Bollywood movie Box Office Report ...

Indo-Asian News Service

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New Delhi, (IANS) Director Anurag Basu's latest venture "Gangster - A Love Story" is a surprise winner at the box office this week. Apparently inspired by mobster Abu Salem and his girlfriend Monica Bedi's romantic alliance, the film built up the right amount of pre-release publicity. Produced by Vishesh Films, it is definitely reaping profits now. Shiney Ahuja and Kangana Ranaut have done a good job in the film. The top 10 Hindi movies this week are:

1. "Gangster" - Director: Anurag Basu - In an era of violent films, this one stands out. Newcomer Kangna Ranaut is a pleasant surprise.

2. "Pyare Mohan" - Director: Indra Kumar - The film suffers due to a faulty script, probably because the director was unsure of using physically impaired characters for comedy.

3. "Humko Deewana Kar Gaye" - Director: Raj Kanwar - The film has nothing new to offer and moves at a sluggish pace and lacks depth too. However, Katrina Kaif, who did a fine job in "Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya", has made a mark in this film too.

4. "Darna Zaroori Hai" - Directors: Ram Gopal Varma - Though the film has seven stories, none of them seems to have appealed to the audiences. It is as insipid as "Darna Mana Hai".

5. "36 China Town" - Director: Abbas-Mustan - While it has a glossy look, the film fails as a thriller. Akshaye Khanna is the only saving grace in the film.

6. "Rang De Basanti" - Director: Rakesh Mehra - One of the biggest hits of the year, the film is going strong even after months of its release.

7. "Malamaal Weekly" - Director: Priyadarshan - In spite of the presence of veterans - Om Puri and Paresh Rawal - it fell flat at the box office.

8. "The Mistress Of Spices" - Director: Paul Mayeda Berges - Weak script, loose direction and a poor performance by lead actress Aishwarya Rai has turned it into a box office fiasco.

9. "Shaadi Se Pehle" - Director: Satish Kaushik - Actor-cum-director Satish Kaushik has tickled the funny bones of audiences with his comic acts in several films, but as a director, he has failed to elicit laughter.

10. "Taxi No. 9211" - Director: Milan Luthria - The film was a moderate success at the box office and the audience liked the on-screen chemistry between seasoned actor Nana Patekar and upcoming star John Abraham.

(Source: Bang on Target)

Box Office Results

  1. Mardaani INR 14.5 cr.
  2. Singham Returns INR 128 cr.
  3. Entertainment INR 69 cr.
  4. Kick INR 234 cr.
  5. Pizza INR 4.2 cr.

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