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  • Current, Contemporary & All Time Biggest Bollywood Top 10 Hits

    There are three ways to make a list of top 10 films.  An analysis of all three can give us a good idea about who is the greatest actor of bollywood.   CURRENT  LIST – this is the most fickle and hence least significant of the all. it changes week by week. just imagine this. only 1 months back sharukh khan did not have one film in the list. today he is at the top. in my view a list that doesnt adjust for changing market dnamics (inflation, ticket price hike, increasing/falling patronising population etc) doesnt matter but unfortunately most such lists are in this category. anyways, here is the list of 10 current highest grossers. 10. agnipath

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  • Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara Drops Further On Saturday

    Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara dropped further on Saturday as it collected around 8 crore nett. The film dropped in every circuit across the country. The collections in three days are around 26.50 crore nett.   The film has fared poorly with its three day collection being less than the Chennai Express day one collection in every circuit.  

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  • Sharukh Wins A Race Of One – Apple To Apple Chennai Express Hasn’t Broken A Single Record

    All the media hoo-haa apart (in which shahrukh khan specializes) the hard cold fact remains that chennai express hasnt broken any records in an apples-to-apples comparison. here’s how. 1. in the last 5 years since the weekend and opening day records have become the two most important ones (the 3rd being lifetime nett) there has not been a single big star film that released solo on a national holiday friday. not a single film has had this kind of a composition of the week. hence the weekend figure of 86 crores had no other film to compare with which had a similar weekend. 2. the only apple to apple comparisons for chrennai express was ek tha tiger wednesday vs chennai express friday both being national

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  • Mughal E Azam VS Sholay

    if you type mughal e azam in google you get 2340000 pages   https://www.google.co.in/search?q=mughal+e+azam&oq=mughal+e&aqs=chrome.0.69i59l2j0j69i57j69i60.3266j0&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#sugexp=eqrwrth&gs_rn=20&gs_ri=psy-ab&pq=mughal%20e%20aazam&cp=9&gs_id=2o&xhr=t&q=mughal+e+azam&es_nrs=true&pf=p&sclient=psy-ab&oq=mughal+e+azam&gs_l=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_qf.&bvm=bv.49641647,d.bmk&fp=c6905762b24c39b6&biw=1366&bih=667&bs=1   while if you type sholay you get only 1900000 pages.  

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  • Top 10 ‘Goosebump Moments’ Of Bollywood For me Last Decade (2003-2013)

    Every decade has some great films and they have their ‘goose bump moments’. Here I list the top 10 goosebump moments of Bollywood films from the last decade. (2003-2013) I know that’s 11 years so lets say its for august 2003-july 2013 (that’s 10 years, right?) there is no way I could have missed out on two of the best ‘goosebump moments’ of a Bollywood decade, may be the centenary by excluding 2003.   10. shahid kareena reunion in  ‘jab we met’ ’ in a fairly decently scripted, directed and enacted film, by the time a beautiful gem of a song (aaoge jab tum o saajna) comes on, you are assured that the film will not fall into a draggy last quarter or a botched

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  • Salman Khan’s ‘Mental’ Strategy – Good Or Bad

    After an 80 cr budgetted (cop+marketing) ‘ek tha tiger’ went on to nett 199 cr at the boxoffice the best thing for salman to do would have been to sign a 100 cr budgetted film, may be 125 or 150 cr budgeted one, with the most successful director, topmost banners like Yashraj, dharma, excel or UTV, with a katrina or a deepika (may be both if the script demanded) as heroines and with a huge canvas. it was all his for the asking. but  what he instead does is go ahead and sign a 50 cr budget film (much less if you take out ghar ki murgi sohail khan’s fees, just a notional cost) with, hold your breath a daisy shah and big boss contestant

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  • Does The Success Of ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewaani’ Mean BJP And Modi Will Come To Power In 2014?

    Dont freak out already and scream in unison “what’s the connection”!. there is one, however tenuous. Yeh jawaani hai deewani’s success is, in a way the ‘revenge’ of the urban middle class. sidelined in the ‘boxoffice contribution’ stakes, even in the multiplexes funded by them, for the last 5 years, with films like zindagi na milegi dobara exclusively targetted at them doing barely half of the top grossing  films targetted at the ‘majority ‘ auidiences.  (i hate the presumptious  ‘masses’ and  ‘classes’ – as if buying the rs 550/- ticket for the umpteenth film about world tour and pop philosophy makes you ‘classy!) no wonder the moment they got a slightly passable movie with a ‘happening’ star cast and decent music, they thronged to the

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  • Ashiqui 2 Beats ‘Sholay’ To Enter Top 5 ROI Hits?

    so far the top 5 ROI (Returns on investment) hits of bollywood were   5. sholay –   budget 3cr, nett 15 cr, ROI 500% 4.maine pyaar kiya -  budget 2 cr, nett 14cr, ROI 700% 3. hum aapke hain kaun -  budget 7cr, nett 70 cr, ROI 1000% 2. nadiya ke paar -  budget 0.20cr, nett 3cr, ROI 1500%

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  • The 10 Favourite Songs From The Last 10 Years

    like an outdated uncleji, without the pause of a second, i have been blurting out ‘tere naam’ the moment anyone has asked me about my favourite song for the last 10 years, failing to realize that its been almost a decade since the film and its album broke all records on the charts and especially its title song played across the country like an anthem. but this is 2013 and its time now to make a list of my favourite 10 songs in the last 10 years (post tere naam). off course i am expecting all members to put up their list of fave 10 songs of the last ‘decade’. without tearing into each others list and favourite star. halaanki hona to wahi hai finally,

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  • Ghadi chor (Watch Theif) Akshay’s Kumar’s Conman Friend Vindoo Arrested

    the list of akshay kumar’s fraudulent connections seems to be never ending. the latest name is that of vindoo dara singh who got arrested in connection with IPL match fixing. akshay,  the fake chandni chowk boy who used to steal watches by his own admission ( http://www.naachgaana.com/2012/09/09/happy-birthday-akshay-kumar-gets-candid-about-everything/  read the answer to the second question ) has of late been associated with vindu dara singh and has done 5 films with akshay kumar has been arrested in the match fixing scandal. akshay has done 5 films with vindoo, playing his very close frind in some of them, which is what they are in real life too and are seen spending evenings together at olive in bandra, mumbai many times . vindoo has done 1. joker

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  • Crossing Important Boxoffice Landmarks Of Bollywood

    here are some important boxoffice landmarks and when they were crossed and by which film. i have taken important landmarks 1 cr, 5 cr, 10 cr, 50 cr, 100 cr and 200 cr for all three categories – gross, nett and distributor share.   first time a film grossed 1 cr – basant (1942). it had netted 80 lacs and with 40% tax that was there since 1937, the gross goes up to 1.12 cr. just the previous year khazanchi, that netted 70 lacs had missed the mark by just 2 lacs, grossing 98 lacs. but since the data for such old movies is not very reliable, it could have been khazanchi too. 1st time a film netted 1 cr – kismat (1943). the records

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  • Bollywood Films With Great Editing work

    as glorified and glamorized as the process of shooting is considered in films, the fact is films are made 1st at the writing table and then at the editing table. however editing remains a much undersung aspect of filmmaking  in credit titles,  awards (which are good for nothing anyways) in terms of compensation (an average editor earns half to 1/3 of an average cinematographer) and media coverage/reviews etc. here i present some examples of great editing in bollywood films. since brilliance can be seen in both the structuring of an individual scene as well as entire film, i am keeping this very fluid.and its all in no particular order. satya – i am no ramgopal varma fan and i dont consider a single film of his to be a

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  • BOI – You Asked It (Did We?)

    look what all subjective things a supposedly trade site keeps coming up just to undermine salman, i announce a reward of 1 cr for any one who manages to trace this fake ‘M Parvez’   Shahrukh Khan an Akshay Kumar Films Are Clashing On Eid But Will Anybody Ever Dare To Clash With Salman Starrer?  Tuesday 7th May 2012 09.00 IST Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network

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  • My Wish List Of Bollywood Boxoffice Results For 2013

    Most people when making their predictions for boxoffice results basically present their wishful thinking, wrapped as a highly analytical prediction for business of the movies, so i thot why not present my wish list as just that – a wish list – and make an honest confession on how much i want rest of the movies of 2013 to do at the boxoffice, and why.   1. aashiqui 2 – this is a really honest love story, made sincerely, enacted well and appreciated genuinely by people rather than having a media hype like say rockstar. basically ahsiqui succeeds in doing wat rockstar fails to do – create a beautiful, tragic tale of love, set aginst the backdrop of music industry. while rockstar hyped by the

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  • Spot A Bollywood Trend!

    Every decade or so, there is a major change in Bollywood trends as far as movie making is concerned. (in fashion the trend changes every season). Most journalists, critics and self appointed industry observers try to ‘spot that trend’ and pretend to be experts by predicting what is already written on the wall. No wonder I use the word ‘fraud’ so frequently to describe them.   The real observer/expert will predict a trend before its changed.  it’s the easiest (and stupidest) thing to predict boxoffice earnings of a film, breaking it into 3 categories (if accepted, if mediocre, if rejected) with each category having a lower and upper prediction with a range of at times 60-70 cr (lower  in rejected being 10 cr and higher

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  • Which Are The Top Five Films For The Rest Of The Year?

      Q. Is not Nautanki Saala a hit as its budget is 9 crore and satellite has given 9 crore?A. When budgets and satellite is talked about more than the gross it means the film has not really done well at the ticket counters.J MasoomQ. Which are top five films for the rest of the year?  A. There are six in release order Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Chennai Express, Once Upon A Tine In Mumbai, Besharam, Krrish 3 and Dhoom 3.V Mehra   http://www.boxofficeindia.com/youdetail.php?page=shownews&articleid=5609&nCat=     

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  • Bollywood’s Criminal And Shameful Neglect Of Grandmaster V Shantaram

    As 13th may is just 23 days away, i watch with disgust, the ‘camp based’ fits of  nostalgia of bollywood and popular media, ignoring one of the greatest directors of bollywood. not a mention of the great man or his films on any of the channels or magazines who refuse to look beyond yash chopra-raj kapoor and in the bargain ignoring such great oldtime directors as b r chopra, mehboob khan and v shantaram. at least the visuals from the films of the former two appear on some channel or the other as they mention some of the big stars that they worked with (b r chopra – dilip kumar in naya daur, mehbbob nargis in mother india, dilip-raj in andaz) but considering v shantaram

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  • Are These Coincidences Or Is Boxofficeindia Fraud?

    Has Boi been using ’rounding off, technique for collections to benefit some actor’s films (sharukh, akshay, aamir) and undermine others (salman), especially for their most important films. afterall there is no way so many coincidences are possble, scintifically speaking 1989 – at 14 cr maine pyaar kiya falls miraculously short by 1 cr of the round figure of 15 cr. 15 cr also by the way wud have meant that MPK broke sholay (unadjusted) record which most mainstream media had reported at that time, pegging collections at 18 cr nett ( 3 cr per territory on an average). mpk’s 14 cr comes in an age of non-computerized ticketing where movies played for months in the interiors on some prints. important to notice that the only

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  • Glaring Example Of Media Bias Against Salman Khan And Favoring Other Stars

    The following article was published in The HIndustan Times supplement HT city today 15/04/2013, written by some idiot called kavita awasthi and is also available online. now read the article carefully. (link) http://www.hindustantimes.com/Entertainment/Bollywood/Bollywood-cashing-in-on-the-Khans/Article1-1043089.aspx?hts0021

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  • Chasme Baddoor Hit – Market Expansion My Foot

    before i give u the details of chashme baddoor business let me inform you that its the biggest hit of this quarter of 2013, this is in the same market that some claimed last year had expanded upto 400 cr, no not for any extraordinay ATBB, but for any accepted film. off course meaning by default that dabnagg, ready, bodyguard, ek tha tiger and dabangg 2 were ‘rejected film’. and see the situation more than 100 days into 2013. Chasme Baddoor collected 30 crore nett approx in its first week. The first week distributor share is 15.75 crore approx. Below is the first week territorial breakdown.  

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  • Reinvention – Bollywood Star’s Survival Mantra

    Prakash mehra was aghast! For a role that he had approached the ‘garam dharam’ and the ‘heavy voiced’ jaani raajkumar for, how could salim javed recommend the mild mannered ‘babu moshai’ from the ‘middle road ‘anand’ with below average looks, a bad body and an awkward carriage? salim javed were not talking about amitabh bachchan’s emotional breakdown scene on rajesh khanna’s death (they might as well have, those kind of scenes became a hallmark of bachchan’s career later) but of the scene, that one scene where he gets angry at rajesh abt his carelessness on his health. Even more amusing seems the fact that mehra finally got convinced when he watched a fight scene from Bombay to goa before he signed amitabh bachchan – of

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  • Clear Differences Between Salman Khan And Sanjay Dutt

    many ppl put salman khan and sanjay dutt in the same category based on very superficial similarties like their criminal cases and their love for bodybuilding. however they are as different from each other as chalk and cheese. lemme tell u why i find them different. but before that a disclamer. i have not commented on the merits of their court cases in this post and have only used information that is ‘on record’ and not rumours. so here is a list of major differences between salman khan and sanjay dutt.

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  • Bollywood Centenary Survey – Result – 10 Greatest Actors

    And finally here is the last survey in the series of bollywood’s greatest of 100 years. The 10 greatest actors.   If the response is good and sample size big enuff – I will process the data ‘for correction of time bias’ and publish the results. However if the sample size remains small, I will just put up the scores – raw totals that is.  

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