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  • Dabangg 2 First Day collection In India(Early Estimate)
    ank_16n | December 21, 2012, 11:09 PM | no comments | 0 views

    Rajesh Thadani, Multimedia Combines

    It’s a Dabangg franchise and everyone was waiting for this sequel since it was announced. The film has been allotted the highest ever number of shows at multiplexes. Being a massy film, it has a fabulous number of single-screens as well.

    Dabangg 2 has taken a fantastic opening and, as the day unfolds, collections are swelling. The first-day collections will be around Rs 20-21 crore all over India, and in Mumbai, Rs 4 crore. This is a typical Salman Khan masala movie with a touch of class. Arbaaz Khan is a welcome addition to our industry as a director. He proved himself as a producer with Dabangg and now as a director with Dabangg 2.

    http://www.boxofficeindia.co.in/dabangg-2-first-day-in-mumbai/

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  • BARADWAJ RANGAN: For the love of money
    aman | December 21, 2012, 8:42 PM | no comments | 0 views

    Why does most of our discussion about cinema centre primarily on box-office collections, especially if a big star is involved?

    As I write this, Bollywood-oriented websites are screaming that Talaash has finally entered the 100-crore club, though this figure includes revenues from overseas. (The domestic total is a little under Rs. 85 cr.) At the time of release, the story was slightly different. The website boxofficecapsule.com mourned, rather ungrammatically, “Talaash collected rather good numbers over weekend and was expected to fetch good numbers on weekdays. But film dropped with every passing day and it was apparent that this time audience at large did not like the content of Aamir Khan’s latest offering.” Then came the clincher. “Film collected further 3.50 cr nett on Thursday and film has finished week one at 67 plus cr nett. Film has to collect 30 cr plus in 2nd week in order to reach 100 cr nett mark…” And the second week’s total was a mere Rs. 15.5 crore, which means that Talaash will not join the 100-crore club when only domestic receipts are totalled.

    This has been the dominant mode of discourse around the film, apart from reviews and a stray opinion piece or two expressing indignation over Aamir Khan’s apparent endorsement of superstition. On the other hand, had Talaash been a Hollywood movie, these are some of the topics that would have risen around the film’s release, in newspapers, magazines and web sites: the best supernatural-suspense films of all time; 10 best cops with moustaches; the origins of rug-pulling in the movies; how spouses in the cinema deal with loss; the literary tradition of lonesome policemen; why hookers in cinema, with the exception of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, just cannot catch a break; 10 reasons Talaash would have sucked had there been a male in the director’s chair; Farhan Akhtar’s evolution as a dialogue-writer; from Dil Chahta Hai to Talaash, a look at the male-centric multiplex movie; and, this being awards season, why Talaash won’t win the Oscar for Best Actor.

    In short, we’d have had a range of writing around the movie, from the super-serious to the ultra-silly. And I’m not even talking about the lengthy profiles and interviews, the comment pieces and the debates that would have appeared. But here, all we seem to do is bother about the box office. That’s not wrong. You can do serious reporting using facts and figures that make up the trade aspect of a film. But when all those reports converge around a single question, whether or not Talaash will enter the 100-crore club, it’s depressing — not just because we can’t seem to think of other things to write about and around the film, but because the 100-crore mark itself is meaningless with this sort of film, with restricted appeal. That such a moody and slow-paced film made Rs. 85 crore so far is in itself a smashing success story, without speculating if Aamir is still the top Khan. (more…)




  • Dabangg 2 movie review(Indicne.com 3.5/5 star)
    shetty | December 21, 2012, 8:29 PM | no comments | 0 views

    The last release of the year, Dabangg 2 starring Salman Khan as the iconic Chulbul ‘Robinhood’ Pandey. The makers have retained almost all the characters from the original – Sonakshi Sinha plays Rajo, Arbaaz Khan is Makkhi, Vinod Khanna is Chulbul’s father Prajapati Pandey. Popular side characters like Cheddhi Singh and the baddie who’s mobile rings at the wrong time, is also a part of the sequel.
    The new additions are Prakash Raj who plays the villain, Deepak Dobriyal and a few others. Malaika Arora Khan returns as Munni, while Kareena Kapoor has a sexy item song titled ‘Fevicol Se’.
    So.. is Dabangg 2 double the fun? Is it better than the original? Let’s find out!

    Dabangg 2 Review
    For a country that unites to celebrate the super-stardom of Salman Khan, reviewing a film like Dabangg 2 is futile. In the last couple of years, an average of two Salman movies have released every year. While critics have thrashed almost all his films, people across the country have flocked to theatres to watch the film first-day-first-show.
    With his fan-following and craze at it’s absolute peak, Salman Khan today is beyond the script, director, banner and the film itself.
    Dabangg 2 has a wafer-thin plot, too many songs and an overdose of action. Two scenes of Chulbul Pandey’s antics is following by an action sequence and a song – this is repeated in the same order throughout the film. The screenplay and the story has been written to accomodate all the masala ingredients. Arbaaz Khan, who makes his directorial debut, retains every element that made Dabangg a super-success.
    Despite all it’s flaws and outdated done-to-death storyline, what makes Dabangg 2 entertaining is Salman Khan. With his unique style of dialogue delivery and larger-than-life presence, Khan is at his charismatic best as Chulbul Pandey. His post-marriage romantic scenes with Sonakshi Sinha are well-executed.
    For me, the biggest disappointment was Prakash Raj. He has limited screen time and his character doesn’t really give him enough scope to showcase his acting talent. Another talented actor Deepak Dobriyal is wasted too. The other actors, whether it is Arbaaz Khan, Sonakshi Sinha or Vinod Khanna, all get relegated to the back seat. Mahie Gill has a two minute role.
    The music is good – Dagabaaz Re, Dabangg Reloaded and Pandeyji Seeti are chartbusters. Watching the film on a single screen is an experience in itself, as the entire theatre went bonkers for Kareena Kapoor’s Fevicol Se item number! The well-executed action sequences will work big time with the masses.
    Overall, Dabangg 2 is Salman Khan’s show all the way. A Christmas treat to his die-hard fans. The rest.. if you loved the first film, you’ll enjoy watching the sequel. At the box office, the film has already opened to a great response. The occupancy is high, despite the fact that the film released on a record number of screens.
    Rating: Sure shot Blockbuster




  • The first day first show collections of Dabangg 2 from different cities Good to Very good opening
    ank_16n | December 21, 2012, 6:41 PM | one comment | 0 views

    The first day first show collections of Dabangg 2 in Sikar are as follows:

    E-City – 28,100 out of 37,000 (1st Show)

    E-city – 32,00 out of 37,000 (2nd Show)

    http://www.boxofficeindia.co.in/1st-day-1st-show-collections-of-dabangg-2sikar/

    The first day first show collections of Dabangg 2 in Bhilwara are as follows:
    E-City – 17,160 out of 48,880 (1st Show)
    E-City – 29,160 out of 48,880 (2nd Show)
    Maharana – 29,00 out of 30,800

    http://www.boxofficeindia.co.in/1st-day-1st-show-collections-of-dabangg-2-bhilwara/

    The first day first show collections of Dabangg 2 in Bikaner are as follows:
    Cinemagic – 69,220 out of 71,660
    Cinemagic – 23,120 out of 65,000
    Suraj – 78,100 out of 83,190
    http://www.boxofficeindia.co.in/1st-day-1st-show-collections-of-dabangg-2-bikaner/ (more…)




  • Sanket’s Review: “Dabangg 2” reaffirms the thought that Salman can rise above the script in these roles.
    sanket porwal | December 21, 2012, 2:03 PM | 17 comments | 1 views

    Cast: Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Vinod Khanna, Prakash Raaj, Arbaaz Khan.

    Director: Arbaaz Khan

    Length: 2 hours approximately

    I firmly believed that Salman’s DABANGG (2010) act was his best till date. Not anymore, because I have seen its extended installation. Arbaaz Khan’s directorial venture called DABANGG 2 is entertaining, courtesy Salman Khan. The film doesn’t boast of smart narrating, or gripping plot, but it surely gives you worth of every single penny, provided you can accept these mindless cinemas, today’s staple food, with open arms!

    I firmly believed that Salman’s DABANGG (2010) act was his best till date. Not anymore, because I have seen its extended installation. Arbaaz Khan’s directorial venture called DABANGG 2 is entertaining, courtesy Salman Khan. The film doesn’t boast of smart narrating, or gripping plot, but it surely gives you worth of every single penny, provided you can accept these mindless cinemas, today’s staple food, with open arms!

    The film begins with all the same route in which its prequel started. Yes, even the sidekick of goons remains same. Arbaaz Khan manages to tackle their personality traits and add comic moments. The film takes lot of its time to come upon its major conflict. The confrontation with the antagonist, played by Prakash Raaj, is well built up. The family drama also takes its high and the sugary moments between Chulbul and his family easily grows upon you. But, the first half is too long and some of the part could have been easily shifted to second half. (more…)




  • 2.5/5 – Dabangg2 Movie Review by Entertainment One India
    wall-D | December 21, 2012, 1:35 PM | no comments | 0 views

    It’s 21st of December, and the ‘D’ factor remains inevitable. Yes, superstar Salman Khan’s Dabangg 2 releasing on a doomsday. Dabangg 2, that looked very promising prior to its release, does entertain you to an extent but also compels you to wonder if you truly wanted to waste the last day of your life.

    Dabangg 2, that features Salman Khan and Sonakshi Sinha in the leads, have been creating extreme buzz since the time it was conceptualised. But, the key question lies, was it worth it?

     

    Story: Dabangg 2 takes off as a continuation of its first part. Salman Khan is a family man now. He is transferred to Kanpur, where he will mingle with the elite, but will retain his simplistic flavour and values. Chulbul gets into conflict with Baccha Bhaiyya [Prakash Raj]. Baccha Bhaiyya, a criminal turned politician, is aided by his two brothers, Chunni [Nikitin Dheer] and Gainda [Deepak Dobriyal]. (more…)




  • Dabangg 2 movie review: Salman Khan kicks butt, but the film lacks punch!
    wall-D | December 21, 2012, 1:14 PM | no comments | 0 views

    Explaining the plot of Dabangg 2 is easier than making morning tea. So here’s how it goes: Chulbul Pandey (Salman Khan) has now moved to a bigger city – Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. A school boy is abducted by goons and needs to be rescued. Enter Chulbul Pandey (his bulging tummy is hard to miss; perhaps a sign that he is now a happily married man!) and a long fist and gun fight ensues. A chubby Chulbul saves the day. He takes the money from the rich father of the kidnapped boy and donates it to the police fund and to his personal charity, establishing the fact that he is truly Robinhood Pandey. Cut to the title song.

    Chulbul and Rajjo (Sonakshi Sinha) continue to be totally in love after marriage and sing love songs on the streets once again. Enter a mean looking villain – Bachha Singh played by Prakash Raj – a goon taking his first step into politics. Chulbul makes sure he does not let Bachha continue with his do number ka dhanda. An enraged Bachha sends his bro Genda (Deepak Dobriyal) to threaten Sallu’s daddy (Vinod Khanna) who is now happily living with his beta. Despite the threat to his family Chulbul continues to be Dabangg and bumps off Genda to save a girl’s life. Bachha decides to kick his political ambitions and avenge his brother’s death. He attacks Chulbul’s pregnant wife and brother Makkhi Singh (Arbaaz Khan). Rajjo loses the baby, and Makkhi conveniently survives a bullet. Being a Dabangg wife, Sonakshi tells his pati to kill Bachha. Cut to the climax – a larger than life action sequence ( and not without Salman’s shirt coming off) and the villain is defeated! The End.

    As is obvious by now, Dabangg 2 is too predictable. In fact, the plot is thinner than Malaika Arora Khan’s waist! The subplots that explore Chulbul’s relationship with his wife, father and brother make you wonder where the film is going. Their purpose is to add an emotional quotient to the movie, but there are far too many subplots and they slow down the pace of the film. Post interval, you constantly wait for something to happen, something to jump at you or surprise you, but when a development does come, it’s too late and too lame.

    Case in point: A pregnant Sonakshi rolling down the temple stairs while Arbaaz is being held back by the goons. This scene has been used in too many B-grade movies to be taken seriously. (more…)




  • Dabangg 2 Review(taran adarsh, 4/5 star)
    shetty | December 21, 2012, 12:46 PM | no comments | 0 views

    The job of a promo is to send out accurate pointers to its target audience. The gist of the premise, the essence of what the characters will be, an extract of the milieu… one needs to furnish a general idea of what to expect when the spectator saunters into the cineplex to watch the film. Arbaaz Khan and Abhinav Singh Kashyap had a tough responsibility on their shoulders when they embarked upon DABANGG. As luck would have it, DABANGG was hailed as one of the best entertainers of that year, with Chulbul Pandey becoming a household name. The film consolidated Salman as the darling of the masses, a position he enjoys to this date.

    With DABANGG 2, one is well prepared about what to expect. The sole factor that Arbaaz needs to worry about is whether DABANGG 2 would meet the towering and monumental expectations. More so, because Salman Khan is contending with himself. He seems to be raising the bar [in terms of business] with each film. WANTED, DABANGG, READY, BODYGUARD, EK THA TIGER… Salman has redefined superstardom with mass entertainers. He’s Boxoffice’s fav child and seems invincible and insurmountable at the moment!

    With DABANGG 2, you know exactly what to expect. But you don’t know its premise till the reels unfold. Let me add, the plot is an extension of the first installment of the franchise. The route is very similar except that the antagonist is more influential and authoritative.

    DABANGG 2 is a typical Bollywood film. It’s the kind of cinema we relished in the 1980s and enjoy to this date, but narrated in today’s lingo and format. It may/may not make sense to you, but Arbaaz and team ensure that you are entertained. Thoroughly entertained, actually. It’s riotous, outrageous, wacky, ambitious, absolutely madcap, transports you to an altogether different world. Add to it a sprinkling of desi songs, wicked sense of humor, with Chulbul Pandey taking on the antagonist like the vintage hero would — with fearlessness and daredevilry. Actually, Chulbul Pandey has come to represent the common man and that’s yet another reason why you root for him, feel overjoyed and ecstatic when he triumphs in the finale. (more…)




  • 5 Reasons to watch Dabangg 2 today!
    shetty | December 21, 2012, 12:33 PM | no comments | 0 views

    Dabangg 2, arguably the year’s biggest release and the sequel to the 2010 blockbuster Dabangg, releases in theatres worldwide.

    Below are 5 reasons to watch the film on the first day!

    • 2 years ago, it was Dabangg that started the ‘Salmania’ all over the country. Since then, Salman has delivered 3 back-to-back blockbusters, each breaking every previous box office record. Most people queuing up for tickets on Friday will be paying their hard-earned money to watch Khan as Chulbul Pandey. It will be interesting to see what the makers have in store, as the corrupt yet soft-at-heart cop is transferred to a metropolitan city. His post-marriage romance with Sonakshi Sinha is also something to watch out for.
    • Arbaaz Khan’s first film as director: After a failed stint as an actor, Arbaaz takes on the directorial reins from Abhinav Kashyap. Several not-so-successful actors like Subhash Ghai and Rakesh Roshan, have been extremely successful behind the camera. Like Salman recently said in an interview, Arbaaz’s career is doomed if Dabangg 2 fails.
    • Hit music and item songs: The Dabangg album had some of the best songs of 2010. Munni Badnaam Hui was a chartbuster that started the ‘item song’ trend in Bollywood. The Dabangg 2 songs too have topped charts. Kareena Kapoor’s Fevicol Se will be a major attraction for the masses.
    • Action and comedy: Arbaaz Khan has promised a film with double dose of comedy and action. Watch the video below for the best of Chulbul Pandey. The funny scenes and dialogues worked big time with the viewers and also gave the film tremendous repeat-value. Expect more of the same in the sequel.
    • Prakash Raj: One of the best actors in India today, national award winning actor Prakash Raj plays the villain in Dabangg 2. He was brilliant in Wanted and Singham.
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  • Dabangg 2 Opening Day Collection Update. Morning Shows.
    rockie | December 21, 2012, 11:10 AM | 16 comments | 5 views

    Dabangg 2 has taken a fantastic start at the box office on the Friday (First Day) as far as Morning Shows are concerned. As we have received the sample reports from selected mulitplexes opening is around 60-70% on average. This is excellent for the Morning Shows. Single Screen Report is still to receive. Also, whatever information we have for D2, it has taken around 70-80% opening in few leading single screens. So, on average around an occupancy of 65-70% is registered for D2 in the Morning Shows. This is huge considering today is a normal working day.

    Mumbai and Gurgaon centers are rocking with huge occupancies are registered. Many Sold Out shows already. Delhi is little slow in comparison to above said centers, but it is still good with occupancy of around 50%.

    It is no doubt that Dabangg 2 has taken the biggest non-holiday opening ever in bollywood. But the question is whether it can touch or cross 20 crore nett mark. Yes definitely going by the Morning Shows estimates.

    Occupancies of Selected Cinemas in Selected Centers (Morning Shows Only) – (more…)



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