fraternity. The movie embarked on an extraordinary opening in Bombay and the opening was bumper almost everywhere. The first week`s shares are expected to be huge. Even in the Oversaes `Partner` has rocked the box-office in the two biggest markets, US and UK.

 Naqaab  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 12 crores : UK $40,726  Total Earnings: India Rs. 12 crores : UK $294,978
 Director: Abbas-Mustan  Producer: Kumar Taurani and Ramesh Taurani
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Bobby Deol, Akshay Khanna, and Urvashi Sharma
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The Abbas-Mustan directed, Bobby, Akshaye and Urvashi starrer, `Naqaab`, managed to get decent collections at a few places, but has not found much appreciation beyond a few Metros. The movie has already been rejected in UK and takes a huge dip during the second weekend.

 Aap Kaa Surroor  Verdict: Hit plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.50 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 18.25 crores ; UK $232,591
 PB Rating: 2.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Prashant Chadha  Producer: Vijay Taneja
 Music: Himesh Reshammiya  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Himesh Reshammiya, Hansika Motwani, and Mallika Sherawat
 Genre: Suspense  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The Himesh starrer `Aap Kaa Surroor`, has consolidated its position and given the costs, it now a good hit in India. The movie has also performed decently in the Overseas, specially in UK and Mauritius.

 Apne  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 4 crores ; UK $22,532  Total Earnings: India Rs. 25 crores ; UK $1,134,006
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 405 unique users): 5.14
 Director: Anil Sharma  Producer: Rahul Sughand and Sangeeta Ahir
 Music: Himesh Reshammiya  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Katrina Kaif, Shilpa Shetty, and Kirron Kher
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
`Apne` is quite stable in many parts of India, though Bombay has finally seen a sharp fall. Still, given the fact that it released with two other highly anticipated movies and with new films releasing around it, the Deol family starrer has another impressive week to show. The movie has already been declared a hit in UK.

 Awarapan  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.75 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 8.25 crores ; UK $159,490
 Director: Mohit Suri  Producer: Mukesh Bhatt / Vishesh Films
 Music: Re-created By Pritam  Lyrics: Sayeed Quadri and Asif Ali Beig (Additional)
 Starring: Emraan Hashmi, Shreya Saran, Mrinalini Sharma, and Rehan Khan
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The most ambitious project from the Bhatts` camp in recent years, `Awarapan`, ironically turns out to the biggest disappointment for them in recent times!

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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