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? Continue reading →
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 by 90 cr. Before hit the theater SOS’s producers managed 60 cr. profit. Following few on my suggestion what Devgn and gang can do to save their Diwali extravaganza.
1. Cast Aamir Khan for another item song. titled: Coo Coo
2.Decleare SOS a blockbuster as it already make 60 cr. profit by broadcasting at Doordarshan.
3. Promote it as a Salman Khan film ( which they r already doin).
4. Sell it to YRF, as they are know to eliminate competetion.
5. Rename Son of sardar as 3 sardars or Ek tha sardar.
6. Release as ‘Jab tak hai son of sardar’ to confuse single screen exhibitors.
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. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
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 Continue reading →
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! Continue reading →
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.” Continue reading →