I was totally disappointed with all the promos that I had seen of D2 and I thought whole film, all songs, all situations will also be sequel to Dabangg. I already had low expectations from the film and one gets really disappointed when one has too many expectations and the films turns out to be dud or avg. After watching the film it stands out that my low expectations were very high for this avg-pathetic product.
From the start of the film till that hud hud song, its a rehash or almost copy… There is no space for any other character to grow than Salman Khan in this film… except 2% scenes he is there in every frame of the film… He need not be the superhero to deviate all bullets fired at him… All he just need is a situation to show off his dabangiri, go bang bang and bang.
One cannot expect a story from Salman films now a days and all one can expect to see him is bash the goons out of the park. Ek ke baad Ek gaane, dhada dhada aa rahe hain as if I thought I am watching a medley or something and not the film. By the time fevicol song was half done, I was yawning in theatre and patted to awaken myself to complete the film.
Only Positive things of the film – Hardly 20% of the film;
Salman and Vinod Khanna (Father and Son’s relationship) – I’l give kudos to Arbaz who have executed such scenes brilliantly which shows that if he directs an entire new film, he will be one of the greatest director of bollywood, yes you heard it right. One scene is enough to judge one’s action and whatever you see new things in d2 – they all are brilliant… It seems to me that the personal relationship between salman khan and salim khan was displayed on big screen… they were great scenes.. (more…)
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amazing Prakask Raj, Awesome script,good music and amazing Arbaaz
Critics Rating: 9.0 out of 10
Boxoffice rating: 10 out of 10
Arbaaz did great work, many critics will criticise him but dont listen to them, every scene is well made, every dialogue is awesome, movie never make you feel exhausted, what else one want from him, great work.. (more…)
New Delhi: The first poster of ‘Special Chabbis’ has been released. Directed by Neeraj Pandey, the film stars Akshay Kumar, Kajal Aggarwal, Jimmy Shergill and Manoj Bajpayee in the lead roles. Anupam Kher will also be seen in the film.
CHULBUL PANDEY IS BACK!
While Dabangg was being made, it was hardly considered as ‘a movie to watch out for’ or inserted in the ‘anticipated films of the year’ list by various entertainment houses. However, all changed as the theatrical trailer of the film came out which blew away the audiences. Salman Khan never looked so dashing before. Sonakshi Sinha too caught attention while the item song Munni catapulted to chartbusters. Film opened with a bang and in no time and rightfully, became one of the biggest hits of Indian Cinema. Hence, when Dabangg 2 was announced, the curiosity and excitement set right there itself.
The film hasn’t had an aggressive promotion which is absolutely fine as buzz for the film is tremendous. From the first trailer, Dabangg 2 looks faadu to say the least in terms of action and Salman Khan’s jalwa. The item song, featuring Kareena Kapoor, isn’t as exciting as Munni arguably, but nevertheless makes for a splendid watch. Prakash Raj plays the negative lead in the film and it will be a treat to watch his clash with Salman. From the box office point of view, Dabangg 2 releases on a working Friday. But with Xmas round the corner, the holiday season has already commenced. Hence, December 21-23 would be huge and so would be Monday December 24 since it’s a day before Christmas. Needless to mention, the Chirstmas Day, December 25, would be extraordinary. Film will fall on December 26 and 27 but will pick up again on the second weekend, December 28-30. Monday, December 31, being New Year’s eve, will also help rake in a lot of moolah. Hence, Dabangg 2 has the advantage of two long weekends and if response is great, it’ll be enough to accumulate huge amount of money. (more…)
Bollywood 2012: Small budgets fight it out among 100cr club
Posted: Dec 20, 2012 at 1138 hrs IST
While the 100 crore club became a fad in Bollywood this year with star-driven films raking in the moolah at the box office, small budget movies too made their presence felt among the bigwigs with strong content and entertainment factor.
Superstars — Salman, Shah Rukh and Aamir– ruled the box office with the success of ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’ and ‘Talaash’, on the other hand the innovative subjects of movies like ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’, ‘Kahaani’, ‘Vicky Donor’ and ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ connected with the audience.
“It was a better year this time. A lot of big and small budget films have done well. New kind of films with innovative subjects were being made and audience liked them. There were only a few disappointments this year. Overall it seems the year was good for the Hindi film industry,” trade analyst Vinod Mirani said.
‘Kahaani’, directed by Sujoy Ghosh and starring Vidya Balan, became a huge hit as a suspense thriller. The film was everything but a typical Bollywood project – pregnant female protagonist, small scale set-up in Kolkata and almost half the dialogues in Bengali.
Another path-breaker was Shoojit Sircar’s ‘Vicky Donor’, with the male protagonist playing the role of a sperm donor, a profession still considered a taboo. The film’s music and Delhi-setting was loved by the audience.
Anurag Kashyap’s two-part epic ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ was a resounding success. With a rural crime setting, lot of violence and not so famous faces, the film impressed both the critics and the audience. The film was even screened at the prestigious Cannes film festival. Irrfan Khan-starrer ‘Paan Singh Tomar’, story of an athlete-turned-rebel, and Akshay Kumar’s ‘Oh My God’, a satire on certain religious beliefs, found resonance both among the critics and audience.
Another film which won hearts was Anurag Basu’s ‘Barfi!’. The film had two mainstream actors Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra completely demolish their starry images to emerge as a deaf-mute boy and an autistic girl in love. The film is India’s official entry to the Oscars this year.
Simple yet touching, Sridevi made a successful comeback with ‘English Vinglish’ playing a housewife who endeavours to learn English.
While offbeat films found their space in mainstream cinema, it was a good year for the masala entertainers too.
Hrithik Roshan-Sanjay Dutt starrer remake of ‘Agneepath’ became the first movie of the year to reportedly earn Rs 123 crore at the domestic box office. It was followed by Sajid Khan’s multi-starrer comedy ‘Housefull 2′.
Films like Prabhu Deva’s ‘Rowdy Rathore’, which saw Akshay return to action movies and Rohit Shetty’s comedy ‘Bol Bachchan’, also joined the 100 crore club,.
“2012 was one of the best years for us – a year when our strategy of focusing on entertaining and differentiated content across all genres came together in a big way. We had two of the biggest hits of the year ‘Rowdy Rathore’ and ‘Barfi!’,” Siddharth Roy Kapur, Managing Director – Studios, Disney UTV said.
Salman Khan’s major release ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, which grossed Rs 186 crore, was his first with Yash Raj Films. Directed by Kabir Khan, the film was a love story of two spies from either side of the border.
His other major release is the sequel to ‘Dabangg’, due to hit theatres this Friday. Also starring Sonakshi Sinha and Prakash Raj, the film is expecte to be as big a money spinner. Diwali had the two King of Romances – Yash Chopra and Shah Rukh Khan – unite for the last time to deliver the superhit ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’.
Starring Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma in the female leads, the film also crossed the 100 crore mark, besides going down in history as the swan song of Chopra.
‘JTHJ’ clashed at the box office with Ajay Devgn’s ‘Son of Sardaar’ but did not hamper its success.
Aamir Khan dabbled in the genre of suspense drama with ‘Talaash’. Directed by Reema Kagti ‘Talaash’ went on to earn big money in the domestic and overseas market. The film saw Aamir playing the role of a cop, Rani Mukerji his wife and Kareena Kapoor a prostitute.
Saif Ali Khan returned to romantic-comedy with ‘Cocktail’, a genre which has been lucky for him. Directed by Homi Adajania, ‘Cocktail’ also starred Deepika Padukone and Diana Penty. The film reportedly made on a budget of Rs 35 crore earned Rs 75 crore.
Saif’s other film ‘Agent Vinod’ co-starring his now wife Kareena Kapoor dabbled with the spy thriller genre. This film had a modest fate at the box office.
Among actresses it was Katrina Kaif who had two major releases ¿ ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ and ‘Jab Tak Hai Jaan’.
Kareena Kapoor had four releases – ‘Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu’, ‘Agent Vinod’, ‘Heroine’ and ‘Talaash’ out of which ‘Agent Vinod’ and ‘Heroine’ despite their hype failed to create magic at the box office.
For Priyanka Chopra ‘Agneepath’ was a huge hit and her ‘Barfi!’ performance impressed one and all. ‘Teri Meri Kahani’ with Shaid Kapoor was disappointing.
Sonakshi Sinha had a good year with ‘Rowdy Rathore’ and ‘Son of Sardaar’ becoming superhits but ‘Joker’ was a flop.
Other films that disappointed this year include Abbas-Mustan’s action thriller ‘Players’, south director Gautham Menon’s ‘Ekk Deewana Tha’, R Madhavan-Bipasha Basu’s ‘Jodi Breakers’, Priyadarshan’s ‘Tezz’, Karisma Kapoor’s comeback vehicle ‘Dangerous Ishq’, Rani Mukherjee’s ‘Aiyyaa’, Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Bhoot Returns’ and Prakash Jha’s ‘Chakrayuh’.
Dabangg 2 has had a fantastic advance as expected at both single screens and multiplexes. Single screens are phenomenal and they had to be as many exhibitors have paid MG’s (Minimum Guarantee) as per the business that Ek The Tiger did at the cinema. In another words the exhibitors will only start to make money when the business surpasses the collections of Ek tha Tiger at their respective cinemas. This trend is very prevalent in many cities of UP like Meerut, Jhansi, Saharanpur etc.
The multiplexes also saw huge bookings yesterday (Wednesday) and no doubt today will also see excellent bookings. The film has record shows at multiplexes with some multiplexes going over 40 shows per day which will ensure a record number of tickets sold prior to release.
One key factor of the advance is that there are huge bookings for Sunday which means the families are really awaiting this film. There is always talk about the youth audience but eventually big box office is about the family audience and as there is going to be a huge family turnout on Sunday and if this audience has good of mouth then the sky will be the limit for Dabangg 2.
Dabangg 2 may smash all initial records but the ultimate record for the film is the second week record of Three idiots which collected around 55 crore nett in week two as initial records fall every six months..
There are hardly any films which can be even thought about in terms of this record because most films aim at that urban youth and all you can get is good one week run with this audience.
Looking at advance, Dabangg 2 is that film where the families will come in hordes on Sunday all across India especially the cities and towns outside the big metros and if this audience spreads the word then this ultimate second week record of Three Idiots which is almost 20 crore higher than anything else becomes a target for Dabangg 2.
Obviously if reports of the day one audience is not up to the mark then all equations go out of the window as that big Sunday will not materialise. (more…)
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