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Box Office Report for the Week - 13 Sep 2007
  ´Dhamaal´ Improves ; ´Aag´ Fails ; ´Heyy Babyy´ Holds ; CDI Is Rock Steady
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 Nanhe Jaisalmer  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
This Friday`s first new release is Samir Karnik`s shoestring budget, Bobby Deol starrer, the unconventional, `Nanhe Jaisalmer`. The makers will try to entice the multiplex audience with its unusual theme

 Aggar  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Ananth Mahadevan  Producer: Shyam Bajaj and Narendra Bajaj
 Music: Mithoon  Lyrics: Sayeed Quadri
 Starring: Tushar Kapoor, Shreyas Talpade, Udita Goswami and Sophie Chaudhary
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The second new release of the week will be Narendra Bajaj`s, Ananth Mahadevan directed Tusshar, Shreyas and Udita starrer `Aggar` and it will try to bank on action and the suspense angle.

 Dhamaal  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: US $166,339 ; UK $217,146  Total Earnings: US $166,339 ; UK $217,146
Last Friday`s `Dhamaal` embarked on a dull start in Bombay and the opening day was weak almost everywhere but excellent in Saurashtra. However, as the weekend progressed, the collections improved noticeably and the movie may succeed in some circuits, while business in Bombay will be comparatively better. In the overseas, `Dhamaal did decently in the UK but was ordinary in US.

 Darling  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK$24,484  Total Earnings: UK$24,484
 Director: Ram Gopal Varma  Producer: Kishan Kumar and Bhushan Kumar (T-Series)
 Music: Himesh Reshammiya, Pritam and Prasanna Shekhar  Lyrics: Sameer and Sarim Momin
 Starring: Fardeen Khan, Esha Deol, Isha Koppikar, Zakir Hussain, Pubali Sanyal, Mukesh Bhatt and Nisha Kothari
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Ram Gopal Varma`s `Darling` had a dull first day in Bombay and the opening was generally weak in many places. Unlike `Dhamaal`, the collections of the Fardeen, Esha and Isha starrer fell further as the days progressed. The film is not likely to be well-patronized and its low budget is the only silver lining , if one may use the term.

 Victoria No. 203  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 1 crore
Ananth Mahadevan`s remake of the runaway hit from the 70s (of the same name), `Victoria No. 203` turns out to be a supreme disaster.

 RGV Ki Aag  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 7.80 crores ; UK $13,566  Total Earnings: India Rs. 7.80 crores ; UK$175,443
 PB Rating: 4.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Ram Gopal Varma  Producer: Ram Gopal Varma
 Music: Ganesh Hegde, Amar Mohile, Prasana Shekhar, Nitin Raikwar  Lyrics: Shabbir Ahmed, Sajid, Farhad, Sharim Momin, Nitin Raikwar
 Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgan, Sushmita Sen, Urmila Matondkar, Mohanlal, Rajpal Yadav, Nisha Kothari, Prashant Raj, Gaurav Kapur, Sushant Singh, Abhishek Bachchan, Suchitra Krishnamurthy, Sachin
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
`Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag` could not live up to the original (`Sholay`) of which it was a remake. In fact, it has proved to be as huge a flop as the original was a hit. In the Overseas too the Amitabh Bachchan, Mohanlal, Ajay Devgan and Sushmita Sen starrer has been rejected.

 Dhokha  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India 0.75 crore  Total Earnings: India 0.75 crore
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Pooja Bhatt  Producer: Vishesh Films and Fish Eye Network Pvt. Ltd.
 Music: M.M Kreem and Shiraz Uppal (Guest)  Lyrics: Shakeel Azmi, Sayeed Quadri, Khusbir Singh Shaad and Bharat Bhushan Pant
 Starring: Muzammil Ibrahim, Tulip Joshi, Anupam Kher, Gulshan Grover, Ashutosh Rana, Vineet Kumar, Aushima Sawhney and Bhanu Uday
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Pooja Bhatt`s `Dhokha` is also a cent per cent loss making venture and emerges as the third disaster during the same week.

 Heyy Babyy  Verdict: Hit Plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 14.50 crores ; UK $112,380 ; US $135,622  Total Earnings: India Rs. 42 crores ; UK $1,329,270 ; US $1,411,065
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Sajid Khan  Producer: Sajid Nadiadwala (Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment)
 Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy  Lyrics: Sameer and Anvita Dutt Guptan
 Starring: Ritesh Deshmukh, Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Fardeen Khan, and Boman Irani
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Sajid Nadiadwala`s Akshay, Fardeen, Riteish and Vidya starrer, `Heyy Babyy`, continues its good run and has fetched impressive shares. The Sajid Khan directed movie is also a hit in the Overseas.

 Chak De India  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 7 crores ; UK $18,238 ; US $33,446  Total Earnings: India Rs. 51 crores ; UK $864,983 ; US $1,093,886
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.18
 Director: Shimit Amin  Producer: Aditya Chopra
 Music: Salim-Sulaiman  Lyrics: Jaideep Sahni
 Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Malvade, Amanda Wilkinson, Sagarita Ghatge, Sarah O’Conner, Anaitha Nair, Shilpa Shukla, Arya Menon, Shubhi Mehta, Nisha Nair, Sandia Furtado, Kim Snowden, Lalhmingkimi Khiangte, Tanya Abrol, Chitrashi Rawat, Rania Mascarhanas, Nichola Sequeira and Kimberly Miranda
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: General
Yash Raj`s Shah Rukh Khan-Vidya Malvade starrer, `Chak De! India` continues its amazingly stable run. There was hardly any fall from the third to the fourth week. In fact, the Shimit Amin directed film is now setting records at the smaller centres and single screens (Nagpur, Amravati and Wardha). In the Overseas also , `Chak De! India` has consolidated beautifully. In fact, the trade estimates a neat profit of at least 5 crores for Yash Raj from the Overseas.

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