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Box Office Report for the Week - 2 May 2008
  Unexciting New Releases ; ´Tashan´ Disappoints, Fails To Screen At Multiplexes
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 Anamika  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Anant Mahadevan  Producer: Bhanwar Lal Sharma
 Music: Anu Malik  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Dino Morea, Minissha Lamba, Koena Mitra, Aarti Chhabria, Achint Kaur, Prithvi Zutshi, Gulshan Grover
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Anant Mahadevan`s Dino starrer `Anamika` is not expected to make any impact at the ticket window.

 Pranali  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Hirdesh Kamble  Producer: Nikhil Mathur/Harward Entertainment
 Music: Kailasa (Kailash Kher, Paresh Kamath, & Naresh Kamath)  Lyrics: Anil Pandey
 Starring: Nargis, Upyendra Limaye, Raman Trikha, Sudha Chandran, Vinay Apte, and Hemant Pandey
 Genre: Art-Film  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
`Pranali`, a film based on the `devdasi` tradition will also go the `Anamika` way, though it may find some patronage with the front benchers.

 Mr.Black Mr.White  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Deepak Shivdasani  Producer: Bipin Shah
 Music: Tauseef Akhtar, Jatin-Lalit, Shamir Tandon  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Sunil Shetty, Arshad Warsi, Sandhya Mridul, Upasna Singh, Vrajesh Hirjee, Tania Zaetta, Sharat Saxena, Mahima Mehta
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Deepak Shivdasani`s Sunil Shetty, Arshad Warsi and Sandhya Mridul starrer, `Mr. Black Mr. White`, may be the saving grace of the week with some impact at select theaters.

 Tashan  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK$361,451 ; US $301,226  Total Earnings: UK$361,451 ; US $301,226
 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
Last week`s major release, Yash Raj Films` Vijay Krishna Acharya directed multi-starrer, `Tashan`, featuring Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor, proved to be an anti-climax , because a huge opening was on the cards. The lack of house-full initial for the 35-crore TASHAN and the less-than-ordinary reports have sent shock waves in the industry. The first day in Bombay saw a so-so opening while outside of Bombay the opening was fair at places and below the mark at others. `Tashan` not opening at a lot of multiplexes (especially Bombay) due to Aditya Chopra`s stubborn approach, will further tell on its business prospects. The film also had a weak start in the Overseas.

 U, Me, Aur Hum  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India 6.75 crores ; UK $40,520 ; US $80,011  Total Earnings: India Rs. 19.25 crores; UK $785,430 ; US$1,028,191
 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 `U Me Aur Hum` drops in the second week, after a below par performance in the first. In trade parlance it is referred to as `steady on the lower side`. With `Tashan` unlikely to cut into the business of any film, chances are that the 25-crore `U Me Aur Hum` may turn out to be a recovery venture by the next week. The movie is a good success for its Overseas distributors EROS.

 Krazzy 4  Verdict: Above-average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 5 crores ; UK$9,823 ; US$35,282  Total Earnings: India Rs 21.50 crores ; UK $268,364 ; US $487,215
 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
As may be recalled, `Krazzy 4` scored heavily during the first four days but saw quite a fast drop afterwards. Well, `Krazzy 4` continues to drop badly, the job has already been done. Meanwhile in the Overseas `Krazzy 4` is a reasonable success, due to low procurement prices.

 Shaurya  Verdict: Above-average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.20 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 2.70 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` continues to trickle in the moolah. The Rahul Bose, Kay Kay Menon, Jaaved Jafferi, Minissha Lamba and Deepak Dobriyal starrer now has a creditable status to show from India.

 One Two Three  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.25 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 18 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
Ashwani Dheer`s `One Two Three`, featuring Sunil Shetty, Tusshar Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Upen Patel, Esha Deol, Sameera Reddy, Tanisha Mukherjee and Neetu Chandra, is on its last legs. But just like `Krazzy 4` it is a surprising success for all concerned, both in India and Overseas.

 Race  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.25 crores ; UK  Total Earnings: India Rs. 61.75 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 `Race` has another good and steady week and significant collections to show! The Anil Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu, Katrina Kaif and Sameera Reddy starrer is also a good Overseas hit with impressive grosses to show.

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • ´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!
 • Sunny´s ´MMS´ Scores; ´Bewakoofiyaan´ Disappoints; ´Queen´ Kangana Rocks; Vidya-Farhan´s ´Shaadi´ Succeeds!
 • ´Highway´ Decent ; ´Gunday´ Semi-Hit ; ´Hasee Toh Phasee´ Above Average
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