The collections of Department crashed on Saturday as the film was 25% lower than Friday. It is rare to see such a big fall on the second day. The film collected around 2.75 crore nett on Friday and 2 crore nett on Saturday. the Sunday collections are unlikely to be better than Friday and may not even be much higher than Saturday. The early Saturday figures from some circuits are as follows. Friday numbers in brackets.
Mumbai: Actor-director Satish Kaushik has bought the rights of Tamil film ‘Pithamagan’ and plans to rope in Salman Khan, who worked in his 2003 hit movie ‘Tere Naam’, for the project.
“Sometimes destiny has its own way. I have a nice script for Salman Khan which is much bigger than ‘Tere Naam’. I have bought the rights of Tamil film ‘Pithamagan’, which featured national award winning actor Vikram who had also done Tamil version of ‘Tere Naam’,” Kaushik told IANS.
‘Tere Naam’ was the Hindi version of director Bala’s hit Tamil film ‘Sethu’, a tragic romantic tale that came in 1999. Released in 2003, ‘Pithamagan’ was also directed by Bala and the cast also included Surya.
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Over the past few years Salman Khan has made an effort to release one of his movies during Eid. Last year it was Bodyguard, this year it is going to be Ek Tha Tiger. Well, Ek Tha Tiger is already in news as it is being labeled as Salman Khan’s biggest blockbuster movie ever and to ensure the same a perfect release date has been picked for the movie. As we all know that Ek Tha Tiger was originally scheduled to release on June 1, but the release date was shifted to August as per the request from Aamir Khan who was interested in releasing his film Talaash on the same date. Therefore, Salman Khan shifted Ek Tha Tiger to 15 August. This delay in the release is a blessing in disguise for Salman Khan. With Salman Khan releasing his movie on 15 August he and his movie will be enjoying double benefits. The release date of movie is being clubbed with our Independence Day, which means a holiday all over the country, followed by a weekend. The benefit of this will definitely be enjoyed by the movie. A cherry on the top is Monday will be Eid i.e. 20th August and this will earn the film a long weekend to cash on. However, only the reviews and that too of viewers will decide the fate of Ek Tha Tiger.
Boyz had a big fall on Tuesday as collections were around 20-25% lower than its Monday collections. the film collected around 2.50-2.75 crore nett on Tuesday. This takes the films five day collection to around 31 crore nett.
The film is on a downward trend and not much business can be expected from here on.
Circuits like CPCI and Rajasthan all fell more than 25% on Tuesday than Monday. Delhi/UP also saw a big fall while East Punjab was the steadiest circuit.
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Desi Boyz dropped on Monday as it collected around 3.50-3.75 crore nett as per early estimates. Delhi and Punjab held up best but most other places were 50-60% down from Friday collections. Even if all India collections showed a 50% drop it would not have been so great as the weekend was below the mark.
The first week is
heading for collections in the 35-36 crore nett region and it is likely the film will wrap up its lifetime business with less than 50 crore nett.
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| Rockstar had a good first week as it collected around 50 crore nett but it was mainly due to good 33 crore plus weekend and a solid Monday and from Tuesday onwards the film saw noticeable drops.
The trending is was not good over the weekdays and the film has found appreciation only with a small section of the audience but this may be enough to keep it afloat in its second weekend.
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Almost everyone in Bollywood wants to be a part of a Salman film, thanks to his reign over the BO. We hear that now his dad wants to write a film for him…
Salman Khan is the toast of the season and B-towners worth their script want to cash in on the blockbuster hero’s gold run while it lasts. The Bodyguard actor’s father has been a part of all his recent films, usually credited as the ‘script supervisor’. Seems the veteran writer who gave Bollywood one if its biggest hits in Sholay and devised the phenomenon known as the ‘angry young man’ will be making a grand comeback by writing a film for his son. After a fallout with his writing partner Javed Akhtar, Salim Khan has been on a hiatus and now the writer in him seems to be itching to resurface. He said in a recent interview that “Yes, I have a few half-baked ideas that I want to make into a full-fledged script. I want to write a script for Salman. He is talented and I hope the script I write for him explores his potential even further.” We wonder what prompted the legendary writer to make this resolve – was it because he felt that the quality of writing in Salman-starrers is going down film-after-film, or does he have an altogether new trick up his sleeve? Whatever it is, we just hope that the veteran doesn’t succumb to commercial diktats that govern a Sallu film. For the rest, we wait….
According to Ormax Media, Salman Khan’s Bodyguard has created new pre-release Buzz and Reach records at a Week (-2) stage, i.e., two weeks before the film’s release, on their film awareness tracking tool Cinematix.
The film has a Buzz of 71% and a Reach of 99% at this stage. Since its inception in May 2010, no other film has touched these scores at a Week (-2) stage on Cinematix. Buzz is defined as the % of audiences aware of the film at an unaided level, while Reach is defined as the % of audiences aware of the film at an unaided or aided level.
At this same stage Salman’s last two films – Dabangg & Ready – had comparatively lower Buzz (50% & 44%), and Reach (88% & 74%) levels. The box office success of these two films however has helped build a strong equity for Salman Khan and his films.Cinematix is a weekly tracking tool that measures the awareness and interest to watch for upcoming releases, during their marketing phase.
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A Prakash Jha film is talked about for more reasons than one. It provides food for thought. It sets you thinking. Be it DAMUL, MRITYUDAND, GANGAAJAL, APAHARAN or RAAJNEETI, there was enough fodder in each of those films. Besides, each of those films left an indelible impression on the minds of the viewer. So, quite naturally, the expectations from his new release AARAKSHAN are enormous. This one also tackles a rather serious social issue — caste-based reservation. However, AARAKSHAN not only talks about reservation, but also about the commercialization of educational institutions.
Not many storytellers have repeatedly succeeded in creating pragmatic films on societal matters, but Jha holds the distinction of doing so in film after film. Be it DAMUL [on bonded labor], MRITYUDAND [on gender inequity], GANGAAJAL [also about the contentious blinding episode at Bhagalpur], APAHARAN [on the abduction situation in Bihar] or RAAJNEETI [on the political state of affairs], Jha’s cinema has always illustrated harsh realism in a transfixing and riveting manner.
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We believe in equal rights for all and yet, we continue to be a caste-based society. Through AARAKSHAN, Jha portrays the agony that the youth goes through. The film-maker wants the spectator to comprehend matters around one of the most controversial policies of caste-based reservations in government jobs and educational institutions, a hitherto untouched theme for Hindi cinema.
Like Jha’s earlier attempts, AARAKSHAN is, without doubt, a high-voltage socio-political drama. But, most importantly, it takes on issues head-on, without mincing words. However, the storyteller ensures that the film, at no point, gets preachy or drifts into the sermonizing mode. Like Jha’s films, AARAKSHAN has a story to tell and several super dramatic moments. Sure, it takes time to comprehend what’s going on initially, due to the fact that the film has multiple characters and too much seems to be happening from the start itself, but things fall in place as the story moves forward and the tension starts escalating. While the first hour leaves a hammer-strong impact and is captivating in most parts, it’s the second hour that comes across as a mixed bag. More on that later! Continue reading