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Box Office Report for the Week - 24 Apr 2008
  ´Tashan´ To Open Big ; ´U, Me Aur Hum´ Disappoints ; ´Krazzy 4´ Falls But Scores!
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 Tashan  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 5.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Vijay Krishna Acharya  Producer: Aditya Chopra
 Music: Vishal-Shekar  Lyrics: Piyush Mishra, Anvita Dutt Guptan, Vishal Dhandlani, Kausar Munir
 Starring: Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Anil Kapoor
 Genre: Action  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The coming Friday will see the release of Yash Raj Films` Vijay Krishna Acharya directed `Tashan`. A lot of hopes are pinned on the multi-starrer featuring Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor. Not only are the paying audience but even the exhibitors are waiting for a long running film to hit the screens. There are strong indications that `Tashan` is all set to embark on a start that may well be the biggest of the year

 U, Me, Aur Hum  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 12.50 crores ; UK$166,520 ; US$171,503  Total Earnings: India Rs. 12.50 crores ; UK$685,521 ; US$903,680
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Ajay Devgan  Producer: Devgan Entertainment Software Ltd. (Ajay Devgan)
 Music: Vishal Bharadwaj  Lyrics: Munna Dhiman
 Starring: Ajay Devgan, Kajol, Divya Dutta, Isha Shervani, Sumeet Raghavan, and Karan Khanna
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: Adult
Ajay Devgan`s 25-crore directorial debut venture, `U, Me Aur Hum`, could not find much acceptance among the public. It is somewhat better in the multiplexes of big cities but given its cost, the returns are not enough. In the Overseas, the Ajay-Kajol starrer fell heavily during the second weekend in the US but sustained very well in the UK.

 Krazzy 4  Verdict: Average plus
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 16.50 crores ; UK$48,106 ; US$68,248  Total Earnings: India Rs. 16.50 crores ; UK$238,268 ; US$433,472
 Director: Jaideep Sen  Producer: Rakesh Roshan & Sunaina Roshan
 Music: Rajesh Roshan  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar & Asif Ali Beg
 Starring: Arshad Warsi, Irrfan Khan, Rajpal Yadav, Rajat Kapoor, Suresh Menon, Zakir Hussain, Dia Mirza, Juhi Chawla, and Ashwini Mushran
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
While the learned (?) critics once again gave their wise decision in favour of `U, Me Aur Hum`, dismissing `Krazzy 4`, the actual paying audiences (as always!) showed how much critical acclaim means to them! `Krazzy 4` scored heavily in the first four days but saw quite a fast drop afterwards. Considering its reasonable cost, it should turn out to be a commission earner in a few major circuits, though it is nor faring well in Rajasthan. Though `Krazzy 4` crashed in the US and fell heavily in the UK, it is an above average fare in the Overseas, based on its reasonable costs.

 Shaurya  Verdict: Above avergae
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.45-0.50 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 2.45-2.50 crores
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 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
Samar Khan`s `Shaurya` fell heavily but still managed to get in some more lucre for its makers.

 One Two Three  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.75 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 17.75 crores ; UK$229,209 ; US$274,589
 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
As expected, Ashwani Dheer`s `One Two Three` featuring Sunil Shetty, Tusshar Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Upen Patel, Esha Deol, Sameera Reddy, Tanisha Mukherjee and Neetu Chandra took a huge tumble, though it has already succeeded at the box-office altar. Once again, given its low costs, `One Two Three` is also a decent success in the Overseas

 Race  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2 crores ; UK$15,423 ; US  Total Earnings: India Rs. 60.50 crores ; UK$1,750,917 ; US$1,367,024
 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
Abbas-Mustan`s Anil Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu, Katrina Kaif and Sameera Reddy starrer `Race` manages another week of good returns for its distributors. In the Overseas, `Race`, already a good hit, continues to impress in the UK.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • ´Mardaani´ Impresses ; ´Singham Returns´ Is Super Hit ; ´Entertainment´ Survives ; ´Kick´ Is Blockbuster
 • Salman´s Resounding ´Kick´; ´Humpty Sharma..´ Is A Hit; ´Ek Vilain´ Super Hit!
 • ´Ek Villain´ To Open Well; Good Weekend For ´Humshakals´; ´Holiday´ Hits A Century!
 • ´Heropanti´ To Impress; ´The Xpose´ Is Dull; ´Hawaa Hawaai´ & ´Mastram´ Pull Through ; 100 Crore For ´2 States´
 • Bumper Start For ´2 States´ ; ´Bhoothnath Returns´ Succeeds ; ´Main Tera Hero´ Is A Semi-Hit!
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