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Box Office Report for the Week - 4 Jul 2008
  ´Jaane Tu...Ya Jaane Na´ To Dominate ´LS 2050´ ; ´Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic´ Is Unimpressive!
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 Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Abbas Tyrewala  Producer: Aamir Khan, Mansoor Khan
 Music: A R Rahman  Lyrics: Abbas Tyrewala
 Starring: Imraan Khan, Genelia Dsouza (Special apperance by Ratna Pathak, Naseerudhin Shah, Arbaaz Khan, Sohail Khan, Arshad Warsi, Paresh Rawal, Manjari Phadnis)
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Both the awaited releases, `Love Story 2050` and `Jaane Tu.. Ya Jaane Na`, feature newcomers, Harman Baweja and Imran Khan, who come from well known Bollywood. Chances are that both the movies are of different genre and there is space for the two of them. However, being much lower budgeted and catering to the youths, `JTYJN` looks a winner in the longer run, though the initial rounds are likely to go to the rather expensive and well mounted LS `2050`!

 Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: UK$259,872 ; US$181,610  Total Earnings: UK$259,872 ; US$181,610
 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
As expected the opening of Yash Raj Films` Saif-Rani starrer `Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic` (in India) turned out to be another disappointment for the premier production house, but more than that for the director and first time producer Kunal Kohli. The film had a below-the-mark (30-40 percent) start in Bombay and was by and large dull almost everywhere. The 20-crore film did manage a decent weekend due to a multiplex pick up on Saturday and Sunday. A bigger setback came from the `normally safe for YRF` Overseas market, more so as `Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic` is a feel good movie, a genre normally patronized in UK and also US.

 De Taali  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 7.50 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 7.50 crores
 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
E. Niwas`s Aftab, Ritesh and Ayesha starrer, `De Taali`, fared the best from the three bunched releases. Thanks to Ritesh Deshmukh and his Bombay circuit popularity, `De Taali` has netted decently in its opening week. We are saying decent because of the shoddy production value and the long delay in the making of `De Taali`! The film will ultimately fail, but the losses will not be so huge now.

 Haal-E-Dil  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.50 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 0.50 crores
 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
Kumar Mangat`s `Haal-E-Dil` did not find many takers and it is obvious that the Anil Devgan directed film turns out to be a disappointment, but definitely not for the debut making stars, especially Amita and Adhyayan, whose efforts have been appreciated.

 Mere Baap Pehle Aap  Verdict: Average to above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 5.50 crores ; UK$21,416  Total Earnings: India Rs. 21.50 crores ; UK$485,018
 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
Though Shemaroo`s Priyadarshan directed `Mere Baap Pehle Aap` fell heavily, the job has already been done!As can be seen, despite the big fall, the second week collections of the Akshay-Genelia starrer are reasonable and more importantly from across India. The film has now achieved the highest total for an Akshaye-Priyadarshan movie. The film has also fared very well in the UK, given its cost to Tip Top.

 Sarkar Raj  Verdict: Flop (Average in Bombay)
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.55 crores ; UK$3,660 ; US$20,564  Total Earnings: India Rs. 32.25 crores ; UK$719,707 ; US$1,009,065
 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
With another big fall in its third week, the fate of `Sarkar Raj` is now clear. It fails to emulate even a portion of the super success that its first edition (`Sarkar`) managed, both critically and commercially! The Amitabh, Abhishek and Aishwarya starrer is a loser at the box-office for most of its distributors, but an average in the Bombay circuit. The Ram Gopal Varma directed film has not been appreciated in the Overseas. EROS International, who bought the Overseas rights from Balaji for 7-8 crores, have not been able to recover their investment, despite a decent US gross.

 Aamir  Verdict: Average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.65 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 2.70 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
UTV Spot Boy`s Rajeev Khandelwal starrer, Aamir`, continues its rock steady run. The moderate success and more importantly across-the-board acclaim for the 2-crore movie has pleased the debutant director Raj Kumar Gupta and also Rajeev `Aamir` Khandelwal!

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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