Daily Archives: November 2, 2012
His name is Khan. But who cares? Shah Rukh Khan by any other name would’ve shone just as brightly.
He’s a natural-born man of the masses. His level of connectivity with his friends and fans is so exceptional because it’s so natural. Shah Rukh doesn’t have to try to be nice to those who reach out to him. His empathy flows naturally.
Very few actors have a natural bonding with their surroundings. Some try too hard. Others don’t even try. Shah Rukh gets it just right.
It takes guts and glory to say no to injustice and wrong being done around you. Shah Rukh Khan has always stood up to what he thought to be right. I’ve never seen any actor who invites so much adulation and such staunch loyalty from family fans and friend—not necessarily in that order.
As Karan Johar one of his closest buddies says, Shah Rukh is a healthy nourishing addiction that you simply can’t kick off. Why should you?
It has been heard that ajay devgn and Viacom18 produced film Son of Sardar(sos) could not even manage 500 single screen in whole India. That 30 cr. budgeted film which is releasing in upcoming Diwali already sold to Eros International …
2012 Box Office Verdict: 12 Bollywood Movies including English Vinglish and Oh My God declared Super-HitNovember 2, 2012 | rudresh 1
With 10 months of the year 2012 having faded away, it is amazing to watch back how well many movies in this year have done. This year has indeed been a good one for Bollywood. 12 Bollywood movies have so far been declared Super-Hits. The 12 movies are just from the time span of January 2012 to October 2012.
Koimoi has classified movies based on the below parameters:
Hit: Film which doubles the investment; Super-Hit: Film which more than doubles the investment; Average: Film which only recovers investment; Plus: Film which recovers investment & yields some profit; Flop: Film which loses 50% or more of investment; Losing: Film which does not recover the investment but loses less than 50% of it.
Based on these parameters Koimoi has established that the following movies has more than just doubled the investment. We have listed starting from the highest to lowest, ranking based on estimated multiples in Returns of Investment.
After YRF’s statement, here’s the statement by lawyers of Ajay Dvgn Films which has been issued today – The case of ADF is that a producers/distributor/exhibitor cannot be allowed to enter into a tie-in arrangement which adversely affects competition. YRF has entered into a tie-in arrangement with the exhibitors in a manner that it has made it compulsory for the exhibitors to exhibit the untitled movie of YRF on Diwali day and two weeks thereafter with all 4 shows. A tie in arrangement in the present circumstances of YRF of compulsory showing an unnamed movie on a date fixed in advance with the exhibitor while entering into an arrangement to show the film “Ek Tha Tiger” itself violates the provisions of the competition Act, 2002 more particularly Section 3. It is well known fact that YRF is the most dominant player in the film business for the past four-five decades.
YRF is vertically integrated i.e. it has a studio, production house, in house director, all the equipments required for the production and it has distribution arms all over the world which creates a dominant presence/impression before an exhibitor.
Under the threat of not delivering “Ek Tha Tiger” which was the only film to be released on Eid/Independence day (an unusual day being a Wednesday for a film release), YRF forced the exhibitors to tie in the release of the untitled movie (which is now titled as “Jab tak hai jaan”) on the Diwali day i.e. 13.11.2012 which is also an unusual day for release i.e. Tuesday. ADF is entitled to release its movie on the Diwali day which right is protected under Article 19(1)(g), Indian Contract Act and Competition Act, 2002 and provide effective competition to YRF’s movie.
But for YRFs tie-in arrangement with the exhibitors which is apparent from the various agreements executed by YRF, ADF would have achieved single screen exhibitors in the range of more than 1200. However, because of the tie-in arrangement, ADF has achieved only about 600 nos. of single screens which clearly shows the cause against YRF.
Edited by Janaki Fernandes | Updated: November 02, 2012 16:46 IST
Pakistan tour of India, 2012/13 Fixtures / Matches Schedule
After 5 years Pakistan cricket team will tour India to play cricket series. BCCI announced the tour featuring two Twenty20s and three one-day internationals on Thursday, and Pakistan said it planned to send a delegation to check security arrangements. The tour starts on December 25, 2012.
Here the Pakistan tour of India, 2012/13 Fixtures / Matches Schedule
1st T20I – India v Pakistan
Date : Tuesday December 25, 2012
Time : 13:30 GMT | 19:00 local | 08:30 EST | 07:30 CST | 05:30 PST
Venue: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
2nd T20I – India v Pakistan
Date : Thursday December 27, 2012
Time : 13:30 GMT | 19:00 local | 08:30 EST | 07:30 CST | 05:30 PST
Venue: Sardar Patel Stadium, Motera, Ahmedabad
Ever since the first promo released, LSTCK looked super fun with quirky humor and diverse characters! But this film justifies the evergreen thought- “Don’t judge the book by its cover.”
The film is very routine and the writers shows no unpredictability factor. The way everything falls so easily in place, it ridicules your intelligence. The story of the film, if you can call that, revolves around a family full of fools, including one certified fool (Titu, best character of this film).
There are too many irrelevant flashbacks, right from the beginning. Also the climax of the film is simply unacceptable. The climax offers you a family sitting having Chicken khurana and sharing their secrets to bridge the gaps! really, what was that? It spares you with sour taste. Screenplay was written in air I will presume.
Though it is not entirely unwatchable film. The track which has Kunal kapoor and Huma trying to work out on Chicken khurana is very adorable and the love story actually improves between them which is well executed. Much of the credit goes to Huma Qureshi’s excellent portrayal. She is so natural and so refreshing! Kunal Kapoor is good in his role, although he doesn’t have anything substantial here. Dolly Ahluwalia (Vicky’s mom in Vicky Donor) has just one scene but it is the vital scene and she gives her bets. The man who plays Titu is funny at times. The twist in the end with this character was lame!
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; November 2, 2012)
The war between Ajay Devgn and Shah Rukh Khan has just escalated. Responding to a news that Ajay’s lawyers have have lodged a complaint with the Competition Commission about the unfair means adopted by the production house to promote Jab Tak Hai Jaan, a Yash Raj Films (YRF) spokesperson said: “We would like to clarify at the outset that we still haven’t received any notice from the Commission and will suitably represent our stance if and when called upon to do so.”
Piyali Dasgupta (BOMBAY TIMES; November 2, 2012)
PSY, the Gangnam Style star, is headed to Mumbai. The Korean singing sensation will perform at the opening ceremony of the Indian Badminton League (IBL) in January 2013. He is one of the most well-known South Korean icons today, and it helps, because badminton is dominated by South and South-East Asian countries.
Sayantan Dalal (DNA; November 1, 2012)
Actor, producer and director Aamir Khan has now added another feather to his cap by turning into a make-up artist for his upcoming film. For Talaash, Aamir managed to do what no one else could do on sets while shooting a particular scene. He did make-up for a shot in the film for his co-star, Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
Neha Maheshwri Bhagat (BOMBAY TIMES; October 31, 2012)
Raju Shinde (MUMBAI MIRROR; November 2, 2012)
He had been denied permission to shoot his film on 26/11 inside the Taj hotel, forcing Ram Gopal Varma to recreate the iconic hotel elsewhere at a considerable cost. And since then he has been shooting at various locations in the city. Mirror stumbled upon the crew during the Girgaum Chowpatty leg of the shoot on Wednesday night.
Touted as the ‘common man’ on ‘Bigg Boss 6?, Kashif Qureshi is apparently a close friend of Salman Khan
Jigar Shah (MID-DAY; October 30, 2012)
Bharati Dubey | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; November 1, 2012)
Mumbai: Theatres and multiplexes will witness a rise of 15% to 40% in ticket next month, when three big-ticket films have been lined up to be released during the Diwali week.
Lamhe – Directed by Yash Chopra.
Phool Aur Kaante – This was debut movie of Ajay Devgn.
Both these movies released on same day 22 Nov 1991.
Phool Aur Kaante was a Super Hit at the box office in India, and was noted for its soundtrack. All songs were hugely popular specially amongst the masses and youth.
1) Maine pyaar tumhise kiya hai…
2) Tumse Milne Ko dil karta hai ….
3) Dheere Dheere Pyaar ko badhana hai … Hadh se guzar jaana hai …
4) Premi Aashiq Awaara …
5) Pehli Baarish Main Aur Tu
6) Dil Yeh Kehta hai … kaano mei tere … thoda kareeb aake …. I love you
Phool Aur Kaante clashed with Yash Chopra directed Lamhe at the box office. Phool Aur Kante proved to be a super hit, on the other hand Lamhe which starred the then Superstar’s Anil Kapoor and Sri Devi bombed at the box office.
Lamhe also had some good number like “Morni baga maa”, “Kabhi Mai Kahu”, however music was not that popular amongst the masses.
Shah Rukh Khan is refered as ‘BadSHAH of Bollywood’ by media but there are people who still fail to understand y. so in this post I will explain why he is the BadSHAH of bollywood in ten bullet points..
1. he is the most consistent star among his contemporaries.
2. salman khan can satisfy mass audience whereas aamir khan can satisfy class audience wth his movies. SRK is the star who has fan following in mass as well as class.
3. in the age of nepotism, when it was difficult to even think about getting into Bollywood king khan not only joined Bollywood but ruled it.
4. The most popular star on earth as declared by BBC is responsible for taking Bollywood to global level.
5. Two of the most successful directors of today, karan johar and aditya chopra established their career out of SRK. Poor Uday didn’t got a chnce with Shahrukh and look at his condition today.
6. The whole bollywood revolves around this mighty Khan. When JOKER flopped akki fans said it is because of SRK. When ETT falled on second day Sallu fans blamed SRK. BAdSHAHhas the power and he can do anything RIGHT?
7. he doesn’t needs to steal hits from other actors to improve his filmography. When akki and salman fans are busy counting HP, OMG and Baghban, no entry respectively as their star films shahrukh is happily donating an ATBB KKHH and a Superhit DTPH to each of them. Now this is BEING HUMAN.
8. The worlds second largest media are the slaves of this BadSHAH. He can make them do whatever he wants.
9. unlike others who after donating chavanni makes it public, SRK keeps it secret. He is awarded many times for his donation.
10. Every star has to face criticism but what is unique about SRK is that even his haters uses his nameand that is what makes him IMMORTAL!!
loNG live BadSHAH khan.
As we are receiving daily news and rumours on Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Son of Sardaar Diwali release. Here is some latest news update on both the film. Jab Tak Hai Jaan is to release in huge 2500 screens all India. It is extremely good news for the makers of JTHJ and all Shahrukh Khan fans. On the other hand Son of Sardaar is to be released in 1700 screens which is also huge but quite less in comparison to JTHJ release count. Screen sharing as earlier predicted is tilted towards JTHJ with 60-40 ratio. The main reason is said to be YRF has already pre-signed the release count with many theaters all India on Ek Tha Tiger release.
This has not gone well with the makers of SOS and they have sent a legal notice to YRF studios on screen manipulations. Ajay Devgn Films (ADF), through their lawyers Naik & Naik have served Yash Raj Films (YRF) a notice in the Competition Commission, for using their dominant position in the Bollywood film market. And, using and abusing their clout to deny ADF their rightful due, for ADF’s November 13 Diwali release, Son Of Sardaar. ADF was forced to take legal recourse because of monopolistic practices of YRF. Before the release of Ek Tha Tiger, in August 2012, YRF had reportedly used their dominant position in the market to enter into an arrangement with the exhibitors saying that they will give them Ek Tha Tiger only if the exhibitors agreed to reportedly give their Diwali release prominence over others.
It is very sad to hear such news coming in and healthy competition turning into ugly. Hope all is well with both the films and as fans we are eagerly awaiting for the release of both the films. In our opinion Diwali is a big release time and well enough screen space is available for both the film’s to survive.
As if now if YRF able to hang on to 60-40% screen ratio all India, then –
The title is precariously double-edged. It could suggest a dash of dry drollness. It might equally signal a surfeit of drossy, over-the-top flippancy. Happily, Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana errs, if at all, on the side of the former.
Simply put, this film is a little gem. A well-written and neatly crafted comedy woven around the life and times of a dhaba-owning family in a real Punjab hamlet, it is redolent as much of the smells and sounds of the soil as it is of the aroma of the delicious dish referred to in the title.
On one level, the film belongs to the flourishing genre of idiosyncratic slice-of-life narratives and character-driven dramas set in the north Indian heartland of Delhi and its environs (Khosla Ka Ghosla, Dev D., Oye Lucky Lucky Oye, Do Dooni Chaar, Rockstar and Vicky Donor).
On another, it harks back fondly to the era of innocence represented by the middle-of-the-road comedies that the likes of Hrishikesh Mukherjee and Basu Chatterjee once made with great distinction and flair.
LSTCK Movie Review – Watch it for the super talented cast as they manage to give a spicy tadka to an otherwise bland film.November 2, 2012 | wall-D
Many a times, our Hindi films start with immense potential to be a classic film with its first shot. Those films have an engaging first half but soon lag behind and tend to drag in the second half making film viewing a bit cumbersome at times. But that is not the case with Sameer Sharma’s ‘Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana’. On the contrary, it is the opposite.
Written by Sameer and Sumit Bhateja, LSTCK narrates the story of Omi (Kunal Kapoor after ages) a good for nothing fella being hounded by a petty Punjabi goon (Manish Makhija) in London for money that Omi owes to him. Unable to repay an enormous loan and with a death threat looming large, Omi decides to turn to his family and more importantly the family business in a small town in Punjab. The family runs a dhaba called ‘Chicken Khurana’ named after its signature dish, whose secret recipe only the family’s patriarch, daarji (Vinod Nagpal) knows. When Omi returns to Punjab after eons of years, things have changed since the last time he ran away from home as a teenager. The dhaba is not functionable, his daarji is suffering from age induced dementia, his uncle is suspicious of his motive of return, his ex -girlfriend Harman (Huma Qureshi) is engaged to his cousin Jeet and there is a new entrant in the family called Titu Mama (Rajesh Sharma) whose mannerisms are bizarre, to say the least.
Omi, of course, has a fresh set of lies to present in front of his family. He doesn’t reveal his actual motive of return and also has grand plans to find out the secret recipe of the famous chicken dish and sell it to the rival.
Opinion: Bollywood film has much resonance for many people who come to the Lower Mainland
The latest Census Canada results confirm the rise of foreign languages in Metro Vancouver and Canada, but even though North America is becoming increasingly multilingual there is no denying the power and influence which English still holds throughout the world. There is no doubt that English is the language which is going to enhance your confidence and participation in community life here, but interestingly it is also seen as a means to successful integration to urban social life in many other parts of the world.
This is highlighted in a recent Bollywood production called English Vinglish. The main character, Shashi, a simple homemaker living in India, is married to a fluent, urbane and witty, English-speaking man.
Her children are studying in English medium schools and are fluent in English themselves. Her inability to speak English downgrades her status within her own family where the daughter doesn’t want her to attend parent-teacher meetings and is embarrassed to introduce her to her friend’s modern parents.