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Box Office Report for the Week - 11 Jul 2008
  Finally, ´Mehbooba´ Arrives ; ´Jaane Tu... YJN ´ Succeeds ; ´Love Story 2050´ Disappoints
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 Mehbooba  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 Director: Afzal Khan  Producer: Afzal Khan
 Music: Ismail Darbar  Lyrics: Anand Bakshi
 Starring: Ajay Devgan, Sanjay Dutt, Manisha Koirala
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The coming Friday will finally see the much delayed project, Afzal Khan`s Sanjay Dutt and Ajay Devgan starrer. The film is not expected to achieve much, except at single screens and small centres. The week will once again be dominated by `Jaane Tu.. Ya Jaane Na`.

 Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK$59,843 ; US$214,360  Total Earnings: UK$59,843 ; US$214,360
 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
The much awaited, first major clash of the second half of 2008 between Harry Baweja`s `Love Story 2050` and Aamir Khan`s (production) `Jaane Tu.. Ya Jaane Na` turned out to be by and large in favour of the latter, that is the Imran-Genelia starrer. Released at 70 cinemas of Bombay city and suburbs through PVR Pictures, `Jaane Tu.. Ya Jaane Na`, had an excellent opening. In other circuits, the start was pretty good in multiplexes almost everywhere. Trade predicts that `JT...YJN` will work big time. It will prove class A1, with chances of AA in Bombay and South The film has also done very well in the US.

 Love Story 2050  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: UK$97,354  Total Earnings: UK$97,354
 PB Rating: 4.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Harry Baweja  Producer: Pammi Baweja
 Music: Anu Malik  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
 Starring: Harman Baweja, Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani, Archana Puran Singh
 Genre:  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The Priyanka Chopra and Harman Baweja starrer, `Love Story 2050`, was released at 82 cinemas of Bombay city and suburbs through Big Pictures and had a fair start. In other circuits the opening was alright at some places and dull at others. Collections did pick up during the night show. The picture is not so bright for `LS 2050` and the gloss and richness may not be able to save the film at the box-office, due to lack of a good script and the heavy prices. The film is alright in the UK.

 Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic  Verdict: Awaited
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 16.75 crores ; UK $82,451 ; US$79,524  Total Earnings: India Rs. 16.75 crores ; UK$473,706 ; US$335,874
 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
The collections of Yash Raj`s Kunal Kohli directed `Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic` began to slide from the fourth day onwards. It is now clear that the 20 crore, Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji starrer is all set to be another losing proposition for Yash Raj Films. The film has also been rejected in the Overseas.

 De Taali  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.45 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs.9 crores (approx.)
 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`, is on its way out. The film has failed at the ticket window. The loss though will not be too heavy.

 Mere Baap Pehle Aap  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1.50 crores ; UK$7,796  Total Earnings: India Rs. 23 crores ; UK$500,757
 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
Priyadarshan`s Akshaye-Genelia starrer, `Mere Baap Pehle Aap`, is on its last lap. The Shemaroo venture is now a decent success in India, one which has also impressed in the UK.

 Sarkar Raj  Verdict: Flop (Average in Bombay)
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.75 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 34 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
`Sarkar Ral` is ending its run in India. 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, despite a decent US gross.

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