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Dulhe Raja - Hit
Movie Rating: 8

Music Rating: 2

Starcast: Govinda, Raveena Tandon, Mohnish Behl, Kader Khan, Johny Lever.

Music: Anand Milind

Director: Harmesh "Nagina" Malhotra

What's it about?:Raja(Govinda) is a dhaba owner and is a big threat to five-star hotel owner Singhania(Kader KHan). Raja's dhaba is just near the entrance of the hotel and all the customers instead of going into the hotel go into his dhaba. And so the film involves the tussle between the dhaba owner Govinda and five-star owner Kader Khan.

Why was it a hit?:The film is watchable if you are a die-hard fan of Govinda. He is just perfect for roles like this. Hats off to his perfect timing for comedy. There are many hilarious moments in the film which hold the audiences together. The film is ably supported by Johny Lever(who is very funny), Raveena Tandon and Mohnish Behl. Overall a clean film with no double meaning jokes like Aunty No. 1 or Banarasi Babu.

Major Saab - Average Hit


Movie Rating: 5

Music Rating: 7

StarCast: Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgan, Sonali Bendre and Nafisa Ali.

Music:Anand Raj Anand (aka ARA)

Director: Tinu Anand

What's it about?: Even though the name indicates it is a patriotic film, it is actually a love story against the backdrop of defence. The film is inspired by the Hollywood film An Officer and a Gentleman.

Why was it an Average Hit?:What the film lacks is emotions. The scripting is very poor by director Virendra Raj Anand (alias Tinnu Anand). Anand Raaj Anad's music is good but Adesh Srivasta's song Sona Sona steals the show with Amitabh in full form. On the whole, the film belongs to Amitabh and it is only Amitabh's excellent performance which can make the film watchable.

Ghulam - Super Hit


Movie Rating: 8(cuz of Aamir Khan)

Music Rating: 8(cuz of Aamir Khan :) )

StarCast: Aamir Khan, Rani Mukherjee, Deepak Tijori.

Music:Jatin-Lalit

Director: Vikran Bhatt(Sushmita's Beau)

What's it about?: Ghulam, as claimed, cannot be called a masterpiece. The film was too hyped up to be something different. But Vikram Bhatt has been inspired by just not one film but many films like Parinda, Ghatak and Kabzaa. However it is Aamir Khan 's in-depth acting talents which make the film watchable. Siddhu (Aamir Khan) is a tapori. Circumstances make his elder brother Jai (Rajit Kapoor) the right-hand man of the underworld don Ronnie (Sharad Saxena). Siddhu's day goes in boxing, betting, fighting and romancing with his girlfriend Alisha (Rani Mukherjee), who is from a rich family. A social worker Hari (Akshay Anand), who is Alisha's brother, is murdered by Ronnie's men. The murder is witnessed by Siddhu. This murder changes Siddhu's life. He chooses to follow his father's teachings (who was a freedom fighter) and decides to fight Ronnie much against his brother's wishes. In his mission, Siddhu is helped by a lawyer (Mita Vashisht). Jai is killed by Ronnie and as usual Siddhu finishes off Ronnie and his men.

Why was it a hit?: It is some of the excellent performances which make the film watchable. Aamir once again proves that he is a perfectionist. Though his role of a tapori reminds one of that played in Rangeela, he makes it a point to see that it looks different and is also successful in doing so. He is just fabulous. This time he even made an attempt to sing a song Aati Kya Khandala.., which has become very popular. Rani Mukherjee looks attractive but does not have much scope to display her talents. The film also has two good performers in Rajit Kapoor and Mita Vashisht who impress in their short role. The music is melodious and the picturisation of Aati Kya Khandala is good.

Gharwali Bharwali - FLOP


Movie Rating: 5

Music Rating: 5

StarCast: Anil Kapoor, Raveena Tandon, Rambha(a fat chick)

Music:Anu Malik

Director: David Dhawan

What's it about?:The film is a triangular story set in the backdrop of lighter moods(as is to be expected from a David Dhawan film). Guy married to a girl..can't have kids. Gets married again(dont ask how) then tries to live happily ever after with 2 wives (ha like thats possible..what do you say girls?). :))

Why was it a flop?: Whatever may be the situation or the plot, David Dhawan likes to keep a happy ending with no one to sacrifice. Anil Kapoor has not put his heart in playing this role. He cannot match Govinda's perfect timing of comedy. Even Anil's character is not very well defined. Raveena and Rambha do their parts well. Anu Malik's music is of David Dhawan's type (which cannot be called melodious).

Achanak - FLOP


Movie Rating:4

Music Rating: 2

StarCast: Govinda, Manisha Koiralla, Farha and some bad dudes.

Music:Dilip Sen - Sameer Sen

Director: Naresh Malhotra

What's it about?: It is a suspense thriller (more of a torture). Industrialist Nanda's(Saeed Jaffrey) son Vijay (Rahul Roy) is murdered. Now who is the murderer - Vijay's wife Madhu (Farha) or someone else.

Why was it a flop?: The screenplay is not very tight and the situations are too unrealistic to be believed. The climax is too lengthy.

Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hai - HIT


Movie Rating: 7

Music Rating: 9

StarCast: Salman Khan, Twinkle Khanna

Music:Jatin-Lalit

Director: Deepak Sareen

What's it about?: Salman is a playboy who falls in love with Twinkle Khanna but can't get rid of his past(a kid).

Why was it a hit?: A different story with GREAT MUSIC made this movie a hit. Salman's acting was also appreciated.

Duplicate - FLOP


Movie Rating: 3

Music Rating: 7

StarCast: Shahrukh Khan, Juhi Chawla, Sonali Bendre, Farida Jalal..yeah another Shahrukh Khan.

Music:Anu Malik

Director: Mahesh "ugh" Bhatt

What's it about?: Shahrukh in a double role. One is a good one and another one is a psycho..the rest you know.

Why was it a flop?: Gimme a break. You expect me(and million other people) to like Shahrukh Khan when he is doing his dumb impression of Jim Carrey?? Uggh I hated him in this movie. What's up with the overacting? I am glad this movie flopped, if it had been a hit...I swear I would have stopped watching hindi movies.

Pyar Kiya TOh Darna Kya - HIT


Movie Rating: 5

Music Rating: 6

StarCast: Salman Khan, Kajol, Arbaaz Khan, Anjhala Zhaveri, Dharmendra

Music:Jatin-Lalit, Kamaal Khan

Director: Sohail KHan

What's it about?: Guy likes a girl, bro hates the guy that the girl likes. Guy tries to impress the bro by being buddy buddy with the girl's uncle. In short..same ol' same ol'.

Why was it a hit?: Hmmm I have no clue. Story was stale, music wasn't that great (yeah yeah only Oh oh Jaane Jaana). However Salman Khan(with a bit of overacting) was alright. You never know what indian audience like..right salman?