(As may be recalled, I have been saying this for months that both SOS and JTHJ will embark on a good start. I had even put up a survey regarding which film will do better in which circuit. The only point I disagreed with was Bihar leading or SOS in Bihar. The same has now been confirmed.The opening is more or less on expected lines).
Jab Tak Hai Jaan has blockbuster written all over it!
I checked out the film with a bunch of my students. And here are my views.
( I kind of agree with what Gorilla says) Continue reading
Son of Sardaar:
Son of Sardaar is carrying good WOM. It is a time pass movie and a perfect Diwali release. The movie had issues in getting single screens and this will affect its final total. Unlike its southern original, this will not be a blockbuster. Critics have predictably panned this film but filmgoers are liking it. The WOM is better than Bol Bachchan.
Verdict: Hit (Rs 90-95 Cr)
Potential loss due to JTHJ – at least 25 Cr
Jab Tak Hain Jaan:
Jab Tak Hain Jaan is carrying good WOM. It is a one time watch movie and has a better release in terms of single screen than SOS. This will ensure a better week 1 than SOS. However those looking for a blockbuster need to hope that SOS turns out to be 75Cr netter only which is less likely to happen. Yash Chopra factor is playing a big role here and this may add Rs 5 Cr or so more. Critics have lapped up this film, but movie goers are less enthusiastic but nonetheless positive. Continue reading
Tuesday 13th November 2012 14.30 IST
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The opening of the Diwali releases across India has come in as follows. This is the opening in till 1 pm. There will be a drop in afternoon and early evening shows for both films.
Jab Tak Hai Jaan – Excellent
Son Of Sardaar – Average Continue reading
Tiding over the logical incongruity of an ageing superstar playing a twenty-something lover boy who matches steps with a vivacious actress half his age might take some doing. But once you manage to get that mental holdup out the way, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Yash Chopra’s last film, is a perfectly fitting finale to an eventful life and career.
The screenplay by Aditya Chopra and Devika Bhagat is by no means flawless but, for the most part, Jab Tak Hai Jaan is watchable, if somewhat emotionally manipulative
Watch Jab Tak Hai Jaan not just for the obvious sentimental reason but for the fact that it shows, for one last time, what Bollywood will miss now that the undisputed master of romantic sagas is no more.
SON OF SARDAAR
Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Ajay Devgn Ffilms and YRV Infra & Media Pvt. Ltd.’s Son of Sardaar (UA) is the story of age-old enmity between two families of Punjab. Jasvinder Singh Randhawa ( Ajay Devgan) is the sole male survivor in the family which had been wiped off completely even when he was in his mother’s womb. His mother has left the village to save her unborn child. She has since passed away, and Jasvinder now works in a club in London. The club is owned by an uncle-nephew team (Sanjay Mishra & Salman Khan in a special appearance). The other family, still living in the same village in Punjab, has Balvinder Singh Sandhu (Sanjay Dutt) as the eldest member alive. His paternal uncle and Jasvinder Randhawa’s father had killed each other on the day Balvinder alias Billoo was to get married to Pammi (Juhi Chawla). Billoo had then and there called off his marriage to Pammi and had sworn to remain a bachelor till he had wiped out the name of the Randhawa family by killing the last surviving member. Since Jasvinder’s mother had left the village even while he was still unborn and had never returned, Billoo is, after more than two decades, still a bachelor, and Pammi is still waiting to get married to him. Jasvinder has three cousins, Tito (Vindoo Dara Singh), Tony (Mukul Dev) and their real sister, Sukhmeet alias Sukh (Sonakshi Sinha). There is also their grandmother, Bebe (Tanuja), who has lost her mental balance because of the many murders in the family.
Jasvinder’s mother had always hoped that the enmity would end. On the other hand, the Sandhu family is still thirsting for the last surviving Randhawa family member. Jasvinder comes to India and, for the first time, to his village, as the ancestral land he owns there is to be acquired by the government for Rs. 50 lakh. Continue reading
I watched FDFS of JTHJ today and went with enormous expectation. This was my 5th FDFS movie and my second FDFS movie of Yash Chopra.
I am a big fan of Yash Chopra’s films. His earlier movies (Deewar, Daag, Waqt) are my absolute favourite. He faltered a bit in early and mid ’80s…but was back with a bang with Chandni, one of my favorite movies of 80s. Then he made Lamhe, which I did not like at all. Even till date Lamhe has failed to grow on me and I fail to understand the hullaballoo about it. Yash Chopra won me very soon with Darr. I loved his DTPH when it released, though now I think it was just about good and quite overrated. Yash Chopra’s last movie, Veer Jaara, was good but lacked sincerity and pakaoed me a bit when I saw it in the theatre. However I am a big fan of VJ’s music.
JTHJ cannot be compared with Previous Yash ji’s film. However he has kept his core philosophy intact – an emotional story backed with great locations. However this time his “well-filmed” craft is standing on a silly logic that was not the case with Chandni or Darr. More about this later.
JTHJ starts of a breezy note and all the three lead stars – Katrina, Anushka and SRK look fresh and acts very well in extremely scenic locales. The movie starts with Kashmir and then the main story of SRK-Katrina is unfolded from SRK’s diary. Yash Chopra keeps the pace fast and at the same time build the story really well. The highlight of the first half is the dance track of Katrina, followed by Ishq Shava song. The 2nd half of the movie drags a bit (not much) and has an average climax. Continue reading
The first day first show collections of JTHJ in Kota are as follows:
Inox – 31,810 out of 34,140 ( Screen I)
Inox – 34,370 out of 34,700 (Screen II)
Fun – 24,430 (Housefull) (Screen I)
Fun – 19,950 (Housefull) (Screen II) Continue reading