Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari, Laxmii, Ludo, Chhalaang and the rest of the box office – Updated

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  1. Rocky:
    Rohitt Jaiswal

    Review- #Laxmii
    Rating – 1*/5 Medium star Thumbs down

    An official remake goes HORRIBLY wrong,film fails to scare,lacks comedy,Extreme Overacting,low class making, Honestly #AkshayKumar weakest solo film after Singh is Bling. Overall will turn out to be a FAILURE in Digital world #LaxmiiReview

    Yes… I agree.. #Laxmii will hurt Hindu Sentiments… I don’t know weather its done purposely or not and thats upto audience to decide but when you make a film you have to balance respect… Tarazu ek he taraf kyu jhuka dete ho.. Not expected this from someone like #AkshayKumar

    Done with Laxmii… My God I need a pain killer.. #Laxmii

    The only good thing in Laxmii is Sharad Kelkar…

    I am really happy that #Laxmii is a OTT release, or else distributors ki India mai Lashe Bich Jaati….

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    • My 1st comment after trailer was that objectively it looks a movie shot in 2011 (same year as original) and nothing has been done to make it current. Making scene to scene remake after almost a decade will never work. The technique and craft needs to be updated even though it’s the same story. Also, Akshay’s image is not the same and it would have worked 10 years back not in 2020!

      Will try to watch it within next few days or weekend!

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  2. Feel bad for Kiara Advani

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    • Feel very bad for Naveen…

      This was supposed to put Radhe out of business.

      I had already mentioned about hindu sentiments in the previous boxoffice thread.

      Was the original film hit? I assume it was hence the remake.

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    • “Feel bad for Kiara Advani”

      I don’t think anyone realizes she’s even in the movie (except that Burj Khalifa song which could be sp apperance). So, it’s good in that way.

      For many Akshay is hero and heroine in Laxmii!

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  4. Any Doctor or nutritionist here or anyone with gout issues?

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    • resident doctor has taken permanent leave and changed residence..

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      • Man, i’m having gout issues and it’s like can’t eat this, can’t eat that so not sure what to eat.

        Some of the veggies and daal i was eating, can’t eat that either.

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        • if you are Facebook, I can add you to a group (old NG folks and some newbies…mainly movies but you discuss sports, politics and could be taxing on mind) where our resident doctor has immigrated. There are other doctors also but I am not sure about any nutritionists.

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  5. Oh Teri !!

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    • You do know that was exactly how Raghava Lawrence, who is a highly religious person and built a Raghavendra Swamy temple in TN, wrote the original right?

      Uneducated fools run these Twitter shitshows like Gems of Bollywood and Secular Bolly.

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      • Aman, you want twitter/whatsapp warriors to look into facts and not just go with narrative to push their raciest agenda???

        You’re asking for too much…

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      • Aman, you do know Macron was the original hero of liberals right?
        Uneducated fools now trying to run ( not twitter shitshow) but actual beheadings !!

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        • Firstly the topic is about a Twitter post you put up which insinuated that Laxmmi Bomb had these scenes because of a Musilm producer and writer, but I merely pointed out that it was a straightforward remake of a Tamil film which was written by a very religious Hindu guy. If there is Hinduphobia or indeed you feel it exists, raise valid points not stuff taken off uneducated twitter feeds.

          I don’t understand how Macron comes into this discussion. He was right in breaking the Voldemort effect and calling out radical Islamist extremism by its name. I fully support him. But don’t divert from the fact that the Tweet you posted was highly misleading and false.

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          • Yes really, Aman, do you want Facebook rants where supposedly RSS is going nuts about Trump’s loss? You don’t, right? Because ‘educated’ people don’t put up such stuff without logic and stuff! Ain’t I ‘right’? Logic??

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        • Aman- all your questions have been answered here , hope you will read objectively unlike a vile , jihadi character here who just keeps distributing character certificates to people without jhaankoing in his/ her own Girahbaan !!

          https://swarajyamag.com/movies/review-akshay-kumars-laxmii-has-an-islamic-and-anti-saffron-propaganda-written-all-over

          Perhaps nothing gives away the religious agenda of the makers of Laxmii better than the subtle changes made to the original Kanchana.

          In Kanchana, the hero is named Raghava who spends his time wooing Priya, sister of his sister-in-law. In Laxmii, the hero is Aasif who is married to Rashmi. Later, Rashmi’s father realises his mistake of rejecting Aasif.

          In Kanchana, Raghava fears ghosts and turns to Hindu gods when feeling scared. In Laxmii, Aasif exposes Hindu sadhus as frauds. In a song-and-dance sequence, Aasif disrobes ghosts to reveal their saffron lowers.

          In Kanchana, the Rahim bhai who adopts a young kinnar is an alcoholic. In Laxmii, the one who is alcoholic is Rashmi’s mother. Abdul chacha sips only tea.

          In Kanchana, a Hindu school principal supports education of a transgender child and applauds her publicly. No such character is there in Laxmii. In fact, besides Abdul chacha, no one supports Laxmii.

          In Kanchana, the kinnar is a devotee of Bhagwan. So such scenes in Laxmii.

          In Kanchana, the villain couple visits a baba who is clad in white. In Laxmii, this baba wears saffron with Jai Shri Ram loudly printed on it. He also readily agrees to help the couple despite their criminal past.

          In Kanchana, the ghost of the kinnar pleads to Bhagwan Narsimha to let her inside the temple in the climax. The ghost tells Narsimha to destroy her if she is on the side of adharma but make way for her if she is on the side of dharma. Narsimha chooses the latter. Kanchana’s ghost enters the temple, catches the villain but, to maintain the sanctity of the place, drags him out and kills him. In Laxmii, the ghost screams – “Laxmii cannot enter the temple, but Aasif can!” And so, Aasif barges into the temple, desecrates it and breaks a pillar before murdering the villain. No Kanchana-like Bhagwad Geeta shloka plays in the background in Laxmii.

          If Kanchana has a feel of Nehru-style secularism, Laxmii is laced with Jinnah-like open communalism. If Kanchana has a ‘good Hindu-bad Hindu-good Muslim’ theme, Laxmii has a ‘bad Hindu-worse Hindu-saviour Muslim’ propaganda.

          All Hindu-friendly scenes of Kanchana have been discarded like waste in Laxmii. In addition, Laxmii promotes Muslim occult practitioners.

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          • I see no response from Aman on this, figures !

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          • What people think is Jinnah style communalism is nothing but changes made to the film specifically for a Eid release and appealing to the Gulf markets. It was especially obvious when Burj Khalifa came out, it’s about nothing but money at the end of the day. None of this is particularly offensive or insulting IMO.

            Plus they seem to have forgotten the highly energetic Bum Bhole song, that is a group of transgenders celebrating and revelling in the praise of Mahadev.

            This is communalism?

            What is purely commercial calculation is being made to appear far more malicious than what it is. I object only to that. In fact, more outrage has to be about the painfully obvious age gap between the leads (although I don’t want to wade into a fight with the Akki fans, come on, he’s got grey chest hair and Kiara looks a fresh cherub)

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          • You are right about Kiara … ever since Kabir Singh , she is my favorite . I like some meat on the bones and she is a welcome change from the likes of Shraddha, Ananya, Disha etc.

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          • Aman Bhai, any comment on this ?

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  6. Now all of a sudden Akhshay will no longer be Canadian Kumar , he will be the darling of the TT gang . LMAO !!

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  7. The reviews are mixed and expected.

    TOI rating of 2/5 is indeed bad as for me they are the benchmark in consistency. These kind of movies need 2.5 to 3 rating.

    The over the top comedy scenes doesnt appeal in home screenings. They are made to be consumed in public. Same scenes in HF4 which had the thratre in splits appeared damp while watching on television.

    Will wait for a theatre release as clearly this is not a small screen cinema.

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    • Sharing some good reviews after a deluge of bad ones shared to balance things out and disappoint a few. 😜
      🌟🌟🌟🌟
      Ramesh Bala
      @rameshlaus
      #LaxmiiReview [3.5/5] : A Paisa vasool entertainer..
      @akshaykumar’s versatility in acting comes to the fore.. What an outstanding performance..
      @advani_kiara looks gorgeous and has acted well..
      Superb supporting cast.. Dir @offl_Lawrence
      delivers big time
      @DisneyplusHSVIP

      ===============÷
      🌟🌟🌟🌟
      #TutejaTalks #Exclusive #LaxmiiReview – Superb entertainer with truly cinematic experience.
      @akshaykumar nails it BIG, especially in the 2nd half, when he turns into #Laxmii. Last 40 mins are truly superb as horror and drama come together. The climax brings on goosebumps Medium starMedium starMedium starMedium star

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      This one had me in splits with the comparision with Republic tv.🤣🤣
      Rating – Bad

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    • These mixed review along with trolling reminds me of housefull4. Despite the negativity it worked only via public reviews and WoM. Else the level of social media trolling and negativity was unseen. Still HF4 did 204 Cr Nett.

      I am sure many fans here would know the single handed box office win i had while few left SS after that for months because success of HF4 hurt their pride and ego. i ensured they suffered more. 😜

      The reviews of Laxmii so far is not bad and on expected lines. This is a remake of a movie which iteselt never got glowing reviews. Kanchana is a television blockbuster.

      So those looking to analyse suffer from these kind of movies.

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  8. Hassan’s next with the director of KAITHI Lokesh!!!! Damn good teaser..Hassan looks great!

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  9. Watched Laxmii. It is really a terrible terrible movie. Jokes do not land and the chills are childish. Performances are over the board except for Sharad Kelkar whose cameo highlights all that is wrong with Akshay’s performance

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  10. tonymontana Says:

    Will watch it sometime this week. Let’s see how it pans out

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  11. Ee to saala hona hi tha…🤓

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    • Sumit Kadel is the only one from last 2 months who’s so positive everything about Laxmii and even his review is great. He found the trailer, movie and nothing average from the movie. I think most of them already figured out that it’s not genuine but more of pseudo marketing this time for Laxmii.

      Either ways, will watch the movie sometime soon and decide for myself!

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      • Looks like Rohit and Sumit are no longer friends. They seem to contradict each other a lot these days. Earlier their ratings reviews etc all were same

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      • Straight from Horse’s mouth.

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        • .. biggest opening ever on Hotstar VIP.. Lol. Reminds me of iPhone.. the best iPhone ever tagline for their latest release.

          How many movies premiered on Hotstar so far? They are not counting Dil Bechara as it’s was not VIP and open to all.

          So far 5 movies.
          Dil bechara
          Loot case
          Khuda Hafiz
          Sadak 2
          Laxmii

          So, Akshay is happy he beat Kunal khemu and Vidyut jamwal’s opening on Hotstar? LMAO.

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          • A victory is a victory. You can only beat what is put in front of you. This is a woeful list.

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          • Sunil Rayan, President & Head – Disney+ Hotstar said, “We couldn’t be happier with the kind of response our direct-to-digital movies have received. They have been loved by millions across the country, and today we’re happy to see that Laxmii has gone and set a new-record to become the movie with the biggest opening night! A movie like this one makes for a great festive watch and we hope that it continues to brighten everyone’s Diwali.

            – Bollywood Hungama

            Jab exhibitors/OTT ki Balle Balle
            To kya Master kya Jayshah kya Nitesh

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          • Sunil whatever says then it must be fact. Thanks Naveen. Appreciate you hitting on the nail multiple times that it has broken internal record of Hostar movies. Similar to like I’m the best cricket player of all time in my home! 🙂

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          • Crap, i just realized this is on Hotstar and i have hotstar, i’ll check it out tonight.

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          • You have to post a review 🙂

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  12. Naveen, where’s your review?

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    • My expectations are now at rock bottom after feedback from Rocky, Tony and Latha. 😔

      I had liked Kanchana despite issues with screenplay. So lets see.

      Planning to watch over weekend.

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  13. Saw Laxmi last night, I totally agree with Rohit’s review below , this is Akhshay’s weakest movie. It looks like a B grade TV Serial. , and that maar dala wala scene..uff , uff !!

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  14. tonymontana Says:

    Even if illogical, Laxxmi Bomb is fairly okay in the first half. But it keeps getting worse with every passing scene. A few minutes in the second half and I couldn’t bear it any more.

    Don’t watch if you want to keep your sanity in check.

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  15. So the guy wo wanted to let the thread open for Bihar elections, suddenly thinks the thread has fulfilled its useful purpose, wonder why ?
    # Kya Hua LMAO

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  16. https://www.sportskeeda.com/cricket/five-tri-series-you-will-not-believe-actually-happened

    “While Test cricket keeps living and dying after every Test result and T20 enjoys the love and affection of plenty, ODIs are having the classic middle child crisis. Puritans of the game have Test cricket in a corner of their heart while T20 attracts the audience who never saw cricket before. In between these two, ODI cricket is gradually losing its prominence.” ~ perfectly summed up. Unfortunately, the only reason ODI cricket still exists between the classic Test format and the rabid T20 one is because ODI’s still got the quad yearly World Cup, the biggest event in the sport (unlike the fake T20 world cup that ICC’s trying to promote as competitive alternative to the Champions Trophy but is factually a joke!)

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  17. https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/bihar-election-results-2020-nitish-kumar-or-tejashwi-yadav-bihars-decision-today-10-points-2322967?pfrom=home-mainheadline_live

    Absolute nailbiting cliffhanger in Bihar, the NDA might just make it through despite Nitish’s non performance, thanks to Modi’s mass appeal. Tejaswi’s nevertheless the biggest winner either ways.

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  18. Munna, please open a thread for Bihar election 🙂

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    • It is done…We may have for miscellaneous issues which include politics.
      Only downside is that it becomes too heated at times.

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  19. Nitish Kumar must thank the Shiv Sena if he retains the post of Bihar Chief Minister despite his JDU winning fewer seats than the BJP, Sanjay Raut said Tuesday evening in a swipe at his party’s former ally. Mr Raut said Mr Kumar should pay attention to what happened in Maharashtra in October last year and said his party had shown what happens when alliance partners do not keep their promise.

    https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/bihar-assembly-election-nitish-kumar-should-thank-shiv-sena-sanjay-raut-as-bjp-led-nda-ahead-2323433?pfrom=home-bigstories_live

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  21. Abhee Sonakhshi kee baari hai !!

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  22. Overall a good day for NDA, winning in Bihar, and then in Byelections in MP, UP, Gujrat and Karnataka and above all in Telangana.
    Well done BJP and the RSS.
    Jai Bharat!!!

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    • NDA’s victory in Bihar is totally unexpected.
      What made them win despite a below average performance by Nitish?

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      • Its BJP’s win, not JDU’s. JDU is the biggest loser after the INC. JDU, BJP are now the biggies in Bihar with AIMIM gaining huge foothold among Muslims.

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        • agree but bjp needs jdu and that’s why they said nitish will be CM, otherwise you would have maha scenario again.

          I always wondered what would USA political landscape would look like if there were so many parties. Here you have basically Dems vs Repubs.

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          • Much better and less chaotic to have a bi-party system of politics with multiple MP’s of various diverse cultural, linguistic and religious ideologies scattered within the 2 parties. That would not lead to the pungent politics of coalition opportunism and defection like what we’ve seen in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh & Rajasthan over the last 1 year or what we saw at the Lok Sabha circuses between 1996-99 where India had as many as 4 PM’s (AB Vajpayee with 2 terms, one of them being 13 days in office) in 3 years.

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  23. This is hilarious , this is Bihar !! LMAO.. watch it till the end .

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  24. This is hilarious , this is Bihar !! LMAO.. watch it till the end .

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    • tonymontana Says:

      We’ll die of stupidity and ignorance before any party comes for us.

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    • Sometimes I wonder whether I should laugh or cry and why exactly are we humans considered a “superior” and “intelligent” specie on this planet.

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  25. NYPD will now allow people to wear religious head coverings in booking photos.

    The police department’s new guidance extends to all religious headwear, including turbans worn by Sikhs and yarmulkes and wigs worn by Orthodox Jews.

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/10/us/nypd-head-coverings-hijabs/index.html

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    • The Supreme cout has literally thrashed Sena government’s approach and action.🤣

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      • i suspect arnab will be little cautious now on running his mouth.

        I don’t understand why a lot of reporters/journalist in india has to shout when reporting. they’re always yelling on TV, can’t they get report talking normally?

        there’s some lady on AajTak, she asks question and when the guest starts to answer, she jumps in middle and starts yelling. what is that? i don’t get it.

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        • I dont think so.
          Shiv sena – NCP congress has shown little.respect for law and respect.
          Arnab will now attack more. He wields power which is now evident. His strategy will be to become more vocal, make send givernment beg for mercy as now he has nothing to lose. Sena’ Saamna Vs Republic. I will bet on latter.

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          • Even BJP crushes opposition but mostly with silence.

            “Ukhar Diya” approach is Gali level politics which looks ugly.

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      • Now i think sena government will recieve more thrashing from high court for Kangana’s office demolition kaand. Shameful. 🤣😂

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  26. People in USA:

    Kohl’s is offering $10 of $25 purchases (today only). There’s also 30% off coupon on top of it.

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  27. https://boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=6097

    35 years of the pungent, disgustingly lousy joke of a so called “mass entertainer” called MARD! A movie single handedly responsible for shifting the balance of power from genuinely classy mass entertainers like Deewaar, Zanjeer, Sholay, Mera Gaon Mera Desh & Haathi Mere Saathi to the absurd incomprehensible bollocks of a film maker we call Manmohan Desai, only to be rivalled by the further incomprehensible chauvinistic rubbish dished out by the Barjatya’s and Johar’s. Unfortunately, Desai’s unwanted legacy continues till date with the likes of Prabhu Deva, Rohit Shetty and the Sajid/Farah siblings.

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    • Harsh comments buddy.

      Agree, about Mard that it was lowblow masala film. it was also decline of Desai. Even the songs were average including tambu main bambu which was c grade.

      However, what Desai gave prior to it from 60s to early 80s, one can’t forget…

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      • Well in my opinion even his best Amar Akbar Anthony is a highly overrated and completely bogus film, so yeah he’s perhaps the most overrated film maker ever.

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        • Everyone has an opinion and if you don’t like those kind of films than it’s all good, but the Nation at large was swept away with AAA.

          If you’re looking to become doctor/engineer watching a film, than desai films are not for you. it’s a mad world he created and millions and millions of people were drawn into it. it was a great escape for millions for 3 hours from hard life.

          I remember even back than there were many publication which called his films trash, and perhaps they were but it created a world, it gave and escape to millions of people.

          On a sided note, i don’t think AAA is his best. Desai himself says it’s not. Producer were short on money so there were parts where he had to take short route. His best is Naseeb.

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        • There are scenes like mother getting blood transfusion from 3 sons at the same time which is very silly but by God, the whole auditorium was moist eyed in that scene with Rafi crooning “Khoon Khoon Hota Hai, Paani Nahin”…

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          • Nothing surprising about hyperbolic emotionally unstable desi audiences to react that way. Even giving birth via vacuum cleaners in another really silly (yet fun nevertheless) film 3 Idiots was cheered with moist eyes.

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          • Yaar, chalta hai.

            Duniya main kitna gum hai, mera gum kitna kum hai
            auro ka gum dekha to, main apna gum bhulgaya…

            One will argue that 99% of Indian food as being unhealthy but kasma se yaar, kya taste hai

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    • What a historoc blockbuster.

      Very few stars can pull these roles. Big ab used to ace these.

      Apart from Akshay the only one Among Khans is Salman.

      Among the new onles Hrithik, Ranbit tried , overacted and failed.

      Very difficult.

      Very very difficult to do, make and direct.

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      • Yeah!! Hrithik, Aamir & Ranbir cannot do Rowdy Rathore. What a colossal failure, masterpiece of scavengers that it is, one that makes Kanti Shah seem like Satyajit Ray.

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      • Beta Naveen, calm down.

        Akshay couldn’t make movie like Mard work. This had more to do with desai than bachchan. Desai knew how to make silly things work and work at a huge level where movie becomes the highest grosser or top 3 of the year. And you can check off the number of movies too, it wasn’t desai had one movie every 3 to 4 years, he once had 4 hit movies in one year.

        Year 1977, amar akbar anothy, highest grosser of the year and launched amitabh into what became amitabh (away from angry young man image and became all rounder), dharam veer, 2nd highest grosser of the year which also gave dharam a “He-Man” tag, and also had two other big hits parvarish and chach-bhatija. For most this would be enough for life time, desai did it in one year.

        But going back to Mard, it truly started quick decline for desai.

        by the way, if you want to see a truly full blown masala film, watch Naseeb. It is perhaps best big screen fun masala ever made. I had watched it 3 times when it had released. Naseeb and Qurbaani i think are the two best masala films.

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      • MARD was an out-and-out Amitabh Bachchan and has very less to do with Desai. It was mainly Bachchan’s pull and charisma that made the people throng to the theaters. No other actor would be able to pull of this kind of an absurd role. Desai was in great form till COOLIE (1983) By Desai’s rich standards, MARD was a bad movie and showed that Desai had started floundering. His next, GANGA JAMUNA SARASWATI, further confirmed that he had lost it.

        But AB continued to be in top-notch form till 1991, with AAKHREE RAASTA (June 1986) being one of his exceptional, master-class performances in double-roles.

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        • People thronging to theaters for a stupid movie like Mard (and for most of other Desai films) proves the ridiculous hero worshipping cult that most masses in India have (the same that makes them throng to the junk Salman & Rajni films over the years). I’d rather watch Deewaar, Zanjeer or Trishul on 10 repeat viewings than sit through Mard or GJS. AB Sr is a legend, does not make Sooryavansham or Lal Badshah watchable despite him giving good performances even in those disasters!

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  28. Most of these hotstar movies deals have turned out quite poor in last few months. Would have bombed badly at box office. Good for the stars in a way.

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    • yeah, saving face.

      I’m not sure how good of a deal it is anyway. I mean after you go thru the movies, than there’s nothing on it until something new comes out which is maybe once a month or in two months.

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  29. tonymontana Says:

    Finally did manage to watch Laxxmi, I wanted to find out just how low a bar they could set.

    This is beyond terrible filmmaking. It not merely outdoes itself in outlandish scenes, it repeatedly spits in the face of the viewer for having chosen to watch this. An absolute assault on the senses, this would make Housefull 4 seem like a decent effort in moviemaking. Nothing, absolutely nothing is worth salvaging.

    Need to know what made Akshay okay this script. In fact, this pretty much confirms why he was ultimately okay with release it on Ott. I don’t know whether it hurts Hindu sentiments, but portraying the transgender community as some sort of loud, over the top and violent people with demonic instincts is in really terrible taste.

    One must really see it to believe how bad this film is. It’s not even worth laughing over.in fact, it would be safe to call it one of the worst movie watching experiences you will ever have.

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  30. Arnab Goswami’s Career Graph:

    1995: I want a story
    2000: My story is good
    2005: My story is the best
    2010: You don’t know the story
    2015: What I say is the story
    2020: I AM the story.

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    • Republic TV is the only self-sufficient channel in India. It doesn’t need any other news to run the channel. They have enough content of their own – their own FIRs, their arrest, their investigations, their appeals and even 24 hour is less for their own news. Truly Atmanirbhar channel!

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    • 2025: Ek Tha Arnab ( jisne TRP ke liye SSR ki maut ko istamal kiya tha)

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    • The stature of #ArnabGoswami has increased 100 times after he was subjected to state atrocities

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    • I am sucker to these observations by SC. Have to admit India has the best SC in the world. Absolutely blissful, unbiased and for the people and true to constitution.

      Taken from NDTV: MUST READ

      Today, the Supreme Court had some tough words for the Maharashtra government over the TV anchor’s arrest last Wednesday.

      According to the Mumbai police, Anvay Naik, who designed the sets of Republic TV, had left a suicide note blaming Mr Goswami and two others for dues he alleged had not been paid to him.

      In court, the police and the Maharashtra government said it was the duty of the state to protect the victim (Naiks).

      The Supreme Court questioned whether not paying up money amounted to abetting suicide and asked: “If tomorrow, a person commits suicide in Maharashtra and blames the government, then will the Chief Minister be arrested?”

      Justice Chandrachud said governments should “ignore taunts on TV” as our democracy is “extraordinarily resilient”, referring to Mr Goswami’s criticism of the Maharashtra government.

      “But the answer is simple. If you don’t like a channel then don’t watch it… if left to me, I do not watch the channel and you may differ in ideology, but if constitutional courts do not interfere today, we are traveling the path of destruction undeniably,” said the judge.

      “If state governments target individuals, they must realise there is an apex court to protect liberty of citizens… We must send a message today to the high courts as well. Please exercise your jurisdiction to uphold personal liberty,” the court said.

      The top court observed that trial courts and High Courts do not grant bail in matters of personal liberty. “The cases then flood to the Supreme Court which is already burdened with workload,” it said.

      Mr Goswami’s lawyer Harish Salve had argued in the hearing: “Is Arnab Goswami a terrorist? Are there any murder charges on him? Why can’t he be given bail?”

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      • A great, unbiased judgement and truly in spirit of Voltaire’s statement: “I may not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

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  32. ‘Stinkingly Homophobic’: LGBTQ Twitter Wants to Ban ‘Laxmii’ for Perpetuating Vile StereotypesMany from the LGBTQIA community have alleged that Akshay Kumar-starrer Laxmii yet again perpetuates stale and derogatory stereotypes that Bollywood has usually associated with trans women.

    https://www.news18.com/amp/news/buzz/stinkingly-homophobic-lgbtq-twitter-wants-to-banlaxmii-for-perpetuating-vile-stereotypes-3069212.html

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  33. ‘Laxmii’ Flooded With 1-star Ratings on IMDb as Akshay Kumar Film Gets Panned OnlineAkshay Kumar’s new Bollywood movie has an average score of 2.4 on IMDb since its release on Disney+Hotstar OTT platform.

    https://www.news18.com/amp/news/buzz/laxmii-flooded-with-1-star-ratings-on-imdb-as-akshay-kumar-film-gets-panned-online-3068654.html

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    • Looks like Laxmii is failure across all boards. Critic ratings are negative, audience feedback is negative, IMDB ratings are negative and moreover even LGBT community is hating it and wants to ban it. Never expected this sort of response.

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  34. There is a section on social media which is opposing anything from Bollywood. Several users who are anguished by SSR episode, southndian fanatics and fringe elements from Pakistan, etc are replying on Facebook, Insta, twitter, imdb etc. Against anything from Bollywood. No one is spared. Big star’s fans retalisate but these elements are like ants which come from all over.

    This mob flooding imdb rating is also retaliatory and is done by them.

    There would still be genuine ones but now imdb needs to filter the process and make sure new users dont carpet bomb the rating. Same thing is happenning on Twitter. Most reviews are given by new users or users having same set of followers.

    Government should intervene here and any systematic destruction of industry should not be allowed.

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    • Government should intervene? Wow! We were very happy when Rhea was victimised without evidence and not granted bail for. a month but now supporting SC stand on Arnab. When Aamir was being trolled for meeting the Turkish PM’s wife, his popularity was apparently hit.
      Now when Akshay is being trolled, it is the work of fanatics,mob and the army is being called out.
      Simple. It is Karma which comes to bite everyone’s back

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    • Violins…I think you were happy with Sadak 2. You reap what you sow.

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      • Exactly. Wth is Naveen talking now? He was so adamant when Sadak 2 was ripped apart that Bollywood is gone for not speaking for SSR and all that nonsense. Now how conveniently he forgets his own words when it come to a crap movie by Akshay. But the point is I’m not even surprised. He is blinded from head to toe with Akshay and doesn’t understand right or wrong. I guessed it and expected it.

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  35. tonymontana Says:

    Good for Arnab even if SC found him not guilty of any charge. If only SC could do the same for umpteen other journalists who tried to expose the government and ended up behind bars for sedation charges. Law equal for all, no?

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  36. padmavaat ka ‘I’ chura ke Akshay ki Laxmii ko koi fayda nahin hua. Like most Akshay movies from his debut till 2017, public and critics hve rejected this movie completely. Bad news for Sooryavanshi and Bell Bottom

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    • Naam chaihiye jo bhi rakho Laxmii ko bomb hona hi tha.

      Akki overheard saying to Twinkle: Hum ko sudhaar sake, yeh woh Hindustaniyon critics aur public mein dum nahin, Canada ke passport ke saath hum chain se sote hain, warna hum yahan hote hi nahin”

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    • Laxmii is a terrible film, was a pain to watch it. Would have bombed in theaters. Hoping Ludo will be a better watch.

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      • Ludo getting better reviews though the movie is more of a city plex movie, but still it has an audience. It is all that Akshay (minus Neeraj Pandey) movie will never has. C-L-A-S-S

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    • Akshay – Neeraj Pandey = Bhojpuri brand of action cinema/ C grade comedies.

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    • RIP…

      I assume kangana and arnab will be all over this case and media will jump all over to cover this death???

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      • Yes; Z even the Maharashtra govt; you see, he died in Himachal right? Kangana cannot be ruled out as the person who is ‘abetting the murder’?

        Yes; let’s wait for them to bull-doze her home or whatever it is in HP to gather ‘evidence.’

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  37. Ludo has released on Netflix. I think we need to add it to the title

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  38. This is a great site if you want to look up your Land history records.

    Anywhereanyror.gujarat.gov.in

    I assume other states have same site too.

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  39. The vultures :

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  40. All right, so i watched about 25 min to 30 min of Laxmii.

    I think it’s okay so far. I could be due to very low expectation based on the reviews i had read.

    Few thoughts:
    – I don’t think i saw anything in first 30 minutes that would offend any group
    – couple songs they showed are very bad including the placements of it.
    – kiera better watch her weight or she will go rani mukarji way very fast. she looks plumpy already.
    – akshay looks old with kiera, age is catching up fast.
    – have not seen the original but was it also horror/comedy or just horror (I think if movie was straight horror, it would be very good. I can see in the last couple minutes of 30 minutes i saw where it was getting little silly)
    – will try to watch rest of it over the weekend

    Naveenbhai, no matter how bad Radhe would have been, but it would have eaten this movie had it released together.

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  41. Ludo is getting decent reviews.

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  42. Just finished watching Ludo on Netflix. This is a much better movie than Laxmii though it is a tad bit too long. I felt that the Abhishek part was unnecessary . Sanya and Fatima are lovely to watch and Rajkumar Rao is a hoot

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  43. tonymontana Says:

    Ludo :

    Still 45 minutes remaining, but this is a roller-coaster of fun and unpredictable moments throughout. Surprise of the season for me, with Anurag Basu in top form. Utilised every actor to the maximum, even extracted a very decent performance from Aditya Roy Kapoor.
    The climax is very, very important for any film, so early to pass on the verdict. But have loved whatever I have seen so far.

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  44. Tejaswi Yadav alleges election fraud. When Trump exists but Trump’ism lingers on 😉

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  45. Laxmii Is A Success On Digital
    Thursday 12 November 2020 13.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    The Akshay Kumar horror comedy Laxmii has scored on digital by recording around 37 lakhs (3.7 million) concurrent views on release. This is a record beating the 23 lakh (2.3 million) of Dil Bechara earlier this year but it has to remembered that was a freely available to all while Laxmii was on the paid platform only.

    There are live cricket events which are higher than Laxmii but in terms of films and other content its the best ever seen. But the success is relative as what are you beating. There are major films on OTT but they are always after a theatrical release. Not much can be said about the films premiered on digital so far like Gulabo Sitabo, Dil Bechara, Gunjan Saxena or Sadak 2 and others. The public would hardly be interested in these films after the trailers. The content was very poor putting it kindly and then the other competition is all these web series which are like C grade films which will hardly take openings in lakhs if they were films and that is hardly any competition for Laxmii also.

    There are always mad figures that go around like a couple of weeks back there were some reports that some web series called Mirzapur 2 had 16 million views (1.6 crore) over a week and if we take that at face value then the numbers of Laxmii are nothing and it cant get anywhere near even in a week. The foreign OTT platforms do not give subscription numbers in India but in the last note to investors in the US stock market in August the second biggest market for both Amazon Prime and Netfix was United Kingdom and here Prime had 8 million subscribers while Netflix was at 12.5 million. In India Amazon prime is ahead of the two so that means both are under 8 million subscribers and that pretty much puts the these 16 million numbers into perspective. On a side note sequels first started in Hollywood with films like Jaws 2, Rocky 2, Superman 2 etc and only in India someone can think of a name like Mirzapur 2 which is tacky as can be. Cinema has also seen such classic names like Tum Bin 2 and Bheja Fry 2.

    Disney Hotstar has around 10 million subscribers in India and the reason why it leads is IPL cricket matches which also fetch the best viewership numbers. The release of Laxmii saw 28% of the Hotstar base viewing and the film and there were 9 lakh (900k) apprx new subscribers which came on the day for Laxmii. There are many criterion to measure sucess on OTT with the main being the extra subscribers a product brings and then in the long run its about the minutes invested and its just not views as views can last for just a minute or two. Here the 9 lakh is a record and probably the main sign of success but the question here is do they stick or its just for the film due to a star like Akshay Kumar and then gone. Now eventually where Laxmii goes its difficult to judge but its realistic to expect around 75-80% of the Hotstar base to watch the film which will will mean an audience of around 80 lakh in the final run taking the subscriber base as 10.9 million (1.09 crore) now. But again here a lot of content on the platform could be hitting this much of the base in the long run so thats not much of a guide.

    Laxmii is a huge success in terms of what it is done on OTT but that is because it is basically competing with garbage and everything which has come before does not have any numbers (Excluding dil Bechara maybe). There has been nothing at the anticipation level of Laxmii that saw a premiere on OTT, its mainly C grade stuff on OTT. The question is where would it stand if a Sooryavanshi or Radhe or Shamshera or 1983 came in the same way but that cannot be judged and may never be judged.

    The satellite results will also give an idea about the film but Dil Bechara did fail badly on satellite after good results on OTT. The potential box office ranges of Laxmii in a normal scenario will be given in time.

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    • WoM of Laxmii Bomb is similar to Housefull 4.
      This is clearly targeted at people who want a break from daily tension and enjoys PJs.

      Many like Z etc are saying this would have flopped in theatres. HF4 showed them that box offoce predicion is like exit poll. Result can be opposite.

      Laxmii was targeting 150 cr nett in theatres to become a hit as per the budget and it would have done easily in a clash.

      Another success for Akshay Kumar and his reign continues.
      Am not happy with his choice this time but am confident that his ability to cater to every kind of audience in India is unparalelled.

      🤴🤴🤴🤴🤴🤴🤴🤴
      🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

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      • Most who are OTT subscribers are definitely not the target audience for Laxmii. Still Laxmii is a success here. Imagine what would have been halaat of single screen.

        The right medium is as important as the right content.

        I wish it had release in 2000+ single screens in India which gave 60% business to HF4 and where Laxmii aag 🔥🔥laga deti.

        Laxmii to un logon ke liye hain jo single screen jaate hain.

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        • No Naveen, this would have flopped big time in single screen.

          There’s nothing in this movie for them.

          Laxmii is success (or whatever you want to call it) on OTT is because there’s nothing else for people to watch. Even dil bechara did about 2.5 million views.

          If Radhe releases tomorrow on OTT, you think it won’t top laxmii viewership?

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          • Threatre experience of few low brows cinemas is entirely different.
            Probably Radhe might have got similar success. Let it release first. They are unable to sell it, from what i last heard.

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    • Desperation at it’s desperate self.

      But who is more desperate? BOI or the sole Akki fan flag bearer?

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    • tonymontana Says:

      It’s a terrible film, Naveen. Period.

      Being an Akshay film, you should be questioning these choices so that he doesn’t repeat the same mistakes. You are encouraging this sort of filmmaking just because it makes money for someone else. Are you sure you’re a true fan?

      Even the Piranha films have their own audience. That doesn’t you throw success parties as an admirer of their lead star because the ROI was 25% for the makers.

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      • What I don’t understand is how when a film is re-made by the original director, it can turn out bad!!! The maker knows in-and-out of the film. Unless hell a lot of changes have been made to acommodate Akshay in his hit-machine avatar…and that film isn’t palpable now…

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        • tonymontana Says:

          From what I understand, the director didn’t take into question the sensibilities of the Hindi audience. This looked like a badly made dubbed movie they show on Hindi channels. But even strictly going by the story, which is probably similar to the original, this is atrocious

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          • #AkshayKumar:- “My focus is on my audience. I am told #Laxmii is the biggest opening of my career. The film achieves something pivotal. Having a transgender protagonist normalises and reinforces the rights of the LGBTQ community.”

            Have seen Kanchana but not Laxmii.

            Kanchana had a good message for LGBTQ at the end. Sp unless Laxmii has changed the ending i see why Akshay chose to do this movie.

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          • Here’s Kachana dubbed.

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    • Ultimate spin. Even I am the best footballer ever in my household! I’m better than my wife, 4 year old and baby! Great comparison!

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      • Laxmii was sold to OTT at a good price of 125 cr. I am sure Akshay made a lot of money from it. So his bhakts can rejoice.

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  46. Ugh…KJo gives more reasons for people to him everyday, it seems. Now with a sasta Keeping Up With the Kardashians

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  47. Ludo seems to be good as per the reviews. Specially stars are getting good feedback for the performances. Chhalaang average/mediocre but better than other recent releases probably.

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  48. https://gadgets.ndtv.com/entertainment/news/tenet-movie-blu-ray-release-date-digital-dvd-december-uk-us-australia-download-2321457

    Tenet to be available on Blu-Ray, Digital & VOD in the US, UK & Australia in December. India’s theatrical release expected to be before the end of the year.

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  49. Watched about 20 minutes more of Laxmii.

    I still don’t mind it.

    Yes, it’s silly, illogical but you have to just let go of yourself in that kind of environment.

    Still nothing in movie that is offensive to anyone.

    Naveen, this is not at HF level if you’re holding on to that as a reason to give this movie credibility. This movie would have flopped big time in theatre.

    There is no production value, i can bet you the cost of burjkhalifa song probably costed more than the rest of the whole movie.

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    • I couldnt watch HF4 on television when i tried to watch second time. Several PJs fell flat.
      In a theatre they were more entertaining, i guess due to crowd’s involvement.
      So the experience on tv cannot be extrapolated to predict box office of theatres.

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  50. I wonder if i would hate laxmii if i had to watch it in one shot, because then the patience runs out.

    I’m watching it 20 minutes here and there so not fully focused and watching it like episodes.

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  51. tonymontana Says:

    Ludo:

    Might have some narrative flaws and over stays its welcome, but this is nevertheless zany fun. Pankaj Tripathi is a delight even when he isn’t speaking and communicates through gestures, and unlike the stoic faced, don’t-mess-with-me gangster vibes he’s built a reputation for in shows like Mirzapur, he’s created a character that has its own idiosyncrasies and flourishes. A few character arcs are boring, especially the ones involving Bachchan and Roy Kapoor, but when Basu let’s every actor shone and the direction is so assured, you can’t explain. The film moves fast, very fast, and you can’t find faults when you don’t get enough time for that.

    All in all, a great weekend watch. This might well wash away your memories of Laxxmi Bomb.

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  52. Happy Diwali to everyone.

    Notes about bollywood on Diwali without covid –

    Imagine:

    If not for Covid Akshay fans would have for 2nd blockbuster today in Prithviraj after the blockbuster success of Suryavanshi and comprehensive maulung of Radhe by low brow Laxmii. 🤴🔥🌟

    Aamir Khan fans would have for a trailer release of LSC. And euphoria all over on SS with many returning to spam and celebrate. 🌟

    SRK would have had several announcements. And possibly poster release of his next. 🎈

    Salman would have lauched his next movie with Barjatyas to release on Diwali 2022. 🌟

    John Abraham nationalish would also have released to undercut Prithviraj with sections of media calling it a bigger hit ablynsupported by few here on SS like Master, Marcus and Jayshah. Of course hy Chatth puja they all will disappear. 😉

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  53. Munna, since Laxmii has bombed big time and out of favor with the public (other than a few handful Akki fanatics), can we please open a new thread for’ Suraj pe Mangal bhaari’?
    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/movie-reviews/suraj-pe-mangal-bhari/movie-review/79195699.cms

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  54. Watched Ludo last night.

    Liked it a lot. Good acting by all and this would have done well in theater.

    Pankaj Tripathi is fun to watch.

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    • tonymontana Says:

      What’s your final review if Laxxmi. Remember you were watching it in instalments

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      • i was going to finish it last night but instead watch Ludo which i liked.

        Will try to finish up laxmii tonight if i don’t end up renting anything from Redbox.

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        • Laxmii is definitely not as bad as the reviews. The movie is largely true to the original. The reviews are more due to the loud tone of the movie but for someone who has watched the original i dont think it was a problem for me. Akshay has done quite well I thought.

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          • “Laxmii is definitely not as bad as the reviews. The movie is largely true to the original. ”

            Again goes back to my original comment after trailer release. You can’t copy-paste a movie after almost a decade. Sensibilities and watching experience will evolve and it will show up and that’ll be its biggest issue. If you can adapt to 2020, it would be better with same original premise instead of remaking scene by scene.

            This was my comment even before watching and still yet to watch. I will soon.

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  55. Loved it. Thalapathy Vijay in and as Master 🔥🔥

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  56. View at Medium.com

    2020 marks 15 years of the redefining Batman Begins & the beginning of the big screen blockbuster film maker Christopher Nolan. On the desi front it also marks 15 years of some of our most iconic Ab Sr “second innings” hits like the tacky & hilarious Bunty aur Babli (the kinda comedy i dearly miss during times of Golmaal & Housefull) , the hard hitting readaptation of Godfather in Sarkar as well as a masterful performance in Black.

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    • Terrific piece Shivaay. Thanks for posting. Nolan really took the Batman franchise to another level. He made folks who were hardly interested in super-hero comics, throng to the theater..

      Amit’s performance in KHAKEE, BLACK, B&B [the scene where he lights a cigarette with the match-stick and wraps his ‘gamcha’ around his neck; I have NEVER seen an actor close to 60+ get the kind of wolf-whistles pan-country.] His most sensitive and outstanding performance, for me, as a true actor-star in that age of his, will remain NISHABDH.

      SARKAR, of course, as Ramu said, was a terrific tribute to AB’s iconicity and Coppola.

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      • Dont forget the biggest solo blockbuster Baaghbaan , which remains the best movie made for elderly couple in this generation.

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        • Baghban was a needlessly melodramatic snoozefest in my opinion. More like a anti thesis parody of an already mediocre K3G. Anyway!

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          • No doubt, but such movies wont work unless you make people weep in buckets. Subtle emotions are good for western sensibilities or for us who don’t need reinforced experience.

            Earlier in 70s, the cinema was called a success only when women and men used to be found weeping during emotional melodramatic scenes.

            The same scene in Mard where Dara Singh, the king was made to grind the flour machine which would feed his praja had people in theatres clapping with joy, anger, dismay and respect.

            On the contrary, I have seen many people in theatre do not get sarcasm or an intelligent scene immediately. Hence most of the coming of age cinemas or comedies are flops and only a post release / after thought legends.

            However OTT dramas work fine. People are okay to show their tears or laughter to a PJ which usually is considered embarrassing in several western cultures and sensibilities. I am certain most here including me are same and would not like to be seen weeping in cinemas.

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        • Baghban is still inferior to its inspiration which is Rajesh Khanna’s Avatar which is still more watchable than Baghban even today and Avatar is at least 5 times bigger hit than Baghban. It was biggest hit of Rajesh Khanna baring his first 5 years of his career. Baghban still had Salman Khan whereas Avatar was just old Rajesh Khanna.

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          • Baghban had the beautiful and charming Hema Malini as well. Mahima Chaudhary too.

            And don’t forget Paresh Rawal and Lilitte Dubey

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          • I run from the TV whenever Bagbhan is on! Such a BS movie

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          • Baghban is a very bad film made in the style of a KJo film with a BR Chopra message at the end. Though K3G is endlessly reviled, most of its moments are well integrated, even the Jana Gana Mana scene can be drawn back to the start of the flashback with Kajol and the Indian flag. But Baghban has an entirely unnecessary sequence with Salman and Mahima overseas, which only made a lengthy movie even lengthier.

            Most importantly, I just couldn’t imagine Big B and Hema in this situation. They felt way too well-to-do and affluent to be going through all this and I’m the guy who loves K3G so I have a high threshold for illogic.

            The director’s intentions were even more clear with Baabul, which was the sort of routine melodrama we’d see in the 70s or 80s, wearing modern clothing.

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          • Avatar was very believable, in parts due to era it released in. It had a good story and flowed properly from beginning to end.

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  57. First Theatrical reason after pandemic – SPMB
    https://boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=6099

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  58. 2020 also marks 5 years of Shoojit Sircar’s masterpiece PIKU, one of the best family dramas coming out of Bollywood with Deepika in a rare toned down role & Ab Sr stamping his authority in his third innings as an on screen wizard. Piku also reminds us of how much Hindi cinema would miss the delightful Irrfan Khan, an extraordinary actor in himself. Then there’s 5 years of the thrilling Badlapur, Sriram Raghavan’s best till date imo. Stunning act by Nawazuddin and an unusually tolerable Varun.

    For Akshay fans 2020 is reason for double celebration as it marks a decade of the classics Action Replayy & Tees Maar Khan, two legendary comedies that make Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s work seem child’s play.

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    • Both Piku and Balapur were brilliant.

      BTW, Mohenjodaro will mark 5 years of glory too. Wish you had not missed it while remembering TMK and AR. 😉

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      • MJD’s 5 glorious years would be on India’s 75th I Day. This year marks a decade in memory of Papa Roshan attempting to globalize Beta Roshan with turkey’s like Kites before realizing he needs to get back to Agneepath, K3 & Bang Bang to regain box office pull. Kites was after KJo made a bhojpuri version of Forrest Gump in MNIK which apparently did exceptionally well in the US with Dharma pre booking all theaters before release.

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  59. How come we know nothing about Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari? It’s the first theatrical release post COVID, has got some decent reviews. Would be interesting how it collects.

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  60. Munna, please delete above, i’ll post it in US Election.

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  61. Finally some breath of relief for our theatres

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  62. They should release some old movies from late 70s to early 80s to test out the market. I’m sure there is an audience for it. Build up the audience little by little but Covid is looming and with most scientists/doctors saying that it will get worse, hard to judge anything right now.

    What is the ground reality in India?
    My cousins in small town of Gujarat says that it is far worse than what’s being reported, lot more death due to covid but families are paying off doctors/hospital by having them write Heart Attack on the death certificate so they can get the body and do proper burial/cremation.

    My brother in law in mumbai says that people are fed up and they just want everything opened up, even if it kills them.

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  63. I have not had a chance to finish up Laxmii.

    Naveen, where’s your review?

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    • Naveen didn’t watch it yet.. he has hours and hours free time to fill up the blog with Akshay posts and tweets and yet he doesn’t have time to watch Laxmii online.

      [ !This claim about Naveen is disputed]

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      • well, i was giving benefit of doubt that he may truly be busy with some things or he maybe like me where he saves the must watch things for weekends.

        But the weekend has come and gone, and still no review.

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      • ” he has hours and hours free time to fill up the blog with Akshay posts and tweets ”

        Bhai, knock the door when there is news about other stars. Sab darr gaye hain. Nothing from others. Et All.

        Also now time to change your name as it now belongs to Thalapathy Vijay.
        Change it to “Pathan” as SRK’s next is confirmed now and waiting for a producer to give money. They are adding new starts like John/Salman but waiting. Kaise waqt palat jaata hai dost.

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        • “waiting for a producer to give money. They are adding new starts like John/Salman but waiting. Kaise waqt palat jaata hai dost.”

          Oh yes, reminds me of the time when the Guarantee King’s biggest film had to have both Simmba and Singham.

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          • Simba is inspector. Singham is Thana incharge. Sooryavanshi is Asst Commissioner of Police level.

            He is senior to bith Singham and Simbaa. Juniors will come when Senior asks.

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          • Ahem, Singham was thana in charge in 2010, he was DCP in Simmba and headed the commission (I can’t believe I’m doing this). So yeah, Singham and Senior are equals. Plus what makes you think Pathan will have SRK subservient to John and Salman, picture abhi nikili nahi mere dost. Don’t make these infuriating assertions without any basis in facts.

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          • Dont know anything about Pathan so cant say.
            I only only know that for Pathan they are waiting for Financiers backing. Hence the delay in announcement.

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          • “Hence the delay in announcement.”
            Is the delay in financing only related to Pathan or all of YRF50’s announcements?

            By the way, how does this movie financing business work?

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          • shows that Sooryavanshi is incapable of taking care of goons without Simba and SIngham just as the Canadian needs Ranveer, Ajay, Rohit and Katrina to make a splash at the Box Office, and still even with them No Guarantee.

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    • On OTT the biggest advantage is that you feel it will be there for long and one can watch at leisure.
      Theatres mein to its like watch it in first 2 weeks. Else you would not get best timings.

      Hence taking advantage of this comfort. Also i may not like it on television. HF4- I did not. Hence enthu to watch Laxmii is less. 🙂

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  64. This tweet cracked me up 🤣🤣

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  65. #SurajPeMangalBhari takes an opening of approx. Rs 75 Lakh on Sunday with multiplexes operating at just 50% occupancy in midst of pandemic. The key contributors to the BO were:

    Mumbai: Rs 20 Lakh
    Delhi: Rs 23 Lakh
    Punjab: Rs 13.5 Lakh
    Total: 56.5 Lakh

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    • Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari Opening Day Report
      Monday 16 November 02.30 IST
      Box Office India Trade Network

      Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari opened yesterday (Sunday) to a limited response but it was not that there was no audience. Its the first release after more than 8 months so in reality the first objective is some people do come to the theatres (Is Love Enough – Sir released on Friday which makes that the first release but that film would hardly get any footfalls in a normal scenario).The hope was a 3 crore nett type of number which the film would have got roughly if it had a normal non holiday release pre covid19. Its basically the big holiday factor compensating the covid19 factor but that was too much to ask for at this present time.

      The film got a huge release in the metros with multiplexes going to 14 and 16 shows but many cinemas still remain shut due to rental issues over the non opening in the covid19 period. The audience count in the shows screened were in the 20-25 range in the afternoon and evenings on average so people have come but the industry had hoped for more to give confidence for more releases to come over the next month or so.

      The North India numbers (especially NCR) are a struggle considering the strong release in these parts and because this is where the film should have outperformed due and it could be that covid19 infections are on the rise in Delhi which makes the public more wary to come out.

      Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari is not exactly that big film to get the audience out but it could be worse that something like the Diwali week OTT releases like Chhalaang and Ludo came. The public reports are average for the film but its going to the main film in cinemas for sometime to come so it remains to be seen what happens.

      The collections and territory numbers will be given over the next few days as its slow reporting and not like the normal DCRs which were there 7-8 months back.

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  67. Still gives me goosebumps! Greatest childhood memory of the 90s apart from watching Sachin Tendulkar bat.

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    • Remember liking his Na tum Jaano Na Hum from KNPH and a song from his film, Aabhi Ja Aabhi Ja

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      • I found it interesting when he paused at “mar bhi gaye.. toh bhool na jaana”. Significant during a time of pandemic where 1.5 million have lost their lives & over a billion displaced.

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        • Yeah, it actually scared me because I took it as some hidden message where he may not be doing well healthy wise. That look on his face.

          I hope he is doing well, he does look like he is aging very fast.

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  68. Finally finished Laxmii.

    In all honesty, I didn’t mind the film at all. It’s not as bad as what some are making it out to be. I know some here looks at everything from political and religious lense so it’s less about the movie itself and more about how they feel politically/religiously.

    I know nothing about the original and watched the movie as is.

    Some parts are silly but it’s okay. Songs are horrible. The movie did have a good message towards the end.

    Overall I would give it 2 out of 5. (Not sure if the rating would have been low if i had watched it in one shot)

    Timepass movie and I think it’s like the 4th film I’ve seen on Hotstar so I’ll take anything to get my moneys worth for the annual subscription.

    This is no Housefull thou which was multistar, couple solid songs for mass (Bala, Ek Chumma) which works in theatre. Laxmii would have hard time in theatre.

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    • I just don’t see how money can be recovered from OTT for a movie made for Theatre with big to decent size budget.

      Unless you can show that x number of people subscribed that month when movie was about to release on that platform, otherwise it’s no benefit.

      So if there are 5 million subscriber for Disney/Hotstar and if not many signed up right before laxmii released, what good is it to OTT platform? They already had 5 million subscriber before and what difference does it makes if 3 million or 5 million watched it.

      If you can prove that there were 3 million subscriber and with the news of Laxmii releasing on OTT, that OTT had 2 million additional subscriber that signed up, than you can prove that it’s due to laxmii they’re making profit.

      Think of Pay-per-View events

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      • BOI claimed 900k new users on day of Laxmii release

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        • If true, than that is definitely a plus because you’ve added 900k new subscriber.

          For simplicity, if it’s USA user, that’s 900k * $45 = $40.5 million (is that almost 300 crore rupees?)

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  69. tonymontana Says:

    The Ballad of Buster Scruggs:

    I’m not exactly a sucker for western films, though I sometimes find them intriguing thanks to the rawness and violence. Didn’t like Good, Bad and Ugly that much, though I find it’s somewhat distant cousin Once Upon a Time in the West sheer delight. Other films I have loved in this genre are The Hateful Eight and Django Unchained, but mostly thanks to Tarantinoverse and the ultimate spin he gave to the genre.

    I was kind of sceptical before watching The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, as Im not a true blue Coen Brothers fan, not counting Fargo and No Country for Old Men. This was a delight, though, an anthology with each of the six stories a rather unique and satisfying experience. Loved the uniqueness in each story, and how the frames have so much to tell even when there is supposedly nothing happening in the story. Needless to say, the brothers have attained mastery over minimalism and mood.

    Give this a try if you haven’t. Eager to check out their brand of westerns. Guess a movie marathon and a revisit to their other stuff should book me for the next few days

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  70. Amazon Sceptical About Coolie No-1 after many Big Films like Sadak 2, Laxmii Debacle on OTT Platforms

    Laxmii Debacle

    Laxmii was the big attraction for Disney+ Hotstar as it released in the Diwali week on November 9. The opening day viewership of the horror-comedy was acclaimed to be the highest for any direct to digital film streaming on a paid platform.

    But the viewership dropped the next days on account of poor public suggestions and availability of different choices within the digital world. Moreover, the movie was said to be a two-hour clench your head, from beginning to the end, by the audience. The major left out of Raghava Lawrence’s film was, that he had shot an outdated 2011 story with all the latest 2020 type of equipments and technicalities.

    According to a report by an insider, the amount paid by Disney+ Hotstar to acquire Laxmii and the expectations with respect to a spike in viewership and subscriber base, Laxmii managed to attain merely 50% of the target in the opening week benchmark.

    They basically paid the amount based on the names involved like Akshay Kumar and Raghava Lawrence and the goodwill of the stakeholders in the market.

    https://movieshuvy.com/ott-news/amazon-sceptical-about-coolie-no-1-after-many-big-films-debacle-on-ott-platforms/

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    • Laxmi pe Ludo, Suraj Mangal, Chalangg bhaari?

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    • So despite constant spamming by Akshay bhakt Naveen, Laxmii is a failure in every possible way.

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      • Can i assume apart from me all are Aamir bhakt constantly spamming me as their aaka is AWOL?

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        • Aamir in semi-retirement is much better than Akshay churning out craps like Housefulls and Laxmii etc. Khans had long careers with considerable success and can afford to take it easy in their fifties.

          Stop obsessing about Khans and see that craps Akshay is doing and ur constant spamming of this blog due to the same.

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      • Please, No personal comments!

        Comments against a star is fine.

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    • Some things are best left for the big screen mates! Rohit Shetty & Kabir Khan are smart men 😀 So are Warner bros, Marvel & Universal studios. Of course with big boss Nolan you get $341M globally right at the peak of a pandemic in a so called mediocre film.

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    • LoL, pls find another new website.
      How low can Khan fans stoop?

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      • Maybe it’s your time to move to Canada along with your idol!

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        • Kuch bhi aur kahin ka bhi news doesn’t work any where.

          Fact is for Laxmii, we can only rely on producers and no hear say.
          Posting the Khan paid sites who have been putting fake news for their fans will not work. 🙂

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      • Naveen- you use BOI to suggest Laxmii success. You can’t get lower than that!
        Every link otherwise is an upgrade.

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        • Ouch…BOI boxoffice has been sincere since some time.
          You agree but its widely acknowledged.

          Siding with Khan paid sites would be harmful for reputation of SS and members like you and me.

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          • and frankly in this case of OTT release, no one knows except the business owners of Hotstar India and last time the CEO was exuberant with the response.
            Any other insider story is paid and fake.

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          • Shocked you find BOI sincere! Where is the haha emoticon exclusively for Naveens comments?

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          • Basically if any site says something negative against Akshay it’s paid Khan site. Great logic.
            What do you expect CEO of Disney Hotstar to say anyway? That they over payed for Laxmii? That they are disappointed?

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          • Let’s be honest here, I too expected Laxmmi to be a hit if it was a theatrical release. But it clearly underperformed, there have been very reviled films on OTT recently but none have caused this flurry of articles because no film has been bought for 120 crores. You can’t dismiss every other source and newspaper as Khan paid or Anti-Akshay.

            It’s good that OTT has woken up to the fact that producers are using it as a dumping ground.

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          • I think that’s fair. No need to believe any single source as gospel (for BOI fanatics), take each one and form a sensible view.
            Most reviews for Laxmii are terrible. Just like Housefull 4. The assumption that because HF4 succeeded it qualifies that Laxmii too would have is just an assumption. It’s like saying if Dabangg was a blockbuster, Dabangg 2 and 3 would be.
            Yes OTT experience is different to cinema and yes maybe Laxmii may have done good at box office BUT it was set to collide with Radhe too…in a clash you don’t know at all.
            I’d rather assume CEO of Disney Hotstar won’t admit to anything. No purchaser will say after a week ‘damn I made a stupid investment here’- that is obvious.
            Rest you can see reviews of Laxmii everywhere – they are awful and holding onto results of HF4 as consolation is like Trump right now. A bitter loser.

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          • I think i’m one of very few here who has seen laxmii and said that it’s not as bad as it’s made out to be but i’ve also said that this would not have worked in theatre.

            Laxmii is no housefull 4. housefull 4 is multistar and had couple mass songs and enough to keep target audience engaged.

            Now having to go up against another big star film, i think it would have crashed by saturday/sunday. It would not have made it to monday.

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          • “What do you expect CEO of Disney Hotstar to say anyway?”

            Lol. Disney was earlier always that it’s doing great business in India. They released Dangal and were very happy but still closed their shop in India. All will be fine till 1 day they say we’re shutting down business in India.

            In Covid and theater lockdown, OTT is unable to break even, I don’t see how it will breakeven after theaters are opened and new movies are directly released on OTT.

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  72. And the real big news of this month and even surprising:

    I do have hopes on this movie but only if they have Sridhar Raghavan or a writer of his caliber again. Adi Chopra seems to have learnt his lesson from Thugs, what with Jaideep Sahni writing Tiger 3. Fingers crossed.

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