Daily Archives: November 18, 2012
Saturday 17th November 2012 09.00 IST
Jab Tak Hai Jaan has taken the 8th highest opening of all time while Son Of Sardaar is 17th. Both films should finish higher in the first week list as they have a favourable period for days 4-6. The top opening weekends in the history of Hindi film industry in terms of nett collections are listed below.
1. Ek Tha Tiger – 56.11 crore
2. Ra.One (2011) – 52.93 crore
3. Bodyguard (2011) – 52.62 crore
Indo-Asian News Service | Sunday, November 18, 2012 (Mumbai)
With some, he shared an endearing relationship, and with some, one of love-and-hate.
There were reasons why Bollywood celebrities queued up to call on Bal Thackeray when the Shiv Sena supremo lay in a critical condition before he breathed his last on Saturday. He was always with them, for them in their times of need.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who visited Thackeray Wednesday, recently recalled how inspiring and motivational Thackeray was for him when the actor was recovering in hospital after his near fatal accident on the sets of 1983 film Coolie.
Mumbai: There were reasons why Bollywood celebrities queued up to call on Bal Thackeray when the Shiv Sena supremo lay in a critical condition before he breathed his last Saturday. He was always with them, for them in their times of need.
With some, he shared an endearing relationship, and with some, one of love-and-hate.
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who visited Thackeray Wednesday, recently recalled how inspiring and motivational Thackeray was for him when the actor was recovering in hospital after his near fatal accident on the sets of 1983 film ‘Coolie’.
Dear Mr Uddhav Thackeray,
Firstly and very honestly, it’s really very unfortunate to know about the demise of your father, Mr Balasaheb Thackeray. His contribution has been immense in shaping Maharashtra’s history and also in shaping the lives of Maharashtrians. His legacy will live on for sure. May his soul rest in peace.
At the same time, I would like to bring to your notice the fear mania that gripped the city after news came out that your father has left for heavenly abode. People ran out of their offices and workplaces to reach home. Shops downed their shutters immediately. This is entirely a personal choice and I would not like to comment on it. But there are certain shopkeepers who preferred to keep their shops open. Also, chemists and milk shops rightfully chose not to follow the herd. Certain hooligans, according to reports, compelled them to shut shop as well. Some even pelted stones at certain stores. Buses and trains were stopped, which were full of scared people hoping to reach their homes as fast as they can. The goons toured the city in groups and compelled people to mourn for the demise of Mr Thackeray. Diwali celebration is still on and many homes were lit with Diwali lights and lanterns. Such people were ordered, not requested, to shut off the lights or else…
This is a wrong time to talk about these things with you as you have suffered arguably the biggest loss of your life. But do you really feel this is justified? People are in their homes and malls and shops are closed not necessarily by respect, but because of fear. After all, who desires that a mob destroys their shop? And do you think this is the correct way? Respect is earned and your father did that and the evidence is the lakhs of people who have turned up at Matoshree and at Shivaji Park. But respect is not forced and the Sena hooligans are trying to do that by forcing the whole city to mourn, even if they don’t want to, for entirely personal reasons. Most importantly, is it fair for to do all this in the name of your father, who would have never done something like this ever in his lifetime? Isn’t that shameful on the part of Sena workers?
I know there’s little you can do right now and I am not asking for any immediate move from you. My only request is – make sure all the Sena workers who did mischief on the roads in the name of your father be told to surrender to the cops and that they get strictest punishments. At the same time, if possible, on behalf of these troublemakers, apologize to the Mumbaikars for the inconvenience caused to them. Believe me, it would go a long way in winning the trust of Mumbaikars and will ultimately benefit Shiv Sena. I hope if this message ever reaches to you, it’s taken in the right spirit.
A. R. Murgadoss of Ghajini fame with Aamir Khan & Asin has confirmed Akshay & Parineeti for his next Bollywood directorial venture.
“My next film is the Hindi remake of Thuppakki with Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra for producer Vipul …
Reema Kagti, the 40-year-old director of Aamir Khan’s upcoming Talaash, is a picture of calm when confronted with questions of her so-called ‘difficult’ working relationship with the actor. Tabloids have it that Khan, who has been accused in the past …
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan says his longstanding “disagreements” with Salman Khan will not come to an end courtesy a film, a filmmaker or an actress. And neither would it be on a public platform.
The two Bollywood icons, who did films like “Karan Arjun” and “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” together, had a major fight in 2008 at Salman’s then girlfriend, Katrina Kaif’s birthday bash.
Even as Katrina hopes to produce a movie featuring Shah Rukh and Salman, SRK says it’s not going to happen – not at anyone’s behest.
“My thing is that we had a little bit of personal issue. This is not the first time. It was four years ago and it had been before. We (Salman) have been very close for 20 years and even more. From the time I came, I respect his family and the fact that they gave me so much of love. I can never be disrespectful about that. Having said that, we have grown together.”
As expected “Skyfall” opened with a bang and recorded the biggest opening for a Bond movie even if ticket price inflation is considered. The movie opened at Thursday midnight with an estimated $2.2 million, and pulled in $88.36 million over the weekend for a total opening of $90.56 million.
Little is needed to talk abt the film as almost everyone is aware of it, except that critics are going ga-ga over it (as evident from 91% tomatometer score), western people are loving it (evident from box office record breakings), but reviews from desi people are quite opposite. A couple of feedbacks from NG and some from my real-life friends are not positive at all. My question to the ones who disliked it, if you have seen “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” please give your feedback abt that movie and compare it with Skyfall.
There is no new movie in the rest of the top five spots. “Wreck-It-Ralph” held up beautifully adding $33.01 million over the weekend for a total of $93.65 million after ten days of release. “Flight” captured the third spot adding $14.79 million over the weekend for a total of $47.46 million after 10 days.
Jab Tak Hai Jaan And Son Of Sardaar Day Five Business
Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Son Of Sardaar continued to well in most areas and Saturday saw growth from Friday at many places. The all India collections of the …
Remember Aamir Khan’s shower scene in Ghajini, which turned out to be a turning point in the film? A similar shot will feature in the actor-filmmaker’s new film Talaash too.
If sources are to be believed, a shower scene in Talaash will also play a pivotal part in the movie. It will see Aamir, who plays Inspector Shekhawat, get to the root of the problem that he fights against.
“The scene in question was shot in a flat that belongs to hairstylist Avan Contractor’s mother. It was a one-take shot,” said a source.
Considering the success of Ghajini, there could be a possibility that the actor feels the shower scene is his lucky charm.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Director: Harald Zwart
Cast: Lily Collins, Kevin Zegers, Jamie Campbell Bower, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Written by Nix, November 14, 2012
With “The Twilight Saga” wrapping up this year, all the movies based on young adult novels (and there are a LOT of them coming your way) are all lining up to replace it as the go-to franchise for your hard-earned dollars. Well, we are talking about teen girls here, so maybe “hard-earned” isn’t entirely correct. Let’s just say, highly disposable dollars, then.
Anyways, here’s your first look at Lily Collins, she of the amazing furry eyebrows, in “The Mortal Instruments”, an adaptation of the Cassandra Clare series of novels about a young teenage girl who must battle the forces of evil while falling in love and all that good stuff.
In the film, Collins plays Clary Fray, a “seemingly ordinary girl” (aren’t they always?) in New York City who finds out about her past and fantastical bloodline when her mom is attacked and taken from their home by demons. Hey, every 9th grader hasn’t had that dilemma. Am I right, girls?
‘Tiger’ Thackeray no more, Maharashtra mourns
Bal Thackeray, a maverick politician who roused emotions on Marathi pride and catapulted Shiv Sena to power in Maharashtra in the 1990s, died in Mumbai on Saturday after having been critically ill for …
Ajay: There is no replacement for Sanjay Dutt
November 16, 2012 04:19:32 PM IST
By Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
SON OF SARDAAR has released and other than Ajay Devgn, it is Sanjay Dutt who is indeed enjoying a towering presence …