Bunty aur Babli 2, Sooryavanshi (Continuing), other minor releases and the rest of the box office

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  1. Thousands gather for last rites of a mentally challenged beggar in Karnataka
    Basya would take only Re 1 as alms from every person and return the rest of the money.
    https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/bangalore/last-rites-mentally-challenged-beggar-karnataka-7629648/

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  3. taran adarsh
    @taran_adarsh
    AMAZON PRIME VIDEO AT IFFI GOA… In a first for video streaming industry, #AmazonPrimeVideo to premiere #Chhorii at the prestigious 52nd #IFFI in #Goa… Also, masterclasses with cast and creators of #TheFamilyMan and #SardarUdham will be held. #PrimeVideoAtIFFI

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  4. Review – Veer Das’s Monologue on 2 Indias.

    The commentary of Vir Das has met with extraordinary criticism. Though what he said is not wrong, but looks like his comedy at the expense of country has not been well received by and large by Indians living in India and abroad.
    However the purpose is solved. His video is a blockbuster. He is now more famous.

    Rating – 2/ 5

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    • Depends who you ask. Of course modi/yogi followers will give it a rating of 0 to 2 out of 5.

      Rest will give it 4 to 5 out of 5.

      And it’s not just India, there’s two sides to just about every country on this planet.

      But whoever does not like this video, just ask yourself:

      Does rape not happen in india?
      Did farmers not get runover in india?
      There aren’t billion people in india?
      and so on…

      So what is the issue? That it’s OKAY if rapes happen but it’s not okay for someone to mention it???

      Let me see if this makes sense, there was a video posted here couple days ago about somy ali and abuse. Let me guess, she should be condemned since she talked about it???

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        • I agree here with congress party’s stand. What Vir said is not wrong. In Australia if i meet anyone, i would like to say good things about India. Not that there are no bad things.
          But its who i am. No one is interested in politics in India. So why to bring that in?

          Now there are few i see around who goes about batching their own country. It doesn’t matter from which nation he is from. I lose respect for such individuals. Yaar galat har country mein hai. But what you say is the progress.

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        • Agree, but people mind set are such that issues are what rises curioucity in people.

          Issues related movies is what works and in this case it’s stand up comedy.

          I remember in past, indias image was mostly associated with poverty, little by little, it’s turning into poverty, rape, no-democracy.

          There has to be a change, but i’m afraid in past 10 years, the minds are really washed up.

          Not just India, here in USA too, under trump presidency, he made it like it’s okay to be raciest. those who stayed in closet, are now out and feel they can be raciest and be okay with it.

          Than some of it is dependent on where the graph is going.

          At least here in USA, it is so diverse with so many people from all over the world, so many different religions, that in the end the good outweighs the bad.

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        • Naveen, believe me, i do understand where you’re coming from.

          Here at work, i get very defensive whenever someone tries to say anything negative about India. But man, it’s getting harder and harder to defend some of the actions.

          Yes, you don’t want to do your dirty laundry in public but sometimes people get fed-up with what they see and react like this, because they know that there will be no change.

          Freakin bollywood is dividing too little by little.

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        • India’s been failing on every Human Resource indicator, so much for progress. Anyhow, how did you judge the reception, given that the likes (367K) are much higher than the dislikes (67K) with such controversy?

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        • it’s not India, but a few people who bring disrepute to the entire nation because of their greed. Having experienced customer service in the US, and in India. A huge difference. The service in India is more money based. “I want your money” attitude. While in the US, it is customer centric “Your problem is my concern” attitude

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      • “Depends who you ask. Of course modi/yogi followers will give it a rating of 0 to 2 out of 5.

        Rest will give it 4 to 5 out of 5.”

        Z, This is where we make mistakes in our assessments. This is not true

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        • “Naveen Says:
          November 16, 2021 at 5:02 PM

          Brilliant Vir Das, Just fcuking brilliant.
          The best standup for me this year.”

          How does it end up being “Rating – 2/ 5”?

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        • 2/5 because

          💥 for being genuine
          💥 for not lying but telling truth

          However it is criticised several at the same time not that he was wrong but because of the reasons congress party gave and my views above.

          Like one of those movies which everyone saw to criticise. 😁

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        • Excuse me.. but Vir Das who? 🤔

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        • LOL @Shivaay at VD comment and at Pai’s tweet!!

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  5. Kanganadidi…

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  6. HUGE.

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    • thewire.in 😜

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    • Total victory for thugs and ruffians — am refraining from using the T word: A modern, in the interest of the country; true farmers laws has been repealed for politics. Very important day for third-rate arm-chair critics and thuggie ‘farmer leaders’ who came to TV studios as ‘Presidents’ of Kisan Morcha BS and some of them from ‘Harvard’ unable to point out properly a SINGLE line/clause from the law which the center was ready to discuss till 2 days back has been repealed. Welcome to raw stock rotting away in ware-houses. Welcome to stubble-burning! Long live thugs posing as farmers! Welcome to small-time, hard-working farmers continuing living in poverty and their sons/daughters walking away from farming as a mode of earning and pride.

      The center, whether it be BJP or Congress or whoever it maybe, a pussilanimous move of the highest order. Whoever advised Modi – if he took someone’s advice – should be given a Padma award? Whoever is gloating outside or on this blog, remember, have NO clue as to how helpful the laws would be to farmers and modernizing farming.

      Disgusting, utterly spineless move by Modi! A BIG loss to the country and true farmers – only thing that won here is politics.

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    • Total victory for thugs and ruffians — am refraining from using the T word: A modern, in the interest of the country; true farmers laws has been repealed for politics. Very important day for third-rate arm-chair critics and thuggie ‘farmer leaders’ who came to TV studios as ‘Presidents’ of Kisan Morcha BS and some of them from ‘Harvard’ unable to point out properly a SINGLE line/clause from the law which the center was ready to discuss till 2 days back has been repealed. Welcome to raw stock rotting away in ware-houses. Welcome to stubble-burning! Long live thugs posing as farmers! Welcome to small-time, hard-working farmers continuing living in poverty and their sons/daughters walking away from farming as a mode of earning and pride.

      The center, whether it be BJP or Congress or whoever it maybe, a pussilanimous move of the highest order. Whoever advised Modi – if he took someone’s advice – should be given a Padma award? Whoever is gloating outside or on this blog, remember, have NO clue as to how helpful the laws would be to farmers and modernizing farming.

      Disgusting, utterly spineless move by Modi! A BIG loss to the country and true farmers – only thing that won here is politics. Laws that were completely legal, good for the farmers and with the center open to even discussing with thuggie farmers blocking streets and causing damage to public life have been repealed.

      And I talk, as having had my close family members practicing farming and toiling day and night in Sangli and who were suffering and were glad that their lives would finally be improved… [It is Sangli, not Sanghi BTW].

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      • Sometimes one has to compromise. Surely someone must have advised the PM to legislate those 3 farm laws. And again someone else must have advised him to repeal them. So it is someone someone who is behind it. They thought the farmers will back down. And then the mowing of farmers happened which must have turned the tide in favour of the repeal of the farm laws. There are so many compulsions and we just cant pass judgments without giving some benefit of doubt. By this people will be happy with the PM for being flexible than being adamant. It is a win win situation for the PM.
        For my part I am happy and grateful to whoever advised him to repeal it and for him accepting it graciously. Now we can move on.

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        • It was never a case of ego. These laws were for the betterment of farmers’ lives. NO true farmer will call repeal of ‘all’ laws. When called for negotiations, they will negotiate with a clause or whatever number of clauses and the center was ready to negotiate with them. Anyway, it’s a huge step backward for the lakhs of farmers who dreamt of a better life through these laws. This is politics of the WORST kind. I don’t care if it was Modi or Vajpayee or Chandrashekhar at the center, I support the farm laws at an analytical, ground-level field and this repeal is at the cost of farmers and making the farming sector a level-playing
          field. Sad to see this capitulation and succumbing farmers’ and nation’s interests for votes.

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        • But it was the BJP that repealed these laws though it has 303 seats? I was 3, but most ought to be old enough to remember that Manmohan Singh risked his government and majority for the Nuclear Deal. Let’s just admit Modi is an election addicted cuck.

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        • And the poor Gandhi’s are farishtas who’ve never indulged in gimmicks. No wonder they gave a free hand to Manmohan 😜

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      • Yes, such a important law, introduced as an ordinance during the lockdown, passed through parliament without debate and voice vote. That you get a band of Tendulkar, Mangeshkar, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and Karan Johar to copy tweet when protests get international attention. Arrest a 21 year old climate activist under UAPA for a tweet and take her from Bangalore to throw her in Tihar with no case.

        Leadership is when Manmohan Singh invited Vajpayee to discuss the Nuclear Deal, or Narasimha Rao taking Kalam to Vajpayee to explain Pokhran. This is a government whose arrogance has affected even its more levelheaded policies.

        These are the concerns of the farmers, yet it seems An Jo has read the bill and so many people has nothing better to do than protest all day (of course, then that would mean there are no jobs anywhere):
        https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/in-three-ordinances-the-provisions-that-bother-protesting-farmers-6598905/

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        • Aman, are you seriously going to bring Disha and all that stuff here? And I am sure as hell not discussing Modi’s leadership qualities. I have read the laws and the issues cited here. I am all for that, do you seriously advocate the repeal of all these laws instead of amendments to this laws? That’s the only question I am asking…

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        • I would prefer amendments, but they brought it on themselves with their handling. Deftness, leadership and salesmanship are qualities you need, instead of branding people khalistanis, terrorists and international conspiracies, therefore shooting yourself in the foot.

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  8. Ajay Devgn has ONLY 8 Minutes role in RRR and 20 minutes in Gangubai Kathiawadi
    https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/scoop-ajay-devgn-8-minutes-role-rrr-20-minutes-gangubai-kathiawadi/

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  9. I think B&B 2’s BO performance this week will start giving us a better idea of the current BO capacity and to what extent things are going back to normal.

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  10. Rani Mukerji says she was afraid of falling in love with Aamir Khan: ‘I refused to look in his eyes’
    Rani Mukerji said she was nervous about doing romantic scenes with Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan early on in her career, adding that she had ‘young crush’ on both of them.
    https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/rani-mukerji-afraid-of-falling-in-love-with-aamir-khan-kapil-sharma-show-7630440/

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    • Good and brave of her to come out like this. This breaks myths about many things. And star wives have more reason to feel insecure!

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  11. Ranveer Singh’s ’83 and Keanu Reeves and Priyanka Chopra starrer The Matrix Resurrections to clash at the Box Office this Christmas
    By -Bollywood Hungama News NetworkCreated: Nov 19, 2021 – 8:30 AM ISTUpdated: Nov 19, 2021 – 10:01 AM IST

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  12. The gang is back to ruin Bunty aur Babli 2.

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    • Can SRK produce the miracle of an Abhishek Bachchan comeback?

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      • They gave Badla to senior B. They are giving Bob B to junior B.
        Saviours really.

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        • Bob Biswas may be a saviour for Abhishek’s career but AB sr never needed Badla as a saviour. He was doing well (still is) as always coming with good stuff like PInk, Pikku, 100 Not Out and Gibalo Sitabo during that phase. It was just another hit for him.

          But yes, Abhishek badly needs good projects and something to bring him back into the limelight.

          He has made some dreadful decisions in his career. He refused a project like Special Chabbis at a time his career had started to decline and dedicated 2 years to All Is well, just imagine that.

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        • I wish BobBiswas got an threathical release. Really feel sad for Abhishek not getting bigger canvas projects. Talented than most of the others..Not sure why Dharma productions are giving him any projects either, He did a good job in Big Bull, but for his bad luck ‘Scam 1992’ got amazing reception and was well made..I’am sure naysayers will compre now with the orgginal Bob Biswas character and pull this down.. Abhishek has a bad press for a very longtime..

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        • Yes sad that there are better actors and directors coming out.

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    • Somebody needs to tell Zee5 that they need to remove location restrictions; Now they are available in US!!

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  13. Sumit Kadel
    @SumitkadeI
    #BuntyAurBabli2 – ⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Clean family ENTERTAINER with good 1st half & Average 2nd half.. There is a funny & intriguing con jobs showcased in the film throughout where both Bunty Babli’s duo’s takes on each other. Director Varun Sharma manages to retains the Quirkiness of BB1.

    Sumit Kadel
    @SumitkadeI
    #Dhamaka ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Non-stop edge of the seat thriller which entertains & enlivens you throughout.
    @TheAaryanKartik
    as Arjun Pathak delivers a stunning performance,his nuances are too good in the film.
    @RamKMadhvani
    direction & story telling makes dhamaka a compelling watch.

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  14. Dhamaka seems to have given Kartik Aaryan a good chance to shine as a serious actor. Good to hear, his charisma can work wonderfully with some serious acting.

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    • Dhamaka is receiving mixed reviews otherwise. While Bunty Babli is receiving average to good reviews. Surprisingly Taran gave it a very bad review and rating. Let us see this weekend and Monday for the real picture to emerge. This is a long weekend and films may benefit from this factor.

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  15. This is heading towards a 2.0 like total of 190 cr.

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  16. Sooryavanshi Is Top INDIAN Film Post Pandemic In Two Weeks
    Friday 19 November 2021 17.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Sooryavanshi has emerged the top INDIAN film in just two weeks with collections of 166 crore nett. There is no competition from Hindi films due to a disjointed market for 18 months and hardly any films making to the theatres. The competition is mainly from South as they had their own markets in a good position in the first quarter of 2021.
    The biggest film from the South at that time was Master which was touted as a pan India film like so many others are nowadays when the only real pan India films come from Hollywood. The fact remains that a film that is not called pan India like Sooryavanshi has collected more in Nizam / Andhra in Hindi than Master did across all Hindi circuits in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Being pan India for Indian films is about some sort of branding as if people watch it becomes pan India not by just releasing but more on that on another day.
    On the other side is that this film Master did very well in Tamil Nadu and is among the top five films in that state and finished with a very good final total of 162 crore nett apprx in India. The worldwide business was around 230 cr GROSS and that has also been crossed by Sooryavanshi which stands at around 251 crore in just two weeks. 

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    • “The fact remains that a film that is not called pan India like Sooryavanshi has collected more in Nizam / Andhra in Hindi than Master did across all Hindi circuits in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Being pan India for Indian films is about some sort of branding as if people watch it becomes pan India not by just releasing but more on that on another day.”

      🔥🔥🔥👊👊👊🤣🤣🤣
      Great comment by BOI on so called threat of Pan India films like Pushpa etc.

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  17. WOW, as Aman said, this is truly huge. Glad farmers were able to hold their ground…

    One clause, in fact, kickstarted the fall of the BJP’s politics on the farmers’s issue.

    The Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020, which will be now repealed in Parliament, provides for a dispute resolution mechanism in Chapter 3, section 8 of the Act.

    It says the trader and the farmer’s dispute will be heard and settled by a conciliation board appointed by the sub-divisional magistrate and the decision will be binding on the parties.

    This was the most problematic clause which put the farmer at the sub-divisional magistrate’s mercy. Barring this one clause, the farm laws were modern and in the interest of the farmers. The government had agreed to withdraw this particular clause during negotiations with the SKM.

    But the BJP’s propaganda machinery could not counter the united might of Sikh leaders, Jat farmers and anti-BJP forces.

    The BJP will have to lie low and assess the political damage to Modi’s image of being a strong leader.

    https://www.rediff.com/news/column/sheela-bhatt-modis-retreat-will-haunt-indian-politics-for-a-long-long-time/20211119.htm

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  18. Munna I posted a comment, don’t know why it’s gone into moderation.

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  19. Kamala Harris becomes first woman to get US presidential powers briefly as Joe Biden undergoes medical
    Kamala Harris is the first woman to serve as vice president of the United States; no woman has ever been president in the country’s nearly 250-year history.

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  20. tonymontana Says:

    No Time to Die

    **Added to post**

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    • Yup, i found it immensely boring too. Even the death of such an iconic character didn’t evoke any emotion, thats how much incompetent the director is.

      Craig is the only good thing in this one.

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  21. PM said that farm laws will go. But did not say when. So all the reactions can wait.

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    • 14th and 15th April are national holidays – 4 days holiday weekend. And Eid holidays will be on 3rd week of its run. KGF 2 is likely to shift its release date from 14th April.

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      • KGF 2 might not shift…this will be a huge clash. I hope Aamir knows what he’s doing here.

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        • KGF 2 looks like a B grade movie. If audience want to patronise it over LSC, so be it.

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        • The first film with barely any buzz and a clash with Zero made 40 crore in Hindi. The sequel has huge buzz, either LSC is a very good film or it’s going down.

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        • KGF will readily shift its date if its wants to have ‘pan-india’ collections. LSC has now got the best release date in 2022. It will do 200-250 cr nett straight in its 8 days of extended first week. This aint a stupid YRF production.

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        • I expect Vijay’s Beast to release on 14 April too, it’s Tamil New Year. Basically KGF is squeezed to the Karnataka and AP/Nizam territories for full potential in that case.

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        • Kgf will come on a non holiday weekend in May and do ok. Its one thing to clash with a fading buffoon of a superstar who had lost his small marbles 10 years back and another thing to clash with the legacy of AKP after lagaan, tzp and dangal.

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        • Vijay D is repeating himself.
          First let us see the fates of RRR, Gangubai, 83, Jersey etc.
          April is far away as of now.

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  22. There is some hype around KGF 2. It trended quite well, and gained interest with time.

    Of course, LSC remains my fist choice there. I am a big fan of Forrest Gump and I am intrigued with what Aamir brings on the table with it.

    However, KGF is not B-Grade. If it is, then a lot of masala films are B-Grade. These are commercial films that have an audience out there and it it works for them, I am not here to criticise that audience. I have seen films like Khakee and Agneepath getting dimissed by the audience, so I can expect anything.

    However if KGF2 maintains that date, it will be a small clash and even if LSC will have the edge completely in certain territories, KGF2 will hamper collections in quite a few others.

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    • B grade or not (i wud say it def is), it wont have the guts to give up 100 cr collection from its hindi version by clashing with LSC. It will move.

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    • Comparing KGF franchise with Khakhee? A rajkumar Santoshi film?
      I like Yash and I wish him all the best.

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      • No. I am not comparing KGF with Khakee. Far from it. You didn’t read mu post well. Its the other way round in fact. I am just saying that I have seen great films being disliked and bad films (IMO) being liked. But the audience is the one who decides.

        It’s not as if I don’t like something and others like it, I will call it B Grade just because the genre does not cater to.my taste.

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        • I know what I am talking about when I say that something looks B Grade. It is not about genre only. There are good action films and bad action films. Both are called action films. A bad looking action film will be called B grade or C grade.
          Hope KGF2 proves to be a good action film liked by the classes as well.

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        • Look, Andaz Apna Apna released against Suhaag and Yaat Gaddaar- a Mithun film. AAAdid almost around 50% of Suhaag’s collections and slightly better than Yaar Gaddaar. I saw those collections back then. Today it is a cult film. But, still, producers and distributors lost a lot of money there and the audience back then probably felt while Santoshi, Aamir and Salman must have been hurt by the results. At the end of the day, it is always about balance in terms of quality
          and appreciation from the audience. Ideally, you achieve both.

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        • Cant predict which will win and which will lose. A polished film like Shaan is an example. Success of a film is sort of gamble. You win or you lose. So better go for quality. There will be some satisafaction even if it fails. If it gets both, then it is pure luck.

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        • AAA did not make any losses at its time of release. Thats pure bull crap. It did 5+ cr nett which was an average BO result back then. Even FI had given it Coverage/CE status it its annual verdicts.

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        • I saw the numbers of AAA on Trade Guide. They did not look good at all, believe me. The Mumbai and Dehli-UP collections were half of that of Suhaag during the first 3 weeks.

          As for Shaan, it had more collections than practically every film back then. It was bogged down due to the comparisons wit Sholay (which film is comparable with that?). In Ramesh sippy’s own words, he didn’t lose money nor did the distributors. The profits were small, though, due the high budget.

          It’s like a film like Kaante in 2003 against Saathiya for example. Kaante did 1.38cr in in Mumbai in first week. Saathiya did 0.3cr. The latter was less costly. Kaante’s standard for being a hit was higher. That was what Shaan against most films were like back then. These Kaante-Saathiya are collections from TG that I saw with my own eyes and not from secondary reporting, with hindsight and manipulation added.

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        • I am completely skeptical of what AAA numbers you are talking about. Even by BOI, Suhaag did 7 cr nett and AAA did 5 cr nett. And you are saying AAA collections were half of Suhaag? Is it even possible?

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        • And Suhaag was not even a universal hit. Did you check Yaar Gaddaar’s numbers? Below AAA’s numbers, I am sure, but not probably not by too much. I remember AAA’s numbers being closer to YG than that of Suhaag back then and that was a wash-out of a Mithun film. So, you have an idea how big AAA was in real terms.

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        • 7 cr Suhaag was a Hit and 5 cr AAA was a washout?

          Please make some sense of what you are talking about. AAA making losses is a plain lie. FI never gives Coverage/Commission Earner status to loss makers.

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        • I said Suhaag at 7cr was not a universal hit and Yaar Gaddaar was a wash-out.

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        • U are saying AAA collections were ‘one-third’ of Suhaag and ‘slightly better’ than YG.

          And here are BOI numbers:
          Suhaag – 7 cr
          AAA – 5 cr
          YG – 2.5 cr

          So both cant be true. Either you are mistaken or BOI is lying. And as I said FI had AAA as Commission Earner verdict in yearly ratings.

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        • U are manipulating quotes now.
          .
          1. I never said AAA was one third of Suhaag at any point.
          2. I never said Suhaag was a hit
          3. I never said AAA was a washout. I said Yaar Gaddaar was.

          The whole point was that films like Agneepath, Khakee and AAA have not done well. But while the former 2’s under- performance are not contestable here, AAA”s BO claim is being contested and we are going in circles really. Now you are misquoting me. I give up. You continue. I guess my point was made.

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        • I am not manipulating ur quotes at all. U can read ur comments that are just above. U r trying to represent AAA as a washout like YG by ‘remembering’ TG numbers.

          I am trying to give you an alternate possibility that AAA did not collect so badly as u ‘remember’ and that it was perhaps an Average at BO and not a Flop. I am giving you BOI numbers and FI verdicts to look at.

          However, we are going in circles because you are not open-minded to consider anything except what you ‘remember’ …

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        • Audience decision will not be final. Critical appreciation also matters. Shelf life, an overdue appreciation after a time etc. Mera Naam Joker, Kagaz ke Phool and the like.

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      • Yash will do well with kgf2 if it shifts and comes solo. I hv no doubt abt that, but in a clash with LSC it will suffer.

        Regarding LSC’s previous feb release date, i was not happy. Looked unlikely that such a big film will go with such a low-key release date. Now apr 14 is a much better date and m quite sure LSC will be the first 300 c post pandemic grosser.

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      • I wish Yash all the best, but we know it will most probably get battered in the north against LSC but it will do great in the south.

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  23. Sooryavanshi Remains On Course For 200 Crore – Excellent Third Friday
    Friday 19 November 2021 23.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Sooryavanshi has recorded an excellent second Friday with collections likely to be a little higher than Thursday as it a got the holiday factor in the North and more importantly the collections in Mumbai and Gujarat also look higher than Thursday.

    This will give the film collections of 3.25-3.50 crore nett on its third Friday and this third Friday business ensures it remains on course for a 200 crore nett final total. There will be more hurdles next week with two releases but now it is pretty certain that the film will do better business in week three than other Diwali 200 crore films like Golmaal Again and Housefull 4 did.

    The film remained unaffected by the new release Bunty Aur Babli 2 as it collected better than that film across the country barring some cinemas of North India. Bunty Aur Babli 2 has only managed to collect fair numbers in and around Delhi due to the holiday, the collections are very dull in Gujarat and Central India markets with Sooryavanshi being three times ahead at many centres despite being in week three.

    Bunty Aur Babli 2 will collect around the 2.75 crore nett range and that is thanks to Guru Nanak Jayanti in the North and here collections are likely to be less on Saturday.

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  24. Aamir has nothing to prove. He has proved himself with many blockbusters and superhits. Whatever he will achieve now is like overflow.

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    • He may not have much left to prove, but he surely has a lot left to give to the audience.

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    • Yes, but if you follow Aamir well, you will know that he will not live with past achievements. He is very self-critical and will try to come uo with something good.

      He is much more diplomatic these days but back in the 90s , I remember him being very vocal against his directors, films and co-stars.

      He will not rest on his laurels. It will be 5 years after Dangal and he will be adamant to put things right after TOH. 5 years mean you are still relevant for your fans and you are in oblivion for the rest unless you pit things right. Trust him to not lose that hunger and not be satisfied by past achievements.

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      • Hope he will give importance to quality than making it mass pleasing at the expense of quality.

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        • I don’t find if it’s mass pleasing in the way Dangal was …

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        • LSC is long overdue and should be released to move on to the next project. It should not be like waiting for the best spouse and becoming old and irrelevant. That is waiting for the best period without clashes and becoming a big burden and a white elephant.
          Too many films are waiting and there are bound to be clashes. Cant be avoided.

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        • I dont mind KGF clashing with LSC. It will be at KGF’s expense. I am quite sure AKP will deliver a good film here (given the original material) and it will work big at BO with this release date of Apr 14.

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  25. FG was a tremendous film. It is tremendous material. Films like Ode to my Father have been inspired from the narrative.

    There is absolutely no comparison between Ode to my Father and Bharat. They completely messed it up.

    I think Aamir has lived his comparisons with Tom Hanks and he is inspired by him (which is not a bad thing at all). I know the FG and Tom Hanks analogies are not too appreciated here, but if FG is the standard he tries to achive, then LSC will be a very good film. It’s just like the Tom Hanks inspiration has worked out for him in the 90s and is partially responsible for what Aamir is today.

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    • First if at all a remake…picking something like a forrest gump itself is commendable and doing the role of Tom Hanks is a remarkable DARE in true sense.
      Only Aamir could have done this. My best wishes. KGF2 would only take away the screens and that could rob few crores.
      Else LSC is a one horse race. It would also do well in South.

      2022 is going to be a dream year.

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  26. There is a perception that some films are hit and some are not. Further our data and our sites are not entirely reliable. So everything should be taken with a pinch of salt. Here is where quality of a film comes into picture. A quality film will shine in some(fans?) hearts inspite of being tagged flop or not a good hit.

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  27. Great song, would work very well on the big screen. No surprises that the same composer did the KGF bgm and songs.

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  28. Suryavanshi will remain the only hit of 2021, None of the other films can match its performance this year atleast.

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    • I think so too. Btw, if week 3 turns out to be in 20-25 cr range then it will probably touch 200 cr.

      I guess 83 and Jersey will do ok, but wont do 200 cr like Sooryavanshi. The releases are too close to each other.

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      • 83 will be a Super Hit if it turns out to be a well made film. Nothing unites this nation like cricket and Ranveer is no rookie.

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        • Problem is it will have Jersey and RRR breathing down its neck in week 2 and week 3. But I expect a v good first week due to the holiday factor.

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      • If it does happen we’d need a special post for Naveen after Akshay delivers his career first highest grosser of the year 😜

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        • It has already happened. Before release no one was even sure of 100 cr, now its still in the race for 200 cr. Sooryavanshi has really defied all expectations and done v v well. It deserves to be the highest grosser of 2021.

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    • This was inevitable even if Aryan waa at fault.
      With battery of lawyers including ex Attorney General of India and a Sr lawyer who created world’s first driverless car of the world…..i never had a doubt.
      Those days of Sanjay Dutt or Lalu Yadav in Jail are gone. Yes few weeks in judicial custody / prison but with plenty of media and fans ready to call you not guilty….its not really really bad. Bad …yes ofcourse.

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      • who is the lawyer who created the first autonomous car in the world? how is he related to Google or Tesla? I thought Engineers do that…

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  29. Okay lets take a moment here. This is HIGH COURT ORDER.

    – Not found in possession of any objectionable substance.
    – Nothing in whatsapp chats (neither local or international connection)
    – Nothing to prove of conscious possession
    – Nothing to prove that there is conspiracy to commit a crime.
    – No criminal evidence against the accused.

    Let’s also sink in that without any base, they let Aryan Khan stay in jail for weeks for such baseless allegations. Some might be squirming in their seats after hearing this high court order.

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    • So WHAT???

      He is a SRK son so it’s okay…

      Just take this blog as a small sample size, plenty here were okay with this knowing that there were so many loopholes with nothing proven to suggest aryan was guilty but they were perfectly okay with him being behind bars for few weeks. not to mention character assassination like “charsi, druggie” being used regularly.

      Even someone like Saket who i thought was pretty sane minded but he had no interest in if Laws were being followed.
      And mind you, this was a case of someone being framed and there was plenty there to notice that but chose to look the other way…

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    • No one is even going to drag and argue this; in the end, it was some ridiculous nonsense being spouted by some as an argument. Everyone knows this case was fake, and it turned faker by the moment.

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  30. My review of Bunty Aur Babli 2 is up. Abhishek Bachchan just dodged a bullet… by refusing to work in the sequel!

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  31. tonymontana Says:

    Before jumping the gun and character assassinating somebody without knowing half the truth, we must remember and acknowledge we are indeed living in dangerous times. Where this could happen to anyone and we might end up feeling helpless and feel there is no way out of a tough situation. With no fault of our own.

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    • It’s not a verdict of one up manship. Its a verdict to silently escape, recuperate and pray for better future. The kid is lucky. If not caught…his addiction could have landed him into something massive.
      God has been kind again.
      Now SRK needs to have a rehab at home now. Put his foot down and say NO to all rave parties by Gauri and enough of extra freedom given where kids can slip.
      World is not easy and strong family values should help.

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    • It’s not a verdict of one up manship. Its a verdict to silently escape, recuperate and pray for better future. The kid is lucky. If not caught…his addiction could have landed him into something massive.
      God has been kind again.
      Now SRK needs to have a rehab at home now. Put his foot down and say NO to all rave parties by Gauri and enough of extra freedom given where kids can slip.
      World is not easy and strong family values should help.

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      • And any feedback on wankhade and others trying to frame someone?
        How is the future on that front?

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        • Court never said NCB did wrong.

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        • Court was only dealing with Aryan Khan’s bail application, not the NCB’s conduct.

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        • Naveen, you must be joking. NCB is very serious organization and if they arrest someone and charge with serious sections like drug trafficking and drug peddling without an outa of proofs and court rejecting them on the face is such a huge insult to them. They just wasted so much of public money, court time and efforts for nothing. This is 2nd time after Rhea where they tried to use section 29 to pin them as drug peddlers and both the time High court rejected them flatly. Both times it’s Sameer Wankhede who has been made NCB just to do this dirty work and hasbeen in NCB for less than a year. Both times fake and cases which can’t stand in the eyes of law. So basically arresting anyone without much proof and court laughing at NCB and scolding them and kicking out the allegations. If that’s not wrong, I wonder what else is? Please come out of SSR justice mode where you went against whole Bollywood to boycott them. You want everyone to become puppet or else face such fake allegations?

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  33. In an interview with Filmfare in 1990, Salman said that since he is very attached to his mother, he hated when his mother would wait for his father to come home. Salman said, “My mom’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me. I can’t say why, I don’t think explanations are needed. We get along very well because basically, I’m a mama’s boy. I can’t bear to see her unhappy. She was very hurt when my father married again, I’d hate it when she’d wait up for him to come home.”

    Salman added, “Then, gradually, mom started accepting it. Dad explained to us that he still loved mom and that he’ll always be around. I was about 10 at that time and it took us quite some time to really accept Helen aunty. Today she’s a part of our family. Our whole family is like a closed fist, each one of us knows that if any one of us needs the other at any stage, we’ll be there.” The interview was printed 31 years ago and it seems like the family is still united despite the many ups and downs.

    https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/when-salman-khan-opened-up-dad-salim-khan-marrying-helen-7629990/

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  34. @taran_adarsh
    AJAY DEVGN – SIDHARTH MALHOTRA – RAKUL PREET: ‘THANK GOD’ ARRIVES ON 29 JULY 2022… #ThankGod – starring #AjayDevgn, #SidharthMalhotra and #RakulPreetSingh – to release in *cinemas* on 29 July 2022… Directed by #IndraKumar.

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  35. Sooryavanshi Third Saturday Box Office Collections
    https://boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=6445

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  36. Bunty Aur Babli 2 Second Day Collections
    https://boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=6446

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  37. S O O R Y A V A N S H I

    When was the last time you saw this extraordinary trending of 3cr+ from Day 18- Day 24 (7 Days)?
    2nd Tues 3.9 cr
    2nd Wed 3.4 cr
    2nd Thu 3.15 cr
    3rd Fri 3.25 cr
    3rd Sat 3.8 cr
    3rd Sun 4.5 cr (today- expected)
    3rd Mon 3 cr (strong possibility with 10% drop)

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  39. “Deafening Cries”: Several Dead In US As SUV Rams Christmas Parade
    There were “some fatalities,” said Wisconsin police, as a result of a red SUV driving into a Christmas parade in Waukesha, a Milwaukee suburb, where town spectators had gathered for the annual tradition.
    https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/20-injured-in-wisconsin-us-as-vehicle-plows-into-christmas-parade-news-agency-afp-2619798#pfrom=home-ndtv_topscroll

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  40. Shah Rukh Khan is being strongly advised to take legal action against Sameer Wankhede; will he or won’t he?
    https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/shah-rukh-khan-strongly-advised-take-legal-action-sameer-wankhede-will-wont/

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  41. TOTAL – 1,77,96,00,000 apprx
    Sooryavanshi had another superb Sunday as it collected 5-5.25 crore nett to take its third weekend total to 12 crore nett which is an excellent number for the third weekend. The Hindi belts again saw strong collections on Sunday with Gujarat / Saurashtra again being around the 1 crore nett mark.

    https://boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=6447

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    • are there any retail stores like Amazon, Walmart and Target with good thanksgiving deals on egift cards? for eg Gift cards of $600 for $500?

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      • I don’t think there is deals for eGift cards for stores you mentioned..But for some stores you can get 10-20% discount like Uber, Dominos, Lowes..Amazon does give like $5 pr $10 credit towards future purchases sometimes..
        Target is offering $15 Target value for $100 Apple App Store card..

        https://www.target.com/p/apple-gift-card–100–email-delivery-/-/A-80893567

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      • Check your credit card, they usually have discounts on gift cards for many stores.

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        • Actually, they are the reason I have to buy gift cards. I have a sign up bonus of $200 for spending $500 within 3 months of opening my Credit Card. This is with Chase.

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        • you should have done the IHG where if you spend $4000 in first 3 months, they give you i think like 150,000 points which is like $1,500 points but it’s for vacation mainly but even cash may be higher than most other offers.

          That’s what i got couple months ago. Tickets to India will be covered fully when i try to go next year.

          Also, chase has it where groceries are covered at 25x points so $10 is paid back at $7.50. So i buy something from Patel Brothers for $100, i use my points to pay for it, i have to pay $75 only.

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        • would a Walmart gift card allow me to buy anything from the local Walmart store as well as online?

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        • Yes, i don’t think there’s any provision on it.

          In case it doesn’t work in store, you can easily buy stuff online at walmart and pick it up from the store.

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  42. Priyanka Chopra’s mother Madhu Chopra has denied all allegations and speculations around her daughter’s alleged separation from her husband Nick Jonas. The rumours picked up earlier today evening when fans spotted that PeeCee had dropped Jonas from her name on social media platforms Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
    The fans instantly jumped onto speculations and many users started wondering if a divorce was on the cards. But Priyanka’s mother Madhu has come out and issued a statement to a news portal saying that these rumours are rubbish and she ask netizens not to spread these false claims.

    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/priyanka-chopras-mother-madhu-chopra-denies-separation-rumours-from-hubby-nick-jonas/articleshow/87854410.cms

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  43. Nawazuddin Siddiqui will come home from the International Emmy Awards empty-handed – he was nominated for Best Actor for his performance in Serious Men. The Emmy went to Scottish actor David Tennant for Des. There was also no win for the Sushmita Sen-led Aarya, which lost Best Drama to the Israeli production Tehran, and Vir Das’ comedy special, which lost Best Comedy to hit French show Call My Agent!
    Nawazuddin Siddiqui attended the in-person award ceremony in New York. This is his second year at the International Emmys; he was there in 2019 with two shows nominated for Best Drama – Sacred Games and McMafia, which won.
    https://www.ndtv.com/entertainment/international-emmys-2021-no-wins-for-nawazuddin-siddiqui-vir-das-or-aarya-2621092#pfrom=home-ndtv_lateststories

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  44. Aamir added, “Ideally, I would never take a date which has already been finalised by the producer of another big film. I hate to give the impression that I am trespassing on someone else’s territory, but since I am playing a Sikh for the first time in my career, the Baisakhi day (14th April) seemed to be the most appropriate for the release of Laal Singh Chaddha.” Later talking about the clash with KGF 2 and his reaction on the same Aamir added, “Before I finalised the date, I profusely apologised to the producer (Vijay Kiragandur), director (Prashanth Neel), and lead man (Yash) of KGF Chapter 2. I wrote to them and explained my predicament. I told them how the lockdown had made matters difficult for all producers. I also explained that a Baisakhi release for my film would be ideal. They understood my viewpoint and were good enough to ask me to go ahead in spite of their film releasing on the same day. I was very touched by their gesture. In fact, I had a long heart-to-heart conversation with Yash who was very supportive of my plan. I told him that KGF was an established brand name and so, people would definitely patronise the sequel. I also told him that since his was an action film whereas mine was a family film as it was a love story, the two films would hopefully not eat into each other’s collections. I also volunteered to promote his film. I told Yash, I would be watching his film on 14th April in a cinema hall as I am a fan of the KGF franchise, like millions of others.”
    https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/aamir-khan-finally-opens-postponement-laal-singh-chaddha-clash-yash-starrer-says-profusely-apologised-explained-predicament/

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  45. However, it has now come to light that initially, the makers had decided that there would indeed be a romantic angle for the track of Salman. In fact, it was Salman and director Mahesh Manjrekar who revealed this bit. At the trailer launch of the film last month, when a journalist asked about this aspect, Salman had said, “He’s a much better character on his own. If we had incorporated romance and songs, then the character would have got diluted.” He then added, “We even shot (the romantic portions). But we removed it to (stay) true to the film.”
    https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/revealed-pragya-jaiswal-cast-opposite-salman-khan-antim-final-truth-makers-later-removed-superstars-romantic-track/

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  46. Box office seems to be functioning well. Sooryavanshi is hardly the most loved Akshay film, seems average WOM, but 3rd week collections heading to be highest for Akshay Kumar film. Good signs.

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  47. Sooryavanshi is maintaining its strong run at the box office with collections in the 1.75 crore nett range on its third Monday. The film is on course to be the highest third week collections ever for an Akshay Kumar starrer. The drop is 45% on the third Monday but the Friday collections were boosted by 15-20% by the partial holiday on Friday.

    https://boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=6449

    TOTAL – 1,79,71,00,000 apprx

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  48. Pooja Hegde shoots with Amitabh Bachchan; shares new look of the megastar
    By -Bollywood Hungama News NetworkCreated: Nov 22, 2021 – 8:50 PM IST

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  49. And now, it is being reported that Priyanka Chopra may have made this move on Instagram as part of promotions of the Jonas Brothers roast, which is releasing on an OTT platform today.
    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/is-this-why-priyanka-chopra-dropped-jonas-from-her-name-on-instagram/articleshow/87867274.cms

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  50. Jersey Trailer
    **Added to Post**

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    • https://www.ndtv.com/entertainment/jersey-trailer-shahid-kapoor-rises-from-the-ashes-of-a-cricket-career-2621832#pfrom=home-ndtv_lateststories

      The much-awaited trailer of Shahid Kapoor and Mrunal Thakur’s Jersey released on Tuesday evening and it is everything we had hoped for. Jersey, which is the Hindi remake of the 2019 Telugu movie of the same name, features Shahid Kapoor as a talented but failed cricketer who decides to rise again and re-enter the game in his thirties for the sake of his son. The film stars Mrunal Thakur as Shahid Kapoor’s wife and Pankaj Kapur as his mentor. The trailer starts with Shahid Kapoor, who once used to be a popular cricketer but isn’t doing anything professionally currently, asking his wife for some money, after which she denies. He takes his son to his cricket training when the kid asks him to give him a cricket jersey as a gift on his next birthday. Shahid, who is “struggling to make ends meet, wants to fulfill his child’s wish” but for that, he has to face his “heroic past.”
      Stuck between avoiding his old life and the desire to fulfill his son’s wish, Shahid Kapoor approaches his coach (played by his father Pankaj Kapur) and decided to re-enter the game in his thirties.

      Jersey has been directed by Gowtam Tinnanuri, who also made the original Telugu film.

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    • Seems like a scene-to-scene remake of the original with even the same child actor.

      Surefire Winner

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    • I like the trailer but the timing?
      Seriously 83 releases one week before this. Cricket overload?

      After Kabir Singh, Jersey should have had a better release date. Or year for that matter.

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      • True. Both films will suffer. Just like LSC and KGF2.
        The problem is too many films waiting and they cant wait anymore.
        If Antim And SJ2 dont perform, the other films’ producers will rethink about crowded releases.

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      • I think Jersey has turned up really good as a film. Heard a lot about the Telegu original, so this is likely. Unless they have a good film in hand, they wont be squeezing in its release between biggies like 83 and RRR.

        Both may be about cricket, but 83 is about winning the World Cup while Jersey is about winning the Ranji Trophy. Sometimes the underdog does win – so we will see.

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  51. Shahid says, “After Kabir Singh released, I went like a beggar to everybody. I have been working for 18 years and finally a film of mine did such big business. I was very uncomfortable thinking about what should I do next after Kabir Singh. Some asked me to play college boy, some asked me to play an aggressive character again. I heard this story and it stayed with me. I saw this film 2 weeks before Kabir Singh was released and I cried buckets. I saw it with Mira and my manager and they were both looking at me.”

    https://www.pinkvilla.com/entertainment/news/went-beggar-everyone-after-kabir-singhs-release-shahid-kapoor-how-he-agreed-do-jersey-948697

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  52. Anyone learn PR skills from PC, lady changes her surname and creates a huge buzz that she’s separating from her husband, then her Matrix poster comes out and now she’s at the Roast of the Jonas Brothers, which is probably the reason for the name change.

    Legendary Hustle.

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  53. Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

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  54. December 24 to January 31 will be the wildest month in Indian BO.

    83, Jersey, RRR, Radhe Shyam, Prithviraj, Attack on a pan-India/North level.

    Valimai, Shyama Singha Roy, Pushpa, Bheemla Nayak in the South.

    We might see a 2000 crore+ theatrical business in these 30 days alone.

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  55. “When we were doing this scene where we are having tea, Goutam took his (Pankaj Kapur) shot and after that his expression changed and he told him he is outstanding. I walked to him and asked, ‘what happened?’. Goutam asked me whether I will be able to match his performance because he is outstanding and that people will not look at me and I better be very good in the shot,” Shahid shared.
    https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/shahid-kapoor-jersey-director-said-no-one-will-look-at-me-dad-pankaj-kapoor-7638334/

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  56. Abhishek was 100 kilos during Bob Biswas shoot, says ‘got stuck’ in lockdown
    Abhishek Bachchan has opened up about gaining several kilos for his role in Bob Biswas and being stuck with it due to lockdown that brought the shooting of the film to halt.
    https://www.hindustantimes.com/entertainment/bollywood/abhishek-bachchan-was-over-100-kilos-during-bob-biswas-shoot-had-to-maintain-it-during-lockdown-mentally-i-got-stuck-101637731208464.html

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  57. KGF 2 versus Laal Singh Chaddha, who will blink first?
    By -Subhash K. JhaCreated: Nov 24, 2021 – 11:00 AM ISTUpdated: Nov 24, 2021 – 11:35 AM IST
    https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/features/kgf-2-versus-laal-singh-chaddha-will-blink-first/
    I think Aamir is wrong here. He can postpone for a later date without clash. Or announce and block a date.
    He is quite indecisive. First it was February and now April.

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    • KGF will move out if LSC’s vfx gets completed in time.

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    • Hearing that KGF is postponing to June. If the planned vfx comes out ok, i am predicting 150+ cr in 4 day weekend and 225+ cr extended week one of 8 days. First 300+ cr film after pandemic and chances of 400 cr total cant be ruled out.

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      • This can only happen if Aamir has taken control of this movie.
        Also I think it’s early to assume the market is normal.
        Pre covid definitely LSC would be a handful of movies targeting 400Cr.

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        • Agree. Even aamir will not dream that total. To be practical, I will be happy if it crosses 100 crores first and then 200 crores.
          It is not a Hirani film like 3 Idiots or PK.
          If the film is average and not mass, then even 100 crore will be difficult.

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        • Its still 4-5 months from now. I think it will be close to normal then. And its AKP production after all with Aamir as the main lead. My expectations are based on quality at the level of Lagaan, TZP and Dangal. I am sure Aamir is in control here. Given the original material LSC is bound to be an emotional film and Aamir’s EQ is the best in the industry imo.

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        • One thing i am sure is it perhaps wont do 50 cr on any single day in the opening weekend. But it can do 40 cr on average over the first 4 days due to the long holiday weekend factor. Thats 150-160 cr over the weekend. If wom is great, it can average 20 cr from Monday to Thursday for 230-240 cr week one.

          100 cr week two snd 50 cr week 3 can take it to 380-390 cr. In that case 400 cr total will come by.

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        • Lagaan and tzp were not massive grossers. So it really depends if LSC is a box office type tent pole film or targeting to add to his list of good movies. Obviously he’ll want both.

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        • Post Ghajini, Aamir’s good films have been all ATGs – 3I, PK, Dangal. If LSC is as good as we shud expect from a FG remake, then box office is going to be great imo.

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  58. Here’s how Saswata Chatterjee has reacted to Abhishek Bachchan’s ‘Bob Biswas’
    Abhishek Bachchan as Bob Biswas hasn’t gone well with a major section of the audience, who wanted to see actor Saswata Chatterjee reprising the role he immortalised.
    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/bengali/movies/news/heres-how-saswata-chatterjee-has-reacted-to-abhishek-bachchans-bob-biswas/articleshow/87883963.cms

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  59. **ATRANGI RE – OFFICIAL TRAILER – Post created**

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  60. Will Sooryavanshi be able to cross the Rs. 200 crore mark at the India box office? Trade gives its FINAL verdict
    By -Fenil SetaCreated: Nov 24, 2021 – 11:30 AM IST
    https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/features/will-sooryavanshi-able-cross-rs-200-crore-mark-india-box-office-trade-gives-final-verdict/

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  61. First Clash Post Pandemic: Satyameva Jayate 2 Holds Edge
    Wednesday 24 November 2021 15.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    The first boxoffice clash post the pandemic will be seen this week as Antim – The Final Truth and Satyameva Jayate 2 release. Satyameva Jayate 2 is releasing one day earlier which gives the film an edge because for one day it will be a solo release and it will have a four day weekend compared to the three day weekend of Antim – The Final Truth.

    These things hardly matter if one film is superior to the other but when the content is at a similar level then an extra solo day over the first weekend makes a big difference. The makers of Antim – The Final Truth should actually be releasing on Thursday as well so then it becomes a level playing field.

    Satyameva Jayate 2 is a sequel of Satyameva Jayate released in 2018 and it took a huge start of around 20 crore nett on a national holiday and also did very well in the final run thanks to the start. Whether the actual film was strong enough for a sequel is another matter and the initial response here will tell the brand value of this franchise. The film did see pretty good satellite results also.

    Antim – The Final Truth would not really a be much competition for Satyameva Jayate 2 but with Salman Khan dominating the trailer of the film it gives the film a different position in terms of the boxoffice. There is also the fact that today that due to awareness of the audience they know that the film is not a Salman Khan starrer like a Bharat or Radhe. Twenty or thirty years ago the awareness was much less and these sort of star extended guest roles took films to safety.

    Both Antim – The Final Truth and Satyameva Jayate 2 are also catering to the same audience in the same circuits and this will be an issue especially when the market has just got going a few weeks back. The industry will be expecting solid totals from both films on Friday but it will be more about a combined good total. You will actually have three films including Sooryavanshi all aiming for the same action Hindi belt audience.

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  63. Sara looks so refreshing in Atrangi Re.

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  64. How much first day for SJ2? Any guesses?
    How much first day for Antim will be? Any thoughts?

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  65. Mumbai

    Mumbai is average as of now for John Abraham starrer. We saw the city was on a rampage mode for Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi. Of course, the buzz of that film was on another level. As of now few shows here and there are filling fast. Spot bookings to play a big role.

    Delhi-NCR

    The capital region stays all blank for the film and there’s no single filling fast show. This region is known for mass movie lovers. Also, John‘s previous films have performed well here. So, expect things to get paced up by evening.

    Bengaluru

    Bengaluru too stays in the green zone (all seats easily available) as of now. Spot bookings may pull off a wonder.

    Hyderabad

    Hyderabad is somewhat similar or slightly better than Mumbai. John Abraham’s all previous films like Batla House, Satyameva Jayate have performed well here. So another great start is expected for the actor.

    Ahmedabad

    After going full throttle for Sooryavanshi, the city is staying slow for Satyameva Jayate 2. All shows are in the green zone here.

    Chennai, Pune & Kolkata

    Chennai is showing around 5% shows in filling fast mode, while Pune and Kolkata stay low. Pune is mostly known for spot bookings, so expect a good turnaround in the city by tomorrow.

    https://www.koimoi.com/box-office/satyameva-jayate-2-advance-booking-1-day-before-release-john-abraham-starrer-stays-low-to-depend-on-spot-bookings/

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