MUMBAI: Vishesh Films’ Woh Lamhe, which released on released on 29 September is about the saga between actress Parveen Babi and film director Mahesh Bhatt. The film stars Shiney Ahuja and Kangana Ranaut, both of whom have put up convincing performances. Being a low budgeted film, the film has managed 45 ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ 55 per cent opening especially in multiplexes.
In Cinemax (Bombay), the film registered Rs 17,650 in three shows against the capacity of Rs 33,060. The box-office collections of single screens are not encouraging. In Minerva, the film collected Rs 23,600 against the capacity of Rs 1,50,000 in three shows (16 per cent) while in Regal, it managed Rs 34,000 against the capacity of Rs 1,80,000 in three shows (19 per cent). In Plaza (Dadar), it registered 35 per cent collections – Rs 24,500 against the capacity of Rs 70, 500 in three shows.
Percept Picture Company’s devotional film Jai Santoshi Maa fails to recreate the box-office magic of 1970s. The film crashed at the box-office with an opening of 15 to 25 per cent. Cinemax in Bombay collected Rs 2,900 in three shows against the capacity of Rs 30,000 plus (10 per cent). The single screen Alankar (in Grant Road) collected Rs 9,000 in three shows against the capacity of Rs 50,900 (17 per cent). Another single screen in Dadar (Bombay) ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Shardar managed around Rs 9,000 from four shows against the capacity of Rs 69,600 (12 per cent).
The animated version of Krishna is just average. Unlike Hanuman, it fails to entertain the children as well as the adults.
Gurdass Mann starrer Waris Shah ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Ishq Daa Waris – the big hyped Punjabi film was released in Punjab. The film will be released in Bombay next week. Director Manoj Punj has done a praiseworthy job in extracting performances from artistes and creating the atmosphere of a periodic film. However, at the box-office it finds inadequate scope.
Dubbed films Aaj Ka Gunda Raaj and Saanp Nein Machaya Dhoom opened too this week. Bhojpuri film Raja Thakur starring Shatrughan Sinha in the title role opened with mass appeal. The film registered 100 per cent opening.
Hollywood film American Blend staring Anupam Kher was also released along with Amol Palekar’s film on bisexuality, Quest.
The multiplexes were the saving grace for Khosla Ka Ghosla in its first week. Bombay registered 62 per cent; viz: Rs 4,360,491 from 24 cinemas. The film collected Rs 979,791 from 13 cinemas (50 per cent) in Ahmedabad; Rs. 1,491,000 from eight cinemas (46 per cent) in Delhi; Rs 476,593 from four cinemas (58 per cent) in Ghaziabad; Rs 103,140 from one cinema (48 per cent) in Lucknow; Rs 305,369 from four cinemas (45 per cent) in Indore; Rs 165,000 lakhs from three cinemas in Jaipur; Rs 300,000 from four cinemas (38 per cent) in Ratlam and Rs 515,500 from two cinemas (63 per cent) in Hyderabad.
Dor has managed to fetch an average of 50 per cent collection in its first week. Bombay collected Rs 3,629,071 from 20 cinemas; Ahmedabad Rs 353,000 from five cinemas (52 per cent); Delhi Rs 1,285,000 from eight cinemas (48 per cent); Ghaziabad Rs 142,690 from three cinemas (51 per cent); Kanpur Rs 55,572 from two cinema (43 per cent) and Hyderabad Rs 175,000 from one cinema (100 per cent).
Zayed Khan starrer Rocky nose-dived at the box-office. The Bombay collections were not disclosed. In Ahmedabad the movie collected Rs 564,705 from 13 cinemas (36 per cent); Jamnagar Rs 83,786 on one print (30 per cent); Delhi registered 24 per cent from 15 cinemas (Rs 1,772,789); Kanpur Rs 260,000 from three cinemas (36 per cent); Lucknow collected Rs 500,000 from three cinemas (45 per cent); Allahabad Rs 39,213 on one print (28 per cent); Agra Rs 135,000 on one print (40 per cent); Nagpur Rs 109,407 from one print (32 per cent); Jaipur Rs 303,000 from three cinemas (36 per cent) and Hyderabad Rs 1,151,210 from 7 cinemas (43 per cent).
The Bombay collections of Pyar Ke Side / Effects in its second week were not disclosed. Ahmedabad collected Rs 850,000 from eight cinemas (60 per cent). Jamnagar Rs 69,707 on 1 print (40 per cent). Delhi Rs 2,956,000 from 13 cinemas (45 per cent). Ghaziabad Rs 366,874 from 4 cinemas (67 per cent). Agra Rs 140,000 lakhs on 1 print (48 per cent). Allahabad Rs 32,563 on 1 print. Lucknow Rs 293,000 from 3 cinemas (45 per cent). Nagpur Rs 66,000 on 1 print (46 per cent). Indore Rs 247,668 from 4 cinemas. Bikaner Rs 54,792 on 1 print (38 per cent). Hyderabad Rs 1,26,262 from 2 prints (48 per cent) and Chennai collected Rs 40,000 in 6 shows (20 per cent).
Lage Raho Munnabhai has been exempted from entertainment tax in Bombay and Maharashtra for a period of six months. In its fourth week the film collected Rs 12,879,706 in Bombay from 42 cinemas (75 per cent). Jamnagar Rs 291,749 from 2 cinemas. Ahmedabad Rs 3,500,000 from 13 cinemas (72 per cent). Delhi Rs 1 crore from 19 cinemas (68 per cent). Ghaziabad Rs 8.50 lakhs from 5 cinemas (80 per cent). Noida Rs 1,721,519 from 2 cinemas (72 per cent). Allahabad Rs 141,000 on 1 print. Kanpur Rs 360,000 from 2 cinemas (63 per cent), Bareilly Rs 102,000 on 1 print (60 per cent). Nagpur Rs 558,380 from 2 prints (72 per cent). Ratlam Rs 737,377 from 4 cinemas. Jaipur Rs 200,000 from 4 cinemas (60 per cent). Bikaner Rs 125,245 on 1 print (70 per cent). Ajmer Rs 319,779 (gross) on 1 print (73 per cent). Hyderabad Rs 1,415,750 from 5 cinemas (90 per cent). Chennai collected Rs 7,200,000 from 3 cinemas in its fourth week.
Shiva in its second week collected Rs 351,600 from 5 cinemas in Bombay. Ahmedabad Rs 861,912 from 8 cinemas. Ghaziabad Rs 19,675 from one cinema. Lucknow Rs 71,859 from one cinema. Agra Rs 157,472 from one print. Bareilly Rs 16,369 from one print. Nagpur Rs 28,569 from one cinema.
Bas Ek Pal collected Rs 138,666 from Ahmedabad in its second week. Delhi Rs 280,806 from 3 cinemas (35 shows). Ghaziabad Rs 37,583 from one cinema.
Naksha ran for three combined weeks in Bombay. Lucknow Rs 77,128. Agra Rs 225,370 from one print. Bareilly Rs 19,704 from one print. Nagpur Rs 50,038 from one cinema. Indore Rs 41,817 from one cinema while the other one was on fixed hire. Ujjain Rs 17,000 from one cinema. Chennai Rs 53,283 from one print.
Dil Diya Hai in its third week collected Rs 174,600 from one print in Agra. Ahmedabad collections were undisclosed, where it was running in one cinema (seven morning shows). First week in Bareilly, the film collected Rs 14,729 from one print. Ujjain Rs 13,500 from one cinema. One print was on fixed hire in Jaipur. The movie ran for three weeks in Hyderabad in one single screen cinema.
Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna in its seventh week collected Rs 138,000 from seven cinemas (62 shows) in Bombay. In Ahmedabad it collected Rs 39,180 from one cinema (7 shows); Delhi Rs 311,914 from four cinemas (49 shows) and Ghaziabad Rs 20,367 from one cinema.
Krrish in its 14th week in Bombay collected Rs 18,950 from one cinema (7 shows). While Fanaa in its 18th week in Bombay collected Rs 7,738 from one print (7 shows).
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge in its 571st week in Bombay collected Rs 30,110 from one cinema in matinee show.