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Box Office Report for the Week - 19 Jun 2008
  Young Guns To Clash ; ´MBPA´ Gets A Mixed Response ; 23.85 Crores For ´Sarkar Raj´
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 Haal-E-Dil  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Anil Devgan  Producer: Kumar Mangat
 Music: Vishal Bhardwaj, Anand Raj Anand, Raghav Sachar, Pritam  Lyrics: Sameer, Aditya Dhar, Munna Dhiman, Shabbir Ahmed
 Starring: Adhyan Suman, Nakuul Mehta, Amita Pathak
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: General
It is a sort of competetion between two teenage love stories, Kumar Mangat`s `Haal-E-Dil` and Pahlaj Nihalani`s `Khushboo`. One feels that `Haal-E-Dil` will dominate the newcomers race!

 De Taali  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: E Niwas  Producer: Ravi Walia
 Music: Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani  Lyrics: Vishal Dadlani, Abbas Tyrewala
 Starring: Aftab Shivdasani, Ritesh Deshmukh, Ayesha Takia, Rimi Sen, Satish Shah, Saurabh Shukla
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The Aftab, Ritesh and Ayesha starrer, the comic caper, `De Taali`, has been in the making for two years, but Ritesh`s lucky steak may just surprise!

 Summer 2007  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Suhail Tatari  Producer: Atul Pandey
 Music: Gourov Dasgupta  Lyrics: Ujjayinee Roy, Vobah Singh, Gourav Dasgupta
 Starring: Sikander Kher, Gul Panag, Ashutosh Rana, Sachin Khedekar, Divya Dutta
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The second release (in less than a month) of Anupam and Kiron Kher`s son, Sikandar Kher, `Summer 2007`, turned out to be another disappointment. Though the film deserves tax exemption in Maharashtra, it had a poor start in Bombay and the opening was terribly dull everywhere. The film will fail to generate any heat at the box-office.

 Mere Baap Pehle Aap  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK $199,469 ; US $113,576  Total Earnings: UK $199,469 ; US $113,576
 Director: Priyadarshan  Producer: Raman Maroo
 Music: Vidyasagar, Tauseef Akhtar  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Akshay Khanna, Paresh Rawal, Genelia, Shobhana, Rajpal Yadav, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, Archana Puran Singh
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: General
The makers of `Mere Baap Pehle Aap` have gone in for a big release, especially in Bombay-Thane, with almost 85 prints, but the opening was dull there. By and large the opening was weak almost everywhere. However, the positive thing is that the Om Puri, Akshaye, Paresh and Genelia starrer picked up quite well on Saturday and especially Sunday, and `Mere Baap Pehle Aap` had a satisfactory weekend. Given the reasonable selling prices the film may just about sail through. `Mere Baap Pehle Aap` has faired decently in the Overseas, given the cost and cast.

 Sarkar Raj  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 23.85 crores ; UK $100,191 ; US $168,040  Total Earnings: India Rs. 23.85 crores ; UK $605,289 ; US$833,005
 PB Rating: 6.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Ram Gopal Varma  Producer: Ram Gopal Varma, Praveen Nischol
 Music: Bapi-Tutul  Lyrics: Prashant Pandey, Sandeep Nath
 Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, Govind Namdeo, Victor Banerjee, Rajesh Shringapure
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Adlab, Z Picture Company and K Sera Sera`s Ramgopal Varma directed and much awaited sequel to `Sarkar`, the three Bachchan starrer, `Sarkar Raj`, was one of the most awaited releases of the first half of 2008. The film had a fair first day in Bombay and South but the opening was by and large disappointing at many places. However, the film picked up quite well as the weekend progressed and Sunday saw quite a good turnout at many cinemas. Unfortunately, `Sarkar Raj` has not been appreciated much outside Bombay circuit (barring Hyderabad and Calcutta) and its collections began to drop from Monday onwards, even in Maharashtra. Considering the heavy prices at which it has been sold, the final outcome of `Sarkar Raj` will depend on its performance in the coming weeks. `Sarkar Raj` has crashed heavily (70-72 percent) in the Overseas, during the second weekend

 Aamir  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.25 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 1.25 crores
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Rajkumar Gupta  Producer: Ronnie Screwvala
 Music: Amit Trivedi  Lyrics: Amitabh Varma
 Starring: Rajeev Khandelwal
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
While Rajeev Khandelwal`s big screen debut, `Aamir`, got him huge critical acclaim, the collections did not reflect that. The film has to show some improvement in the second week, to impress commercially.

 Woodstock Villa  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.25 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 2.50 crores
 Director: Hansal Mehta  Producer: White Feather Films
 Music: Anu Malik, Shibani Kashyap, Bappa Lahiri  Lyrics: Virag Mishra, The Aryans, Manoj Muntashir
 Starring: Sikander Kher, Neha Oberoi, Arbaaz Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Sachin Khedekar, Boman Irani, Anupama Varma
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Sikandar Kher`s first release, `Woodstock Villa`, faced a steep decline in its second week, after a very ordinary first one.

 Jannat  Verdict: Super-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 32 crores ; UK $302, 34
 Director: Kunal Deshmukh  Producer: Mukesh Bhatt
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Sayeed Quadri & Neelesh Mishra
 Starring: Emraan Hashmi, Samir Kochhar, and Sonal Chauhan
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Vishesh Films` Kunal Deshmukh directed, Emraan-Sonal starrer, `Jannat`, continued its heavenly run, though now on the lower side. It is the years biggest hit, surprisingly! The film has also done decently in the UK.

 Bhootnath  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs 0.40 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 25.50 crores ; UK$278,083 ; US$375,509
 PB Rating: 6.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Vivek Sharma  Producer: Ravi Chopra
 Music: Vishal-Shekhar  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
 Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Juhi Chawla,Aman Siddiqui, with a special appearance by Shah Rukh Khan
 Genre: Family  Recommended Audience: General
Ravi Chopra`s Amitabh, Juhi, Aman and Shah Rukh (special appearance) starrer, `Bhoothnath`, is ending its run in India, with a reasonably creditable performance. The film has however fared below par in the Overseas.

 Tashan  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: India Rs.31.25 crores ; UK$682,463 ; US$457,380
 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
Yash Raj Films` Vijay Krishna Acharya directed multi-starrer, `Tashan`, ends its run. The Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor starrer has to rely on non-theatrical rights to get into the plus side. `Tashan` has also been rejected in the Overseas,

Previous Weeks Box Office Reports »
 • 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
 • ´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
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