Khiladi 786 First Day Business
Friday 8th December 2012 10.00 IST
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Usually I don’t bother writing this kinda articles. But today after reading BOI’s verdict for JTHJ I could not restrain myself. So here goes-
(From BOI- Jab Tak Hai Jaan has grossed 91 crore after ten days and has done well at multiplexes. As with films like Ra.One and Don 2 the final business will not be as much as SRK starrers should be doing in the domestic market especially as holiday releases but the difference here is that its not a big budget venture. Although it was one of the event films of 2012 the costs involved are more on the lines of a Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Student Of The Year rather than a Don 2 or Ek Tha Tiger. SUPER HIT)
Can BOI give more crappier logic than this? JTHJ’s budget is more in the lines of Student Of The Year and ZNMD??
They want us to believe a film starring SRK(so called KING), Katrina (No.1 Actress currently) and Anushka(future No 1 actress) has less or equal budget as a film which has New comer Alia Bhatt and two new dudes (no one even remember their names.!) ???)
If JTHJ and ZNMD has same budget (again absurd to believe) then how come ZNMD released in one and half years back is just a HIT @ 90 crores(last time I checked It was HIT) when It was a non-holiday release, shown extremely well trending?? And same time JTHJ is SuperHit when it released in biggest holiday period of Bollywood aka Diwali??
(considering JTHJ will do 115 crore final total.) (more…)
Finally It happened. The moment every Indian was looking forward to finally came true. Terrorist Kasab has been hanged till death.
Ek ko bheja… Ab Afzal Guru teri baari hai… !!!
News link from various sources- (more…)
( ETT is in it’s 3rd weekend and yet showing huge jump. If this is not a sign of good trending then which one is? I wonder!)
Ek Tha Tiger made huge strides on its third Saturday as it took a huge jump collecting around 2-2.25 crore nett. The collections were double of Friday at many places as the film jumped due to the non performance of Joker.
Yash Raj-Salman Khan Ek Tha Tiger (ETT) is all that it was billed to be – on opening day, at least. The film, which took a phenomenal 100-per cent opening across India, is expected to break records and become the highest first-day grosser at Rs 30 crore.
Salman Khan has always had tremendous success at the ticket counter during Eid, and today being a national holiday helped considerably. Tradewallahs believe the film will clock the fastest Rs 100 crore in the history of Indian cinema.
In Mumbai, Vinay Choksey of VIP Enterprises says, “In Mumbai, the response to the film has been astonishing. The first-day collections will be around Rs 30 crore all-India and Rs 11 crore in Mumbai. The film benefited from the national holiday today but collections will drop tomorrow as it is a working day. The film will cross Rs 90 crore post the long weekend as Monday is an Eid holiday.”
In Gujarat, Ajay Bagbai of Rajvi Trade Link adds, “Although the film is running house full, it has received a mixed response from the audience. The first half is a little slow but Salman Khan fans will watch the film anyway. So the film’s all-India, first-day collections will be around Rs 30-32 crore and Gujarat-Saurashtra is estimated at Rs 4 crore. Tomorrow will witness a 40-per cent drop. But by the weekend, collections will total Rs 130 crore.” (more…)
(Ticket Booking- All morning shows are full 2 days in advance in my city. Got last 2 very front row tickets.)
Story- Story of the film is not a path breaking instead its very simple and straight forward. The best agent of a secret service falls in love with a girl and wants to run away from his spy life.
Execution- All praise should go to Kabir Khan for this. Story like ETT, though looks simple on a paper, is harder to execute in front of camera. The key part in a screenplay is always going to be the love story part and success of the screenplay going to be hinged upon the way Kabir blends love story in an action film. (And to be honest I was little skeptical about this part) But oh boy! Kabir has handled this key part extremely well. Agent-meets-a girl-falls-in-love part is handled in an entertaining fashion and quite briefly without compromising the pace of the story.
Action Scenes- Mindblowing!!! Never seen before in a Hindi film. And on par with Hollywood films. Pure treat for action lovers. (more…)
RAW, smokin’ Salman with cheese!
Ek Tha Tiger
Director: Kabir Khan
Actors: Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif
Reviewing a Salman Khan film is like ironing a pair of jeans: what’s the point. People will go, watch it anyway. Filmmakers know this. Having signed up the super-star lately, they’ve been left with precious little to do besides cash in on a supposed ‘Sal-mania’. The character isn’t important. The audience believes Salman is a character himself. They react to him. They know, as in this case, Katrina Kaif is his ex. She talks about him not being married yet. Audience laughs. Any rubbish remake (Bodyguard, Ready) could have sufficed. Ek Tha Tiger, directed by Kabir Khan (Kabul Express, New York), in that sense, is an immensely worthy exception.
For one, the skilled, sorted director’s ensured the film has a script. Though only Aditya Chopra (Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge, Rab Ne Banadi Jodi), the credited story writer, could be behind a deeply romantic idea of two secret service agents of rival countries falling desperately in love. One’s from the ISI (Pakistan’s Inter-services Intelligence), the other from RAW (India’s Research And Analysis wing). The heroine looks comfortable in her skin, is gorgeous. The hero is well, after all, the hero. Both, dressed well, profess love under the backdrop of three striking cities: Dublin, Istanbul and Havana. Locations are lovely. Cross-border romance is compelling enough. Chemistry works. You can tell Yashraj, the producers of this film, are trying to merge some of their non-resident South Asian audiences abroad, with Salman Khan’s “single screen” viewers back in India. Neither might be disappointed.
Salman plays a RAW agent code-named Tiger. For 12 years, he’s gone without leave, from one international assignment to another. Gopi (Ranvir Sheorey) is his assistant, named no doubt after Mithun Chakroborty’s Gun Master G9 (Suraksha, Wardaat)! Both spies get sent over to Dublin to trail an Indian missile scientist, who’s now a university professor (Roshan Seth, unlikely casting for a Salman flick). A young girl (Katrina Kaif), it’s hard to tell whether she’s just another student or related to the scientist, usually hangs out in his house. The scientist could be passing on national secrets to the ISI. But you don’t know that yet. Or you do. What did you think? While the scientist character entirely disappears from the screen, Salman, being followed by various other agents in Ireland, like before in Iraq, and later in Cuba, cuts to the chase: running over a tram as it collides against an SUV, or sliding down a staircase on a ledge, shooting with two guns at the same time. Local police usually look on! (more…)
Watching ETT now in my city… First half is over….
So few points about First Half… Full Review Coming soon…
Adrenaline filled atmosphere starts from inisial credit rolling with Tiger theme playing in background.
Opening scene shows some kickass chess scene which is on par with some hollywood scenes..
Love story part is handled very well in brief without compromising the theme of the movie (Action Thriller). Kudos to Kabir for that. (more…)
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