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It’s finally confirmed: Ajay Devgn’s home production Son Of Sardaar will directly clash with Yash Chopra’s swan songJab Tak Hai Jaan this Diwali: a case of Kajol’s husband taking on her favourite filmmaker and banner and of course co-star Shah Rukh Khan. Curiously enough, JTHJ is Katrina Kaif’s first film with SRK and Salman Khan, her ex-beau-turned-closest friend, makes a cameo in SOS to help out buddies Ajay Devgn and Sanjay Dutt.
The people behind the two films are indulging in hardcore competitive marketing, though it is Yash Chopra’s sudden tragic demise that has given JHTJ an extra edge. But while the industry was eager that Devgn postpone his date to boost the business of both films right from the beginning, the clash of big films in this festive season has been an annual phenomenon in any case.
All that the trade and industry wish now is that both films are good enough to bring in a bonanza, which so far, has been rare in Diwali season despite the audience being in a festive mood to spend both money and time in the movie-halls.
‘OMG! Oh My God’ may be coming to a close as far as its superb box office run is concerned. However with over 100 crores coming in from worldwide collections, it has turned out to be the biggest surprise success of 2012.
Though the film was expected to do well with the audience, considering the fact it’s director Umesh Shukla had already collaborated with Paresh Rawal on the play on which it was based, the mind boggling collections have defied all predictions whatsoever.
Moreover, it has also emerged that the filmmaker, while carrying a novel subject no less, was visibly inspired by some terrific filmmakers from past and present who have managed to bridge the gap between quality cinema and commercial success.
“When I saw films like ‘Rang De Basanti’ or ‘Munnabhai MBBS’, I could sense that these were cult films in the making. I just wondered that what went in the mind of a script writer and how would the narration have actually taken place. After all, these films were so different from what was being made in the times when they were released.
Read many articles saying that SOS is really a victim——
Let me Tell you SOS will not be a victim at least in DELHI CITY, EAST PUNJAB AND BIHAR——-
Delhi city and East Punjab are Circuits full of Multiplexes that to in Posh localities as well as Not so posh one also—-
Right from PVR to DT to Satyam to Fun to Cinemax to Big and many more you name it and you will find one.
Yes We all know the issue is not about Multiplexes but about SINGLE SCREENS
So so so bad. Critics need replacing,
Author: Vijay Dinanath from United Kingdom
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
My 1st review! I am so disgusted with this film&annoyed critics praised it I cracked and had to review(rant).
1. stolen agent list? Sound familiar? Mission impossible,Charlie’s angels2 etc. overused &too easy. This isn’t a sinister shot at Julian A.. it’s just plain unimaginative
2. What happened to the list; halfway through the film they just forgot about it
The release of “Jab Tak Hai Jaan” and “Son of Sardaar” on Diwali day had created big waves in the Bollywood industry. The news of the two biggies Shahrukh Khan and Ajay Devgn clashing had generated several headlines. Looks like the two are now in a new legal controversy, as reported by TOI on Nov. 1, 2012.
After the demise of Yash Chopra, while many were anticipating a delayed release of “Son of Sardaar” as a mark of respect, but, apparently, Ajay Devgn Films has sent a legal notice to YRF “for using their dominant position in the Bollywood film market.” The notice was sent through their lawyer in the Competition Commission.
“The Competition Commission of India is a body of the Government of India that is responsible for enforcing the Competition Act 2002. This act is there to prevent activities that have an adverse effect on competition and was established in October 2003.”
there are 11000 single screens in india, apart from 3000 odd multiplex screens. even if 6000 of those are in decent conditions (which is very possible as all 3000 single screens are ‘spick n span’ and all it needs is 3000 decent single screens for two films to releae comfortably without eating into each others screen space and affect business (unfairly). unless one party decides to play dirty. here is how to play mischief.
in mumbai Dadar is a place where ppl will travel to watch a film if its not releasing in, say Nagpada. so all a michief maker has to do is book all screens in dadar while leaving the nagpada screens alone. now the audiences of jab tak hai jaan from nagpada will still travel to dadar to watch it but the car driving, posh apartments residents of dadar wud not drive into the narrow bylanes of nagpada to watch son of sardar. the same example can be applied to bandra/dharavi, andheri/jogeshwari in mumbai or to saket/vasnat kunj vs trilok puri/badarpur border in delhi or across all cities in the country. and thats what yashraj have done. the point is, even if they had released their film evenly, they wud have got the same number of audiences, may be more ( counting those from nagpada who may decide not to commute to dadar for distnace or marginally higher ticket prices in dadar) but YRF has decided to risk it’s own business marginally to sabotage son of sardar deleberately, viciously, and maliciously.
but why are they so despaerate?
the only obvious answer is they are not confident of their product. 1st they tried to browbeat ajay devgan by playing the emotional card indirectly pressurising him through paid media articles to postpone his film as a mark of respect as jab tak hai jaan was yash chopra’s last directorial venture, and later as yash chopra died the pressure was escalated further. but before planning a sabotage of ajay’s film did yashraj forget that son of sardar is also the home production of kajol, ajay’s wife, an industry daughter, the heroine of yashraj’s biggest hit in history DDLJ, from the illustriuous mukherji family of filmistan, daughter of tanuja and the niece of great nutan. even ajay devgan is the son of veteran action director veeru devgan and deserves some emotion, as low as he may be in the ‘emotional food chain’ of bollywood.
Fraudulent Aditya Chopra and SRK present fake arguments in Media but Industry insiders & Trade persons remain silent- Son of Sardaar fights alone for Justice in Immoral IndustryNovember 4, 2012 | wall-D 15
YRF has done it again. With their strong media clout, they have managed to misinform and successfully spread fake arguments in media. All over the news, focus remain on presenting YRF as victim while the reverse is true.
Following lies have been spread out in media declaring SOS for Diwali release was announced only on June 2012. Following articles represent arguments directly from their spokesperson.
which says ‘”…It was odd that Son of Sardaar announced their release for the same day almost a year later on May 29, 2012. They were also able to lock their final distribution partner as late as October 4, 2012. It would seem odd that they would expect us to wait for our release plans to be put in place till they had finalized theirs!”‘.
Amidst reports that the film industry wants Ajay Devgn to reschedule the Diwali release of ‘Son of Sardar’, which clashes with Yash Chopra’s ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’, the actor today said that he does not see any problem with both the movies hitting the screens on the same day.
“Diwali always has space for two movies. I want both films to work. I don’t think there is any issue with that,” Devgn told reporters here today. At a recent press conference of ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’, Shah Rukh had said that it was unfair to ask anyone to reschedule the release of a film.
This Diwali there is a war. But there can be only one victor, only one Ram who returns to Ayodhya after demolishing the demons.
So who is God and who is demon this Diwali?
Or will it be a battle and not a war?
Or will both emerge victors?
Or will both kill each other?
Expectation from both films are rocket high. Anything less than 100 cr Lifetime from either will be colossal disappointment.
Looking at the fact that SRK is coming after 10 months in a Yash Chopra film with the queen bee Katrina, raises the bar a little higher for him. He has also slipped in ranking and popularity and no one can win hearts the way king khan can and the world knows this.
On the other hand Devgn’s film is a remake of Telugu blockbuster made by SS Rajamouli. So mind says that’s this film cannot go wrong at least this year when Rajamouli’s remake Rowdy Rathore rocked the box office and became a memorable and most appreciated blockbuster.
Earlier this year, Power Star Pawan Kalyan has rocked the viewers as Gabbar Singh in the Telugu remake of Salman Khan’s blockbuster movie Dabangg. If we are to go by the latest reports, he is turning Lord Sri Krishna in …
In their statement to the media, the studio also states that whole JTHJ had announced its release date way back on June 27 last year, the makers of SOS only announced its release date on May 29 this year. The official statement adds, “It would seem odd if the makers of SOS expect YRF to wait for them to make their plans and then approach the exhibitors.” Well, all we can say is that may the best man win!
YRF claim that SOS release date was announced only on May29th 2012.
Here is the article from leading trade site of bollywood(BollywoodHungama.com), which was published on Jan 6th 2012 confirming release date of SOS was announced in january. While we all know, YRF’s film name was announce later only in september 2012.
It’s going to be a firecracker of a Diwali. With SRK and Ajay Devgn all set to clash with each other at the box office, the latter recently sent a ‘legal notice’ apparently accusing the makers of JTHJ Yash Raj Films of manipulating the distributors to allocate higher number of screens for their film. YRF however claims that the ‘legal notice’ was not issued by any court, and simply was a letter of intimation from the lawyers. The war of words appears to be far from over…
The makers of ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ claim
>> Yash Raj Films says they have not received any notice from the court but just a letter from the lawyers representing Ajay Devgn.
>> While Ek Tha Tiger released in 1,700 screens, JTHJ will release only across 1,500 screens.
>> It’s a common practice in India and abroad to sign a bulk distribution deal for a complete bouquet of films from a production house for a particular year. While on an average Eros (distributor) and Viacom (producer) makes and releases 27 films per year, we are only releasing four films a year.
Makers of the ‘Son of Sardar’ claim
>> They have indeed filed a case against Yash Raj Films for armtwisting the exhibitors into booking theatres for Jab Tak Hai Jaan in return of their Eid release Ek Tha Tiger.
>> The difference between the allocation of the films at the single screentheatres in all the centres is as big as 80 per cent to 90 per cent for Jab Tak Hai Jaan and 10 to 20 per cent only for Son of Sardar.
>> The claim to 10,000 single screens in India is false and baseless and the whole fight is not about multiplexes but single screens.
INDORE: A criminal case has been registered against Bollywood director Karan Johar, producer Gauri Khan and others for allegedly hurting the religious feelings of people by referring to mythological figure Radha as “sexy” in a song in the recently released film ” Student of the Year”.
The local police lodged the case in compliance with a magisterial court’s order on a private complaint by an NGO.
‘Shrivision Social Empowerment and Welfare Association’, an NGO, had last month approached the court with a private complaint, alleging that a song in the film refers to the mythological figure Radha as “sexy”.
Last month, the magistrate ordered registration of FIR, the organization’s spokesperson said.