Daily Archives: November 5, 2012
As the D day is approaching, audience and media getting anxious. There were websites and part of media who went ahead and published the reviews of JTHJ when even the print was not out of the lab. We checked with studio and our sources about authenticity of reviews which appeared in one of the leading film rating website. But all were just plain rumors.
As the D day is approaching, audience and media getting anxious.There were websites and part of media who went ahead and published the reviews of JTHJ when even the print was not out of the lab. We checked with studio and our sources about authenticity of reviews which appeared in one of the leading film rating website. But all were just plain rumors.
Despite huge demand from your side to write something on the topic, we waited patiently until we really got some info from sources. SOS had couple of private screenings and will have 3-4 screenings starting from 8thNovember. JTHJ had a private screening couple of days back and will have grand premiere on 12th. Here is all in form of concise information about the films and remember this is not a review.
With the idiots at the helm of affair of the ‘C’ grade looking khiladi 786 trying to make it look like the biggest franchise of bollywood (ya with most of them flops and just 2 clean hits its sure got to be the biggest franchise!) what is amusing is the white lie that is the khiladi series itself. actually there is no such thing as the khiladi series or franchise.
how does a film become a sequel of another. by having a common character, an extended story or at least (as akshay’s dumb fans wud agree wholeheartedly) at least by having a common hero (thats the only basis they think that makes up the khiladi series.) apart from that all khiladi films have nothing in common.
but the fact is that even the hero in all khiladi films is not common. khel khiladi ka had dharmendra and dhruv, khatron ke khiladi had dharmendra, sanjay dutt and chunke pandey the hero of the 1st khiladi was e billimoria in 1945, the lead in second khiladi was ashok kumar in 1950, and the 1968 khiladi had fearless nadia as the main lead. shatranj ke khiladi 1977 starred the great sanjeev kumar and saeed jaffery. come to think of it even small time comedian mohan choti of ysteryears played the hero in ‘ek khiladi baawan pattey’.
akshay kumar starred in khiladi (1992) and some more disparate films with the word khiladi thrown in without any common story line or character with just two of them hits (sabse bada khiladi and khiladiyon ka khiladi) and rest all flops. but so did fardeen khan (ek khiladi ek haseena) and some dubbed films like khiladi no 1 and ek anari do khiladi.
Australia 350, Sachin Tendulkar 175: Remembering the master’s Abhimanyu-like act against Ponting’s chakravyuhNovember 5, 2012 | aman 2
There is always a sense of heightened expectation ahead of an India-Australia series. The seven-match One-Day International (ODI) series in 2009 was no different. The first four matches lived up to expectations of a keenly-contested series, with Australia going on to win at Vadodara and Mohali, and India getting the better of their opponents at Nagpur and Delhi. The stage was perfect when the teams arrived at Hyderabad for the fifth match of the series.
Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi Stadium was never a happy-hunting ground for the home team. In fact, India had earlier faced Australia at the same venue a couple of years ago in 2007, with the visitors clinching an impressive 47-run victory. Nevertheless, the Indians looked far more formidable than their opponents this time around, at least on paper. There was every chance India would break the jinx.
Sachin Tendulkar was just nine short of 17,000 ODI runs. That and the 2-2 scoreline between two quality teams ensured that there was a huge demand for tickets.
Australians post a mammoth total
Shahrukh, who allegedly slapped director Shirish Kunder during a party and was involved in a brawl with the policemen at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai during an IPL match, said during an interview at ThinkFest conclave that concluded in Goa yesterday, “I am not going through midlife crisis. I am going through Delhi phases.” Shahrukh also confessed that he went to jail once for threatening a journalist.
The actor also remembered how during his initial days in Mumbai when he was shooting for Kabhi Haan Kabhi Na, he landed in trouble for threatening a journalist over an article that linked him to an actress. “I went to the house of that journalist and threatened him,” Shahrukh said, adding that “next day this act of mine landed me in jail. I was allowed to make only one phone call from the police station. Instead of making a call to my wife or my lawyer, I called the same journalist and threatened him again.” He termed his act as “foolishness.”
Shahrukh ruled out that he was going through a midlife crisis and termed some instances of his arrogance as being a typical “Delhi boy.” “I am a Delhi boy…”
“Shahrukh also said that till some time back, his daughter used to think that he was Aamir Khan. “Four years back, my daughter used to think that I am Aamir Khan and for my son I am always a hero,” the superstar said. On the occasion, Shahrukh read out some excerpts from his autobiography, to which he is giving final touches. It sketches his life from childhood to stardom.
Melody queen Lata Mangeshkar had an affair with Bhupen Hazarika. His estranged wife Priyamvada Patel Hazarika told a local TV channel ahead of the Assamese balladeer’s first death anniversary on November 5.
“Lata started a big affair with him,” the octogenarian Priyamvada told DY365 in an interview aired on Saturday prime time.
Hinting that Lata was one of the reasons why she left the balladeer, Priyamvada said Bhupen and Lata shared one of the three bedrooms in their Tollygunje apartment whenever she came to Kolkata.
On one occasion, music director duo Kalyanji-Anandji told her in Gujarati that it was futile to stay up late expecting Bhupen to return to her bedroom.
“Lata was crazy after him, and he told me Priyam in India if a musician wants to come up, his songs have to be sung by Lata Mangeshkar. I asked why should you be in the room with her the whole night, he said ketiyaba koribo laage (sometimes you have to do it),” the Ottawa-based Priyamvada said.
He is one of India’s biggest superstars but Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan says it is lonely at the top and he is constantly fighting with the “feeling of emptiness.” “There is something wrong in me. I sense it. I feel it but I don’t know what it is,” Shah Rukh said during the ThinkFest conclave, an annual event, in Goa.
“I have a beautiful family. I have a few friends with whom I spend lot of time. I don’t want to die like my father. I don’t want to be unknown. I would like to be just successful. Believe me it is lonely at the top.”
Shah Rukh, who turned 47 recently, is in the process of giving final touches to his autobiography. “Somehow there is this feeling of emptiness. I have this restlessness, strangeness, which I fill up with my acting.”
The actor, who lost his father at the age of 15, recalled how his family was always short of money in his childhood. “Once, my father took me to show a cinema in Delhi. He did not have enough money. We sat near Kamati auditorium and he told me that it is wonderful to see the vehicles passing. When I want to take my son out for a movie I should be able to show him the movie and not the cars,” Shah Rukh said.
November 5, 2012 03:07:15 PM IST
By Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
Akshay Kumar is on a roll. 2012 has turned out to be a fantabulous year for him with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ROWDY RATHORE by Prabhudheva emerging as a huge grosser, Sajid Nadiadwala’s HOUSEFULL 2 with Sajid Khan bringing him into the 100 crore club and his own production OMG OH MY GOD! directed by Umesh Shukla crossing this landmark in terms of worldwide collections. With three of his films scoring a century each and that too in a matter of six months, he can well be expected to be elated.
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”Trust me, one can’t feel elated for too long,” smiles Akshay, ”You couldn’t imagine how quickly it will be before even these records will be broken. Times are rapidly changing.
IANS (MID-DAY; November 5, 2012)
South actress alters her girl-next-door image by playing a boxer a la Mary Kom in A R Murugadoss’ Tamil thriller ‘Thuppakki’
Shaheen Parkar (MID-DAY; November 5, 2012)
Aakansha Naval-Shetye (DNA; October 5, 2012)
It is Tabu’s birthday today and the actor admits that as always, it’s a special day for her. But it is not the birthday cake and the works that make it exciting, she reveals. “What makes it really special for me is the realisation that there are so many people — family, friends, fans who are celebrating the day for me. It’s touching to know that my birthday is important even to people who I have probably never met. That is a real blessing and I do feel lucky. It reassures me that I have done alright so far,” says Tabu. Not the partying sorts, the actor reveals that she never plans any celebration on her birthdays, except a dinner with some close friends. “The entire day is spent in attending calls and getting birthday wishes. Kuch aur karne ka time hi nahin milta,” she smiles. “The love I get from everyone means more than any award for me. Thanks to them I am on a high for many days after.”
Monday 5th November 2012 10.30 IST
Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network
1920 – Evil Returns had a solid weekend of 11.50 crore nett as per early estimates. The opening was good and though the film did not grow much on Saturday and Sunday as the opening was good to come out with a strong weekend. Also the genre does not tend to show much growth.
The film has put up good numbers all over apart from Mysore circuit. The collections in UP, Bihar, CP Berar and CI are excellent and better than quite a few bigger films. The business in Mumbai Delhi and Punjab is also pretty good especially as these areas are dominated by multiplexes
If the film sustains over the next few days it will emerge as the surprise hit of 2012.
Monday 5th November 2012 11.30 IST
Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network
Student Of The Year saw a heavy drop in week three with collections around 2-2.25 crore nett. The seventeen day total for the film is 59 crore nett plus and by the end of the third week it should go a little over 60 crore nett.
The business was the film was hit hard by Skyfall which dominated the theatres where Student Of The Year was doing its best business.
Delhi/UP and West Bengal will come out the best circuits. Its a odd combination as these circuits are hardly ever in tandem but the film was aided with West Bengal having a holiday on most days of its first week run. The film will do an approx 7.50 crore distributor share in Delhi/UP and 2.25 crore in West Bengal.
In mass belts like Bihar, CP Berar, CI and Rajasthan the film will beat the business of Karan Johar’s last film My Name Is Khan even though all India will do around 15% less. For example, My Name Is Khan had grossed 2.40 crore nett in CP Berar while Student Of The Year has already crossed 3 crore nett in 17 days.
The movie ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’, directed by late Yash Chopra, has smartly associated with relevant brands to add value and amplify the marketing dollar.
The movie has association with brands such as Discovery, Intel, Western Union, Wildcraft, Gibson, Royal Enfield and Pond’s. “We don’t do too many associations because it dilutes the impact for the partner as well as the film. Hence, we have only called the right brands,” said Ashish Patil, Vice President, Yash Raj Films.
With infotainment channel Discovery, Yash Raj Films has undertaken an interesting collaboration. The film has one of its lead female characters, Akira, played by Anushka Sharma, portrayed as an employee of Discovery who wants to make a documentary on the male lead of the film – Shah Rukh Khan.
Rahul Johri, Senior Vice President and General Manager – South Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific said, “Being an inherent part of a mainstream film reiterates Discovery Channel’s leadership and credibility in India. It is a marriage of fiction with reality.”
Bollywood is a big happy family. People happily work together. There is no such back satabing or bickring as media potray. I think you also have heard these statement from film faternity. But thanks to ADF court case against YRF this fake show of imotions wiped out. Now there is all out war. What they were doing earlier behind the veil of imotion now they are doing openly. It establish the fact that bollywood is also like other industry where all it matter is money. It is all about Show us the money (couersty jerry maguire)..Everybody is doing thier best to come into the top. Eveyone is indulge in manipulation. Some openly and some are fire with others help(Dosron ke kandhe per bandook rakh kar chala rahe hain). What i find amusing that some fans think this is unfair. Boss Tumhara fav star is postion main hota to 90% chance hai ki vo bhi aise hi karta. Everybody is taking advantage of his postion. Salman’s fan don’t have any objection when his Hit and Run case and Black buck killing case is taking so long time. Akshay kumar’s fan has no objection when he abundon ‘Joker’ abruptly. Aamir’s fan has no objection when hi kicked Amol gupte from Tare Zameen per. So boss don’t judge others Selectively.
Here is the portion what i wrote for Someone else
‘omerta code’ of indian politics broken.
So finally it take a Team kejriwal to target those who were holy grail so far. Yes i am talking about Gandhi Family and Robert vadra. Almost all political parties knew about thier wrong doing but kept silent. Finally when Kejriwal hit vadra DOGvijay sing said there is an unwritten law in politics that don’t target family members of the leaders. Kyon bhi kyon na target karen. You amass hundred of carore because your father (Karti chidambaram) or youe mother-in-law is in power and you said don’t target family members. This unwritten law is applicable is west or US as in these countries there were many cases that family member of a leader indulge in Drug addiction..Pre marital pregnency or extra maritial affairs. But it is nothing to do with the postion thier family members held. These are purely personnal thing and there is no loss of the country. But in india leaders relative do courruption. So why is this ‘omerta code’. This code is for Mafia families’ Is DOGvijay singh is saying Indian politics is like a mafia gang ?
Ajay Devgn will host special screenings of his film Son Of Sardaar, for his neighbours Amitabh Bachchan and family, close friend Salman Khan and family and for some cricketer friends of his. The cricketer friends apparently include Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan …
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Choosing what movie to watch where is usually not a very complicated choice, usually made while flipping through the cinema listings page and seeing which theatre or multiplex is screening which movie. But what those lists will say this Diwali is not as easy a choice, at least not for the people who decide what their theatres will run, caught as they are in a somewhat unprecedented situation.
The logic of which movie is screened where is fundamentally not very dissimilar from the logic of which movie you watch. You have options, a first impression, word of mouth, the star cast, etc, and choose to put your money to go and watch one movie ahead of another when you have multiple options in hand. The theatre/multiplex owner’s logic is not very different. He assesses your interest level in turning out to watch a film and opts to run it in his theatre ahead of another, hoping for good business.
In principle, therefore, neither can you be made to choose one movie, nor can a movie exhibitor be made to screen one. And just as word of mouth can change our calls even after we have first made up our mind, initial turnout can make theatres change their schedules after the first week or even earlier, shuffling shows to bring them in sync with what the audience is consuming. A point to note – a multi-screen venue, what we call a multiplex, has the option to screen several movies parallel, and so the call is not really a make-or-break one, it’s more about the ratio. But a single-screen – a theatre – doesn’t have that luxury. It has only one screen. So when it says Yes to a movie, it, by default, is saying No to all others for that point of time.
Now, when Sholay was released, all this wasn’t such a problem. Movies had time to grow and expand by word of mouth, there were silver and golden jubilees, and the timespan for a movie to recover cost was infinitely greater. Today, when the great bulk of a movie’s money is made in the opening weekend, not even the opening week, any movie that doesn’t hit an adequate number of screens is kaput. You can keep praising the DVD later, as happens with so many award-winning movies that released in a handful of halls, but essentially, it’s sunk. But then, it happens all the time that some movies release in a hundred screens in a city and some in just ten, right? The guys who take the call on what to run – the exhibitors – can choose what they want to, it’s a free market, so what’s the big deal?
How media manipulates-Trying to equate 1920 Evil Returns & Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana!
They are small in trems of budgets, but romantic comedy “Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana” and horror thriller “1920 Evil Returns” have managed a fair opening …
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