Fan, the rest of the box office

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  1. It’s an intriguing journey that Manish Sharma weaves, but one that, unfortunately, doesn’t end well.

    http://www.emirates247.com/entertainment/films-music/bollywood-review-gaurav-steals-shah-rukh-khan-s-thunder-in-fan-2016-04-14-1.627219

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  2. RATING: 2.5 stars
    Shah Rukh Khan in a song-less, romance-less, heroine-less movie directed by the poet of middle-class Maneesh Sharma seems like a perfect recipe for a hatke film. I watched the film in happy anticipation and enjoyed it too. The first 30 minutes at least.

    Fan is implausible, unreasonable and unconvincing. And RJs don’t EVER speak the way they do in Hindi films, even if they are presenters in London. Argh.

    http://www.masala.com/movie-review-fan-216303.html

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  3. The action scenes towards the climax are long, but well-executed. Watch this if you are a die-hard fan of Khan, but don’t expect an unpredictable thriller. The key here is to manage your expectations and you will walk home smiling at having seen an engaging drama about a stupid fan and a faultless superstar.

    Film: Fan

    Cast: Shah Rukh Khan in a double role

    Director: Maneesh Sharma

    Stars: 3 out of 5

    http://gulfnews.com/leisure/movies/reviews/fan-movie-review-shah-rukh-khan-is-splendid-and-flawed-in-double-role-1.1712365

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  4. Yeh lo, ab dhisoom aur mohen jodaro se bhi darr gaye tumhare priyatama.

    Shah Rukh Khan to ask Karan Johar for Diwali slot for Raees?

    Now that Shah Rukh Khan has very sensibly and gracefully decided to move out of the Eid release slot for his Raees, efforts are on to seek and find a suitable Friday in the post-Eid weeks.

    Sources claimed that producer Ritesh Sidhwani and Shah Rukh were looking at pitching Raees against either Rohit Dhawan’s Dishoom on 29 July or Mohenjo Daro on 12 August.

    However, it is now learnt that Raees won’t take on either of the two films, as they are seen to be tough competition. Instead Shah Rukh Khan will go with Raees to his traditional release slot, Diwali.

    Says a source, “They are planning to release Raees for Diwali. There are two films scheduled for Diwali Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay and Karan Johar’s Ae Dil Hai Mushkil. Shah Rukh is likely to ask Karan Johar to move his film to another slot.”

    http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/18045884/Shah-Rukh-Khan-to-ask-Karan-Johar-for-Diwali-slot-for-Raees%3F

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  5. Not that i buy each of his review.

    2/5 by krk

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  6. I don’t know why but i like SRK more when others put down his movies and start showering condolences to his career. Am i his real fan….a star in need is a fan indeed. 🙂

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    • and same happens for Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar.
      Never feel this way for other stars.

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    • if you are fan, you are a loser in the life who couldnt achieve yourself anything. This is the message of the film i hope you get it.

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  7. SRK has insulted his fans by uttering some dialogues he shouldnt have in the film. First said by KRK and now same thing confirmed by Ibnlive reviewer-
    “the message that the film carries is also significant – #Fan ke alava kuch aur banke dikhao. @FanTheFilm #Fan”
    😦

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  8. What initially is an engaging, (even if a little pompous and self indulgent) thriller at its onset, spectacularly tumbles like a block of un-cemented bricks in its third act, despite a strong performance from Khan after what seems like an eternity.

    As a film, Fan isn’t entirely that original. Placing your idol on a pedestal and behaving like a man possessed for their validation is a theme that’s been explored on celluloid countless times before. Robert De Niro was obsessed with Wesley Snipes’ stellar baseball player in the 90s thriller, co-incidentally also titled The Fan. Similarly, in the late 90s, a small town, baby faced Aftab Shivdasani was besotted with Urmila Matondkar’s out of reach, mercurial movie star in Ram Gopal Varma’s somewhat autobiographical Mast (Varma always admitted to being besotted with Sridevi), and heck, even Khan himself, has played the obsessed psychotic in many a film, notable among them being Yash Chopra’s Darr or Rahul Rawail’s Anjaam, both of which if you grew up in the 90s, get their nudge nudge wink odes here.

    Read more at http://www.bollybrit.com/reviews-blog/film-review-fan#Rjgo8pOhf3Uqf7ZF.99

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  9. Fan Has Very Good Start

    Fan has a very good start at most places registering around 45-50% occupancy on average at multiplexes. The morning occupancy are lower than Dilwale but the film has far more screenings than that film and with the added advantage of a holiday, the multiplex business should easily surpass the Dilwale multiplex business.

    The opening in mass centres is average but that is expected as the film is devoid of music and certain other commercial angles. Even here though Dilwale had all this, it was hugely affected by the intolerance angle at that time and mass centres could not collect as they should have.

    The last real opening was Dilwale four months back and its taken another Shahrukh Khan film to get the initials going. In between that time only two Hollywood releases Batman v Superman and The Jungle book took an opening and both were dubbed films. The best opening has been the multiplexes of West Bengal followed by Pune.

    The key for Fan will be that the presence of Shahrukh Khan and holiday factor will enable mass centres to good to decent collections on day one and then can these places sustain as the film has no music and the thriller genre which does not work well in many circuits. If the likes of Gujarat, CPCI work the film will be unstoppable.

    http://www.boxofficeindia.com/art_detail.php?articalid=1955#.VxCI55x97q4

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  10. The Jungle Book Crushes Neerja And Kapoor & Sons In One Week

    http://www.boxofficeindia.com/art_detail.php?articalid=1954#.VxCJa5x97q4

    The Jungle Book has had an excellent first week of 73.50 crore nett with the collections on Thursday being better than day one and it was not as if day one was poor. It was a partial holiday on Thursday which pushed the collections to around 11 crore nett mark.

    Basically the film has crushed the collections of films like Neerja and Kapoor & Sons in just one week. These Hindi films are hit films as they were well budgeted and liked by a small segment of the crowd. Its a different story in the media where its been said these films were loved and hugely appreciated but if thats the case what words are there to describe The Jungle Book which has genuinely been liked by audiences across the nation

    There screen counts are comparable as well with The Jungle Book was released on 1500 screens which is same as Kapoor & Sons while Neerja was 1000 plus but got a bigger advantage of tax free so early in its run.

    The Jungle Book has smashed records of all Hollywood films in India and is cruising to be the first Hollywood release to cross 100 crore nett and be the highest grossing Hollywood release ever in India. There is Shahrukh Khan’s fan releasing today which will affect collections no doubt but there is enough appreciation there for The Jungle Book to continue to collect well over the next few weeks.

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    • Jungle Book is having extraordinary WOM and there are many who still has not seen it. It is still the first choice of those born in 70s, 80s and early 90s as Mowgli movie for many is their childhood nostalgia and this demography forms the biggest Miltiplex community.

      The film is actually extraordinary and a must watch. My rating 5/5

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  11. Getting good feedback about the movie..SRK the actor has taken precedence. Opening is solid too for the kind of movie it is. Even jaju has good words to say…4 star fromindicine. Would be interesting to see how it fares..a movie with 1 song no heroine and no known director and a different genre..200 cr would be a blockbuster here speaking without taking economic into mind. Anyone seen this?

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    • jaju ? LOL
      Other than Trade insiders and die hardcore skrians, only few reviewers have seen it and response more on negative side.
      2 Gulf reviews and one Masala.com reviews are out with 2.5 ratings.

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  12. KOIMOI
    Rating: 2.5/5 Stars (Two and a half star)

    What’s Good: Shah Rukh Khan finally offers something great on the acting front. His distinct characters of Gaurav and Aryan are impressive.

    What’s Bad: The outrageously flawed script. This logic-defying drama is cringeworthy in the second half.

    Loo Break: Sometime in the Second half would be a good.

    Watch or Not?: Watch if you are a true SRK fan because after a long time he performs on-screen as an actor. If you were looking for a thriller then this will disappoint.

    http://www.koimoi.com/reviews/fan-review/

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  13. Taran Adarsh ‎@taran_adaarsh

    #FAN opened with very low occupancy at single screens, slightly better at multiplexes.Overall occupancy of 20-25%#FirstDayFANShow

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  14. Even the reviewers who have history to be die hard srkian are saying same thing.

    “Fan succumbs badly to the second-half syndrome and that is its undoing. It’s almost like the first and the second half are two different films. Sharma (who has also written the film) leads towards a problem very well in the pre-intermission part. But after that, he goes awry when he illustrates it further. Even the obsession in Darr (from where Fan is inspired) seems far too real to what Sharma has conveyed. Everything in the second half is unbelievable – a middle-class Delhi boy travelling to foreign countries and getting the better of a reigning Bollywood superstar should have at least been handled better. Long, drawn-out action scenes will have you squirming in your seat. Aryan’s character suddenly becomes more of a caricature. The climax is exhausting and the film ends on a low, which is sad. You also miss the support of other fine actors after a point – Mahira Khan and Waluscha D’Souza really have nothing to offer.”

    WHAT TO DO:
    Fan is a not a great film, it is a brave film. Watch it still for Shah Rukh Khan’s outstanding portrayal (an extra star only for him).

    http://www.dnaindia.com/entertainment/review-fan-review-shah-rukh-khan-at-his-finest-in-this-dark-unconventional-movie-2202331

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    • “an extra star only for him” LOL
      Extra star for srk or his prosthetic makeup and special effects? and then it makes 3, so for non-srkian …i mean non-loser it is just 2/5

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    • In general its very positive. HT, shubhra Gupta, ndtv all are positive…now to wait for the one that matters – the audiences

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      • 2nd half is average though only because theres such a diametric shift in tone (like you are watching two different films) and theres quite a few illogical moments, all in all though I thought it was good, alot better than the crap he has spooned out recently

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  15. Just returned from the movie and I am a big SRK fan and only like Akshay Kumar a bit more.

    SRK is very good and his Gaurav’s act as an obsessed of a superstar is brilliant. He is a bit retrained in his act of Aaryan Khanna.
    There is no other decent role in the movie. It’s an out and out SRK movie.
    First half is about Gaurav and his encounter with his star. It keeps you entertained. 3.5/5
    Second half is absolutely unbelievable piece of mediocre screenplay till the climax which again lifts the movie but not much. 2/5

    Over all – 3/5 One time watch

    Film will not become Hit but will not Flop as well.

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    • (corrections)
      Just returned from the movie and I am a big SRK fan and only like Akshay Kumar a bit more.

      SRK is very good and is in a double role. His Gaurav’s act as an obsessed Fan of a superstar is brilliant. He is a bit retrained in his act of Aaryan Khanna.
      There is no other decent role in the movie. It’s an out and out SRK movie.
      First half is about Gaurav and his encounter with his star. It keeps you entertained. 3.5/5
      Second half is absolutely unbelievable piece of mediocre screenplay till the climax which again lifts the movie but not much. 2/5

      Over all – 3/5 One time watch

      Film will not become Hit but will not Flop as well.

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  16. Back from FAN. SRK’s best since Chak De! Forget SRK, this kind of movie is a dream for any actor and SRK is lucky to get it and he nailed it to the T. There is not an iota of hint of VFX anywhere even when 2 roles are fighting/chasing etc which is remarkable feat. The 2nd half tone will restrict the repeat viewing but there is no doubt in my mind, it will do well eventually. Also aside boxoffice this will be a feather in SRK’s cap and his CV. So, even with good critical acclaim even 150 to 200 crores will be remembered!

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    • Obviously the movie belongs the SRK as Gaurav but the trickier role and surprise of the movie is SRK as Aryan Khanna!

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  17. Review: Fan is a brilliant film with SRK at his best
    Take a bow, Shah Rukh Khan, raves Raja Sen.

    4.5/5 stars – Raja Sen
    http://www.rediff.com/movies/report/review-fan-is-a-brilliant-film-with-srk-at-his-best/20160415.htm

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  18. This thread needs this picture of Gaurav!

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  19. Unfortunately it hasn’t picked up at mass centres. Day 1 will be 20 at best…Hope it picks up by WOM

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    • I don’t see this as a mass movie. This is actually pure song-less movie and not even like CDI or MNIK with background songs. That would be a deterrent.

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  20. Cont from my comment on fan here
    https://satyamshot.wordpress.com/2016/04/08/ki-ka-ongoing-the-rest-of-the-box-office/#comment-327109

    All 1 needs to see in the trailer is the sequence wherein the “fan” encounters the “star” for the first time. The plethora of emotions conjured by srk at his age after the success he achieved answers the question “can he act?” Once again..
    U know, acting is difficult and effective acting is even more so.
    But even more difficult is stylised acting that builds LAYERS around a simple premise to make even a simple act look ex(r)otic…
    I’ve seen only that one promo but SRKs is a class act here
    And I will say that even though
    I may not see the film

    Varun Grover has been hangin around on these blogs
    And inspite of superlative work in GoW, Masan, was only a “new kid” for a while
    But give him the biggest song of his career (till now) with this track

    maine tujhpe, kari Ph.D.
    mera luck mera haq, tu hi only wajah
    main to sachchi, ho jaaun touchy
    koi tere jo baare mein bole bura
    🙂

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    • Wiping away the debris, detritus & paraphernalia of a decade of complacency, intertia; may just uncover the real performer, the “innocence” of the king.
      May watch ‘fan’ soon..

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      • Don’t care bout the box office for this & what ever it does will be creditable.
        Ok for me the mood & “state of mind” while watching a film affects the experience a lot.
        It’s not Ray or Fellini (!) but within the indian film commercial purview couldn’t fault it!

        Yrf, maneesh, varungrover, & Adi chops uve done it!

        Can’t get time /focus to write, so tried to find reviews that I felt did justice to this
        That can quote, express what I feel.
        Could find NONE (till now)

        @ satyam
        I suggest u rise above the prejudices and watch it, do write on it
        Will like to read your views on this one.

        As for the fan/star combo
        I’m a bit “engaged” currently with stuff & feeling lazy as usual
        All I will say is that most of the people “critiquing” this performance don’t deserve to do it.
        They should not be allowed to write on it really bit then it’s a free world. People work fingers and a keyboard will press it.

        Some of the scenes wherein the “fan” interacts with the “star” & vice Versa..
        I’m again proud to have chosen this for a spoof 🙂

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        • My Fan monologue contd from above —

          I flirted a bit to write something but then desisted , why the heck should one exert. When people are doing it for u (& better!). But then comes the difficult part–
          Teasing out the REAL stuff from noise.
          this proved difficult since NOBODY seemed to do justice to the film and what I wanted to say..

          The closest that came and I award her my APEX AWARD.
          &I also invite Satyam to write something on “Nayak” (if he has seen it, I haven’t) to create a post on both films.

          http://www.bethlovesbollywood.com/2016/04/cause-i-can-play-part-so-well-fan.html

          ” Fan could only work with Shahrukh, his career of smart(-ass) interviews, self-aware persona, and massy films that experiment with assumed character types. He is a virtuoso in the film, essentially a two-hour schizophrenic monologue. While some of the investigation into the relationship between fan and star feels unfinished or superficial, watching him sustain and aggravate the differences in two contrasting characters is a joy. I can’t think of a more complicated or interesting double role anywhere in Hindi cinema, let alone one linked so thoughtfully with exploration of identity, facades, access, and self-knowledge (with which I think the film is more concerned than the relationship between fan and star). Obviously the film has commentary on Shahrukh’s own life, but it has some on the industry as well. Gone are the worries of separated brothers: two disparate people who have an inarguable reason to be alike feels like such a simplistic problem now. Families and homelands are now replaced by the panic of deliberate duplication and infinite replaceability. For an actor who has played with lookalikes so much and so significantly in his career, this must have been such a treat to do.
          Shahrukh is never better than in characters who are gray or even fully dark, and some of the best of those performances are with Yash Raj Films (Chak De India, Darr). Fan builds beautifully on those traditions. Shady Shahrukh is my favorite Shahrukh, and this film gives us two (or maybe even three, depending on how one reads the final scene outside Mannat)? Thrillingly, the only romances in Fan are with personas—isn’t it so harrowingly now, moving on from man vs man to man vs self to man vs celebrity? As much as I appreciate a good romance, this is so much more interesting and also a nice change from his recent overall blahness and missteps in that category (plus avoids creepy uncle territory, since everything here is just plain creepy). Fan is also an important experiment for an aging star and for his aging public: what do we do with these monsters we’ve created? Will we suffocate them—or they us? ”

          My compliments to Beth…
          Believe me, it IS a big deal to get my award 😉

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          • SORRY, a correction …
            I jus got a bit carried away, gave my award to this piece by Beth
            Read it carefully (& actually read it in completion now, nearly) —
            Somehow it’s v good but NOT what I was looking for-so I WITHDRAW my award,
            oops sorry.
            I don’t like raja sen but I look to him with films I really like but his review also comes v close, not really there …

            Ok there u go all u “reviewers”
            The ONE thing it’s LEAST About is
            “A Fans dangerous obsession to a star!”
            Bullshit

            The NEED to create a legend and believe in that putting into use the compulsive need to excel ….

            The sequence wherein the performer jumps and glides between TWO disparate PERSONAS CONVICINGLY with just enough subtle physical difference & Separated by a WHOOPING age gap of 25 years

            U get the actor superstar & struggling performer all rolled into one
            At the PEAK of his ABILITY
            In a MULTILAYERED META knowing controlled MASTERCLASS….

            I’m still waiting for the review that finally does justice to this one…
            Must say, this has made me a tad uncomfortable…

            Since I don’t have the wherewithal to write that review

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          • This performance (which is the most COMPLEX of this performer) boasts of remarkable AUTHORITY, POISE and a certain LIGHTNESS, even AGILITY.

            This is not only the BEST performance of SRK, but I think here he has OUTDONE himself (& that’s not an easy feat!). And if this is a big flop, it vindicates his choices & stance before this film!


            Out the scenes that stand out —
            When his REVERIE is broken, and REALITY hits home, the “fan” knows the “truth” about the “star” after getting beaten up & abandoned in prison, the “fan” breaks down.
            He WAILS
            And he is PIERCING & SHARP…

            And then the two CROWD scenes


            The first where firstly the “fan” sees the “star” for the FIRST time in real life

            And then when the “STAR” visualises a HALLUCINATORY image of the (now dead!) “fan” in the crowds still smiling and waving to him,,,

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          • The “star” role was ironically the more difficult to play. Though he plays a big star which he is in real life, he is NOT playing his type of star here. He is more subdued, real, rooted, practical.

            All the “fan” asked was a” small thing”!

            But the “star” refused and was equally adamant in doing so.

            How can he part with the only thing that distinguishes him from others.
            It’s like asking for the very IDENTITY or the ANONIMITY (as the case maybe)

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          • You see his BRAVADO
            The SUPERSTAR EGO
            His insecurities

            a somewhat CALIBRATED & VEILED version of his star turn

            But also see him EATING HUMBLE PIE

            & glimpses of his fading but STRATOSPHERIC STARDOM…

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          • Some diehard srk fangirl sent me this …
            Wtf lol

            Tu hai sodde ke botal
            Main banta tera
            Main toh handle karun
            Har tanta tera
            Mere dil ke mobile ka tu unlimited plan ho gaya..

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    • Fantastic review even if not all positive. Just proves my point that enough thought has been given while making this movie and script. Its not lazily written and as some folks are mis-reading it. This below line from baradwaj says it all!

      “When I first heard about the film, I thought of Misery, The King of Comedy, The Fan, those other thrillers about the rich and the famous besieged by monomaniacal fans, but Fan is a uniquely Bollywood creation, a uniquely Shah Rukh Khan creation. It’s possibly easier to write a thesis about the movie than write a review about it.”

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      • Good to see Baradwaj liking Aryan’s performance as well. I mentioned it above.

        ” This is one of the actor’s finest hours. He’s terrific as Gaurav, and he’s even better as Aryan”

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  21. Fan has a recorded a good first day of around 20 crore nett as per early estimates. The film has done very well in North India beating the figures of Dilwale and Mumbai should also beat as Mumbai city and especially Pune had opened well in the morning. The figures in East India and Nizam are likely to come in below Dilwale and it could be quite a margin as there is a big single screen presence in these circuits .

    The film has behaved best in the premium multiplexes that is why the big circuits are best but as Shahrukh Khan is there in the film the others areas have also managed to collect and for a film of this type the collections are good. It has also been helped by a partial holiday in places.

    The film has done well on opening day but the key is what happens from here on as the film has notched up a 20 crore nett apprx figure which is very high for a film of this type so will it be able to sustain at these levels especially at mass centres.

    http://www.boxofficeindia.com/art_detail.php?articalid=1956#.VxFikTGn5LM

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  22. AamirsFan Says:

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  23. Let’s get some things right about Fan. It is a film without a sinlgle song or romance. It is not a story of heroism, it is not a patriotic story, and it is not a feelgood story. The best that a film, broadly in the same terrain, has done is the130 cr by Airlift. So if this does 150 cr it would prove that the supestar Shahrukh Khan has not gone anywhere. If it does 130 cr it would still be a good achievement and make the film a hit. As of now, judging by the reactions from different quarters, one thing is certain, Sahrukh’s performance is drawing unqulaified applause. About my opinon about the film and Shahrukh’s performance, after I see it tomorrow.

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    • At the moment there is doubt that it will not even cross 100 cr…So its not yet sure if film is liked at all

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    • Good to see that you are so consistent at deciding your opinion before watching the film.

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    • Good to see that you are so consistent at deciding your opinion before watching the film.
      Refreshing!

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  24. Bob Cristo Says:

    I like the hypocrisy of some members. When SRK does crappy movie they say He should focus on Acting and content of the film and not Box office. When SRK does a movie where he is getting universel appriciation on acting and the movies reviews are on mostly positive side they talk about Box office. It mean chit bhi meri..pat bhi meri, Sikka mere big B ka. I am not saying Box office is not importent but atleast give the credit where it is due.

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    • It hasn’t opened well Saturday…doesn’t look like it will reach 100 cr..even considering the economics that’s a flop…that’s a bit sad as this seems to be a better attempt than the trash he has been acting in….

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    • Hey All… My first post here 😇.. A big movie buff. Good to have a forum like this for discussing movies..

      Just came back after watching Fan. My two cents.

      This is totally a new territory for SRK. No songs, no romance, dark undercurrents, no feel good ness. This movie basically offers nothing for his regular audience, so I don’t this will have legs, we might be looking at a fairly short stint here.

      Having said that I simply loved the movie. Everyone is grey here, we are not playing the black and white game in this movie and that makes it so real. This movie got me thinking, about hero worship, our ideals and most importantly the state that we are in today. Engrossing and relevant to the T, this movie has been made maybe to just prove a point.

      Having said that the second half should have been shorter. The chase scenes could have been axed. That would have made this a 5 star movie.

      The scene where Aryan does a press conference and just stops short of saying that whatever he is, is because of his fans is awesome.

      This is without doubt one of SRK’s better performances.

      My Rating : 4.5

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  25. I think the film will follow the trajectory of Talaash, a similar dark film.

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    • Talaash is the best comparison actually…but this one had better reviews than talaash…so could have grossed something meaningful

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      • Talaash had two popular heroines and very good music.

        Fan can easily cross 150 crores.

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        • Logic says that if Talaash couldn’t cross 100 crore nett with 2 popular heroines as you say and good music, then Fan is looking at even less no? Im going to be the devils advocate and say that Fan may finish in the 90s.

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          • But SRK’s starpower is much more phenomenal and this film seems to have content which will take it beyond 150 crores. Wom seems to be good. Nowadays it is easy to get that 100 crores but beyond that, it depends.
            Atlast some good news for SRKians.

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  26. http://movies.ndtv.com/bollywood/dilip-kumar-complains-of-respiratory-problems-hospitalised-1396084?pfrom=home-topstories

    Screen legend Dilip Kumar was taken to Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital on April 16 after complaining of respiratory problems. The 93-year-old actor has now been moved out of the Intensive Care Unit or ICU but is being closely monitored because of his age. Dilip saab has been in and out of hospital over the last two years.

    “The next 72 hours are crucial. He is under observation. We are keeping a close watch. He might have to be shifted to the ICU. It takes time for a patient to respond to the treatment in the same way as it takes three hours for the food to digest.” Dr Jalil Parkar told news agencies.

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  27. Bob Cristo Says:

    All things considering it should go above 150 cr. Even a crap Dilwale grossed above 140 cr that too with the clash of Bajirao. But if a superior product ‘Fan’ doesn’t go above 150 cr. It is a sad commentry even on audience

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    • That is what I am thinking. If films like HNY and Dilwale were boxoffice successes, Fan will have some chance and now there is no controversy too. Not to forget overseas where he still rules.

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      • Looks like my prediction of a 90s finish might come true, a shame really as I quite enjoyed the film…would go again too if I could find anyone interested.

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        • Buddy I liked the movie though it falls short of what it could have achieved..And to the constant irritation of my friends and foes, I like imperfection — be they in humans or movies!

          I think I am watching this again too..if I do, this will be only the 2nd SRK movie I will have watched twice..DIL SE, of course, being the 1st one that I have lost count of the number of times I watched…

          And when SRK plays Rahul or Raj or any of the arrrrsss…with his incestual family of Johars and Chopras, I run miles and miles away from those cinemas..

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  28. The Jungle Book continued to smash records on the eighth day with collections around 7.50-7.75 crore nett which is just 25% less than day one and there was a big film like Fan released. The film will probably become the highest grossing Hollywood release in India in just two weeks.

    The business of the film now is around 81 crore nett in eight days and in some of the mass centres, the collections on day eight were better than the first day. Even a circuit like East Punjab dominated by multiplexes collected better on day eight than the first day.

    The eighth day collections are the best of year and the way the film is going it could be the highest grossing film of the year beating the Hindi films. Airlift grossed 123 crore nett and The Jungle Book could beat that though obviously Fan has been released this week and that could also beat the Airlift figure.

    http://www.boxofficeindia.com/art_detail.php?articalid=1957#.VxH1SzHcZLM

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    • In the name of kids, adults must be watching this movie and make it earn moolah. They were also kids some years back. Saas bhi kabhi bahu thi!

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  29. http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2016/04/the-jungle-book-a-heartfelt-visual-marvel/478419/

    The CGI—which encompasses not only all of these characters, but the entire cinematic environment as well—is a modest revelation, once again extending the boundaries of the possible. (It’s a development about which I continue to have mixed feelings.) And as for virtually the sole human being in the middle of all this technological splendor, newcomer Neel Sethi is good if not exactly indelible as Mowgli. Perhaps inevitably for a boy inhabiting a universe that will be largely conjured around him after the fact, Sethi offers a performance that is less acting than embodiment—but he embodies Mowgli impeccably, right down to the floppy haircut and the red swaddle-diaper.

    Will this film win an Oscar?

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  30. Hrithik Roshan apparently met up with Akshay Kumar to request him to push the release of his film, ‘Rustom’, as it was clashing with his ‘Mohenjo Daro’

    A lot depends on ‘Mohenjo Daro’ for Hrithik Roshan. His last film, ‘Bang Bang’ (2014), didn’t really create ripples in the box office and now he needs to be extra careful with his choices if he has to find his foothold back in the industry. ‘Mohenjo Daro’, directed by Ashutosh Gowariker, is slated to release on August 12.
    – See more at: http://www.mid-day.com/articles/hrithik-asks-akshay-to-avoid-rustom-and-mohenjo-daro-clash/17138197#sthash.VdRT8o2p.dpuf

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  31. tonymontana Says:

    Watched Fan

    I think it is a very sincere at creating masala but the problem lies in what it wants to be – just an entertainer or a revolutionising idea. While the first half runs smoothly and is a delight with its feet dipped in groundedness (despite a couple of ludicrously implausible scenes, like the fan beating the shit out of major star – like there’s no security around), the second half takes the word “disbelief” to a whole new level.

    Fan is never boring, though. It is fairly engrossing till the end, has a fantastic SRK with his revived, manic energy, and boasts of great dialogue and a good screenplay, but the implausibility ruins it. Which is a shame, because it doesn’t make one identify or care much for either Gaurav or Aryan.
    That’s why I feel slightly bad for SRK. Its his performance alone which lifts the film.

    But all said and done, its an experiment that needs to be appreciated. Even if it doesn’t work, its better to see SRK fail at something like this than having modest success with his recent 150-200 crore gross films who h are plain bad.

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  32. Reminded by Sharma that Shah Rukh had 22-years ago claimed to be a better actor than Amitabh Bachchan on the show, the actor attributed it to the arrogance of youth.

    “That was my overconfidence as a youth. 22 years later, I have now realised that I had no idea what makes a great actor. That was because of lack of education. My arrogance was sheer childishness. Even now at the age of 50 I sometimes appear to be childish,” he said
    http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/shah-rukh-khan-intolerance-debate-patriot-2756525/

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  33. “I would like to state here very clearly, when we chose a leader of our country, whoever may (it) be, as great as (Narendra) Modi, all we have to do is to support him. Our nation has chosen him with a majority, so we have to support our leader and take the country forward and not be negative,” Shah Rukh said at the TV show “Aap Ki Adalat”, aired on India TV.

    http://zeenews.india.com/entertainment/celebrity/nation-has-chosen-modi-with-majority-we-need-to-support-him-shah-rukh-khan_1876774.html

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  34. Fan collects 10 cr nett on day 2

    Fan released in over 4600 screens across the world and the film collected Rs 19.2 crores all over on its first day. The overseas collections have been Rs 17.93 crores. The movie maintained the strength on its second day too and it collected Rs 20. 5 crores all over. The overseas collections have been strong and Fan collected Rs 10 crores on its second day. Fan collected Rs 57.13 crores in two days across the world. Aditya Chopra produced Fan on Yash Raj Films and the movie is expected to collect decent money in

    Read more at: http://tollytrendz.in/fan-2nd-day-2-days-box-office-collection-report

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    • India – 20cr +
      International 10 Cr
      Excellent trending.

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    • BOI

      Fan had a good second day with collections of around 16.75 crore nett. There will be a drop of 10-15% on day two but that was inevitable as day one was a holiday at most places. The film probably benefited around 20-25% on day one due to the holiday. It was not a national holiday which normally gives advantage of 50% plus.

      The issue for Fan is that places like Gujarat, Rajasthan, CP Berar opened well enough due to Shahrukh Khan but as not as strong as other places they had chances to hold. These places have fallen to lower levels on Saturday leaving Fan to be a big city film only.

      The big cities have managed strong collections again on Saturday giving it a big number for this type of film. It will be Monday that will decide is that are these sort of numbers mainly due to Shahrukh Khan or does it actually have someting at least for the big cities.

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      • It is quite creepy how close this is to what Inhad predicted BOI’s commentary on Saturday will be

        Projected BOI reporting for Saturday
        Fan has a good Saturday
        Fan witnessed a drop of about 15%!( will be revised to 20 in a day or two) on Saturday which is not unexpected and is a normal (??) Saturday drop as it was a working day and because the masses came out on Friday. It is still a very good number for a movie without songs and a ‘niche’ movie.
        Sunday should be a little higher and overall this will still be the biggest opening weekend for 2016. The word of mouth is so-so and whatever the movie is making is purely on the strength of SRK’s star power. Monday will determine the fate of the movie.

        Translated into Hindi, it means
        Ab is pichcher Ka to band baj gaya aur humaare paas kahin munh chhupane Ki jagah nahin

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  35. The film needs a big jump of 30-40% on Sunday to take the weekend business above and beyond the 55 crore mark and closer to the 60 crore mark – which would make it a fair first weekend at the domestic box office.

    FAN hasn’t performed upto expectations on Day 2 at the box office. As per early estimates, the Shah Rukh Khan starrer has collected around Rs 16.5 – 17 crore on Saturday.

    The film is not holding up at smaller centres, with some of these centres registering falls in the range of 25 – 35% on Saturday. Multiplexes business was comparatively much better, but the big jump that ‘word-of-mouth’ films show on Saturday was clearly missing.

    http://www.indicine.com/movies/bollywood/fan-saturday-box-office-collections/

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    • 60 cr weekend will be fair and it needs 135 cr to be hit as per Indicine. Indicine gives producer numbers.

      IF VERY GOOD (positive word-of-mouth)

      Day 1 – 22 cr
      Day 2 – 23 cr
      Day 3 – 27 cr
      Weekend – 72 cr
      First Week – 120 cr
      Final – 175 cr+ (Super Hit)
      IF AVERAGE (mixed response)

      Day 1 – 21 cr
      Day 2 – 20 cr
      Day 3 – 23 cr
      Weekend – 64 cr
      First Week – 98 cr
      Final – 135 cr (Hit)
      IF BAD (worst case scenario)

      Day 1 – 20 cr
      Day 2 – 17 cr
      Day 3 – 19 cr
      Weekend – 56 cr
      First Week – 82 cr
      Lifetime – 100 cr (Below Average / Flop)

      http://www.indicine.com/movies/bollywood/fan-box-office-prediction/

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      • Not that it cant trend well, post exam period is always good for movies. And a decent movie can easily trend well.
        But, here wom among Non-fan base is more negative than positive thanks to pathetic second half.

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        Indicine.com ‏@indicine 5h5 hours ago
        The Jungle Book was fantastic on Saturday, phenomenal growth. This could do 150 cr in India, certain to beat 2016’s highest grosser Airlift.

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  36. Fan Review –
    Wathced fan online in Great great print thanks to Pakistani piracy industry which has [edited]

    It is like 2 different movies.
    First Half- It is more on the lines of Luck by chance. But it took some unnecessary cinematic liberty which dilutes the impact like the scene where Fan tortures and records SK’s video, and leaves the place easily and SK doesnt attempt to track him.
    But it is still good considering performance and cinematography and seamless pace.
    First half – 7/10

    Second Half-
    Film takes a new turn and becomes Dhoom. It just takes disbelief to a new level. Total caricature added by BG score Copied from ‘Inception’…oh i mean inspired.
    Watch it to believe it how bad second half can be, a total trash. You actually cringe at all the scenes from start to finish of second half.
    Seond Half -0/10

    Overall Rating – 3.5/10

    BMS is always a good indication of actual wom, it is currently at 74% which is not great for a superstar with large fan base as their fan base come forth in voting first.
    Jai Ho – was 73% at bms
    JTHJ – was 73% at bms
    Dilwale – 68%

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  37. No one has pointed but the fact is JUNGLE BOOK and Mowgli SherKhan is beating FAN and Gaurav AaryanKhanna Hands down.
    While the formers WOM is extraordinary, for the otter it’s is mixed.
    Boxoffice result is just proving this. Monday the Fan will crash.

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    • And this was the narrative of the years’ most loved movie AIRLIFT

      Akshay Kumar’s Airlift has shown phenomenal growth on Day 2 at the domestic box office. Like we reported in our box office report yesterday, the morning shows on Saturday were up by around 10% and the upward trend continued through the day.

      Cities are performing very well and even mass centres performed better on Saturday as compared to Friday. The word-of-mouth is excellent, which should help the film take advantage of two holidays – one on Sunday and other for Republic Day on Tuesday.

      Sunday Update: As expected, morning shows on Sunday are better than both Friday and Saturday. A film like Baby last year, showed growth of 40% on Sunday. Airlift is performing at a higher level, so growth of around 20% or more is a possibility. The film is now looking at weekend business of 43-44 crore and Monday should hold well too because Tuesday is national holiday.

      Day Airlift
      Day 1 (Friday) 12.35
      Day 2 (Saturday) 14.60
      Day 3 (Sunday) 17.35
      Day 4 (Monday) 10.40
      Day 5 (Tuesday) 17.80
      Day 6 (Wednesday) 6.0
      Day 7 (Thursday) 5.0
      First Week

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      • This was the box office narrative of Talaash

        Talaash second day (day 2) box office collections review

        The much hyped thriller movie Talaash which started off well on day 1, has shown a 12% increase on the 2nd day (day 2) at the box office collections.

        Multiplexes did housefull business, while single screen theatres managed with an average result.

        The Aamir Khan starrer movie Talaash, had a box office collection of approximately Rs. 13.05 Crores on day 1 domestically.

        Positive word of mouth and the Aamir Khan craze have contributed to a decent beginning for Talaash box office collections.

        The 2nd day box office collection for Talaash was about Rs. 16.37 Crores.

        Trade analysts say that this could continue well for the first week, and possibly cross the Rs. 50 Crores mark by the first weekend. So far the two day collection has netted approximately Rs. 30 Crores.

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      • The major edge that Airlift got was in single screens jump from Day 2.
        Also proves that given all parameters equal- A Khan or Kumar or Roshan can open a movie same as any other Khan or Kumar or Roshan.
        Parameters are –
        1. Last release gap – plays an important role when a star has not released his movie since a long time
        2. Holiday release – the second biggest factor in opening apart from genre
        3. Genre – the biggest factor
        4. Competition esp in week 1,2 and 3 – can make a difference in ATBB and Blockbuster, Super Hit and Hit, Hit and average, average and flop

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        • I think this is very true. Khans only had the edge as they populated/are populating the big tickets dates.

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  38. KRK BOX OFFICE ‏@KRKBoxOffice 1h1 hour ago
    Business of #Fan, Saturday-C.I. 37Lakhs( Friday-60Lakhs) – 40% drop
    Rajasthan-55 Lakhs( Friday- 75Lakhs). – 23% drop
    KRK BOX OFFICE ‏@KRKBoxOffice 8m8 minutes ago
    #FAN business in Punjab circuit! Day2- 1.35Cr n Day1 was 1.70Cr means almost 20% drop.

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  39. AamirsFan Says:

    catchy song and dance sequence…

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    • The most recognizable USP of HR has been appropriated by Tiger. Martial Arts, Physique, Dance. Acting to waise bhi nahi aati HR ko. Ab kya baaki raha?

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  40. BOI’s figures are practically in the same range as producers’. That’s a rarity.

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  41. Saw HBO’s Confirmation. Liked it a lot. I was not aware of happenings around Clarence Thomas’s confirmation.

    Joe Biden doesn’t come out good in those hearings.

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  42. Bpb Cristo Says:

    Some people have bacame looser and Sadist B/C Junior B proved Looser.

    Translated into Hindi it means- Abhishek ki carrear flop ho gaya. Hum chahte hain Sabki filmen flom ho. Isse humain Sadist plesure milta hai.

    By the way i am one among them who still thinks that Abhishek Bachchan and Asin has everthing to be a big star. But Abhishek lost B/c some bad luck and lazyness and lethargy. Asin Purely bad luck.

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    • I’d make some quick points:

      1)Abhishek fans might be masters of sadism when it comes to being at the receiving end.

      2)Abhishek sadists are not responsible for SRK’s woes though SRK’s masochist fans might be.

      3)Disliking SRK is certainly a respectable career on its own without other crutches being needed.

      4)Welcome to the online universe where all stars get this treatment sooner or later.

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      • Disliking SRK is certainly a respectable career on its own!?

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        • Yes one is free to dislike anyone. There’s no ‘morality’ involved in liking or disliking stars though fans often present it in such language. Much as fans suddenly discover the noble cause of fine cinema the moment their favorites do anything half sensible

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  43. Fan Second Day Business
    Sunday 17 April 2016 14.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Fan dropped 17% on Saturday and the fall came from mass centres which dropped much more. The drop in the high end premiums was around 10%. Basically on fair value day one business it means all India growth would be very limited. The first two day business of Fan is as follows

    Friday – 18,75,00,000
    Saturday – 15,50,00,000

    Total – 34,25,00,000

    The film will manage the highest weekend of the year despite the drop in mass centres. The bigger issue is only support from urban areas and that makes a big number difficult in the long run.
    http://boxofficeindia.com/art_detail.php?articalid=1960#.VxNPbi596hc

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    • Boi saturday number is higher than producers’ number given by Tatan. He mentioned 15.4 cr sat and 20% drop same as indicine.
      I think BOI somehow wants to make 50 cr weekend.
      Orherwise 50 cr can also be a trouble. As per indicine, Sunday mirning is also lower than friday, and just little higher than saturday.

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  44. http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/celebrities/features/type/view/id/10229

    Ram Gopal Varma calls Rajinikanth a bad looker

    RGV, after posting a photograph of Rajinikanth with Amy Jackson, unleashed his ‘Rajini-bashing’ by tweeting the following, “The greatest psychiatrists in the world will collapse with the challenging task of explaining the Rajni Phenomenon.

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  45. Director R. Balki says that “Moondram Pirai”, the original Tamil version of the film “Sadma”, is the “most brilliant film” made in the country and had a tremendous influence on him as a filmmaker.

    “Since I was in 10th standard, I was quite sure that I’ll do something in films. Actually there was a neighbour of mine who would take me to a lot of movies. The original Tamil version of ‘Sadma’, named ‘Moondram Pirai’, tremendously influenced me,” Balki told IANS.

    “I feel that it is the most brilliant film made in India, because I had never seen the pain and love story as shown in the film. As soon as I watched it, I thought that it (films) was a beautiful place to be in,” he added.

    Balki, who has directed films like “Cheeni Kum”, “Paa”, “Shamitabh” and “Ki & Ka”, said that he watched “Moondram Pirai” 30 times.

    “I watched ‘Moondram Pirai’ 30 times and have visited each location in Ooty where it has been shot, where the actors were seated and where they had gone for a walk… I was so influenced by the film, it was so deep,” he added.

    Released in 1982, “Moondram Pirai” features actors Kamal Haasan and Sridevi. It won numerous awards including the National Award and its Hindi version comprised the same cast and was released a year later.

    About his early years before making his foray in the film industry, Balki said: “I joined a film institute, but I didn’t like the atmosphere there, so I joined a computer engineering college nearby. It was interesting, but I was very bored, so I used to play a lot of cricket and watched a lot of movies.”

    “I was the only person who was mad about films and cricket. I just felt I would never be a computer engineer in my life, so I was just passing time,” he added.

    http://www.india-forums.com/bollywood/south-india/63616-moondram-pirai-tremendously-influences-me-r-balki.htm

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  46. Raees will have no choice but to move now no? I would say come on bakhra Eid, it keeps in theme with the muslim theme of the film!

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  47. BMS rating is down at 72% from actual movie goers from 30k+ votes. Now whatever hardcore srkians say, its fate is not going to change.

    https://in.bookmyshow.com/national-capital-region-ncr

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  48. charan raj Says:

    Fan will be an average at B.O on domestic market and Hit on overseas. Not good for this film as box office on very important.Another disappointment for Srk fans.

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  49. The Jungle Book grossed around 27 crore nett in its second week and has become the highest grossing Hollywood film in India. The film has beaten the 96 crore nett apprx of Fast & Furious 7 last year. The film has also crossed the 100 crore nett mark at around 101 crore nett.

    The second weekend is huge and higher than all Hindi films released in 2016. Airlift which had the highest second weekend grossed 28.75 crore nett in the whole second week. A feat which The Jungle Book will achieve in just four days in its second week. The business is even more commendable as it came against a Shahrukh Khan film Fan.

    The film will also beat the lifetime business of all Hindi films released till date this year and it will no surprise if it challenges the 150 crore nett mark. The film is the first all India hit of the year. It will beat the business in most of the mass centres despite that having a mass star like Akshay Kumar starrer and The Jungle Book being dubbed which is a hindrance in mass markets barring a few exceptions.

    http://www.boxofficeindia.com/art_detail.php?articalid=1961#.VxR3BjHcZLM

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  50. Fan Does Very Well In Overseas
    Monday 18 April 2016 10.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Fan has scored very well in Overseas with collections set to be around $6.50 million range. The collections from United Kingdom, US / Canada, Gulf, Australia and Pakistan are over $5.25 million between them. The apprx figures from main circuits are as follows.

    United Kingdom – £425,000
    US / Canada – $1,400,000
    Gulf – $2,500,000
    Australia – A$225,000
    Pakistan – $650,000

    The film has done fantastic in Gulf with collections among the top five openers (could be top three depending where Sunday lands). The overseas figure may not be challenging the records but to go over $6 million for this type of film is a strong performance. It is the eighth highest opening ever in Overseas.

    There have been twelve films to open above $5 million which the mark for a very good opening in Overseas and seven are Shahrukh Khan starrers. The seven being My Name Is Khan, Ra.One, Don 2, Chennai Express, Happy New Year, Dilwale and now Fan.

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  51. Fan Has Good First Weekend

    Monday 18 April 2016 11.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Fan had a good first weekend of 52 crore nett as all three days recorded good business. The weekend is by the far highest of this year beating the 42.50 crore nett of Airlift. In terms of all time openings the film stands in 17th place. The first weekend business of Fan is as follows

    Friday – 18,75,00,000
    Saturday – 15,50,00,000
    Sunday – 17,75,00,000

    Total – 52,00,00,000

    The film has recorded good numbers in Mumbai, Delhi / UP, West Bengal and Mysore and even other circuits are fairly good but the issue will be that big drop in mass centres on Saturday. There were drops of 30-40% in some cities which makes the long term business depending on a handfull of cities.

    The film was always going to be about where the Rajasthan’s and Gujarat’s go as you can’t get a big number without the support of these mass centres and this crowd has not really taken to the film.

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  52. Bahubali writer planning a film with Akshay Kumar

    K.V. Vijayendra Prasad has shown the script to Akshay, who has quite liked it. The project is expected to get moving once the actor returns from Housefull 3 shoot

    Apart from Bahubali, Prasad has also penned super-hits like Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Eega (Makkhi) and Magadheera.

    Prasad, who has helmed a few Telugu movies, is keen to cast Akshay Kumar in the yet-untitled film. He met Akshay for a script narration lately in Mumbai, who we hear, was impressed.

    However, not much has happened after that as Akshay got busy completing Sajid-Farhad’s Housefull 3. The project is likely to pick up steam, as we hear that Prasad and Akshay are planning a second meeting.

    http://www.spotboye.com/bollywood/news/bahubali-writer-planning-a-film-with-akshay-kumar/5711b3f571bd454e2fd8aa7c

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  53. Randeep Hooda, collapsed on the sets of Sultan yesterday evening in Delhi following a severe attack of appendicitis.

    The actor had been in acute pain for some time, but he ignored it to complete the shoot on time where he plays Salman Khan’s wrestling coach in Ali Abbas Zafar’s upcoming Sultan.

    Randeep has been admitted to Fortis Hospital. He may undergo surgery later today.

    http://www.india-forums.com/bollywood/hot-n-happening/63630-randeep-hooda-hospitalised.htm

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  54. Fan Puts Up A Big Worldwide Number
    Monday 18 April 2016 13.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Fan has put up a strong number Worldwide with GROSS collections set to be around 113-114 crore. This is easily the highest figure of the year beating the 78 crore of Airlift. In terms off all time collections it is the 11th highest ever and fourth highest for an Shahrukh Khan starrer.

    More than being the 11th highest, the feat is to be among more commercially viable films. No film of this sort has ever even got close to 100 crore. The film is a little lower than films like Kick and Singham Returns but higer than the likes of Jai Ho and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.

    The highest ever worldwide opening weekend is still Dhoom 3 at 193 crore followed by Bajrangi Bhaijaan at 187 crore.

    http://boxofficeindia.com/art_detail.php?articalid=1964#.VxSWTS596hd

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  55. I think BOI will be concentrating on the overseas numbers henceforth to save face.

    And even there, SRK’s movies usually do better. Right now, it is on par with Jai Ho and Singham Returns there and BOI are calling it huge.

    Their Saturday numbers are even higher than producers! Usually their numbers are 10-15% lower than producers’.

    80cr first week is a big ask now. I think it will wrap up around the 100-110cr mark at best. Under-performer domestically. Maybe a hit overseas. Same story as MNIK, JBHJ, KANK and Dilwale. However, it will take a decade for most of the media to admit that. For the time being they will make you believe it’s a hit or even a blockbuster.

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    • The film itself doesn’t seem a miscalculation, seems timing of release is issue, if released at height of stardom…I’m willing to bet it would perform way better at box office.

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  56. Rajdeep Gharjmai ‏@Gharjmairajdeep 3h3 hours ago
    Word is out and #fan is biggest flop of @iamsrk .Sadly fake Twitter trends and fake Twitter followers doesn’t turn into box-office numbers
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    KRK BOX OFFICE ‏@KRKBoxOffice 17h17 hours ago
    Today #FAN collected approx 17.5Cr so weekend’s total-18+14.50+17.50=50Cr. It’s not flop or disaster but it’s a washout.
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    Chakravarty Sulibele ‏@astitvam 21h21 hours ago
    Landed just now. Happy to hear even after 40 degree temperature #FAN is a big #FLOP
    Bolo Bharath Mata Keee..
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    KRK ‏@kamaalrkhan Apr 16
    SRK fans shud go to theatres to increase collection of #Fan instead abusing me so at least film will do equal business to flop film Jai Ho!

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  57. I am an avid follower here, never really comment but do read a lot. Some observations on FAN and SRK:
    People here thrashed SRK for doing crap movies like HNY,Dilwale etc etc, saying he should rise above BO and do good content. But now, when he has singlehandedly pulled off a songless non-masala movie to a 50 cr+ net weekend the same people are calling it a flop?
    Is there any other star who has done a movie like FAN (thriller,no songs no heroines) to be compared with SRK? Talaash may be an answer but then it had hit music and two heroines. Plus it crashed to 90 cr only which this movie will easliy surpass.
    The way I see it, FAN is a huge success for the kind of movie it is, no way it could have ever done above 150..since the reviews are mixed (2nd half acceptence is low) 110-115 is a very reasonable outcome.
    I hope more people see it, it trends better and TV ratings are good eventually. Otherwise, the audience is to blame if SRK picks the next RS or Farah Khan movie.. because cleary they seem to work more in numbers

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    • Very apt comment..I also have been a regular reader at this site..and i have seen how so many of the connoisseurs of good cinema were advocating better movie choices to SRK..

      and the extent he has gone off mainstream with fan..is the extreme most any huge star can go..and no, nobody of the other khan duo has demonstrated such a departure before. this year Akshay kumar has done an ‘Airlift’ but that movie was high on patriotism, which is the ‘in thing’ now..and released at the time of Republic day which helped a lot.

      The best opening of the year so far, the best opening in such a non mainstream genre movie and the best weekend also..not bad for the first hatke attempt in some years now for him..isnt it?

      Now its interesting when ppl say SRK hasnt been on top since a decade..which means he was there before that..and considering the other two khans were around even before him, what it implies is that they took like ten years or more to catch up to him..?

      Now after a decade of being on par with the other two..more or less, SRK is moving away from obvious popular choices with purpose, if you look at his coming up projects.. fan is a beginning, and he has done he can open this well even in this territory. Not his fault if the content didnt impress a lot of ppl out there. Different combinations of better cinema may come up..with more generous proportions of entertainment quotient..and we will see what happens..let this one be for those who said he cant act..!!

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  58. i dont think it is end of his superstardom. It takes one film to bounce back. But this film is simply bad and wom negative. His performance is good , nothing extra ordinary.
    Reviewers were just too generous to see him in good role, many gave extra one or even two stars just for him. Many reviewers are his fan himself, otherwise early reviews were mixed. Raja sen gave 4.5 that was joke, anupama chopra gave 3.5 and she is self proclaimed srk fan.
    Even die hard srkian wont like to give it repeat watch and what kind of good film it is. It is simply bad filmmakimg and Maneesh Sharma’s weekest film.

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  59. Never happened before, BOI numbers are same producer’s figure. Actually, saturday numbers are more than producer’s figure.

    Box Office India Trade Network
    Fan had a good first weekend of 52 crore nett as all three days recorded good business. The weekend is by the far highest of this year beating the 42.50 crore nett of Airlift. In terms of all time openings the film stands in 17th place. The first weekend business of Fan is as follows

    Friday – 18,75,00,000
    Saturday – 15,50,00,000
    Sunday – 17,75,00,000

    Total – 52,00,00,000

    The film has recorded good numbers in Mumbai, Delhi / UP, West Bengal and Mysore and even other circuits are fairly good but the issue will be that big drop in mass centres on Saturday. There were drops of 30-40% in some cities which makes the long term business depending on a handfull of cities.

    The film was always going to be about where the Rajasthan’s and Gujarat’s go as you can’t get a big number without the support of these mass centres and this crowd has not really taken to the film.

    http://boxofficeindia.com/art_detail.php?articalid=1963#.VxTFSzArLIU

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  60. Fan has considerable drops in the morning shows as compared to Sunday. The best hold has come in Delhi and Mysore. The overall India occupancy was 20%. These are samples only from multiplexes and the single screens may have witnessed more drops. The film has not witnessed healthy growth on Sunday so the drop is more than usual.

    As per the early trends Fan 4th day collection will be in the range of 7-8 crores. The final numbers may vary as the growth in evening shows can be good.

    https://www.bollyarena.net/fan-monday-box-office-collection-update/

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  61. Have release dates for EID changed? SRK would have some guts or no brains now to go ahead with it.

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  62. Top Trump aide lobbied for Pakistani spy front
    For more than five years, Donald Trump’s new top campaign aide, Paul Manafort, lobbied for a Washington-based group that Justice Department prosecutors have charged operated as a front for Pakistan’s intelligence service, according to court and lobbying records reviewed by Yahoo News.
    https://www.yahoo.com/news/top-trump-aide-lobbied-for-1409744144007222.html

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  63. What a Fan written piece by Taran Adarsh !!
    .

    FAN is a step in the right direction, in my opinion. The viewers have connected big time with SRK’s interpretation of the fan, who transforms from being a hero-worshipper to hero-stalker. But what about the film? Has it connected with the audience? At urban centres, yes. In mass circuits, unfortunately, the numbers are not as expected.

    Come to think of it, it can’t get bigger than Yash Raj and SRK joining hands for a film project. However, this time around, it wasn’t Yash Chopra or Aditya Chopra on the director’s seat. It was Maneesh Sharma, a storyteller who has helmed some wonderful films for YRF in the past, calling the shots.

    FAN, like we know by now, is not the usual masala film or the standard rom-com. Also, it’s a songless film [a strong musical score has always been one of the pillars on which YRF movies stand]. There’s no Madhuri, Juhi, Preity, Rani or Anushka in a YRF film this time. Moreover, it lacks romance — an ingredient that YRF movies are synonymous with.

    Now let’s look at the release strategy. FAN wasn’t released during Eid, Diwali or Christmas, the festival period. It arrived in the midst of the IPL matches. That’s not all, the release of the film coincided with the examination period. And, most importantly, it opened a week after THE JUNGLE BOOK continues its dream run, charming and winning audience in hordes even when I pen this piece.

    .

    Now let’s look at the economics of FAN…
    Cost of production: Rs 85 cr
    Print and Advertising: Rs 20 cr
    Total budget of the film: Rs 105 cr
    Note: Official numbers shared by YRF to this writer.

    YRF has recovered a substantial amount from the pre-sale of Satellite rights, while the remaining rights [worldwide theatrical, worldwide digital – audio and video, worldwide licensing, worldwide merchandising and other rights] should ensure recovery of the investment and profits for YRF. In short, FAN should emerge a profitable venture for the investors in the final tally.

    http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/box-office/business-talk/id/650/date/

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  64. FAN Monday (Day 4) Box Office Collection Update
    4 hours ago by Indicine Team

    FAN has shown a significantly big drop in both occupancy and collections on Monday. The average occupancy at centres that we tracked has dropped by around 50-60% from Friday and the collections too is low due to cheaper weekday ticket prices.

    The drop is Pan-India. Single-screen business has crashed and multiplexes in cities too have shown bigger than expected drops. And unless the film picks up in the night, the Monday collections are likely to come in the 6-7 crore range.

    In fact, ‘The Jungle Book’ is now recording higher percentage occupancy at multiplexes. FAN has significantly higher number of shows than ‘The Jungle Book’, which will divide the business and reduce occupancy, but it cannot be forgotten that FAN is running in its first week and it was the biggest film so far this year.

    The evening / night shows could still pick up at multiplexes, like they usually do in major cities, but the occupancy both in the morning and noon is pretty low for the fourth day of a big film like FAN.

    Starring Shah Rukh Khan in the lead, FAN collected Rs 52.35 crore in its first weekend at the domestic (India) box office. The film has been made on a budget of Rs 105 crore, excluding the lead actor’s fee.
    http://www.indicine.com/movies/bollywood/fan-monday-day-4-box-office-collection-update/comment-page-2/#comments

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  65. Decision to sign Amitabh Bachchan as brand ambassaodor of ‘Atulya Bharat’ put on hold

    SPEED NEWS DESK | 18 April 2016

    The decision to sign Amitabh Bachchan as brand ambassador of the Incredible India campaign, ‘Atulya Bharat’ has reportedly been delayed owing to his name appearing in the leaked Panama Papers. The final decision that was supposed to be taken by the month of April, will now only be taken after a clean chit is given to Amitabh Bachchan.

    The mega star, whose name surfaced in the list of 500 Indians parking their taxes in offshore accounts in the Central American tax haven Panama, had denied any knowledge of the offshore firms. He released a statement saying, “I do not know any of the companies referred to by Indian Express – Sea Bulk Shipping Company Ltd, Lady Shipping Ltd, Treasure Shipping Ltd, and Tramp Shipping Ltd. I have never been a director of any of the above-stated companies. It is possible that my name has been misused.”

    After Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra had been roped in to be the face of the campaign. However, the decision to sign Amitabh Bachchan will only be made after the investigation report is out.

    –With Agency inputs
    http://www.catchnews.com/national-news/decision-to-sign-amitabh-bachchan-as-brand-ambassaodor-of-quot-atulya-bharat-quot-put-on-hold-1460991309.html

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  66. Aamir Khan on The Journey from Satyamev Jayate to Paani Foundation

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    • Thanks for this video. I miss Satyamev Jayate, the tv series. But I am glad that the team is still together, doing practical useful work, based on their experiences through the making of this unique docudrama series.

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  67. https://www.google.co.in/amp/indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/akshay-kumar-housefull-3-trailer-launch-in-100-cities-2759427/

    The makers of the much anticipated film ‘Housefull 3’ have planned for the biggest ever trailer launch for the film.
    For the first time ever, the trailer of a film will be showcased in over 100 cities on the big screen at the same time. Around 50,000 fans will be able to watch the trailer at the same time across the country. Confirming this, Sajid Nadaidwala said: “This is a special treat planned for Housefull franchise fans.”

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  68. Who says Fan is underperforming?
    See boxofficeindia lines

    Fan Puts Up A Big Worldwide Number
    Fan Has Good First Weekend
    Fan Does Very Well In Overseas

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  69. The Vigil Idiot Reviews “Fan”, A Movie With Plot Holes So Big, Even Two SRKs Can’t Fill Them

    After a long wait, Maneesh Sharma’s highly-anticipated Fan finally opened this past weekend to somewhat mixed reviews. Critics unanimously and rightly raved about Shah Rukh Khan’s amazing performance (in a double role as semi-villainous superfan Gaurav Chandna, and semi-fictionalised superstar Aryan Khanna), while questioning the plot of the movie itself. In a film with a lot of meta-references to Khan’s career, perhaps the most meta fact of all is that everyone left enamoured by him, even though the film itself is pretty shit.

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/sahilrizwan/anything-after-his-last-film-had-to-be-better-tbh#.vtWWeD0em

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  70. Great Bong on FAN-
    This Fan goes to places most conventional mainstream fare from the Hindi film industry does not. First of all, it takes love, obsessive love, away from the man-woman sexual dynamic, and transposes to another context, as addictive, and potentially as destructive.
    Faith.
    Does God care for our love? Does He understand it? Do we really lose faith in our God, even when we say we do, or are we just trying harder for his attention?

    And then there is the other Fan.

    A lazily-plotted, childishly-written modern Bollywood star-vehicle, and this happens mostly post-interval, which requires not just the suspension but the obliteration of disbelief, straight out of the Rohit Shetty school of film-making

    That Fan works, despite this cinematic schizophrenia, is because of Shahrukh Khan. He plays the character rather than Shahrukh Khan, ironically in a film where one of the characters is Shahurkh Khan. Returning in many ways to the edginess of his origins, he reminds us that there is no one in Bollywood that does obsession better than him.
    https://greatbong.net/2016/04/17/fan-the-review/

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  71. Indicine.com ‏@indicine 8h8 hours ago
    Hugely disappointing numbers on Monday. Crash.

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    • The drop is Pan-India. Single-screen business has crashed and multiplexes in cities too have shown bigger than expected drops. And unless the film picks up in the night, the Monday collections are likely to come in the 6-7 crore range.

      In fact, ‘The Jungle Book’ is now recording higher percentage occupancy at multiplexes. FAN has significantly higher number of shows than ‘The Jungle Book’, which will divide the business and reduce occupancy, but it cannot be forgotten that FAN is running in its first week and it was the biggest film so far this year.

      http://www.indicine.com/movies/bollywood/fan-monday-day-4-box-office-collection-update/

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  72. KRK BOX OFFICE ‏@KRKBoxOffice 2m2 minutes ago
    Rajasthan circuit- #FAN collected only 20 Lakhs on Monday while it collected 75 lakh on Friday means 70% drop means totally finished.

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  73. Kalyug at peak
    Rape victim was ‘so beautiful’ Filipino presidential candidate wishes he had ‘been first’
    http://www.rediff.com/news/report/rape-victim-was-so-beautiful-filipino-presidential-candidate-wishes-he-had-been-first/20160419.htm

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  74. The Jungle Book has joined an elite of films from Hollywood. The film has grossed around 106 crore nett in 11 days and may possibly go to 150 crore nett. There have been five elite films from Hollywood which are All time Blockbusters and now The Jungle Book becomes the sixth. All Time Blockbuster Hollywood releases in India

    1. Jurassic Park (1994)

    2. Titanic (1998)

    3. Spiderman 3 (2007)

    4. 2012 (2009)

    5. Fast & Furious 7 (2015)

    6. The Jungle Book (2016)

    Hollywood films started to be dubbed in the early 90’s and it was Jurassic Park that put them on the map in India as it was among the top ten grossers of 1994.

    The Jungle Book is already the highest grossing Hollywood release in India and also the first film to cross 100 crore nett and with film to be around 115 crore nett in two weeks, the 150 crore nett is a real possibilty.

    Hollywood has given a universal hit in India something which the Hindi film industry could not achieve in the first four months. Its shocking that even in a circuit like Bihar it may be the highest grosser as all Hindi releases have flopped there this year.

    http://www.boxofficeindia.com/art_detail.php?articalid=1966#.VxXKtzHcZLM

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  75. Fan First Monday Business

    Fan has seen a big drop in collections on Monday with collections in the 5.75 crore crore nett range. The drop is 70% from day one but day one was a holiday . If we take the fair value of day one the drop is around 60% which is still too high.

    This was always going to be the problem with film unless the content worked all over. The opening which the film took of was far too high for this type of film. If a film is nearing 20 crore nett on day one then the content and story telling has to be such that appeals all over.

    Despite the big drop, the film is still commercially safe as will go into the black and with Yash Raj Films holding all rights there is no one in the chain to lose any money but eventually the film content has not found acceptance and the theatrical business will not go very far. The first four day business is around 57.75 crore nett and the first week will probably close somewhere around 70 crore nett mark.
    http://boxofficeindia.com/art_detail.php?articalid=1965#.VxXNGeT2bpU

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    • What a sweet, cute and innocent commentary.

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      • Well the likes of many incl Satyam and Jayshah was doing the same with Talaash not many moons ago. Sab chalta hai FANgiri main. 🙂

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    • Have to agree with all and Yakuza here that BOI commentary is too kind here.
      The movie is doing same as Talaash, which in itself was no great shake when it released then. Big opening and that’s about it. Expecting Fan to come close to 100cr. As i predicted, FAN will not be a FLOP. That’s good and also shows the power of SRK.

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      • I have to disagree here. I am honestly shocked that a critically acclaimed film with SRK is not holding up, and is on the verge of severely under performing. This does not indicate star power to me – at least not in this case. This is the time when even Akshay Kumar is pulling off hatke stuff like Airlift! I feel for SRK here. What does he do now? He went commercial with HNY and Dilwale and did not get the success he expected. And now he does a pretty good film with Fan, and again, he gets snubbed.

        Of course I need to see the film first, and I am always of the view that good films find their audience eventually. But this trend will surely worry him.

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  76. Fan First Monday Business
    Tuesday 19 April 2016 11.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Fan has seen a big drop in collections on Monday with collections in the 5.75 crore crore nett range. The drop is 70% from day one but day one was a holiday . If we take the fair value of day one the drop is around 60% which is still too high.

    This was always going to be the problem with film unless the content worked all over. The opening which the film took of was far too high for this type of film. If a film is nearing 20 crore nett on day one then the content and story telling has to be such that appeals all over.

    Despite the big drop, the film is still commercially safe as will go into the black and with Yash Raj Films holding all rights there is no one in the chain to lose any money but eventually the film content has not found acceptance and the theatrical business will not go very far. The first four day business is around 57.75 crore nett and the first week will probably close somewhere around 70 crore nett mark

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    • shame on boi as they cinfirm the film is commercially safe,
      srk has given 2 flops in a row ,next film wil be huge gamble on his career and reputation as his quality deteriorate…

      why is it with every star when they start declining they try harder and harder to promote and push their film.

      Amitabh went through same as when shahensha was released in febuary 1988,huge initial but the film was exrtremely bad quality hence it affected gaanga jamuna saraswati,toofan,jaadugar,althugh they took big opening and crashes ,is it the same senario srk is going through..

      toofan and jaadugar were released 2 weeks apart and even jaadugar had a big opening but crashed,that really affected main azaad hoon,aagneepath and aaj ka arjun as latter was declared average….

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  77. Meanwhile the commentry on Airlift same time was –

    Akshay Kumar’s Airlift has turned out to be the first biggest blockbuster of 2016. The edge-of-the seat thriller hasn’t just received a thumbs up from the critics but the film is also busy minting moolah at the box office. Set in the 1990, Airlift tells the story of evacuation of the Indians trapped in Kuwait during the Gulf War.
    The film, which opened to Rs 12.35 crore on Friday, has already crossed the Rs 70-crore mark within five days of its release. Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the box office collection of Airlift.

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    • Commentry of Talaash was –

      Aamir Khan’s Talaash completed its 1st week journey at the Box Office and the results are pretty decent, however, not overwhelming. Multiplexes helped the film to earn good moolahs across the country to a major extent. On the contrary, the single screens did an average business.
      Take a look at the Collection Breakup of Talaash: Friday (1st Day): 14 Crores Saturday (2nd Day): 15.5 Crores Sunday (3rd Day): 18.5 Crores Monday (4th Day): 6.25 Crores Tuesday (5th Day): 5.65 Crores Wednesday (6th Day): 4.55 Crores Thursday (7th Day): 3.55 Crores Total: 68 Crores
      http://www.koimoi.com/box-office/talaash-1st-week-box-office-collection/

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    • Just goes on to prove that the agenda drives commentry of few will fall flat when time comes.
      Also those trying to articulate Airlift to be a bigger hit had it been other Khans must now be realising what harakiri they were trying to suggest.
      AIRLIFT is the biggest HIT in the niche genre and i don’t see it getting beaten anytime soon.

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  78. BOI seem to be running out of excuses. It is actually hilarious.

    70cr first week (maybe lower). Even 100cr seems a tall order now.

    Raees is finding problems getting a good release date. Who would have believed it for a SRK film a decade back?

    I do actually feel he needs something really big now.. something that enables him to re-invent himself.

    I don’t think Raees or the Gauri Shinde film is going to do that. Nor the Anand L. Rai movie. Maybe Aditya Chopra is going to bail him out.

    But then, the latter’s best movie is 2 decades ago. It’s not looking good for SRK.

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    • I disagree Rahul. SRK and Salman are way above these things. Chennai Express was actually very good movie and everyone loved it.
      Aamir is a unique case. He hardly enjoys the committed fan base of the other four stars- Akshay, Salman, SRK and Hrithik. For his fans, Aamir is more of an actor than a star. Aamir’s fan want Aamir to do more films and better than his recent ones.
      Salman and SRK are way above him in star pull.

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      • Then how come aamir’s movies are blockbusters over and above other Khans films? Who are patronising them?

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        • Good movies are liked by all. Most of the fans are movie buffs. So they will all go if a movie is good. Aamir Khan movies are always (usually) good.
          Are you trying to be Arnab and suggesting only fans see their star’s films?

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        • to your point, Aamir has now done two movies with Hirani who is arguably the biggest director in India. He certainly has the reputation of being part of meaningful cinema but I suspect even if those movies had Shahrukh or Salman they would be just as successful if not more

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          • Exactly.. And also Aamir leaves so much of a gap between his films..the wait is long, the buildup is huge..and all the frills are there too…the one film hatke, Talaash, didnt do that great.

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          • Talaash wasn’t as critically acclaimed as Fan – neither was it a good film in my view. Hence it under performed. But if there’s anyone who can bring the audience to the theatre for a hatke film, it is Aamir.
            As for long the gap, whats the guarantee the film will work? Mangal Pandey didn’t. Hritish Roshan’s films don’t work after long gaps.
            I think Aamir’s film work because the public believes he will come up with a winner each time, and will justify the gap.

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          • Fan premise is decent (because there are multiple movies with same template in Hollywood) but it’s treatment is very Bollywoodish.
            Talaash premise is bollywoodish but it’s treatment is dark.

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          • “Talaash wasn’t as critically acclaimed as Fan”

            Yes agree that FAN is critically acclaimed but it also needs a eye of an ‘insider’ and understand stardom, fanatic fans, etc. The closest film which I can think of which is critic favorite is Luck By Chance(which I incidentally loved it) is also a disaster at boxoffice! Too many in-house jokes and sequences which only a true Bollywood insider or fanatic will appreciate. For regular audience it does not create a resonance!

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          • Luck by Chance is a great example of why a film underperforms. Question is, does Fan have similar issues.

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          • Then why Hirani did not take SRK or Salman ? Why he repeated aamir in PK? Did aamir force him?

            The thing is aamir has been dedicated to whatever film he does even if it is some trashy ones. He gives it all to every one of his film. That sets him apart. and when he does one film he does only one film.

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          • Luck by chance suffered from three main issue , Complete Non-awareness , lead (Farhan Akhtar) and on going Ghajini wave

            If this movie has proper publicity (even normal) and some big star in lead .. it would have different story at box-office.

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      • Stars have passionate fans. But all ticket paying audience is not passionate 🙂
        Lately Aamir has also got fair share of somewhat passionate fans.

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  79. Well, this was unecxpected. Unlike Aamir, srk has friends everywhere. Akshay’s fans and Salman’s fans rooting for him and also some of aamir’s fans. Incidentally most of the aamir’s fans were once srk’s fans. Even the intolerance thing did not affect srk as much as it has affected aamir. Srk is still visible on many ads. Most of the reviewers eat out of his hands.
    Akshay’s fans are usually agains aamir as his films are considered on a different level. And now they are gloating that Airlift is a niche film and also Baby.
    They support srk as he is lesser of a competition and he is not friends with aamir. My enemy’s enemy is my friend.

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    • Sanjana- as Akshay fan I can say that Aamir was never considered a star. I like Aamir and watch all his films. However he is not doing things differently the way he did 5-6 years ago. He has changed and trying to ape Salman and SRK with Dhoom3 PK etc.

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      • Even if he aped, he is hugely successful than them.

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        • I agree. Aamir’s films are good. In a bad/flop film, he will not look so good.
          A star like SRK or Salman or Akshay will look good even in a bad/flop movie.

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          • srk did not look good in dilwale. Salman is a different case altogether. He is in Rajnikant territory.
            I admireed akshay in his comedy roles as well as now.

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          • It’s true SRK and Salman have more charisma than Aamir. Which is why they can carry off some films better. But what he likes in charm, Aamir makes up with script sense. Akshay – tho i like him – is frankly not in the same league as these three. He has his market and audience, who do not have very exacting standards, but he’s never really been in the big, big league.

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          • Re,-He has his market and audience, who do not have very exacting standards

            Wow, what a bull and elitist statement to make. Typical Multiplex Memsaab looking down upon single screen junta !!

            I guess Mela, Mann, Dilwaley, Delhi Belly had great standards.
            Oh Delhi Belly was shit but you see it was English shit , so it’s O.K..

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  80. Naveen, you are a good arguer and you can convince.

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  81. RajRoshan Says:

    This is very surprising…although not as much commercial movie like other srk movies…but struggling for 100crr lifetime is something nobody saw it coming…with competition and awful reviews even Dilwale went on to around 140crrs…with good feedback and reviews this should have been doing at least 140-150crrs…looks like people are really avoiding srk movies now

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    • Srk wanted to play his own fan which is unrealistic. People know it is Srk. He should have taken someone else to play that part. Imagine srk looking at his own Mannat wistfully as a fan!

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      • RajRoshan Says:

        Thats true also…may be of Big b, Dilip or guru dutt…Also because of his recent movies some people don’t want to watch his movie at all…after the positive reviews we were discussing among our friend circle and 3 of them totally rejected the idea…SRK movie in theater? No way…2 of them being girls and DDLJ among their one of favorites..still they just can’t tolerate him anymore in theater…Jungle book was unanimous choice.

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      • Critical acclaim does not guarantee success. I think Fan may have been a better option as a launch pad for SRK’s son, rather than him.
        I can’t see how Raees can even compete with Sultan, I don’t expect the latter to be a big performer anyway but if they come together, Sultan will really destroy it on opening. If it competes with dishoom or mohenjo daro it will just diminish its potential.

        There is clearly still enough support for SRK as Fan’s opening was good at least but the form of his recent films hardly inspires any confidence in the fate of his future releases.

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        • there have been a couple of stories about Raees being moved from that date.

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        • It is interesting to see the analyzing of the film without watching it…not that you cannot do it, but all of this is going way off the mark..

          There’s nothing wrong about srk playing his fan here, it is convincing for sure, just go through the reviews for that. The timing with respect to being past his peak is also way off, since this is no film gloating over how big a superstar he is. Rather he is shown more human and fallible.

          The issue is only the film is really grim, may not appeal to all. Something like Talvar, how many really wud want to watch that as entertainment? and the exaggerated criticism of the ‘improbable stuff’ in the second half. honestly , what is so unbelievable about it i dont know, but maybe they they cud have just set it in India, in Delhi..if you want to ruin a star’s reputation it can be done here also.. And a tycoon’s daughter can very well get married in Delhi, or say Udaypur.

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      • As mentioned by Q in a thread previously somewhere:
        In RBNDJ he was a boisterous cuckold of a serious husband.
        In OSO he was a superstar avatar of an extra.
        Here he is a fanatic Fan of a Superstar.

        Post his peak in 2005, he has found ever more creative ways to indulge in his own fantasies. Stardom se adjust nahi ho paya abhi tak.

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        • And you are forgetting Don, his ultimate fantasy, where the “resolution” of the Bachchan problem is a bizarre inversion: the good guy has always been the bad, ie the two SRKs are in some sense one. No other major star that I am aware of has been so determined to play out his own psychodrama on the big screen as SRK. The problem is, it isn’t a psyche so interesting as to justify viewing this sort of stuff for a decade!

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  82. taran adarsh ‏@taran_adarsh 2h2 hours ago
    #Fan Fri 19.20 cr, Sat 15.40 cr, Sun 17.75 cr, Mon 6.05 cr. Total: ₹ 58.40 cr. India biz. DISAPPOINTING!

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  83. Looking at the viral pic of Rajnikant with Amy Jackson here , one can attest to the fact that none of the superstars or the Khans are going anywhere. Khans, Akki, Devgn are good to go for at least 10 more years and this from the point of view of doing significant projects and not some sidey stuff…

    Times and VFX have brought changes which can reverse the ageing process…… May be after 10-12 years, 2025 to be precise, if a new gen x star comes along and is able to give his own massive grosser capturing minds of masses & classes , there may be a chance of getting rid of them.

    Ram Gopal Varma ‏@RGVzoomin Apr 16
    The greatest psychiatrists in the world will collapse with the challenging task of explaining the Rajni Phenomenon

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  84. SRK had this coming for number of years and mostly seems out of depth sorts on screen lately. Nobody has been able to ground him in the true sense I feel there are still few remnants of ‘coke’ at Mannat and the place not truly flushed out yet. That place took down so many good souls like the zinta girl -sussane – hritik – malaika and whole bunch of celebrities…….. Something inherently went wrong here because a very real and intelligent person on tv / interviews / reality shows suddenly turns a nincompoop trying to dumb down things in a perfectly okay script. Most of the time one can sense he single handedly screws the project which seems done on the pre-production stage with his silly inputs as to what works with the audience …..
    fact of the matter tastes, film audience change with time and more so today when everyone has access to movies and media of the world at their finger tips. I remember reading Ashutosh Gowariker how he had to constantly keep taming srk to remove the extra baggage from a lot of scenes in Swades. Now SRK may have been proven right since Swades failed at box office but now 12 years later, we are truly living in times of a movie where a movie like Swades may do wonders….same with Shimit Amim who did not give any slack to him with CDI.

    With SRK , there is so much potential there considering the feeble competition, but it’s all withered away due to his compulsive effeminacy even while doing something serious. His realistic cinema which he has now signed on to may work only if he will lets the Imtiaz Alis and Anand Rai to remain rooted to rustic level….

    Aamir ofcourse is a method actor to the core so he succeeds partially trying to get in the skin of character (surprisingly he could not get the bihari PK correctly), but Salman needs to thank Kashyap to root him down correctly for his new inning. Akki is the only one who seems to have a gradual and fantastic turn of event and with the current nationalistic leanings he is the perfect poster boy of that genre….

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  85. I think the debacle has been coming since some time now. There have been some major disappointments from SRK over the last decade: KANK, MNIK, JTHJ, Ra1 and Dilwale. All of them have under-performed and likes of KANK and JTHJ were downright stale.

    BO-wise only his Chennai Express was big enough to challenge the top grossers. If you take the top 20 grossers, SRK barely has 2 movies in there- CE and HNY- and even the latter is an under-performer. Salman on his own has 7 movies in there. Just that CE apart, SRK hasn’t been really relevant BO during the last few years.

    There has been a constant decline. Salman and Aamir are working at different levels now really. Salman just had a 200cr disappointment with PRDP while SRK will find it tough to get past 100cr here. Aamir’s movie was doing 330cr 18 months back and Salman was coming up with a 315cr grosser last year. They are in a league of their own. And SRK doesn’t belong there anymore.

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    • “Salman just had a 200cr disappointment with PRDP while SRK will find it tough to get past 100cr here”

      Not debating that SRK and Aamir are ahead of SRK but there has to be some logical debate. If Dilwale would have been solo release during Christmas, it would have done 200 crores as well and would have been 200 crore disappointment like HNY was. PRDP and HNY released at same time and with 2 weeks solo during festival releases will pull it through to 180-200 crores easily. But FAN is anyways different movie than usual SRK-YRF and then its also non-festive release.

      I doubt that SRK’s solo release during big festival first weekend will be less than 80-100 crores. If it is then you can safely say he’s not a star anymore!

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      • ” I doubt that SRK’s solo release during big festival first weekend will be less than 80-100 crores. If it is then you can safely say he’s not a star anymore!”

        common dilwale was crap as a word go and fan was a disaster,I think he realises that he needs a good content in the film as srk brand is been tarnised by this both films,he has been declining since 2008 and he can only go so far…

        every srk fans get excited before his film release as this is a film will shatter the boxoffice when the film is released he gets a splash and crash and dissapoints everyone..srk himself cannot carry a film on his shoulder anymore but needs a good content and yes good songs aswell…

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    • I think Dilwale is a worse kind of flop than Fan. I will rather take a flop like Fan where there is at least some sort of critical acclaim and he might even end up getting some awards at the end of the year. No reviewer has really thrashed SRK’s performance. Dilwale is a worse kind of flop as it got trumped by a Fan like niche movie like Bajirao Mastani…Fan is really a Swades moment for SRK…a movie that flopped but where he is appreciated even from his worst critics…
      Movies like Fan will always carry this flip side. If they don’t strike a chord they will fizzle away fast. So its not surprising it will end up below 100 crs. I will agree with Jay Shah – the problem here is not the opening, it is more the content, which though different and even well intentioned didn’t strike a chord. An opening day of 20 cr for a songless , heroine less movie is quite fine though I expected 25 +. But it would have got to 25+ had it been accepted..
      And this will be a risk in all SRK’s next 4 movies. If content is not good, they all will end up below 100 as they all don’t carry universal appeal – whether it is Raees, the Gauri Shinde movie, Anand Rais movie or Imtiaz Ali’s movie. The latter’s movie is supposed to be a comedy but I don’t think Ali can make an universal movie…And I prefer this line up rather than having a Farah Khan or Rohit Shetty which even if average can get to 200 crores but is really getting SRK nowhere…

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      • I think I’ve mentioned earlier.. during HNY and Dilwale phase, SRK again n again mentioned that he’s done with these kind of movies. From Age 50 to 55, he’ll do smaller films and do yearly 3 movies without much caring for the boxoffice. He wants to do all kinds of movies in these 5 years and from age 55 have a movie yearly once or every 2 years. Its like SRK feels these next 4-5 yrs his end of career so he wants of utilize all kinds of movies.

        Obviously the sucess ratio will be 50-50 in these next 5 years but in his head, he knows he’ll be a star at 55 and then think about his career.

        SRK’s upcoming movies ..
        1) FAN (2016)
        2) Raees (2016)
        3) Gauri Shinde’s next (2016)
        4) Imtiaz Ali’s next (2017)
        5) Anand L Rai’s next (2017)
        6) Maneesh Sharma’s next (2018)
        7) Aditya Chopra’s next (2018)
        8) DON 3 (2019)

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      • Also, Imtiaz Ali’s next is not a comedy and SRK calls the role a very challenging one. I feel it’ll do like Tamasha with some critical acclaim but not much boxoffice returns whereas Anand Rai’s movie can really connect with the masses (based on Tanu weds Manu movies).

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  86. There are similarities between SRK and Kamal Hasan. Both want to recapture their glory once again and they definitely create a splash whenever their films release.
    Aamir has nothing to prove in terms of acting or success. And he is content to do a film like Dangal at a leisurely pace.
    Salman is like Rajni but younger and more handsome. And he has reinvented himself like nobody else.
    Akshay has still miles to go. More variety. Rustom maybe a milstone for him. It has romance and revenge. A lethal mix.

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    • Sanjana: I think you are the only talking about Aamir nonstop(some 20 odd comments already) in this whole thread about FAN. We’ll get to that discussing it during Dangal… We’re aware you like Aamir, no one’s contesting that!

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      • Naveen started it. I responded.

        As for Dangal, it appears to be a dull movie. Almost a documentary type. I am not excited enough for it except to see whether it wil be unofficially banned. And there is no big heroine opposite aamir.

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        • Dangal is not a dull movie IMO. It is same genre as Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and story of underdogs. Moreover Aamir himself compared the director to Raju Hirani saying the natural flair for adding humor throughout the script while retaining the seriousness. I’ve seen the director’s movie – Chillar Party and it was very well done movie with loads of humor!

          Also, my bar for Dangal is pretty low. If the story has humor throughout and supported by a strong script, I don’t see it not doing less than 200 crs on solo Christmas release. Worst is 150 crore and still that will be a huge achievement. Aamir knows what he has on his hands, no wonder he’s spending 2 years on the movie! I feel, another ‘Lagaan’ in the making…. defying all odds!

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        • I did not like Bhaag Milkha that much. It bored me. I did not like Mangal Pandey. I thought its somewhat over the top. Except Neerja I am not fascinated with any biopic.

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        • I did not see Fan. Maybe I will like it just as I liked Talaash over PK. I loved Baazigar and also Darr. Before aamir, I used to be a die hard fan of srk.I like Salman in BB and when he does comedy.

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  87. EYE IN THE SKY

    Eye In the Sky is such a crafty and intelligent movie that it manages to convey philosophical musings on war and state-craft in a thriller- format with hardly any reel devoted to philosophical discussions on the same! This is a movie then that should not be missed at any cost. The movie unfolds guised as an edge-of-the-seat thriller with so many emotions encapsulating age-old discussions on wars, their futility or more-so, their necessity in the geo-political world as we know now where legal and moral discussions take heated turns across seas, oceans, deserts, countries and continents.

    A covert drone operation is the order of the day near Nairobi, Kenya where 3 Islamist extremists who are on the Most Wanted Lists of Britain, the US, and Kenya are presently stationed. The eyes-in-the-sky (and of course also the actual drone-operators) are ensconced in Creech air-base in Las Vegas, Nevada; the Colonel commanding them is somewhere in Sussex, her over-seers including her military superior (a subdued and superbly detached Alan Rickman – his last outing) and a minister and attorney in London (British government over-seers); the English foreign-secretary is in Singapore peddling arms and ‘protective’ gears for soldiers, the American foreign-secretary is in China playing ping-pong with a group of God-knows-why-over-awed Chinese men: And at the center of this tragi-comic circus is an East-African girl-child selling bread unbeknownst that her life is hanging by an invisible thread running across all these inter-continental touch-points. The narrative-arc then plays out on the decision of Go/No-Go with regard to the drone-attack on the extremists’-haven unfortunately nestled right next to the girl’s home (her father, a bi-cycle repairer and her mother, a home-maker complete her family) And along this arc, the film masterfully takes the audience along in its thrilling moments and discerningly laid-out philosophical toppings on the actors, their actions, and the consequences of ‘decision-making.’

    Among many such brilliant scenes is the one where the Colonel (Mirren) is faced with legalities and ‘moralities.’ (Quite symbolic; she has a legal representative to protect her and the child of disastrous consequences but there isn’t any ‘moral’ advisor; morality, ladies and gentlemen, is your own personal baggage.) Her verbal back-and-forth with the legal-advisor is top-notch. Also fantastic are the scenes conveying the tension housed in what the Americans are proud to call the ‘situation’ room; this time, however, the room is in England & the situation is in East Africa. Any change in the situation on ground in Nairobi mandates discussions and ‘approvals’ from higher-ups as minutes and seconds could mark the difference between two suicide-bombers blowing themselves and the world according to them and around them and its prevention with, of course, a necessitated collateral damage. Symbolism is powerful here: The American foreign-secretary gets a call when he is on a tour in China asking for his approval since one of the extremists is an American citizen but he is busy playing ping-pong and is flustered at being disturbed with ‘such’ a call! That ‘ping-pong’ ball being poorly smashed around is the life of a kid in a ‘third-world’ country for God’s sake! That also reflects the inability of those-in-power in taking decisions and getting along by passing the buck. The British foreign-secretary, after getting food-poisoned, is busy taking a ‘dump’ in a whatever-star hotel when scenes are inter-cut with drone-operators readying their weapons to target, in essence, taking a drone-dump onto one of the poor neighbor-hoods in a poor country! The father of the girl plays a dual role; an open-minded man who wants his daughter to study and be a million-miles away from Sharia-enforced lands and also of a bread-winner who but has to repair bi-cycles belonging to Sharia-lovers or Sharia-haters. (He hides her school-books when a customer comes along lest word breaks out that he is encouraging his daughter getting educated and mockingly admonishes her when she is lost in child-hood and plays hula hoop in front of that same Sharia-loving customer.) What happens to these folks when, an ‘objective’ drone plunders their lives? Will the same person STILL call Al-Shabab and its members fanatics? What has that ‘surgical’ strike achieved if this man were to turn to the other side or be radicalized? When numerical counts of 8 versus 80 are taken with regard to casualties and ‘greater’ damage and decisions are made, what are the consequences of those decisions?

    All actors are in top form. Helen Mirren plays an unflinching military commander Katherine Powell to the extent that the audience shouldn’t be judged if they mutter ‘cold-hearted bitch’ – watch her talking to the ‘damage’ estimator and influencing him to somehow bring down the percentage of collateral damage to below 50% to get a legal clearing for the strike — under their breaths. (There is a very subtle, bubbling-under-the-surface hint of race-awareness in scenes where she is negotiating with the damage-estimator about cutting down the percentage of collateral damage. He is black, and possibly from Africa. Either way, Mirren talks to him quite differently even when she is practically ordering him to fudge numbers. There is something weighing on her mind when she is negotiating with him; both with regard to the unhealthy but arguably mandated necessity of cutting down the percentage, but maybe more so since she is talking with a black man about fudging numbers so she could get ‘legal’ clearance to bomb an African city’s neighborhood! Alan Rickman as Lt General Benson is superb in conveying a sense of urgency, detachment, and an embodiment of years of military-hardened exterior. Barkhad Abdi who stunned audiences as the Somalian pirate in Captain Phillips convincingly plays the mindful ground-operative. The actors playing members of the UK government are equally effective. Aaron Paul and Phoebe Fox as novices being forced to look at targets and innocent civilians BEFORE and AFTER drone-strikes for hours-on-end convey their frustrations and tumult of emotions finely. And the girl at the center of it all, Aisha Takow’s Alia Mo’Allim, effectively conveys the symbolism of life being caught between the devil and not-so-deep sea.

    Are we know destined to live with the fact that murder or death – depending on which side you are on – by numbers is the new modern-warfare reality? Who wins? And who wins fast and first? Do the breads sell fast or do the bombs blow earlier or the drone hell-fire missile strikes sooner? Who is the decision-maker? What has greater weight: The mathematical, surgical precision of a drone or the moral ambiguity of the human?

    Quotes:

    Angela: What you have done sitting in your chair is just disgraceful.
    Benson: What you have seen just now sitting on your chair when dipping biscuits in your tea is what I have experienced as a General being on the ground and seeing the aftermath of 5 terrorist bombings. So NEVER tell a soldier that he cannot and doesn’t understand the cost of war.

    Benson to the minister: You tell us to go to war. We go and do our business. YOU deal with the aftermath.
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    First published at http://www.bollybrit.com/reviews-blog/film-review-eye-in-the-sky#f3vORvjjgJMJXcO1.99

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    • AamirsFan Says:

      Another movie that was on the same subject is called “Good Kill.” It was pretty effective movie and I thought was an accurate account of the situation. These drone programs have dehumanized both pilots and the victims killed even further than before. I’ll probably catch this one when it’s available for rent.

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      • You should catch it. It’s an UNMISSABLE one. Couldn’t resist writing something on it..BTW it’s still playing in theaters here..

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  88. krkboxoffice has given 6crs to Fan today..so that must be the bare minimum figure!

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  89. Meanwhile dadisa(Surekha sikri) of balikavadhu died and cremated.

    Sanskari Aloknath is happy playing a grandfather in Yeh rishta kya kehlata hai, the long running feel good soap.

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    • It is like extended Hum Aapke hain Kaun. They have some marriage every 2-3 months. In between manufactured conflict.

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      • It is sort of stress buster for me. Nothing serious and everything becomes alright very soon. And lots of goodlooking people dancing and enjoying themselves.

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  90. Pratyusha banerjee was pregnant, and had undergone an abortion not long before her death..

    Such a shocking similarity to the Jiah khan case.

    http://www.pinkvilla.com/tv/news-gossip/353278/pratyusha-banerjee-was-pregnant-reveals-forensic-report

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  91. Fan in nutshell as per reports coming in of cancellation of shows 😦

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      • that is awesome master,very hollywood…

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        • It may be awesome Vijay, but the effort gets diluted by caricaturist story line & contorted screenplay. One can have access to an Oscar winning Greg Cannom from Curious Case of Benjamin Button to do prosthetic & make-up or one can also have access to Hans Zimmer of The Dark Knight and The Lion King fame to do background music ( Ra One ) but the result ends up being gimmicky as basics have been tampered & fingered on the whims and fancies of power players. Reverse of a famous saying applies here – the means don’t justify the end.

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          • MSDhoni,
            its the attempt that counts,this reminds of the film FX in 1986,a blockbuster and in srk fan to do it is experimantal gamble,

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  92. It’s moments like these when a movie like FAN underperforms at box office that stars like SRK increase their fan base. With Raees, SRK will be back with vengeance. He is a STAR.

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    • As Gaurav said in Fan implying Aaryan aka SRK stardom – “Heroes aate rahenge aur jaate rahenge…SRK hamesha rahega TOP par”
      This is a fact actually.

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  93. Fan had a good hold on Tuesday as it was a holiday in parts of the country. The first five business of Fan is as follows

    Friday – 18,75,00,000

    Saturday – 15,50,00,000

    Sunday – 17,75,00,000

    Monday – 5,75,00,000

    Tuesday – 5,50,00,000 apprx

    Total – 63,25,00,000

    Theis does not make much difference to the film as a larger drop is likely to come on Wednesday. The week will end at around 70 crore nett and the second Friday will determine the lifetime business of the film.

    http://www.boxofficeindia.com/art_detail.php?articalid=1968#.VxcWhjHcZLM

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  94. The Jungle Book took its lifetime business to 112 crore nett plus and is looking to be 120 crore nett after week two.. The first five day business of The Jungle Book in week two is as follows

    Friday – 8,00,00,000

    Saturday – 8,50,00,000

    Sunday – 10,50,00,000

    Monday – 5,00,00,000

    Tuesday – 6,25,00,000

    Total – 38.25,00,000

    The business on Tuesday got advantage of a holiday in parts and the second week business of the film will be in the range of Blockbuster Hindi films like Kick and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.

    http://www.boxofficeindia.com/art_detail.php?articalid=1967#.VxcW8zHcZLM

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    • So JungleBook second Tue beat Fan first Tue!
      Clarion call for bwood to improve its offerings or get trampled by Hwood in the long run. JMHO.

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  95. Who had thought JB in second week will beat Fan. Fan couldnt grow on holiday. That states clear rejection of film and negative wom.
    Total – 85 cr

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  96. Mega trailer launch event for Akshay Kumar’s Housefull 3 on 24 April

    Fans of the Housefull franchise have reason to celebrate as Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Riteish Deshmukh and Jackie Shroff among others will launch the theatrical trailer of Housefull 3 at a mega event in Mumbai on 24 April.

    Instead of the routine trailer launches, producer Sajid Nadiadwala has booked theatres at over 100 cities in India where the trailer will be screened specially for Akshay Kumar fans and the Housefull series’ loyal fan base. Apart from the metros, some B and C centres which will also be treated to the same include Gawalior, Kota, Udaipur, Raipur, Rajkot, Surat, Nasik, Patna, Gaya, Ranchi, Jamshedpur and Banaras.

    Around 50,000 fans are expected to enjoy the trailer on the big screen at the same time, after which it will be posted on YouTube. The trailer is expected to be launched at 4PM on Sunday, 24 April, 2016. The theatrical trailer of Housefull 3 will be attached to the prints of Tiger Shroff – Shraddha Kapoor’s Baaghi.

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  97. Suit filed over ‘Jabra’ song
    The complaint was filed by Sangeeta Chandgothia against PVR Cinemas (Elante Mall), Yash Raj Films Private Limited and Shahrukh Khan. It was alleged in the complaint that though the whole film promotion had Jabra song as title song but it was not there in the film.

    http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/chandigarh/community/suit-filed-over-jabra-song/224894.html

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    • She does have a point 🙂

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    • I don’t think Dilwale had 200cr in it. The film simply didn’t find appreciation. As for PRDP and HNY, there is still a 15-20cr difference between them depending on the source you believe in. I think Deepika and Abhishek added a little bit to the initial as well. Both movies were underwhelming but if you look at SRK’s recent record, suddenly HNY looks like a monster there. Only CE surpassed it and nothing comes even close to it. His next big grosser is 40cr lower.

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    • I also wished Jabra song was there..love the song and the way he dance in it!

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  98. tonymontana Says:

    Fan is a good attempt. A lot of hard work has gone into it and it shows. Not necessarily a good film though.

    But the failure of the film clearly shows how SRK is rejected every time he ventures into unfamiliar territory. Chak de is an exception. Not his fault if he continues doing crappy films.

    I wished for the film to do well for his sake. But guess that isnt happening anytime soon

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    • There is another simple reason for his decline: AGE!! He looks 50 now, and a young restless India cannot go on forever watching buddhas romance girls half their age. Rajni is the only exception. Its doubtful that the 3 Khans, AK etc can go on for much longer with the returns they had in the last decade. If a Ranveer can deliver 190cr with a historical, the warning signs are already there for the oldies. They will need very innovative scripts to remain main leads from now on. But portraying themselves as romantic leads will not work much longer. JMHO.

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      • Nykavi:

        SRK is romancing NO ONE in FAN. In all fairness, this argument does not hold good…

        FAN marks a significant departure in SRK’s filmography — although SRK’s fans would obviously make it sound like he attempted an ARDH SATYA or a DEV..But considering srk’s ‘illustrious’ relationships with CHOPRAS and JOHARS, this is really appreciable…

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  99. I have a problem with wordpress. Though people call me sanjana, somehow my name becomes kalamurth whenever I LIKE a comment creating confusion. It is not at all my name. How to correct this?
    Munna and Satyam, Can you show me a way to correct it.
    I wish my name is same whether I comment or Like.

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  100. Bob Cristo Says:

    I must say Naveen that your comments in this thread proves how postive and good person you may be. I too don’t like to punch a person who is down and true fans are those who support thier star when the chips are down. I am also a fan of SRK. I know he has many faults. May be many more faults then other stars (Except Amitabh) but i can’t forget the many magic moments he provided me Esp in my teens. I am sure HE will bounce back and even if not then still He will be remembered as one of the Biggest superstar of Bollywood along with Dilip Kumar and Amitabh. Why i am a SRK fan that is for another day.

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  101. Fan – The Genre Makes It Tough
    Thursday 21 April 2016 11.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Fan dropped on the second day at key centres which basically sealed its fate and the postmortems will happen but the genre of the film always meant an uphill struggle to meet expectations which were mainly there because of a big star like Shahrukh Khan. It could have succeeded but was never going to be a superstar level hit. The highest grossing thriller till date is Holiday – A Soldier Is Never Off Duty at 112 crore nett and that says it all.

    The next bests are Ek Villain and Race 2 and the list of disappointments in the genre is huge not just over the last few years but since they started being made in Hindi. The last big hit in the genre was Agni Sakshi way back in 1996 and this was mainly driven by Mumbai circuit which had a tax free status.

    The last one to do extraordinary business all over was actually a Shahrukh Khan film Darr in 1993. This is probably the most successful thriller genre film in India ever but the reason it went so far was that other elements that are needed in a Hindi film were blended so well in the film especially a love story and music. Also it was directed by the one of the greats of Hindi cinemas Yash Chopra and there no directors of that level today in the Hindi film industry.

    Basically the bigger the star, the bigger the risk with this genre. The more popular you are then the higher the expectations go which just can’t be met with the genre especially the sort of number that is expected of a Shahrukh Khan or a Salman Khan starrer. Its difficult to meet expectations and if a few circuits reject the film then the gap between expectation and final result can look huge which is the case with Fan.

    The downside of mega stardom is that you can’t really go out of the drama, action and love story genre today as box office numbers are reported everywhere and outside these genres you need some outstanding film to put up a megastar number.

    It is also interesting to note that the other superstar of the day Salman Khan has no film in the thriller genre in our database which goes back to 1994. Not only Salman Khan but even the legendary megastars of prior generations with great box office records are likely to have filmographies devoid of thrillers.
    http://boxofficeindia.com/art_detail.php?articalid=1970#.Vxh8ay596hc

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    • Lol…genre matters all of a sudden. BOI will reserve all its excuses only for SRK.
      How about a historical dethroning the lethal SRK and Kajol combo in a huge lavish production over a huge holiday? No articles about that eh???

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      • This is becoming pathetic now. What are their definition of thriler. It means nothing if they are restricting to 4-5 movies to tell us- look nothing works here so it’s nothiing to do with SRK that Fan doesn’t work.

        Maybe really it’s not SRK’s fault. But the fact is that good thrillers do work and plenty of them have done so.

        Abbas-Mustan have made a living out of them and it’s over 25 years now.

        If thrillers don’t work then maybe Bobby Deol is a superstar for making Soldier or Gupt work, Akshay Kumar must have been a super star back then to make those Khiladi series and Mohra work.

        What are the Dhoom series if they aren’t thrillers? I believe ETT is a spy thriller in fact. How come Amitabh Bachan made Ankhein work when he was way, way past his prime?

        I don’t remember BOI coming out with a post to justify Khakee’s collections (even if never was the loser like Fan is). In fact they were hell bet trying to call it a flop from day 1.

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        • its desperation to preserve SRKs record…most other sites will declare Fan a flop. BOI in years to come will call it a hit.

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    • **It is also interesting to note that the other superstar of the day Salman Khan has no film in the thriller genre in our database which goes back to 1994. **

      What was EK THA DRIVER?

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  102. The Jungle Book Is Second Highest Inflation Adjusted Grosser
    Thursday 21 April 2016 11.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    The Jungle Book is the second highest inflation adjusted grosser as far as Hollywood films are concerned. The biggest is still Titanic released in 1998 which grossed 29 crore nett at the time of release and that equates to 174 crore nett today The top five inflation adjusted Hollywood grossers based on 2015 ticket rates in India till date are as follows.

    1. Titanic (1998) – 174 crore
    2. The Jungle Book (2016) – 118 crore (13 days)
    3. 2012 (2009) – 112 crore
    4. Jurassic World (1994) – 100 crore
    5. Fast & Furious 7 (2015) – 97 crore

    The Jungle Book may hit 150 crore but its very unlikely to catch Titanic which had close to 2 crore footfalls in India. Still its a big achievement because basically its the second biggest blockbuster ever for Hollywood in India. All the above are All Time Blockbuster hollywood releases in India. The other being Spiderman 3 which has a 80 crore nett inflation adjusted nett gross.

    The big Hindi film grossers recently be it Bajrangi Bhaijaan or PK will probably not even be in the top twenty as far as Hindi films are concerned. It shows how the audience for Hollywood releases is growing as a film today can challenge to be the biggest of all time against previous Hollywood releases but the biggest Hindi film falls well short of its counterparts of 20-30 years back.
    http://boxofficeindia.com/art_detail.php?articalid=1969#.Vxh8PC596hd

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  103. If the fan role was played by someone like Ranveer, the result would have been different. Ranveer seems to be a real fan of srk.

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  104. According to a report on Pinkvilla.com, the ‘Satyagrah’ co-stars are likely to star in Pahlaj Nihalani’s next which is based on the sensitive politico-religious ‘Babri Masjid demolition’ issue. Reportedly, the two had a joint narration session with Nihalani recently.

    A source confirmed the news in the same report saying that Ajay has really liked the script and is trying to work out dates for the film which is scheduled to go on floors in July – August this year. The film is penned by SS Rajamouli’s father, KV Vijayendra Prasad who was also the man behind mega hits like ‘Baahubali: The Beginning’ and ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan.’

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Amitabh-Bachchan-and-Ajay-Devgn-to-team-up-for-a-film-based-on-Babri-Masjid-demolition/articleshow/51922636.cms

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  105. Panama Papers: Amitabh Bachchan denied link, records show he joined board meetings via phone
    Two firms in Panama Papers record Amitabh Bachhan was director, joined meetings about share transfer, $1.75-m loan
    – See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/panama-papers-amitabh-bachhan-director-offshore-companies-2762992/#sthash.I9eNMreK.dpuf

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  106. Took a chance with ‘Fan’, says SRK

    yes and when amitabh used to take chances and did not work haters use to laugh at him and now its vice-versa,srk is better stick to his romantic image like rajesh khanna did ,salman khan can do either because he has been doing for years,srk looks stupid in an out action…I hoped you have learned your lesson……stick to what you know …lol

    http://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/shah-rukh-khan-talks-about-fan/article8500709.ece

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  107. FAN : A DISASTER OF EPIC PROPORTIONS

    A few minutes into Gaurav Chandna and I had lost interest in the film never to be re-engaged again. Both the writer and Shahrukh as an actor have failed with Gaurav big time. We see Gaurav Chandna, the crazy fan of the superstar Aryan Khanna, mimic Aryan Khanna in the local colony function and win a trophy along with cash prize of Rs.20,000/. Fair enough. The problem is Shahrukh’s portrayal of Guarav is more like a mimicry rather than acting. He walks, talks and behaves like a cross between a psychopath and a mental retard. Unfortunately, the writers too invest the character with equal amount of superficiality and absurdity forgetting to create a credible human being. We get it that he is a crazy fan of Aryan Khanna and he wants to go and meet him in Mumbai. But going ticketless just because Aryan had gone ticketless on his first trip to Mumbai to become an actor? Is I worth taking the risk? He could have easily bough an unreserved ticket. His father could have asked, “Beta, how will you go all the way to Mumbai without a reserved berth? “ He could have replied, “But papa, do you know when Aryan Khanna went to Mumbai from Delhi he went WT. At least I have an unreserved ticket!” Then he could have some sort of adventure in the general compartment. The drama we see now with TTE in the film takes the film to an Over-The-Top territory from the word go. The result. We never buy in to the character of Gaurav. It only becomes worse as he starts interacting with his idol. Aryan Khanna’s action in getting Gaurav beaten up by the police this far? Just so that Gaurav can have a reason for seeking revenge and the film can have some kind of a plot line?

    Things get even more preposterous after the interval when Guarav lands up at Madame Tussauds pretending to be Aryan Khanna. All logic or credibility of behaviour gets thrown to the winds. All tis while , either when he is at the gates of the star’s bungalow, or when the rival star meets Gaurav, or when Aryan Khanna meets his fan for the first time; no one remarks, ‘ Hey you look so much like Aryan himself! And he must be 25 while the star in his 40’s. Yet he has no problem in passing off as Aryan Khanna even for people looking at him from close quarters. He even talks sharp English like Aryan Khanna. And what about Aryan Khanna? What is he doing running across terraces, swinging from ropes, and vrooming on motorbikes,

    Read the rest at : http://utkaleidoscope.com/fan/

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    • A DISASTROUS REVIEW OF EPIC PROPORTIONS

      I don’t bother with naive/snobbish/classless/crass/agendaic review/ers

      But utkal uncle is neither of the above

      Infact I’ve openly gone on record and admittedly LEARNT a lot from utkal uncle
      On a LOT of things

      (For eg Lyrics–though I’ve learnt that from some “others” also..)

      But this is SURELY the LOWEST HOUR of utkal uncles entire BLOGGING CAREER.

      I’ve read only the title …
      tbc

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      • The “truth”

        Is that u keep EVERYTHING in Fan The same but replace srk

        With deepika or katrina or heck ANYBODY in a skirt (or even better if without it!!) or and utkal uncle will suddenly sing paeds and Shakespeare to Fellini will be beckoned from their graves.
        The more AMPLE the skin show,
        The AMPLER the praise!

        Similarly if everything staying the same srk replaced by abhishrek or aamir –there would’ve been ESSAYS & thesis here.
        The former will NEVER get such a solo role (nor is he remotely capable as a star or actor to deal with it!) and the latter will take four years to prepare for it coming with a “laboured” and rehearsed perfomance.
        As for Salman u give him ten lifetimes and he can’t do this role full stop.

        The above review is OBNOXIOUS
        even HILARIOUS

        the ONLY thing I can remember matching this is when I forced Satyam to admit that all he watched in cocktail was deepika in the red bikini seem repeatedly with a rewind /forward button!!

        Im fed up of this (need for) skin show & obscenity …

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    • “Shahrukh as an actor have failed with Gaurav big time”

      Only Utkal could have said this! Out of all the reviews all over and 1 person calling that SRK failed as an actor as Gaurav says it all! Gaurav doesn’t even talk like Aryan Khanna in the movie so to call his ‘act’ as ‘mimicry’ is simply amusing to read! Anyways.. easier to beat the dead horse and you were not the right type of audience for this movie!

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      • SRK’s idea of acting and playing a common man is to act like a retard. Like here and in RNBDJ.
        I still think it was an interesting premise which suffers from poor execution.
        The whole obsessed fan/star angle had potential but is treated very superficially.

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      • You are forgetting that Utkal was critical of Talaash too. He is not a fan of anyone except perhaps Deepika.
        He is quite impartial.
        And he is not paid to write a favourable review like some others.

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      • Your reaction to PK was that you did not like the film and you stated your reasons for it. And most reviewers lauded aamir including alleged aamir hater Sen.

        Then why dont you accept Utkal’s criticism in the same vein ?
        It is not beating a dead horse, it is simply a film criticism. In the name of sympathy, why should one overlook the faults?

        Tomorrow if Dangal fails, there will be lots of criticisms just and unjust. Mostly the criticism will be just. Just the way Mangal Pandey was criticised. And a superhit like Raja Hindustani was not liked by even aamir fans. His acting looked OTT.

        Once again I am bringing aamir into the picture because the argument requires it.

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  108. OMG !!!

    Singer Prince dies at 57

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/21/entertainment/prince-estate-death/

    The artist known as Prince, who pioneered “the Minneapolis sound” and took on the music industry in his fight for creative freedom, died Thursday at age 57.

    “It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57,” said his publicist Yvette Noel-Schure. Earlier Thursday, police said they were investigating a death Paisley Park studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

    There is a massive outpouring of grief on social media. Some are saying the icon’s death is what it sounds like when doves cry, a reference to his monster hit…..

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/21/entertainment/prince-estate-death/

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  109. PRINCE DEAD AT 57

    The artist known as Prince has died … TMZ has learned. He was 57.
    Prince’s body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early Thursday morning.
    Multiple sources connected to the singer confirmed he had passed. We’ve obtained the emergency dispatch call for a “male down, not breathing.”

    Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2016/04/21/prince-dead-at-57/#ixzz46UBVKdld

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  110. Just two three days back watched him on Access Hollywood talking about his concert after his jet made an emergency landing!

    Piers Morgan ‏@piersmorgan 1h1 hour ago
    Prince was the greatest live performer I ever saw. A musical genius ablaze with astounding sexually charged energy. Loved him. RIP

    Piers Morgan ‏@piersmorgan 1h1 hour ago
    BREAKING NEWS: Prince is dead, at 57. One of the greatest entertainers in history. Another huge loss to music.

    Entertainment website TMZ crashed briefly on Thursday shortly after the site broke the news of pop star Prince’s death.
    The website was briefly unavailable around 1 p.m. ET Thursday. The site may have experienced a huge volume of visitors after the report of Prince’s death although TMZ has not yet responded to a request for comment on this story from FoxNews.com.

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  112. Master: Gaurav doesn’t even talk like Aryan Khanna in the movie so to call his ‘act’ as ‘mimicry’ .

    I did not say Sharukh mimics Aryan Khanna is his performance as Gaurav. What I said was his performance as Gurav was more in the nature of mimicry rather than acting. I mimicry you put ona voice without any connnection to the character. That is waht Sharukh does as Gurav. He just puts on a funny voice pattern and way of speaking. He does not make Guarav a believable human being you can relate to or care for.

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    • “That is waht Sharukh does as Gurav. He just puts on a funny voice pattern and way of speaking”

      This is more funnier.. SRK has mentioned that’s the way he has spoken all his life in Delhi.. punjabi hindi and that’s why he’s so fluent in that and you calling that ‘way of speaking and mimicry’ ?? Ha!

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  113. Master: I have been satying in Gurgaon / Delhi for the last 4 moths and have been hearing a lot of Delhite taqlk. NO ONE talks like Guarav did in the film.

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