Shaadi Ke Side Effects, the rest of the box office

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  1. Shaadi Ke Side Effects Has Average Opening
    Friday 28 February 2014 12.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Shaadi Ke Side Effects had an average opening at multiplexes on its first morning with collections around the 25-30% mark on its first morning. The opening morning collections were better than last weeks Highway and another multiplex film Hasee Toh Phasee released a few weeks back.

    The opening was best in Delhi NCR as some multiplexes registered around 35% occupancy. The initial is not good but also not too bad and growth over the day can help it to a reasonable first day figure though single screens and smaller cities have the expected dull response

    The film has chances of putting up good numbers in Delhi and Punjab if it picks as the film holds more appeal for these areas and a high concentration of premium multiplexes.

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  2. Highway First Week On Lower Side
    Friday 28 February 2014 11.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Highway grossed around 21.75 crore nett in its first week as it held steady on the weekdays and then got a boost for Maha Shivratri on Thursday. It is the opening that has let the film down as start was low and the growth on Saturday and Sunday was lower than it needed to be.

    The collections of Highway are less than Hasee Toh Phasee which collected 27 crore nett in week one and Yaariyan which collected 24 crore nett in week one. Both these films were also targeting the multiplex youth and had lower costs.

    Highway is looking at a 30 crore nett finish on a best case scenario as there is a flow of releases for the multiplex audience starting this week with Shaadi Ke Side Effects .

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    • BO update: ‘Shaadi Ke Side/Effects’ has decent start!
      By Taran Adarsh, February 28, 2014 – 14:06 IST

      The Farhan Akhtar-Vidya Balan starrer SHAADI KE SIDE/EFFECTS has embarked on a decent start, with approx 30% occupancy across most sectors. The opening was lower at some screens, but slightly higher at some. The release of the film has been timed during examinations, which could be one of the reasons why its opening has been affected. However, when compared to HIGHWAY last week and HASEE TOH PHASEE released three weeks ago, the opening numbers of SHAADI KE SIDE/EFFECTS are much better.

      Like it happens with most films targeted at the multiplex audience, including HIGHWAY and HASEE TOH PHASEE, SHAADI KE SIDE/EFFECTS too is expected to gather momentum from evening/night show onwards. The positive reviews and strong word of mouth are expected to lend a boost to its business. Also, with no major opposition to contend with, SHAADI KE SIDE/EFFECTS is expected to dominate the marketplace this week.

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      • “However, when compared to HIGHWAY last week and HASEE TOH PHASEE released three weeks ago, the opening numbers of SHAADI KE SIDE/EFFECTS are much better”-

        Adarsh is being completely dishonest. According to him something like Highway, which is not just like a festival-film in the way it pans out but also questions the taste and choices of the ‘multiplex’ audience, is somehow supposed to be doing business comparable to a frothy rom-com which has two saleable leads! What nonsense! Also, are the box-office standing of Farhan (who is coming out a big hit in the form of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and is currently hot among the audiences and the critical establishment) and Vidya (who too has had some solo hits in the recent past) comparable to that of Hooda (this is his first major role in a major mainstream Hindi film…even if he plays second fiddle to Alia) and Alia (who was one film old before Highway came out)?!

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    • But Highway also released on a very small number of screens right? I read somewhere it released on 700 screens, when even Darr@ the Mall released on 1100… A pretty shrewd release strategy…

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  3. NY Times Lunch box review:

    You’ve Got Meal (a Note, Too)
    ‘The Lunchbox,’ With Irrfan Khan: Mumbai Mix-Up
    By A. O. SCOTTFEB. 27, 2014

    “The Lunchbox,” Ritesh Batra’s debut feature, is a romance that takes place in Mumbai, but its style is more Hollywood than Bollywood, and Old Hollywood at that. Though Mr. Batra and his cinematographer, Michael Simmonds, shot the film on location in the bustling modern city, with a naturalism alien to both American studio-era back-lot fantasies and present-day Indian musical extravaganzas, “The Lunchbox” has the measured pace and Classical restraint of a romance from the ’30s or ’40s. The comedy is more wry than uproarious, the melodrama gently poignant rather than operatic, and the sentimentality just sweet enough to be satisfying rather than bothersome.

    The main characters — Ila (Nimrat Kaur), a neglected housewife, and Mr. Fernandes (Irrfan Khan), a widowed office worker nearing retirement — communicate through handwritten letters and home-cooked meals. Their world has been only lightly touched by the latest social and technological advances. Ila launders her husband’s shirts by hand and cooks lunches that are supposed to be delivered to him, via bicycle, rail and the shoulders of white-jacketed couriers (called dabbawallas), through Mumbai’s elaborate and storied meal-delivery system. Mr. Fernandes (whose first name, Saajan, is not uttered until very late in the film) labors at a wooden desk in a crowded workplace that is anything but paper free. For 35 years, without error or complaint, he has plowed through endless stacks of folders, keeping accounts with a ruler and pencil.

    Irrfan Khan as Saajan in “The Lunchbox.” Credit Michael Simmonds/Sony Pictures Classics
    That a warm heart lurks beneath his dour exterior is something the audience will assume right away — this is a comfortingly familiar kind of movie — but Mr. Khan (recently seen in “Life of Pi”) does not make it too obvious, or show it too soon. He relishes understatement, occasionally allowing the character’s suppressed emotion to peek out from behind his quiet, standoffish demeanor. Mr. Fernandes is plagued, and eventually befriended, by Shaikh (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), the eager young man who is his designated replacement. Mr. Siddiqui has some of the needy, jumpy energy of a young Tony Curtis, making him a perfect comic foil for Mr. Khan. Shaikh, an orphan who subsists on a few pieces of fruit at lunch and an inexhaustible supply of positive thinking, represents the striving of poorer Indians scrambling toward the middle class.

    Ila and Mr. Fernandes are already there, having arrived through marriage, inheritance or hard work, but neither has found much satisfaction. In the years since the death of his wife, Mr. Fernandes has buried himself in routines and wrapped himself in a cloak of misanthropy. The children in his neighborhood hesitate before asking him to retrieve an errant cricket ball, and Shaikh reports a rumor that he once kicked a cat into the street. “Actually it was a blind man,” he replies, and Shaikh is not entirely sure it’s a joke.

    Meanwhile, Ila suffers from her busy husband’s indifference and begins to suspect that he’s having an affair. (The awakening of her suspicion is wordlessly conveyed in one of many scenes in which Mr. Batra, with a visual discipline that shows more than a touch of Ernst Lubitsch, uses everyday objects and actions to convey emotion and meaning.) The lunches she prepares — with the advice of an unseen “Auntie” in the apartment upstairs — are meant to win him back. But because of a rare and unexplained glitch in the dabbawalla network, the stackable stainless steel dishes of her food arrive on Mr. Fernandes’s desk. His brief notes of thanks (and also of criticism) begin a correspondence that quickly evolves from the exchange of pleasantries to the sharing of confidences.

    This is not a new conceit. If you have seen “You’ve Got Mail” (itself inspired by Lubitsch’s “The Shop Around the Corner,” from 1940), you will find yourself on familiar ground. But the idea of two lonely souls connecting in a vast, modern metropolis, and remaining strangers even as their intimacy grows, has a durable charm. As do Mr. Khan and Ms. Kaur, islands of melancholy calm surrounded by silliness and noise. Their performances are not exactly subtle — nothing in “The Lunchbox” is exactly subtle — but they are graceful and dignified in the manner of movie stars in an earlier, less aggressive age, ennobling the ordinary lives they explore. And Mr. Batra makes their story touching and credible, an urban fable of hope in the face of disappointment.

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    • A rare Indian film review from Scott but given this is a more festival-friendly film I guess it’s not too surprising. Might try to catch it this weekend.

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      • GF: Would really want to know your views on this. Also, in case you saw them, what did you think of Shahid (which I thought was the best Hindi film from the last year and has a terrific lead performance by Rajkumar Yadav) and Ship of Theseus (I haven’t seen the latter yet. One can legally stream it online though)

        BTW not sure if you guys have been in the loop regarding the buzz surrounding Drishyam (many have called it one of the best Malayam films of the past 20 years) and quite of few of my Malayali acquaintances are telling me that this is Mohanlal’s best film in ages. I am very keen to watch and waiting for a subtitled version to release. I did see this Mammootty film called Kutty Srank (directed by Shaji Karun) just a week back and liked it a lot.

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        • To be honest my Hindi (and really Indian) film viewing took a pretty big nosedive in 2013. I missed a whole lot, and that includes the two films you mention. Ship of Theseus looked pretty but I also got the sense that it might play like the thesis film of a graduating film student. Might catch it at some point. Actually, come to think of it, the only films I saw last year were Nautanki Saala, CE, D3 and Satyagraha, which I actually found the worst of that group!

          Had heard about Drishyam. It’s supposedly the highest grossing film in the last several years. I take all of the reviews and hype with a big grain of salt when it comes to a certain kind of Malayalam film these days though. Do want to see this. On Kutty Srank:

          https://satyamshot.wordpress.com/2010/07/22/shaji-karuns-kutty-srank-with-mammootty/#comment-72692

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    • This is just the right amount of praise for a film like The Lunchbox. Most critics went overboard in their reviews, some calling it the best Indian film in years.

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      • As soon as we make barely average movie we go around the town claiming it to be masterpiece. If you are good you don’t need to drum for yourself.

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  4. Shaadi Ke Side Effects Only For Premium Multiplexes
    Friday 28 February 2014 15.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Shaadi Ke Side Effects looks set to collect at premium multiplexes only as collections at even the good multiplexes outside metros the collections are very low. In Delhi/UP the film managed footfalls of around 100 at certain PVR multiplexes in Delhi city picking up around 9-10k but the situation was bad in UP.

    The good PVR properties in places like Lucknow and Allahabad had footfalls in the range of 30-40 in the mornings shows with collections of 2-3k.

    This basically means it will be for just metro multiplexes and even the good multiplexes outside the metros will find it tough going as even if you grow from theses levels you can’t go far. The film also suffred a setback in Rajasthan as was released on just 10 odd theatres due to an issue in the state over a T.V serial by the production house Balaji Motion Pictures who are also the producers of Shaaadi Ke Side Effects. This will hit the film for around 20 lakhs nett on opening day.

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    • Ekta made Jodha Akbar for tv audience which is getting high trps but which is making a mockery of history. Saas Bahu type serial in a heavy costume drama. She even withdrew her and her mom’s name as producers to save their film.

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      • Ekta Kapoor has been having an absolutely terrible last few years with every single movie of hers flopping or making losses-OUATIMD, Shootout, that BS crap with Sunny Leone, Lootera, Ek Tha dayaan and now all this controversy with her Serials. I always thought all her movies were textbook B-Grade movies and serves her right for making such classless and cheap movies (barring Lootera which was co-produced by Anurag Kashyap I think)

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        • Ekta Kapoor has been having an absolutely terrible last few years with every single movie of hers flopping or making losses-OUATIMD, Shootout, that BS crap with Sunny Leone, Lootera, Ek Tha dayaan and now all this controversy with her Serials.

          ekta kapoor has always been spoilt brat,her earlier serial were survived but lately its taking its toll,pavitra rista is classic example,so painful to watch and if that was not enough she brings dual role of archana…gracefully she should retired rather then making bakwas films and serials.

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  5. Highway Drops On Eighth Day
    Saturday 01 March 2014 10.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Highway dropped on day eight grossing around 70-75 lakhs nett. The drop came as it had the same target audience as the new release Shaadi Ke Side Effects. Highway was doing its best business in North and thats where Shaadi Ke Side Effects has its best numbers.

    Highway will see a good jump on Saturday but its overall weekend growth is dependent on how Shaadi Ke Side Effects fares, if that film is not up to the mark then Highway will see more growth.

    The total business in eight days is around 22.50 crore nett and the lifetime business of the film is looking to be in the 28-29 crore nett range.

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  6. Shaadi Ke Side Effects First Day Business
    Saturday 01 March 2014 11.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Shaadi Ke Side Effects managed decent business in the North but recorded low figures elsewhere. The film actually did well on day one in Delhi/NCR and East Punjab. The first day all India total was around 5.25 crore nett.

    The Delhi/UP day one figure was let down by business in UP while East Punjab came out with a healthy first day total. The problem for the film was elsewhere as most other circuits like CP Berar, CI, Nizam and Rajasthan recorded very low collections.

    Rajasthan had a limited release but even if we take the circuit at fair value it is still poor. Mumbai also did not perform well as collections outside Mumbai city and Pune were low with Gujarat having very bad performance. The film needs strong weekend growth and good follow through on weekdays as it has a pretty high cost of over 40 crore to release and promote the film.

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  7. Blue is the warmest color is now available in netflix.

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  8. tonymontana Says:

    Loved Highway. From a cynical perspective, it could definitely have been a lot more than what imtiaz presented, but despite its flaws, it has become my favorite film from the dirrctor along with Rockstar. I say this, among the hindi commercial filmmakers, very few directors take the effort to give life to their characters, and imtiaz is definitely one of them. Evrything in the film, from the performances to the music to the excellent cinematography, contributes toward the soul of the fipm. Highly recommended!

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  9. Wanna catch the highway soon …

    In continuation to Satyams comment on ‘blue’ in the (now iconic) krrish3 thread (where comments are closed)—
    Must say that krrish3 was an outstanding ‘eventful’ thread lol

    …my thoughts on blue
    https://satyamshot.wordpress.com/2013/02/24/oscar-2013-nominations/#comment-234342
    Some interesting comments by Satyam there and agree.
    Also would like to add that in hindsight, the director did seem to be following a girl-on-girl porn movie routine in the long ‘scene’ wherein he seemed to be ticking off all the possible ‘items on the menu’ possible. After every 2-3 minutes the girls were told to move on and ‘try something different’ so as to complete the entire ‘gamut’ (nearly)!
    Other than this criticism (which is really about his male urges and gaze!) blue was an excellent flick
    And Adele Exarchopoulos is the female ‘performer’ of the year!

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  10. Bhansali pursuing Hritik to sign opposite Deepika!

    Meanwhile, the “Chennai Express” actress had recently expressed her desire to work with Hrithik when he was associated with “Shuddhi.” And now if Hrithik agrees to be a part of Bhansali’s next, Deepika’s wishes will comes true and this will be the first time pairing of the duo.

    http://www.ibtimes.co.in/articles/540878/20140227/deepika-padukone-hrithik-roshan-sanjay-leela-bhansali.htm

    Ps: unsure if Hritik should /will sign bhansalis film but maybe a good idea to check out the HR-dips chemistry…

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  11. Can we have a separate thread for OSCARS?

    A few years back in the US I made the mistake of excitedly asking American friends (both sexes) of coming over to my student-shack and enjoying beer and chole/masala peanuts. Learnt the hard way that my sexual orientation was now in question. Apparently, you are SURE-FIRE gay if you invite people for a party over the Oscars. Anything but American football where you have men jumping on each other in pursuit of a ball showing postures alarmingly similar to KAMA SUTRA is considered the epitome of macho bondage – when even has girls enjoying!!

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  12. tonymontana Says:

    N btw.. people who think rahman needs to take a break must introspect! This brainchild has come up with one of the most interesting/enchanting compositions in pataka guddi.. much more than anythibg ive heard since rockstar

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  13. MARCH 2, 2014, 12:59 PM
    Liam Neeson Tops Box Office Once Again With ‘Non-Stop’
    By BROOKS BARNES

    “Non-Stop,” over the weekend leading into the Oscars, became the latest successful action movie starring Liam Neeson, taking in an estimated $30 million, for first place at the North American box office. Mr. Neeson, 61, improbably became one of Hollywood’s leading action stars with “Taken” in 2009 after a career largely spent in higher-brow movies like “Kinsey” and “Schindler’s List.”

    “Non-Stop,” produced by a team led by Joel Silver, cost about $50 million to make and was financed independently. Universal Pictures paid $13 million for domestic distribution rights. Second place for the weekend went to “Son of God” (20th Century Fox), assembled from deleted scenes and re-edited footage from History Channel’s recent “Bible” miniseries. “Son of God” took in a stout $26.5 million, according to Rentrak, which compiles box office data. A still-strong “Lego Movie” (Warner Bros.) was third, with estimated ticket sales of $21 million, for a four-week total of $209.3 million.

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  14. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news-interviews/Dishkiyaoon-sound-designer-dies-at-35/articleshow/31318399.cms

    Dishkiyaoon sound designer dies at 35
    Nimish Chheda
    Nimish Chheda, a wellknown name in the Marathi and Hindi film industry, passed away on February 28. The 35-year-old sound designer is survived by wife Yagna and 15-month old daughter Saira.

    On February 17, Nimish, who was working on Dishkiyaoon and has done projects like Kaminey, Saawariya and 24 (TV Series) was driving back home when his car hit a dumper near the Kherwadi signal. He lost control and the car crashed into a divider.

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  15. Shaadi Ke Side Effects Has Decent Weekend
    Monday 03 March 2014 12.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Shaadi Ke Side Effects did well over its first weekend as it collected around 21 crore nett in its first weekend as per early estimates. This was despite the business of the film being affected by the cricket matches on Friday and Sunday.

    The matches involving India probably hit the film for 1 crore nett on Friday and a similar amount on Sunday. A limited release in Rajasthan also meant collections in that circuit were around 60 lakhs lower than they should have been.

    The film did good business in Delhi city, East Punjab and Mysore while Mumbai saw average collections and other circuits were low. All circuits including the ones which were low saw good growth on Saturday but again the cricket match meant Sunday collections did not witness much growth.

    The figures on Saturday suggest the film can hold on Monday but its hard to tell exactly how much of the growth was due to a low Friday due to the cricket. The approx figures of Shaadi Ke Side Effects over the first three days is as follows.

    Friday – 5,50,00,000
    Saturday – 7,50,00,000
    Sunday – 8,00,00,000
    TOTAL 21,00,00,000

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    • taran adarsh ‏@taran_adarsh 3h
      #ShaadiKeSideEffects Fri 5.70 cr, Sat 7.55 cr, Sun 8.01 cr. Total: ₹ 21.26 cr nett. India biz only. Very good growth over weekend!

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  16. Highway At 23.75 Cr After Ten Days
    Monday 03 March 2014 11.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Highway dropped in its second weekend as it collected 2.75-3 crore nett it its second weekend taking its ten days business to 23.75 crore nett. The drop in the second weekend is 75% plus which is the norm for films today but for a film like Highway which is depending on word of mouth the hold should be better.

    The film was also affected by the cricket and Shaadi Ke Side Effects also took some business away as both films are doing there best business in the same areas.

    This film will end its second with business probably around 25.50 crore nett and then may add another crore or two at best.

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  17. http://www.indicine.com/movies/bollywood/yeh-hai-bakrapur-controversial-film-on-shahrukh-as-bakra/

    The trailer of Yeh Jai Bakrapur featuring a ‘bakra’ named Shahrukh is out. The film, directed by national award winning director Janaki Vishwanathan, could turn out to be extremely controversial as the not-so-subtle hints at Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan’s own life is evident throughout the trailer.
    Some dialogues
    One stormy night, a superstar is born.
    Yeh Shahrukh hain na, kitna pyaara hai.. (screen reads Welcome to Bakrapur)
    Shahrukh ka bhi kaafi scope hai, atleast local brands ko toh endorse kar sakta hai
    A king among men…
    Shahrukh koi aisa waisa bakra nahi hai, special hai, farishta hai
    With ‘Being Bakra is better than Being Human’ as its tagline, the makers have also used the Salman – Shahrukh rivalry to create curiosity around the film.
    Even the poster of Yeh Hai Bakrapur has a bakra in sun glasses at a inauguration function. “Yahan Shahrukh Mein Rab Dikhta Hai”
    Yeh Hai Bakrapur First Look Yeh Hai Bakrapur First Look
    However, the makers say the film has nothing to do with Shahrukh Khan “It has nothing to do with Shah Rukh Khan. You see people have a tendency to name their pet animals after actors or someone they love. The goat is integral to the story so we needed a name for it… something catchy.. You see, the name is just Shah Rukh which literally means face of the Emperor” said the films director .
    When we tried contacting Shahrukh himself about the film, we were told by his manager that the actor knows nothing about the film.

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    • KAALIA TOH HAI SHAHRUKH KA BAAP –

      Lol; never have truer words been uttered…

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      • AamirsFan Says:

        added to my must-watch list. not because it is mocking/making fun of King Khan…but because it actually seems like a smart/well made film.

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  18. tonymontana Says:

    The indian audience junta needs to flush their guts down the toilet. Especially the pseudo multiplex viewers.. Highway deserved to do well

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    • It did whatever because of multiplex audience. I guess there was not enough star power with Hooda, Alia, Ali and Rehman combo to entice people to theatre.

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      • sanjana Says:

        Hitching a ride in real life can be most dangerous.
        The recently solved Esther Anuhya case.
        One of the most tragic stories where an innocent girl was brutally murdered.
        A lone woman cant even hire a vehicle to reach destination safely.

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  19. “Highway deserved more balls than it seems to have received…”
    Hmm well may contribute my ‘support’ today –and yeah it’s ok for gals to check it out as well –balls not essential..

    Won’t have bothered but am making this exception due to my twin co-Sufis Imtiaz Ali & ar rahman…
    The slight problem is the heroine-when I saw her last she looked just 14!! She’s too immature & young!! Infact she should be studying in primary school !! Anyhow lemme see what’s this all about…

    In bondage she found freedom…

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  20. tonymontana Says:

    Speaking further of Highway, I find Pataka Guddi as the most soul stirring and catchy composition ive heard in a while..

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  21. sanjana Says:

    http://www.tellychakkar.com/movie/movie-news/sonam-kapoor-confirms-being-paired-opposite-salman-khan-sooraj-barjatyas-next-327

    Says Sonam, “I was in negotiations with Soorajji for the last four months. We’ve finally worked out all the modalities. And, yes I am doing the film. I’ll be getting into the film as soon as I finish shooting Arbaaz Khan’s Dolly Ki Doli.”

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  22. This movie Revolver rani sounds very interesting. I liked the tag line “Ab Mard ko Dard Hoga”. Infact I am always looking out for the next Kangana Ranaut movie. Looking forward to see Queen too.

    http://www.boxofficecapsule.com/news/First-Look-Poster-Of-Kangana-Ranaut-Starrer-REVOLVER-RANI-5703

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  23. RajRoshan Says:

    Queen have opened with excellent reviews all over…as expected heaps of praises for Queen Kangna 🙂

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    • Twitter has been orgasming over QUEEN for the past whole week. This spells DOOM for Gulab Gang. QUEEN is totally aimed at the Whazzup generation and it will mint. GG with 45+ age heroines and with Sampat Pal ready to screw them over will collapse..and big…

      Guess this is the 3rd stroke of stinking luck – moolah-wise – for Mads. AAJA NACHLE, DEDH, and NOW GG.

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  24. Abhishek Bachchan: I think life mein aukat mein rehna chahiye!
    March 6, 2014 19:10:08 IST
    By Urvi Parikh, Glamsham Editorial

    Abhishek Bachchan is known for his impromptu humour and crisp answers. In a small tete-a-tete, the actor talks about being compared to his father, megastar Amitabh Bachchan, his upcoming films and working with Khans… Read on…

    Ask him if he aims to achieve stardom like his actor-father Amitabh Bachchan and pat comes the reply, ”I think life mein aukat mein rehna chahiye. You know, one should aim for Mars and forget about reaching the Sun. That’s just not going to happen. It’s the same with him. He is the biggest that was, is and will ever be. So don’t aspire to be that because that’s not going to happen. Aspire to be your own self and achieve your own goals.”

    On probing further whether he sees himself working as hard as his father, a few years down the line, Abhishek retorts, ”I really pray that I am doing exactly the same thing. Yeah, I really do. I can’t see my life without taking the opportunity to do films. I do hope that I am blessed enough that when I am at his age, I would get to do the films that he does.”

    So do we see them working together anytime soon? ”The last film that we did was PAA I think… 2009 that was and since then we haven’t got anything that has excited both of us at all. We have done some very memorable films like BUNTY AUR BABLI, SARKAAR, SARKAAR RAJ, KABHI ALVIDA NAA KEHNA etc. So now we need to do something that is bigger and better than these. So until we find something like that, I don’t think that is happening anytime soon. We will not do a movie just because it is the two of us. But yes, I must confess that he is a lucky co-star for me,” admits Bachchan Jr.

    Talking about his forthcoming films HAPPY NEW YEAR and ALL IS WELL (earlier titled MERE APNE), Abhishek elaborates, ”HAPPY NEW YEAR is Farah Khan’s film and it is fun working with Shahrukh Khan, Sonu Sood, Boman Irani, Deepika Padukone, Jackie Shroff, Vivaan Shah… each and everybody. And I am working simultaneously with Umesh Shukla’s ALL IS WELL. I am working with my favourite actor – Chintu Uncle (Rishi Kapoor) so I am excited about that and it is a multi-starrer film. I think we should be getting done by June-July.”

    Bachchan also clarified over the status to DOSTANA sequel and said, ”Status of DOSTANA 2…well it is a very good question. Please let me know. We are all waiting. I don’t know. I haven’t heard the script. I really don’t know what to say.”

    And what about SARKAR 3? ”You know Ram Gopal Varma and I spoke about it. We were very keen. I loved SARKAR as a script and a franchise and we would love to take it further… But we have to get a right story,” states Abhishek.

    Now that he has worked with the biggest superstars including father Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan and Shahrukh Khan, ask him to share his observation about them and he reveals, ”There is just one quality which is common in all of them. There is one common thread – their humility and enthusiasm towards their work, which is very important. When they are working they are not the stars that they are off-set. Off-set they are the big stars and they carry themselves the way they want to. On-set it is just about making the best film they want to. And that’s infectious and it is so refreshing.”

    He adds on a concluding note, ”So when you work with senior actors, you maintain that respect. But when you see them working just like a normal actor to make their film work right, it is very heartening.”

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