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Bollywood box-office report of the week : 27 august 2009

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The coming Friday will see as many as six releases! The list includes Sohail Khan's KISAAN, Sunil Shetty's DADDY COOL, the comeback venture of director N. Chandra YEH MERA INDIA, the Ashmit Patel starrer TOSS and a rare film that Aamir Khan liked (apart from his own!) QUICK GUN MURUGAN and last but not the least Randeep Hooda's LOVE KHICHDI.

One does not have to be a Nostradamus to predict the outcome, but from the list only KISAAN (due to its earthy emotions), LOVE KHICHDI (due to its wacky theme and treatment) and YEH MERA INDIA (due to identifiable hard hitting contents) have chances of survival, whatever little! It is obvious that if there was a choice the makers would have avoided this crowded schedule!

Last week saw Piyush Jha's SIKANDAR and Great Entertainments' SHADOW. Unfortunately none of the two could achieve much. While SIKANDAR saw a poor to weak start, SHADOW also had a poor start although the publicity blitzkrieg managed some decent numbers at single screens, but it wont mean much in the long run.

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As we had said, Vishal Bhardwaj's Shahid, Priyanka and Amole starrer, KAMINEY, had embarked on a very good start last week, but some fall was noticed in the smaller circuits like C.P. C.I. on Sunday itself. After the flying start in most parts, the collections dropped rather badly on Monday/Tuesday. The film though has yielded excellent shares on the strength of the initial 3/4 days collections. The film collected 3.30 crores from Bombay (4-days), 90 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 34 lakhs from Surat, 3 lakhs from Nandiad, 7 lakhs from Anand, 32 lakhs from Baroda, 3.15 lakhs from Navsari, 5.05 lakhs from Bharuch, 2 lakhs from Himmatnagar, 3 lakhs from Mehsana, 6 lakhs from Vapi, 2.15 lakhs from Palanpur, 3.30 lakhs from Valsad, 23 lakhs from Rajkot, 6 lakhs from Jamnagar, 1.25 lakhs from Surendranagar, 2.75 lakhs from Porbandar, 1.75 lakhs from Bhuj, 4.50 lakhs from Gandhidham, 6 lakhs from Kolhapur, 4 lakhs from Solapur, 1.15 lakhs from Satara, 3.30 lakhs from Sangli, 16.25 lakhs from Nasik, 1.35 lakhs from Malegaon, 2.55 lakhs from Ahmednagar, 17 lakhs from Goa, 4 lakhs from Hubli, 5.75 lakhs from Belgaum, 4 crores from Delhi city, 59 lakhs from Noida, 70.50 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 19.15 lakhs from Kanpur, 46 lakhs from Lucknow, 14 lakhs from Agra, 13.50 lakhs from Varanasi, 5.10 lakhs from Allahabad, 6.50 lakhs each from Dehradun and Moradabad, 1 lakh from Jhansi, 2 lakhs from Mathura, 7 lakhs from Aligarh, 7.50 lakhs from Gorakhpur, 84 lakhs from Gurgaon, 35.25 lakhs from Faridabad, 5.50 lakhs from Zirakpur, 9 lakhs from Jalandhar, 8 lakhs from Ambala, 22 lakhs from Ludhiana, 38.50 lakhs from Chandigarh, 6 lakhs from Karnal, 8 lakhs from Panipat, 7 lakhs each from Rohtak and Jammu, 1.30 crores from Calcutta, 1.75 lakhs from Darjeeling, 12.50 lakhs from Patna, 5 lakhs from Ranchi, 3 lakhs from Dhanbad, 3.15 lakhs from Bhubaneshwar, 10 lakhs from Guwahati, 39 lakhs from Nagpur, 3.50 lakhs from Amravati, 2.15 lakhs from Akola, 14 lakhs from Raipur, 3 lakhs from Dhule, 2 lakhs from Wardha, 3.10 lakhs from Jalgaon, 2.60 lakhs from Chandrapur, 41.50 lakhs from Indore, 16.25 lakhs from Bhopal, 1.50 lakhs from Ujjain, 10 lakhs from Gwalior, 56 lakhs from Jaipur, 12 lakhs from Jodhpur, 4.50 lakhs from Bikaner, 10.15 lakhs from Kota, 94 lakhs from Hyderabad, 2.25 lakhs from Warangal, 17.50 lakhs from Aurangabad, 6 lakhs from Latur, 3.50 lakhs from Nanded, 1.50 crores from Bangalore, 10 lakhs from Mangalore, 3.15 lakhs from Mysore, 2.65 lakhs from Vijaywada, 30 lakhs from Madras, 4 lakhs from Coimbatore, 1.05 lakhs from Pondicherry and 4.50 lakhs from Ernakulam. During the week KAMINEY netted an excellent 27 crores from India. KAMINEY has also done wonderfully in the US grossing $1,072,624 but is so-so in the UK with a gross of $351,491. The film is already an average fare for its worldwide distributors with chances of improving its ratings further.

Meanwhile Rumi Jaffery's Fardeen, Tusshar, Genelia and Prachi starrer, LIFE PARTNER, could not get the returns befitting the fair appreciation. LIFE PARTNER is doing quite well in Gujarat-Saurashtra. The film collected 70 lakhs from Bombay (4-days), 75 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 30 lakhs from Surat, 6.15 lakhs from Anand, 21 lakhs from Baroda, 1.55 lakhs from Navsari, 5 lakhs from Bharuch, 3.50 lakhs from Himmatnagar, 4.50 lakhs from Mehsana, 3 lakhs from Palanpur, 5 lakhs from Vapi, 3.50 lakhs from Valsad, 24 lakhs from Rajkot, 6 lakhs from Jamnagar, 1 lakh each from Dwarka, Surendranagar and Morbi, 1.50 lakhs from Junagarh, 5 lakhs from Gandhidham, 3.50 lakhs from Kolhapur, 2.65 lakhs from Solapur, 2.10 lakhs from Sangli, 6 lakhs from Nasik, 2.10 lakhs from Malegaon, 1.50 lakhs from Ahmedanagar, 9 lakhs from Goa, 2.65 lakhs from Belgaum, 1.20 crores from Delhi city, 12 lakhs from Noida, 24 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 12 lakhs from Kanpur, 16 lakhs from Lucknow, 8 lakhs from Agra, 7 lakhs from Varanasi, 6.50 lakhs from Meerut, 2 lakhs from Moradabad, 2.25 lakhs from Aligarh, 1.75 lakhs from Jhansi, 17 lakhs from Gurgaon, 10.15 lakhs from Faridabad, 2.10 lakhs from Zirakpur, 4 lakhs from Chandigarh, 21 lakhs from Calcutta, 2 lakhs from Guwahati, 14 lakhs from Nagpur, 2.15 lakhs from Amravati, 5 lakhs from Raipur, 6 lakhs from Bhopal, 2 lakhs from Wardha, 18 lakhs from Indore, 4.50 lakhs from Gwalior, 21 lakhs from Jaipur, 3 lakhs from Ajmer, 1.50 lakhs each from Kota and Bikaner, 39 lakhs from Hyderabad, 5.50 lakhs from Bangalore and 2.75 lakhs from Mangalore. During its opening week LIFE PARTNER has netted around 11 crore from India. The film will find it difficult to recover its 33 crore cost. LIFE PARTNER has also been rejected in the Overseas, grossing $76,197 from US and a decent $351,491 from UK.

Ram Gopal Varma's AGYAAT crashed badly in the second week, adding less than 15 lakhs. The film has netted around 5.25 crores in two weeks from India. AGYAAT has failed despite its low costs, though the losses will be minimal, thanks to the South Indian dubbed versions.

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Checking out Satish Kaushik's Ruslaan and Sheena starrer, TEREE SANG, the film is poor at most places but is steady on low collections at some centres and is doing wonderfully in Bihar! TEREE SANG added another 50 lakhs during the second week and has so far netted around 3 crores. The film though will be lucky to recover its costs.

Our last entry of the week is Imtiaz Ali's Rishi, Saif and Deepika starrer, LOVE AAJ KAL, which is dropping quite fast. During the week LOVE AAJ KAL collected 16 lakhs from Bombay, 11.15 lakhs from Ahmedabad, 6.50 lakhs from Rajkot, 2.15 lakhs from Jamnagar, 1.10 lakhs from Nasik, 1.50 lakhs from Goa, 51 lakhs from Delhi city, 7.85 lakhs from Noida, 5 lakhs from Ghaziabad, 6 lakhs from Kanpur, 10 lakhs from Lucknow, 2.50 lakhs from Agra, 1.25 lakhs from Allahabad, 1.55 lakhs from Bareilly, 2.65 lakhs from Gorakhpur, 12 lakhs from Gurgaon, 3.25 lakhs from Faridabad, 1.50 lakhs from Zirakpur, 10 lakhs from Calcutta, 5.35 lakhs from Nagpur, 2 lakhs from Jabalpur, 1.20 lakhs from Amravati, 5.30 lakhs from Raipur, 2.50 lakhs from Indore, 19 lakhs from Jaipur, 2 lakhs from Jodhpur, 12.75 lakhs from Hyderabad, 1.65 lakhs from Aurangabad, 5 lakhs from Bangalore and 1.75 lakhs from Madras.

During its latest outing LOVE AAJ KAL added another 4.5 crores and has netted 64 crores in three weeks from India. The film has excellent collections to show from Overseas, grossing $2,404,655 from US and $1,671,956 from UK. LOVE AAJ KAL is now a hit plus for its worldwide distributor, EROS International, despite its high costs.

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