Rashmi Rocket, Venom: Let There be Carnage and the rest of the box office

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  1. Over the past year big screen cinema lovers across the globe have been extremely fortunate to witness 3 exceptionally well made IMAX entertainers in Tenet, Shang Chi & Bond. Hopefully many more to follow starting with Dune…

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  2. Jab Miyaan (Akshay) Biwi (Amazon, Taran, Komal) raazi,
    To kya karega qaazi (Jayshah, Marcus)

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    • It did 32 Cr after a 2.5 initial even at theaters. Suggesting a good word of mouth. Just that the initial was way too low. I guess it would have started at 4 Cr had it released last Friday & done 50+ thereafter.

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      • Had it done 50 cr nett, it wud had been a semi-hit.

        Btw, it cudnt even double its week 1 total by the end of its run. So much for good trending or wom. That too when it had no competition whatsoever.

        And doing well in OTT does not mean it has done well in theaters. As discussed, BB is a theatrical flop. No point in beating up a dead horse.

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        • What was the first week number?

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          • 18.72 cr according to BOI and 18.55 according to BH.

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          • That’s still a decent trend considering the first week was 8 days long. The starting number was way too low for it to have any chance of being a success but the acceptance is surely better than the likes of Gold.

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        • I think most people knew it was streaming on Amazon within a month of its release.

          Not many films are able to double their first week business. As I’ve pointed out in the previous thread, the real value of Bell Bottom’s nett figures is around 100 crores.

          A 12x return over the first day figures is definitely above average. That doesn’t mean the film hasn’t incurred losses for the distributors. Both things can be true at the same time.

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          • Pink for example, a multiplex hit, could not double its first week business.

            But it did make 16x its opening day figure. After starting above 4 crores as well.

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          • I think the opening of Bell Bottom was below par.
            Next people who have Amazon Prime are going to wait – this didn’t strike me as a big screen extravaganza kind of film.

            Also the 12x multiple of day one here – it is based on Thursday day 1 which would be lower than if this released on normal Friday. Friday opening would have been higher and that multiple lower if total the same.

            Indeed not many films double collections – that is the business model. With no OTT release for Bell Bottom it may have gone past 40Cr.

            Audiences (the general ones, not bloggers or enthusiastic filmogoers like here) just won’t pay for a non techi film when it’s available in few weeks time.

            Why pay for a few tickets on something you’ll watch in few weeks? Plus you are already paying for Amazon Prime! I do not think people are this desperate to run to theatres.

            Sooryavanshi is a better bet.

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          • Yeah, Sooryavanshi is going to be the real litmus test.

            By the way, we do have historical data and inflation data, so it should be possible to gauge how much of the business is still impacted by covid.

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  5. Not just Rashmi Rocket, Sanak and Udham Singh is also releasing on OTT this weekend. Lots of options for viewers.

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  6. NCB has been in successful in making sure Bail is behind for another. Hearing on Oct 20th now. This is the most epic misuse of law and vendetta. Yes blind bhakts won’t understand and neither want to understand this open issue. Hard go imagine someone living in jail for weeks without doing anything. Either ways.. congrats to some folks..don’t forget to have fun!

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    • Sorry for using to random profile..every where is full hour video… found this short clip on this account in Twitter.

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      • Now NCB has moved the case that Aryan might be part of International drug dealing and trafficking based on one of his chat record with his friend in states from Aug 2020. Lol. Yes he’s International drug dealer and does his on part time for his pocket money.

        NCB claims we don’t have proof but we are talking to ministry of external affairs and see if we can get hold of that person Aryan was talking and we’ll try to figure out the involvement in drug trafficking and till then we don’t want him to be on bail.

        There is no drugs. no rave party.. no chat about rave party in whatsapp and now the case is about conspiracy and International drug trafficking.

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          • I am following the case and it is just going round and round. Mostly he will get bail by 20th.

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          • ASG – We have said that bail may not be granted, he will tamper with evidence.

            Arguments on facts.

            He(Aryan Khan) is not a first time consumer. The evidence placed on record shows he is a regular consumer of contraband since last few years.

            #AryanKhanBail
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            ASG says that the panchnama clearly shows that the 6 gms of charas found from Arbaaz Merchant’s shoe was for their consumption.

            “They said ‘they’ are going to have a blast,” please note this.

            #AryanKhanBail
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            ASG – He(Ayan) was in conscious posession of the contraband because they have admitted it was for both of them. Therefore the argument that he was not found in possession, must be discarded.

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          • “I am following the case and it is just going round and round. Mostly he will get bail by 20th.”

            Agree, ultimately he will get a bail but this is a clear witch hunt and being made an example out of.
            This is also showing clear evidence of law doesn’t mean sh!t, agency/gvmt can play with rules to play with ones life. Nothing new tho.

            Some here who are perfectly okay with this, you know exactly why they’re okay with it.

            On same token, i’m surprised by how many are actually taking aryan side from rajat sharma to shatru to KRK to sekhar gupta (i thought we had few fans of shekhar here? i guess not in this case), there’s definetly support there because all sane minds can see how this is a clear which hunt and misuse of law.

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          • Actor Armaan Kohli has been in jail for the last 2 months under the NDPS act. For seizure of drugs as well.

            I wonder why no one is calling that a witch hunt?

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          • https://www.indiatvnews.com/entertainment/news/armaan-kohli-s-bail-rejected-by-special-ndps-court-in-drugs-case-740358

            A special Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act (NDPS) court on Thursday (October 14) rejected the bail application of actor Armaan Kohli and two others arrested in a drug seizure case. Kohli was arrested following a raid by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) at his residence during which banned narcotics were allegedly seized. The actor had argued that only a small quantity of drugs was allegedly recovered from his possession, and as such he was entitled for bail.

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          • “Some here who are perfectly okay with this, you know exactly why they’re okay with it.”

            Exactly. There is no logic to support this travesty of law. I would have been fine if they had arrested him with drugs test or even his medical test being shown as consumed but this is beyond witch hunt. No one arrests someone for having drugs, that too charas. That is give warning and leave kinda drugs.

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          • ““They said ‘they’ are going to have a blast”

            Imagine someone wants to have ‘blast’ with 6 gms of charas. I’m sure judge might be laughing inside in hearing that statement.

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          • Apparently the judge didn’t laugh at all.

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          • “I wonder why no one is calling that a witch hunt?” – we all know why the likes of Z and Master are not calling that a so called witch hunt.

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          • Hear hear!

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          • Go to armaan kohli fan forum, you’ll find plenty of supporters. I select my topics to discuss – i don’t have to participate in every topic out there!

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          • You go to Aryan Khan’s forum and change his nappies as he’s just a kid. Don’t pollute this forum with rubbish.

            I didn’t start it this time and you flooded the forum again! So yeah, follow your own advice and ditch the crying for some other place.

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          • What the heck – who is responding to you? I replied to Shivaay. I posted latest updates and why do you have problem with that? I have no problem if you want to keep posting Armaan kohli’s case updates. Please go on you blind bhakt!

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          • Why don’t you post the latest rates for Charas, and whatever you take/consume before you come here?

            Asking for Aryan Khan’s friend, you blind SRK bhakt 🙂

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          • @Saket, Holy Drug Warrior, was Armaan Kohli taken in custody by absconding BJP workers and physically escorted by them into the NCB office? If that’s not prime proof of a improper investigation, what is?

            And going to have a blast is proof that they’re going to do drugs, when they were going to a party? This is what they have for intent? ROFLMAO

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          • Dekh bhai drug consumer, what are you doing here fighting with me?

            Go and fight in the courts of law. File a PIL in the Supreme Court. Present the facts as you know it — why do you keep coming here to cry wolf?

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          • “I am following the case and it is just going round and round. Mostly he will get bail by 20th.”

            Court had the answer and it was not even 6pm yet and they still said, they’ll do next day, which is Oct 20 as there is 5 day holiday for court now. They just wanted Aryan to spend 1 more week in jail. No other reason not to pronounce decision at that moment. It’s not like judge will be sitting at home over the holidays and reading files to give decision.

            NCB knows, all they can do is get folks arrested as long as they can and delay bail. They have no case to keep them arrested on the case basis. Just to keep extending this bail game and get free publicity for NCB.

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          • For all of Saket’s wishes, SRK’s ads with Byju’s are back on TV and even RGV has become an Aryan Khan stan. The guy’s first movie is definitely going to have a 20 Cr opening after this 🙂

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          • My “wishes.”

            I wished for SRK’s ads with Byju’s to be stopped? Find me one instance where I’ve mentioned anything like that. In fact, I wasn’t even discussing anything related to Aryan until the passive-aggressive Master again started casting aspersions at me, posting nonsense as usual.

            You guys are mental — another reason why you should stay away from the stuff that you consume.

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          • “why do you keep coming here to cry wolf?”-Kyun ke satyamshot hai, aapke baap ka ghar nahin.

            Hope you don’t take offense, the dialogue works quite well here.

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          • You said something to the effect of their high and mighty image should be brought down or so and that clearly didn’t happen as SRK’s new ads are on air.

            What do you make of every journalist you once posted here from rohini singh to shekhar gupta calling it a witch hunt?

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          • I make nothing of any journalist because they are all bound by their ideological leanings. And none of them are ‘honourable’ folks. They all have their agendas.

            And your inference skills are pretty poor if you assign meanings to my words which don’t exist.

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          • What part of “Rashmi Rocket, Venom: Let There be Carnage and the rest of the box office, ” which is the name of this thread, indicates this is the place to cry about the atrocities being committed on Aryan Khan?

            That too on the THIRD THREAD in a row?

            Yeh Aryan Khan ki nappy change karna ka adda bhi nahin hai. Go somewhere else, SRK bhakt!

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          • “They all have their agendas.”

            Yes all prominent journalists, lawyers and everyone has agendas, ONLY NCB doesn’t have any agenda! Kya andh bhakti.. ROFLMAO!!!

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          • Well, you certainly have an agenda. You only talk about Aryan Khan and not Armaan Kohli.

            Shilpa Shetty’s husband, a British citizen no less, was in jail for 62 days. He couldn’t get bail. Did you pick up his case? Did you talk about the lack of justice in his case?

            Just take a look at the mirror, SRK bhakt. Not that everyone else here isn’t aware of it. People know EXACTLY why you talk about Aryan Khan. You have even praised Aurangzeb in the past, so don’t talk about agendas!

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          • “You have even praised Aurangzeb in the past..”

            Lol. Now what is this? I might have given a review on Aurangzeb movie though! I used to do that very often when I used to watch weekly 1 movie in cinemas. If you are talking about the ruler Aurangzeb, I must say you are sadly mistaken. Oh I see, that’s why you have such hate towards me or some others. Got it.. bhakt! Not surprising though!

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          • Master Says:
            August 11, 2018 at 2:04 PM
            Dara Shukoh(Ranveer Singh) will be shows as extremely positive (Ram) whereas Aurangzeb(Vicky Kaushal) will be extremely negative (Raavan) something on the lines of Padmaavat. Movie ends with the proclaim that if Dara Shukoh was the successor, India would have been better than it was with Aurangzeb. Not surprising movie for the current trend of India and Bollywood.

            Your words, not mine! And I’m reproducing them just so that everyone else is aware…

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          • No logic.. no point in clarifying that. For me to write on Aryan, I need to do pre-requisites by posting lame comments on Raj Kundra or Armaan Kohli. What kind of logic is that? One can participate in so many topics and so many forums and can’t be in every topic in the news. If you can’t get this basic sense, there’s nothing to explain you further!

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          • The logic is simple — if you talk about other cases as well and support them, you appear more neutral, less biased and less agenda-driven.

            It’s easy to cry wolf and talk about conspiracy theories when there is evidence that suggests otherwise.

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        • “I wasn’t even discussing anything related to Aryan until the passive-aggressive Master again started casting aspersions at me, posting nonsense as usual.”

          What lies? You are just pissed seeing my posts. Where did I respond to you? You started it again. Check and calling me drug consumer. You bloody blind bhakt! You are already heavily sedated and brain washed, you don’t need any other drugs, you moron!

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          • Oh dear…someone’s mighty pissed. I think 6 grams of charas will soothe your feelings.

            You can have a blast after that 🙂

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          • Kind of losing respect for saket but i get it now.

            Armaan kohli was arrested in his house by ncb and they found drugs IN HIS HOUSE, I repeat found drug IN HIS HOUSE…

            I guess for saket that is same as a friend having drugs but okay to arrest you too at the same time.

            This is why india is in state it is because people are having this type of mentality. Ok to arrest and abuse anyone as long as it’s someone/group (be it political or religious group) you don’t agree with.

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          • Well, if you did read the arguments that the NCB’s lawyer has provided you would have noted that drugs were found inside Aryan Khan’s friend’s shoes.

            Aryan Khan has admitted (confessed) that the drugs were both of them. Hence they are arguing that this is NOT a case where drugs haven’t been found in person.

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          • And these are the lawyer’s words, not mine. This is a counter argument to the claim that no drugs were found on Aryan Khan in person, hence he is blameless.

            There is a confession made by Aryan Khan and I’m sure the new lawyer (apparently SRK threw Maneshinde out) will argue that it was a forced confession. That’s how lawyers argue for their clients. No biggie here.

            And I did not post my views on the matter at all. Just pointed out arguments made by the NCB’s lawyer — why they think Aryan Khan’s bail application should be denied.

            I haven’t posted anything on Aryan Khan myself — only after master made passive-aggressive remarks against me that I was forced to point out the other side of the story.

            I don’t visit this place with a one-point agenda to crucify someone — it’s hardly something of interest to me. But if someone tries to bully me or passes snide remarks against me, I won’t stay quiet, that’s for sure.

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          • “I haven’t posted anything on Aryan Khan myself — only after master made passive-aggressive remarks against me that I was forced to point out the other side of the story”

            Man, this is outrageous. Again lies. Is it so hard for anyone to see who started first? Same story in last thread where you claimed you got instigated as I said Sameer Wankhede’s wife is B-grade actress. Mind you that is nothing against you. Now, what triggered you in today’s thread for which you are blaming again. There’s no end to lies.. I hope everyone can see it.

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          • Sameer Wankhede is the Singham of Mumbai. More power to him.

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          • Aryaan Khan’s dad **Edited**. What is your point in getting the wife of a real life hero into the discussion? Despite the threats to his life, Sameer is trying to clean up the city.

            Sooryavanshi movie should use him and Rohit Shetty for promotion. The promotion piece with Akshay, Ajay and Ranveer fell flat on the ground

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  7. Jai Shree Ram, Happy Dussehra!

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    • Yahan bahut logon ke halak me fasta hai, that’s why supporting blind and political motivated witch hunt cases! Shameless!

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  10. In a shocking incident from Vijaypura of Karnataka, fans of Kannada superstar Kichha Sudeep resort to violence for getting tickets for his new movie Kotigobba. massive violence erupted outside a movie theatre and fans vandalised the theatre gate and even stone pelted when they were denied by the theatre authority for the movie ticket.

    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/videos/toi-original/kannada-movie-fans-resort-to-violence-for-not-getting-tickets-for-kichha-sudeeps-film-kotigobba/videoshow/87020224.cms

    Compared to these fans, our bollywood fans are far better and far better behaved.

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    • Most of southern cinema barring Malayalam caters to semi educated and illiterates idolizing unidimensional circus clowns like Rajnikanth and Ullu Arjun (Salman equivalents), something that the likes of Rohit Shetty, Prabhu Deva and Sajid Khan have tapped well in Bollywood via remakes.

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    • Bollywood fans are most probably asking for refunds!

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    • tonymontana Says:

      Something similar happened at the time of Master’s release. Southern superstars fans are fanatics in the true sense

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    • Watching any big star film in a fan filled theatre in South India, the theatre experience warrants an extra half star.

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  11. Guys please be sensible with your comments. You can make any point without getting personal.

    Let’s not get into character assassinations.

    Just behave. Otherwise every comment that targets someone else will get deleted.

    I don’t care who started it.

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  12. Rashmi Rocket Review:

    Rashmi Rocket suffers from overcrowding.
    Through its runtime of nearly two hours, it hints at too many issues without sinking its teeth into any, notes Deepti Patwardhan.

    https://www.rediff.com/movies/review/rashmi-rocket-review/20211014.htm

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  13. @munna and Jay: please note the following comments that were posted before I retaliated, posted facts in return.

    Yes blind bhakts won’t understand and neither want to understand this open issue. Hard go imagine someone living in jail for weeks without doing anything. Either ways.. congrats to some folks..don’t forget to have fun!

    Some here who are perfectly okay with this, you know exactly why they’re okay with it.

    I am not going to hold back if these kinds of comments are posted again! Just a PSA for everyone else.

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    • Another provocative comment that I forgot:

      Yahan bahut logon ke halak me fasta hai, that’s why supporting blind and political motivated witch hunt cases! Shameless!

      This is beyond the pale. Please be ready to lock the threads again if this kind of “religious” or “political” stuff is written again. Because I’m not going to hold back for a second.

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    • I thought it was meant for certain right wingers online celebrating this, you are a stiff 😉 but not a Bhakt. These sort of insinuations were unnecessary.

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      • I was called a “blind bhakt” many times by Master in this very thread.

        So, I don’t believe for a second that all these provocative comments were not targeted towards me.

        And I’m going to post something controversial here — anyone who is ‘religious’ is by nature a right-winger. The ‘left’ truly has no religion! This is why I don’t support journalists in India who claim to be on the left. More often than not, they are just hypocrites of the highest order. Not that I support the likes of Arnab, Navika either.

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      • And here I thought the so called “Left vs Right” bs was a cold war legacy of communism vs capitalism. Either ways I guess there’s hardly any place left for the moderate centrists anywhere in the world, neither in politics and nor in society.

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    • “You blind bhakts won’t understand and neither want to understand this open issue. Hard go imagine someone living in jail for weeks without doing anything. Either ways.. congrats to some folks..don’t forget to have fun!

      Some here who are perfectly okay with this, you know exactly why they’re okay with it”

      I NEVER wrote a word on this whole episode because I knew what I was going to be labeled with and that’s what’s happened even without my uttering a word! I was going to respond to this since day in and day out they are casting aspersions on me as well – it is pretty clear. I had a strong hitting-in-the-plexus response [especially the second comment by **Edited**] but didn’t just keeping Munna and Jayshah in mind. Thanks for recognizing who’s who and the hypocricy displayed here.

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    • 5 Nov is it.

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      • With MH open now, Sooryavanshi shud beat BB’s 30 cr nett by the first weekend itself, unless it underperforms.

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        • I am estimating a higher end opening of 15 cr day 1 and weekend of 50 cr on current scenario.

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          • Bookmark this everyone

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          • This is based on my current estimate that market is has grown from BB’s 20% to 25% of prepandemic level and in few weeks would grow to 30%.

            In pre pandemic, we would have been looking Sooryavansho will a solo Diwali release taking on War opening day level of 53 cr nett day 1.

            30 % of 53 cr is ~ 15 cr.

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          • This is based on my current estimate that market has grown from BB’s 20% to 25% of prepandemic level and in few weeks would grow to 30%.

            In pre pandemic, we definitely would have expected Sooryavanshi, with a solo Diwali release, to take on War ‘s opening day of 53 cr nett day 1.

            30 % of 53 cr is ~ 15 cr.

            So this is just my consistent reading of the market. There has not been any dilution.

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        • LOL @53 cr pre pandemic opening day. 50 cr opening weekend prediction also sounds silly in current scenario. Lets see.

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    • Hmm, hope it’s as good as the first one. First one had awesome music (very underrated).

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    • Will go the same way as Ghayal 2. Zee Studios are out of their minds to invest in retro superstars like Sunny Deol in times when even Dabangg 3 is tanking.

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      • I think director Anil Sharma son will be the lead. It could be something like Sunny/Ameesha are captured and son goes fights 1000 people (give or take few) and rescues the parents.

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        • Can’t imagine being Sunny being captured and detained in Pakistan! Could very much be the other way round. Son/soldier being captured in 1971 war and Tara Singh goes back to get him out.

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        • cummon Z, Aman

          Plot is not that. Who told you?

          Plot is that Ameesha and his son goes to Pakistan to meet their family when they get arrested and Ameesha probably gets killed.

          Sunny then goes to Pak to get his son.

          This is 100% confirmed from an inside source.

          Aap log bhi naa….kahan kahan se flop story banate ho? 🙂🤣

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      • A silly move. What worked 20 years back will not work now. Flop.

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      • Sameer Wankhede succeeds where SRK failed. Sraightening out a spoiled brat.
        ://m.timesofindia.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/aryan-khan-promised-ncbs-sameer-wankhede-he-would-do-good-work-and-make-him-proud-reports/amp_articleshow/87064894.cms

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  15. Comments are going to be deleted if they are not on topic and personal in nature.

    if you have to address someone, please use screenname…name calling and other forms vitiate the discourse.

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  17. https://boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=6358

    Yet another Punjabi film Honsla Rakh takes a bumper initial while Tamil film Doctor scores well too. Even the Delhi circuit has come on board with the success of these Punjabi films and as of now its just Bollywood’s incompetency that’s preventing the CI, CP-Berar and Bihar/Rajasthan circuits from maximizing their potential.

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    • @ Sanjana, Like i had said earlier, i’m not that well versed of South India culture, politics, etc.

      Few movies i’ve seen that you’ve suggested did have a hint of caste. Is it still an issue or are these events of past? I assume it’s still an issue but at very low level. Doesn’t make it right but i would like to believe that this type of thought process is no longer there at mass level.

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      • The curious thing is, South industries in recent times have made a lot of movies dealing with caste, even highly commercial industries like Telugu and Kannada. It’s odd that there’s barely movies like these in Hindi.

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      • Unfortunately caste is still thriving due to votebank politics, , inherent rootedness, identity issues, benefits. Caste is not melting away even after conversions.
        Films from these parts showcase this vividly.
        Caste is as strong as religion for many. Just like sunni, shia. Just like catholics and protestants. But castes are too many unlike 2 or 3 divisions as in other religions.
        If we accept castes without casteism, the problem will be less and can be tackled to some extent.

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        • I can’t even imagine how it would feel to be of lower cast, basically you’re treated like sh!t. I mean i myself would be okay with situation if it means survival but imagine seeing your children in same situation and being treated like garbage.

          Sad but there’s caste system in many forms thru out the world.

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  19. Brilliant, Absolutely Brilliant

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  20. Just finished watching Rashmi Rocket. A feel good movie. Besides Taapsee, there are good actors like Varun Badola, Shweta Tripati, Supriya Pathak, Manoj Joshi, Abhishek Banerjee, Supriya Pilgaonkar, Priyanshu Painyuli etc.
    Justice delayed but not denied.
    Some are chosen to go through fire test for none of their fault.

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  21. Yesterday finished watching all 9 episodes of Squid Game. The last episode was bit of a drag.

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    • Yes, it seems that way because everything upto that point was a roller coaster ride.

      The last episode was treated as reset button and give view into mentality of the lead actor on why he made the decision he made and how he will be going forward. it’s almost as episode 1 of season 2. This will make season 2 start with a bang right from episode 1.

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  22. Actor Farrukh Jaffer, most recently seen playing Amitabh Bachchan’s wife Fatima Begum in Gulabo Sitabo, passed away on Friday in Lucknow. She was 88.

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    • This is sad news and she was great in anything she did from Umrao Jaan to Swades to Gulabo Sitabo. Rare kick to get such a character if Begum in such late age opposite Amitabh and that will live forever in history.

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  23. https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/uk-mp-david-amess-stabbed-multiple-times-in-a-church-dies-2576744

    A British lawmaker was stabbed to death on Friday in a church by a man who lunged at him at a meeting with voters from his electoral district, knifing him repeatedly.
    David Amess, a 69-year-old lawmaker from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party, was attacked at around midday at a meeting at the Belfairs Methodist Church in Leigh-on-Sea, east of London.

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  25. Rashmi Rocket movie review: Taapsee Pannu’s role spotlights modern sport’s oppressive notion of womanhood
    With all its imperfections, Rashmi Rocket ends up being provocative, convincing in its plotline about politics in India’s sporting establishment and entertaining.
    https://www.firstpost.com/entertainment/rashmi-rocket-movie-review-taapsee-pannus-role-spotlights-modern-sports-oppressive-notion-of-womanhood-10057291.html

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  26. Rashmi Rocket Review: Watch It For Taapsee Pannu’s Lead Performance
    Rashmi Rocket Review: It has its heart in the right place. If only it had kept a check on its lungs, it might have been a winner.
    ReviewsSaibal ChatterjeeUpdated: October 15, 2021 11:45 am IST
    https://www.ndtv.com/entertainment/rashmi-rocket-review-watch-it-for-taapsee-pannus-lead-performance-2-5-stars-out-of-5-2576219

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    • The trailer is coming today. Its easily the most anticipated movie for me apart from LSC in 2022! Hope the trailer builds up on the fantastic teaser WB released earlier.

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  28. How do the mods allow such fanaticism in this blog? Such pathetic tweets need to be deleted asap. Only srk fanatics are worthy to live in this world – Ha!

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  29. Saket, Master – Please ignore each other. If you have to talk, I would recommend then please use direct addressing. People are smart to understand indirect addressing,. Hopefully things improve with time.

    I don’t have bandwidth to moderate at micro level and expect commentators to have self restriction. There are not many commentators here; no point in having even less people to interact.

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  30. Sardar Udham is getting very interesting reviews, there’s praise for the mood, the tone, Vicky Kaushal’s performance and the Jalianwala Bagh sequence and criticism of length and pace (a common coplaint with Shoojit since October). IMDB is at 9.2.

    I think it would have been perfect with Irrfan, who was meant to star initially.

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    • Once upon a time SRK was Shoojit Sircar’s 1st choice but then he wanted Irrfan. It would have been age appropriate and I feel Vicky is too young for this role. I’m saying this without watching the movie but Vicky replacing Irrfan makes no sense. I’m sure Vicky might have done his best but Irrfan is another level.

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  31. Sardar Udham Review: Vicky Kaushal Delivers His Best Performance To Date
    Sardar Udham Review: The brilliantly lensed biopic also draws power from lead actor Vicky Kaushal’s intense and intuitive performance.
    https://www.ndtv.com/entertainment/sardar-udham-review-vicky-kaushal-delivers-his-best-performance-to-date-4-stars-2577218#pfrom=home-ndtv_lateststories

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  32. Sanya looks fresh and spirited. Sanya, Radhika Madan are showing great promise but yet to become mainstream heroines like Kriti Sannon and Taapsee. While Kareena and Kangana are still getting good movies. And there are Alia Bhatt and Deepika P, the big elephants in the room.
    Leading ladies are more interesting and they are ready to experiment.
    Akshay, Vicky, JA are more into patriotic films. Salman and Hrithik action and Srk romance with some action. Looks like LSC covers some patriotism, romance and some adventure. And Ranveer and Ranbir are also in the race and may give some stiff competition to the older brigade.
    Shahid may spring some surprise.
    Ayushman and R Rao are also there.
    Abhimanu Dassani may bring some freshness.

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  33. Rahul Vaidya Receives Calls Of Getting Him Killed For Using Deity’s Name In ‘Garbe Ki Raat’
    Rahul’s song for obvious reasons didn’t go well with a section of audiences who have been slamming him for using the goddess in the song especially the Gujarati community.

    https://www.koimoi.com/television/rahul-vaidya-receives-calls-of-getting-him-killed-for-using-deitys-name-in-garbe-ki-raat/

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  35. Sardar Udham singh. I have never watched something like this before. Most stunning movie! It deserves an Oscar for the best film, best actor, best direction, best writing, best cinematograpy and other awards. Vicky Kaushal became Udham Singh. It is very moving, a tear jerker, a thoughtproking and emotionally draining film.
    And certain scenes are too much to bear. I cant say more now as others must also watch and experience this emotional drama.

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  36. Advocate Ayaz Khan who has handled Fardeen Khan and Bharti Singh’s cases against the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) speaks to ETimes about Aryan Khan’s case. He reveals how he handled things differently with Fardeen and Bharti and how his strategy resulted in both parties getting bail within a few days. Drawing parallels between Aryan Khan’s case and the ones he’s handled in the past, Ayaz tells us how things could have been handled differently in Aryan’s case. Excerpts:
    ‘Fardeen was out on bail within three days’
    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/lawyer-ayaz-khan-on-aryan-khans-case-we-got-fardeen-khan-bail-within-three-days-thanks-to-our-strategy/articleshow/87056668.cms

    In Bharti Singh and her husband Harsh Limbachiyaa’s case the NCB found 80 gms of contraband in their office and home. It was much more than what Aryan’s friend Arbaaz Merchant had on him. What I did in their case as well was that I did not allow them to go to NCB custody. They were produced in court on Sunday, I immediately applied for jail custody, although the NCB wanted to take custody. Not for Bharti but they were insisting on Harsh’s custody. They could’ve investigated a lot through Harsh, so I made sure I got them jail custody on the first day, so that they are out of NCB custody. Getting them into JC meant we could get bail the next day, now the case is pending. I didn’t want either of them in NCB custody, because you don’t know what angles can open up in the investigation. Sometimes you can fabricate evidence, sometimes you can plant evidence, sometimes you can knockout statements. Right or wrong can only be proved after the trial.

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  37. It is not about right or wrong. Who are we to judge?
    The irony of a billionaire father giving his son just 4500 rupees(more money not allowed) to buy from the jail canteen. How helpless he must have been feeling?
    We do not know what is in store for us. Just a little empathy wont do any harm. Let the law takes its course and let us have some empathy irrespective of who he is.
    I am remembering Waqt film.

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    • I felt the same empathy for Sanjay Dutt when he was arrested. Almost helpless and desperate for his release. Used to pray on the day of his court hearings.
      I have total support for Aryan as well and to anyone who is not a perpetrator but a victim and more correctly a patient.
      A rehabilitation centre is more appropriate than a Jail.

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      • On the other hand cases which Salman has is a clear case of violence, aggression and crime. I had not empathy for him and look at the irony. For the quantum of crime, his days behind the bar was a fraction.

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    • Well said Sanjana. 👏 Can’t believe a super rich kid living in one of the worst jails and their food, surroundings and unhygienic restrooms and that too with the criminals. I have this habit of not using public restrooms ever anywhere and hygiene OCD. Apparently Aryan is avoiding jail food completely and living on biscuits to avoid using restrooms. Main point is if you are not sentenced guilty by court, one shouldn’t be sent to jail custody sharing jail with real hard core criminals. But the case has been biased from the word go.. Yes, using drugs is illegal but it does not make one criminal, there’s a huge difference. I said the same thing last year for Rhea and stupid case was being made to punish her in the wake of SSR’s suicide which many people in media and general wanted it to be murder. There’s no way they could have sentenced Rhea and only game was and even now is to delay bail. That is the ‘jail term’ NCB is targeting with all these celebs. The longer time in jail without bail is their aim. Getting real justice or sentencing them via proper court case is secondary.

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  38. This is a cool Pope.

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    • Disappointing trailer for me given the expectations after the teaser.

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    • Brilliant! Absolutely as dark and gritty a trailer as expected. The action seems mesmerizing (perhaps the only weak link in Nolan’s trilogy), the background score is haunting and finally its high time The Penguin and Riddler get their due and Batman moves beyond the Joker. Seems like a complete big screen IMAX extravaganza.

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      • The trailer may look good compared to what Snyder has done to Batman. Or if you compare Penguin/Riddler to their cartoonish caricatures done in the eighties/nineties. But this is not a patch to Nolan’s Batman.

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  39. Oh my…

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    • I had made a comment on it few weeks ago how big this show is on OTT and that the OTT is not doordarshan of 40 years ago. there’s a huge library of movies and shows available and there will be something that will click with targeted audience just about every other month.

      For those who think Squid Game is just a hastag on social media.

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  40. https://theprint.in/opinion/aryan-khan-is-the-second-in-shah-rukh-khan-family-to-be-embroiled-in-a-court-case/752058/

    Never knew this tidbit; so both Aamir and Shah Rukh come from prominent freedom fighter families.

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    • so Aryan Khan is a freedom fighter now? LOL.. Biggest Joke.

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      • Didn’t read the article but does it really say “Aryan Khan is a freedom fighter now”?

        I mean that would be the dumbest thing said by any journalist.

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        • It says that when the INA was captured by the British, they decided to hold public trial for three officers, a Hindu, a Sikh and a Muslim were put up and the Muslim named Shah Nawaz Khan adopted a Fatima who was SRK’s mother.

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  41. https://variety.com/2021/film/news/no-time-to-die-box-office-pandemic-analysis-daniel-craig-1235085705/

    Bond needs $900 million to break even and would be off that by $250 million. Most likely scenario for Sooryavanshi too, the budget is easily up to 200 crores for that one.

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    • Lol last i heard here, it will be ATB at 50 cr total !

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    • “Box office experts predict that momentum from “No Time to Die” and Sony’s comic book sequel “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” which smashed pandemic records earlier in October, portends an especially busy fall and winter at the movies, at least, by COVID-19 standards. The box office may continue to ebb and flow between weeks, but for the first time in nearly two years, there’s a steady stream of buzzy films on the schedule. Throughout the rest of October and early November, movie theater marquees will feature “Halloween Kills” with Jamie Lee Curtis, director Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” remake and Marvel’s “Eternals.”

      “Going forward, business will continue to build, but it will be uneven,” predicts David A. Gross, who runs the movie consulting firm Franchise Entertainment Research. “Three steps forward, two steps back.”

      I guess NTTD has comfortably broken even and made commission in some circuits. That’s the best case scenario for tentpoles in current scenario.

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      • This will be true for Bollywood as well over the next one year.

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        • Currently OTT are offering 3 times of their pre pandemic level. This has helped indian films esp hindi films.

          If OTT reverts to their original offered price (pre pandemic), then all big budgeted movies would have a tough time as market would need a cricket tournament + covid scare to disappear + schools to open + 100% occupancy in cinemas + families to venture out in full swing.

          This imo is 9-10 months away.

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          • How much are OTT offering now for 200 cr budget movies like Sooryavanshi to come 4 weeks after their theatrical releases? And pls give some links instead of pulling out numbers from your imagination and lies.

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  42. Bollywood A-listers have doubled their fees during pandemic, salaries of poor people are being cut: Ronit Roy
    Ronit Roy has claimed that while salaries of Bollywood’s top names have doubled during pandemic, pay cuts are the norm for everyone else in the industry.

    “It is all bulls**t when they try to cut salaries of people who don’t come from such affluent backgrounds. A lightman has to run his house, what will you get by cutting his salary? Pay cut karna hai toh A-lister ka pay cut karo na, why are you trying to just focus on the poor people for it? It is just not right,” Ronit told Hindustan Times.

    https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/ronit-roy-bollywood-a-listers-have-doubled-their-fees-during-pandemic-salaries-of-poor-people-are-being-cut-7577262/

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  43. Aamir Khan, Juhi Chawla were shooed away by Mumbai’s taxi drivers: ‘They asked me, who is he’
    The Kapil Sharma Show: Juhi Chawla spoke of the time when she and Aamir Khan were shooed away by taxi drivers as they tried to stick posters of their film, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (QSQT).

    https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/aamir-khan-juhi-chawla-shooed-away-by-taxi-drivers-kapil-sharma-show-7577293/

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  44. When Raj Babbar said wife Nadira was ‘mature’ enough to understand his love for Smita Patil
    On Smita Patil’s birth anniversary, here’s remembering her romance with Raj Babbar and eventual marriage, before her untimely death.
    https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/when-nadira-babbar-said-she-had-no-ill-feeling-towards-smita-patil-her-death-broke-raj-babbar-and-somewhere-me-too-7575887/

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    • An untimely death; and an ALL-TIME great actress. She was RAW, REAL, and just sucked the audience in into her roles where she played either a wounded or a vengeful or a hurt woman. They just don’t make actresses like her anymore. I saw that stupid dance show’s clip where Manoj Muntashir – what an erudite man – once mentioned about the NAMAL HALAAL incident. Apparently, Smita wept a lot and was very, very depressed after shooting for the AAJ RAPAT JAYE TOH HUME NA song; thinking that she had downgraded to an extreme low after acting in films directed by Shyam and Govind and the art-house kings. She kept crying the whole night and cussing herself for agreeing to do the song. On the sets the next morning, Amit saw her reddish eyes and being the sensitive Libran, immediately assessed what the situation was. He just told her one thing: MURTI MANDIR MEIN HO ya FOOTPATH KE BAAJU MEIN, MURTI KI AHEMIYAT KABHI KUM NAHI HOTI. LOG DONO JAGAH HAATH JODTE HAIN.

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      • She is my most favourite actress of all times. She was graceful and Aaj rapat jaaye showed her how a wife would dance. Can understand those days and pressure on her to look a vertain way for her kind of cinemas. Glad she did a few with Amitabh.

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  45. The growing list of Arab-language films and series on Netflix recently got a welcome addition: Palestinian director Elia Suleiman. In the world of streaming platforms, Mubi has positioned itself as the one that offers arthouse cinema. So it’s delight to find Suleiman’s award-winning features on Netflix.

    As little digging around shows that there’s much more on the platform for viewers interested in Arab-language cinema. There are classics and contemporary films, documentaries, comedies and melodramas. Some of the critically acclaimed titles have been shown in India only at film festivals. The buzzworthy series include Al Rawabi School for Girls, set in a school for wealthy pupils.

    https://scroll.in/reel/1007831/elia-suleimans-chronicle-of-a-disappearance-and-nine-other-arab-films-to-watch-on-netflix

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  46. Aamir Khan’s ex-wife Kiran Rao is returning to direction after 11 years!

    After announcing her divorce from superstar husband Aamir Khan, filmmaker Kiran Rao is set to start afresh in her career. PeepingMoon.com has exclusively learned that Rao is gearing up to kick off her second directorial this December, over a decade after her first directorial venture ‘Dhobi Ghat’ that starred Aamir, Prateik Babbar, Monica Dogra, and Kriti Malhotra in the lead role. Her ex-husband Aamir Khan will produce this yet-untitled film under his banner Aamir Khan Productions continuing their professional collaboration even after their separation.

    “Kiran Rao is returning to direction with a story that’s rooted in a village. It’s a social comedy-drama revolving around two girls and one boy. Kiran has completed the scripting and is currently in the process of finalizing the star cast. She is simultaneously also locking the shooting locations in North India to begin the production by the end of December. Actor and producer Tanaji Dasgupta serves as a creative producer on this yet-untitled film,” a source close to the development informed us.

    Kiran’s new film is said to be diametrically different from her first directorial Dhobi Ghat which was set in the city of Mumbai and narrated the story of four different people whose lives get entwined by fate and luck. She is apparently planning to shoot this film for over a month and showcase it at various international film festivals next year. Kiran has established herself as a champion of independent cinema over the years and this film would also reflect the same.

    https://m.peepingmoon.com/exclusive-news/news/59643/PeepingMoon-Exclusive-Aamir-Khans-ex-wife-Kiran-Rao-is-returning-to-direction-after-years.html

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    • So nothing changed between them except divorce!

      The comment should be here as a reply.

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      • Yup, media and fans makes up sh!t that’s not even really there.

        Sometimes the relationship is actually stronger and better after they’re divorced (assuming both are mature adults) and those parents will ensure that the kids are not much impacted and both parents are together during birthdays some other events, etc.

        You always see Hrithik and suzanne being together too from time to time.

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      • They are likely to be in really friendly terms for this to take place. Still depending on each other for creative inputs after divorce. So much for those fanatic claims that they wont be seen together after LSC releases. Also pity those crocodile tears for Kiran’s career that were shed here during the divorce! LOL

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        • After divorce it does not have to be only abt kids. Kiran does not need to direct her comeback film under AKP banner for Azad’s welfare!

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  47. Colin Powell, military leader and first Black US secretary of state, dies after complications from Covid-19

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/18/politics/colin-powell-dies/index.html

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  48. Watched Thalaivi yesterday.

    Didn’t like the initial portion of the movie. I felt like Kangana real life was creeping into reel life. Got better as the movie progressed. For me, kangana works best when she’s not shown as know it all. Also, a slow motion scene every 15 minutes doesn’t work for me. There was a time when hero entry in the film would be presented like that where you get all the seeti and taalis, that’s awesome but a scene like that thru out the film kind of kills the mood for me.

    Arvind was pretty impressive, he portrayed being calm, collective, confused brilliantly.
    The guy who impressed me most was the guy who played his manager, not sure if it’s his real voice but the guy was great with voice modulation and dialogue delivery.

    No knowledge about true events but loved the way MJR/Jaya were shown and their relationship. At no point it was presented like a lust or cheap relation. There was true love, dignity there.

    Some of the dialogues were very good.

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    Watched Burari case also. Not sure if many has seen it here cause i don’t hear anyone talking about it but it’s actually pretty good. Very gripping. My wife actually got little stressed/scared watching it because it’s a true story and the number of people involved along with the different age group.

    SPOILERS: I think Lalit and his wife more or less killed the others first before hanging themselves.

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  50. tonymontana Says:

    One of the greatest villains ever.
    One of the greatest acting performances by a villain ever.

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  51. Uday Chopra’s twitter persona is shocking, maybe Nargis didn’t just like the money.

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  52. Shoojit on signing Babil for a film: ‘Did not want to detach after Irrfan left’
    Shoojit Sircar opened up about casting late actor Irrfan Khan’s son, Babil, in a film. “Babil is still quite young and he has a long way to go but somehow, it feels quite good that we are still in touch with Irrfan,” Shoojit said.
    Late actor Irrfan Khan’s older son, Babil Khan, is yet to make his debut but has already signed his second project. While it is known that the film will be directed by Shoojit Sircar and produced by Ronnie Lahiri, no other details have been revealed yet.

    In an interview with Hindustan Times, Shoojit opened up about working with Babil, and how it was their way of being ‘in touch’ with Irrfan. “Our whole thing was that we did not want to detach after Irrfan left. We just wanted to, so that we are still in touch… Babil is a young boy, we have seen him really small, when he was growing up, and Irrfan was always worried about him and what he was going to do. But now, we are in touch with him, we are going to work,” he said.

    “Babil is still quite young and he has a long way to go but somehow, it feels quite good that we are still in touch with Irrfan,” he added.

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    • 100 cr – Average
      125 cr – Semi-hit
      150 cr – Hit

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      • Looking at 2022’s release schedule, I actually think Aamir did the smartest thing by announcing LSC for Valentine’s Day. If Gully Boy can make 135 crore in February, then LSC can do well on its content too, especially with any other movie 2 weeks away.

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        • LSC will not do much. It may, however, be the first film to breach the 150 cr mark in post-pandemic times and be a Hit at box-office.

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          • Given its release date, i think it will hope for another Blockbuster in mainland China. But not sure what kind of deal Aamir will get from Chinese distributors given his last film TOH flopped badly there.

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          • RRR? I expect Indian Box office to fully recover by Jan 2022, which is really the month of carnage. RRR, Radhe Shyam and Prithviraj, with a week gap each, this is sheer madness, RRR should move to May 2022.

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          • I expect RRR to do wonders down south. But the Hindi version may not be a rage. If it does 100 cr, it will be ok to good given that Devgn only has a special appearance.

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          • And bollywood business wont reach pre-pandemic levels before Diwali 2022. Pathan and Tiger 3 will have a go at 300 cr if they get Diwali and Christmas release slots.

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          • I actually am very hesitant over RRR in the Telugu States. To breakeven for these territories, RRR has to out gross Bahubali 2 by 10%. The rest are very reasonable outcomes. Maybe, the prices have been changed.

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  56. “Thank You @shoojitsircar Sir for taking me back in time and making me meet your #SardarUdham. An experience that took a lot out of me and gave a lot more in return. This one’s for the two friends that you always wish to keep alive, Udham Singh and Irrfan Saab,” Vicky wrote as the caption of the post.

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  58. My biography is a tribute to children, who are going through this and worse in their lives.

    On his mentors in the film industry:

    My book also talks about my journey, my times in NSD (the National School of Drama) and FTII (the Film and Television Institute Of India), my theatre work, my films, my love life, my mistakes, my weaknesses and my tributes to friends who helped me, my teachers who influenced me and my mentors like Govind Nihalani, Shyam Benegal and Girish Karnad.

    I was rejected from the FTII, as I was very unkempt and skinny. I did not look like a hero, villain or comedian.

    But Girish Karnad and (veteran actor) Jairaj said I should be taken based on merit, not looks.

    My first film Aakrosh brought me to the notice of all the good filmmakers of India.

    Satyajit Raysaab called me after seeing the film and offered Sadgati to me.

    Ardh Satya was my lottery, and I thank Bachchansaab for that.

    Govind Nihalani had first gone to Bachchansaab, but he was very busy. So I got the role.

    On Amitabh Bachchan:

    Amitabh Bachchan is an institution.

    He has been an inspiration to an entire generation of actors.

    He is not much older than me, but he’s six or seven years senior to me in the film industry.

    I was at the NSD when I first saw his films, Anand and Namak Haram. That gave me hope that some day I will get to work in Bollywood.

    I didn’t realise that one day I would work with him.

    It was my dream come true when I worked with him in three films, Dev, Baabul and Lakshya.

    https://www.rediff.com/movies/special/om-puri-rag-picker-who-became-a-legend/20170106.htm

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  59. Kishore Kumar was to play Rajesh Khanna’s role in Anand, went bald to spite director Hrishikesh Mukherjee: Gulzar
    Gulzar’s new book reveals how ‘mad genius’ Kishore Kumar went ‘completely bald’ to avoid playing the lead in Anand and troubled hapless producers by disappearing through a secret staircase behind his cupboard.

    https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/kishore-kumar-was-to-play-rajesh-khanna-role-in-anand-went-bald-to-spite-hrishikesh-mukherjee-gulzar-7579129/

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  60. Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro was 7-8 hours long, shown only in 4 theatres: Naseeruddin Shah called it the ‘stupidest’ film
    On Kundan Shah’s birth anniversary, we revisit his directorial debut Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro. In the 80s, the era of disco lights and flared pants, big hair and hamming, he made this little gem on a shoestring budget that spoke of poverty, corruption and a better world.

    https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/opinion-entertainment/kundan-shah-jaane-bhi-do-yaaro-hilarious-why-naseeruddin-shah-called-it-stupidest-film-7578602/

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    • Talking about Naseer, recently watch his film Apna Jahan which is an ordinary film but his presence made it worth watching. He did many unart films too.

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  61. Bellbottom, Chehre, Shang-Chi, No Time To Die etc to release in Maharashtra on October 22; Warner, Universal to release all their older titles subsequently

    https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/features/bellbottom-chehre-shang-chi-no-time-die-etc-release-maharashtra-october-22-warner-universal-release-older-titles-subsequently/

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  62. Indra Kumar, who is known for his successful entertainers, has collaborated with the ace producer Bhushan Kumar to bring together Ajay Devgn, Sidharth Malhotra, and Rakul Preet Singh for the unique slice of life comedy with a message. Unlike any of Indra Kumar’s previous blockbusters, Thank God will be a newer avatar with laughter and a beautiful message at the end which will connect with families and be relatable in today’s world.

    And now, as an extra special treat for Indian movie fans, the film will see the exciting debut of Yohani’s hit track in a desi version! The song will be composed by Tanishk & the lyrics are being penned by Rashmi Virag.

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  63. “Ashutosh Gowariker’s film with Farhan Akhtar has been titled Pukar. It’s a contemporary action film set in a forest and will see Akhtar playing the role of a forest ranger, an officer charged with the patrolling and guarding of a forest. South sensation and De De Pyaar De actress Rakul Preet Singh has been roped in to play the female lead in this film

    https://m.peepingmoon.com/exclusive-news/news/59674/PeepingMoon-Exclusive-Rakul-Preet-paired-opposite-Farhan-Akhtar-in-Ashutosh-Gowarikers-next-Jagapathi-Babu-plays-the-villain.html

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    • 4 years of Secret Superstar! Advait Chandan arrived in style with only Hit business in India but Blockbuster in China. His next LSC, will probably do the same, ie, business will be great in China than in India (due to Covid recovery phase at box office).

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      • China is well ahead of the curve when it comes to ww box office. In 2021 itself it has delivered:

        Hi, Mom – $822.0M
        The Battle at Lake Changjin – $769.0M (still running strong)
        Detective Chinatown 3 – $686.3M

        Covid is not going to be an excuse for LSC in China.

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      • A very sensitive film. I still don’t understand why it didn’t do that well in India. [And I believe not liked much by the Indian audience.] Of course, I agree the wife-beating scenes were painful to watch. But Aamir did the balancing thing by putting in some humor through his character. Fine performances by Meher and Zaira, especially Zaira. Too sad we lost Zaira to the regular fanatics: she was one promising actress.

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        • It could have done a bit better in India (probably 10-20 cr more) had it not pitched itself on Diwali against a mass entertainer like Golmaal. It was just too sensitive kind of film for such a clash and shud have arrived on its own on a non-festive weekend with some breathing space.

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          • He promoted it too much and raised high expectations. It was suitable for OTT. I liked it more than Dangal.
            Even TOH was over or hyper promoted.
            Hope this time he will avoid promotions and let the film speak for itself. A small success is better than a big flop.

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          • Yes, LSC will need some expectation management specially in current times. He shud just release the trailer, couple of songs and let the film speak for itself.

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          • Only problem is that LSC is a 100 cr budget film, not a 15 cr budget film like Secret Superstar. Economically, it cant afford to come without promotions or go to direct OTT. Also, a lot depends on how the movies slated for release from Nov to Jan fare at the box office.

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      • tonymontana Says:

        This was an amazing film. Sad it stays forgotten among Indian cinemagoers, but probably one of the best I’ve seen from AKP.

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  64. Last year, I saw Pravin Tambe play at age of 48-49 in CPL.

    ps – I believe This is old clip, from 2014

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  65. Saw Rashmi Rocket. Nothing special but well directed small budgeted movie. Story and treatment is pretty basic but only good thing about this movie is that it brings an issue about gender testing to the forefront, which is appreciated. Tapsee did well and so did the rest of the case and special mention to Abhishek Banerjee as the lawyer who has found great acting potential after his cult Hathoda Tyagi in Pataal Lok. Overall, good movie at lower level.

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    • How is Paatal Lok?

      I thought Abhishek was very effective in Mirzaapur.

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      • I even forgot about Pataal Lok except Abhishek’s character, saw it casually long back and never got into it. I liked Asur which is in similar zone.

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  66. During entire 90s Bollywood was devoid of good directors who could make stunt oriented action films with a good story with Akshay Kumar. Directors like Rajiv Rai, Umesh Mehra, Samir Malkan etc showed sporadic brilliance whenever they casted Akki. However they could not make a movie with a solid script.

    Those younger days of Akshay are now gone when we saw glimpses of brilliant stunt in average films.

    He still does manage to kick a punch like very few can. Sooryavanshi looks like his last action drama film.

    A good video here while we eagerly await the Diwali release. –

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  67. Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘angry young man’ was created only by Salim Khan: ‘Javed Akhtar wasn’t my partner when I wrote Zanjeer’
    While most have credited Salim-Javed for creating Amitabh Bachchan’s angry young man image, Salim Khan has always maintained that it was he, and not Akhtar, who should claim solo credit.
    https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/amitabh-bachchans-angry-young-man-was-conceptualised-by-salim-khan-javed-akhtar-wasnt-my-partner-when-i-wrote-zanjeer-7577990/

    Then why did he partner with akhtar?

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  68. “The guy who impressed me most was the guy who played his manager”

    That guy is Raj Arjun, the same guy who played Zaira’s father in Secret Superstar.

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  69. Aryan Khan’s Bail Order at 2:45 pm;

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  70. Twinkle Khanna found it unfair that Aryan has been in jail for two weeks without any evidence against him, “While his friend was apparently carrying 6 gm of charas, there is reportedly no evidence of possession by Aryan Khan. Yet, the young boy has been languishing in Arthur Road jail for almost two weeks now.”

    https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/twinkle-khanna-compares-aryan-khan-arrest-to-squid-game-episode-when-i-read-about-shah-rukhs-son-7580866/

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  71. After leaving everyone impressed with his performance with The White Tiger, Adarsh Gourav is all set for another international project. The actor has bagged a role in Scott Z. Burns’ upcoming anthology series for AppleTV+ titled Extrapolations which already stars big names such as Meryl Streep, Kit Harington, David Schwimmer, Gemma Chan and more.

    The anthology series around climate change will also star other celebrities including Sienna Miller, Tahar Rahim, Matthew Rhys, Daveed Diggs. Considering the stellar cast of the series and also The Report director Scott Z. Burns at the helm, this is a huge opportunity for Gourav who already received international acclaim for his performance in The White Tiger and also recognition for the same with three major award nominations including BAFTA, AACTA and Independent Spirit Awards for his performance.

    https://www.pinkvilla.com/entertainment/extrapolations-adarsh-gourav-joins-anthology-series-starring-meryl-streep-kit-harington-david-schwimmer-921630

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  72. Looks lile Srk’s ladla wont get bail today also.

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  73. Cirkus vs Ram Setu on Diwali 2022. I guess Pathan will clash with Vikram Vedha on Gandhi Jayanti.

    https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/scoop-rohit-shetty-targeting-diwali-2022-release-ranveer-singhs-comedy-cirkus/

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    • Was expecting Pathan on Gandhi Jayanthi for a while. Seems like even Salaar, which could become big based off KGF 2, is releasing on Diwali.

      Vikram vedha could end up on 26 Jan 2023.

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      • Vikram Vedha remake has started shooting. Pushkar Gayatri is known to shoot quickly. It can still keep its 30th Sep release date as of now.

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  74. 3000 prints, 2600-2800 screens for Sooryavanshi. How does such a release compare with pre-pandemic big releases?

    https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/akshay-kumars-sooryavanshi-set-grand-post-diwali-release-nearly-3000-prints-across-india/

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    • Simmba released on 4000 screens.

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    • True.

      Roshan Singh a leading exhibitor in Bihar wonders, “If not Sooryavanshi then what? If this doesn’t bring back the audience, nothing will. James Bond has also failed. Only Akshay Kumar can save Hindi cinema.”

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      • LOL!

        There is not going to be any messiah to save the Hindi films. As the big releases happen, the audience will slowly get back to the habit of watching films in theaters. Its will be a time taking process, nothing that one film can do on its own.

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  75. Watched 2 movies dealing with extra marital affairs. Ijaazat and Drishti. while Ijaazat did not drag too much and kept a good pace, Drishti was meandering like a lost sheep trying to find its way home. Dimple was gorgeous and acted brilliantly in Drishti. A very young, very skinny Irrfan had a small but significant role.
    These 2 and Arth had similar templates but Arth was commercial, not arthouse.
    In Ijaazat, Rekha wore sarees in south Indian style tucking the pallu and not showing any skin. Her voice and especially dialogue delivery did not betray her roots. Rekha was a pleasure to watch. While Dimple in Drishti wore lovely sarees and beautiful salwar kurtas with style. Dimple was stuck in such arty roles and her commercial roles after bobby did not get much success while less talented ones got a better dealing.

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    • Were men also there in either of the movies?

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      • The men were secondary in those movies. And they did not wear beautiful sarees obviously! Nowadays all heroines wear jeans, tees, and dresses. I miss those gorgeous sarees and graceful salwar kurtas.

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        • Even the heros wore nice suits in a lot of movies and looked so professionals. Now you have heros going to award function or events in torn jeans and torn tshirt.

          It’s a different era.

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  76. ‘The way the film has been designed is also very unique. The entire film is set in just one room.’ And it was shot in 9 days!

    https://www.rediff.com/movies/report/how-kartik-aaryan-shot-dhamaka-in-9-days/20211020.htm

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  77. aryan case. They have immediately applied for bail in the high court along with the other 2. Hopefulyl, by weekend, the result will be known.
    A debut actress is also mentioned without quoting her name. Most are wild guessing.
    Now ordinary people are getting the abcd of court procedures. Sessions Court, HC and then SC.

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    • Dont think ordinary people care that much abt star sons. Else Abhishek wud have become a mega star.

      As for Aryan the common perception is that srk’s son got caught in a drug party and is not getting bail. Only fans are banging their head against the wall with nitty gritty details of the case.

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    • This will be a good lessons for all other star kids.

      A lot of them do it but now they know that they need to be careful who they are around with. Also, daddy needs to get a better lawyers right from the get go. Others in past got caught with lot more and actually in their possession but got bailed in a day or two.

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    • Didn’t follow it much but the 6grams, was it like hardcore cocaine or weeds?

      It’s a shame if it’s weeds, cause weeds is not big of a deal in most part of the world.

      If it’s hardcore stuff, SRK/Gauri needs to work with aryan and get him some help, including themsleves if they’re doing same thing. Hardcore stuff can destroy your and loved ones life.

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  78. When Salman Khan revealed his childhood crush is a grandmother now: ‘If I had married her, I would be a grandfather by now’
    In an old video from Bigg Boss 13, Salman Khan revealed to Kajol and Ajay Devgn that even his childhood crush is a grandmother now.

    https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/salman-khan-revealed-his-childhood-crush-is-a-grandmother-now-if-i-married-her-i-would-be-a-grandfather-7581199/

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  80. For all who think NCB is doing great job – there are the stats and facts from India.

    – 95% of the cases filed by NCB is for end-users and not peddlers, suppliers and kingpins.
    – 87% of the arrests in the NCB is for again cannabises (ganja, charas) and not hard drugs and which is being legalized in majority of the countries.

    Those are made from natural leaves and not manufactured in factories.

    The real business of hard drugs – which has been caught in Adani port for 3000 kgs of hard drugs has been not even mentioned over a day in the news channel but 6 gms of charas is bigger news now as there is celebrity son involved. All this is clear facade and divergent tactics and not catching the big fish.

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  81. Here we go!

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  82. tonymontana Says:

    Ernest Hemingway, Brad Pitt, John Lennon,
    Anthony Hopkins, Stephen King, Maradona, Elton John, Michael Phelps, Oprah Winfrey, even Barrack Obama claimed to have used cocaine and Marijuana at least at some point in their life. Not saying that its a good thing.

    But maybe it’s time for India to change its draconian antidrug laws.

    There’s an opinion piece on this on Outlook India that is worth a read.

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    • The opposition parties have to demand it and opposition parties have more urgent things like farm laws to oppose. Even BJP would have opposed farm laws if it was in opposition.

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  84. **added to trailer post – Aila Re Aillaa (Video) Sooryavanshi| **

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  85. ☄☄🔥🔥☄☄

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  86. Trump announces the launch of a new social media platform [TruthSocial]

    Trump Media and Technology Group, Former President Donald Trump’s company, announced on Wednesday the launch of a new social network named TRUTH Social. A beta version will be available to invited guests in November and a nationwide rollout is expected in the first quarter of 2022, according to a press release. The company says its mission is to “create a rival to the liberal media consortium and fight back against the ‘Big Tech’ companies of Silicon Valley.”

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  88. NCB team reaches Shah Rukh Khan’s house, summons Ananya Panday for questioning
    A team of Narcotics Control Bureau arrives at the residence of actor Ananya Pandey. A team of NCB is also present at Shah Rukh Khan’s residence.
    https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/ncb-team-reaches-shah-rukh-khan-s-house-summons-ananya-panday-for-questioning-101634799202249.html

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  89. Angry reactions as Superman destroys military hardware in Kashmir, calls it ‘disputed’ in new animated film Injustice
    The clip from Injustice, that went viral on social media, had Superman making short work of an aircraft, with a voice-over saying he along with Wonder Woman destroyed “every piece of military equipment”, and declared Kashmir an “arms-free” zone.
    https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/hollywood/superman-destroys-military-hardware-in-kashmir-calls-it-disputed-injustice-angry-online-reactions-7582954/

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  90. ED interrogates Jacqueline Fernandez in Rs 200 crore extortion racket
    Updated : Oct 21, 2021, 12:36 IST
    Bollywood diva Jacqueline Fernandez was interrogated by the officials of Enforcement Directorate in Delhi in connection with “substantial” money transfers to her account by conman Sukesh Chandrashekar. According to sources, the money trail of Chandrshekar’s illegal deals revealed huge transfers to Jacqueline’s brother’s and her sister’s accounts and the transfers were also made to their Dubai accounts. This time Jaqcueline was interrogated as an accused who allegedly assisted Chandrashekar to launder “proceeds of crime”. Sukesh Chandrashekar, who is behind bars, reportedly laundered Rs 200 crores collected for fixing illegal deals in government departments.
    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/videos/entertainment/hindi/ed-interrogates-jacqueline-fernandez-in-rs-200-crore-extortion-racket/videoshow/87179597.cms

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  91. https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/stone-pelting-by-mob-in-osmanabad-over-social-media-post-four-policemen-injured/article37084018.ece

    A mob of over 150 people allegedly pelted stones on vehicles and hoardings on a road in Maharashtra’s Osmanabad city to express their anger over an objectionable post against Mughal emperor Aurangzeb on Facebook, police said on Wednesday.

    This is the state of India right now. You can’t criticize an Islamist bigot who killed his own brother, imprisoned his own father, beheaded the Sikh Guru Teg Bahadur and imposed a tax (jaziya) on non-muslims among other things.

    If Nazi supporters created a riot after a facebook post criticizing Hitler, the world would never hear the end of it.

    And not one so-called left-wing intellectual or even neutral will talk about this. And then people wonder why the BJP is in power!

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    • There are roads in India named after Aurangzeb. It’s actually quite sick!

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      • It reminds people of his cruelty rather than greatness. This is what happens when roads and buildings are named. After years, the names become an embarrassment. Some may celebrate, some may cringe.
        Afterall, what is in a name! It is a road or building. Nothing less, nothing more.
        As for stone throwing incident over a facebook post, I condemn it.

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        • It reminds people of his cruelty rather than greatness.

          Don’t think that was the intention when roads were named after him. And I don’t think for an instant that people, in general, are aware that he was an Islamist bigot. Not cruel, that’s too tame a word for him — but an Islamist bigot.

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          • In my school history books, bad and good points were written about him. But overall, the impression was that he was not a just ruler. I remember him as a bad and bigoted ruler.

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          • That’s great of you but imagine a road called Hitler Avenue or Hitler Boulevard in Germany!

            Is it even possible? Now that I remember, there’s a big city in Maharashtra named after him — Aurangabad.

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          • I don’t think I read anything bad in CBSE books..even tax was more like informational.

            Only later I found that even a young Akbar killed 20-30k unarmed residents of Chittor fort after victory.

            But viewing past with current sensibilities is a slippery slope…It is happening in US…On whole, we shouldn’t revere people who didn’t do good for people or added something of value without some self interest (British brought railway because it was helpful for them)..

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          • Yeah, I really don’t get where Aurangzeb is idolized except Pakistan.

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          • @Saket, the thing is, even with all of Aurangzeb’s evil and he was quite a fanatic, he’s just not Hitler. This was the 17th Century with plenty of colorful characters, is Shahu Maharaj criticized for the Maratha invasion of Bengal? He was evil no doubt, but not Hitler, maybe a Stalin.

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          • Hitler was a racist and he massacred Jews on that basis only.

            Aurangzeb was an Islamist who massacred Hindus and Sikhs because they were kafirs/infidels. He also imposed a tax on non-muslims apart from desecrating Hindu temples and converting them to mosques.

            So yeah, they are quite similar.

            In case of the Maratha invasion of Bengal, the attacks were not based on religion or race. People were massacred because of money. The Bargi killings were horrible and reeked of evil but they did not have a religious/racial cloak surrounding them.

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          • The point is Aurangzeb had similar motivations as Htiler, but the magnitude of Hitler, in lieu with the 20th Century is greater than Aurangzeb, in lieu with the 17th Century. Also Hitler was more against the Jews than Aurangzeb was against Hindus, as most of his generals were Rajputs, and not all the Saif Tanhaji type “Rajputs”.

            He was an evil ruler and places shouldn’t be named after him, but Hitler he is not.

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          • Hitler was against a minority population of Jews whereas Aurangzeb and muslims were a minority in India. Despite being a minority, Aurangzeb committed atrocities on Hindus and Sikhs.

            Aurangzeb having Rajput generals does NOT in anyway invalidate his religious bigotry. Besides, Hilter’s army consisted of a lot of Jews as well. Hundreds of “full Jews” as the Nazi party called them and thousands of Jewish descent.

            So you are mistaken.

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          • It’s difficult to judge history with parameters of today.
            I always think those centuries 14th-19th where Europeans colonized everything available, slavery was rampant, chopping heads in public common was part and parcel of success and survival back then. Judging that with what we know now is far easier. In centuries time people may look upon the late 20th and 21st centuries as selfish because of how the planet has been abused under our stewardship.

            Back then some things were heinous by today’s standards but back then they were par expectations. Basically evolution IMO. Learn from that past.

            I feel same on racism wrt to BLM. It exists today and even by today’s standard it’s terrible. But it’s not as crazy as 300 years ago. So deleting or cancelling history is silly IMO. Just learn from it, teach the facts and offer solutions for today.

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          • It’s not about cancelling history — it is what it is. My problem is with people who eulogize or worship historical figures who were tyrants or mass murderers.

            The only reason why Hitler is so heavily reviled is because the oppressed community, in his case, is very vocal and strong. Not only strong as a nation but they are also quite a strong force in the US. Judging by numbers alone there were many more people who were killed in the Communist purges and yet the communist leaders are not stigmatized as much.

            My point being, there can’t be different standards for historical figures, or history itself. One can’t say XYZ was evil personified but ABC was not — just because ABC existed in a different era.

            Richard the III is always going to be a villain and he occupied the throne by killing the princes in the tower. That’s all that there’s to it.

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          • Hitler was stopped in his tracks/attempts in 45. There is no way to know where he ends up or what we look like today.

            I think there are different standards, they evolve daily.

            Who is to know that in 200 years….a descendant of Saket or I or Naveen might say everything people did in 21st was wrong. We might all be doing wrong now!

            The standard is pretty much relative to that time no? All I’m saying in the race for colonial powers in those centuries- that’s what power was about.

            Today that power takes different forms.

            Fine if I compare Stalin to Hitler – I don’t have numbers. Even if Stalin killed X% more (sad in itself), Hitler was attempting to take over countries but was STOPPED. So we don’t know where Hitler ends.

            Either way I hope we both agree they were wrong and we wouldn’t do that today. People should be aware of what happened and of course we shouldn’t celebrate it.

            They are all bad in their own ways for varying reasons and the depth of evilness is the same or varying depending on if you believe 1 life taken is same as 40mn lives taken.

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          • Hitler gets more heat simply because he’s the trigger for WW2. He’s chief instigator for a global chain of events costing ~75mn lives.
            Also in today’s world I doubt there’s as much celebration around Churchill in the way you suggest. In Britain he’ll be revered as he’s considered as the man who stopped or went some way to stopping Hitler. Rest of world probably think of him as different.

            For 50% of America, Trump is God, for the RoW he is an ass clown.

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          • Either way I hope we both agree they were wrong and we wouldn’t do that today. People should be aware of what happened and of course we shouldn’t celebrate it.

            They are all bad in their own ways for varying reasons and the depth of evilness is the same or varying depending on if you believe 1 life taken is same as 40mn lives taken.

            Yes, agreed.

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          • @Saket,

            If i understand you correctly, it would have been okay for aurangzeb to kill double the number of people he did as long as a religious angle wasn’t present?

            Seems your whole argument is on foundation of religion.

            I agree, i wouldn’t mind places being renamed for whatever the reason. This is about the only thing gvmt has been accomplishing past few years.

            India is big and diverse. What you learned in school maybe different from what someone in north, south, east, west india learned. text books are not same thru out the india, just like in most part of the world.

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          • If i understand you correctly, it would have been okay for aurangzeb to kill double the number of people he did as long as a religious angle wasn’t present?

            No, that’s not the crux of my argument at all. In fact, as I’ve responded to Jay, there were far many more millions killed in the Communist purges but those leaders are hardly as much stigmatized as Hitler.

            My point of comparison between Hitler and Aurangzeb was based on their rationale for killings — one did it because he hated a particular race. The other did it because he thought of Hindus and Sikhs as kafirs or infidels. This is why they are similar.

            Seems your whole argument is on foundation of religion.

            No, the whole argument is about not praising or eulogizing historical figures who were mass murderers or evil.

            And it makes no sense to name cities or roads after them. Same as it wouldn’t make sense to name a street or city in Bengal after Winston Churchill, after what he did during the Bengal famine.

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          • Communist purges were internal mostly or insular I assume?
            What Hitler was doing was a threat to all Mankind and many governments.

            These are different evils. One is an act against one owns people and the other against another sovereign nation. I think that is a consideration. It’s not to say one is worse than the other. But the impact of Hitler is faced more widely and is more mainstream and public.

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          • You’re testing my GCSE History knowledge here which is now some 25 years old.

            Even our History classes focused on Hitler more than Stalin. That’s natural. Stalin is considered an ally against Hitler in this topic. So I’m not surprised people overlook Stalin’s own monstrosities over Hitler’s.

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          • This brings me to an interesting question — let’s imagine Thanos was real; he would be the biggest villain of all time as he wiped out half of the world’s population.

            Now imagine Hitler won WW II and became all powerful. He then systematically wiped out all Jews from every single country on Earth.

            They are both evil but who is worse between the two?

            My wager is, most people will vote for the person who selectively kills a group of people than someone who kills at random.

            Some might even sympathize with Thanos because he was trying to unburden the finite resources of the planet!

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          • Firstly who the hell is Thanos? Marvel villain? Who is the equivalent name in world history?

            I can’t imagine anyone worse than Hitler. His sole goal was not elimination of Jews. He wanted to a new world order where Germany ruled the roost at the expense of Britain and France.

            So I’d say Hitler in a heartbeat as his motivations were bleak for most of the world IF he got what he wanted.

            You can see what Hitler wanted. Europe first, then systematically if technology allowed it he’d have gone after US.

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          • Yes, communist purges were internal in nature. They only affected people under the communist regime.

            Although there was a bitter cold war because of Communism that caused lots of problems for the world too. Afghanistan, for one, is a direct product of the cold war. Vietnam too.

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          • As the communists operate behind thick iron curtains, we do not know fully the extent of their cruelty. And I also heard something very disturbing about Japanese way of dealing with thier enemies.
            And Srilankan and Myanmar buddhists.

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          • We do not know indeed. It of course doesn’t make it less or more evil. But to some extent if I’m a world leader I care less for a Stalin (as it’s more a political or how to govern concern) but I worry more about the guy Hitler who’s happily rampant to go around taking over things which one day might be me!

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          • For example deep down I do not care about the Aryan case as it doesn’t affect me – in my selfish sense it’s SRK’s problem. However if it happened to my son I’m screwed! It’s my problem.

            I’m sorry I don’t have enough time in the world to worry about everyone else’s problems, I have plenty of my own.

            Hitler was going to be a problem for many people. Stalin was mostly a problem for his own people.

            Long run Hitler would do more damage IMO.

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          • Ideologies are mostly bad..
            In absolute numbers, people could argue who was the bigger devil..

            https://www.chinafile.com/library/nyrb-china-archive/who-killed-more-hitler-stalin-or-mao

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          • Put it this way any political system in the spectrum at it’s extreme is a farce. This death counts can be interpreted anyway. I would argue even if Hitler is at 3 – he was dealt with and other 2 weren’t /couldn’t.
            Hitler was doing what he was doing by interfering with borders – for many that’s a line not to cross. It’s enough for warfare. The other 2 is massive disaster of different kind. Despicable tyranny leaders.
            I don’t know what countries who colonised fall into but they are just as bad if not worse. Comparing centuries of colonised death vs the big 3 in 1900s is not simple. Again I would say the European colonial powers were doing what seemed like common, normal practices back then. Just like US/Britain doing the slavery stuff.

            At some point in history stone deaths may have seemed normal to majority.

            The world keeps evolving, part of that process is not to forget (or cancel) the past – just learn from mistakes. Unfortunately in this century the Western powers have fought 2 pointless wars in Afghanistan and Iraq – probably in the long run doing more harm than good.

            These superpowers never learn. The WW’s had to happen- sometimes you have to fight. I’m not anti war – some wars are justified. But many aren’t.

            As Sanjana mentioned we don’t know what happens behind the iron curtain Soviet Union or China. With Hitler we did and the world burned him down to hell thankfully.

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          • As early as 1925 people knew what Hitler wanted in his autobiography. He failed a coup in 1923. He hated Communism and Judaism and wanted New World Order. Lot of this WW2 could have been averted if the post WW1 Treaty of Versailles was a bit more peaceful and less complex.

            And unfortunately so many things happened in 20s, 30s that aided Hitler further.

            New Borders, some stupid League of Nations nonsense and handicapping Germany forever – throw in the Depression in 30s…Hitler had so much ammunition to influence his people.

            In the end the 2 nuclear bombs has probably been enough of a deterrent till every country gets there hands on them. Then we’re all screwed.

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          • I have simple philosophy; Any thing (direct or indirect) resulting in death of people is bad.
            I do understand 3k people killed on 9/11 has more chilling effect than say people (60k) killed in Kashmir over number of years.

            Most of the problems start with position that my position/ideology is correct one and it is fine till it is confined to yourself but as soon as you start imposing it becomes problematic. That is why I believe in encouraging than mandates.

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          • Yes your last sentence is important. Too many sticks historically, not enough carrots!

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          • Thank god that Hitler is not their during this nuclear race. He would have happily nuked everything in sight. Like bhasmasur.

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          • We must thank god that Hitler is not here during this nuclear race. He would have happily nuked everything in sight.

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          • @Saket,

            I truly get where you’re coming from and agree with you as far as renaming some streets and places is concerned but sometimes you have to look at the bigger picture and in grand scheme of things, India is truly going backward in so many ways.

            I mean if one has to keep looking at current world with lens of what happened 400 – 600 years ago, it’s a sad situation. That means nothing has been accomplished, no growth in thinking capabilities, etc…

            And there is a greater well calculated force joining hands to accomplish this, from gvmt, to media to entertainers. To keep making people think all of the problem today are due to what happened 400 to 600 years ago. Enemy is same as 400 – 600 years ago. They’re not putting out message on how to take India forward but keeps spending time rhetorics.

            The world has begun to see this hence our PM got lectured by USA VP on world stage and our PM couldn’t respond with anything at all, and to add to that, no world leader really wanted to meet him the following 2 days. That should tell you something. So while we can keep thinking a particular way, the general feeling thru out the world is different about India and it’s not trending in right direction at all.

            India is a great diverse country with so much history, we should celebrate that instead of having Ekta Kapoor TV serial mentality and always thinking negatively.

            Not to pick on you, but you are quick to jump on some stone pelting and show so much passion about it, but that passion wasn’t there when 8 people get killed, WHY?

            Just like you show so much passion for drugs but nothing for guthka which kills more Indians every year??? No passion for alcohol which kills more innocent people by drunk driver??? No passion for cigarette which kills more people every year than drugs and it also kills innocent people too due to second hand smoking???

            I’ve made this point many time here in past that we as humans have really gone back ward, we are worse than what we were in lets say 70s. Perhaps it was same in 70s too and I was just too young to realize it.

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          • Not to pick on you, but you are quick to jump on some stone pelting and show so much passion about it, but that passion wasn’t there when 8 people get killed, WHY?

            I have been very much critical of the present government many times and I think the nation has regressed a lot during the last 7 years. I firmly believe that any form of protest in a democratic setup is valid and is in fact a fundamental right. Any government or regime that tries to suppress it is absolutely in the wrong. I might not have said as much then but this has been my stance since day one.

            Just like you show so much passion for drugs but nothing for guthka which kills more Indians every year??? No passion for alcohol which kills more innocent people by drunk driver??? No passion for cigarette which kills more people every year than drugs and it also kills innocent people too due to second hand smoking???

            I have spoken about this too. Gutkha, cigarettes and alcohol don’t kill instantaneously and I wouldn’t endorse their use anyway. Anything that’s harmful for the human body and mind is wrong, period.

            But as far as drugs are concerned, they are much more harmful. They destroy people and their families — an overdose can kill you instantaneously. And more often than not, the effect of drugs is irreversible. If a person becomes an addict it’s very difficult to get rid of the habit.

            This is my pet peeve of sorts — people quote Obama as having taken drugs. For every Obama who got rid of the habit, there are thousands or even millions of black people who couldn’t. Statistically speaking, it’s a very bad example. The average life expectancy of young black people in the US is something like 16-17 years. In bad neighbourhoods especially, and the major reason for that is the use of drugs. This is actually well documented.

            In short, gutkha, cigarettes and alcohol don’t impede the functioning of the brain, at least not instantaneously, but hardcore drugs kill the mind, if not the body. But I will never say it’s ok to consume gutkha, cigarettes or alcohol either. They are both bad but the degree of ‘badness’ is different and that’s why my response is also more alarming when it comes to drugs.

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          • Also, I’m not saying that all of India’s history should be erased. The Mughal empire is part and parcel of India’s history and it shouldn’t be erased.

            What I’m objecting to is the fact that the bad apples in the Mughal era shouldn’t be treated like heroes. And the same yardstick applies to other rulers as well — as Aman pointed out, the Maratha invasion of Bengal killed around 400,000 people. This is inhuman and barbaric as well.

            But if a facebook post on Aurangzeb can incite riots then that’s truly a sickening thing. The people who took to the streets and pelted stones are the ones who are living 400 years in the past — they are the ones who are not looking forward.

            And they are the ones who are denying the fundamental right of a free citizen — to voice his/her opinion. One can agree or disagree, that’s fine but in a civilized society, there’s no place for riots based on a single person’s opinion.

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          • By profession, i’m an analyst so for me most things are viewed in numbers.

            I’m (was) from a small town in Gujarat, For every one person you find doing drugs, you’ll find thousand eating guthka and smoking. Alcohol isn’t at that level but you’ll find at least 300 alcohol consumer for every one drug user.

            So, in reality, the damage guthka, smoking and drinking is doing, drug is no where near it. it’s probably 1 death due to drug for every 1000 death due to guthka/cig/alcohol.

            So i can’t stay silent on cause of thousand deaths versus one, same as i can’t stay silent on 8 people getting crushed to death versus some stone pelting.

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          • But you are talking about a small town in Gujarat. The situation will be completely different in a city like Bombay.

            I’m also going to quote a few numbers here:

            Over 2,300 people died due to drug overdose from 2017-19 in India with the highest number of such fatalities recorded in the age group of 30-45 years, according to the data by the National Crime Records Bureau.

            Below the age of 14 years, as many as 55 children died due to drug overdose. Seventy children died in the age group of 14-18 years.

            A total of 624 people died in the age bracket of 18-30 years

            As you can see, children below the age of 14 died due to drug overdose. 125 deaths up to the age of 18!

            Gutkha, cigarettes and alcohol will not cause people from this age group to die! People don’t die before the age of 30 because of pan masala, cigarettes or alcohol!

            As for the stone pelting issue, it was a direct response to other posts here alleging that the media/journalists are doing a great job in raising the Aryan Khan case. I was in fact pointing out the media’s hypocrisy. As is evident by their collective silence over a despicable act.

            But in the Aryan Khan case, many were alleging that he was being targeted because he is a Muslim. The so-called left brigade which doesn’t hesitate to play the religion card whenever it’s convenient for them.

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          • Also, I’m going to quote directly from the World Drug Report for 2021:

            Drug use killed almost half a million people in 2019, while drug use disorders resulted in 18 million years of healthy life lost, mostly due to opioids. Serious and often lethal illnesses are more common among drug users, particularly those who inject drugs, many of whom are living with HIV and Hepatitis C.

            Despite the proven dangers, drug use persists and, in some contexts, proliferates. Over the past year, around 275 million people have used drugs, up by 22 per cent from 2010. By 2030, demographic factors project the number of people using drugs to rise by 11 per cent around the world, and as much as 40 percent in Africa alone.

            And here’s this for those who support weed consumption:

            There is often a substantial disconnect between real risks and public perception. In some parts of the world for example, cannabis products have almost quadrupled in potency, and yet the percentage of adolescents who perceive cannabis as harmful has dropped by as much as 40 per cent, despite the evidence linking regular use to health problems, particularly in young people, and despite the correlation between potency and harm.

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          • I’m shocked how wide use seems to be in India judging by comments. I’ve never seen drugs of any sort in my hand or with anyone I hang out with in my life. Either I’m just a good boy or missing out!

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          • latter 🙂

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          • I doubt it. Like Saket I got zero interest in drugs, alcohol and cigarettes!

            I prefer gambling!

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          • that is also an addiction; you could be lighter with pockets and cause financial hardship to family and near ones.

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          • Or I could win and retire! Least there is material benefits to others – drugs/alcohol/fags the other person gets smelly odours, irrational behaviour and other bad things!

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          • BTW I’m not endorsing gambling.
            Gamble according to what you’re happy to lose!

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          • In US fentanyl has been problem; apparently China is routing huge quantities

            https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/deaths/index.html

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          • No such thing as routing. Demand and supply- reason why ‘demand’ comes first.

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    • “why the BJP is in power”-Because the Congress didn’t seem like a better alternative. It is as simple as that.

      About the Aurangzeb news, it hasn’t gained traction yet but if it does, you’ll definitely hear left wing reporters criticize it.

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    • Some gems about Mughal emperor Aurangzeb:

      here was a ruler whose own brother (Dara Shukoh, whom he beheaded and served the head to his father) was seduced into ‘false books’ (Upanishads).

      The signs of his fanaticism were visible very early in his life. For instance, in 1644 (when he was a prince posted in Gujarat as a viceroy), he converted a newly built temple of Chintaman into a mosque (Mirat-i-Ahmadi, page 222). He also, reportedly, desecrated the temple by slaughtering a cow in it (source: Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency (Volume I, Part I, page 280).

      Age often mellows people. But not Aurangzeb. In 1698, at 80, Aurangzeb deputed Hamid-ud-din Khan Bahadur to destroy the temple of Bijapur and build a mosque (History of Aurangzib, Volume III, page 285, Jadunath Sarkar).

      An elaborate—but not exhaustive—list of temples destroyed by Aurangzeb (which includes some famous temples like the Somnath temple, the Kashi-Vishwanath temple, the temple in Mathura, to even tiny temples like the Khandoba temple in Aurangabad near Satara, and hundreds of temples in Rajputana) is available in primary sources such as Maasir-i-Alamgiri and Newsletters of the Mughal Court.

      In a grotesque display of his intolerance, after he destroyed the Dehra of Keshav Rai in Mathura in 1670, he had the idols brought to Agra and buried under the steps of the “mosque of the Begam Sahab”, in order to be continuously trodden upon (Maasir-i-Alamgiri, page 60).

      At 85, Aurangzeb demolished the temple of Vithoba in Pandharpur (Mogal Darbarchi Batmipatre, Setu Madhavrao Pagadi, Volume III, page 472). He wanted to demolish the temple of Mahalaxmi in Kolhapur (ibid, Volume II, page 86). He destroyed the temples in the villages of the Deccan where he went and erected mosques on those lands. These references have come in the Mughal court newsletters. Aurangzeb also demolished temples on several forts in Maharashtra, such as the temples on Vasantgad and Panhala. The foundation of the mosque at Vasantgad was laid by Aurangzeb with his own hands (ibid, Volume I, page 86).

      The list of his religious excesses is so astonishingly long that an article can never do it justice. Besides demolishing temples and imposing Jaziya (a discriminatory tax on Hindus), he even sought to curb Diwali celebrations by ordering them to be held only under some restraints, and outside bazaars.

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  92. Oscars 2022: Vidya Balan’s ‘Sherni’ and Vicky Kaushal starrer ‘Sardar Udham’ shortlisted for India’s official entry for the 94th Academy Awards

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  93. Freida Pinto says she secretly married fiancé Cory Tran during Covid-19 lockdown

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  94. Burari deaths: Delhi Police closure report mentions no foul play

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  96. THIS FORMER NAZI NEIGHBORHOOD ON LONG ISLAND WITH ADOLF HITLER STREET STILL EXISTS

    https://untappedcities.com/2015/04/02/this-former-nazi-town-on-long-island-with-adolf-hitler-street-still-exists/

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  97. The square is named for Theodor Heuss, the first president of West Germany, but from 1933 to 1945, it was indeed named for Adolf Hitler. Hitler’s followers didn’t wait for him to die to start naming stuff for him, as is usually customary. (Luckily for him, as his legacy turned out.) Within just a few months of Hitler being elected chancellor in 1933, his supporters in cities across Germany began naming streets for him, with the count eventually getting above fifty. This Berlin square, the former Reichskanzlerplatz, was one of the most prominent. If Nazi architect Albert Speer had been able to re-design Berlin as he’d planned, Adolf-Hitler-Platz would have been the western end of the East-West Axis, one of the city’s grand boulevards.

    Google apologized for the error, explaining that the square’s historical name had probably been added to their database as an alternate name, but with the chronology confused. Being the world’s new de facto map authority has been tough for Google. In 2009, their maps accidentally ceded the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh to China, which led to a minor international incident. The next year, Nicaraguan troops actually invaded Costa Rica on the strength of an incorrectly drawn Google Maps border.

    https://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2014-03-31/adolf-hilter-platz-maphead

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  98. “As you are very keen and sensitive towards the problems faced by the general public and you also belong to the Hindu community, I am sure you can feel the discrimination done to the Hindus since centuries,” he further said, adding, nowadays, a group of “Anti-Hindu actors” always hurt the Hindu sentiments whereas, they never try to expose the wrong doings of their community.

    https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/diwali-ad-for-ceat-tyres-featuring-aamir-khan-created-unrest-among-hindus-bjp-mp-anantkumar-hegde-2583001#pfrom=home-ndtv_topscroll

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  99. Actor Ananya Panday, Summoned, Heads To Anti-Drugs Agency For Questioning
    Ananya Panday’s name reportedly featured in the WhatsApp chats of one of the accused in the drugs-on-cruise case, in which Aryan Khan was arrested along with 19 others earlier this month.
    https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/ananya-pandays-mumbai-home-searched-by-anti-drugs-agency-has-been-called-in-for-questioning-2582819#pfrom=home-ndtv_topscroll

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    • She struggled so much in life as a Bollywood insider that she resorted to taking drugs.

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    • I’m actually feeling sorry for Ananya Panday LOL Ghor Kalyug hai

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    • Aryan Khan’s main details are withheld by NCB. They have much more but seems sharing only when needed.
      My heart goes with SRK and his family.
      My mind is frightened that something sinister may get unrevealed.

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      • Not only this, Pathan shooting schedules have been indefinitely postponed amongst all this. Adi Chopra may wait till 2023 to release it by letting all the negativity die down by then. Unfortunately Tiger 3 will also get postponed and will probably be an Eid 2023 release now.

        NCB seems to be peeling the layers of the onion one by one.

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        • Fanatics have hurriedly assumed its an open and shut case of 5g charas and thus a witch hunt. Looks like NCB is onto something bigger.

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        • Aamir has said that he will be shooting with srk for some episode of LSC. If he did not, then he has to wait or change the script.
          So all 3 are in some sort of tangle.

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          • Srk’s cameo for LSC has been shot long back. LSC shooting has been completed. Tiger 3 is sort of a follow up story to Pathan in some ways, so YRF will have to wait for Pathan release before releasing Tiger 3.

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          • Sid Anand has booked Republic Day 2023 for Fighter. Instead of Fighter, Pathan will eventually release on that day.

            Btw, its funny how blind the fanatics and fandoms can be. Glad that no one defended Aamir here during the divorce fiasco and while lot of crocodile tears were shed for Kiran.

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          • Because it’s Aamir’s personal issue and this sets a bad precedent in Indian jurisprudence?

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        • Bhaisaab, if the conservative heartland family TV audience is ready for SRK’s ads for Byju’s and Hotstar (for the India-Pak match, no less). Adi Chopra will not delay Pathan because of these issues, rest assured. SRK’s brand value is not affected, and there are plenty of marketing experts to affirm this.

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      • A small solace is that the daughter is far away and may come back only once the dust settles. And the younger one is too young.

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      • If there was anything sinister on his phone, Navika and Arnab would be reading it all out on TV. The more they share, the bigger joke this case seems.
        I am worried because I have plenty of charas loving friends and I don’t want them to be caught up in this sort of mess.
        If anything, this guy’s phone must have so many chicks like Ananya P simping all over him.

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      • Relax lol his ain’t the one smuggling drugs from Afghanistan

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  100. Mumbai: Court rejects Kangana’s plea to transfer defamation case filed by Javed Akhtar
    Kangana Ranaut’s lawyer Rizwan Siddiqui in his transfer plea had said that while the offences against her are cognizable, compoundable and bailable, an arrest warrant was issued against her.

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  101. The judicial custody of actor Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan was extended till October 30 on Thursday by a special court in the drugs-on-cruise case, news agency ANI reported. He had earlier been sent to 14-day judicial custody on October 7 and was denied bail on Wednesday by a Sessions Court. The superstar’s son has now approached the Bombay High Court which will hear his bail application on October 26.

    https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/drugs-on-cruise-case-aryan-khan-judicial-custody-extended-till-october-30-2583271

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  102. Drugs cause much damage to the lower rungs of society than upper ones. Many poor drug addicts resort to stealing to finance their habit. While cigarettes, gutkha is relatively cheaper, drugs are expensive affair for the poor and the middleclasses. Even alcohol is cheaper but alcohol is destroying many homes.
    Rich people are not affected much by consuming drugs unless they make it a daily affair. And they can afford it and they have elite medical help at their beck and call.
    Nowadays children from micddleclass and also some executives do drugs as seen from newspaper reports.

    From google search
    How do drugs affect your memory?
    Drug abuse is a serious factor in memory loss and a lack of concentration, which can affect aspects of your life you may not have considered. Drugs can make it hard for you to study, improve your skills at work, learn and retain new concepts, and even pay attention to what’s happening around you.31-Jan-2014

    Do drugs affect long term memory?
    Studies of chronic drug abusers show they are at a much higher risk of multiple medical conditions, including memory loss. Scientists are finding that drug abusers experience problems in many areas of the brain in the same way as dementia patients, in the form of cognitive and temporal processing deficits.03-Sep-2020
    How does drugs affect the brain?

    Drugs interfere with the way neurons send, receive, and process signals via neurotransmitters. Some drugs, such as marijuana and heroin, can activate neurons because their chemical structure mimics that of a natural neurotransmitter in the body. This allows the drugs to attach onto and activate the neurons.10-Jul-2020

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    • This is for those people who were saying it’s just Charas or Weed:

      Cannabis products have almost quadrupled in strength in the United States of America and have doubled in Europe in the last two decades. The percentage of Δ9-THC, the main psychoactive component in cannabis, rose from about 4 per cent to 16 per cent in the United States over the period 1995–2019, and from about 6 per cent to 11 per cent in Europe over the period 2002–2019.

      Δ9-THC is responsible for the development of mental health disorders, in long-term, heavy users of cannabis yet the percentage of adolescents perceiving the regular use of cannabis as harmful has decreased by as much as 40 per cent during the same period.

      Scientific evidence has demonstrated the harm to health caused by regular use of cannabis, particularly in young people. Evidence from surveys suggests a link between a low perception of risk and higher rates of usage. This is the case not only in Europe and the United States, but also in other parts of the world.

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    • This is the bit about drug trafficking:

      Drug markets on the dark web only emerged a decade or so ago, but the main ones are now worth at least $315 million in annual sales.
      Although this is a tiny fraction of overall drug sales, the trend is upward, with a fourfold increase in annual sales between the beginning of the 2010s (2011–mid-2017) and more recent years (mid-2017–2020). The expansion of online drug markets to social media and popular e-commerce platforms further suggests that their accessibility is widening.

      While cannabis dominates darknet sales, marketing on the so-called clear web often involves NPS and substances used in the manufacture of synthetic drugs, including precursor chemicals.

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      • The United States is perhaps one of the few federal nations in the West where consumption and sale of cannabis is legal on a large scale for purposes beyond recreation.

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  103. The raids were part of a probe to find out the drug suppliers who allegedly supplied drugs to the intermediaries who ultimately supplied them to actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/ncb-delayed-producing-nigerian-before-judge-hc-does-the-math-orders-bail-101634841691892.html

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