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Box Office Report for the Week - 6 Dec 2007
  ´Aaja Nachle´ Disappoints ; Mixed Response To ´Goal´ ; ´Om Shanti Om´ Is A Blockbuster
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 Dus Kahaniyaan  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 6.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Apoorva Lakhia, Hansal Mehta, Jasmeet Dhodi, Sanjay Gupta, Shyam Benegal, Mishra  Producer: White Feather Films
 Music: Gourov Dasgupta, Bappa Lahiri, Shafqat Ali Khan, Anand Raj Anand  Lyrics: Virag Mishra, Panchhi Jalonvi, Ambar Hoshiyarpuri, Ibrahim Ashq
 Starring: Aftab Shivdasani, Amrita Singh, Anita Hasnandani, Anupam Kher, Arbaaz Khan, Dia Mirza, Dino Morea, Jimmy Shergill, Mahesh Manjrekar, Mandira Bedi, Manoj Bajpai, Masumeh,Minissha Lamba, Nana Patekar, Naseerhudin Shah, Neha Dhupia, Neha Oberoi, Parmeet Sethi, Rohit Roy, Sanjay Dutt, Shabana Azmi, Sudhanshu Pande, Suniel Shetty, Tareena Patel
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Sanjay Gupta`s multistarrer, `Dus Kahaniyaan` is expected to take a decent start at the ticket window, due to its star power, banner reputation and reasonably popular music.

 Khoya Khoya Chand  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Sudhir Mishra  Producer: Prakash Jha (Holi Cow Studios)
 Music: Shantanu Moitra  Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire
 Starring: Shiney Ahuja, Soha Ali Khan, Soniya Jehan, Rajat Kapoor, Vinay Pathak, Sushmita Mukherjee, and Dimple Sharma
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: General
Sudhir Mishra`s Shiney-Soha starrer `Khoya Khoya Chand` may fail to impress beyond a few multiplexes, due to lack of any bankable star and relatively small banner.

 Aaja Nachle  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK $348,316 ; US $257,500  Total Earnings: UK $348,316 ; US $257,500
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.18
 Director: Anil Mehta  Producer: Yash Raj Films
 Music: Salim-Sulaiman  Lyrics: Piyush Mishra, Jaideep Sahni, and Asif Ali Beg
 Starring: Madhuri Dixit, Akshaye Khanna, Konkona Sen Sharma, Kunal Kapoor, Ranvir Shorey, Irfan Khan, and Divya Dutta
 Genre: Musical  Recommended Audience: General
Madhuri Dixit`s much awaited comeback venture, Yash Raj`s `Aaja Nachle`, had everything going for it on paper, but was off to a dull start in Bombay and the opening was weak almost everywhere. In the Overseas too `Aaja Nachle` disappointed in the US but was much better in the UK.

 Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 11 crores ; UK $34,887  Total Earnings: India Rs. 11 crores ; UK $203,296 ; US $91,245
Vivek Agnihotri`s John, Bipasha, Arshad and Boman starrer, `Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal` failed to get impressive collections, though the performance was better at the multiplexes. In the Overseas too `Goal` has done poor to ordinary business.

 Saawariya  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.75 crores ; UK $2,436  Total Earnings: India Rs. 24.50 crores ; UK $630,783 ; US $885,574
 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
Sanjay Leela Bhansali`s Ranbir, Sonam, Salman (special appearance) and Rani starrer, `Saawariya` crashed further. Even in the Overseas, `Saawariya` has had an ordinary run, after a good opening weekend, though the performance is much better, as compared to India.


 Om Shanti Om  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 11 crores ; UK $92,188  Total Earnings: India Rs. 76 crores ; UK $2,584,716 ; US $3,421,520
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Farah Khan  Producer: Red Chillies Entertainment
 Music: Vishal-Shekhar  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar, Vishal Dadlani, and Kumaar
 Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Shreyas Talpade, Deepika Padukone, Arjun Rampal, and Malaika Arora Khan
 Genre: Musical  Recommended Audience: General
Farah Khan`s Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika, Arjun and Shreyas starrer, `Om Shanti Om` is still raking in the moolah, specially during the weekends. In fact, it gave the new releases a good run for their money at many centers. In the Overseas, `Om Shanti Om`, already a blockbuster, continues its record breaking run.

 Jab We Met  Verdict: Hit plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.75 crores ; UK $5,066  Total Earnings: India Rs. 28.30 crores ; UK $864,204
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 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, `Jab We Met` continues its rock-steady run. The movie is also a big success in the UK, especially in view of the costs involved.


 Bhool Bhulaiyaa  Verdict: Superhit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.25 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 53.50 crores ; UK $1,097,797 ; US $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
Priyadarshan`s Akshay, Vidya, Shiney and Rajpal starrer, `Bhool Bhulaiyaa` is ending its run in India, barring Bombay circuit and parts of Central India. The movie is also a good hit in the Overseas


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