Top 5 Films of this Week

Jun 7, 2011


Film: Ready
Position: 1
Director: Anees Bazmee
Cast: Salman Khan, Asin, Paresh Rawal, Mahesh Manjrekar
Upside: Mass appeal in Salman Khan and music
Downside: Loud comedy, ham performances, silly dialogues, seems too long
Running Week: 1
Trade Comments: The first big release post the cricket season, Ready had the advantage of both – good release timing and Salman's mass-appeal. Expectedly the film opened to huge response collecting as big as Rs 40.5 cr + in its opening weekend. Though this is a record-breaking start for a Hindi film, Ready is second to Dabangg which holds the numero-uno position for the biggest opener for a Bollywood film till date.

Pyaar Ka Punchnama

Film: Pyaar Ka Punchnama
Position: 2
Director: Luv Ranjan
Cast: Divyendu, Kartik, Raayo, Nushrat, Ishita, Sonalli
Upside: Good humour, decent performances
Downside: Slackens in second half
Running Week: 3
Box-Office Verdict: Above average

Haunted 3D

Film: Haunted (3D)

Position: 3
Director: Vikram Bhatt
Cast: Makaakshay Chakravarthy, Tia Bajpai, Arif Zakaria, Achint Kaur
Upside: Good 3D work, some scary moments, time-travel in plot, good music and cinematography
Downside: Clich├ęd horror gimmicks, conventional horror story, wooden performances
Running Week: 5
Box-Office Verdict: Hit

Ragini MMS

Film: Ragini MMS

Position: 4
Director: Pawan Kriplani
Cast: Raj Kumar Yadav, Kainaz Motivala
Upside: Some spooky moments, technically slick, decent performances by lead pair
Downside: Confusing climax
Running Week: 4
Box-Office Verdict: Hit

Stanley Ka Dabba

Film: Stanley Ka Dabba

Position: 5
Director: Amol Gupte
Cast: Amol Gupte, Partho, Divya Dutta
Upside: Sensitively handled children film, good performances by child cast and Amol Gupte, hilarious moments, good climax
Downside: Shallow on story
Running Week: 4
Box-Office Verdict: Above average