Daily Archives: November 15, 2012

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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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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

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,

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

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


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

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

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

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