After making a special appearance (which is touted to be more an item song) in Son Of Sardaar (SOS), Salman Khan has now also decided to launch the trailer of Dabangg 2 with the Ajay Devgn-Sanjay Dutt starrer. Apparently the actor, who starred in Yash Raj Films’ Ek Tha Tiger last, was expected to release the trailer of this much-awaited sequel with YRF’s upcoming film, Jab Tak Hai Jaan (JTHJ).
News of his growing closeness to the production house had fuelled this rumour. But his decision to launch it with SOS — even though both the films (SOS and JTHJ) are expected to release on the Diwali weekend, November 13 — has proved those speculations wrong.
“Salman’s relationship with YRF is great, but he felt releasing the trailer with SOS was a better idea. One of the reasons, we believe, is also Shah Rukh Khan, who stars in JTHJ. Everyone knows that the two aren’t on good terms anymore,” says a source from the film’s unit, adding, “Besides, Salman and Sanjay are really close. That’s one of the main reasons why he chose SOS. His cameo adds to the excitement.” Continue reading
Saturday,3rd November 06:45 PM IST
There is news in media for last few days that SOS team has sent notice to YRF over irregular practices in acquiring the screen for release of “Jab Tak Hai Jaan”. Media is having a field day with rumors are coming from all the sources. That is why we thought of probing the matter further.
Media group who broke the news that YRF got a legal notice from Ajay Devgn had not any copy of notice (which they always have generally). YRF maintained that it is not a notice from court but a notice from lawyers. Competition Law Commission already stated that there is no way that they can put a time frame to decide this matter if it comes for hearing. Matter will take its own time so one thing is clear that both the film will hit screens on 13thNovember.
Clean Successes[BO Wise] of
Ajay Devgn in Past 5Years
without Rohit “SuperKool”
1. Athiti Tum Kab Jaoge?
[2.5/5] – 30cr
Sleeper HIT in 2010, Directed by SOS Director Ashwini Dhir. Well Appreciated among the Family/TV Audience, but Paresh was the STAR of the Movie IMO[Devgn was Sleepwalking].
2. Rajneeti[4/5] – 94cr
A Surprise BB of 2010 with a
Strong Act by the Ensemble
Cast. One of Jha’s Best Work till date. Most of the Credit went to Ranbir-Katrina Jodi and Devgn’s Role was Reduced and Least Impactive wrt Ranbir, Nana, Bajpayee. Continue reading
Every second person I know well is a foodie. Food is an intrinsic part of our lives in our country. Guests are not expected to leave the host’s residence without having the customary meal. Food assumes maximum importance in weddings. One will forgive the ladkewaale and ladkiwaale for apology in the name of marriage venue, lights, flowers, seating arrangements etc but would not forgive them for apology in the name of food. Then there are restaurants that turn legendary for serving the most delicious and ‘exclusive’ food dishes. Many of them have their own recipes which are kept secret and any rival restaurateur might be ready to go to any length to get hold of that secret. Funnily and strangely enough, in a country so obsessed with food, there are hardly any films that completely revolved around khana khazaana. Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana attempts to be the first one in this regard and does a fairly neat job. Interesting watch!
The story of the movie: Omi Khurana (Kunal Kapoor) is based in London. After getting into the wrong books of gangster Shanty (Manish Mukhija), Omi goes back to his hometown – Lalton, Punjab – and gives a totally false picture about his financial status to his family. Omi soon realizes that times have changed for the Khurana family. Darji (Vinod Nagpal), Omi’s grandfather, who used to run a popular dhaba, has gone senile and has lost memory as well. As a result, the secret recipe of Darji’s Chicken Khurana – the mouthwatering dish that made their dhaba ‘world famous in Punjab’ – is lost too. Subsequently, their much-adored dhaba had to close down. Omi can solve all his problems and end confrontation with Shanty if he finds the lost recipe of Chicken Khurana. Would he able to do so, especially when time is running out?
Friday 2nd November 2012 14.30 IST
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Skyfall had an excellent first day of around 5.75 crore nett as the film scored big in South India helped by the fact it was a holiday in some parts. Mysore, Nizam/Andhra and Tamil Nadu/Kerala had collections which were out of this world. Mysore and Tamil Nadu/Kerala both crossed 1 crore nett business on day one.
While the collections in the South were record breaking for a Hollywood release in the Hindi belt was much lower. The approx breakdown for Skyfall in all languages is as follows.
Mumbai – 1.50 crore
Saturday 3rd November 2012 14.30 IST
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1920 – Evil Returns has recorded better opening day collections than many medium budget films which had a big publicity spend like Kahaani, Gangs Of Wasseypur, Ferrari Ki Sawaari, and English Vinglish.
The publicity expenditure on these films was as much or more than the total cost of 1920 Evil Returns but all these films recorded lower opening days than 1920 – Evil Returns which had very little publicity.
The heavy publicity must be for the initial as there is no other reason for such cost outlays but when sub 3 crore collections are recorded with heavy spends there must be a disconnect somewhere.
It can be argued that these films are only putting up these numbers due to the heavy publicity spends but how much lower can a English Vinglish go than a 2.25 crore nett day one or a Kahaani (2.85 crore nett day one) with less publicity. Continue reading
Saturday 3rd November 2012 11.30 IST
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1920 – Evil returns collected 3.50 crore nett approx on day one. The territorial breakdown is as follows.
Mumbai – 1.20 crore
Delhi/UP – 70 lakhs
East Punjab – 26 lakhs Continue reading
The soft-spoken RajkumarHirani, who is not known to lose his equanimity easily, is an angry man. He is upset with the volley of reports that have been appearing of late, aimed at ‘sabotaging’ his under-production film PK.
Especially damaging, say his friends, are the comparisons with the recent AkshayKunar-PareshRawalstarrer OMG-Oh My God, and the rumours that the similarities may have forced him to rewrite the script entirely, pushing back the schedule indefinitely.
A crewmember (on request of anonymity) told TOI, “Somebody is clearly out to sabotage PK. And that is simply because Hirani is a man of few words. PK has no resemblance to OMG-Oh My God, it is an entirely original film. Hirani took his time to write it and he is not a fool to put Kanji Virrudh Kanji on celluloid all over again and lay claims on a film based on it.”
Apparently Hirani was amused when the reports of the similarities first started trickling in. But then the rumours intensified, and he did not find it funny any more. Worse, some publications even reported that PK has been indefinitely postponed. “Hirani starts the film in December as planned after Aamir from his Talaash commitments,” says the source. Continue reading
When an offbeat film of yours ends up finding all-around appreciation, starts breaking records, gives a character artist a hero status, battles challenges that could have been reputation threatening and ends up gaining a cult status for itself, it can be pretty much said that things are indeed falling in place for you as a filmmaker.
Akshay Kumar may well be saying this to himself, what with ‘OMG – Oh My God’ cruising towards the 80 crore mark just in India and carrying a decent chance of registering 100 crore in worldwide collections. This, when two of his films (Housefull 2, Rowdy Rathore) have already joined the 100 crore club this year and one more (Khiladi 786) is all set to repeat the feat in less than two months from now.