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  • BOI : 2009 has seen only three major success in the form of Wanted (Blockbuster/Super Hit), Love Aaj Kal (Super Hit) and New York (Hit).

    Thursday 1st October 2009 09.00 IST Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network The industry has had a very poor 2009 till date with two months being taken out as there were no releases due to the strike. The box office has not been too kind as the year has seen an overflow of small releases which have proved disasters at the box office. Some weeks have had four to five releases and all of them failing to even recover their print and publicity costs. The year has seen only three major success in the form of Wanted (Blockbuster/Super Hit), Love Aaj Kal (Super Hit) and New York (Hit). There have been a few other success like Kaminey, Raaz – The Mystery Continues, Dev D and Kambakkht Ishq amongst

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  • TZP and JA at 26th Annual Bogocine Film Festival

    The Empty Nest, Inglourious Basterds, and Broken Embraces are just a few of the films to be showcased at the event, which will pay tribute to India. The festival will be officially opened Thursday with a screening of Hindi Film Taare Zamen, by director Aamir Khan. In 2009 Bogocine’s guest of honour is the nation of India, in order to mark 50 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Therefore, festival directors have chosen films that reflect the color and scent of sandalwood that almost impregnates Indian cinema, one of the oldest – and certainly one of the best developed film industries – in the world. Newspaper El Espectador reports that Colombians will be able to experience dance, poetry, and drama from India’s main

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  • Will Blue be worth the trip to the theater?

    Akshay Kumar is in serious need of a hit, after consecutive flops such as Chandni Chowk to China, 8×10 Tasveer and the critically panned Kambakkht Ishq. Jumbo, for which he lent his voice also bombed at the box office when it released alongside Ghajini last December. So will Blue be Akki’s big turnaround?

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  • Julia Roberts’ Indian Film Set Under Tight Security

    MIRZAPUR, India – Young boys climbed trees and villagers crowded rooftops in a tiny dusty village in northern India Sunday to catch a glimpse of Academy Award winner Julia Roberts shooting her new film, “Eat, Pray, Love.” Scores of policemen, armed with bamboo sticks, private guards and plainclothes security guards kept curious visitors at bay as the “Pretty Woman” star walked about the sets created at Mirzapur village, 65 kilometers (40 miles) south of the Indian capital, New Delhi. Huge black screens protected the sets from television crews and photographers. Roberts was dressed in a turquoise blue tunic and loose pajamas, the traditional clothes worn by millions of Indian women. In the film, she plays the part of an American woman who leaves behind a

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  • India out of Champions Trophy

    (Doggie Dhoni has done it again. After the world twenty20 humiliation, India has another disgraceful exit. Trying to save good friend RP Singh, he repeatedly kept Praveen Kumar on the bench, knowing fully well that if given a chance Praveen will make sure that RP gets no more chances, and that is how it happened as Praveen proved his class in the two matches) India eliminated despitebowling out WI for 129

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  • Mann – Straight From Heart

    Wonderful thing about script and screenplay is that with every subsequent visit, you will more connect with emotional vibrant of content. The basic premise is very simple, and frankly, we have seen most of the first half in other movies.  The reason Mann works so well pre-intermission is because of the novelty (and proceedings) of the boat cruise setting and flawless performances by our lead actors. Read Full Review HERE

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  • My thoughts on ATHADU (Telugu, 2005)

    Following on from my POKIRI and OKKADU reviews. From the three Mahesh Babu films I’ve seen I would take OKKADU and then POKIRI followed lastly by ATHADU. The film was remade recently as EK-THE POWER OF ONE with Bobby Deol doing a wooden act. Incidentially, both films have shades of Raj Kanwar’s earlier hit BADAL which was a remake of THE DEVILS OWN! So far I had seen two Mahesh Babu starrers both of which had thoroughly impressed me in different ways. OKKADU worked as one helluva great traditional masala film embellished with a superb script, seamless direction and laced with some excellent performances not to forget breath taking technical finesse. Next came POKIRI-a thoroughly bastardised product of Hollywood which in no way is a

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  • A few thoughts on PUNISHER: WARZONE (English, 2008)

    As far as Marvel Comic Book characters go, my two absolute favourites are Daredevil and The Punisher. More popular ones like SPIDERMAN and X-MEN too make the mark, but they’re not quite as dark as these two, specially Punisher. Read the rest from here

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  • Wanted collects 11.50 crore nett over its second weekend

    Courtesy: boxofficeindia.com The film should cross 50 crore nett by the end of week two. Tuesday 28th September 2009 12.30 IST Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network Wanted has grossed around 11.50 crore nett over its second weekend which included Dusshera Monday. The film now has an 11 day total of near 45.75 crore nett. Wanted continues to perform fabulously at single screens all over with hindi belt showing hardly any drops from first weekend. Multiplexes in the big cities are giving average performance but due to single screens being so big it makes it look like multiplexes are poor.

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  • Amazing Roger Deakins Interview.

    Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC explores the existential perils of the American West inThe Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and No Country for Old Men. Interview by Stephen Pizzello and Jean Oppenheimer Edited by Stephen Pizzello and Rachael K. Bosley Unit Photography by Kimberly French (Jesse James) and Richard Foreman, SMPSP (No Country) Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC is not one to rest on his laurels. The five-time Academy Award nominee has two films currently in theaters (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and In the Valley of Elah), one opening next month (No Country for Old Men), and another in postproduction (Revolutionary Road). When AC recently paid a visit to his Santa Monica home, he came straight from

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  • Salman Khan gets single screens back in business again

    MUMBAI: “We have come out from the ICU,” declares Mumbai’s largest single screens G-7 owner Manoj Desai. With the release of Salman Khan starrer – Wanted, there has been a huge influx of film audiences rushing into theatres to catch the actor’s latest theatrics. With the Eid holidays coinciding with the release of the film, the single screens are rejoicing at this renewed vigour and sales of film tickets. With the increase of multiplexes in the cities, more and more film producers have been catering to the niche tastes of urban India, but Wanted has all the ingredients of a Manmohan Desai potboiler with liberal doses of action, romance and lots of drama. The aam junta has found a film to their taste and with

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  • Variety review of Road

    An Indian Films (India) presentation of an August Entertainment (U.S.) production in association with Studio 18. (International sales: Fortissimo Films, Amsterdam.) Produced by Susan B. Landau, Ross Katz. Executive producers, Vandana Malik, Sanjay Ray Chaudhuri. Co-producers, Sopan Muller, Fred Berger. Directed, written by Dev Benegal. With: Abhay Deol, Satish Kaushik, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Mohammed Faizal Usmani. (Hindi, English dialogue) Dev Benegal’s aptly titled “Road, Movie” is a modestly amusing dramedy that is all the more pleasant for its fleeting detours into cheeky fantasy. Following a disaffected young man’s cross-country trek in a truck once used by an itinerant projectionist, the pic surprisingly soft-pedals the intriguing concept of bringing movie magic to isolated communities. Instead, the plot focuses more on comedic and romantic complications, along with a

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  • Roman Polanski arrest: Hollywood unites in his defence

    The surprise detention of Roman Polanski has been met with indignation in Hollywood and sparked a flurry of media speculation over the real reason behind Saturday night’s arrest in Zurich. Film mogul Harvey Weinstein has got behind a campaign by French film-makers calling on US authorities not to extradite the Oscar-winning Polish director in connection with a charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor dating back more than three decades. Weinstein entered the fray at the personal behest of Cannes film festival director Thierry Fremaux and will now use his considerable influence and campaigning heft to enlist the support of Hollywood. “We’re calling on every film-maker we can to help fix this terrible situation,” Weinstein said, reviving a theme he adopted earlier in the

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  • Wanted Has 11.5 Crore Nett Extended Weekend

    LINK Wanted has grossed around 11.50 crore nett over its second weekend which included Dusshera Monday. The film now has an 11 day total of near 45.75 crore nett. Wanted continues to perform fabulously at single screens all over with hindi belt showing hardly any drops from first weekend. Multiplexes in the big cities are giving average performance but due to single screens being so big it makes it look like multiplexes are poor. The approx breakdowns for the second weekend were 2.25 crore nett on Friday, 2.50 crore on Saturday, 3.75 crore nett on Sunday and 3 crore nett on Dusshera Monday. The film should cross 50 crore nett by the end of week two. The two week distributor share will be close to

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  • Diwali Clash – All The Best

    We will see three promising movies this Diwali, All The Best(Ajay Devgun/Sanjay Dutt), BlueMain aur Mrs. Khanna(Salman Khan). All these movies belongs to different genre of comedy(ATB), Adventure(BLUE) and Romance(MAMK). As far as opening is concerned there should be one movie which should cut above the rest. For opening, I bet for All The Best because of overall impact till now and also comedy is genre which audience always laps up quickly. However BLUE Should go Neck to Neck.  Main aur Mrs. Khanna will definitely be slow opener, Only Good WOM will make it trend better. READ THE REST HERE.

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  • Wanted – Radhey Radhey

    Finally bollywood finds its new Desi SuperHero Radhey, who don’t have power to fly like fussy Superman, doesn’t possess Spider power, don’t have ‘X” factor, but have ROCK SOLID PUNCH to demolish 10-15 at one go, whose presence even scare his own girlfriend, who don’t listen even himself once committed. Radhey – we HAIL you!! Audience was dying to watch true action movie which bollywood promises for so many ventures like Singh is king/kambakht ishq/CCTC/Don etc. but viewers always left unsatisfied because they didn’t get what was promised. Bollywood witness last action packed was ‘Gadar’ in 2001, and now after 8 years ‘Wanted’ comes in same league. (However there was one failed attempt in 2005 by RGV in ‘James’). Read the rest here.

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  • Revisit : Sarkar Raj

    [The movie marks the stamp of genius in every frame by Ram gopal verma, After some debacles specially Aag, RGV made great comeback, there were many uphill tasks for RGV to accomplish, First Sarkar raj need to be as par standards as its prequel Sarkar, as sequels are not dicey task, expectations Level has already been set and comparisons are bound to make. Second RGV needs to redeem himself after failure of Nishabd and Aag, SO GUYS A big applause to RGV, Congrats to Ramu for getting the monkey off his back and salvaging his career! ...... ] Continue Reading

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  • “Singh Is Kinng-2 will have to be a more sensible film’

    Director-producer Vipul Shah talks about his forthcoming, London Dreams and how people are losing patience with no brainers Q: Seems a bit odd that you chose Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan for London Dreams. Both are macho looking and neither of them have a rock star image so to say…so how did the casting come about? A: This is a misconception that popular stage performers are young. You have Rolling Stone, Madonna…they aren’t young. The international music world is not stuck up on age. Even in my film, the screen age of Ajay and Salman is 35-38 years, so what is the problem? This is the first time they are coming together after Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. When I planned the film, these were

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  • Wanted First Week Collections Around India

    www.boxofficeindia.com India’s premier box office site Wanted first week nett business has come out at just over 34 crore with a huge distributor share of 21.75 crore. Below are the collections of Wanted from around India. Wanted – Week One (One Cinema Unless Stated) Mumbai/Thane – 4,79,34,901 from 107 cinemas

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