Ranchi Diaries, the rest of the box office

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  1. Akshay Kumar starrer Toilet Ek Prem Katha has beaten Salman Khan’s Tubelight on Television. Both films were premiered on TV on the same day.

    Overall both films have generated good ratings. TEPK is the second highest of 2017, only behind Dangal. While Tubelight has fetched the fourth position and has generated over 1 crores impressions. This is quite good considering that film was a box office failure.

    Aamir Khan’s Dangal topped the chart and is the only film of 2017 to top 1.5 crore impressions. It is also the fourth highest TV premiere of all time, if we convert impressions to BARC. Salman Khan’s Prem Ratan Dhan Payo holds the record for generating all time world television premiere ratings and is followed by Bajrangi Bhaijaan.

    Check out the list of top 10 television premiere ratings of Bollywood movies in 2017.

    Rank Movie Impressions
    1 Dangal 1,62,54,000
    2 Toilet Ek Prem Katha 1,09,25,000
    3 Jolly LLB 2 1,08,51,000
    4 Tubelight 1,02,61,000
    5 Kaabil 86,93,000
    6 MSD The Untold Story 80,94,000
    7 Shivaay 62,92,000
    8 Commando 2 61,36,000
    9 Raees 52,56,000
    10 Badrinath Ki Dulhania 49,68,000



    • Jaanwar debuted on TV for the first time since its theatrical release and i think it fetched record viewership in the re-release of old movies category. Can someone pull the statistics.

      Jaanwar is one of the solid Akki entertainer.


    • SRK movies dont work on television aswell, and it is not latest. It has been happening since RNBDJ. Big movies like Raone, Don2 , JTHJ, HNY, Dilwale didnt make among top10 movies of the year in trp rating. Actually, many of them including don2 were disastrous on tv. CE was only exception. Still, they talk about how much money his movie make pre-release by selling various rights, which is hogwash.
      He is on a disastrous run after RNBDJ, CE being only exception. Even, raees will not make into top10 by the end of the year. These could have been decent run, but huge budget and big satellite selling prices make it impossible for anyone to recover their investment.
      I think srk should start doing small budget movies and focus on character roles.


      • SRK is pretty much done. His next dwarf hardly looks interesting and his PR team is spreading rumors about movies with Hirani and Bhansali. He is in a desperate situation after JHMS disaster.


      • Good point Jay. Can’t believe Commando 2 had more viewership than Raees which is tagged as semi-hit and is the second highest grosser from King Khan.
        Partially agree with Marcus, that these are bad signals for SRK. Earlier even his flops would fetch excellent viewership on television. However, I still trust he has lots of stardom left. So don’t know what’s going wrong with him?


  2. Judwa 2 has done 126 cr in 2 weeks as per producer figures.


    • Judwaa 2 has done 133 cr till date. It is going to end at 135 cr or so (same range as TEPK and Raees). Golmaal would likely to be doing the same amount IF it was a solo release. SS may hurt it, in which case it may end up doing less. But 100 cr is guaranteed here due to franchise factor.


  3. His voice his said to be dubbed in Tamil and Telegu versions. In the Hindi version, the actor will have his own voice but it will sound different.

    By Koimoi.com Team -October 13, 2017

    Akshay Kumar who is also a part of this project will be seen in an evil avatar. The actor has been given a deadly look for the film. However, not much details about the film have been revealed. That trademark drawl that we all associate with Akshay Kumar, won’t be heard in Shankar’s 2.0, the eagerly-awaited sequel to Robot where the actor will play the antagonist for the first time.

    To ensure that there is a distinctiveness in Akshay’s personality as an antagonist, not only has he changed his entire physical look, but he will also sound different in the Hindi version of the film. His voice his said to be dubbed in Tamil and Telegu versions. In the Hindi version, the actor will have his own voice but it will sound different.

    It looks like the makers are planning to use voice enhancements for him. In a statement in DNA, Oscar-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty said, “We are working on it. After struggling for weeks, Shankar and I have discovered a method. We are not fully satisfied with the voice quality yet. In a while, we will get the perfect voice and pitch for Akshay.”


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    • Giving vibes like “Not-So-Secret Superstar”.
      A good tile like Superstar Bhabhi would have been better.


  5. New Ranking: Varun Dhawan stroms into Top 4

    1. Aamir Khan – Post Dangal and Tubelight, Aamir has cemented his position. Despite no releases he continues to be on top as other stars are sliding down.

    2. Salman Khan – The Numero Uno till Dec 2016 is now behind Aamir. It needed a film like Dangal to dislodge the massiest superstar after BigB.

    3. Akshay Kumar – With Airlift, Housefull 3, Rustom, Jolly LLB2, Toilet Ek Prem Katha, Akshay is now firmly at No 3. All eyes on 2.0 which is expected to open All India at 100 Cr nett on Day 1 (Thursday), 100 Cr Nett on Day 2 (Independence Day), 100 Cr Nett on Day 3 (Saturday), 100 Cr Nett on Day 4 (Sunday) and 1000 Cr from there on. Hindi version is expected to nett 60% of the above collections thanks to Akshay Kumar’s increasing acceptance and him emerging as a star whose movie has to be very good.

    4. Varun Dhawan – He climbs next to SRK to emerge as a potential No 1 in coming years thanks to his back to back hits. Judwa 2 is a SuperHit

    4. SRK – He is jointly No 4 with Varun Dhawan. His fan following and history of giving great cinemans will keep him in Top 5 even if his next 2 movies flops.

    There is No number 5 as Ajay Devgn’s Baadshahi, Ranbir’s Jagga Jasoos and Hrithik’s Kaabil performed below expectations.

    All eyes on Golmaal 4 for Next No 5.


    • Hahaha … Thanks for the laugh!


      • I know i break the monotonocity of the Aamir coated site. A good laugh was needed from the boring twitter posts. BTW are there more tweets from a fan in Uganda crying for the disappeared superstar to make him omnipresent.


        • Disappeared? Dangal released last year and has been running all over different markets since then. Now you have Secret Superstar which is as much an Aamir film as Bhool Bhulaiya was Akshay’s. Next year there will be TOH. There is already Salute under works and another planned season of Satyamev Jayate.


    • Thecooldude Says:

      100 CR on day 55…100 CR on day 56….may slip a little on day 57 and make 98 but will be back to 100 CR on day 58. Final gross for Robot 2: 10000000000000 CR.

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    • Thecooldude Says:

      Akshay Kumar…the superstar who has not made a movie topping 140 CR will be responsible for 600 CR out of a 1000 CR that 2.0 will make….makes perfect sense.

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      • He has also never done a movie as big as 2.0


      • His movie are always medium budget around 30 -40 cr. Most of his movies in last few years have budget under 35 cr. His costliest , i guess was blue in 2008. ATB and blue both did almost same business and distributor share of blue was higher but it was still a lossmaker. 2.0 should do 150 cr in hindi, but not sure how much more. Release date they have chosen is not good enough. First half of the year is always slow due to exam period. If i was producer, i would have released in April-July period.


  6. Juhi Chawla hails ‘Delhi Supreme Court’ for firecracker ban, Twitter gives her a GK lesson


  7. 10 years of Bhool Bhulaiya: 5 scenes which prove this Akshay Kumar film is among his funniest
    Bhool Bhulaiya, which completes 10 years of its release today, can be easily counted among the best comedy films Bollywood has churned out. Check out these 5 hilarious scenes.



    • Must say I didn’t think much of Bhool Bhulaiya when it was first released, but over the years I’ve watched it several tones on Tv broadcasts — there is something very fluid and compulsive about this film (to be fair I have not seen the Mohanlal original, although I do prefer the Hindi version to the Rajnikanth Tamil version Chandramukhi)… Khakee remains Akshay’s best role IMO, but this would make the top 5 for sure…

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    • I have grown my likings for all comedy films irrespective of stars.
      On repeat runs an average comedy films become good and a good one become excellent.
      I really enjoy those. No wonder Golmaal remains the most loved Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s films, Govinda is still a star, Amol Palekar is loved more than Jeetendra and Akshay Kumar’s comedy films gets maximum repeat runs.

      I regret that in the Khans only Salman has few comedy films to boast of. Others have mostly done high voltage dramas which on repeat run (esp 3rd watch onwards) becomes taxing. Rang De Basanti or Kabhi Alvida for example.


      • 3 Idiots and PK are mainly comedy movies apart from Andaz Apna Apna.
        Chennai Express is a comedy film. DDLJ is romantic comedy.


        • Aamir did the horrible Ishq too, heck even DCH is one full half of comedy too, great comedy too. I’m sure Duplicate and Baadshah count too for SRK.

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  8. Kaun Banega Crorepati Is The New Bigg Boss! Amitabh Bachchan Beats Salman Khan

    The TRP war of reality shows has begun. Amitabh Bachchan’s Kaun Banega Crorepati Season 9, Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss 11, Akshay Kumar’s The Great Indian Laughter Challenge 5 and Rohit Shetty’s Khatron Ke Khiladi: Pain In Spain are the top contenders in the race.

    It’s been 9 seasons for Amitabh Bachchan’s Kaun Banega Crorepati – the show still rules the hearts of the people. It has toppled every reality show toppling the Television Rating Points (TRPs) list from the period of 30th September to 6th October.

    Salman Khan’s Bigg Boss 11 and Akshay Kumar’s The Great Indian Laughter Challenge 5 did not even manage to find a spot in the top 5 list. Bigg Boss made its grand debut on 1st October. It could get a benefit of doubt because it’s just the 1st week and going by the history of Bigg Boss, the show attracts the audience after few weeks of controversies.

    Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he is glad that his TV show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) is giving a platform to real life heroes to come forward and talk about their initiatives and seek more participation from viewers across the country.

    Lawyer and activist Afroz Shah will be on the hot seat for a special episode Nai Chah Nai Rah to raise awareness and pledge support to the cleanliness drive at Juhu and Versova beaches. The episode will air on Friday on Sony Entertainment Television.


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    • On Television, Amitabh Bachchan in No 1 to No 10 now.
      What an amazing feat this great is having. May god give him many more opportunities to entertain us. Absolutely a gem.

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  9. Varun Dhawan- 4 Super HITs, 3 HITs, 1 Semi HIT & 1 Above Avg. 100% Successful Record. No Flop. Unprecedented!


    • “i think verdicts are upgraded for student of the year, Dhishom. But overall still commendable.”
      And ye\s Dilwale ofcourse. If we go by huge losses to distributors it cant be called any sort of success. So, one flop for Varun dhawan.

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      • To be fair to Varun, Dilwale was a SRK movie and Varun was in a supporting role. No flops for him as the main lead, which is remarkable.


    • This is getting noticeable now in the graph of Varun Dhawan. His next one Sui Dhaaga with Aalia is looking superb on paper.

      This guy knows how to build career.


  10. By Koimoi.com Team -October 13, 2017

    Memesys Lab’s An Insignificant Man a film based on the inside view of world’s biggest democracy has a very intriguing motion poster.

    Directed by Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla, ‘An Insignificant Man’ is a non-fiction political thriller that chronicles the spectacular rise of Arvind Kejriwal from a social activist to a polarizing politician.

    The motion poster showcases Arvind Kejriwal against a backdrop of adjectives associated with world’s biggest democracy, India.

    The film had been in news recently after it was stalled by the ex-censor board chief, who had asked the filmmakers to get permissions from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other politicians. Ironically, the film was championed by the international filmmaking community and senior executives at Vice. Finally, in a precedent-setting order, the FCAT (Film Certification Appellate Tribunal) overruled the board’s ‘unconstitutional’ demand and cleared the film in its entirety.

    An Insignificant Man has been acquired by Global media giant Vice, one of the largest media houses in the world.

    It received a standing ovation at its MAMI film festival screening in Mumbai. It has been backed by prestigious international organisations like Sundance, Skywalker Labs, Bertha Foundation etc.The film also has the distinction of being funded by one of the biggest crowdfunding campaigns in India.

    The 95 minutes long film has been painstakingly distilled from 400 hours of real behind-the-scenes footage shot through a year. It sneaks us into the middle of heated arguments, inside jokes, campaign strategies and the true events and ideologies that inform the rhetoric, as we follow the birth of the newest political party in India – the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

    An Insignificant Man’, directed by Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla under the banners of Global media giant Vice, produced by Anand Gandhi is slated to release on 17th November, 2017.



    • ha ha ha ha ha ha….ab ye din bhi dekhne padenge jab kejri pe film banegi…….what next? Malya, Lalu, Rahul….sab line me he.;-)


    • This movie will get our on torrent before its release. Aap followers can’t wait for anything. They are in a hurry all the time and like anarchism which translates to piracy in film world.


  11. ByBollywood Hungama News NetworkOct 14, 2017 – 12:20 pm IST
    #Sonam KapoorREVEALED Anil Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor’s film titled Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga
    Earlier last month, we had reported that Anil Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor will be coming together for the first time in a Vidhu Vinod Chopra production. To be directed by Shelly Chopra, the film’s title has been locked and it is said to be Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga.

    It is obvious that the title will make you nostalgic, as it takes you back to the song created by RD Burman for the film 1942: A Love Story [1994]. Interestingly, the said number was picturized on Anil Kapoor and was produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. As mentioned before, Shelly Chopra was supposed to make a film titled Marco Bau which revolved around a father-daughter relationship. This had further given rise to speculations that Shelly’s next would probably be similar when she announced about roping in Anil and Sonam for the film.


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  13. CONFIRMED: Abhishek Bachchan roped in and as Bachchan Singh to be directed by Priyadarshan
    ByBollywood Hungama News Network



  14. The Third Quarter Score Card – Disaster Quarter
    The third quarter has been a disaster quarter with so many flops but its not about the flops as that happens all time. The problem was how badly the flopped and most films picking up numbers which were even lower than their worst case scenarios. Below are the final figures (except for the ones still running) for major films released in the third quarter. The films which were successes to varying degrees are in bold.

    Guest In London – 7,25,00,000

    Mom – 31,25,50,000

    Jagga Jasoos – 52.60,00,000

    Munna Micheal – 33,71,00,000

    Lipstick Under My Burkhaa – 16,52,25,000

    Mubarakan – 54,76,50,000

    Indu Sarkar – 4,68,25,000

    Jab Harry Met Sejal – 62,00,50,000

    Toilet Ek Prem Katha – 1,32,07,00,000

    Bareilly Ki Barfi – 33,45,25,000 (8 Weeks)

    A Gentleman – Sundar Susheel Risky – 17,72,50,000

    Babumoshai Bandookbaaz – 9,78,75,000

    Qaidi Band – 35,40,000

    Baadshaho – 65,77,000

    Shubh Mangal Saadhan – 41,96,00,000 (6 Weeks)

    Daddy – 10,45,00,000

    Poster Boys – 11,64,75,000

    Lucknow Central – 11,57,25,000

    Patel Ki Punjabi – 1,59,85,000

    Simran – 14,88,25,000

    Bhoomi – 9,33,00,000

    Haseena Parkar – 6,58,25,000

    Newton – 21,13,00,000 (3 Weeks)

    Judwaa 2 – 1,21,00,00,000 (2 Weeks)



  15. Federer in imperious form vs Nadal in Shanghai. Next year gets more interesting, hopefully everyone will be fit.


    • 1000 points to Federer, but the #1 ranking for year-end is still out of reach.


    • yes and it’s the 5th consecutive win for him against Nadal. I thought it was 3 or something. But yeah Aus Open should be very interesting. Specially if Djokovic can make a serious comeback.


      • Federer may end up facing Nadal again at Basel, Paris and London this year, unless he skips any of these tournaments. Would be great if he can maintain this winning streak against Nadal.


  16. Golmaal Again set for a great run this Diwali

    ByJoginder TutejaOct 16, 2017 – 10:25 am IST

    What works big time in favour of the film is the franchise value that it carries. Golmaal has stayed on to be one of the most loved franchises ever since the first one came in 2006. In the 11 years gone by, there has been Golmaal Returns [2008] as well as Golmaal 3 [2010], each one turning out to be bigger than the last in the series. As a matter of fact the third one even entered the Rs. 100 Crore Club, hence adding on to the many centuries that Ajay Devgn and Rohit Shetty have scored over the years.

    Now that Golmaal Again is arriving 7 years after the last in the series, expectations are that not just would it be much bigger in terms of scale, it would also emerge as a much bigger entertainer. After all, the franchise has only become huger over the years and with audiences reviving the genre with Judwaa 2 just a couple of weeks back, the timing of Golmaal Again couldn’t have been better.



  17. The last few years have been underwhelming at the BO for Diwali.

    PRDP grossed around 200cr in 2015. Last year there was a clash and both movies’ totals combined could not even get to that. ADHM collected around 105cr while Shivaay was at around 90cr.

    It has been a poor year BO-wise (Baahubali 2 apart). I hope to be wrong but I do feel that both movies combined for this Diwali as well may find it tough to go much beyond 200cr.

    If I were a betting man, I would say SS will probably collect around 75cr while G4 will be at around 130cr. Both movies will be good hits if so, which is good news at least compared to last year when both movies underwhelmed.

    SS may still surprise and go higher if it ends up being really liked. Aamir has defied the odds so many times. But I don’t think G4 will gross much higher than what I predict here.

    I hope, though, I am wrong and both end up doing 150cr plus.


  18. Amitabh Bachchan recently revealed in the interview that he was offered Race 3 which stars Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez in lead roles. But the senior actor had to opt out to scheduling conflicts. A source close to the matter said, “Big B already has given his October and November dates for the football biopic Jhund. The Race 3 team also plan to begin shoot around the same time. The clash of dates meant that Bachchan had to choose one and since he had already given his dates to Jhund, he politely turned down Race 3.”



  19. Badshaho, Lucknow central are on Netflix.
    Badshaho was really underwhelming ….. First Devgan movie I did not like. He seemed to have sleep walked throughout the movie.
    Also saw TEPK . TBH, I belong to a small kasba of UP and have a good idea of villages . I had never heard of Lota Party .So was a bit difficult to relate to.


    • Baadshaho was the first bollywood movie i saw on big screen after a long time and really enjoed it. I think it was pretty good. Loved the first half, second half was underwhelming but still good.
      Just to watch Vidyut jamwal, ajay devgan and Ilena in same frame was so exciting. I had a blast watching it, though second half has some repetitive scenes and i found climax was logically done well, didnt agree with reviews.


      • IMO it had a lot of potential, but some plot twists were stupid ,
        first ever movie where Emran and Vidyut were more effective than Devgan.
        The one liners and the landscape were great.. kuch zyada stretch kar diya .


      • Joy, if you put up sensible comments like this one they’ll go through. If you put up 10 comments attacking Aamir all day long (or any other star) they won’t go through. Because they clog up the forum and you’re just saying childish stuff. The same goes for your even worse comments that get into religion and so on.


    • “He seemed to have sleep walked throughout the movie.”

      Usually this is called a great performance from him…


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  21. Mumbai:

    Looks like, Golmaal Again will be taking an amazing start on its opening day. The film’s advance booking can be seen good particularly for the evening to late evening shows. At some cinemas, the entire day has been filling fast while some are pacing up for getting house-full 2 days before the release.

    Delhi-NCR region is a bit vacant comparing Mumbai. Few of the shows are in the filling fast category while others are yet to get full. The bookings are expected to take off high from today.

    In Pune, the response for Golmaal Again seems extremely low. The morning shows for Friday are still quite easily available, also the evening shows are not exactly full yet.

    In Bengaluru, all the theaters have a maximum of five shows in a day. Amongst them, booking is hardly anything with the majority of shows still available.

    In Chennai, hardly 5-6 theaters have started with the advance bookings. One may expect these to pick up by tomorrow.



  22. BySubhash K. JhaOct 18, 2017 – 11:12 am IST

    One of Bollywood’s most underrated directors passed away quietly at the age of 88. Lekh Tandon gave us a slim slew of scintillating cinema starting with the blockbuster Professor in 1962. The oddball comedy paired Shammi Kapoor with, of all people,Lalita Pawar! Many decades later Reema Rakeshnath remake Tandon’s blockbuster –very shabbily—as Dil Tera Aashiq.

    After directing the much-loved musical Jhuk Gaya Aasman (Rajendra Kumar-Saira Banu in an afterlife comedy), Prince (bringing together the Professor hero Shammi Kapoor with Vyjanthimala for the first time and last time) Lekh Tandon directed Dulhan Wohi Jo Piya Man Bhaye in 1977.

    The small-budget film starring two newcomers Prem Kishen (actor Premnath’s son) and Rameshwari Talluri became the biggest hit in the history of Rajshri Productions. If we look at its austere budget and the staggering profits, Dulhan Wohi Jo Piya Man Bhaye was even bigger than Rajshris’ Hum Aapke Hain Koun.

    After the hit Agar Tum Na Hote in 1983 Lekh Tandon kept a low profile as a director choosing to act in films like Ashutosh Gowariker’s Swades, Amol Palekar’s Paheli and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Rang De Basanti.

    Shabana Azmi who did two remarkable films with Lekh Tandon says, “Sad to hear he has passed away. But what is wonderful is that he did so with his boots on. He was working in his latest film with the enthusiasm of a newcomer. I did two lovely films with him Ek Baar Kaho and Doosri Dulhan a film way before its time on surrogacy. Shekhar Kapur often says that he learned a lot from Lekhji. He was an underrated filmmaker.”

    Perhaps Tandon’s most celebrated film was the historical Amrapali in 1966 recreating the legendary romance between the courtesan Amrapali (Vyjanthimala) and the Magadh emperor Ajayshatru (Sunil Dutt). The film’s opulence and periodicity had stunned the world then as it continues to do now.

    Sanjay Leela Bhansali an ardent admirer of Lekh Tandon’s work says, “Amrapali inspired my historicals Bajirao Mastani and Padmavati. The way he recreated the war scenes and specially the way he presented the amazing Vyjanthimalaji in those incredible songs like ‘Tumhe Yaad Karte Karte’, ‘Jao Re Jogi Tum Jao Re’, ‘Tadapyeh Dil Raat Ki’ and ‘Neel Gagan Ki Chaon Mein’ were definitely my reference point for Deepika Padukone in Bajirao Mastani and Padmavati.”

    Bengali legend Victor Bannerjee who worked with Lekh Tandon in Doosri Dulhan says, “I owe my living happily in Mussoorie to Lekh Tandon and Professor is one of the very few Hindi films I’ve seen and I absolutely loved its tomfoolery. But, Lekhji was also a follower of Sri Ram Krishna Paramahansa and hence a deeper individual than he let on to be.”


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