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Box Office Report for the Week - 14 Feb 2008
  ´Jodhaa Akbar´ Set For A Good Start ; ´Sunday´ Continues A Dismal Year!
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 Jodhaa-Akbar  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Ashutosh Gowarikar  Producer: Ronnie Screwala (UTV Motion Pictures) and Ashutosh Gowarikar
 Music: A.R. Rahman  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
 Starring: Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Suhasini Mulay, Raza Murad, Punam Sinha, Rajesh Vivek, Pramod Moutho, and Ila Arun
 Genre: Historic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
This week`s big release is going to be Ashutosh Gowariker Productions Pvt. Ltd. and UTV Motion Pictures` `Jodhaa Akbar` The Hrithik Roshan-Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer is expected to embark on a good start, perhaps the best of the year so far. `Jodhaa Akbar` is likely to have a big release in India, at about 1350 screens, out of which 500 will be digital and 850 physical prints.

 Super Star  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Rohit Jugraj  Producer: Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd
 Music: Shamir Tandon, Abhijit Vaghani  Lyrics: Sabeer Ahmad, Shabbir Ahmed
 Starring: Kunal Khemmu, Tulip Joshi, Aushima Sawhney, Reemma, Sharat Saxena, Darshan Jariwala, Kishorie Shahne, Aman Verma
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: General
Rohit Jugraj`s `Super Star` could not impress even the critics (not to talk of the audience!). The movie looks destined to lose all over.

 Mithya  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Rajat Kapoor  Producer: Arindam Chaudhuri
 Music: Sagar Desai  Lyrics:
 Starring: Naseruddin Shah, Neha Dhupia, Ranvir Shorey, Harsh Chhaya, Saurabh Shukla, Vinay Pathak, Iravati Harshe, Brijendra Kala, Iklaq Khan
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: General
Planman Motion Pictures` `Mithya` disappointed with a dull start, but managed to get good reviews and is getting some benefit of it at select multiplexes. However, overall success is ruled out.

 Rama Rama Kya Hai Drama  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India 1.75 crores  Total Earnings: India 1.75 crores
 Director: Chandrakant Singh  Producer: Surendra Bhatia and Rajan Prakash
 Music: Siddhartth Suhas  Lyrics: Kumaar
 Starring: Neha Dhupia, Rati Agnihotri, Anupam Kher, Rajpal Yadav, Aashish Chaudhary, Amrita Arora, Mona Thiba, Sanjay Mishra, Razzak Khan, Allan Kapoor, Zia Biswas, Riya Biswas
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Oracle Entertainment`s `Rama Rama Kya Hai Dramaaa`, featuring Rati Agnihotri, Anupam Kher, Neha Dhupia, Amrita Arora, Aashish Chaudhary and Rajpal Yadav, managed poor collections. The film is a failure at the ticket window.

 Sunday  Verdict: Failure
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 5.25 crores ; UK $66,925  Total Earnings: India Rs. 18.25 crores ; UK $303,143
 PB Rating: 5.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Rohit Shetty  Producer: Kumar Mangat and Sunil Lulla
 Music: Sandeep Chowta, Daler Mehndi, Raghav Sachar, Shibani Kashyap, Amar Mohile,Suroor  Lyrics: Farhad, Sajid, Kamran Bari, Daler Mehndi, Virag Mishra, Aditya Dhar
 Starring: Ajay Devgan, Arshad Warsi, Ayesha Takia, Irrfan Khan, Anjana Sukhani, Mukesh Tiwari
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: General
Whatever hopes the people associated with `Sunday` had, vanished because the Rohit Shetty directed film crashed by nearly 60 percent in its second week. The Ajay Devgan, Arshad Warsi, Irrfan Khan and Ayesha Takia starrer adds to the list of failures for 2008. The only consolation is that `Saunday` has fared much better than Ajay Devgan`s last release `Halla Bol` in the UK

 Taare Zameen Par  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2 crores ; UK $9,361  Total Earnings: India Rs. 57 crores ; UK $675,177
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 403 unique users): 5.18
 Director: Aamir Khan  Producer: Aamir Khan
 Music: Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and Shailendra Barve (Guest)  Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi and Amole Gupte (Guest)
 Starring: Aamir Khan, Tanay Chheda, Darsheel Safary, and Tisca Chopra
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: General
Bollywood`s last couple of hits, rather blockbuster hits were the Christmas week releases. The first of those, Aamir Khan`s directorial debut venture, `Taare Zameen Par` manages another good performance during its latest outing. The Darsheel, Aamir and Tisca starrer has performed extremely well in the US but has under-performed in the UK.

 Welcome  Verdict: Blockbuster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs 0.50 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 73.75 crores ; UK $1,790,460
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Anees Bazmee  Producer: Firoz A. Nadiadwala
 Music: Sajid Wajid, Anand Raj Anand, Himesh Reshammiya  Lyrics: Shabbir Ahmed, Ibrahim Ashq, Sameer, Anand Raj Anand, Anjaan Sagari
 Starring: Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Mallika Sherawat, Feroz Khan
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: General
Anees Bazmee`s `Welcome` managed to get in some more profits for its distributors. The Feroze Khan, Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif starrer is also a superhit in the Overseas, specially so in the UK.

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