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Box Office Report for the Week - 4 Apr 2008
  ´Shaurya´ set To Impress ; ´One Two Three´ Surprises ; ´Race´ Falls After A Big Weekend!
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 Shaurya  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Samar Khan  Producer: Harish Darani
 Music: Adnan Sami  Lyrics:
 Starring: Kay Kay Menon, Rahul Bose, Jaaved Jaaferi, Minissha Lambda, and Deepak Dobriyal
 Genre: Drama  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The clear front runner of this week may well be Samar Khan`s `Shaurya`. In fact, it is likely to be a straight contest between Naseeruddin Shah`s `Khuda Kay Liye` and the Rahul Bose, Kay Kay Menon, Jaaved Jafferi, Minissha Lamba, Deepak Dobriyal starrer `Shaurya`.

 Bhram  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Pawan Kaul  Producer: Nari Hira (Magna Films)
 Music: Siddharth-Suhas and Pritam  Lyrics: Irshad Kamil and Kumaar
 Starring: Milind Soman, Dino Morea, Simone Singh, Chetan Hansraj, Sheetal Menon
 Genre: Suspense  Recommended Audience: Adult
Unfortunately `Bhram` is all set to sink at the ticket window without a trace.

 One Two Three  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK $76,473 ; US $246,724  Total Earnings: UK $76,473 ; US $246,724
 Director: Ashwani Dheer  Producer: Kumar Mangat, Sunil Lulla
 Music: Raghav Sachar  Lyrics: Aditya Dhar, Munna Dhiman
 Starring: Suniel Shetty, Upen Patel, Esha Deol, Sameera Reddy, Tusshar Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Tanishaa
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Last week`s Ashwani Dhir directed comedy flick, `One Two Three`, featuring Sunil Shetty, Tusshar Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Upen Patel, Esha Deol, Sameera Reddy, Tanisha Mukherjee and Neetu Chandra, was off to a mixed response. While Bombay saw a fair start, the opening was fairly nice in U.P. and Rajsthan, but not up to the mark in C.I. and C.P. Berar. But as we had said in our last column, its reasonable price and quite a steady weekend may just about take the film to safety or even into the profit zone. However, the biggest surprise is the performance of `One Two Three` in the Overseas, considering its face value, star cast and price.

 Race  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India 35.60 crores ; UK $243,192 ; US $241,938  Total Earnings: India 35.60 crores ; UK $1,370,718 ; US $1,184,265
 PB Rating: 4.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Abbas-Mustan  Producer: Kumar Taurani, Ramesh Taurani (Tips Films)
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Anil Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Katrina Kaif, and Sameera Reddy
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Tips Films` Abbas-Mustan`s directed Anil Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu, Katrina Kaif and Sameera Reddy starrer `Race` yielded excellent shares in India and abroad during the first week. One must mention here that the film did see a noticeable fall on Monday and it got pronounced on Tuesday. Given the fact that UTV have procured the global rights of `Race` at a very heavy price, the film will have to sustain for a while before it can be declared a success. In the Overseas, `Race` crashes rather heavily during the second weekend.

 Black and White  Verdict: Below average
 Weekly Earnings: India 0.40 cr  Total Earnings: India 5.90 cr ; UK $ 100,000
 PB Rating: 4.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Subhash Ghai  Producer: Subhash Ghai
 Music: Sukhwinder Singh  Lyrics: Ibrahim Ashq
 Starring: Anil Kapoor, Anurag Sinha, Shefali Chhaya, Aditi Sharma, Habib Tanvir, Akash Khurana
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: General
Subhash Ghai`s Anil Kapoor, Shefali Shah and Anurag Sinha starrer, `Black & White` can at best be classified as a below average fare. The film has be rejected in the UK.

 Jodhaa-Akbar  Verdict: Hit plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.25 crores ; UK $4,088  Total Earnings: India 60.25 crores ; UK $2,003,157 ; US $3,422,704
 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
The Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer, `Jodhaa-Akbar`, manages to hold on despite the `Race` onslaught. The Ashutosh Gowariker directed UTV venture is already a blockbuster in the Overseas.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • Sunny´s ´MMS´ Scores; ´Bewakoofiyaan´ Disappoints; ´Queen´ Kangana Rocks; Vidya-Farhan´s ´Shaadi´ Succeeds!
 • ´Highway´ Decent ; ´Gunday´ Semi-Hit ; ´Hasee Toh Phasee´ Above Average
 • ´Yaariyan´ Is 2014´s First Success ; ´Dedh Ishqiya´ Consolidates ; ´Dhoom 3´ Is Bollywood´s Biggest!
 • ´Dhoom 3´ On A Record Breaking Run ; ´R...Rajkumar´ Succeeds´ ; ´Ram-Leela´ Is Super hit
 • SLB´s ´Ram-Leela´ Impresses ; Hrithik Roshan´s ´Krrish 3´ Is A Blockbuster!
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