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Trade Espresso: Hardly any taalis

While De Taali, directed by Eshwar Niwas, failed to attract audiences, Kumar Mangat's Haal-e-Dil with shades of Jab We Met was a downer, writes Vajir Singh.

india Updated: Jun 23, 2008 18:29 IST
Vajir Singh

Comedy isn't amusing the audiences nowadays. This week's De Taali, directed by Eshwar Niwas, failed to attract audiences. It has been obviously lifted from Hollywood's Saving Silverman.

Although the film had a positive buzz around a day or two before its release.. after the first two shows on Friday, word was out that the comedy wasn't up to much.

There were even rumours that some of the theatres would be ‘fed'. Turned out to be a canard because the film opened with merely 30 to 40 per cent collections. The scene was somewhat better at a few multiplexes in Mumbai. Tradewalas don't predict better collections during the week days. At most, it will strike up an average rating at the Mumbai box-office.

The haal of Haal-e-Dil was be-haal. The romantic musical, with shades of Jab We Met, was a downer. For producer Kumar Mangat this is another commercial loser after Omkara, No Smoking, Sunday and One Two Three.. all in a row.

The collections of Pahlaj Nihalani's Khushboo amounted to 10 per cent and less. Producers of Mere Baap Pehle Aap declared the film a ‘World Wide Hit' on the second day of its release. Really? Its distributors are weeping.

Suhail Tatari's Summer 2007 has been a no-no. Kamal Haasan's Dashavataram, with English subtitles, was a loser.

After its second week-run, trade analysts have declared Sarkar Raj a losing proposition. On the colossal side? Haiiiinh?

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