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Box Office Report for the Week - 2 Oct 2008
  “Kidnap“ Leads “Drona But The Battle Continues ; “Welcome To Sajjanpur“ Succeeds!
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 Newbies...  Verdict: New
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
Thursday October the IInd saw the release of Goldie Behl`s Abhishek-Priyanka starrer `Drona` and the Sanjay Gadhvi directed Dutt-Imran starrer, `Kidnap`. Expectedly, `Kidnap` took the early rounds from `Drona` but when reports last came in `Drona` was showing some improvement. The third release of the week, the Nandita Das starrer `Ramchand Pakistani` is aimed at the elite audience in select multiplexes.

 Rafoo Chakkar- Fun On The Run  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
`Rafoo Chakkar-Fun On The Run` had a dull to weak opening that went from bad to worse as the days progressed.

 Hari Puttar - A Comedy Of Terrors  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: -  Total Earnings: -
`Hari Puttar-A Comedy Of Terrors` was actually turned into `Hari Puttar-A Comedy Of Errors` by the audience, who rejected it from the first show itself!

 Welcome To Sajjanpur  Verdict: Above average
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 6.50 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 6.50 crores
 PB Rating: 8.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Shyam Benegal  Producer: UTV Spotboy
 Music: Shantanu Moitra  Lyrics: Swanand Kirkire & Ashok Mishra
 Starring: Shreyas Talpade, Amrita Rao, Ravi Kishan, Ila Arun, Divya Dutta, Yashpal Sharma, Rajeshwari Sachdev, Ravi Jhankal
 Genre: Family  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
The surprisingly good opening of Shayam Benegal`s Shreyas-Amrita starrer `Welcome To Sajjanpur` translated into good collections, especially in the Bombay circuit.

 Saas Bahu Aur Sensex  Verdict: Disaster
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 1 crore  Total Earnings: India Rs. 1 crore
`Saas Bahu Aur Sensex` had pathetic collections to show!

 Hulla  Verdict: Washout
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 0.15 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 0.15 crores
 PB Rating: 6.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Jaideep Varma  Producer: Sunil Doshi
 Music: Indian Ocean  Lyrics:
 Starring: Rajat Kapoor, Sushant Singh, Vrajesh Hirjee, Mandeep Mazumdar, Kartika Rane, Dibyendu Bhattacharya Dinesh Thakkar Nassar Abdulla Shailesh
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Sunil Doshi`s `Hulla` failed (miserably) to do a `Bheja Fry` for him. The film will not be able to cover even the cost of its prints and publicity!

 1920  Verdict: Semi-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.75 crores  Total Earnings: India 8.75 crores
 Director: Vikram Bhatt  Producer: Surendar Sharma, Amita Bishnoi, Bhawanti Gabrani
 Music: Adnan Sami  Lyrics: Sameer
 Starring: Rajneesh Duggal, Adah Sharma
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: General
Vikram Bhatt`s comeback film, 1920, manages to hold on decently and gets to a higher status as compared to last week.

 A Wednesday  Verdict: Hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 7.85 crores
 PB Rating: 9.0 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Neeraj Pandey  Producer: Arjun Rizvi Film Company, UTV Motion Pictures, & A Friday Filmworks
 Music: Sanjoy Chowdhary  Lyrics: Irshad Kamil
 Starring: Naseeruddhin Shah, Anupam Kher, Jimmy Shergill, Aamir Bashir, Deepal Shaw, Gaurav Kapoor, Chetan Pandit
 Genre: Thriller  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Neeraj Pandey`s Naseeruddin Shah and Anupam Kher starrer, `A Wednesday` has very steady collections to show.

 Rock On  Verdict: Super-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs. 2.50 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 25 crores
 PB Rating: 8.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Abhishek Kapoor  Producer: Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani (Excel Films)
 Music: Shankar Ehsaan and Loy  Lyrics: Javed Akhtar
 Starring: Farhan Akhtar, Prachi Desai, Arjun Rampal, Purab Kohli, Luke Kenny, Shahana Goswami,Koel Puri
 Genre: Social  Recommended Audience: Parental Guidance
Abhishek Kapoor`s Arjun Rampal and Farhan Akhtar starrer `Rock On!! is still rocking across India!

 Singh is Kinng  Verdict: Super-hit
 Weekly Earnings: India Rs.0.30 crores  Total Earnings: India Rs. 75.30 crores ; UK£1,341,118 : US $2,159,376
 PB Rating: 7.5 out of 10  Public Rating (by 400 unique users): 5.17
 Director: Anees Bazmee  Producer: Vipul Shah
 Music: Pritam  Lyrics: Mayur Puri
 Starring: Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Neha Dhupia, Javed Jaffrey, Kiron Kher, Ranvir Shorey, Kamal Chopra, Yashpal Sharma, Om Puri, Sonu Sood, Sudhanshu Pandey
 Genre: Comedy  Recommended Audience: General
The Anees Bazmee directed `Sing Is Kinng` enters the 50th day of its run. The Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif and Sonu Sood starrer is a huge success, both in India and Overseas.

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