Box Office: Baar Baar Dekho, Freaky Ali flop

Baar Baar Dekho, a film about time travel, flops badly as the Sunday collections declined instead of showing at least a symbolic improvement over the first two opening days.

Freaky Ali, a mishmash of sports, romance and the underdog plot, finds few takers and flops.

Trade analyst Vinod Mirani gives us the weekly box office verdict.

Baar Baar Dekho

Cast: Katrina Kaif, Sidharth Malhotra.

Director: Nitya Mehra.

What works: Good looking film, novel way to show a romance.

What doesn’t: Poor performances, second half drags.

Number of weeks: New.

BO verdict: Flop.

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Freaky Ali

Cast:  Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Arbaaz Khan, Amy Jackson, Seema Biswas, Nikitin Dheer.

Director: Sohail Khan.

What works: Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

What doesn’t: Daft writing.

Number of weeks: New.

BO verdict: Flop.

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Sonakshi Sinha in Akira

Cast: Sonakshi Sinha, Konkona Sen Sharma, Anurag Kashyap.

Director: AR Murugadoss.

What works: Sonakshi Sinha and Anurag Kashyap.

What doesn’t: Bland, dated film.

Number of weeks: 1.

BO verdict: Flop.

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Island City

Cast: Vinay Pathak, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Amruta Subhash, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Uttara Baokar, Ashwin Mushran.

Director: Ruchika Oberoi.

What works: Complex, engaging film, laced with humour and satire.

What doesn’t: Lack of A-listers will restrict its viewership.

Number of weeks: 1.

BO verdict: Flop.

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A Flying Jatt

Jacqueline Fernandez and Tiger Shroff

Cast: Tiger Shroff, Jacqueline Fernandez and Nathan Jones.

Director: Remo D’Souza.

What works: A superhero film that children will enjoy.

What doesn’t: Loud performances, poor climax.

Number of weeks: 2.

BO verdict: Below average.

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Happy Bhag Jayegi

Cast: Abhay Deol, Diana Penty, Ali Fazal, Jimmy Shergill.

Director: Mudassar Aziz.

What works: Great performances from the cast.

What doesn’t: The protagonist is sloppy, who’s neither convincing in her mischief nor original in her exploits.

Number of weeks: 3.

BO verdict: Above average.

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Cast: Brett Lee, Tannishtha Chatterjee.

Director: Anupam Sharma.

What works: Light feel-good rom-com.

What doesn’t: The story is as old as the hills!

Number of weeks: 3.

BO verdict: Flop.

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Akshay Kumar and Ileana D'Cruz

Cast: Akshay Kumar, Ileana D’Cruz and Esha Gupta.

Director: Tinu Suresh Desai.

What works: Akshay Kumar.

What doesn’t: Tacky production values, poor supporting cast.

Number of weeks: 4.

BO verdict: Hit.

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Mohenjo Daro

Hrithik Roshan and Pooja Hegde

Cast: Hrithik Roshan, Pooja Hegde, Kabir Bedi, Suhasini Mulay and Arunoday Singh

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker.

What works: Hrithik Roshan is earnest in his performance.

What doesn’t: Hackneyed plot, weak script, Pooja Hegde.

Number of weeks: 4.

BO verdict: Flop.