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Movies: A drab week of creative bankruptcy

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MUMBAI: *Baar Baar Dekho meets with universally negative response from viewers. A half-baked idea gone totally haywire which makes watching the film tiring. Besides the story, the execution and length, the casting proved to be the last straw. The chemistry between Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif is non-existent. All that the film earned on the social media was puns galore on its title.

The film opened with weak collections on Friday grossing just about Rs 6 crore with no significant improvement on Saturday while, on Sunday, the collections dropped, instead, to put together Rs 18.4crore during the opening weekend. The film may face trying times in the day ahead before it completes its first week run.

*Freaky Ali, a sport-oriented comedy-romance, deals with the sport of golf, a sport alien to layman. The film banking totally on Nawazuddin Siddiqui to play the underdog urchin to excel in an elite sport did not quite manage to draw the crowds, and the sustenance thereafter seemed unlikely.

The film opened with poor collections as expected and remained that way to end its opening weekend with Rs 6.4 crore. The film may end up with cancelled shows in the days to come for want of footfalls.

*Akira adds to the list of rejected woman action-‘hero’ films. The protagonist, Sonakshi Sinha, turning to action after a number of romantic roles went against her image. Also, Anurag Kashyap as the main villain was taking the paying public for granted and added to the problems. The film had a below-average opening weekend, and could not add much over the next four days as it concluded its first week with Rs 24.1 crore.

*Yeh Toh Two Much Ho Gaya, Sunshine Music Tours and Travels and Island City have proved to be disasters.

*A Flying Jatt has managed to hold on to the second week run though the collections are on a lower side. The film added Rs 1.75 crore in its second week to take its two-week total to Rs 35.5 crore.

*MohenjoDaro collections have dropped to below Rs 10 lakh in its fourth week making the film one of the biggest disasters in a long time.

*Rustom collected Rs 2.1 crore in its fourth week to take its four-week total to Rs 123.7 crore.

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