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Filmy Fiscal: Rajini's Sivaji rules BO


Rohit Khilnani,CNN-IBN
Jun 22, 2007 at 04:25am IST

Mumbai: Don't get fooled by advertisements for films that call itself, say, superhit because Filmy Fiscal comes to you straight from the box office.

How much moolah did the films that released last weekend rake in? Was it a hit or a miss?

CNN-IBN’s Rohit Khilnani gets you the box office report and the right figures on which film is doing good business and which isn’t.

Last week was quite interesting because of two releases Jhoom Barabar Jhoom and the Rajinikanth-starrer Sivaji. Rajini’s magic worked for sure, but what about Yashraj’s magic?

If you thought Yashraj films could only get better after Ta Ra Rum Pum, you were wrong. Jhoom Barabar Jhoom is out in cinema halls we guess only to prove that Ta Ra Rum Pum is not their worst.

The Abhishek-Preity starrer Jhoom Barabar Jhoom was not well received and the weekend collections were just about 60 per cent.

Why the drop in collections? Well, Yashraj’s recent releases have all been disappointing.

Jhoom Barabar Jhoom
Opening : 60 per cent
Reason? All show, no script

And on the other side was magic, Rajini’s film Sivaji got a 100 per cent opening all-India. Even though Rajini was enough to pull the crowd, this film had a line up of the best talent with Shankar directing it and AR Rahman contributing to the music.

Sivaji
Opening : 100 per cent
What worked? Rajini's magic

It seems it was difficult to sit through Jhoom Barabar Jhoom. What about those who have to watch every film start to finish? Let’s see whether the critics liked it or not.

Critic's Verdict: Jhoom Barabar Jhoom
Trade Guide: 1.5 / 5
Asian Age: 2.5 / 5
Sunday Mid-Day: 2 / 5
CNN-IBN: 2 /5
And what does the film-o-meter say this week? The Train is a Flop.

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