By Hindustan Times
Mumbai, Oct. 16 -- Last weekend was the most unsuccessful one for Bollywood this year. All three releases - Aiyyaa, Bhoot Returns and Makkhi - were duds at the box-office. And none are expected to sustain business through the week.
Trade analyst Komal Nahta says, "Both Aiyyaa and Bhoot Returns are really bad movies. And on Monday they hit rock bottom. As for Makkhi, though the film received appreciation, the absence of a well-known star in it meant that the film couldn't connect with the audience. Though the actor is famous in the Telugu film industry, people here don't know him. Also, the movie title created some confusion. It has been a weekend with horrendous collections."
Film exhibitor and distributor Akshaye Rathi agrees. "Bhoot Returns is the one film that delivered what was expected of it: a disastrous performance. It's about time (director) Ram Gopal Varma realises that he needs to make films to entertain t