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Box Office Report for the Week - 10 Aug 2007
  Its ´Chakde! India´ Versus ´Kaafila´ ! ´Cash´ Impresses, ´Gandhi My Father´ Dissappoints
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 Kaafila  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Ammtoje Mann  Producer: Tony Sandhu
 Music: Sukhwinder Singh  Lyrics: Babu Singh Mann
 Starring: Sunny Deol, Ammtoje Mann, Sudesh Berry, Sandeep Kang, Sana Nawaz, Ashish Duggal, Chandan Anand, Girish Jain, Sachin Parekha and Polina Stoynova
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The first new release of the week is Amitoj Mann`s Sunny Deol starrer, `Kaafila`, dealing with the global issue of illegal immigration. Chances are that will do well in North (especially East Punjab) and Central India.

 Chakde! India  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The major release of the week is Yash Raj`s Shimit Amin directed, Shah Rukh Khan starrer, `Chakde! India`. Given the sytematic, though low key publicity(deliberate), the 18 crore `Chakde! India` is likely good returns from metros and big cities. Needless to add that it will do excedingly well in the Overseas, thanks to SRK!

 Blue Umbrella  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Unfortunately, just like the brilliant `Gandhi My Father`, the third release of the week, Vishal Bhardwaj`s extremely well made, `Blue Umbrella`, has little or no chances of a commercial success.

 Gandhi My Father  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: US $174,425 ; UK $90,271  Total Earnings: US $174,425 ; UK $90,271
As we had predicted, Anil Kapoor`s Feroz Abbas Khan directed, Akshaye Khanna starrer, `Gandhi My Father`, had a poor start in Bombay and the opening was pathetic almost everywhere. A great performance by Akshaye Khanna is wasted again as the movie is certain to fail at the ticket window, despite 4 and 5 star ratings. In the Overseas, `Gandhi My Father`, impressed in the US, but dissapointed in UK.

 Cash  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK $111,224  Total Earnings: UK $111,224
 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
Despite the fact that a major segment of the trade and media (affiliated to sabotaging producer Sohail Maklai), tried to flop `Cash` from day one , the Anubhav Sinha directed movie had an impressive start. The weekend has netted an impresive 11 crores. In fact, there was false reporting about its opening day being poor and in the range of 50 to 70 percent! However, as per reputed trade journals, `Cash`, which released at Regal, Eros and 82 other cinemas of Bombay, had a very good opening. Outside of Bombay, the opening was very good at many places but not upto the mark in smaller circuits like C.I., and the first week numbers will reveal the truth. The movie has also entered the UK charts at number 10.

 Partner  Verdict: Hit plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 18.5 crores ; UK $107,594 ; US $50,943  Total Earnings: India Rs. 48.50 crores ; UK $1,481,934 ; US $1,030,375
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 404 unique users): 5.15
 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
David Dhawan`s Govinda, Salman, Lara and Katrina starrer, `Partner`, continued to rock at the box-office, even in the second week. The collections were extremely stable, both at the `A` centres as well as mass oriented `B` and `C` centres. Despite a significant fall in the Overseas, during the third weekend, `Partner` achieves a hit status.

 Apne  Verdict: semi-hit to hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.70 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 27 crores ; UK $1,144,851.
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 406 unique users): 5.13
 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
Surprisingly, Anil Sharma`s Deol family starrer, `Apne`, showed fairly stable collections in the fifth week, as compared to the previous one (where it fell heavily due to the `Partner` onslaught). `Apne` has already been declared a hit in UK.

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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