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  • ‘Satyamev Jayate’ vs ‘Talaash’: Should Aamir Khan practise what he preached?

    New Delhi: For close to three months Bollywood actor Aamir Khan made Indians squirm with guilt and denial and forced them to face their dark side over a series of well researched and executed social documentaries on rampant social inequalities. The straight talking, intense host of ‘Satyamev Jayate’ tore apart the moribund traditions that manifested in gender specific selections of foetuses, caste discrimination and abuse of the elderly. He made a nation sit up and take notice of the hypocrisies that its people passed off as convention. He even moved the stone-hearted with stories so grim that they’d make your skin crawl. All the more reason why ‘Talaash’ was such a letdown because its lead protagonist and social torch bearer compromised the stand he took

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  • If Salman Khan Is Number 1-10 Who Is Next Best And Can Anyone Beat Him?

    Tuesday 11th December 2012 09.00 IST Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network  Q. Looking at business of Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Talaash, Khiladi 786, etc does it not make Ra.One look very good and at time it was trashed much more than these films? A. In hindsight, the Ra.One 115 crore number looks good but this year the growth in business has been huge, just the films have not been good enough to show the growth. Dabangg 2 should change that though R Shukla

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  • Dabangg 2 Only Hope of Last Quarter 2012 to Create Magic at Box Office

    Dabangg 2 is only hope of the last quarter of 2012 of Bollywood Box Office after the results of biggies like Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Son of Sardaar, Talaash, Khiladi 786 is more or less out. Film industry is keeping high hopes from these biggies and hoping that this is easily going to be the biggest quarter of Bollywood Film Business. But where JTHJ and SOS just sneak past 100 crore club, Talaash & Khiladi 786 is infact struggling to enter this club. Infact it looks highly that both movies might miss the target. Although it is too early to predict the K786 collections right now, but early trend suggest that it will end somewhere in the region of 70-80 crore nett mark. After the

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  • Will Dabanng 2 be Salman’s, Bollywood’s and 2012’s Highest Box Office Opener?

    They say ‘You need a Salman to break Salman’s record’. Well, who can forget Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger, that made a record of being the film with the biggest opening in the history of Indian cinema and having the biggest single day collection ever with 32.90 crores? Ek Tha Tiger not only set these varied records at the Box Office, but also went ahead to break Salman Khan’s own record set by Bodyguard, that entered 100 Crores Club in 8 Days, and went ahead to make new record of entering the 100 Crores Club the fastest in just 6 days of release. Now the question remains that will Salman’s upcoming film Dabangg 2 be able to beat Ek Tha Tiger’s opening day numbers and

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  • Salman Khan has his Eyes on Kick

    2012 is coming to a close and there is still uncertainty around which film would Salman Khan begin next. While he has hinted about working on Radhe with brother Sohail Khan and Sher Khan has been put on hold, there is no concrete announcement yet. However one film of his which is getting its ground work in place so as to be ready to go on floors the moment Salman is ready with his eventual plans is Kick. Rest here – http://www.koimoi.com/bollywood-news/salman-khan-has-his-eyes-on-kick/

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  • Aamir Khan sticks to Christmas release for Dhoom:3

    Christmas seems to be lucky for Aamir Khan. He’s been part of three back-to-back blockbusters that released during the Christmas weekend in the past — Taare Zameen Par (2007), Ghajini (2008) and 3 Idiots (2009). And although the actor doesn’t have a release this year, if all goes well, his next movie, Dhoom:3, will hit theatres during Christmas next year. Meanwhile, Rajkumar Hirani’s P.K., which was earlier rumoured to have a year-end release, might not be completed on time. “Aamir has already completed a long shooting schedule for Dhoom:3 in Chicago. He was supposed to start shooting for P.K. in January, but in all likelihood, the first half of 2013 will be devoted to wrapping up Dhoom:3. As a result, P.K. might not be completed

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  • Akshay to play the lead in Jatt & Juliet remake?

    The remake rights of Jatt & Juliet the biggest hit in Punjabi cinema of all times, has been secured by producers Himesh Reshammiya and Rakesh Upadhyay the team that has just released the comic romp Khiladi 786. It therefore comes as no surprise to hear that Akshay Kumar is likely to play the lead in the Hindi adaptation of Jatt & Juliet. The all-time blockbuster of a Punjabi romance starred Diljit Dosanjh and Neeru Bajwa as a rustic Punjabi and a sophisticated fashion designer who keep bumping into one another in Canada. The Punjabi film has been itching for a Bollywood interpretation. We now hear that following Khiladi 786, Reshammiya and Upadhyay have joined hands to do Jatt & Juliet in Hindi. The Hindi remake

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  • Do we only send ‘nice’ Indian films to the Oscars?

    We’ve only been nominated thrice in around six decades, never won, and yet, it makes filmmakers care so much they hurl the juiciest insults at each other once every year. The Best Foreign Film category at the Academy Awards looks to be a perpetual thorn in the backside of the desi film industry. However, we’d like to clarify – we’re not taking up the case for the aggrieved parties who’re upset each year because their film was ‘better’ just because they think so, or made more money, as if that’s what the Oscars were after.

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  • “I cried for hours” – SRK

    Besieged by controversies at every step, Shah Rukh Khan takes time off to clear the air. Filmfare deconstructs the life and times of one of India’s biggest superstars Q. With JTHJ, you have returned to the genre of romance. Do you fear being accused of repeating yourself?

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  • Khiladi 786 Steady On Tuesday

    Khiladi 786 was steady on Tuesday with business of around 4.25 crore nett. As mass pockets and single screens tend to hold up better on weekdays than metro multiplexes and Khiladi 786 is doing itsbest business outside metro multiplexes, it is showing good trendingon weekdays. The five day business stands at 38.25 crore nett approx and the next two days should add around 7 crore nett. The film should have a decent second week but third week will see hardly any business as the juggernaut Dabangg 2 will corner most of the single screens. The film is looking at an approx 60 crore nett lifetime total and if it manages some business after the release of Dabangg 2 it could do a little bit more.

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  • BOI : “Khiladi 786 $1 Million Weekend Talaash Is Third Biggest Grosser Overseas Of 2012″

    Wednesday 12th December 2012 09.00 IST Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network Khiladi 786 was poor overseas with around $1 million over the weekend. even Pakistan which could have better due due to the name was poor as even in that market Talaash dominated in the second weekend. The figures from major markets are as follows. United Kingdom – £105,000 North America – $230,000 UAE – $300,000 Australia – $70,000 Talaash has emerged a SUPER HIT film overseas as it has grossed $7.25 million in ten days. The film is the third biggest overseas grosser of 2012 after Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Ek Tha Tiger. SUPER HIT The figures from major markets are as follows.

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  • Akshay Kumar can look back on 2012 with a smile on his face!

    ‘Khiladi 786′ — The analysis! By Taran Adarsh, Akshay Kumar has had a glorious 2012. Barring JOKER, which sank without a trace, his innings as an actor [HOUSEFULL 2, ROWDY RATHORE and OMG - OH MY GOD] has been remarkable this year. Naturally, everyone expected KHILADI 786 to be a winner at the BO. The film has behaved exactly the way it was expected to at single screens, but its performance at most multiplexes is a downer. Multiplexes, as we know, contribute a large chunk of revenue, which is missing in this case. What’s shocking is that this one had a popular soundtrack as its strong point and the general perception within the industry is Top Star + Hit Music = Terrific start at the

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  • Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar passes away

    Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar passed away in San Diego on Tuesday. He was 92. Reports say he was suffering from a respiratory disease and breathed his last at 4.30pm (Pacific local time) at a La Jolla hospital in the US while undergoing treatment. Pandit Ravi Shankar…Sitar (Raag Bhatiyar)

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  • Akshay Kumar wins a million hearts with Khiladi 786

    With the return of Khiladi franchise, Akshay Kumar has certainly wooed the whole nation with his Khiladi charm yet again. How else would one explain the rush and house full boards in single screens as well as multiplexes for Khiladi 786! The Khiladi fever is spreading not only in the metropolitans, but even the smaller cities and towns can’t stop going gaga over this action- packed comedy. Khiladi 786 has managed to get a huge fan base even in the city of Solapur. The Khiladi group in Solapur has over 350 enthusiastic members who stayed true to the Khiladi spirit by arranging free food for the poor and unprivileged children. The Khiladi Group Solapur also got Khiladi 786 T-shirts printed for their entire team. Khilaidi

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  • Arshad Warsi’s hand on Minissha Lamba’s breast creates a stir

      BOMBAY TIMES (December 12, 2012)   During the making of Zilla Ghaziabad, the unit spoke of the good friendship between lead actors Arshad Warsi and Minissha Lamba. Guess the camaraderie between them made it easier for them to handle the physical intimacy that the scene demanded.

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  • I pray for izzat-Salman Khan

    The superstar talks about his super successful innings and the Friday excitement Aakanksha Naval-Shetye (DNA; December 12, 2012)  

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  • Records that Dabangg2 chases.

    Opening Day – 31cr – ETT Biggest Single Day – 31cr – ETT Opening Weekend (First 3 Days) – 56cr – ETT Opening Week (First 7 Days) – 125cr – ETT Opening Week (Extended) – 143cr – ETT Lifetime – 202cr – 3I ** All numbers from BOI.com So we can see that Salman is essentially competing with Salman himself i.e., with his previous release ETT. If we leave the lifetime record all other record’s are currently owned by Salman. There are other records like non-holiday weekend etc, but if you see for ETT first 3 days there was ONLY 1 holiday and 2 working days. Add to it, that was month of Ramadan so a huge chunk of people stay away from movies. So

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  • My Predictions for Dabangg 2

    In the range of 130 cr. Give or take 10%. Why it has no shot at reaching anywhere near 200 cr: 1. To do tat you have to be a big success in multiplexes. I see no chance of that happening. 2. All the four films of Salman, contrary to what many in the forum falsely believe, were different from one another: Dabang, Ready, Bodyguard, ETT. The genres, the look and feel and even the heroines were different. 3. Dabnagg 2 is a pale shadow of Dabangg 1, with every song a situational and melodic replica of a corresponding song in Dabangg 1. 4. The pairing with Sonakshi Sinha adds to the staleness. She is the heroine multiplex audiences are least excite about today..especially if

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