Akshay Kumar and his blockbusters
Akshay Kumar feels that comedy has to be an inherent element in each of his films.
Starting off with a ‘family comedy’ Housefull 2 and then an ‘action comedy’ Rowdy Rathore, both of which also facilitated an entry for him in the 100 crore club, he is now jumping genres with ‘sci-fi comedy Joker.
Moreover, the promos have pretty much indicated that this is a new world that Shirish Kunder has created with the film. One can well expect a different experience for Akshay to be finding himself in this world.
“It certainly was a different world for all of us,” says Akshay. “The first day when we all walked on to the sets in Chandigarh, we were all blown away.
The structures by themselves were so magical but to build an entire story around a desolate village was enchanting.
Mumbai: Considering Shirish Kunder has been promoting his upcoming flick ‘Joker’ in the most unusual of ways possible, roping in Shah Rukh Khan to participate in his promotional ventures isn’t exactly off the mark. Though Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha, the lead actors of ‘Joker’, haven’t been seen promoting ‘Joker’ a lot, Farah Khan, it seems, has other ideas in mind.
Recently, Farah had been to Mannat, Shah Rukh’s bungalow, to meet the actor and discuss their forthcoming production ‘Happy New Year’. Farah ended up striking gold for her husband Shirish at the meeting, and came out of SRK’s bungalow with a fun video starring the superstar and the aliens of ‘Joker’.
A source has revealed to a daily, “Farah had gone to meet SRK in the afternoon to discuss Happy New Year as he is leaving later this week for the shoot of Yash Chopra`s untitled film. After a while, they started chatting about ‘Joker’ and the aliens. Farah asked SRK if he wanted to see them, and he agreed. She made a quick call to the production house and told them to send the aliens to Mannat.”
“The aliens were spotted entering Mannat and SRK also did a fun video with them. Despite being busy with a photo shoot with Daboo Ratnani at Mannat, the actor did the video simultaneously for Farah,” added the source.
BOI: Rowdy Rathore Has Best Word Of Mouth Since Dabangg…has a chance to become most appreciated film after 3 IdiotsJune 22, 2012 | Gorilla 76
Rowdy Rathore has been the most appreciated film since Dabangg released in 2010. It has seen the best word of mouth since Dabangg which is reflected in trending of its first three run week run. A fourth week of around …
Rowdy Rathore continued setting new records in its the third week. The film set many first week city and theatre records in week one and week two and the trend continued in week three.
Rowdy Rathore collected around 4.50-4.75 crore nett on Sunday taking its third weekend total to 9.50-9.75 crore nett. The film has collected around 118.50 crore nett in 17 days and over the weekend it went past films like Housefull 2, Ra.One and Ghajini in the all time list as per nett collections.
The film is totally unaffected by new releases and has trending like Dabangg till date which had no competition.
This week it may be a different story as some single screen exhibitors may give Teri Meri Kahaani a chance and replace Rowdy Rathore with that film.
Just a few months ago, the trade and media discussions centered on whether Sajid Khan’s Akshay Kumar starrer, HOUSEFULL 2, would be able to provide the actor with his first clean hit (after HOUSEFULL), and also mark Akki’s entry into the 100 crore league
The naysayers were of the view that given the IPL craze, Sajid and Akshay would be lucky if HOUSEFULL 2 would just turn out to be a success let alone net 100 crore from India.
However the director-actor duo had the last laugh as things went quite the other way. In fact HOUSEFULL 2 turned out to be a super duper hit, and has already crossed 112 crore from India, and ironically it is IPL that has been hit hard (something that we had predicted)!
Cut to the present and the trade and the media are now speculating whether Akshay Kumar’s next release, ROWDY RATHORE, would be able to surpass HOUSEFULL 2.
Well, we would like to stick our neck out and say yes, most definitely, and for sure in India! The buzz for the film is huge, the music is already very popular and the one liners (especially “Don’t Angry Me”) are all over the lips of the cinema frequenting genX.
Housefull 2 continued its great run as it collected around 3 crore nett on its second Monday. The drop from Friday was just 35%. Delhi/UP was best as it recorded just a 28% drop from Friday.
The film should …
I watched this movie in London on Thursday night at Odeon Theater. Theater was 90% full with premier seats sold out.
Let’s get it straight – Housefull 2 rocks. It is better than Housefull1 and yes this time climax is better, so the end product is far superior. The first half of the movie is very good while the second half of the movie is outstanding.
Akshay Kumar steals the show. He is superb with his comic timing. His entry takes the movie to a different level. Mithun has the next best role and he is superb too. John surprises with a good comic timing this time. Shreyas gets a smaller role. Riteish is average and repetitive. The babes in the house looked sexy.
Housefull2 does not have many songs but all are good. Anaarkali songs brings the house down. A chartbuster on the screen.
Thank You dominated the box office this week despite the release of Teen Thay Bhai.
Teen Thay Bhai grossed around 2.50 crore nett over the weekend, some multiplexes showed a jump over the weekend but not enough to make a …
April 16, 2011 06:08:36 PM IST Abid, Glamsham Editorial As we had said even before the release of THANK YOU, the film was not carrying the usual buzz associated with an Anees Bazmee-Akshay Kumar project and so it was not …
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Tees Maar Khan had a 61% fall from Friday .and 58% fall from Sunday in CI The Tees Maar Khan daily totals in CI are below.
Friday – 49,00,000
Saturday – 45,50,000
Sunday – 44,89,000
Go for Tees Maar Khan. Ignore all the negative comments you’ve been hearing about. It’s great unpretentious fun. To actually put so many IQ-challenged characters into an intelligent piece of comedy couldn’t be easy.December 24, 2010 | Gorilla 7
Subhash K. Jha speaks about Tees Maar Khan
You have to hand it to Farah Khan. The zany spirit never leaves her side. Tees Maar Khan (TMK) is a goofy oddball of a film, replete with the most outrageous takeoffs on the dreaded Hindi Film ‘formula’ seen in recent times.
The film, we understand, is inspired by a 1966 Peter Sellers comedy After The Fox. But the foxiness of this feisty farce comes entirely from Farah Khan’s own sensibilities as a storyteller. The laughter never deserts the belly of the plot. In TMK, she pulls out all stops to tell a tale that never grows pale under the gaze of the camera.
The plot is the kind of kinky concoction that one associates with the literature of P.G Wodehouse and the drama of Sheridan. As hard to put down on paper as it is to pin down on camera, Farah Khan manages to just about hold the myriad madcap characters into a firm comic grip. The clasp of the comic is strong and engaging.
The grin ever slips off. The spirit of a spoofy satirical homage to the larger-than-life hero-giri of the Formula Fillum never slips up. Yes, some parts of the takeoff refuses to take off. At times the storytelling becomes a casualty of its own parodic intentions. You never know when the narration slips into a parody of its own parody. That, you realize, is a part of this film’s chirpychalu charm.
On the whole, every movie buff has humungous expectations from TEES MAAR KHAN since it’s already very high on hype. Firstly, fulfilling colossal expectations is an arduous task and over-hyping makes the task even more complex. TEES MAAR KHAN is …
The moment you think of Akshay Kumar, images of his comic entertainers conjure up in front of your eyes. That Akshay is synonymous with comedy is well known by now. And once expects his next release, PATIALA HOUSE, to be …
By Steven Baker – BollySpice.com
21 Dec 2010
BollySpice attended the first London preview of Tees Maar Khan on Tuesday night. Despite weather that can only be described as unseasonably cold (even for December), the first show was House Full and the atmosphere inside the theatre would match any Diwali release. We cannot remember seeing this level of audience interaction, whistling and applause since sitting in the front benches of single-screen cinemas in Delhi.
Tees Maar Khan does exactly what it says on the tin. If there is an instruction book on how to make a hit film, Farah Khan has read it. Big stars. Hit Soundtrack. Pre-release publicity overdrive, and, courtesy of Shah Rukh Khan and ‘Sheela Ki Jawani’, a touch of controversy. This is a masala film heavy on the masala. As well as copious amounts of comedy, there is romance, there is action, there is even patriotism – although a very different brand of it to what you might have seen in Lagaan or Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey.
With Akshay Kumar in the title role as Tabrez Mirza Khan, the film is of course a vehicle for the star. He does, however, get a run for his money from namesake Akshaye Khanna. Largely missing from the promos, Akshaye’s performance as an eye on the prize wannabe Oscar winner, parodies Aamir Khan’s Rang De Basanti and Mangal Pandey as the freedom fighter who is duped into committing a train heist. Credit also has to be given to Katrina Kaif for playing the item girl actress with aplomb. Particularly in the film within a film scenes where she is cast in the role of a half-English half-Indian beauty and forced to deliver dialogue in an accent straight out of a Merchant Ivory film. Sound familiar? There is a friendly appearance from Salman Khan, voice over from Sanjay Dutt, cameo by Anil Kapoor, and Chunkey Pandey caught up in hilarious Holi hoopla.
The film has catchphrases galore from Tees Maar Khan “The Khan of Khans” to Akshaye Khanna’s Slumdog Millionaire ‘Jai Ho’ parody ‘Day Ho’. Cinema Affecionados will adore the filmi references within the production. In fact, some of the finest intertextuality exists in Farahâ€™s references to her very own Om Shanti Om. Pay close attention to the final credits of the film within a film, to see a particularly well-executed example of this.
Action replayy’s ratings:
Indiaglitz: 4/5 Taran Adarsh: 3/5 Mayank Shanker: 2/5 Nikhat Kazmee: 2.5 Mouthshut: 3/5 CityCuide: 3.5/5
Golmaal 3: Taran: 4/5 Nikhat Kazmee: 3.5/5 Mayank Shekhar: 1.5/5 Bollyplus: 1.5/5
To recreate the bygone era and tell a parable of the former period is nothing short of a challenge and thatâ€™s exactly what director Vipul Shah is out to achieve with his latest outing ACTION REPLAYY. Travel machines and time …
Do you like fantasy films? Permitting you to make it all possible? The exercise where you can see a better future or even present? If
yes, you may like Action Replayy. If not, just give an easy skip wide and large
Time machine stories are not new for Hollywood. Bollywood however have only handful (or not even handful) of them. Action Replayy is another Time machine story. Love Story 2050 taken bollywood for a future journey whereas Action Replayy takes us to a past journey on time.
Akshay Kumar as the simpleton impresses as the film progresses. The beginning was a let down but slowly but steadily Akshay reestablish his position. Same goes with Aishwarya Rai. The make up worries of the present let down the oldie but the youngster Aishwarya rocks as ever. Suddenly Aisharya Rai is happening again. Not only the colourful costumes and accessories, the actress in Aishwarya too impresses. The surprise package of the show however is Aditya Roy Kapoor. With energy, style and pleasantness, the youngster rocks!! Rest of the cast is all ok.
Action Replayy got one of the colourful (fine one too) choreography of recent times. It is a visual treat and the amount and efforts thrown behind it are visible. Each song is pictured quite well. Songs are adequate. If songs lacked a little more simplicity, and also a sin of resorting to western rock than classical bollywood songs, the choreography compensated for it and the combined result comes to good.
PVR have taken the all India theatrical rights for Action Replay for a price said to be around 26 crore including prints.
The price is very reasonable for a big Akshay Kumar starrer and that too a Diwali release. The all India theatrical rights for De Dana Dhan last year went for 30 crore and if super hot films like Tees Maar Khan or Thank You were to be sold they will go for around 35-40 crore or even more.