PK Lele, Kedarnath (ongoing), the rest of the box office

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  3. What???…a release within 3 months of announcement and a week before Kesari. This beats even Akshay Kumar releases which needs 45-50 days of shoot and another 5 months.

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  4. tonymontana Says:

    PK Lele: what a name!

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  5. 2.0 after 2 weeks (15 days):

    179 cr nett in hindi
    289 cr nett in all versions (518 cr gross)
    656 cr worldwide gross

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    On the next day i.e. 3rd Thursday (as it was released on Thursday), with a further decline, Dharma Productions’ presentation 2.0 minted the amount of 2.25 crores and raised 2 weeks total collection to 178.75 crores at the domestic box office from Hindi screens only.

    From all the versions- Hindi, Tamil & Telugu, Lyca Productions’ magnum opus did the business of 325 crores in the opening week and 40 crores in the second weekend. Then with 7 crores on 2nd Monday, 6.25 crores on 2nd Tuesday, 5.75 crores on 2nd Wednesday & 5 crores on 3rd Thursday, it raised 15 days total to 389 crores nett (518 crores gross).

    After 2 weeks at the worldwide box office, Rajini-Akshay starrer 2.0 has grossed the business of 656 crores including 138 crores gross from the overseas market. Now it has become the 5th highest worldwide Indian grosser after Dangal, Baahubali 2, Secret Superstar & PK.

    https://boxofficecollection.in/box-office-report/2-0-15th-day-collection-rajinikanth-akshay-starrer-beats-baahubali-within-2-weeks-39384

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  6. More competition for TOH in China:

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  8. Am really interested in this one; but rotten tomatoes isn’t that friendly….

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    • Trailer is interesting though. Its critically doing a lot better than Mortal Engines! 😛

      Surprised at the early reviews of Into The Spider-Verse and Bumblebee. Both franchise should have bitten the dust by now, but surprisingly remains fresh?

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      • Huh. Interesting. The super-hero/ine franchise in Hollywood…will never meet death I suppose..

        on the other hand, I was just listening to this sound-track from MAD MAX: What a movie; what a sound-track. The BEST action movie in this decade; and next comes Mission Impossible…

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    • 2.0 will need 10-12 cr in this weekend in order to get to that 200 cr mark. All versions total nett in India seems to be in Dangal’s range (387 cr) going by reported producer figures. It has done what TOH was meant to do at all-india level.

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  11. 2.0 (Hindi) Has Good Second Week
    Friday 14 December 2018 12.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    2.0 (Hindi) had a good second week of 37.50 crore nett apprx though the film did see falling collections on the weekdays. The film has a two week total of 175 crore net now and is the third highest grossing Hindi film of 2018 after Sanju and Padmaavat..

    The 200 crore nett mark will probably be a step too far and its looking a finish of around 190 crore but that will depend on the business today (Friday). The first week saw under performance in Mumbai but it has done better in that circuit in week two. The bigger drops were in North where the film had a very strong first week. Its a huge result for the film as eventually its a dubbed South film and it is difficult for these types to open and sustain and very few films have managed it.

    Tuesday – 3,00,00,000 apprx

    Wednesday – 2,50,00,000 apprx

    Thursday – 2,00,00,000 apprx

    Week Two – 37,50,00,000

    TOTAL – 1,75,00,00,000 apprx

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  12. Kedarnath Does Well In First Week
    Friday 14 December 2018 12.45 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Kedarnath has done pretty well in its first week as it collected 42 crore nett apprx and did see the weekdays hold up well. The collections actually held up better than 2.0 (Hindi) in the weekdays which is an accepted film though this could be that 2.0 (Hindi) has consumed most of its potential theatrical audience.

    The results of Kedarnath in week one are better than most would have expected but it is still very important to follow through in the second week as the first week is just a decent total and not huge which would ensure the film is a success

    There are a few Hindi releases like Bhaagte Raho and Once Again among others but the main competition will be Aquaman which had decent collections in paid previews and could do well over the weekend which will give Kedarnath competition.. The first week daily collections of Kedarnath are as follows.

    Friday – 7,25,00,000 apprx

    Saturday – 9,75,00,000 apprx

    Sunday – 10,75,00,000 apprx

    Monday – 4,25,00,000 apprx

    Tuesday – 3,75,00,000 apprx

    Wednesday – 3,25,00,000 apprx

    Thursday – 3,00,00,000 apprx

    TOTAL – 42,00,00,000 apprx

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  13. Filmmaker Tulsi Ramsay passes away

    Filmmaker Tulsi Ramsay passed away on Thursday evening. Best known for helming horror films like Hotel, Purana Mandir, Tahkhana, Veerana and Bandh Darwaza, Tulsi also directed The Zee Horror Show.

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  14. bollywood hungama.

    Bored? Tired?

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  15. Maharaja Gangadhara Rao in Manikarnika, Jissu Sengupta.

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  16. Amit Pandey Says:

    ZERO .. 2hrs 43 mins ….
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    #Zero certified 12A by British censors on 13 December 2018. Approved run time: 163 min 55 sec [2 hours, 43 minutes, 55 seconds]… #Overseas #UK

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    There were five Hindi releases with Bhaagte Raho, Dhappa, Jeet Lo Marathon, P.K. Lele and Once Again but all five are basically unknown films so will not have an audience. The release count with these five films have gone over 200 for the year to amke it 202 Hindi releases in 2018.

    The Hollywood release Aquaman had a fair start of around 15% and should put up a decent opening day number. The problem of Hollywood this year in India has been very few films that have managed to get some opening numbers have actually managed to sustain and Aquaman could face the same issues depending on the reports of the film. The film managed to collect close to 2 crore nett in paid previews on Thursday.

    The Avengers – Infinity War was a historic blockbuster while Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom and Mission Impossible- Fallout proved to be SUPER HITS while Black Panther was a HIT but other releases could not do much better than average business at the box office.

    The Spiderman: Into The Spider Verse opened to a poor response and will not collect much on its first day.

    Pad Man had an average start in China and is probably looking at around $1.75 million on day one whereas Toilet Ek Prem Katha which did decent in China had opened to over $2.25 million.

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  18. ROMA :
    one of the great movies of last few years. What an ode to his Nanny by Alfonso Courdin.
    Imagery is so profound and breath taking and never have I seen such staggering intersection of ‘dualities of life’ in cinema.
    Hospital delivery ( single take) and sea beach scene will be remembered and quoted for long long time.
    Ice cream eating -marriage and scene in theatre and seducing one are notable mention.
    Still absorbing it.
    Gonna take some time.

    Watch it all alone.

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  19. Aamir and Amitabh Bachcha serving dhoklas at the Ambani wedding: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wSa27IPtlEA&time_continue=2

    Between the Ambani-Piramals and PC-Jonas, strategic wedding PR and pompous power displays have reached a whole new (tasteless) level in India!

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    • Amitabh,Aamir, SRK, Anil Kapoor, others …many were part of the ritual, obviously. Have seen all the shaming being done on twitter since last evening — and realised again what a fucked up place is social media. To quote an fb commenter:

      This ritual is called sajanghot where ladki wale serve food to ladke wale.. they represent ladki wale… it’s an honourable ritual… comments are full of idiots who know nothing about rituals

      Well said.

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      • No one is commenting about the ritual but about the Ambani’s vulgar display of power by making every single top Bollywood stars literally dance to their tunes and broadcasting it to media along with all other minute details of their most extravagant wedding.

        You might find this admirable but some of us find this sort of conspicuous, very public consumption in the Indian context (particularly) obscene, even if he spent 0.05% of the wedding budget to feed some poor people in Udaipur (which was strategically caught on camera and circulated everywhere). That’s a difference in opinion we are allowed to have on this blog without resorting to attacking each other with terms like idiot, surely?

        Shockingly enough, you are not the only one who knows about our wedding rituals! It’s just that some of us ‘idiots’ are skeptical about the entirety of top Bollywood glitterati becoming part of the ‘ladki wali’ family in front of the cameras after acting as background dancers during the Sangeet.

        There’s no need for you to pounce on anyone who mentions Aamir in any context and address them with derogatory terms like idiots; we are not all out to malign him. You really need to relax! I specifically posted this video because obviously these are our two most respected and dignified actors, more so than Anil Kapoor et al and even they have succumbed to the Ambani PR circus.

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        • Dont know about other celebrities, but IMO Aamir is wasting precious time in these marraiges – dancin, serving, strutting, whatever.

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          • Once they accept the invitation, they have to become part of the circus. They cant refuse the invitation from the biggest industrialist. It is basic manners. By the way SMJ has some connection with Reliance Foundation. One things leads to the other. I think Bachchan and other stars would serve even the poorest without batting an eyelid if occassion calls for it.

            The OTT wedding ceremonies and receptions where wealth, power and connections are displayed without an inch of embarrassment. They just dont care.

            In some way I am also ok somewhat because these things humanize them and show us what they are and their weaknesses or majboori. The limelight can be harsh.

            I am developing a sense of humour and cynicism which makes me feel less outrageous and more cynical and sympathetic.

            Just go through Sridevi funeral videos and the unwanted publicity and how public consumed that news with much voyeurism than sorrow. The shock and sorrow were not allowed to persist with a simple funeral with only family members. They allowed it to become a State funeral. Death lost its sanctity.

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          • So I heard Salman was background dancer, Gauri danced, SRK served pan, Aamir and Big B served food LOL! And I was there too! I got VIP tickets and ate 7 course meal!

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          • I was counting who did not get an invitation or did not attend. Rekha who is always ready to grace an occasion. Hema, Akki, Ajay Devgn, Kajol, Rani etc. Did I miss them?

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          • Akshay was at the registery, he heard there was a signing and assumed it was another film.

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          • Ha!

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          • To be clear, I’m not criticising Bacchan or Aamir here but the Ambanis for orchestrating this vulgar circus and broadcasting it on Indian media to prove their power to the average Indian who goes without many of the basic necessities, forget luxuries. This wedding was a very cynical, strategic PR exercise to boast about their influence and wealth to the country. Which industrialist (as opposed to actor/ celeb) broadcasts everything including their daughter’s wedding ceremony and thali tying ritual to the entire nation (and world) when it should have been a personal and sacred affair?

            It’s understandable that they wanted to celebrate their daughter’s wedding to their taste but what was the need to turn it into this sort of a boastful media circus that has dominated our newsfeeds for more than a week? At least with PC and Jonas they are in the show business and need the PR to fuel their careers, for Ambani this publicity was merely an exercise in unchecked vanity. Not to mention the harmful trickle-down effect that such a relentless and constant glamourisation of spending millions on your daughter’s wedding has on a country that already has a very skewed sex ratio due to the unnecessary financial demands placed on the bride’s family.

            I saw some tweets about how Americans will now apparently be jealous of India since Ambani got Beyoncé to perform at his daughter’s wedding. LOL! America has more than enough billionaires of its own, the difference is that Bill Gates is spending his money to eradicate poverty and polio while Ambani is spending his money on this tacky circus.

            And then there are the ignorant reactions from people on social media about how this apparently proves that India is a wealthy country that others need to be jealous of. Err…all this proves is that India is a tremendously inequal country; even the poorest little sub-Saharan nations and crisis-struck Latin American economies have a tiny elite that spend pompously and publically. Indian (mainstream and social) media have somehow turned this into a triumph for India as a whole that we must all idolise and this sort of uncritical, slavishly money-worshipping discourse boggles my mind!

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          • Well said.

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          • To elaborate corporate leaders are typically judged by their commercial acumen and such responsibilities. Typically they are responsible people for 1,000’s of people. This is a slight on those low paid workers at his company unless they were all invited, but I’m sure they’d prefer a better package than millions washed away on a few days shindig.

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          • agreed with all of your thoughts in this context..

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          • I don’t think Ambanis are relaying these pictures..it is the guests who are doing it..To put blame on Ambanis is wrong..they have money and I guess scale is looking big but he is richest person of India..You pick any wedding in India, people over do it..It is always stretching whatever your limits are..We can argue about over doing part but then people counter it that it is once in life time and they want to remember it…

            I also think you are giving too much credence to social media opinion..It is anonymous world people say whatever they like..But does it reflect views of India?

            Bill Gates has been ridiculed for being competitive and thief for stealing UI concepts for Windows…well he earned his money and now using it for good cause..You can do welfare only when you have money..without money your welfare is limited to spoken words!

            ps – https://www.hindustantimes.com/bollywood/abhishek-bachchan-explains-why-amitabh-aishwarya-shah-rukh-served-food-to-guests-at-isha-ambani-s-wedding/story-BsctHLftGiH9BTzWZw354H.html

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          • I know you were questioning the ambanis, not the stars. Hope Birlas and Tatas wont follow this example.

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        • In India, with many celebrities getting married, it can officially be called the wedding season. Social media is flooded with the Big Fat Indian Wedding pictures and it’s maddening. Looking at these pictures, it’s a given that people have no problem in spending all their hard-earned money into a 4-day-affair to entertain their guests. So, are these grand weddings and the hype around them all about the social pressure of a pompous wedding or is this just another one of the many paradoxes of India? We, on this week’s episode of ‘We The People’ ask, “Is there really a need for this extravaganza? Are the simple ‘private weddings’ too old school? Or is this cattle race now considered as ‘following the trend’?”

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        • I was not specifically referring to you of course, but I am put off by the concerted attack on twitter last night. Anyway, my apologies for any unintended slight.

          But, I reiterate, social media has a lot that is terrible. A lot of talk on twitter and elsewhere too is plain trashing and trolling..

          The Ambanis have become closely linked with film industry in Mu bhai. Aamir- Kiran son Azad, SRK- Gauri’s son Abram, the Bachchan- Rai beti Aaradhya and many more bachche attend the Ambani school run by Neeta Ambani. Aamir’s Satyamev Jayate offspring Paani Foundation has money supplied in part by Reliance ( one of more than half a dozen sponsors). Aamir is doing a good job with Paani, effective drought management. He cannot just ignore his ngo benefactor’s big shindig.

          Have also read long back that Aamir’s friendship with Neeta goes back to her pre marriage college days when she was friends with his sister. So…I would rather not be judgemental n any of these people. They have their own reasons and old connections.

          Read st one Hindi site, over a fortnight back, that Aamir was all by himself in Portugal, with six scripts in hand, that he had no intention of attending any wedding. But obviously he made it back in time for Ambani family wedding. His choice.

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    • Everybody has a price for the million dollar man!

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  20. 2.0 third friday is around 1.4 cr. In comparison Golmaal again 3rd friday was above 2 cr. Also, its lagging behind GA’s total after 2 weeks. 200 cr may be tough to touch …

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    Now the sequel to 2010’s Enthiran (Robot) has just entered in the third weekend and has Hollywood biggie Aquaman in the opposite along with last week released Kedarnath. On 3rd Friday, with a drop of 26.32% than the previous day, it minted 1.40 crore and raised 16 days total collection to 179.15 crores.

    At the domestic box office including all the versions- Hindi, Tamil & Telugu, Lyca Productions’ 2.0 has raked the business of 389 crores in the last 2 weeks with 325 crores in the first & 64 crores in the second week. On 3rd Friday, the film bagged 3.50 crores and raised its 16 days total to 392.50 crores nett (523 crores gross).

    After 16 days, the total worldwide gross collection of Rajini-Akshay starrer has become 661.25 crores including the business of 138.25 crores gross from the overseas market.

    https://boxofficecollection.in/box-office-report/2-0-16th-day-box-office-collection-crosses-179-crores-with-its-hindi-version-by-3rd-friday-39421

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  21. On the opening day, Aquaman took a fair start and witnessed a usual jump in footfalls over the evening & night shows in metro cities and successfully managed to collect the amount of 6 crores on Friday. On Thursday, the film bagged 2 crores from its paid previews, so its opening day collection can be considered as 8 crores which is good enough.

    https://boxofficecollection.in/box-office-report/aquaman-mauli-marathi-1st-day-box-office-collection-across-india-39429

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    • Aquaman is holding very well in China.

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  22. TOH’s Second theatrical trailer for China … (First one was posted by LS with Douban link).

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  23. Dilip’s 1969 interview with BBC Hindi….

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  24. Kedarnath holds Well – Aquaman Decent First Day
    Saturday 15 December 2018 11.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Kedarnath has maintained pretty well at the box office as it collected in the 2.25-2.50 crore nett range on its second Friday. The drop is less than 20% range from the previous day which is a solid hold. This takes the business of the film to 44.50 crore nett in eight days..

    The film is doing its best business in the Delhi NCR belt and is a surprise success of 2018. The film should show good growth over the weekend and have a decent second weekend. The business of Kedarnath till date is as follows.

    Week One – 42,00,00,000

    Friday – 2,50,00,000 apprx

    TOTAL – 44,50,00,000 apprx

    The new Hindi releases were all dud but Aquaman did fairly well on day one as it picked up around 5.50 crore nett. its going to be about the growth of the film over the weekend and can it sustain.

    The business of Aquaman till date is as follows

    Thursday – 2,00,00,000 apprx

    Friday – 5,50,00,000 apprx

    TOTAL – 7,50,00,000 apprx

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  27. Boi is taking its own time to come out with 2.0 numbers.

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  28. 1.25 cr. for 2.0 as per boi on this friday.

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    • 2.0 (Hindi) had a drop in collections at the start of the third week as it collected 1.25 crore nett apprx. This takes the collections of the film to around 176.25 crore. There will be big growth over the weekend which has been the trend over the last two weeks but the film film stay below the 200 crore nett mark. The real value will be 200 crore nett plus as the Hindi version had a limited release in the South

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      • Now Zero can breathe easy. Zero craze is over and Kedarnath is a tiny opposition.

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        • I meant 2.Zero craze!

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        • Read somewhere that Zero will be a clean hit if it gets to 200 cr. How the standard shifts when it comes to dickhead movies! A movie sold for 100-105 cr to indian distributors will barely reach recovery status with 200 cr.

          At least 250 cr is needed to go beyond a commission earner.

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  30. They began having conversations with Abhishek Bachchan again and the actor again demanded a huge amount for the film. As Saif wasn’t informed about this, he got a wind of it and was very upset with the studio. He had a conversation with the studio and told him that it was very unprofessional of them to have conversations with another actor behind his back. As the studio gave excuses, apparently a filmmaker’s name popped up as studio said it was the director-producer who told them to reach out to Abhishek. The filmmaker denied having any such conversations and fired back at the studio stating why his name was dragged into this mess.

    Meanwhile, Pawan Kripalani, who was patiently waiting for an update, felt that the studio and others weren’t treating his project properly. He apparently decided to step back after too much suffering.

    http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/abhishek-bachchan-fox-star-studios-approaches-saif-ali-khan-horror-comedy-tantrik/

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  31. Now we hear, filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, known for making films on real-life scenarios has registered a film title: “Taimur”. It seems, he is planning to make a film on Saif and Kareena’s famous son.

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  32. Saturday surge

    Padman at 2.04.

    http://english.entgroup.cn/boxoffice/cn/daily/

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  34. 2.0 hindi will fold up with 190 cr. And these are producer figures. Actual will perhaps be in Krrish 3 range of 170-180 cr. Distribution price was 77-80 cr and distributor share will be approx 95 cr. Semi-Hit at best in Hindi; Losing in down south.

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    Now the biggest Indian film in history 2.0 is running in its third weekend and still has enough hold over the audience despite the new arrival Hollywood biggie Aquaman. On 3rd Friday, after a drop of 26.32%, it collected 1.40 crore. Then with a healthy jump on 3rd Saturday, it minted 2.25 crores and raised 17 days total collection to 181.40 crores nett.

    Including all the versions- Hindi, Tamil & Telugu, Lyca Productions’ magnum opus has raked 325 crores in the extended first week & 64 crores in the second. On 3rd Friday, it garnered the business of 3.50 crores, while 4.75 crores on 3rd Saturday. With this, its 17 days total domestic collection has become 397.25 crores nett (529.50 crores gross).

    The sequel to 2010’s Enthiran (Robot), 2.0 has grossed 668 crores at the worldwide box office that included the business of 138.50 crores gross from the overseas market.

    https://boxofficecollection.in/box-office-report/17th-day-collection-of-2-0-joins-all-time-top-20-highest-grossing-hindi-films-league-39452

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  35. Only trolls and Master Z fans will celebrate if KGF cant match Zero collections. Who cares about reasoning?

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  36. Posters are really cool.

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  37. Warner Bros.’ blockbuster Aquaman continues to unite audiences across the seven seas this weekend, as its record-breaking run in China fuels an overall international box office cume expected to hit $250+/- million this weekend. Ticket sales in the Middle Kingdom should send the King of Atlantis north of $185-190+ million there, on its way toward a likely tally of $250+ million in China alone, suggesting a foreign cume exceeding $600-700+ million (if not higher).

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/markhughes/2018/12/15/aquaman-sails-toward-huge-250-million-global-box-office/#2d377cb759a0

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  38. Not faring so hot was Universal and MRC’s The Mortal Engines. As feared/expected, this Peter Jackson-produced post-apocalyptic fantasy adventure couldn’t break out amid the higher-profile releases. It’s an enjoyable three-star fantasy flick, one with superb visuals and enough character work to remind you of the first Star Wars, but that’s not enough to survive in 2018. And so the $100 million-budgeted flick, which earned $25m overseas heading into the weekend, made just $2.82m for what should be an $8m opening weekend. I mourn its failure but am glad that the movie is mostly a self-contained actioner. It appears that there will be no dawn of young adult fantasy franchises.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2018/12/15/mule-box-office-clint-eastwood-mortal-engines-peter-jackson-deadpool-beale-street-oscars/#3d17bf89b1db

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  39. The terrific animated fantasy, which isn’t an explicit spin-off from any existing Spider-Man movie or TV show, earned $12.6 million yesterday, including $3.5m in Thursday previews. So, yeah, for what it’s worth, it out-grossed the lifetime total of Mask of the Phantasm ($5.7m in 1993), Transformers: The Movie ($6m in 1986) and The Powerpuff Girls ($12m in 2002) in one day. Heck, it’ll top the $29m lifetime domestic gross of Teen Titans Go! To the Movies by the end of tomorrow. 25 years after Batman: Mask of the Phantasm died at least partially due to indifferent marketing, Into the Spider-Verse is showing, at last, that superhero toons can be big business.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2018/12/15/spider-man-into-the-spider-verse-box-office-friday-miles-morales-shameik-moore-hailee-steinfeld-jake-johnson/#5d9b6cba3cae

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  40. Wow! Marcus got 3 likes from AnJo! Congrats.

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  41. On the next day i.e. 2nd Saturday, RSVP Movies & Guy in the Sky Pictures’ production witnessed a fair jump in footfalls and garnered the business of 4 crores. With this, its 9 days total collection has become 48.95 crores at the domestic box office.

    https://boxofficecollection.in/box-office-report/9th-day-collection-of-kedarnath-sushant-saras-film-takes-a-good-jump-on-2nd-saturday-39456

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  42. Marcus: Here’s an interview of Yash the actor from KGF. I am not a big fan of Kannada movies but he’s one of the better actors around with a firm head on his shoulders. Since you are in Bangalore, you can catch it for sure:

    I have to say, though this is a big leap for Kannada cinema, this is not a big leap for cinema in general. There are stylistic flourishes galore here, but I hope it matches up to the script and story-telling. Unless the latter two match up, doesn’t matter whatever era you try to reproduce; ’70s or ’80s.

    Frankly, the trailer gave me the vibe of a poor man’s AGNEEPATH: Right from shoe-shining boy to the scenes to, well.. everything..

    The scale is bigger; hopefully it turns out big and gets a hit status..

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    • Agreed on all counts. It has the ‘feel’ of Bachchan’s old gems. Hope they live up to the buzz. I am planning to catch it sometime next week. This one, Aquaman and Spidey are my watchlist over the year end hols.

      Makers are trying to go all-india level from kannada industry, which is good. Lets see how it goes …

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    • Btw, Mule might still be a decent watch. This is from Forbes:

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      Warner Bros. released Clint Eastwood’s latest thriller, The Mule, into 2,588 theaters. The mixed-reviewed true-life tale about an old(er) man who ends up working as a drug courier, opened with a solid $5.85 million on Friday. Sans inflation, that’s Eastwood’s second-biggest opening day an actor (Space Cowboys opened with $5.3m in 2000 while the wide release debut of Gran Torino earned $9.6m in 2009), with the obvious caveat being that he was in his prime as a movie star decades prior before even a time when a well-received movie could easily leg it to $100m domestic from a $15m launch. As was the case with In the Line of Fire and Unforgiven in the early 1990s.

      Adjusted for inflation, the $10 million opening of Every Which Way But Lose 40 years ago next weekend would be around $41m. If The Mule can top $18.1m for the weekend, it’ll best Space Cowboys as Eastwood’s second-biggest debut weekend ever as an actor behind Gran Torino’s $29m wide launch. It’ll also be his fourth-biggest as a director behind Gran Torino ($29m in 2009), Sully ($35m in 2016) and the wide release debut of American Sniper ($89m in 2015). We’re in the heart of the holiday season, so WB is hoping, not without reason, that this R-rated flick will play to adults who have little interest in the kid-targeted fantasies coming down the pike.

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  43. Now the biggest Indian film in history 2.0 is running in its third weekend and still has enough hold over the audience despite the new arrival Hollywood biggie Aquaman. On 3rd Friday, after a drop of 26.32%, it collected 1.40 crore. Then with a healthy jump on 3rd Saturday, it minted 2.25 crores and raised 17 days total collection to 181.40 crores nett.

    https://boxofficecollection.in/box-office-report/17th-day-collection-of-2-0-joins-all-time-top-20-highest-grossing-hindi-films-league-39452

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  44. Here’s something for the box-office enthusiasts…

    Vishek Chauhan is extremely anxious about the Christmas break. The last week of December is the most lucrative period for the Indian film industry, he says. Chauhan owns a cinema in Bihar’s Purnia district and manages about seven across the state. This is generally the time the entire country, in holiday mode, flocks to cinemas.

    Two movies are due for release around this time: Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma-starrer Zero on December 21, and Ranveer Singh and Sara Ali Khan’s Simmba on ..

    In the business chain of producer-distributor-exhibitor, the single-screen cinema owners are often caught in a squeeze. The only irony here is that this vanity fuelled mad scramble to get more and more screens and shows is leaving the industry with fewer single-screens than ever before.

    According to the latest EY report, there’s been a 30% drop in the number of single screens in India since 2009. Coincidentally, 2009 was the year that opening figures began to gain prominence, with 3 Idio ..

    Read more at:
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  45. Katrina wanted to play Anushka’s role.

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  46. We need big films once in a way so that the forum sizzles with trolls and defenders!

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    • This is such a good ad. Aamir really has a good ear for languages and accents. His Bengali and Bihari ads for Coke were also very good

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      • LATHA = LS?

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        • No.

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        • why the question?

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          • @Latha — I guess, because I am supposed to be this freakish Aamir fan, beyond rhyme or reason. Aur baaki sab fan nahi, be it of Amitabh or Akshay. 😐

            Whether it is An Jo’s question or Naveen’s comment on a TV commercial….looks like social media cannot take things light. Every issue has to be stonewashed to death. The Aamir tv commercial is simply a bit of harmless exaggeration, like many ads.

            Aamir loves doing dialects and accents, be it in films or ads. And his fans enjoy it. He does it for his fans. Leave us alone.

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          • Naveen is dealing with Padman’s failure in China in his own way. Its ok …

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          • It was a snarky comment. It is like saying Marcus and Master are same. Master also said that Marcus purposefully kept a similar sounding blog name for himself to confuse the bloggers here.
            The problem arises when one does not follow all the comments and remember who said what and distinguish between two people. It is another thing if one changes the name frequently. If you stick to a particular name for a long time, then the confusion wont arise. To tell the truth, it is very difficult for me to associate AnJo name to a man for a long time. Angelina Jolie is imprinted strongly in my mind and many others were also under the impression that AnJo is a female and Anjo himself had to clarify many times that he is he, not she. Some were snarky like Alex. Alex also called MSDhoni(Livewire) as she. But Livewire never clarified like Anjo did.

            What is in a name is wrong. Everything is in a name or screen name.

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          • It’s a bug bear of mine when someone at work spells my name wrong on an email especially after I just sent them an email. I don’t mind if someone forgot me but if you have read and seen a fairly routine name of 6 letters I am amazed how often it gets spelt wrong.

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          • Marcus refers to Marcus Aurelius – Roman emperor and stoic philosopher. Anyone who calls himself ‘Master’ is most likely to suffer from anti-colonial depressive trauma.

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          • 7 letters.Thats why I call you Jay so that typing mistake will not happen. Jay is cute and endearing. Idea calls me Sanju sometimes. I call him Idea. munna is also easy on the keyboard.

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          • Oh that’s just my handle here. Anyone who messes up Jay will probably find Z hard 😀

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          • But we know you only by your screen name. And there is our Z.

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          • Even single letter J can do the job. J when pronounced becomes somewhat like Jay. But then it becomes too impersonal.

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          • LOL Marcus u indeed have ‘master’ed someone.

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        • ROFL..Talk about wastage of someone else’s blog space. A simple comment of mine asking whether Latha is the same person, LS or a different one is getting Machiavellian shades adorned to it!

          The reason I got confused was my mistake of getting confused between Latha and Lalitha. LS first name is Lalitha; not Latha. I got that confusion cleared. But before I could acknowledge that, terrific movie-plots have been written here!

          In a way, this reveals who has any ounce of patience and who is open to, well, different points of view!

          Same thing with the members on BR’s blog. A harmless joke about Karan Johar getting undue attention on BR’s blog got tagged as a homophobic and before I knew, the ‘liberal’ folks were out with daggers issuing me character certificates!! I tried to explain once; but once I realized the ganged-up nature of some of the members, I just left it at that. I can go on and on, but again, it would serve no purpose at all. The same thing happened when I commented on Aishwarya’s disgusting poetess role in ADHM and called out Johar’s fake love toward Urdu and shaayari..

          I would rather learn something on a blog, and if possible, contribute something..

          Whether in life or on the net, I just stop interacting with folks who don’t want to listen to an opinion different from theirs..

          On the Madhuri contest, the reason I brought in Manisha Koirala was pretty logical. At some point or the other, there was the press and some folks during ’90s that were hallucinating that Juhi and Manisha were over-taking Mads thanks to DARR and 1942/Bombay. Mads then hit it out of the park with HAHK and silenced everyone. And again, 1942 was a film meant for Madhuri, not Manisha. 1942 is a film Isn’t this a part of logical discussions, especially since 1942 is considered a land-mark in Manisha’s career! Zanjeer landed up for Amitabh after famous actors rejected it! YOu think that doesn’t call for a discussion! Instead, Sanjana went on asking who brought up Manisha first?? I provided the reasons, but they fell on blind eyes/deaf ears.

          I am again falling prey to the need of explaining myself…and flooding someone else’s blog space. A guest, should know his or her space…

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          • LOL…looks like my explanation doesn’t even warrant a reply..so the propaganda will continue…People who are ready to defend an actor at the drop of a hat are not conveniently ignoring explanations…

            Watched an episode of LAW AND ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT..and was stuck by a line that the defence attorney tells the defender: ‘ Truth is the WORST defence: You know, the only place you will land up is in a prison, or worse, an alien on this planet..”

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    • couldn’t watch this freaky ad till the end. It was hamming personified.

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      • Are you doing this on purpose?

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        • One area for improvement in one’s life is to accept that what you like may not be liked by everyone.
          So best way is to start improving from today.

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          • As far as Aamir is concerned, no prizes for guessing what your opinion will be irrespective of what he does! In any case, thanks for the advice. The world is certainly a better place from today

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  47. Brilliant 2018 emerges best ever this decade led this by Akshay Kumar and Ayushman

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  48. #Padman
    i.m.p.a.c.t.

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  49. As for TOH in China … from the pics and videos it appears that the distributors there are going all out for its publicity. Quite risky and mystifying considering the bad word of mouth from India. And Aamir is there on visit to a film festival plus a trip through six cities. I can understand him being loyal towards his film, believing in it, not disowning it, but so much publicity for a badly received film….🤔😏

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    • The promotional plans were likely to have been finalized when the distribution deal was cut; probably ahead of India release.

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      • No, I don’t think that is the case. In fact TOH got a special China cut, since the film failed in India. But still, they are going ahead with this big release. Courtesy twitter, I saw a few pics from China — Bright Aamir- TOH posters and hoardings,on mall walls and sides of buses.

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        • Aamir is said to have himself edited the 2 hr chinese cut (unless its a publicity gimmick which i doubt). But the wide release and promotional plan was likely to have been finalized when the chinese distributor made the deal (before India release). Its EStar – same distributor as Dangal and SS and this promo tour is v similarly planned like the one before.

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  50. @Sat, AnJo, Saket, Q :

    Watched ROMA?

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  53. @LS – Check these pics.

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  54. Boi still has not the heart to report 2.0 numbers. Perhaps they are waiting for sunday miracle.

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    • 2.0 hindi basically had a 2 weeks run. In south, other versions ran for only one week or so. The all-india cume will be around 400 cr; but it neither justifies the 550 cr budget nor the astronomically high distribution prices. It was definitely expected to do a lot more than just Dangal’s total in India.

      Even the coveted 200 cr figure in hindi will also be missed. Add Padman’s only 5m opening in China and its expected fold up below 10m mark (Toilet Hero did 13-14m earlier this year). Not surprised that our resident Akshay fan is frustrated today.

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  55. Sanjana talking like that means an Akshay fan might have done something coz she generally is cool minded.

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    • I am that Akshay fan. You can name me, no problem.

      She is actually vidictive when it comes to someone criticising Aamir. She is a good Aamir khan fan. So being vindictive is part of the game. Such fans can never be cool headed. So your assessments about Sanjana is ng.ot entirely correct.

      And i still stand by what i said about ehe new ad featuring Aamir Khan.

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      • She and her cute stooge gang up on anyone who has anything negative to say about their Aaka.

        The new ad really sucked. Aamir over acted and hammed in it. It is so obvious. I am sure there are many they will like it and i am ok with those opinion. Aamir has done several great ads in the past. However this time he couldn’t create the same magic.

        If my opinion irritates then that introspection is the need of the hour for the two wounded fans.

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      • Call me whatever you want but I am what I am and you are what you are. Out of politeness I desisted from criticising Akki but when the other party wants to go all out for aamir, I have to say what I really think of akki as an actor. If that is vindictiveness, let it be.

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        • You are welcome to comment rightly, wrongly about any actor. i have no problem with your opinion. It doesn’t make me reactive. 🙂

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          • Then why are you calling me vindictive? I just expressed my opinion about akki and his flat voice. Just the way you advise aamir, I am advising akki to improve his dialogue delivery skills and expressions.

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          • That was an observation not necessarily because of your one particular comment but in general. Quick reaction with flurry of adjectives is mark of vindictiveness. Tit for Tat with Akshay fan doesn’t work. Because his movies keep coming. Holi manayenge milke…kesariya rang mein. 😉

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          • Well, I have to thank god that he does 4 films per year instead of 12! Or 24! Small mercies!
            Quick reaction is to remind someone about akki’s acting skills and dialogue delivery skills. Otherwise I will become polite once again!

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          • Be prepared to get hurt more.
            I am brutally honest usually. So my bytes will bite!

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      • Naveen I know it’s u and I m here long enough to know Sanjana well.

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  56. Vinod Khanna’s First Wife, Akshaye And Rahul Khanna’s Mother Geetanjali, Dies At 70
    Geetanjali and her actor son Akshaye Khanna were visiting the farmhouse located at Mandva over the weekend

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  57. Zero Director Aanand L Rai On Why His ‘Driving Force’ Is A ‘Film’s Story’
    “I have made Indian, rooted films because I want to stay connected with audiences,” said Aanand L Rai

    https://www.ndtv.com/entertainment/zero-director-aanand-l-rai-on-why-his-driving-force-is-a-films-story-1963415?pfrom=home-movies

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  58. The thing is, the gujarati who was bargaining was irritating than the actor aamir. If given a sane character, aamir would have delivered the dialogues in a saner manner. I dont have problem if some dont like it. But calling it extreme hamming is another thing.
    Same way we feel Prem chopra and Gulshan Grover are villainous when they are merely enacting such scenes. In that respect aamir is irritating.

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    • So many ads present exaggerated versions of real life situations. Those underwear ads did it all the time as did products like deo sprays. Aamir did not ham,but did his Guju guy the way it was conceived. To say he was hamming is incorrect. One might as well say that Anushka hammed her way through her Gujuben character in Jab Harry Met Sally. In any ad, the director and the actors concerned obviously need to believe in the exaggeration.

      The hamming comment reveals a mindset, probably the current mood against the actor. It’s like , ‘ hit him when he is down’.

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    • What is ham acting?

      When a person overacts immensely. it is generally more accepted in the theatre but criticised in film and tv. can also describe a person who is being fake. also called “hamming it”.

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  59. Sridevi was not accepted as a complete actress in hindi films because of her sqeaky voice and underwhelming dialogue delivery when she started to do her own dubbing. First it was some other lending voice.
    And Deepika Padukone also lacks this skill and covers up due to her glamour. In this respect Madhuri and Rekha score. Jaya Bachchan used to lend her voice to actresses. About Katrina, the less said the better.

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    • Its true that accent, diction and dialogue delivery is a must for any actor pr a star to be taken seriously. Maybe its the main reason why Akshay could never become a superstar after 25+ years in bollywood. Its not that he is lacking as far as looks, fitness or hardwork is concerned.

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    • Even the great Sanjeev Kumar’s voice and dialogue delivery was considered inadequate by many. He was often compared unfavourably to Amitabh in this respect.

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      • But he compensated that by his acting prowess. I am a fan of him. And Angoor is one of my favourite films along with Namkeen. And also Khamoshi with Jaya bachchan. There are too many which include Aandhi, Mausam and other films. Great filmography.

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        • Sanjeev Kumar was a fabulous actor, my favourite from that period. I was fine with his voice. Not everybody needs to have a baritone. I am actually also fine with Aamir’s voice — which some consider weak.

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  61. Toilet Hero did 8.5m in opening weekend.

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  62. Fyi Andhadhun is on UK Netflix

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  63. ROMA : Awesome piece on Awesome movie

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  64. For laughs …

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  65. The kind of respect Aamir has in China is beyond words.INCREADIBLE.

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  66. Some info on KGF economics.

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  67. And they refer him as renowed Filmmaker not Actor.

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    • China got introduced to Aamir after 3I pirated version went viral there. So they have been exposed more to matured Aamir; specifically a post-Lagaan Aamir. Whereas, in India his market is rooted to his fans from nineties; and their first impression of Aamir has been of a star.

      Moreover, the other 2 idiot Khans always had the advantage of our media clubbing Aamir with them as ‘Khans’ by their supercilious broad-stroke. So Aamir is another ‘Khan’ in India, but known more as ‘film-maker’ in China. Its an irony.

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  68. I joined film industry for money: Akshay Kumar

    Actor Akshay Kumar says he was drawn to the film industry because it offered a lot of money for someone who was struggling back then.

    The actor started out his film career primarily as an action hero before blooming into an all-round star. “I did a lot of action films earlier because I knew nothing else. For 11-13 years, I did only action. I did Thai boxing in Bangkok for five years. Back then I had made up my mind that I’ll come to Mumbai and open a martial arts school.

    “Honestly, the only thing which brought me to the industry was only money. I just came here to earn money,” he said. Akshay said he used to make Rs 5,000 per month teaching martial arts but once earned Rs 21,000 simply by posing as a model and it changed his perspective.

    “I used to get paid Rs 5,000 a month when I used to teach martial arts. Once someone asked me to do modelling. I tried modelling for a furniture showroom. There was a model and we both posed and I got Rs 21,000 within two hours!

    “I thought what better place to be than here! I thought now I’ll do modelling and then eventually entered films,” he said speaking at the World Toilet Summit. He is the Harpic Sanitation Ambassador. Akshay started his career as an action hero but became a star in comedy and romantic genre before switching to varied roles and socially relevant stories.

    “I must have done about 135-140 films where most of my initial films were only action. No producer or director would even look at me thinking ‘He won’t be able to act so just give him action,’ I did that then gradually shifted to comedy and then romantic films,” he said.

    The actor believes commercial movies with social messages have a wider reach than documentaries.

    “I personally believe there is no point making documentary films. I’ve seen several times in many villages, sorry to say, but nobody reacts to that. People like to see a commercial film. I consider myself lucky who got an opportunity to do commercial cinema and give people a social message in a very different way,” he added.

    https://www.theweek.in/news/entertainment/2018/11/20/i-joined-film-industry-for-money-akshay-kumar.html

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  70. Ranveer Singh wins best actor

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  71. साल 2018 में गूगल की टॉप सर्चिंग फ़िल्मों में रजनीकांत-अक्षय कुमार की 2.0 बनी सबकी सरताज
    By Bollywood Hungama News Network, Dec 14, 2018 – 11:51 hrs IST
    साल 2018 खत्म होने को है ऐसे में पूरे साल का लेखा-जोखा सामने आ रहा है । ये साल बॉलीवुड फ़िल्मों के लिए बेहद खास रहा । जहां बड़े बजट की फ़िल्में बॉक्सऑफ़िस पर ज्यादा सफ़ल साबित नहीं हो पाईं वहीं कम बजट की फ़िल्मों ने बॉक्सऑफ़िस पर ऐतिहासिक रिकॉर्ड्स बनाए । हर साल की तरह इस बार भी गूगल ने अपनी टॉप ट्रेंडिंग लिस्ट जारी की है । गूगल ने 2018 में भारत में सबसे ज्यादा सर्च होने वाली टॉप 10 फिल्मों के नाम की सूची जारी है ।

    इसमें सुपरस्टार रजनीकांत और अक्षय कुमार की 2.0 ने बाजी मारी है । और इसके बाद टाइगर श्रॉफ़ और दिशा पटनी की फ़िल्म बागी 2 आती है जो गूगल पर साल 2018 में भारत में सबसे ज्यादा सर्च होने वाली टॉप 10, फ़िल्मों में दूसरे स्थान पर है । इसके बाद सलमान खान की हैरत अंगेज एक्शन से भरी फ़िल्म रेस 3 तीसरे स्थान पर, मार्वल की अवेंजर्स : इन्फ़िनिटी वॉर चौथे स्थान पर और सलमान और कैटरीना की टाइगर जिंदा है, पांचवे स्थान पर आती है ।

    रणबीर कपूर की संजू, जो संजय दत्त की बायोपिक फ़िल्म है, दीपिका पादुकोण_रणवीर सिंह-शाहिद कपूर की महत्वाकांक्षी फ़िल्म पद्मावत, मार्वल की ब्लैक पैंथर, ईशान खट्टर-जाह्नवी कपूर की धड़क, जो सैराट का हिंदी रीमेक है, रायन रेनॉल्ड्स की डेडपूल 2 ये फ़िल्म गूगल की साल 2018 की भारत में सबसे ज्यादा सर्च की जाने वाली फ़िल्में बनी है ।

    http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/hindi/news/rajinikanth-akshay-kumars-2-0-tiger-shroffs-baaghi-2-sanju-padmaavat-race-3-amongst-searched-films-google-2018-103993/

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  73. Bob Cristo Says:

    I dont mind if Ranveer/Ranbir (any of them) wins Best actor award.

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  74. Full list

    Best Actor- Ranveer Singh (Padmaavat) and Rajkummar Rao (Stree)

    Best Actress- Alia Bhatt (Raazi)

    Best Real Star on Social Media- Katrina Kaif

    Best Actor Female (Critics)- Neena Gupta (Badhaai Ho)

    Best Actor Male (Critics)- Gajraj Rao (Badhaai Ho)

    Best Film (Critics)- Stree

    Lifetime Achievement Award- Shabana Azmi

    Best Actress in a supporting role- Surekha Sikri (Badhaai Ho)

    Best Debut Actor (Male)- Ishaan Khatter (Dhadak and Beyond The Clouds)

    Best Debut Actor (Female)- Radhika Madan (Pataakha)

    Best Actor in a supporting role- Pankaj Tripathi (Stree)

    Best Female Singer- Harshdeep Kaur (Dilbaro- Raazi)

    Best Lyrics- Gulzar (Ae Watan- Raazi)

    Best Male Playback Singer- Arijit Singh (Ae Watan- Raazi)

    Best Music- Amit Trivedi (Manmarziyaan)

    Best Film Writing- Arijit Biswas and Sriram Raghavan (AndhaDhun)

    Best Action- Ahmed Khan (Baaghi 2)

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  75. 3 stars, all in fifties (Aamir just a couple of years younger than other 2).

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  76. 2.0 all versions have crossed 400 cr nett business in India according to this report. Hindi is 184 cr nett; 200 cr is difficult from here. Worldwide is 675 cr gross, but touching 700 cr ww gross may be difficult in phase 1.

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    With this, the total 18 days collection of S.Shankar’s directorial has become 184.25 crores nett that included the business of 139.75 crores it raked in the first week and 38 crores in the second. The movie has now surpassed the lifetime total of blockbuster Bajirao Mastani (184.20 crores) & become the 19th highest Hindi grosser of all time.

    Marks the first collaboration of superstar Rajinikanth & Akshay Kumar, 2.0 has done the business of 389 crores in the last 2 weeks including all the versions- Hindi, Tamil & Telugu at the domestic box office. In the third weekend, it garnered a total of 14 crores with 3.50 crores on 3rd Friday, 4.75 crores on 3rd Saturday & 5.75 crores on 3rd Sunday.

    After 18 days, Lyca Productions’ magnum opus raised its India total to 403 crores nett (537 crores gross). With this, the worldwide gross total of 2.0 has become 676 crores including 139 crores gross from the overseas market.

    https://boxofficecollection.in/box-office-report/2-0-18th-day-box-office-collection-emerges-the-19th-highest-hindi-grosser-of-all-time-39476

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    • After China release and all that, 2.0 ww gross may be able to touch PK’s 800 cr ww gross. 900 cr ww gross of Secret Superstar and Bajrangi Bhaijaan seems to be out of question.

      Hindi will probably add another 5-6 cr before Zero release and end at 190 cr. Akshay’s highest grosser by a distance and a good hit at box office – nothing more than that.

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  77. By the same lenient standards applied to 2.0, Kedarnath should also be adjudged a BO Hit @60 cr nett.

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    On the next day i.e. 2nd Sunday, Kedarnath witnessed a further and minted the amount of 4.50 crores. With this, its 10 days total collection has become 53.25 crores nett (68.27 crores gross). Till the release of SRK’s Zero (21 Dec), Sushant-Sara starrer is expected to go past 60 crores at the domestic box office.

    https://boxofficecollection.in/box-office-report/kedarnath-10th-day-box-office-collection-sara-ali-khans-debut-film-emerges-hit-39482

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  78. Directed by James Wan, the sixth installment of DC Extended Universe, Aquaman has got succeed to make the desired impact on viewers and received mostly positive reviews from the critics. On a good note, the movie did the business of 5.50 crores on Friday, while on Thursday also, it collected 2 crores from its paid previews.

    On Saturday, it took a fair jump and minted the amount of 7.75 crores. On the next day i.e. Sunday, with a further drop, Aquaman bagged 8.75 crores and raised 3 days total collection to 24 crores nett from Indian screens including English, Hindi & Tamil.

    The sequel to 2014’s Marathi blockbuster Lai Bhaari, Mauli has also made the entry this Friday at the box office and expectedly getting a terrific response from the audience across Maharashtra & nearby states. With positive feedback, it opened on a solid note and registered the opening business of 3.25 crores.

    On Saturday, Riteish Deshmukh & Saiyami Kher starrer witnessed a good jump and minted 3.75 crores. With a further growth in footfalls, Mauli scored 4 crores on Sunday and raised its 3 days total collection to 11 crores at the domestic box office.

    https://boxofficecollection.in/box-office-report/aquaman-mauli-marathi-3rd-day-box-office-collection-opening-weekend-report-39486

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    • 24 cr weekend for aquaman in india is decent. It shud do 50 cr total like Black Panther. Both are unknown superheroes here.

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    • Irresponsible mother. Disturbing news.

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      • What do you expect at young age of 19?

        To own up responsibility is very important in everyone’s life..should be part of curriculum.

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        • I agree about the age. It is also about the culture they are exposed to. Alcohol, drugs and other vices. That 40 years should make her realise. If not, atleast she will not become a mother once more. Hopefully.

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  80. Kedarnath Has Good Hold In Second Weekend
    Monday 17 December 2018 12.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Kedarnath has held well in its second weekend with collections of 11.50 crore nett. The drop is less than 60% from the first weekend which is a solid trend It takes the ten day total of the film to 53.50 crore nett and it will comfortably cross the 60 crore nett mark.

    The film could even go past 60 crore nett by the end of the week and it should be able to add a little more post the release of Zero. The film has done pretty well in most circuits though its Mumbai and Delhi / UP which lead The collections in Mumbai are around 16 crore nett and Delhi / UP is around 12 crore nett over the first ten days. .

    The business of Kedarnath till date is as follows.

    Week One – 42,00,00,000 apprx

    Friday – 2,50,00,000 apprx

    Saturday – 3,75,00,000 apprx

    Sunday – 5,25,00,000 apprx

    Second Weekend – 11,50,00,000 apprx

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  81. BOI: 2.0 (Hindi) collected 6 crore nett in its second weekend to take its total to 181 crore nett. The third weekend did see a drop in business but overall it has done big business. The lifetime figures should finish around 188-190 crore nett. This will make it the second biggest dubbed film ever after Bahubali – The Conclusion. Hollywood releases Avengers – Infinity War has higher numbers and The Jungle Book could also remain ahead but that is in all formats. In Hindi, this South film 2.0 has done far more than these two Hollywood releases.

    Friday – 1,25,00,000 apprx

    Saturday – 2,00,00,000 apprx

    Sunday – 2,75,00,000 apprx

    Third Weekend – 6,00,00,000 apprx

    TOTAL – 1,81,00,00,000 apprx

    https://www.boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=4528

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  82. After STREE, Rajkummar Rao to star in yet another horror comedy by Dinesh Vijan

    http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/stree-rajkummar-rao-star-yet-another-horror-comedy-dinesh-vijan/

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  83. PadMan has collected $ 1.65 million on Sunday which is lower than the Saturday collections. Now the total collections of the film are $ 5.22 million which is approx over 37 crores INR. Well, this clearly shows that the film has failed to impress the audiences in China. Even after being one of the most profitable films of 2018 in India, it has not worked as expected in China until now.

    It had collected 78.95 crores at the Indian box office.

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  84. tonymontana Says:

    ZERO coming up next!

    Hope it works well for SRK’s sake
    But
    I’m done being deceived with his marketing tactics! Would go for it ONLY when the public reviews are genuinely good and not paid.

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  85. Prabhas’ next film Saaho to hit the screens on 15 Aug 2019.

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  86. TOH chinese posters.

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  87. Third chinese trailer of TOH.

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  89. Saaho

    Not only releasing in three different languages, but the much ambitious multilingual project is also being shot in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu simultaneously, providing a pan India appeal and making it one of the first tri-lingual film.

    It is set to have one of the biggest releases of 2019 with the biggest screen count for any Indian film. On 15th August 2019.

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  90. KGF – Kolar Gold Fields Advance Booking Update: Shattering Response In Bengaluru!
    Owing to Yash’s popularity in South, fans are high on anticipation and have already taken the ticket counters by storm in Bengaluru.

    Excel Entertainment has joined hands with AA Films to present Kannada’s most expensive & ambitious project KGF. The much ambitious project would be released in four languages- Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada. KGF will also be dubbed in Chinese and Japanese.

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  91. Zero Box Office: Advance booking for this Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma starrer has started, though not fully fledged but it’s on for the public to book their seats. The screens are not sure yet and the whole scenario will get clear by Thursday.

    The trade pundits are expecting the movie to touch the 30 crore mark on its 1st day but a major part of that depends on the advance booking. Let’s see where the movie is standing right now.

    https://www.koimoi.com/box-office/zero-box-office-advance-booking-update-check-out-where-it-stands-right-now/

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    • Next 2 weekends will be interesting. Srk fans gunning for 30 cr opening on 21st & Aamir fans looking at 10m opening on 28th in China. Neither is expected to run beyond 3 day weekends.

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  92. Seems like bollywood trade is under-reporting Aquaman, like they did for JW and MI6.

    *************

    Aquaman has made Rs 28 crore in three days in India, which is a rather commendable amount, especially when movies like 2.0 and Kedarnath are still running.

    https://www.businesstoday.in/trending/box-office/aquaman-box-office-collection-jason-momoa-film-makes-rs-28-crore-india-three-days/story/301504.html

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  93. Aamir in China.

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  94. The actor told the publication, ” See, I can’t change that, and if I can’t change something, why should I think about it? If people feel that Zero is very important for me, it’s their feeling. God forbid, if this film doesn’t work, what will happen? Maybe, I won’t get work for six months or 10 months, but if I believe that my craft and art is good, I will continue to get work.”

    In the interview, he further stated that if the film fails ” Then, I will probably make a comeback which I have been doing for the last 15 years (laughs), or maybe, the comeback won’t happen. He also stated that while the trade world has a certain point of view about film’s for him the story of prime importance.

    https://www.timesnownews.com/entertainment/news/bollywood-news/article/shah-rukh-khan-reveals-what-his-reaction-will-be-if-zero-fails-to-perform-at-the-box-office-details-inside/332459

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  95. https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/a-different-rating/article25758471.ece?homepage=true

    excerpts

    Festival director Anupama Chopra said that she hoped that the decision would lead to an environment that is “constructive, inclusive and just”. While this is a welcome move, our focus should be not only on those accused of inappropriate behaviour but also on filmmakers who churn out sexist films that influence such behaviour.

    Yet, in India, we ignore or simply don’t accept the impact of storytelling on social behaviour. Last year, IBM India conducted a research study analysing gender stereotypes in 4,000 Bollywood movies released between 1970 and 2017. Among these, the researchers identified only 30 movies where these stereotypes were broken. While filmmakers are attempting to break this mould, they are still few and far between.

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  97. However, the crowned king of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan is still struggling to create a niche in the new era of filmmaking.

    With back to back failures, ranging from ‘Raees’, ‘Dilwale’, ‘Fan’ to ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ (with just Rs 150 crore in worldwide grosses) — he has been failing to find his groove at the box office. This subdued business makes it worrying for SRK’s backers and fans, given his decades-long rule in the Hindi film industry.

    Movie clashes haven’t worked in Shah Rukh’s favour lately. Be it ‘Dilwale’ which clashed with ‘Bajirao Mastani’ or ‘Raees’ which clashed with ‘Kaabil’, the box office collection was affected drastically. And this time, the unwelcoming clash is with Rohit Shetty’s ‘Simmba’. Though the movie is releasing a week after Zero, the trade analysts believe that the number of screens in the second week will directly depend on the box office collection of the first week. Therefore, Zero needs to do business in its first week; else screens will be given to Ranveer Singh starrer ‘Simmba’. As the pressure builds, here’s anticipating the thumping return of our ‘Hero’!

    https://www.freepressjournal.in/entertainment/will-zero-bring-shah-rukh-khan-back-in-the-game/1415683

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    • Here’s why the success of Zero is key for Shah Rukh Khan

      What makes the success of Zero so crucial is the downfall of Shah Rukh’s films after 2014 when he delivered his last super hit film, Happy New Year. After that, neither Dilwale — that brought the successful SRK-Kajol jodi back on the big screen — nor Jab Harry met Sejal could do much to impress the audience.

      In the last few years, Khan has been either advised to reinvent himself, choose better subjects or wait for a couple of years to regain his footing in the film industry.

      Apart from mediocre scripts that is impacting his career, according to trade experts; big investments are also a matter of concern. Shah Rukh had put in a lot of money for 2011 release Ra.One and Zero too is an expensive film. Produced by Colour Yellow Productions (founded by Aanand L Rai) and Red Chillies Entertainment (founded by Shah Rukh Khan and wife Gauri), Zero has been made at a budget of Rs 200 crore.

      At a time when Aamir’s Dangal broke records in the overseas market, especially in China where the movie was a roaring success, Salman Khan has moved mountains with films like Sultan and Bajrangi Bhaijaan, and Akshay Kumar has raced ahead with an average of two-three movies a year, King Khan needs a blockbuster to fight off the competition.

      This year, Shah Rukh Khan was out of top 10 rank in the Forbes’ India highest earning celebrity list. With no release during the period under review, Khan slipped from his number two position to No 13 after raking in Rs 56 crore this year.

      https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/trends/entertainment/heres-why-the-success-of-zero-is-key-for-shah-rukh-khan-3286811.html

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      • Srk’s last 2 genuine big hits were rnbdj and oso – both a decade back. He did have a CE in between, but even then its collections were not that great to make Red Chillies stop over-reporting. He had tried the oso kind of formula in hny and dilwale with shetty, but neither really worked (hny maybe a technical hit but it actually tanked rather badly after a bumper opening). Now he is trying rnbdj (with less vertical height but lots of excess budget) with rai. The trailers are as bogus as it gets. Given its 200 cr landing cost and high distribution prices, it desperately needs 30 cr day one and 250 cr total to give him that much needed comeback hit at box office.

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        • Lol what…CE was a big hit by all standards, I genuinely do not know where you get your “facts”…

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          • 200 cr in 2013 was as big as rnbdj/oso? As i said, the bar is always lowered by fans **Edited**.

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          • Previously comments cud not be called daickheads, now even movies cant be called dickheaded? Wah!

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          • Just checked BOI, they have OSO and RNBDJ at around 170 crores adjusted, and Chennai Express at 242. But I know you make up BO numbers from thin air.

            I’m pretty sure that both OSO and CE were the highest grosser of all time (or 2nd) for a brief period. Take the ratio between the highest grosser after those films and OSO/CE. So Dhoom 3: CE (260:210) and Ghajini: OSO/Rab ne (115: 78 or 84). CE did better relatively compared to the other 2.

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          • CE needed around 280 cr to be in the top grosser bracket in 2013. D3 wud have done 300 cr if it was a good film, such was the market potential in 2013. RNBDJ was a bit below OSO, while OSO was really big. Ghajini was a different monster altogether and not comparable to D3’s box office.

            Anyways, Zero will need 250+ cr to be certified as a BO Hit. Good Luck!

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          • You are contradicting yourself lol just admit you’re wrong and move on…anyways can we ban Marcus? This person brings too much negativity to this blog and just spams it…

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  99. Akshay Kumar, John Abraham & Prabhas Headed for Box Office Clash

    Independence Day is set to see three biggies clash in the box office: Akshay Kumar’s Mission Mangal; John Abraham’s Batla House and Prabhas’ Saaho.

    Mission Mangal is based on India’s mission to Mars and is being touted as India’s first space film. Produced by Fox Star Studios and Akshay Kumar’s home production Cape Of Good Films, the movie will star Akshay in the lead with Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu and Sonakshi Sinha.

    Directed by Nikkhil Advani, Batla House is based on the real-life encounter that took place in Delhi in 2008 and stars John Abraham as ACP Sanjeev Kumar Yadav and Mrunal Thakur.

    Baahubali star Prabhas will make his Hindi film debut with action film Saaho, which will also feature Shraddha Kapoor, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Chunky Pandey and Mandira Bedi.

    https://www.thequint.com/entertainment/bollywood/mission-mangal-batla-house-saaho-independence-day-release-box-office-clash

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    • All three looks good on paper. Batla House will have cost advantage (It may get postponed as per insider reports), Saaho the biggest among the three and Mission Mangala has power packed performers.

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  100. Andhadhun was a really fun film. Ayushman is really slick in this movie. Definitely will watch his movies going forward. Love that the tone stays the same throughout.

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  101. I don’t understand this.

    Aamir Khan Said Sorry, Katrina Kaif Is Hurt – Thugs Of Hindostan Cast Addresses Film’s Failure

    “I would like to say that I take full responsibility for Thugs Of Hindostan not working with the audience. I think we went wrong. I would like to take full responsibility for that. You can be sure we tried our level best,” he had earlier said.

    Now, Katrina Kaif has also addressed the elephant in the room. She says she is hurt but disappointment is what wakes you up.
    “I know Aamir has spoken on the matter and it has really hurt deeply and personally. Disappointment is always good as it wakes you up little bit again. In case of ‘Thugs…’ it was not for lack of trying, something just went wrong in case of ‘Thugs of Hindostan’. You need to have guts and urge to try things and be prepared it may or may not work,” she was quoted as saying by PTI.

    It is also said that Amitabh Bachchan is upset with the makers of Thugs Of Hindostan after they failed to explain the loopholes in the movie to Big B.

    https://www.indiatimes.com/entertainment/aamir-khan-said-sorry-katrina-kaif-is-hurt-thugs-of-hindostan-cast-addresses-film-s-failure-358751.html

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    • Now these things are becoming funny. ToH failed to meet the expectation. Why to take the blame, feel hurt, etc

      Initially i really admired Aamir’s gesture. But now i find his apology a bit odd considering he is going hammer and tong to promote ToH in China. A bit hypocritical as well.

      But then Tamasha is what bollywood does best.

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      • IdeaUnique Says:

        there is something called professionalism Naveen….big money and his own reputation at stake in China….do u want Aamir to go and tell ppl there that don’t watch the film?!!! ha ha…..get real dude.

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        • Then Apology was not needed before the China release. it is looking fake now.

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          • He apologized to only those indians who have seen the film but did not like it. China is a different audience. They said F u to india’s biggest hits like baahubali films. He is not a silly fool to assume china will dislike a film just because many in india did not like it. Remember what happened with Secret Superstar? Anyways, some fans are beyond all reasoning in this blog …

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      • Very easy to term Aamir a hypocrite. But there is something called belief in your film — and Aamir has always worked sincerely and with full effort, to be part of a good worthy film. A small section of Indian audience has accepted TOH despite its negatives. Aamir is happy with this small bit of approval. And that has given him the hope that a pruned and sharper film may work in China. This is my belief. Also, the distributors and producer — they would be pushing Aamir to do his part in China. He has this huge fan base in China, along with his niche base in India. My guess is Aamir hopes that TOH will work to an extent, do decently. And all his fans worldwide are hoping for this acceptance. Private DMs on twitter are brimming with this hope for their beleaguered favourite.

        No Aamir is NOT a hypocrite. He works hard to deliver,accepts responsibility for a while team, tries his best to rectify matters to the extent possible.

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        • Edit — accepts responsibility for the whole team. And it is not a fake apology. Just genuine regret.

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        • At an event in Mumbai on Monday evening, Khan said, “I think we went wrong and I would like to take full responsibility for that. We tried very hard to make a good film and we didn’t hold back from putting in our entire effort, but somewhere or the other we went wrong.”

          Khan said, “There are people who have liked the film and we are thankful to them, but they are in a minority. Most people didn’t like our film — we are aware of that.”

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          LS – “A small section of Indian audience has accepted TOH despite its negatives. Aamir is happy with this small bit of approval”

          *Wrong. Aamir is not happy at all. Please read his statement above. He is thankful to those minority few that’s all*

          LS – And that has given him the hope that a pruned and sharper film may work in China. This is my belief.

          One is free to have belief but it is not a fact.

          Marcus – He apologized to only those indians who have seen the film but did not like it

          As always a clear lack of understanding. Aamir’s comment, which is primarily an apology is for everyone who was waiting to watch the movie, would have watch if review was good, and all those who watched.

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          I still do not agree that apology was “needed” if Aamir were to promote in China later. The apology cannot be serious.

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        • I missed an important part of Aamir’s statement above. Adding it here-

          He said, “I want to apologise to my audience also as this time I wasn’t able to entertain them. I know people came to theatres with a lot of expectations, but they didn’t enjoy the film.”

          “Audience is free to say what they feel about the film. What I can say is that we certainly tried our level best and I am feeling really bad that we didn’t succeed in entertaining the audience. So, next time we will try harder.”

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        • Again, as i said…i had really appreciated Aamir’s apology done earlier. At that time i did not know he is going to promote ToH else i would have said then that the apology is premature.

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        • LOL … Get over it. Aamir’s words were meant for the people who were disappointed after their expectations of a great masala film. Its for guyz like Jay/MyselfAamir/Aamirsfan/PKTalli here. There are some fans who have liked the film nonetheless. No one knows how Chinese audience will respond to a crisper edit. So Aamir does not need to ‘assume’ anything – positive or negative. He took note of indian response and edited out a 2 hr chinese cut himself. Now he is promoting it. This is called taking responsibility of own’s work, which unfortunately bollywood stars dont understand. Specifically guys like akshay or srk or their troll fans. They blindly depend on the director, producer and crew. Half-brained nitwits, who cant do any more than that.

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          • “He took note of indian response and edited out a 2 hr chinese cut himself. ”

            Another misinterpretation by LS and Marcus. Why spreading lies unnecessarily?

            Aamir did not edit anything. Yash Raj Films, the makers, have edited the chinese version. Please read below –

            Please read below-

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            According to reports, the epic action-adventure will release in China next month and the makers are leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that the film makes big bucks in the East Asian country.

            A report by Bollywood Hungama claims that to suit the needs of the Chinese audience, the roles of Amitabh Bachchan and Fatima Sana Shaikh have been cut short in the Chinese version of Thugs of Hindostan. On the other hand, Aamir’s screen time in the film has been lengthened dramatically to make his character look meatier and more prominent. The makers, in fact, have gone to the extent of including certain deleted scenes in the Chinese version that did not feature in the original.

            “Fatima, as the central point of drama, did not really work at the box-office, hence the decision to change that. And with Aamir’s role being enhanced, it will be even easier for the makers to edit the film accordingly,” a source has been quoted in the report as saying.

            The report also claims that the Chinese version of Thugs of Hindostan will be 30-40 minutes shorter than the domestic version. Its total run time is expected to be a little over two hours.

            https://www.timesnownews.com/entertainment/news/bollywood-news/article/thugs-of-hindostan-aamir-khan-s-role-in-the-film-lengthened-for-china-release/313753

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          • Correction – Misinterpretation only by Marcus.

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          • May do you some good to follow chinese news feed if u are so interested. I dont have patience with ignoramuses.

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  102. Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol to reunite for Hindi Medium 2?
    ByBollywood Hungama News NetworkDec 17, 2018 – 2:39 pm IST

    Every time Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol have come together, they have created magic on big screen. Though their last outing Dilwale wasn’t a huge hit, their undeniable chemistry was absolutely appreciated. But, it seems like they are indeed planning to come together and that too for Hindi Medium 2 alongside Irrfan Khan.

    As per reports in a leading daily, Dinesh Vijan is reportedly in talks with DDLJ couple Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol for the Hindi Medium sequel. Irrfan Khan will be reprising his role of Raj Batra in the film and the story will be set in the United States. Not only that, it seems like SRK and Kajol reportedly have had initial script readings as well. It would be pretty interesting to see the onscreen coup.

    As it is known already that Hindi Medium director Saket Choudhary won’t be directing the sequel. Instead, Homi Adajani, who has directed Cocktail and Finding Fanny for Dinesh Vijan, will be taking the director’s batton.

    http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/shah-rukh-khan-kajol-reunite-hindi-medium-2/

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  103. 2.0 hindi fell below 1 cr yesterday. Game over.

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    • Game got over for those expecting 135 Cr Nett. for 2point0 Hindi.
      Brouhahahahaha !!!

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      • The joke is on those expecting 200+. Anyways, they will go back to counting 100 from next year again.

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        • There was someone predicting a 100-110cr total after the first day’s collections. The joke is on him.

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          • Want to get into details of the joke? Not even 80% recovery for 2.0 … People living within glass walls shud think twice before throwing stones at others.

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          • This 185 cr from Hindi is a ‘producer figure’. Know what that implies? Real collections will be hardly a little more the recovery target of 160 cr. And this is being paraded around as a hit and whatnot by the usual jokers. Less said about the tamil, telegu and other southern business the better.

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          • Same set of idiots will suddenly pop up in this blog to claim Zero is a big hit at its recovery target of 200 cr (IF it does get there).

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          • I don’t get the need to call anyone an “idiot” here…you could just as easily say “same set of people” or “same set of fans”, etc

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  104. As of this moment, Aquaman has earned $196 million after 11 days in China, meaning it’ll top $200m today. Including the $2.9m in domestic sneak previews from the Atom Tickets/Amazon Prime sneak preview (more than double the $1.3m that Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle earned last year via the same gimmick) and opening week overseas cume, the DC Films flick has earned around $276m worldwide thus far. Give or take variables and the territories in which it opens over the next few days, it should pass $300m worldwide tomorrow or very early Wednesday. So now we see how it handles some competition, both in China (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse played very well to sneak preview audiences over the weekend and opens there on Friday) and around the world.

    The DC Films flick is the biggest fish in the sea now, but it’ll face off against Mary Poppins Returns (which opens in North America tomorrow night) and Bumblebee which opens Thursday night). All three films are betting that the leggy Christmas/New Years season will give them plenty of space to gobble up cash. Next month is a little light until M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass on January 18, so we won’t see a repeat of 2009. If you recall, the year-end 2008 releases (Bedtime Stories, Yes Man, Seven Pounds, Marley and Me) crashed headfirst into an uncommonly strong January slate (Gran Torino, Taken, Paul Blart: Mall Cop). We can expect January of 2019 to be dominated by the December of 2018 releases.

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  105. Aamir fans in China upset with marketing team.

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  106. Is Bollywood losing its sheen in China?
    Indian film disappointments seem to be increasingly common in China this year.

    Indian films slowly seem to be losing shine at the China box office, a market so far springing up one blockbuster after another. Akshay Kumar’s biographical drama Padman released last week, has registered an unimpressive total of $3.55 million (Rs. 25.54 crore). The film that also features Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte had made Rs. 78.22 crore upon its release in India earlier this year. Trade website Box Office India pointed out that at $1.75 million, the opening numbers of the R.Balki directed film were even lower than Kumar’s last release in China Toilet: Ek Prem Katha that had collected $2.25 million.

    “Pad Man registers a low start in China. Opening day numbers are much lower than Toilet: Ek Prem Katha which opened in June 2018. The two-day total remains on the lower side,” tweeted trade analyst Taran Adarsh.

    Indian film disappointments seem to be increasingly common in China this year. A few weeks ago, Sony Pictures Entertainment India’s comedy drama 102 Not Out had made $3.56 million (Rs 25.06 crore) in the neighbouring country. India’s blockbuster war epic Baahubali 2: The Conclusion too had only managed about $11.9 million (Rs 80 crore). Some of these may be decent numbers in themselves but unimpressive considering the benchmark traditionally set by Bollywood films in China.

    To be sure, the success story there, so far, has been majorly driven by Aamir Khan-starrers. While his sports drama Dangal, currently the highest-grossing Indian film in China, had made close to Rs 1,200 crore, his musical production Secret Superstar earned around Rs 760 crore. Other superhits include PK (Rs 123 crore) and 3 Idiots (Rs 16 crore), which Khan had promoted in the country personally.

    The massive screen count is an important factor for Indian films to have managed such impressive theatrical returns in China, according to industry experts. The country almost quadrupled its screen count in the last few years, from around 10,000. India, on the other hand, works with 9,000-odd cinemas divided between single screens and multiplexes.

    The second big factor contributing to the sky-high collections is the difference in ticket rates. The average ticket price in China is $12 compared with India’s $1.5. But most importantly, Indian stories with their strong emotional chord have resonated with Chinese audiences, who are used to either Hollywood spectacles or Chinese mythologies and fantasies. Be it Secret Superstar about a young aspiring female singer fighting a patriarchal system or Hindi Medium centered on issues of education and parenting.

    To be sure, all hopes are now pinned on Yash Raj Films’ action adventure Thugs of Hindostan that is releasing in China on 28 December.

    https://www.livemint.com/Consumer/33RWqwvDz8XLJw12YvcNhL/Is-Bollywood-losing-its-sheen-in-China.html

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  107. Then in the second weekend, it managed to stay strong and raked the business of 11.76 crores with 2.50 crores on Friday, 3.93 crores on Saturday & 5.33 crores on Sunday from 1280 screens. Now the film has entered on weekdays again and with a drop of 26% than 2nd Friday, minted the amount of 1.85 crores on 2nd Monday.

    With this, the total collection of RSVP Movies & Guy in the Sky Pictures’ production after 11 days has become 56.06 crores nett at the domestic box office. Sushant-Sara starrer is likely to score over 60 crores by the release of Shahrukh Khan, Katrina Kaif & Anushka Sharma starrer highly-awaited Zero i.e. 21 December 2018.

    https://boxofficecollection.in/box-office-report/11th-day-collection-of-kedarnath-goes-past-56-crores-by-2nd-monday-in-india-39504

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  108. In the third weekend, S.Shankar’s directorial 2.0 managed to register the business of 6.50 crores that included 1.40 crore on Friday, 2.25 crores on Saturday & 3.85 crores on Sunday. Now the film has entered on weekdays again and with a usual drop in footfalls, it minted the amount of 0.90 crore on 3rd Monday.

    After 19 days, the total collection of its Hindi version has become 185.15 crores at the domestic box office with 139.75 crores in the first week and 38 crores in the second. Now it seems quite difficult for Akshay Kumar to have his first 200-crore Hindi grosser, as Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero is all set to take the command from coming Friday.

    https://boxofficecollection.in/box-office-report/19th-day-collection-of-2-0-hindi-version-crosses-185-crores-total-by-3rd-monday-39499

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  109. https://scroll.in/reel/906039/kannada-film-kgf-dreams-big-cinema-is-becoming-pan-indian-and-international

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    Neel set the story in the 1970s because he is a huge admirer of films from that decade. “I wanted to recreate the 1970s on the big screen,” he said. “I’m a big fan of that era of Hindi cinema, especially of Amitabh Bachchan and his films. This was the era when action as a genre took off in Hindi cinema. It was our Western in a sense. I love that genre and wanted to make something similar. I’ve grown up watching their movies on VHS tapes. So a lot of the inspiration comes from there.”

    After analysing the Hindi action films of the ’70s, Neel found one common element across productions: gold. “Gold smuggling, especially,” Neel said. “Now, KGF was a place I had visited earlier and I remember being fascinated by it. So, I put two and two together and I made four.”

    The script of KGF came to Yash at just the right time in his career, he told Scroll.in. “Our goal was to make an astounding film, one that takes root in the Kannada industry and is showcased to the world,” Yash said. “I had seen Ugramm when it came out in 2014 and remember being quite impressed by it. So, when I heard that Prashant has a new script, I was interested. I heard the story and was immediately convinced that this was the big film that we were waiting to make.”

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    • I think it will be a much better ode to 70’s masala than KJo’s ppor man’s remake of Agneepath for example. Not sure how big the BO collections will be, given its a Kannada film after all with limited market.

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      • They could have taken one bollywood actor as a bite as they did for 2.0. For a villain.

        But they want to conquer Karnataka first with all kannada cast.

        There is Tamannah Bhatia for an item number and also Mouni Roy in another. And also Mita Vashisht and veteran actor Anant Nag.

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        • Any idea about Kannada film business in general? Like how much their highest grosser collect? This is a 100 cr budget film (2 parts i guess), so they have gone all out.

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          • No idea. This film may create history if the public takes to it in a big way. Usually they patronise films with good story with their favourite actors. Just like Maharashtra, Karnataka has more outsiders who patronise hindi, tamil films. The movie going Kannada people is quite small in number. The story is different in Hyderabad,Andhra Pradesh and also Kerala.

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          • Mungaru Male had done worldwide 75 cr..not sure if any movie has beat it..villian released few weeks back to lot of hype..not sure what happened to it..i also stay in Bangalore but kannada movies havent caught my fancy except for few movies here and there..ingeneral 35cr box office is very good by kannada standards…kgf might be expecting to do well in other south languages too..bizarrely it has been sold at 35cr hindi rights..so it needs to earn 70 crs there…

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          • Is that 75 cr figure gross or nett or share? South indian box office figures are confusing.

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          • Has to be gross…mungaru Male did cross 50cr net and I think it was the first movie in kannada..kannada is a small industry unlike others in south..yash is not a superstar but more a youth star…if the movie has indeed cost 100cr then i think it has to do well in rest of south and India.. it cannot depend on karnataka alone…
            Any update on zero advance? Any reviews yet? I have been pretty much on continuous travel so havent tracked much…btw i did see 2.0 and liked it quite a lot..plot is flimsy but vfx was good..Shankar continues to run riot with his imagination…but it’s also quite clear why it didnt do well in B and C centres in TN..there is hardly anything tamil in the movie….not even one rajni mass moment…

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          • There are some scenes in second half after 2.0 and 3.0 come that may have pleased Rajni fans in mass belts, but there are too few in between.

            No idea on Zero, not that much interested either. But addatoday is saying 25-30 cr day one depending on how advance picks up. And Taran is saying number of screens is not locked yet.

            I m more into watching how Spider-verse does in China this weekend and the big battle @US domestic market between 3 biggies. Also how KGF does in India. If highest ww gross is 75 cr, then a 100 cr movie is a big deal for Kannada film industry! Its a lot more risky than investing 100 cr in Manikarnika. Kangana has delivered 150 cr TWMR before this (although makers will be a happy lot IF Manikarnika manages to 100 cr nett).

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  110. To celebrate December cold.

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  111. Guangdong, China

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  112. Kannada film ‘KGF’ dreams big: ‘Cinema is becoming pan-Indian and international’

    Director Prashant Neel and lead actor Yash tell ‘Scroll.in’ about their ambition to reach audiences across the country.

    After directing the action drama Ugramm in 2014, Kannada filmmaker Prashant Neel was looking for a producer for his new script, set against the backdrop of the gold mines of Kolar in Karnataka in the 1970s. Neel found a producer in Vijay Kiragandur’s Hombale Films, but what he didn’t anticipate was that over the course of the next four years, his script would be transformed into a big-budget two-part film, pitched as a Baahubali-style franchise and released in languages other than Kannada.

    Starring Yash, Srinidhi, B Suresh and Achyuth Kumar, KGF (Kolar Gold Fields) will hit the screens on December 21 in Kannada, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam. The film is being released on the same day as Aanand L Rai’s Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Zero in Hindi and Vijay Sethupathi’s Seethakathi in Tamil. The Hindi version is being presented by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar’s Excel Entertainment.

    “I did not think I should be making something of this scale as my second movie,” Neel told Scroll.in during an interview in Bengaluru. “But when my producer heard the one-line plot idea that I had for the film, he and his team really liked it and didn’t care about how much money they were going to put in the film. Then Yash, who also liked the script, came on board and together, they encouraged me to dream bigger and bigger.”

    The trailer introduces us to Rocky (Yash), whose fortunes are closely linked to the discovery of the gold mine in Kolar. KGF is pure fiction, the makers of the film have stated, and has nothing to do with the real mines, which were shut down in 2001.

    KGF is actually a “simple” story of a mother and her son, Neel said. “A dying mother tells her son that it doesn’t matter how her son leads his life as long as he ensures that when he dies, he is a rich man,” Neel said. “I have always believed that a hero is made in his childhood. It is his childhood that determines who he becomes. Even in this film, the central character’s destiny is sealed in that wish expressed by his dying mother. Everything he does, good or bad, is done to achieve that goal.”

    Neel set the story in the 1970s because he is a huge admirer of films from that decade. “I wanted to recreate the 1970s on the big screen,” he said. “I’m a big fan of that era of Hindi cinema, especially of Amitabh Bachchan and his films. This was the era when action as a genre took off in Hindi cinema. It was our Western in a sense. I love that genre and wanted to make something similar. I’ve grown up watching their movies on VHS tapes. So a lot of the inspiration comes from there.”

    After analysing the Hindi action films of the ’70s, Neel found one common element across productions: gold. “Gold smuggling, especially,” Neel said. “Now, KGF was a place I had visited earlier and I remember being fascinated by it. So, I put two and two together and I made four.”

    The script of KGF came to Yash at just the right time in his career, he told Scroll.in. “Our goal was to make an astounding film, one that takes root in the Kannada industry and is showcased to the world,” Yash said. “I had seen Ugramm when it came out in 2014 and remember being quite impressed by it. So, when I heard that Prashant has a new script, I was interested. I heard the story and was immediately convinced that this was the big film that we were waiting to make.”

    Yash made his debut with a small role in Priya Hassan’s Jambada Hudugi (2007). Over the years, he has starred in a combination of romantic and action roles: Moggina Manasu (2008), Rocky (2008), Modalasala (2010), Googly (2013), Mr and Mrs Ramachari (2014) and Masterpiece (2016). KGF comes two years after Yash’s previous release, Mahesh Rao’s Santhu Straight Forward (2016).

    “I was amazed that an actor like him, one who is at the height of his powers in the Kannada film industry, said yes to a time-taking project like this,” Neel said. “He is doing so well and yet, he decided to set aside two years for one project without knowing whether it would work or not. That’s a fantastic thing.”

    KGF began as a Kannada-only film when it first went on the floors. “We shot for 11 days and I showed the rushes to Yash and the producer and that’s when they started dreaming bigger,” Neel said. “This was also the time when Baahubali’s second instalment had released. It had become clear that people do accept movies from other languages if the scale is big and they like the concept. Both Yash and the producer told me not to scale down anything, just make what’s in your head.”

    It was then decided that KGF would be pitched as a dubbed pan-Indian film. “This is what is required for the Kannada industry,” Yash said. “We must change with the times. We are living in a time when cinema is becoming pan-Indian and international. Every industry has to be in this game and this film is marking such a step for Kannada.”

    Audience tastes have moved from “What your story is” to “How is your story being told,” Neel added.

    “We have to look at creating an experience for the audience in theatres, make them laugh, cry or get scared together, but on a bigger scale and platform,” he said. “Else, you’re not going to get people to come to theatres, especially with Netflix and Amazon around.”

    https://scroll.in/reel/906039/kannada-film-kgf-dreams-big-cinema-is-becoming-pan-indian-and-international

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    • Kirik Party and Rangi Taranga were good successes.

      The late Dr. Rajkumar’s films were very popular. He was versatile and also a good singer. Anantnag, Srinath, Shankar Nag, Ambarish, Vishnuvardhan are other popular heroes.

      Puttanna Kanagal made some pathbreaking movies and his films like Shara Panjara, Belli Moda, Ranga Nayaki were notable for its female centric themes.

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    • Thriller in 3 parts?

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  113. It’s no secret that the four upcoming Avatar sequels, slated for 2020, 2021, 2024 and 2025 releases, are being made as standalone stories. Both producer Jon Landau and director James Cameron have said, however, that the films will also form a connected epic saga. When chatting to Landau about his latest film, Alita: Battle Angel – due out next year – we pumped him for a bit more information about the groundbreaking science-fiction franchise.

    Landau reiterated that each of the Avatar sequels is “a whole unto itself”, revealing that it was this that “took us the time in writing the scripts … to make sure that each of the stories completes its own saga.” When looked at as a whole, he says, you have a greater sense of the arc across the stories.

    “The analogy that I would make is Episodes IV, V and VI of Star Wars,” he says. “You look at Star Wars, and that movie was a standalone great movie. You look at Return of the Jedi, a standalone. But when you sit back and you’ve now watched all three of those, you get a greater sense of the relationships between the characters and that’s what Jim [Cameron] has really done on the sequels.”

    http://fandom.wikia.com/articles/avatar-sequels-original-star-wars-trilogy

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  114. Oscars 2019: Rima Das’ Village Rockstars, India’s Entry For Best Foreign Film, Out Of Race

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  115. Hopes were also pinned on What Will People Say, which stars Indian actors Adil Hussain and Ekavali Khanna. It is set in Pakistan and Norway and traces how a Pakistani immigrant family deals with its teenage daughter’s affair with a local boy in Norway.

    A total of 87 films had originally been considered in the Best Foreign Language Film category. Among the shortlisted ones are Birds of Passage (Colombia), The Guilty (Denmark), Never Look Away (Germany), Shoplifters (Japan), Ayka (Kazakhstan), Capernaum (Lebanon), Roma (Mexico), Cold War (Poland) and Burning (South Korea).

    Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron is excited about Roma making it to the list. “Made the shortlist of the Oscars for foreign language,” tweeted the Academy Award winner, whose film is set in the early 1970s and is a semi-autobiographical take on his upbringing in Mexico City.

    The movie, available on Netflix, is among the front-runners for an Oscar this year.

    The Academy also announced shortlists for the Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Make-up And Hairstyling, Music (Original Score), Music (Original Song), Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film and Visual Effects categories.

    COMMENT
    Nominations for the 91st Oscars will be announced on January 22, 2019, over a month ahead of the Oscars ceremony which is slated to be held on February 24, 2019.

    https://www.ndtv.com/entertainment/oscars-2019-rima-das-village-rockstars-indias-entry-for-best-foreign-film-out-of-race-1964152?pfrom=home-topstories

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  116. At a time when producers think twice before investing heavily in films headlined by female actors, makers of Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi — Kamal Jain and Zee Studios — have set a precedent. Touted to be made on a budget of `100 crore, Jain claims the Kangana ranaut starrer is the most expensive Bollywood film to be led by a female star.

    “It is a period film, so there was no scope of cutting corners. We invested in every department judiciously. Kangana was always keen to do a film based on Rani Laxmibai, so when we approached her, she lapped it up,” says Jain. The industry may be male-dominated, but the producer says that female actors have proved that they too can carry a film on their petite but able shoulders. “There has been a positive change in the industry. Movies with actresses in focus have done big numbers. We are hoping to take that change to the next step. Why should a female-oriented film need to compromise on budget? Also, Kangana’s star power is unquestionable.”

    Given the budget of the film, one wonders if the biopic would have benefited from a solo release. After all, January 25 is turning out to be a crowded window with Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 and Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Thackeray releasing alongside. “I don’t think Super 30 is releasing on that day, and the other movies are different from ours. We are confident of what we have made. January 26 is an ideal date for a patriotic film like ours. Moreover, it is an extended weekend, so we all stand a chance to do business.”

    Asserting that they can’t be “myopic” when it comes to their labour of love, Jain says they didn’t spare any expenses. “From the costumes to the set, we had to reflect the grandeur of the era. We also got Nick Powell [action director] who’s the best in the business.”

    http://www.navhindtimes.in/why-should-women-oriented-films-compromise-on-budget/

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  117. 2018 Report Card:

    For most people associated with the film community in Hollywood, 2018 has been especially satisfying for two reasons. First, it appears that the industry is headed for a record year from a revenue standpoint and, for the first time in several years, attendance is also on the rise. Secondly, it has extinguished, at least for the moment, all the doomsday, sky-is-falling articles proclaiming the death of the theatrical movie-going experience.

    This coming weekend will be, in effect, the last boat out for wide avail releases so it’s probably as good of a time as any to get the grade books out, fire up the red pens, and bestow the yearly studio report cards. Part One will look at the six major studios, Part Two will look at the smaller, independent studios. Box office figures are through December 14 and are courtesy of Box Office Mojo and Comscore.

    Disney (Domestic A-, International A-) Ho hum, another year and another runaway market share victory for the Mouse House. The majority of the studio’s box office haul came from three films, Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, and Incredibles 2, which combined amassed a staggering $1.98 billion domestic and $2.64 billion internationally. To put it in perspective, if the company had only released those three films they still would have finished first in market share. Yet despite this giddiness there may be some cracks developing in the Disney armor. Both A Wrinkle In Time and The Nutcracker and the Four Realms were disappointments both home and away and Solo: A Star Wars Story was the first Star Wars entry that ended up being mainstream media fodder for all the wrong reasons when it couldn’t top $400 million worldwide. Having said all that, 2019 looks like an embarrassment of riches with Captain Marvel, new episodes in the Avengers and Star Wars franchises and, of course, The Lion King. Another year on the box office throne is all but assured.

    Universal (Domestic B+, International A) The company on the hill has made a slow but steady climb back up the market share charts over the past few years and thanks to five sequels-reboots, each of which topped the $100 million level Stateside, they will challenge Warners for the place position this year. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was a giant overseas success ($888 million) and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Fifty Shades Freed, Skyscraper and Pacific Rim Uprising all earned at least 70% of their respective global box office totals from overseas markets. On the domestic front Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch had no problem topping $200 million ($223 million to be exact) despite a glut of other family films in the marketplace and Halloween laid claim to the second highest October opening ever en route to $159 million in North America, though Damien Chazelle’s First Man never got off the launching pad.

    Warners (Domestic B, International A-) If market share means anything to Warners then it’s probably praying to the Aquaman Gods for a hefty enough opening and Christmas week to slip past Universal and into second place by the time the crowds assemble in Times Square. Either way it’s been a solid though unspectacular year for Warner Brothers. A Star Is Born will crack the $200 million plateau, albeit just barely, and will end up being the studio’s highest grossing domestic release of the year. If you had told most industry experts at the start of 2018 that the Bradley Cooper directed musical drama along with Crazy Rich Asians would each easily out-gross the new Fantastic Beasts entry and the Steven Spielberg-directed Ready Player One you’d probably be met with blank stares. It’s a good thing Meg turned out to be such a surprise hit as that offsets the disappointments that were Tag, Life of the Party and Teen Titans Go! To The Movies. Internationally, the studio enjoyed a banner year with ten titles grossing north of $130 million, led by Ready Player One’s $445 million.

    Sony (Domestic B, International B+) It’s easy to look at the studio’s highest grossing film of the year being a 2017 holdover (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle) as faint praise but a look below the surface shows the studio had four other $100 million films on the domestic front and a combined $1 billion internationally from just two films, Venom and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. Yes there were failures such as The Girl In The Spider’s Web, The Front Runner and an ill-advised Superfly remake, but the studio ended up finishing with its highest domestic total since 2012 when it claimed the top spot. And the year is ending on a high note with the critical and commercial hit, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse.

    Fox (Domestic C-, International B-) Maybe the sale to Disney couldn’t have come at a better time. The studio that perennially battles for a medal position on the market share podium is finishing well out of the money in 2018, with a domestic share that is below 10% for the first time since 2013. Your Fun Fox Fact To Know and Tell is that only two Fox films that were released during calendar year 2018 grossed over $58 million (Deadpool 2 and Bohemian Rhapsody). It’s a long way from there to Maze Runner: The Death Cure. It will be interesting to see what Disney does with smaller films in the Fox pipeline (think films like The Darkest Minds, The Hate U Give and Super Troopers 2) once films like these become property of Disney. The common wisdom is they either end up as streaming only content on Disney’s yet-to-be-introduced platform or they get put into turnaround.

    Paramount (Domestic C, International C) There was a time this year that many in the industry were proclaiming a return to form for Paramount after the rousing success that was A Quiet Place ($188 million domestic), a solid, mid-range hit with Book Club ($68 million), and the massively successful Mission: Impossible – Fallout ($790 global). Sadly, that glee was short lived as films such as Overlord ($21 million) and Instant Family (a disappointing $54 million through mid-December) brought the studio back to earth. Paramount has managed to move up into the 6th position in market share but is toppling Lionsgate really something to trumpet at the next shareholders meeting for a studio with the rich history of Paramount?

    Forbes

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  118. Mowgli: Not for kids. Or adults

    December 10, 2018 16:28 IST
    A worn-out fantasy of shallow wisdom and unspectacular effects, perhaps it’s time to close the book on the Mowgli legend, feels Sukanya Verma.

    https://www.rediff.com/movies/review/mowgli-not-for-kids-or-adults/20181210.htm

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    • I still rate the animation series that came in Hindi as the best adaption of Jungle book and Mowgli.

      This netflix movie, which i saw this week, is not bad but failed to live to its epic title.

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  119. Period. End Of Sentence: This Menstruation Based Film Gets Shortlisted In Oscars!
    The 26-minute film follows girls and women in Hapur in northern India and their experience with the installation of a pad machine in their village.

    https://www.koimoi.com/bollywood-news/period-end-of-sentence-this-menstruation-based-film-gets-shortlisted-in-oscars/

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    • According to hollywoodreporter.com, the film also delves upon Muruganantham’s invention of an easy-to-operate machine that makes low-cost sanitary napkins using supplies that are readily available in India.

      Muruganantham, whose story inspired the Bollywood feature film Pad Man, brings his machines to these small towns, helping train women to operate them and in turn sell the supplies at very affordable prices to other women in their area. The women retain the profits of their labour, effectively creating a sustainable women-run micro-business that protects both their health and their community’s economic future.

      Period. End of Sentence is among ten films that have advanced in the Documentary Short Subject category for the 91st Academy Awards. A total of 104 films had originally qualified in the category.

      India’s entry for the Foreign Language Film Category, Village Rockstars is out of the Oscar race, as is Iram Haq’s Norwegian drama What Will People Say, starring Indian actors Adil Hussain and Ekavali Khanna.

      Nominations for the 91st Oscars will be announced on January 22, 2019, over a month ahead of the Oscars ceremony which is slated to be held on February 24, 2019.

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      • 26 min shortie beats the crap out of Padman? Not to forget Akshay’s so-called best film has bitten the dust in china too and is on its way out of theaters by end of this week.

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        • It is nominated for Documentary Short Subject category. Now if Padman could be nominated in that category, only then the short film would have beaten it.

          In fact, having watched Padman, it is a decent film. Not a classic by any means. It could have been better. But it is worth a watch.

          On another note, this short film does sound interesting. The concept sounds good on paper at least.

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        • I meant PAdman didnt get selected in the long film category, dis it? Anyways, I found Toilet better than Padman.

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        • The significance of an iconic social change in the form of a movie Padman is far more than several blockbusters.

          The movie has inspired thousands of people at the grassroot level. The film is educative, inspirational and effective.

          One can not count many such movies in the history of hindi cinema.

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    • If Thugs works in China, that will be only thanks to Aamir’s star power there. Without him, I don’t think the movie stood a chance.

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      • agree.

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      • Aamir’s star power can only give it some opening day collections. With the kind of competition around, the film will have to work with the audience if it has to retain any screens beyond the opening weekend. Else its the highway …

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        • @Marcus. Let it be, this topic of TOH in China. It has done decently in Turkey, and that gives some hope to fans like me. People like Naveen and so many others on social media seem to be awaiting its China failure. What will be will be.

          TOH may succeed in Chinain a limited way among fans. I wish the promotion could have been less flashy, considering the film bombed in India. But it is their prerogative. Team TOH has every right to advertise their film. What baffles me is Naveen’s nitpicking of Aamir’s apology, terming you and me liars who have misinterpreted Aamir…WHY this trolling of a star who has had a poor release? Aren’t you guys satisfied enough with it’s failure? And trolling fans who never bother to speak ill of other’s favourites?

          Yes, I know this is supposed to be fun. Whatever.

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          • They are afraid that if China ends up fancying TOH like what happened with SS, then all their trolling wud look so silly even to them.

            As u said, what will be will be. Aamir is trying to give it best chance. Rest we will know in a few days time.

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      • I think the fact ToH is even releasing in China is only because of Aamir Khan. Cannot imagine any other flop movie event getting considered for China.

        A Hit in China will only and only be because of Aamir.

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  121. Naseeruddin Shah calls Virat Kohli world’s worst behaved player, arrogant

    Naseeruddin Shah has called Virat Kohli ‘world’s worst behaved player’, starting a debate on social media. The veteran actor also took a jibe, adding he had no intention of leaving the country.

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/bollywood/naseeruddin-shah-calls-virat-kohli-world-s-worst-behaved-player-arrogant/story-Mme0OIu3Ogmb971WAWrTUJ.html

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  122. Lataji sent a very special recording in her voice where she is heard singing the ‘Gayatri Mantra’ and a ‘Ganesh Stuti’ for the couple and wishing them all the best for their married life.

    http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/nightingale-lata-mangeshkar-special-bonding-ambanis/

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  123. Looks like BadhaaiHo is streaming on hotstar.

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  124. Anybody remember Murder on Orient Express? It is also streaming on hotstar. And also tamil film Kaatrin Mozhi.

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  126. Without going to theatres I can watch some good movies thanks to streaming.

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  127. According to Boi, Kedarnath is 2 cr. on monday and 2.0 is 85 lakhs.

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  128. Alita may open early in China, a Jan release likely. Doubt if it can get a chinese new year release date.

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  129. Deepika Padukone chooses to play acid attack survivour in Meghna Gulzar’s film rather than Vishal Bhardwaj’s female gangster
    ByBollywood Hungama News NetworkDec 18, 2018 – 11:01 am IST

    Looks like she prefers Meghna Gulzar over VB.

    http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/deepika-padukone-chooses-play-acid-attack-survivour-meghna-gulzars-film-rather-vishal-bhardwajs-female-gangster/

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  130. https://www.koimoi.com/bollywood-news/aamir-khans-event-for-promoting-thugs-of-hindostan-in-china-gets-cancelled/

    A Chinese university had reportedly cancelled Bollywood’s actor Aamir Khan’s fan meet, citing the organiser’s failure to seek permission to use the campus.

    “The message was spread only among a small group of students through social media. The school only knew about it when students talked about the event hours before it was about to take place,” the Global Times quoted an employee of the varsity as saying.

    However, the Weibo account that promotes Khan’s films announced the school had cancelled the event “unilaterally” as the “the students were overly enthusiastic”.

    Many students said they waited outside the event site for over an hour.

    The fan meet was soon relocated to a Four Seasons hotel not far from the campus and ended at around 11 pm on Monday night.

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    • No change in my earlier views-

      This will be a superhit !!!!

      Kangana all the way. Jhansi ki rani is the most iconic figure in the 1857 period and being a queen…this makes it double special.

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    • Whoa! This is a kickass trailer. A lot better than the teaser which was ok. Kangana is v impressive here, even the dialogue delivery is quite good.

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      • This may work better than anyone has expected. I m LOVING this trailer – Kangana is Rocking. Note that she is sharing director credits with Krish. She gets full marks for the trailer at least …

        This one now joins the list of kickass female movies of 2019 – Alita Battle Angel, Captain Marvel and Star Wars Episode IX.

        Bring it on!

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      • “I was telling my sister yesterday, ‘I don’t know what is it about me but I really love working as a technician.’ No actor wants to be out in the sun as opposed to being in the AC van. No actor wants to be among 80 sweaty people, who are asking you 100 questions. No actor wants to do recce when they can sit conveniently in their luxury suites. I don’t know what is it about me that I am so comfortable in this job that there’s nothing I love more than directing. Even though I don’t get to wear make-up, I don’t look like my star self, I don’t get any special treatment. It is absolutely a worker’s life, to be honest, but there’s something so amazing about this job that I don’t know why people even consider this a job. It is so much fun. I think acting is more like a job but directing is a lot of fun. I hope I get more chances to do this. This seems like my first love.” – Kangana

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      • Kangana rocks as expected.I really like her and her atitude.Live life on ur own terms.Go Kangana Go.

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  131. @Raj OSO broke opening week records and LT records according to BOI on release. But numbers have since been reduced. I had numbers and for sure it was not a 80Cr+ grosser and it was 78Cr or whatever (what BOI has today). In the end Dhoom 2 was still ahead of OSO overall with RNBDJ and Ghajini going ahead in 2008. Briefly SIK, RNBDJ held opening week records before Ghajini.
    CE of course broke 3 Idiots LT records but the margin varies depending on BOI or producer. It’s pipped it on BOI but producers have it 20Cr+ ahead. Of course within months Dhoom 3 broke this record. CE could have made a bit more as OUATIM2 gave it competition for a week or so after 1 week. I think it had an early release on Thursday so 8 days before competition and it did some 135Crish and went over 200Cr from there. Compared to HNY it’s a clean hit and if you follow it’s 3rd week run and beyond it trended well enough. It basically caught up some of it’s lost business due to competition, only a film that works does this.

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    • D2, OSO, RNBDJ were all in the same range – 80 cr or so, give or take a couple of crores. CE was not in D3 range. Producers were over-reporting and gave some ridiculous 230 cr number or whatever. BOI said it did 200 cr, but it was obvious that they were manipulating too to get to that target. It was a prestige issue after downsizing ETT. ETT was perhaps closer to 3I’s 200 cr than CE actually was. Anyways, the film that out-grossed 3I was D3, and it was by a margin. If D3 was universally liked, it wud have done 325 cr. The market potential was there as shown by PK just one year later.

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      • You are proving my point. CE was not in D3 range, and none of those 3 films were in the range of Ghajini. 3 Idiots showed the market potential in 2009 (a year after RNBDJ) and did almost 2.5x that film.

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        • You are unable to comprehend. CE was hardly as big a hit a D2 (but D3 was in that same year CE released). SO, it was not as big as OSO/RNBDJ.

          CE’s 200 cr (IF true indeed) wud be equivalent to 300-350 cr today. Ghajini wud be 400+ and 3I wud be 500-600 cr (depending on how much u want to downsize it). Just approx figures, BUT only to drill some sense regarding the BO difference between these films.

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          • Lol learn some basic math. you are saying Ghajini today is 400 and 3 Idiots is 500-600 and I agree. What would Rab Ne be today in front of those? 250 max? Then you say CE would be 300 today. Agreed. So D3 should be maybe 400-500 and PK 500-600?

            Now using your own statements, tell me which film (CE or Rab and) did better relative to the biggest grossers of its time…god I think I’ve lost brain cells trying to explain basic math to you…

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  132. Nobody in US is able to see the trailer: hopefully one can see this – else, please delete this comment…

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    • I was able to see your link..looks good..
      Original is not working.

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    • Maza aa gaya, nice to see Danny after such a long time ..
      Will not please the sickulars much though .
      the BGM at 2.4 reminds me of Singham

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    • This can be big, has all the right ingredients and great to see Kulbhusan, Danny, Suresh Oberio, even kulkarni. These oldies can bring instant credibility to any movie. They know how to present themselves in the frame.

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      • This is will destroy Super 30 or whatever that movie is if it is releasing on same day with it. And it can crossover to south if they can dub this…Good trailor….who is the director here? This is written by Vijayendra Prasad hence expect a solid script

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        • Krish: “who is the director here”

          The director is Krish 🙂

          He’s going with full name in this movie or else known as Krish everywhere. He made Gautamiputra Satakarni and now making NTR biopic in south and also made Hindi debut with remake movie in Gabbas is back!

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    • I cant see trailer and I very much live in India.

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  133. https://www.koimoi.com/bollywood-news/kangana-ranauts-manikarnika-hrithik-roshans-mohenjo-daro-has-a-same-dialogue/

    Kangana Ranaut’s Manikarnika & Hrithik Roshan’s Mohenjo Daro Has A SAME Dialogue!
    What caught our attention is the trailer of the film ends with an exact same dialogue from Hrithik Roshan’s Mohenjo Daro.

    “Jhansi aap bhi chahte hai, aur main bhi, farak sirf itna hai aapko raaj karna hai aur mujhe apno ki seva.”

    tu Mohenjo Daro pe raaj karna chahta hai aur main seva.”

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  135. He had predicted TOH to be a disaster. Now predicting big things for Zero! 356Cr prediction!

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    • Go through the comments he received.

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      • Well I’m sure he got many for TOH too. Even here we were baffled. But in the end he went too high!

        Zero I am not sure about, there is an air of confidence about the marketing and then there is some usual stuff. Surprised to see only 4 shows in my local, but a solid 14 30 mins away. I think 35Cr on Day 1 is now tough but you never know. It’s basically a gimmick and I’ve already lost interest in it. Some solid reviews might get me watching it. Reviews from here…

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        • This will open like Race 3. Will do around 25 cr on working day one and producers will claim 29-30 cr. Weekend will be around 100 cr like 2.0 hindi, at least by producer figures. Race 3 producers also claimed 100 cr weekend; its a good marketing gimmick that Red Chillies wont let go – given its history of over-reporting.

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        • Multiplexes near my place. One has 10 shows while the other 3 have 5 shows each. Total 25 shows.

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    • I don’t know about highest grosser of the year, my prediction:

      Day 1) 27 crore
      Day 2) 30 crore
      Day 3) 33 crore
      Week 1) 135 to 140 crore
      Week 2) will take a beating cause of strong competition

      Of course the numbers can change a lot based on how the actual movie is. It can fold in less than 100 crore if bad or go over 200 crore easily if good.

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      • This guy is a clown, I think it will open close to 30 crores and if it’s a well made movie it will cross 100 crores in 3 days, I’m nervous about this one, if this bombs his days of commanding a huge opening will be over a lot is riding for SRK

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    • It obviously cannot do 356 crs (not sure how he arrived at that number) due to Simba…If this is a liked movie it will do 250 crs. If medium liked will be between 150cr to 200 crs…If turkey then will just about reach 100crs….Even if it a mega- liked as Dangal it cannot reach 300crs…as it is going to be running only around 2500 screens in second week and losing all single screens…and no movie has ever reached 300 crs without atleast 2-3 week of solo run…

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      • Never say never. Otherwise BB2 or TOH at opposite spectrums wouldn’t happen. If the film has phenomenal WOM it will easily go past any Salman film. Dangal is tough. There is no guarantee that Simbaa will work. If it’s a disaster Zero third week could be same or better than it’s second week. This is if the film is phenomenal. Big IF.

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        • There’s a huge difference between having a clean 3 to 4 week run and have a big speed breaker right in 2nd weekend, you don’t really recover from it.

          BB2 is once in a blue moon thing, if we use that as the bar than all other big budget films are flop to disaster.

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          • I’m only saying never say never! I’m not saying it will happen!

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          • Chennai Express in 2013 did 200Cr+ (5 WHOLE YEARS AGO) in same scenario. Just different holiday. So again it’s possible. CE recalculated BOI post gst would be 225Cr probably. Add inflation, screen inflation it’s all doable if the film is in similar range. Here IF Zero is good and Simbaa bad (read IF) then Xmas day will be big for Zero and New Year’s Day with competition will rebound back as Simbaa WOM might have killed it by then. Best outcome for Zero. Let’s not downplay possibilities here. CE clashed after 8 days, lost screens but still made 200Cr.

            In fact strong WOM films can do 200Cr or close to that in 1st week itself!

            Sultan, Dangal for example. Film can be at Sultan level to get to 300Cr+.

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          • CE is a good example actually. It started with preview shows on a Thursday and OUATIM came one day early on Thrsday as it was a holiday. So it got only a 6 day run…And Week 3 it has if i remember Madras Express and Week 4 was Aarakshan…Just no respite and it folded for 205 crs…
            This is a slightly better scenario than CE but Simba is a bigger film than anything CE encountered. Considering the inflation and time period i said the ceiling will be 250cr with CE like WOM…and CE had good WOM. You are right it can do a bit closer to 300 cr if it rebounds again in Week 3…assuming Simmba is a dud which I don’t think it will be as Shetty never makes duds…and if Simmba is good it anyways will continue to be restricted in Week 3. Anyways all this is just speculation, first and foremost Zero has to be a good movie which is not a given

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          • I’ve said same in different words. Plus you add 10% for gst and you already at 275Cr. Plus I’ve been told for ages Xmas is the best holiday period?

            We will eventually agree that IF
            Zero is good
            Simbaa bad
            Zero can make 300Cr…

            If both are good knock off whatever from 300Cr. Maybe it gets to only 200Cr.

            The reality is a strong WOM film can do 200Cr in 7 days flat. After that with bad competition expecting 100Cr+ with 1 big holiday is not impossible. Unless the hypothesis is SRK is not a major star or that YouTube views are lies.

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          • I want commitment from SRK fans before release not excuses. SRK faces competition as he has had a poor run at box office. HNY, Ra1, Dilwale are fake hits. So opposition is happy to play dirty with him now as he is vulnerable. But a big historical star cannot be just written off.

            My maths is simple
            Week 1 200Cr post GST
            100Cr+ after
            It’s possible is all I am saying

            Absolutely Simbaa is bigger than OUATIM2 but Xmas and NY is a strong period. SRK after what 15 months. Anushka + Katrina is more than Deepika. And here we have Salman, Sridevi, and all as surprises. Rai is better than Shetty. Gimmick is here, technology is here, apparently songs are good! I want a positive spin, not some sombre 200Cr spinner and happy with 175Cr technical marketing blockbuster! Time to wake up SRK fans, December 21st is close!

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          • While i agree to Marcus theory that it is harder for an actor with flops to get to a bigger total, I don’t think the opening would be a problem for Zero. This will open closer to 30cr I think than 25cr…The music has caught on and the trailor is liked. I haven’t tracked the advances for this but I wont be surprised if it is tracking a 30cr opening. And if it gets to that with WOM can get to 100 crs too. So yes i think if movie is good and Simba is dud it can get close to 300 crs. I actually forgot that there is a Christmas holiday in first week…

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          • A good film with 3 major stars (lets not forget Anushka and Katrina are established female stars of today) can do 300 cr in today’s market with competition. Its like what CE did 5 yrs back. I dont buy BOI’s exact 200 cr manipulation, it was perhaps 10-15 cr less than that, but the point remains the same.

            IF this was a film with a top star, we wud be talking in terms of 400 cr and whether it can beat Dangal/2.0/Baahubali1’s all india totals. For TOH we were debating the chances to beating BB2’s 500 cr hindi total!

            The mere fact that srk fans are doubtful of 200 cr and not v willing to talk abt 250 cr says a lot abt srk’s current state. That Booby Singh guy at least had the balls to talk abt 350 cr!

            Anyways, with india distribution price of 100-105 cr, it will be recover at 200 cr. For hit it needs 250+, with or without Simba or Jumba.

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          • Agree. I am more positive than others! Even you LOL. Basically do fans want YouTube records or theatre records?

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          • I dont want Zero to be Raees or Dilwale kind of write-off. If it gets average acceptance then it will end up huffing and puffing to 170 cr or so. And then the fun will begin.

            All logic, all economics, all math and all rocket science will be sent to the moon and everyone from booby to boi to srk trolls will celebrate and call it a superhit or blockbuster or megagigaterablockbuster. Komal will talk about 500 cr subsidy from Tanzaniya govt for shooting one scene in Honolulu and thus 300 cr profits before the film had gone on floors. Taran will add some bombastic adjectives from his thesaurus. And Master Z will feel ‘happy’. Trolls will compete with each other to beat srk’s hamming.

            Dont want to miss any of it!

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        • Simba will take away screens even if it is not good…Unlikely Zero will be a awesome movie but it can be a good movie if Anand Rai has made his usual movie…The types which will draw in families in a big way and will do great in North especially..
          A good indicator if the movie is decent is if they are okay to show it to media before release date.

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          • How many screens GR4 have? Hardly pathbreaking. If Zero is at CE level I would still expect 250Cr minimally. Let’s see. Simbaa can take screens away for 1 week max. After that, unless if Simbaa too is good than Zero will suffer huge because of clash. Otherwise it was upto Zero to be good. These are post gst too. TZH did 340Cr. Zero will of course need to be very good for the best result. That’s OBVIOUS. In any case I doubt it will get to 150Cr IMO.

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          • Zero will need to be more than a good film to become that elusive hit for srk. When a star is on a good run, even average to good movies can become BO blockbusters as public is in the mood. The reverse is true during a star’s bad phase or decline. Even good movies can struggle to reach high recovery targets, since public may not be willing to be kind to a declining star.

            Srk fans do seem shaky 2 days before release, not a good sign for the film. For me the trailer was rocket science, and literally too!

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          • Agree. Downturn but YouTube views are record breaking. Bobby’s prediction is unlikely but I wouldn’t rule it out. Last time we laughed at his prediction but he was correct. Whether it happens we’ll find out soon enough.

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          • “Bobby’s prediction is unlikely but I wouldn’t rule it out.”

            Have you looked into some of his other big movies prediction and how they actually did?

            With TOH, he might have just got lucky the film was actually very bad. it’s 50/50.

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          • Read my lips – it’s possible not impossible. I’m not saying it will happen either.

            I find predicting TOH at 180Cr more outrageous than saying Zero will make 350Cr!

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          • True predicting TOH at 180 crs before the first show is truly outrageous. But i did predict a less than 200 cr total at 10 am on Day 1 🙂

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          • His was days before release. You get 1 vote for yours, and it’s allowed only for Madhuri 😀

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          • My question was, how were his prediction for some of the other big movies? were they on the mark?

            I could say Zero will do less than 100 or more close to 300. I have 50/50 chance on it.

            Krish, did you actually predicted 180 after watching TOH? When are you watching Zero?

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          • Not really. His prediction no one would predict. It’s an outlier. People predicting big numbers is normal but a disaster is not. And it was on the money. Not saying Bobby is the man or anything, I just posted his prediction that’s all. I am not supporting it. Maybe give it a 5% chance at best. Overall I think 150Cr-175Cr as I think this will be no better than CE.

            But I challenge anyone who thinks a very good film here say better than CE can’t make 300Cr+.

            GST is better since CE
            It’s Xmas
            Inflation/screens are more
            Film is bigger

            Only competition is more but timing of competition is same
            SRK is older and in a worse position

            Last comment, let’s wait now!

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          • Nopes Not seen TOH..I got feedback from some friends during interval of FDFS..I don’t know if i will see Zero, I haven’t seen any SRK movies since HNY…I did see 2.0 last week and before that it was BB2…So I am hardly a theatre guy…

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  136. Watched Badhaai ho! Timepass movie. Felt I am watching some TV serial or some hrishikesh mukherjee film. Likeable movie. Screenplay and dialogues are good. All the actors did commendable work. Recommend it.

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  138. If China had a BO disaster like Asura this year, then Hollywood has delivered a similar one in Mortal Engines. Comparatively, debacles like Race 3 and TOH are more in the domain of star wars spin-off Solo.

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    ‘Mortal Engines’ could lose $100 million after a disastrous box office opening – what went wrong?

    Every year brings at least one hugely budgeted movie that doesn’t just sink at the box office, but positively plunges like a flightless turkey. It’s the kind of epic miscalculation that makes a studio re-evaluate its entire year.

    For 2018, Universal/Media Rights Capital’s “Mortal Engines” has just weighed in as the biggest holiday bust – a monster of a miss. Or, as Exhibitor Relations analyst Jeff Bock told Variety: “This is a true Christmas disaster and a lump of coal for Universal.”

    “Mortal Engines,” co-written by Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, grossed a paltry $7.5 million in its domestic debut over the weekend, from more than 3,100 screens. That only deepened the hole for the sci-fi fantasy spectacle, which has grossed $34.8 million overseas on a reported $100 million budget – meaning that the movie could lose more than $100 million after marketing costs are factored in.

    Universal had largely been buoyed this year by “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” which grossed $1.3 billion worldwide, and enjoyed good returns from “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” ($394 million worldwide), “The Grinch” ($373 million) and “Fifty Shades Freed” ($371 million).

    The common denominator among all those hit films, of course, is that they are the latest entries in existing franchises.

    Yet with the woefully reviewed “Mortal Engines” (a 44 average score on Metacritic; 28 percent “fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes), Universal was not only banking on launching a fresh franchise. The studio also seemed to be tempting fate with so many major decisions surrounding the movie.

    First, there was the director.

    Yes, Peter Jackson is attached to this project – and films he has directed, paced by his Tolkien-sprung stories, have grossed more than $6 billion worldwide. (His biggest directing hit for Universal, “King Kong,” was 13 years ago.)

    But the man who helmed “Mortal Engines” is Christian Rivers, making his feature directing debut. As a veteran of Team Jackson, Rivers is better-known as an effects wizard and storyboard artist who shared a visual effects Oscar for “King Kong.”

    Although it’s laudable to give Rivers a shot in the chair, the studio also signed off on “Mortal Engines” having almost no stars (Hugo Weaving being one of its biggest international names) and just as limited recognition in terms of source material.

    The film is adapted from Philip Reeve’s YA book series. Set in a post-apocalyptic steampunk world (and published beginning more than a decade ago, when a steampunk trend was still ascendant), the “Mortal Engines” novels don’t have the name clout of a “Hunger Games” or “Twilight” in the United States.

    Then there’s the film’s story itself. “Mortal Engines” centers on hulking metropoli on wheels – a “city-eat-city world” – yet the marketing on Rivers’s movie did little to simplify the world-building tale for potential filmgoers, let alone offer a clear commercial hook to intrigue audiences. The promotion was a misfire on the order of Disney’s “John Carter” (2012), whose murky marketing doomed a decent movie ($284 million worldwide gross on a $250 million production budget).

    Lastly, Universal brazenly slotted “Mortal Engines” against a highly anticipated animated entry in a mostly beloved franchise: Spider-Man.” Sony’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” grossed a strong $35.4 million in its domestic debut.

    Even if “Mortal Engines” had managed a mediocre opening weekend in North America, it quickly would have a cinematic-universe behemoth like “Aquaman” and a franchise blockbuster like “Bumblebee” to face this week.

    Perhaps Universal was hoping to grab whatever it could at the holiday box office,

    But the biggest takeaway is that the studio sought to launch a new sci-fi epic – a tall order to begin with – with so many factors working against its favor that the project appeared doomed even before it debuted.

    Another sci-film this year, Paramount ‘s “Annihilation,” also sunk at the box office, but on “just” a $40 million budget.

    By comparison, given the massive financial backing of “Mortal Engines,” followed by the disastrous opening, Universal needs to closely survey the wreckage of the year’s most spectacularly fallen kingdom.

    https://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/movies/ct-ent-mortal-engines-disastrous-box-office-20181217-story.html

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  139. I said this during the trailer release. IF those billions of trailer views (as advertised by Red Chillies) were indeed genuine (& not generated ones), then Zero wud be taking at least 40 cr opening …

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    • YouTube views are a joke! Can’t believe that stuff at all

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      • It is what it is, another publicity gimmick tool. A biggie trailer will get its large share of views, even without foulplay. But the rate at which Zero publicized some alarming number of views was fishy, at least to me.

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  141. Rs 1.17 cr food bill for Jayalalithaa’s 75-day treatment at Apollo Hospital
    Documents submitted by Apollo Hospital before the inquiry commission, probing the death of the former chief minister, revealed that the huge food bill. The total cost of her hospitalisation amounted to Rs 6, 85, 69, 584, of which Rs 44.46 lakh is still outstanding, according to the bill summary submitted by the hospital

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/rs-1-17-cr-food-bill-for-jayalalithaa-s-75-day-treatment-at-apollo-hospital/story-q3PifJCgl7Z0UzbFHvHODP.html

    What they were serving her? Gold and diamond laced food?

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  142. Looks like the Resident Troll will be very busy next few days 🙂

    My tickets booked for Saturday and will provide feedback AFTER watching the film.

    I value my money/time a lot so if the reviews are pathetic like TOH, then I will cancel the tickets.

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    • Troll is someone who keeps blabbering nonstop that a film is ‘really bad’ without evenwatching it. Just like u did not see TOH yet. And who can beat ur release during TOH? You are not only the ‘resident’ troll, but also a senior citizen at that!

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  143. https://indianexpress.com/article/trending/trending-in-india/manikarnika-trailer-kangana-ranaut-twitter-reactions-5499233/

    The trailer of Manikarnika, Kangana Ranaut’s upcoming movie, was released today. Directed by Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi, the movie that is all set to release in January next year, received mixed reactions from people.

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  146. boxotop view‏ @BoxotopView · 2h2 hours ago

    #ZERO CURRENT DAY 1 ADVANCE BOOKING
    Delhi NCR 17.8% (516 Sh)
    Mumbai 13.7% (387 Sh)
    Pune 14.6% (135 Sh)
    Bengaluru 23.4% (098 Sh)
    Hyderabad 31.5% (037 Sh)
    Kolkata 26.1% (155 Sh)
    Ahmedabad 09.9% (177 Sh)

    Time: 9.05 p.m[Tue]

    Looks like a good start for now as it is mainly Wed and Thursday when tickets go faster

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  147. PK Lele popularity is soaring through with too many comments.. unable to scroll or read anything properly…

    We need PK Lele 2 thread ASAP!

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  149. Madhuri Sridei WC disappeared. What happened? Error message 404.

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  150. Satyam, can you recreate the foreign (basically China thread) boxoffice thread.

    Not sure why people can’t follow simple rules.

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    • Lol, so predictable. Saurabh is so on the mark regarding china irritation. Btw, not sure what u do for ur living, but there are workarounds to security firewalls that u may want to look into. Just an innocent suggestion because of ur curiosity in banned sites while working.

      As for following rules, why not post ur manikarnika trailer related comments in manikarnika thread instead of trolling here? So much for simple rules.

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      • Not gonna risk losing 6 figure income job to read twitter. I don’t live in mamas basement. Have family to support.

        On Mani, I was responding to sanjana, not creating a post of my own.

        Grow up, there’s more to life than hating srk and licking 5 foot.

        You bring down the value of this site so much at so many level, spend a day reading your posts. Surprised you’re not banned yet.

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        • @Z lol I felt the same way yesterday, really does bring down the value of this blog…

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          • When TOH was trolled mercilessly for 2 weeks, did not they bring down the value of the blog? At that time I expected the blog to be disabled for sometime. 5 foot worked in prestigious films and now standing tall with the likes of Jackie Chan in China and gifting Salute to best friend srk.

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          • Some of us tolerated so many Marcuses during TOH. And you cant tolerate one Marcus who does go wrong only once or twice a while?

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          • According to srk troll fans in this site, bashing aamir elevates this blog but saying anything less than prayers to aka srk lowers the standards here.

            If salman fanbase is the rickshawwalas in india then srk fanbase is the indian cab drivers in us and uk.

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        • ‘5 foot’ ….😐 When there is nothing left to say, ridicule the individual’s height. The other day he was on stage in China, standing tall, next to Johnny Depp (who conversed happily with Aamir), Jackie Chan ( who had a jokey crazy conversation onstage with our short and sweet hero), Juliette Binoche and the like. Aamir made his stick out ears stick out even more during PK. Such is his level of confidence, security, despite his lack of looks. We still love his beautiful brown eyes, his face. And a small section of Indians loved him in TOH, despite the film’s minuses. Since Dec 1, the film has been running well in Turkey, another place that loves him.

          Hoping for some small success in China, not a total drubbing.

          SRK deserves a break with Zero. I wish the film success.

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        • Seems like a 6 figure income is a great deal to u (at ur age)? Even fresh grads get that in states …

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          • Lol you do know that a 6 figure salary can mean anything from 100,000 to 999,999 right? Again with those poor math skills…

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  151. She was a big part of my early childhood movies…I didn’t realize she had directed films like Big, Awakenings, A League of Their Own, Preachers Wife and Renaissance Man! I love all these movies!! RIP.

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  153. Andhadhun – 4.5/5

    Last time i gave 4.5/5 to Sultan (which i watched in theatre) and this time to Andhadhun (watched on netflix). I have never enjoyed a movie as much as Andhadhun. Probably a theatre watch would have made me like the movie even more. Now i regret not watching it in a theatre.

    Ayushman was the winner of first Roadies and he was remarkable then. He won because of his perseverance and multi-talented personality. He has a screen presence which is better than Raj kumar rao and a great smile to go with it.

    But Andhadhun needed a fabulous villain and Tabu is delicious in the role. This could probably be Tabu’s best and coolest role ever. The movie hooks me in within 5 minutes and the twists and turns till the end is unbelievable. The sheer joy of cinema in watching movies like Andhadhun shows how good scripts are coming up in Hindi cinema now.

    There is another movie coming in 2019 – ‘Shoot the piano player’. The film has same star cast as Andhadhun and i have a hunch that it will be a sequel to Andhadhun.

    Watch out for Ayushmaan. His forthcoming movies are:

    Googly ( Hindi )
    Release Date : 03 Mar 201

    Shoot The Piano Player ( Hindi )
    Release Date : 09 Jul 2019

    Dream Girl ( Hindi )
    Release Date : 15 Aug 2019

    Chhoti Si Baat Remake ( Hindi )
    Release Date : 04 Oct 2019

    All the above four will be HITs. I can now be assured.

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  154. 2.0 in Hindi would barely cross the collections of Krrish 3, 5 years after the latter’s release in a post GST scenario after releasing in 1000 more screens. K3 in itself despite being a genuine box office Hit was branded as an “underperformer” by many (looking at its potential of being the 3rd part in a very successful franchise). I wonder how we should define a “bilingual” (not dubbed as many desperate defenders of 2.0 claim) 2.0 in terms of underperformance. In terms of actual theatrical footfall I doubt 2.0 in Hindi would be too ahead of Ra.1

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    • Problem with Krrish 3 was not its collections (170-175 cr nett in 2013 was decent enuf). Its just that Roshans over-reported such ridiculous numbers that its BO became a joke all over.

      2.0 producers are also at it. Their ww gross figure has reportedly crossed 700 cr, which is again a load of bull crap. Actual collections in hindi will probably be in Krrish 3 range and may have earned a little bit of commission for hindi distributors. And some are calling it Superhit.

      But if you dont blindly believe and follow these numbers then a certain section of trolls will keep nagging that the value of this blog has been reduced.

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  155. I wish all the best to Zero inspite of what happenend during Toh.

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  157. Manikarnika & NTR: Krish Missed the Gold for Glory?

    Being a Telugu director, Krish’s preferences and priorities are expected to be for Telugu cinema. But there were no star directors who gave up a grand budgeted and prestigious Bollywood film in hand for another such film in Telugu, except Krish.

    Though it is not officially announced, it is clearly evident that Krish left Manikarnika without finishing it for NTR biopic, as he did not want to miss the chance to direct the legend’s biopic, that is for sure a ‘once in a lifetime’ chance to flaunt his adoration and sing the glory of NTR. But his decision to leave Kangana’s Manikarnika before completing it, earned him a bad reputation, professionally.

    There were rumors that Krish’s conflicts with Kangana during the making of Manikarnika forced him to walk out of it, but when neither of them spoke openly about it, the ‘unprofessional’ pointers stopped at Krish.

    Well, if Krish really ditched Manikarnika for NTR biopic, his act remains a big sacrifice and one has to agree to that after watching Kangana’s Manikarnika trailer. Kangana’s appearance and act as Jhansi Lakshmi Bai are mindblowing and the visuals and scenes in the trailer are spectacular.

    For the wondrous performance of Kangana and the grand visuals, appreciations are being poured in on Manikarnika trailer. But, Krish is not alone at the receiving end, as Kangana added her name to ‘direction’ credits now. Had he not sacrificed Manikarnika for NTR, only Krish would have been enjoying the applause from all over.

    Krish got his name in credits for direction, but the same appears blurred and faded next to Kangana’s ‘bold’ name. Let us see if his sacrifice of gold for the glory of NTR is worth it.

    https://www.gulte.com/movienews/71725/Manikarnika-NTR-Krish-Missed-the-Gold-for-Glory

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    • I have shot 70-80 per cent of Manikarnika, it’s my vision: Kangana Ranaut

      The trailer of Kangana Ranaut’s much-awaited Rani Laxmibai biopic, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi, was released with pomp and pageantry in Mumbai on Tuesday. The film, co-directed by Krish Jagarlamudi and Kangana, chronicles the life of warrior queen Rani Laxmibai of Jhansi and her brave exploits against the British during the rebellion of 1857.

      Written by Baahubali writer KV Vijayendra Prasad and lyricist Prasoon Joshi, Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi is made on an estimated budget of `180 crore. The period epic film is produced by Zee Studios in association with Kamal Jain and Nishant Pitti.

      “The subject of this film has always been slightly jinxed. Several people have tried to make it in the past and failed. I believe there was some divine power at play when we started shooting. On my first day, I was hit on the head with a sword and had to get stitches. Several actors kept falling off their horses. Then the director left suddenly. But we kept pushing ahead. It was Prasoon Joshi who suggested I should finish the film when our director left. He believed I could do it,” Kangana said at the trailer launch.

      “I have shot 70-80 per cent of Manikarnika. So I wasn’t completing someone else’s vision but following my own vision. I would like to thank our writers for that. The script of the film remained the same from day 1,” Kangana shared, adding, “Only a few actors would choose to toil and sweat in the heat instead of being inside their vanity vans and air-conditioned suites. But somehow, I just enjoyed the overall experience of directing. I wonder why people call directing a job, because it really is a lot of fun. I would definitely like to direct again in the future.”

      TV actor Ankita Lokhande, who is making her Bollywood debut in the film, said, “I was supposed to do a film with Sanjay Leela Bhansali earlier but that didn’t happen. I don’t think there’s anything like a perfect debut. You take the film you get and make it perfect with your work. I have done my best with what was offered to me in Manikarnika and I hope everyone likes it.”

      Producer Kamal Jain said, “This film is a tribute to a great personality who continues to inspire us through the ages. When I approached our writer, KV Vijayendra Prasad, with the idea of the film, he said only he could write this film because his daughter is also named Manikarnika.” Jain also clarified that the film’s original director, Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi, left the project because he was committed to the upcoming NTR biopic and could not spare time for the required reshoots for Manikarnika. “We had liked the first cut but felt it needed more. Since it’s a Rani Laxmibai biopic, we couldn’t compromise. We needed everything to be 10/10,” he said.

      Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi also stars Atul Kulkarni, Suresh Oberoi, Jisshu Sengupta, Danny Denzongpa, Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Vaibhav Tatwawaadi. The film is scheduled to release on January 25, 2019 and is expected to clash with Hrithik Roshan’s Super 30 and Emraan Hashmi’s Cheat India.

      Speaking about the clash, Shariq Patel, CEO of Zee Studios, said, “So far only Cheat India is announced. We are awaiting an announcement on Super 30. We are batting on the front foot with our film. It doesn’t matter if we clash with two films or ten films. We believe in our content and feel confident it will work with the audience.”

      Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi will release in 3,000 theatres across 50 countries. The film will be dubbed in English, Tamil and Telugu and also release in the IMAX format.

      http://www.newindianexpress.com/entertainment/hindi/2018/dec/19/i-have-shot-70-80-percent-of-manikarnika-its-my-vision-1913404.html

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      • “I have shot 70-80 per cent of Manikarnika”

        WOW. Typical Kangana. Even though loved the trailer and sureshot 200 crore movie, I know Kangana will start this game. She did some reshoots in about 40 day schedule which had a huge song for about 12 days shoot. But she’s claiming she shot almost 80% of movie now. She just let the teaser pass where they credit Krish as director but once the real trailer comes, she gets the billing as director. If she really directed 70 to 80% of the movie, she would have gotten the higher billing than Krish in credit. Either ways, Krish will not have time to fight the credit battle and that too with Kangana when folks from Bollywood itself are unable to fight with her!

        Finally, doing some reshoots and shooting a scene when whole project is setup is different than shooting a movie from scratch and from paper to big screen.

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        • She’s a cliffhanger, or a wild animal on a tightrope at the circus. Unpredictable, passionate and stupid. I haven’t seen the new trailer yet but I’m not sure she’s taken half as seriously nowadays as she takes herself.

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  158. Box Office: ‘Aquaman’ Tops $200M In China And Nears $300M Worldwide

    Aquaman earned another $5.41 million in China yesterday, bringing its cume in China to $201.39m. That puts its relative global total to $280m, not counting whatever it made overseas outside of China on Monday. That being said, it’s quite possible that it’ll pass $300m worldwide today or tomorrow. The film will, over the next few days, passed the ¥1.397 billion total of Ready Player One to become Warner Bros.’ biggest Chinese release ever. It’s still slightly below the $218m cume of the Steven Spielberg fantasy (yes, exchange rates matter), but give it a few days. Come what may, Warner Bros.’ exported titles have had a pretty good run in China this year.

    The Meg (which is technically a Chinese/Hollywood co-production) earned $144 million domestic and another $153m in China toward a way-better-than-expected $528m worldwide cume. Dwayne Johnson’s Rampage may have just missed becoming the second live-action video game flick to top $100m domestic (thanks a lot, Avengers: Infinity War), but the rampaging monster movie earned $156m in China toward a $426m worldwide cume, just $7m shy of besting Warcraft to become the biggest video game movie ever (re-release?). Ready Player One cashed in on video game fandom (and its existence as a distinctly American pop culture deconstruction) to nab $218m in China and $135m domestic for a $582m worldwide cume.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2018/12/18/box-office-aquaman-china-meg-jason-momoa-amber-heard-ready-player-one-dwayne-johnson-rampage/#7211e0d4310c

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  159. Zero Box Office Prediction: Will Shah Rukh Khan’s Film Earn Around 90 Crore In Its Opening Weekend?

    Despite limited buzz around film, trade pundits predict bumper opening for Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero.

    Shah Rukh Khan’s Zero comes with a lot of expectations. After all, the film sees the actor in a never-seen-before avatar – that of a vertically challenged man. More importantly, the Christmas release is being touted as the film that will see Khan at the top of his game, especially after his last outing, Jab Harry Met Sejal (2017), proved to be a damp squib.

    Considering the Aanand L Rai-directed film has the advantage of being a festival release, trade analysts are predicting a strong opening at the box office.

    Trade expert Amod Mehra says, “The word-of-mouth is positive. Plus, it has a unique concept. I believe the film should earn anywhere between Rs 75 to Rs 90 crore over the first weekend. The film will surely earn profits.” However, Mehra points out that the romance drama has not generated the hype that usually accompanies a Khan outing.

    Trade analyst Girish Wankhede adds, “Zero is targeted more towards the classes than the masses, which may be a concern. But, Shah Rukh’s charm never gets old. He will surely pull the audience to the theatres.”

    https://www.mid-day.com/articles/zero-box-office-prediction-will-shah-rukh-khans-film-earn-around-90-crore-in-its-opening-weekend/402391

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    • Here we go my man has started, I see you want bad revenge after the biggest disaster of the decade in TOH, I can say this with confidence TOH will remain the biggest disappointment regardless of what zero makes😜

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      • LOL, go back and read all your comments in this blog. I posted 6-7 links just now. And you commented only on the zero article … says a lot abt the likes of u. Just like Master Z will only comment on either srk or aamir. Broaden ur perspective and u will be less frustrated.

        Problem with srk fanatics is that they cant bear the fact anything slightly negative is being said abt aka srk or his dickhead films.

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        • Actually I got no problems with Aamir but all a lot of post contains some sort of srk bashing don’t make me start bringing up your posts it will take me days dude, you even bash him when the topic ain’t even about him but somehow you include him in a negative way

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      • Just for a change why dont u reply on the news i posted abt Manikarnika, Aquaman, Spider-Verse, KGF, TOH, Chinese movie market, 2.0 box office, etc etc. Why obsess so much abt Zero when hardly anyone else is doing that except some jittery srk fans and Jay pulling their leg now and then.

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  160. Chinese moviegoer Gavin Feng, who actively tracks the Chinese box office, has a slightly different take. He says, “Bollywood films still needs time to cultivate consumers because while some titles did well, others like Toilet – Ek Prem Katha and Sultan didn’t do too well. Bollywood films are still a bit of a mystery to Chinese audiences because when we discuss Bollywood, our first thought is Aamir Khan and his works, or a film with songs and dances. So, a Bollywood film does well if the audience can feel and react to it,” he shares.

    Film trade analyst Taran Adarsh echoes the same sentiments when he says that even though China is a golden goose for India because of the sheer quantum of business, it all boils down to good quality content at the end of the day, “At one point UAE was supposed to be a big market for Indian films but I think China has easily over shadowed that market. But of course that is only in the case of good films, content driven films. It’s a very unpredictable business, for instance 102 Not Out did very well in India but didn’t fare very well there. Or Padman that was recently released there is not setting the box office on fire in China. So it all boils down to audiences preference and what they feel they can connect to at that point of time. Thugs of Hindostan was rejected in India, but we have to wait and see what China holds for it,” he says.

    At the same time, Gavin also reveals that he would like to see a co-production between the two countries. “Chinese local films might do well in its own land, but some directors will want to take Chinese culture and stories to other countries. India and China have many similar situations and problems so it’ll be easier for both audiences to relate to these films,” he avers.

    http://www.asianage.com/entertainment/bollywood/191218/ni-hao-bollywood.html

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    • China is your last hope huh lol, don’t worry it might make some coin there, but I will tell you it will flop after the opening there, China is expecting some vintage aamir movie they will be disappointed I can bet on that

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      • Not even slight knowledge on chinese market, its better to restrict ur babble on praising srk. But for a change u can checck out what vintage stuff makes money out there.

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        • Bro is aamir from China? It doesn’t matter what it makes there because it flopped in India right? I remember all srk haters use to say this when his movies would do well in overseas only India matters right?

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          • Not all. Only some. Srk films had an audience different from china. No subtitles, dubbing were needed. No editing either.

            A flop is a flop whether it is bigger or smaller. A person dies due to old age or some illness. Or a young person dies in an accident. A leader dies. All are called deaths. Not bigger death or smaller death. That is for statistics.

            Looking to China is not a crime. It is just a curiosity. whether aamir’s starpower works or not.

            His one flop is more talked about than 10 successes of other stars. It brings a sort of earthquake on cinema blogs and sites. And that speaks all.

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  163. No kidding that 2.0 producer totals are hogus-pogus. Producers are publicizing 700 cr ww while Cinetrak is saying it may get to 600 cr ww cr by the end of its run! A 100 cr gross discrepancy …

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      • These figures are not updated. It crossed 600 cr after 13 days…ABO itself had it at 540 cr after 11 days and they were at the lower end of the estimates. Malaysia was at 27cr last I checked and it is the highest grossing Indian movie there and here they have it at 1.97 mn which is not right. IMO the movie should be closer to 650 to 675 cr WW. BOIs figure was 613 cr after 13 days…ABO will usually have an update at end of the run. Another fact to consider is that the producer grosses are surely with 3D glasses and many others are not adding that to the gross..and it’s quite a big number.
        A good example is ABO which is quoting hindi grosses without 3 D glass that’s why their grosses for rest of India look less…

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  165. 2.0 has 9 shows at odd timings near my place.

    Kedarnath has 14 shows. Some odd, some regular.

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    • I liked this guy in Death in Gunj and more recently in Mirzapur. Good in sensitive roles from what i have seen.

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  166. Long weekend predictions:

    Aquaman – 120m (5 days)
    Poppins – 77m (7 days starting from today)
    Bumblebee – 45m (5 days)

    Spider-Verse expected to do 15m in China this weekend (3 days).

    https://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=4468&p=.htm

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  167. China diaries – Next stop @Nanjing

    https://www.boxofficemojo.com/news/?id=4468&p=.htm

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  168. Dear Moderators,

    I feel Akshay Kumar is immensely popular in India. I am his big fan.

    He releases 3-4 movies in a year. For this he does following promotions –
    1. Visits 30-45 cities and in each trip thousands of people turn up in colleges, malls, streets, etc.
    2. Gives 50 video interviews and 100-150 print interviews
    3. His fans posts thousands of tweets and instagram per release.

    Altogether close to 1 lac posts per film.

    So in a year 3 lac – 4 lac posts.

    Please let me know if it is acceptable to post all these?
    If acceptable, is it sensible to post all these?

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    • BTW, i have lot of time and i can do this during my office hours. 😀

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      • I can also get 4-5 baklol people to like my posts and defend it in case anyone attacks. One of those will have a female name. Priya.

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      • You will have immense time at work if you can ur work 10X faster n better than others and have to wait eternity for others (both developers, testers and higher management to catch up with ur work). But i doubt an akshay fan can understand this since he is a worshipper of mediocrity …

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        • Its a bloody pain to work in india after having worked in states and europe. I have faced racism/discrimantion at workplace, yes – but not so much non-productivity all around me … And i am supposedly working at one of the top hi-tech R&D center in bangalore for an MNC!

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    • You are already posting insensible stuff everywhere. On WC and BO threads. After China kicked out Padman, you have become insane. On the other hand, they have welcomed aamir with a big flop Toh. You said that chinese will like entrepreneurship of akshay. Forget china. Even in India Salman, Srk are much more popular than Akshay.

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      • Not just Padman flopping China (his so-called best film) after an average run in india. Its also about 2.0 fake figures that producers are throwing around to get some respectability after investing 550 cr on this film. Akshay fans will be frustrated, just like srk fans getting upset when a trade analyst predicts 75-90 cr for Zero in opening 3 days.

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        • Even if Toh underperforms in China, aamir’s popularity and prestige will not fade either in India or in China.
          Akshay is like Jeetendra, Volume and hits but never reached the level of Rajesh Khanna, Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar, Dharmendra.

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    • I am asking Priya and Cassius to start posting now. They will also make more sense.

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    • All the best to Toh (China) !!

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      • Aamirsaurabh, your posts always have some additional information. I think my letter to moderators were not understood well. I am not against posting stuffs about the movie. It is just that whether they are posting useful info or twitter junks.

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        • I had posted this same thing above. Trolls complain without even reading whats posted or watching the film …

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  170. Be wary of fake reviews for Zero that have surfaced. Fake accounts of Rajeev Masand, Rahul Raut are set up saying it’s a disaster. I’ve read this from Facebook.

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  171. What has been response to Zero?
    The poster with SRK and Chimp has actually ensured that the movie has more to it. Any SRK interviews?

    Can we have someone give importance to a bigger and more important movie than what is happening in Nanjing?

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  172. I like chimps. I like circuses. But I will not touch Zero. I want to be neutral. I liked Planet of Apes. I liked Mera Naam Joker.

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  173. “If This Film Doesn’t Work, What Will Happen?” – Shah Rukh Khan On Zero

    Shah Rukh Khan has been promoting his upcoming film, Zero lately. SRK has impressed the audiences with his acting skills, screen presence and hence he is known as the Baadshah of Bollywood. However, like any other actor, he has had his share of hits and misses too. His latest releases, Jab Harry Met Sejal, Fan and Raees failed to impress. The actor is very aware of the effect the back-to-back misses can have on an actor’s career, no matter their popularity. In a recent interview with the leading daily, Hindustan Times, SRK opened up and spoke about the same discussing what would happen if Zero met the same fate.

    Here’s what he said:
    See, I can’t change that, and if I can’t change something, why should I think about it? If people feel that Zero is very important for me, it’s their feeling. God forbid, if this film doesn’t work, what will happen? Maybe, I won’t get work for six months or 10 months, but if I believe that my craft and art is good, I will continue to get work.

    Talking about how he chooses his films, he said:
    Then, I will probably make a comeback which I have been doing for the last 15 years (laughs), or maybe, the comeback won’t happen. The trade world has a point of view about a film’s business, and they are right from their viewpoint. Main dekhta hoon ki is film ki story kya hai? Or is mein nayapan kya hai? That’s more important to me.
    The trailer and previews of Zero seem to be interesting and we are looking forward to the film which releases on 21st December 2018.

    https://www.missmalini.com/2018/12/17/if-this-film-doesnt-work-what-will-happen-shah-rukh-khan-on-zero/

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  174. Even on WC, we have not disrespected or undermined Madhuri. Infact we praised her acting.

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  175. This thread is too long…moderators pls create new thread

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  176. I think Anupam Kher’s AP is releasing on 21st.

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    • Does it even have a promo released? Congress shud have hired Hirani to direct a RG comedy biopic and release it this time right before 2019 elections. Could have been a great entertaining comedy film.

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