No Time to Die and the rest of the box office

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  1. Sooryavanshi vs Annaatthe, Adipurush vs Raksha Bandhan: A look at big box-office clashes
    Big-budget Bollywood movies will not only clash with one another at the box office but also face tough competition from Hollywood biggies.

    https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/sooryavanshi-vs-annaatthe-adipurush-vs-raksha-bandhan-big-box-office-clashes-7541803/

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  2. Box Office India Trade Network

    The Telugu film Love Story is set to become the highest grosser post the second lockdown as it has grossed around 30 crore nett in six days and should cross the numbers of Bell Bottom in the first week. The film has seen dropping collections after a near 23.50 crore nett weekend. The film will not collect much moe than 1 crore nett on Thursday but overall the film has done well due to initial collections.

    Qismat 2 is rock steady with collections set to cross 10 crore nett in its extended eight day weekend. The film had a little drop on Wednesday mainly as collections in Punjab came down 15%. The collections in Punjab did not drop on Tuesday as Monday had been affected by a bandh.

    Delhi city is fantastic for the film with the collections on Wednesday being 5-10% lower than the opening day. This is a good sign for Hindi films set to release from Diwali onward for business in Delhi city.

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    • Hindi films getting massacred at box office. Bollywood can ctrl c ctrl v South cinema but it can’t ctrl c ctrl v it’s box office collections. Meanwhile Bahubali can enter into the lion’s den with a dubbed film and erase every record in sight.
      The truth is Bollywood is devoid of creativity for long time. The soundtracks are a big give away!

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      • I remember being a huge huge Henry VIII buff and have almost been convinced by some writer that it was Henry VII and not Richard III who murdered the princes in the tower.

        It’s rather funny that the Royal Family is the least British and the most British at the same time.

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        • I use to remember all the dates back in school. When which King or Queen died and who took over. Geekish times.

          You also have Shakespeare in this period and artists. Just imagine the onscreen world that can be created.

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          • Right now I’m watching Downton Abbey and it’s very good. A tale of aristocracy with the lives of their workers side by side. All fictional I imagine so something that would be more factual and brutal to the realities of 1400-1700 would be quite interesting.

            As good as The Crown is it has to be tempered a bit not to be insensitive to those who are still alive. But you could be pretty truer to centuries back.

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          • I have binge-watched The Crown and it’s pretty darn good. All British actors, of course and they are all a delight to watch.

            I never thought I’d be watching a series about the British monarchy, but this one’s really good.

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          • What I love about The Crown is it mixes monarchy with internal politics so well. I can’t say I’m well into monarchy or not. Just interesting bystander!

            Also if you like The Crown I’m sure you’ll like Downton Abbey unless you’ve already seen it.

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          • I’m not British so am not really in tune with British shows of the bygone era. The reason I mentioned Yes Minister is because its content is perhaps more relevant in New Delhi’s bureaucratic circles than London’s itself (remade as Ji Mantriji in Hindi). As for Mind Your Language, its the most universal, socially relevant globally appealing sitcom ever (remade in 8 different countries at last count).

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          • Although Gillian Anderson was good, I’d still rate Meryl Streep over her in the Thatcher role. Maybe the character had greater space in the Queen, which made Anderson more affecting.

            I am waiting to see how they handle the pedophile prince.

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          • Gillian is my favourite TV actress ever but I agree with you on Thatcher. Her physical gesturing and focus on extenuating words was too much but after a while I got use to it.

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          • Just signed up for Hulu which has X-Files…Will start watching one of the days..

            Saw Norwegian movie “The Quake”; It is rated good but I was disappointed. Too many cringe induing moments. I liked the previous installment “The Wave”.

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          • The girl who played was fantastic; very similar pitch as Margot Robbie in Once Upon…, playing a symbol almost.

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          • Yes Diana’s character actor was brilliant. The Crown blitzed the recent Emmy’s.

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        • If you can, try to watch Wolf Hall. It’s a mini-series revolving around Henry the Viii and his wife, Anne Boleyn.

          Mark Rylance, widely considered to be the best British actor alive, plays the role of Thomas Cromwell. It’s one of the greatest performances I’ve seen in my lifetime.

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          • Anything to do with Cromwell would be interesting. That will be English Civil War! But that’s well after Tudor dynasty?

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          • It’s not Oliver Cromwell but Thomas Cromwell. He worked as the chief minister for Henry the VIII.

            Oliver Cromwell was a descendent of Thomas Cromwell. And that pretty much exhausts my grasp of British History!

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          • Just imagine the timeline of events in this period
            Forget British history but global events.
            Renaissance period. Da Vinci, Shakespeare, European colonisation, all the scientific discoveries. It’s just ridiculous stuff.

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          • Oliver is chief instigator of English civil war between Parliament vs monarchy. It ends with execution of the King.

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          • OK I’ve confused myself between Thomas Cromwell and Oliver Cromwell! 1 century apart, I’m definitely losing my history knowledge!

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      • Outright Telugu films scoring over Hindi films without assistance from dubbed versions is a matter of grave concern.

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        • I feel Bollywood doesn’t know whether to stick or twist. It might be a case of one or two biggies taking a big loss for the greater cause.
          Open the theatres and get people in on some good deals.

          It’s going to take one good response to change things around.

          Here in UK I am pretty sure Bond is going to go big. The premiere was very glitzy. It’s the ideal movie and timing to get a big haul.

          Covid cases have been steady in the 30k-40k range for weeks (since August). The huge spike of 100k+ cases hasn’t happened.

          I think people are very much adjusted now. But a winter is around the corner which is a bit of a worry. But we got BoJo who will lie through his teeth and get us through!

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          • BoJo is the smartest politician I have seen in my life

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          • Is that sarcasm or you mean it? No doubt he is smart but he’s a compulsive liar.

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          • As in, he correctly foresaw a backlash to globalization and people becoming more accepting of left wing economics and rode that much better than Labor and Corbyn who should have been the beneficiaries. Imagine a Conservative PM raising taxes.

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          • Labour Party have basically not stood for much in past few years. They’ve said more in the past week that has benefitted them since years.

            As Shivaay said these are all moronic liars. It’s just about picking the lesser of 2 or 3 evils now.

            This gas shortage and general delivery driver shortage is a joke here.

            Media is much to blame but seriously some people are incredibly thick. People queue for hours during the day – ffs wake up at 4am or go to petrol station at 11pm. Quite astonished by the panic. These are small troubles compared to Real World issues like what happened in Afghanistan. Get a grip. Work from home if you can. Milk the time at home.

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          • Compulsive lying is a synonym for politics! Yes Minister? 😉

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          • Any sane mind would choose BoJo’s policies over Scott Morrison’s in today’s times. Unfortunately for Bollywood, Uddhav Thackrey is more of a Scott Morrison aka lockdown addict.

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          • BoJo’s policies are spot on if implemented 8 weeks earlier! He would have avoided long term impairment by taking some early hits – that’s the accountant in me coming out. Sometimes you just have to take drastic measures earlier and not wait.

            Yes Australia and NZ are the other extreme.

            If I had to choose I’d pick BoJo but in his world I would still behave like an Australian 😂

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          • We are essentially living as normal except for those who choose to travel abroad since July end 😀
            Normal means you can choose to wear a mask though certain places like hospital insist you need too. Obviously work has changed. Normal now is maybe 2-3 days in office max per week.

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          • In defense of Boris, all of Europe is experiencing an energy crisis and post pandemic shortages are hitting all over. It’s surprising people didn’t see this coming, as with 1917 Flu or the World Wars, the coda was shortages leading to inflation.

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          • Yes it’s eventually hit Europe and will escalate outwards.

            Online retailers made a killing
            Pharmaceuticals made a killing
            It’s only fair the oil giants have their moment of glory.

            The issue in UK was furthermore as in Kent a powerplant had a fire in September.

            My energy supplier went bust last week along with a few others since. The smallest suppliers get hit and the bigger ones win the business.

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        • I think the problem is also that AP/Telangana have allowed 100% occupancy and night shows. Even Tamil is finding it hard to compete with Telugu. Bell Bottom is definitely an underperformer though.

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          • Telangana’s covid numbers are a poor joke on the people of the state. Anybody’s guess whether Hyderabad, a city with almost 10 million would report 1k cases at the peak of the 2nd wave while Bangalore, Pune, Chennai and Ahmedabad report in excess of 20k. Unsurprising from a KCR administration with Asauddin Owaisi as the sitting MP.

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  3. Unfortunately another one goes the OTT way. And so do Vicky’s hopes of elevating his stardom, temporarily at least.

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  4. Shaan says he struggled to sing for Aamir Khan and Sanjay Dutt, 2 songs that changed his life
    Singer-composer Shaan’s momentous three decade long journey makes him an icon today. Being an integral part of shaping India’s music scene in the 90s, Shaan today looks back at how from recording live in studios to now recording on iPhone, he’s seen it all.

    Singer Shaan had a tough time cracking the right vocals for “Chand Sifarish” in Fanaa (2006). That’s because everytime he tried to record it, he would unconsciously end up copying Udit Narayan. “‘Chand Sifarish’ was my first song for Aamir Khan. I don’t know why I kept singing it like Udit ji, maybe because I’d always heard his voice on Aamir. I had to consciously make an attempt not to sing like him,” Shaan revealed in a candid chat with indianexpress.com.

    The artiste, who’s now been an integral part of India’s music industry for the past three decades, has crooned nearly 3000 songs across languages, with some of his most popular numbers being for Saif Ali Khan and Abhishek Bachchan. According to Shaan, his voice matches a lot with Saif. Also, he’s glad he got to record the remix of “Dus Bahane” for Baaghi 3 too, which he originally sang for Bachchan.

    https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/music/shaan-exclusive-birthday-interview-singing-90s-indie-pop-tanha-dil-musu-musu-chand-sifarish-best-film-songs-7539323/

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  5. Alia Bhatt starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi is heading to theatres early next year. The makers of the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial made the big announcement on Thursday, announcing the film will be out on January 6, 2022. Gangubai Kathiawadi joins the list of dozens of movies that are set to have a theatrical opening in the coming months.

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  6. 6 BIGGIES IN A ROW… From #Christmas 2021 – right till 21 Jan 2022 – as many as *6* biggies are lined up for release…
    ⭐️ #83TheFilm: #Christmas
    ⭐️ #Pushpa: #Christmas
    ⭐️ #Jersey: 31 Dec
    ⭐️ #GangubaiKathiawadi: 6 Jan
    ⭐️ #RadheShyam: 14 Jan
    ⭐️ #Prithviraj: 21 Jan

    Taran adarsh

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  7. The first look of Rashmika Mandanna as Srivalli from Pushpa is out, and it has instantly caught the imagination of Tollywood industry insiders, the media and especially the fans, and we’re talking about Allu Arjun fans, Rashmika Mandanna fans and Telugu movie fans in general. Basically, it has created a huge impact – exactly what one wishes for from a first look, which will no doubt please the makers Pushpa: The Rise (the first part as Pushpa is being planned as two movies in the vein of Baahubali and KGF), Director Sukumar, Rashmika herself as also her costars, Allu Arjun and Fahadh Faasil.

    https://www.bollywoodlife.com/south-gossip/pushpa-rashmika-mandannas-first-look-as-srivalli-gets-two-thumbs-up-from-fans-hail-her-as-the-true-soulmate-of-allu-arjun-view-tweets-latest-tamil-telugu-film-news-1922038/

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  8. I am interested how government(s) tackles this global tax on big tech. Bit of a joke.

    I think we should move away from taxing profit as it’s incredibly fiddled…tax the revenue at a lower rate or so something where big companies pay their fair share.

    Otherwise the world is moving towards individuals whereas before it was about states.

    Imagine in 60s everyone excited that a country landed on the moon – it was a country race. Now that race is Bezos vs Musk. Bit sad really – that it’s a few people who take the joy.

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    • We’re basically where we were in the 1920s today, a devastating pandemic, rising tension between two superpowers, exacerbated inequality, looming climate disaster, creeping fascism.
      Either we get new deal 2.0 or we’re dead either from climate or world war 3.

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      • Personal example.
        I’m just filing my tax return and my effective tax rate is 39% including national insurance contributions. So the state is taking 39% of my income. I’m fine with that.
        But then I read Amazon has paid £0.5bn on £20.6bn revenues which is 2% or 2.4% to be exact. It’s a joke….and people quibble about people on welfare taking freebies and not working. Entire system would work if everyone contributed fairly. Amazon will claim huge investments bla bla. But something tells me if they taxed at income level you would get a reality check. Or a real cheque.

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        • You ought to read the pro publica piece, Bezos claimed losses in his tax return and literally got child tax credits when he was already a multi billionaire.

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          • That was year before I think. These people are incredibly gifted to take their business to where they are but morally corrupt.
            I hope there is a global tax of sorts. You do that for 5 years and a lot of World debt would be eradicated but you’ll have to do it for 10 years to account for government f ups with all the extra money.

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        • IN US there are two systems of tax for individuals with slightly more income (people on coast with both spouses working); They calculate one with all deductions then there is AMT (Alternate minimum tax), You have to pay higher one.

          https://www.investopedia.com/terms/a/alternativeminimumtax.asp

          1. In any company, Highest pay should not be more than certain multiplier of lowest pay.
          2. Everyone should pay tax; Even if you at lowest income, you should pay token tax to have stake in democracy.
          3. For companies, Like personal taxes (if there is more loss in stock), you shouldn’t be able to reduce your tax liability below certain amount. If there is more loss it should be moved forward in coming years.

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  9. Not sure how much of this is true but the part about US Media not covering much is true. I remember during trump time, modi visit was covered a lot. This time it was like nothing.

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  10. Shah Rukh Khan to essay a double role; to play both father and son in Atlee’s next!
    https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/shah-rukh-khan-essay-double-role-play-father-son-atlees-next/

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    • I think SRK lucked out in sense he had no films ready to release or any films on floor where shooting got stalled due to covid. I think hrithik lucked out too.

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      • Yup I’d rather have no films but be picking them.

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        • The story looks like Bigil but with heist as backdrop instead of football. He could have just remade Bigil or Theri with SRK. I like Atlees sense of masala cinema. Superior to anyone in Bollywood. But his movie has too many diversions and frills.

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  11. Attack to release on 26th January next year.

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    • John Abraham really has it in for Akshay Kumar. Aptly titled film…LOL

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      • Haha. Knowing YRF, we can expect massive fight from ATTACK team to get screens.

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        • Getting screens is not the issue. Paying for more screens may backfire! First you need to motivate the audience to want to go back!

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          • Yes getting the audience back is the question. I feel pity for akshay – 2 of his biggest films ever to release in nov and Jan and these may struggle to do even 100 cr each!

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          • Any predictions for Sooryavanshi? I am projecting 75-80 cr nett total; Flop.

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          • Hard to predict. All about the day 1, first weekend haul and then you kind of know what the total can look like. But I’m glad Sooryavanshi kicks things off. I think of all the films ready it can give the rest hope.

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          • I think Sooryavanshi is the best bet to kick things off.

            1) Rohit Shetty film
            2) Successful franchise film
            3) Akshay and having Devgan, Ranveer cameo will help
            4) Diwali festive mood

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          • Agree Suryavanshi has the pull as of now.
            They should have opened the plexes from October 1st itself to test the waters. I feel one more month is distant as of now. Instead of aiming for Diwali release, the releases shoud have started from October 1st itself. From No Time to Die as an experiment which would have started pulling audience which in turn could have benfitted bollywood diwali or no diwali.

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  13. Thalaivi and Iruvar

    Iruvaar focussed on friendship between MGR and Karunanidhi though Ratnam did not take their names in order to avoid controversy. But you cannot hide an elephant! It was somewhat authentic to some extent, the bond between the actor and the writer. And Annadurai , named Ayya, was convincing though Periyar was missing. People who are unaware of virulent anti brahminism prevalent during those times will think that reservations was the main issue. Even anti hindi agitations were somewhat sidelined.

    Through the twosome’s dialogues, we get to know how the believing public was manipulated with the help of the glamor of larger than life film personality. How corruption made its way big time but everything was hidden due to hero worship, leader worship and due to some bits thrown at the poor as a token gesture.

    Ash was not bad but too many dances to showcase her skills ate most of her screen time. Other ladies were just doormats including Tabu. Prakash Raj’s tamil recitals were good and so was his role as a writer, as a friend, as a politician and other hats he wore in his journey. Mohanlal was chubby, cute and most unMGR in looks but more than made up with his enthusiastic acting as a struggler, as a friend, as a lover and as a reluctant politician. It was his show all the way. Mani’s most interesting film.

    Thalaivi on the other hand, had lovestory between the protagonists MGR or MJR and Jayalalitha. Arvindswamy with makeup looked like MGR and this made his role more sharp and relatable to those times. His love looked more matter of fact than passionate. Karuna was portrayed as the ruthless angry politician and a formidable leader. This Karuna was more relatable.

    And Kangana excelled in acting, sensuous dancing and great screen presence. She looked and acted more like Kangana but that cant be helped. She has such a strong personality. The film ended on a positive note instead of showing the full story of Jayalalitha. They also showed the real life conflict of mother daughter. Kangana had many interesting scenes till the end. Overall a good movie. Direction and editing are commendable. Not to forget casting and makeup. And also other aspects of the film.

    In Iruvar, Mohanlal and in Thalaivi, Kangana. They got plum roles and most screen space. Both did justice to the roles though Mohanlal gets more points from me.

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    • There are many great actors but recent rewatching the films or watching for first time, i got a weird sense out of three actors, Dilip Kumar Devdas and couple other films, Mohanlal in Drishyam 2 (have not seen original/part 1 south version) and Anthony Hopkins in Father

      Their facial expression, body language, gave weird sense of what they’re thinking. You can sense what they’re thinking and feeling. It’s a great feeling while watching movie when an actor engages you like that.

      Many consider Devan a great actor but when i watched Mohanlal in Drishyam 2, made me think if devgan is even an actor. Mohanlal portrayal was at a whole new level.

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  14. So finally my 85 inch Samsung TV was delivered this week and i hooked it up and it’s awesome.

    What i don’t understand is why don’t the manufacturer make TVs that are more wider screen? There’s always a black spot on top/bottom. I would rather have 85″ that is more wider so i get a bigger screen view.

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  15. Back to Guru. He is alone, finishing up his work. And things begin to happen and it gets a little bumpy. He packs up and leaves the office. He gets to the basement but can’t find his way out. Things start getting spooky. He soon realises that he forgot his phone on the desk. Ah, the wicked bait to reel him again into the building? You wish he would make a smart choice and decide to collect his phone tomorrow. But, you know what they say, “A day without a smartphone is a day wasted.” He goes back in and soon he realises he can never get out.

    What’s more, Guru also finds Harini in the office. She fell unconscious in the document room and somebody locked her in it. At least there is a silver lining to Guru’s predicament now. Applying Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity to the situation, Guru’s night long stay in the office must seem shorter given that he’s sitting with a pretty girl. It would have been a rather enjoyable ordeal, if not for the ghost.

    https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/movie-review/lift-movie-review-kavin-film-a-refreshing-horror-movie-on-the-corporate-trap-7546270/

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  16. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-58758854

    Big start here for Bond.
    My local has a whopping 30 shows today.

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    • Only 2 cr opening in india for No Time as per BOI.

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      • It’s below par in India but I’m not sure how big Bond is there. Bond’s been rejuvenated in UK/US by Daniel Craig. So I fully expect excellent response in UK. US will be interesting as that will swing it the most.

        I went to boxofficemojo today for first time in years probably.

        How the global box office has changed. China has #1 and #3 globally in 2021. Obviously US is dominating overall if you look at top 20 or so and covid impacts everyone else more than China.

        Chinese Market is huge though. As a single territory market it’s challenging US. Hi, MoM alone is $822mn just from China.

        Imagine how far behind India is, Bollywood is 10 times further down.

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        • This goes on to show what i have been saying for Bell Borroms opening.

          A bon movoe would surely have opened in double digit on a non holiday in pre pandemic.

          I gave the comparisions of Marvel movie and also FF9. Now the bond films.

          My analysis is bang on. The market without Maha and 50% seating with no night show in delhi was 20% of pre pandemic. This way Bell Bottoms did not do so bad overall. In normal scenario, it was headed for 150 cr which would have been same as what is did thanks to 80cr offer from Prime allowing 4 weeks of theatre. Both scenarios were Above average commerically.

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          • LOL
            Bell Bottom has flopped. Move on. U can call it an Average at best out of pity for Akshay. Its done and dusted. Better start preparing excuses for Sooryavanshi now coz that will also flop.

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          • When is your aaka’s film releasing- Chadda waali?

            Will it make more than 80cr after out of game for 5 years?

            Focus on yours.

            Time ganda chal raha ha aaka ka aur dhindhora doosron ke? 🤣🤣🤣

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          • Bond has always had a limited following in India if I’m not wrong. Nowhere near that of Marvel or even FF. Correct me if I’m wrong, I’m not aware of Skyfall and Spectre collections in India.

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    • I’m watching it tonight!

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  17. India imposes reciprocity: All UK nationals to require Covid tests, mandatory 10-day quarantine
    The new regulations will come into effect from October 4, and will be applicable to all UK nationals arriving from the UK.

    From October 4, all UK nationals arriving in India from the UK, irrespective of their vaccination status, will have to undergo mandatory home quarantine for 10 days upon arrival. They will also have to undertake pre-departure Covid-19 RT-PCR test within 72 hours before travel, again at the airport on arrival and then on day 8 after the arrival.

    https://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-to-impose-reciprocity-all-uk-nationals-will-require-covid-tests-and-mandatory-10-day-quarantine-7546410/

    Mostly Indians will be affected by this! They should exempt Indians for the time being. Will UK be affected?

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    • Bond should help! No time to quarantine!

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    • UK rules are a joke. I’ve lost track. I think India is ‘Amber’ so anyone vaccinated doesn’t need to quarantine. But don’t quote me on that. It’s not simple.
      But from Oct 4th apparently it’s simpler. Thank god I got no interest in boarding a plane.

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      • Yes India listed Amber so no quarantine rules. Maybe India is taking revenge on UK for listing them as red earlier in year!

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        • Can be a ploy to detain a few Khalistani elements under the garb of Covid quarantine. Standard intelligence protocol even though a lot of Gandhians and liberals might call me a “conspiracy theorist”.

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  18. Watched Chehre on amazon Prime. Interesting thriller.

    I read on google that the film is an uncredited adaptation of the 1956 German novel A Dangerous Game by Friedrich Dürrenmatt which had earlier been adapted in Marathi as Shantata! Court Chaalu Aahe (1971) in Kannada as Male Nilluvavarege (2015) and in Bengali as Anusandhan (2021).

    Film was engrossing and even the much criticised Bachchan’s bhashan at the end was tolerable due to his charm. That part could have been edited. Good to see Rhea C in a small role. A satisfying watch with surprises and twists.

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  19. Break Point directors Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari: ‘It felt as if we had known Mahesh Bhupathi, Leander Paes forever’
    Directors Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari spoke about making Break Point and getting tennis legends Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi to tell their story in the ZEE5 web series.

    https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/web-series/break-point-directors-ashwiny-iyer-nitesh-tiwari-mahesh-bhupathi-leander-paes-7533018/

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  20. “Akshay Kumar and his producers, Vashu and Jackky Bhagnani have decided to put Mission Lion on the back burner. It’s a costly film, and they felt this isn’t the right time to mount a film like this given the market scenario. Even the script work was taking longer than expected. As all factors came together, the trio decided to put the film on hold for time being,” a source informed Bollywood Hungama. That’s not all, the source added, “The production budget of Mission Lion was expected to be upward of Rs. 70 crores and add to that, the acting fees of Akshay, other cast members, and the marketing spends. A film of this scale needed time with no compromise on script and budget front. The team will revisit it once the on ground scenario is better for theatrical business. In-fact, even the script had not shaped up as well as Akshay expected it to be.”

    https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/scoop-akshay-kumar-jagan-shaktis-ambitious-double-role-action-thriller-mission-lion-put-hold-time/

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  21. https://www.cnbctv18.com/entertainment/daniel-craigs-no-time-to-die-drops-in-india-but-mumbais-bond-fans-will-have-to-wait-or-they-can-10965632.htm

    Mumbai’s Bond fans will have to wait. Or they can…

    However, Bond fans in Bollywood city Mumbai will have to wait. The Maharashtra government has allowed multiplexes and theatres to reopen only from October 22. Mumbaikars can go to nearby cities like Vapi and other multiplexes in Gujarat or Goa to watch the film.

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  23. #BLBestof6: Shershaah, Bell Bottom, Thalaivii, Mimi, Ajeeb Dastaans – vote for the best film in the first half of 2021
    The first six months of 2021-2022 are over which means it’s time for our #BLBestOf6. Get voting and let us know your favourite film.
    By Pankaj Sabnani Published: October 1, 2021 11:18 PM IST

    https://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/bollywood-news-blbestof6-shershaah-bell-bottom-thalaivii-mimi-ajeeb-dastaans-vote-for-the-best-film-in-the-first-half-of-2021-1924059/

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    • AkshayKumar’s Laxmii is still the most successful bollywood film released on OTT. Whereas SalmanKhan’s Radhe is biggest disaster bollywood film on OTT.

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  24. Watched No Time To Die. It’s definitely worth a watch and brings Daniel Craig’s era to a fitting end — and that’s the film’s primary purpose as well. More to follow in my full review…

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  25. Naga Chaitanya and Samantha are divorced; what is going on in LSC set? 🙂

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  26. Is any one watching The Squid Game on Netflix?

    I started last night, pretty cool.

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  27. Chadda Lal Singh set to be bigger disaster than the last Aaka Disaster.

    Agree or Disagree?

    Christmas solo release with 3 weeks free run…those days are gone.

    Its worst to be Aamir khan fans. Man he is coming after 4-5 years after a disaster. He needs a fillip to his career. Most importantly a life line to his fans, who a month ago wanted to retire from Satyamshot out of frustration and sheer helplessness from their Aaka.

    Now it is worst to be a star who doesnt have any other release apart from the only one and a remake of a hollywood movie. I wonder what worse can happen. At best looking to be an average fare as of now. With a bugger movie coming a week before and a weel after, its like someone prepared a double vaccine to Lsc.

    I hope for the sake of sanity if his fans, it finally gets a release. Will be be a flop and not a disaster? Will it be an average and not a flop? These 2 questions is at best needs patience. Not something we have at the moment with most here, do we?

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    • and to think of it Marcus was calling Akshay’s lineup a mistake. Brouhaha….keechar mein khud ke paaon ho to joote nahin nikaalte dost. 🤣

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    • Not an Aamir fan by any means but aamir last disaster made more money than akshay 99% of films, just in terms of pure boxoffice collection.

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      • Akshay’s never had the rage or record breaking runs of folks like the Khans, Sunny, Hrithik or Ranbir. He’s done well in the last 5 years nevertheless.

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        • I agree that Akshay has not touched the heights of a big superstar.
          He has played a steady game so far. Trying to be safe in past 5 years.

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        • Akshay’s chance to get some big numbers were with Sooryavanshi and Prithviraj. But given their release dates they will not be able to recover their investments/budgets.

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        • Sunny deol, Ranbir didn’t break any records.Akshay has the biggest opening week on a non holiday release,until war

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      • Poor argument because A big budget is likely to gross more irrespective of the star. It has an initial intertia.
        A like for like budget release comparision is better argument.

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  28. That is a festival release.

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    • Yes a Day 4 (monday) semi holiday or made into a holiday by youngsters. Still a far cry from a 3 weeks of free run with multiple national holidays.

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  29. tonymontana Says:

    Sex Education might just be one of the most well-written TV shows at least in the recent years. It’s astonishing how wonderfully well the characters have evolved by Season 3 already.

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    • I’m eagerly waiting to watch S3. First finishing Downton Abbey. Sex Education is an awesome show!

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  30. ABollywood superstar’s son was among 10 people detained during a drug bust by a team of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on a cruise ship off Mumbai coast on Saturday night, top sources told News18. The NCB sleuths, who raided Cordelia cruise after it departed from Mumbai, seized drugs such as cocaine, hashish and MD and found the actor’s son in possession of drugs.

    The development, which is bound to send shockwaves through the film fraternity, has been confirmed to News18 by two sources directly aware of the detention. The raids were underway onboard the cruise at the time of publication of this report and further details are awaited.

    https://www.news18.com/news/india/bollywood-superstar-son-detained-mumbai-ncb-busts-major-drug-cartel-in-cordelia-cruise-seizes-cocaine-hashish-4275923.html

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  31. Now, Kangana Ranaut took to her Instagram to react to Samantha and Chaitanya’s divorce. She wrote, “The South actor who suddenly divorced his wife was married for 4 years and in a relationship with her for more than a decade recently came in contact with a Bollywood superstar who is also known as Bollywood divorce expert… Has ruined many women and children lives is now his guiding light and agony aunt. So it all went smoothly… This is not a blind item we all know who I am talking about.”

    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/kangana-ranaut-reacts-to-samantha-naga-chaitanyas-divorce/articleshow/86712587.cms

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    • Naga Chaitanya is playing a comedy role in a comedy film Chadda Lal Singh opposite a serious actress – Kareena.
      Is the Queen referring to Kareena Kapoor?

      The divorce factory?

      Chadda has already given 2 divorces in the industry. Feed sad for Kiran Rao and Samantha…both more talented and loyal than their exes.

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      • How about calling Bottom Bell?
        And also Eclipse sun? Covid has become the rahu ketu for the shining sun dynasty.
        If she is more talented, get her a job with your bottom bell and let her showcase it.
        I know you are angry with Marcus for his predictions, but there is a way to deal with it than resorting to cheap name calling and wishing for his son to be named and shamed.
        I am feeling sorry for Aryan because he is a bachcha and I dont wish ill of someone’s kids.

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  33. https://boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=6338

    Chal Mere Putt 3 set to become the 4th Super Hit Punjabi film in the last 6 weeks with major contributions from Hindi strongholds like Delhi-NCR and Chandigarh. Alas its all about a ‘non Hindi speaking’ Mumbai for the ‘Hindi film industry’.

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    • Content driven films of hindi cinema doesnt have rooted feel to it. They are more of a concept film usually a remake or on real life incidence.

      Hence it has no takers in most of the regional circuits. Its same kind of scenario Congress has in India when compared to regional party.

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  34. 2 years since War released and became a high grossing Blockbuster for hrithik after 15 years (D2). But the guy has not even started shooting his next – how much time they waste in their prime these days.

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  35. The report further said, “Aryan Khan’s phone has been seized and is being scanned by the authorities to check for any indication of his involvement in the possession or consumption of drugs. The narcotics bureau is investigating the chats received on the phones that have been seized from the drug bust.”

    The cruise was departing for a three-day musical voyage and had people from Bollywood, fashion, and business sectors. Three girls, who arrived in Mumbai from Delhi, were detained by NCB for questioning. Amongst them are the daughters of some of the prominent businessmen. NCB reportedly received a tip-off of the banned drugs being used on the cruise following which NCB, along with Zonal director Wankhede, boarded the cruise in disguise and conducted the raid once the rave party began after the cruise left the coast of Mumbai.

    https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/shah-rukh-khans-son-aryan-khan-questioned-mumbai-cruise-drugs-bust-case/

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    • Why dont they disclose other names?
      Amongst them are the daughters of some of the prominent businessmen.

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    • I can’t believe these guys can be this stupid. It hasn’t been a year since the NCB raided prominent Bollywood names looking for drugs. Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan etc.

      There were rumours of SRK and Ranbir being the next in line to be questioned. And if blinds and gossip sites are to be believed, SRK’s parties have long had drugs flowing like water. Arjun Rampal, apparently had turned Gauri Khan (and Suzanne Khan) into a proper drug addict and he was very close to SRK’s family at one point of time.

      I don’t mind all of this muck coming out in the public domain — a lot of young kids look up to Bollywood personalities as their idols and such leaks can make them realize just how screwed up Bollywood personalities are. Just choose your idols carefully, people!

      Whenever I see Deepika Padukone on screen, the words maal you have immediately register in my brain. Not only is she a pretty mediocre actress, she’s also a cocaine addict. I’m no one to judge her but when I see people worshipping her, I do feel sorry for her fans. Sorry for the throngs of people who make such flawed people worthy of adulation and worship.

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    • It is only Bachchan family which is dignified. Jaya Bachchan raised Abhishek and Shweta with impeccable manners. Amitabh Bachchan’s son was never caught with drugs or any other controversy. Nor was his wife caught with drugs the way Gauri was at Berlin airport around 2010. Money can buy awards, paid reviews but no money or PR can buy class and pedigree. The only classy superstar with a legendary family is Amitabh Bachchan.

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      • We do not know what surprises are in store tomorrow or in the future!
        Every mother strives to bring up her kids in the best possible manner. Father’s role is limited. Once the child becomes adult, there are bound to be changes. It is the nightmare of every parent. The world is not perfect.

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        • Commented elsewhere..

          Money and fame should not be the criteria for rejoicing or be sympathetic..Many folks give leeway to Sanjay Dutt for all the travails in 80s and 90s…Does a kid from regular household get same treatment? If you are in public eye, you get all accolades (vogue cover or undeserving coverage in media) and brickbats (like this); it comes with territory.

          Everyone has some issues; SRK is smart not to make his weakness public but with Gauri things are well known..When you are in public eye, the street is two way..
          https://www.dnaindia.com/lifestyle/report-bollywood-reality-check-mr-filmstar-and-mrs-junkie-1546082

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          • I am trying to guess who are these 3? First one maybe Kareena Kapoor or Deepika Padukone. Second one Kapil Sharma’s wife. Third one Hritik roshan’s wife?

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  36. The NCB officials claimed that a few days ago, they had received information about the rave party that was being organized in the passenger cruise ship which was to leave for Goa on Saturday evening.

    The NCB personnel accordingly booked tickets and boarded the cruise ship disguised as passengers.

    An official said that as soon as the cruise left Mumbai, those onboard allegedly started consuming drugs following which NCB officials caught them red handed taking drugs.

    The captain of the ship was then asked to take the cruise to the international cruise terminal at Ballard Pier in south Mumbai.

    An officer said that the statements of the ten persons that have been detained are being recorded under section 67 of the NDPS following which the future course of action will be decided. An NCB official confirmed that Aryan Khan is being questioned but he had not been charged.

    https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/srks-son-among-those-being-questioned-in-connection-with-ncb-raid-on-cruise-7548967/

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  37. My own take is that people that these things do happen and forgotten when the next sensational news comes up. The divorces which are perfectly legal and no one can arrest or interrogate aamir or Chay unless their spouses file cases. Kangana or Naveen or others note that point. Everytime it is not about only aamir and his family. Though I wonder about his daughter’s depression and how she is tackling it or tackled it.

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    • Aamir is a soft target. So blame him for chay’s divorce too. How is that even related? As for Ira, she can get good advice on tackling depression from Aamir himself. Last time he took a 4 yr break was when he was himself depressed and these things run in the family. But Aamir made a strong comeback and between MP and ToH, he had an amazing run career wise. Not everyone does this.

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  38. On Sunday, the most-loved Telugu star couple Samantha Akkineni and Naga Chaitanya announced their divorce on social media. Releasing a joint statement about their separation, the two confirmed parting ways as husband and wife in a long post. Now according to a report of an entertainment portal, Samantha has been offered alimony of Rs 200 crore by her ex-husband’s Naga family. However, reportedly, the actress is refusing to take the offered money.
    Allegedly, the actress is said to be offended about the alimony offer, citing that she is a ‘self-made’ and ‘independent woman.’ Currently, Samantha is reportedly ‘heartbroken and ‘distraught’. She has also turned off comments on her divorce announcement post with ex-husband Naga Chaitanya.
    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/did-samantha-refuse-rs-200-crore-alimony-post-divorce-from-naga-chaitanya/articleshow/86722300.cms

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  39. No Time to Die all set for a huge 113 million dollar global opening weekend, may revitalise theatrical business single-handedly
    No Time to Die’s opening weekend collection is particularly impressive in the current climate when the Covid-19 pandemic is still affecting the theatrical business.

    https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/hollywood/no-time-to-die-113-million-dollar-global-opening-weekend-7549010/

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  40. Panama Fears New ‘Pandora Papers’ Expose On Tax Havens
    The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists said it would release its “most expansive expose of financial secrecy yet,” based on the leak of 11.9 million documents “covering every corner of the globe.”

    https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/panama-fears-new-pandora-papers-expose-on-tax-havens-2562120#pfrom=home-ndtv_topscroll

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  41. 75 top songs from Hindi cinema that shaped our lives and history
    A celebration of India its consciousness and its identity through music – here are some great melodies, some for entertainment and some with meanings that will take lifetime to understand

    https://indianexpress.com/article/express-sunday-eye/75-top-songs-from-hindi-cinema-that-shaped-our-lives-and-history-7547844/

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  42. https://boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=6339

    No Time To Die has collected around 8.50 crore nett in three days as it got a boost from the holiday for Gandhi Jayanti on Saturday. The film is heading for an extended four day weekend of around 11.5-12 core nett which is decent.

    The best news for the film in India is the business in Delhi NCR which is better than Shang Chi which is the best Hollywood performer post the second wave. East Punjab is also better than Shang Chi despite Punjabi films dominating though still a good chunk of the business is from South. These results are mainly due to Delhi and Punjab being in a better position than three weeks back as more people return back to the theatres..

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  43. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/biginterview-mumtaz-shammi-kapoor-forbade-raj-kapoor-from-casting-me-in-mera-naam-joker/articleshow/86714919.cms

    What about the heroines?
    Barring Waheeda Rehman who I got along very well with, the heroines never spoke to me- they just pulled up a chair and sat afar- not even a hello. I have no idea why they did that. But I used to happily sit with my group dancers and share lunch. I enjoyed my work. I did not sulk; in fact I never sulked.

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  44. As Netflix series ‘Squid Game’ rises in popularity, netizens point out its similarities with Bollywood movie ‘Luck’
    After watching the new K-drama Squid Game, many have pointed out the similarities between the show and 2009 Bollywood flick Luck.

    https://indianexpress.com/article/trending/trending-in-india/people-compare-new-show-squid-game-with-bollywood-movie-luck-7549038/

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    • Lawyer Satish Maneshinde, who will be representing Aryan Khan in this matter, has arrived at the NCB office in Mumbai
      He also represented Rhea C and her brother.

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      • Ha Ha. Expect him to get out soon and prepare for his Bollywood debut.

        Classic Bollywood. Never change!

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        • When is hirani making his biopic?

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        • “his Bollywood debut”-Apparently the son will debut as a director and the daughter as an actress.

          Generally I’m libertarian on drugs but MDMA?!

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          • Personally speaking, I don’t even touch alcohol. So, for me, drugs is a really big, bad thing. And I hate the fact that creative people indulge in drugs for whatever reason.

            It’s not cool and it’s certainly harmful in every single way!

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          • Like you don’t touch alcohol, fags or drugs.

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          • Also, nepotism absolutely sucks. It’s a pretty vicious circle when it comes to Bollywood, although the rise of OTT has opened avenues for talented actors in recent years.

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          • Moderate amount of alcohol consumption is good for health and marijuana has its benefits. For the rest, jail is the place to be.

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        • There is something rotten in Bollywood now. I cannot imagine the ordel Gauri-SRK must be undergoing.
          Here we are not talking about an abandoned broken family issue. Here is one of the strongest family , respected and loving. Something is odd.

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  47. One of the reasons why I found watching Breaking Bad too painful to watch was because of the explicit scenes involving drug usage. And I still haven’t watched the complete series.

    This is something that bothers me no end.

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  48. Actor Ghanshyam Nayak, known for playing Nattu Kaka in the popular sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, died on Sunday. He was battling cancer.

    Actor Manoj Bajpayee’s father RK Bajpayee, who had been critically ill for some time now, passed away Sunday morning. He was 83. Manoj Bajpayee, who has been shooting for a film in Kerala, has left for Delhi for the last rites, confirmed his spokesperson.

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  49. Managed to sit through the long never ending running time of No Time To Die and was pleasantly surprised to finally watch a Bond film that partially did away with its silly tropes and gravity defying illogical stunts and focused on the more applicable bits of espionage. Even though the so called compassionate side of Bond was overdone and the climax was outstretched and needless, the film is a fitting tribute to Craig’s era as Bond and a good set up for Lashana Lynch to take over. 7/10, worth watching on the big screen.

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  50. Bond time!

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  51. Lol, blog is again doing same stuff as did during SSR suicide calling it murder and #justiceforSSR and all that crap! Same circus will be repeated now for Aryan Khan. I already gave my opinion about drugs during SSR case and I don’t see it as a big deal. Yes, it is illegal but consuming drugs doesn’t make you a criminal. Two separate things. If you want to destroy your body, it can happen with anything be it smoking, drinking or drugs.

    Even Obama has admitted to doing drugs as student when he made marijuana legal is many states in US. It is just no big deal!

    No, I’m not saying this coz it is Aryan Khan and related to SRK. I had same comments last year. If someone wants to pick them up, you are free to do it!

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    • Also main point. You just don’t get up from sleep and catch a top star’s son out of the blue. There would have been enough discussions and permissions taken at national level (as it’s NCB) before proceeding with this arrests or even thinking about it. It is just whom you want to target in the society. You can catch anyone and even raid anywhere if you want to. Leaving out the big fish openly in the market and catching young kids anywhere is not going to help you solve the drug racket. It is just diversion tactics and showing some their place in the society.

      Now, you don’t even need to know prove that Aryan Khan was doing drugs. Tomorrow he’ll be out saying nothing concrete but the damage will be done already.

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  52. “I won’t say I made it flawless but Jagga is not everybody’s cup of tea, and the audience it was made for, maybe didn’t come to the theatre. Through OTT it reached the right audience and got appreciated. Suddenly one day, I saw my Twitter full of fan reactions. Though I don’t know if it had released today, it would’ve worked better or not. If I had made an exceptionally universal film, then it would’ve worked at any given time.”

    https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/anurag-basu-on-ranbir-kapoors-jagga-jasoos-flopping-on-release-finding-audience-now-7501694/

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    • I agree. JAGGA Jasoon was not for everyone.
      I for one liked it. Its cartoonish, kind ofTintin combined with Byomkesh.

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  53. And also seems like a Union Minister’s son deliberately ran his car over farmers in UP. Aryan Khan is being used as a distraction.

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  54. The scandal on Aryan…seriously who cares!

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  55. “The law empowers the Government of India’s competent authorities such as the Customs and the DRI to open, examine and seize unlawful cargo. No port operator across the country can examine a container. Their role is limited to running the port” Adani Group said in a statement on Tuesday.

    “We sincerely hope that this statement will put to rest the motivated, malicious and false propaganda being run on social media against the Adani Group. APSEZ is a port operator providing services to shipping lines. We have no policing authority over the containers or the millions of tonnes of cargo that pass through the terminals in Mundra or any of our ports,” it further added.

    The importer firm, identified by official sources as Aashi Trading Company, is alleged to be run by M Sudhakar and his wife G Durga Purna Vaishali.

    The couple has been arrested by the DRI from Chennai a few days back and they were later brought to Bhuj town in Kutch. On Monday, the couple were produced before a special court for NDPS cases in Bhuj that granted 10 days’ custody of the two to the DRI.

    The massive Mundra port drug seizure on September 15 was a result of a painstaking investigation of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) after the same drug runners did a dry run on the Kutch port on June 9. On the night of September 14-15, the DRI seized nearly 3000 kilogrammes of Afghan heroin mixed up with talcum powder from the Mundra port, feeding a drug network extending all over India including New Delhi and Noida.

    According to top North Block officials, the DRI, working on the leads provided by the June 9 dry run, was able to identify the drug runners, mode of payments and principals behind the Mundra port seizure with the help of central agencies like IB, RA&W and NIA. With the seizure highlighting the extent of the drug network of Afghan nationals in India, the central government is expected to hand over the entire case to the NIA.

    With the links of Mundra seizure reaching the Capital, the Delhi Police have also started a new drugs-terror-underworld unit in the Special Cell with the appointment of three new DCPs in the unit. Working with the central agencies, the Delhi Police is trying to explore the deadly triad link in the Capital city where Nigerian and Afghan drug runners are active.

    According to security agencies, the capture of Afghanistan by the Taliban will lead to a serious drug situation in the Indian sub-continent as opium cultivation and heroin processing will be the main source of revenue for these Pakistan backed Sunni Islamists. “Presently there is more than three lakh hectares of opium cultivation in Afghanistan. We expect a super bumper crop under the Taliban this year as a result of which the global markets will be flooded with drugs, making the youth and children extremely vulnerable,” said an NCB official.

    India has a prevalence of use of opioids, which according to a government study is as high as 2.1 per cent as compared to .70 per cent global average and 0.46 per cent Asian average. If we extrapolate these percentages into numbers, the daily requirement of heroin in India is around one metric ton per day or 360 metric tons in a year, which is valued at ₹1,44000 crore in the international market. It is quite evident that this money is used in other organized crime activities and for terror.

    Mint and HT sources.

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  56. Who is Anupam Tripathi? Here’s all you need to know about the Indian actor who plays a Pakistani in the Korean series ‘Squid Game’

    Korean series ‘Squid Game’ is earning much popularity on the internet and the show features an interesting Indian connection. Born in India, actor Anupam Tripathi has been earning much praise for his act in the K-Drama. He plays the role of Ali, a Pakistan based migrant worker in the series. The 32-year-old actor reportedly moved to Korea in 2010 and has featured in several Korean TV and films.

    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/web-series/news/korean/who-is-anupam-tripathi-heres-all-you-need-to-know-about-the-indian-actor-who-plays-a-pakistani-in-the-korean-series-squid-game/articleshow/86704128.cms

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  57. https://boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=6340

    A day to relish for big screen cinema lovers across the globe as James Bond sets the box office alight just like pre pandemic times!

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    • Business of Hindi belt is still shockingly Low at 20% of pre pandemic level.

      The 8.5 cr weekend nett of the new Bond movie is definitely 8×5=40 cr nett level in pre pandemic phase.

      The Hindi belt was naturally most affected in covid and is taking most time to recover.

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      • Hindi audiences are yet to get the right film to bring them back to theaters in large numbers. Bond dubbed in Hindi is no Marvel.

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  58. On Aryan:
    Really, who is surprised or shocked? A lot of these stars and star kids do this (They have been doing that all along, some wasted their life drinking, it doesn’t just have to be one form of drug). It’s same in all countries. How many cases you hear of overdosing? I just hope they’re smart enough to not over do it or mix it with other things which can lead to their death.

    Boxoffice:
    Not a good total for Bond from India but did well in other countries.
    Venom did great in USA

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  59. wonder how long facebook/whatapp will be down, my wife is going crazy.

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  60. Salman is rightfully branded a criminal and murderer, but this is straight up terrorism.

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  61. She told Bollywood Hungama, “Please give me one! Whom shall I ask for it? What can I do? I can only perform to my best, and that’s all that I have control over. I’ve never lobbied even for regular awards, which is why it took so long for me to win one. So how will I be able to lobby for a National Award?”

    She continued, “I have no idea how to go about it other than making sure that if I don’t win one this year, I’ll return the next year with another performance. I have kept that attitude since 2016, when I was not acknowledged for Pink. And ever since then, my way of taking revenge has been to come back with a performance every year that’s going to make you sit up and take notice for my work. That’s all that I have control over, really.”

    Previously, Taapsee had expressed her disappointment at not being recognised for Pink in an interview with Hindustan Times. “The only time my heart broke and that pinch of not getting awards was in 2016 when Pink released. I was not nominated (for awards) and even in couple of places where I was nominated I didn’t win when everyone I met was raving about the film and my performance. So much so that Shoojit Sircar said get your clothes stitched, you are going to win all the awards,” Taapsee said.

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  62. Bell Bottom Seven Week Update
    Tuesday 05 October 2021 12.30 IST
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    The collections of Bell Bottom continue to trickle in despite it being streamed on Amazon. The film is now in its seventh week and has collected around 32 crore nett comfortably making it the top Hindi grosser post the pandemic.

    The best business for the film has come in Delhi / UP with the film grossing around 9.50 crore till date. Even though the film had no release in Maharashtra it has still managed to cross the 6 crore nett mark in Mumbai circuit thanks to some good numbers in Gujarat every Sunday.

    Bell Bottom will remain in cinemas till Diwali dud to the lack of releases and probably finish around the 32.50 crore nett mark. The collections of Bell Bottom till date are as follows.

    Week One – 18,72,00,000

    Week Two – 7,31,00,000

    Week Three – 2,87,00,000

    Week Four – 1,83,00,000

    Week Five – 82,00,000

    Week Six – 31,00,000

    Week Seven – 12,00,000 (4 days)

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    • As per my calculation of 20% of prepandemic level, this is equivalent to Rs 32 crx5 = Rs Rs 160 cr nett.
      However this is just to check the market level and doesn’t mean anything for Bell Bottoms.
      Its share is 15 cr from theatres and 75 cr from OTT. International share plus audio etc might be another few crores.

      I think Bell Bottoms made a good decision to come in theatres a month before OTT. It hasn’t gained anything but in the process revived the theatres who are not running towards a hopeful scenario.

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      • Its a flop. Accept and move on. It forego 25 cr from its OTT rights to have a theatrical release and made just 15 cr distributor share. Loss of 10 cr, flop.

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        • Even the most stupid are not calling it a flop.
          Why are you calling? Try to become better. You can be.

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          • Dont get irritated by facts. Did your reliable Taran give it any verdict? He does not, when the film flops.

            If BB needed 50 cr nett for recovery, then Sooryavanshi will need more than 100 cr nett just for recovery. Deal with it.

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          • 30 cr was needed to recover the netflix deficit. It has. It could have done more but it did not.

            Not that 30 cr nett was the criteria to be a hit. What Netflix gave without theatricals itself recovrred the cost for producers. The day BB released it became a hit commerically.

            Theatricals were pure profit. Were they enough tk be called a big hit. Not really. In strict term, it is above average.
            Considering the extreme scenario and cost, its a clean hit.

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          • For such a big star, why set the lowest of standards?
            No one is calling the film a hit anywhere.

            Bogus conclusion only reserved for Akshay. Any other actor say Salman or Aamir there is no way this logic would be applied.

            Guarantee Kumar is no more!

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          • By such moronic logic every flop is a clean hit because producers always make money from other sources.
            Kuch bhi …

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          • 20% of pre pandemic level is a very low yardstick even for an urban multiplex film like Bell Bottom. With Maharashtra shut and the rest running at 50%, this should have done at least 50 Cr to be called a success/hit. Its an Average/Below Average fare in current circumstances.

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          • He at least faced the storm. What does that even make of others’ ‘stardom’ when they can’t even dare a theatrical release during these times?

            If BB is a flop, it doesn’t affect Akshay Kumar that much. He has 5 or 6 projects lined up to have another go.

            Guys like Hrithik, Ranbir or Aamir have much more to lose. At this rate, you will get 2 films from them by 2030. If one flops, it makes things downright terrible for them. By their third venture, they could be playing Aryan Khan’s Grandpa.

            As for Bollywood films flopping, the writing has been on the wall since quite some time. 90% of films are made for very select audiences, which appeals to very few people. Most of the themes are downright unappealing to most people. No wonder, the industry is hit very hard during these testing times. Most people won’t even bother. There is a big difference between not liking something or plain indifference from most poeple. When it comes down to a feeling of indifference, then it becomes much harder to revive things.

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          • You’ve laid out exactly why Akshay Kumar was the only one in (or one of few, maybe Devgnn too) a position to take a loss and not the others. Others are not in a position with a completed film and even if so because of fewer releases they can’t afford a Bell Bottom scenario.
            It was likely this result for Bell Bottom as it wasn’t a sensible decision. Let’s see with Sooryavanshi as it should fair way better.
            Fine line between taking calculated risks. I wouldn’t expect Aamir to release LSC unless the conditions were good. There is way more pressure on that film than any single Akshay movie. Way more expectations too. There is no need for him to be silly and release to be ‘brave’, ‘courageous’ or some kind of ‘hero’ who ends up with a flop.

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          • In any case if we speak about specific stars…Aamir/Hrithik in particular have a history of gaps between releases for various reasons so is it any surprise that they wouldn’t release during a pandemic? Is it shocking at all?

            I’m hardly surprised Akshay Kumar has released 2 films especially when he has so many to release.

            I definitely would prefer to have work in this scenario but surely one wants the film to work at least! Hardly a situation where you shoot from the hip and hope you kill a blackbuck!

            There is no rush or pressure IMO for Aamir to release LSC. A home production, he’s better off making sure that whatever he releases and when he releases he gives the movie the best chance of success.

            Akshay’s situation is different. Can’t be compared. Does one want 10 opportunities in a bad market? I doubt it. Plus others have stakes in his films as he’s not producer or financing them. He’s in a situation where he can remain visible but there is hardly any mileage to be gained unless he knocks one out the park. Bell Bottom hasn’t done any good IMO. Reviving theatres – well if the numbers are true the film is a theatrical loss. It’s not the kind of revival that is a unanimous success. A revival is the opening of No Time To Die in UK for example. It’s actually broken records of previous Bond movies. 30Cr for Bell Bottom – please it’s not celebration moment at all.

            Bollywood is massively struggling period. It needs a massive film to revive the industry. Not a niche multiplex film.

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          • It is YRF, Rohit Shetty, Ranveer, Rajamouli who are holding back their releases. LSC is not complete with post production work going on and so are some other films. A big budget film like Suryavanshi and RRR cant take risks like a not so big budget films. And they are not churning out movies every 2 months.

            As for doing few films, it is their choice. They dont worry much about filmography or money as the case maybe. For some, their one film in 4 years is a sort of devotion and they are not much bothered about success or failure. They hope for the best and are ready to accept even failure. Remember Mera Naam Joker?

            In my opinion both are crazy. Churning out 10 half baked films like a factory and making one film in 4 years, a very big risk. A middle path is welcome.

            Ranbir and Ranveer are new hopes as they both are relatively young and both are star actors. While the older ones with fading looks and advancing age will be rejected by the bored audience in a matter of 2 to 3 years. I bet that they will never act as grandfathers to the budding heroes even if they dont get any work or dont make movies for themselves like Dev Anand used to do.

            If I have Rs.1000, I will not mind losing Rs.100. If I have only 100 rupees, then I will not want to lose that 100 rupees.

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          • The answer is pretty simple.

            Why didn’t Akshay release Sooryvanshi instead of Laxmi straight to OTT?

            Why didn’t Akshay release Sooryavanshi instead of Bell Bottom few weeks back?

            Big films like LSC or RRR are expensive films and need proper release. If aamir thinks he needs to wait another year to release LSC, than so be it. Just like Akshay/Shetty didn’t want to release sooryavanshi so far and waited until MH opened up.

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          • Yes and they released the film that if it failed would caused least damage to Akshay. Because if Sooryavanshi met with Bell Bottom response, I’m sure Akshay wouldn’t be happy or generally the fraternity. Here Bell Bottom feels like the film easy to dispose of and forget.

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          • The basic fact is Bell Bottom hasn’t behaved anything like HF4, Good Newzz, Kesari, Airlift, Mission Mangal etc. Naveen is attempting daylight robbery and making a nonsense calculation converting 30Cr into 160Cr. Or whatever.
            The trajectory of Bell Bottom is more like Gold and Padman. Not hits – average at best except Naveen will add it in his run of Akshay’s 15 blockbusters in a row. Because that’s what he does. He adds spin better than Shane Warne! Except his googly has been hit for 6 as no one sensible is calling Bell Bottom any kind of theatrical success! Or even a hit! Or a blockbuster as that’s what he’ll end up calling it in a year’s time.

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      • Economics wise it is a flop. Producers may have made money but distributors have made losses

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    • I dont think it is a good news for the theatres or for the big films.

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      • 4 weeks or 8 hardly makes a difference. The one’s who want to watch in theaters anyways will. No Time To Die was running at 90%+ occupancy at most multiplexes in Bangalore on Sunday evening (100% permitted here).

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    • This hardly matters to Bollywood really even in pre pandemic scenario. How many movies were making serious collections at theatres for 4 weeks let alone 8 weeks? We are talking really about 5% of releases.
      If the movie is excellent people will still watch in cinema over OTT. But Bollywood isn’t reliable enough for good quality. Best to create a hybrid model IMO.
      I personally would watch a big film at theatre even with knowledge it was on OTT in 4 weeks. Of course it depends on the film…it wouldn’t be just any movie.

      Bollywood will need OTT IMO. Till it gets it’s act together producing quality it’s an industry that will have to bend over rather than other other way round.

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      • Given the current lineup, all films will have a one week run at theaters, at max 2. OTT release after 4 weeks cant hurt in such a scenario.

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  64. Jaya and Amitabh were Hrishida’s favourites. AB went to Hrishida to say he was marrying Jaya.

    Recalled Hrishida, “I told Jaya I’ll be attending her marriage from my son Amitabh’s side.”

    He was very unhappy with the kind of work AB did in the 1980s.

    “Many directors reduced him to a stuntman. Some people thought I had blundered badly by making Amit sing classical songs in Alaap when he was holding guns and booze bottles.”

    Alaap was made during the Emergency.

    “It was a depressing film because I was very depressed. I thought it was the end of my life. I couldn’t believe Mrs Gandhi had become such a dictator.”

    https://www.rediff.com/movies/column/why-hrishida-made-happy-films/20210930.htm

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    • Alaap is probably biggest disaster during Amitabh’s peak. It didn’t complete full week in many cinemas.

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  65. I really don’t see the shame or issue in calling Bell Bottom an unsuccessful release. I mean this is some serious insecurity.
    On the flip, we tap our hat to Akshay Kumar for taking a risk. But not every bet is a winning bet. Some lose and there is nothing to be ashamed about. We are afterall in a pandemic!

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    • Bell Bottom is not successful. There are big doubts if Sooryavanshi or Prithviraj will be successful given their budgets. Not the best of times for Akshay or his fans.

      In current scenario i believe guys like hrithik are better placed. He has a good commercial lineup – vikram veda, fighter, krrish and war sequel. By the time first of these is completed and released, the effects of the pandemic will be gone.

      Aamir’s LSC wont release until there is a shang chi moment happening in bollywood and we have a bonafide hit in the domestic market.

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      • Bell Bottom is a successful film.It made profits.You can believe that its an unsucessful film.Some people here have agendas.

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        • Even TOH made profits for producers. So did numerous flop films. No one calls them successful films. Its not about agendas but having different standards for different stars.

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        • I agree , distributors made money with Bell Bottoms. Their cost was low and hence movie is HIT.

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          • Can it even be compared? TOH released for Diwali, with open weeks and at the best time possible when a Bahubali had made over 1000cr in India and when it was raining hits at the BO practically every week.

            BB released during a pandemic, with an OTT release platform in view in order to make up what it loses theatrically, with Maharashtra shut and sanitary measures on social distancing prevailing everywhere around. Name me one Bollywood film that could have released during that week and on which you could have placed a bet that it would be a theatrical blockbuster? Not a single one.

            Context is everything and we can’t ignore that. Even right now, there is not one single Bollywood film on which I could place a bet that it would work in the hindi belt. Even if RRR releases this week, I would bet it would be a wash-out in the hindi version.

            What I mean is that if anyone’s favourite star’s film would have released there, you would be seeing OTT platform figures being produced here and the rhetoric would have been in the lines of ‘let’s forget about the theatrical here because we are in the middle of a pandemic and it changes everything as the circumstances are ones that have never been seen before. Surely we can’t be knocking the film for not being able to work wonders in the theatres right now?’

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          • Bell Bottom made 32.5 crores after an opening day of 2.75 crores. That’s about 12x the initial day total.

            That’s not bad trending at all. And it makes sense — it’s a pretty good masala film, as I’ve mentioned before.

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          • Comparing it to Roohi, the latter film only made around 8x its initial day total.

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          • Overall it’s steady at lower end and this kind of trend is what is expected in pandemic. The pandemic has jolted business and you are basically back to how films trended and worked before front loading.
            Smaller screen capacity and longer shell life. These aren’t bad things at all.
            I would prefer a movie that made 32.5Cr over months than one weekend. The former at least shows some anecdotal appreciation. Obviously if you wanted to make money you prefer the latter- a big lump sum.

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          • My verdict on BB performance is this. It gets brownie points for releasing and breathing life into the industry.
            The opening was poor IMO but the film has shown a tail to stick around. It’s worthy of a below average status. Factually it’s a flop but as it’s shown some fight it gets below average. It’s nowhere near a hit. The opening was too poor.
            All of it comes into play. Opening, trending, budget, economics.
            Economically it’s a flop.
            Opening was poor.
            Trend is decent.
            Budget seems OK.
            Below average IMO. If I was picking between hit or flop it’s a flop.
            I expected more simply because of how other parts of India are working and the global box office in general.
            If we use MH as main reason we should see % contribution of many films from this specific belt in the next few releases that do release there to get a sense of what loss BB had collections wise from MH. You could probably work it out with historic releases.

            But anyway assigning classification in these times is a mugs game. Everything is different because of pandemic. But it does beg the q why Hindi films are behaving like outliers to everything else. Overall they are disposable I feel. Only a few films a year warrant watching – that too from home. Why waste your money in cinema or pretty poor films.

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          • BB of course has the ‘excuse’ of the pandemic. No one is denying that. But that argument cant be used to say BB has done well or more stupidly call it a Hit. Some other guy has come out of hibernation to argue BB is successful because producers made money!

            Pandemic or not, these arguments are simply silly and fan rants. Reality is that it has not done well due to the pandemic. Its an acceptable result, why spin it?

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          • Exactly. It doesn’t need any spin.

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      • Hrithik Roshan will be No1 soon.

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        • Perhaps he will be. He also is supposedly doing Ramayan with Ranbir. Even Ranbir and Ranveer have multiple interesting projects lined up. These 3 guyz shud be doing really well in the next 5 years.

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          • Nothing has been confirmed apart from Vikram Vedha and Fighters. He’s known to blow up chances of long term box office dominance thanks to his disinterest in doing a bulk number of films or signing the wrong films at the wrong time.

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          • Never say never. He has talked abt jadoo coming back in next krrish film. Sid recently talked abt war sequel. And there are reports that both Ranbir and hrithik has met ramayana makers to start discussions.

            But yes i think both ranbir and ranveer are better placed than hrithik given the current slate of films.

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        • Hrithik has potential blockbusters in his kitty. He is surely back and should be No 1 again.

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          • Kitty may be full, question is how soon can he complete them? Guys like Ranbir and Ranveer has 3 films lined up each for 2022 itself.

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  66. Arvind Trivedi, Best Known As Raavan Of Ramayan, Dies At 82. Sunil Lahri, Arun Govil, Dipika Chikhlia Post Tributes
    Arvind Trivedi’s nephew Kaustubh Trivedi said that the actor died of a heart-attack on Tuesday night
    https://www.ndtv.com/entertainment/arvind-trivedi-best-known-as-raavan-of-ramayan-dies-at-82-sunil-lahri-arun-govil-dipika-chikhlia-post-tributes-2565312#pfrom=home-ndtv_lateststories

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  67. The Verdict: Suraj Venjaramoodu, Akshay Kumar and the return of MGR
    September’s report card is here – a superlative Suraj Venjaramoodu in Kaanekkaane, Arvind Swami heralding the return of MGR in Thalaivii and an Akshay Kumar film that never feels compelling.
    https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/the-verdict-suraj-venjaramoodu-akshay-kumar-and-the-return-of-mgr-7554168/

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  68. Due to the ongoing controversy, it seems like SRK has taken a break from the shoot till his son is out on bail in the drug case. According to Bollywood Hungama, Shah Rukh’s body double Prashant Walde has filled in for him. The team is currently shooting in Mumbai’s Cumballa Hill.
    Prashant is shooting for Atlee’s film in SRK’s absence. The reports suggest that the team has completed 20-days of the shoot while 180 days are still there to go. Apart from this, SRK was set to leave for Spain to shoot a song with Deepika Padukone for ‘Pathan’. The makers have now postponed the shoot due to Aryan’s arrest.

    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/is-shah-rukh-khans-body-double-prashant-walde-filling-in-for-him-in-atlees-film-shoot-amid-aryan-khans-arrest/articleshow/86803218.cms

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    • This is a new trend. Almost entire movie can be shot with Body double for elderly actors, making them look fitter, younger and agile.

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  69. https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/nawazuddin-siddiqui-spooks-you-out-in-adbhut-teaser-watch-7555157/
    The video opens with the voice of Nawazuddin asking Shreya and Rohan Mehra if they are able to see anything. When Shreya says she can’t, he switches on the light and asks the same question. He explains that if you are unable to see something, that doesn’t mean it does not exist. Nawazuddin is at his spookiest best in the trailer as he creates the atmosphere with his dialogue and expressions.

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  70. Looks like the shooting schedule of Katrina Kaif and Vijay Sethupathi’s new film with director Sriram Raghavan has been delayed once again. In an interview with ETimes, Sriram Raghavan revealed that the film’s set, which was created in Mumbai’s Film City in Goregaon, has been taken down because of the delayed schedule – the film was supposed to start in September. “The construction on the set had begun but we pulled it down because our October dates got shifted due to the pandemic,” the publication quoted Sriram Raghavan as saying. However, it is speculated that the shooting of the new film got postponed and sets were taken down eventually as Katrina Kaif reportedly assigned her October dates to Tiger 3.
    https://www.ndtv.com/entertainment/after-katrina-kaif-and-vijay-sethupatis-film-set-was-taken-down-director-sriram-raghavan-explains-why-2565485#pfrom=home-ndtv_lateststories

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  71. Was Ray open to criticism?
    No, he wasn’t. I didn’t ever criticise him, though. When I discussed things with him, it wouldn’t be by way of criticism – it would be more of a discussion, just like the discussion I had with him on Kamu Mukherjee’s character in Phatik Chand. And he listened to me patiently. When I interviewed him, I did pose some uncomfortable questions, but in a very respectful way. That was not difficult, because I did respect him hugely. But even though my father was an old friend of his, if he wrote anything critical about his films, Ray would always hit back.
    https://scroll.in/reel/1006984/how-aparna-sen-forged-a-deep-friendship-with-satyajit-ray-despite-differences-in-age-and-opinion

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  72. President Joe Biden said Tuesday there was a “real possibility” that Senate Democrats would move to change the body’s filibuster rules in order to overcome Republicans’ refusal to raise the debt ceiling and stave off a potential economic collapse if the federal government doesn’t pay its bills.

    When asked at the White House if the party was considering the “nuclear option,” as a change in the filibuster has been called, Biden said it was in the cards. “I think that’s a real possibility.”

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/senate-democrats-debt-ceiling_n_615cf410e4b045b6faae7103

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  73. https://theprint.in/india/ncp-calls-cruise-drug-bust-involving-aryan-khan-fake-questions-bjp-workers-presence/746448/

    This is becoming more and more embarrassing day by day. Very obvious that the centre is targeting SRK here.

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    • Hope he gets bail and goes home.

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    • NCP? 😜

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    • I think 8 were arrested,

      We know father name of one or two kid, what about others?

      Getting on an expensive cruise, can’t be some ricksawalas son.

      If Bollywood have issues in MH with favorable gvmt in state, imagine what would happen if they move to yogiland, for those who think bollywood should pack up and move to UP.

      I think this is well planned and they’ll ensure SRK son isn’t out for long time. But money can do some magic sometimes so you never know.

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      • 1. Your so called Yogiland does not keep theaters senselessly shut till they’re bribed well enough unlike a goon marathi manoos fringe party.
        2. The Hindi film industry deserves to be in the Hindi heartland, not in an overexpensive, overrated sewer of a metropolitan city where fringe goons run amok with anti Hindi, anti Bihari campaigns for the sake of political votebank.

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      • There have been widespread rumours about SRK and his family being into drugs since quite some time. The reports about those parties at Mannat with SRK and Gauri Khan’s close circle of friends who hard drugs flowing frely around have been widespread for several years. You can see that the most vocal, the biggest public backing the family got were from people like Deepika Padukone and Suzanne Khan, who have been known to be into drugs. These people pretty much claim Aryan is innocent and a victim for being a celebrity’s son. Watch someone like Sunil Shetty’s backing, for instance, which is more nuanced and about letting justice take its course and not to jump to conclusions.

        Deepika’s reported chat a few month could not be clearer. After talking about ‘maal’, she even named the drug she wanted in her chat with the dealer. It is also widely known that Suzanne Khan was very much within Arjun Rampal’s circle of drug addicts. Somewhere it probably cost her her marriage. The same Rampal has been closely associated with SRK’s family since several years.

        When you are into drugs, how do you set an example and keep your child away from it? It becomes harder.

        Nothing can be taken for granted with children. But when you look at the upbringing that someone like AB gave to his children, it becomes harder to fathom someone like Abhishek Bachan, for instance, falling into drugs.

        A the end of the day it is clear that if Aryan Khan is consuming or dealing with drugs, he should be punished for it. And neither should he be a bigger target merely because he is a celebrity’s son, nor should he also be declared innocent or be allowed to go beyond the law merely because of that.

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  74. The promotions have not kicked in for Suryavanshi. Maybe bollywood is too stunned as of now.

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    • I think it will start with two weeks to go. I’m sure they’ll be on Kapil Sharma, and other reality shows.

      Just had a chuckle thinking about film promotion when i was a kid, which was pretty much posters at railway station and few plastered around town.

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  75. My netflix subscription is put on hold and they are asking for retry and resubmission. Some money is saved. There is always Prime, hotstar, Zee 5 and so on which dont cost much.

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  76. New Delhi: Veteran actor Arvind Trivedi, best known for portraying the role of Raavan in Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, died at the age of 82. On social media, actors Arun Govil and Sunil Lahri confirmed the news of Arvind Trivedi’s death and remembered their Ramayan co-star in heart-wrenching posts. Arun Govil, who played the role of Ram in the epic show, described Arvind Trivedi as “my dear friend” in his condolence tweet. Meanwhile, Sunil Lahri, who featured as Lakshman on Ramayan, wrote: “Bahut dukhad samachar hai ki hamare sabke pyare Arvind bhai (Raavan of Ramayan) ab hamare bich nahin rahe. Bhagwan unki atma ko shanti de (It’s very sad that our beloved Arvind Trivedi is not amongst us anymore. May he rest in peace). I am speechless I lost father figure my guide, well-wisher and gentleman.”

    https://www.ndtv.com/entertainment/arvind-trivedi-best-known-as-raavan-of-ramayan-dies-at-82-sunil-lahri-arun-govil-dipika-chikhlia-post-tributes-2565312#pfrom=home-ndtv_lateststories

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    • He was very good as Ravan. And also Nattu Kaka of TMKOC also is no more. Without him, Jethabhai ka shop will not be the same.

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  78. Both Shang Chi and No Time are doing 20-25 cr in India currently as per BOI. In pre-pandemic times these wud be usually doing 75 cr or so. The market is roughly at one third of pre-pandemic times at present without MH.

    In same vein, BB wud have done around 90 cr in pre-pandemic times, which is same as in Padman range.

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    • If Sooryavanshi was to perform like any other Akshay superhit in recent times, it wud have done 190-200 cr nett in pre-pandemic times. Currently that amounts to 65 cr. Add 30% to it due to MH opening and u get a projection of 85 cr nett total on Diwali. But will it be a hit at that total from economics point of view? The answer is simple – a big NO due to its big budget and interests it has incurred due to the long delay.

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      • Now 85 cr is perhaps the best case scenario currently. Anything more wud be welcome. My personal prediction is 70-80 cr total for Sooryavanshi.

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  80. Look at No Time To Die. It’s scored the biggest opening weekend for a Bond movie in UK. And yes we are still somewhat in a pandemic. It obviously has some significant meaning like being Craig’s final outing to boost opening. If it gets close to Spectre’s $881mn WW haul it’s done fantastic IMO. The key will be US market.
    Spectre is about $200mn from US and Skyfall $300mn. NTTD will need to be ahead of Spectre in US IMO to challenge the $881mn. The $1.1bn Skyfall WW is pretty impossible IMO as I think UK numbers are super front loaded – let’s see.

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