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The trend of blocking holiday release dates, a year or more in advance, continues. Anurag Kashyap has announced the release date of his film with Ranbir Kapoor titled ‘Bombay Velvet’. The film, also starring Anushka Sharma, will release during Christmas 2014.
Anurag’s Phantom Films will be co-producing the film with Fox Star Studios.
“We are delighted to partner with Anurag Kashyap on his next directorial venture ‘Bombay Velvet’. What will make this cinematic journey unique will be the presence of Ranbir and Anushka as the lead protagonists,” Vijay Singh, CEO of Fox Star Studios said in a statement.
Bombay Velvet is set in Mumbai in an era spanning from 1950s to 1970s. It is the first film of a trilogy on how the city became a metropolis.
In an official statement released to the media, Fox Star Studios announced the release date of Hrithik Roshan’s Bang Bang. The action entertainer is slated for worldwide release on May 1st 2014.
We think, the makers couldn’t have chosen a better date to release their film. Here’s why.
Holiday release: When you have two of the biggest superstars in the business Hrithik – Katrina in a commercial action film, and release it on a National holiday, except all opening records to be shattered. ‘Bang Bang’ will have a 4 day extended weekend, much like Agneepath last year.
Perfect gap between three Hrithik starrers: Krrish 3 releases on Nov 3 2013 and exactly a year later Karan Malhotra’s Shuddhi is scheduled to release during Diwali 2014 (October 23rd). ‘Bang Bang’ arrives bang in between, 6 months after Krrish 3 and 6 months prior to Shuddhi.
IPL Season: Very few big-budget films release during the IPL season and for good reason, as business for the evening shows on Saturday and Sunday tend to get affected. But since ‘Bang Bang’ releases a month into the IPL season, cricket fatigue would have begun to set in and the audience would be itching to watch a commercial entertainer.
‘Indians will be proud to see Krrish 3′
Henna Rakheja, April 10, 2013
Rakesh Roshan also plans 4 animated sequels featuring his superhero
A man who is known to push the envelope and extend the boundaries of filmmaking, Rakesh Roshan has done it again by announcing four animated sequels based on his mega-budget movie Krrish.
In a chat with Metrolife, he says: “I?have always planned new strategies to promote my films. The animated films are part of my strategy. They will extend the brand value of Krrish and revive memories of my first movie in the series, Koi Mil Gaya.
The last film released six years ago and a lot of kids were not even born then. Animation works very well with kids.” His production house Film Kraft Productions has partnered with Turner Broadcasting Systems and Toonz Animation to create the four animated sequels.
“The animation will be based on the life of 11-year-old Krrish who is unaware of his powers. It will have stories of how he helps his friends,” he says, explaining that the animated movies will act as a launch pad for Krrish 3, which is slated for release during Diwali, this year.
The very day Rakesh Roshan announced his plan to make Krrish 3, the film was declared a BLOCKBUSTER. When Rakesh Roshan decided to release Krrish 3 during Diwali 2013, the film was declared THE BLOCKBUSTER. And now, it’s only a …
Filmmaker Rakesh Roshan’s Filmkraft Productions has partnered with Turner International India and Kerala-headquartered Toonz Animation to create four animated movies based on the Bollywood movie “Krrish”.
The movies will be created between 2013 and 2014, the first of which titled “Kid Krrish” will be aired on Turner International India-owned Cartoon Network July 14 this year, said an official release from Toonz Animation.
The official announcement of the project will be made in Mumbai Monday, it added.
These movies follow the childhood adventures of Krishna (a character in the Filmkraft Productions’ “Krrish”), who discovers that he can help people and save the world with the special powers bestowed upon him by ‘Jadoo’ (another character from the movie “Koi Mil Gaya”).
“The animated ‘Krrish’ franchises are fun films that are guaranteed to be a visual treat with mass appeal. It is not every day that 11-year-olds get to be superheroes. We are thrilled about partnering with Rakesh Roshan and Cartoon Network. This is a huge milestone as far as Toonz Animation is concerned,” said P. Jayakumar, chief executive of Toonz Animation India Pvt. Ltd.
While on one hand, what remains unclear is the lead actress opposite Hrithik in KJo’s film Shuddhi… on the other hand, it’s by now clear that the major parts of the movie will be shot in Rishikesh.
Karan Johar confirmed the news that Rishikesh has an important role to play in the film. He added that both Karan Malhotra & his wife Ekta have researched the location extensively and have made several research-based trips to Rishikesh.
Karan Johar also clarified that Shuddhi is not based on the book ‘The Immortals of Meluha’ as reported by certain sections of the media.
Fist of all i want to say happy new year to all of you and wish you all the best .2012 is gone and we have great success and very nice films that achieve the dark horste status but at the same time many films disapoint us at the BO and even for the critic world and now we enter 2013 and the same question that all of us repeat it from 2009 who will beat the 202 cr record of 3IDIOTS and became the new king .Every single year has alot of big films but sadly right now all these film didnt even come close with more prints and hype 2013 is ayear that no one can deny has the biggest chance to create new history with all the big star have at least one big films that can go very well with the BO and now the big question will be for all of us
what is the best thing that can happened to bollywood or one of these big film this year ???
what will be the most disapointed thing that can happened for any big film this year ?
i will start and reply
Dabangg 2 which raced out of the traps in the morning slowed in the afternoon and evening period as many multiplex shows had lower occupancies than the morning. This was always the likely scenario as its not a holiday but …
Hrithik Rosan arrives with wife Sussanne Roshan at the Marrakech International Film Festival in Marrakech. (Photo: AP)
Director Shekhar Kapur has reportedly zeroed in on Hrithik Roshan to play the lead in his most ambitious project Paani. Apparently, the actor has been talking about bagging the project, which was first announced 12 years ago, quite openly at the ongoing Marrakech Film Festival in Morocco.
According to a source: “Now that Shekhar (Kapur) has finally found a producer in Aditya Chopra, looks like things are falling into place. Earlier, the director was often rebuked as to who would want to see a project like Paani!”
The film that will apparently have a budget of $ 30 million is said to star an Indian actor and an overseas heroine.
A source from Morocco said: “Hrithik is openly discussing the film with others. He is obviously excited to get the project. Ranbir Kapoor was also being considered for the role. Guess his packed diary didn’t permit him free dates to say yes to Shekhar (Kapur).”
Hrithik raises the bar to 30cr
Becomes the first actor to charge the amount upfront, and gets it for Siddharth Anand’s remake of Knight And Day
Posted On Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 02:27:34 AM
Hrithik Roshan has done it again. He has hiked his fee for the second time in six years. And this time, the jump is as much as 50 per cent. In 2006, the actor had hiked his fee by 21 per cent. While you do the math, let’s sum it up for you. Hrithik has reportedly charged a jaw-dropping amount of Rs 30 crore from Fox Star Studios, the producers of his next Siddharth Anand directorial – the official remake of Hollywood hit Knight And Day starring Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz
And this is the highest amount any actor has charged up front till date. The last time any star came close to this was Salman Khan, who charged Rs 27 crore for Ek Tha Tiger. Apparently, the actor who is currently completing his home production Krrish 3 with director daddy Rakesh, took the decision after the runaway success of Agneepath earlier this year. Though the production house and Hrithik chose to remain tightlipped about the Knight And Day deal, several trade experts and analysts confirmed Hrithik’s price hike off the record. In fact trade analyst Amod Mehra opined, “So what if Hrithik is charging Rs 30 crore for the film? I think it’s less compared to what he gives in to his projects.”
According to a source from the trade, there are only a handful of actors who are considered for solohero projects these days. And most of them (namely, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar) have a profit-sharing model of remuneration. “Producers often want the top four or five actors. And this is the price you pay for them,” said Mehra and added, “The business of cinema has grown with time. And if one wants to recover the cost of making a film, they need one of these big stars and pay them what they demand. They justify the price.”
What is happenning right now between SOS AND JTHJ is the best way to get attention and sadly so many people deal with that like its the first time ever to have two film releaing together .Each film choose the …
On one hand the big releases of 2012 gearing up for release.But there are many in trades who seem to be more excited about couple of films which will release in 2013. One such film is “Krrish 3” which is slated to release on Diwali 2013.
Here we bring you a VERY FIRST EXCLUSIVE update on “Krrish3”. We hope you will be going to enjoy our effort to bring something exclusive from upcoming biggies.
As we all know that “Krrish 3” has Hrithik Roshan, Vivek Oberoi, Kangana Ranaut and Priyanka Chopra. As per our sources, Hrithik and Kangana Ranaut will be shooting for a pivotal song for the film in Filmistan Studio, Mumbai from 3rd November. They will be shooting for the song for 7 days and this song will later be edited with special effects.
“Krrish 3” will have some high concept stunts and we all know that. But what comes as surprise is that film’s songs too will have some breathtaking sequences and this will be USP of the film. Film will also has a very interesting sequence in VFX where Hrithik & Vivek Oberoi will be involve in a very peculiar hand to hand combat.
Hrithik Roshan was the only Indian to be featured on Facebook’s official page as the world’s most popular social networking site celebrated 1 Billion active users.
Hrithik, who’s official page has 2.6 million likes, was featured alongside some of the most influential personalities in the world.
One billion means a billion thoughts, a billion voices, a billion dreams and a billion opportunities to make a difference. Having access to connect with a billion people is a gift like no other. They say change begins with one, but imagine when a billion people unite – the power of their combined energies can be limitless – Hrithik Roshan
Salman’s Eid release will be a remake of Telugu film ‘Brindavanam’ Salman Khan’s Eid 2013 release being produced by brother Sohail Khan is apparently the remake of the 2010 Telugu film Brindavanam
The NTR Junior-Kajal Aggarwal starrer was directed by …
Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif have been signed to play the lead in the remake of Hollywood film Knight and Day. The film will be directed by Siddharth Anand, who has previously directed films like Salaam Namaste, Ta Ra Rum Pum, Bachna Ae Haseeno and Anjaana Anjaani.
Talking to us, Siddharth says “Yes, I will be directing the film. Initially, it was supposed to be a remake of Knight and Day (Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz), but certain points in the film didn’t work for me. When it released, Knight and Day was a very popular film and I didn’t want the Indian audience to just watch a remake.”
To rework the script, Siddharth worked closely with Kahaani writers Sujoy Ghosh and Suresh Nair. A source close to the project informs “They have re-worked the script with Sujoy Ghosh and Suresh Nair. Major changes have been made to the storyline and it will be a completely new experience for the audience. The basic idea of Knight and Day remains, but with several new twists and turns.”The film will be shot in India and Europe. The music is expected to be composed by Vishal-Shekhar, music directors of all Siddharth Anand films so far. The title of the film that goes on floors in February 2013, is yet to be confirmed.
This will be Hrithik’s second film with Katrina after the hugely successful Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Stay tuned for all the updates on the action thriller, that’s expected to release late 2013 or early 2014.
While the world awaits an official confirmation from Hrithik Roshan on the remake of ‘Knight and Day’, the PR team that handles Tom Cruise’s official Twitter account, has confirmed that there are indeed talks of a Bollywood remake.
Cruise’s official website, Tomcruise.com, also has a blog post with a brief introduction of Hrithik Roshan, the Bollywood film industry and also a music video from Just Dance titled Doob Jaa.
@TomCruise #Bollywood remake of Knight and Day to star Hrithik Roshan! ??????? ???? ???? ?? bit.ly/BollywoodKnigh… -TeamTC twitter.com/TomCruise/stat…
27 Sep 12
really after i read all the new article about barfi cant stop laughing .Imagine the film who did great and the critic praise it like hell most of it is not inspiration but copy scene by scene and we said Anurag is agood director ??? i can accept that because indian people dont give shit about these thing they dont care about anythinhg but really how the hell you can send Barfi to the oscar and the film is acopycat from hollywood
just look at this
Oscar? No way
Anurag Basu’s latest, Barfi, has spurred a fresh debate on whether or not a film plagued with charges of plagiarism deserved to compete for the Academy Awards. While some feel the director should be lauded for his unconventional take on the lives of the differently-abled, there are others who feel the film doesn’t have an Indian heart.
According to film critic Rajeev Masand, any form of “imitation” and “inspiration” in the arts is always disappointing. He says, “In the case of Barfi, it appears that several key moments are identical to other films.” Salim Ahmed, whose Adaminte Makan Abu was India’s official entry to the Oscars in 2011 couldn’t agree more. “Plagiarism happens not only in Bollywood but even in regional cinema. But I believe if you are copying, credit must be given to the source.”
to be honest its funny to see all big films that we put on it very high expectation to beat the 200cr level and then nothing happened .We have so many historic opening but the repeat value is missing and …
Vivek’s role to roll forward in next Krrish Roshans have decided to make the character of Kaal an integral part of the franchise
When super heroes are pitched against equally powerful adversaries, it makes for even more exciting viewing. …
‘Hrithik is an accomplished artiste’ – Amitabh Bachchan
During the time of Agneepath’s release, Amitabh Bachchan was unwell and later had to undergo abdominal surgery. He returned back to work only in April. By then, Agneepath was out of most …
Rowdy Rathore has collected around 77 crore nett plus in its first week and this makes it the second highest collections ever for a regular Friday-Thursday week behind Dabangg which collected 81 crore nett.
If we take the first seven days for all films then Bodyguard, Ra.One and Agneepath are also ahead as they were released on major holidays and collected huge on these days though the collections of these films are lower than Rowdy Rathore for the Friday- Thursday period.
In terms of first seven days it is the fifth highest collection of all time after Bodyguard, Ra.One, Agneepath and Dabangg.
Rowdy Rathore has set new all time highs for the Friday-Thursday period in CI and Rajasthan