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Aamir Khan tries to oust Akshay Kumar
ank_16n | November 9, 2012, 4:04 PM | 72 comments | 0 views


 The makers of Talaash have asked single screen owners to allow an uninterrupted two-week run to their film, which in turn will affect Akshay’s Khiladi 786

The Diwali battle between the makers of Son Of Sardar and Jab Tak Hai Jaan is hardly over, and a new set of filmmakers have already drawn out their swords.TOI has learnt that the producers of Aamir Khan starrer Talaash, Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar have asked single screen exhibitors to allow a two-week run for their venture that releases on November 30. This will affect Akshay Kumar’s Khiladi 786 that hits the theatres a week later.

Aamir Khan tries to oust Akshay Kumar

According to a trade source, exhibitors aren’t too pleased with the constant war between filmmakers over screening space. “First YRF asked single screen owners to give their Diwali release starring Shah Rukh Khan as many screens as Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger. This put a lot of pressure on most exhibitors since Ek Tha Tiger was a single big Eid release and on Diwali there were two big films. And now, the makers of Talaash are asking for a continuous two-week run. Ideally, most theatre owners would like to decide on the film’s second week run after assessing the response in the first week,” said the source.

When contacted, trade analyst Amod Mehra opined, “YRF started this trend. Hereafter no big film will be assured of a decent release. This sparks off a very unhealthy trend in the industry.”

Distributor Ramesh Sippy however, chose to differ. According to him there is nothing wrong with Talaash producers asking exhibitors for a two-week uninterrupted run. “Business is never healthy. Also, it is not necessary that a two-week run is implied to essentially kill the next big movie-in-line. The idea could be to let the distributor have the upper hand. Else, sometimes the exhibitors are rather merciless,” he told us.

Sippy, who also runs the Chitra Cinema in Dadar added, “I have not decided on Talaash yet. I shall decide when the time comes.” Mehra however believes that it will be rather tough for single screen owners to reject Talaash‘s offer. “Who doesn’t want to screen a Aamir Khan film?” he said.

In the meanwhile, the battle between Ajay Devgn’s SOS and SRK’s film is far from over. After the Competition Commission of India rejected the complaint filed by the makers of SOS alleging YRF of anti-competitive practices, Devgn has now made an appeal to the Competition Appellate Tribunal. The tribunal has ordered an enquiry into the matter with less than a week left before the films hit the theatres.

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  1. ank_16n

    I Really want Talaash producers to Try booking Single Screens…..
    Because I really wanna see Who is big–Akshay kumar in a Khiladi series or Aamir khan coming back after a 200 cr movie……??
    Weather they sign an agreement or not I m sure that Khiladi 786 will get all Single Screen they want.

  2. rajeev singh

    now this is interesting………two movies poles apart in choice of target audience, seperated by single week…..so now khan vs kumar…. after khan vs devgan……..most awaited khan vs khan……….audience ko triple maja ………..

  3. TheRisingStar

    Aamir knows he can’t compete with Akshay kumar becoz Akshay is the biggest crowd puller ALL INDIA. In fact, if we look back to the openings of both the stars films, Akshay is way ahead. Aamir films work only because of content and not with his star power.

    I am sure exhibitors will reject Talaash. There’s no way they will sacrifice KHILADI 786.

    Aamir proved a looser here. He is scared and totally playing VILLAIN and forcefully wants his film to work postponing Khiladi 786. What would have happened to Aamir film if released like Rowdy Rathore with back to back releases. Aamir has no guts like that of Akshay! Big big villain and of course loosing the battle.

  4. TheRisingStar

    BTW I have also noticed from last decade that srk, Farhan Akhtar and especially Aamir are the biggest haters of Akshay kumar. Belive it or not!

    1. rajeev singh

      how srk comes in this , can u explain a single valid incidents……spare srk…….

      1. TheRisingStar

        When there’s JEALOUSY and HATE, srk is always there. I don’t want to waste my time giving proofs as TRUTH don’t need proofs. Everybody know about srk. But very less know about Amir and Farhan.

        1. rajeev singh

          ya srk is always there , but where give a single example of hate an jealousy only a single example ……..

          1. ank_16n

            yaar ye fight ——Akshay kumar in a Khiladi series or Aamir khan coming back after a 200 cr movie… ki hai…ki Who is big..

            kyu bekaar mein kisi aur actor ko laa rahe ho…..??
            SRK waise hi JTHJ ki tension mein hai……Collections bahut effect hogi uski movie ki…..

            Yahan waisa kuch nhi hoga kyuki…
            K786 1week ke baad aa rahi hai Talaash ke….

  5. joker8546

    abe 2.5 Feet k Aamir Kyun daddy se panga Le RHA hai…..

    Single ScReen mai Khiladi 786 maaR degi Talaash ki……
    Aamir beta akki se panga mat le,,,Aage aapki Farji…

    on the Other dis Won’t affect Akshay in any means ….

  6. joker8546

    AUr Dusri baat akki ajay nahi hai…..
    isliye panga lena bahot bhari padh sakta hai…

    Khiladi vs Bona-On-Fire…sry bon-fire

  7. Aditya007

    SouthMumbai CEO of Eros
    @Khiladi1947 Don’t worry. Trust in the power of Khiladi! These things will all get worked out by the right people. Thanks

    1. ank_16n

      Aditya bro as far as I know Ricky Ghai is CEO of Digital department of EROS….he doesn’t know any thing about Distribution…..

      I think you should ask Krishika lulla maam….about this…..
      and ask her to take some action…..

  8. GOD- Ek Tha Human

    Lol fans ll be fans at last.. I don’t think there is any truth in this.. It’s just a PR work in wake if JTHJ- SOS controversy.. If there was any truth Aamir would hav tried to block the multiplexes instead of SS.. Waise bhi after 1st week no one ll see Talaash in a SS.. It’s target audience is plexus same like ZNMD.. So Akko fans take a chill pill.. Jaha tak Aamir aur Akki ki Baat he , akki ki ye fake franchise ke aato (8) movies ke inflation adjust karne ke baad bhi uska total 3 Idiots ke inflation total cross nahi kar payegi :P

    1. ank_16n

      GOD- Ek Tha Human– “”If there was any truth Aamir would hav tried to block the multiplexes instead of SS.””

      Really……you Really mean that…….Really…..
      Enough Said……….

      1. GOD- Ek Tha Human

        @ank_16 – aisa kya kah diya Maine ?? Tum aise react kar Rahe ho ki Maine kaha ki Akki pregnant he :P :D
        So u feel Talaash is a SS movie and K786 is a plex and overseas movie :P

        1. ank_16n

          GOD- Ek Tha Human—but i just saw pics of Aamir khan with a Paunch in a recent Talaash Event…….
          Can you Tell me How to book a Multiplex …….As i thought They don’t work on a Rental thing ??
          Please Learn more about Boxoffice Multiplexes and Single Screens then….
          it would be more of a balance talk.

  9. joker8546

    Manmohan Singh calls Obama to Congratulate him.

    Obama Hung-up the call thinking that it was a “Blank Call”

  10. sanket porwal

    This is funny now!

    Anyways, I don’t think there is any need of such tactics because both films are releasing with difference of a week. of-course both will bring the dent in each others collections, but if the content has it in it, both can still do pretty well.

    Haven’t ZNMD fought Singham and reached the unexpected 90cr mark?
    Haven’t Bol bachchan fought cocktail and reached 100cr mark?

    The business will be affected but not an extent that such tactics should be incorporated at this point of time.

    Talaash should have 40+ weekend. Cannot say anything about K786 right now.

  11. Aditya007

    @ank_16n
    Yeah but Yaar Itne Salo se Iss se Jude hai To thoda-Bahaut to Pata hai , Btw i’ll try to ask at this issue.

  12. Kumar3798

    @ank @adi chill guys its just A Rumour nd Ppl at Excel Ent r not fools that they will offer distributors to book SingleScreens opp King of Masses Akshay Kumar nd that too when he is Back in his Khiladi Avatar . They know if its Done It will be Rejected At d Worx Go.Talaash is a Typical Multiplex Film which has Selected Target Audience.It cant Resisi A Mass Dhamaka like Khiladi786 to Reach ti the Masses.Although Aamir’s 3Idiots Goodwill will Atteact Audience in The Opening wknd but Nowadays A Film’s Full Story is known at D day it Releasss.So Audience in Masz Belts will Wait for khiladi786 nd Talaash in no way can Restrict Khiladi786.

  13. iitianWay

    khaan log …kabhi daata hua karte the…aaj bhikhari ban gaye hai!!

    1. joker8546

      bhikari toh pehle se hi the ….aaj chichoor panti pe utar aae hai

  14. danish

    this story is false and has been spread by the camp f eternal fraud and amnipulatr akshay kumar to get some publicity on the lines of jthj vs sos case where there is a genuine clash. aamir cant not keep 2500 screens booked for two weeks. even 3 idiots and ett screens were vacated after a week. its just akshay’s pr spreading such story to get ajay devgan type mileage.

    1. ank_16n

      “”even 3 idiots and ett screens were vacated after a week””
      Yeah they don’t have the star power to Book Screns even with there Careers biggest hits……

  15. Tango

    Wether this right or wrong is another thing, but unlike similar topics relating to SOS vs JTHJ , I am amused to see that most members of NG have already given Amir a clean saying, he is not the producer.

    Unfortunately, the same benefit was not given to SRK, despite the fact that even he was not the producer of JTHJ.

    Bachchon, be consistent in life, and rise above fan bias. As Amir says : –

    Sach aur sahas hai jiske saath,

    Anth mein jeet usi ko hoti hai!

    1. GOD- Ek Tha Human

      @Tango – ” I am amused to see that most members of NG have already given Amir a clean saying, he is not the producer. ”
      Sir Aamir ko kisne clean chit diya he ?? I hav not seen any comment were members are defending aamir saying he is the producers.. Are u on the wrong thread ???

  16. Tango

    *sach aur sahas hai jiske main mein*

  17. suprabh

    “Sach aur Sahas hai jiske mann mein, anth mei jeet usi ki rahe”

    –US attack on Iraq to find biological weapons
    –US attack on Japan (hiroshima and Nagasaki)
    –Indo china War
    –China Tibet takeover
    –The namesake Gandhi family vs people of India

  18. Beld

    Lol @sup

    On a tangent – this is something really bad imo for bollywood in the coming years. This stretch between Aug 15 to Christmas is seeing 2 many big moies releasing – and this will definitely lead to these kind of skirmishes every year. Especially in India given its star based system for movies – I dont know if this will augur well for business. Look at a site like NG for instance – we have a movie of 4 big stars and one whiner (Devgan ;-)) releasing in a span of 6 weeks. No one is debating merits of movies – everyone is just bringing down the other movie which doesnt have their favorite star. Other than danish’s one post about type of movies – every other post is just about dissing one movie or the other.

    On a BO standpoint – this is the time for big Hwood movies to also release – so going forward this is going to become a potentially disastrous time for movie makers to release a movie – as they will get only one week of theater time. Would make much more sense to release in June or before and have it run for a few weeks – for that they have to be confident of their product.

  19. Tango

    Sup- I had said this two weeks back that k 786 releasing a week after Talaash, is bad news for Talaash. Even I had under-estimated K 786, initially, but abhi to super hype hai film ki.

    The makers of Talaash too did not realise it till Amir got the hint, after his Haj return.

  20. Tango

    Sup- Mere colleagues ko super welcome aur nashta karwaya hai US Embassy walon ne at Imperial Hotel aur uske baad packed snacks bhi diye, aur CNN ka coverage bhi diya :!: Ambassador ne photo bhi khichwayee.

    I did not go because mujhe 5 baje uthna padta, aur main sota hi hoon 1 baje

    Is liye US ke khilaaf kuch mat bolna :!: :!:

  21. Tango

    Pata hota to hum bhi Nancy auty ke saath photo khichwa lete :-(

  22. Dino

    Talaash underestimated Khiladi which would dent its prospects now. Talaash is a kind of movie which will take time to grow through WOM. However,there is no time as Khiladi has turned out to be most awaited movie with good buzz as such post one week Talaash will be out of most single screens. Expect another showdown here between Producers.

  23. assmasala

    akki fans must do this to amir .. for trying to grab the ss frm k786

    [img]http://www.gifsoup.com/view/991919/tdp-o.gif[/img]

    1. joker8546

      aage re maara…piche se maara…
      baap re baap..bahot pela RE
      big question.
      kya AAmir itni maar SEhan kar paaega???

  24. dennycrane1

    what about khiladi being affected by talaash on multiplexes??

    1. joker8546

      i dont think k786 wil be affected on multi…..both moive will run side by side,,,
      Eventually Winner will hav a longer RUn…
      FOr me movie K786>>>>talaash in Single Screen and MUlti TOO

  25. Gorilla

    Good point beld…I think market will find a solution on its own now…however SOS will suffer, though I think releasing a film with JTHJ was anyway futile.

  26. RJ

    If Talaash is decently good, it will walk over K786, if not ruin it. K786 looks more like a B grade mithun chakraborty film, with every passing video. Won’t work in plexes if Talaash works with the audience!

    1. joker8546

      Talaash looks like C grade Prostitute Rani mukherjiee filmm,,,,aiyaaa ,,,,
      Bona on FIre
      K786 maar degi talaash ki,,,,ye yaad rakhna…

      DUsri baat 3 saale se BOna ye movie bana rah hai…iska matlab ye nahi ki movie BB hogi
      BOne ne mangal pandey banane mai 2-3 saal lagae the…
      REsult-EPIC
      bhaiya bas KHiladi ko market mai aane do,…
      TAlaash k aane k baad… multi plex owners KO public talaash karne se bhi nahi milegi

  27. RJ

    Mods…you can see the above comment n figure where its heading…

    1. joker8546

      @MODS,,,i didnt abused,,,,Rj stp complaining,,,

    2. joker8546

      i used word Prostitute coz its REleated to talaash only,,,i think KAReena is playin ROle of a prostitute,,,,
      on the other M sry ,,,if my comments has hurt anybody
      thx

    3. TheRisingStar

      You should be banned for provoking others. Why did you say B grade and all. You’re being c grade doing so.

      @joker, Don’t be sorry. They have done wrong!

  28. GOD- Ek Tha Human

    Lol kisi ki fhat gayi mods ka nam sunte hi :P

    1. joker8546

      RT @Tutejajoginder For those asking, d so-called ‘battle’ between Talaash v/s K786 has no ground. Details soon! Just 3 words – All is Well

  29. Kumar3798

    Just Wait For 10Days more nd D diff between Mega Khiladi786 nd Meagre Talaash will be Out.Khiladi Mania is All Over nd That too Without any Dlg Promo or Public App of Akshay.It will Bcum. red Hot Fav Once Akki Joins D Promotion Band Wagon.God Sm1 Save Talaash frm Being Lost in D Dooms.

    1. joker8546

      i waitn to see Akki in bigg boss 6 house,,,he must promote their…also IN comedy circus,,,,,like RR promotion shud be hakte

  30. Jasp the Wasp

    What is this fictional “Khiladi mania”? There is no Khiladi mania; in fact, people are very excited to see Talaash post 3 Idiots, which cannot be said for Akshay because he has released several films in this year (one of them being a major disaster).

    Talaash will bomb out K786 from the plexes; the reverse will happen in SS. But Talaash has a week’s advantage, so its not difficult to see which film will come out higher.

  31. Aditya007

    Talaash only depend Upon Very Good WOM while Khiladi786 have only decent wom for Long Run at Boxoffice . Even if Khiladi786’s WoM similar to RR then It’ll dent Talaash Collection from Mplex as well. Now Only Question Arise that ,Which movie’ll break RR Non-Holiday Opening Recard? Is it K786/Talaash?

    As For as Aamir back Post 3Idiots ,there are No huge Excitement ,which was expected? Even Akshay Has Two Blockbuster & superhit [Except Joker] So Audiences never Bored Or less excited even they Want enjoy More than RR /HF2/OmG.
    So lets See what’ll happen?

  32. Kumar3798

    RR released on 2560screens ,if Khiladi786 releases in 2500+ screens which is a 100% possiblity it will break RR best non holiday opng day record ,abt talaash As oer now i dont think so but possible if Aamir khan changes things around with d last 15 days Promotion

  33. beckett

    @JTW- ‘Akshay because he has released several films in this year (one of them being a major disaster)’
    Just putting things in perspective- both actors’ last releases : DG vs OMG. One does not need to be an Einstein to put 2 and 2 together.

    1. Jasp the Wasp

      Comparing a small-budget niche film to a pleasing comedy is really illogical.

  34. beckett

    ‘Illogical’ is to say that OMG was a comedy. The storyline and Akshay’s character was daring to the extreme.

    1. Jasp the Wasp

      “Daring to the extreme”

      Are you kidding me? OMG was a comedy, plain and simple, and I fail to understand why such a simple thing can’t be accepted. Oh well, the logics o Akki fans are variable to the extreme :D.

  35. Gorilla

    Talaash needs one solid song or a dialog promo. Director of Talaash had earlier made honeymoon travels which was immensely likeable. Director of Khiladi 786 was asst director to Rohit shetty in Golmaal series.
    So while the visuals r favouring K786, wisdom says Talaash will be a better movie.

  36. RJ

    K786 toh gayi kaam se! And aamir is starting his marketing techniques now..he will rape the scene and leave no Life for k786. Unless talaash turns out bad!

  37. rowdy rathor

    K786 toh gayi kaam se! And aamir is starting his marketing techniques now..he will rape the scene and leave no Life for k786. Unless talaash turns out bad

    @RJ we will come back to you very soon brother…..only 25 days remaining

  38. rowdy rathor

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  39. rowdy rathor

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  40. rowdy rathor

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  41. Aditya007

    Krishika Lulla [@ErosNow Producer]
    Said On Talaash Issue : That’s not true we have our Booking done all in Place for #khiladi786 already!!

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