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Barfi! Heads For 100 Crore Plus Business
Monday 1st October 2012 12.00 IST
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Barfi! is set to cross the 100 crore nett mark by the end of its fourth week or at least be very close. The film has grossed around 81 crore nett in two weeks and with Gandhi Jayanti on Tuesday, the third week will close in the 13-15 crore nett range giving it a three week total in the range of 94-96 crore nett.
The film has done extremely well in Mumbai and Delhi but its strongest business has come in places like Kolkatta and Bangalore. The performance in single screen markets is below the mark.
It will be the first time that a film which mainly has a multiplex audience goes on to hit a century. Prior to Barfi!, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara at 90 crore nett approx was the highest grossing film in this bracket.
Although 100 crore nett is not a major benchmark today, its still an achievement for a film like Barfi! as it had limited mass appeal.
Barfi! Has Strong Second Weekend
http://www.boxofficeindia.com/boxnewsdetail.php?page=shownews&articleid=4921&nCat= Monday 24th September 2012 10.30 IST Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network
Barfi! collected strongly in its second weekend with collections around 15 crore nett. The second weekend collections are on par with big films like …
Barfi! Has Strong Gains On Second Saturday
Sunday 23rd September 2012 10.30 IST
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Barfi! had strong gains on its second Saturday as it collected around 5-5.25 crore nett. The collections are around 8.25 crore nett plus over two days in the second week. The weekend should be around the 15 crore nett range.
The business is extraordinary at high end multiplexes as collections at many premium multiplexes in metros were better than the new release Heroine on Saturday. The film has not done well in smaller circuits with it finding acceptance in just a a hand full of cities in places like Bihar, CP Berar, CI and Rajasthan.
|Barfi! Is Excellent On Monday
Tuesday 18th September 2012 11.30 IST
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|Barfi! Has Excellent Weekend
Monday 17th September 2011 10.00 IST
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|Barfi! Has Strong Start At Multiplexes
Friday 14th September 2012 11.30 IST
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Barfi had a strong start at multiplexes all over. The film opened to 80% collections in Delhi city, Kolkata was fantastic with 90% and even Jaipur collections were 70%. Smaller centres like Meerut and Moga also managed excellent collections in the morning shows.
Before Aamir, Bollywood actors Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Parveen Babi featured on Time’s cover.
The actor is featured on the cover of Time with the caption Khan’s Quest. The blurb says, “He’s breaking the Bollywood mold by tackling India’s social evils. Can one actor change a nation?”
The guy is all grizzly but still is peerless when it comes to screen presence. Have a look at 1.24 & you would know
They just can’t make action movies the way these icons used to do back in the …
Sad Bollywood songs at funeral, Gangsters emulating the bad boys of Bollywood (Dutt & Salman) in rather bizzare ways, exhilarating chase sequences – all these and more grab the viewer’s attention as Kashyap presents the seemingly meaningless & sometime trivial issues in such a fascinating way.
The proceedings are loaded with crude cow belt humor & yet there are moments which make you think.
Everyone acts brilliantly & all the details are executed to perfection. Off course, it’s a Kashyap show all the way as he yet again proves his mastery over the medium.
Just don’t miss this master piece!
Gangs of Wasseypur holds you by the neck, digs it’s claws deep & keeps you trapped till the final credit rolls.
Kashyap’s genius (or should I say visceral genius) is showcased here in the best possible manner.
The snappy dialogues loaded with crude cowbelt cuss words, dark humor & gory violence….it all works wonderfully well.
Kashyap does show self indulgence at times but the movie is too good to be bogged down by that.
This probably is one of the most difficult Bachchan film to remake but Johar has done it with reasonable success I must say.
For those who have the seen the VDC volcano exploding theaters in 1990(including yours truly), this reboot is a farce but let’s not undermine the amount of hard work Hrithik has put in. He gives it all he has & somehow manages to be Vijay (not Vijay Dinanath Chauhan offcourse !!). But having said that he destroys the legacy of the iconic character. VDC of 1990 was a charismatic, larger than life man while the Vijay of 2012 is a boy playing games in order to get the antagonist’s head. Hrithik acts well but the just doesn’t have enough substance it in him to make this iconic character his own.
Chopra girl annoys to the core while Zarina Wahab takes a back seat unlike Rohini Hattangadi. The great Om Puri is criminally wasted.
Rishi Kapoor spews venom & how !! Great performance indeed & I hope he keeps surprising us.
Ra.One (Hindi) Second Friday Business
Ra.One (Hindi) collected around 2.25 crore nett on its second Friday The three day weekend should be around 8.50 crore nett and with Monday being a holiday the four day extended weekend could be in the region of 11-12 crore nett. The territorial breakdown of the second Friday is as follows.
Arnab Ray: An interview with Agneepath’s Kancha Cheena
Arnab Ray | Sunday, August 14, 2011
Interviewer: We are fortunate to have with us today the elusive Kancha Cheena, much-loved villain from Agneepath. Sir, first of all, it is great to see you doing so well after all these years.
Kancha Cheena: It is a good time for villains now in India. The days of getting beaten black and blue by heroes in the front of the camera for a few rupees is long gone. I remember back in the ’90s, one would have to go through so much hassle to seize the land of the poor.
In Agneepath, if you remember, I had to set-up the school master, deal with his avenging son —all just to get control over the small coastal village of Mandawa. Such lafda I tell you. Now the government would have just designated that place as an SEZ and bingo the deed would be done. Why just land?
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”The Drona sequel will be made” – Goldie BehlÂ
By Subhash K. Jha,Â October 8, 2008 – 12:39 IST
Â Shah Rukh and his son Aryan loved Drona. And Goldie Behl is relieved and happy. “It’s important for children to enjoy Drona. I’m glad Aryan enjoyed it. I made the film for the child and the child at heart, not for those who like their cinema entertainment twisted and perverse.”
In fact Goldie will now dedicate the Drona sequel to Shah Rukh’s son and his own son Ranvir. It may or may not be the season of sequels. But it seems no power on earth will prevent Goldie Behl from doing a sequel to Drona.
In fact Abhishek Bachchan who’s the only Indian actor to have done multiple sequels (Dhoom-Dhoom 2, Sarkar-Sarkar Raj) is most kicked by the idea of getting into the Drona togs once again. “It’s a very interesting possibility. And taking the story forward is an idea that we’ve planted into the climax of the story. I don’t see why we should change our minds. It’s a new genre. There’re no reference points to Drona in the audience’s movie-viewing experience. Initially they were bound to be a bit confused, as we always are by something new. We were prepared for that”, says Abhishek, undeterred by some skeptical responses to Drona.
Mayawati, Shah Rukh among top taxpayers
3 Aug 2008, 0022 hrs IST, Pradeep Thakur,TNN
NEW DELHI: Mayawati is the top taxpayer among politicians and, in fact, ranks among the 20 top taxpayers in the country. In 2007-08, the Dalit czarina shelled out Rs 26.26 crore as income tax, according to the I-T department’s compilation of the top 200 taxpayers’ list.
And King Khan is the top taxpayer among actors. Placed at No. 13, five slots higher than Mayawati, Shah Rukh paid Rs 34.2 crore as income tax in 2007-08. The next actor who is cited among taxpaying notables is Akshay Kumar, who ranks at No. 40 in the list, and paid Rs 13.5 crore as tax.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 – BO ReportÂ
Eshwar Niwas’ De Taali collected good collections over its opening weekend. Despite being on relatively lower 70 prints in Mumbai and lower elsehwere, the Ritesh Deshmukh-Aftab Shivdasani starrer has had upto 50-60% response over the weekend making it good opening given the costs. It looks to bank upon that for recovery.
After a drop in week 2, Sarkar Raj has had a stabler 3rd weekend. Strong showings were reported off theaters like Cinemax Versova in Mumbai, Inox in Chennai, PVR in Bangalore/Saket in Delhi etc. The Amitabh Bachchan-Abhishek Bachchan-Aishwarya Rai film will generate profit for distributors overall and for producers for a total profit of around 20 crores.
MBPA had a fair to good week, but the 2nd weekend collections have shown a steep drop.
MUMBAI: National Award winning director Rahul Dholakia’s next film titled Lamha starring Sanjay Dutt is slated to go on floors in September this year.
The film is being produced by Bunty Walia’s GS Entertainment.
Speaking to Businessofcinema.com, Dholakia says, “We are planning to roll the film in September. At present we are in the scripting stage.”
The film is based on Kashmir and will throw light on different issues ranging from terrorists, the army, the displaced Kashmiri pundits and the locals.
Mere Baap Pehle Aap opened to poor 35-40% response today. The film should have better collections over the weekend. The film has fair reports so it should earn money or at least recover costs.
Sarkar Raj collected 22.50 crore in week one due to the large amount of prints. After a good weekend the film dropped from Monday and will struggle to cover costs outside Mumbai and Mysore. Small centres are poor.
Aamir did buisness of 1.25 crore in week one. The film was steady but has gone into week two with reduced shows.
Jannat takes its total to over 31 crore with another 1.40 crore. SUPERHIT
those who belong to the northern belt will get the meaning of this title instantly.
What a waste , RGV has well & truly lost it.If the first one was above avg. at best this one is below avg. at …
November 27, 2007Â 12:04 IST Last Updated: November 27, 2007Â 12:25 IST The Supreme Court on Monday granted bail to Sanjay Dutt [Images] in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.
The apex court said Dutt will have to furnish a bond subject …