Raja Natwarlal had poor collections on day one as it collected around 5 crore nett on day one. Mumbai circuit was a bit better as Gujarat and Saurashtra fared better and by far the best collections across India. It was a holiday in Maharashtra and Gujarat and that helped Mumbai circuit compared to rest of India but even with holiday Mumbai can not be called good.
The rest of the country was poor with North and Central recording dull collections and also not showing that major jump in the evening shows which was needed.
Lyon (France): Internationally-renowned Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been roped in as an ambassador for Interpol’s “Turn Back Crime” campaign to promote awareness on how everyone can play a role in preventing crime.
Shah Rukh, said to be the first Indian to be made an ambassador for the global campaign, is lending his voice to help spread the message that all of society benefits when citizens respect law and fight crime.
“It’s a very special honour to be a part of Interpol’s ‘Turn Back Crime’ campaign as an ambassador,” said Shah Rukh. (more…)
Before I go into my views about Ek Villain, I’d like to state that I am a huge fan of “I Saw the Devil (ISTD)” (on which Ek Villain is based) and I consider it a cinematic masterpiece. When I heard that Mohit Suri is making an Indian version of ISTD I was contrastively (9 out of 10 times I hate Indianized version of classics) quite glad and upbeat about it. Reason: From the very first time I watched ISTD, I have always felt that it has a very universal story and despite all the violence its core element: “The story of ultimate pain and suffering and confronting it” is applicable to almost every variety of people.
What went unforgivably wrong in Ek Villain is the understanding of the story of ISTD by the director. I think Mohit Suri saw it as a story of revenge rather than for what it was. Throughout ISTD the audience witnesses the attitude of the protagonist (The husband) and it becomes very clear, how deeply hurt he is with his wife being killed. It is this pain and suffering that made him do what he did to the killer. In Ek Villain the director and the writers fail to portray that in Siddharth’s character. Even though the actor tried his level best but the treatment did not back him up at all.
Mohit Suri gets full marks in developing a back story and actually making it very Indian and very entertaining but what he completely messes up is establishing a connection of the husband’s grief with the audience. Despite the back story as an audience I hardly felt sorry for the husband’s character compared to what I felt for the same character in ISTD (even though there wasn’t a back story). (more…)
Richard Attenborough, Actor, Director and Giant of British Cinema, Dies at 90
Richard Attenborough, who after a distinguished stage and film acting career in Britain reinvented himself to become the internationally admired director of the monumental “Gandhi” and other films, died on Sunday. He was 90.
His death was confirmed by his son, Michael, according to the BBC. (more…)
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We are back. After a few months of inactivity and bad design (both which I take great responsibility for), I have redone NG from scratch so goes back to being the BEST Bollywood/Indian film experience ever. NG has been through a lot yet we keep on going while others seem to give up or vanish completely. Our resilience is our trademark and this says more about you, the member – the visitor – than about a blog or me. I have tried to do my part by fixing many of the mistakes of the past in this new kind of NG. I hope this iteration brings everyone a new jot – with old friends and new faces – as we all rise NG to power.
To this, I say one word which says it all:
Direct: Pradeep Sarkar
Cast: Rani Mukherjee and Tahir Bhasin
Writing review after many months. Have watched quite a movies, mostly on small screen and very few on big. Never wrote in more than 4 lines comment about a movie. But this particular movie “Mardaani” made me to write a short review and share my views so that people could not know about it, at least whoever reads this.
Movie is about crime branch inspector Shivani Roy (Rani Mukerji). She is in pursuit of an adopted girl. The early signs showed a simple kidnapping but further investigation reveals abduction by a drug and human trafficking syndicate, comprising of various politicians and gang leaders, the most fierce being Karan or Walt played by Tahir Bhasin. (more…)
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prem Looks good. Typical Raju Hirani film. It will be on similar line of Munna Bhai... Nov 03, 2:31 PM
FS Excellent teaser. Expecting some hilarious scenes and awesome performances from the cast. Oct 28, 5:17 PM
aman SUPERB!!! The best teaser of this year!!! Aamir looks like he has completely nailed this... Oct 26, 9:34 PM
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FIRANGI It was a horrible movie if you were expecting a cinematic experience putting it in... Oct 30, 12:17 AM
Gorilla I too enjoyed the movie and agree with FS Oct 29, 8:20 AM
FS HNY had very funny moments and I never praised anything other than that. It was... Oct 28, 5:15 PM
FS Not everyone has to like the movie but everyone has to maintain the civility on... Oct 28, 5:06 PM
aman Aren't you the one who criticized Dhoom 3? Then what special qualities did you find... Oct 26, 9:32 PM
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