Monthly Archives: December 2007

Midweek BO- TZP hit ; Welcome blockbuster

Midweek BO- TZP hit ; Welcome blockbuster Midweek: ‘Welcome’, ‘TZP’ continue to rock! Link Film Cast Plusses Minusses Verdict Welcome Feroz Khan, Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Mallika Sherawat, Paresh Rawal Non-stop entertainer Second half drags slightly and uninspiring music [Blockbuster] Taare Zameen Par Aamir Khan, Darsheel Safary, Tisca Chopra, Tanay Cheda,

2008 Must Watch List

Link [Please read from website for better formatting and pictures] Yuvraaj Director: Subhash Ghai Cast: Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Zayed Khan, Boman Irani and Katrina Kaif What’s it about: Here’s another musical extravaganza from Subhash Ghai’s stable. The story is about three billionaire brothers who embark on a quest for happiness. Salman Khan in his

It’s the No. 1 year for Bollywood!

It’s the No. 1 year for Bollywood! 1 Jan 2008, 0005 hrs IST,TNN The year 2008 adds to number 1 and people born on the 1st, 10th, 19th and 28th in any month are termed as number 1 people, ruled by the planet Sun. Leos are also ruled by the Sun, though indirectly. The Sun

Dilli 6 is jinxed!

Dilli 6 is jinxed! 1 Jan 2008, 0000 hrs IST,SANDIPAN DALAL ,TNN This is one project that’s surely jinxed. Dilli 6 is stuck in the doldrums again and this time it is not director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra who is to be blamed. Lead pair Abhishek Bachchan and Sonam Kapoor had to return to Mumbai after

How small became so big

How small became so big 31 Dec 2007, 0000 hrs IST,JYOTI SHARMA ,TNN Size does matter! Ask the guy who first used this ‘memorable’ line in his ad copy to take a bow and fade into the night. Because one thing that nobody gave a whit about in circa 2007 was size. And that great

Rediif BO – Return of Hanuman, Showbiz bomb

Return of Hanuman, Showbiz bomb The last releases of the year had no takers at the box office. Mukesh Bhatt’s Showbiz and animated film, Return Of Hanuman were both duds. Note: Films are ranked according to their release dates. The thumbs ups and downs reflect rediff’s views. Return Of Hanuman Director: Anurag Kashyap. Enlightening and

TZP and CHina?

Indian movie “Taare Zameen Par” premieres Source: 12-31-2007 11:19 The Indian movie “Taare Zameen Par” had its premiere not long ago — at a department store in New Dehli. Among the guests at this rare venue, were Bollywood actor Aamir Khan and his wife. Aamir’s apperance caused something of a sensation. At 42, Aamir

We’re back up — just in time for New Years!

Hey everyone, Sorry about the little bump in the road. I was trying something for NG3 and corrupted the database in some fashion. We’re back up again — but please report any unusual things to either RKS or myself. A BIG THANKS TO RKS and ASHOK FROM INDICINE!

Box Office: Welcome beats Taare, Hanuman beats Showbiz

Link Akshay Kumar’s suberb 2007 run ends with Welcome recording rich collections in most of India over the opening week. Though the film is lifted by Nana Patekar and Anil Kapoor, the box office credit will go primarily to Kumar. The opening Friday was haphazard with some multiplexes not screening the film on opening show,

Bollywood 2007: Lessons

link Five things we learnt at the movies in 2007 Akshay Kumar has the Midas touch: No actor’s films got worse reviews this year, but he turned Namaste London, Heyy Babyy and Bhool Bhulaiyya into whopping hits, and now Welcome seems well on its way to super success. Also who can forget how he stole

The Bachchans at the Golden Temple

Bachchan family offer prayers at Golden Temple PTI Saturday, December 29, 2007 14:59 IST AMRITSAR: Superstar Amitabh Bachchan, along with wife Jaya, son Abhishek and daughter-in-law Aishwarya paid obeisance at the Golden Temple here on Saturday. The Bachchan family accompanied by family friend and Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh reached the Golden Temple amidst a

Religion factor helped Chak De! India: Shimit Amin

Religion factor helped Chak De! India: Shimit Amin The magic recipe that helped Chak De! India score at the Bollywood box-office comprised women’s hockey, a dash of patriotism — and its Muslim protagonist. Director Shimit Amin says the film appealed to audiences because it depicted a Muslim hockey player being ridiculed and branded a traitor

JayShah’s Saturday Box Office Column – Welcome’s extra-ordinary opening, TZP gains momentum after shaky start

Note all numbers are from Trade Guide Reporting Methodology 1) New films most of the time where possible will be benchmarked against other films ‘in the same range’. The gross used for the older films will be either one’s I have computed or a BOI gross or a gross from Joginder’s column 2) Films currently

Delhiites Say Goodbye to Chanakya Cinema

link The shutting down of the historic Chanakya Cinema in Delhi marks the end of an era. Hence it came as no surprise when yesterday scores of Delhiites  were present at the Complex to bid adieu to one of the city’s  favourite theater and the adjacent Nirula Restaurant.