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  • CE review: SRK been riding the DDLJ train for 18 long years – plus constant reference to his old movies – someone slap him out of it

    What is not tolerable are the dozens of references to nearly all of SRK’s films, from Dil Se to My Name Is Khan to Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and (someone’s really got to step up and slap him out of it) DDLJ. In fact, the last four words SRK says in Chennai Express –with no trace of irony – are “dilwale dulhaniya le jaayenge”. Ugh. SRK, you’ve been riding the DDLJ train for 18 long years. But just like cinema in India has evolved, the audience has, too. Careful now. The last thing you want is for their reverence to turn into rage. ** stars Full Article http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/film/film-review-chennai-express-is-a-fast-train-to-nowhere

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  • SRK delivers another RaOne in Chennai Express

    Verdict is out SRK once again insults Tamils after Ra.One. Does he have a personal grudge against Tamils? Why has he crossed the boundaries without one bit of sensitivity? He should apologize to all South Indians and Rajni sir for that cheapest lungi dance.

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  • How YJHD has totally owned DDLJ

    DDLJ is running in Maratha Mandir in Mumbai and average ticket rates are Rs. 20 YJHD is running in other theatres in Mumbai and average ticket rates are Rs. 200, at places much more Despite the huge difference in ticket rates, more people are seeing YJHD, while DDLJ at dirt cheap rate of Rs. 20 has few takers. Shows how even at rates that won’t buy you half an hr with any whore, DDLJ has few takers while thousands are queuing up to see YJHD. That’s why YJHD has completely owned DDLJ. People prefer quality over cheapness these days Of course, YJHD is also a better movie and better acting by the hero.

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  • Award-winning film critic Roger Ebert passes away

    Roger Ebert, the first film critic to win a Pulitzer Prize, passed away on April 4. The film critic, 70, who just two days ago announced in a blog post that he was taking a break from his main job, succumbed to cancer, reported the Chicago Sun-Times, the US newspaper that employed him for more than four decades. He “promoted excellence in film while deflating the awful, the derivative, or the merely mediocre with an observant eye, a sharp wit and a depth of knowledge that delighted his millions of readers and viewers,” it said. The print, television and online critic, whose trademark “two thumbs up” accolade was a stamp of excellence coveted by filmmakers, started working for the Chicago Sun-Times in 1967. He won a

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  • Hasn’t India loved you, Shah Rukh Khan?

    Shah Rukh Khan…the boy-next-door from the national capital who moved to Mumbai a couple of decades ago is now a world renowned superstar. He is a brand in himself and worth crores of rupees. Lovingly addressed as ‘King Khan’, the man has made a million hearts skip a beat and has risen to the stature of an icon. People from far and wide, irrespective of clan, class and religion would swear by his name; such is his aura. Alas… Our very own ‘Fauji’ no longer belongs to us as our neighbours have, in a way, claimed him! The spate of controversial comments from across the border came soon after Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan’s own out of the blue remarks on being a Muslim post

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  • Shah Rukh Khan a victim? Nonsense

    In a first person account for Outlook Turning Points magazine, which is published in association with The New York Times newspaper, superstar Shah Rukh Khan gives his fans an insight into the life for a Muslim in the post-9/11 world. In this account, Shah Rukh Khan speaks about how he became an “inadvertent object of political leaders”. The article, which is titled “Being a Khan”, is published in the current issue of the magazine. Shah Rukh Khan writes, “I sometimes become the inadvertent object of political leaders who choose to make me a symbol of all that they think is wrong and unpatriotic about Muslims in India.” “There have been occasions when I have been accused of bearing allegiance to our neighbouring nation rather than

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  • King of Victimhood: Shah Rukh Khan bites the hand that fed him

    Of Punjabi bhangra-pop artist Daler Mehendi, it was famously said that he built an entire entertainment career on the strength of just five nifty dance moves. Much the same can be said of actor Shah Rukh Khan. A man of at best middling histrionic capabilities, he has fashioned a far more phenomenally successful career on the strength of far less discernible talent. More importantly, he was embraced by a generation of Indians who were evidently so swayed by his looks (or whatever else they saw in him) that they readily overlooked his vacuous performances, blessed him with fame and fortune – and even went on to crown him ‘King Khan’. At the peak of his career, Shah Rukh was spoken of in the same breath

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  • Dabangg 2 Struggling To Reach 150 Crore

    Friday 18th January 2012 11.30 IST Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network Dabanng 2 after two big weeks is now struggling to get to 150 crore nett.The film dropped in the third week while the fourth week saw a huge drop with collections likely to come in the 2 crore nett range. The collections of the film have come down fast after the holiday period and 150 crore nett will be touch and go. The film will not collect much more and the final result is a 8-9 crore nett total more than Dabangg (a 20 crore plus total looked a given after the first ten days) so although Dabangg 2 is a huge success as a stand alone film, it has not taken the Dabangg brand much

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  • Dabangg 2 Has Excellent First Week

    Dabangg 2 had an excellent first week as it collected around the 99 crore nett range. It is the third highest first week collection (7 days) of all time behind Ek Tha Tiger and Bodyguard. The collections did drop a bit on Thursday as it a collected in the 6-6.25 crore nett range. It was around 20% lower than the previous day. The film has gone into week two with a huge screen count as there is no other major release. There are multiplexes with 25 or 30 shows in week two which is rare. The second week record of Three Idiots of 55 crore will be safe but Dabangg 2 may surpass the second best total for week two which was the 36 crore

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  • Dabangg 2 Has 7.75 Crore Wednesday

    Dabangg 2 grossed around 7.75 crore nett on Wednesday which is an excellent number for Wednesday. If we compare the normal seven day releases the figure is the best ever for a Wednesday. Three Idiots had grossed around 7.50 crore nett and Dabangg around 7 crore nett. The fisrt week will gross around 100 crore nett. The film has collected 93 crore nett in six days but it shows how important it is for holidays to fall on the right days. If a film is releasing on a national holiday week its a must that holiday is in the first three days preferably first which was not the case with Dabangg 2. Bodyguard was just over 94 crore nett after six days. Dabangg 2 will

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  • Is Dabangg 2 missing the Id factor?

    The first two days collection from Dabangg 2 of 35 cr (BOI) although very good and record breaking for non holiday, still is a tad below expectations. Come to think of it, ETT – which I thought was an ordinary movie, sustained very well to reach 186 cr. That makes me wonder, Is Dabangg 2 not a good movie, or … maybe had Dabangg 2 released during Id, it would have scaled higher. I think the later. I believe Salman has a solid Muslim fanbase who go out in huge numbers during Id. It is probably a celebration ritual. The same may not be happening now during Christmas. Which probably might even explain why Ready with a better WOM did less than BodyGuard (and BG

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  • Dabangg 2 Second Day Business

    Sundday 23rd December 2012 09.00 IST Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network Dabangg 2 dropped on Saturday as it collected in the 16 crore nett range as per early estimates. The single screen drop was expected as collections were extremely strong on day one but surprisingly multiplexes failed to show growth on Saturday. Some multiplexes showed similar business to Friday while some very down slightly but very few were up. The two day business of the film is around 35 crore nett which is huge as it is has done it without holidays but the next few days will tell that the drop that come on Friday was due to excessive screenings and cold weather or therew as more to it. The North was hit again in the

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  • Dabangg 2, Jab Tak Hai Jaan to compete for worst films, Akshay Kumar for worst actor at Golden Kela awards

    Mumbai: Awards are normally given for the best or outstanding performances but in Bollywood there is an award which is given to the worst performances in the Hindi film industry. Bollywood superstars Shah Rukh and Salman Khan`s much hyped films `Jab Tak Hai Jaan` and `Dabangg 2` are competing for the worst film trophy at the 2012 annual Golden Kela awards, which recognises the best of the worst in Hindi cinema. The other films in the worst film category include `Housefull 2`, `Son Of Sardar`, `Khiladi 786` and `Joker`. In the worst actor (male) category, Akshay Kumar comes on top with his four releases– `Housefull 2`, `Rowdy Rathore`, `Joker` and `Khiladi 786`, Ajay Devgn is part of the list for his two films `Son Of

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  • Khiladi 786 Steady But Low On Monday

    Khiladi 786 Steady But Low On Monday Tuesday 10th December 2012 10.30 IST Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network Khiladi 786 had a low Monday of around 4.75-5 crore nett but collections were steady as compared to Friday The collections are around 45% lower than Friday which is better than normal for a Monday but the film had a low Friday. The four day total of the film is 34 crore nett approx and the first week should collect in the 45 crore nett region. The opening of the film really killed the film’s potential at the box office. The film is unlikely to match the expectations even in some of its good areas. Gujarat which is one of the better circuits for the film fetched around 7

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  • ‘Khiladi 786′ disappoints, ‘Talaash’ strong!

    CATEGORIES : B.O Overseas-December 11, 2012 ‘Khiladi 786′ disappoints, ‘Talaash’ strong! By Taran Adarsh,(For Reported Centres only) KHILADI 786 has emerged a big disappointment in key markets. The film has under-performed in U.K., U.S.A., Australia and New Zealand, despite a catchy title, hit musical score and Akshay Kumar’s popularity with the diaspora … TALAASH was the first choice of moviegoers in all major markets, despite a new opponent [KHILADI 786]. As a matter of fact, the second weekend biz of TALAASH was better than the opening weekend biz of KHILADI 786. Weekend: December 7 – 9, 2012. U.K. & IRELAND BOX-OFFICE TALAASH: In its second weekend, the film has collected £ 1,38,158 on 63 screens, with the per screen average working out to £ 2,193.

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  • Rangan Baradwaj reviews Talaash

    “I walked out of Talaash not so much exhilarated as thoroughly engaged, but (spoilers ahead) films like these have their own afterlife, inviting us to think back on how it all fits” – RB on Talaash http://baradwajrangan.wordpress.com/2012/11/30/talaash-35956-8967894/ (Cannot copy paste entire article due to copyrights)

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  • Will Jab Tak Hai Jaan Beat Ek Tha Tiger Worldwide And Be Shahrukh Khan’s Biggest Worldwide Grossser?

    Q. Will Jab Tak Hai Jaan beat Ek Tha Tiger Worldwide and be Shahrukh Khan’s Biggest Worldwide Grosser? A. It will nowhere near Ek Tha Tiger but could just edge Don 2 and be Shahrukh Khan’s biggest Worldwide grosser. Ehsaan khan Q. Is Jab Tak Hai Jaan the biggest adjustment in figures because normally its just 1 or 2 crore but i remember Golmaal 3 was also changed but went up, why is this? A. Normally there are small adjustments but occasionally there are bigger ones like this week and Golmaal 3 as you noticed a few years back. Effort is made to be precise but sometimes the bulk data which comes after the week does not match the estimates given earlier so adjustments are

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