India’s ‘Baahubali’ Destroys Box Office Records–Is China Next?

Writer-Director S.S. Rajamouli’s epic fantasy Baahubali: The Beginning, the most expensive production in the history of Indian cinema, has been crushing box office records from the day of its release.

The $40 million period film beat previous record holder Happy New Year to score the biggest domestic opening day and opening weekend ever for a film in India, and the fourth biggest worldwide opening ever for an Indian movie.

The visual effects heavy story centers on two rival brothers who battle for supremacy over a rich medieval kingdom.

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Tanu Weds Manu Returns: Why it deserves to be in 100 crore club?

Kangana Ranaut’s terrific performance as Tanu and Kusum in the sequel of Tanu Weds Manu is being widely appreciated both with words and in terms of the box-office figures it is generating. The film could soon be the first film to cross the Rs 100 crore mark, reports Businessstandard.com. According to the report, trade experts are of the opinion that Tanu Weds Manu Returns should meet the Rs 100 crore target in its second week, considering its box-office run so far. If this happens then TWMR surpass Akshay Kumar-starrer Gabbar is Back and Baby in the race to the Rs 100-crore club. The film has already collected Rs 76.5 crore.

While the film is all set to enter the Rs 100 crore club, read on to know why women are calling up R Madhavan after watching the Tanu Weds Manu Returns

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Vishal Bhardwaj’s Rangoon to star Saif Ali Khan, Shahid Kapoor, Kangna Ranaut

Vishal Bhardwaj, who is riding high on the success of Haider, which has won accolades in India and abroad, is now all set to make a romantic film with a historical backdrop. Titled Rangoon, the film is a ‘Casablanca style’ love triangle between Kangna Ranaut, Saif Ali Khan and Shahid Kapoor.

The filmmaker not only confirmed the title but further added that this will one of his most expensive films to date and will also be a musical. While Vishal has worked with Shahid Kapoor in Kaminey and Haider, he has worked with Saif Ali Khan in Omkara. However, the two hunks of Bollywood have never come together for a Bollywood film. On the other hand, Vishal Bhardwaj will be working with Kangna Ranaut for the first time.

Elaborating on the plot of Rangoon, Vishal mentioned that the film will focus on the era of Second World War. Further reminiscing about those days filled with bloodshed, the filmmaker added that there are many graves of Indian soldiers in Imphal and Manipur who had lost their lives during this period of World War. In Rangoon, he will portray the

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RIP :Legendary singer Shamshad Begum dies at 94

Legendary playback singer Shamshad Begum, who mesmerised music lovers with classics like Kahin pe nigahen kahin pe nishana, Mere Piya Gaye Rangoon, Kabhi aar kabhi paar and Kajra mohabbat wala, died at her Mumbai [ Images ] residence from age-related ailments.

She was 94.

“She was not keeping well for past few months and was in and out of hospital. She passed away last night at our home (Powai in northeast Mumbai). The funeral was a solemn affair with a few friends present,” Begum’s daughter Usha Ratra said.

The singer had been living with her daughter and son-in-law Yog Ratra in Mumbai ever since her husband Ganpat Lal Batto died in 1955. Continue reading

2012 Box Office Verdict: 12 Bollywood Movies including English Vinglish and Oh My God declared Super-Hit

With 10 months of the year 2012 having faded away, it is amazing to watch back how well many movies in this year have done. This year has indeed been a good one for Bollywood. 12 Bollywood movies have so far been declared Super-Hits. The 12 movies are just from the time span of January 2012 to October 2012.

Koimoi has classified movies based on the below parameters:

Hit: Film which doubles the investment; Super-Hit: Film which more than doubles the investment; Average: Film which only recovers investment; Plus: Film which recovers investment & yields some profit; Flop: Film which loses 50% or more of investment; Losing: Film which does not recover the investment but loses less than 50% of it.

Based on these parameters Koimoi has established that the following movies has more than just doubled the investment. We have listed starting from the highest to lowest, ranking based on estimated multiples in Returns of Investment. Continue reading

Koimoi: Box office Verdict 2012

Hit: Film which doubles the investment; Super-Hit: Film which more than doubles the investment; Average: Film which only recovers investment; Plus: Film which recovers investment & yields some profit; Flop: Film which loses 50% or more of investment; Losing: Film which does not recover the investment but loses less than 50% of it. * Still Running.
Film Release date Lifetime Box-office verdict
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ZeeNews: ‘Student Of The Year’ review: Gear up for a lukewarm movie-wala-film!

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Take a cauldron. Mix in ‘Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire’ in generous doses, the essence of ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’, few minutes of some other films-set-in-school, and add a dash of ‘3 Idiots’ for flavour. What you have is Karan Johar’s latest offering, ‘Student Of The Year’. The director’s latest offering justifies, to the last bit, the adage – ‘all that glitters is not gold’.

Set in the picturesque locales of Dehradun, more precisely, in the Forest Research Institute and Kasiga School, ‘Student Of The Year’ has every element of a Karan Johar school/college film. Beautiful surroundings; the fluff of snobbish, brand-obsessed people; few nerds – one of them bespectacled, inevitably; a Dean who just doesn’t understand the values of friendship and camaraderie and so on. You ask for it, and you get it. No stone is left unturned in leaving a large, bold Karan Johar signature on the film.

St. Teressa’s School is one of the best schools in the country. Students here, every year, have their eyes and goals set on only one end – the Student of the Year Trophy. A bespectacled Kayoze Irani narrates the story of St. T’s ten years after their batch dissipated from the school, and now gathered at the deathbed of their Dean, Yoginder Vashisht (Rishi Kapoor). The run for the Student of the Year trophy, ten years back, was one that was nothing short of a live-or-die competition for the inmates of St. T’s. However, no matter how much the posters of the film shout out, it certainly is no ‘competition for life’. Sigh. Continue reading

2nd Week Worldwide Box Office Collections Of ENGLISH VINGLISH

“English Vinglish” Marks The Victory Of Concept & Sridevi

“English Vinglish” started slowly at box office and after a good growth on Saturday and Sunday, film looked to settle with average numbers. But film’s amazing and a bit surprising performance in week two gave it not only the Hit tag but also marked the victory of a concept film and start status of Sridevi.

Film has collected some huge numbers overseas which are unheard of for a heroine oriented film. This was solely due to film’s overseas friendly content and presence of Sridevi. This is 3rd clean hit from R Balki (though this one was directed by his wife Gauri Shinde) after “Cheeni Kam” and “Paa”.

Film collected 60 lakh and 55 lakh on Wednesday and Thursday to take film’s two week collections to 31.50 cr nett. Film collected 10 cr nett in 2nd week which is approximately 45% drop from 1st week which is rare in today’s time. Though film will be out of most of the cinemas next week due to mammoth release of SOTY, but one thing is sure that Sridevi is back and with a bang!

Below are the collections for the film – Continue reading

Review: Karan Johar’s ‘Student Of The Year’ is all fluff and no stuff

t would’ve been more apt to title this movie ‘Dancer of the Year’, instead of ‘Student of the year’, because that’s what Karan Johar’s pretty students do the most. They break into a jig at the drop of a hat.

From extravagant weddings to snow-clad mountains, to funky clubs, to almost anywhere, they invest every waking hour in matching their steps to a host of remixed, old Hindi film classics.

At KJo’s new school, it’s only the dance moves that count, and nothing else.

Textbooks, sports and any other extracurricular activities, barring the one that touches the heart, are sidelined and pitched towards the fag end of the two-and-a-half-hour race. Continue reading