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  • Chennai Express sets US record

    Chennai Express has earned nearly $2.5 million at the US-Canada box office, including $250,000 in paid previews. An excerpt from the Weekend Report :- Chennai Express opened to $2.2 million from 196 locations this weekend, which is the highest debut ever for a Bollywood movie. It also ranks sixth all-time among foreign language movies, though that’s skewed by the fact that many foreign movies initially open in only a handful of locations. You can check it out here :-  http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=chennaiexpress.htm

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  • Chennai Express sets multiple records

    Chennai Express sets second day RECORD in Rajasthan Saturday 10th August 2013 23.00 IST Boxofficeindia.com Trade Network Chennai Express has set a new high for day two business in Rajasthan. The film has just edged out Ra.One which had the previous highest second day collection in the desert state. The second day drop in Rajasthan is around 13%. The top five second day collections in Rajasthan are as follows.   1.Chennai Express – 1,42,00,000 approx

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  • Pros and Cons of Chennai Express

    CHENNAI EXPRESS Pros * An SRK starrer, which makes it a yearly event film. * The SRK-Deepika pairing re-union, the first time since 2007′s hugely successful Om Shanti Om. * A Rohit Shetty entertainer, which has significant brand value. * First time SRK-Rohit Shetty have come together for a film, giving Chennai Express a freshness boost. * Deepika’s accent and acting have received tremendous appreciation and created massive buzz. * Well-received trailer. * A few popular music tracks. * Excellent release date – a major holiday (Eid) and thus big business. * Advantage of strong romance – romantic films are the flavour of the year. * Solid marketing effort, without overdoing the promotions (as is SRK’s recent habit). Cons * Potentially misleading title – the film

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  • Hrithik Roshan’s Krrish 3 trailer with SRK’s Chennai Express

    With each passing day the hype around Hrithik Roshan’s Krrish 3 continues to grow. After unveiling a teaser poster last week, the actor will now release the first official poster on Thursday. According to reports, the poster will be released at the Facebook headquarters in Hyderabad. Hrithik is also expected to chat with fans across the world on various digital platforms.

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  • Krrish 3 title poster

    I cannot verify the authenticity of this poster, but this came up in the official Facebook page of Priyanka Chopra, so… Enjoy!

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  • JTW’s most awaited films of the year 2013

    I know I’m a bit late to give this post, but better late than never I suppose. So here’s my list of the most awaited films of 2013 (or those which are expected to be released in 2013; knowing big-budget films and the competition, date changes are not all that impossible these days). 2013 was supposed to be the year of the blockbuster, though the start has been lacklustre. Here’s hoping to a turn-around later on! Films are listed in the order of their release date. Please do comment in the comments section and tell me your thoughts about this post, and about your own awaited films of this year. ZANJEER (May 10) The remake to the 1973 film of the same name, Zanjeer has been on

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  • JTW’s analysis of the Oscars 2013 – Silver Linings Playbook

    The 85th Academy Awards (colloquially known as the Oscars) concluded on February 24, 2013 at the lavish Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, marking the end to the highly-publicized awards season and to the intense lobbying that marks the pre-Oscars period. And as is the case with every year’s edition, the 2013 Oscars witnessed their share of expected wins and surprises (both pleasant and unpleasant). So here’s my recap of this year’s Oscar-nominated films. NG members may or may not have seen these films; for those who haven’t, consider this as a recommendation/warning against the said films. NOTE : I have not seen all the Oscar-nominated films, and will give my views only on those which I have seen. SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

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  • JTW’s analysis of the Oscars 2013 – Lincoln

    The 85th Academy Awards (colloquially known as the Oscars) concluded on February 24, 2013 at the lavish Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, marking the end to the highly-publicized awards season and to the intense lobbying that marks the pre-Oscars period. And as is the case with every year’s edition, the 2013 Oscars witnessed their share of expected wins and surprises (both pleasant and unpleasant). So here’s my recap of this year’s Oscar-nominated films. NG members may or may not have seen these films; for those who haven’t, consider this as a recommendation/warning against the said films. NOTE : I have not seen all the Oscar-nominated films, and will give my views only on those which I have seen. LINCOLN

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  • JTW’s analysis of the Oscars 2013 – Les Miserables

    The 85th Academy Awards (colloquially known as the Oscars) concluded on February 24, 2013 at the lavish Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, marking the end to the highly-publicized awards season and to the intense lobbying that marks the pre-Oscars period. And as is the case with every year’s edition, the 2013 Oscars witnessed their share of expected wins and surprises (both pleasant and unpleasant). So here’s my recap of this year’s Oscar-nominated films. NG members may or may not have seen these films; for those who haven’t, consider this as a recommendation/warning against the said films. NOTE : I have not seen all the Oscar-nominated films, and will give my views only on those which I have seen. LES MISERABLES

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  • JTW’s analysis of the Oscars 2013 – Django Unchained

    The 85th Academy Awards (colloquially known as the Oscars) concluded on February 24, 2013 at the lavish Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, marking the end to the highly-publicized awards season and to the intense lobbying that marks the pre-Oscars period. And as is the case with every year’s edition, the 2013 Oscars witnessed their share of expected wins and surprises (both pleasant and unpleasant). So here’s my recap of this year’s Oscar-nominated films. NG members may or may not have seen these films; for those who haven’t, consider this as a recommendation/warning against the said films. NOTE : I have not seen all the Oscar-nominated films, and will give my views only on those which I have seen. DJANGO UNCHAINED

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  • JTW’s analysis of the Oscars 2013 – Argo

    The 85th Academy Awards (colloquially known as the Oscars) concluded on February 24, 2013 at the lavish Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, marking the end to the highly-publicized awards season and to the intense lobbying that marks the pre-Oscars period. And as is the case with every year’s edition, the 2013 Oscars witnessed their share of expected wins and surprises (both pleasant and unpleasant). So here’s my recap of this year’s Oscar-nominated films. NG members may or may not have seen these films; for those who haven’t, consider this as a recommendation/warning against the said films. NOTE : I have not seen all the Oscar-nominated films, and will give my views only on those which I have seen. ARGO

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  • Some Box Office stuff

    Despite freezing fingers and a temporary Internet shutdown here at IIT, I would like to write a bit about the box office of Jab Tak Hai Jaan and Son of Sardaar. I’ll be taking only Box Office India numbers since I do not trust the numbers of other sources. Also, box office numbers will be rounded off, wherever necessary, for easier calculation. Let’s compare this Diwali with last Diwali – a.k.a Ra.One. Ra.One released on 3,000 screens and grossed 15 crores on its first day, followed by a 23 crore haul on its second day. By most estimates, the total release size of the two 2012 Diwali releases is 4,200 screens (the exact break-up is still under a bit of dispute). So, ideally inflating Ra.One‘s first day as per screen count

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  • My take on the word-of-mouth of JAB TAK HAI JAAN

    I returned yesterday night from a Kolkata screening of Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Out of four screens, three were devoted to Jab Tak Hai Jaan while one was given to Son of Sardaar. To top that, all three Jab Tak Hai Jaan screens were nearly housefull but the Son of Sardaar screen was practically empty (I could see because INOX does not have security outside every individual screen, at least for the one I went). I won’t give my review of the film here (you can look it up in my blog by today), but I will try to gauge the audience reactions. For one, there was no mass hysteria upon SRK’s entry in the film, which is unlike several other centres. Second, the one

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  • JAB TAK HAI JAAN overseas theatre count

    Below is an overseas theatre count of Jab Tak Hai Jaan, as per official releases from Yash Raj Films. Please note that this list is, in all probability, not exhaustive. United Kingdom                               –          89 United States of America               -         115 United Arab Emirates                     -           56

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  • Film Review – Skyfall

    Here’s my latest update from my blog. Again, my humble request that you comment on it (in the blog). http://jtwmovieworld.blogspot.in/2012/11/film-review-skyfall.html I’ll give the first few paragraphs. ____________________________________________________________ That Sam Mendes has proved himself as a quality filmmaker is in absolutely no doubt. With titles like Road to Perdition and the Academy Award-winning American Beauty, he has carved himself a solid brand recognition without being splashily famous like Christopher Nolan or James Cameron. So when he was announced as the director of the (then untitled) Bond project, everyone was up in the air. An Academy Award winner would definitely turn around the franchise after the faltering step that was Quantum of Solace. Right?

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  • Music Review – Jab Tak Hai Jaan

    Guys, please comment on my blog; its a part of a competition and I need it to get a large number of comments. My music review of Jab Tak Hai Jaan can be found in this link (from my blog) :- http://jtwmovieworld.blogspot.in/2012/11/music-review-jab-tak-hai-jaan.html Thanks!

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  • Supposedly, kids were not on the field. Some contradictions to that.

    This photo has just about appeared in The Telegraph, and it quite clearly disproves the rather illogical comments from some of our esteemed members who claimed that there were no kids on the field simply because nobody talked about it. The above photo is enough to show quite the opposite. Additionally, here are some more details :- The root of the quarrel appeared to be the way guards and officials shooed away a group of children, including Shah Rukh’s daughter and son, who wanted to play on the outfield of the Wankhede after the KKR game against Mumbai was over. Applied strictly, rules may or may not allow such concessions to children. But it is not unknown either. In Calcutta, Biswarup Dey, the joint secretary

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  • The Avengers breaches the coveted $1 billion mark

    In what was being expected for some time right now, the Disney-distributed Marvel-produced superhero combo film The Avengers breached the highly coveted $1 billion mark worldwide, becoming only the 12th film in Hollywood history to do so. In the process, the film has also surged past The Dark Knight. And all this in quite a short span of time. Now how high the film can go, is a matter of time. Considering the pace it is going at, even $1.5 billion will not be impossible. The film has set a new record for the highest second weekend in the US, notching $103 million and thrashing the previous record held by Avatar. That itself speaks volumes. With this development, the chances of the other supposed toppers

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  • Updates : Martin Scorsese’s Xtrme City set to happen; pre-production of Happy New Year announced

    Last year, a huge buzz was created with reports that actor Shah Rukh Khan might play a role in Hollywood filmmaker Martin Scorsese’s Xtrme City.  But when Shah Rukh refused to confirm it, the news died down. Now, after several months, the actor says he’s keyed up about the project and is keen to meet Scorsese; surces say that the film may start rolling soon after Khan finishes the YRF film that he is doing with Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. “I had been very caught up with Ra.One, Don 2 and then I straightaway got into Yashji’s film. So, I could not take any time off for Xtrme City. I haven’t spoken to anyone for a long time (regarding the project). A couple of days back though, I

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  • Salman’s Bodyguard sequel on the cards

    Salman Khan has just confirmed a sequel to Bodyguard, his Eid release in 2011 that became the year’s highest grosser. While no details are available on Bodyguard 2 yet, the buzz is that Kareena Kapoor, who played the heroine in the first film, may not return as the leading lady in the sequel. Salman’s brother-in-law, actor Atul Agnihotri, and sister Alvira Khan, the producers of Bodyguard, will produce the sequel too. But Salman is undecided on repeating director Siddique. “Salman might rope in a new director for Bodyguard 2. Just like Dabangg 2, he reportedly plans a whole new image for his character, bodyguard Lovely Singh, in the sequel. He would like a new creative team to ensure a fresh look for the film,” said

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  • Respect Shah Rukh, but Salman more dear: Aamir Khan

    Actor Aamir Khan is both anxious and excited as he makes his TV debut today. “I can’t wait to see how the response to the show is,” he says. Though with the buzz that Satyamev Jayate has generated, trade is already betting on it opening to high TRPs, but Aamir insists that those ratings are the last things on his mind. Interestingly, apart from his show’s TRP being compared to that of senior actor Amitabh Bachchan’s show, Aamir’s show is likely to be compared to that of good friend, actor Salman Khan as well as that of rival actor Shah Rukh Khan. “Why only them, there’ve been so many other actors on TV. But, you know, I am really not looking at breaking anyone’s record. That’s not

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  • The Avengers set for $175 million opening, receives A+ CinemaScore

    Though it’s still trailing a little bit behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 on its way to setting any all-time records, The Avengers had a phenomenal Friday at the North American box office, bringing in $80.5 million, including $18.7 million from midnights. Though that number isn’t quite meeting Harry Potter’s $91 million single-day record, Deadline reports that might not matter: Disney is now estimating The Avengers to make $175 million domestically this weekend, which would make it the best opening weekend of all time. The Avengers has been open overseas in many countries for several weeks, but it’s still doing great over there too– international grosses stand at $334 million right now, and the worldwide total will probably be $575 million by this Sunday. And one last thing to brag

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  • Agneepath, Housefull 2 enter Top 10 Worldwide grossers; Don 2 worldwide tally drops

    My commentary on the figures is given after the list, provided by Box Office India. The biggest Worldwide grossers in the history of Hindi film industry are listed below. One film has crossed 300 crore. Six films have hit the 200 crore mark while 38 films have hit the 100 crore mark. Both of the big 2012 grossers Agneepath and Housefull 2 are amongst top ten of all time All figures are worldwide gross figures. 1. Three Idiots (2009) - 385 crore 2. Bodyguard (2011) - 230 crore 3. Dabangg (2010) - 215 crore

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  • Aishwarya Rai sports a double chin

    Yes, you read it perfectly right. Actress Aishwarya Rai was recently spotted, and was shockingly seen to have a prominent double chin. The former Miss World, who was once considered a diva of high standards, seems to be losing her way completely post her much-talked about pregnancy. Here, take a look for yourself :- Weird and unimaginable, I’d say :D.

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