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  • 1920-EVIL RETURNS devours CHICKEN KHURANA!
    Tango | November 14, 2012, 11:47 PM | no comments | 0 views

    1920-EVIL RETURNS devours CHICKEN KHURANA!

    Coming to last week’s releases, Vikram Bhatt’s horror flick, 1920-EVIL RETURNS, is on way to a clean hit as it has already netted close to 19 crore (to be validated) which is just superb considering its total landing cost of 8-9 crore.

    The other release of the week, Anurag Kashyap’s LUV SHUV TEY CHICKEN KHURANA, could not make mark except in parts of North and could only manage around 7.75 crores.

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  • An overstretched, archaic romance. Shah Rukh Khan is its minor saving grace
    utkal | November 14, 2012, 10:42 PM | 3 comments | 0 views

    This birth, next birth. This generation, that generation. That God, this God. Empty, rhetorical conversations with God, in the garb of life-affirming faith. Yash Chopra’s Jab Tak Hai Jaan (JTHJ) has archaic ideas about love and existence, mostly concocted in its regressive characters’ heads. Unrequited love hopes for consummation in the next birth. The leading lady is a fatalistic believer in religion and self-denial. For a film spanning 3 hours, these antics, propelled by passionate love, are sore and laughable. The story of JTHJ, written by Aditya Chopra and Devika Bhagat, isn’t much of a story—just a patchwork of tried-and-tested situations, disclosing any of which will kill your thrill of guessing the next predictable turn of events.

    http://www.livemint.com/Leisure/F9q8y3TrDY1KqvjL2AtVEO/The-love-ward.html




  • Glamsham film review of Jab Tak Hai Jaan
    Tango | November 14, 2012, 9:31 PM | no comments | 0 views

    Glamsham film review of Jab Tak Hai Jaan

    By Martin D’Souza, Glamsham Editorial

    The late Yash Chopra is known for grandeur and an eye for detail. His last outing behind the camera is lavish on both counts. The splendor of Ladakh and London is captured beautifully – the detailing of scenes is impeccable. The late director infuses romance into every situation; capturing the mood of even the flowers in the vases! Every scene has a connotation to the ones preceding or the ones gone by. Only the length is a bit tiring as he labours to bring the love story to its ultimate end.

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  • jab-tak-hai-jaan-10-important-life-lessons-from-the-film
    utkal | November 14, 2012, 8:24 PM | 25 comments | 2 views

    ou probably know by now that ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ is a heavy duty romance triangle between Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma played out over a period of 10 years. If unrequited love isn’t your thing, this is a film to skip. But JTHJ is also a great example of how cinema can teach you not to be stupid in life or take it completely for granted.
    There are spoilers ahead so if you haven’t seen the film, please feel free to come back later. This was director Yash Chopra’s swansong and his hand is evident in every scene of the film, some beckoning you to postcard-perfect, snow-covered London and some to the rugged terrains of Ladakh.
    We pick the 10 most ludicrous aspects of the film that make ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ boringly mortal and teach us valuable life lessons in what not to do if you ever find yourself in any of the following situations.

    Jab Tak Hai Jaan is also a great example of how cinema can teach you not to be stupid in life.
    Lightening does strike the same point twice:
    Irony is a b****. To be struck by a car while on a motorcycle is one thing. But to be struck by a car twice is plain foolishness. Major Samar Anand is a poster boy for road safety. First, he gets hit by a car while showing off his biking skills to his new girlfriend. The second time he gets hit again by a car while waiting for Discovery Channel reporter Akira (Anushka Sharma). Look while you are crossing the road.

    http://ibnlive.in.com/news/jab-tak-hai-jaan-10-important-life-lessons-from-the-film/305521-8-66.html




  • Nikal Gayi Hain Jaan..!!!
    Serenzy | November 14, 2012, 8:04 PM | 38 comments | 1 views

    NOTE: These are My Comments Written from My FAcebook Status Update…. That’s why the Review will seem Distorted but You guys should get the Flow.

    ‘Jab Tak Hain Jaan’ is Shit in the Name of Cinema…. Utter Crap!

    Disgusted, Dissapointed and Angry…

    I can’t Compose Myself to Review this Movie… I Just Cannot… I just don’t know what to say Exactly…. (more…)




  • My take on the word-of-mouth of JAB TAK HAI JAAN
    Jasp the Wasp | November 14, 2012, 5:30 PM | 14 comments | 0 views

    I returned yesterday night from a Kolkata screening of Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Out of four screens, three were devoted to Jab Tak Hai Jaan while one was given to Son of Sardaar. To top that, all three Jab Tak Hai Jaan screens were nearly housefull but the Son of Sardaar screen was practically empty (I could see because INOX does not have security outside every individual screen, at least for the one I went).

    I won’t give my review of the film here (you can look it up in my blog by today), but I will try to gauge the audience reactions.

    For one, there was no mass hysteria upon SRK’s entry in the film, which is unlike several other centres. Second, the one thing I noticed very clearly is that the dialogues reached straight to the audiences; they laughed at all the right places and were emotionally silent in the requisite sequences. In particular, the Ishq Dance-Ishq Shava sequence got a lot of surprised and excited murmuring. There were, however, exasperated sounds being made at some of the ridiculous portions of the film (not unexpected).

    The climax seemed to satisfy though not really amaze; I am guessing that the predictability let it down a bit. After the film, the reaction could be best summed up as good to pretty good (my friend who accompanied me from Kharagpur went ga-ga over the film, though that’s understandable considering that he really likes romantic films). I could judge that sentiment and soulfulness had won over a lot of the audience, but few (if any) would be thinking of it as some classic or great film. (more…)




  • Actual first day figs for SOS & JTHJ
    Tango | November 14, 2012, 5:02 PM | 4 comments | 1 views

    Actual first day figs for SOS & JTHJ

    (As disclosed by the two makers)

    SOS — 10.70 crore

    JTHJ — 15.23 crore

    (Both appear high by about a crore or so to me)




  • Diwali Puja Witnesses Record Collections
    Tango | November 14, 2012, 4:27 PM | 2 comments | 0 views

    Diwali Puja Witnesses Record Collections

    This Diwali has seen record collections with a 21 crore nett approx combined total by Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Son Of Sardaar. Diwali day is always weak for business but has jumped 45% from last year when Ra.One collected 14.50 crore nett.

    If one film had come alone it had the potential to take the whole amount or at least close to it. The totals for the last few Diwali days has been as follows.

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  • Review: JAB TAK HAI JAAN Jerks A Few Tears, Earns A Few Jeers, Caps A Career
    ank_16n | November 14, 2012, 4:21 PM | no comments | 0 views

    J Hurtado, Contributing Writer

    It’s difficult to talk about Jab Tak Hai Jaan without putting it in its proper context. Not only is the the final film of one of Bollywood’s most beloved auteurs, and the author of the modern romantic cinema in which so much of India still revels, Yash Chopra, it’s also the latest film from one of the Hindi film industry’s biggest stars, Shah Rukh Khan. It couldn’t be lugging around heavier baggage. There is the temptation to sentimentalize about Chopra’s career and allow that feeling to seep into any kind of critical response to the film, a reaction to which I may not even find myself immune, however, Jab Tak Hai Jaan delivers exactly as it is supposed to on all levels, and that’s not too shabby for a film with so much expectation to live up to.

    The story line of Jab Tak Hai Jaan is not at all easy to compress. The film is 176 minutes long, which is even long by Bollywood standards these days, and Chopra uses all of that time to expand a ten year long love story to its emotional acme, leaving audiences drained by the time the credits roll. We’ve been up, we’ve been down, we’ve seen fire and we’ve seen rain, and by the time the film closes out with a behind the scenes montage of Yashji on set working on his final project, it’s just the topper that put me over the edge and threw me into emotional freefall. Yes, I fell for this film and I fell hard.

    What I find most amazing about Jab Tak Hai Jaan is that the entire time I was watching it I was picking it apart, but in the end it resonates more deeply that it perhaps deserves. Aditya Chopra’s script is ridiculous. Coming from the man who penned and directed the defining film of modern Indian romantic cinema, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, the script for Jab Tak Hai Jaan is something of an embarrassment. Characters act in ludicrous ways right from the word go, insane coincidences determine every single plot turn in the story, and every few minutes I found myself thinking “what the f…” at the things going on in front of me; not least of which is a pivotal scene in which London Police allow a civilian Shah Rukh Khan to defuse a bomb on a commuter train just because he seems to know what he’s talking about.

    Scenes like that pepper the film, and if it weren’t bad enough that they are there at all, sometimes they play major roles in the narrative. There’s nothing lazier than dropping unlikely (or downright impossible) plot devices into a film just because there’s seemingly no other way to move the story forward. Adi Chopra should know this, and his dad, Yash Chopra himself, should have questioned it. Neither of these guys are rookies, they’ve been around, and there are some seriously amateur-hour antics in Jab Tak Hai Jaan. That being said, the film doesn’t completely collapse like the house of cards that it is, instead it is saved by an unusually strong performance from Shah Rukh Khan as our lovelorn lead, Jagdeep, and a bouncy and rousing performance from Anushka Sharma, who is quickly becoming one of my favorite mainstream actresses simply for the energy she brings to every role. (more…)




  • Territory Winners: Jab Tak Hai Jaan V Son Of Sardar
    Tango | November 14, 2012, 3:01 PM | 2 comments | 1 views

    Territory Winners: Jab Tak Hai Jaan V Son Of Sardar

    The territory winners on day one in the clash between Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Son Of Sardaar are as follows. Jab Tak Hai Jaan leads by big margins in Mumbai, Delhi/UP, West Bengal, Nizam/Andhra, Mysore and TNK but Son Of Sardaar has come out ahead in some circuits despite being screened on the lower grossing single screens. Bihar where it got a big release, it has scored over Jab Tak Hain Jaan by a margin.

    Mumbai

    Jab Tak Hai Jaan

    Delhi/UP (more…)



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