Brothers, the rest of the box office

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  1. Brothers Has Good To Decent Start
    Friday 14 August 2015 13.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Brothers opened to a good to decent response on day one with occupancies on average around the 35% mark. The opening is similar to Gabbar Is Back which opened on a mini holiday but this film is bigger than Gabbar Is Back in terms of budget so it should have opened better than it has.

    The opening of the film is lower than ABCD 2 which has been the second biggest opening of the year so far after Bajrangi Bhaijaan. There is a one of the biggest holidays of the year tomorrow which will help collections in the evening especially the big cities so it may challenge the ABCD 2 first day number but the film really needs the first day to come in at around 17-18 crore nett and then get the huge benefit of the holiday and get that strong weekend of 60 crore nett plus.

    This does not look like happening from the opening morning numbers meaning the film is depending on the evening advantage today and the big holiday tomorrow. Last year Singham Returns grossed 31.50 crore nett on Independence Day though it was day one for that film. For Brothers it is day two but still it has to be around 25 crore nett otherwise the film will find it tough going. Basically the opening is not bad but it should have been better.

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    • BO update: Brothers opens to mixed response
      By Bollywood Hungama News Network, August 14, 2015 – 13:59 IST

      This week we see the solo release BROTHERS featuring Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra, Jackie Shroff and Jacqueline Fernandez. The film which is an official remake of the Hollywood film Warriors has been in the news since its announcement, has managed to generate quite a bit of hype around it. Thanks to the hype surrounding BROTHERS expectations from the film have been high.

      However, reports coming in from across the country depict mixed reactions. In fact while certain territories report a 50% occupancy rate during morning shows other regions have reported a staggering 80% occupancy rate.

      On the whole, despite the mixed opening, BROTHERS is expected to pick up over the evening and night shows. Also, with Independence Day holiday tomorrow followed by Sunday, the business is expected to see a jump over the weekend.

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  2. Bajrangi Bhaijaan Fourth Week Business
    Friday 14 August 2015 12.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Bajrangi Bhaijaan grossed 10.25 crore nett in week four which is the third highest fourth week collection ever. The film in four weeks has grossed 309 crore nett and will probably settle at a lifetime total of 313-315 crore nett.

    The film is the highest nett grosser ever in Delhi / UP, CP Berar, CI, Bihar , Assam and Orissa. The figures in East Punjab, Rajasthan and West Bengal are close to records but it may not have the legs to get another 50-70 lakhs needed in these three circuits. All three circuits do have the highest distributor share ever. The film has grossed more than any other film in history from single screens.

    The footfalls will cross 3.5 crore which makes it the most watched film since Gadar in 2001 beating PK, 3 Idiots, Dhoom 3 and Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham.

    Bajrangi Bhaijaan Verdict – ALL TIME BLOCBUSTER (8th since 1996)

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    • Can we have a statistic for 3rd highest 4th week in which out of the 7 days the sun set earlier than usual causing people to stay at home fearing waylaid robbery dampening collections? Please?

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    • they are exposing themselves by Claims like footfalls of BB crossing 3i.
      ‘The footfalls will cross 3.5 crore which makes it the most watched film since Gadar in 2001 beating PK, 3 Idiots, Dhoom 3 and Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham.’
      This is simply ridiculous. BB wasnt a rage like Dabangg or Ghajini leave aside 3i.
      And how Kabhi khushi kabhi gum came in the list of record Blockubusters? Just because Aamir and salman’s movies are in the list, they have to put srk movie also in the same bracket. When BOI came in existence, KKKG was a huge hit in india but never a blockbuster, though due to its record business in overseas, it was considered superhit. But, slowly it became blockbuster and now record blockbuster in BOI’s list. This is simply ridiculous.
      And how come D2 is not in the list, Krrish was record blockbuster of its time and D2 crossed it by a margin in its opening and trend and total gross aswell.

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  3. Drishyam Second Week Business
    Friday 14 August 2015 10.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Drishyam grossed 16.50 crore nett it its second week taking its two week total to 56.50 crore nett. The drop week on week is a little under 60% which is fair but with a poor first week it has meant the film has not done good business. It should comfortably cross 60 crore nett as despite the release of Brothers it has enough screen pace to add some more business.

    The film is going to be best in Mumbai with business already over 22 crore nett and can finish with around 25 crore nett which means an average fare in Mumbai. But the rest of the circuits have not fared as well as Mumbai especially North with Delhi / UP doing less than 50% of Mumbai.

    The second week collections are the seventh best of the year and after a low opening week, you have to be doing better in the second week. The film will be the highest Ajay Devgn grosser over the last 2-3 years outside Singham Returns but that is no consolation.

    Drishyam Verdict – BELOW AVERAGE

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  4. The report of the movie is very bad. Its advantage All is Well Next week

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  6. abzee2kin Says:

    I would just like to say that your Current Viewing poster with Marion Cotillard is very very distracting 🙂 Seriously though, would love to have your thoughts on this Dardenne bros. feature.

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  7. I have no intention of seeing “Brothers” but I rather hope it does well because I have recently and somewhat inexplicably developed a fondness for Akshay and if this “mature” avatar works it gives me hope that someday he’ll actually make a movie that I’ll want to watch.:-D

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    • ‘someday he’ll actually make a movie that I’ll want to watch’
      WOW what a tough bar for Akshay. If the same standard apply for srk and sallu, you would have not watched any srk/sallu movie in last 5 years.

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      • Um, I indeed haven’t watched any movies of SRK or Salman in the last 5 years.

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        • Awesome. Cplease do me a favor by listing down some good movies you watched as suggestion. Last srk movie i saw on big screen was cid and last sallu movie hahk. Last akki movie was baby though special chabbis and omg were worth catching too but i was unable to do so.

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  8. Komal Nahta ‏@KomalNahta · 10h10 hours ago
    #Brothers opens to outstnding response all over India.For eg., at EPmultiplex,Jaipur, film opened in 3 audis in morning 9.30.All packed!Wow

    Komal Nahta ‏@KomalNahta · 10h10 hours ago
    Sad but http://true.Trade once again goes wrong.Talking negative about Brothers,but a look at the collections should make them realise

    Vishek Chauhan ‏@VishekC · 7h7 hours ago
    Purnea(Bihar) Gabbar 1st Day Noon show: 9670. Brothers 1st Day Noon show: 23,080 @KomalNahta #Brothers

    Komal Nahta ‏@KomalNahta · 4h4 hours ago
    #Brothers is an entertainer. Great action, nice emotions, lovely performances. Another 100-cr film.Read my review at https://komalsreviews.wordpress.com/2015/08/14/brothers/

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    • “Komal Nahta ‏@KomalNahta ·
      #Brothers is an entertainer. Great action, nice emotions, lovely performances. Another 100-cr film”

      Lol @ 100 crore. As if that’s the bar now.. actually maybe as Akshay is unable to cross it from recent time!

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  9. On the whole, Brothers, a mixed martial arts film, may carry mixed reports but it will ultimately prove to be a paying proposal for all concerned. It will do good business in multiplexes and single-screen cinemas, and in ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ and ‘D’ class centres. The national holiday tomorrow will see collections take a huge jump.
    https://komalsreviews.wordpress.com/2015/08/14/brothers/

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  10. Wishing a very Happy Independence day to the people of Pakistan !!
    P.S.- including Rana Ayyub, Karan Thapar, Sudhir Kulkarni, S Vardhrajan, Scroll, Kafila and all Slobs and Jaichands !! LOL!!

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  12. BOI spreading lies to pull down brothers. It is going much ahead of gabbar is back which was given. Here is proof-
    Komal Nahta retweeted
    Vishek Chauhan ‏@VishekC 8h8 hours ago
    Purnea(Bihar) Gabbar 1st Day Noon show: 9670. Brothers 1st Day Noon show: 23,080 @KomalNahta #Brothers

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  13. Komal Nahta ‏@KomalNahta 10h10 hours ago
    Sad but http://true.Trade once again goes wrong.Talking negative about Brothers,but a look at the collections should make them realise
    Komal Nahta ‏@KomalNahta 10h10 hours ago
    #Brothers opens to outstnding response all over India.For eg., at EPmultiplex,Jaipur, film opened in 3 audis in morning 9.30.All packed!Wow

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  14. Vande Mataram feat Ustad Amjad Ali Khan | The Song Of Freedom | Independence Day Special

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  15. omrocky786 Says:

    In other news-
    We never knew that the song…
    “RAADHA ON THE DANCE FLOOR,,,
    RAADHA LIKES TO PARTY,,, RAADHA LIKES TO MOVE THAT SEXY RAADHA BODY………………
    Was dedicated to RAADHEY MAA… 💃💃

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    • LOL!!

      Dharam’s co-killer; Dharam’s friend..

      & they are talking of Amitabh here!!

      And here’s the measure of the greatness and popularity of Amitabh..from here to the ENTIRE INDIAN PRESS falling at his feet at 72 talks of the stature of this man..

      All the Sallu, SRK, Aamir fans and of course, Krishh Roshan, should just mull over this over a pint of beer if possible..the kind of mud-slinging and on-slaught Amitabh faced during his hey-days.. and still be the ABSOLUTE favorite of a country and beyond borders for 10 straight damn years at least from 1975 to 1985 is a monumental achievement that NONE.. I repeat NONE has been able to break..

      In the days of twitter and all arm-chair trade-analysts claiming BAJRANGI and even relatively lesser films – the block-buster of the decade and some such shite, need to get a reality check. AND, if the fans believe that what Sallu is supposedly going through tough times and being ‘targeted’ and is coming out ALL STRONG inspite of ‘opposition’ because of his EK THA DRIVER episode — should read the above review at least twice –to get to at least a basic understanding of Amitabh’s phenomenon.

      They ‘blackened’ his name from reviews, and there was no ‘twitter’ or face-book to have online fan-atics club as a parallel ‘press’ at that point. Amitabh couldn’t even present his point of view..

      They are talking above of the same Amitabh..

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      • Very well said An Jo.

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      • An Jo Amitabh Bachchan is phenomenon, comes once in a century! He is blazing Sun in the sky of Indian film industry with stars twinkling around him like Khans, Kapoors, Kumars and so on.

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      • The press banning of Amitabh was late in career and not during the Sholay’s release.

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        • The EMERGENCY was imposed in June 1975. Sholay was released in August 1975. He was pretty much considered an accomplice in the emergency imposition due to his closeness to the family. That’s why you see ‘co-killer’,’friend’ in the review. They didn’t even want to take his name. They could take the names of Sachin, Hangal, a ‘new-comer’ like Amjad but NOT Amitabh who was a bonafide super-star after ZANJEER and DEEWAR. Deewar was in it’s silver-jubilee week when SHOLAY released..

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          • so bad and so sad. But it was only MSM-English language media, right?
            And he is nation’s cultural icon. What to talk about that.
            There is always Amitabh bachchan popping up. At work a chinese-hong kong worker mentions him. Then on a vacay, at disney, a tall handsome (slightly older) disney security man approaches. Tells me he is from Egypt and had gone to India, to meet his idol, many moons ago…Amitabh. So many such stories. From Amitabh’s side, he also famously keeps grudges. He personally then from his side ban-ed the press in retaliation too!

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          • Did he learn from these experiences?

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          • emergency was imposed during sholay only but i guess bofors hurt him more commercially as in 80’s he took break and afterwards bofors just after arrival..guys like shatrughan sinha became more famous for attacking amitabh during that period in 80’s and it gave way to vp singh to become prime minister of country (just on bofors)

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  17. BOI first day numbers are out and before anyone came up with any actual numbers for any center. It is 13.5 cr which looks like a clear case of underreporting.

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    • I myself observed BMS throughout the day and i was expecting between 15-20 cr. going by the bookings and trends.
      By the way, BOI is still behind by 8 cr than taran for Drashyam even after they revised first week numbers from 35 to 40 cr.

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      • Raghav, Viacom released the figures for Drishyam. Indicine has now downgraded the numbers. BOI is just a crore less than Viacomms numbers

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    • I think BOI is still hoping BB to cross PK and pulling down everything else in this effort.
      They are exposing themselves by Claims like footfalls of BB crossing 3i.
      ‘The footfalls will cross 3.5 crore which makes it the most watched film since Gadar in 2001 beating PK, 3 Idiots, Dhoom 3 and Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham.’
      This is simply ridiculous. BB wasnt a rage like Dabangg or Ghajini leave aside 3i.
      And how Kabhi khushi kabhi gum came in the list of record Blockubusters? Just because Aamir and salman’s movies are in the list, they have to put srk movie also in the same bracket. When BOI came in existence, KKKG was a huge hit in india but never a blockbuster, though due to its record business in overseas, it was considered superhit. But, slowly it became blockbuster and now record blockbuster in BOI’s list. This is simply ridiculous.
      And how come D2 is not in the list, Krrish was record blockbuster of its time and D2 crossed it by a margin in its opening and trend and total gross aswell.

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    • By the way, BOI’s silent on Bahubali is itself an indication how they dont want to take away limelight off BB.
      they dont want to admit it has crossed 100 cr ? Last time they reported 82 cr collections a month back. As per taran it has crossed 114 cr. The same way they went silent on Robot after reporting collection 186 cr of 4 weeks while it was still collecting very well. May be they were just just shying off to admit it crossed 3i nett collection.

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  18. Just returned from Brothers.
    Liked it immensely. 4/5
    First half is good and second nd half is excellent. This film is better than Warrior in terms of story, Akshay, Jackie Shroff and Jacqueline’s act.
    Jackie Shroff in fact has given a performance which can match his Act in Gardish- a film I am immensely find of.
    Sid has not done bad. It’s just that Tom Hardy was superb in Warrior. Salman Khan could have been an ideal choice.
    This is Jacqueline first real act in bollywood.
    Shefali Shah leaves an impact.

    AKSHAY KUMAR is the heart and soul of the movie. He is Superb and outstanding in desperation, anger, regret, and Brothers is his Rocky moment.

    Karan Malhotra you have nailed it.

    CRITICS – BACK OFF

    This film is SuperHit.

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  19. Raja Sen ney ley lee Pichchar kee !!- some gems-

    Talk about using the lord’s logo in vain, the entire film sees more dangling-cross action than George Michael’s earlobe from back in the day.
    The entire first half, in fact, is unwatchable. Right upto the point of intermission, relentless melodrama is thrust our way with operatic zeal, complete with an excruciating, crescendo-driven background score and characters trying to out-wail it
    Actually, I must here apologise. I may here have implied that the post-intermission portion is any good. It isn’t, though the good news is that after such a horrendous first-half, it does at least feature some spiffy camerawork and well-choreographed action sequences
    Warrior may have been melodramatic to begin with, but Malhotra amps up each possible moment, laying it on impossibly thick and spelling every little gesture out for the audience.
    His sons — Akshay Kumar, a physics teacher, and Siddharth Malhotra, a surly guy who shakes his leg a lot — hate each other and aren’t particularly nice to him. Still, the old fool keeps wishing they’ll all make up. It’s all rather like Rakhee in Karan Arjun going on about her sons prodigally returning

    Weighing 158 unbearable minutes, Brothers is nearly 600-times as long as the Rousey win —- and not one-millionth as thrilling.

    http://rajasen.com/2015/08/14/review-karan-malhotras-brothers/

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  20. Oops… ‘PK’ Is Not Actually India’s Top-Grossing Movie Ever

    Against all odds, Baahubali: The Beginning, the first non-Hindi film to reach even the ranks of the top 10 biggest earners in theatrical release across India, now stands at the pinnacle, the highest grossing film in the country’s history

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/robcain/2015/08/14/oops-pk-is-not-actually-indias-top-grossing-movie-ever/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

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  21. Congrats to Bahubali for beating PK becoming the biggest grosser indian film ever…
    Well done.

    Also to BB for coming so close to PK (inspite of being a much Inferior film and by a lesser maker)

    As for karan malhotra, how much did Agneepath do on the first day and first weekend about three years back (when earnings were much less?)

    Jacqueline and Kareena are dampeners here
    But may catch brothers this weekend
    For akshay kumar and Sid malhotra and the fight scenes …

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  22. Abhishek Bachchan: My dad taught me how to play Kabaddi

    India is a cricket fanatic nation, which gives all its money and love to the game. It is thus no surprise that so many celebrities own teams related to various leagues associated with the game. However, Kabaddi is an indigenous game, a game whose origins lie in our own mythology, a game that India has never lost in at the world level and yet, no one came forward to promote it except for Abhishek Bachchan.

    Yes, he’s a sports lover, but he could have chosen any other sport but no, he chose Kabaddi. A year back when the started, many of us wondered what made him do that. But by the end of Season 1, it had become the second most watched sport on Indian television and today, it has become a spectacle. Excerpts from a conversation with Abhishek Bachchan, the man who led India to recognise the potential of its own game Kabaddi.

    While other stars invested in cricket, you chose Kabaddi. What made you take up the risk of investing in a sport that was perceived to be neither as fashionable nor as popular as cricket?

    One, I have always wanted to do something with sport in India right from the time I was a student. I grew up in an environment (at the Aiglon College in Switzerland) surrounded by sport in a school that lay huge amount of emphasis on outdoor activity and sport. So for me, sports was a way of life and it had a huge hand in forming my personality and character. I always felt on one level that being an Indian, there are some sports we are so great at, but why are we great at just some sports? For India, sports is a matter of national pride. I will always remember a visual of Carl Lewis in the 1984 LA Olympics standing on top of that podium after winning the gold medal and he had tears in his eyes with the American flag in his hand and their anthem playing at the back. I remember going to the Asian Games in 1982 when I was a kid and seeing the Indian flag and the pride we felt at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium when an Indian won. I am a huge sports fan and have always played sport and continue to. It’s a fantastic release for me and a great way to stay in shape, apart from it being almost therapeutic. I wanted to do something, but in a sport that you could do something with. The reason I never ever considered cricket first on a personal basis is that it was way too expensive, secondly, cricket has a fantastic infrastructure in India as we are a cricket-loving nation. What can I contribute to it, so I never even thought about it. To add to that, I have never even played cricket. Yes, I watch it as a spectator and I love it, but I don’t have any great understanding of it. I was in a British school so for me, I was a football fan but I played only basketball, athletics and skiing. I once met the great sports commentator Charu Sharma, the mastermind behind the Pro Kabaddi League, in a social gathering and he asked me, ‘Have you ever thought of Kabaddi?’ And my reaction too like yours was, ‘What Kabaddi?’ He took me to a match in Mumbai and I was blown away. I had played Kabaddi casually as a kid and felt that it was dying to erupt on the sporting stage. Instinctively, I said yes to being a part of his league. And today, you come to Pro Kabaddi and you say, ‘Oh my God! It’s Kabaddi.’ That’s the victory for us.

    Tell us how playing sport helped shape your character?

    It teaches you everything, right from teamwork to leadership to dealing with success and failure to building a sportsman spirit. These are all things that we encounter on a daily basis. I was a basketball player in school. You are playing a match where you have a tough opponent, you are down 15 points, but you don’t give up, you adapt, dig deep, find the way, find the strength and the capability to go win a match. There are so many situations in life where you come across situations like this. Leadership, I was the captain of my team, how do you lead a team? You lead from the front, lead from the back, how do you change from time to time? Team work, basketball is a game of five people, how do you work with and be a part of the team. There are so many things in life where you will find a parallel in sport.

    Any memories of playing Kabaddi as a child?

    I was a kid when I saw a film of dad called Ganga Ki Saugand in which there is a sequence where he plays Kabaddi and he says, ‘Chal kabaddi chal kabaddi aal taal, mera gucha lal lal. Lal, lal, lal… I remember I used to find that very cool and would copy that and that’s when I first asked my dad, ‘What’s this game?’ and he said, ‘Kabaddi’. He drew lines in the garden on the ground and taught me how to play Kabaddi.

    The presence of so many stars has made Kabaddi into a spectacle.

    Before the start of Season 1, there were no sponsors. I remember talking to Ronnie Screwvala who owns the Mumbai team and he said, ‘Mark my words. This is going to be India’s biggest sport in times to come.’ I said, ‘Okay.’ And we had the inaugural match. My family was there and very sweetly, Shah Rukh, Aamir, the entire cast of Happy New Year, Sachin Tendulkar were there. I idol worship Sachin and had requested him to come since I was starting something new. And he not just came, but even wore a pink t-shirt. The game started and we lost our first match. Everybody was a bit sombre but the next morning when I woke up, Kabaddi had become the cool new sport overnight. A lot of people attributed it to all these huge stars that came be it dad, Aishwarya, mom, Shah Rukh, Aamir and Sachin. But let me tell you, yes glamour does make a sport a spectacle but the spectacle lasts only for 15 minutes. Being a sportsman, I can tell you that you can have the biggest star sitting there and it’s okay to see them for a few seconds, but you want to get back to the score. At the end of the day, if the sport is not doing the talking, any amount of glamour will not make a difference. I was flooded with messages that morning that read, ‘What is this Kabaddi man?’ For the rest follow the link-

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Abhishek-Bachchan-My-dad-taught-me-how-to-play-Kabaddi/articleshow/48483631.cms

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  23. A very profound and informative interview touching upon every aspect of the Kabaddi as a game and also why he zeroed in on it as the game to put his bets on. Also sharing details privy to him as owner which are fascinating and charming, divulging some funny anecdotes of his team. Wish him luck and all the very best in this endeavour as he appears very sincere towards it.

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  24. Event Uncut: Amitabh Bachchan Speaks About 40 Years Of Sholay

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  25. charan raj Says:

    Is this Brother’s boxoffice thread or Bachchan glorification blog? If it is later then please change the title name and the same is misleading.

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    • Agreed. Post name should change where the discussion leads to.
      By this standard, please change this bo thread and last one month’s all threads to BB glorification.
      And rest of the bo threads should be renamed to ‘BOI surrends to srk’s charm’.

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    • Charan raj It’s up to you whether you would like to rechristen this blog in your nightmares or read what you like and ignore the rest! Bachchan is ubiquitous with Hindi film industry, so you need to learn to put up with him as there’s no other choice!

      On a serious note, rather than contributing anything, why does this anti-Bachchan brigade wake up from their slumber and start this sick allegation game. One is either a nitwit or ignorant with regard to Indian film industry or both to show their antipathy towards AB senior!!

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      • charan raj Says:

        My point is very simple here and that’s if you want to glorify Bachchan, then do it on a seperate thread. Why to mix different subjects in a single thread? Only God knows what’s wrong with these Bachchan fanatics. One can’t argue with them about anything related to Bachchan unless and u ntill one praises him irrespective of whether one likes him or not.

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        • Your point is not simple but simplistically dumb. It is pretty clear Bachchan irks you for whatever reason.

          First of all, I don’t even think you know that the general rule on this blog is ANY TOPIC can be put on the box-office thread. All general topics can be entered here be they sports or politics or movies OTHER than the ones concerning ‘box-office’ or the going rate for an IT programmer’s dowry.

          You wouldn’t and didn’t raise any hue and cry when other irrelevant topics like the ones I mentioned above were posted. But when something related to AB is posted, you get ants in your pants…

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        • My point is even simpler than yours that if you do not like Bachchans or detest them, just read it as if the news item related to them is your favourite star’s, would certainly help you overcome your “phobia” of Bachchans 😉 Another choice you can exercise is to act like a blind whenever Bachchans news appears and last stop visiting Hindi movie blogs or sights altogether for that would help you take a breath a little easier 😉

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  26. abzee2kin Says:

    Happy Independence Day fellas! You are your country, so conduct yourselves accordingly 🙂

    Btw, saw Bahubali a second time yesterday and it was even better the second time around since you anticipate moments and choose to look at closely that which you may have missed on the first viewing with just so much to take in. Also, one realizes just how smooth and seamless the screenplay is. Flows most organically.

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  27. Brothers First Day Business
    Saturday 15 August 2015 12.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Brothers could not really make the mark on day one as it grossed 13.50 crore. The film did well in the regular Akshay Kumar markets but could not perform in the metros especially the multiplexes. The collections in Mumbai city, Delhi city, Kolkata and Bangalore were not upto the mark. The single screens and mass markets did better but that won’t be enough unless the big multiplexes pick up hugely today.

    The collections are lower than ABCD 2 and not much higher than Gabbar Is Back making it the third best opening of the year the film had good collections in East Punjab, Rajasthan and Bihar. Mumbai did not perform well.

    The second day which is Independence day is crucial for the film and it needs to jump 70-80% to get over that 50 crore nett mark for the weekend. A 50 crore nett weekend would be a good weekend result normally but here with such a big holiday it would be average at best as it is very unlikely that the film will add 50% on the weekdays to the weekend figure..

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  28. Drishyam Bajrangi Bhaijaan Mission Impossible Update
    Saturday 15 August 2015 11.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Drishyam grossed around 75 lakhs nett on its third Friday which is a 65% drop from last week which is good considering a big new release like Brothers came. The weekend can go to around 3.50 crore nett or higher as it will get the benefit of Independence Day on Saturday. The film has sustained pretty well at the box office but that low initial has cost the films chances of becoming a good success.

    Bajrangi Bhaijaan has grossed around 35 lakhs nett on its fifth Friday. The collections are 70% plus down from last week and its run is coming to an end. Still it can get around 1.50 crore nett plus over the weekend which will take its business close to 310.5 crore nett.

    The collections of Mission impossible – Rogue Nation are down heavily in week two in the 1.25 crore nett range which is a drop of 80% approx. The film will finish at around 50 crore nett in India which is not much more than the last Mission Impossible film.

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  29. Happy Independence Day to all members. 🙂 Agree with Abzee that we are the country and our conduct and actions shape “our future.”

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  30. Honestly, dont know what to expect

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  31. Brothers Gets National Holiday Benefit – Sunday Crucial
    Saturday 15 August 2015 23.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Brothers got benefit of Independence Day as it grossed 21 crore nett but 25 crore was a must considering it is one of the biggest days of the year for box office collections. The growth is the 55% range when it had to be more. A big number has to come on these big national holidays, a Jai Ho which was not a big managed 25 crore nett on its big national holiday and it was day three there while it is day two here. The two day total is 34.50 crore nett.

    Still the film has a chance and it is the acid test on Sunday when collections have to hold at similar levels to Saturday. A strong hold will mean a solid number on Monday. A noticeable drop on Sunday will make the weekdays an uphill struggle. .

    The bigger jumps did come in circuits like West Bengal and Mysore which were low on Friday and almost doubled up on Saturday. The weekend looks on course for 50-55 crore nett range depending on how Sunday fares which would be decent but of more importance will be a close towards the top end of the range which would a indicate a much better trend..

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    • that means all chances to go to 80-90 cr lifetime – whoa! akki is surely a force – may not be in the league of aamir/sallu but to deliver 4-5 films and each one going to 80-90 – that is quite a consistent record

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      • *to deliver 4-5 films every year*

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      • The movie needs at least 125 crores to recoup investments. So if it gets to 90 crores one can say Akshay Kumar consistently delivers flops…That’s the only consistency here…

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        • From what I’ve heard, Dharma is already safe and Fox will make losses if the movie doesn’t reach 125. Which I’m completely fine with. Fox is a disastrous company in India, I think they’ve made losses with every single film-Big or Small. Good, I hope they leave India soon I hate these Hollywood Companies, I remember Amitabh Bachchan once said in an interview that what ever countries these Hollywood Companies go to, they destroy the local Film Industries…

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          • Its always that way, the distributors lose in the end….This one is a resounding flop..Dharma made lot of money on Bahubali, probably more than any of their last few movies..

            As I said on Friday itself after the first reports, its advantage All is Well next week.

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          • “All is well” is promoted well on TV. I saw ABjr and Rishi on most of the reality shows.

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          • saw them on Indian Idol. Good episode. Rishi was especially superb with his singing. Didn’t much like the Jhalak episode because they didn’t do much.

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          • Rishi sung the whole song!
            It seemed ABJr understands music. Sonakshi doesn’t know much.
            They were on Kapil show as well and they will be back next week as well.

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          • Rishi seems to have enormous affection for Abhishek..

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          • Re: “Rishi was especially superb with his singing.”

            Really? I thought Rishi’s singing was ok on tune but his voice was quite poor (very hoarse)…

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          • wasn’t commenting on his voice. Just the fact that to hold a tune at his age as much as he did and to sing more or less a complete song was pretty remarkable. In the same sense and despite all his weight he’s still quite agile when he’s dancing.

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      • ya and he has given maximum revenue to industry more than akki/sallu….only mainstream actor who can do holiday or baby

        http://www.moneylife.in/article/akshay-kumar-becomes-first-bollywood-star-to-cross-rs2000-crore-collection-mark/31315.html

        one of true blue superstar

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          • Good points surila

            And shame on Satyam from selectively blocking box office comments

            This one is for the poor underrated asks hay fans like naveen

            Akshay kumar deserves credit

            Infact I’m terms of stardom akshay is bigger than aamir (forget Salman, HR & srk who all have bigger star initials than aamir)

            Btw congrats to prabhas and rana dagubattis baahubali for beating PK
            🙂

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          • This was true in the 2006-2008 period when he was doing 4 movies a year and they were all hit movies, but not true anymore. In 2012, Dabangg2+ETT made more than Rowdy Rathore+HF2+K786+Joker. In 2013, CE made more than OUATIM+S26+Boss combined, as did D3. Even YJHD made more than the 3 combined. last year, Kick and HNY alone made more than Holiday+Entertainment. PK made double this. And this year, BB alone has made more than Brothers+Gabbar+Baby. Also not to mention that out of these dozen films only RR, HF2 and Holiday are clean hits.

            But all this doesn’t matter or effect Akki, he’ll continue to somehow put out 4 releases a year. I’m actually really looking forward to Singh Is Bling because it’s been a while since he’s does this type of Rowdy Rathore/SIK comedy

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          • your argument says all

            all different stars in different years against one common actor who is consistent and will remain so for many years

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          • and this is evident not only from 2006 but from 2000 onwards, problem is politics and guts and ya i will take holiday and baby more than this

            http://www.shankhnaad.net/india/item/314-gujarat-raees-king-of-crime

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  32. Brothers Day Two Business
    Sunday 16 August 2015 11.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Brothers showed good growth of 55-60% on Saturday but as it was a huge holiday for Independence day so the growth should have been more. The first two day business of Brothers is as follows.

    Friday – 13,50,00,000
    Saturday – 21,25,00,000

    TOTAL – 34,75,00,000

    Sunday is now crucial for the film and it really needs Sunday to be around its Saturday figure or at least 20 crore nett which should enable the weekdays to hold up.

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  33. Drishyam Third Saturday Business
    Sunday 16 August 2015 11.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Drishyam jumped well on its third Saturday as it benefitted from the big holiday. The first two day business of the third week of Drishyam is as follows.

    Friday – 80,00,000
    Saturday – 1,75,00,000

    TOTAL – 2,55,00,000

    The film has now grossed 59 crore nett apprx In 16 days. It will go over 60 crore nett after its third weekend.

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  34. Bob Cristo Says:

    It is a sin not to watch Drishyam. If you can’t patronize films like Drishyam then don’t complain about that crap films are churnig out from Bollywood. My god what a film ! Atleast one of the best film coming out from bollywood in this decade and one of the best thriller of all time.

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  35. BOI seem to be moving goalposts with regards to Drishyam and Brothers. With Drishyam, after its initial 1st low week end, BOI were talking about 60cr lifetime (which looked improbable then) as the target for a healthy total. They now seem a bit taken aback that the film has sustained well and it will easily go past the 60cr mark.

    With Brothers after its first day, they briefly mentioned 50cr as some kind of target for its first week end. And after its second day, when it looks given that it will cross that mark easily, BOI look even more downbeat.

    That said, I have to admit that I am a bit surprised by Brothers’ decent collections. It looked low on hype, the trailers looked poor and I didn’t have much hope with either Karan or Sidharth Malhotra, The first Monday will probably determine its fate.

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  36. satyam – PRDP needs a separate thread – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zjtsctKgsU

    watch sallu in this interview – is he drunk or what? his eyes – although he is so composed at the same time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nApNFjra4c

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  37. P.K Talli Says:

    No need for a separate thread this is fan made not official .

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  38. Brothers Has Heavy Drop On Sunday
    Sunday 16 August 2015 23.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Brothers has dropped heavily on Sunday with collections set to be around 25% down from Saturday as collections look set to be around 15.75 crore nett. The big drop is not the major problem as collections can be 25% down after a big holiday but should not be if next day is a Sunday. The main issue is that the film is just 15 % higher than its Friday total on Sunday.

    The film is looking at just sneaking past the 50 crore nett mark which is a good to decent decent weekend but the trend is poor and unless Monday springs a huge surprise the film is heading for big trouble due to huge costs. Basically the Sunday number is too low.

    The way the film has performed over the weekend even 100 crore nett is looking a huge task and its not as if its gets to a 100 crore nett that its a successful film. The expectations were of a Singham Returns type of performance which came last year but it seems the film will even fall well below Jai Ho unless Monday shocks and there is a big turnaround in its fortunes.

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  39. Bros

    This is not for girls, or for pansies or for non-males!
    Is not quite as good as expected but has its moments.
    A v effective performance by akshay, Sid and jackie.
    There’s no heroine here and Kareena isn’t good–Jacqueline is just a spectator.

    Enjoyed the fights esp the akshay-Sid combat at the end
    Akshay was good as usual in action
    But Sid held up well to akshay /jackie

    Ps: But this wss no agneepath &
    Askhay -SIds combined first day figures fell below agneepath HR opening day number three years back…

    As I had mentioned this may become akshays biggest opening day ever..
    Enjoyable

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    • It is not akshay’s biggest opening day. RR is still his biggest opening day. Agneepath first day was 22 cr but it was national holiday. for Brothers ,second day was national holiday so first day comparison is not alright. Also AP fell by record 50 percent which is unprecedent amd unique case for a hit film.

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  40. Gulzar – The Anupam Kher Show Season 2 – 9th August 2

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    • Saw it 2-3 days back. Always love to listen to Gulzar, doesn’t matter if it is profound as Chess game with God or inane why he wears white. I can listen whole day his commentary followed by Pancham song.

      ps – This video is not available in USA.

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      • Amazing simplicity and depth, not to miss the heavy baritone.

        Particularly liked his answer to Anupam Kher when queried – if mark of a good writer is being sad and his simple reply –

        … writers mein gham zyaada der tak basta hai or khushi phuljarhi ki tarah hoti hai meaning quick glow and extinguish … don’t remember the exact words but sounded deep considering it was an instant response.

        Happy he found Vishal Bharadwaj and vice versa ……in this age of multiplex driven cinema…

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      • omrocky786 Says:

        Munna- toh sir- USA ka link post kar do, hum bhee dekh lengey

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        • Haven’t searched. Let me check. Typically DailyMotion is little lax in enforcing copyrights.

          Ghar par Sling TV (formerly Dishworld – Desi TV on internet) hai..

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  41. I am perplexed by the extreme diverse views on Brothers’s BO performance.

    Brothers is doing very well : Komal Nahta, Taran Adarsh,
    Public verdict where they loved the film: Bollywood Hungama + All public verdict videos

    Brothers is not doing well – BOI
    Critics Verdict – Almost all critics panned the film

    What’s going on?

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  42. Independence Day Only Plus For Brothers
    Monday 17 August 2015 10.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Brothers grossed 49.75 crore nett over its first weekend and though the figure is good it does not tell the complete story. The near 50 crore nett business has mainly come due to the big Independence day holiday on Saturday while on Friday and Sunday the film has not performed. The film grossed 13.50 crore nett on Friday, 21.25 crore nett on Saturday and 15 crore nett on Sunday.

    The business on Sunday was a killer though the warning signs were there on Saturday as key centers did not grow as they should gave. Still as next day was a Sunday, you would have thought the film to get away with it and a small drop but it was not to be.

    The business on Sunday is much lower than a film like Holiday and even lower than Gabbar Is Back. The Sunday drop will probably mean it will be tough going on the weekdays. Due to the fact that the weekend us inflated by the big holiday and the poor trend it has practically no chance to add 50% on weekdays to its weekend business.

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  43. Brothers Overseas And Worldwide Business
    Monday 17 August 2015 12.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Brothers has not performed well in Overseas, the collections will come in at around the $2.25 million mark as business in Gulf (850k apprx) and Pakistan is pretty good but with US at $400,000 apprx and UK at £175,000 apprx, the film wont be going anywhere.

    The Worldwide business will be 80 crore apprx which is the second highest Worldwide collection this year after Bajrangi Bhaijaan but that was a huge 187 crore plus in the first weekend and this is not even half. The next best was ABCD 2 which grossed 72 crore apprx which was 40% less cost than Brothers. It is the highest Worldwide weekend for Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra with their previous best being Rowdy Rathore at 71 crore Ek Villain at 78 crore respectively.

    Still the 80 crore figure is well below the mark as films like Rowdy Rathore and Ek Villain were not of the scale of Brothers. The film should have notched up a century as a minimum for Worldwide business.

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  44. Box Office Report: ‘Brothers’ collects Rs 52.08 crore; the highest ever weekend collection for Akshay and Siddharth
    August 16, 2015 Sukarna Mondal 1760 reads 2 comments

    This week’s release ‘Brothers’ got an excellent collection. The film’s weekend numbers stand like this: Friday Rs 15.2 crore, Saturday Rs 21.43 crore and Sunday Rs 15.45 crore. Now, the total collection stands Rs 52.08 crore.
    This is Akshay Kumar’s highest weekend and also for Sidharth Malhotra. The audience reactions to ‘Brothers’ have been very positive.
    The film took an almost 40% jump on day 2, given that it was a National holiday on account of Independence Day. With this collection ‘Brothers’ records the second highest opening weekend of 2015 – the first spot being held by ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ which collected Rs. 102.6 crores.
    http://www.pinkvilla.com/entertainment/box-office/339372/box-office-report-brothers-collects-rs-5208-highest-weekend

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  45. “Naveen Says:
    August 17, 2015 at 3:29 AM
    I am perplexed by the extreme diverse views on Brothers’s BO performance.”

    Hahha there’s nothing to feel ‘perplexed’ here naveen
    This is the typical NANGA NAACH that happens
    By AGENDAIC folks Furthering their own spins

    U can’t compare somebody with 4 releases in one year
    Compared to
    1 release in four years

    It’s a different BUSNESS MODEL
    And one that akshay has been single handedly running for years
    If it was so loss making it wouldn’t have been viable

    Learn to give credit where due, folks …
    Time for akshay fans like naveed to rejoice…

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  46. Diverse views on the BO performance of Brothers ? Where are the diverse views? I think everyone is agreed that bY Akshay’s standard this year it has done well. But when compared to other stars and the budget of Brothers it is lackludstre. I don’t see a single site that has said anything different from this.

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  47. ‘It’s a different BUSNESS MODEL
    And one that akshay has been single handedly running for years
    If it was so loss making it wouldn’t have been viable.’

    The same thing can be said of the models folwed by Abhishek Bachchan. Or Saif ali Khan. If itw as so lossmaking, the models wont have beeen viable.

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  48. “models folwed by Abhishek Bachchan”

    The ONLY business model(s) of abhishrek bachchan

    Is Amitabh Bachchan (papa)
    Aishwarya (wifey)
    Satyam of satyamshot fame (fangirl!) 🙂

    As for utkal uncle : no points for guessing his stance on brothers
    There’s no heroine
    No legshow
    No skin –hence he’s out!!

    Now imagine a film on FEMALE MMA fighters in skimpy clothes fighting each other tearing at each other’s clothes!
    We would have got a LONG essay by utkal uncle
    In a film called SISTERS!!

    Grow up utkal uncle 🙂

    There’s no ‘honesty’ left lol

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  49. And I was wrong
    In the Promo of ‘mera Naam Mary’ I thought Kareena had improved

    But watching it on the BIG screen
    highlighted Kareenas irritant appeal

    She was highly IRRITANT
    And a sore thumb, a damp squib

    It was an OBSCENE song !!
    IMPURE stuff..

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    • Even from the trailers I thought “Mera Naam Mary” was just ghastly. Kareena looked lovely and classy in Bajrangi Bhaijaan, and “Mary” just isn’t her scene…

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      • Yeah but there’s something VULGAR and CRASS about Kareena
        Even if I were to compare with sunny Leone –even in a ‘porn” clip she will look ‘innocent’ and inoffensive
        (Not that I’ve seen them but that’s what it will appear)
        There’s a certain ‘grace’ even in porn
        Something missing with karrena. .

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        • ” I were to compare with sunny Leone –even in a ‘porn” clip she will look ‘innocent’ and inoffensive

          (Not that I’ve seen them)”

          LMAO!!!! LOL

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  50. Kamaal R Khan-KRK ‏@kamaalrkhan 1h1 hour ago
    Today #Brothers is facing only 70% drop compare to Friday’s occupancy means it’s finished n today’s business can be 4-5Cr.

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    • Kamaal Khan really “says” something about where we are in the popular culture at present: a minor celeb whose celebrity is entirely dependent on him being nasty about bigger celebs. What a low, nasty fellow — his character’s persona in “Ek Villain” fit him like a glove.

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      • agree completely and you really have to go to his twitter feed to figure out his nastiness!

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        • Ugh, I have probably missed the worst of it.

          He is very clever and strategic about it: Being an asshole wins him some eyeballs; he adds a fair bit of misogyny so that even people who claim to disdain him can titter along (brings to mind Simone De Beauvoir’s line about one day, women being the last n____r in the world); and also picks soft targets (films he can sense might falter at the box office, people who won’t find many defenders, and so on). I guess that does mean he has some instinct for the box office, but his “instinct” is in the service of a level of discourse that is incredibly coarse.

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          • he calls BOI a fraud site. Think his point is that there’s no basis for differing from the producer numbers. Now while I don’t believe there’s any greater truth in the producer claims, specially when you have so many dubious figures being thrown out, the fact is that this other claim that BOI is somehow getting it from distributors or whatever is a greater fairy tale that doesn’t make sense at any number of levels.

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  51. Though his twitter feed is full of crude and nasty remarks but they are honest and to the point to a large extent and that’s why his following is increasing by the day. Very few out there in the bollywood world that can cut to the chase and say it as it is….

    Now come to think of it if the Americans are celebrating Donald Trump obnoxiousness for coming to the point directly why can’t we do the same and enjoy the krk ride. At least he has been winning the debate until now.

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    • Re: “Now come to think of it if the Americans are celebrating Donald Trump obnoxiousness for coming to the point directly why can’t we do the same and enjoy the krk ride.”

      Are you suggesting we should celebrate obnoxiousness because Americans are doing so? An odd thing to say right after 15th august, no?

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      • By debate I did not mean Trump’s debate performance but Krk’s debate with who’s who of bollywood plus the Indian political discourse.

        On the American reference , it is not odd because we are living in this global world and connected instantly and there is bound to be spill overs. The Americans indulge in a lot of R&D and have many trial and tested methodology so why not act along those line because true desi is irrelevant now.

        In short though I am not a PM Modi sympathizer but at least his intentions in following few of the patterns of American political discourse is worth noting and its just not market driven economy but small things like coming up with this ‘mann ki baat’ and good governance etc and he is tapping into the American tested system of president’s saturday radio address where he can directly address the nation say things unhinged.

        If it is working is a million dollar question!!

        On 15th Aug reference let me show you what Shobha De came up with. Not bad again –

        “On its birthday, India feels abandoned by an absentee dad”

        http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/politically-incorrect/on-its-birthday-india-feels-abandoned-by-an-absentee-dad/

        Read the last para and smile at the Mummy reference –

        ‘And that, dear Mr PM, is the real mood of the nation — no matter what your Red Fort speech promised and what your admirers tell you. Remember, promises made have to be promises kept. Or else, they ring false. Imagine India’s delicate haalat at this moment, Sir — if Daddy leaves us stranded now, it will be back to Mummy!

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        • Don’t want to make this a thread about politics, but personally I resist the “binary” nature of the opposition foisted upon us (and that is very telegenic in this media-centric age of ours). If you have a problem with “Daddy” then IMO let’s try other options than “Mummy”. This is very very very far from the party or the ideals of Chacha — ab sirf bhateejay hi nazar aate hain… And I was never a Randhir Kapoor fan!!!

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          • Thanks Rocky — there was also a piece in The Atlantic recently about hyper-sensitivity on American campuses

            The thing about the likes of Trump and Swamy is that if one ties them into a paradigm of political correctness then one is also saying that in some sense they are speaking truth that is otherwise stifled because of the PC police. From my perspective what they are peddling is false (I find the discussion on offensiveness when it comes to these people to be a distraction: it says something, and is shameful, that there was more controversy around Trump’s comments on Kelly than on his far more offensive comments on Mexicans earlier). The appeal is the illusion of authenticity (“straight from the heart” or “says what he feels”), and precisely that ability to surreptitiously normalise radical ideologies (“hey, everyone thinks it, I’m just saying it!”)…

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          • That being said, the (once American, but now perhaps broader) trend whereby left-of-center folks start getting into a competition of thin-skinnedness is very troubling to me. This sort of thing puts the individual’s comfort at the center of everything, and even if I agree in particular instances, progressives aren’t doing themselves a favor: because the move whereby convenience (that is, an ideology of convenience or politeness) is moved front-and-center is essentially a reactionary move, or at least no more progressive than the consumption paradigm of the new economy (think of the inventions of the last couple of decades, and how many now simply focus on convenience and amenability)…

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          • omrocky786 Says:

            Satyam/Q/ Munna – do read this , I am certain you will enjoy it.
            P.S.- How is Saurabh doing ?Koi Khabar ?

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          • thanks.. fun read! Haven’t heard form Saurabh.

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          • Rocky and Munna, you guys will enjoy reading this. Very interesting — great material for a movie too!

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          • omrocky786 Says:

            Nice long read, Politics, hafta – it’s the same everywhere.
            P.S- I am reading “Darbar” by Tavleen Singh these days !!

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          • more precisely lutyens media geeting now no freebies and direct acess to pmo and case in point except delhi (on emotional factor)bjp won every election from last one year including today’s sweep in mp(which is a very tough pill to swallow for many after shouting vyapam)

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          • omrocky786 Says:

            Surila- aap kya Di hain ?
            #just asking

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          • rocky i have different blog with different avtars and write on many front(this is just old blog)….earlier i was rockstar

            http://www.justblog.in/telugu-film-actor-bahubali-movie-fame-prabhas-with-narendra-modi/

            nice to see after the sucess prabhas took blessing from this first person that to in personal front

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          • and frankly even in pakistan there are some sane voices left like hassan nisar and tarek fateh …try to read them they expose them royally

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          • “rocky i have different blog with different avtars and write on ”
            many front(this is just old blog)….earlier i was rockstar”

            rockstar???… the hyper rockstar? Well.. good to know/

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          • thanks for the compliment(pun intended) but on funny side even something like “hyper” in technology has given word to virtualization….

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        • omrocky786 Says:

          The Baap is giving a lot of heart burn to Adarsh Liberals Dhoni Sahab.
          They just do not know how to react on the Temple land in Dubai- Hakkey Bakkey , Hairaan Pareshaan hain becharey !!!
          The pictures of ALL Indians singing Jan Gan Man @ Dubai was so moving ..maza aa gaya !!!
          P.S.- Modi in Dubai- there is no good Taliban or bad Taliban !!!

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          • Aisa kuch nahin. Did u hear Nalini Singh after Independence day speech. Politics today is ruled by perception and that battle is being lost somewhere. Baap needs to buckle up otherwise the minute ruling MPs feel next term is in doubt, corruption will increase in manifold similar to what outgoing Congress did thinking this is the last term so they better fill up the pockets before parting good bye.

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          • omrocky786 Says:

            All this perception is limited to English language TV studios and Newspaper offices.
            MP mein clean sweep hai !!

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  52. Incidentally his pet peeve Virat Kohli throw away a winnable match !!
    What an a. hole combination of Kohli and Shastri. Ravi Sahstru seems to be in the thick of things and acting like mafia. I wonder if they sold this match ? Shameful !!!

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    • Don’t. Talk. About. That. Match. [The Shastri credo is all about the hype and mindless buzzwords of “aggression”, utterly shorn of cricketing substance. They insinuate — and pander to “young India’s” prejudices — about what “the older generation” was like when in instance after instance, we see the old guard delivered better results abroad. Even when they lost they weren’t getting swept out of sight. Our best results abroad were in the late 60s-early 1970s; early-to-mid 1980s; and the half decade or so leading up to 2011. But to hear blowhards like Shastri talk it is as if these guys invented positive intent and aggression (happy to see Manjrekar and Sunny call him out after the Australia tour). It is sad to see how far Indian test cricket has sunk (apparently below Pakistan, Sri Lanka in the sub-continent, and I am not sure we could beat Bangladesh in Bangladesh in a test match series) — never seen such a mismatch between cricketing clout and quality!]

      Ruined 15th august on a Goa beach for me!

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  53. I cringed while watching Brothers. The Akshay fan in me rejoiced at how good his performance is in the film, but at the same time was at a loss of words as how much potential was wasted by the director. It is purely Karan Malhotra’s fault here.

    If only these few easy steps could have been followed, the WOM could’ve been +ve to mixed:

    1. Reduce melodramatic scenes and people crying at the drop of a hat. Why can’t you show people being sad without crying!??

    2. Reduce the blaring BGM volume to a half and remove the manipulative BGM in fights or emotional scenes.

    3. Instead of having the full 1st half of emotional drama and 2nd one full of fights, keep a back and forth or non-linear narrative which would have enhanced the storyline. Why bore the audience in 1st half and bombard them with action in the 2nd. Better to have an emotional scene leading to a fight so that both can register in the minds of audience.

    4. Why deviate from younger brother’s back story (in Warrior) of trying to win the tournament ? Sid Malhotra has such a half-baked role and no motivation. A bit of patriotism in his motives (trying to win for the country) would have added to Independence Day feels..

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    • AamirsFan Says:

      “1. Reduce melodramatic scenes and people crying at the drop of a hat. Why can’t you show people being sad without crying!??”

      this is a prerequisite with any Dharma production movie…must have major unnecessary melodrama.

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  54. P.K Talli Says:

    Brothers Crashes At The Box Office On Monday
    Monday 17 August 2015 23.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network
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    Brothers crashed at the box office on Monday as collections are around 60% down from Friday. The film will collect around 5.75 crore nett on Monday which is disastrous for such a big film leaving it no chance for success.

    The writing had been on the wall since Saturday but it managed to stay afloat a little as it was the weekend but Monday has seen the film capitulate. The collections have come down crashing across all circuits in India. The total after four days will be 55.50 crore nett. The film is set for big losses as business has fallen in India, Overseas is weak and films of this genre don’t have a market on TV and on the other side is a big budget.

    The week will struggle to reach 70 crore nett which would mean lower business than ABCD 2 in week one. Holiday – A Soldier Is Never Off Duty last year grossed 68.64 crore nett in week one and it may finish lower than that unless business in the next two days holds a little.

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  55. @ ‘sat yam’ –why was my comment about the reasons of the socalled underperfomance by brothers blocked ?
    Why? Or did u think it was directed at u ? Lol

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  56. It wasn’t ….Terms like ‘sexism’ and ‘misogyny’ are as misused and misunderstood as those like ‘feminist’ (& masochist)…etc

    Ps: I loved the final combat scene between akshay and Sid
    Btw some ace physicality by both Sid and akshay …
    Basically a ‘male’ film….

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  57. Director of Magnum Opus Bahubali chatted with readers on Rediff, link to the entire unedited transcript –

    http://www.rediff.com/movies/report/i-could-have-done-away-with-the-item-number-in-baahubali/20150817.htm

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  58. Akshay Kumar Fighting Lone Battle With Brothers
    Tuesday 18 August 2015 13.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Brothers has turned out to a huge dissappoimtment at the box office as basically it was just Akshay Kumar fighting a lone battle without any support. This is the case with most of his films but they do not cost over 100 crore. Brothers was coming from a production house like Dharma Productions and had another star Sidharth Malhotra and this combo together should have had some clout with the urban youth in the metros.

    But when the film opened on Friday, it was just the regular Akshay Kumar markets taking an opening be it Rajasthan, CI, Punjab or Bihar and the urban centres were dull and were saved to an extent in the evening which was due to the holiday on next day.

    A few months back Gabbar Is Back released and it pulled through on Akshay Kumar as it did well in markets where his films normally fo well but that film was for those markets so it opened and held. Here the film opened due Akshay Kumar in these markets but the content was more city type so they crashed on Monday.

    Another reason Gabbar Is Back pulled through was the lower cost factor and the fact is that a star alone is not going to pull through a 100 crore plus film unless its comes on Eid, Diwali or Christmas. When a film is bigger it needs support from other factors outside the big star but they were not forthcoming with Brothers.

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    • this is a ridiculous report – 100 cr is not a joke! I thought brothers will be a complete washout and will end up as a huge flop. 100 cr will be a respectable total in any case

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      • for a big release on a major date this is a rather poor performance. One cannot call everything that doesn’t flop like Besharam ‘respectable’. Also one cannot call the very same number respectable for Brothers that films like BMB, Barfi, Ek Villain, Two States and so on have already achieved. Films have been hitting 100 crores for years. Now it’s true that for Brothers no one was ever expecting anything huge but certainly more than this. Even accepting Akshay’s poor form recently. speaking for myself I’m not entirely surprised. First off the film never looked very appealing. Secondly it was advertised half-heartedly. Finally this isn’t a subject that has too many multiplex fans to begin with. There’s a certainly a gender divide on this score. It was in any case foolish to remake a somewhat niche film like the Warrior (which wasn’t big even in the US in any sense) and expect to get a big masala grosser out of it.

        Will say that Akshay is just not getting to 100 these days. Because of poor films he’s lost his strength with mass audiences and the family audiences have never been on board. when he does sensible films those aren’t the sorts of subjects that can produce big numbers in any case. Now he has Houseful which is a multistarrer. But Singh is Bliing will be his real test. I always root for him but he has no one to blame but himself for the shape he’s in currently. He continued those insane comedies for far too long, even when they were clearly getting worse. He refused to jump onto the masala bandwagon till it was too late. He might have been in salmon’s position with better timing.

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      • This is like a Jai Ho performance. A flop by some standard, but still a good grosser.

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  59. omrocky786 Says:

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  60. SAM: ” Instead of having the full 1st half of emotional drama and 2nd one full of fights, keep a back and forth or non-linear narrative which would have enhanced the storyline. Why bore the audience in 1st half and bombard them with action in the 2nd.” I ahvent seen the film. But I agree with your reading of what a good script should be like. Bhag Milkha Bhag was engaging in spite of its length, because it followed a non-linear narrative in the line suggested by you.

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  61. [added to post]

    Singh Is Bling Trailer

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  62. Fan waiting for a date with Hrithik since 15 years; takes Coca Cola to court!

    A Girl Drags Coca Cola To Court As Denied Date With Hrithik Roshan
    august 18, 2015 Rachna Srivastava 1038 reads 3 comments

    When Hrithik asked, ‘Kaho na…pyaar hai?’ many female fans screamed their lungs out and said yes! Back in 2000 Hrithik debuted and the handsome star danced his way to the hearts of his female fans. But there is one fan, Shikha Monga who has been waiting for her date with Hrithik since 15 years!
    As a part of a promotional campaign, soft-drink giant Coca Cola had promised one lucky winner a date with the handsome hunk, back in 2000. Chandigarh girl Shikha won the contest, but never had that date. But later she found out that the whole campaign was to a strategy to lure consumers and it was nothing but a sham.
    Shikha was given Rs. 5 lakhs in return. But she just wanted a date with her favorite star. She decided to sue company on grounds of cheating. Now the court has exempted the Rs. 2.43 lakhs court fees as she is unmasking a big marketing scam by the cola brand.
    What comes of the case, we shall find out. But we do hope Hrithik catches wind of this and reaches out to this fan! A date with him is still possible, Shikha!

    http://www.pinkvilla.com/entertainment/news/339514/fan-waiting-date-hrithik-15-years-takes-coca-cola-court

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  63. Brothers First Tuesday Collection
    Wednesday 19 August 2015 11.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Brothers fell again on Tuesday though it was a reasonable 10%. The damage has already been done with the huge falk on Monday and collections are at low kevels. The first five day business of Brothers is as follows.

    Friday – 13,50,00,000
    Saturday – 21,25,00,000
    Sunday – 15,00,00,000
    Monday – 5,35,00,000
    Tuesday 4,80,00,000

    TOTAL – 59,90,00,000

    The film will close the week at around 68 crore nett and though competition in week two is not tough in form of All Is Well, it will struggle to put up numbers and end will only be able to add 20-30% to its first week business.

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  64. “though competition in week two is not tough in form of All Is Well”

    Must say, that’s blatantly unfair
    Infact humiliating

    To TOTALLY DISMISS abhishreks film like this …

    Given that abhishrek is not a hrithik but he’s coming after a long gap as a solo (though this seems a rishi costarrer also)
    In a t-series overhyped film
    And it’s got a sin after a gap after ghajini & ready..

    And omesh forgot his name is coming off omg …
    That many people went gaga over

    Why is all is well being humiliated like this ?

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    • that’s their usual commentary.. even when BnB or Guru or whatever was releasing in that phase of his career when he was being celebrated they said the same things. But they’re not alone. there are many others too. When the films are about to release they’re not a big deal because he’s nobody, when they work someone else is responsible and/or the films are not that big anyway, when they fail they’re suddenly the greatest disasters around because evidently more has been invested by everyone in his films than those of top stars. All of this is old hat by now. As someone said here the other say no one survives this long just because they’re someone’s son or whatever. At the end of the day the market is not sentimental about this stuff! But of course it’s hard to place a bet on logic and rationality before those who are delusional or utter fools or both. On BOI otherwise every release of any sort is competition for a massive film like Bajrangi or whatever!

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  65. AIW is 127 min, OMG was 123. Shukla is consistent. LOL! I’m however always disappointed when a film isn’t 2.5 hrs or something. I’m old school in this sense! Having said that masala films in the 70s were on average longer than anything before or since. The kids took 30 min to grow up! On the other hand AIW is essentially a road trip deal and you need to keep this sort of thing compressed. Everything else that happens here is probably taken care of quickly as a flashback or a prelude or something. But again unless it’s something like Piku I think a commercial film with enough songs and so forth ought to be 2 hr 20 min at the very least.

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    • Funfact for you Satyam…Dhundte Reh Jaoge was also 127 min 😀

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    • Yeah, when otherwise popular filmmakers start making films this short, I begin to get suspicious that the director is “embarrassed” in some way (“hey let’s end the film before people figure out they’ve watched a masala movie!”)

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      • in fairness to Shukla he still probably has too much theater in him. He’s talked about holding the audience’s attention for 2 hrs. A relevant point to be made here is that Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s films were usually this length, occasionally longer. But those films were also very focussed and not ‘distracted’ by masala elements or what have you. Perhaps Shukla has made that sort of deal. He does tend to stick to a narrative and here it’s about a road trip. The material he has could easily be stretched out to 2.30 but perhaps the road trip focus prevents this. For instance the falling out between father and son will probably be dealt with in fairly summary fashion. My larger point here would be that many films are not served by a shorter length. One should remain true to the logic of the narrative. This doesn’t prevent a hit but it might disable a greater one. For instance a 2 hr length or whatever was perfect for Piku. Nothing more could have been said or done here. But something only slightly longer than this made Dabanng feel like a rough cut of a longer film. it became huge with all its ionic moments and songs and so on but it couldn’t match Ghajini’s trending let alone anything more than this. Because it was to light as a film with no real resonance, it was simply a collection of great moments. This was enough to get it huge numbers but not much more than this. Again Bajrangi has better trending than practically every other Salman film. A film might be enjoyable enough to become a hit but whether it’s Piku or Ghajini or LRM or whatever you need a film that truly ‘touches’ the viewer in some significant sense. Now Shukla has of course done it with OMG and he (and Abhishek) seem very confident about the film here. And I’m not necessarily arguing otherwise but it is true that by and large filmmakers in most genres are in a hurry to finsih their films these days. this too is related to the multiplex economy where people can squeeze in 2 hr shows at different points during the day no matter what else they’re busy with but longer films on the other hand require more of a ‘plan’. yet another way in which the more authentic film gets compromised. many shorter films might be fine but this entire system disables the longer one on most days.

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        • Abhishek should be grateful to Akshay for doing omg with umesh shukla and becasue of that he got All is well.omg is the greatest film of this decade. I hope all is well turns out well.

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    • Looks like Cheeni Kum version by Balki’s wife with SRK and Alia Bhatt. Its supposed to be quickie and small budgeted movie, a-la English Vinglish.

      At the worst, good move by SRK to sign Gauri Shinde’s small movie.

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      • As I said earlier.. even if you are small time director with great script, you need to go through a regular producer for SRK to sign that movie. Be it Rahul Dholakia with Raees or Gauri Shinde now.

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        • Satyam.. need a thread for Gauri Shinde’s movie as well and here’s the pic.

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          • SRK AND ALIA IN A UNIQUE FILM ON LOVE

            The film rolls by the end of the year; casting for a sizzling special appearance currently underway.

            In 2014, Gauri Shinde took off to New York to script her next film – a hatke story on love.

            The filmmaker’s debut hit, English Vinglish, had marked the comeback of Ms Hawa Hawai, Sridevi, and her yet-to-be-titled next, has a one-of-a-kind jodi in the lead. “It’s a different, beautiful story about love. You cannot call it a love story, because Shah Rukh and Alia are not opposite each other. Shah Rukh is too old to be Alia’s lover,” a source close to the development told Mirror.

            Meanwhile, Balki too is completely involved in the pre-production of the film. “Even though the casting of the leads is complete, there is still a pending requirement,” the source points out, adding that the unit is now in search of the perfect actress to do a special appearance in the film.

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  66. I thought she is paired with 3 heroes and SRK has a guest appearance or something.

    SRK really needs to come with more movies at regular interval and
    discard the number game and loosen up a bit ! For all his tweets of being busy all the time , he doesn’t have much to show on screen and hardly has a release at the end of the year. Next year he has two and then god knows how long for the next BB.

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  67. KJO is trying to get eyeballs rolling with that tweet but seems like a cameo as per earlier reports.

    ‘Shah Rukh Khan to do a cameo in Gauri Shinde’s next.’

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Shah-Rukh-Khan-to-do-a-cameo-in-Gauri-Shindes-next/articleshow/48529014.cms

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  68. This timely announcement will give a boast to sagging Shandaar hype as Shahid Kapoor isn’t adding much with his overacting !

    SHAANDAAR Alia ‏@aliaa08 1h1 hour ago
    Will no longer have any problem with my English Vinglish.. can’t wait to be directed by Gauri Shinde with the man himself Shahrukh Khan!!!

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  69. Ajay Devgn @ajaydevgn: Need ur best wishes for Sons Of Sardaar, will match the scale of Hollywood war film 300 and based on epic Battle of Saragarhi. Diwali 2017

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    Lol, now everyone woke up to 300 after years and direct comparision to it is silly. Btw, two back to back Expensive films for Ajay Devgan. Shivaay in Diwali 2016 and Sons of Sardaar in Diwali 2017.

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    • there has been such an overdose of Punjabi culture in Bollywood and Gujju culture in TV soaps that one cringes every time a new project is announced like that…………….

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      • Rajujanak: yes I completely agree. It is quite galling that in a country as diverse as India only one culture is so disproportionately represented in Bollywood. And it’s worse than that: representations of Punjabiness are generally positive, whereas those of other cultures often focus around violence (e.g. UP/Bihar)…

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