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Bollywood films, particularly romantic dramas, rarely open to universal acclaim. “Jab Tak Hai Jaan,” or “Until There Is Life,” the last film directed by Bollywood’s “king of romance” Yash Chopra, before he passed away in October, is one of the rare films that did.
Starring Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma, the romantic drama traces Samar Anand’s (Mr. Khan’s) quest for undying love, from the streets of London to the valleys of Kashmir.
The film, which released alongside “Son of Sardaar” this Diwali, was hailed by many Indian critics. Here’s a roundup of what they had to say:
“There cannot be a better way to portray love on the silver screen,” opined a Zee News review by film critic Ananya Bhattacharya. “Jab Tak Hai Jaan has nailed that – at least for the immediate future.”
boxooficeindia.co.in is estimating 10 cr dor sos and boxofficecpasule is estimagtion 9cr for sos
the interesitng thing here is that it is writing that sos release on 2000 screens
NOW JTHJ boxoffice capsule estimating 16cr and boxofficeindia.co.in 15 …
Tuesday 13th November 2012 14.30 IST
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The opening of the Diwali releases across India has come in as follows. This is the opening in till 1 pm. There will be a drop in afternoon and early evening shows for both films.
Jab Tak Hai Jaan – Excellent
Son Of Sardaar – Average
Tiding over the logical incongruity of an ageing superstar playing a twenty-something lover boy who matches steps with a vivacious actress half his age might take some doing. But once you manage to get that mental holdup out the way, …
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Jab Tak Hai Jaan had an extraordinary opening at multiplexes collecting full houses or near full across the board. The opening was excellent even at multiplexes which are not known to take a huge opening in the first show.
The pace will slow after 12 noon due to Dilwali Puja but in some circuits the effect of Diwali Puja is limited and those circuits will come out with huge numbers.
The opening has opened at record pace in Mysore and West Bengal with multiplexes recording mind boggling numbers and with Bangalore having a limit of shows on screenings per film, the release of Jab Tak Hai Jaan is on par with the biggest releases so it may even manage a record opening day total in Mysore.
Devgn, Dutt and Sinha, the lead actors, are uninspired and go through the film like a rigmarole—mouthing loud dialogues like robots in a stale Punjabi scheme of things. Son of Sardaar is the worst Hindi cinema has portrayed Punjabiyat.
Currently, we have a trend going on in the industry where masala means slow-motion violence, one love story and the hero defeating the villain in an 80s style homage. Bollywood is a market of trends and each trend goes bad …
However, the surprise entry at the premiere is expected to be Sanjay Dutt, who also plays beau and the lead in “SOS”, alongside Devgn himself.
Sources claim that Dutt’s close friendship with the Chopras saw Pamela and Aditya personally send a premiere invite to the actor and he simply couldn’t refuse.
JTHJ will open on 13th November in UK, USA, Canada and UAE.
Film will open on 14th in Australia, New Zealand and other markets.
The picture’s success as entertainment derives in large part from Shahrukh Khan’s nonpareil charisma in the lead, but an indispensable element of what makes Don 2 work is Farhan Akhtar’s direction, which is as assured and confident as Shahrukh’s performance. …
The film belongs to Shah Rukh. So much so that a stellar cast comprising of Priyanka Chopra, Kunal Kapoor, Boman Irani and Om Puri fade in the background. Shah Rukh gives Don a completely different avatar. He has his smirk …
Preemptively hinting at a third installment, one hopes Don lives on not because they have a franchise to sell but a story to tell.
Don 2 is a masterstroke. A masterclass in technique and storytelling of the thrilling variety – …
B.O. update: ‘Don 2′ superb at plexes, O’seas huge
Now here’s the latest picture on DON 2 in India and Overseas. ONLY on Bollywood Hungama…
The much-awaited DON 2 opened to a fabulous response at multiplexes at several centres in India. The widest release ever [3105 screens in India], the film embarked on a strong start from morning shows itself, garnering 100% figures at several screens, although a few plexes were in 70% to 80% range. The overall occupancy at plexes was 70%, as on Friday evening. There were brisk block bookings for evening and night shows at major multiplex chains, which will add to a fat total on Friday.
The single screens, however, were not too receptive in some circuits. Perhaps, the absence of a hit track [like 'Chammak Challo' in RA.ONE and 'Ooh La La' in THE DIRTY PICTURE] could be one of the main reasons behind it. But the writer spoke to several exhibitors across the country, who were optimistic of the business picking up in the evening/night shows.
Day 1 [Friday], as per early estimates, is likely to close at Rs 15 cr + nett figure.
Shah Rukh Khan has always ruled the box office with every release of his. Now he’s poised to do it again. Audiences across territories are excited about Don 2, especially because it’s a sequel to his previous hit Don, which …
regarding the various article on mornigs shows ect…
its look like don 2 will be at 15-16 cr first day.
morning shows are behind ra one, but night shows will be more than ra one.
in single screen it is behind ready bodyguar and ra one, but even ra one was
behind ready, still its first day was bigger than ready.
After establishing his supremacy over the Asian underworld, Don (Shah Rukh Khan), wants to rule the Eurpoe underworld. For this, he hatches a complex plan to loot currency note printing plates from a German bank. He enlists the support of Vardhan (Boman Irani) and others for the same. Roma, an Interpol detective (Priyanka Chopra), is closely following his case. What is his plan? Read the review of Don 2 for more.
Business rating: 3.5/5 stars
Star cast: Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Boman Irani, Lara Dutta, Kunal Kapoor, Om Puri, Hrithik Roshan.