Bollywood Movies in 2006
Bollywood churns out hundreds of films every single year and every year there are a number of flops and hits. Here is a list of bollywood films that released for the year 2006, along with their reviews.
‘36 China Town’
The film was produced by Subhash Ghai and directed by Abbas-Mustan, it starred Shahid Kapur, Kareena Kapoor, Akshaye Khanna, debutant Upen Patel, Tanushree Dutta, Paresh Rawal, Johny Lever, Isha Koppikar etc. 36 China Town was a suspense thriller, the film received average to above average ratings from media critics. At the box-office the film had a fairly decent response.
‘Aap Ki Khatir’
The film has been produced by Ganesh and Ratan Jain and directed by Dharmesh Darshan. It belongs to the genre of romance/drama and the music of the film has been composed by Himesh Reshammiya. The film stars Priyanka Chopra, Akshaye Khanna, Dino Morea, Suniel Shetty, Amisha Patel, Anupam Kher and Lilette Dubey. Although the film has some A-list actors, the film received below average ratings from media critics and at the box-office too the response was quite poor.
Ahista Ahista has been produced by Anjum Rizvi and directed by Shivam Nair. The film stars Abhay Deol, Soha Ali Khan etc and belongs to the romantic genre. Imtiaz Ali has written the story and the music has been composed by Himesh Reshammiya. The film received average to above average ratings from critics but its lack of big stars and simplicity of content lead to a poor response at the box-office.
Aksar has been directed by Anant Mahadevan and stars Emraan Hashmi, Udita Goswami, Dino Morea, Tara Sharma etc. The film belongs to the romantic/suspense genre and had good chart topping music by Himesh Reshammiya. The film has loads of skin show as its USP and received low to just about average points from critics. At the box-office too the film had a poor response.
Alag was produced by famous bollywood photographer Subi Samuel and directed by Ashu Trikha. Its content explores the plight and acceptance of some one different from the rest of society and the story has been written by Tagore Almeda. The film stars Akshay Kapoor and Dia Mirza and though the film had a different and unique concept it received poor ratings from critics. Even at the box-office the film was unable to leave a mark.
The film has been produced under the Pritish Nandy Communications banner and directed by Vikram Bhatt. The story is supposedly partly autobiographical and is said to be based on Vikram and former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen’s romantic affair. The film stars Esha Deol, Aftab Shivdasani and Amisha Patel in lead roles and it is based on relationships, a marriage and an extra marital affair. The film is realistic but was mainly targeted at select multiplex audiences. It received above average ratings from critics, but unfortunately at the box-office due to it selective concept and dark portrayal of negative emotions it barely had a mediocre response.
‘Anthony Kaun Hai’
The film has been produced by Nikhil Panchamiya and directed by Raj Kaushal. The film belongs to the suspense/thriller genre and stars Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Minissha Lamba and Anousha Dandekar. The film mainly catered to a niche audience with its different concept and execution style which saw Arshad Warsi narrating his entire life story and identity to Sanjay Dutt. Nonetheless the film received an average response from critics and at the box-office to it had a decent going.
‘Apna Sapna Money Money’
The film a comic caper has been produced under Subhash Ghai’s Mukta Arts and directed by Sangeeth Sivan. The film has been written by Sivan and the music has been composed by Pritam. It stars Ritesh Deshmukh, Shreyas Talpade, Jackie Shroff, Anupam Kher, Chunkey Pandey, Rajpal Yadav, Suniel Shetty, Celina Jaitley, Koena Mitra and Riya Sen. The film mainly depicts a lot of adult comedy which is being widely accepted by many sections of audiences. The film was a time-pass comedy film and although it did not have any rational or logical plot, its light funny moments appealed to the audiences. Though the film may not have been given high ratings from critics, at the box-office the film did quite well.
The film has been produced by Poonam Khubani and directed by Abhishek Kapoor. It belongs to the action genre and deals with boxing as a sport and the life of a person whose main aim is to become a champion boxer. The film stars Sohail Khan and Sneha Ullal and the music has been composed by Anand Raj Anand. The film had several setbacks, firstly the release of the film was constantly postponed due to distributor problems, there was a lack of publicity and hype and there was also a legal hassle pertaining to the film. Apart from that even the film and its content were not gripping, hence the film was given poor ratings by critics and even received extremely poor response at the box-office.
Baabul belongs to the genre of family drama and deals with a socially relevant topic widow remarriage. The film has been produced by B.R Films and has been directed by Ravi Chopra. The film stars big actors like Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Rani, Salman Khan, John Abraham and Om Puri. The film was a bit slow and dealt with conservative values, hence many media critics simply gave it just an average rating and at the box-office the film too received an average response.
The film is a love story which tries to merge commercial and art cinema together. The film has a mystic spiritual angle to it and has been directed by Pankaj Parashar, it stars Urmila Matondkar, Ashmit Patel, Naseeruddin Shah, Raj Babbar, Dimple Kapadia etc. Unfortunately the content of the film caters to a niche intellectual segment of movie goers and the film lacks the typical bollywood masala, hence it did not receive mass appreciation. Critically the film got good reviews but at the box-office the film got a poor response.
‘Bas Ek Pal’
Bas Ek Pal once again caters more to an urban audience, its theme deals with urban centric relationships and it also leans more towards an art film. The film has been produced by Manohar Kanungo and directed by Onir. It is a medium budget film that stars Urmila Matondkar, Sanjay Suri, Jimmy Shergill, Juhi Chawala etc. The urban centric theme was not appealing to the masses; even critics panned the film as below average. At the box-office the film received a poor response.
Being Cyrus can be termed as a Hinglish or English film that caters to only a niche set of audiences. Being Cyrus has been produced under the banner of Times Infotainment Media Limited and it has been directed by Homi Adajania. Being Cyrus again deal with the relationships within a Parsi family, but it also has a suspense angle to it. The film stars Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Naseeruddin Shah, Boman Irani, Simone Singh etc. The film received a lot of praise from media critics for its insightful subject and content matter as well as its international style. However the film deals with various abstract matters and is more for the thinking audiences, hence at the box-office it did not have a phenomenal box-office success, but it did just an average performance.
The film belongs to the comedy genre with an added twist of a mystery. The film has been directed and written by Priyadarshan and Neeraj Vora. It is the remake of a Tamil film and is a typical mindless, illogical madcap comedy with plenty of stars, sub tracks and loads of chaos and confusion. The film stars Akshay Kumar, Govinda, Lara Dutta, Paresh Rawal etc. It is a comedy film that has the typical bollywood fare of romance, laughter, song and dance hence the film was appreciated by audiences. Though the critics gave the film just an average response, at the box-office the film received a fairly good response.
Bhoot Unkle is a kiddie’s flick and belongs to the horror/adventurous genre. It has a bit of animation too. The film has been produced by Aneesh Arjun and directed by Mukesh Sehgul. The movie tries to appeal to kids by incorporating ghosts, magic and animation, but with so many technically advanced films to entertain kids, this one did not manage to make a mark both critically and even at the box-office.
Chingaari is a film that deals with women’s issues and depicts the life of a prostitute in a village. The film has been directed by Kalpana Lajmi and stars Sushmita Sen, Anuj Sawhney, Mithun Chakraborthy. It deals with a serious woman centric issue and thus immediately tends to isolate male audiences. The film has received below average to average reviews from critics but at the box-office the response for the film was lacking.
‘Chup Chup Ke’
The film is a comedy film that tries to intertwine emotional drama too. It has been produced by Ronnie Screwvala and directed by Priyadarshan. The film stars Shahid Kapur, Kareena Kapoor, Suniel Shetty, Sushma Reddy, Om Puri, Rajpal Yadav, Paresh Rawal etc. It’s a time-pass comic caper that appeals to the masses as it has a balanced dose of everything. The critics gave the film an above average rating and even the box-office saw a healthy response.
Corporate is a social drama that caters to a niche audience, mainly an urban audience. The film has been directed by Madhur Bhandarkar and stars Bipasha Basu, Kay Kay Menon, Rajat Kapoor, Raj Babbar etc. This expose on the corporate world is a medium budget film and received good reviews from critics and at the box-office too it managed to have a fare response.
‘Darna Zaroori Hai’
Darna Zaroori Hai has been produced under Ramgopal Varma’s banner and depicts the horror genre. The film is a collection of seven different short horror stories that has been directed by a different director and has different characters. The style of story telling by using short stories is unique but has not yet caught on in Indian Cinema. Moreover the horror genre was not exploited well hence the film received only average ratings from media critics. At the box-office too the film received a cold response.
Dhoom 2 is a sequel to Dhoom and one of the biggest and most awaited films of the year. The film has been produced by Yash Raj Films and directed by Sanjay Gadhavi, it belongs to the action/adventure genre of films. The film stars Hrithik Roshan, Aishwarya Rai, Bipasha Basu, Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra. The film looks awesome visually, cinematically; the styling of the stars is amazing, lots of chemistry between lead pairs. The modern approach of technique and style which is extremely high makes the film highly appealing. The film is extremely well balanced with a decent script, loads of action, adventure, song, dance and visual appeal. The film was appreciated by media critics for its fresh and appealing new technique. At the box-office too the film did exceptionally well.
‘Dil Diya Hai’
Dil Diya Hai belongs to the romantic/action genre of films; it has been produced by Bala Patel and directed by Aditya Dutt. The film stars Emraan Hashmi, Geeta Basra and Mithun Chakraborthy and the music has been composed by Himesh Reshammiya. The film has a love story at its crux and involves several twists and turns. The film takes on a bold theme, but this is not enough to sustain the audiences’ attention. The film has been given below average to average ratings and at the box-office too it did not have a strong response.
Don is the remake of an old classic film with new techniques and special effects incorporated into the film. The story line has been altered a bit here and there but the basic premise is the same. This one too was a keenly awaited film as it would see Shahrukh Khan take on Amitabh’s mantle. The film is an action adventure film and has been produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and directed by Farhan Akhtar. The film is visually appealing with loads of style and special effects. The film was appealing to audiences as it had good action and drama which kept the viewer entertained. The film was naturally compared with the original, but it was still given good ratings. At the box-office too the response was quite good.
Dor is a film that tries to merge realistic cinema with commercial cinema and depicts a social genre of films. The film has been directed by Nagesh Kukunoor and stars Ayesha Takia, Gul Panag and Shreyas Talpade. The film basically revolves around the lives of two women which are intertwined together by fate. The film caters mainly to a niche segment, the thinking audiences and also its protagonists are primarily women. The film received extremely good critical appreciation but at the box-office the film had only an average response.
Fanaa is yet another highly anticipated film of the year. It belongs to the romantic/thriller genre of films and has been produced by Yash Raj Films and directed by Kunal Kohli. The film stars Aamir Khan, Kajol Devgan, Rishi Kapoor, Kiron Kher etc; it depicts a love story intertwined against the background of terrorism. The film was critically appreciated for its noteworthy script, a well executed screenplay and good performances. The film got good ratings and even at the box-office the film did well.
Fight Club belongs to the action/adventure genre of films and depicts the lives of four friends and their novel idea of having a fight club. The film has been directed by Vikram Chopra and stars Suniel Shetty, Sohail Khan, Zayed Khan, Dino Morea, Ritesh Deshmukh, Aashish Chowdhry, Ashmit Patel, Amrita Arora, Diya Mirza. Though the film had an extremely different theme with the usual song and dance, the different theme didn’t go down well with audiences. The film received just average ratings from critics and at the box-office too the film did not manage to make much of a mark.
Gangster is mainly a love story along with high doses of drama. The story has been written by Mahesh Bhatt, the film has been produced by the Bhatt camp and it has been directed by Anurag Basu. The film stars Kangana Ranaut, Shiney Ahuja and Emraan Hashmi. It deals with a love story that has interesting twists and turns and a different climax. The film received good critical appreciation for the story, screenplay and performances. At the box-office too the film did relatively well.
Golmaal belongs to the comedy genre of films and is a madcap comedy about four naughty guys. The film has been directed by Rohit Shetty and stars Ajay Devgan, Arshad Warsi, Sharman Joshi, Tushaar Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Rimmi Sen etc. The film has been executed well, it has plenty of funny moments that keeps the audiences entertained right through, the characters and their antics are endearing and really funny, the dialogues are witty and humourous. The film manages to entertain the viewers and keep them in splits. The film received good critical appreciation and at the box-office too the film has done quite well.
Holiday is the remake of a Hollywood film and has been written and directed by Pooja Bhatt. The films belongs to the romantic genre and stars Dino Morea, Onjolee Nair, Nauheed Cyrusi, Kashmira Shah, Gulshan Grover etc. The film revolves around a simple girl and her simple love story, some modern salsa and other forms of dancing are incorporated. Unfortunately the simplicity of the story and neither the dancers have managed to capture the audience’s attention. The critics have given the film a below average rating and even at the box-office the response was quite poor.
‘Humko Deewana Kar Gaye’
The film belongs to the love story genre and has been written and directed by Raj Kaushal. It stars Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Anil Kapoor, Bipasha Basu etc. The film revolves around a couple and how they find love in each others arms finally. However the script and even the screenplay were lacking and hence the film was not quite appreciated. The critics gave the film average review and it was just about average at the box-office too.
‘Humko Tumse Pyar Hai’
The film belongs to the traditional love story genre and has been partly directed by Bunty Soorma and then later by Vikram Bhatt. It revolves around a love triangle and stars Amisha Patel, Arjun Rampal and Bobby Deol. However the film’s script is too traditional and does not really explore anything novel, the screenplay is average. Unfortunately its monotonous theme and script was the reason why the film was given below average ratings from critics. At the box-office too the film was below average.
‘I see You’
The film has been produced by Arjun Rampal and directed by Vivek Agrawal. The film belongs to the romantic genre with an element of fantasy incorporated. It stars Arjun Rampal, Chunkey Pandey, Boman Irani and Vipasha. It revolves around a young woman who can only be seen by one person and how her story unfolds. It tries to explore a novel concept and has a very different theme. But this different theme and the average screenplay too has not been accepted by audiences. The film has received average ratings and at the box-office it has done just about average.
‘Jaane Hoga Kya’
The film has been in the making for several years and deals with a novel issue, human cloning. The film has been directed by Ankush and Glenn and stars Aftab Shivdasani, Bipasha Basu, Preeti Jhangiani, Rahul Dev etc. In spite of the novel theme the script and screenplay have not been handled adeptly, the lack of publicity too made the film receive extremely poor ratings and at the box-office too the response was very poor.
Jaanemann was highly publicized and is a triangular love story. Different story telling techniques like the musical story telling style has been used; the settings are extravagant and lavish. The film has been directed by Shirish Kunder and produced by Sajid Nadiadwala. It stars Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Preity Zinta. More emphasis has been given to the technique and style of the film than the script of the film. The film has received above average ratings from critics and at the box-office too the film was above average.
Jigyaasa tries to explore the workings of the film industry and attempts an expose style genre. Jigyaasa is a film where a young middle class girl will do anything to make it in the film industry and how she is used and abused by one and all. Unfortunately the film’s look, style is very poor and often looks sleazy in its portrayal. Though the subject matter is interesting, the script and screenplay are extremely poor. It has been directed by Faisal Saif and stars Hrishita Bhatt. The film has received deplorable ratings and at the box-office too its fate was the same.
‘Kabhie Alvida Na Kehna’
The film has been produced under Dharma Production and has been directed by Karan Johar. The film deals with the institution of marriage, extramarital affairs and relationships. The sets, costumes and cinematography are splendid but this time even the subject matter is worthwhile. It is again a highly anticipated film and stars Shahrukh, Rani, Abhishek, Preity, Amitabh etc. The diverse emotions, the characters, the controversial theme, the music, the opulence everything is quite appealing to the audiences. Its mature theme has made critics give it an exceptionally good rating and at the box-office too the film fared extremely well.
Kabul Express is a film that tries to merge realistic documentary cinema with commercial, it explores the social/adventure genre. The film has been produced by Yash Raj Films and has been directed by Kabir Khan. The film deals with relationships between people of different nationalities and religions; it explores a socio-political theme of people in Afghanistan. Even the story telling technique is unique and novel. The film stars John Abraham, Arshad Warsi, Salman Shahid, Hanif Humghum etc. However once again the film caters to a niche audience, the film has received good critical reviews but at the box-office it has had an average response.
‘Khosla Ka Ghosla’
Khosla Ka Ghosla belongs to the comic/social genre of films. The film has been produced by Ronnie Screwvala and directed by Dibakar Banerjee. The film deals with middle class families, identifiable characters and comic situations. The entire film has a witty undertone, the script of the film is excellent and even the screenplay is credible. The film stars Anupam Kher, Boman Irani, Parvin Dabbas, Tara Sharma, Ranvir Shorey etc. The film received very good critical reviews but it is again a niche film targeted mainly at multiplex audiences and so it had an average box-office response.
Krrish is the sequel to Koi Mil Gaya and it deals with an Indian superhero. The film has been directed by Rakesh Roshan and stars Hrithik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra and Rekha. Krrish highlights a new genre of science fiction and superheroes which was accepted very well. The script also has a balanced dose of romance, drama, action and amazing special effects. The film has received amazing ratings from critics and at the box-office too the film was a super hit.
‘Lage Raho Munnabhai’
Lage Raho Munnabhai is one of 2006’s biggest releases and the film has received widespread appreciation. The film is a sequel and belongs to the comic/romantic genre. It deals with a revival of ‘Gandhigiri’ and endorses the practices of non-violence and truth adopted by social reformer Gandhi. The film does not preach, but shows how one can apply these circumstances in each and every aspect of their lives. It depicts this in an extremely witty and humourous manner. The film has been produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra and directed by Rajkumar Hirani. The star cast includes Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi, Vidya Balan, Boman Irani etc. The approach and technique, the script, screenplay, the comic timing and even the chemistry between all the characters has lead to critics giving the film brilliant ratings. At the box-office the film has received a phenomenal response.
The film belongs to the comedy genre of films and has loads of madcap situations, funny characters, chaos and confusion and laughter. The film has been directed by Priyadarshan and stars Paresh Rawal, Om Puri, Ritesh Deshmukh, Reema Sen, Rajpal Yadav etc. The film is a time pass comic caper with ample of laughter and drama. The film received above average reviews and at the box-office the film had an average run.
‘Mere Jeevan Saathi’
The film was stalled for many years and deals with a triangular love story with two women who love the same man. But this one is different with many twists and a different climax too. However the look and style of the film seems dated and the screenplay does not gel with modern times. Unfortunately the film has been released too late and has lost all of its charm. The film received poor ratings and at the box-office too it suffered a similar fate.
The film deals with a bold theme of wife swapping but in a witty manner. The film deals with marriage and relationships within this institution. The film has been directed by Rajat Kapoor and stars Konkana Sen Sharma, Ranvir Shorey, Rajat Kapoor, Koel Puri etc. The film has an interesting and different concept and humour and wit is used right through, but it is a bold and daring topic which is for a niche set of audiences. The film critics have given the film an above average rating but at the box-office the film had an average run.
Naksha is an action/adventure film and deals with mythological aspects too. The film has been directed by Sachin Bajaj and stars Sunny Deol, Vivek Oberoi, Sameera Reddy, Jackie Shroff etc. The action, stunts and adventure aspect is entertaining, there is a bit of humour and even romance, song and dance. The script has loopholes but the screenplay is entertaining. The film has been given average reviews but at the box-office it has barely had average results.
Omkara is based o Shakespeare’s Othello and has been adapted to the Indian audiences tastes. The film has been set in the interiors; it has been produced by Kumar Mangat and directed by Vishal Bharadwaj. It deals with a tragic love story and a lot of emotions like jealousy, betrayal and revenge. The film stars Ajay Devgan, Saif Ali Khan, Vivek Oberoi, Kareena Kapoor, Bipasha Basu etc. Vishal has adapted the play well to Indian audiences’ tastes, but it consists of a lot of dark and negative feelings. The film has been given good ratings by critics due to the mature script and screenplay adapted well, but at the box-office it has had an average run.
‘Phir Hera Pheri’
Phir Hera Pheri is a comic sequel that has loads of laughter, comic characters, funny situations and witty dialogues. The film has been directed by Neeraj Vora and stars Paresh Rawal, Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, Rimmi Sen and Bipasha Basu. The film is entertaining and keeps the audiences in splits, the chemistry between the male leads is great and that comes across in their interaction. It will appeal to the masses. The film has received good reviews from critics and at the box-office too the film has done quite well.
‘Pyaar Ke Side Effects’
The film deals with the relationship between a modern urban couple. It incorporates humour and wit. The film has been directed by Saket Chaudhary and stars Rahul Bose and Mallika Sherawat. It will appeal more to urban audiences and youngsters; it is a fun time pass time film. The film wad appreciated due to its good script and adept execution, it received above average ratings and at the box-office it had an average response.
Pyare Mohan belongs to the comedy genre and has been directed by Indra Kumar. The film has a plot which incorporates physical handicap to bring about funny situations. However this may not go down well with all audiences as it pokes fun at a certain section of people. However the script lacks the ability to retain audiences’ attention and the film has received below average ratings and at the box-office too the film had a poor response.
‘Rang De Basanti’
Rang De Basanti is one of the films that has been nominated as India’s selection for the Oscars. It belongs to the social genre and deals with the concept of social and patriotic awakening of the youth. An inspiring film that has been executed very well, it uses wit and humour to entertain. It also deals with several other serious parallel tracks. Even the script is novel and refreshing. The film received rave reviews and at the box-office to the film had a successful showing.
‘Rocky- The Rebel’
The film belongs to the action/drama genre of films. It depicts a rebel who decides to right the system single handedly. It has a lot of action, it is directed by Suresh Krissna and stars Zayed Khan, Minissha Lamba, Isha Shravani etc. The films script is boring and lackluster and even the execution of the film depicts too much of violence. The film has received poor ratings and at the box-office too the film received poor responses.
‘Saawan-The Love Season’
Saawan is a loves story which is set against a back drop of destiny and fate. The concept of the film deals with an individual who has an unusual gift of being able to read people’s future. But there are several pros and several cons to having this gift. The film has been directed by Saawan Kumar and stars Salman Khan, Kapil Jhaveri, Saloni Aswani etc. Although the concept sounds good, it is the script and execution of the film that are below the mark. The execution seems to be given the 90’s feel and does not have a modern approach. Although the film received below average ratings from critics, the film managed to do just about average at the box-office due to the presence of super star Salman Khan.
‘Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar’
The film has been in the making for several years and hence has lost much of its charm. The film tries to delve into the life of two extremely different individuals from different backgrounds, who enter into the institution of marriage and try to adjust with each other, but gradually differences crop up and their relationship sours. The film has been directed by K.S Adhiyaman and stars Salman Khan and Shilpa Shetty. The script and even the screenplay lacks freshness and the film does not manage to hold audiences attention. The film has received very poor ratings by critics and even at the box-office the film was a washout.
‘Shaadi Se Pehle’
The film is a comic love story that has been produced under Mukta Arts banner and directed by Satish Kaushik. The film stars Akshaye Khanna, Ayesha Takia, Mallika Sherawat etc. The comic timing and the chemistry between the characters is very poor. The funny situations and laughter seem forced. The film has received just about average ratings by the critics and at the box-office the film has had just an average response.
Shiva is the remake of the same film by Ramgopal Varma and it belongs to the action genre of films. It revolves around one individual who is wronged by society and then seeks to single handedly get justice for himself. The script as well as the execution has nothing novel and the film has too much of action with a weak script. The film received poor ratings from critics and at the box-office too it has a similar fate.
Souten is a bold film that that involves a mother and daughter who fall for the same man. The film has an underlying topic of sex and it has been directed by Karan Razdan, it stars Mahima Choudhary, Padmini Kolhapure, Kiran Rathod, Vikram Singh etc. The film does not have the appeal of a classy film and even the script and handling of the execution are done badly. The film received poor ratings and at the box-office too it had a poor response.
Tathastu has been inspired from a Hollywood film and again is one man’s fight against the legal system. The film has been directed by Anubhav Sinha and stars Sanjay Dutt and Amisha Patel. The script and the execution is merely mediocre and it received average response. At the box-office the film had a below average run.
‘Taxi No 9211’
The film has an urban theme which tries to explore the personalities of two individuals living in an urban setting. It has been produced by Ramesh Sippy and directed by Milan Luthria. It stars John Abraham and Nana Patekar, Sonali Kulkarni, Sameera Reddy etc. The film has an interesting concept and different storyline which appeals to the viewer, the film uses wit and humour. The performances and unique concept have made the film receive good reviews and it has had an average box-office success.
The film portrays the use of technology and also deals with a social issue. The film has been directed by Harry Baweja and stars Sunny Deol, Amisha Patel, Neha Dhupia etc and deals with an expose on the booming pornographic industry. The script and execution are unsatisfactory; there is a lot of action. The film has received below average ratings and at the box-office too it had a below average run.
The Killer has been inspired from a Hollywood flick. The film has been directed by Hasnain and Raksha and stars Emraan Hashmi, Irfan Khan and Nisha Kothari. The film has been produced under the banner of Vishesh Films. It deals with a different and interesting concept which brings together an assassin and a normal cab driver and how the two of them end up being together. The script is good but the execution is average. Overall the film has received average ratings but due to its different concept it has made just an average run at the box-office.
‘The Mistress of Spices’
The Mistress of Spices is an English film based in the Indian Diaspora; it deals with spices used as a magical ingredient. It has a fantasy element and has been directed by Paul Mayeda. It stars Aishwarya Rai, Dylan McDermott, Anupam Kher, Padma Lakshmi etc. It’s an East meets West film, the concept is interesting, but the script and screenplay lack the captivating quality. The film has received below average reviews and at the box-office too it had a below average response.
‘Tom, Dick and Harry’
Tom, Dick and Harry is another comedy film that tries to explore the concept of using physical handicaps in funny situations. It deals with three guys who are blind, deaf and dumb and there comic travails. The film has been directed by Deepak Tijori and stars Dino Morea, Anuj Sawhney, Jimmy Shergill, Celina Jaitley and Kim Sharma. The script is weak, the jokes are crude and crass, comic situations seem forced and performances are below average. The film has received weak ratings and even at the box-office it had a weak response.
Umar is a love story with the background on the lives of senior citizens; it tries to explore a social issue. The film has been directed by Karan Razdan and stars Jimmy Shergill, Shenaz Treasurywala, Prem Chopra, Kader Khan and Satish Kaushik. The concept is genuine and tries to explore the cause of the elderly in our society; however the script has not justice to the film. The film has received below average ratings and at the box-office too it had a poor response.
The film is the remake of a classic epic and tries to explore the life of a courtesan. The film has been directed by J.P Dutta and stars Aishwarya Rai and Abhsihek Bachchan. Although the script is good, few people are interested in old epic film today. Moreover the screenplay was long, winding and self indulgent. The film received average ratings but at the box-office it had below average response.
Vivah reverts to the old world style of film making both in its concept as well as its execution. It belongs to the love story genre and is based on the courtship of a young boy and small town girl. The film has been directed by Sooraj Barjatya and stars Shahid Kapoor and Amrita Rao. The film is high on traditions, customs and old world values; Vivah is a family entertainer and manages to capture audiences with its simplicity and old world charm. Although the film has received average reviews, it seems to be doing well at the box-office.
The film is said to be autobiographical and is based on the relationship between Mahesh Bhatt and late actress Parveen Bhabi. The film explores how a mental illness takes over an actress and how the pressures of the film industry weigh her down finally. It is also a touching love story. The film has been produced under Vishesh Films and id directed by Mohit Suri, it stars Shiney Ahuja and Kangana Ranaut. The script is good and the execution has been handled well, it portrays a dark negative side, but a reality which exists. The director has managed to capture several complex emotions, relationships, etc through his film and it being inspired from a real life situation only makes it even more interesting. Good script, screenplay and performances have made critics give good ratings to the film but at the box-office it had an average response.
‘Yun Hota Toh Kya Hota’
The film tries to merge artistic film with a commercial aspect. Its technique too is different as it uses the short stories mode to depict its content. The film has an abstract artistic theme which merges several short stories with a common thread bonding them together. The film has been directed by Naseeruddin Shah and stars Konkana Sharma, Jimmy Shergill, Ayesha Takia, Paresh Rawal, Irfan Khan, Suhasini Mulay, Saroj Khan, Ratna Pathak etc. It is an introspective film but its artistic style of execution may cater to only a niche audience. The film was given above average reviews by critics but at the box-office it had a mediocre response.
Zindaggi Rocks deals with an interesting concept of a single mother falling in love and her life with her child. The film has been directed by Tanuja Chandra and stars Sushmita Sen, Shiney Ahuja etc. Though the concept is interesting, the script is flawed and even the plot has not been handled well. It is a good concept gone wrong. The film received below average ratings and at the box-office too it had a poor show.