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Box Office Report for the Week - 26 Jun 2008
  No Buzz For New Releases ; ´Aamir´ Very Steady ; ´Sarkar Raj´ Crashes
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 Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 402 unique users): 5.16
 Director: Kunal Kohli  Producer: Aditya Chopra, Kunal Kohli
 Music: Shankar Ehsaan Loy  Lyrics: Prasoon Joshi
 Starring: Saif Ali Khan,Rani Mukherjee,Rishi Kapoor,Baby Shriya Sharma, Sharat Saxena, Razzak Khan,Mahesh Thakur,Amisha Patel (and introducing Rachit Sidana, Akshat Chopra, Taranna Raja Kapoor)
 Genre: Family  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
This week`s new releases are Yash Raj`s Saif-Rani starrer, `Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic`, Jackie-Arbaaz starrer `Thodi Life Thoda Magic` and `Via Darjeeling`. While `Thodi Life Thoda Magic` has no chances, Kunal Kohli`s `Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic` too has minimal hype associated with it. The third release, `Via Darjeeling`, featuring Vinay Pathak, Kay Kay and Sandhya Mridul may appeal to select multiplexes.

 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
Last Friday saw a not so happy week for Bollywood, as none of the new releases made much of an impact at the ticket window. While Pahlaj Nihalani`s `Khusboo` had a poor opening, Kumar Mangat`s `Haal-E-Dil` fared better with a dull start. The bright lining is that the performance of the newcomers, especially that of Amita and Adhyayan was noticed and appreciated.

 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 best collections (comparatively) came from Rising Star Entertainment`s `De Taali`, but even they are nothing to write home about, despite the presence of stars like Aftab, Ritesh and Ayesha.


 Mere Baap Pehle Aap  Verdict: Below average to average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 15.85 crores ; UK$108,372  Total Earnings: India Rs. 15.85 crores ; UK$410,579 ; 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
After a satisfactory weekend, Priyadarshan`s Akshaye-Genelia starrer, `Mere Baap Pehle Aap`, faced a noticable fall from Monday, but managed afairly decent week. The film though is quite steady in the UK.

 Summer 2007  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.40 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 0.40 crores
 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
Sikander Kher`s second project, `Summer 2007`, turns out to be worse than his first, `Woodstock Villa`. The film is supreme disaster.

 Sarkar Raj  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 6.90 crores ; UK$32,501 ; US$54,620  Total Earnings: India Rs. 30.75 crores ; UK$693,584 ; US$909,771
 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
The Ram Gopal Varma directed `Sarkar Raj`, crashed at many centres in its second week. Distributors of several circuits would lose part of their investment.`Sarkar Raj` though is good in Maharashtra. The Amitabh, Abhishek and Aishwarya starrer is likely to lose in most other circuits barring Bombay. Its Overseas run too shows no improvement, as it crashes once again.

 Aamir  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India 0.80 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 2.05 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
Rajeev Khandelwal`s `Aamir` has done well and is rock steady at select multiplexes. Taking into account its shoestring budget of only 2 crores, it will turn out be a plus venture

 Jannat  Verdict: Super-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.75 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 32.75 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` `Jannat` manages to collect some more profit for its distributors. The film has also done decently in UK, for its cost.

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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