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Box Office Report for the Week - 8 Nov 2007
  Bumper Advance For ´Om Shanti Om´, Good For ´Saawariya´, ´Jab We Met´ Succeeds
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 Saawariya  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali  Producer: Sanjay Leela Bhansali and SPE Films India Pvt. Ltd.
 Music: Monty Sharma, Sanjay Leela Bhansali (Guest)  Lyrics: Sameer, Nusrat Badr, and Sandeep Nath
 Starring: Ranbir Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Salman Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Zohra Sehgal, and Begum Para
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
Maverick director Sanjay Leela Bhansali`s Ranbir, Sonam, Rani and Salman ( special appearance) starrer, `Saawriya`, hits the screens today. Banking on a good advance (very good at some multiplexes, not so good at single screens), the movie is set for a great weekend. `Saawriya` is expected to fare well in the Overeas, with US being better.

 `Om Shanti Om`  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Farah Khan`s Shah Rukh Khan, Shreyas, Deepika and Arjun starrer, `Om Shanti Om`, releases today. Banking on a bumper advance ( both at multiplexes and single screens) the movie is set for an excellent weekend business. The movie is also expected to perform well in the Overseas with UK being very good.

 Jab We Met  Verdict: Above-average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs 11.75 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs 11.75 crores ; UK $681,003.
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Imtiaz Ali  Producer: Dhillin Mehta
 Music: Pritam and Sandesh Shandilya  Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
 Starring: Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, Dara Singh, Kiran Juneja, Saumya Tandon
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Imtiaz Ali`s Shahid-Kareena starrer has had a good first week. The film has fared best in Bombay, South and East Punjab. Given the high number of print and a good second weekend, the movie is expected to get to a clean hit status. `Jab We Met` is also a good success in the UK.

 No Smoking  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 2 crores
Anurag Kashyap`s John, Ayesha starrer, `No Smoking, has failed miserably in India. The outcome was inevitable.

 Laga Chunari Mein Daag  Verdict: Flop ( Hit in UK)
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.4 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 18.40 crores ; US $675,102 ; UK $1,407,589
 PB Rating: 4.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Pradeep Sarkar  Producer: Aditya Chopra and Pradeep Sarkar
 Music: Shantanu Moitra  Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire
 Starring: Jaya Bachchan, Rani Mukherjee, Konkona Sen Sharma, Abhishek Bachchan, Kunal Kapoor, Anupam Kher, Amey Pandya, Baby Shriya Sharma, Hema Malini, Murli Sharma, Kamini Kaushal Tinu Anand, Harsh Chhaya, Sushant Singh, Taraana Raja, Suchitra Pillai, Ninad Kamat
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Yash Raj`s Jaya, Rani, Konkona, Kunal and Abhishek (extended special appearance) starrer, `Laaga Chunari Mein Daag`, continues its poor run in India. The movie is doing hit business in the UK , but is comparatively ordinary in the US.

 Bhool Bhulaiyaa  Verdict: Superhit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 6.50 crores  Total Earnings: India 47.50 crores ; US $1,097,797 ; UK $1,374,552
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Priyadarshan  Producer: Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Shiney Ahuja, Amisha Patel, Paresh Rawal, Rajpal Yadav, Asrani, Manoj Joshi, Vikram Gokhale, Rasika Joshi, Vineeth, Tareena Patel
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
T-Series` Priyadarshan directed Akshay, Shiney, Vidya, Amisha and Rajpal starrer, `Bhool Bhulaiyaa`maintained quite well in the third week (barring Delhi city), despite a noticeable fall during the week days. `Bhool Bhulaiyaa` is already a good hit in the Overseas.

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