Bad Boy Billionaires India, Varmaa, Ginny Weds Sunny and the rest of the box office

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    • This is with reference to Rahul Bajaj’s interview where he said that he is worried about his children growing up in India built on hate.
      Sorry but,
      Where is the hate? I can see anger in news channels and social media mostly from irrelevant people who dont matter.

      An old interview between Karan and Smriti on state of affairs of media.

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  1. Interesting

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  2. Just completed the Vijay Mallya episode. Nothing new to add but quite fun nevertheless. If only he had agreed to bail out his Kingfisher Airlines employees & paid them their salaries, he’d have attained a lot more goodwill & a lot more of the media & public would’ve been willing to call out the witch hunt against his “un-sanskari” lifestyle which many a passive hypocrites & two faced scoundrels had an issue with.

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  3. Wow !!!

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    • It is just an opinion and his plane analogy is incorrect align with countries like Iran where people don’t decide what is good for them but some folks who think what is good for country.

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    • Juvenile comment. Nowhere does it say that the rich cannot be educated. Running a state or a nation as diverse as India is certainly different from flying an aircraft. India either needs a US kind of presidential democratic system at the center (to do away with rogue coalitions & horse trading) or just be bifurcated into politically sovereign yet economically dependent states like the EU. Before the “Bharat Mata ki Jai” jingoists pounce on me, I’m from a family of military personnel and I think about this long & hard.

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  4. A diabetes drug has been recalled because it contains high levels of cancer-causing agent. Metformin

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/09/health/fda-recall-diabetes-medication-metformin-cancer-trnd/index.html

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  5. Good news for some!! Instead of sitting at home and torturing others, you can visit cinemas and get tortured!

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    • When are you going to watch it?😁

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    • Releasing films that had incomplete runs due to the pandemic like Baaghi 3, Thappad, Street Dancer & Tanhaji would be the most ethical thing to do.

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      • I applaud govt in this case. They are selecting movies which will have zero audience to min audience so it’ll be a slow start and not over crowded during covid. 🙂

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        • Lol. Khali Peeli, Indoo ki Jawaani, Bunty Babli 2 are on the pipeline. However i don’t contemplate a real sizeable audience till Sooryavanshi, 83 & Tenet.

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  6. https://www.dnaindia.com/ipl/report-ms-dhoni-s-daughter-ziva-gets-rape-threats-on-social-media-after-csk-s-loss-nation-outraged-by-shameful-act-2848783

    I hope at least now someone from the govt of India, Telecom ministry takes note of the devil called social media and imposes strict restrictions on the vile we called fb, twitter & instagram today. Deplorable, appalling, shameful!!

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  7. Happy 78th Birthday. to the true Shahenshah of Bollywood.

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  9. Munna could you please bring up Utkal da’s piece on Amitabh?

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  10. Aag alga degi chori phir se….

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  11. tonymontana Says:

    A revisit: Ek Hasina Thi

    What a film. Seriously, what a film! I don’t remember when I watched it last, and remember liking it a lot. But discovering the finer aspects of it, I realised this had some of the most well-edited fight sequences of its time. It also moves at a brazen pace, with a no-nonsense approach. This isn’t the most original of scripts but if anything, it reminds us of Raghavan’s fascination with the typical, revenge-seeking Sidney Sheldon heroine after she ends up on the other side of the law.

    I think time has been kinder to the film, and it wouldn’t have been so without the scintillating performance of Saif and zurmila. The former, especially, understands the basic grammar of a thriller film pretty film. He uses on screen dashing persona to great effect, and is so totally at ease with playing the antagonist that his performance gels with the film, in fact, complements it rather well.

    Also a reminder how most factory products (RGV’s) had such rocking BGM. This and Ab Tak Chappan come to mind as they were two of the best ‘indie’ films of their times. Both Shimit Amin and Raghavan moved on to make some very good films. This was the kick-start they needed to their careers. Wonder what would have happened to such fine talents had they not been discovered by RGV.

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  13. Khisiyani Billi Khamba Nochey !!
    what a farce this is .

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  14. This is what Kangana is going through and people here are LOL ing , sahee hai .
    # Dehati Aurat hai, mazak banao !!
    https://www.opindia.com/2020/10/kunal-kamra-shiv-sena-sanjay-raut-mocks-kangana-ranaut-office-demolition/

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    • Rocky:


      If you’re expecting that Kangana, as a single woman, is going to get anything supportive spoken about her or condemning the ‘goonda raj’ of Shiv Sena — remember folks who go all out against Bal Thackeray AND/OR any party when it comes to the Muslim community, now don’t care that the very same party has bull-dozed a woman’s office — you are living in a dream-land. For them, her political leanings come first, her woman-hood, second!


      No sane person in the country has tolerated the disgusting adjectives used against Rhea, inspite of whatever leanings they belong to. But you see, those standards cannot be applied to Kangana! She deserves to have her office bull-dozed! [As soon as Sanjay Raut says something against a particular community, look at how the very same people will change their colors and become ‘active!’]


      Next retorts –


      1> What were you doing during Hathras?2> Why were you silent and didn’t write a single comment on Hathras? [And I had mentioned in a comment that unlike someone, I am NOT going to shoot from Kangana’s shoulder to get ‘legitimization’ over the Hathras case.]


      You see, this is how they shower guilt on you! And they are the ones constantly commenting on ‘whataboutery!’ Never mind the fact that NOT commenting, NOT tweeting, ISN’T an approval of any heinous crime!


      Also, folks really need to understand the meaning of ‘racism’, and not use it superficially.!


      RACISM = POWER + PREJUDICE


      NO individual on this blog is a racist, based on the fact that for racism, it requires the above equation to be TRUE. This is the basic 101 of the definition of racism. What happened to George Floyd is racism, but, if I hold some reservations against the African-American community, that is NOT racism; it is prejudice. An upper-caste Hindu using his power as HOD in any university or school using his power to NOT give a job to a deserving lower-caste person is RACISM. Since all the bloggers here are ONLY commentators, nobody is racist. But, we all would carry our prejudices with us!


      However, how can one explain these things to people, as Abhijit put out brilliantly , are ok with folks shamelessly writing to the US government not to give visa to a CM, who disarmingly, casually use words like ‘Butcher’, ‘Divider’, ‘Genocide’, ‘Pogrom’, and let other pin-head journalists like a certain Ayyub and Karl Vicks?

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      • Anjo I have not followed this case at all in great detail. What happened to Kangana’s personal property is downright despicable. No person whatever they have done deserves that. One can always investigate an illegal activity or whatever was being done but I don’t understand in any circumstances why anyone needs to trash someone’s place. That is like what a burglar does not people whom you expect security from.

        I think you’re kind of right on Kangana that less sympathy is given for her. Isn’t that a natural human reaction? What has she also done to others through her words? She is not innocent in this.

        Finally I hate politics and politics should not be involved, nor media in solving crime. Crime is police work.

        IMO Kangana is a loser. She is also ill IMO so no point targeting her viciously either. I genuinely feel she maybe mentally unstable. So not good to incite her further, last thing anyone wants is another health issue.

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        • Jayshah thanks for your comment. This will be my last one on this. I have previously mentioned that the problem with Kangana is that even if 70% of her interviews are a reflection of truth, it gets buried under the 30% unnecessary stuff she talks of. Her comments on Urmila and other actresses are unpardonable. I am not sure what her mental state is but I am not ready to call her ill.

          Nobody’s lives/reputations have been destroyed by her because, as I mentioned before, let’s be clear, no producer is going to stop working with Ranbeer or Ranvir because they have been called druggies by Kangana. [I am talking only professionally here.] Personally, all the actors or actresses that she has named are WELL within their rights to file a case of defamation against her if they believe their names have been tarnished.

          And it’s a fact that she’s fighting a losing battle! What’s she got in here? Her job as an actress is completely done. Who the hell is going to give a job to a ‘trouble-making’ Kangana? Politics? So much of drama just to get a BJP ticket while folks like Deol can just walk into the office, do some superficial work, and get a ticket? Is the BJP such a stickler for ‘high’ standards when they know there are some rogues within their party just as there are in others?

          Lastly, this might be a Bollywood blog, but the moment you start using terms like ‘Canada Kumar’ [ one has to be an idiot of the highest order if using ‘Canada Kumar’ doesn’t involve political connotations ]and calling Kangana a ‘stooge’ of a certain party or a political inkling, based on her individual leanings, you have as well brought it onto the table already; no escaping from it when others respond.

          I have responded enough and didn’t want to anymore on this. I hope I shall keep my word and be strong about it.

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          • I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned BJP ever on this blog, I’m that clueless.
            Ranbir etc are not going to lose anything agreed. Kangana will lose a lot for sure. This is martyr like activity. Nothing to gain, everything to lose.
            I have always agreed nepotism exists and is way worse in a ‘face fits’ industry. However her approach to highlighting this has done a 180 since when she started. I would love equal opportunity but it’s a celebrity industry.

            Canadian Kumar IMO is not political its nationality stuff and tongue in cheek to inspire a response from his fans. It’s a bit of fun. I doubt his chief spokesman has even responded to that slur here. Just like Salman is ridiculed for his legal cases, SRK for his immigration stuff, Aamir for his Turkish delight and Big B for his lapses in numbers on his blog. Each star gets battered in their own way.

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          • I don’t know if 70% of what she says is truth. If it is, she’s bound to lose this battle because of the way she is feeding the information via Twitter daily rants.
            Maybe she should have ONE extensive paper based or verbal interview where she illustrates point by point her grievances rather than daily rants to stay in the news?

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          • Also playing devil’s advocate, if Kangana married Hrithik I doubt she would have been 10% as viscerous on nepotism as she has been. That is my assumption but I am fairly sure on that hence why I believe she is a big hypocrite. Because she hasn’t ‘integrated’ or got the ‘perks’ from having a relationship with Hrithik she’s kind of used that against the industry.

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          • Re-Canadian Kumar IMO is not political its nationality stuff and tongue in cheek to inspire a response from his fans. It’s a bit of fun.
            Really, either Jay is naïve or he is being disingenuous, Canadian Kumar became popular right after Akhshay’s perceived closeness to Modi, and him doing Bharat centric kind of movies. Commies did not like that at all .
            So yes it was and is deeply political …..

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          • That is not my intention, might be for others

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          • I will take your word for it…

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          • Aman Basha Says:

            @An Jo, again, you are making a mistake in your entire assumption. Kangana is not being a martyr, neither is she trying for a BJP seat. What Kangana is doing is sincerely following the old adage of “Any publicity is good publicity”. If not for her constant controversy, Kangana would be known as the actress without a single hit after TWMR. It’s her constant squabbles with everyone and anyone, resorting even to spreading fake news and misinformation about people like Aamir, calling Urmilla a soft porn star etc that keep her in the limelight. Plenty of journalists have on record stated how she used to insist on being asked questions about Hrithik during that whole fiasco. So it’s something she has been doing from long.

            While you say 70%, I say 40% of what she’s saying might be true, but the rest are ridiculous, outrageous and dangerous statements and allegations to make. You talk about no one suffering any damage, that is not true, the brand value of actors and Bollywood has certainly been damaged. No one wants to go through a legal battle since they don’t want to suffer like Hrithik. Why, you can see how much of an attention seeker she is when she involves herself in a suit that has nothing to do with her at all. The moment controversy dies, she’ll find herself irrelevant unless she has a hit again.

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          • And for all those who are saying why make it political , well jahan sey main dekh raha hoon- it is all about politics .
            Commies ka dushman kaun ? – Modi / Bharat
            Republic and Times Now kee reporting kaisee- Bharat centric
            Toh Dushman ka Dost kaun – Dushman
            So now all commies are against Republic and Times Now, never mind the blatant use of power by Sonia Sena, Curb on freedom of expression, Shiv Sena was the enemy before and so on..
            all that does not matter as long as it hurts Modi and Bharat!!!
            Aiiik thooooooo !!

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      • If Deepika or Kareena or any other royalty was in place of Hindi speaking, English learning, Modi admirer, proud Hindu, Himachal kee ladkee then everyone would have taken the time to find out what exactly she going through .
        Right now, it is sab chalta hai …Kangana who ??

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    • AnJo- great great comment.
      You have articulated it so well and exposed their hypocrisy.

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  16. Master, agree, kangana must be feeling pretty offended not getting any attention out of these 38 film producers (is AKSHAY KUMAR one of the 38 too?).

    She shouldn’t worry, she’ll get coverage from republic tv.

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    • “(is AKSHAY KUMAR one of the 38 too?).”

      I am not sure, I think it is still local petition, don’t think its multi-national yet. So, don’t think if they are including Candian stars in this petition!

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  17. Some people role model IMO is Chinese Abdullah who is requesting China to come and reinstate Article 370.
    Apna apna outlook hai bhaiyya!!
    National kya hai, International kya hai?
    Yeh Bharat ab sab pehchanta hai !!

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  18. So this is gong to be WORLD against arnab/republic tv since canadian citizen are involved too (akshay film production is involved):

    Almost all the well known names in Bollywood are represented through the Plaintiffs. From Ajay Devgn Ffilms To Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies, Salman Khan Films To Akshay Kumar’s Cape of Good Films, everyone has come together:

    https://www.koimoi.com/bollywood-news/ajay-devgn-ffilms-to-shah-rukh-khan-red-chillies-entertainment-bollywood-files-civil-suit-against-several-media-houses/

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  19. Sholay’s One Song & A Scene Took More Time Than Akshay Kumar’s Jolly LLB 2 Entire Shoot [Fact-O-Meter]

    Akshay Kumar’s Jolly LLB 2 was wrapped in mere 33 days and is amongst one of his shortest schedules. Reportedly, during the film’s making, it was heard that the actor had charged as much as 1.5 crores as per day fees and that could be the one reason for such quick filming.

    the song ‘Yeh Dosti Hum Nahi Todenge’ from Sholay had taken not 1 or 2 but 21 days for the shoot. And that’s not it, the introductory scene featuring Jaya Bachchan, in which she lights lamps across haveli was shot in 20 days.

    https://www.koimoi.com/bollywood-news/sholay-one-song-a-scene-took-more-time-than-akshay-kumars-jolly-llb-2-entire-shoot-fact-o-meter/

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  20. tonymontana Says:

    This is one interview we must watch. How Republic TV’s ex-journalist talks about the agenda run by the channel. How they would closely monitor speeches of people like Mehbooba Mufti. 100 good words about India, but they won’t cover that because it goes against their agenda. One random comment that they can play with and they’d attack like hyenas.

    I’m glad Bollywood is finally coming together to give back to the channel what it rightly deserves. Let us all remember that we have our love hate relationship with the industry for mostly mediocre, sometimes good stuff. But we’ve grown up watching this stuff. Good or bad, it keeps us going and interested in life.

    And those who got some sadistic pleasure out of watching one crazy guy on TV repeatedly attack someone’s dignity, here’s more good news : Parle G and Bajaj have backed out of promoting their products on TV channels who spew hate all dya long. Go on, include them in your unending list of urban naxals.

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  21. Whenever folks have no answer, folks get into political discussion when this is a Bollywood forum and I have ZERO interest to discuss politics with blind bhakts on this forum! Go find yourself another set of bhakts and enjoy an orgy!

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    • Agree 100%, tweet copy/paste master is good at that. I have raised this concern many times that political/religious and quite frankly raciest views are brought into discussion.

      Just look at his/her most posts and blind person can figure it out.

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  22. WA humor –
    At a Diplomats’ dinner, a waiter tripped and shattered the beautiful plate in which he was carrying a large turkey.

    Hushed silence turned into a roar of laughter, when the quick-witted Diplomat announced:

    “Gentlemen !
    You have just witnessed 4 major international events happening :-

    Fall of Turkey
    Breakup of China
    Spillage of Greece
    and
    Frustration of Hungary !

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  23. Please talk on ideas/opinion; not on commentators.

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  24. “What If It Was A Rich Girl”: High Court Questions Hathras Cremation

    Lucknow: Questions about financial and class divide were brought up today by the High Court in Uttar Pradesh, which was examining the conduct of the police in the Hathras case. The huge public condemnation of the police move for a 2 am cremation of the 20-year-old — who died after brutal torture and alleged gang rape — while keeping her family locked up, had brought the case under the scanner of the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court.

    “How do you know she wasn’t raped? Has the investigation concluded? Please go through the new rape law of 2013,” the court told senior police officer Prashant Kumar today.

    https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/hathras-rape-case-high-court-questions-hathras-cremation-what-if-it-was-a-rich-girl-2309155?pfrom=home-topscroll

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  25. Surely has to be one of the tackiest yet hilarious commercials in recent times. Bappi da’s done it again 😀

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  26. Busy star Akshay Kumar just wrapped the shoot of Bell Bottom, dropped the trailer of Laxmmi Bomb and also showed up on the sets of his upcoming movie Prithviraj. Akshay Kumar co-stars with Miss World 2017 Manushi Chhillar in the movie, which is being directed by Chandraparaksh Dwivedi. In a statement, the filmmaker revealed that Prithviraj is back on tracks after a hiatus of six months. “Yes, we have resumed Prithviraj shoot at YRF studios and the entire team is excited to have a great shooting schedule,” the director said in a statement, reported PTI. Akshay was also spotted at the Yash Raj Films studio in Mumbai on Sunday. PTI reports that a huge set for Prithviraj’s shoot has been created inside the YRF studio in Mumbai.

    Prithviraj, which is a biopic of Prithviraj Chauhan, stars Akshay Kumar in the titular role. Manushi has been roped in to play Sanyogita, Prithiviraj’s wife. Akshay has reportedly begun shooting along with actor Sonu Sood while Manushi is expected to join the sets sometime soon. Sanjay Dutt, who also stars in Prithviraj, is reportedly expected to join after Diwali – he is currently on a break from work because of health issues. Prithviraj, announced in 2019, was slated for a Diwali 2020 release, which has now been postponed.

    https://www.ndtv.com/entertainment/akshay-kumar-just-doesnt-stop-bell-bottom-done-hes-shooting-for-prithviraj-now-2308967?pfrom=home-trending

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    • I think after a long time we will see 4 films of any star ready for a release after finishing its shooting.
      This used to be a norm in the 60s and 70s.

      Somwhere in 2000s Bollywood lost its plot to make several diverse big films. The star based system meant that very few big movies were made without stars.

      Now this made stars as bottle neck for bollywood’s success. With lot of money, multiple wives and personal issues, drugs etc industry is now run by 4-5 stars – Akshay, Ajay, Aayushmann, Varun, Aaryan and Ranveer.

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      • Others who do one or two films are mostly having troubled and controversial lives. Drugs, double/ triple marriages, wife swapping, extra marital etc makes it fun for them but has sucked the juice out of industry leaving their fans frustrated, disturbed and argumentative.

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        • Aman Basha Says:

          Disgusting assertion to make and not to mention, totally false in several cases that by numerals would be the norm instead of what you assert.

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        • And yet the so called disciplined con artists can neither create a single record nor can be remembered for any memorable performance except stinking, third rate gutter comedies for their equally dimwit fanbase.

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  27. what’s. the no verdict on khaali peeli?

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  28. tonymontana Says:

    Twitter is a dangerous place. Not just because of the vile comments, threats, abuses and constant blame game, but also because of how easy it is to trend something toxic.

    There’s a dangerous trend that’s just started on twitter: Asaram Bapu ko jail kyu?

    Case in point: https://twitter.com/dollybdj/status/1315845123675045888?s=19

    Any guesses for who’s been doing so?

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    • Don’t see the point in calling Bollywood a gutter day in and day out.

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    • Mark my words. 2 years from now by Diwali 2022 all of this nonsense would be buried under the carpet and audiences would be vying for movie tickets for the latest Diwali release. If there’s anything that’ll take Bollywood down, its the substandard quality of commercial cinema they’ve been delivering for the last 3 decades. Now with Hollywood and regional cinema breathing down their neck, I hope its time the Sriram Raghvan’s, Shoojit Sircars and Neeraj Pandey’s take over top slots to revive the industry.

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  32. Medak (Telangana) [India], October 11 (ANI): Bussa Krishna Raju, a farmer who “spent sleepless nights, starving and praying” for the United States President Donald Trump’s recoverey from COVId-19, died of cardiac arrest in Medak on Sunday.

    https://in.news.yahoo.com/telangana-man-starved-prayed-trumps-140947850.html

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  33. Shezad Jai Hind ( Poonawala) summarizes it so aptly –

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  34. Munna- any suggestions/ deals on Prime Day ?

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  35. Reviewing Hindi Cinema Since 1945: Movie Guide 2020

    Hindi cinema marks one of the largest film industries of the world with a worldwide popularity churning hundreds of releases in a year. Hence, a comprehensive reference work is inevitable to summarize the unlimited titles of Hindi cinema. This voluminous guide suffices the need through a concise summary of over 4,600 movies released in the past 75 years, from 1945 to 2019. Based on the film reviews published in the reputed Hindi fortnightly magazine “Sarita,” the collection shall serve an indispensable reference work for all the professionals of the fraternity to film enthusiasts or simply anyone interested in Hindi movies.

    The guide provides a brief plot summary and a critical assessment of each entry with a star rating ranging from four stars to none, unbiased from its star values, director, or box-office collection, along other essential information like cast, credits, awards, and trivia. The star ratings and the critical assessment shall be a pertinent tool to explore timeless classics to unseen and under-rated masterpieces and avoid missable and overhyped capers. Besides, complete listings of prominent filmmakers, awards, and movies garnering 4 and 3 stars have been provided as a companion to holistic movie watching experience.

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    • I used to read these reviews a lot as a kid because Sarita- Mukta and Dharamyug were staple at our house.
      I was about to buy this book, but then I saw that the reviews are summarized in English in 2-4 sentences.
      I immediately opted out. I would have paid more to have the full reviews compiled in a book as it is in Hindi .

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  36. This is with reference to Rahul Bajaj’s interview where he said that he is worried about his children growing up in India built on hate.
    Sorry but,
    Where is the hate? I can see anger in news channels and social media mostly from irrelevant people who dont matter.

    An old interview between Karan and Smriti on state of affairs of media.

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    • “Sorry but, Where is the hate?”

      Lol. If you open your eyes and see real world outside of Akshay’s life, you will see it.

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      • I see lot of anger in social media and news channels. But not in real world. Anti social elements are always there and will always be. Have they increased?

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  38. From demonetization to haphazard implementation of the GST to diversionary tactics of CAA-NRC to a senseless & unplanned lockdown, the Modi regime has been a complete economical disaster! Military chest thumping & aggressive external affair policies lose their sheen when you cease to be an economic might.

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    • I agree. Economics by Modi Government reacted to the pressure of demand to do big and visible reforms. It also reacted to the “suit boot” brand that Rahul Gandhi used at the time of land reforms bill, which remains the only instance this government buckled under attack.

      The result was an array of disruptive, thoughtless and dosconnected reforms which broke the back of black money driven economy (not a good model but was good enough to keep 7%GDP YoY despite massive corruption) pushing the country behind by ages and decades.

      Current situation is frightening to say the list. A look at ET or FE (Financial express) and the last MSME health report is horrifying.

      Government knows this but they are hoping nature and god to bring it back on track.
      Opposition knows it but they are also hoping nature and god to bring it back to power.

      😶

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  39. India’s first Oscar winner Bhanu Athaiya passes away

    Athaiya, who won an Oscar for her work in the 1983 film Gandhi, passed away peacefully in her sleep, her daughter Radhika Gupta told PTI.

    https://www.rediff.com/movies/report/indias-first-oscar-winner-bhanu-athaiya-passes-away/20201015.htm

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  40. https://www.deccanherald.com/national/west/won-t-tolerate-attempts-to-finish-off-bollywood-says-maharashtra-chief-minister-uddhav-thackeray-902347.html

    For perhaps the first time I might just agree with this opportunist. Yet I do wish Bollywood gets its act together asap!

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  41. Sanjana is not seen in action for sometime; Hope things are alright!

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  42. DISCO DANCER on Netflix!!

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  43. Costume Designer Bhanu Athaiya, India’s First Oscar Winner, Dies At 91

    Bhanu Athaiya, who was born in Kolhapur, began her career as a costume designer in Hindi cinema with Guru Dutt’s 1956 super hit C.I.D

    Mumbai: Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, India’s first Oscar winner, died at her home on Thursday after prolonged illness, her daughter said. She was 91.
    Athaiya, who won an Oscar for her work in the 1983 film Gandhi, passed away peacefully in her sleep, her daughter Radhika Gupta told PTI.

    The last rites took place at the Chandanwadi crematorium in South Mumbai.

    “She passed away early this morning. Eight years ago, she was diagnosed with a tumour in her brain. For the last three years, she was bedridden because one side (of her body) was paralysed,” her daughter said.

    Athaiya, who was born in Kolhapur, began her career as a costume designer in Hindi cinema with Guru Dutt’s 1956 super hit C.I.D. She won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design in Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi along with John Mollo.

    https://www.ndtv.com/entertainment/costume-designer-bhanu-athaiya-indias-first-oscar-winner-dies-at-91-2310687?pfrom=home-topstories

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  44. what’s happening with Khalee Peeli?

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  45. tonymontana Says:

    Tanhaji:

    Finally saw this after delaying this for a while. The production vaues are great and scenes are well shot, but the overuse of graphics and CGI kind gets tiring, even when they’re pretty to look at. The scenes largely have a been-there, done-that vibe, and the background score gets jarring over the 50 odd times it’s played throughout the film. But this is an entertaining watch, and it was tough to look away or press the pause button even when the scenes are somewhat lame and uninspired. Tanhaji works in a big way. Is it the action? The wonderfully conceived climax? I not sure. But it’s still a largely satisfying commercial film.

    Saif is a pro at negative roles. He just makes whatever cliched part he gets into his own, gives it a delicious twist, and comes out with a towering performance. In someone else’s hands, this role could’ve been just a regular, out and out villain. Even when he’s given the regular, don’t mess with me lines to work around with, he chews up the scenery. The film is largely watchable because of him. Ajay comes across as the action hero from Shivaay in a different physical getup.

    A fun film for action lovers, and even for those who don’t have much expectations other than a fairly engrossing, half decent action entertainer

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  46. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-54579403

    French president is spot on. The Paris beheading incident is an “Islamic terror attack”. No doubt about that, got nothing to do with right or left wing.

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  47. Watched first episode of Bad Boy Billionaires (Vijay Mallya).

    The guy seemed pretty okay, had a vision. I guess in the end his own ideas got in his way. Him not paying Indian workers was about the only bad thing of him, otherwise he seemed like a pretty good guy.

    Was interesting to hear someone ask him you’re Indian Donald Trump and his reply, only I don’t have bankruptcies…
    I remember him having some sort of issue with SRK during his IPL days.

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        • Akshay is the biggest Khiladi after all, this movie was always meant to release on Eid or Bakrid. Now it makes sense why they made the hero a Muslim and probably a Dubai NRI, just so that they have a massy song with tons of Gulf references and entice the Gulf market and a section of Muslims (which is true, but not as big as it is said to be) that would have gone for Radhe. Plus, some of the great liberals like Barkha Dutt etc would have flooded us with tons of opinion pieces about secularism, blah-blah that would have made some of the wokes support it at least. Yeh Akshay seedha saadha se bahut door hai..

          PS: I really liked the song, catchy, had some weird ass lyrics, Kiara Advani seems to have put some fat and it gives a nice feel to her booty shakes. Akshay doesn’t look too awkward thanks to the beard, would have worked in theatres, sad it’s going on OTT.

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        • Complete junk! High time Indian films do away with pointless naach gaana & focus on grittier content & narrative.

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  49. tonymontana Says:

    The Trial of Chicago 7:

    An astonishing courtroom drama that one might find a lot relevant in today’s unsettling political drama.

    Good to see Sacha Baron as a character that isn’t a spoof(Hugo was another) and Eddie Redmayne in not a physically demanding role, but the real performers of the film were Yahya Abdul-Mateen as a short tempered member of Black Panther group, and Frank Langella as the biased judge, who has high chances of receiving an Oscar nomination for his role.

    An essential watch, this sharply edited film might just become one of this year’s favourites at next year’s Oscars. Highly recommended

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  50. Finished Nirav Modi episode.

    Smart guy, had a vision and knew how to cheat the system.

    I just don’t get why people feel the need to have so much money/fame. He could have been wealthy doing it right. What was the need to fraud the system to get more stores.

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  51. Covid and SSRMurder has indeed united Bollywood. After Aamir now Ajay.

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    • BOI:

      Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was released twenty five years ago today and it became the second film in history to cross the 50 crore nett mark. The film did not beat the record of Hum Aapke Hain Kaun…! which released a year earlier but a 50 crore nett total was still an insane number because barring these two films the next best total was 25 crore nett.

      The film made Shahrukh Khan a big star and it was this image in the film which was to catapult him into boxoffice superstardom a few years later with films like Dil To Pagal Hai and Kuch Kuch Hota Hai. A year earlier Hum Aapke Hain Kaun…! had a restricted release initially but Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge was a normal release for a love story barring Bihar where it had just a one cinema release only in Patna.

      The film was a Diwali release and clashed with a Rishi Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit starrer and collected 55 lakhs nett apprx on day one while Yaraana was 46 lakhs nett. More than that Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge opened to 95% while Yaarana was 70%. There was also the Dev Anand film Gangster which released on the same day.

      Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge is till today the biggest BLOCKBUSTER from the YRF banner with nearly 5 crore footfalls. The next best are Sultan, Dhoom 3 and Dil To Pagal Hai with around 3 crore. It also was the first film from YRF to score in the East as till that time all the YRF films be it their biggest HITS like Daag (1973), Kabhi Kabhie (1976) or Darr (1993) could never really perform in the Eastern circuit (West Bengal, Bihar, Assam and Odisha)

      The film celebrated a silver jubilee run in around 50 theatres across the country and in Mumbai city and Delhi city the collections were pretty much similar to Hum Aapke Hain Kaun…! with 13 crore nett coming from Mumbai and 5.50 crore nett coming from Delhi city. In Overseas it created history by collected almost $5 million and this was at a time when $500k was regarded as a huge total though obviously things changed post Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. Below are the weekly collections of Dilwale Dulhanai Le Jayenge.

      Week 1 – 3,37,25,000

      Week 2 – 3,35,00,000

      Week 3 – 3,48,75,000

      Week 4 – 3,34,50,000

      Week 5 – 2,98,50,000

      Week 6 – 2,75,25,000

      Week 7 – 2,66,75,000

      Week 8 – 2,57,00,000

      Week 9 – 2,46,75,000

      Week 10 – 2,42,50,000

      Week 11 – 2,22,00,000

      Week 12 – 1,89,00,000

      Week 13 – 1,61,00,000

      Week 14 – 1,37,00,000

      Week 15 – 1,22,00,000

      Week 16 – 1,06,00,000

      Week 17 – 98,00,000

      Week 18 – 1,00,00,000

      Week 19 – 87,00,000

      Week 20 – 81,00,000

      Week 22- 74,00,000

      Week 23 – 65,00,000

      Week 24 – 63,00,000

      Week 25 – 69,00,000

      Week 26 and after – 8,15,00,000

      TOTAL – 53,21,25,000

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  53. The Hummer — symbol of pre-2008-recession, gas-guzzling excess — has been resurrected as a 350-mile range “electric supertruck” with three electric motors, 1,000 horsepower adjustable air suspension, and a diagonal driving feature called “Crab Mode.” The electric truck is set to go into production in late 2021, possibly ahead of Tesla’s Cybertruck.

    Hummer EV Edition 1 will go on sale for a suggested price of $112,595.

    This version will include Crab Mode and Extract Mode, which allows the truck’s suspension height to be raised approximately six inches (149 mm) to help negotiate “extreme off-road situations such as clearing boulders or fording water

    https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/20/21525290/hummer-ev-electric-truck-gmc-price-specs-range

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  54. Sanjay Dutt has made a joke out of his cancer! Huge trolling after his latest update!

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  55. For anyone who hasn’t watched, Insomnia is Nolan’s most under rated yet one of his best works in my opinion. A solid Al Pacino, a remarkable and sensation Robin Williams and a liner, non convoluted straight as an arrow psychological plot (thanks to the original work) I rate this film Nolan’s best after The Dark Knight, Prestige & Dunkirk. Absolute must watch!

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    • Agreed; a great movie that can be bracketed with FOLLOWING, TDK, TDKR, The Prestige, and Batman Begins. Lovely performances from both Pacino and Williams…

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      • What’s your thought on Dunkirk? A very unconventional, brave technical masterpiece in my opinion.

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        • Nolan’s Insomnia is a remake of Norwegian movie of same name. I know it’s still very well done but remakes don’t get extra points from me over original work. It’s not like Oscar who will give Scorsese award for ‘The Department’ when it’s a direct remake and ignore all of his original work.

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          • Well its under-rated is what I meant. A film maker with films like Memento, Following, TDK, Prestige, Inception and Dunkirk does not need brownie points.

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          • I don’t think Insomnia is under-rated in real sense, it’s still regarded as one of Nolan’s highest rated movie. It just came prior to the Batman blockbuster phase. Nothing against Insomnia but for example, Interstellar is one his lowest rated movies but I think it’s far difficult project which seeks of unseen originality in stages, even though all sum doesn’t come across perfectly, it also demands far more stellar effort from a director than doing a remake is my point.

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          • The boldest, most unconventional film of his for me would continue to be Dunkirk. Its the kind of “middle of nowhere” film without a concrete script and narrated from the point of view of 400,000 soldiers in a situation where each one of them were looking to survive. The lack of concrete characterization coupled with the desire to survive the battle (aspects that its faced criticism for from certain fronts) and of course extra ordinary use of the 70mm IMAX film and a background score that pretty much defined the film makes this one of the most courageous and outstanding films in recent times.

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  57. Kapil Dev: India cricket legend stable after heart surgery

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-54660858

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  58. Hats off again to Akki.
    J gang, pls excuse and stop yawning. #Switch

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  59. Well done Varun.
    Akshay Kumar model to do diverse roles with interesting storyline, without the Khan fans brouhaha over HGOTY and fading into age related decline, is the way to go. This decade rulw of the game has been changed. #Switch #WorkDontYawn

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    • I’ll take 3 decades of Khans any day over non superstar/actor filmography. Just my opinion.

      By the way, which movie of non-actor is going to make more money than Khans next releases like LSC, Pathan, Radhe, etc?

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      • Last movie of Akki made more than the last of each and heck was also loved more and a bigger heck was it also outclassed and outperformed as well.🤣🤣🥰😍🤩🤣😛

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        • Maana ki wo khandahar kabhi haweli this
          But aaj mera bunglow us se behtar hai.

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        • okay, Let me know when akshay does same for next 29 years and 51 weeks 🙂

          Shahid Afridi hitting century on 20 something ball once in a blue moon doesn’t make him better than Sachin Tendulkar…

          How much did disaster like Thugs of hindostan collected? I assume it’s more than 95% akshay hit films.

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          • This argument is little silly, it’s like saying all sudden mithun is a bigger star than Amitabh because after 30 years, mithun has one hit film while amitabh last film flopped (by the way, that last flop of amitabh made more than 99% of mithun hit films).

            Ask every top producer, if they’re starting a film today, who is their number one choice to bring in the mullah. Akshay wouldn’t even be in top 5.

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          • Don’t forget you’re debating with a specie who considers HF4 to be the epitome of comedy, 2.0 to be one of the greatest sci fi films and for whom an actor with a stinking filmography punctuated with Priyadarshan and Sajid Khan films (with Neeraj Pandey one’s being his only saving grace) is the industry’s biggest superstar. Not surprising to see the same specie now back complete specimens and dumbed down disgraceful con artists masquerading as actors (read Varun Dhawan & Tiger Shroff). Its thanks to brains like these that Indian film makers live in a bubble believing Kesari is a Gladiator and Baaghi 3 is a Terminator.

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          • Z, Well its not just one hit film.
            Akshay’s last 4 years is better than any other contemporary star. Please dont use comparision as per convenience. You also know the truth. I never compare Akshay of earlier years as i am clear he was not.

            Shivaay- Garv hai mujhe…. hard work supersides and rest are all lies. You have the habit to twist the words which was never said.

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          • The man who is milking the jingoistic Indian nationalism on screen with his movies such as Kesari, Gold, Mission Mangal, Baby etc. ironically had already pledged true allegiance to her majesty the queen of England. He is her dog (kutta) now

            https://theprint.in/india/to-become-canadian-akshay-kumar-pledged-to-bear-true-allegiance-to-her-majesty-the-queen/231101/

            He has also lied big time about dual citizenship of India. Though the Indian constitution does not allow dual citizenship.

            What a hypocrite of the highest order

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          • @Munna : Some of my comments aren’t being published for no real reason. I don’t see any swearing or personal vendetta in any of them (unless of course provoked).

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          • There are couple in last 2-3 days. Both were directed at a commentator.

            If you have issue with some comment please tag and I will review.

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          • Re. Indian film makers live in a bubble believing Kesari is a Gladiator and Baaghi 3 is a Terminator.

            No, they do not live in a bubble, may be they don’t aspire (like the woke gang who always have to compare everything with the west) to imitate bloated Gladiator and Chu###ya Terminator .
            They cater to Bharat audience and are quite happy doing it .

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          • “Akshay’s last 4 years is better than any other contemporary star. Please dont use comparision as per convenience. You also know the truth.”

            Yes i know the truth that in past 4 years, someone had Dangal which is better than anything akshay has done in his whole life, someone had War, someone had tiger zinda hai which collected more than any akshay film in his whole life.

            So yes, i know the truth.

            Now, If i try to use just last film for comparison that that would be “comparision as per convenience”.

            Also, there’s nothing which tells me that things will change in next 5 years. i don’t see any of akshay films being HOGTY or that all sudden he will become an actor overnight.

            He is what he is, he has been selecting some good films to be part of, and he gets A+ for that. But for every good film he has, he also has housefull.

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          • Re.-The man who is milking the jingoistic Indian nationalism on screen with his movies such as Kesari, Gold, Mission Mangal, Baby etc. ironically had already pledged true allegiance to her majesty the queen of England. He is her dog (kutta) now

            The guy just gave 25 crores to the PM Fund , so who is the Kutta here ?

            Choron ko saarey nazar aatey hain chor ??
            # Kya chut###pa hai yeh

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          • Please No comments directed at commentators.
            Akshay, Kashyap, Kangana, Swara, Anubhav are fair game.

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          • Z, we are now back to where i started. 😁😁🤣

            Akshay Kumar model to do diverse roles with interesting storyline, without the Khan fans brouhaha over HGOTY and fading into age related decline, is the way to go. This decade rule of the game has been changed. #Switch #WorkDontYawn

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          • 2016 onwards Akshay Dhamaka 🔥🌟☀️

            Airlift
            Housefull 3
            Rustom
            2017
            Jolly LLB 2
            Naam Shabana
            Toilet: Ek Prem Katha

            2018
            Pad Man
            Gold
            2.0

            2019

            Kesari
            Mission Mangal
            Housefull 4
            Good Newwz

            If you live on LALA land and unaware of this phonomenal success then you are conspiring against Bollywood because this is a mini industry which you just read.
            The quality is impeccable and most are highest grossers in their genres. This success is going to continue for next 2 years atleast and noone is close to him or might get close. Only thing that can beat this run is the blockbuster run of Salman and Aamir from 2011-2016 and SRK from 1995 – 2002. I wish they all did 5 more movies than they did at their peak but heck no complains. One should give the credit whereever due.

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          • “Akshay Kumar model to do diverse roles with interesting storyline, without the Khan fans brouhaha over HGOTY and fading into age related decline, is the way to go.”

            I would agree with this if you think 30 years is fading into age related decline.

            So we can expect Akshay to be on top next 30 years? He has to have at least 5 HOGTY in next 30 years because he certainly didn’t in the past 30 years.

            Let’s think about it this way. A middle order batsmen averaging 10 to 20 runs is not going to be looked upon as the opening batsmen or someone coming in top order.

            So unless akshay shows me that he is now top order batsman consistently, year after year, how can i give him credit?

            I do give him credit that he is a super solid middle order batsman.

            And we can only talk about boxoffice because as far as acting is concerned, he is not even in top 10.

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          • “No, they do not live in a bubble, may be they don’t aspire (like the woke gang who always have to compare everything with the west) to imitate bloated Gladiator and Chu###ya Terminator .
            They cater to Bharat audience and are quite happy doing it .” ~ yes of course, a painstakingly shocking over the top melodrama like Kesari (which is nothing but a sham barring its technical excellence) makes Gladiator seem bloated. They’re definitely catering to a largely semi literate degenerated audience of a third world society that’s emotionally and psychologically imbalanced and wrongly prioritized. And then you have over compensation from clowns like Kashyap & Motwane’s who in their urge to imitate the west end up delivering junk after junk. Its for the reason 99% of Bollywood films (both urban and mass centric) are trash and there’s none except Sircar, Raghavan and Neeraj Pandey (to an extent) whose even even delivered a consistent filmography for the last 15 years. Our legendary “Bharat” audiences rather prefer “Kyunki saas bhi kabhi Bahubali thi” and Gandhi hallucinations from a so called legendary film maker who thinks its easy to deliver babies using vacuum pumps 😂

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          • “So we can expect Akshay to be on top next 30 years? He has to have at least 5 HOGTY in next 30 years because he certainly didn’t in the past 30 years.”

            1. No at most 2-3 more years.

            2. Why HGOTY?
            Who asked you to take as benchmark? You made it? Brouhahaha
            Akshay has become no 1 without it and the blame is on other stars as they cannot gove blockbuster any more. Hrithik has no movie in the kitty and SRK is not getting producer to make an announcement. salman and Aamir have only remakes. Nothing substantial. These 4 pretty much sums up the game.

            Khandahar kabhi haweli tha
            Aaj mera bunglow better hai 😁😁

            Next in line Ranveer, Ranbir, Tiger, Aayushmann and Varun se ummeed hai.

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          • so if Tendulkar and Dravid have a poor series, Kaif, if he scores lots of runs will become the best batsman? Flawed and senseless logic like all Akshay movies

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          • Yodha,

            Tujhse Naraaz nahin Zindagi
            Hairaan hoon main

            Kahna se laate ho ye soch…matlab laalten lekar bhi nahin milte hain aap jaise vidwaan. Kya analogy diye ho. Maan gaye 😉

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          • Re.- Our legendary “Bharat” audiences rather prefer “Kyunki saas bhi kabhi Bahubali thi”
            Totally, and you know what they loved Dangal and they made rerun mind you rerun of Ramayan on DD the highest watched show.
            Yahee hai Bharat meri Jaan , and we are so proud of it.
            # Koi Shaq !!!!

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        • Shivaay, Z , Yodha ke baaton se pata chalta hai ki dinuiya mein bhinn bhinn prakaar ke praani hain. Sabko khush nahin kiya ja sakta hai aur samajhna wo chahte nahin hain. 🤣🤣🤣

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          • Covid has made these fan wars look silly. Akshay fan hoping that Akshay delivers 4/5 hits in 2021. Khan fans expecting Radhe or Pathan or Lsc to hit it out of the park.

            Excuse me, but imo 2021 will be an underperforming year for everyone.

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          • Greater things to worry about – exactly.

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          • “Murkh vyakti ko khud mein dosh dikhayi nahi dete hain lekin baakiyon mein dosh hi dosh dikhte hai” – Chanakya. Perfect quote for dumbed down illiterate cinematic fans who call Mission Mangal b town’s answer to Gravity, Martian & Interstellar 😜

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          • “Murkh vyakti ko khud mein dosh dikhayi nahi dete hain lekin baakiyon mein dosh hi dosh dikhte hai” – Chanakya

            Sahi Pade hain. Apt for you.
            Shivaay ne apne hi hathiyaar se gaddha khoda and dhamaak se usme kood gaya.🤣🤣

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          • Pakde* hain

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          • Fans of illiterate films like Baaghi 3 and Housefull 4 are now giving gyan on murkhta and rationality. The tragedy of our society!

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  61. 11th November release Ashraam Chapter 2: The Dark Side

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  62. https://bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com/bangalore/others/driving-alone-in-a-car-in-bengaluru-you-still-need-to-wear-a-mask-according-to-bbmp/articleshow/78912604.cms

    BBMP asks citizens to wear masks even if driving alone with windows rolled up. Its a tribute to the iq levels & psychological capacity of Indians that we have illiterates running municipal corporations & criminals sitting in parliament.

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  63. MPs in Pakistan chant Modi Modi in parliment

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    • If you start posting stuff that’s best left for people like Naveen, this is what happens. Misconceptions and false news.

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    • But the video of them admitting that they were terrified that Bharat will attack them that night and in fear decided to free Abhinandan made my day and hopefully shut the A$$$es of the Tukde Tukde Gang !!
      LOL

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      • Well ideally details of the military and air force tactical operations, dogfights and strikes need to be kept confidential from the public domain. But in today’s social media digital age of right & left wing media pimps, tukde gangs & andh bhakts and a world predominantly dominated by idiots & lazy keyboard warriors (who prefer buying their shoes & undergarments online, of whom the political classes are a part) confidentially as well as diplomatic and wartime ethics are a farce.

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      • agree, but in this case conformation came from across the border, also war is also a perception game. Optics do matter.

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  64. P.K Talli Says:

    They were chanting ‘ voting voting ‘ not Modi – Modi LOL

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  65. Khans lock the 2021 big festivals – Radhe on Eid, Pathan on Diwali and LSC on Christmas. No room for Akshay?

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  66. One more Salman film .

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    • Another remake hoga. Novelty factor is gone now, something which was always there with Salman at his peak. There was always a Prem ratan with Tiger and Ready with Dabangg.
      Now all movies seem to be same Daroga Vs Gunda story.
      Dabangg3 was mauled by Good newwz made at little over half its budget. Good Newwz had novelty.

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  67. Former Gujarat CM Keshubhai Patel dies at 92

    “Though he recently recovered from coronavirus, his health kept deteriorating due to post-Covid effects in the body,” said Patel’s son Bharat Patel.

    https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/nation/former-gujarat-cm-keshubhai-patel-dies-at-92-162802

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  68. Om Shanti Shanti !

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  69. Am I the only one who’s sort of worried that Ranbir Kapoor’s Brahmastra might successfully recreate Jagga Jasoos and destroy Ayan, Alia, KJo and Dharma in that order? The endless delays, the sudden cameos, the never ending shoot, the constant changes and the fact that they don’t have a single look, let alone release date out even in rumors makes it seem to be a strong contender for the biggest bomb in Hindi film history.

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