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  • 1.5/5 – Movie Review: Jab Tak Hai Jaan by Mihir Fadnavis – ‘These pretzels are making me thirsty’

    It is hard not to feel upset while watching Jab Tak Hai Jaan, not just because it s the last film directed by the legendary Yash Chopra, but also because the movie borders on cruelty towards us, the paying audience. Packed with characters who all behave well below acceptable human IQ levels, plotting But how can an unbeatable formula that had been set in DDLJ possibly go wrong? It probably won’t, because it will undoubtedly rake in hundreds of crores of rupees. Because in the land of the blind, the one eyed man is the king. And King Khan in Locker, shifts into Guy Pearce from Memento, hurls one-liners like Guy Pearce n Lockout, and looks like Guy Pearce in Prometheus. Mostly he plays a

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  • Gloriously vague, but not dismissable, Sandy’s views on JTHJ

    Saw the film today at Inox, was nearly 55-60 per cent full. The feeling I have is that the film is doing reasonably well, but clearly is no blockbuster success. Personally I quite liked the film and I believe it will age well. I thought Shah Rukh was wonderful, very consistent and in character throughtout. This is one thing I have to hand him compared to the other Khans. As an actor I believe he has been the most effective and he tends to pitch his characters correctly, something which Aamir has not managed to do all the time. The story too worked for me. I didnt find it puerile as some others did…perhaps my expectations were lower. I found the story perfectly plausible, but

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  • Will it be Akshay v/s Aamir in December?

    Exhibitors are keen not to make the mistake of signing a two-week deal with Aamir and Akshay’s film after the SOS and JTHJ fiasco   After the much-talked about war between Ajay Devgn and YRF Films over the exhibition of their respective films, the war between Aamir Khan’s upcoming thriller and Akshay Kumar’s film seem to be heating up. However the exhibitors are not biting the bait and are not signing the two-week contract.

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  • Three days is a break enough: Aditi Rao Hydari

    Published: Thursday, Nov 15, 2012, 15:13 IST By L Romal M Singh | Place: Bangalore | Agency: DNA You do not crib when you have a lot of work — this is one life-lesson actors should learn from Aditi Rao Hydari, one of the prettiest faces in Bollywood on Thursday, who is busy and extremely happy about it. “I am happy I have a holiday, three days in a row, after a really long time, but I am already dying to get back to the sets. Three days is a break enough… I want to start working again,” gushes Aditi as we catch up with her on her Deepavali break.“Murder 3 is almost done and I’ve just started shooting for Boss or Naam Hai Boss

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  • The Vigil Idiot Revew : Jab Tak Hai Jaan

      What originality this film is, man! We have Shah Rukh Khan playing a romantic lead by the name of Samar Anand; Katrina Kaif playing Meera Thapar, an NRI who speaks accented Hindi; and Anushka Sharma playing Akira Rai who is—are you ready for this—a feisty girl from Delhi! Shocker, I know. But hey, actors get typecast all the time. As long as their roles are written well, right? Well, I wonder where all the costume money they saved on not giving pants to any of the women went… Because it sure as hell didn’t go to the script department.   http://mumbaiboss.com/2012/11/15/the-vigil-idiot-jab-tak-hai-jaan/

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  • 70% jump – Son Of Sardaar Day Two Figures

    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network Son Of Sardaar did very well on its second day showing a 70% jump on day two as it collected around 14-14.50 crore nett as per early estimates taking its two day total to 23 crore nett approx. The film is doing very well in East Punjab, Rajasthan, Bihar, CI and Rajasthan. The collections in Delhi/UP are also super strong in terms of occupancies though the figures are not huge due to the chain of theatres being low collecting theatres. It will have a good run in Delhi/UP. The business is not so strong in West Bengal, Mysore and Tamil Nadu/Kerala but being a North film that is expected.

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  • Some Box Office stuff

    Despite freezing fingers and a temporary Internet shutdown here at IIT, I would like to write a bit about the box office of Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Son of Sardaar. I’ll be taking only Box Office India numbers since I do not trust the numbers of other sources. Also, box office numbers will be rounded off, wherever necessary, for easier calculation. Let’s compare this Diwali with last Diwali – a.k.a Ra.One. Ra.One released on 3,000 screens and grossed 15 crores on its first day, followed by a 23 crore haul on its second day. By most estimates, the total release size of the two 2012 Diwali releases is 4,200 screens (the exact break-up is still under a bit of dispute). So, ideally inflating Ra.One‘s first day as per screen count

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  • Cinematic Liberties vs Cinematic Stupidities

    Reacting to the absurdities and certain hackneyed elements in the script of Jab Tak Hai Jaan pointed out by all critics, a few have asked , ‘ What about the child birth sequence in 3 Idiots? ” Let me get that out of the way first. I have always considered that to be one of the many masterstrokes that Hirani and Abhijat Joshi added to the original rich material of Chetan Bhagat. For nothing is Abhijat Joshi the highest paid writer in Bollywood and Hirani is the only true genius of Indian commercial cinema. Because their imaginative leaps are grounded in reality and are used to achieve subtle artistic goals. To start with the child birth facilitated by a vacuum device is perfectly scientific. Let

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  • Jab Tak Hai Jaan Day Two Figures-BOI

    Jab Tak Hai Jaan collected around 19-19.50 crore nett on its second day as per early estimates taking its two day figure to around 32 crore nett. The film showed big growth all over apart from the circuits which were strong on day one. The growth on day two is around 50% which is good but mass circuits did not show the growth they should have. Going by the trends on Wednesday, the film is likely to fair best in the big cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Bangalore. Basically the clash has split the market Jab Tak Hai Jaan set to do better in some pockets and Son Of Sardaar set to do better in other pockets. http://www.boxofficeindia.com/boxnewsdetail.php?page=shownews&articleid=5094&nCat=

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  • Gurgaon Day Two: Jab Tak Hai Jaan v Son Of Sardaar

    Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network The first two day figures of Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Son Of Sardaar in Gurgaon are as follows. Jab Tak Hai Jaan 9 properties (69 shows) Day One – 18,96,106 Day Two – 27,30,537 TOTAL – 46,26,643 Son Of Sardar 9 properties (73 shows)

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  • NG chat Shoutbox registration and issues

    For all who want to register on NG shoutbox chat, please send email to ngsbreg@yahoo.com with the following information desired used id: password: Any issues in logging into the chatbox, please send email to the above id as well

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  • My views on JAB TAK HAI JAAN-SON OF SARDAAR BO

    WILL THE MIXED REPONSE AFFECT JTHJ-SOS COLLECTIONS?   The verdict was out on Day 1 mid-day itself. Both Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Son Of Sardaar, the Diwali releases, have got mixed response from the aam junta. The collections were pretty decent on Day 1. Son Of Sardaar obviously was affected since it hasn’t manage to got sufficient number of single screens which was absolutely needed since it’s a massy entertainer. Jab Tak Hai Jaan meanwhile is doing well but is clearly affected by the Son Of Sardaar’s presence. Hence, a record breaking collection is surely ruled out.

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  • Half time tak bachegi jaan to full chalegi jab tak hai jaan.

    Disclaimer 1- I am writing this opinion cum review first time so bear it for me. 2- After ‘Style’ this is the film which i saw within first 2 days ot its release (Style FDFS) Fisrt the Negatives. The First half is as hollow as mint with a hole. Only ladakh part is good. I found the whole isaq shave build up and song useless. Even in first half i didn’t find any chemistry between SRK and Kat. Except Challa other song work as speed breaker. So it is final for me that ARR song in this film is neither good in Audio nor with video. Now the positives The first of the film shoes again why the age of NRI Rommance is dead in

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  • 2/5 – Movie review: Jab Tak Hai Jaan , MidDay

    “If I kiss you, will you slap me?” asks the hero of the heroine at a subway station. Then before the latter could answer, he says with a smile, “I don’t think so” and proceeds to kiss her. (Really? Is that what we expect from a Yash Chopra hero?) Cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif, Anushka Sharma rating ** Verdict – As a Yashji film, it completely misses the point. Where is the romance, the tension, the brooding, the reverberance, the poetry? Well, we’ll never see it again. JTHJ marks the end of an era. Farewell, Mr Chopra.

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  • 3.5/5 – Son Of Sardaar – Comical saga of vendetta

    The IQ level of every character in this film is way below average. Every man in Ashwani Dhir’s world of belligerent bloodbaths is more daft than the previous. The women are slightly more intelligent, though our leading lady Sonakshi Sinha, photogenic as she is, has begun to get repetitive in her chirpiness. Juhi Chawla, as the woman who waits 25 years to marry Sanjay Dutt and then finally tells him, “Sorry, I don’t want to build my mandap over the grave of another woman’s love”, is also intellectually challenged. The smartest character in this smarter-than-the-characters film is played by Tanuja who, as the matriarch, feigns senility whenever it suits her. The men around her make it easy. They are incorrigibly dumb, you see. Love it

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  • Diwali Bekaar Without This ‘Son of Sardar ‘

    Rating: * * * For Bollywood which seems to running short of ideas and innovations, it looks like ace cinematographer S.S. Rajamouli and his widely entertaining cine cantatas are the new ray of hope, which Bollywood cine sorcerers are loving to serve these days after dabbling them in new treacle of entertainment. Be it Rowdy Rathore inspired from Vikramendu or the recently released cine flick Son of Sardar which is reportedly inspired from another masterpiece Maryada Ramanna of this talented director.

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  • JTHJ AND ETT SHOW THE CALIBRES OF SRK AND SALLU

    While ETT was a crap that was saved by a holiday, JTHJ is a high-quality product that needs no saving grace. Had there been the kind of opposition JTHJ is facing, ETT would have sunk without trace. Now it is clear that SRK is one composed of many in that not even two established stars can not challenge him and pull it off. There was Jaaneman which buckled under Don’s pressure and now it takes Ajay, Sallu and Sanjay to star in an SOS just to mount a challenge. SRK is the only star that can single-handedly trounce an opposition of any magnitude! According to sources Sallu was the driving force behind Ajay’s insistence and confidence. His objective was to protect the one day record

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  • ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’: Biggest Shahrukh Khan opener, takes overseas by storm

    Diwali festivities come to an end for millions of fans across continents with the release of the much-awaited Shahrukh Khan-Yash Chopra movie, “Jab Tak Hai Jaan”. On Nov. 13, 2012, the movie opened to packed theaters and is the biggest SRK opener till date, reports trade analyst Taran Adarsh. Business curiosity runs high amid fans and viewers and film critic and trade analyst Taran Adarsh continues to update his Twitter timeline with the earning reports of “Jab Tak Hai Jaan.” View slideshow: Jab Tak Hai Jaan is SRK’s biggest opener According to a tweet he made on Nov. 14, 2012, “#JTHJ India biz [15.23 cr nett] is *highest ever* for any film released on Laxmi puja day. It is also @iamsrk ‘s biggest opener so

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  • Joginder Tuteja reviews Jab Tak hai Jaan

    Joginder Tuteja reviews Jab Tak hai Jaan Technically, every frame of ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ is captured beautifully while outdoor locations are eye candy. The background score isn’t much effective though and the music by AR Rahman only slows the film down (though the grungy dance sequence in the first half is simply brilliant). You expect nothing but an extraordinary outing when so many talented names come together for the film ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’. However somewhere in the corner of the heart you are also a little apprehensive if abundance of talent and present of best in the best from the business turns out to be a little too overwhelming from the film’s making perspective. Eventually though, ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ turns out to

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  • Joginder Tuteja Reviews Son Of Sardaar

    Joginder Tuteja Reviews Son Of Sardaar Ajay is good as a goofy Sardar and is especially delightful in the first half. Sanjay Dutt is required to be loud and he does that with full gusto, especially with his ‘sher-o-shaayari. Sonakshi is nice-n-cute, again in the first half till she reaches her village. Juhi Chawla is charming and it appears as of the lady hasn’t aged a year since she turned 30. Mukul Dev is fantastic in a role that is pretty much an extension of the part he played in ‘Yamla Pagla Deewana’. Vindoo Dara Singh is decent. Tanuja is functional. Salman is passable in his cameo. The way SOS begins, you are convinced that this is indeed a Diwali ‘dhamaka’ entertainer that was promised

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  • Telegraph review of Jab Tak Hai Jaan

    Telegraph review of Jab Tak Hai Jaan At 180 minutes, Jab Tak Hai Jaan feels overlong, especially in the loopy second half. It doesn’t help that the film employs age-old Bolly tropes like accidents and amnesia to propel the story forward, with the ending a tad too predictable. (This is what I call healthy criticism and not nitpicking. I had also said the the same about the second half) FULL

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