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Gangster tops the charts again

Shiney and Kangana's performances ignite the powerful script.

india Updated: May 20, 2006 16:52 IST
Indo-Asian News Service
Indo-Asian News Service

Director Anurag Basu's latest venture Gangster - A Love Story is a surprise winner at the box office this week. Apparently inspired by mobster Abu Salem and his girlfriend Monica Bedi's romantic alliance, the film built up the right amount of pre-release publicity. Produced by Vishesh Films, it is definitely reaping profits now. Shiney Ahuja and Kangana Ranaut have done a good job in the film. The top 10 Hindi movies this week are:

Director: Anurag Basu
In an era of violent films, this one stands out. Newcomer Kangna Ranaut is a pleasant surprise.

Pyare Mohan
Director: Indra Kumar
The film suffers due to a faulty script, probably because the director was unsure of using physically impaired characters for comedy.

Humko Deewana Kar Gaye
Director: Raj Kanwar
The film has nothing new to offer and moves at a sluggish pace and lacks depth too. However, Katrina Kaif, who did a fine job in Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya, has made a mark in this film too.

Darna Zaroori Hai
Directors: Ram Gopal Varma
Though the film has seven stories, none of them seems to have appealed to the audiences. It is as insipid as Darna Mana Hai.

36 China Town
Director: Abbas-Mustan
While it has a glossy look, the film fails as a thriller. Akshaye Khanna is the only saving grace in the film.

Rang De Basanti
Director: Rakesh Mehra - One of the biggest hits of the year, the film is going strong even after months of its release.

Malamaal Weekly
Director: Priyadarshan
In spite of the presence of veterans - Om Puri and Paresh Rawal - it fell flat at the box office.

The Mistress Of Spices
Director: Paul Mayeda Berges
Weak script, loose direction and a poor performance by lead actress Aishwarya Rai has turned it into a box office fiasco.

Shaadi SePehle
Director: Satish Kaushik
Actor-cum-director Satish Kaushik has tickled the funny bones of audiences with his comic acts in several films, but as a director, he has failed to elicit laughter.

Taxi No. 9211
Director: Milan Luthria
The film was a moderate success at the box office and the audience liked the on-screen chemistry between seasoned actor Nana Patekar and upcoming star John Abraham.

First Published: May 20, 2006 16:52 IST