Monthly Archives: September 2011
Shahid Kapoor had an online spat with trade analyst Taran Adarsh over the latter’s comments on the collections of Shahid’s latest release, “Mausam”.
Adarsh’s tweets about the film, which said, “Fetched approx `21 cr/`22 crore net in its opening weekend. …
when ready collected 125 cr i asked why a film like’ ready’ that collected 9 cr more than a 3 years old ATBB film ‘ghajini’ is not an all time blockbuster while there has been virtually no ticket price hike …
Vidhu Vinod Chopra had met Ranbir Kapoor in Los Angeles over a year ago.
Ever since that big meeting overseas, there have been a zillion speculations about the Kapoor lad being cast in a VVC production. And now, the filmmaker is finally ready to start off his venture with the actor. Chopra, who is all set to start off his next venture titled Chithiyaan, will cast Ranbir Kapoor and Sharman Joshi in the male lead roles.
The film will also mark Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s return to romance, after a much talked about 1942 A Love Story and Kareeb.
A source informed Mumbai Mirror, “Chithiyaan is a romantic film. It is a love traingle. It is the story of three people – a girl and two boys. Though the lead actress is still to be finalised, Ranbir Kapoor and Sharman Joshi have been asked to play the male leads.”
By Subhash K. Jha, September 28, 2011 – 10:48 IST
It was going to be an unfortunate clash of the titans, now fortunately averted. Sajid Khan’s Housefull 2 was going to be released on the same day as Kabir Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger on June 1.
In a flash-decision taken on Tuesday evening, producer Sajid Nadiadwala has now decided to release his film on April 5, two months in advance.
“It’s a decision based purely on the heart, not on commerce. Sajid Nadiadwala and Salman Khan are like brothers. There was no way Sajid would clash with Salman at the box-office. Sajid thought it better to prepone than postpone Housefull 2. However, it couldn’t be moved back by just a few weeks since there are other biggies lined up in the weeks preceding Ek Tha Tiger. So Sajid has moved back by two months,” says a source close to Nadiadwala.
And never mind if this means Housefull 2 would now have to be completed on a war footing.
An embarassing moment for Deepika.Sid mallya in his unrepentant way has no qualms in stating that Deepika is just one popular face among his myriad female friends.We dont know whether deepika is serious about Mallya or just trying to prove …
Essaying the role of a tough narcotics officer, who ensures justice is served in Vipul Shah’s Force ,John Abraham is soon going to be synonymous with the tag of “Action Abraham”.
Audiences are in for a treat as John Abraham gets into an out-and –out action space ,something he feels he is well suited for.
Says John ” I feel there is space vacant for the new action hero. Younger heroes are more into romcoms, seniors are more into comedies and other stuff. I want to occupy the space of action hero. I want to be known as the last action hero of Bollywood”
After pouring his sweat and blood into making Force and even performing his own stunts,John is confident that audiences are going to be introduced to some never-seen-before action.
Surinder Kapoor’s funeral
“This is your third media appearance in four days. Are you trying too hard to sell the film?
I recently tweeted that I am meeting the media so often that I get a sense of Deja Vu everyday. I also said that I get very little time to sleep so now I have decided that I am going to sleep with the media. We can talk whenever we want to and also rest at the same time.
Do you consider yourself a marketing guru?
These terms are nonsensical. Every actor talks about his films. I promote all my films when they are about to release, but I’m no marketing guru. The marketing may be different for different films.
I try to be unique in the way I market my films. I have made RA.One with a lot of passion and hard work and I want the maximum audience to come to the theatres and watch the film.”
Interview with TOI
TOI gets up close and personal with the legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar on her 82nd birthday
Last few weeks Lata Mangeshkar has been a little caught up. Having wrapped up the Ganpati puja at her Peddar Road residence, the melody queen says there are no special plans for her 82nd birthday today. “I never plan, kyonki jo hona hai wohi hota hai,” she smiles. But the evening will see the legendary singer being honoured with the newly instituted `Hridaynath award’ for Lifetime Achievement by Amitabh Bachchan. Thereafter she is off to Pune for her usual holiday. Exceprts of an interview…
Mausam… There was a barrage of Anti- Mausam comments on my Facebook timeline. I thought, well- most of these guys flow with the tide- so it’s not wise to trust them. The reviews were average to bad to pathetic, but still I decided to go ahead and watch the modern day epic love story (as proclaimed by the publicity team).
I was not really expecting much, just a decent engaging film- even if a bit slow, and a ‘feel good’ feeling when the show ended. But on the contrary, when the show ended, what I got was a mild headache and a multitude of questions pounding my grey cells (which had turned greyer after witnessing the aged romance that lasted 20 reels).
This was what they spent 60 Crores on?
Bollywood is one film industry where u can’t predict about film,sometimes a small works big time while the magnum opus fails miserably…
Same is the case for dream projects while in hollywood most of the dream projects rewrite boxoffice histories but in bollywood its totally opposite, infact turn out to be disaster from AJOOBA to MAUSAM there are many such examples.lets have a look at some recent ones…
ASOKA this SRK starrer had everything the hype,budget.,music but still dint open well forget about doing well and instead turned out to be nightmare porject…
MANGAL PANDEY now this has to be most hyped indian film ever but for what reason i dont know!!! But surprising this film failed as well after a good start…
With one after the another successes of South remakes like GHAJINI, WANTED, READY, BODYGUARD, SINGHAM, yet another potboiler is transferred in bollywood in form of FORCE. Force directed by Nishikant Kamat (Mumbai Meri Jaan) stars John Abraham and Genelia D’souza in lead frame. The film is set to release on 30th September 2010. Lets predict how this may fare…
Opening Day- 4.5cr
If word of mouth is good,
Weekend 1- 16.5cr
Aamir Khan’s ‘Lagaan’ which won an Oscar nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category, has made it to the all-time 25 best sports movies list compiled by Time magazine. The 2001 film, set in the times of the British Raj in India, clinched the 14th spot on the list.
Produced by Aamir and directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, ‘Lagaan’ tells the story of a group of villagers who strike a deal with the representatives of the Raj – if the locals defeat them in a game of cricket they get a break on their
‘lagaan’, or land tax.
“From the thunderclap in the first torrential rainstorm a cue for riotous dancing to the climactic sunlight on the smiling faces of millions of viewers, this Bollywood epic is cause for joy of meteorological proportions,” the magazine says, calling the film “the longest and most enthralling underdog-sports movie ever”.
Production House battle between King and Kinng
Speedy Singhs first weekend total of 2.75 cr equals whole week earning of Always Kabhi Kabhi (2.75 cr)
Speedy Singhs had a poor weekend of around 2.75 crore nett. The film did show jumps on Saturday and Sunday but not the sort which makes any difference to the final box office picture. The film was best in Delhi and Punjab. The daily breakdowns were as follows.
Friday – 70 lakhs
Saturday – 90 lakhs
For all the talk about its huge hype and so called unprecedented buzz,ra-1 music has debuted below top 5 on mirchi top 20!This is shameful to say the least as almost all Big movies debut on #1.Ra-1 has debuted behind …
The success of Mahesh Babu – Samantha starrer Dookudu at the box office is phenomenal. The trade pundits have predicted that ‘Dookudu’ will turn out to be the biggest hit in the history of Telugu films. And after seeing its mammoth opening, there is no denying that ‘Dookudu’ will break and set records.
‘Dookudu’ fetched a staggering Rs. 9.20 crore on its first day and is expected to set new BO records in the coming days. Mahesh Babu’s fans, who fondly call him Prince Mahesh, have given the movie their thumbs up, and have made him the BO king.
The film’s first week business is expected to surpass the collections of a superhit like Magadheera. ‘Magadheera’ grossed around Rs. 4.5 crore in USA and now ‘Dookudu’ can easily make Rs. 6.5 crore, believe trade analysts.
So, what makes Dookudu such a rage at BO? Obviously, the most important is the star of the film, Mahesh Babu; then the film is directed by Srinu Vytla, who has earned a name for making mass entertainers. The presence of popular comedians Brahmanandam and M.S. Narayana in the film is also an asset, and ‘Dookudu’ has a beautiful heroine Samantha Ruth Prabhu, sharing screen space with Mahesh for the first time.