Housefull 3, the rest of the box office

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  1. Ilaiyaraaja is about to complete 1,000 films as a music director. The mastery and imagination he has brought to his craft for 40 years is unmatched.

    http://swarajyamag.com/magazine/prince-turns-1000

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  2. Housefull 3 is set to take the biggest non holiday opening. Expecting an opening of 18cr

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    • jayshah Says:

      18cr is not a record, maybe its a record for akshay though

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      • Akshay work for annual record.Opening record with his release frequency is not possible. That every trader knows.

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        • jayshah Says:

          Yes keep telling yourself that, it’s a great theory

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          • Over the years one sees this increasingly. Fans who aren’t just devoted to their favorite stars, aren’t even just ‘fanatical’ about them in some old-fashioned sense but become people who start occupying some sort of alternate reality. Not trying to be harsh on Naveen here. He isn’t the only one. I can think of others too but really there’s some fantasy space folks start living in beyond a point. For a while they keep struggling ‘against’ reality and then they just make a leap and go over into this fantasy space. I’ve always wished Akshay the best (even if I couldn’t sit through most of his comedies). I’m certainly glad to see him do much better in recent times with some of his other efforts. But to think that he is Salman if he just did less is to live in bizarro land!

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          • Sorry Satyam – you missed the point. Opening day record is not possible with Akshay’s release frequency.

            Why do you make fanatics sound low when you too are the one and to a greater degree?

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          • No one missed your point.. it’s not that complicated..

            “Why do you make fanatics sound low when you too are the one and to a greater degree?”

            maybe I have low self-esteem..

            but leaving aside what I am or not I am actually not calling you a fanatic. I’m saying somewhat politely your condition is a bit more advanced than that!

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          • Well what more can a “Fan” want when his actors previous film, released Five months ago, is the biggest hit of the year. 😄
            His current is going to be superhit.
            His next releasing in August is going to be another Hit.
            ABOVE ALL
            Getting wholesome praise for his acting across genres and styles.
            So yes I am in another sphere and why not dude?

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          • yes exactly my question.. why don’t you ‘want’ what you ‘have’? You’re the one who feels this anxiety to prove he’s Salman or whoever. Why don’t you just accept that Akshay believes in charity? He’s happy with his 100 or whatever, the rest of the time he wants to do community service and give his fans more films every year. Graciously he’s agreed to let Salman and others get 200-300 crores. He’s so nice, he decided not to even cross the Baaghi opening day. But then Tiger Shroff possibly does less films than him.

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          • jayshah Says:

            If this is what turns you on in life then so be it…I’ll gladly send you a box of tissues and latex gloves to keep you in that sphere and not the one of reality

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          • And what turn you on Jayshah and Satyam?

            Fanatics of highest proportions, you build untrue stories. No where I have compared Akshay with Salman or other stars. For me Alshay is a parallel indsutrsy in Bollywood and has a different business model that’s working big time for the industry and himself. It’s you two who have been playing politics by picking on his style of films. Of course he has thrown eggs by being the most versatile actor since last few years.
            Many know that you both are known to be hands in glove in deconstructing stars like Salman, SRK and Akshay.
            You know Aamir’s limitations and hence try to put him in sphere that’s unique to him while deriding the aspects that are unique to other stars.
            You are the ones in living in this world and losing it big time.

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          • jayshah Says:

            This stuff should go straight to spam

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  3. Looking at the way films have been performing in the first week of June since past five years, it seems Housefull 3 could be a record-breaker.

    Here’s a look at the opening day collections of films from 2011-2015 which released in the first week of June:

    Release Date Film Opening
    3rd June 2011 Ready 13 Cr
    1st June 2012 Rowdy Rathore 15.01 Cr
    31st May 2013 Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani 19.45 Cr
    7th June 2013 Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 7.1 Cr
    6th June 2014 Filmistaan 51 Lac
    6th June 2014 Holiday 12 Cr
    27th June 2014 Ek Villain 16.72 Cr
    5th June 2015 Dil Dhadakne Do 10.53 Cr
    19th June 2015 ABCD 2 14.3 Cr

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  4. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-mainak-sarkar-ucla-20160602-snap-story.html

    I am reading the comments. Americans are as racist, prejudiced, communal as those who they accuse of these aberrations.

    That bengali student was an IIT from Kharagpur and they say he was subpar student helped by the generous professor.

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    • There are racist everywhere in some degree. But as a nation I think we in India are more racist. We differentiate on everything, caste, religion, region, color, gender..

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  5. Vidya Balan, who is a force to reckon with in Bollywood, is all set to make her debut in Marathi cinema with Ekk Albela.

    The film, which is based on the life of the late actor Bhagwan Dada, will see Vidya essay the role of the late actress Geeta Bali.

    On May 27, the film’s song Shola jo bhadke was launched at an event in Mumbai where the B-town beauty was present along with her Marathi co-star, Mangesh Desai.

    Talking about what drew her towards her first Marathi venture, the Kahaani star says, “Ekk Albela is not a biopic on Geetaji; you don’t see all shades of her. You will see Geeta the star and see me recreating her songs. But, yes, I do get drawn towards real life stories and that is why Bhagwanda’s biopic interested me.”

    While Vidya is open to the idea of doing a biopic on Geeta Bali, she points out it won’t be easy as “I will have to put in a lot of work into the look.”

    http://www.rediff.com/movies/report/vidya-balan-i-was-meant-to-be-geeta-bali/20160530.htm

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  7. The reviews are scathing here. Anycase its not a kind of movie dependent on reviews. Opening is so-so…Not sure why Abhi accepted this one. He is not the kind of actor who can fit in this loud HF kind of series where Akki and Riteish can easily fit…No wonders reviews haven’t been kind on him…

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  8. Top Openings 2016 – Housefull 3 Third

    Friday 03 June 2016 12.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network
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    Housefull 3 recorded the third best opening of the year in terms of all India occupancy in the morning shows. Below are the top five openings of the year.

    1. Fan – 42.5% (3400 Screens)
    2. Baaghi – 37.5% (2700 Screens)
    3. Housefull 3 – 32.5% (3600 Screens)
    4. Airlift – 27.5% (2000 Screens)
    5. Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 – 25% (2100 screens)

    Fan was released on a partial holiday and remains the top opening of the year. The above only reflects morning initials and first day collections can be in diffrerent order as it depends on what happens post the morning shows.

    http://boxofficeindia.com/art_detail.php?articalid=2059#.V1FIrzV97IV

    Never considered Akshay a superstar anyways.

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  9. Looks like this will struggle to reach even 15 cr on Day 1. Opening is not up to the mark

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    • 35 percent occupancy in morning show in capacity of 38cr itself gives 13 cr. As occupancy is expected to touch 90 percent by evening… 18 cr + is a done deal.

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    • AamirsFan Says:

      This one looks intriguing. Will have to watch when it reaches the states.

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      • HD print already out on torrents with english subs :p

        Was hearing so many good things about it, will watch it on weekend.

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    • When you walk out of Thithi, you walk out with a feeling of having been completely inside its characters’ heads. You don’t stoop down to contrast their lives with yours. You realise that’s not the point.

      In his first full-length feature itself, Raam Reddy seems to have mastered something that’s most difficult to master in cinema: a way of suggesting a dreamlike clarity in a brazen setting.

      The people in Thithi are neither like my neighbours nor like the people from my hometown, but they are more like characters from a great novel that I had to take in wholly and unquestionably.

      I think I heard some twigs break like little bones and saw small flames leap out like glowworms. This is an astonishing movie.

      http://www.rediff.com/movies/report/thithi-what-a-win/20160604.htm

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  12. MSDhoni Says:

    Komal Nahta ‏@KomalNahta 3h3 hours ago
    #Housefull3 is a fully paisa vasool entertainer. Non-stop entertainment for the entire family.Read my review at

    https://komalsreviews.wordpress.com/2016/06/03/housefull-3/

    Komal Nahta ‏@KomalNahta 3h3 hours ago
    HF3 UAE + GCC 1st Day Dirhams 1.2mn. One of the best Non-Eid openings. Bajirao Mastani was 690k. Singh is Bling 810k. Welcome Back 1mn.

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  13. MSDhoni Says:

    From the review it seems a lot of fun and i am going for it –

    “The best part is that each of the main characters has a typicality which is amusing and highly entertaining. Ganga, Jamuna and Saraswati, having grown up in London, speak Hindi with difficulty but often end up literally translating English idioms in Hindi, to hilarious outcome. For example, Ganga tells Sandy, “Chalo, baahar latakte hain.” What she means to tell a puzzled Sandy is, “Let’s hang out.” Sandy, being the split personality that he is, gets into Sundy mode sometimes. Teddy creates comedy with his wrong usage of words. Bunty raps at the slightest opportunity. Batook Patel has a typical style of talking wherein he uses names of established brands in his day-to-day conversations and creates comedy from that. Urja Nagre has a penchant for employing commonly-used abbreviations in his sentences but those abbreviations mean something very different, which he explains soon after using them. Aakhri Pasta continues his ‘I’m a joking’ refrain from the earlier films in the franchise.”

    “…The writers have taken cinematic liberties galore and borrowed from the personal/professional lives of their actors to good advantage. For instance, Teddy (Ritesh Deshmukh), known for his slip of the tongue, at one point, addresses girlfriend Jamuna alias Jenny as Genelia (who is Ritesh’s wife in real life). Similarly, Sandy (Akshay Kumar) gets a seizure when he remembers the Indian flag being hoisted in a scene from Airlift (which starred Akshay Kumar). Again, Bunty (Abhishek Bachchan) very heroically saves the wax statue of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (his wife in real life) from falling down and breaking.”

    I had also read somewhere on these hilarious lines.

    I couldn’t quite decide what was more clever: the casting of three anglicised actresses in a movie based in London or their dialogues. Sample this: ”Kya aap table ke liye aaye hain?” Is it their idea of a joke? I would let it pass if it was one odd joke. The film abounds with such gems.
    Bahar latakte hain- Let’s hang out.
    Bandook ka beta- Son of a Gun.
    Thandi dawai lo- Take a chill pill.
    Every character has a strange way of humour. Riteish Deshmukh’s character has a silly way with words too. ”Will you be my tawaiyaf…oops, I mean wife?” Or “Aap mera nirodh karenge…matlab virodh karenge.”

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  14. “An actor gets comfortable in certain things and that is poison. When you are doing a multi-starrer, there’s a comfort in numbers. In Housefull 3, I have Riteish, Akshay, Boman, Jackie Shroff, Lisa, Jacqueline, Nargis. There’s a big ‘jhund’ – you are comfortable. All the focus is not on me. The burden is not on me. Happy New Year too had a big gang. In Bol Bachchan, I was sharing the burden. It’s very easy to get comfortable in that zone. That’s what has happened. Sometimes, when your films are not working, you tend to not worry because your other film is on its way. But we know how films have shut down half way because the actors were no longer commercially viable. It’s a tough business. I have faced it so many times. And I have been in the industry since 16 years. Actors are blessed if they get a job for even 3 years. So now, it’s time to move out of the comfort zone. There’s a reason why I have not signed on any films. I need to start questioning myself again. And I need to develop a script that will challenge me. ”

    http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/movies/features/type/view/id/10647

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    • Are there plans to do a career-defining film with Rohan Sippy?
      Career-defining? Wow, that’s a bit of pressure. I don’t know what it’s going to be right now but I’d like to work with Rohan Sippy. There’s something we are working on. He has decided that we have to do a film together. We are working on the script and hence it’s too early to talk about it. And I hope and I am going towards ensuring that my next film is career-defining.

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    • pleased with both of those responses.. first off he needs proper reinvention. And Rohan Sippy is always someone to return to. Also mentioned in one of the other interviews that he was looking at three scripts but he wouldn’t start anything this year.

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      • Wasn’t he doing some Sanjay Gupta gangster movie? To be fair, at the moment it is not looking like a great future for AB. He doesn’t have anything in hand and Rohan Sippy is unlikely to get him a big one.. Maybe producing and acting in a movie with a new director is a good option

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        • Think he decided not to do that. That’s when Gupta started the Hrithik film though I don’t know if it was the same script.

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    • This is a very honest answer….

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    • AamirsFan Says:

      This is fantastic news…hope he follows thru with it. I recently saw PM and his performance was great in the film…such an underrated film overall. He needs to get back to doing those kinds of films. He still has massive support from the industry so he should take advantage.

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  15. Housefull 3 Does Well On Day One

    Friday 03 June 2016 23.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Housefull 3 has done well on day one with around 15.50 crore nett as per early estimates. The opening will be the second best opening day for an Akshay Kumar starrer behind Singh Is Bling which was released on a national holiday. The big plus is the gap is not much and only around 1 crore nett despite that film releasing on a big national holiday. The opening day will also be the second highest of the year after Fan.

    The opening is not a huge opening which settles the fate on day one so it will be about what happens on Saturday and Sunday. The film is for families so even if the growth is not huge on Saturday, it will still have a chance to put up a big Sunday.

    The film has fared better in multiplexes than single screens which could be down to plenty of English in the film or its been a long time since an Akshay Kumar starrer has really performed in single screens. A good performance in single screens would probably have meant the biggest opening day for an Akshay kumar starrer.

    http://www.boxofficeindia.com/art_detail.php?articalid=2060#.V1HWMTV97IV

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    • LOL, consider the number of times they mention ‘Akshay Kumar’ in the writeup!

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    • This number is going to be revised upwards by BOI when final numbers come. Housefull 3 is a superhit

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      • The official figures are 15.21…BOI is higher at 15.50…
        Monday is the key for the movie….120 crores is needed to get hit tag…

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  16. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/5-new-schools-of-study-for-Presis-200th-anniv/articleshow/52578408.cms

    “When we first stepped into this house we saw maths and other equations solved on the bedroom and toilet walls and even on bedcovers. We whitewashed the house, but retained some of their furniture, including Mainak’s bed. We thought the boy was a genius and it is hard to believe that he became a killer,” says Utpal’s wife Champa Majumdar.

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  17. HF3 is easily one of the best comedies of the last few years. Entirely based on the ROFLMAO dialogs and the performances. Even the 3 non-Hindi actresses pulled off some rib tickling one liners. Go watch it, its Howlarious!!!

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  18. MSDhoni Says:

    Movie gets a big thumps up from KRK and rightly so…..!

    Music which is an integral part of any hindi movie is peppy and comedy is full on and akki once again proves his versatility.
    Fun stuff !

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  19. MSDhoni Says:

    Thoughts & prayers go out to my favorite athlete and the greatest of all time

    Float like a ButterFly..
    Sting like a Bee…
    Greatest of all time. Stay strong #MuhammadAli !

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  20. Watched it last night. This one is a madcap laugh riot. Everyone loved Akkis performance. 5 months back ppl were crying watching Airlift emotions and with HF3 they were crying with laughter. Akshay is easily the most versatile actor in Bollywood. Ritesh was good.. Abhishek was a waste. This will be Akshay’s back to back Superhit this year 125-150 crore. With Rustom coming up he is set to have a dream run. Deserves it.

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  21. MSDhoni Says:

    ‘THE GREATEST’ IS GONE’

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/03/us/muhammad-ali/index.html

    “Muhammad Ali, the legendary boxer who proclaimed himself “The Greatest” and was among the most famous and beloved athletes on the planet, died Friday in Phoenix, Arizona, a family spokesman said.

    Ali, 74, had been at a Phoenix hospital since Thursday with what spokesman Bob Gunnell had described as a respiratory issue……”

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  22. Housefull 3 did well on day one grossing 15.50 crore nett apprx. The film fared best in Gujarat (2 crore apprx) and Rajasthan (94 lakhs) but these markets could have been even better if single screens were strong. The multiplexes in places like Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Surat put up very good numbers.

    There was apprehension within the film industry when the film opened as the opening was not like a biggie and then the usual negative press which comes for the commercial Hindi film which led to very low numbers were doing the rounds. This was likely to happen as the youth interest in the film will be limited and it is families which will decide the fate and they do not come out on the Friday morning.

    The collections were better post 5pm as collections in cities and theatres which are driven by family audiences improved as expected. The big question will be how this audience appreciates the film and it will be next few days which will answer that.

    http://www.boxofficeindia.com/art_detail.php?articalid=2061#.V1J8dPl97IU

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  23. These are good opening collections. But then I was expecting it to be slightly higher. Akshay Kumar usually guarantees an opening of around the 12cr range on his own. While I do admit that BO is not an exact science, it is also quite obvious that the franchise and the rest of the cast have not added much to to the overall collections.

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    • jayshah Says:

      It’s a great opening. Add Airlift opening day plus Rustom then it’s record breaking. In fact there should be an individual box office reporting for this parralell universe Akshay lives in. Add all the revenues and costs and see where he lands.

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    • Today it’s expected to be 17-19 cr range

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    • Rahul, the single screens did not open as expected and that’s the reason for not clocking 18 cr. Quite funny as precious 2 Housefulls had better opening in terms of single screen occupancy

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  24. Growth of Housefull Brand – BOI
    The Housefull brand has seen very similar growth on its opening days. The brand has gone up 25-30% apprx with each of the releases.. Below are the opening day collections of the three Housefull films .

    Housefull (2010) – 9.32 crore
    Housefull 2 (2012) – 12.13 crore (+30%)
    Housefull 3 (2016) – 15.25 crore (+25%)

    The initials of the brand have shown good growth as the releases get wider but the real test for Housefull 3 is can it stretch the lifetime business of the brand. This will be a test as Housefull 2 is the second highest grossing comedy film only behind Ready which had Salman Khan coming off a Dabangg. .

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    • How many more sequels at that growth rate before they get to a record opening day number?

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    • Housefull 2 was the biggest hit in comedy genre till Ready. Housefull 3 would have grossed big if It had got a holiday release the way Ready got.

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        • Dheepan started out with great promise, but by film’s end it was a run-of-the-mill “filmi” resolution — ordinarily I’d have no issue with those, but it didn’t remain true to the sort of film it started out (it started off as an evocation of a particular kind of refugee/immigrant experience — by film’s end we are talking about a filmi hero, and the “typicality” is completely gone). But definitely worth watching for its representation of a French housing estate in the banlieus. I saw this as part of the “Rendez-Vous with French Cinema” series a few months ago in New York, and there was another film on the theme of immigration that was even better (“Peur de Rien”, released in America under the title “Parisienne”).

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      • jayshah Says:

        What holiday did Ready release on? Fantasy holiday?

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        • Small star Ranbir Kapoor’s Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani did 20cr on its opening day in June 1st week, 2013, but Akshay sir came with a south remake next year on the exact same period and still managed to rake a gigantic 12cr on its opening day.

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      • Ready came out a year before Housefull 2 lol. So no HF2 was never the biggest hit in comedy genre. And Ready didn’t get any holiday weekend. It released in the exact same weekend that HF3 is releasing in (this weekend) 5 years ago.

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  25. How much a holiday release makes a difference is known to all. However it’s assumed that it affects only 20-30% collection which is under grossed.

    Case in point is Singh Is Blingg which on any other non holiday would have opened to 10-11 cr. On a holiday it opened to a whopping 21 cr nett which is 100% more or double.

    This is quite a remarkable statistics. The lovers of opening day figures – Satyam and Jayshah usually forget this.

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  26. Mumbai: Veteran Bollywood and Marathi cinema, stage and television actress and director Sulabha Deshpande passed away here on Saturday. She was 80.

    She was a recipient of the 1987 Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Hindi-Marathi theatre acting.

    Starting her life as a teacher in Chhabildas High School, Dadar, Sulabha’s romance with theatre began when she asked the famous author-director Vijay Tendulkar in the 1950s to write some plays for the school students.

    Tendulkar, along with Vijaya Mehta, Shriam Lagoo and Arvind Deshpande, who later married Sulabha, were the initiators of the experimental theatre movement of the 1960s and 1970s, which she (Sulabha) joined subsequently.

    Over the years, Sulabha acted in scores of movies, mainly in lovable mother or grandmother roles, or evil mother-in-law characters, in both Hindi and Marathi films, besides key roles in several TV serials and Marathi theatre, her first love and earned critical acclaim as well as audience approval.

    Among her prominent films were “Bhumika”, “Gaman”, “Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyo Aata Hai”, “Vijeta”, “Virasat”, “English Vinglish”, and “Arvind Desai Ki Ajeeb Dastan”.

    On stage, she acted in Marathi plays like “Shantata! Court Chalu Aahe”, “Sakharam Binder”, “Baba Harvale Aahet”, among many others.

    She was seen on the small screen in serials like “Rishtey”, “Badalte Rishte”, “Tanha” and “Mrs. Tendulkar” among others.

    In 1971, Arvind and Sulabha co-founded ‘Awishkar’, a theatre group and its kids wing ‘Chandrashala’ which imparts training and performs professional children’s theatre.

    Top Bollywood, television and stage actors, directors and her colleagues expressed shock at her death.
    – See more at: http://www.mid-day.com/articles/veteran-bollywood-marathi-actress-sulabha-deshpande-passes-away/17304179#sthash.Op9xvz7b.dpuf

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  28. Housefull 3 Has Decent Second Day

    Saturday 04 June 2016 23.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Housefull 3 has grossed around 16 crore nett as per early estimates on Saturday. The film has shown growth in the 5% range but could have been better but on the other side there is some growth there. The film has fairly good collections but trend is average over the first two days. The two day total is around 31 crore nett plus.

    The main growth has come in Delhi NCR and Bangalore while single screens are an issue for the film and are not performing. The single screens did not open great yesterday and fell further today. The film will be depending on multiplexes as its unlikely the single screen contribution will be like it should for a big commercial hindi film.

    The film will need a big jump on Sunday to reach 50 crore nett and it is possible though single screens will have to have that big jump on Sunday which they normally do. The weekend will probably fall short of the 52 crore nett of Fan which is the highest weekend of 2016.

    http://www.boxofficeindia.com/art_detail.php?articalid=2063#.V1O_5DV97IU

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  29. oh what a joy to watch a move that is untouched by the ‘scholarly’ takes of the English-speaking peoples’ bible of the New York
    Times’ and Washington Post’s articles when it comes to ‘feminism.’ : That article that blesses you in the US, if not monetary, at least the emotional and career-adjusting benefits of earning dollars via faux-feminism!

    ‘IRAVI’ is such a messy film completely devoted to the Indian paradigm of husband-wife relationship! Great! Absolutely truthful!
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    Please watch this. I will try to write something if and when I am ,,well, capable of writing something..

    But this is what is called showing the middle finger to Hollywood and South Bombay and South Delhi’s version of ‘feminisim.’!’

    I understand ZILCH of the language of Tamil, but very poor, pathetic sub-titles, I could garner something…

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  30. Housefull 3 – One of the best slapstick comedy in years!

    I had an occasion to walk out of the first instalment of the Housefull franchise. I didn’t dare to enter the second instalment. But I did went for the third occasion and thank god I did!

    For one of the first time in the series heroines have got good comic lines, otherwise also the comedy quotient is fun. Akshay and Ritesh were really good in their roles. Abhisekh i felt had fun, but was marginalised as the third lead ( what life does! once ritesh used to be his supporting act – BM). All the heroines looked great and added to the movie with their english accent and hindi translation of english phrases!

    Loved the songs, good peppy music!

    for once I didn’t want the movie to end! Had a laugh riot. Happy for Akshay kumar, thought still regret he made those really bad first two instalments but atleast we got the third instalment because of the lame ducks from Sajid Khan!

    I have to make special mention for the directors, who can really teach said khan how to direct a comedy! Also putting your brains away for such movies is important but for that to work the comedy content has to work!

    Awaiting further movies of this director duo! And rustom (my most awaited flick of the year as it appears inspired from Nanavati Murder case which led to abolition of Jury in India) from Akshay, seems to be his year! He is back on track!

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    • “Abhisekh i felt had fun, but was marginalised as the third lead ( what life does! once ritesh used to be his supporting act – BM).”
      Hmm some things never change … Lol

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  31. It has done 31.5cr in its first 2 days, according to BOI. I think a 50cr week-end is on. I think it will gross around the 120cr mark finally.

    Akshay Kumar gets another hit, I think Naveen is happy, Abhishek gets his 3rd 100cr grosser after D3 and Bol Bachan. So, I guess Satyam and Jayshah are happy as well. Happy days at Satyamshot after the doom and gloom surrounding Fan!

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    • Amit kumar pandey Says:

      U missed happy new year..

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    • Speaking for myself my bar is rather higher for Abhishek in every sense of the word. And unlike some other fans I don’t change my standards when reality seems unpleasant! Think BB was the only worthwhile moment for him in this entire series. For more reasons than one. Yes if Housefull were to become a huge grosser that might be something but it’s not going to do that. A bit of positivity is really nothing tangible for him at this stage of the game. And this hasn’t been a good enough consolation prize for a long time. I am interested in seeing what this ‘pause’ means for him and what projects materialize from hereon given that he’s seeing he’s working on a few scripts that aren’t ready yet. In other words I am interested in seeing what the reinvention move is at this point. The rest doesn’t really matter. Or it hasn’t in my view after BB.

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      • For Abhishek my message is – Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee

        With Housefull 3 he stays afloat. Now waiting for his sting. Like him offscreen a lot and wish him well.

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    • From whatever I have read, Abhishek got the best deal in Housefull3 than what he got in Happy New Year or Bol Bachchan which had him in a bigger role but brought his graph down.

      I am happy for him and think it will be a while before we see Abhishek again. Instead of looking for scripts he should look for producers unless he does himself.

      For me Housefull 3 being superhit was a foregone outcome once I saw its promo. I quite like this franchisee and knew it would work.

      Whatever Satyam and Jayshah plan, they have failed to understand the Akshay Kumar strategy since last few years. They were praying for Housefull 3 to flop and had predicted its doomsday when promos came.

      I think Akshay is now going through his best phase. He is superhit, more confident than in 2012 and choosing scripts and mixing things with intelligence. It’s good time to be his fan. He has raised the bar high.

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  32. http://www.mid-day.com/articles/knockout-punch-first-anadita-patel-broke-the-internet-then-it-broke-her/17306167

    Ms Patel broke the internet. Websites did articles on her

    But trolling on social media can be like a runaway train – once it starts something, it as if the brakes have failed. Collision is inevitable.

    And that’s what happened.

    After her 15 minutes of fame (infamy actually), she disappeared. She deleted her Twitter account.

    Alia Bhatt has just sent a friend request to Anadita Patel according to one tweet.🙂

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  33. Housefull 3 Has Strong Sunday – Record Breaking For Akshay Kumar Starrers
    Sunday 05 June 2016 23.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Housefull 3 had a strong Sunday with collections set to cross 20 crore nett. Sunday will be around 20.50 crore nett which would mean a weekend of 52 crore nett. The film recorded strong figures all over on Sunday with only East India being low but that are has under performed from day one. The big circuits like Mumbai, Delhi / UP and East Punjab showed big gains as did Central India.

    This will be the highest single day ever for an Akshay Kumar starrer and the first time that an Akshay Kumar starrer has ever gone over 20 crore nett. The weekend is also the first time an Akshay Kumar starrer has crossed 50 crore nett. The numbers may not be huge in the context of business today with fils getting benefit of holidays and festive periods and going very high but it has beaten all records for an Akshay Kumar starrer.

    The business on Sunday gives a better picture on the trend of the film as Saturday was limited growth. The film is for families so Sunday was also going to be the big growth rather than the Saturday which is more for youth driven films..

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    • Very good to see Housefull 3 doing very well in single screen which jumped 40-50% while Multiplex jumped 30% from Saturday level.
      This means Monday will be at 10 Cr with week one now poised to clock 85cr in first week.

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    • Once again some paragraphs read like parody. Akshay mentioned 4 times in that second last paragraph. In every sentence! Some anxiety forces them to highlight again and again ‘hey this is an Akshay starter’. Sure! What’s the anxiety about though?

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      • Indicine.com – ‏@indicine

        #Housefull3
        Friday – 15.21 cr
        Saturday – 16.30 cr
        Sunday – 21 cr (estimate, Biggest Day 2016)
        Total – 52.5 cr (approx, Highest Weekend 2016)

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        • that’s a strong Sun jump. Still, the weekdays will reveal whether it can really add serious numbers beyond the weekend or basically end up in that 120 range. If it really surprised with trending during the week and managed to do 140 or more it would be much more than one might have expected prior to release. At that point it will have been a much more liked film than HNY or something. But it has to get there first! What’s also true is that with a much stronger opening this might well have done 175-200 (assuming it trends minimally well). But you need a real top star for that sort of thing. Not a knock on Akshay. But he isn’t Aamir or Salman or for that matter SRK or Hrithik (whatever the weaknesses of these last two might be) in terms of getting huge openings at least on their strongest days. And with the second sequel of a successful franchise it’s not unfair to raise this question. If anything this sort of film is designed to get the best possible opening.

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          • Saw it today, it is good family laugh riot. Should trend well over few weeks ..

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          • it needs 120 anyways to get to a hit status….I am not sure it will get that if the jump on Sunday is due to family crowd..also I don’t think AB has got any deal here…haven’t seen the movie but he seems to have got a raw deal…In a sense he got a good deal only in HNY….people still remember the name of the character…BB was more of a 2 hero thing…

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          • Satyam this is where we have difference in opinion.

            Part 1 – Holiday release

            The stars you have quoted have to have ‘spaced out’ releases and holiday on top of it to get a HUGE opening. Look at the importance SRK is giving to the 26 Jan release for Raees and Hrithik on 15th August release.

            The only film that has really done well recently on a non holiday release has been YJHD but the same could not be repeated.

            Salman is the only superstar who can open 20+ even on a non holiday and on any genre and with frequent releases at the moment. But we all know he is really the HUGEST star at the moment.

            SRK just about did this with FAN on a restricted holiday release. However i doubt if he could have done with Fan as 3rd SRK movie released in the same year. Ditto with Aamir. I however feel both would open more than Akshay.

            =======

            Part 2 – Cost of Movies

            However in these discussion we do not realise how important openings are for these stars. The cost that Aamir, SRK and Salman films has makes it imperative for them to open BIG. If they don’t for any reason, their film would tank. The same is not the case with Akshay films. His biggest film of recent times – Housefull3 had trade experts calling good opening with an opening of a mere 15.5Cr because of the lower cost involved. Housefull 3 was sold at a price lower than FAN and at half the cost of Sultan (rough assumption).

            So for the cost of movies Akki is making, his opening of 15 Cr is at par or equally significant as the 20+Cr opening of other stars whose films costs significantly more.

            So Fan open at 20 Cr is as good as Housefull 3 opening at 15.5 Cr because of the cost involved.

            So calling Akshay a smaller star because of his opening day being lower is actually not correct. His BO dynamics are significantly different from other stars.

            Would he want a bigger opening – of course he would as then his films would become a blockbuster at his price. AT the moment they are ending up with at best superhit status. For bigger opening, he needs bigger banner and canvas. Something he was getting during Tashan or CC2C days.

            Robot2.0 will show his opening power in real terms only in the Bollywood belt. This is the movie which in cost and canvas will compare with Sultan or PK.

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          • I think you have reversed the logic here Naveen….People wont make a movie of same budget as they make with SRK or Aamir or Salman because he cannot get that opening…He can get an opening between 12 to 16 depending on the merits of the movie…and that’s why the budget is also controlled for his movies…The cost of the movie need not restrict the opening of the movie… Even if the big three makes movie at the budget og 50 to 60 cr they can still get a 25+ opening.
            This is not a rap on Akshay…this is his standing right now in the industry. Just after the Big 3 + Hritik + Ranbir…

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          • jayshah Says:

            Totally. Akshay Kumar has had holiday releases – TMK, CC2C, J-E-M, Welcome/Airlift only the latter two scored.
            Obviously certain stars get holiday advantage, but there are reasons for this…
            Which there is no point elaborating on over and over again.

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          • To even refer to Robot 2 as a Akshay starrer is tantamount to sacrilege….Even in Hindi belt the movie will open due to the pairing of Rajni with Akshay and not due to Akshay…
            I can bet this…Whatever Robo2 does in Hindi belt , it will do twice that much in Telugu and Tamil alone…

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          • He got holiday advantage in OUATIM2 also

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          • L O L at calling Robot 2 anything but a Rajnikanth film. Not exactly sure why Akki is doing it considering Rajni told Kamal Hassan not to do it, so it can’t be a significant role. But maybe this will get Akki his own solo movie with Shankar in the future which would be huge. Pretty sure it’ll be Rajni’s last film and he’s trying to retire with the biggest bang possible.

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      • Srk’s biggest glory in this tragic times was only biggest day of 2016 though a partial holiday and biggest weekend of 2016 inpite of disaster trend. As these are gone, i pray to satyam if he can worship his idol with a jhabra dance and post a tadapta bhadakta article in his blood for our adorable srk.

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  34. Shah Rukh Khan continues to explore new avenues through his roles. After playing his own fan in Fan and a real-life gangster hooch seller in his next release Shah Rukh Khan goes right into the role of a tourist guide in Imtiaz Ali’s next untitled film.

    According to a well-informed source the role is directly inspired by Dev Anand’s legendary turn as tourist guide in Vijay Anand’s Guide.

    “Shah plays a tourist guide. Like Dev Saab in Vijay Anand’s film there are many twists and turns in the Shah Rukh Khan’s character-graph. He undergoes a moral transformation that changes his life and that of others whom he encounters,” says the source.

    It looks like Shah Rukh Khan is determined to bend the rules as far as possible even if it means forfeiting his regular blockbuster level of success.

    http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/19914042/Shah-Rukh-Khan-does-a-Dev-Anand-in-Imtiaz-Ali's-next

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  35. Angered by Donald Trump’s allegations that China stole American jobs and profited out of US markets, Chinese manufacturers are selling toilet papers in the US with facial expressions of the controversial presumptive Republican presidential nominee, state media reported today.

    Many Chinese companies are already producing these novelty Trump toilet papers with the slogan “Dump with Trump”.

    http://www.ndtv.com/offbeat/china-made-trump-toilet-papers-getting-popular-in-us-report-1415962?pfrom=home-topstories

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  36. When asked if his criminal records fueled the controversy, he retorted, “So you have issues with one person who has court cases becoming the Olympics Goodwill ambassador. But there are so many politicians who have court cases against them? Desh zyaada important hai ya Olympics?For me, the country is important so I am ready to leave my post as the ambassador if the politicians also leave. There are so many people who have scams, corruption, and rapes but they are still there.”

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/Salman-questions-Tendulkar-and-Rahmans-selection-as-the-Goodwill-ambassadors-at-Rio-Olympics/articleshow/52621032.cms

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  37. Housefull 3 had decent Monday dropping just a little under 50%. The collections on Monday will be around 7.75-8 crore nett which will take the four day business of the film to over 60 crore nett. The film dropped in places like Nizam / Andhra and Mysore but Delhi /UP and Gujarat were steady.

    This film has performed very well in Mumbai thanks to the Gujarat / Saurashtra belt and the Mumbai collections in four days have hit the 20 crore nett mark. The film had a very good Sunday but with business lopsided to multiplexes the ticket pricing factor comes into play on Monday as a huge ratio of business is coming from multiplexes where ticket rates are dropped and this is not a content film which did limited business over the weekend.

    The first week business will be good and should be around 78-79 crore nett if it shows normal 10-15% falls over the next three days. The record for Akshay Kumar starrers is 79.50 crore nett of Airlift but that got advantage of a huge Republic Day holiday over the weekdays.

    http://www.boxofficeindia.com/art_detail.php?articalid=2069#.V1XJ8CHcZLM

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    • I am sorry but I really don’t understand this Einstenian logic..

      **The film had a very good Sunday but with business lopsided to multiplexes the ticket pricing factor comes into play on Monday as a huge ratio of business is coming from multiplexes where ticket rates are dropped and this is not a content film which did limited business over the weekend.**

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      • jayshah Says:

        It’s BOI don’t expect great science

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        • I think what they mean to say is SS do not reduce prices as much on Monday as multiplexes do…And since HF was better in Multiplexes the reduction in rate from Sunday to Monday affects it….Whats wrong in this sentence?

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    • doubt it will do more than 120 or so. Unless it has an unexpectedly strong second weekend. With Akshay this is always the range. Some of his smaller films can over perform and get to this number but even his biggest franchises now don’t clear this range. This is of course mostly because of the initial. You need to trend super-strong to make up (and that too to a degree) for the lack of an exceptional initial and that sort of trending is just not seen on 99% of films these days.

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      • Next week Teen releases. I suspect it can be a Kahani and if that’s the case will surely cause a problem to HF as even HF is doing better in Multiplexes…

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  38. I’m a fan of Akshay and like him on and off screen and as a person (but not superfan LIke I am of SRK or others are of other actors) so I don’t care if he gets the biggest openings or blockbusters, but I’m glad to see his films doing well, making money and getting to at least hit status.

    I saw HF3 and it actually wasn’t bad at all- I liked it better than HF2. I thought the first half was better and funnier than the second (except the climax which is hilarious). It’s been a while since we’ve had those films where all 20 characters are in the climax in some silly situation. The songs surprisingly didn’t hinder the film and are pretty catchy for this type of film. In terms of actresses, Nargis and Lisa are atrocious in every sense especially when they talk. Jaqueline’s hindi is better now which made her the best of the 3 imo. Boman Irani and Chunkey Pandey were reliable as always. For some reason, idk why the big stars (Aamir then SRK and now Akki) keep adding Jackie Shroff to their films- he really doesn’t add anything and was/is pretty average and ordinary.

    In terms of heroes- definitely Akshay’s show. He is a riot, especially in his Vikram in Anniyan-inspired double role. Ritesh is funny and reliable as always. Abhishek is good, but it seemed like he was almost the third lead, for example what Ritesh was in HF2. To be fair, I think all 3 leads got about the same amount of footage/screen time, so its up to the actors to maximize and here Abhishek could’ve done better cause he wasn’t up to the other 2’s level. I guess what this film does for him is that it doesn’t hurt his standing or view from the audience’s POV, which is better than nothing.

    Overall a 3/5 and a solid one-time watch comedy. Akshay is 2/2 this year, both being 100 crore films (HF3 seems to be on its way to 100 crores) now lets see what Rustom does.

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    • “n terms of actresses, Nargis and Lisa are atrocious in every sense especially when they talk. Jaqueline’s hindi is better now which made her the best of the 3 imo”
      IMHO, the hilarious humor was derived especially because of their atrocious hindi. Their accent and grammar hits close to home, to every Indian who has foreign born daughters/wives/GFs!

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  39. MohenjoDaro Motion Poster
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  40. Anurag Kashyap, one of the producers of “Udta Punjab”, has compared the ongoing censorship regarding the upcoming film “Udta Punjab” to the dictator regime of North Korea.

    The “Gangs of Wasseypur” director said there is no sense of freedom here.

    “I always wondered what it felt like to live in North Korea… Ab to plane pakadney ki bhi zaroorat nahin…,” he posted on Twitter.

    The 43-year-old filmmaker’s tweet came after Censor Board had purportedly raised certain objections regarding references to Punjab following which the movie may have to go through some changes.

    “Udta Punjab”, starring Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt and Diljit Dosanjh in pivotal roles, deals with the substance abuse in Northern part of the state and its effects on the youth.

    “There is no film more honest than UDTA PUNJAB… And any person or party opposing it is actually GUILTY of promoting drugs,” Kashyap added.

    Other members of the film fraternity also took to twitter to oppose the decision of CBFC.

    http://www.thehindu.com/features/cinema/its-like-living-in-north-korea-kashyap-on-udta-punjab-storm/article8700243.ece?homepage=true

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    • Hyperbole is a fine trait to be married to. Comparisons to N. Korea!
      Nuff said.
      Btw, where was Kashyap when UPA-2 forced the makers of Shootout at Vadala to remove all references to Dawood?

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      • I am sure we wouldn’t have seen the release of Dum Maaro Dum and Haider in this government..Maybe even GOW.

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        • not sure about DMD or GoW. Not even sure about Haider. ‘Controversial’ as it might have been I suspect that there are aspects of the Indian past or ‘history’ if you will that are much more of a live wire in this context. In other words JA today might face much more trouble than it did then (of course this happened in BJP run MP and Rajasthan). In this context note how ‘interesting’ the motion poster is. It starts with ‘before the British’, ‘before the Mughals’ and then quickly makes a gigantic leap to ‘before Christ’, ‘before Alexander’, ‘before Buddha’. So a millennium of more of ‘Hindu’ rule which features some of the greatest dynasties of Indian history and equally some o the cultural peaks is simply glossed over. Not even Asoka is mentioned! But then there’s a followup to this ‘before India as we know it’. Now of course there’s nothing odd about this except that this is too is the stuff of ‘debate’ in many of the same circles. The idea is that ‘India’ is as old as the Garden of Eden (!) or the Big Bang (if one wants to be a bit more scientific about it) and that the further back you go the more the borders of that India ‘increase’ but it’s otherwise the same land with the same people (only Hindus) and so on. The entire marketing of that motion poster relies on a different narrative. Now of course there’s a kernel of truth here which is that many of those great Hindu dynasties do not belong to the popular imagination the way the Mughals or the British do. Asoka himself was ‘rediscovered’ by the British a century ago or a bit more after knowledge of him and his empire had been completely forgotten and/or lost. Of course Asoka could have been mentioned there given that there has been at least a Bollywood film on him in the recent past. But otherwise you can say Chandragupta Maurya and it simply does not have the ring of Akbar to it (unfortunately for that crowd though the way textbooks are being rewritten at a furious pace today far exceeding the same efforts that were happening at a state level possibly means that this state of affairs might not obtain forever!). Gowariker in any case belongs (by his own admission) to a certain Amar Chitra Katha mindset where a certain romanticized view of the past dominates and where for want of a better word if you combine all the stuff they did on all sorts of historical figures and then mythological sources and folktales and what not you get essentially the Desai view of India! Now many might attack Gowariker for all this but notice how arguing ideologically is one thing and living the ideological ‘lie’ quite another. So you have leaders from the BJP routinely quote Urdu poetry on the cable channels (not Hindi) or you have our own fierce adherent of the same values here (Di) objecting to Umrao Jaan’s songs not being included in a certain writeup and proceeding to quote some of the choicest Urdu lyrics from that film. Not that language has anything to do with religion but in that ordering of the world (on both the Hindutva side and the Islamist one in the subcontinent) it very much does (as it indeed it did historically leading up to and during the Independence movement). And so one can protest about all kinds of things and yet the traces of history cannot be so easily erased. This applies to every ideological fanatic who wishes to simply ‘purify’ the historical record. Finally I’d add that ironically even those who argue against the Nehruvian sense of the Indian past also confirm it by more or less relying on the same notion of an unbroken Indian identity. They simply configure it differently. Nehru’s own version is itself a British one. The very name India/Hindu has ‘foreign’ origins. The Greeks or Persians or both in all probability responsible for this coinage.

          History always offers enormous ironies and unsettling realities. But not for those who live in fantasies.

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        • Haider released during the 1st year of this government on 2nd October to be precise. And on top of that it also went on to win 5 National Awards as well!

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          • didn’t remember that.. thanks for pointing that out.. but it confirms my hunch!

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          • Yes, Haider and PK were released in 2014 but till then the old CBFC was in charge and was not saffronised by the new govt.
            The ruckus started when MSG was denied certificate by previous board and then was passed when Nihalani took charge.

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        • Haider was released in 2014 Oct.
          Having said that Pahlaj Nihalani should be out of censor board.

          We as a nation are very thin skinned. We take offense at smallest thing. If censor board is not doing it, then people are shouting slogans in front of cinema halls.

          And recent Supreme court ruling on criminal defamation was regressive.

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          • We said ok let him abuse when his character is under the influence of drugs. But, why should he talk like that when normal? Who speaks like that in everyday conversations?

            What is the disclaimer worth when after claiming to be a work of fiction the film proceeds to name every major town in Punjab from Amritsar to Tarn Taran as a drug den? How is it a work of fiction when you are naming real towns from Punjab?

            LOL is this guy for real? A work of fiction can’t name cities which happen to exist?

            And Mr. Nihalani, who says Sarkaye Lo Khatiya in real life? What a ….

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  41. Veteran actor Jeetendra, who calls himself a “proud son of Punjab”, says “Udta Punjab” — a movie co-produced by his home banner Balaji Motion Pictures — is not intended at defaming the state in any way.

    On Monday, the makers of Bollywood film “Udta Punjab” are said to have been asked by the Revising Committee of the censor board to remove all references to Punjab — a decision perhaps taken under pressure from the ruling dispensation in the state which is dealing with a festering problem of drugs.

    In response to this, Jeetendra’s son Tusshar Kapoor shared his father’s message with his fans.

    The message read: “Jeetendra: We respect the people of Punjab and certainly would never want to hurt their sentiments. We have and will always go by whatever right advice the CBFC gives! Films are for entertainment, not for defamation and we have no such intention as I, myself, am a proud son of Punjab.”

    Starring Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Diljit Dosanjh, “Udta Punjab”, which is directed by Abhishek Chaubey, delves into how the youth in the state have succumbed to drugs.

    Jointly-produced by Balaji Motion Pictures and Phantom Films, “Udta Punjab” is slated to release on June 17.

    https://satyamshot.wordpress.com/2016/06/02/housefull-3-the-rest-of-the-box-office/#comment-329935

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  42. Akshay Kumar
    @akshaykumar
    With folded hands #HF3 gang would like 2 say the BIGGEST THANK YOU 2 all the Fans 4 makin #Housefull3 a HUGE SUCCESS

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  43. “Couple of years ago I wouldn’t have agreed. However, the franchise now has established itself. It’s name itself is enough. You can always change the characters and get someone else to make the film. For instance, Housefull doesn’t have any common thread apart from the basic format that is running throughout the film. The characters are never the same. Dhoom is established enough now. It can do without Jai Dixit and Ali(Uday Chopra),” Abhishek said.

    http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/will-never-outgrow-my-role-in-dhoom-it-was-my-first-success-abhishek-bachchan-2839658/

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  44. Housefull 3, Happy New Year, Bol Bachchan – 3 films that prove Abhishek Bachchan should stick to comedy!
    After Bol Bachchan and Happy New Year, Abhishek has yet another hit in hands with Housefull 3 and interestingly, all are comedy.

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    • He should do comedies .. but as leading man. BB was good deal though where his role was bigger than Ajay.

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      • yes there he had the double, was the symbolic center (the title et al). But that was unusual. This doesn’t normally happen in a multistarrer to the lesser star. Stealing scenes or getting more out of what you have is one thing but having that advantage to begin with is something else altogether.

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  45. Housefull 3 First Monday Business
    Monday 07 June 2016 11.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Housefull 3 had a pretty good hold on Monday dropping around 45% from its first day. The collections are the second highest Monday this year after Airlift which did 9.75 crore nett apprx but that Monday was before a big national holiday so get the benefit of strong collections in the evening. The four day business of Housefull 3 is as follows

    Friday – 15,25,00,000
    Saturday – 16,25,00,000
    Sunday – 21,75,00,000
    Monday – 8,50,00,000 apprx

    Total – 61,75,00,000

    The film can now become the highest first week of the year and cross 80 crore nett. This would be the highest first week for an Akshay Kumar starrer and the second Friday will decide where the lifetime business can go and whether it has a chance of being the biggest grosser of the year till date.

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  46. Why new Censor Board chief Pahlaj Nihalani should ban his own films first

    In 1994, the current censor board chief produced a Kondkeisque film titled Andaaz (the extra a because it should have been certified AA). The film had a soundtrack only somebody with Nihalani’s moral courage and cultural finesse could have hummed at home.

    Here are the top three songs of the film, as they appear in the album: Khada hai, khada hai, khada hai (a visibly aroused Anil Kapoor urging his newly-wed wife Juhi Chawla to open the door with understandable urgency); Le lo, le lo mera; and Ye (originally mein) maal gaadi mujhe dhakka laga (the aforementioned wife urging the husband to push fast as the engine had become hot and now it needs to reach the destination). Another one, featuring Anil Kapoor and Karishma Kapoor (his student in the film), announced the duo’s intention that ‘roz karenge hum karenge ku ku ku ku.’

    Nihalani’s films were among the pioneers of the pelvis-thrust-in, bust- thrust-out choreography that later ushered in the sarkae-lo-khatiya age of Indian cinema. In his 1992-93 film Aankhen, Shilpa Shirodkar swayed so suggestively to ‘Khet gaye Baba, Bazaar gayee maa; akeli hun ghar ma tu aaja balma’ that many cinema owners were forced to lock the loos to keep out the jerks in the audience from spending too much time inside. And Lal Dupatte Wali became a rage only because Aankhen’s film’s heroines ever so subtley raised the hemline of their skirts while singing ‘Har kisi ke liye ye khirki nahin khulti.’

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  47. Netflix Orders First Indian Series ‘Sacred Games

    The drama will be co-produced with Phantom Films whose founders include director Anurag Kashyap, director Vikramaditya Motwane and producer Madhu Mantena. Kashyap’s latest title, Raman Raghav 2.0, premiered at Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight this year.

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    • The book is awesome…and Kashyap is the right guy to helm the project!

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      • This is the “Bombay Velvet” Kashyap should have made all along…he isn’t a “period piece” guy, much more a child of Bombay as we have it (I say this on the basis of not only Black Friday but of the fantastic Ugly)…

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    • great news!

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      • Not great news for Chetan Bhagat fans though…to be more precise, fans who look forward to cinematic adaptations of Bhagat’s novels.

        Having said that, Kai Po Che completely transcended its source material. Abhishek Kapoor deserves a lot of credit for that!

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  48. omrocky786 Says:

    Noooo
    Fucking Kashyap will fuck such a good book ( Sacred Games) like he completely fucked up Yudh and BV.
    The guy edits his own film and then plays the victim card and blames Hotstar.
    Hadd hai besharmi kee !! guess he is learning from Kejru baba !!

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  49. A defense deal, a technology agreement and American investments in India are also expected to be announced on Tuesday. Mr. Modi has made clear that he intends to set aside decades of standoffishness — rooted in India’s colonial experience — to cement closer ties with Washington, in part because the next American leader may not share President Obama’s enthusiasm for India.

    The news media in India has extensively chronicled comments by Mr. Trump that critics have said were racist, his “America First” views and his unorthodox campaign. While Mr. Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, has said little about India, his vows to tighten immigration policies worry Indian officials.

    “Modi wants to get as much as he can out of Obama’s last months in office,” said Ashley J. Tellis, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

    For the Americans, the most important part of Mr. Modi’s visit was his announced intention to formally join the Paris climate change agreement by the end of this year. So far, countries representing about 50 percent of global emissions have announced that they will submit legal paperwork to the United Nations documenting their compliance with the deal.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/08/us/politics/narendra-modi-us-india.html?_r=0

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    • Meanwhile the Libtards-

      Malini Parthasarathy Verified account 
      ‏@MaliniP
      Sitting here in NYC, I can see that the US doesn’t share India’s or Modi’s breathless excitement about India-US ties. For them, a yawn!

      To which Kanchan Da gives a fitting reply-

      কাঞ্চন গুপ্ত
      ‏@KanchanGupta
      কাঞ্চন গুপ্ত Retweeted Malini Parthasarathy

      Sitting here in NCR, I can see that the US shares India’s and Modi’s excitement about India-US ties. Yawn…

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      • none of these visits has been a big deal in the US context and in terms of the coverage given to it. Really no two ways about it. I personally think Obama needed Modi mostly for the climate deal and to get India on board. There is always the geo-strategic angle vis-a-vis China and certainly India lines up in this sense but I do believe the Paris accords and its aftermath were the big ticket item and sure enough that seemed to be the headliner this time as well.

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      • Modi has used Gujju negotiation skills deftly. Trade the approval to Paris Climate Accord with favors of granting India entry into MTCR and the more daunting NSG.
        Even if cheen blocks entry to NSG, at the least we get access to some real hi-fi missile tech, as well as get to buy Predator drones et al. Ab Clifton se bhi shift karna padega bhai ko.

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  50. “I have to be a villain and I want to be the best villain there is,” Akshay Kumar on Playing a Villain in Robot 2

    http://www.pinkvilla.com/entertainment/news/355949/i-have-be-villain-and-i-want-be-best-villain-there-akshay-kumar-playing

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  52. Housefull 3 First Tuesday Business

    Housefull 3 continued its good run on Tuesday with a normal drop. The film maintains well in the multiplexes of North and Central India as well as Gujarat / Saurashtra. The five day business of Housefull 3 is as follows

    Friday – 15,25,00,000
    Saturday – 16,25,00,000
    Sunday – 21,75,00,000
    Monday – 8,25,00,000
    Tuesday – 7,25,00,000 apprx

    Total – 68,75,00,000

    The film is on course for a 80 crore nett first week and there are just 20 films before Housefull 3 in the history of Hindi cinema to achieve this and only one of these twenty films has done it without a major holiday in the first seven days. Housefull 3 will be the second.

    http://www.boxofficeindia.com/art_detail.php?articalid=2073#.V1ep0jV97q5

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  53. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tv/news/hindi/Anil-Kapoor-back-with-24-season-2-heres-the-first-look/articleshow/52648904.cms

    Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor, who will be back with the season 2 of his hit series 24 , unveiled the first poster of the much-awaited show. Anil Kapoor plays the role of ATS Chief Jai Singh Rathore.

    The last season was very gripping and when it ended in 2013, people were asking for the second season soon. Anil Kapoor, who had cast the likes of Tisca Chopra, Mandira Bedi, Shabana Azmi and Anupam Kher in the first season, will be joined by Sakshi Tanwar, Sikander Kher and Surveen Chawla this time.

    Anil has been receiving lot of praises for the trailer and his Twitter timeline is full of congratulatory messages.

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  54. Is ‘Housefull 3’ humourous or offensive? Here’s what a feminist thought

    First off, credit where credit’s due. Farhad-Sajid have actually made the least derogatory Housefull film yet.
    That isn’t to say that Housefull 3 isn’t blatantly ableist, racist and sexist (in that order of severity) at various points. But compare it to the earlier Houses Full or even the more recent Milap Zaveri master-farce Mastizaade, and you’ll see that this film depends on physical comedy and goofy gags more than anything else, for its (sometimes truly funny) laughs. Who’d have thunk?

    Love how Boman Irani’s Gujarati billionaire Batook is proud that his three daughters are sanskaari, because they pretend to sleep early and wear salwars (for precisely one scene in the film). He isn’t proud that one of them happens to be a doctor, another works with an organization for the differently-abled and a third does something at a wax museum (seriously). Nope. Betis are sanskaari because salwar. (Also, this writer takes personal affront at the insinuation that night owls lack appropriate sanskaars. You should meet me, Farhad bhai, Sajid bhai)

    Abhishek Bachchan (who’s still around?) plays a rapper in the film. And his signature rap begins with a chant of ‘teri maa-behen’. No. Just… no.

    This one’s for the CBFC, affectionately called the ‘Censor Board’ in India, despite them having no constitutional authority to censor anything. Apparently, Abhishek’s aforementioned rap went through massive changes on the Board’s recommendation. That entailed changing a line that went ‘tere baap ka london’ to ‘teri izzat har koi lootay’. Yes, ‘everyone should rape you’ is more acceptable than a line that means literally nothing at all. Let that sink in.

    In the Housefull 3 universe, white people get invited to parties, while black women serve them at these parties. Yup. Batook bhai has three black women as housemaids in his lavish London home, and they’re treated just the way housemaids in India are treated – horribly.
    At one point, Batook’s daughters get three scoundrels drunk and pretend to get them into bed, only to trick them into having sex with these three housemaids instead. The three housemaids get pregnant by the morning. (You can’t make this stuff up even if you try.) In India, respect for people ends just about where their skin colour goes a shade darker than ‘wheatish’. (Admit it, you love that descriptor. As long as people aren’t darker than mummy’s perfectly roasted chapatis, we’re okay.)

    Housefull 3 might finally have answered the question of what Lisa Haydon meant by ‘I don’t want to be a career feminist’. Basically, she’s okay standing around in a film doing nothing. That is all. For real. (If she’s making a ton of money doing it and it makes her happy, then more power to her.)

    Nargis Fakhri, who seems the kind of person who’d kick a disrespectful guy in the nuts in real life, is sadly doing pretty much the same as Lisa Haydon in the film – merely standing by, looking pretty. Also, and this is fact, she is possibly the worst actor to grace our screens, ever. That nobody thinks they should seriously work hard on training her before actually casting her, shows us the textbook definition of ‘objectification’.

    Believe it or not, the film actually tries to give a ‘respect women’ message. Jackie Shroff – who oozes so much swag, you’d think he had a glass of Old Spice daily as a child – plays a ruthless don, who nevertheless has principles; he won’t get into the flesh trade.
    He also beats up gora goons who try to do chhed-chhaad with some women in London. Then, believe it or not, he goes on to berate the three Indian men present (our heroes Akshay, Abhishek and Riteish) for not stepping in despite being desi. Sigh. So much pressure, especially considering the Indian man’s stellar track record of respecting women. (“Thanks but no thanks,” you can almost hear the women say.)

    If you want entertainment, just Akshay Kumar in the frame is more than enough. His idiotic, thoroughly inaccurate ‘split personality disorder’ does lead to some inane laughs, as you watch his two personalities literally have physical fights with each other.
    In one scene, the ‘nice’ Akshay, named Sandy, doesn’t want to even kiss the girl before shaadi. His rambunctious alter-ego Sundi, on the other hand, can’t wait to get into bed with her. So, while Sandy sings ‘lalla lalla lori’, Sundi responds instantly with ‘doodh ki katori’ – except, while saying that, he looks at Jacqueline and makes the universal hand sign for breasts (and headlights, if you drive on Indian roads). It is crass, but Akshay’s timing is just impeccable. That’s how you pull off offensive humour, if you must.

    The film is most derogatory to the differently-abled. Akshay, Abhishek and Riteish play three men who pretend to have different disabilities at various points in the film. The number of times the word ‘normal’ is used, to denote those who don’t have anything physically wrong with their bodies, is nauseating. ‘Tum teen normal ho,’ someone thunders when their lies are discovered. You won’t feel very normal in the stomach if you’re a sensitive person, I assure you.

    Why does a piece that labels itself a feminist point of view talk about racism and ableism in a film, you ask? It’s because feminism is about equality. If you talk about equality for only one section of humankind, then that’s hypocrisy.
    Feminism looks to instil respect that cuts across all genders, all sexualities, all races, all castes and all other labels that look to divide people. (Jokes apart, Lisa Haydon is young, and she’ll learn more about this as she lives life and goes through experiences. Until then, everyone can just back off and practice their own version of respect and equality.)
    So, is Housefull 3 humorous or offensive? It’s simple. You decide, just for yourself.

    http://www.firstpost.com/bollywood/thoughts-a-feminist-had-while-watching-housefull-3-2822992.html

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  55. Why ‘Udta’ Pahlaj should get his ears to the ground before grounding ‘Udta Punjab

    Some excerpts:

    A recent study by Dr Ravinder Sandhu of Guru Nanak Dev University put the incidence of dope-related crimes in Punjab at nine times the national average. Between 1999 and 2008, such crimes registered a staggering 245 percent increase. Punjab became the state with the highest number of narcotics-related crimes, surpassing Mizoram which earlier held this dubious distinction.

    Another study by the department of Social Security Development of Women and Children found that 67 percent households in Punjab have at least one person addicted to drugs. Yet another study by the Narcotics Bureau discovered that nearly 40 percent men in Punjab are hooked to drugs.

    But Nihalani seems to be flying around in some sycophancy-induced frenzy. He has bought the line that his political benefactors and their allies stand to lose if drugs become a major issue in Punjab’s upcoming Assembly polls. Since the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP alliance has failed to curb the menace, seal the border, cut-off supply lines and break the cartel of drug-peddlers, Udta Punjab, the state’s ruling elite fears, will name and shame them to their mortification in the polls

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    • It’s an unfunny movie on the whole. I went to watch it just ’cause Rocky and NyKavi recommended it; and I do take their recommendations seriously. [Not blaming you guys; I caught this at a discounted rate so no worries..]

      I maybe laughed for 10 minutes total in the entire movie. Some lines by Akshay and the leading-in-non-acting by the ladies are funny. Boman stands out amongst all the actors. He had ample scope to twist and jerk his face into weird contortions but restrains himself. Chunkey should stop trying to mimic a Nepali accent in each and every movie.

      And this whole discussion that Abhishek is behind Riteish in this franchise is just jaundiced eyes seeing and talking. There is nothing like that in the movie. All 3 get equal footing. To an extent, Akshay gets some better comic moments. But they in particular and in the movie in general are few and far between.
      Disagree with Rangan that the actors aren’t up to the mark. They have done the best they could with the insipid material. [Of course, we cannot just stop with racist jokes – can we? Sleeping with black women tends to make one’s ‘mooh kala.’ Go figure.]

      This franchise needs to learn what slap-stick is from Priyadarshan. Just watch Paresh and Rajpal give you stomach-ache with their act in CHUP CHUP KE. One of THE best duo/team-comedies I have seen after HERA PHERI [You can literally switch off the movie after their mad-cap antics end.] And guess what, that was Priyan’s too! Say what one wants about Priyan, but the man IS the best when it comes to slap-stick in post-’90s Hindi industry. He fails too some times, like GARAM MASALA, DE DANA DAN, BHAGAM BHAAG, MERE BAAP PEHELE AAP. But in the ones he scores, like HUNGAMA or CHUP CHUP KE or of course HERA PHERI, he is fantastic.

      Watch till the 60 minute mark..

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      • AnJo bhai- next time you are in Chicago, the drink is on me.
        I really enjoyed the movie, Lambee ghadee key peechey !!
        Aside- Saw Ghayal returns, and what a headache that movie gave me. ruined my memory of Ghayal.

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        • Ha ha looking forward to it Rocky. Glad you liked the film. Somehow didn’t work for me.

          Haven’t seen GHAYAL RETURNS but the trailer never inspired me. This one directed by Sunny himself?

          Aside, where has Santoshi disappeared? No news about him..hope he comes up with a good masala and teaches a trick or two to the ‘Gay’nday director Abbas Ali Zafar about making masala movies..

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  56. ‘Udta Punjab’ music review: This Amit Trivedi soundtrack has some lows but many highs

    Well thought out review…although I disagree with the reviewer on Ikk Kudi. I think the Shahid Mallya version of the song is in fact the best song in the album.

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  57. omrocky786 Says:

    Kejru baba wanted Santa-Banta jokes to be BANNED coz, it will get him votes in Punjab. what a guy !!

    Anurag Kashyap slams Kejriwal and ask him to mind his own business.
    http://www.thelotpot.com/anurag-kashyap-slams-kejriwal-ask-mind-business/

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  58. omrocky786 Says:

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  59. LMAO !!!!
    Vivek Agnihotri ‏@vivekagnihotri · 36m36 minutes ago  Mumbai, India

    If I’ve to chose between Nihlani and Kejriwal… Yeah, you got it. I’d rather live with a fool than a fool cum opportunist cum crooked cum..

    So for AAP it is Political !! WOW !!! Dhanya hain Aaptards !! Dilli ka paisa poorey desh mein spending and spending , in delhi only fighting and fighting the LG and Modi !! (Is it true ???)

    Aditya Raj Kaul Verified account 
    ‏@AdityaRajKaul
    #AAP leader @DrKumarVishwas tells me, ‘The cuts in Udta Punjab are an attack on freedom of expression. Political conspiracy against AAP.’

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  60. Haathi Chala Bazaar….Kutte Bhonken Hazaar

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  61. Pics : @akshaykumar sir watching #Housefull3 with family recenlty in Chennai at LUXE IMAX pic.twitter.com/HIGftCWYml— Akshay Kumar 24×7 (@Akkistaan) June 8, 2016

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  62. 24 SEASON 2 Preview

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  63. Hillary Clinton celebrated her triumph as the first woman to lead a major party in a race for the White House , scoring big wins in California and New Jersey to cement her grip on the 2016 Democratic Party presidential nomination.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/us-elections-2016/Hillary-Clinton-claims-Democratic-nomination-turns-fire-on-Trump-in-White-House-race/articleshow/52655123.cms

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  64. Early reviews of Te3n not up to the mark

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    • That was expected. Posted them in TEEN thread. That’s what happens when you start giving tough stories to nilly-silly assistants.

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  65. Housefull 3 should dominate the box office for the second week running in most circuits though the top release of the week TE3N may challenge in West Bengal due to the multiplexes in Kolkata. The film has content for the region so although the circuit outside Kolkata may not be great the ratio of Kolkata for West Bengal is huge to give it some numbers in that circuit.

    The core markets in Central, North and Gujarat will belong to Housefull 3 which has held up well on the weekdays. If TE3N manages to do something in Kolkata then possibly Mumbai city and Bangalore can follow as that is the trend for films which over perform in Kolkata like a Kahaani or Piku.

    TE3N does not have much going for it as far as most of India is concerned. The makers probably think they are being creative with the name when it could easily be named Teen which also makes it easy to understand. But thats most of the industry today they become creative with pointless stuff but when it comes to content its all limited appeal so even if this section likes the film, the footfalls still remain very low.

    The eighth day is crucial for Housefull 3 also as it has done well up to now but day eight will determine if the film is an outright HIT.

    http://www.boxofficeindia.com/art_detail.php?articalid=2075#.V1kMGhLcZLM

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  66. Indian television, sometimes seen as regressive, seems to be trying harder to dispel that notion, with subjects like female foeticide and child marriage, and even a show about a woman disguising her daughter as a boy. However, it is rumoured that a new track on the show ‘Shakti’ will have the female protagonist being shown as someone without properly developed genitals, perhaps an intersex character. According to reliable sources, “It has been shown so far that the eldest daughter of the house is discriminated against by her father and grandmother, and is only loved by her mother. They haven’t revealed why she is hated by her family. After the show takes a time leap within a month, viewers will get to know the truth about the girl. Rubina Dilaik will play the role after the leap and will be paired opposite Vivian Dsena .”

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tv/news/hindi/TV-shows-leading-lady-to-play-an-intersex-woman/articleshow/52654135.cms

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  67. http://www.koimoi.com/bollywood-news/this-is-what-tamannaah-bhatia-is-learning-for-baahubali-2/

    Apart from horse riding, the actress will also be doing a lot of sword fighting for action sequences in Baahubali 2 and she is extremely excited about it.

    The film has already garnered a lot of attention. Baahubali 2 is set to release on 14th April, 2017.

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  68. Irrespective of his work commitments, the Baadshah never fails to spend quality time with his three children.

    Be it Aryan’s Graduation ceremony, Suhana’s school function, or little AbRam’s birthday; King Khan is always there by his kids’ side whenever and where ever they want him!

    Recently, he took a leave from his work and flew down to London, U.K. to spend time with his son Aryan.

    In a chat with a leading daily, when SRK was asked about his idea of happiness and having fun with his kids, he said, “My idea of having fun with my children is lazing on a couch, having chips and cola, and watching television. Don’t tell anyone, but there are days when we don’t even bathe.”

    Adding to it he also said that because of AbRam he had to watch a cartoon film back to back for thirteen times, “I have also watched Finding Nemo (2003) thirteen times in the last five days, thanks to AbRam.”

    Even after being a guiding light to his sons and daughter, he prefers to stay away from his children’s personal lives, “The conversations I have with my kids are what I would have with my friends. We chat, laugh and even grieve together. Gauri (Khan; his Wife) has all the parental conversations with them. I don’t ask my kids about their relationships.”

    Further, when he was asked if his kids are interesting in acting, he said, “Suhana wants to act. And I want to say this to every child that acting is not about Bollywood. You could do theatre, television or films. It’s an interest she has and she is good. So is Aryan. Suhana likes theatre. I will be a proud father if she does well.”

    http://www.india-forums.com/bollywood/starry-takes/65510-srk-reveals-that-he-and-his-kids-dont-take-bath-on-numerous-days.htm

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  69. http://www.mid-day.com/articles/shahid-kapoors-brother-ishaan-khattar-reacts-to-udta-punjab-controversy/17320156

    I am posting this as I glimpsed Shahid’s brother for the first time. It seems the brothers share a beautiful bonding.

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  70. 24 season 2 has been long awaited by fans. The trailer for the second season is finally here and it’s quite something! We saw the trailer quite a few times and tried to analyse little bits and pieces of the same.

    The trailer starts off with a very rugged looking Jai Singh Rathore. We had earlier predicted that Jai would turn into an alcoholic and we were right! Jai is an alcoholic, who has been sent to a rehab. Jai turned into an alcoholic after the death of his wife. His children are seen discussing about him and his son still blames him for the death of his mother. He has also found out that Jai has a new love interest!

    The bad guys in this film are the Sherchan brothers. Roshan Sherchan, the eldest brother who is a Nepal based drug mafia is to be hanged the next day. Jai was the person who had him arrested. Roshan’s brother Arjun has taken the matter in his own hands. This time, Jai has to fight against a pathological threat. A deadly virus that can kill a man in a few hours. The virus causes flesh to melt, internal and external bleeding and skin to disintegrate! As scary as it sounds, it is not a concept that is being seen for the first time. If Roshan Sherchan isn’t released from the jail, this virus will be spread all across the city of Mumbai.

    The ATU has been warned and the whole nation is in distress. On the other hand, Jai Singh Rathore has been given the job of freeing Roshan, by his brother. Jai steps into Roshan’s cell when Roshan grabs his throat, Jai tells him, “Mai tujhe yahan laya tha. Ab mai tujhe yahan se bhagaunga.”

    Jai has only 6 hours to get Roshan out of the prison.

    FUN FACT- Anil Kapoor has also acquired the rights for a popular international show Prison Break!

    The Trailer has been shot and framed very nicely. We can see the Abhinay Deo magic being recreated in this season as well. Some of the actors are seen returning in this season and a few new faces join the show.

    Three years ago, Jai Singh Rathore had put his everything on the line to save the country’s Prime Minister. This time, he faces a bigger threat. 24 hours, 24 episodes. How will Jai Singh Rathore save the country? That we will have to wait and watch!

    http://www.india-forums.com/tellybuzz/critics-corner/32423-24-season-2-trailer-review.htm

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  71. The duplicity of the libtards !!

    Anurag Kashyap
    ‏@anuragkashyap72
    Gurmeet Ram Rahim insults the sensibilities of anyone who is sixth class pass with his MSG films.. Why is he not arrested???

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  72. TE3N is a whodunnit that’s worth a watch

    John Biswas’ (Bachchan) life is torn apart when his young granddaughter Angela Roy is kidnapped. Though Martin (Nawazuddin), the police inspector who handled the case has quit; John refuses to do so. Eight years after her disappearance, a similar kidnapping puts the spotlight back on the case. John, Martin and a new Inspector Sarita Sarkar (Vidya Balan) begin their hunt for the criminal. What is intriguing is that the modus operandi seems to be similar to the Angela case.

    Based on the Korean film, Montage, Te3n is a whodunnit that is simple in its intention but clever in its execution. The disappearance of an abducted child has turned two people’s lives upside down; one is that of John and the second is that of Martin (Nawaz, who is flawless as a policeman-turned-padri seeking atonement).

    With dogged determination, John makes it his life’s mission to resolve his granddaughter’s abduction and murder. Nothing will stop him—not old age, an erratic scooter or his caregiver duties to his wheelchair-bound wife. Bachchan, who recently bagged the National Award for his role as the cantankerous elder in Piku, is superlative. Having mastered every mannerism of a senior citizen, whether it is the mouth-agape expression or looking over the rim of his spectacles, his nuances are spot on. And that isn’t the only aspect of the film that is right.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/movie-reviews/TE3N/movie-review/52667806.cms

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