Daily Archives: December 29, 2012
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.
10. EKK DEEWANA THA: Remake of a south film, “Ekk tha deewana” is painfully long even at modest run-time of 140 minutes. Even Rahman’s music score fails to inject life in the film. Not completely unbearable, thanks to few adorable …
Dabangg 2 was down on its second Friday mainly due to the 20/20 cricket match between India and Pakistan which may have taken around 75 lakhs out of the film as it hit the peak evening shows.
The second Friday had collections in the 4-4.25 crore nett range which took the film over the 100 crore nett mark.
The drop from the first day is over 75% but the film will should have a huge jump on Saturday. Dabangg 2 is heading for record business in Bihar while the other circuits will be amongst the top three.
The Tom Cruise Hollywood film Jack Reacher had a poor start.
Dabangg 2 grossed 99 crore nett in its first week. The film has emerged the second biggest hit of 2012 and is likely to have a steady run over the next two weeks. BLOCKBUSTER
Khiladi 786 grossed around 1 crore nett in week three taking its total to 62 crore nett in three weeks. AVERAGE
Talaash added 75 lakhs nett in week four taking its total to 90.25 crore nett. SEMI HIT
Disclaimer: My ranking takes into account BO performance of 2012 and current public perception as per my observation. This ranking does not consider potential of a star but the result that stars are able to deliver.
Female Star Ranking TOP 10:
 Katrina Kaif – She is the HIT machine of Bollywood with consistent HITS. She gave one Blockbuster (ETT), One Hit (Jab Tak Hai Jaan) and one super hit item song (Agneepath). With her cent percent record…she is an undisputed queen.
 Sonakshi Sinha – Climbs to No 2 despite a disaster in Joker. She gave two blockbusters – Rowdy Rathore and Dabangg2 and one Hit – Son Of Sardaar. She is a strong contender for No1 next year.
 Priyanka Chopra – Rocked in Agneepath and then with Barfi which was a super hit. She also released her music album which is triple platinum winner already.
Allow yourself the moment of despair and desolation you are feeling right now. You deserve to grieve privately the death of a woman that could have been your 23-year-old daughter, niece, sister or grand daughter. Switch off the TV, shut out the politics that will eventually engulf the news of her painful demise, drawn out over 10 days.
In your heart, you already know who should shoulder the blame. We failed her, collectively as a civilized society, didn’t we? Our police couldn’t protect her while she was being tortured. The men whom we elected did not handle the aftermath well. Our protests were subdued with force. We let the scum amongst us take over our reasonable voices. Our cynicism kept us home when we should have been there shielding the college kids from police batons at India Gate and Raisina Hill, fighting for our rights.
We know we failed the girl who will never celebrate another birthday. She will never do the mundane things we take for granted – of going to a movie, getting late for work, going shopping for clothes. But when the dust settles, when you can bear to look at your daughter without a chill running down your spine, resolve not to have let her die in vain.
There are no words that can measure the depth of the pain, anger, grief and dismay the family of the girl must be feeling at the moment.
The woman whom the media gradually stopped referring to as the ‘victim’ and fondly christened Damini, Nirbhaya and Amanat wanted to live. How scared and lonely she must have been when she scribbled a note for her mom asking her to save her – wanting to live. That note reminded you that no matter how much the doctors extolled her courage and her extraordinary will power, she was only 23 – a bewildered child to her helpless parents.
How lost her parents must be feeling among hundreds of high profile visitors, television cameras, social workers and medical staff all wanting to help yet none willing to do the courtesy of leaving them alone for a minute from the time she was brought in – naked and half-dead. As long as they live they will relive these days, imagining her pain, multiplying it in their minds, torturing themselves.
The 23-year-old girl, who was gang-raped and brutally assaulted in a Delhi [ Images ] bus nearly a fortnight ago, died at a hospital in Singapore on Saturday.
The girl who was admitted on Thursday morning at the multi-organ speciality facility, Mount Elizabeth Hospital in an extremely critical condition, died at 4:45 AM local time (2:15 am Indian time), the hospital said in a statement.
The hospital chief executive officer Dr Kelvin Loh said: “We are very sad to report that the patient passed away peacefully at 4.45 AM on 29 Dec 2012 (Singapore time).
“Her family and officials from the High Commission of India [ Images ] were by her side. The Mount Elizabeth Hospital team of doctors, nurses and staff join her family in mourning her loss,” Loh added.
Jism2 ‘Yeh Jism Hai Toh kya’ copied from Turkey Song ‘Kayahan Bizimkisi Bir A?k Hikayesi’ Raaz3 ‘Deewana Kar Raha Hai’ song copied from Mohamed Hamaky’s ‘Ana Lao Azeto’
Aamir Khan and Salman Khan, the senior most of the market leaders, appeared in 1988 – Aamir (a child artiste in Yaadon Ki Baraat and Madhosh in the early ’70s) had done an adult role in the 1984 Holi, but as a hero his first was Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, the game-changer then. Another 1988 release, Biwi Ho To Aisi, had debutant actor Salman Khan as a second lead to Farooq Sheikh (!) and though the film was a success, he actually broke through with the blockbuster Maine Pyar Kiya (1989).
In 1988 itself, a popular television serial Fauji saw its young leading man from New Delhi, Shah Rukh Khan, draw attention. After a few more serials, G.P.Sippy and Viveck Vaswani signed him first for Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman, but his first release was the Golden Jubilee Deewana in 1992. Raju… and Chamatkar also proved successes later that year, but after a few average successes like the riveting Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, it was the twin blockbusters in negative leads that actually catapulted SRK to stardom – Baazigar and Darr.
Akshay Kumar, after a cameo in Mahesh Bhatt’s non-starter Aaj (1990) started as hero in 1991 with Saugandh and got his first hit in Khiladi (1992). Also released in 1991 was Ajay Devgn’s first film Phool Aur Kaante, a bumper hit. Thus technically, both of them are a year senior to SRK in films!
Finally came Hrithik Roshan, who too had begun as a child artiste in his grandfather J.Om Prakash’s 1980 golden jubilee Aasha (remember him cavorting with Jeetendra in the hit song ‘Jaane Hum Sadak Ke Logon Ko? ‘) and Rakesh Roshan’s Aap Ke Deewane (both 1980 releases). After another child artiste turn in Bhagwan Dada (1986) Hrithik completed his academic education, underwent grooming and finally surfaced as Hindi cinema’s till-date-latest-superstar with his father’s blockbuster, Kaho Naa…Pyaar Hai (2000).