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Trade Espresso: Cold wave at box office...

The cold wave continues outside the cinema halls as well as inside. The first month of the year has been a major downer. Ditto the first week of February.

india Updated: Feb 11, 2008 19:21 IST
Vajir Singh

The cold wave continues outside the cinema halls as well as inside. The first month of the year has been a major downer. Ditto the first week of February.

Not much was expected from Rama Rama Kya Hai Dramaaa--a purported comedy on marital matters featuring Rajpal Yadav, Ashish Chowdhary , Neha Dhupia and Amrita Arora.

Since it was a solo release, the trade expected the film to do well at least in the smaller towns. That didn't happen either. The collections in some theatres was as low as five per cent on its first day.

Rohit Shetty's Sunday didn't open well on it's first day but the weekend collections did see a slight rise.. only to nose dive all over again. It is felt that the film's publicity wasn't exactly spot on.

A full-fledged comedy was expected, but it turned our to be a murder thriller of sorts. Sunday failed to attract the audience. But it may still scrape by because there's no big release till Jodhaa Akbar on February 15.

The Hindi dubbed version of Sylvester Stallone's Rambo 4 was expected to draw the masses, but it didn't.

Flop run
Nagesh Kukunoor's Bombay to Bangkok and Rajkumar Santoshi's Halla Bol have tanked. The Manisha Koirala-Irrfan Khan weepie, Tulsi, came and went without even the cinemaa halls' ushers knowing that it was showing.

None of the recently released films are doing well at the cash counters, Aamir Khan's Taare Zameen Par is still drawing the crowds in its seventh week.

Coming up next:
Rajat Kapoor's Mithya featuring Ranvir Shorey, Vinay Pathak and Naseeruddin Shah and Rohit Jugraj's Super Star with Kunal Kemmu. The trade isn't ecstatic about them but then-who knows?-surprises never cease.