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It's raining flops last weekend

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Saif Ali Khan
'Thodi Hope Thoda Failure' - No, we are not talking about Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic here which is less than a month away from it's release. We are talking about the films that released on the weekend gone by and their subsequent fate at the box office.

As is pretty obvious in the middle of the first week, Hastey Hastey has bombed badly at the box office and doesn't have anything working in its favour to show an improvement. Everything about it was poor - it's opening, subsequent reviews, word of mouth and post release buzz. And to think of it, this was one of the better promoted films of Jimmy Shergill who came up with a decent act but still couldn't see it translating into box office success.

As of now, it seems highly doubtful that Hastey Hastey would see a second week running, especially with Sarkar Raj attacking the box office in a big way in the coming weekend.

On the other hand Woodstock Villa still has some hopes, faint though, with decent reviews and word of mouth helping its cause. The opening was poor in this case as well but the thriller has been liked by those who have seen it while Sikandar too has got decent appreciation. Even though IPL did eat away the entire first weekend of the film, Woodstock Villa may just about manage to gain some face saving collections if exhibitors show faith in this Hansal Mehta directed film and retain it for another fortnight to come.

Meanwhile Sarkar Raj is carrying excellent reports and has taken a heartening advance booking wherever it has opened. All set to take a very good opening, the film promises to mark a huge comeback for Ram Gopal Varma.

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