Toilet Ek Prem Katha, the rest of the box office

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  1. Livewire:

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  2. Responding to Z’s point elsewhere here. I too was surprised about MDK at one level but not at another. This perhaps seemed a bit too much like other films when it came out. It was certainly one of the better films in that genre but Hrithik (and this has been an old point of mine) is never successful (ever!) in a film where he isn’t ‘special’ in some sense. Because he simply isn’t able to add anything to the obvious. Saif has done better in some cases in this larger genre than Hrithik. Precisely because of Hrithik’s persona MDK seems flat in certain respects but with another actor (let alone SRK in this genre) it would have been more ‘alive’. It’s still fine (relying on memory) as a film, but beyond not seeming very fresh it lacks something and for me that’s Hrithik’s inability to really suggest empathy of any sort. He only ever had this quality very early on in his career. Lost it too soon, always fatal for a star. Over time even the greatest stars start losing it but it shouldn’t have happened as early as it did for him. The films that have worked for him at any level have always incorporated this ‘problem’/strength (his strengths are also his weaknesses.. this is how I’d put it.. as long as he stays with his strengths he’s fine but whenever he crosses over to more regular roles he runs into problems.. this is very different from a star becoming iconic in regular roles.. there’s nothing special about SRK’s key roles or Salman’s.. just that they become very successful doing them..).

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    • Chennai Anna Says:

      What is MDK?

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    • True, the “special” is needed for Hrithik.

      On that note, this is where I have a problem with Aamir, in sense that in all of his films, he relies heavily on the getup/props. And it does get used heavily for film publicity so one can’t deny the impact of it.
      It may relate to the actor being played but I often feels it’s not necessary and is used just to get some eyeballs. Further, it’s conceived by audience as it’s a great acting.

      Being partial bald headed in gajini, changing hair style in many films, having a mustache or beard, or putting on weight, etc… is really not needed for some of the role. Dare I say it’s kind of like what Gulshan Grover did with his villain roles where every film had him in different getups.

      Think of Dilip, Bachhan, etc, they didn’t need to have all these different getups to portray different roles they’ve played.

      May be I’m not explaining clearly but would love to see Aamir with his regular look and be like a regular person.

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      • There is difference between regular of Aamir khan the person or the regular of the role being portrait? Ghajini Business man was different from revenge seeker. Why does circus joker dress in certain way than other people in circus?

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        • It’s media hype. Sure it’s the ‘aamir’ thing to do but generally take any role post Lagaan – where does he look odd or wrong?

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          • Usual trolling by trolls. If they dont like it, they can give the film a miss. Why to waste money on a below par actor’s films anyway? They can watch JHMS again and again and get more footfalls. That is the reason why we are asked to watch the movie first again and again.

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          • The reason that Aamir can change looks or get up for each of his film is due to the less number of films he do compare to any other. This gives him liberty to experiment with his looks. I like this fact about him. This is all part of a process to get the character right.

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      • Exactly what I wud say also, abt aamir. And gr8 acting is nothing abt it. But his success seems to b that he has been able to sell these as mark of his greatness.

        About mdk anybody remember kareena’s ‘ae Mr America?’

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        • I don’t even feel Aamir is a special actor. He tries his best to give the best film possible. You try to make the best house possible, you try to get the best materials, look and feel. He enjoys this process. And as he has 1+ years he is bound to spend time on his look – it’s natural. Even Hrithik does it!

          It’s just actors who do more frequent films who don’t. It’s not a legitimate criticism in any sense. It just comes with the Aamir package. Putting on a moustache etc does not imply better acting, but maybe effort shines through. His process of getting there he enjoys and I’m sure a viewer can appreciate the metamorphosis of becoming an overweight 50+ year old or slimming down to play a college student. Ultimately he never becomes bigger than the script – that is crucial.

          It’s the filmmaking process he seems to like. If he had 2-3 different films shooting – how can he play a wrestler father or college student together? It’s impossible. His look is specific for a time frame of shooting.

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          • No use of explaining to haters. What they need is a dose of their own medicine. And they are served with interest with the biggest flop.

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          • @”No use of explaining to haters. What they need is a dose of their own medicine. And they are served with interest with the biggest flop.”

            My god! What’s gone into you these days Sanjana? Sarcasm, disdain, contemptuousness for anything contrary to your beliefs! These blogs, social media and all the internet brawl is making you cynical from the optimist thriving movie enthusiast sanjana I knew from few years back….. At this rate I fear you turning into a complete anti social like me 🙂 🙂

            Talking about HR and his movies how can we forget that cheesy line and song from MPKDH…HR in his purple satin shirt –

            Sanjana…I Love You – Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon – Kareena Kapoor, Hritik Roshan – Romantic Hit Songs

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          • He did getups for MP, Ghajini, Dangal. Then there were two Hirani films,in which PK had somehwt a special act..and then dhoom also had a special character.. then minor getups for RDB, Fanaa, Talash. So its more like acting being differnt in diffrent films means getup being differnt for aamir. And if you are really unbiased you will agree aamir is a very limited actor, which he needs to make up with get ups and rehearsals.

            Now abusing SRK or his films wont change that. But you can try.

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      • hmm, a good question turns into typical answer of name calling etc…

        The question wasn’t aamir is a bad actor, aamir doesn’t care about films, aamir doesn’t put in effort, etc…

        Think of Don and Dostana, bachchan didn’t need to do anything extra to his face to display acting of a villain versus a cop.

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      • There’s a point to what you are saying but I’d read this more charitably. Admittedly these things can get gimmicky beyond a point. But in some ways the master of this deal was/is Kamalahasan. He started this very early. But in contemporary Bollywood the ‘look’ has become a kind of norm. Following Hollywood in this sense. In other words if you are considered a serious actor (rightly or wrongly) the audience almost expects something ‘special’ not only in terms of the role but also in terms of physicality. I find this structure very problematic but it’s hard to resist. Absurdly the other day when the Sahir movie rumors were doing the rounds the focus seemed to be on Abhishek losing weight and getting the ‘look’ right! Even for a legendary poet you have to work out! I too have longed to see Aamir without the frills. But the audience sees the look as evidence of a more serious actor. And so many other actors have done it too (omkara, Hyder, Guru etc.. now there’s the Dutt film). Even if the role actually demands the physical transformation the point still stands. The audiences would think less of all those actors if they did the very same parts, with the very same performances, but with their ‘normal’ look. Again this structure was already at work with Kamal even early on in his career. I’d just add this bit for Aamir, for an older star the look also has the added advantage of hiding age. No matter how fit the star might otherwise be it’s just impossible to hide age. So I am sympathetic to this criticism of Aamir to an extent. On the other hand if one just goes film by film I think he’s convincing in just about every case.

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        • “On the other hand if one just goes film by film I think he’s convincing in just about every case.”

          No doubt, and aamir really cares about the film and film making. Most others really don’t care about the final and the whole product.

          Great point on Kamal.

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        • So my point is like in Dangal, it’s great the effort he put in to putting on weight, etc. but is every 50 year old former wrestler in that shape, do they have to be? That’s where I think it starts looking gimmicky.

          By the way, I met Bob Backlund past Sunday. Still in great shape (looked much thinner but in great lean shape). Felt sorry for him as nobody was at his booth for the book signing he was doing.

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          • Have you seen the real life Mahavir Phogat? The film is a biopic. If he is lean or slim next to real life person the media will say he didn’t even try!

            Shame on Bob Backlund – he’s very famous in wrestling circles.

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  3. BB2 is an absolute disaster in Taiwan wrapping around 70Lacs LT.Dangal has also ended it’s run there at 41cr.Turkey release on 18th and HK release on 24th August.

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  5. Not sure why but TEPK advance did not even start in some states..

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  6. Bollywoodlife.com

    Toilet Ek Prem Katha has been directed by Sree Narayan Singh and stars Bhumi Pednekar as the female lead opposite Akshay.
    By Rajat Tripathi | Updated: August 10, 2017 8:36 pm
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    Toilet – Ek Prem Katha first review out! Akshay Kumar’s brilliant act killed by a constipated second half

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    Toilet – Ek Prem Katha is the next big film that we all are eagerly waiting for. In just a few hours the Akshay Kumar-starrer social drama will open in theaters in India. However, fans of the actor in UAE are luckier as they have been able to catch the film hours earlier than us. Like every time, the first review of the film has come from UAE.

    Toilet – Ek Prem Katha has been directed by Sree Narayan Singh and stars Bhumi Pednekar as the female lead, opposite Akshay. Wrapped within a romantic story is a strong message-oriented tale. The movie deals with the sensitive subject of lack of toilets in rural India. As per the statistics promoted by the film, as many as 54 per cent of Indians still defecate in the open. Now, those numbers are alarming, and it is great that a movie takes up the task of addressing it. There is just as much that can go wrong with the film as it could go right. Talking about the wrongs and rights of the film is Gulf News. “The satire, which takes a nick at the unholy, but prevalent practice of open defecation in India, comes across as a star-driven propaganda vehicle,” the review opens. Ouch!

    But later, in the review, there are quite a few praises for Toilet Ek Prem Katha. “Director Sree Narayan Singh has a superb knack of shrouding grim social scenarios and regressive traditions with wry humour,” the film critic points out, and further adds that Akshay-Bhumi are “charming as a couple” and their “romantic escapades are endearing.”

    “The first half is smooth, but it’s the second half that gets constipated.” Yep there are going to be a lot toilet jokes in every review you read. The reviewer further adds that the premise that promises to be intriguing becomes repetitive and laboured. Some critique on the film’s editing later, the writer concludes, “While the intention of this film is noble and should be lauded, the love story gets lost in the din of indoctrinating the glorious Indian government’s honourable campaign. Watch this if you are in the mood to witness earnest acting performances, but if you are looking for a propaganda-free film, then this is not it.”

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  7. Boi stopped giving updates on releases. How long can they bash Imtiaz? And Mubarakan is performing better than JHMS, trendingwise. There is no advance report for TEPK. All are being diplomatic.

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  8. Toliet Ek Prem Katha Should Open Well
    Thursday 10 August 2017 12.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    This week will see the release of Toliet Ek Prem Katha and it should take a decent opening. The film had a good theatrical trailer but that is in terms of content and a very well defined love story. Its not a trailer which will bring a big audience on the opening. The last few Akshay Kumar starrers have opened at 11 crore (Airlift), 15 crore (Housefull 3), 13.50 crore (Rustom) and 12 crore (Jolly LLB 2) and this film as far as opening value will probably be in this range. Its very similar to Jolly LLB 2 in look though content looks better so an opening like that will do and then the film can go on from there. If it goes towards Housefull 3 it would be an excellent opening day. It is a content film so that Monday is crucial and then it has a few holidays to benefit from which should be more than enough for the film. This is because it has the best theatrical trailer of the year outside Bahubali – The Conclusion so basically its the best trailer as far as outright Hindi films goes.

    The director is a newcomer with one film behind so the capability is not really known. The resources available on this film are far bigger than the first film. Last week there were mails that how can we see Imtiaz Ali as a negative for Jab Harry Met Sejal but the director of Toliet Ek Prem Katha is not seen that way. This is because Imtiaz Ali has previous work and you know its going to be similar and if it has not worked before its asking a lot for it work now especially as now with Shahrukh Khan it has to work on a bigger level. Here there is nothing to go on so you can’t be positive or negative on the director. Toilet Ek Prem Katha will determine the capabilty of the director and hope is that he will pull it off as the industry is in desperate need of good directors.

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  9. Now that he seems to be going back on his word, Mr. Soderbergh is as gleeful as he is humbled. At various times in his career, he’s been an art house auteur, a must-have director of the moment, a renegade and a recluse. But he’s found what he wants to do is make movies that, whatever genre they fall into, can be seen by as many people as possible.

    “I’ve been shooting my mouth off for a long time about aspects of the movie business I’m frustrated with,” he said recently. “I make declarative statements a lot that I then have to walk back. But I think the country’s used to that.”

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  10. BREAKING: Salman Khan returns Rs. 32.5 Crores to distributors for Tubelight; Will Shah Rukh Khan follow suit for Jab Harry Met Sejal?

    On Wednesday, 9th August, Salman Khan called the distributor to compensate for the losses suffered at the Box-Office over Tubelight. Salman, on the behest of his father Salim Khan, agreed in June to reimburse for the losses suffered for Tubelight. Finally the reimbursement is happening today.

    Says a source close to the development, “Salman Khan had promised to return his distributor’s money by the end of July. However, he was busy shooting abroad for Tiger Zinda Hai. Now that he’s back in Mumbai, he has agreed to return Rs. 32.5 crores to the distributors. This is half of the total losses suffered by distributors over Tubelight.”

    Interestingly, the same distributor, Shreyans Hirawat has suffered losses of around Rs. 50 crores on the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Jab Harry Met Sejal.

    The buzz is Shah Rukh will follow in Salman’s footsteps and compensate for the losses.

    http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/breaking-salman-khan-returns-rs-32-5-crores-distributors-tubelight-will-shah-rukh-khan-follow-suit-jab-harry-met-sejal/

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    • After all the hullabaloo, Salman returns only 32.5 crores for the distributors. Dilwale didn’t do as bad as Tubelight but SRK still returned 25 crores during that time. Salman should have returned at least 60 crores for Tubelight. But something is fine.

      Don’t see point to return much on JHMS, it wasn’t sold expensively and it is manageable losses and not something which will kill distributors.

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  11. One cant bash someone the way Amitabh used to do! So I am fighting sarcasm with sarcasm, hate with hate, bitterness with bitterness. Days to be nice and polite are gone when some srk fans try to bring womanising and makeup choices with an agenda trying to forget their own hero’s shortcomings in the wake of JHMS’s thundering failure and Dangal’s thundering success. JUst because Amitabh does not do makeup, it does not mean Aamir has to follow his example. Every actor has his own style. Aamir’s acting does not overpower other actor’s contribution. It is not a self goal. An actor is someone who allows other actors to shine.

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  12. This same Z was shouting that Aamir’s remarks about intolerance doomed the fate of Dilwale. Now how come JHMS failed without Aamir’s remarks sabotaging the great film?
    As for trying to hide age, it is an actor’s call. Even Amitabh cant face his audience without his wig inspite of his acting talent.

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  13. Caste reference edited out of Toilet – Ek Prem Katha
    BySubhash K. Jha
    Aug 11, 2017 – 9:07 am IST
    Just a few days before its release Toilet – Ek Prem Katha is embroiled in a caste controversy. A character in the film was heard saying, “I am a Brahmin. But I eat eggs.”

    While initially the Central Board Of Film Certification let the line go thinking it is more an individual comment than a comment on any caste or community, it was soon brought to light that the seemingly casual line secretes a caste bias.

    “We’ve asked the makers of Toilet – Ek Prem Katha to remove the caste reference. The word ‘Brahmin’ is not allowed specially when seen to be speaking on behalf of the community. The line propagates the myth that Brahamins are strict vegetarians. We cannot allow sweeping generalizations on any caste or community,” says a source from the CBFC.

    The line referring to a Brahmin who eats eggs would have to be removed. “The caste system has been abolished in India. If today J P Dutta wants to make Kshatriya or the late Vijay Anand were to make Rajput the titles would not be allowed,” says a CBFC source, adding that way back in 2008 a reference to a lohar (ironsmith) had to be removed from a song and dance featuring Madhuri Dixit in Aaja Nachle.

    The censor board has asked the makers of Bombay Velvet to remove the word ‘dhobi’ from a song in the film.

    According to guidelines all references to members of any specific caste or community is strictly prohibited through censorial guidelines. “Aamir Khan’s Dhobi Ghat had to get a clearance from the dhobi community before it could be called that,” says a source from the censor board.

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  14. By IANS

    Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who is busy with the preparation for “Chanda Mama Door Ke”, says it is India’s first space film and despite the budget limitations, the team is bravely facing the challenge of making a worthwhile film.

    “It is quite a challenging film because it will be India’s first space film, and knowing that we all loved seeing ‘Gravity’ and ‘Interstellar’ and we don’t have so many dollars to make the film. So, it is extremely challenging for us to make this film and give you the same experience without having that much of funding. We are doing our best,” Sushant said here on Wednesday.

    “I always wanted to go to NASA, I stayed there and did everything an astronaut is supposed to do. I am going to make sure to do my best so that I don’t disappoint you,” added the actor who has been announced the brand ambassador of Ziox Smartphone.

    “Chanda Mama Door Ke” is directed by Sanjay Puran Singh Chauhan, and will release in January 2018. Apart from that, Sushant is also doing “Drive” directed by Tarun Mansukhani.

    As far as endorsement of a brand is concerned, Sushant was asked if he follows any rules.

    He said he would never endorse a fairness cream as he doesn’t support brands which discriminate.

    “Whenever I get an offer, I always see what a brand stands for as it is a very important thing for me. What a brand stands for is crucial for me. There are a few things I would never endorse — one would be fairness cream… I wouldn’t do it. I don’t support any kind of brands that discriminate.”

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  15. Box Office: Jab Harry Met Sejal Is The Biggest Commercial Disappointment Of 2017
    He hasn’t made anything which is wildly disliked.
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    Joginder Tuteja –
    August 11, 2017

    There have been flops and disasters in the past and there would be flops and disasters in months to come as well. However, the failure of Jab Harry Met Sejal has been more disheartening than anything else in the past. Reason being that one just could not foresee anything starring Shah Rukh Khan in the lead to see such a rapid downfall. He is one superstar who has built the kind of credibility over last 25 odd years that invariably there has been universal content on display film after film. It isn’t as if each of his films has been super awesome or wildly entertaining – however, he hasn’t made anything which is wildly disliked.

    That streak has been broken though by Jab Harry Met Sejal which has just not found an audience for itself. Period. The film didn’t take a mega opening, couldn’t find any traction over the weekend, fell even on a partial holiday [Rakhi] and then had a super crash during rest of the weekdays. One just hasn’t seen this kind of a response for a superstar flick in a really-really long time and what is all the more disappointing is that this has happened when the industry is going through its worst phase at the Box Office.

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  16. Imtiaz Ali directed Jab Harry Met Sejal has turned out to be the biggest high profile disaster of 2017. The film saw mere Rs. 60 crore* coming in its first week and that was definitely not a number that could have been imagined by anyone in the wildest of their dreams. The film has been rejected, and how, and this was demonstrated in the free fall that it experienced right through the weekdays.

    There is one more fact that needs to be considered; the film does not have disastrous content as the collections may indicate. Yes, the film was disappointing, no two words about it. However, the kind of crash that it has seen and the general avoidance from the audience is unprecedented. It is as if there was a large segment of audience out there which was just waiting for a film to be panned big time and Jab Harry Met Sejal came across as one such film which could be used as a punching bag.

    http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/box-office-special-features/box-office-jab-harry-met-sejal-disastrous-week-one-rs-60-crore/

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  17. Mubarakan Has Seventh Highest Second Week Of 2017
    Friday 11 August 2017 10.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Mubarakan managed to 12.50 crore nett in its second week which is actually better than Tubelight which was a far bigger film but the overall total for the film is still a low 47.50 crore nett. Its decent to get 12.50 crore nett in week two against a big release like Jab Harry Met Sejal but the problem is you really can’t cover the loss of the first week especially in terms of shares. The drop is 65% which is also a lot for a film which had a poor first week.

    The film could now finish at around 53-55 crore nett which is higher than Half Girlfriend but Mubarakan is also a bigger film than Half Girlfriend. Below are the top ten second weeks of 2017. (All collections for Hindi language only)

    1. Bahubali: The Conclusion – 1,42,52,00,000

    2. Badrinath Ki Dulhania – 26,73,00,000

    3. Jolly LLB 2 – 23,77,00,000

    4. Hindi Medium – 18,23,00,000

    5. Kaabil – 16,66,00,000

    6. Raees – 15,90,00,000

    7. Mubarakan – 12,50,00,000 apprx

    8. Tubelight – 11,36,00,000

    9. Jagga Jasoos – 8,26,00,000

    10. Naam Shabana – 7,93,00,000

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    • Baap re, it appears typo.. even at 42 crores, Bahubali 2 second week will still top the chart by huge distance but it is actually 142 crores!!! Mindblowing!!

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  18. According to Addatoday TEPK has taken around 20% opening in mutiplexes.

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  19. Are they not looking cute together?

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  20. Don’t want to clog the box-office thread since I know there will be many, many comments this week & hence writing this comment here.

    I have to say I just don’t buy this narrative that social media is hugely responsible for the failure of JHMS. The film hasn’t worked; plain and simple.That this ‘ruling govt’ has an organized cyber-mob going after SRK even in 2017 is hogwash. Is this cyber-mob so intelligent that it left out RAEES and DZ since they had a premonition that the films wouldn’t do well anyway? Why was the cyber-mob dormant for FAN, RAEES, and DZ? Were they so kind that they ‘let go’ of Gauri Shinde’s film since hers would be an ‘art’ film anyway? How did RAEES [with a Pakistani heroine to boot] and FAN get close to 20 crore opening [https://www.bollyarena.net/raees-1st-day-box-office-collection/] and not JHMS? Intolerant Aamir’s film DANGAL raked in 345 crore or whatever the final figure: Or is the explanation going to be that since the film talked about a ‘Hindu’ Indian going all out to win a medal for India is the main cause for DANGAL to be welcomed and savored with open arms?

    The film has problems galore as reviews have pointed out. It ends up neither here nor there; it satisfies none and that’s the fundamental problem. I watched this film FD evening show inspite of the reviews because I believe Imtiaz’s films fall on the other-end of being review-proof, i.e., not because they have Salman or Rajinikanth in them but because there ARE folks lime me and umpteen others who want to watch them and prefer for sheer personal joy and pathos. I found none of it here. There was a Marathi-speaking family sitting beside me in the last row in DC and they were yawning and cursing in the interval and left the theater when there was about 30 minutes still remaining in the movie. Why would they come there? A family of 10 that buys the tickets and pays around 100$ and then just walks out without even seeing the film in its entirety? Just because of an WhatsApp forward? What are the chances that this very family would have walked out and recommended a strict ‘NO’ to all their friends in the week-end gathering? Chances are high, right?

    Z has actually been the one that’s been quite negative [in the sense pessimistic] about this film; and his fear turned out to be true! And I on the contrary had been very positive and review-shunning till the FD evening show on this though it starred SRK, a sure-shot no-favorite of mine! Even Master says this is Ali’s weakest film! Don’t these pointers mean something?

    The ‘outright’ rejection can mean a lot of things; first and foremost, it clearly means WRONG expectations. That’s the root-cause here. I went in expecting a beautiful take on a man-woman relationship [not at the level of Mani but hell yes, a notch below that’s all]; other folks went in expecting maybe a tad-serious swing on SRK’s past-romance sojourns with an Imtiaz flavoring. None got anything.

    And I am not denying the fact that there are or might be whatsapp forwards going on asking folks to boycott or whatever. But to conclude that an organized and sustained campaign resulted in such a loss other-wise the film would have been a decent success would tantamount to living in denial.

    And that ‘logic’ of more vulgar and crass films having worked is a red-herring. This has happened through-out the history of the Indian film industry or any industry for that matter.

    I sat for 15 minutes in the theater stunned in silence of DIL SE’s climax on the 3rd day wondering what the hell is it that folks didn’t complained about here, including my relatives!!!

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    • Chennai Anna Says:

      And the same mob allowed Dangal to collect huge when they had the same agenda against the leading actor of that movie?

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    • I have not seen the film so can’t comment on if it’s good or bad, but I agree, the film didn’t fail mainly due to social media. Film failed cause it’s probably bad.

      It probably sounds prophetic now but go read my comments after the first couple teaser had came out. I had said, take out SRK and you’ll have hard time justifying this movie making 25 crore total.

      I also do firmly believe that social media does play a role where if social media is positive on a good film, it can be perceived as great and if social media is negative on an average film, it can be perceived as a disaster.

      Not having seen JHMS, but I assume it failed because of one reason and one reason only. It’s not a good film.

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      • Strictly about JHMS, all I said was that it wasn’t that bad, so as to warrant so much negativity. and the rest is as Z explained, ‘if social media is negative on an average film, it can be perceived as a disaster’

        I been following SRK for a long time now, I have never seen a film of his universally liked..all reviews have been this range or slightly better always..but still most of them were pulled to safety except a few.

        I never said crass, vulgar films ran..what i meant was JHMS was nothing of that sort for people to be an assault on senses. But social media made it look that way, and I have seen hundreds of msgs saying, thanks to you, we dropped our plans to watch it..

        Cyber army, is not fiction. whether they are targeting any particular hero, is anybody’s guess. But given some pet hates and preferences, chances are.

        Aamir always had this nationalist image.. so, what he said was shocking..and becos of that he was targeted then and lost some deals. but still, dangal came an year later and he had dollops of patriotism, even adding things which never happened to buffer any negativity. and of course it came with the so called prestige of successful films before. And it was well liked. But wait until some weakness hit.

        https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/dec/27/india-bjp-party-ordering-online-abuse-opponents-actors-modi-claims-book

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  21. Jab Harry Met Sejal Goes Down On Weekdays
    Friday 11 August 2017 11.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Jab Harry Met Sejal has been rejected outright and is a flop film with collections of 58 crore nett apprx in the first week. The weekend was under expectations at 44 crore nett but the film just dropped off over the weekdays and added only 14 crore nett over thw Mon-Thu period.

    It has not done well in any circuit across in India with even West Bengal where Shahrukh Khan films tend to get numbers even if the content is not there has not performed this time. East Punjab is the worst performer considering there are big multiplexes in the circuit where the film would have collected.

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    • Chennai Anna Says:

      Wow, only 58 cr first week. Can’t recall a big ticket movie with a superstar with so low collections

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  22. Opening of TEPK is very poor. Hardly 15 to 20%..Could be due to no advance in some states. And reports of second half doesn’t seem so great….
    106 crs for breakeven needed….

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    • Akshay is the backbone of this satire. His inner journey as an actor pays dividends and he delivers yet another topnotch performance. Half a star in the rating is rightfully his. Bhumi is perfect in her rendition of the feisty Jaya and Divyendu is a terrific comic. The presence of veterans, Pandey and Kher, is unmissable. The screenplay is peppered with loads of LOL moments balanced correctly with emotional outbursts. As bonus, you get a hummable soundtrack with Hans Mat Pagli, Bakheda and Gori Tu Lath Maar.

      So whether you have pressing matters to attend to or not, please take a detour to this toilet. Each of us needs to raise a stink about what our countrymen do in the open.

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  23. Toilet-Ek Prem Katha movie review: In Akshay Kumar, we trust
    Toilet Ek Prem Katha has a witty first half with sparkling performances by Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar. Here’s our quick movie review.

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/movie-reviews/toilet-ek-prem-katha-movie-review-in-akshay-kumar-we-trust/story-JTqGL9Z30cWT1vfPQ6GeEN.html

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  24. #TEPK review – Wait for a BO success should finally end with this @kriarj film. Full marks to the team for backing a subject like this ****

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    • Chennai Anna Says:

      बोर करता है सेकेंड हाफ: फिल्म का पहला हाफ एकदम कसा हुआ और दमदार है। हालांकि दूसरे हाफ के बारे में ऐसा नहीं कहा जा सकता। इंटरवल के बाद फिल्म थोड़ी उपदेशात्मक हो जाती है, हालांकि उसका अंदाजा इसलिए भी लगाया जा सकता है क्योंकि फिल्म का सब्जेक्ट ही ऐसा है। लेकिन कई जगहों पर यह दर्शकों को बोर भी कर सकता है। सेकेंड हाफ को देखा जाए तो कहा जा सकता है कि M.S. Dhoni: द अनटोल्ड स्टोरी जैसी फिल्म बनाने वाले नीरज पांडे ने यहां थोड़ा निराश किया है।

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  25. Audience Review: Loving It

    Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar’s Toilet Ek Prem Katha
    Bollywood Martini ShotsUpdated: August 11, 2017 11:34 IST
    Authors: Arunita Tiwari (Editorial Team)

    Akshay Kumar has been reinventing himself for each new role in all of his recent Bollywood films, be it Airlift, Rustom, Jolly LL.B 2 or Housefull 3. These films have all done exceptionally well and garnered a great following for the actor. But Toilet Ek Prem Katha stands out in between all of them and is also a crucial film for the Bollywood box office.

    A unique romance set in a remote small town with a strong social subject backing it, the film has a vast audience base at its disposal. Toilet Ek Prem Katha is also Bhumi Pednekar’s second film after Dum Laga Ke Haisha. The film trailers and songs have been entertaining and there is a lot of expectation pinning on to the film.

    Well, the film is open to the audiences today and the reviews by Desimartini viewers are already pouring in. This is what the audiences feel about Akshay’s Toilet Ek Prem Katha.

    Akshay Kumar has been reinventing himself for each new role in all of his recent Bollywood films, be it Airlift, Rustom, Jolly LL.B 2 or Housefull 3. These films have all done exceptionally well and garnered a great following for the actor. But Toilet Ek Prem Katha stands out in between all of them and is also a crucial film for the Bollywood box office.

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  26. Toilet – Ek Prem Katha movie review, rating by audience: Live updates

    http://www.ibtimes.co.in/toilet-ek-prem-katha-movie-review-by-audience-live-update-738032

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  27. Toilet: Ek Prem Katha has nothing lofty but is unapologetically patriotic

    The patriotism in Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is primarily furthering one of the most widely publicised social change campaigns of the government, even as the rural hero exposes some of the pitfalls of the scheme

    In movies, love of country is a rapturously virtuous thing. Can military valour be simply difficult to muster, or simply end in tragedy? It often is and does in conflict zones off screen; in an ideal world, conquests or martyrdom need not always measure military intelligence. Film-makers usually bypass that ambiguity—unless he or she is a Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk, 2017) or a Terrence Malick (Thin Red Line, 1988). Ever since the invention of cinema, film-makers have used patriotism and military valour effectively, to rouse nationalistic emotions and make commercially lucrative cinema. Russian cinema is full of such examples, including the early films of Sergei Eisenstein.

    Shree Narayan Singh’s Toilet Ek Prem Katha has nothing lofty about it, but it is unapologetically patriotic. It is riding on a particularly voluble strain of the country’s new-found, newly sanctioned patriotism: The Swachh Bharat campaign.

    In Hindi movies, the idea of relinquishing an enemy—another country, colonisers from another century, or worlds populated by bearded men—is a relatively recent trope. The Noughties produced Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001), followed by Maa Tujhe Salaam (2002), both brazenly anti-Pakistan and anti-Muslim, and both dependent on the faded machismo of Sunny Deol, and Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyon (2004). This was around the same time that the national anthem started playing in cinema halls before the start of a movie in some states. At his best, the patriot in Hindi movies is a man, rarely a woman, who is progressive and liberal, who believes in the pluralistic image of the Indian nation. His motto is unity in diversity. This kind of patriotism permeated stories during the first two decades of film-making after independence—Shaheed (1948), Jagriti (1954), Naya Daur (1957), Mother India (1957), Hum Hindustani (1960), Haqeeqat (1964), among others. The vigilante that Amitabh Bachchan unleashed on screen in the 1970s and 1980s through films such as Zanjeer (1973), Deewar (1975) and Coolie (1983) took the idea of social justice to the streets.

    The patriotism in Toilet Ek Prem Katha is primarily in furthering one of the ruling government’s most widely publicised social change campaigns, even if the rural hero exposes some of the scheme’s pitfalls. Anupam Kher, a BJP sympathiser, plays a character akin to the real life hero of India’s sanitation crusade, Bindeshwar Pathak. It is the love story of a man played by Akshay Kumar who has to save his marriage by ensuring there are toilets in his village. The goofy protagonist turns activist-vigilante. There’s no better time to release a film about sanitation miseries than now; the producers can leverage the Swachh Bharat brand equity for all its pre-release marketing requirements.

    The Hindi film aristocracy and its influencers are usually apolitical. Its stars don’t engage with the country’s malaises, its political misgivings or social misfortunes. Nobody has a stand on what’s happening outside Juhu or Bandra, let alone Mumbai. A majority of the screenplays that pass muster are apolitical too. But if the only way to engage with social realities and being political is to piggyback on campaigns of the ruling government, politics are best left out of Hindi movies.

    In the conventional sense of movie patriotism, Toilet Ek Prem Katha is almost a cipher. The enemy is within; in regressive, irrational Indian thinking. The hero’s goal is domestic fulfilment, and his fight is not for a free community or a nation, or to defeat a dangerous enemy, but for a decent, sheltered pot to do one’s daily business of defecating in. In another time, this hero, a sort of Everyman patriot, would have been wonderfully refreshing. Now he is too much of a Swachh Bharat mouthpiece.

    Last year, Russia’s ministry of culture published a list of eight subjects that film producers might want to address if they hope to win grants from the state. Besides “traditional values”, the list included “the constructive actions of civil society”. All that’s needed from Russian film-makers now is the willingness to hop on board—just like the makers of Toilet Ek Prem Katha has done, without being asked to do so.

    Sanjukta Sharma is a Mumbai-based writer and critic, and a former editor of Mint Lounge.

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/opinion/toilet-ek-prem-katha-has-nothing-lofty-but-is-unapologetically-patriotic/story-vOMZRjPtbDXRaEGpchqNCI.html

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  28. TEPK Director: ‘There is a lot of pressure directing a big star’

    ‘In today’s time, everyone is distressed and we don’t know with what mood a person will come to watch a movie.’
    ‘So it is better to say whatever you want with humour.’

    http://www.rediff.com/movies/report/there-is-a-lot-of-pressure-directing-a-big-star/20170811.htm

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  29. Toilet Ek Prem Katha Movie Review, TEPK Movie Rating (4.5/5) – Akshay Kumar Social Message Film

    Verdict : On the whole Toilet Ek Prem Katha is a must watch to realize that open defecation is a very big issue being faced by half the country.

    http://pressks.com/world/toilet-ek-prem-katha-movie-review-rating/38400/

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  30. Friday 11 August 2017 11.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Toliet Ek Prem Katha has taken a fair opening of around 20-25% with better collections outside the metros. The film has opened better than Jolly LLB 2 in places like Rajasthan and Gujarat but the collections are lower than that film in the metros. The small town setting and on top no toilet holds little relevance for the high end multiplex audience so that is why the opening is lower in the metros but this where the content has to work to bring in the audience over the weekend and then get a boost over the holiday period. It is a content film with no action or big music and the scale is also small and on that this is the sort of start that can be expected.

    The weekend audience is all important for these type of films and if the metro audience comes in tomorrow then the film is likely to do well at the box office. The initial suggests that North India and Central circuits especially Rajasthan and CI are likely to perform best.

    The biggest advantage for the film is a big holiday for Independence Day om Tuesday and smaller releases next week which are not really competition for a film like Toliet Ek Prem Katha. Its all about good or even decent public reports and the industry will get some respite with a winner from this huge dull period since the release of Tubelight. .

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  31. Gulf reviews are mixed as well.Second half is net getting good feedback.

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    • Nicely summed up here by Khaleej Times –

      The first half of the film is crisp and tightly packed but the same can’t be said about the other half. After interval, the film tends to get a bit preachy but that is expected if you have a much-debatable topic like open defecation to be addressed. It might feel a bit predictable but it is not something you can’t sit through. Neeraj Pandey, after his last film, M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story doesn’t disappoint with this one.

      Overall, it is a good entertainer which leaves you with a food for thought after you exit the movie hall. Yes, you might hear the word ‘ toilet’ multiple times throughout the film but you will soon get comfortable with it. Go for the film, if you are looking for a well-scripted film backed by power-packed performances by the actors.

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  32. If this film does well, there is some hope for SMS, BKB and other small town films.

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  33. Meet The Man Who Lost Rs. 60 Crore Because Of Shah Rukh Khan And Salman Khan
    Distributor Narendra Hirawat of NH Studioz reportedly lost almost Rs. 60 crore over the failure of Jab Harry Met Sejal and Tubelight

    Speaking to mid-day, he said, “We haven’t received any money from Salman Khan. All these reports about distributors receiving money, are false.”

    However, Hirawat is confident that Salim Khan will honour his word. “I have worked with them many times and we have always been on good terms. Salim saab has promised to compensate us for the loss. I’m confident they will do it. Whenever it happens, I will inform everyone about it.”

    When asked if he expects a similar move from Shah Rukh Khan, he said, “The movie has not lived up to the expectations, because of which we have suffered a huge loss. Like Salman, I have worked with Shah Rukh in the past too. He is a nice person. I hope we get some kind of compensation for Jab Harry Met Sejal too, but it is all up to them [the producers]. As of now, there hasn’t been any word on it.”

    We reached out to Salim Khan, who asserted that Salman Khan Films will soon provide the compensation, as promised. The celebrated screenwriter said, “Ek baar jo humne commitment kar di hai, toh woh patthar ki lakeer hai. We haven’t returned the money yet, as it takes time to calculate the amount. Many people are involved, so, it can’t be done overnight. We will definitely return the money.”

    http://www.ndtv.com/entertainment/meet-the-man-who-lost-rs-60-crore-because-of-shah-rukh-khan-and-salman-khan-1736393?pfrom=home-topstories

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    • So if the distributors had made 60 crores with success, would they have given that money to producers?

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    • Waah! Salman Khan PAYS 50 Per Cent Losses Of Tubelight! Star Ho Toh Aisa!

      “It has happened. The man has kept his promise. Salman Khan will compensate the losses incurred by the distributors (and some exhibitors) over his last film Tubelight- to the tune of 50 per cent

      Remember Salman Khan’s dialogue from Wanted: Ek baar jo maine commitment kar di, fir main apne aap ki bhi nahi sunta?

      Toh Salman ne faisla kar liya hai. The superstar will compensate the distributors and exhibitors who lost money owing to his last film Tubelight failing to set the cash registers ringing. The superstar will pay the decided amount mostly by tonight or tomorrow.

      The team of distributors led by Narendra Hirawat (who had reportedly bought the film for Rs 130 crore) is meeting his team in this regard in a few hours from now.

      Before deciding on the number, a brief meeting was held by Team Salman Khan Productions at Salman’s Galaxy Apartments.
      Adds the source, “50 per cent is a mighty good number. Salman and family have justifiably added more goodwill for themselves.”

      Many people from the trade then felt that the Khan-daan may not honour their commitment since they had not spelt out the extent of compensation they would offer.

      But this Khan-daan is Khan-daani, its members stick to their word.

      Bravo! Salman, Salim Saab, Amar Butala and Aman Gill deserve a pat on their back.

      http://www.spotboye.com/bollywood/news/waah-salman-khan-pays-50-per-cent-losses-of-tubelight-star-ho-toh-aisa/598b23f384e2f0e6158cb58c

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  37. Today Naveen Express is outpacing Sanjana Passenger train. 🙂

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  38. The reviews are mixed. Looks like another movie suffering from weak 2nd half

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  39. Looks like will turn out Plus affair at 90+

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  40. an excerpt from IE review – “The film which has to contend with a clunky title in the first place, wastes much of its initial bits in creating a romance between the middle-aged Keshav (Akshay) and the sprightly Jaya (Pednekar)” – now this is something where Aamir excels at script level. In Dangal, he could have easily prolonged his young age screen-time by showing some romance or something else, but he is so honest to script and didn’t divert from the main subject. Sallu also failed there in Sultan and TL. SRK still thinks that he can be a youth-romance-icon. So no one is seeing the writing on the wall except aamir.

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  41. last week we were flooded with srk fans which disappeared without a trace,this week we are flooded with akki fan ( one ) which will stick here for longer as the film suggest its good..lets hope this film starts with a good note..bollywood on a roll again and will continue to do so as we have seen nothing but disappointment from haters & lovers from khan films..Akki everthing depends on you now ,be the saviour..

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    • I’m a SRK fan and still here, so is Master.

      Please put up some good comments instead of hate driven useless comments. For clarification, go read all of your comments.

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      • Z,
        read all my comments,atleast we are always around and not part-timers,JHMS must have hit you hard and I know you still recovering from it…just loving it because its sun-shinning outside in Manchester and love winding the windows which are gone tinted..atleat I can go tonight & watch a decent film for a change.
        ” keep winding ” Z, just loving it…

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        • you sound too romantic for…whose fan are you?

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        • another useless post from you.

          As far as who is around and who is not, go thru the site and read past one year comments to know who is around more.

          Funny, you spend more time talking about SRK then your fav, so at least SRK is relevant unlike your fav whom you don’t spend anytime on.

          Please continue talking about SRK as he cannot be ignored, unlike you fav.

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          • Z,
            where srk is heading is wonderful to all other stars and fans,people like you have taken srk stardom as if he has a divine right to be above any other actors,as far as srk as my fav actor, nope you are being deluded there and srk fanatics like you deserved the disray …get winding up dude as you are there replying my comment on issues regards to srk..JHMS disaster will help other atars like akki,ranveer and other good actors which have been in shadows,people have realised that bollywood is after all not all about srk…

            Z,
            keep dreaming as srk is never coming back to his glory,
            those days are gone when people were waiting,todays market people have options and selection on other stars…my advise to you is keep coming here and give support to forthcoming young stars and to not do dissappear until next srk release,I am here all the time and specially aftermath on srk DISASTERS…

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          • pretty dumb comment but expected coming from you.

            So, one SRK is keeping all other actors down? LOL…

            I’ll be here making good useful comments, unlike your useless comments 🙂

            And no matter what happens, you will not be able to IGNORE SRK… SRK rules your life…

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    • Chennai Anna Says:

      The reviews are mixed. Like KARL puts it classes will not identify with this problem, and those who do don’t have the money to buy tickets. His business prediction of 60 to 75 cr looks spot on.

      See Akki had made this movie to thank the Modi government for his undeserving national award win earlier this year.

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  42. Watched Johnny LLB 2 last night, really liked this film. Well balanced and engaging thru out. Something like this with bigger star would have easily done 175 crore.

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  43. Was never a fan of Madhubala. But folks interested can have a dekho at #TussaudsDelhi

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  44. One of the best songs which was never shown..

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    • Udit Narayan would have been perfect for this song.

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      • yeah..good energy and nice lyrics and beat..

        anyways this I wanted to ask..whats this ‘roda pehchan de..’ Repeated many times in the movie.

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        • btw, there were two three more songs..really good. Much better than those shown in promo.. one with beats when she follows him first time..some ‘doondh rahe…’

          My absolute fav is, ‘khali hai jo tere bina..me hu ghar woh tera..
          ghume phire.. tu chahe sab shehar.. tu hai mera..’

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    • This has good energy…The voice could be different though.

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  45. Great News…..good riddance !!
    Shiv Aroor‏Verified account
    @ShivAroor

    BREAKING: Pahlaj Nihalani sacked as Censor Board chief, to be replaced with @PrasoonJoshi_.

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  46. P.K Talli Says:

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  47. Reactions poured in after #NihalaniSacked. Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar said, “This is an excellent replacement. Prasoon Joshi is a creative thinker and allows filmmakers to flourish.” He added that “As someone who has been a part of our industry, Smriti Irani understood the problems we were facing”

    http://www.republicworld.com/s/4651/pahlaj-nihalani-removed-as-central-board-of-film-certification-chief

    also-
    Republic‏Verified account @republic · 13m13 minutes ago

    #BREAKING: Vidya Balan to join CBFC: reports #NihalaniSacked

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  48. Tepk reviews are average at best and addatoday is saying only 10-11 cr opening day. Not looking too good.

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  49. Not a looker as such but rest of the paraphernalia seems flawless. Bollywood finally getting bold !

    “Esha Gupta is Unstoppable, Shows Butt In Her Latest Pic And We Cannot Get Over It!
    Esha Gupta is no mood to stop. The Baadshaho actress had been soaring temperatures with her sexy AF pictures since past few weeks now.
    By Manisha Mandal | Updated: August 11, 2017 1:02 PM IST

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    • Thanks for this.

      I would appreciate if you could send blown-up, high resolution pics to my email..

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      • @ An Jo “Thanks for this”.

        Anytime An Jo. Well this is as good as it gets on her….fyg, we live in digitalized world where there is unlimited access to glimpses of these cracks….that too HD/4K/8K resolutions. Just go ahead and explore the forbidden world of internet voyeurism…

        ….and now as excepted Esha cries foul to this well planned event designed to attract attention…further claiming most of us have saved her derriere on our phones….really she should consult Ramu to know if she ever had a chance in front of those world beauties from the dark world of internet….

        http://www.hindustantimes.com/bollywood/esha-gupta-on-people-shaming-her-for-lingerie-pics-they-must-ve-saved-them-on-phone/story-J55HZbde8BQ8UE84FfGIoO.html

        Esha Gupta on people shaming her for lingerie pics: They must’ve saved them on phone

        Esha Gupta has finally hit back at the slut-shamers posting horrible comments on her recent Instagram posts. The actor, who shared several pictures from a lingerie photoshoot over the past few weeks, said her pictures were aesthetically shot and there wasn’t anything vulgar about them.

        In an interview to Times of India, she talked about why people were posting perverted comments on her photos and still shaming her for shooting in underwear. “In our country, women are eternally blamed. They are accused when a girl child is born, they are even accused when they are raped. So, somewhere I knew that I will also have to face a lot of heat. After all, it’s easy for some faceless and redundant people to pull a celebrity down at the first opportunity. I’ve done shoots like this one when I was a model. I’ve gone topless and naked, too. No one ever asked me about that. And who are these people who have ‘issues’ with my pictures?,” she said.

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    • Is this Badshaaho promotion? Seems like with Ajay’s comment.

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  50. Yes aamirsaurabh it’s a 10-11 cr day one but there is so much happening around us which we are not talking and discussing……. Lisa Haydon a bollywood actress is getting accused unnecessarily for skin show in the garb of breastfeeding.

    Lisa Haydon Got Shamed For Her Breastfeeding Photo Because Obviously It’s ‘Not Normal’

    “…A very encouraging post by a celebrity for all the mothers out there who are shamed for breastfeeding in public. Ironically Lisa too is now being trolled and shamed for posting the picture. These were some of the hateful comments on her thread:

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  51. Satyam/Munna, can you post this below picture as the thread post for Toilet Ek Prem Katha? 😀

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  52. Vishek Chauhan
    @VishekC
    Film Exhibitor,Distributor and Box Office Analyst @TheW14.com
    Joined May 2010

    Vishek Chauhan‏ @VishekC 13m13 minutes ago
    Bollywood ke writers se savinay nivedan hai ki wo hindi mein sochne Ka kasht Karen.. Taaki unki filmein jyaada logon ko samajh aa sake..

    Vishek Chauhan‏ @VishekC 30m30 minutes ago
    Bollywood has started ideating in English…hence it has moved away from India..Make films in Hindi..Give interviews in English..Waah!!

    Vishek Chauhan‏ @VishekC 32m32 minutes ago
    The problem with B’wood is that it is supposed to be the Hindi film Industry and ppl working in it feel ashamed to speak in Hindi!!

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  53. Few valid points raised in this piece and then the ensuing discussion/comments down below :

    https://www.pinkvilla.com/entertainment/exclusives/problems-plaguing-hindi-cinema-and-long-term-solution-384913

    Op-Ed: Analyzing the failure of Jab Harry Met Sejal and the problems plaguing Hindi Cinema

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    • Good article, but I think it’s very simple. The movies are not working because they’re bad movies.

      It’s not like we’re saying how did this good well made movie flop. What’s flopping right now are bad films.

      For SRK, a decent film like Chalte Chalte would work today too. But a bad film will not work no matter when it’s released.

      Ra.One didn’t work back then (after first few days), it won’t work today, plain and simple.

      It will get worse and worse for many films as people read reviews prior to watching a film and the point I made about social media.

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  54. True. One important change is that there is no middle ground for a lot of big ticket movies. Either the fall will be drastic or it may get a major boost turning into a not to be missed kind of deal where everyone will turn up with their wallets.

    There are couple of interesting comments there which make a lot of sense esp on the promotion part where it’s gotten not only excessive but repetitive and stars do nothing but just promote and promote …

    ” The problem is the over promotions, it really pisses a person off and by the time the movie releases everyone is tired of the actors. Marketing teams need to try something different. A

    -I love romantic movies. I also think men are not good at writing rom-coms. The best films like -You’ve Got Mail, Bridget Jones’ Diary, When Harry met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, One Fine Day, Pride and Prejudice – basically the movies I can just keep watching over and over again were ALL written by women !! Bollywood has marginalized women filmmakers and the result is bad movies.

    -Baahubali 2 has changed the face of Indian cinema forever . Mediocrity is no longer acceptable.”

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  55. The trademark Doordarshan tune was composed by Pandit Ravi Shankar with Ustad Ali Ahmed Hussain Khan and telecast on April 1, 1976, for the first time.

    The channel which was available only in seven Indian cities up till 1975, opened up for a wider audience. Bhattacharyya further adds:
    You can’t make a Brogue and say it’s for villagers. A symbol means different things in different cultures and India has a wide variety of cultures. So the DD symbol had to be such that, reduced to its simplest elements, it would not have idiosyncrasies of meaning. An eye means the same thing to the south as to the north-east. The symbol also had to prepare the audience for an experience before it had arrived.

    http://www.republicworld.com/s/4612/the-story-behind-the-iconic-doordarshan-logo-which-may-become-history-soon

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  56. http://indianexpress.com/article/sports/cricket/india-is-20-years-behind-in-terms-of-knowledge-kevin-durant-shocking-revelations-after-visit-to-taj-mahal-4792159/

    “It’s a country that’s 20 years behind in terms of knowledge and experience. You see cows in the street, monkeys running around everywhere, hundreds of people on the side of the road, a million cars and no traffic violations. Just a bunch of underprivileged people there and they want to learn how to play basketball. That s— was really, really dope to me,” he said.

    “Yeah. As I was driving up to the Taj Mahal, like I said, I thought that this would be holy ground, super protected, very very clean. And as I’m driving up, it’s like, s—, this used to remind me of some neighborhoods I would ride through as a kid. Mud in the middle of the street, houses were not finished but there were people living in them. No doors. No windows. The cows in the street, stray dogs and then, boom, Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world. It’s like holy s—, this was built 500 years ago and everyone comes here. It’s just an eye-opener,” he said

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    • AamirsFan Says:

      90% of sports athletes are close minded when it comes to world geography.

      Obviously India is not “20 years behind knowledge and experience” (whatever that means), but yes there is a problem with poverty in India that is hasn’t been properly addressed IMO. I think KD has been watching too many KJo movies. lol.

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  57. Toilet Ek Prem Katha Has Decent First Day
    Saturday 11 August 01.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Toliet Ek Prem Katha has had a decent business on day one with collections around 11.50 crore nett as per early estimates. The numbers are very similar to Jolly LLB 2 which released early this year. A year that has been for opening days now has seven films above 10 crore nett and they Bahubali – The Conclusion, Tubelight, Raees, Jab Harry Met Sejal, Jolly LLB 2, Badrinath Ki Dulhania and not Toilet Ek Prem Katha. The figures of Badrinath Ki Dulhania are 11.68 crore nett and Toilet Ek Prem Katha could edge past when morning collections come in.

    The film did not look a 10 crore nett opening film in the morning with just a fair start but it made ground post afternoon shows in all circuits barring the South. This should enable the film to have an upward trend on Saturday and a good jump will put it on to the road of success. The opening day collections of the film may well be below Jab Harry Met Sejal but it has beaten that film in many circuits. The only big differences are South India and West Bengal. The film has performed better in UP, CP Berar, CI and Rajasthan and even the final East Punjab number could come out higher. In terms of Jolly LLB2 the 50 odd lakh gap between them is because of Delhi / UP and East Punjab and that film had a wider release.

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    • BOI has 12 CR now, official is 13 CR. Solid figures given recent failures. Couple of sites reporting solid growth today too. 45 CR weekend on cards, Akshay Kumar has saved the day by doing a #1 and #2 and cleaning it while everyone else let it stink!

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    • As far as opening day goes, whether one goes with BOI (12 cr) or producer total (13 cr), it is in the same range as Jolly LLB 2. IF it trends similarly it should do 47-50 cr over the weekend. And if that happens it will have a fair chance to do 100-110 cr total. As per addatoday, the WOM is also at the same level as Jolly LLB 2.

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  58. Koimoi.com Team –
    August 12, 2017

    The infamous worst phase of Bollywood – 2017 has officially now new addition to the list. Shah Rukh Khan, Anushka Sharma starrer Jab Harry Met Sejal is nothing but a huge disappointment for everyone. After having a very poor week 1, the film has crashed further on its 2nd Friday.

    The talks are everywhere about how the era of superstars have come to an end and Jab Harry Met Sejal proved how the real king is content. Neither the film opened on a high note nor it managed to stay stable on weekdays. The collection of the film fell faster than a house of cards.

    The film grossed a mere 58.40 crores* in its 1st week turning out to be Shah Rukh Khan’s lowest week one in recent years. The film has collected 80 lacs* on its 2nd Friday at the box office. It now stands at the total of 59.20 crores after its 2nd Friday.

    Yes, the film faced a competition from Akshay Kumar’s Toilet: Ek Prem Katha but still the collections are too poor to defend. From here 70 crores mark to seems to vanish for this film.

    Mubarakan on other side is holding well and should be a concern for already struggling Jab Harry Met Sejal. Toilet: Ek Prem Katha has opened on a decent note and is all set to show jump on weekends. It also has an extra advantage of Independence Day on Tuesday.

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  59. After Prasoon Joshi Steps In, Vidya Balan Too Joins The CBFC Board

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  60. Koimoi.com Team –
    August 12, 2017

    Ram Lakhan – a 1989 film that starred Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff was reportedly to be remade by Rohit Shetty. Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor’s name popped up to play the leads but Rohit has a different story to tell.

    Makers even launched the first look reading the name of the film with Policeman’s cap hanging over it. Rohit Shetty confirming the news of its getting shelved to IANS, says, “Two big heroes don’t want to work together. They just want to promote each other’s films on social media. I don’t know why they are insecure. So, it’s not happening.”
    Two big heroes don’t want to work together: Rohit Shetty on why

    Asked about making more Golmaal films, he said, “If this one will work, I will make another part but only with the right story.”

    Rohit also talks about the plans of making Singham 3, “It’s a very big brand. It’s given us a lot of respect. We will definitely make Singham 3. We make films for the audience. When they will want us to stop, we will stop,” he said.

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    Box Office India Trade Network

    Jab Harry Met Sejal had a huge drop on its eighth day as it collected just 75 lakhs nett. These sort of low numbers have not been seen for a Shahrukh Khan film in a very long time. Even Fan managed to do over 10 crore nett in the second week which has no chance of happenning here. The weekend here is probably looking around 3 crore nett and the last time a Shahrukh Khan film had a second weekend which was so low was way back in 2005 with Paheli. The collections of Jab Harry Met Sejal till date are as follows

    First Week – 58,00,00,000 apprx

    Second Week – 75,00,000 apprx (Friday)

    Grand Total – 58,75,00,000

    Mubarakan is holding up with low collections as its third Friday came at 50% less than the second Friday. Its done pretty to get here considering its very low first day and competiton of big films in its second and third week but thats about it. the Overall figures remain low due to that poor initial. The collections of Mubarakan till date are as follows.

    First Week – 35,00,00,000

    Second Week – 12,50,00,000

    Third Week – 50,00,000 (Friday)

    Grand Total – 48,00,00,000

    Toilet Ek Prem Katha grossed 12 crore nett apprx on its first day as collections improved as the day went along. The best figures for the film are in UP and Bihar while West Bengal and Nizam are worst performers. The collections are lower than Rustom which released at the same time last year and even Brothers which released two years back but Toilet Ek Prem Katha is a more content driven film from those films and more about what it does after the first day. Below are the first day openers of Akshay Kumar releases over the last 20 months or so and they are all in a similar range

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    • Mubarakan is really unlucky it seems. It’s a prime example of a film without enough star power to withstand competition but good WOM to stay afloat at low levels. If not for JHMS and TEPK it would have scored higher. But it’s not high profile enough to retain screens.

      And JHMS is woefully embarrassing now.

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    • JMHS wont even do 70 cr like recent Imtiaz films. It will wrap up at 65 cr.

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  62. From what I heard from people I know is that JHMS is not a such bad movie to get such a bashing left right and centre. Its an ok entertainer, it seems.

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    • I’m sure this will be the case with many films. As Z and livewire said, box office results are becoming more polarised now. The access for audiences gives them the power to make informed choices, they also know the quicker the film flops – the quicker it’ll be on TV and some other formats.

      No pre release for journals will probably be common. Otherwise ticket prices must fall at some point.

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    • Yes, the failure is a result of organized cyber-bullying and propaganda against Muslim actors and directors.

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      • I dont think so. If it is so Sultan and Dangal would not have made it. Maybe it is too ordinary a movie and big names raised high expectations. Same thing happened years back with Mrityudaata.

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        • And Jagga Jasoos and Rangoon have also tanked, Big films with big hindu names.

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        • Nothing to do with religiosity. Extraordinary films will always be appreciated big scale. Even Raees was quite a hit. Kaabil received lukewarm response. Mohenjodaro and Rustom. The better film won.

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        • By this logic Sarkar 3 and Indusarkar should have become great hits. And also every Paresh Rawal’s film.

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          • There is a difference..You can harm a film more easily..but you cant make it do better..mayb an initial push can be done. But when ppl really get to know what is it actually, it may fall again. It’s rather like, in cricket, if you fix an outcome, you can throw away a wkt, catch or a run out and lose the game also, but you cant bet to win it.

            “He also once compared Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan to terrorist leader Hafiz Saeed and asked him to go to Pakistan. Mr. Adityanath had said that Shah Rukh Khan should remember that if a “huge mass” of people in the country would boycott his films then he would also have to wander on streets like a “normal Muslim“.

            Here, we are talking about Yogi Adityanath, who has been made a chief minister in our country..him and many other BJP leaders have had venomous attacks on shahrukh before. I cant remember Salman ever having to hear such things, rather BJP has treated him well, his court case has been squashed isn’t it? Remember him doing a mini promotion for Modi before elections?

            The talk here was not of JHMS doing bad..it was about how many of SRK’s recent films underperformed..I am just wondering the period of time this is happening is coinciding with another significant shift in this countrty. Let it not be, I also will prefer it that way.

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    • Jab Harry met Sally was an ok movie, but wired in a way, slow paced and meandering….there were good bits that raised a few laughs, but on the whole it tested patience. The basic premise was weak; Anushka’s character quite unbelievable and slightly irritating. Mid-way through the film it seemed to me like a lost boat / ship trying to find anchor. The girl next to me jumped out of her seat the second the credits got over. She ran for the door; we followed, laughing at her action.

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      • Edit – weird

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        • What about Shahrukh? Harry?

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          • Shahrukh had the more believable character. But his sudden breaking into songs — a couple of occasions. — did not fit. Especially the scene when he sings out to the sea , on a still silent night. Who would do such a thing, especially an Indian on foreign soil?

            There was something ‘off’ about the whole film.

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          • I can’t remember him singing out to the see. Wasn’t he just shouting out to India and gulwant kaur..

            Radha I agree started abruptly.

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  63. aamirsaurabh Says:

    Dangal is still collecting chillars on limited screens in China.Collns till 6th August have crossed 193M$.
    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=intl&country=CH&id=dangal.htm

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  64. aamirsaurabh Says:

    Dangal has added 1.6M$ in last 35 days after closure of license on limited screens in China.INSANE.193M$+ currently.

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  65. AR Rahman to compose music for Bruce Lee biopic
    ByBollywood Hungama News Network
    Aug 12, 2017 – 2:29 pm IST

    Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman, who has done music for several films, has been roped in to compose music for the martial arts legend and actor Bruce Lee biopic. The film will be helmed by Shekhar Kapur.

    Confirming about collaborating with AR Rahman, Shekhar Kapur said that he is excited that the music maestro has come on board to compose music for Bruce Lee biopic.

    Shekhar Kapur’s Bruce Lee biopic titled Little Dragon is a contemporary dramatization of the 1950s Hong Kong and it’s social and political forces that shaped Bruce Lee into the most famous martial arts star and a significant modern-day philosopher.

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  66. Nitesh Tiwari won Best Director at IIFM 2017.

    Nitesh Tiwari might have said that he was willing to wait for a few years for superstar Aamir Khan to be part of his blockbuster Dangal and showed interest in casting actor Varun Dhawan in his next, but the filmmaker says he doesn’t write scripts with an actor in mind.

    “I don’t write keeping an actor in mind. Only after I have finished my writing, I start to think about who would be the best person to play that role. And if he or she is willing to play that role then he or she is definitely worth the wait,” Tiwari, who bagged the Best Director award for “Dangal” in Melbourne, told IANS.

    “Because good scripts are hard to come by. So, if I am in love with my script, I would look for an equally exciting option, if plan A doesn’t work out,” he added.

    At the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, where he won the award on Friday, he will also discuss the “finer aspects” of what went into the making of “Dangal”, based on the life of wrestler Geeta Phogat and her family.

    If AKP do not submit their films, how come this award was won by the director?

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  67. aamirsaurabh Says:

    Congrats Naveen,huge growth today as per early trends.

    http://www.addatoday.com/2017/08/toilet-ek-prem-katha-2nd-day-saturday.html

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  68. Jolly LLB 2 finished at around 108cr (BOI) or 117cr (producers). I guess TEPK may end up doing slightly better, looking at the trend.

    Mubarakan has trended quite well, compared to recent films. Both movies have benefited from JHMS’s poor run.

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  69. Toliet Ek Prem Katha – A Winner At Last
    Saturday 12 August 2017 20.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Toilet Ek Prem Katha has broken the bad run and is a winner at the box office. Its been a horrible period over than last 10 weeks or so and the verdicts below will explain more than words. The films in the list are all which had awareness and were market and non can be called small films.

    Tubelight – Below Average

    Mom – Flop

    Jagga Jassos – Flop

    Munna Micheal – Flop

    Mubarakan – Flop (possible Below Average)

    Jab Harry Met Sejal – Flop

    Toilet Ek Prem Katha is doing very good business on Saturday and the collections should hit 15.50 crore nett and may possibly even 16 crore nett. The growth is going to be over 35% and more than the growth number, it is coming in the correct regions of North and Mumbai. Sometimes films have growth but internally the growth is in regions where you know it wont really last in the long run.

    The film is on course to be a HIT film but it is always Monday that rubber stamps the fate of the film. The film will bring a little more confidence into the industry and now the big films of September Baadshaho and Judwaa 2 can hopefully carry this through.

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  70. I had told while discussing JHMS BO in other thread that TEPK should be fine. I expected to gross around usual Akki hits 100-120 cr nett and seems like it’s going there. But some of you guys said its sold for crazy price to distributors and you guys aren’t optimistic. If it’s so how much does it need to recover costs for them??

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  71. What is Kajol doing in VIP2? Her styling and the shots remind me of RBGG and Amrita Singh..

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  72. Watched Toilet. This is absolute winner. Movie started with light and hilarious moments having witty dialogues. Village setting and accent is quite fun to watch. With pleasing background music, movie started on very positive note. It thrilled audience that they gonna see something unique and entertaining. Right from romance till Akshay’s marriage, first 45 minutes are fun filled and class apart. After that it shifted towards core issue of open deification. It looked little awkward for initial few minutes as audience is not really aware about any such community really exist in India who are against having toilet at home. But narration is so powerful that it convinced audience about this issue and intermission point struck the right chords. Post intermission, movie is more serious and preachy, but it still engaged the audience till end. There are some very powerful moments, which stays with you for long time. I will give special mention to music, after long time we have songs which despite giving break to story, are enjoyable at their own. Specially ‘Lath Maar’ and ‘Has mat pagli’ , are wonderful.Double thumbs up !! Recommended !!

    Movie has repeat value, because you take home so many moments that there are chances you may want to relive it again. Movie has potential to surprise everyone with great boxoffice rewards, 110 Crore to kahin nahi gaye .. but its range is very high, It has chances to be Akshay’s highest grosser.

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    • I would like to add, Looks wise Akshay is ageing fast and has already left behind his good old days. But surprisingly he is enjoying phase of his career now.

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  73. By Joginder Tuteja

    Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar starrer Toilet – Ek Prem Katha has showed growth on Saturday. The film brought in Rs. 15.75 crore* on Saturday after collecting Rs. 13.10 crore on Friday. In fact the film’s first Saturday is better than what Jab Harry Met Sejal had collected on its second day [Rs. 15 crore].

    BOI

    Toilet Ek Prem Katha is set to be a winner at the box office as it did excellent business on Saturday in the 17 crore nett range. The bad since run Bahubali – The Conclusion has been broken and this film will do very well. The growth is phenomenal in North and Gujarat / Saurashtra and this ensures a big run for for the film. Although you always wait for Monday but the way Delhi and big cities have grown in Punjab it looks set for a long run as these places sustain very well. There will be expectations of huge growth again on Sunday but that could be curtailed a little because of this Saturday growth. Sunday growth should be more of the normal tyep. The two day collections of Toilet Ek Prem Katha are as follows.

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  74. On the 2nd day, the film opened with a better occupancy and as it was weekend the growth in the collections was called for. The 2nd day early estimates for this Akshay Kumar starrer is 16 crores. It’s not that a great jump but surely is a good one. Sunday for the film is aimed to be huge and it also has a public holiday, Independence Day, on Tuesday.

    Koimoi

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  75. Toliet Ek Prem Katha Is Excellent On Day Two
    Sunday 13 August 2017 10.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Toilet Ek Prem Katha is set to be a winner at the box office as it did excellent business on Saturday in the 17 crore nett range. The bad since run Bahubali – The Conclusion has been broken and this film will do very well. The growth is phenomenal in North and Gujarat / Saurashtra and this ensures a big run for for the film. Although you always wait for Monday but the way Delhi and big cities have grown in Punjab it looks set for a long run as these places sustain very well. There will be expectations of huge growth again on Sunday but that could be curtailed a little because of this Saturday growth. Sunday growth should be more of the normal tyep. The two day collections of Toilet Ek Prem Katha are as follows.

    Friday – 11,71,00,000

    Saturday – 17,00,00,000 apprx

    Grand Total – 28,71,00,000

    The trailer of ths film was much better than the opening and it was an opening which maybe should have been 10% higher but the audience has come out in a big way on Saturday helped by the reports.

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  76. Toilet Ek Prem Katha Creates History Of Its Own
    Sunday 13 August 2017 11.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Toilet Ek Prem Katha has created history of its own as no film which has collected over 10 crore nett on day one has ever shown this much growth on day two. The collections on Saturday are an apprx number of 17 crore nett but on this the film has shown growth of 45%. This is unheard of for films at this level. There are films which collected 4 or 5 crore nett which show growth of over 50% like a Neerja and Pink and others but these films have low numbers are are only catering to a minority so the growth can easily come. Here with Toilet Ek Prem Katha its 2000 theatres and to get this sort of growth is unbelievable. If you get 20% growth for a film collecting 10 crore nett plus its a big achievement and here its more than double that.

    The closest example is Tanu Weds Manu Returns which grew 48% but this film collected under 10 crore nett at 8.75 crore nett and went to 13 crore nett on Sunday which is 48.5% growth. Again these are lower numbers so the lower the numbers go then higher growth is possible. Obviously this is not including the occasions when the second day is a holiday as then anything is possible. The importance of growth is also the right areas because sometimes films show growth but internally you know its in the areas which can struggle on Monday as they dont sustain well and it is not the case here. The film has the potential to go anywhere.

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  77. http://www.hindustantimes.com/interactives/kamal-hassan-70-movies/

    How the list was curated

    Naturally, the task of selecting just 70 films is daunting. Kamal Haasan clarifies that he is not a film scholar. “I can only choose from the films I have seen,” says the actor with four National Awards under his belt. “And naturally I have not seen every good film.” He says he can only include films that changed his life, as a man, as an actor. “This is not a bucket list – 70 films you should see before you die. I’m not trying to recommend movies, or impose my choices on other people. Films are my profession, my life. The way I react to a film will be different from the way other people would. I’m sure I will probably notice nuances other people may not. Finally, it’s like falling in love! Why do you fall in love with someone? Who knows? It’s the same with movies.”

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    • “This film changed the Tamil film industry. I played the village idiot.”

      LOL!

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      • half the films in the list are all time classics – but sad to see KH including more than 10 of his films in his list and Bachchan gets only 1 there :-))) and everyone’s favorite – Dilip Kumar also has only 1 or 2 there….and there is no Mughal E Azam or Mother India or Lagaan or TZP……ha ha – I think KH is entitled to have his own list – and so he can be forgiven for this…but then, no need to take this list very seriously 🙂

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    • 22 are his own films! LOL!

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      • I noticed it. But his selection of Kannada and Telugu films along with Malayalam and Bengali ones are impeccable. How many of our bollywood stars have such vast experience with regional films? They are in their own world. He talked about the films that moved him and it must be he acted in films that moved him!

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      • Except for Vishwaroopam and Dasavathar, I think the other Kamal movies might make some list or other…Just depends on taste of the person doing the list…

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        • The most surprising thing in the list is no Mohanlal movies…I think Lal can stake claim to as many great movies as kamal himself must have done in his career

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          • There is one..namukku parkkan munthirithoppukal. Directed by padmarajan

            Not something we may see in award lists..but one lovely movie!

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      • At the very least he should have avoided listing his own films as that makes him an open narcissist which until now was an open secret, yet a secret!! With this he has his own 1/3 of movies in his favourite movies list which is just bizarre enforcing him to leave some very iconic movies out!! He has such an envious filmography which is filled with gems but blowing his own trumpet through such self-fawning acts would only diminish his aura & credibility.

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  78. aamirsaurabh Says:

    Aamir hater Indicine finally bows down and admits Aamir is no.1.Also JHMS is bigger flop than TL,no niche and is a humongous disaster.
    They r also talking abt Toilet.Akki is no.3 now surpassing SRK as per them.Questionaire is still going on.

    http://www.indicine.com/movies/bollywood/askindicine-qna-6pm-4/

    Q. Top 5 actors currently?

    A. Current standing – Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan, Hrithik Roshan.

    Q. Which one is bigger flop Tubelight or JHMS

    A. Jab Harry Met Sejal.

    Q. Which actors does corporate bookings? How to calculate real value of opening for such actors?

    A. Most big films. It’s difficult to calculate the exact amount, it’s still ticket sales.

    Q. Why isn’t Akshay Kumar films opening on Day 1?

    A. It isn’t a cause for concern as long as his films do well. Akshay Kumar is now becoming a Saturday – Sunday star more than Friday morning. His films are not getting an initial on Friday, but the city audience is coming out in much bigger numbers than ever before on Saturday and Sunday. This could be because of the kind of films he’s doing. Hardcore commercial entertainers like Rowdy Rathore are Friday morning films. Airlift, Rustom, Toilet etc are less commercial, more story/content drive. They get their best day on the last two days of the weekend. The risk with the multiplex city audience is, if the film is not good, they’ll reject it. On the other hand, without the support of multiplexes, films can’t recover their costs. So it’s all about balance in today’s times. Only films that have something in it for everyone will go on to become big grossers.

    Q. I’ve looked up your list of actors about their movie collections & verdict in that list SRK had zero disasters registered to his name, so is JHMS SRK’s first disaster or is it just a flop?

    A. Jab Harry Met Sejal is a humongous disaster. The domestic distributors share of the film is going to be less than 30 crore, which is about one-fourth of the landing cost. We have to be looking at the loss incurred by the distributors. If pre-release producer profit is taken into consideration, then a film is a winner even if it collects 10 crore at the domestic box office.

    Distributor recovery is most important. Also, when you sell a film for a high price, give it a proper showcasing and it has such a big star cast – it has to collect a certain amount. 65-70 crore lifetime is what films like Dear Zindagi are earning and they were sold for a very low price compared to Jab Harry Met Sejal. Such films also have zero satellite value. JHMS is all round failure and there’s no question of defending the genre or ‘nicheness’ of the film either. If the film is niche and has limited audience, you need to plan the budget accordingly and then sell it for a price that justifies. You can’t be setting it up as a commercial blockbuster, get the price you want and then try to create perception that audience is limited for such films.

    Q. With so many factors going in TEPK favour, superb trailer, good promotion, Akki’s successful streak with good scripts. What will it take for Akshay to give excellent openings he constantly use to give in mid 2000s?

    A. The trailer was good, but apart from that not much worked in favour of the film. The music did not work, which is important for films to get initial at smaller centres. Promotional campaign was mainly internet centric. The political angle may not really convert into ticket sales. As for the opening, we’ve answered a similar question above. It looks like a change in trend. Audience for Akshay films are coming on Saturday and Sunday, not Friday morning – which is usually the single screen audience or hardcore fans of the actor. Akshay isn’t really doing the kind of films that appeals to his core fan base at smaller towns.

    Q. What is the future project of Hrithik Roshan and what is the current status of super 30 and Krrish 4?

    A. No update. A rumoured Hrithik Roshan film and him officially signing the film, is comparable to the beginning and end of a marathon. Most of his rumoured films, don’t happen. And sometimes even the films that he’s at the last stage of finalisation, fall through. Krrish 4 is happening, but there’s time.

    Q. Who is the best comedy movies director. Rohit Shetty, Anees Bazmee, David Dhawan, Priyadarshan, arrange them according to your view.. All have blockbuster movies on Comedy Genre.

    A. Our pick in order of preference. David Dhawan, Priyadarshan, Anees Bazmee, Rohit Shetty.

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    • “You can’t be setting it up as a commercial blockbuster, get the price you want and then try to create perception that audience is limited for such films”

      Lol, they behaving as if JHMS is sold for Tubelight prices which is twice the prices. Tubelight was sold for 135 crs whereas JHMS was sold for 65 crs for India. How was JHMS sold for the price they want and aiming for commercial blockbuster?

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  79. KH was asked to select 70 films. Out of which 22 were his. Remaining 48, he distributed among 5 language films. Better than some other selections. I am more focussed on Telugu and Kannada films and I am not disappointed.

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  80. No updates on holdover releases on any site!

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  81. Prasoon Joshi’s newly inducted team of 12 boasts of Padma Shri awardees and acclaimed writers.

    Gautami Tadimalla,
    Actress-designer

    Acclaimed South Indian actress, costume designer and winner of two Tamil Nadu State Film Awards for her work in Namma Ooru Poovatha and most recently, Vishwaroopam.

    Narendra Kohli,
    Author

    Delhi-based author credited with reinventing the ancient forms of writing into modern prose. Regarded as a pioneer of literary works based on the Puranas. Owing to his acclaimed contribution to literature since 1975, the period is referred to as the Kohli Era in Hindi literary circles.

    Naresh Chandra Lal,
    Filmmaker-Activist

    National School of Drama alumnus, Padma Shri and founder of Andaman People Theatre Association (APTA). Organized street plays on alcoholism, polio AIDS, family planning, women empowerment and sanitation in 1998 and was awarded the Bharat Jyoti Award and the Mahatma Gandhi Seva Medal for his patriotic-drama, Gandhi – The Mahatma.

    Neil Herbert Nongkynrih,
    Musician-pianist

    Award winning concert pianist from Shillong and founder, mentor and conductor of Shillong Chamber Choir (SCC), Neil won the reality TV show, India’s Got Talent in 2010 and was awarded the Padma Shri in 2015.

    Vivek Agnihotri,
    filmmaker

    Filmmaker-activist, whose last release, Buddha In a Traffic Jam ran into controversy after it was denied a screening by the Jawaharlal Nehru University’s administration due to the unstable political atmosphere. The film was later invited by students and subsequently screened to faculty and politicians and wellreceived nationally.

    Waman Kendre,
    Academician

    Director of the National School of Drama (NSD), National Award-winner for Theatre Direction in recognition of his work for the Sangeet Natak Akademi and Eight-time winner of Maharashtra Government Award for Theatre.

    Vidya Balan,
    ​Actress

    Padma Shri, National Award and five-time Filmfare Award-winning actress who established herself as an A-lister in 2011 with the commercially successful heroine-centric films No One Killed Jessica and The Dirty Picture. Went on to capitalise on the hits with 2012 thriller, Kahaani.

    TS Nagabharana,
    Director

    Pioneer of parallel cinema in Kannada films, winner of nine National awards and founder of the acclaimed theatre organisation called Benaka.

    Ramesh Patange,
    Journalist-author, member of CBFC

    A senior member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and founder of Samarasata Manch. Authored 40 books as the foundingeditor of a Marathi weekly from 1984 to 2009.

    Vani Tripati Tikoo,
    Actress, member of CBFC

    Former National Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the former actress has featured in films like Chalte Chalte and Dushman. Has brieflly served as visiting faculty at the NSD and is actively involved with the Madhya Pradesh School of Drama.

    Jeevitha Rajasekhar,
    Actress

    Actress and filmmaker, known for the acclaimed South Indian films Ankusham, Aahuthi and Dharma Pathni.

    Mihir Bhuta,
    screenwriter, member of CBFC

    Writer of the acclaimed 1996 Marathi language TV Series, Maharath, and winner of the ITA Award for best dialogue. Wrote the Gujarati play, Aflatoon, which inspired the first instalment of the Golmaal franchise.

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  82. Sunday Toilet almost 22 crs +. Great jump…Looks like 200 crs is possible depending on how Monday fares

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  83. WB’s Dunkirk finished in second with an estimated $11.4 million bringing the film’s domestic cume to $153.7 million after 24 days in release. Internationally the film added an estimated $14.5 million bringing its overseas total to $210 million for a global cume that now stands at $363.6 million. The film has still yet to hit theaters in Italy, China and Japan.

    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=4315&p=.htm

    once more the drop is just 33%:

    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/weekend/chart/

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    • meanwhile Wonder Woman is at 400m and Spiderman at 306. With the latter it’s unbelievable how many times they keep redoing the franchise (just in recent times) and successfully!

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  84. BOI has 21 cr Sunday for TEPK, which is again a great jump from Saturday. The producer number will be around 22-23 cr, which puts the weekend at 50-53 cr range. It is in the same range as that of Rustom and Jolly LLB 2. Considering it has the Independence Day holiday in the middle of the first week, its likely to trend more like Rustom than Jolly LLB 2. That should take it to 125-130 cr total.

    I dont think 200 cr is a possibility here at all. If it is liked much better than Rustom/Jolly LLB 2, then it can perhaps breach the 150 cr milestone, which would be the best case scenario from here.

    JHMS has crashed completely in second weekend. BOI has it at 2.75 cr second weekend. Its going to old up at 62-65 cr it seems. What a disaster!

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    • Depends on Monday…If Monday can be above 12 crs then 200 is possible no?

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      • 12 cr would be difficult imo, and even if it does that I would predict 150+ cr, but not a 200 cr finish. I would expect around 10 cr Monday. Lets see.

        200 cr on a topic like this would be phenomenal, but I dont yet see it happening. This one might still drop considerably on Wednesday.

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      • And more importantly second week will be the deciding actor as far as lifetime total of TEPK is concerned. Akshay films usually dont show good trending week two onward. This one will get to 90 cr in week one like Airlift IMO, but we will have to see how it goes after that.

        I think recent flops are helping TEPK. Audience expectations have gone down with the series of lops, which is helping TEPK to get better WOM than it perhaps deserves. This may have boosted the opening, in which case the subsequent trending may not be as great as the growth over the weekend suggests.

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    • It is great to see Akshay getting another Hit, specially with a topic like this. After JHMS and TEPK, one has to accept that Akshay is now ahead of SRK in current star standings.

      August seems to be a great release month for Akshay. Last August Rustom was a hit while Mohenjodaro was a bonafide disaster. Now JHMS is a disaster, and TEPK is on its way to be a Hit. Constant progress of Akshay, at the expense of other’s downfall.

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      • If TEPK manages to do 130 cr from here, its job will be well done. and would be doing double the business of JHMS.
        Radhe Radhe!

        Where is Naveen?

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        • @”If TEPK manages to do 130 cr from here, its job will be well done. and would be doing double the business of JHMS.
          Radhe Radhe!”

          Any legit bollywood ranking should now place Akki right at the top of the slot. This is as consistent as consistency can get in bollywood. These results are simply out of the box and rarely achievable if one looks at the box office earnings of rest of the actors barring Aamir and Salman who now come with their own limitations.Salman does 4 other things in a year so some sort of immunity can be granted there. With time Aamir is getting more selective / over particular with his choices and with these one off deals he be best advanced to Bachchan category and left to his own devices devoid of any ranking/ standing.

          For SRK time has finally come to level up with this absolute failure of an audience friendly and scintillating assist from Anuskha @ JHMS. He has been getting away with mediocre outings since OSO days but minimum guarantees at the box-office have kept him in the running but now things have finally caught up and the accumulated capital and goodwill has waned to naught. For him it’s time to perform or perish since even these min benchmarks are now under threat. As Krish wrote sometime back he is not a fast learner, but I would say it has something to do with his inbuilt arrogance to prove everyone wrong and be considered more world wisely. Well, this attitude is what made him and took him up but now will be his undoing if left uncorrected. His interview to Masand few years back that he wants to do more of the same if he is told not to was very off-putting to watch and listen. In fact just last year he was ridiculing few industry personalities on twitter who praised him for a Swades & CDI and how they’re longing to see him to do such roles…..

          Learning is part of human nature since our early existence because it is a necessity for survival. Evolution made us the ultimate learning machines……we learn from our mistake but a good 10 years from OSO I see no way out for him unless he gets to the nitty gritties and grinding to turn the turnstiles again.

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          • It is not just consistency, it is also bout the line-up one has. Akshay has 4 interesting films lined up for 2018 – 2.0, Padman, Gold & Mogul. It is going to be difficult to stop him.

            Aamir has SS & TOH, but no confirmation on anything else at this point. What is Salman’s next after TZH? When is it releasing?

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  85. Toilet Ek Prem Katha Scores In First Weekend
    Monday 14 August 2017 11.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Toilet Ek Prem Katha had a good weekend as it grossed 50 crore nett apprx over its first weekend. The opening day was on the average to decent side but the film came into its own on the weekend. The growth was a huge 45% on Saturday and it consolidated on Sunday. On Sunday the film was doing well all over, even circuits like Mysore and West Bengal crossed 1 crore nett. West Bengal was 1.01 crore nett on Sunday, a figure that could not be achieved by Jab Harry Met Sejal on any day and this is the strongest Shahrukh Khan circuit and the weakest circuit for Akshay Kumar. The weekend collections of Toilet Ek Prem Katha are as follows.

    Friday – 11,71,00,000

    Saturday – 17,00,00,000 apprx

    Sunday – 21,25,00,000 apprx

    Grand Total – 50,00,00,000

    The trend has been excellent over the weekend and now it is down to the crucial Monday to rubber stamp the success. It is going to be Wednesday which will give a better idea where the film is going but a decent Monday number will ensure that the film is a major HIT.

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  86. Jab Harry Met Sejal had a huge crash in second weekend collections which came in 94% lower than the first weekend. This is has never happened for a Shahrukh Khan film for a long time, in fact this sort of drop has probably never been seen for a Shahrukh Khan film outside nothing films like Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke and Maya Memsaab.

    The second weekend collections are a little higher than Paheli (2005) but lower than Swades (2004). These are flop films over a decade back. The film is looking at a 62 crore nett close and a distributor share of 30 crore. Its a complete mess up by the director and how. The collections of Jab Harry Met Sejal till date are as follows

    First Week – 57,63,00,000

    Friday – 75,00,000

    Saturday – 1,00,00,000

    Sunday – 1,00,00,000

    Second Weekend – 2,75,00,000

    Grand Total – 60,38,00,000

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  87. Biopic talks titled
    Super 30

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    • I can’t imagine Hrithik as geeky mathematician teaching students for IIT. Professor and geeky folks don’t look like Hrithik Roshan or any super model!!

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      • Yes this casting seems very intriguing if not plain provocative. This is also coming at HR’s weakest phase. One can understand the argument on reinvention and a complete metamorphosis but for god’s sake Anand Kumar whom this flick seems to be based on is as Bihari as a Bihari can get…..Unless they are doing a Batman kind of reboot here 🙂 🙂

        Vinaash kaale vipreet budhee….but for the time being will give him the benefit of doubt till they start filiming !

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  88. Golden Rakhi presented by Riddhima to Ranbir Kapoor so that he wont throw it away.

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  89. SCOOP: Salman Khan to sit on the editing of Tiger Zinda Hai
    BySubhash K. Jha
    Aug 14, 2017 – 10:17 am IST

    Now that the film is nearing completion, Salman Khan will be personally supervising the editing of Tiger Zinda Hai. Director Ali Abbas Zafar has no objections over Salman’s collaborative spirit. In fact he welcomes it.

    Says a source close to the development, “After the failure of Tubelight, Salman is not taking any chances. There were many points on which Salman Khan disagreed with director Kabir Khan but he gave in to Kabir’s decision. But this time Salman will make sure that Tiger Zinda Hai is edited as per his own vision of the film.”

    In fact sources say Salman Khan has gradually been inching towards the technical side of filmmaking. Dabangg 2 which Arbaaz directed was personally edited by Salman.

    Close friends of Salman Khan say he is “most definitely” going to direct a film soon.

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  90. Pahlaj Nihalani, whose decisions as the CBFC chief repeatedly angered the film fraternity, was on Friday replaced by noted lyricist Prasoon Joshi, drawing widespread applause from the film fraternity.

    After the news went viral, the only question which rose in everyone mind was that who’s behind the removal?

    According to earlier reports, Pahlaj and other CBFC members misbehaved with the producer and director of Babumoshai Bandookbaaz. Hence, they had filed a complained against the former chief. So were the makers of the film responsible for his removal as censor board cheif?

    But, guys, Babumoshai Bandookbaaz makers are not behind the removal of Pahlaj Nihalani. If reports are to be believed it’s Ekta Kapoor. Earlier, Pahlaj Nihalani had created a huge trouble for Ekta Kapoor’s Lipstick Under My Burkha. He made sure that it didn’t hit the screens and thus, after a long fight, the movie was screened after a year of its initial release date.

    Smriti Irani was elected as the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister around the same time when the controversy of Lipstick My Burkha was going on. Smriti Irani is a dear friend of Ekta Kapoor.

    “For a very long time, Ekta Kapoor had been grumbling against Nihalani’s high-handedness. As luck would have it, Ekta Kapoor’s old buddy Smriti Irani was appointed the Minister of Information and Broadcasting around the same time when Lipstick Under My Burkha was taken by her for marketing and distribution,” a source told the daily.

    “When the film was severely attacked by the CBFC, Ekta Kapoor expressed her displeasure to the new I&B Minister,” the source added.

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  91. By
    Koimoi.com Team –
    August 14, 2017

    Ajay Devgn will soon be seen playing a no-nonsense Income Tax officer in RAID. Set in Uttar Pradesh in the 80’s, the film is based on real life events involving one of the most high profile income tax raids the country has ever known.

    Written by Ritesh Shah who’s writing credits include Pink and Airlift, RAID will be directed by Rajkumar Gupta who previously directed No One Killed Jessica. Casting for Devgn’s opponent and other important characters is underway.

    Talking about the film, director Raj Kumar Gupta says, “RAID is a story that needs to be told on the big screen. I am looking forward to my collaboration with Ajay sir, Bhushanji, Kumarji and Abhishek on this film.”

    Producer Bhushan Kumar says,”Ajay Devgn is a great actor. We have produced Baadshaho and are now happy to be also producing Raid. Raid is a content driven film and we are excited to produce it.”

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    • No comments on 95% fall on second weekend for JHMS?

      I have got a new nickname for Akshay – The Terminator. He terminated Hritik’s career during Rustom vs Mohenjodaro. Now he has written SRK’s obituary with TEPK finishing off JHMS.

      I am loving it!

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    • BOI has gone hyper and already calling it a Blockbuster. Maybe they are setting it up. Like other Akshay films, I think it will also fall considerably in week 2. But its job will be done at 125-130 cr total. Anything more would be a bonus.

      http://boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=3162

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      • It needed 106 cr for breakeven so it will be a blockbuster at 175 cr+…Monday looks like 12 to 13 cr…Tuesday will be its best day yet…And a Second week open run….200 crs is possible as i said…

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        • Week one is heading or 90-95 cr. But even Rustom had a 91 cr week one, but ended at 127-128 cr. Toilet will do v well for itself if it can cross 150 cr.

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          • Rustom was in competition. Here the daily trends suggest something bigger. Whether it gets to 200 CR, who knows. It’s clear Wednesday is key now. And Friday hold. It looks like it will be Akshay’s biggest grosser now in a very unconventional film.

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  92. Saw VIP-2. I am no fan of Dhanush or Kajol. My husband wanted to watch it, so we went.
    A movie thats not much long, alternating between Dhanush walking in slo-mo, then Kajol walking in slo-mo. I wonder why Kajol went ahead and did it, she is shown as this high flying construction tycoon who is always at her wits end with the simplicity of Dhanush, who inspite of his painfully thin structure can take on half a dozen goons at same times. He is now married to Amala paul and their family scenes are the better portions of the movie.

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    • Thanks for the update vijjie. So what’s your recommendation ? I wanted to watch it for Kajol but u seem underwhelmed…I don’t have much patience for pretentious baloney these days though I am somewhat neutral to Dhanush and quite liked him in that Sonam’s movie.

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      • It is a bit underwhelming. There is nothing much for kajol to do except thunder in her executive look- which I must say look better on her than any other attire recently – and be deflated by a smart quip by dhanush. If you are a dhanush fan you may get kicks out of it..as some were whistling in theater. As the opponent is Karol there is no dirty fight here..except misunderstood personalities. Dhanush is good as a common man driven nuts by his wife. Those parts are likable. Songs are no good. My rating will be 2.5/5

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  93. What could be the budget of SS considering that Aamir is the producer and he generally doen’t charge anything upfront…… I think the budget is not more than 10 cr…… so how much will it earn? ROI would be some 3000-4000% here 🙂

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    • SS budget is around 15-20 cr. It is in the same range as TEPK, which was made at 18 cr. But co-producer of SS, Zee Studios will distribute the film themselves. So there is no high distribution price involved or recovery pressure.

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    • Aamirs salary will be the main budget..

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      • Its a profit sharing arrangement between AKP and Zee Studios. So Aamir’s salary will be determined how the film does at BO. Just like Dangal. Its called smart economics.

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  94. Addatoday is expecting 12-13 cr on Monday, outstanding stuff!

    http://www.addatoday.com/2017/08/toilet-ek-prem-katha-4th-day-monday.html

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    • Definitely likely to be Akshay’s top grosser ever at this rate.

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      • it is the extented weekend because of holidays…from Wednesday onwards, it will crash vertically…….

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        • Ideaunique, why do you sound so pessimistic involving anything associated with any one not named “Aamir Khan”!! Be gracious as Aamir is as time spares none as even the mightiest empires could not escape this ultimate reality crumbling over time and “intolerance row” is not too old to be forgotten!! Deriding other stars and their fans was a pass- time for Shahrukh fans during their idol’s prime phase but look what their current state is, so don’t repeat the same mistake by getting nasty, condescending towards other stars through your comments as time will catch up with Aamir too and then he & his fans should be prepared to be the object of derision. Let’s be a bit pragmatic if not gracious for our own sake 😉

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  95. thecooldude Says:

    Awaiting Naveen’s new list where Akshay will be from 1-10! Any day now.

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    • I think he’s pretty much the no.3 right now ahead of SRK. By the time SRK has his next release, Akki would probably have another couple of successful films in the bag.

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  96. ‘On the first day of shooting, after our first shot together as co-stars was canned, a dream Saira had cherished for years, Rajinder Krishan, the poet who was watching the way Saira was following my brief and performing perfectly, took her aside after all the clapping had died down, and told her: “Beta, I think you performed brilliantly. However, I must tell you something in your own interest. You should not try to be Dilip Kumar in your enactment”.’
    ‘Be yourself, be Saira Banu. This is what all his heroines have been doing. All of them have tried to be Dilip Kumar and failed. It is only natural when you have an actor of his stature in the same frame.’
    ‘Don’t do it. Try to be yourself.’

    http://www.rediff.com/movies/special/would-be-criminal-if-i-stopped-saira-from-acting/20170814.htm

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  97. The Millimeter From Film 3 Idiots Actually Becomes Meter Now, See Amazing Transformation:

    https://www.pagalparrot.com/transformation-of-millimeter-from-3-idiots-2112116.html

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  98. Toilet Ek Prem Katha has emerged a BLOCKBUSTER and the first one for the Hindi film industry this year. There was Bahubali – The Conclusion this year but that film was from the Telugu film industry. Although its too early to judge the collections for Monday they will be in double digits for sure and possibly go above the first day business. North India has gone crazy for the film with Delhi / UP simply running riot on Monday. the Saturday growth in key markets suggest this but the way Delhi / UP is performing on Monday the film is going to dominate the box for sometime.

    http://boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=3162

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  99. I think lot of credit goes to the film’s association with the ruling Govt. On its own – I wonder it would have done so much business…..entire Govt. machinery was with the film starting with NaMo meeting Akki….

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  100. JHMS Overseas gross after second weekend is close to 9M$.Could be around 10-11M$ LT in Overseas.A flop there as well.Ind.nett wld be around 62cr.It wld fail to cross 150cr WW.A complete shocker.

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  101. Yes it has tanked even is Overseas.

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    • Worldwide distributor share is going to be 60 cr from JHMS’s theatrical run. It was sold for 125 cr. That is 65 cr loss.

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      • Bahubali 2’s success has been wiped out by Bollywood’s 2 biggest stars!

        JHMS’s fall is expected. Complete washout in SRK’s best genre. This is far bigger loss than Tubelight – not money wise but JHMS was probably much more a banker prospect than Salman attempting acting in Tubelight.

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  102. Today TEPK is better than Sunday. If night shows are fine, expect 25crs…

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    • but from tom. it will crash vertically. 120 cr is the lifetime. Akki-fans will treat this as Aamir’s 300 Cr moment 🙂

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      • TEPK will not crash tomorrow or in second weekend. It will do well enough. I expect Airlift like trending here, if not better. Airlift did 44 cr weekend and went on to do 128 cr in total (it had a similar republic day holiday in the middle of its first week). A similar trend with TEPK’s 51 cr opening weekend will take it to 150 cr. That is how it will pan out IMO. For a movie made on a low budget of 18 cr, 150 cr nett (or so) will be amazing! It will also mean Akshay getting his highest grosser in a very different film.

        It is OK if any other star apart from Aamir does well with socially relevant films. Aamir as such does very limited number of films. And the audience is showing that they have appetite for more such films. I think it also bodes well for SS.

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  103. Happy Independence Day to all.

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  104. tonymontana Says:

    these days you never know the propaganda of movie watchers. It could be possible that a substantial portion of audience members are Modi bhakts, who’ve already made up their mind to like the film despite its limitations.

    The political scenario affects and clouds our common sense in many ways, why should films be any different

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    • Absolutely: And those who went to watch JHMS on first day or even later were full-on liberals. While those that watched TEPK [substantial] were all the Bhakts, including the folks that took glee in the fact that Hindu ‘sanskriti’s mis-use and negative aspects by the ‘thekedars’ of Hinduism were thrashed left, right [no pun intended] and center in the movie.

      Thanks. Have a great independence day. India might still survive.

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    • TEPK has done well bcoz of SwachBharat call of Modi. So I guess even Dangal did well bcoz of “Beti Bachao” call by Modi?
      Sallu/SRK have been so stupid, they just ignored all these buzzwords being spouted by Modi.

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    • What is this ‘bhakt’ nonsense.Modi is an honest man and that’s the reason for the massive mass support.Congress is a mega corrupt which has just looted oyr nation for 60+ years.Pseudo secular aur desh ko khao,yahi neeti apnai congress ne aur ab us ko darwaze dikha diye gaye hai.Janta jag gayi aur ab Congress,Communisto ki watt lag gayi hai and rightly so.

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  105. HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO ALL.

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  106. Friday – 11,71,00,000

    Saturday – 17,00,00,000 apprx

    Sunday – 21,25,00,000 apprx

    Monday – 12,00,00,000 apprx

    Grand Total – 62,00,00,000

    The film was worked in North India in a huge way. The collections in Delhi / UP were around 2.80 crore nett on Monday and this figure has only been done by four films on day one this year. In East Punjab it grossed 1.35 crore nett on Monday and this number has only been done by three films on day one this year.

    http://boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=3163

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  107. That amazingly high-speed juggernaut named Amitabh Bachchan refuses to slow down. In fact Mr Bachchan is now busier than ever. He reveals that he would be doing as many as 5 new feature films in the coming months. As soon as he wrapped up his work in Vijay Krishna Acharya’s Thugs Of Hindostan, Mr Bachchan plunges into the Sairat director Nagraj Manjule’s next.

    Revealing his choc-a-block diary Mr Bachchan says, “Umesh Shukla’s 102 Not Out is over. I am now shooting for Kaun Banega Crorepati for the entire month of August. Then in September I will return to Thugs Of Hindostan. In October I will be shooting for Nagraj Manjule’s film. After that I go into Ayan Mukerji film (Dragon) to be produced by Karan Johar. Then I am doing a film with Kabir Khan, R Balki and Shoojit Sircar.”

    How on earth does this phenomenally supercharged epitome of ageless energy intend to do so many projects?

    Comes the response, “It’s all about time management. And please don’t ask me to slow down. I am not here to conquer peaks or design a formula for success. I am here to do a job. I need to work, I like to work and I am fortunate that there are some that consider me for work. In time nature shall diminish me and my body. But until it does so, I wish to continue!! You got a problem with that?”

    No, Sir! Keep them coming.

    BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA

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  108. He is 74 yrs old and with all these medical miracles of modern age these limits will keep getting pushed further. At some places he looks older than his age. DeNiro is 75 and comparatively looks much younger. Tom Cruise is 55 or 56 years and keeps doing those silly stunts himself. The latest one doing the rounds where he hurt himself is an audacious jump over the buildings. Khans are all bordering 54-55. Dharmendra turned 82 and just signed a movie. Except KBC nothing really stands out as exemplary / stand out work and there too most of the legwork is done by his deep baritone. Keeping oneself busy and going, staying within weight limits and going through the daily motion adds to the longevity. It’s a new way of life. Rest is all hyperbole.

    Staying relevant also assists in keeping up and resolving various ‘unwanted errands’ like the one below –

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/i-t-lens-on-amitabh-bachchan-others-in-panama-case/articleshow/60050101.cms

    “…EW DELHI: The income tax department is “aggressively” pursuing names that emerged in the Panama Papers+ , including Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan+ , and has dispatched a top-level officer to the British Virgin Islands to access information, a senior official has said.
    The British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean is considered to be among several tax havens. The tax department has launched 33 prosecutions linked to the names revealed in the Panama Papers and is probing others.
    “There is no let-up in investigations. We are aggressively seeking information from other countries,” the official, who did not wish to be identified, told TOI. After Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif was removed by the country’s top court in connection with the Panama Papers case, there has been criticism that tax authorities in India are dragging their feet.

    Asked whether information linked to the allegations against Bachchan was being pursued, the official said: “Mr Bachchan has said he does not own any of the firms named in the documents. So we just can’t launch a probe. We have to seek information.”

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    • ***He is 74 yrs old and with all these medical miracles of modern age these limits will keep getting pushed further. At some places he looks older than his age. DeNiro is 75 and comparatively looks much younger. Tom Cruise is 55 or 56 years and keeps doing those silly stunts himself. The latest one doing the rounds where he hurt himself is an audacious jump over the buildings. Khans are all bordering 54-55. Dharmendra turned 82 and just signed a movie. Except KBC nothing really stands out as exemplary / stand out work and there too most of the legwork is done by his deep baritone. Keeping oneself busy and going, staying within weight limits and going through the daily motion adds to the longevity. It’s a new way of life. Rest is all hyperbole.***

      Outstanding analysis. Nothing left to say.

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    • LOL the tax department or the police for murder crimes. I’m pretty sure a large proportion of famous people take care of taxes in unfair ways. The idea that any one person can be singled out is as naive as expecting Salman to act!

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      • After Nawaz Sharif removal this issue did come up all around social media..both Bachchan and Aishwarya’s names were mentioned as well as many other bigwigs. Good if Govt. is acting on it..though I doubt if anything will come out of it. Bachchan is in good books of this Govt. and is doing almost all the ads for them.

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    • “Except KBC nothing really stands out as exemplary / stand out work”

      Really ?????

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  109. Salman acting chops are as good or bad as the mentally challenged portrayed on the Big Indian Screen by all the so called stalwarts in the past…so he is no exception. Barring Sparsh (Naseeruddin Shah ) or a Sadma ( Sridevi ) there is nothing one can connect on that genre. Even the redoubtable Nana (Khamoshi) and Bachchan (Black) couldn’t capture the pathos / spirit of impaired correctly….

    ….on the rest its better Salman be left alone and we adhere to his mantra – dil mein aata hoon samajh mein nahin !!!

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  110. Happy Independence Day to all at SS..

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  111. Same to you Rocky ! …and now ‘nyoy the Bhaijaan swag –

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  112. Very Rare Version of our Indian National Anthem that was recorded for A. I. R. (ALL INDIA RADIO) a bit prior to January 26, 1950, comprising of a few more stanzas. Subsequently, this was released on 78 RPM Gramophone Records and came thru a member of “THE SOCIETY OF OLD RECORD COLLECTORS IN INDIA”.

    “INDIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM – JANA GANA MANA [ORIGINAL 1950 VERSION RECORDED FOR ALL INDIA RADIO RELEASED ON 78 RPM GRAMOPHONE RECORDS”…

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  113. Exclusive: Ex and next CBFC Chief speak to NewsX

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  114. Vancouver 1997

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  115. Watched #Mubarkan. Very good family entertainer. With better music and marketing, this could have done much better at box-office. Second movie after ‘Its Entertainment’ which I felt couldn’t leave mark at BO despite good content.

    btw Anil Kapoor is just awesome, he should do more comedies.

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    • I agree 100% Yakuza; Anil Kapoor has a flair for comedy & was just freakingly hilarious in Welcome, No Entry, Bibi No.1 & Taal as well where he played the second fiddle to Akshaye Khanna yet delivered his dialogues in very satirical way evoking LOL moments. His comic timing was always an asset which was evident in his earlier films such as Chameli Ki Shaadi, Ram Lakhan & later in Deewana Mastana & Jhooth Bole Kauwa Kaate, yet directors have not been able to exploit fully this facet of his acting prowess.

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  116. Toilet Ek Prem Katha 5th Day Box Office Collection
    08/15/201746

    Toilet Ek Prem Katha 5th Day Box Office Collection:
    Akshay Kumar’s latest release continues to roar big at the box office. The National holiday of Independence Day gave a huge boost to Toilet Ek Prem Katha collection especially in the first half of the day. As per the early estimates, Toilet Ek Prem Katha 5th day collection will be in the range of 20 crore.

    TEPK has managed to tickle the bone of the audience and is faring excellently at the box office. After the opening weekend, it had an excellent hold on Monday and then got the benefit of the holiday on its first Tuesday. It has made it one of the best trending films of 2017. The trend is better than another Akshay starrer Rustom which released during Independence Day weekend last year.

    The morning shows were higher as compared to yesterday and it literally went houseful in the noon shows. The North India rocked big time again where all shows were sold out even at the single screens. Later on, there were drops reported in the evening shows. Toilet Ek Prem Katha collection can fall further in the night as tomorrow is a working day.

    Toilet Ek Prem Katha 5th day collection will be among the top 6 highest Tuesday collection ever in the history of Bollywood. Akshay Kumar has once again come to the rescue of Bollywood as TEPK is set to emerge a bit hit. The credit has to go the actor as TEPK was a small film, had no big director or heroine and music was average. Yet it has managed to end the dull phase at the box office.

    Toilet Ek Prem Katha box office collection in 5 days will be over 83 crores. The first week is looking to be the highest ever for any Akshay Kumar starrer. It will be an extraordinary result overall. TEPK Tuesday collection is also the highest of this year but that would be unfair to compare as it was a holiday.

    The drop on Wednesday will give us a clear picture that where this film will land in the final run. But the super strong trend has suggested that it will be highest grosser of Akshay Kumar and highest grosser of 2017 from Bollywood.

    Collection

    Day 1-13.10

    Day 2-17.10

    Day 3-21.25

    Day 4-12.0

    Day 5-20.0

    Total-83.45 Cr

    https://www.bollyarena.net/toilet-ek-prem-katha-5th-day-box-office-collection/

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    • Jab Harry Met Sejal Overseas and Worldwide Box Office Collection
      08/15/201719

      Jab Harry Met Sejal has underperformed in overseas markets too. The film has grossed $9.50 million in overseas till the second weekend.

      JHMS had a bumper start in overseas as it set opening records in many territories. But the film has crashed badly on weekdays and it will not beat SRK starrer Raees which was not even overseas friendly. At best it can do $11 million which will be slightly better than Fan.

      The worldwide gross is 146 crores which is too low for a big film. Overseas gross can cross domestic business which is a rare scenario.

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      Collection

      India (gross)

      85.13

      Overseas

      60.92

      Worldwide

      146.05 Cr

      https://www.bollyarena.net/jab-harry-met-sejal-overseas-and-worldwide-box-office-collection/

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    • AamirsFan Says:

      Gonna have to watch this movie soon. This is huge for Akki…trending clearly suggests that this movie is loved. Lets see how far it goes, exciting stuff!

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      • It’s not a great film per se. It is for sure a bit uneven but still the overall result for a first-time director [am not sure if he is a first time director; correct me if I am wrong] is impressive. Akshay is truly believable and is treading on the path of some actors like Sanjeev Kumar or Vinod Khanna or Jeetenda [for example; their association with Gulzar] who had a ‘set’ of films that they owned. Not big block-buster movies like the combination of AB and Manmohan or Mehra but small gems that can be really enjoyed. Impressive thing here about Akshay is, except for Neeraj Pandey, I don’t think he has repeated the directors.

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        • AamirsFan Says:

          Yeah I agree that he is creating a similar legacy from the list of actors you mentioned. His last couple of films have been socially relevant…very curious to see how Padman will be received. I might give Jolly LLB 2 a watch also. Just going by the ‘prestige’ angle…that’s a helluva lineup of movies he is currently having.

          Btw, just read your review on this movie and am even more intrigued to watch this movie now.

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        • “Impressive thing here about Akshay is, except for Neeraj Pandey, I don’t think he has repeated the directors.”

          Nothing to take away from Akshay but just read this comment and realized how a Bollywood outsider looks at the movies and one who is very well versed with inside trivia understands the news. Simply put.. both Rustom and Toilet are Neeraj Pandey’s movies directed by his assistants. Neeraj Pandey is very prominently displayed in Rustom and so much that even director is never mentioned in media whereas completely skipped in Toilet(recent rumors suggest some difference between rights) and Neeraj removed his name from the movie. Even Naam Shabana’s guest apperance is courtesy Neeraj Pandey. Similarly calling Pink movie other than Shoojit Sircar’s movie is incorrect, everywhere on the poster it is displayed prominently as Shoojit Sircar’s PINK (after Piku) which did the trick and interest in the audience. Such kind of ‘quiet’ directors are not really directors but just assistants or small time directors, it will take a while till they really get the credit. Shoojit Sircar almost ended up directing PInk and changed the whole second half into courtroom drama and worked with Amitabh on his character building. Amitabh signed the movie coz of Shoojit and no one else.

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          • Neeraj Pandey doing overseas promotion of the movie and director is nowhere to be seen. The director, Shree Narayan Singh is assistant director of Neeraj and his regular editor of movies like Baby, Rustom, MS Dhoni etc.

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          • Another trivia: Anupam Kher so badly wanted to be part of this Swach Abhiyaan movie that Neeraj Pandey courtesy his relationship with Anupam created a dummy role and added him to the movie. Anupam being prime candidate for Modi didn’t wanted to miss this oppurtunity to be part of the movie. I haven’t seen the movie but anyone who has seen will know the role is added after the script is done and he is neither playing girl’s father nor hero’s father.

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          • OK. At the nth moment I realized someone would latch on to that; I wanted to put in paranthesis though that I was SPECIFICALLY talking of directors and producers but just left it at that thinking it was obvious.

            Yes I agree and understand I neither know nor am I invested in the ‘insider’ workings of Hi-fi. Now if the assertion here is that Akshay hasn’t really done variety but has just latched onto Neeraj Pandey and his ‘off-shoots’, I would still say that’s highly immaterial. BABY, AIRLIFT, NS [everybody knew that it would have a high BABY hangover, so I don’t think there’s any issue here — at least when it comes to his recent upping the ante with his performances.

            And actually, let me be clear how it works for me at least. Whoever be the producer, I rarely go to a movie depending on him or her. I consider a PRODUCER nothing more than an office manager or an administrator with money wanting to make more money. [Again, pardon my ignorance if I seem simplistic.] I understand what you are trying to convey when you talk about the ‘influences’ in these cases since the producers were also story-tellers and directors in their own right.

            I understand both TEKP and RUSTOM might have the invisible or visible blessings of NP, but Jolly LLB I believe was independent of his influence, and Akshay was bloody damn good in that.

            And when I bring about the comparison with Gulzar, all I mean is a ‘body of work’ with a set of films; not necessarily restricted to the ‘patriotic’ genre. All the 3 Khan superstars — maybe barring Aamir to an extent; and that too dare I say with difficulty– can hardly be considered to fit in the films naturally as Akshay fits in. And it is really commendable that an actor who was considered wooden is actually fitting in so well in such films.

            Next time there’s a director who wants to make a socially relevant or a director who wants a guy that can play a guy having a ‘kirana’ store in Kolhapur, guess what actor he would go to? And that, I believe, has been Akshay’s successes in recent times.

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          • Akshay is phenomenal. I humbly raise a toast to his ability to play a simpleton and star with aplomb. He’s a star I’ve got massively wrong. He has a strong run of films now and his filmography is building up at a rapid rate. An explosive film at the box office will propel him further. He needs a big opener now. Everything is converging to Robot 2 for him as I see it. He deserves the recognition he craves.

            I still don’t have him in the Salman, SRK, Aamir bracket. But no one is writing a box office story better than him now, probably barring Aamir. He’s a distant 4th (way ahead of anyone behind him) and ready to pounce on rankings but his cultural capital won’t budge out the big 3 as a historical matter.

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          • agree with most of this..

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          • Thanks for all the inside information Master.

            However, as I said, it takes nothing away at all from Akshay’s success, and I think you yourself would agree.

            And with regard to Anupam Kher latching on to TEPK, I find it strange that he would want to so desperately be a part of this movie when everyone knows that he’s part of BJP itself!! I don’t understand what it would ‘add’ upto, in the end scenario.

            With regard to the ‘dummy’ role you talked about, I read in some review that the character’s role is actually based on some social worker; I forget the name now. You are quite efficient at google search, maybe you can let us know. And frankly, his role is hardly something that audiences are going to remember. He hardly has 2 minutes of ‘worth-while’ time in the movie.

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          • Ok on the question of trivias master..what about this alleged Canadian citizenship of Akshay kumar which is being mentioned frequently? Why on earth wud he take a Canada citizenship?

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          • You get entry into many countries without Visa and relatively easy to get.

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          • But why a star in India need all that? Or u mean he took it before becoming a star?

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          • so that leaves us with Aamir and Akki at the top now – the rest are either tired or jaded or have just lost their touch…….

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    • Very, very endearing images and thanks to SRK. At the same time, very, very paintul to watch DK in pain; what an irony, it is so painful to see the tragedy king in tragic moments. KARMA is a bi!@# and if you have to go through such ordeals, you have to. Nobody is spared.

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      • @KARMA is a bi!@# and if you have to go through such ordeals, you have to. Nobody is spared.”

        C’mon An Jo you can do better than that considering your cerebral thought process visible on this blog. I feel being an adult now you must have seen enough of the world to understand regardless of what we do, our karma has no hold on us.

        To be frank, I was conflicted when it comes to karma for a very long time till I crossed over to this side of the Atlantic and watched life a bit more closely. There is no divine retribution for those who have done wrong or as if the universe rewards those who behave the worse and punishes those who try to do things the right way. On a very practical basis you can hurt as many people as you want to and it will not come back to you. It is simply the truth. In fact, I would say that those who do hurt others may live a better life, as they have no problem hurting other people to get what they want.

        You can attribute all that to kalyug but I would only add this on karma if you may that you don’t get what you deserve, you get what you allow. There is no “cosmic force” that determines your happiness. Only you can do that!

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        • I am not interested in displaying any ‘cerebral’ thought process.

          These are things one experiences and reacts to based on life’s experiences. There are superior, superior minds who have given up lives and pleasures to get answers and explore life’s meaningfulness and meaninglessness. My thoughts come as I read those books and venture to understand. I believe in some things and you don’t; if that answers all the questions you might have, good for you. They don’t for me, I seek.

          Don’t wish to clog this blog with these things. These are personal mind-spaces and highly individual. As I said, if you have found all answers, glad for you. I haven’t, so will continue seeking.

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  119. 20 cr for Toilet on Independence holiday. Slightly less than Sunday’s 21 cr, but still done v well. 82-83 cr over 5 days for such a small film is great going. Week one should be around 95 cr range and lifetime should be around 150 cr. BOI is talking about 175 cr finish, but I think it wont have such strong legs.

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    • 7-8 cr expected today. 125-130 cr total is assured now. Second weekend will be the key to crossing 150 cr mark.

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  120. #Suryavansham again on top , It is getting consistently good ratings since last 17 years … most watched Bollywood movie on TV and YouTube … https://twitter.com/yakuzazoomin/status/897704432200282115

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  121. For the Sitguys !! # Tashan Mein….

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  122. Cant say he is being very forthright here..

    “Yousafzai is only the sixth person to receive honorary Canadian citizenship.

    The first was Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews during World War II. He was bestowed the title posthumously in 1985.

    The Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims, Nelson Mandela, the 14th Dalai Lama, and Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, have also received the title.”

    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/04/malala-yousafzai-honorary-canadian-citizen-170412173952908.html

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  123. I did like Suryavansham quite a bit. One of Bachan’s better movies at the time of his come-back.

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    • yes i am just curious why did sooryavansham failed at the box office,srk swadesh was also good but that failed aswell,probably if these two releases today they would have clicked..

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      • No, they wouldn’t. Especially Sooryavansham, it was very hard to digest Amitabh in college. What age was he being represented as in that movie?

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        • ” No, they wouldn’t. Especially Sooryavansham, it was very hard to digest Amitabh in college. What age was he being represented as in that movie? ”

          totally agree,they never learned it from manoj kumars mistakes..

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        • haha..for all the aged, haggard comments being made about SRK, if we consider how bachchan looked in these later years, it’s nothing!

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          • @ vijjie,
            thats why Amitabh rotated to character roles like a dad in mohabbatein,now days actors like srk,akki,salman or amir can physically adapt to younger looking looks..as I said srk needs to take a break for atleast 2 to 3 years as he is looking tired and jaded..break will do good to him as he will be refreshed and maybe into another roles to command his second coming..

            Z,
            I disagree with you about Swades,although it was inspired by the story of Aravinda Pillalamarri and Ravi Kuchimanchi,Gowarikar spent considerable time & effort on the subject..srk could do something like this …

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          • I think mohabbatein was Amitabh above 60.. before that he had the bade miya chote miya and Suryavansham. Suryavansham, did have an older role, but was it mohabbatein he switched to playing character roles?

            SRK has quite a few years to get to 60!

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        • Wrong there. There is nothing about Amitabh going to college in the movie. The only thing that didn’t look really right was him as a lover boy and singing a romantic song. But that portion lasted only around 10-15 minutes. The rest of the movie was quite well made. During most of the movie he is playing the double role of the old patriarch and a married middle aged guy (who has a kid).

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  124. Anupam Kher Talks To Rohit Shetty
    Superb watch..Maza aa gaya !!
    Rohit comes across as an extremely nice a zameen sey juda hua kida guy.He speaks very highly of Amitabh and Ajay ..
    http://www.republicworld.com/shows

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  125. Current Star Ranking

    No 1: Aamir Khan. With weak oppostition, Aamir now enjoys a good lead. He should however do a quickie before Thugs as one major hit from Salman and Aamir’s lead will disappear.

    No 2: Salman Kahn. He has given strings of blockbuster to lead over Aamir, despite Aamir’s ATBBs. However Tubelight has take Sallu few steps back. Despite him covering up the losses of the Mumbai distributor (only), his stock is damaged and his next will be keenly observed.

    No 3: Akshay Kumar. Finally he has done it with extraordinary Box office outcome of Toilet – Ek Prem Katha. This is not his highest ranking. He did reach all time high of No 2 position (Many claim he became No 1 when SIK released) in 2007 as well and almost reached the level of the then No 1, SRK. Thereafter he faltered and Salman and Aamir zoomed far ahead, and SRK too gave Om Shanti Om same year. It looked all lost when Akshay chose to be tortoise in the race since last 2-3 years. Steady and consistent. Had to give No 3 to his hard work.

    No 4: SRK. JHMJ is SRK’s biggest disaster since i know him. He has to really pull back now. More than the BO he has to recover the prestige he seems to have lost off late. This showed in JHMS.

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    • A fair assessment Naveen though I will have Akshay as No 1 simply based on the variety and the number of films he is doing. I had put a longish comment earlier on these ranking. What pulls Akshay back is his threshold limit and unable to deliver something out of the box to get to the 200/250/300 cr. He can stake a claim on these numbers with 2.0 but he is the villain there and southern diaspora will eat him alive if he takes much credit.

      On Salman here is a quick fact.

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    • Thanks Livewire.
      I am coining a new term to describe the current era – KKhan. (Kumar + the three Khans)
      I am actually a big fan of KKhans.

      I agree with above post that the record 11 hits of Salman is like the Australian Domination in cricket. Its difficult to achieve, though Aamir can do it but over longer period.

      From die hard Amitabh Bachchan fan in childhood to Sanjay Dutt
      (from Thaanedaar to Khalnaayak) and then Akshay Kumar ever since his Mohra became a hit. I somehow knew he has it in him if he wants or gets a good director. Since then i have found him doing something better every year. He could never meet the quality or hits of others but he showed improvement and worked as hard as anyone. For me these quality counts. One need not be No 1 to get a fan. Stardom lies in the eyes of the dreamer and I am one. 🙂

      I have been a good fan of SRK films like Darr/Baazigar/KKHH/Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa/DevDas. Hence i will defend him and his films whenever they are trounced upon unreasonably.

      I became Salman’s fan since Dabangg and Aamir Khan admirer after Rang De Basanti. It took me more time to understand Aamir Khan model. As you can see i always like Stars and for a long time it was difficult for me to accept Aamir as a big one as he never came across as star to me. But with his films, i realised that he is actually bigger than a star via his films. He is a package. You have to compare others with “his films and him” and not just him. This was new for me in Hindi film industry as noone in the past was ever like Aamir.

      Coming back to rankings….it may be biased for Akki but never for / against any other star. I had kept Aamir at No 2 for ling and gave him No 1 only when Dangal broke all records. This caused many to dub my rankings as agendaic. But honestly before Dangal, Aamir despite his ATBB never actually stole the show over contemporaries, the way he did in Dangal and his contemporaries failing at the same time.

      I will again be fair when Salman gives a big hit or a flop.

      I believe any star can become No 1 if he gives more hits than contemporaries. So if one asks can Akshay become No 1, i will reply – why not?

      Somehow i feel the same spark only in Ranbir Kapoor, Ranvir Singh and Varun Dhawan (in that order). I feel they will dethrone KKhan when they reach their 40s and Kkhan in 60s.

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      • I remember Akshay Kumar from the first song that played on TV..I mean the first one I saw, ‘Khudko kya samajhta hai..’ with Ayesha Jhulka in a yellow frock..It was a college movie with Deepak Tijori as sidekick..which proceeds to be a murder mystery. wasnt that the first khiladi? And a hit also. Then he did a lot of nonsense films..and had a lot of affairs also. Mohra and Mein Khladi Tu Anadi as police roles did well. Was quite a hit pair with Shilpa Shetty..on and off screen I suppose. ‘Tu cheez badi hai..’ was such a big hit.

        He used to be someone harmless who kept on having movies success or not..Mr.and mrs. Khiladi, international Khiladi, Aflatoon..a few films with Mamta Kulkarni.. I think Priyadarshan changed his fortunes..with Herapheri and such.. Anyways, his longevity is amazing. Suneil Shetty and the likes who came with him is ling done and dusted..even Saif is not around much anymore. And here AKshay is having a dream run..!

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        • Nice nostalgia there vijjie. Ah those were the days where we could decide to watch a movie just on a whim or sudden desires…. Akki was never on any priority list of movies to watch but this one was publicized having a lot of sexy scenes between Akshay and still hot Rekha (watched Utsav inspite of that loser shekhar suman in the lead). Those were still the days where we made our minds to watch a movie going by the poster itself and this one had an erotic mud dance pose of rekha-akki plastered all over the city. With Youtube we can relive that mudslinging
          ( 2.00min mark on the link). Incidentally the title of this song is copied from a very very popular pop song of the 80s ‘you take myself, you take my self control by Laura Branigan.

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        • I remember watching Khiladiyon ka Khiladi on the first weekend.
          This movie was a lifeline to Akshay. Akshay had given many bad films after his super hit Sabse Bada Khiladi.
          This movie came with lots of Akshay’s affair stories with Rekha and she becoming the reason for his break up with Raveena.

          These controversy helped Akshay to be in news despite giving several flops.

          When I was watching Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi i was intrigued by the level of action then. he movie has few genuine emotional moments and awesome action sequences. Remember the seeties and taalis in the housefull single screen.

          Maan shera waaliye song was also a rage then. This movie had Inder Kumar, who passed away shockingly in his 40s due to cardiac arrest.

          Rekha was the lead actress of the movie and her scenes with Akshay still remain my favourite. Raveena looked glamorous and i always thought she looked best with Akshay and vice versa. Alas, Few pairs are not supposed to get married.

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    • No 1’s since 1995:

      1968-1976: Rajesh Khanna
      1976-1995: Amitabh Bachchan
      1995-2011: SRK
      2011-2016: Salman
      2017 onwards: Aamir

      No 2 and 3 have changed from Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt (No 1 in 2003), Akshay (only in 2007 and couple of other years), Salman (always in top 3 and probably No 1 in 1999) and Aamir (have been in Top 3 since Rang De Basanti).

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    • Corrections

      No 1’s since 1968:

      1968-1976: Rajesh Khanna
      1976-1995: Amitabh Bachchan (despite his withdrawal in 80s)
      1995-2011: SRK
      2011-2016: Salman
      2017 onwards: Aamir

      No 2 and 3 have changed from Dharmendra (mostly No 2 from 1971 till 1989), Anil Kapoor (No 1 in 1989), Sanjay Dutt (No 1 in 2003), Akshay (only in 2007 and couple of other years), Salman (always in top 3 and probably No 1 in 1999) and Aamir (have been in Top 3 since Rang De Basanti).

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      • I think Madhuri was the no.1 star in BW from the early 90s up until 95 or so. SRK established himself as the no.1 only around ’97-98 with DTPH/KKHH.

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      • True. Madhuri became overnight star with her Ek Do Teen in Tezaab which released in 1988. She became No 1 when Beta released. She ruled the 90s with strings of Blockbusters and power packed performances and dance songs. Till date no heroine has reached her scale of success.
        Her remuneration in Anzaam and Prem Granth was more than SRK. She used to charge higher than male heroes in several of her films like Yaraana, Mrityudand, Pukaar, Rajkumaar etc.

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  126. Toilet Ek Prem Katha Day 6 Box Office Collection Update
    08/16/201716

    Toilet Ek Prem Katha Day 6 Box Office Collection Update: The early trends suggest that TEPK has a fair start on Tuesday. The drop is okay in the morning shows which has ensured a decent amount today. There will be growth in the evening which can push the film to a higher number. Check out Toilet Ek Prem Katha collection update.

    Morning Shows Report:

    Akshay Kumar starrer has a decent in the morning shows. The drop is huge from yesterday but that was expected as yesterday was a National holiday. Though it is solid if we compare it to the opening day. The overall occupancy was in the range of more than 15%. North India continues to sustain even on Tuesday while there were considerable drops in Rajasthan and Mumbai. The film has found huge appreciation in North India and it is likely that film will remain in theatres for some weeks in the region.

    Toilet Ek Prem Katha Day 6 Box Office Collection Update

    The ticket rates are down to normal levels which will affect Toilet Ek Prem Katha collection. Still, there will be good growth in the later half of the day, especially at the plexes. As of now, we can expect 7-8 crores on Tuesday.

    The audience feedback was excellent, in fact it is one of the best-received films of the year. But it is the first normal day since its release so it will be interesting to see its impact. As word of mouth will come into play today and this will decide that how big hit it can be. 150 crore looks on cards which will make it the highest grosser for Akshay Kumar and also highest grosser of the year.

    Stay tuned for more updates.

    Occupancy

    Wednesday

    Friday

    Morning

    17-18%

    22%

    Noon

    25%

    35%

    Evening

    N/A

    55%

    Toilet Ek Prem Katha 6th Day Box Office Collection:

    According to the early trends, Toilet Ek Prem Katha 6th day collection can target for 7-8 crores. Though a lot will depend on how it fares in the evening show.

    TEPK has collected 20 crore on Tuesday which has taken its total to 83 crore in 5 days. The first week is now looking to finish in the range of 95 crores.

    https://www.bollyarena.net/toilet-ek-prem-katha-day-6-box-office-collection-update/

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  127. A bit underwhelmed with this poster as this should have targeted the biggies…. but still looking forward to see if Varun can fill the shoes of Salman’s legacy going forward –

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    • This is indeed a problem. Any comparision with Salman is going to be detrimental. I had not like Judwa the movie but loved its peppy songs and Salman’s performance in those songs and few hilarious scenes. Karishma Kapoor as usual was the irritating element. I was actually surprised when got to know that Judwaa turned out to be such a huge hit.
      Judwa 2 will rely on songs.

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  128. I found this video on ‘Dangal’ really good … worth a watch …. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5d6tH2uEZE

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  131. Now Tepk story is out, I think Padman may also dwell more on period taboos practised in India. 3 days in a separate room. Not attending school or college during that period(pun intended). How it is considered as ashuddh. The story of that girl who was bitten by a snake during that isolation period. Nosy neighbours making some progressive families lives miserable by asking why the girl did not sit outside for the last month. If Padman addresses these things, it will be really a social service and the message should awaken atleast some.

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  132. Akshay Kumar trying to wish ‘Indian’ Independence Day but failed in the end and fell from cycle!

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  133. TEPK Wednesday is around 7 cr. First week will be around 95 cr. If it trends like normal Akshay movies, then we are looking at roughly 20 cr second weekend, which will take TEPK to around 135-140 cr lifetime total. It will still be his highest grosser, but in the same range as Rowdy Rathore. And not much more than Raees.

    Akshay has definitely turned out to be the savior for Bollywood when every other movie is flopping left and right. But he is still struggling for wider reach imo. Not talking specifically of TEPK – its a low budget movie on open defecation and such a film can only do so much. But overall he needs a big opener and a big grosser. Maybe 2.0 may do the trick for him.

    SRK have been a bigger star in his peak, but he is really in trouble right now. In current standing Akshay is in a better position than SRK. Hopefully he can consolidate his position further with his 3-4 movies coming in 2018.

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    • Akshay’s struggle for wider reach will continue next year too. 2.0 is a multi-starrer, even if it does v well (200 cr maybe) there will be talk about Rajni’s credit in it. And Akshay does not have any other such films to follow-up with another big gross. Padman, Gold and Mogul will all be in the usual 100-150 cr bracket if they click.

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  134. “Shah Rukh Khan’s time is over”
    I have been hearing such comments ever since Jab Harry Met Sejal has bombed at the box office and it has amused me. I am amazed that there are people, even from the industry and trade, who think that the golden time of Shah Rukh Khan is over and that he won’t be able to get back in the top league.

    What everyone has forgotten is that despite the debacle of Jab Harry Met Sejal and underperformance of Raees and Dilwale, he’s still one of the bankable stars that we have today. He has earned lot of credibility and fan following since 25 long years and these aspects don’t wither away with a couple of bad films. Also, a nice way to gauge the popularity of an actor is how well his films open. In this regard, Shah Rukh Khan is one of the top stars. Almost all his films in recent times have opened very well. Jab Harry Met Sejal looked urban and niche from the promos and it’s actually a feat that it opened at Rs. 15.25 crores. Raees clashed with Kaabil, opened on a non-Holiday and yet collected Rs. 20.42 crores. Dear Zindagi was never meant to be a ‘Shah Rukh Khan film’ since he had a supporting role and also considering its genre, it managed a Rs 8.75 crores opening. Even Fan was not exactly mainstream and managed to collect Rs. 19.20 crores on its release day. Dilwale again had a clash and there was fear looming due to his intolerance remarks. Still, opening at Rs. 21 crores was impressive. Happy New Year and Chennai Express meanwhile were masala films and released on holidays; no wonder that both had rocking openings, at 44.97 crores and Rs. 33.12 crores respectively. Only a superstar can manage to get such great figures consistently.

    Where Shah Rukh Khan is faltering right now is with his choice of scripts. His films open well but since the content is not appealing to viewers, the collections come down quickly, mostly after the weekend. Imagine if Dilwale and Raees were laced with a great script and direction, then both these films would have crossed Rs. 200 crore despite the clash. Even Jab Harry Met Sejal, with the support of urban audiences, would have grossed Rs. 150 crore.

    The idea for SRK is to back content that is entertaining and which can work at an all-India level. The opening will be definitely huge, as proved above, and then the content can do the talking. And the perception that now, Shah Rukh Khan won’t get a good opening as he has lost audience’s trust is also wrong. 10 years ago, Salman Khan had an even worse performance at the box office. Shah Rukh Khan’s films at least open well. Many of Salman Khan’s films like Baabul, Marigold, Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar, Yuvvraaj etc, had extremely poor openings. Marigold especially released just a week after Chak De India and arrived without any noise. It shockingly failed to even reach 1-crore-mark! But then he did Wanted which was just a correct film for him. It was massy, entertaining and had comedy, emotion, romance, music, action etc, in adequate doses. Expectedly, audiences lapped it up and came out in hordes. He then followed with consecutive blockbusters starting with Dabangg. Today, he’s one of the greatest superstars of Indian Cinema ever. A decade ago, nobody had thought that Salman Khan would be giving blockbusters after blockbusters in the years to come.

    Something similar can happen with Shah Rukh Khan. He has a ready fan base and trust factor, built over the years. He just needs the right kind of script, the right kind of director and the right kind of people-friendly genre. If all these things are taken over, there’s no reason why Shah Rukh Khan can’t re-emerge as the superstar to reckon with!

    http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/features/dear-skeptics-shah-rukh-khan-still-superstar-time-certainly-not/

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    • Media has always been kind to SRK and continues to do so. Audience rejection is another thing, and it ultimately decides the fate of a star. General public seems to have lost faith in SRK and his films. And it has not happened in a day, it is a continuous process. I have not seen JHMS, but I doubt if the movie is that bad as to fold up at 60 cr lifetime total. And it also opened at only 15 cr, which shows diminishing returns on the opening front too.

      Anyways, that dwarf film will eventually make things clear. It is again a romcom with a gimmick of a physically stunted hero. And by the time it releases, Aamir will have SS and TOH under his belt, Salman will have TZH, Akshay will have 3-4 more films, Ranbir will have Dutt, and heck even Hritik may be ready with another Krish film. Reinvention and comeback for SRK is always possible on paper, but it will not be easy.

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      • All these gr8 projects may not sound so gr8 after they come out.. you can’t really preempt what is going to happen. Like all the biggies this year haven’t reached anywhere and a seemingly small tepk is doing gr8.

        The article talks about opening..And incidentally srk still has some better opening numbers.

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      • This has always been the case. The media entourage that follows SRK has helped loads. But at a point spinning the same story will not help.

        He needs a kick up the backside and criticism. This holding your hand and patching up the cracks works only for some time. Eventually the house comes down and you have to move on. I don’t see any point in treating SRK like a baby, just call a spade a spade. He’s in trouble & must make radical and better decisions.

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    • Salman may have Dabangg3 Eid release too.

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    • Fenil Seta …. One of biggest fan of SRK 🙂

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  135. Toilet Ek Prem Katha Wednesday Business
    Thursday 17 August 2017 10.45 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Toilet Ek Prem Katha had another strong day on Wednesday as it collected 6.50 crore nett taking its six day total to 88 crore nett. The film did drop from its inflated levels on Monday and Tuesday but with the holiday factors out of play the film is still showing only a 45% drop from its first day and it is day five. This is also after huge business on Monday and Tuesday. It could be that even on day seven the film has not gone down 50% from day one.

    There is a minor holiday on Thursday which could boost collections in some parts of the country and the first week is looking at business of 94-95 crore nett and where it lands on Friday will give an idea of its lifetime business. The six day collections of Toilet Ek Prem Katha are as follows.

    Friday – 11,71,00,000

    Saturday – 17,00,00,000 apprx

    Sunday – 21,25,00,000 apprx

    Monday – 12,00,00,000 apprx

    Tuesday – 19,50,00,000 apprx

    Wednesday – 6,50,00,000 apprx

    Grand Total – 88,00,00,000

    http://boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=3169

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    • This is a remarkable drop and rules out 150 Cr now. Trending is likely to be same as Airlift. Week 1 is likely to be 94 Cr.
      If TEPK sees Airlift kind of trending, it is heading for a 20 crore nett second weekend if it can gross around 5.5 crore nett on its second Friday. Basically it has to show less than 10% drop from Thrusday to Friday. Then week 2 would be around 30-32 Cr nett.

      Overall this seems to be heading to 140-145 Cr Nett lifetime.

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    • This is BOI. Producer’s total may cross 150 Cr Nett.

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      • BOI is only couple of crores behind producer total of TEPK. 140 cr is what this is heading for (plus minus 2 cr).

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  136. Actors Irrfan Khan and Abhishek Bachchan were reportedly considered for the role but the spot hasn’t been filled yet despite months of hunting. A source told mid-day that Priyanka Chopra, who just finished filming Hollywood project Isn’t It Romantic?, will help director Sanjay Leela Bhansali finalise the casting.

    “The film’s leading man has to be finalised within this month. Though Sanjay Leela Bhansali is neck deep in work with Padmavati, he wants to start this film by mid-2018,” said mid-day’s source.

    http://www.ndtv.com/entertainment/priyanka-chopra-in-mumbai-to-hunt-for-leading-man-1738644

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  138. I like the Maths and number crunching here 😉

    http://www.inuth.com/entertainment/bollywood/salman-khan-is-the-biggest-superstar-of-this-decade-aamir-khan-srk-and-akshay-kumar-follow-check-out-our-detailed-box-office-analysis/

    Box Office analysis: Why Salman Khan is the biggest superstar of this decade so far, followed by Aamir Khan and SRK
    Salman Khan’s Box Office presence is tremendous and he is way ahead of Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn in the hit race

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    • whatever..! Incidentally the top star in the country is a restaurant owner in Bombay because he gets the most footfalls every year..

      In any case since you now think Akshay is the top star I guess this list is irrelevant for you.

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      • After all the needling of last few days, going to the extent of posting bare posterior, Mr. Satyam finally takes a jab back =D>

        FYI, footfalls are a realistic measure of popularity in view of the changing economic scenario with fluctuating ticket prices. As we no more discuss silver jubilees & golden jubilees due to front load screening, time is also ripe to introduce footfalls as a currency for fame.

        Restaurant, se yaad aaya don’t forget to enjoy the delicacies offered at the Bhaijaanz at Carter Road, Bandra if you happen to pass by Mumbai and get the footfalls there too.

        Salman is in a zone which is close to what this dialogue means – “Gabbar ke taap se tumhe ek hi aadmi bachaa sakta hai, ek hi aadmi, khud Gabbar” TL undoing is a wrong product at the wrong time and an aberration….

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    • People who talk about Footfall in Indian context are Bullshitting.

      You simply can not calculate ATP in India. There is only one varable known, Gross. It is also an estimate. You don’t know ATP or number of admissions.

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    • BTW this website opened a week ago. Where do you get all the data? Obviously you take data from BOI , Komoi. Indicine. and where do they get data ?

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    • The writer is a Salman fan and is found on Facebook. FF tracking – only China does this and how! As munna says it’s impossible to trust FF numbers in India especially when ticket prices move so much. Gross is barely believed so how can ATP be legitimately trusted?

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      • Himesh Makand predicted big things for Tubelight, just like livewire. Need I say more? Fanatics reside everywhere – they dig out data and manipulate it to a desired goal. If the goal is predetermined, the data that follows is only further evidence of misinformation. I’m not questioning the raw use of data, but merely surprised that people lack intelligence to use data correctly or question it before using it blindingly.

        To break even Tubelight needed 250 CR + and likewise JHMS needed 150 CR odd. Complete misfires. Tubelight hardly a huge surprise as it required some acting! Of course TZH was automatically a back up plan. Livewire already predicted 15 days straight of 25 CR +. A guy educating us on why FF’S are important today predicting ridiculous stuff that even this era’s greatest pan India film didn’t do!

        The rate of inflation, in ticket prices and screens is too much to calculate any legitimate ATP. It’s a silly concept introduced to reduce a certain star’s records.

        Lol @ data sourced from BOI. That’s as squeaky clean as Donald Trump.

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  139. Dangal is releasing in Turkey tommorow.Easy ATG from India there.Release is in 57 cities which is huge.24th Aug wld see release in Hong Kong.Phase 3 starts tommorow.

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  140. kajol doing tamil film..

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  141. VIP 2: Lalkar Preview – Dhanush And Kajol Clash. Ready?

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  142. Btw, for most popular lists, there is an India Today – mood of the nation poll being played out now.. according to that the most popular Indian star is Amitabh Bachchan with 20% votes. Livewire can rejoice, second is Salman, third Shahrukh, 4th Aamir and 5th Dharmendra.

    Ladies are as follows
    Madhuri
    Hema
    Sridevi
    Aish
    Priyanka

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  143. Tollywood megastar Chiranjeevi has begun work on his upcoming biopic on freedom fighter Uyyalawada Narasimha Reddy. As per recent developments, megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been cast to play a pivotal role in the yet-untitled film.

    “Amitji is officially on board. He plays a pivotal role but nothing more can be said about his character at this moment,” a source from the film’s unit told IANS.

    To be directed by Surender Reddy, the film will be bankrolled by Ram Charan.

    The film was officially launched on Wednesday. Nayanthara will be playing the leading lady.

    Talking about the rest of the cast, the source added, “Contrary to rumours, Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi is not part of the project. He wasn’t even approached in the first place. Kannada actor Sudeep is being considered but he is yet to officially sign on the dotted line.”
    On Chiranjeevi’s birthday on August 22, the makers are planning to unveil the title logo. For one of the looks, Chiranjeevi will be seen sporting twirled mustache to play his part.

    Tipped to be made on a budget of over Rs 150 crore, the film will be made in Telugu, Hindi and Kannada.( With inputs from IANS )

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  144. Rajkumar Rao is highly appreciated in BKB reviews.

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    • Chennai Anna Says:

      BKB getting good reviews. Satyam/Munnabhai, please start a new post for BKB Box office. It’s Friday anyways.

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  145. You will be working with Alia Bhatt for the first time in Ayan’s next film. Excited?

    Absolutely! Actually not many people know this but Alia and I had done a photo shoot together for Sanjay Leela Bhansali when I was 20 years old and she was about 12 or even younger; I don’t know exactly how old she was. Sanjay sir wanted to make his version of Balika Badhu with us so hamne ek full photo shoot kiya tha (we had done a complete photo shoot), so I am connected to her since then. She is a fine actor, very unassuming about her success and talent. Plus, she is very evolved, cool and chilled out, so I am looking forward to the film.

    http://www.hindustantimes.com/bollywood/ranbir-kapoor-alia-bhatt-almost-starred-in-balika-vadhu-like-movie-at-20-and-12-years-old/story-uUQBSwuHcvJ6lfQDqndy1L.html

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