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Box Office Report for the Week - 21 Sep 2007
  'Dhol' Has The Edge; 'Nanhe', 'Aggar' Fail ; 'Dhamaal' Is Decent, 'Darling' Sinks; CDI Is Steady Again
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 Manorama Six Feet Under  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
`Manorama Six Feet Under`is a detective/suspense film with humorous touches, and will try to tap the audience with its unusal theme.

 Loins Of Punjab  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Shabana Azmi`s `Loins Of Punjab` is carrying good reports and will hope to do a `Bheja Fry` at the box-office!

 Dhol  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The Priyadarshan brand name may just give the third new release of the week, `Dhol` the edge and some success, despite the lean `ramzaan` month.

 Nanhe Jaisalmer  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
`Nanhe Jaisalmer` promised a lot but failed to deliver. The Bobby starrer had poor start in Bombay and its opening was terrible everywhere

 `Aggar`  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
The Tusshar, Shreyas and Udita starrer `Aggar` had a frighteningly poor start in Bombay and was weak everywhere.

 `Dhamaal`  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 14 crores ; UK $68,862  Total Earnings: India Rs. 14 crores ; UK $381,110
Indra Kumar`s `Dhamaal` has done well in Gujarat, parts of Maharashtra and Delhi NCR, but it is below the mark elsewhere. The movie has also fared decently in UK.

 Darling  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.30 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 2.30 crores
 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 Fardeen, Esha and Isha starrer `Darling` turns out to be a washout.

 RGV Ki Aag  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.30 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 8.10 crores
 PB Rating: 4.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 409 unique users): 5.12
 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` crashed by more than 90 percent in the second week. The movie is a trade disaster, both in India and Overseas.

 Heyy Babyy  Verdict: Super hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 5.50 crores ; UK $24,337  Total Earnings: India Rs. 47.50 crores ; UK $1,382,988 ; US $1,382,988
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 409 unique users): 5.12
 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` had its first significant fall in its third week, but has entered the super hit zone. In the Overseas, the movie is now a good hit.

 Chak De India  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 4.50 crores ; UK $2,731; US $14,737  Total Earnings: India 55.50 crores ; UK $867,265 ; US $1,113,542
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 410 unique users): 5.13
 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 steady run, even in its fifth week. Given the fact that it has has a budget of 18-20 crores and that Yash Raj is also the worldwide distributors, the movie is a blockbuster hit. The movie is also a hit in the Overseas

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