The Ghazi Attack, Jolly LLB 2 (ongoing), the rest of the box office

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  1. Sanjana:

    Jolly LLB 2 Does Well In First Week
    Friday 17 February 2017 11.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Jolly LLB 2 has done well in its first week with collections of 72.25 crore nett apprx. The film picked up very well on Saturday and Sunday after an average start. The holds over the weekdays are fair with the Valentines Day collections making the weekdays look good.

    The film has primarily fared well in the North with East Punjab and Delhi NCR recording good numbers. The business in UP where the film is set is average with single screens in the state not doing well. This has been the pattern with Akshay Kumar starrers in the last year in that single screens have not performed including in a film like Housefull 3. If this continues a big grosser will be tough as till date Rowdy Rathore remains the highest grosser of Akshay Kumar and that was released almost five years ago.

    The collections on the second Friday will determine if its a HIT or not although the business is unlikely to reach the number of Raees which is the biggest grosser of 2017 till date.This again illustrates the domination of the Khans as Akshay Kumar is the next best bet after the Khans and here a decent Akshay Kumar film will stay below a poor Shahrukh Khan film whih released in clash with another film.

    The gap in stardom is no way that much between the Khan and Akshay Kumar but the problem is limited appeal films for Akshay Kumar and nothing like a Rowdy Rathore or Welcome

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    • BOI can say whatever they want… Jolly LLB 2 is enjoying very good patronage among movie goers esp in upper middle class families, not to suggest it is lesser for others. But esp this segment has come out and loved the film. This movie needed a holiday release as this customer segment is maximised then. Now with exam time etx, it already did fantabulous.
      There is an ETC News video where Komal Nahta interviews Distributors regarding LLB 2 and how happy they were to get a Hit in the month they usually suffer losses. Will be grateful if someone can find that video and post it here.

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  2. Akshay shares his thoughts on his script sense

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  3. Current Box Office Ranking:

    1 Aamir Khan
    2 Salman Khan (Can be clubbed with Aamir as joint No 1 but A movie like Dangal is a notch above)
    3 SRK (falling; Opening is not enough now)
    4 Akshay (Can be clubbed with SRK as joint No 3)

    1 Aalia
    2 Deepika
    3 Katrina

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    • So basically your ranking in simpler terms is
      Aamir & Salman @1
      SRK & Akshay @2

      I was wondering when your systematic list will creep Akshay as close to #1. When do we expect Akshay to be #1? Just tell us now as it will save everyone the ordeal of seeing this list and expected commentary. In fact just do it now. Save us the torture of a pre determined list.

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      • Haha… Can’t see Akshay becoming No 1.
        Aside,
        Why should there be a fan for No 1 actor only? I like Akshay for his hard work, dedication and humility. Ranking and all is good for gossips.
        He is the only star who has shown that despite not being naturally talented, one can be still counted amongst the top by sheer hard work and discipline. That should be inspiring for everyone.

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      • And Jayshah, tell Aamir that if Tubelight is a superhit then Salman is whoooosh back to No 1. I think this is what you wanted to know. 😄

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    • Thecooldude Says:

      Can Akshay first touch 140 before he is bundled with SRK?

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    • Before Dangal there was a huge gap between Salman and next – SRK and Aamir. What Dangal has done is reduce that gap and given Aamir an edge. It was an extraordinary movie.
      However Salman is an extraordinary star. His stardom is beyond comparison.
      I know it’s a bitter pill for Aamir Khan’s fans but sadly it’s true.

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      • Thecooldude Says:

        Yeah…all Aamir did before Dangal was give a small barely noticeable movie like PK.

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      • Amir Khan occupies 1-2

        salman khan & srk joint 3rd
        akki 4th

        hritik 5th

        others 6th onwards

        Amitabh is legend now and it would harsh to put in the number brackets.

        amir khan will remain there for a while due to his content & quality films

        salman depends on how tubelight & TZH turns out

        akki will remain there and will decline like jeetendra did,just a saleable actor.

        Hritik wll be same and decline in coming years

        srk has reached his pinnacle and its downhill for him,unless he miraculously he been offered dilwale dulhaniyan 2..in a timezone of 1995/1996…declining.

        If I were a punter I would say its 2 horse race still between amir & salman because the latter has 2 releases this year and surely those will benefit him..

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  4. Sanjana, Saket- Pls see this video if possible esp Distributors take on Jolly LLB 2 and Akshay Kumar. Quite an extraordinary interview where Nahta talks to Exhibitors and Distributors of India.

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  5. So, it is 90cr for Kaabil and 127cr for Raees, according to Nahta. BOI had Raees in that range but their total for Kaabil was and still is quite lower. Can it be that BOI have been under-reporting for Kaabil? Because even BO sources who have opted not to follow the Roshan’s collections are reporting collections quite higher than BOI’s for the latter.

    As for Jolly LLB 2, it does look like a sure winner at the BO. The only problem for Akshay Kumar is that when you look at his line-up for this year, except for Robot 2.0, he has Toilet- Ek Prem Katha and Padman (the Balki movie). The latter two look like out-and-out multiplex deals. No wonder, single screens audience are not coming out for him too much these days. The last time a movie from him catered for that audience is Gabbar. It probably prevents him for getting universally accepted movies that translate into even bigger grossers.

    It’s a pity because he is versatile enough and has the necessary volume of movies. But he does seem to refrain from doing those action-masala movies these days, while he certainly has the ability to pull if off quite well. Rowdy Rathod and Holiday were quite good in that respect.

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    • I dont think it matters if Raees made 130 cr or 135 cr. Or whether Kaabil made 90 cr or 100 cr. The matter of fact is that for both films some distributors suffered losses. So BO verdict for both films is Flop.

      One cant just call either of them as semi-hit or quarter-hit or some success just because you like the star in it. And if producer profits is the bar, then no film is ever a flop. With all the ancillary rights like satellite, music, dvd etc – seldom does any producer make losses.

      Jolly LLB on the other hand will reach Akshay’s zone of 110-130 cr and be a clean hit. These days his choice of movies is much better than before and someday hopefully he will reap the benefits with somewhat bigger grossers. Anyways, with his volume he is doing more than ok. Within a span of 12-13 months he has delivered 4 hits/superhits.

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    • A few sites are implying underreported Kaabil figures by BOI through their own estimated methods.

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  6. Naveen, cool down. Every actor has a place of his own. You should be happy about Jolly Llb success both at critics level and audience level. Praising Salman will not make any difference for the present state of affairs. Boi analysis is always like this only. That is what we were saying so many times. What is new about it? For them it is only about Salman and Srk.

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    • You are always happy when they put down aamir.

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    • I hardly care for BOI commentry except that I take them as one of the voices.
      Here is my honest take-
      Aamir fans should not get carried away by number game as Aamir himself is not playing. The likes of few here tries to put him in the race which actually he is not. Look at his choices and volume. Let him create magic on screen. He is like that player who plays one game to create glory. Those who are in race do not do this.
      Box office race is run by SRK, Salman and Akshay to be honest. They are always in the game if you understand what I mean. Hrithik and Ranbir are also not playing the game though they like to be in it.
      So this take of mine should not be considered as undermining Aamir.

      Yes of course I am happy for Akshay. I can vouch that even he best of the writers here had not imagined that Akshay would be in the race for so long. That is Akshay’s victory. Personally I hope he remains in the race. Not to win but to keep going.

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      • So u accept aamir is above number game.

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        • Let me put it this way- Aamir is playing the game in his own terms. No one else is doing this.
          In the wider games which common man understands and watches- Salman, SRK, Akshay are there… Each fighting it out. Here Salman is in a different sphere altogether where one can say that he is also playing another game, on his own terms.

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          • Why not assume now that both Aamir and Salman should be excused as they are playing a different game. Pause.

            And make Akshay #1.

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          • Exactly !

            Aamir will remain a one trick pony because normal version of the bollywood we all know and grew up on has rejected him and unlike srk who is still at it , he is smart to realise this early on and change course and we dont see Melas anymore.

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          • On trick pony is better than two trick donkeys.

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          • Jayshah – If Akshay will become No 1 that will be his destiny. Why are you crying crow here?

            Is it because your hidden agenda doesn’t work with me? You have been trying hard to get a coterie of Aamir Khan fans and have built your own Karni Sena. That won’t affect me an inch buddy. You carry on your agenda… I will keep doing what I do.
            Problem is you don’t have anything to do before Cheistmas 2018 as that’s when Aamir’s next releases. no wonder you will see the regular interventions by Other stars as your roadblock. And you know what- Salman is going to get a huge hit soon and will again create a golf between himself and others as before. 😂😂😂

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          • Naveen your list has convinced me Akshay is #1 and livewire has convinced me that Salman is #1 now you two sort it out

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          • Though addressed to Jayshah, as a coterie member, I would like to answer. As long as your coterie creates wonderful arguments, we would be there waiting to counter them if necessary or needed. By the way, why are you depending on Salman to create gulfs? You must have found a soulmate in livewire. Or you are building your own coterie by hitching to a Salman fan. We wont go away so easily.

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          • Sanjana- looks at Jayshah’s replies and you will know he hardly does wonderful conversation when doing against anyone who thinks differently on Aamir Khan. Off late he was behaving but he again seems to have gone back to his elements.
            You want to argue but you will be missed out because of the other Wolves in the gang.
            Problem is almost all the Aamir fans don’t know how to argue. They are quite obnoxious and incorrigible. They whirl over like vultures to see who is talking about Aamir and then come in packs to show their vulnerability.
            Additionally few write agenda îc comments laced with knowledge of cinema to bring down other stars.
            In this debate on ranking , Salman came for me. Else I am happy with my Jolly. His next is anyway coming in three months. I post news of his movoes not to make the obnoxious gang see that movie. But for my enjoyment. I dont like pitching one star against another. That’s not me. That’s the Vulture Karni Sena of Aamir.

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          • Naveen, get well soon. By blaming others by calling them vultures will not do. You are debasing the argument because you cant win against them properly. If Aamir is mentioned, it is natural that they would jump into the fray. Whats wrong with it? Why should they wait until another release of Aamir’s? Is not livewire bringing Salman in every argument? Is not Boi bringing the Khans and comparison?

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  7. I think its laughworthy to compare Salman and Aamir. Both has two films on hand. But I doubt if Salman is even aware of TL or TZH’s story/script. Whereas Aamir is currently fine-tuning both the scripts of TOH and Salute. This itself shows the gulf that exists between these two stars.

    One is happy to be a star. Other is happy to make good films. Enough said.

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    • Well I will be surprised if Tubelight or TZH will make any less than other top league movies – Baahubali2, 2.0, Thugs, Hollywood biggies etc.

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  8. Aamir’s ‘Salute’ would definitely qualify for a good choice if it were not one more outing on the nationalism theme. He is buying time to remain in good books after the faux pas in public. On top of that there is such an overdose of such movies and too many being made in a short span of time.

    Anything about space shouldn’t just automatically be compared with Gravity and Interstellar because there is no competition on the scale and budget and may I dare say ‘vision’ ( inspite of aamir intuition and perception). I feel VFX here will at most be at the level of a PK with a short burst at the beginning and then at the end. Rest is going to be usual build up in a middle class environment to connect with general audience. I can bet whenever Aamir decides to talk about this movie he is going to refer to that one sequence which made him sign this movie. It’s that famous conversation, Rakesh Sharma had from space when he was asked by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi how India looked from the from the space and he replied, Saare Jahan Se Achcha, (better than the whole world).

    Its an iconic moment in any Indian’s life we were all mesmerized by these lines when we heard them.

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    • was it a scripted question?

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    • Or even Neil Armstrong words sound too good to be impromptu.

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      • @was it a scripted question?”

        One will never know and I guess these sorts of things may be planned. It’s like that President Bush moment after the twin tower collapse attack when a rescue worker screamed – I can’t hear you and Bush replied with an ‘I can hear you! The rest of the world hears you! And the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!

        They may be done in public interest to boast morale and some brains may be sitting behind all this. Actually there are many similar a cock and bull story of US valor one comes across esp with these navy seals.

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    • I agree to Livewire’s comment on what this movie will be about. It wont be a spaceship or technology movie. An indian in space gives ample space for nationalism plus a struggle to success story. All this ‘fine tuning’ is another name for getting in enough populist kind of situations whether they happened in reality or not!

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  9. God knows how far this reaches and US institutions are too strong for this sort of fear mongering. Nonetheless posting for public interest for prospective visitors / immigrants to United States of America.

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    Jim Banks ‏@RepJimBanks 18h18 hours ago
    Today I introduced my first bill as a U.S. Congressman- it requires the review of visa applicants’ social media → http://www.journalgazette.net/news/local/indiana/Banks–1st-bill-would-inspect-social-media-postings-of-visa-applicants

    Banks’ 1st bill would inspect social media postings of visa applicants
    BRIAN FRANCISCO | The Journal Gazette

    The first bill introduced by freshman Rep. Jim Banks, R-3rd, would require the Department of Homeland Security to review the social media activity of all foreign citizens seeking visas to enter the United States.

    Banks announced Thursday he is introducing the Visa Investigation and Social Media Act of 2017, or VISA Act, in an attempt the strengthen the vetting process for immigration and travel visa applicants.

    Homeland Security officials would be required to review all “publicly available social media activity” by visa applicants, such as Twitter messages, Facebook posts and photos, and YouTube videos, Banks said in a statement.

    “We must have confidence that those entering our country do not intend us harm,” Banks said. “Directing Homeland Security to review visa applicants’ social media before granting them access to our country is common sense. Employers vet job candidates this way, and I think it’s time we do the same for visa applicants……”

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  10. If Salman was in that spaceship?

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  11. Till most of the fans of other stars don’t acknowledge supremacy, no one can become No 1. When Salman became No 1 after Ready, most of the fans across the stars acknowledged him. Till then he has been No 1 and other stars incl SRK and Aamir is doing a catching game. Aamir chose a different path as indicated by me and has come closest and taken an edge.

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  12. After OPS and EPS, there should be an IPS.

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  13. This news made my day … http://boxofficeindia.co.in/kabir-khan-direct-big-b/ .. I hope this materialize 🙂

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    • I’m afraid for livewire’s mental health..

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      • For Bachchan maniacs Kabir Khan finally joins the esteemed best filmmaker category ….with added benefit of TL getting an extra star and higher rating on this blog !!

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        • Don’t be so upset if after working with Salman in multiple films Kabir Khan still considers it an ultimate dream to work with Bachchan. Every director worth his salt either wants to work with Bachchan or has worked with him. You should have expected this.

          By the way go easy on ‘Bachchan maniacs’. Not everyone can be a sober fan like you.

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          • That’s just common courtesy on part of these young directors considering the ‘age’ factor. Kabir is also an alumnus of KiroriMal College where Bachchan graduated so please fill in the blanks.

            ‘Bachchan maniacs’ act as cure to alleged mental health issues.

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          • In fact so is Ali Abbas Zafar of ‘Sultan’ fame. So Sallu in good hands overall !

            ali abbas zafar ‏@aliabbaszafar Feb 8
            Work toward raising funds for Frank Thakurdas memorial auditorium, Kirori Mal college DU begins with meet in bbay with @SrBachchan & alumni

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          • Sorry wrong link. The correct one here –

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          • @livewire .. it seems only Bachchan is aged and people are willing to invest Crores to show respect on his age .. Rest everyone from Dilip Kumar to Dharmendra to Shatru and Vinod Khanna are ageless without respect.

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      • “I’m afraid for livewire’s mental health..”

        Its on display 🙂

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    • Happy to see Bachchan doing a Kabir Khan movie in near future. It will be a treat to watch but my only worry is it’s box-office fate.Hope they come up with something special.

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      • A big event movie with good package always bound to open good response … bachchan was missing these sort of projects since long. His last event movie was Bunty aur Bubbly which opened to great response.

        Though I am not sure what Kabir Khan is upto .. something topical or something full entertainment kind of.

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  14. http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/politics/modi-promised-like-ddljs-srk-turned-out-sholays-gabbar-raga_8518001.html

    Rahul Gandhi today invoked two Bollywood blockbusters to take a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he promised “achhe din” like Shah Rukh Khan in “Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge” but ended up being villain Gabbar Singh of “Sholay”.

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  15. I just went through my posts against and I am really worried about the mental and physical health of Jayshah.
    From the old days of writing fudgy reports to columns KRK types prediction, the gentleman has now taken offence to my Rankings.
    His only worry is what will happen to Aamir Khan? Are Bhai ask him to do more movies. His next is after two years. There are other stars who can give more hits. Then the big hits get forgotten re baba. Why to feel sad about it? And any way you can’t do. So take few pills re baba. 😄

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  16. Really shocked with the blasts at Lal Shahbaaz Qalandar shrine in Sindh. When will this madness stop? Killing innocents just because they pray differently? What difference does it make whether people bow down, fold hands, kneel down, dance, stand straight, or lie prostate in reverence to a supernatural power? Every human has his/her own spiritual energy and own way to re-kindle that spiritualism in the quest to unite oneself to the great unknown. It is utter foolishness for anyone to condemn another human being just because they do not subscribe to their own version of reverence. When a nation cannot grieve loss of innocent lives, but tries to disingenuously find faults with the murdered, rather than loathe the murderers, that nation slowly but surely slips into disintegration.

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  17. After last week’s solo release, this week we see the release of three different films viz. THE GHAZI ATTACK, RUNNING SHAADI and IRADA. But will these three films that have had rather low key promotions manage to find takers is the question.

    Reports suggest that all three new releases have opened on dull note, while from the three THE GHAZI ATTACK has opened slightly better with occupancy rate being pegged at 10%. The other two films, RUNNING SHAADI and IRADA have opened to just 5% occupancy during morning shows. However, last week’s release, the Akshay Kumar starrer JOLLY LLB 2 continues to find audience support with a 20% occupancy rate.

    On the whole, though JOLLY LLB 2 is expected to rule at the box office this weekend, THE GHAZI ATTACK that has received decent reviews is expected to perform better than the other release, emerging as the audience’s second choice at theatres. But, RUNNING SHAADI and IRADA will have to rely heavily on positive word of mouth.

    – See more at: http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/box-office-update/bo-update-new-releases-start-dull-note/#sthash.jhfePw5L.dpuf

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  18. The producers of Aami, the proposed bio-pic on avant-garde author Kamala Das are seriously contemplating on taking legal action against Vidya Balan for her last-minute withdrawal from the proposed Kamala Das bio-pic.

    Confirming this alarming development the film’s director Kamal says, “Well, the producers feel humiliated. They feel they’ve been shown in a poor light in the movie business. My producers are businessmen, and at the end of the day they look at films as business ventures. They’ve lost substantial money because of Vidya’s abrupt departure. We now have to build the market’s confidence in our project from scratch.”

    The gentle soft-spoken Kamal says he is dissuading his producers from going legal. “What purpose will it serve? What is done is done. We’ve now found a fabulous replacement for Vidya. It’s time to move on.”

    However the producers insist it is a matter of their reputation.

    Kamal is happy to forget and forgive Vidya’s eleventh-hour departure from the project. “We’ve signed Manju Warrior to play Kamala Das. She is Malayali like Kamala Das, and very focused on getting it right. She made a big name for herself. Then she took a longish break. Now she’s back and we’re very happy she has agreed to do our film.”

    All suspended pre-production work is now back on the track. “We begin shooting in March. Hopefully there will be no more setbacks,” Kamal has his fingers crosse

    Bollywood Hungama

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  19. Jolly LLB 2 Emerges First HIT Of 2017
    Saturday 18 February 2017 10.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Jolly LLB 2 has emerged the first hit of 2017 as it collected 3.50 crore nett on its second Friday and took its eight day total to 76 crore nett. The drop from day one is around 70% and the drop from Thursday is 20%. These ae fair holds. .

    The second weed has chances to cross 15 crore depending on growth which should be huge on Saturday. It should cross the business of Kaabil before the weekend is out though will not reach the figures of Raees. Its looking a close of around 110 crore nett for the film at present. The business of Jolly LLB 2 till date is as follows.

    First Week – 72,50,00,000

    Friday (second) – 3,50,00,000

    Total – 76,00,00,000

    The new releases faring poorly helped the film as it continued to easily dominate the box office especially in the North where it is on a very good run. In East Punjba it may be come the highest grossing Akshay Kumar film of all time. In Delhi / UP it should have also got there but UP has let it down though it is much better at the start of the second week.

    The film is set in UP but until yesterday the market was under performing Punjab and NCR. This was mainly as UP has a big ratio of business from singls screens as compared to multiplexes in Punjab and NCR.

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  20. It seems thatThe Ghazi Attack starring Rana Daggubati, Kay Kay Menon, Atul Kulkarni and Taapsee Pannu grossed Rs 7 crore from all over India, Running Shaadi managed to earn a modest Rs 2.8 crore at the box office.

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  21. The Ghazi Attack Irada Running Shaadi First Day Figures
    Saturday 18 February 2017 12.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    The new releases releases this Friday did not do well as Jolly LLB 2 dominated the box easily recording more than double the numbers of the new releases put together. The best of the lot was The Ghazi Attack which is a bilingual but also did not fare well in other languages as well as Hindi.

    The only plus was that at least The Ghazi Attack managed some collections as compared to Irada and Running Shaadi. These two films can be written off already while thats not the case with The Ghazi Attack yet but it will have to double collections on Saturday or close to double to have any chance of survival. The apprx numbers of the new releases were as follows.

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    • The Ghazi Attack – 1.25 crore

      Irada 10-12 lakhs

      Running Shaadi 10-12 lakhs

      The collections of Running Shaadi are a total disaster as even Irada was beating it at many places. The difference is that Running Shaadi is a rom-com which could have some youth audience while Irada is one of those typical drama films without a cast which no one watches today. So Irada is as expected while Running Shaadi should have found more of an audience.

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  22. The first Indian film on war at sea ‘The Ghazi Attack’ opened to a lukewarm response at the box office. The Hindi version of the film collected a total of Rs 1.25 crore at the domestic box office, as reported by Boxofficeindia.com. The film is bilingual and also released in Telugu. It is directed by debutant Sankalp Reddy.

    According to the producers of the film, it has collected a total of Rs 4.25 crore in India and the Hindi version of the film has managed to make Rs 1.65 crore.

    Toi.

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  23. Kangana Ranaut is a livewire when it comes to giving quotable quotes to media.

    A few days back, she said that living in the same cottage with Shahid Kapoor during the shooting of Rangoon was a “nightmare”. And kissing Shahid Kapoor on-screen wasn’t a great experience for her. In fact, she said, it was disgusting.

    Later, when asked for his comments on Kangana’s statements, Shahid Kapoor said, “I have to tell you that Kangana makes up things in her head. She has a vivid imagination. I don’t remember telling her all this at all.”

    And that made Kangana furious. She just exploded when Pinkvilla asked for her reaction on the ongoing verbal duel between the two actors.

    “That line he (Shahid) must have been borrowed from Hrithik. He would have thought that dude I will borrow these claims from Hrithik,” she said.

    She went on to say, “I haven’t said such things. I give my version of the situation. When you are enacting a scene, we don’t do time pass. When we are asked questions on intimate scenes, especially to girls, there is a sleazy undertone to it. ‘Kaise laga aapko kiss karke?’ What am I supposed to say? I can’t say acha laga ya kharab laga. My purpose is to answer it as an actor.”

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/bollywood/shahid-must-have-borrowed-this-line-from-hrithik-roshan-kangana-reacts-to-vivid-imagination-comment/story-QNTTxcmZamugoAsZEwGmmO.html

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    • Kangana is quite weird. That’s also her strength. She is playing this weirdness in her characters, looking natural, which makes her more interesting.

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  24. Jolly LLB2 has broken quite a few rules en route this success. It doesn’t have any hero-heroine angle per se. It doesn’t boast of any heroic ‘masala’ angle. It is set more than 50% on a single set (the courtroom). It is practically led and driven by the presence of one man (Akshay Kumar). It has a director at the helm of affairs (Subhash Kapoor) whose biggest hit was a 32 crore grosser (Jolly LLB). It has a big star leading the show but the cost of making has been less than 25 crore. It brings a couple of issues regarding the socio-political and judicial system of the country but without making much hullabaloo around it.

    Still, it has done well, both critically as well as commercially!

    Akshay Kumar has fast turned out to be the only superstar actor to be balancing his genres at a rapid pace and delivering cost effective profit churners in quick time, hence keeping the (money) ball moving in Bollywood!
    – movie talkies

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  25. I liked Jolly Llb2. In fact everyone did in the theater. I think performance wise it is one of the better Akko movies in recent times and has dialogue baazi. I am glad he chose Annu K as the actor opponent. Once again a clean 100cr plus hit. But he needs now to use this momentum to do something big.

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  26. Atlast saw Holiday on TV because Satyam recommended it so many times. Not disappointed. Good movie and the main villain looked quite menacing. Akshay was believable. Govinda did not lose his charm. I am tired because I wrote a long review!

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  27. He doesn’t need to be present.he is omni present bcoz of his craft.well said,like God he is omni present.

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  28. Dangal collects Rs.42 Lacs in week8.

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  29. Jolly LLB 2 Second Saturday Business
    Sunday 19 February 2017 11.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Jolly LLB 2 had huge growth on its second Saturday as it grossed around 5.50 crore nett which takes its business to 9 crore in two days of its second weekend. The total business of the film is 82 crore nett in nine days.

    The second weekend will do business around 16-17 crore nett depending on the Sunday growth which is a good second weekend. The business of the film will cross Kaabil by the end of its second weekend as that film stands at around 86 crore nett after 3 and a bit weeks. The business of Jolly LLB 2 till date is as follows.

    First Week – 72,98,00,000

    Friday – 3,50,00,000

    Saturday – 5,50,00,000

    Second Weekend – 9,00,00,000 (2 Days)

    GRAND TOTAL – 81,98,00,000

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  30. Kabir Khan commences recce for next film in China
    ByBollywood Hungama News Network
    Feb 18, 2017 – 3:51 pm IST

    Kabir Khan commences recce for next film in China

    Kabir Khan has been pretty busy off late completing his Salman Khan starrer Tubelight. Though that film is still a long way from release, Khan recently took to twitter sharing images of his trip to China. But it isn’t the director’s travel bug that caught our attention; instead we hear that Kabir is in China on a recce for his next.

    Commenting on Kabir Khan’s China visit, a source close to the director says, “Kabir is in China for a recce of his next film that will be made under the banner of Trinity Pictures.” The said film which will be the first film from the three Indo-Chinese productions Trinity Pictures had announced will be based on Pandas. “The project does not have a title as yet, so it is being referred to as the panda film for now”, adds the source when quizzed for details of the film.

    Check out: Kabir Khan commences recce for next film in China

    Further when prodded for details of the cast, considering that reports suggest that Khan has been in talks with veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan for his next venture, the source claimed ignorance saying, “As of not there is no confirmed cast that has been locked.”

    Back on the film front, Kabir’s current project Tubelight that stars Salman Khan and Chinese actress Zhu Zhu is slated to hit screens on June 25, 2017.

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  31. The Ghazi Attack Irada Running Shaadi Second Day Business
    Sunday 19 February 2017 11.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    The new releases this week are not faring well with The Ghazi Attack the only one to have some worthwhile collections. Irada and Running Shaadi are box offfice disasters.

    The Ghazi Attack (Hindi) mananged some fair growth on Saturday of around 35-40% but it probably should have been more as the opening was low. The occupancy is still low and its chance to survive is probably have Monday business which is like Friday or preferably even better. The apprx numbers of the new releases were as follows.

    The Ghazi Attack

    Friday – 1.5 crore

    Saturday 2-2.25 crore

    Irada

    Friday – 12 lakhs

    Saturday 18-20 lakhs

    Running Shaadi

    Friday – 12 lakhs

    Saturday – 18-20 lakhs

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  32. Rajkummar Rao’s Newton Wins Top Honour At Berlinale
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    Koimoi.com Team –
    February 19, 2017

    Rajkummar Rao and Anjali Patel starrer political comedy “Newton“, which had its world premiere at 67th Berlin International Film Festival, won the Art Cinema award in the Forum segment. The festival started on February 9.

    Sharing the news on Twitter, an excited Rajkummar tweeted on Saturday: “So happy to share ‘Newton’ has won the Art Cinema award for the Forum section at Berlinale. Congratulations team.”
    ‘Newton’ wins top honour at Berlinale
    ‘Newton’ wins top honour at Berlinale

    Directed by Amit Masurkar, “Newton” revolves around a clerk placed on election duty in a conflict-ridden area of Chhattisgarh.

    Some 43 films were screened in the Forum segment at the festival, which concludes on Sunday. In which 29 had their world premieres.

    The film is produced by Manish Mundra of Drishyam Films, company best known for bankrolling critically-acclaimed projects such as “Masaan”, “Ankhon Dekhi” and “Umrika”.

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  33. According to reports, the director wants to reshoot some portions of the film. Now this is particularly troubling news for Ranbir and Katrina because they have already committed to other projects and squeezing in dates for ‘Jagga Jasoos’ again might be difficult. Anurag has reportedly requested the two leads to give just five days for the film. It remains to be seen how this scenario will work out and whether it will affect the release of the film.
    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/ranbir-kapoor-and-katrina-kaif-to-reshoot-portions-of-jagga-jasoos/articleshow/57231657.cms

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  34. I think there have been multiple re-shoots of the movie. The delays, coupled with Ranbir’s and Katrina’s decline in BO terms aren’t exactly good news for the movie.

    The trailer looked very interesting, with some fantastic visuals. However, 29 songs being squeezed into the film dampen expectations. While the trailer reminded me of Tintin, I simply can’t fathom Tintin with 29 songs in the narrative.

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  35. To be frank,i don’t see it working.29 songs means min. 1hr 15-30min of songs which is half duration of the movie.common indian can’t relate to what i see in trailer,plus katrina is one dumb nonsense which can’t be tolerated.

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  36. sanjana have u watched befikre on TV.unbearable film wld be unbearable wether in theatre or on TV.yesterday i was having some spare time and with a driver of car provided by my company for some job for which i was out.he said sir u can watch a movie with spare time,i asked him is dangal still there in any theatre in varanasi,he shockingly look at me and asked u haven’t saw dangal as whole world as seen it.bola dangal ka kisi film se koi muqabla nahi.then i explained i want to repeat my view as i have seen it before.

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    • You could have told that you also blog on Satyamshot. He could be one from the Karni Sena.

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      • aamirsaurabh Says:

        He wouldn’t have understood what satyamshot is.btw dangal has been offered earth shattering Rs.75 cr which is a record,but don’t know what was the record before this.As per rentrack, Rs.44 Lacs for Dangal in week 8.

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        • aamirsaurabh Says:

          75 cr for satellite rights.

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          • aamirsaurabh Says:

            Dangal was 20 Lacs short of mumbai circuit record after week 7 .Even if it has done 15 Lacs this week in mumbai out of 43-44 Lacs total, mumbai circuit record should be done by this end of this week.BOI were saying there is no chance of mumbai circuit record.let’s hope they r proven wrong by dangal.these smaller targets along with 700 cr WW as per BOI still intrests me.

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  37. Bollywood’s megastar Amitabh Bachchan lent his voice for the Hindi version of the film while South superstar Chiranjeevi lent his voice to the Telugu version. For the film The Ghazi Attack.

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  38. Sara Ali Khan replaces Disha Patani in Tiger Shroff’s Student of the Year 2

    Actor Disha Patani has lost another opportunity to act opposite rumoured boyfriend Tiger Shroff in Student Of The Year 2 as Saif Ali Khan’s daughter Sara will play the role now.
    bollywood Updated: Feb 19, 2017 15:00 IST

    Hindustan Times, New Delhi
    Sara Ali Khan
    Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh’s daughter Sara Ali Khan is making her Bollywood debut with SOTY 2, say reports. She will play the role Disha Patani was going to play.

    Rumours have been swelling for months over Tiger Shroff’s rumoured girlfriend Disha Patani finally playing his on-screen love interest. It was reported that she was playing the lead opposite him in Student Of The Year 2 (SOTY 2), directed by Punit Malhotra and produced by Karan Johar.

    However, it has now been reported that Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh’s daughter Sara Ali Khan is making her Bollywood debut with SOTY 2. She will play the role Disha was going to play.

    A source close to the production of the film told DNA, “Disha was finalised as Tiger was keen to have her in the film. It would mean that this off-screen pair would finally woo each other on-screen and that’s also interesting for the audience. Producer Karan Johar and director Punit agreed to Disha, as she has a pleasing personality and is confident on screen, as seen in her last release MS Dhoni: The Untold Story and Kung Fu Yoga with Jackie Chan. But for reasons best known to the makers, Disha has made way for Sara.”

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  39. Aamir hating site finally give up on phenomenon on Aamir khan,admit even they were guilty.listen to 2 answers on questions on their today QandA.

    Q. Your take on comment of Vidhu Vinod Chopra about Aamir khan and Dangal success. He said even Hrithik can pull the movie to that success, what you think about this?

    A. It’s time for everyone, including us, to stop under-rating the phenomenon that is Aamir Khan. Everyone, including us, are guilty of getting too carried away by what happens in the internet world. The crowds outside houses of superstars on their birthdays or the sheer craze he generates is the love he / she has earned. But what truly matters is how many tickets an actor can sell at the ticket window or how much his films are loved. And at this point in time, the Top 2 are in different league. Taking what looked like an off-beat film like Dangal to 30 crore on the opening day is no small achievement. It didn’t have a popular leading lady, nor did it have even a known director. The film was entirely on Aamir’s shoulders and he has carried it to nearly 390 crore. A statement like Hrithik could’ve taken Dangal to the same level is silly – it would probably have held more weightage if it came from Rajkumar Hirani, but not from someone like Vidhu Vinod Chopra who does not really have commercial sense. Hrithik would’ve still taken a film like Dangal to be a very big total, but there are many other factors involved to make Dangal into what it is and it wouldn’t be what it is without Aamir.

    Aamir’s name also carries trust and that’s the biggest factor which sells him those additional tickets. His smart marketing strategies cannot be ignored too. While most actors opt for sensation and television appearances – most of which makes zilch difference at the box office – Aamir did it so smartly that most did not even realise it was his marketing brain at play, all the way through. He ensured his transformation got so much coverage, that people were more than willing to pay, just to see what made him put so much effort into Dangal. An entire article can be written on this, we’ll keep it short and say Aamir is a genius, the likes of which the industry has never seen. Since he cannot be likened to anyone else in the past, his phenomenon is under-rated.
    Q. Will it ever be possible to reach the mega stardom of Salman Khan or Amitabh Bachchan or Rajesh Khanna?

    A. Why not? Anything is possible in the industry, someone could rise out of nowhere and that talent is long overdue now. Someone with that charisma, over night sensation.. it hasn’t happened since Hrithik in 2000. There may not be someone like a Salman or SRK or Amitabh.. but it could be someone else, someone unique yet fits into that quintessential Bollywood superstar mould. What will be difficult though will be to replicate the success of someone like an Aamir Khan. To work around the limitations and build the trust amongst his audience the way he has, is going to be very very difficult.

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    • Wonderful to read some well deserved words for Aamir. Could you please give a link to the page?

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    • This is a good piece with few bullet points which no one can rebut in the right mind. The explanation seemed like coming from BOI as commentary is spelled out very well…..but Indicine too critiques pretty fairly and I am happy they talked about the transformation video which completely gave a new meaning to this movie. Esp like the lines – ” Everyone, including us, are guilty of getting too carried away by what happens in the internet world.

      HR still has the charisma to take a film to blockbuster status but not a genre like Dangal esp coming so soon after debacle of Mohenjo-Daro which fell flat with that bronzed look.
      Aamir connect at the moment is at level of any superstar of past and present where he has the ability to make one smile when he smiles, make one cry when he cries. That emotional connect is necessary to get super stardom.

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    • I think Dangal’s success must have hit them very hard and so this confession from them. Their credibility is at stake.

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      • aamirsaurabh Says:

        Ya atleast they r better late than never.BOI is not even still admitting the obvious and r getting a lot of stick from many for this.BOI have also been hit very hard by dangal and r on anti aamir rant since then though cautiously.Both were saying dangal wouldn’t cross sultan at any cost,least were they expecting Dangal to smash sultan badly,no credit till date given by BOI to aamir for dangal and BOI is trying to somehow show it’s an equivalent hit to something to BB which is not the case. FF(fav. BOI word after BB) of dangal HAVE crossed that of Border’s but r not giving update so that they can manipulate later.i remember in 2010 after 3I run ended,3I total indian gross was 269 cr and adjusted Gadar gross was 286 cr but now if u see there is diff of sky and other,they have adjusted old movies collns to such insane level that top 4-5 movies can’t be crossed in amy case.though dangal has almost ended close to RH.

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        • They must be busy spinning or inventing some tale or argument. For example, how many eyes have seen? Some deep research. And aamir has brought down bollywood business by starting the trend with DC H.

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          • aamirsaurabh Says:

            if u notice,after every few days they come and state sallu is way above aamir with their volume nonsense.as per them,there is no competition for salman,and even if question is abt aamir and sallu,they wld bring in SRK for no reason and show he is second biggest after SRK.if for god forbid,SRK/Sallu wld have given dangal they wld have hailed either as the biggest ever.

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  40. LS my comments r not being shown.you can go to indicine site.

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  41. Satyam i am having problems posting my comments which r not being shown.comments r not being shown when i attach the link.please help.

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  42. Though I like Aamir and root for him I dont want to become a fan as I am seeing how fans become obsessed.

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  43. sanjana,i think u r hinting at me.

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    • I am hinting at others who have been long here before you. Even myself. I too get carried away many times and start fights or participate in fights which I cant help. Afterwards I feel that i am overdoing the stuff.

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  44. ya we aamir fans shld be the most classy and not massy like sallu fans.Aamir is the biggest star among the classes without a doubt.

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  45. With only a week left from the worldwide release, Vishal Bhardwaj’s upcoming film Rangoon starring Shahid Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut and Saif Ali Khan is caught up in a legal trouble. The film production company Wadia Movietone Pvt. Ltd. has filed a legal suit against makers of Rangoon including Vishal on the grounds of copyright infringement in Mumbai High Court.

    According to a news report in a leading daily, Roy Wadia, who is JBH Wadia’s grandson and Managing Director of the firm, has stated that Kangna Ranaut’s character Julia has been inspired from Australian actress Mary Evans who is known as Fearless Nadia. As Kangna plays this feisty stunt woman, Roy Wadia claimed that his firm holds the sole rights to the scripts, posters and publicity material of Fearless Nadia films which has been produced by his firm.

    The commercial suit also claims that the makers have infringed on the Fearless Nadia’s copyrighted character for Kangna’s Julia that also includes her catchphrase, costume and poses. According to Wadia, Nadia was known to use the catchphrase ‘Bloody Hell’. Interestingly, the first song from Rangoon was titled ‘Bloody Hell’ featuring Kangna where she is seen entertaining the army officers of British-occupied India. In this legal suit, Wadia alleges that the makers are using Fearless Nadia’s franchise to capitalize on its popularity
    – See more at: http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/vishal-bhardwajs-shahid-kapoor-kangna-ranaut-saif-ali-khan-starrer-rangoon-lands-legal-soup/#sthash.hVfPUK7r.dpuf

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    • Just before release, they go to court. This has become a norm for every third release.

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    • Absolutely agree Sanjana. What is surprising here is that a big business family is making this claim.
      If Kangana’s character is really based on Fearless Nadia, this movie will be blockbuster.
      150+ cr.

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      • Rangoon will flop. No hype around it. It will be a major surprise if it works. The opening will be too low really.

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        • I will rather bet on Jagga Jasoos than Rangoon. It has a maverick director, maverick heroine and two underwhelming heroes. If it works, I will be very happy.

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          • Bhardwaj’s movies have never worked big on box office despite critical acclaims. But this one can do decent numbers thanks to Kangana. But needs really strong reviews else if the reviews are mediocre this will bomb badly.

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          • JJ seems a doomed project as much as I liked the trailer. The release is up in the air.

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  46. Rangoon’ to be screened for the armed forces
    TNN | Feb 19, 2017, 01.00 AM IST

    Before the film releases for the aam junta, the creators of ‘Rangoon’ will host a screening for the armed forces. The special show will be held over the next few days. The film is a love story set against the backdrop of World War II, where Shahid Kapoor plays a soldier in the British Army with a strong sense of duty and patriotism. Given this connection, the makers felt it was imperative for them to show the film to the armed forces before releasing it for the world at large. Saif Ali Khan and Kangana Ranaut play the other two leads in the film. The actress had even visited the BSF base in Jammu and Kashmir recently to promote the Vishal Bhardwaj film.

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  47. Jolly LLB 2 Has Best Second Weekend of 2017
    Monday 20 February 2017 11.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Jolly LLB 2 recorded the highest second weekend of the year as it registered business of 15.50 crore nett which takes its ten day total to 88.50 crore nett. The second WEEKEND business is in the range of the second WEEk of Raees and Kaabil which were 15.90 crore nett and 16.66 crore nett respectively

    It has become the second highest grosser of the year as it went past Kaabil on Sunday and it is also the highest grosser ever in the month of February (not inflation adjusted) as it beat the numbers of Gunday. The business of Jolly LLB 2 till date is as follows.

    First Week – 72,98,00,000

    Friday – 3,50,00,000

    Saturday – 5,50,00,000

    Sunday – 6,50,00,000

    Second Weekend – 15,50,00,000 apprx

    GRAND TOTAL – 88,48,00,000

    The film is continuing with good business in the North with East Punjab possibly being a record grosser for Akshay Kumar starrers but that will depend on the third week hold. In the first week it grossed similar to Singh Is Bling in East Punjab which was a Punjab based film. In Delhi / UP it should also be among top three for Akshay Kumar. The other circuits have not average to above average business.

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  48. In an interview with DNA, Kangana shared details about shooting with Shahid and said kissing the actor was “tragedy of different level.” She told DNA: “I don’t like intimate scenes in a film. They are the most difficult to shoot. You have a formal equation with someone and suddenly you are into each other’s mouth. That big moustache of Shahid is horrible. It was such a … Not a turn-off but a tragedy of different level! When I asked him about it, he said he applies wax and has a running nose! Mera naak isme bah ke jaata hai.” Shahid, who only recently was made aware of Kangana’s remarks, also told DNA: “I have to tell you that Kangana makes up things in her head. She has a vivid imagination. I don’t remember telling her all this at all.”

    http://movies.ndtv.com/bollywood/the-kangana-ranaut-shahid-kapoor-cold-war-continues-ahead-of-rangoon-1661181?pfrom=home-movies

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  49. To be intellectually emotionally and physically equipped to play the Urdu litterateur Sadat Haasan Manto, Nawazuddin is in a complete quest for creative quarantine. Explaining what he has in mind the meticulous actor says, “My director Nandita Das has done so much research on Manto I feel I know him well enough to get into his mind and body. The body part is relatively easier. I need to dress the way he did, and as long as I’m playing this astounding man I need to live my life the way he did. Alone writing words that created magic on paper.”

    Now that the promotions for Raees are almost over Nawaz will free himself of all other commitments. “I will shut myself away from all communication. Nandita has done three years of research on Manto and I feel empowered by the knowledge of this amazing man’s literary wisdom.”

    The committed actor has been reading up as much as humanly possible on Manto. “I plan to recreate Manto’s world around me. I will have my room re-furnished with the things that Manto lived with. I will dress like him, try to eat the food that he did, sleep on the kind of bed that he did, wear his clothes and talk like him. If I enter Manto’s physical world I feel I can penetrate his mind.”

    Nawazuddin Siddiqui to cut himself off from civilization to play Manto

    Nawaz starts shooting for Manto in March. “We will be shooting in and around Mumbai because Manto lived in Mumbai and Lahore. As long as I play Manto I won’t be taking on any other project. I want to do justice to the awe-inspiring personality of this great man. And to be able to do this I am willing to make any sacrifice that is required.”

    Nawaz feels there is too much celebration of mediocrity in our cinema. “We applaud even the smallest of achievements as though it was a great achievement. I want to get away from the tendency be praised for ordinary work. In Manto I hope to create a figure who won’t let down Manto.”

    It’s an uphill climb ahead for Nawaz. “I know I’ve set goals that may be very difficult to achieve. But I am determined to make Manto proud of the film on his life. I know he’s watching us.”

    Bollywood Hungama

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  50. Irrfan Khan has starred in several films outside Hindi film industry. The actor also has a strong presence in Hollywood industry as well. Now, Irrfan’s upcoming Bangladeshi film No Bed of Roses has run into a major problem.

    According to the reports, Bangladeshi filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki’s No Bed of Roses starring and co-produced by Irrfan Khan has been effectively banned in Bangladesh. Ever since the film was being made, there were speculations that the film is a biopic based on late Bangladeshi writer and filmmaker Humayun Ahmed who had divorced his wife of 27 years to marry an actress who was 33 years his junior. Although the director had denied the rumours about the biopic, the film has been banned in Bangladesh.

    http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/bangladesh-bans-irrfan-khans-film-no-bed-roses/

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  51. 18 year old leg spinner from Afghanistan (yes, Afghanistan!) got sold for 4 crores in the IPL. Gotta love these stories.

    Damn, if only I had paid more attention to bowling leg spin than memorizing useless stats…!

    BTW, leg-spin is the most prized commodity in T20 cricket. Any decent leg spinner will fetch north of 1 crores in the IPL. Not bad for 2 months of work!

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    • Thecooldude Says:

      The all star game has become an absolute joke. They might as well just invite the Harlem Globetrotters!

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    • it was boring. No defense was played AT ALL. When I say even I could’ve gone out there and scored 52…I am not kidding.

      This new era is ‘too cool’ for their own good…I actually missed Kobe, KG and yes even Duncan…

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  52. Kangana Demolished Every Industry Convention By Taking On Karan Johar On His Own Show
    http://www.huffingtonpost.in/2017/02/20/kangana-demolished-every-industry-convention-by-taking-on-karan/?utm_hp_ref=in-entertainment&ncid=tweetlnkinhpmg00000001

    She didn’t mind reminding Karan that he had made fun of her English at that very show and that episode inspired her to do better.
    “Karan, you’ve been the driving force of my life. If it wasn’t for all the rejections and the mocking, I wouldn’t have made it,” she said, looking straight at Johar, undoubtedly one of the most powerful filmmakers in Bollywood.
    But that wasn’t all. Ranaut, it appeared, came on the show with the intention of establishing a very intricate power dynamic — for years, Johar never cast her in any of the big-ticket Dharma project and now she had reached a place where it was essential for him to invite her on a show that he hosts.

    Ranaut, it appears is very aware of this shift in the power structure, and she asserted it with casual nonchalance.

    Without mincing words, she blatantly called him someone who’s ‘intolerant’ towards outsiders.

    “If ever my biopic is made, you’ll be the stereotypical Bollywood biggies who is snooty and completely intolerant to outsiders. Flag-bearer of nepotism. The movie mafia.”
    But this wasn’t even the wittiest part of the show. That came when Johar asked her whether she’d like to be poor and in love or rich but without love.

    Kangana replied saying, “Karan, your idea of poverty is very different from mine.”

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