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Box Office Report for the Week - 17 Jul 2008
  ´Kismat Konnection´ To Dominate ´Contract´ ; ´Jaane Tu.. Ya Jaane Na´ On Course For Bigger Success!
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 Kismat Konnection  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
 PB Rating: 4.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.18
 Director: Aziz Mirza  Producer: TIPS
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Shabbir Ahmed and Sayeed Quadri
 Starring: Shahid Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Juhi Chawla, Om Puri, Vishal Malhotra
 Genre: Romantic  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The coming Friday will see two contrasting releases, Aziz Mirza`s Juhi Chawla, Shahid Kapoor and Vidya Balan starrer `Kismat Konnection` and Ram Gopal Varma`s next underworld saga (with a new terrorism angle), `Contract`. Both the movies have enough space to live and prosper but one feels that `Konnection` will turn out to be the front runner.

 Mehbooba  Verdict: Awaited
 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
Last Friday`s major release was Afzal Khan`s much delayed, Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgan and Manisha Koirala starrer, `Mehbooba`. The film opened to a dull response in Bombay and in almost all other circuits the opening was poor, barring a few small cities. The seems to belong to a different era and will, therefore, fail at the ticket window.

 Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 20.50 crores ; US$162,657  Total Earnings: India Rs. 20.50 crores ; UK$59,843 ; US$440,717 ;
 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
Producer Aamir Khan`s Abbas Tyrewala directed Imran Khan and Genelia D`Souza starrer, `Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na`, is excellent at multiplexes but not on the same scale in single screens of many centres. But that is hardly a dampener! There is no doubt that There is no doubt that `Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na` is proving to be a huge hit all over. It is also good in most Overseas circuits.

 Love Story 2050  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 11 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 11 crores ; 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
Harry Baweja`s `Love Story 2050`, starring Harman Baweja and Priyanka Chopra is lagging way behind, as compared to `Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na`. It is apparent that the film has been rejected, both in India and Overseas.

 Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic  Verdict: Flop
 Weekly Earnings: India 4.75 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs.21.50 crores ; UK$473,706 ; US$335,874
 PB Rating: 7.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 401 unique users): 5.17
 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
Yash Raj`s joint production with director Kunal Kohli, `Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic` has crashed all over in just its second week. The Saif Ali Khan and Rani Mukerji starrer has flopped at the box-office, both in India and Overseas.

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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