Monthly Archives: December 2012
The Best trended movies of 2012? I don’t want to freak you out, but 2012 is Now over. Wait, that makes no sense.
since I’ve made a best trended [criticaly] top 10 list – and I’m starting to twitch. To that end, I’m taking this opportunity to count
down my 10 favorite movies :
Lots of Movies had Came Out turn Out an Huge Success at BoxOffice But Was they Really liked by Audiences ? Lets Fined which Movie gained Best Trending & WoM this Year 2012.
10- Ek Tha Tiger :
Staring Salman Khan, Commercially Most Successful film of 2012 and earn huge 186cr at India BoxOffice, taking Mixed WoM, But this film Out Of theater after 4th week trending Ratio was very Dull .
INKAAR: Contemporary films are always welcome, especially from seasoned directors. Sudhir Mishra’s Inkaar, dealing with sexual harassment at workplaces, seems immensely interesting from the promos and the poster and Arjun Rampal and Chitrangda Singh’s sizzling chemistry will make for a great watch hopefully.
RACE 2: Race was one of the best suspense thrillers to have come out of Bollywood. No wonder that Race 2 is being hugely awaited. The promos lacked the Race-type factor and so did the songs. But with Abbas-Mustan at the helm of affiars and talented and glamorous stars comprising the principal cast, here’s hoping Race 2 turns out to be as good or even better than part 1 in terms of action, glamour, humour and most importantly, suspense!
DAVID: A well-edited and presented promo can go a long way in creating excitement for a film, even if the movie doesn’t boast of A-listers. David confirms this fact and its first look trailers have blown away the viewers. Its director Bejoy Nambiar showed his brilliance with Shaitan and with David, he seems to have gone a step higher. Neil Nitin Mukesh looks dashing in a role that reminds one of his smashing debut film, Johnny Gaddaar. Tabu, Chiyaan Vikram, Isha Sharvani and others form the rest of the cast.
The star is rubbed the wrong way by Imam Siddiqui on Bigg Boss. Seething with anger, Salman threatens to beat him up!
Sonali Joshi Pitale (MID-DAY; December 31, 2012)
The silent protest led by Shabana Azmi resonated with angry sentiments against the administration and judiciary. With hundreds in attendance, the gathering urged the political class to take swift action
Garima Sharma (BOMBAY TIMES; December 31, 2012)
Kareena Kapoor-Khan says she’s finally getting the hang of her new ‘beautiful’ surname
Shakti Shetty (MID-DAY; December 30, 2012)
IT ALL started with Aishwarya Rai when she decided to go ahead and add Bachchan to her surname. After tying the knot with Saif Ali Khan, the latest entrant to this fledgling club in B-Town is Bebo. Earlier, Bollywood actresses usually chose not to tweak their established screen names post wedding.
MID-DAY (December 31, 2012)
Rakesh Upadhyay is a multifaceted personality. The creative-producer of the recently released grosser Khiladi 786 and business partner to singing sensation and music director-cum-producer Himesh Reshammiya, Rakesh has had a long and successful history with Bollywood. In a chat, he talks about his work in Punjabi cinema and future projects.
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 31, 2012)
The effervescent and charming girl on screen – Katrina Kaif has a rather different side to herself as well. According to a fellow traveler in a recent aircraft the actress had boarded, her in-flight manners are far from her fan-friendly, posing-for-pictures self at airports.
As told to Aakanksha Naval-Shetye (DNA; December 31, 2012)
I have never ever endorsed capital punishment in my life. But I think these rapists deserve to die. And if it were to me, I’d probably beat them to death with my bare hands. I worry that I may end up taking the law in my own hands if I see any woman being sexually harassed in front of me. I really fail to understand how many innocent souls should be lost to such rapists before the government takes the issue of safety for women seriously. I am appalled and I just don’t have the words that can convey the anger I am feeling about what happened. I am so distraught that I actually feel like crying. I had read somewhere that we are mere inhabitants and not civilians and I agree. I am angered, embarrassed and ashamed of what is happening in our country. I was recently in Kochi shooting for Madras Cafe, and there were a couple of foreigners on the sets. They said they won’t visit Delhi as they don’t want to be raped. The system needs to realise that women’s safety is not an option, it’s a basic right. Stricter laws and fast justice are the need of the hour. Self-empowerment for women is important, but we cannot shrug away our responsibility to ensure that women around us are protected. They need not be our family members, or acquaintances, but we are humans and should behave like one.
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; December 31, 2012)
It was a close shave for David Dhawan at Bunty Walia’s wedding reception on Friday night. The filmmaker, who had forgotten to eat the mandatory sweet food article after his insulin injection, collapsed at the party. Help came from unexpected quarters in the form of Apoorva Lakhia, who rushed Dhawan to Lilavati Hospital in the nick of time.
Back home on Sunday morning, Dhawan told Mirror, “Apoorva was wonderful. My family and I can’t thank him enough for what he did.“ Reliving the Friday nightmare, he said, “I went to Bunty’s party after taking my insulin injection for my diabetic condition. But I forgot to take the compulsory sweet thereafter. Four to five hours passed and my stomach was empty. Suddenly, I started shivering and broke out into a sweat. My wife arrived after ten minutes. In the meantime, I was fed some chocolate. At Lilavati tests were done immediately. All is well now.“
Strangely, no one other than Apoorva and Kunal Kohli came forward to help that night. Apparently, they were too shocked to react at Dhawan’s sudden collapse. Needless to say, Dhawan has a lot to thank Apoorva for. We hear his two sons will be personally visiting Apoorva to thank him for saving their dad’s life. Just as well…
If things go as per plans, she may just be the first Hollywood celebrity guest to visit India as we usher in the New Year. But, actor Naomi Watts will have serious things on her mind this time, including the …
Is Kasaragod turning Kerala’s rape capital?
(Since Rohit took a great initiative in closing down NG for two hours, as a mark of respect to the departed soul, I am putting up this topic just to highlight the extent …
Dabangg 2 has collected less than Dabangg on the first two days of the second week but it will get closer to Dabangg on Sunday due to change in trends in business since 2010. The second weekend figures of Dabangg 2 and Dabangg are as follows
Dabangg 2 – 4.50 crore approx
Best Film Agneepath Barfi! English Vinglish Kahaani Paan Singh Tomar
Best Actor Irrfan Khan – Paan Singh Tomar Hrithik Roshan – Agneepath Ranbir Kapoor – Barfi! Shahrukh Khan – Jab Tak Hai Jaan Salman Khan – Dabangg 2
Best Actress …
It’s here finally, the TOP 15 Grossers of 2012! The table below illustrates the total net collections of films (all figures from Boxofficeindia) and their final verdicts.
With the multiplex culture expanding exponentially over the last couple of years, we’ve also included two parameters which hold maximum importance while judging the fate of a movie at ticket window:
1. Release Date [Holiday/ Non-Holiday]
2. Number of screens the film was exhibited at. [This is an approximate figure. Actual may vary by +/-100 screens].
5. (Tie) Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra in Student of the Year
Arshad Warsi gets third time lucky. The actor, most famous for his portrayal of Circuit, Sanjay Dutt’s sidekick in the Munnabhai films helmed by Rajkumar Hirani, has been confirmed for his third film with the director.
He joins Aamir …
“I am so sorry that I am a part of this society and culture”, and “I am so sorry that I am a man”, Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan said on Saturday following the death of a 23-year-old trainee physiotherapist who was brutally gang-raped and tortured in the national capital.
“(1) We couldn’t save you but what a big voice you have, you brave little girl. That voice is telling us that rape is not an aberration, not a mistake,” Shahrukh Khan tweeted.
“(2) Rape embodies sexuality as our culture and society has defined it. I am so sorry that I am a part of this society and culture.
“(3) I am so sorry that I am a man. I promise I will fight with your voice. I will respect women so that I gain my daughter’s respect,” added Shahrukh Khan, father to two children – son Aryan, 15, and daughter Suhana, 12.
TRP’s(TVR’s) of movies World Premier on TV in october and november-Rowdy Rathore Tops -Followed by Bol Bachchan,ETT and OMG.December 29, 2012 | ank_16n 2
1. and 2. Akshay Kumar-starrer Rowdy Rathore stood at Nos. 1 and 2 with 5.6 TVRs (12.00 pm) and 5.1 TVRs (8.30 pm), respectively.
3. Abhishek Bachchan and Ajay Devgan-starrer comedy Bol Bachchan’s premier on STAR Gold garnered 4.8 TVRs on October, 27
4. Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger’s evening primetime(11th Nov 8 pm) telecast on Sony clocked 4.6 TVRs.
5. and 6.– Grabbing the No. 5 and 6 spots, Oh My God’s telecasts garnered almost similar ratings of 3.5 TVRs (1.00 pm) and 3.4 TVRs (5.30 pm) on Colors on November, 18. A comedy and satire, it has Paresh Rawal and Akshay Kumar in the lead roles.
Hyderabad: At 16, Sonal (NOT her real name) has few friends, does not attend school in Hyderabad and does not meet any relatives other than her parents and brother.
When she was eight, she was sexually assaulted by a relative. Her parents – financially weak and dependent on social support from relatives – ignored advice and warnings to accept a financial settlement from the alleged rapist. They were determined to get justice for their daughter.
It has been a stark and lonely fight. Taunts by other children forced Sonal to leave school. Her neighbours won’t let their children interact with her because they say as a “loose character” she could be a “bad influence on their child”.
“My daughter’s life and ours was ruined. We are fighting for justice. Why isn’t anyone helping us? Neither the government nor anyone else?” asks her mother in the two-room rented home where they live.