Jawaani Jaaneman, minor releases and the rest of the box office

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  1. Just yesterday came to know that the girl playing Saif’s daughter is Pooja bedi’s daughter ( Kabir Bedi’s grand daughter )

    Aside: My daughter thought that the concept of him dating his daughter ( initially ) is quite repulsive .

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    • Ranjhana remains the least talked about classic in this forum. An absolute beauty. When I first saw it a natural unfavourable reaction for Dhanush came but the movie unexpectedly turned out to be brilliant.
      Recently I watched Asuran and was blown away. It was extraordinary.
      What an actor!! What a star !!!

      Frankly never imagined that he could come out as a major star in Tamil Cinema. And it seems he is here to known in Hindi films as well.

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      • Ranjhanaa was a silly, boring snoozefest of a love ballet aside from its disgusting justification of stalking & completely idiotic protagonists. ALR is one of those overrated garbage film makers whose never made anything worthwhile except TWMR, that too thanks to its silly gags that were genuinely funny.

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      • Raanjhanaa was a love story that had a Shakespearean touch and is mounted on a lavish scale.

        A Hindu Brahmin boy falls in love with a beautiful Muslim girl from his neighbourhood. The difference which ALR made in direction and Himanshu in dialogs made this movie a very good watch. Songs were good as well. First half was pure bliss.

        In the second half, the love story gets diluted to make way for gobbledygook political ideology that is an irritant.

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  2. Pooja Bedi’s KS advertisement were pretty bold for the time ..
    Pooja bedi and Pooja Bhatt dono hee flop ho gayee !!
    I guess AK ka effect hai …lol

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  3. Mahesh Bhatt had Alia in March 1993. He worked with Pooja Bedi in PTKYA released in June 1993. Pooja Bedi had Alia F in 1997. Case of Name copied?

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  4. Almost considered this to be a new Ayushmaan’s movie poster.
    Congrats Pankaj.

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  5. My Favourite actress 2019- Vidya Balan in Mission Mangal
    She was the soul of the movie and carried herself with a flawless performance. When she does something like this, noone comes close.

    My Favourite actor 2019 – Akshay Kumar for Kesari.
    Akshay was absolutely fantastic in this iconic role of Hawildaar Ishar Singh. From the body language to the attire to the language…this was perfection personified.

    My Favourite Film of 2019- Kabir Singh
    The film exploded on the screen from 1st scene and reduced to complete silence and tranquility towards the end. It was like watching a war movie. Action, direction, dialogs, script writing, everything was perfect.

    My favourite song of 2019 – Jai Jai Shiv Shankar from War
    Absolute craze in theatre and this was the highlight of the movie. One will remember this movie mostly because of this song.

    My favourite song performance of 2019 – Akshay Kumar in Bala song , Housefull 4
    Akshay created a national ‘non dancers’ dance in Bala. The song which otherwise was average had a catchy tune and was uplifted by Akshay’s performance.

    Overall 2019 was the year where Akshay Kumar and his films ruled all over.

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  6. Superhit…now heading towards Blockbuster

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    • 4th weekend looks like 10Cr, 4th week 20Cr. 270-280Cr finish. Tanhaji has laid down the marker for 2020. Runs on the board.

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      • I think it will be more like 15 cr for 4th weekend and around 23 crore for the 4th week.

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        • 4th week might outgross all other Hindi movies my guess. Can’t see week 2 Street Dancer doing well at all.

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      • Shud do 20+, 10+ and 5+ over next 3 weeks to challenge Kabir Singh’s 278 cr total. Despite flops in Chapaak, Panga and Street Dancer, 2020 has started well.

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  7. The trailer of Thappad is a must watch.

    “He is having an affair”
    No

    “You are having an affair?”

    No

    “So just one slap then?”: Lawyer

    “Just a slap? Lekin nahin maar sakta”: Tapsee

    @anubhavsinha in stellar form.

    When Kabir Singh hits his beloved, there were many who asked how can he hit? The director reasoned that pyaar mein maar peet chalta hai. It’s normal.

    Is it normal? I definitely do not think do.

    YOU CANNOT HIT.

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  8. There is a backlash against films like Chhapaak, Panga and now Thappad. Interestingly, it mainly comes from men.

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    • If this is what men wants and hoots…then Thappad would not do well. Shame.

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    • Indeed. This is the segment that hasn’t liked Panga IMO. It doesn’t display the husband as an alpha male. But Panga IMO is really good for this reason. The husband is supportive in Kangana’s dreams and does everything he can (even if he messes up) to make it happen. Maybe men in India are not ready for this message.

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      • These movies should be sent to China where they will be blockbusters.

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        • what about secret superstar domestically? i thought that also underperformed collections wise.

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          • 63Cr for Secret Superstar is looking like good business now. Throw in China and it’s Worldwide gross will be tough to get to for a lot of movies for many years.

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      • Chhapaak & Panga’s failure has more to do with the leading ladies foot in the mouth syndrome than the films themselves. Had they not run after cheap publicity, things might have been different. Deepika even went on tiktok posting a Chhapaak look (how deplorable is that?). We have had films like Chak De, Dangal, Raazi, Mission Mangal (mediocrity of its screenplay notwithstanding) where leading men have been more of supportive characters than the alpha. Not all one way traffic!

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  9. Films fail all the time. I don’t think Deepika’s actions or Kangana’s verbal diarrhoea affects a film’s box office performance that much. A film will either take off or it doesn’t. In any case, box office is what it is, it either flops or strikes gold and that’s that.

    I think I am more concerned about the narrative that is being built by insecure folks. If you look at the post-release discussion on twitter or youtube, a lot of the negative trolling is driven by men. Bollywoodwallah yt channel slams Chhapaak and Panga for having an agenda (male reviewers). You have to consider what this agenda is. A woman choosing to live her life how she wants to? The reaction against Thappad indicates that there is a growing restlessness and resentment among men about these films. After all, a film’s power is actually more than box office, it is a phenomenon where ideas can take root, inspire people and motivate people to question the norms set by society. This is exactly what upsets the traditionalists so much, and even so-called liberalists – men who pay lip service to ideas of equality and respect but actually deep down are rather comfortable with the way things are.

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    • I am sure with Panga Kangana has dented some collateral via her big mouth. That aside the issue with Panga for the very man you describe is he is taking a backseat, doing what traditionally a woman would do. Cooking, cleaning and all while wife is taking plaudits. And also here the husband shows little resentment too, he’s happy because she’s happy. With no significant confrontation between husband and wife it’s probably a dull outing for an alpha male. It’s how I felt watching Baghban. Embarrassed and ashamed of how I treat my parents so I run a mile every time that movie is on!

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      • Every star is carrying some.collateral now. They speak on anything other than films and it becomes controversial and polarises those who want to be.

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  10. Just back after a second installment of Tanhaji. Fair to say, the only drawback I see in this is that this too has a “”The End”. What an iconic way of celebrating a century of films for the understated, 2 time national award winning legend of Hindi cinema, the survivor whose made it big without traditionally good looks or dancing ability. He’s come a long way since Zakhm to Company to Bhagat Singh to Gangaajal to Apaharan to OUATIM to Raid & now Tanhaji. Awaiting Maidaan !

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  11. Taapsee on ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

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    • What’s happening here is that these heroines are not the chamchee girl group. They are.doing the movies they like.
      Most will see their success under the lens of box office performance. But I see them trying to change the rules.

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    • sarah taylor of england and smriti mandhana/jemima rodriguez

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  12. 3 way clash on Eid. Opportunity for Laxmi Bomb to make 30 cr bonus by moving out !

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    • Watch out Forbes here I come!

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    • Unlikely that both Laxmi bomb & Radhe would come on Eid. I’d rather have Radhe move out & have LB compete with a Hollywood & Telugu blockbuster & see if it does at least 200 Cr to put all the “added padding & benefits” propaganda of the anti HR’s WAR machinery put to rest.

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    • F9 is my first choice.
      Laxxmi Bomb is my definite choice.
      Radhey as per public report.

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      • What a trailer !!! How Fast and furious went from Street racing to a Heist movie, then a Spy movie and finally an outrageously unbelievable Sci fi is alarming !!!

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  13. As expected Tanhaji 4th friday is higher than Street Dancer 2nd friday. Blockbuster trending.

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  14. tonymontana Says:

    Watched Parasite today

    A hard hitting story of class, which is difficult to park under any one genre. It’s slapstick and dark, thrilling and flat-out twisted, all while being a scathing critique of the class difference pervading the world of today. The theme is universal, but the way in it is presented in the film is rather unique and “masala like”. Imagine a pertinent issue being addressed with the cinematic lens of a commercial potboiler.

    Sensational in most parts, Parasite proves why Koran cinema is dominating the world today. For both makers of Hollywood and Bollywood, Boon Jong-Ho has shown what path breaking stuff truly is like. He subverts both genres and expectations here

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  15. Christmas 2021 mega announcement – clash with Kick 2?

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    • A disappointing day for salman khan as #kick2 is now set to clash with TAKHT and FastAndFurious9 will fight with Radhe (Laaxmi Bomb was already an eyesore) this eid. #Fast9 #Fast92020

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  16. I think a lot of this discussion around what constitutes domestic violence & what are its limits is a lot deeper & complex than what we think.

    1) Its about the LIMITS for BOTH parties concerned in a relationship. A woman has every right to leave a man whose slapped or physically abused her no doubt, then so does the man in the relationship. No questions asked. The boundaries & limits of how much is too much needs to be clearly understood by both factions.

    2) However if BOTH parties concerned in the relationship are willing to accept the odd heat of the moment aggression (like what we saw in Kabir Singh) & consider it part of human psyche when pushed beyond a limit, that too needs to be clear between both parties concerned. The problem with Arjun reddy/Kabir Singh was that the toxic alpha behavior was one way traffic. Had it been portrayed from both ends, perhaps it would have come across more balanced. This in no ways is justification for a physically abusive relationship from either party, here we’re talking about a “heat of the moment” instant that happens from either side once in a blue moon that’s mutually agreed upon by both factions. No third party judge, jury has the right to interfere in such instances.

    3) If the understanding is ABSOLUTELY NO physical violence at all, the same should go beyond the 2 parties on to the offspring as well. If the parties swear by point #1, then physical aggression towards an offspring too should be reason for one of the parties to hold the other accountable.

    At the end of the day its all about MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING & MUTUAL RESPECT that can form a bond in a relationship. One sided aggression might work well in kinks & fantasies but in real life situations, unless there is a clear boundary set and obeyed, no relationship can take the strain & nor does it deserve to last.

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    • I agree. I also hope that the movie shows not just slap on wives but also on husbands. The pain is same.

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      • U expect rationality from some B grade trash film maker like Anubhav Sinha, the anti thesis of Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri? They’re still better than the Kashyap/Motwane gang though. Gallows is the real place for these & their fanatics!

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  19. Stunning. I have been trying to find an analogy for Kangana to define her talent. She is quite unique. She has traces of some of the greats.

    She is the female Aamir Khan. A perfectionist. Beyond ranking. Has set her own rules.

    Aamir BTW is very fond of her.

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  20. HT released this brilliant interview on 1st Feb. Good insight on what makes Akshay Kumar.

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    • Despite so much motivated negativity on social media, Housefull 4 has emerged a GIGANTIC BLOCKBUSTER on satellite/TV & at the box office. Akshay Kumar has not only earned crores but also millions of new fans. His popularity is sky high. This GOOD WILL is here to stay for years!

      Housefull 4 satellite Premier impressions.

      First time – 2.15 cr
      Second Time – 1.33 cr

      Total – 3.47 cr

      Note:- This is the highest TV impression of all time, only after #Baahubali2..

      The film was much maligned on release by the trade an media but not only did it sustain very well at the box office it is now getting the sort of audiences on television that very few films have in the past consolidating the audience verdict. its hows how clueless the trade and media is about what will will appeal to the public and what will not and if the content is there which public will like then no amount of negativity can stop the public from consuming.

      https://www.boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=5875

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      • I am missing Sanjana as she never missed any opportunity to highlight Akshay’s mega successes. Posting another historic moment of Akshay which trended on social media for days. Nahin to yahan Aamir Khan chai phi piyega to log post kar dete hain. ๐Ÿ˜›

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  21. BAFTA 2020 winner and nominees. The usual suspects. Over to you Oscars next weekend
    https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-51013333

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    • I’d have chosen Parasite over 1917, however cannot question that since these are the BAFTA’s. Joaquin Phoenix’s win is well deserved. Truly mesmerizing act.

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      • its the BAFTA. Some kind of favorism to Brit movies expected, na?

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      • tonymontana Says:

        Yes, pretty expected. I haven’t seen a better film than Parasite all year. But seems they all want to play safe by going for the obvious choices.

        1917 is a good film. Astonishingly shot. But nothing what I’d call unique about it. The sort of film the academy loves.

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  22. Watched Ford v Ferrari over the weekend. If ever there was a definition of a near perfect “Hollywood masala film” this would be it. Emotions, action, romance, friendship, backstabbing, plenty of drama & what not. Watertight screenplay with plenty of edge of seat moments that give adequate thrills through it 155 minute duration. Even the near teary climax might give a few Indian viewers some Sholay vibes. 4/5, must watch on the big screen.

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    • Whether true or not, let me tell you that being a fan of Akshay Kumar is a delight. Banda Hila ke rakh diya hai. His announcements are worth more than HGOTY tablet that other fans take to remain alive.

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      • Twitter junk & youtube views are for the T20 generation. Records, all time grossers & Atbb’s are for the generations who know the difference between a Brian Lara & a Kieron Pollard.

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        • Records bhi Aaayega, shigra aayega. Akshay is the only one who like the capital of India has two parts – New AK and Old AK.
          New Akshay Kumar will have all the monuments.
          Nahin to baaki to sirf purane pe hi dhol peet rahein hain.

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          • Akshay can never please the purists. Can’t compete with Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Khans. Will remain Vinod Khanna/Jeetendra all throughout.

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          • He’s got Sooryavanshi, Prithviraj & is now consistently acting in Yrf, Dharma, Rohit Shetty productions. At this rate he’s got to have at least 2 highest annual grossers in the next 5 years during his so called best phase (never mind he didn’t have a film even in the top 3 in 2019). If he doesn’t, you may as well pack your bags & accept the fact that he’s been a perpetual mini star at best, Jeetendra of this generation. Which would still be an achievement considering your old AK had the lousiest, pungent films that catered to a denominator even lower than Salman’s illiterate fanbase till he got Baby in 2015.

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          • I think Jeetendra might be in top 20 of all time.
            He was a big star. Hrithik is not in Top 25.

            Khans are also not at par with Dilip and BigB. Nice try Yodha

            Now on Akshay, he is No 1 at the moment. Where he goes we will see.

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          • Also I will rate consistency over infrequent peaks.
            So no competition on that front since 2016.

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          • “Hrithik is not in top 25”. – Yeah good delusions from your own private university where the judge & jury are you yourself. A guy with 4 HGOTY, 6 films with over 2 cr footfalls (minus K3g) & 3 record breaking openers cannot be in the top 25 only in your own personal Gita, Quran & Bible.

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          • Hrithik’s stardom in his career > Akshay’s stardom in his career. If Hrithik is not in top 25, Akshay is hitting a triple century on the list, such would be the distance. No point responding to every comment of Naveen’s, some are just deliberately written to wind you up.

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          • You can continue ranting on your own self obsessed personal ratings but as per the generic ratings used by the likes of FI & Trade Guide since the 70’s, HR would easily be the top star of his generation post 2000 & 4th behind the Khans since the 90’s. Now based on personal choice I can rate Ajay D the greatest superstar on the planet but factually, that counts for nothing just like your own perceptive ratings.

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          • Sorry to disappoint both the gentleman but Akshay is now bigger. Was was HGOTY but still Akshay was the star of 2019 as per most. Last five years Akshay has been rank and tall above Hrithik who was actually littlw around a year ago.
            Dont get riledup about the tablet joke.

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          • Akshay’s last opening = 17.56Cr
            Hrithik’s last opening = 53.35Cr

            One reached 200Cr, other 300Cr. It’s a joke to compare the stardom of both based on consistency. That would imply Ayushman Khurrana is bigger than Hrithik likewise Devgnn. Your only parameter is volume. But you exclude average, day 1, lifetime…only because those unravel Akshay Kumar.

            Hrithik’s 2 films averaged 230Cr in 2019! Not a single Akshay Kumar movie in history has gone past that total.

            Hrithik’s 2 films averaged an opening in excess of 32Cr! Not a single Akshay Kumar movie in history has gone past that total.

            Just because Akshay racks up more movies doesn’t default his position to #1…
            Heck Ajay Devgnn has got to every milestone before Akshay has! Just after Good Newwz, Tanhaji comes and blasts past Akshay’s lifetime record in like 16 days.
            The simple question in life is staring you in the face. Where is Akshay’s Tanhaji? He’s had umpteen attempts at creating a big moment rather than a collection of smaller chess moves.

            Killing the pawn, rook, bishop, knight or queen is not the game. Checkmate is killing the King!

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          • War*

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          • Agreed on all points by Jayshah. But most importantly, I actually find it funny that someone takes obsession with one particular artist to an extent where he goes about spamming comments in his highness’ praise umpteen number of times on every post and forum. The odd appreciation or fanboy moment is understandable, but going on & on & on about someone might actually amuse Akshay Kumar himself. Ideally he should be sharing 10% of his 15 Cr profit he earns per film for backing out of a clash, however unfortunately for you, he does not give even 2 hoots about your entire existence. You remind me of those Gandhi dynasty cronies or Modi devotees who’d be ready to sweep their floors in their appreciation while in reality neither the Gandhi’s & nor Modi would ever know their devotees’ names & nor care for their existence. You definitely are a real life Gaurav Chanda for an Aryan Khanna from FAN.

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          • Jayshah
            You couldn’t come up with a reply to my last comment about 2019 where unanimously Akshay Kumar was the biggest star of 2019 without HGOTY etc.

            Consistency trumps in every field and here it is a high value one.

            2.0 189 cr
            Kesari 155 cr
            Mission Mangal 201 cr
            Housefull4 205 cr
            Good Newwz 204 cr

            This is last five release.

            760 cr nett in one calendar year
            17% of bollywood
            I Can go on..but not sure if that’s needed.

            Now you are saying opening of last movie, average per film…guffaw ….cummon.

            You can do better.

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          • There is no HGOTY. Not even top 3. Just 5th to 8th.

            When you dial back everything to BB2 time minus GST changes and entertainment tax you will realise every movie collections has been bumped up by a %. It’s true Akshay Kumar has reaped the benefits more as he’s becoming a bigger star but you benchmark against the market. The market is a 300Cr market or Day 1 50Cr – Akshay is working on 200Cr market or Day 1 30Cr. You can debate on aggregate total like cricket.
            Tendulkar hit most runs AND most centuries with a great average in variety of conditions. He had a 8/10 or more in most parameters. Akshay’s mastered 1 or 2 (most hits and aggregate) without others like top opening or lifetime records or biggest weekend etc. But you have him 1-10.

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          • Every superstar worth his penny has that seminal moment at box office
            Salman- MPK, hahk, bb
            Aamir- RH, 3 Idiots, Dangal
            SRK- DDLJ, KKHH
            Hrithik- KNPH, D2
            Sunny- Gadar
            Govinda- Aankhen
            Ajay- Tanhaji
            Ranbir- Sanju
            Ranveer- Padmaavat
            URI

            Where the trend outpaces usual norms and they inherit the title of star/superstar. When Akshay’s on this list with his current run he’s in the same hat. Then comeback with a more compelling list that makes sense.

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          • Last five years Akshay has been rank and tall above Hrithik who was actually little around a year ago.

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          • I find it funny that someone who is obsessed about Hrithik finds a problem if i am similar for Akshay.
            He has forgotten the stardom of Jeetendra and thinks only about Hrithik who despite one HGOTY was a distant No 2 in 2019 after Akshay Kumar and a slight notch above Ayushmaan Khurana.

            2016-2019 is a good period for Akshay Kumar and i am only going to talk about this.

            Personal ranting is not something i will do. So will not reciprocate in same language to him. Munna keeps reminding him anyways.

            Jayshah, you are again repeating the same thing trying to have a final word again. So let’s keep it there.

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          • Obsessed? Wow. I’m the one making a 100 comments per post in praise & devotion of my personal favorites. And yes, no one cares for your ratings. You wanna place anyone in the top 10 or top 100 will not change facts.

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      • Coming back to the eternal delight of Akshay fans, they do come across as pretty honorable too. The joy is immense. The negativity and pessimism all around doesn’t impact. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    • Dhoom 4 wud be a great project for Akshay. He will rock in such a film!

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      • who will direct D4? Victor after TOH? God save D4.

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        • Personally, would prefer a younger star now like Ranbir in Dhoom4.
          Hrithik too but he has done it already.

          More than director this one needs a decent story. The brand is too big to fail. And there is an opportunity to go next level like War or Baaghi2.

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          • Akshay over Ranbir. Ranveer is a better option than Ranbir.

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          • Tiger shud replace Abhishek. Tiger vs Akshay will be interesting.

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          • Two cop vs thief has space for three male stars and three female. Possibilities are immense. You need good writers who have appetite for a novelish detailing. Something which comes in plenty in Hollywood.

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    • Prithviraj/Dhaakad 13th Nov
      Brahmastra 4th dec
      Maidaan 11th dec
      LSC 25th dec

      Very congested…

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      • Mr Lele on Jan 1 and Ek Villain sequel on Jan 8, 2021. Followed by BP on Jan 22 …

        There is some talk about LSC releasing on Dec 24 to take advantage of Christmas eve.

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  24. Tanhaji is on its way to 20+ cr week 4. Hopes of 275 cr total still alive.

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    • Tanhaji has really set the tone for 2020 box office tournament. From a day one of just 15 cr, its going to end at 270+ cr. It kept going while chapaak, panga, street dancer and jaawani deewani tumbled and flopped all around it. The next biggie Sooryavanshi has its task cut out nicely.

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      • Baaghi 3, releasing before Sooryavanshi, is also a strong contender.

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        • Baaghi 2 made 165 cr. Expectations of 275 cr is a bit too much. It will do really good if it does 200 cr.

          But before that 6 smaller releases coming in Feb – Malang, Love Aaj Kal, Shikara, Subh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan, Bhoot – Haunted Ship and Thappad. Out of these LAK and the Ayushmann film shud be 100+ cr hits. Rest we will have to see.

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          • Got my doubts on Shubh Mangal zyada saavdhaan. Its a taboo theme, don’t see it doing as well as Bala, forget Dream Girl or Badhaai ho. Can perform best in the 5 major metros alone implying a Badla or Luka chuppi total.

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    • All the movies 2 weeks before and one month after will be impacted. A total loss of 100 Cr to them as RRR is a potential 300 Cr even without the trailer.

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    • Mr Lele is now sandwiched between 2 of the biggest releases – LSC and RRR. Time for KJo to postpone it.

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      • 2 weeks of free run will be good for LSC. RRR wont affect much in 3rd week if the film is good. Both Lele and Ek Villain sequel will move their release dates. And BP will have to be a really good film to attract audience after LSC and RRR’s dhamaka.

        Kjo shud also prepone Brahmastra to 27th Nov to give it 2 weeks of free run.

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        • First Maidaan and now RRR has checkmated KJo in his own game. LOL

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          • Mr Lele needed a solo holiday release which it has got. It cannot have a better release than the 1st Jan release. LSC will not impact it as it is not a very big film. A 2500 screen and a holiday release is more than enough. So this will not change. KJo has a winner here esp after BP moved to Good Friday weekend next year.

            Overall LSC still needs two open weeks with no substantial clash to do the business it needs. It is still under the hammer and the film that will get impacted the most.

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          • Best not to bet on the race but the horse. I would always say in Nov-Jan the biggest movies are LSC and RRR because of Aamir and Rajamoulli period. Rest are not lifetime material but I do agree LSC stands to lose most with this congestion. But I bet on the horse, if the movie is strong nothing will stop it. Tanhaji will do 275Cr, no major holiday but losing screens to Chhapaak, Panga, Street Dancer etc. LSC will get 5000+ screens 1st week and if it’s a strong film 3000+ in 2nd week. 3rd week easily still 1000+, business people don’t drop a film that works just ones that don’t.

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          • And Maidaan is a worry for LSC too.

            Marcus, seems you have misread the who thing. It is not KJo but Aamir who is at stake here.

            Why will KJo worry for a 50 Cr movies releasing solo on a holiday and needing 2500 screens, which it will get no matter what LSC does.

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          • Ideally this shud be the sched:

            Nov 13 – Prithviraj/Dhakaad
            Nov 27 – Brahmastra
            Dec 11 – Maidaan
            Dec 25 – LSC
            Jan 8 – RRR
            Jan 22 – BP

            This gives space to everybody. I can bet that Lele and EV2 will be postponed. Nov – Jan will be 3 big months at BO.

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          • And also a biggie will come on 18th Dec sandwiching LSC tight.

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          • LSC is finely poised. 2 weeks free run means 300 cr within that timeframe. If wom is good it can become ATB. Now kjo has to move both his films to give them decent chances.

            Rajamouli has done LSC a favor by not selecting jan 1.

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          • And dont be surprised if Rajamouliโ€™s next is Shivaji with Aamir.

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          • Rajamouli may work with Aamir but he will not make a movie on Shivaji for sure.

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          • Shivaji is Rajamouli’s dream project by his own words. In fact his dad has been working on a script.

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        • All these changes or moves around Xmas and New Years are not set in stone. Ajay has a release few weeks apart, likewise Akshay. Mr Lela and EV2 are toast IMO. LSC will be 1st choice at Xmas but to compete for lifetime records it will have to be PK level minimum.

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          • PK level will not make it cross 250 Cr due to heavy flow of movies. This needs Dangal level WoM to do 300 Cr. Lifetime record can be ruled out unless WoM is the best ever and like Tanhaji one of the sector does outstanding business.

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          • PK level of WOM will take it to 400 cr, not much more. With Dangal level wom it can go to 450 milestone.

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        • A very strong rumour – Salman’s quickie, a remake of south indian film, is planned for 18th Dec a week before LSC.

          Dec is going to be hot.

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          • Will be a silly decision. It will loose all its screens in second week. But then Salman’s film dont run beyond week 1 anyways. So no issues here.

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          • Actually 18 Dec a good film for a star movie at a cost of 70 Cr.
            1st thursday christmas eve and 2nd Friday a national holiday is making this date a good draw. A good movie is imminent to come.

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          • I know this is causing nightmares and headaches, but LSC will come on 24th solo with 2 weeks free run (thanks to RRR!). One can come up with nth reason to degrade it, but not happening.

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  26. Akshay Kumar pips Deepika Padukone in celeb brand ranking, is worth Rs 740 crore; Aamir Khan suffers major drop

    Akshay Kumarโ€™s brand is the second most valuable in Bollywood, ahead of Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan.

    Actor Akshay Kumar has pipped Deepika Padukone in celebrity brand ranking with the Khiladi star’s value rising to $104.5 million (Rs 740 crore), according to a report released on Wednesday. Cricketer Virat Kohli continues to hold the top spot with a brand value of $237.5 million, Duff and Phelps’ celebrity brand valuation report for 2019 said.

    Padukone, who was ranked at number two last year, has slipped to number three with a brand valuation of $93.5 million, while Kumar has replaced her as the second most-valued celebrity, the report said.

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/bollywood/akshay-kumar-pips-deepika-padukone-in-celeb-brand-ranking-is-worth-rs-740-crore-aamir-khan-suffers-major-drop/story-AX3p6An1KZhp301TOdnBEP.html

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  27. @Jay – Aamir is pretty aggressive when it comes to booking screens. He will ensure a second week screen count of 3500-4000 (with or without Lele) while booking first week of 5000 screens. Lele will have to be content with a mini release if it does not move out. And it even stands to lose those screens when RRR comes out a week after. How many screens LSC will hold in week 3 will depend on how it does in first 2 weeks.

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  28. Taran Adarsh’s constructive suggestions for Salman Khan announcing the dates of movies even before the work starts. Why he is making mistakes and sliding down?

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