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The late Rajesh Khanna put it across marvelously in the memorable ANAND, ‘Zindagi badi honi chahiye, lambi nahi.’ Notwithstanding the roadblocks in our lives, one should celebrate life every single moment, every single day. That, in a nutshell, is the essence of Anurag Basu’s BARFI!.
When we meet/see differently-abled people or special people, we may have a notion that they live a gloomy, grief-stricken life. BARFI! shatters the myth.
BARFI! cannot be slotted in any particular genre. But it has the disposition of the much-acclaimed LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL, a delightful film that tugged at your heart strings. That film advocated the fact that one should savor every moment. Similarly, BARFI! notifies you to relish life and live it king-size. Yet, like most Hindi movies, this one is essentially a love story that throws the spotlight on the happy-go-lucky Barfi and his romances, first with the classy Shruti and later, with an autistic girl, Jhilmil.
The beauty of the film lies in the fact that it instantly absorbs you into Barfi’s world. I wish to specify that one should not correlate BARFI! with disability. It’s more about characters who face the challenges that life has to offer, yet live a more gratifying life than anyone else. It’s about living each day of your life to the fullest, giving happiness, feeling love. It’s a unique love story between three exceptional characters, something we haven’t witnessed on the Hindi screen earlier.
Expectation:To be frank ,i didnot knew music was given by amit trivedi,so had no expectation for good songs from English vinglish .But after getting details of soundtrack and singer name,was expecting some good songs.
1>Badla Nazara Shilpa Rao and Amit trivedi:Once the vocal of shilpa rao started,it was heading one way,fast pace with catchy chorus,hit the bull’s eye.Just rocking song from shilpa rao.Music is so peppy,fun,enjoyfull .Lyrics is good too.It has Male version too and Amit trivedi does good job nonetheless. 4/5
2>Dhak Dhuk by Amit Trivedi:Soft slow melodious song with vocal of amit trivedi,lyrics are more indian touch which make this wonderful to listen. Flutes and strings mixup in the music is just too good to ear. Absolutely must listen song.4/5
Raaz 3 has held rock steady on Monday with collections around 5.75-6 crore nett as per early estimates. The film held supremely well in Delhi/UP grossing around 1.40 crore. The business in the single screens of UP was extraordinary on Monday.
Infact business at single screens across the country was strong on Monday. The multiplexes had bigger falls but were still good for a Monday.
The business in five days is 41 crore nett and the week should do around 55 crore nett. The film will cross the business of of films like Jannat 2 and Murder 2 in five and six days respectively.
Raaz 3 had an excellent Sunday as it collected around 13.50-14 crore nett. the weeeknd of film including paid previews has come out to be be over 35 crore nett. The single screen business was simply huge on Sunday as places like UP, Bihar, Rajasthan etc have really taken to the film.
The multiplexes are also doing well and its the first time that and Emraan Hashmi solo films has put up such numbers at multiplexes.
The weekend numbers are the the sixth best of 2012 after Ek Tha Tiger, Rowdy Rathore, Agneepath, Housefull 2 and Bol Bachchan.
The film is sure to hold up on Monday at single screens and multiplexes should also be pretty good considering the upturn on business on Saturday.
Two much-awaited trailers are likely to release with Kareena Kapoor’s Heroine on 21st September 2012.
Talaash: A 75 second teaser of Talaash was first released on January 25th. Back then, the film was slated for theatrical release soon after the IPL. But the perfectionist that Aamir Khan is, he decided to push the release to November, as he was busy with his TV show Satyamev Jayate.
A longer theatrical trailer of Talaash will now release with Heroine. Apart from Aamir, the film stars Rani Mukherji and Kareena Kapoor.
Race 2: Sequel to the 2008 hit Race, the Abbas-Mustan thriller is only releasing during the Republic day weekend in January 2013. But a source close to the film informs “We are trying to release the Race 2 trailer with Heroine. It should be ready on time.”
Joker collected 18.75 crore nett approx in week one. The week one distributor share is 9.50 crore approx. Below is the first week territorial breakdown of the film.
Mumbai Circuit – 6.62 crore
Delhi/UP – 3.83 crore
East Punjab – 1.72 lakhs
Cast: Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Minisha Lamba, Shreyas Talpade
Directed by Shirish Kunder
Rating: One crop circle
If we don’t have any extraterrestrials ever bothering to visit us, we know who to blame now. Shirish Kunder’s ‘Joker’ can be watched on TV sets with small picture tubes but not by those with a narrow imagination. After all, films featuring aliens enjoy unlimited creative liberty to design beings who defy form and feature for one simple reason: no one knows how they look. But regrettably, ‘Joker’ uses this great power with great irresponsibility and provides us with actors in pumpkin suits who put up a minimum wage performance. And while an orderly mind will be weak to comprehend the true meaning of ‘Kaala Ghoosh Goot Goot’ (a character’s trademark dialogue in the film), we can only guess that it is a warning to exit the movie screen ASAP unless you want your brains scooped out of your ears. Unfortunately, we don’t have that luxury, so we brave this audio-visual slaughter, to bring you this review.
Welcome to Pagalpur, a village so damned with that none of three states that surround it want to call it their own. As the name literally suggests, the inhabitants of this place include rejects of society who have all escaped from a mental institution during the colonial times and figured out a way to be self-sustainable. And while you might want to congratulate the cock-eyed Mukhiya (Darshan Jariwala) for his entrepreneurial spirit, he is, like everyone else in Pagalpur, a carefree imbecile. Fortunately for them, the Mukhiya’s son Agasthya (Akshay Kumar) happens to be a NASA scientist who is called home to address Pagalpur’s pressing water situation. So Agasthya (being a scientist and all) along with his girlfriend Diva (Sonakshi Sinha) come up with an ingenious plan: dress up some of the locals in veggies, fruits and Diwali bulbs to attract the global media’s attention to alien sightings in their village. Why? Because wearing a skinny green suit with karelas stuck to your arms can’t make you look very human, no? If you really want to know whether they get by convincingly, the answer is yes, but only as much as a bearded Irishman cross-dressing for a Halloween party would.
While originality is frowned upon in Bollywood, ‘Joker’ earns the credit for being the first hindi alien comedy. But the intermediate level of VFX and the pre-school humour only ensure that it loses even with no one to compete with. And what is most disgraceful is that Director Shirish Kunder bragged about pulling editing resources from London and New York to work on this film and to make his lovely visitors from outer space a little more camera-friendly. And what we see on the screen could only be better if it were on the radio. At least out imagination could’ve brushed up a ‘Jaadoo’ who didn’t pack in Chitrangada’s thumkas.
indicine Joker review:Overall, it’s a ‘joke’ on the audience courtesy Shirish Kunder. You’d be better off not being the ‘Joker’. Stay away.(1/5)August 31, 2012 | Bournvita 1
The promos were dull, Akshay Kumar disowned the film and there was no hype prior to it’s release. But, amidst all the negativity surrounding Joker, I was hoping to be pleasantly surprised. Director Shirish Kunder’s last film Jaan-e-mann didn’t work at the boxoffice, but the movie had it’s share of fans.
Does Joker work? Read on..
Story: During Independence, when the map of India was re-drawn, a small village called Paglapur didn’t find a place on the map. Inmates of a mental asylum broke loose, formed their own village and aptly named it Paglapur. Fast forward to the current decade and absolutely nothing has changed – the village still has no electricity or water and the villagers are still act like madmen.
Enter Agastya (Akshay Kumar) with his pretty girlfriend Diva (Sonakshi Sinha). He is working on a device to communicate with the aliens! When Agastya finds out that his father, who lives in Paglapur is seriously ill, he abandons his work and returns. How he transforms the village forms the rest of the tale.
Owing to the technical challenges, the concept of weaving a story along aliens and UFOs has always been tricky for Indian filmmakers, but I would like to applaud Shirish Kunder just for the fact that he dared to make a film around extra-terrestrials, even though the success of the venture looks very bleak.
‘Joker’ upped the curiosity level of Indian audience, especially after Bollywood’s exciting and a rather successful brush with ‘Jaadu’ – the most adorable alien we all met in Rakesh Roshan’s ‘Koi Mil Gaya’. But, Kunder’s much ambitious project- ‘Joker’ clearly lacks the ‘wow’ factor which it abundantly promised in the film’s trailer. Entertainment wise, the film really has nothing to offer.
Producer Farah Khan while promoting the film, confidently said that ‘Joker’ would make for a great family viewing at the theatres as elders wouldn’t have to worry about raunchy kisses and scintillating skin show popping every now and then in front of the kids. It is fine for the director to think of making a ‘clean’ movie, but at least there has to be a story to make people sit in the theatre. And I doubt that the kids of today, after being fed with Hollywood flicks like ‘Ice Age’ and ‘Spy Kids’ would buy this Kunder’s fantasy.
What with fascinating and colourful characters, who painted the town red while promoting the film, I had so much expectation from ‘Joker’; but all that has been washed out as the film has come as a big disappointment. The only saving grace is in the form of Akshay Kumar who desperately manages to tether the film’s loose elements into a mediocre fun caper, but even his efforts succumb to the weak plot and utterly mismanaged cast of the film.
Wednesday 29th August 2012 09.00 IST
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Ek Tha Tiger has done extremely well in Overseas and is amongst the top ten grossers of all time. The film should close at a figure close to $10 million. Ek Tha Tiger was not released in Pakistan which has kept business lower.With Pakistan it was sure to cross $10.50 million. The business after two weekends is as follows
UK – £1,165,000
North America – $2,348,000
UAE – $2,250,000
Ek Tha Tiger will gross around 30 crore nett over its second week as it collected around 3 crore nett on Monday. The film is holding collections better in Delhi/UP, East Punjab, Gujarat and the Central India markets while the drops are larger in places like Maharashtra and South.
The business of the film will be around 173 crore nett after two weeks and is looking at a 185-190 crore nett lifetime total. It will be the second highest grosser in India of all time while the distributor share will be highest of all time.
The final domestic distributor share will be 105 crore approx which is more than 3 Idiots and the first time that the 100 crore barrier has been surpassed.
In line with Ster-Kinekor Theatre’s diverse offerings of movie releases, the latest film from Bollywood is set to ignite audiences’ imaginations. Enter a new dimension of fantasy with the offbeat comedy Joker, coming to the big screen on Friday, 31 August.
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Meet the man who thinks he is a lamp post, the group that believe Mahatma Gandhi is still fighting for independence and the gibberish-speaking gentleman lost in a vibrant world of his own. It is a colourful world in the republic of Paglapur, an independent village after it was forgotten while the maps of India and Pakistan were being drawn up. The village was home to one of the biggest mental asylums in 1947 and once it became a republic, the inmates broke loose. With no sanity, electricity or even television, it is a mad world of quirky characters and oddities beyond any wild imagination.
When Indian NASA scientist Raj and his wife Manali find themselves in Paglapur, their worlds are turned upside down. On a secret mission to create a device to communicate with aliens, Raj will keep Joker audiences glued to their seat as they try to figure out why he has come to this strange place.
Directed by Shirish Kunder and produced by Farah Khan, this is one of the most entertaining fantasy comedies Bollywood films to come to theatres this year. Joker promises to be both unique and exciting, where the unexpected is just around the corner. Ster-Kinekor Theatres aims to provide audiences with the most entertaining and thrilling movies available, catering to every sector of the country.
Releasing on Tuesday, 28 August, Joker is set to captivate Ster-Kinekor Theatre audiences. Re-uniting Akshay Kumar and Sonakashi Sinha after they set the screens ablaze in Rowdy Rathore, Joker boasts a magnetic storyline and larger-than-life characters, guaranteed to entertain. Joker will be screened at both Gateway and The Zone Rosebank.
Ek Tha Tiger had a solid second weekend with collections likely to come in at around 19-20 crore nett. Friday was around 4.50 crore nett and Saturday was 6.25 crore nett and Sunday should come in at around 8.50-9 crore nett.
The film has grossed around 163 crore nett after its second weekend which is phenomenal and considering the huge first week, the second weeknd collections are also very good. Only Three Idiots, Dabangg and Rowdy Rathore have collected more in their respective second weekend’s. Films like Ready, Housefull 2 and Golmaal 3 all collected in the same range as Ek Tha Tiger but these films were not coming off a huge extended first week.
If we compare with Bodyguard which was releases in the same period last year that film grossed 14.25 crore nett over its second weekend. Ek Tha Tigershould do around 30 crore nett over its second week.
Ek Tha Tuger collected a huge 143.25 crore nett approx in its extended first week of nine days. The first week distributor share was a massive 87.50 crore approx which is more than any other film apart from Three Idiots. Below is the first week territorial breakdown of the film and big city figures from the two big circuits.
Mumbai/Thane – 18.60 crore
Ahmedabad – 6 crore
Pune – 4.80 crore
Ek Tha Tiger had good collections on its second Friday. There is a drop but overall collections are still at a high level. Below are second Friday figures from some circuits with first Friday figures of those circuits in brackets.
Delhi/UP – 100 (255)
East Punjab – 38 (122)
CI – 17 (43)
Shirin Farhad Ki To Nikal Padi opened to a dull 20-25% response at the box office. A few multiplexes in the metros had slightly better collections but occupancies were bad in tier 2 and 3 cities. The film will depend on word of mount and the all important Saturday will decide its fate.
Ek Tha Tiger is still dominating the box office, there is a drop in collections week on week but the collections are still high compared to what other films have done at the end of their first week and beginning of the second week.
The film will not match the 33 crore nett second weekend of Three Idiots but has chances of coming out with a top three second weekend or even the second highest if the second weekend remains strong through the three days.
In less than 5 years in Bollywood,Ranbir kapoor has become one of the future superstar and youth icon.8 movies in last 5 years,ranbir has won heart of the people and also awarded with some awards for his performance. Lets look back to his movie and rate his performance .
# ANJAANA ANJAANI
# AJAB PREM KI GHAZAB KAHANI
# WAKE UP SID
# ROCKET SINGH – SALESMAN OF THE YEAR
# BACHNA AE HASEENO
I havenot seen Anjaana anjaani and rajneeti yet,so Personally for his performance,
3.Wake up Sid:3.75/5
4.Ajab prem ki ghazab kahani:3.25/5
5,Bacgba Ae Haseeno:2/5
Ek Tha Tiger collected record numbers on Wednesday beating the numbers of Three Idiots. It had set records on many of the previous days also but that was all in the holiday period. Wednesday was the first day after the …
Ek Tha Tiger had very strong numbers Overseas as it collected around $4.75 million in five days. The business was a bit weak in the United Kingdom due to pre Eid period but should be very strong from Monday onwards and despite this sort of start may still do $1.5 million in United Kingdom. The figures from major markets are as follows.
UK – £543,000
North America – $1,485,000
UAE – $1,200,000