Antim, Satyameva Jayate 2,Chhorii and the rest of the box office

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  1. Terrific outpouring…

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  2. Watched Hollywood remake of Dangal. Will Smith did great in Aamir Khan’s shoes and gave his own touch. Girls also did fine and elder one did very good but still Zaira was better in the original version. Wife role is same as original as side and coach also shown little as negative as original. Overall still a good remake and Will Smith did great as father and coach and can win some awards unlike Aamir Khan who lost to (un)forgettable performance by Akshay in Rustom. Overall Recommended.

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    • Incase some don’t get it… the movie is King Richard, father of Venus & Serena Williams.

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    • Akshay Kumar was fantastic in Rustom. His body language, expressions, dialog delivery and getup was top notch.
      A good biopic with an interesting story, Rustom was one of his best performances.
      Lets not undermine him because he got an award.
      Aamir in Dangal was brilliant. I think that year had few more memorable performances including Manoj Bajpayee’s.

      Haar ya jeet is part of life. But what is good is good.

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      • I had to google the movie name where Akshay kumar got National award, it’s that forgettable. He’s as good for Akshay kumar standard and not National Award standards. No comparisons at all with Manoj Bajpayee or Aamir Khan. Just giving National Award doesn’t make it a great performance. It’s good if you realize that and not debate even on that issue.

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        • I usually avoid debating on quality , acting etc as its qualitative to a large extent and a lot about personal choice.

          Dont make your opinion definitive. I am not making mine.

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  3. What are expectations from SJ2 and Antim?

    SJ1 did 80 cr. If market is operating at 15-20% less than normal, then SJ2 shud be doing 60-65 cr.

    Antim has Salman as a parallel lead. In normal times it shud be doing 100 cr, now anything around 75-80 cr shud be good.

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    • Sequels of hit mass oriented films do 30% more.

      SJ2 should do 30% more than SJ1. This makes it 105 -110 cr nett in pre pandemic.

      I agree market is at 30% discount. So it should do same as SJ1.

      So SJ2 should be 80 cr nett.

      Antim…cannot say. Dont see it going far.

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      • SJ2 will give a real value of what the current market condition is. Anything less than 80 cr means market is operating at lesser than 30% pre pandemic and vice versa.

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    • I dont see Antim doing more than SJ2.
      As a movie i am sure Antim would be better.

      But both would find it tough with multiplex. Single screen wouls be less by 10% for both due to clash.

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  4. Bhediya moves out of Apr 14 date. NExt will be KGF2.

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    • KGF 1 did 40 cr in hindi.

      Its eyeing 75 cr max..doubt if it gets more….so, dont think it would get a better date even if it means a clash with LSC.

      Same way there will be not impact to LSC as well in case of this clash.

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  5. ** Aarya S2 = Posted in thread**

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  7. 120 cr ….All India Record. 💥

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    • Correction, #Atrangi Re sold for 200 cr to Hotstar.

      This is monumental and unheard of table profit.

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    • After watching AtrangiRe trailer my excitement for Akshay kumar’s Rakshabandhan has increased a lot!! Before working with Akki, aanandrai gave him cameo in atrangi re and after working with him he made solo movie with #AkshayKumar ..
      Rakshabandhan will be pure emotional magic!

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  8. Satyameva Jayate 2 Slow Start – Better At Single Screens
    Thursday 25 November 2021 14.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Satyameva Jayate 2 had a low start in the 15-20% range though collections at single screens in places like CP Berar, Bihar and Nizam / Andhra were better. The problem is the dull start at multiplexes across India.

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    • Atrangi re should have released today or tomorrow in theatres. It would have given stiff competition to the 2 releases as Akshay is hot property after Suryavanshi success. Strike when the iron is hot!

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    • 15-20% start only, so another one bites the dust after BnB2?

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    • Not bad for a Thursday release, a working day.
      Reviews for SJ2 is surprisingly better for its genre. Usually such films get 2/5… here its more than 3/5.
      Wom is also decent to good.

      So it should do well from tomorrow.

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  9. Wrote this elsewhere few days back

    ‘BnB 2 will barely total 15Cr lifetime.

    I think that Bollywood market is polarised. Maybe audience is waiting on event films like Sooryavanshi, 83, RRR, Prithviraj and the ones that fall into other category may well end up like BNB2.

    Better to see how medium sized films perform before shooting from the hip on what’s good/excellent/extraordinary.

    Otherwise soon we’ll have people call Bell Bottom opening extraordinary.

    Sooryavanshi hasn’t underperformed IMO. It’s done excellent business.

    Pre covid if it made 200Cr you could easily say it’s underperformed. But this is not an easy market to predict.

    Though if Sooryavanshi can make 200Cr, likes of 83 shouldn’t have a problem aiming for that or more.’

    It was in response to some Lallu fan on Facebook claiming 10Cr opening for Antim would be extraordinary.

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  10. https://boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=6454

    Hits & Super Hits galore but Akshay yet to find his first true Blockbuster since Lousy.. oops Rowdy Rathore! Kudos to Rohit Shetty for sticking to his theatrical guns though.

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  11. Satyameva Jayate 2 movie review: John Abraham starrer is a string of tired stereotypes and bad story-telling
    Satyameva Jayate 2 movie review: John Abraham strides through this thing with his standard mix of fixed-frown-and-swinging-fists. Only once or twice does he do the bare-bodied superhero who can take on all comers with a teeny dimpled nudge-wink.

    Satyameva Jayate 2 movie rating: Half star

    Watching ‘Satyameva Jayate 2’, I had a sharp sense of deja vu. In the worst way possible. Because this flick featuring John Abraham In And As Vigilante No 1 could have given solid competition to the terrible films of the 80s, which stitched together sequences of action-comedy-songs without overly bothering about such things as plot and characterization.

    https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/movie-review/satyameva-jayate-2-movie-review-tired-stereotypes-and-bad-story-telling-7641348/

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  12. ***The Power of the Dog | Official Trailer – Posted in thread*

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  13. Lapachhapi (tHide and Seek) is a 2017 Marathi horror film. Its hindi version is Chhorii which is now playing on Prime. The original marathi film is on Zee5.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lapachhapi
    Antim is also a remake of a well received Marathi film as An Jo pointed out elsewhere.

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    • They want to remake Marathi movies and yet wait for Mumbai to open 100% where the audience has already seen the movie.

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  14. Anybody bought or know any good deal? Electronics, TV, headphones, Bose soundbar, Macbooks?

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  15. Also, looking to gift my 10 year old nephew with this…but this is bloody sold out everywhere…I don’t understand video games and never played one in my life…let me know if this is still available somewhere…

    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/nintendo-switch-oled-model-w-neon-red-neon-blue-joy-con-neon-red-neon-blue/6470924.p?skuId=6470924

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  16. SatyamevaJayate2 clocks Rs 3.15 crore on it’s opening day. Entire trade shocked! Three National Chains – PVR + INOX + CINEPOLIS – collects only Rs 1.10 crore

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    • BOI is pegging SJ2 even lower.
      This is more of a pre Sooryavanshi like numbers.
      This is like half of my most pessimistic prediction.

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  17. Satyameva Jayate 2 had a dull first day as it collected in the 3 crore nett range. The collections are very dull at multiplexes almost everywhere. The bigger multiplexes have not got an audience at all and they these moved through the day was like what was happening before Sooryavanshi.

    https://boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=6456

    A slap for the likes of Taran Adarsh and others who indiscriminately give multiple stars to pathetic movies. This kind of push does not work everytime.

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    • Its really a tragedy how they are giving the reviews and moreover some of their commentaries over praising the film .

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      • The likes of Taran Adarsh, Sumit Kadel et all have proven not only to be utterly shameless sellouts, but also with extremely poor understanding of the BO.

        One hopes this is the last we see of Mrs. T-Series and Zaveri saab.

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    • That is extremely dull. just 10-15% of the first which got to 20+ cr . struggling like B&B2

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      • Yes, compared to the 20 cr opening of the first one this is extremely poor. Should have at least opened to double digits. Straight flops for Bollywood with BnB2 and SJ2. They shud stop making silly sequels now.

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  18. Tremors Felt In Kolkata Too
    Tremors were felt across Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram and Assam. Witness accounts on European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre’s website said that the quake was felt as far away as Kolkata.

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  19. **83 | Teaser – posted in thread**

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    • Yawn, this wont be a patch on Jersey.

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      • I have more faith in 83 than on Jersy. Jersy is an emotional south drama while 83 is the real thing. Jersy should move.

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        • Recreating the 83 match moments will be boring imo. Everyone is aware of them. Behind the scene story of a cricketer and his personal struggles make more gripping movie i think. I am sure Jersey will trump over 83.

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          • Let the trailer come out after 4 days. If the trailer is good, the movie will be good.
            This generation does not know much about 83. For them it will be interesting. The older generation will want to know how much justice is done to the characters apart from kapil Dev.
            And there is Deepika Ranveer lovestory also.

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          • The catch depicted in the teaser is one of the greatest catches ever taken. And this is the catch that got Viv Richards out who was looking dangerous, as usual, on that day.

            Iconic moments like these can never be forgotten. It’s like watching Dhoni finish the 2011 World Cup with a six.

            83 is a classic underdog story because no one gave India a chance. Don’t think the players, in general, believed they could win.

            And for some strange reason, mostly due to Kapil’s leadership I guess, India was unstoppable in the World Cup. They defeated the Windies, the greatest team of that era, TWICE. Once in the round-robin league and once in the final.

            Then there’s the match with Zimbabwe where India were reduced to 17 for 5! Before Kapil came in and smashed an unbeaten 175 and won India that game. Legend has it that 3 cricket balls lost shape that day when he hit a total of 6 sixes!

            This is the stuff that legends are made of. And it’s fact, not fiction!

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          • Its a pity the press was on strike the day Kapil Dev got 175 and bailed India out from 17/5. No footage whatsoever!

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  20. Sumit Kadel
    @SumitkadeI
    #Antim – ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    GRIPPING & EMOTIONAL gangster drama rides on pacy screenplay & a perfervid story based on farmers sufferings. #AayushSharma is a revelation, he is absolutely FANTASTIC while
    @BeingSalmanKhan
    act is restrained & phenomenal. Interval & climax are the HIGHLIGHTS.

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  21. Phone Bhoot, starring Katrina Kaif, Ishaan & Siddhant Chaturvedi went on floors last year and has been conversational owing to the popularity of the horror-comedy genre and its interesting casting coup.

    Katrina Kaif, Ishaan Khatter and Siddhant Chaturvedi starrer Phone Bhoot to release on July 15, 2022
    By -Bollywood Hungama News NetworkCreated: Nov 26, 2021 – 12:06 PM ISTUpdated: Nov 26, 2021 – 12:06 PM IST

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  22. As per BOI and Addatoday, Antim has also taken a slow start. Dont think its going to make day one with double digits collection. Yet another average/underperformer from Salman.

    This is good news for Sooryavanshi as it can now collect well in week 4.

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  23. **Janani Video Song (Hindi) – RRR – Added to thread**

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    • Its a good release date. 3 weeks before Vikram Veda on Sep 30.
      Btw, budget is in the same range as Tiger 3.

      Cirkus also got a release date – July 15.

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  24. https://www.deccanherald.com/dh-galleries/photos/13-years-since-26/11-remembering-bravehearts-of-mumbai-terror-attacks-1054660

    13 years of 26/11. Here’s to a hope of better internal security, more robust intelligence network and ISI’s annihilation.

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  25. “India Acted With Remarkable Restraint” After 26/11: Amitabh Bachchan
    No single act of terror should be given the power to destroy the “interconnectedness of our stories” and “our plural solidarities”, actor Amitabh Bachchan wrote in the Indian Express on the 13th anniversary of the 60-hour terror siege of Mumbai
    https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/on-26-11-amitabh-bachchan-says-terror-mustnt-be-allowed-to-report-2625654#pfrom=home-ndtv_topstories

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  26. Antim The Final Truth movie review: Bhai is back with Dabangg 4
    Antim The Final Truth movie review: Aayush Sharma looks as if he could get into a character, once he stops playing a type. He may notionally be the lead, and he manages to snaffle a bare-chested scene or two, but make no mistake, the biggest lines are all Salman Khan’s.
    https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/movie-review/antim-the-final-truth-movie-review-salman-khan-7642728/

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  27. Old article from Film Information..

    “He also assured them that some of his cinemas would give shares more than those of even HAHK..! and DDLJ.”

    https://filminformation.com/featured/flashback-26-november-2021-from-our-issue-dated-30th-november-1996/

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  28. tonymontana Says:

    Being a sucker for romance hasn’t made me enjoy most of Bollywood love stories that are either unnecessarily melodramatic and sappy or ludicrous, taking your intelligence and common sense for granted. However, one that has stood the test of time is Veer Zaara, one of the very few love stories SRK can take pride in despite being the unofficial king of romance, a title he wears on his sleeve.

    Veer Zaara is probably the last Hindi film with which innocence in love died its natural death, post which the industry ushered in Gen Z love stories that were more of romcoms rather than out-and-out romances, ones where physical attraction/casual sex was as much a contributing factor to the idea of romance as promises of everlasting love.

    VZ wasn’t universally loved by critics and audiences at the time, who were just beginning to tire of SRK’s choice in roles. But they probably failed to see how Yash Chopra, directing his last ‘good film’ brings out your inner romantic, makes you shed tears at several junctures and makes a film that ticks all the correct boxes of what a good love story should be like. Even in his later years, he showed his son how to make a truly good film that needn’t rely on gimmicks to achieve its ambitions.

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    • Aditya Chopra wrote Dil Toh Pagal Hai, Veer Zaara and JTHJ 🙂 I must dissent by saying that DDLJ is far superior in issues of script consistency and pace than any romance his father made.

      The Aaya Tere Dar Par sequence is very well directed, despite the film’s sluggish pace at places, the occasional scene and song really elevate the film, although one wishes Shreya Ghoshal’s vocals in the music.

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      • tonymontana Says:

        DDLJ is in a different stratosphere and belongs to the category of ‘very few good romances’ that are a part of Srk’s middling oeuvre. I mentioned this above. Other than this, Adi Chopra never made anything half as good as his father’s best known films. But the thing I liked about VZ was its old school idea of platonic love and romance, which we hardly get to see now, probably because we’re quick to judge and we don’t have filmmakers attempting out and out romances any more. Such a film would be heavily criticised today. Not just because of its outdated treatment but because anything that even hints at promoting peace between communities or countries is seen as deshdroh

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  29. Antim is picking up at evening and night shows. I think we have a winner here, might eat into Sooryavanshi’s parade especially in Maharashtra.

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  30. Watched Chhorii on prime. It was good in the first half. The simplicity of village life was depicted well. And Mita Vashisht was creepy. Nushratt was sweet and acted well.

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  31. Sooryavanshi (Hindi) and Annaatthe (Tamil), the two blockbuster Diwali releases, have breathed fresh life into the Indian film industry, which was devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The films have fired up theatres, and in the first week have jointly collected over Rs 400 crore (Rs 4 billion) worldwide.

    According to latest available numbers, the Akshay Kumar-starrer Sooryavanshi, which released on November 5, collected Rs 201.44 crore (Rs 2.014 billion) globally in its first eight days till Friday.

    https://www.rediff.com/movies/report/akshay-rajinikanth-pump-life-back-into-the-movies/20211124.htm

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  32. Antim – The Final Truth has collected in the 4.25-4.50 crore nett range which is a reasonable collection if the film can get some solid growth on Saturday. These type of films do struggle for growth as business is better in mass belts which fall a little on day two but the multiplexes have potential to go up on Saturday and if that happens it could be on for a good Sunday.

    The industry will see the Salman Khan factor and the film was promoted as a Salman Khan film and will have expected far better collections but majority of the audience is too shrewd to fall for that today. Yes no doubt the audience will be bigger but no way is the film opening five or six times more than it would have if there was no Salman Khan.

    Basically the film is in a decent position after day one if the film can have a good trajectory over the weekend. If the film is not able to move then it is just about the first day boost that Salman Khan has given and the actual film has nothing much to offer.

    Antim – The Final Truth has affected the collections of Satyamev Jayate 2 which was expected and the film is down 40-50% with huge falls at bigger multiplexes. Bihar remains the best circuit for the film and is actually doing fair business and collecting more than bigger circuits like East Punjab, Rajasthan, CP Berar and West Bengal.

    https://boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=6460

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    • What is Boi smoking? Salman Khan has a parallel role for 1 hr and 4 cr opening is okay??? This is a flop unless it shows huge growth over the weekend.

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      • With the rise of OTT, the medium and small budget films will suffer theatrically. Only star studded tent poles will do well in this situation. Next BO numbers will come with 83 and Jersey.

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        • Tadap Day 1 might do well and cross 5 cr.
          I trust Milan Luthria and NGEMovies to have made a fanstastic remake of cult mass movie RX100.
          TaraSutaria is looking fresh and stunning while Anna’s son Ahan a ⭐ in the making.

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          • Doing 6-7 cr is not a big deal. The next 25+ Cr day will come with 83 opening. May do even more considering Christmas eve.

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          • I think Maharashta and other states willl also open to 100% occupancy by Dec 1st or 2nd week.

            So a 30 cr opening for 83 is par for a christmas release.

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          • If trailer is good then 83 can easily open at 35 cr range.

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    • Less than 5 cr is less than expectation even if Salman was doing a cameo but here he is in parallel lead with presence throughout the movie. So should be 6cr+ esp with the best review his movie got after Sultan.

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      • Antim opens at 4.25cr, Satyamev Jayate 2 starts at 2.75cr and B&B 2’s intial was at 2.5cr. All would have flopped probably in normal times, but these figures are shockingly low. The worst JA performers around 3-4 years back opened at around 5cr. SJ opened at 20cr!

        Probably shows that things are nowhere near back to normal. And that Suryavanshi performed a miracle.

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        • John’s RAW opened at 5 Cr in April 2019, SJ2’s trailer got a terrible reception. I’m not entirely surprised that the opening is this bad. The second day has actually dropped.

          Antim’s opening day is quite poor, it should have been higher than 10 Cr given that the WOM has been quite positive. You can’t compare a mass gangster film to Dear Zindagi. But it has the potential to grow over the weekend.

          Bunty Aur Babli 2 opened just as well as any Saif or Rani Mukerji film has. There is no new insight from that film.

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          • Fair enough about B&B2 (it still is a YRF and a sequel and Rani on her own did much better in Mardaani 2).

            SJ2 has started at around 60% of films like Force 2 (5 years back), RAW, Rocky Handsome. Batla House started at 14cr and SJ opened at over 20cr! So no matter how bad the trailer was (SJ’s trailer was as woeful), it would not have made merely 3cr in normal times.

            One would also have expected Antim to start with double digits, (at least) in normal times.

            So, the under-performances of these films are huge, compared to what they may have done 2 years back. In 2019, we had films like India’s Most Wanted (with Arjun Kapoor) opening at over 2cr.

            Let us hope the next releases do much better.

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          • Antim was never promoted as a Salman starrer while none of the rest are event films to begin with. I doubt films with poor trailers or low face value would stand a chance in these times.

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    • Lol, lower than SS. Aamir in an extended cameo in a female oriented movie beating Salman in extended cameo in full on masala stuff.

      Anyone has BOI commentary on SS opening day?

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  33. On this day in 1942 — 79 years ago — Casablanca, a World War II-era drama starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, premiered in New York City.

    The film premiered at the New York’s Hollywood Theater to coincide with the Allied invasion of North Africa and the capture of Casablanca.

    In the 1,500-seat theater, the film grossed $255,000 over ten weeks. It went into general release on January 23, 1943, to take advantage of the Casablanca Conference, a high-level meeting in the city between British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and American President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

    Casablanca went on to become one of the most beloved Hollywood movies in history. In the film, Bogart played Rick Blaine, a former freedom fighter and the owner of a North African nightclub, who is reunited with the beautiful, enigmatic Ilsa Lund (Bergman), the woman who loved and left him.

    Directed by Michael Curtiz, Casablanca opened widely in theaters across America on January 23, 1943, and was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Bogart. It took home three Oscars, for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.

    The film featured a number of now-iconic quotes, including Rick’s line to Ilsa: “Here’s looking at you, kid,” as well as “Round up the usual suspects,” “Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship” and “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.”

    https://www.beachamjournal.com/journal/2021/11/on-this-day-in-1942-79-years-ago-casablanca-a-world-war-ii-era-drama-starring-humphrey-bogart-and-ingrid-bergman-pr.html

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    • A masterpiece of a movie, stands the test of time alongside others like ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ and ’12 Angry Men’. Stunningly written with drama oozing out of its every core: Every scene is gold in itself. This is Humphrey at his best with a superb ‘curt’ display of his talent using those one-liners; Ingrid looking ethereally beautiful; Peter Lorre as Ugarta, Claude Rains as Captain Renault, and finally, last but not the least by any stretch, Dooley Wilson as Sam, all wonderfully contributing to this wholesome movie. They just don’t make movies like this anymore…

      Ugarte: Forgive me for saying this but you are a very cynical person…

      Even before Ugarte finishes the sentence, Humphrey: I forgive you.

      The timing, just marvellous.

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  34. Abhishek Bachchan said yes to Bob Biswas before reading the script, believes it is ‘better’ than Kahaani
    Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan stars as the titular character in ZEE5 film Bob Biswas. Written by Sujoy Ghosh, the film releases on December 3.
    https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/abhishek-bachchan-yes-to-bob-biswas-better-than-kahaani-7641331/

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  35. Himesh
    @HimeshMankad
    #Sooryavanshi show count increased all across India by atleast 20% to 25% for Saturday. It’s expected to increase further on Sunday. #AkshayKumar and #RohitShetty’s cop film has found massive acceptance from audience all across!

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    • Brilliant and absolutely historic. Dont know ehen this reception to a movie would be repeated, not only in boxoffice terms but the way it has been acknowledged by exhibitors as soul reviving.

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  36. Superhit by Day 17….moving to Blockbuster status

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  37. Sooryavanshi continued to collect well on its fourth Friday despite competition from two new releases. The film collected in the 80-90 lakh nett range to take its total over 185 crore nett. The drop is around 25% from the day before and if it could have stayed at a similar range to Thursday then 200 crore nett would have still be on.
    1,85,31,00,000 apprx
    https://boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=6461

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  38. Satyameva Jayate Sees Huge Decline On Day Two
    Saturday 27 November 2021 13.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Satyameva Jayate 2 saw a huge decline on day two which was pretty inevitable as a new film released. The film collected in the 1.75-2 crore nett range. The big multiplexes of metros saw huge drops of 50% but pockets like Gujarat, CP Berar and Bihar saw lesser drops ranging from 10% to 30%.

    But it hardly matters as collections have dropped to levels that are far too low and now it will be a huge task for the film to get back to day one levels on Sunday.

    The two day business of the film is under 5 crore nett and it the best case scenario looks a 10 crore nett four day weekend and that will not be easy considering the drop on day two and as some mass pockets did not drop much on Friday, the drop for them could come Saturday

    The only little positive for the film is Bihar which is playing out as a 7.5% circuit when the norm post pandemic has been under 2%. Sooryavanshi has an all India ratio of around 3% for Bihar.. The two day collections of Satyameva Jayate are as follows.

    Friday – 3,00,00,000 apprx

    Saturday – 1,85,00,000 apprx

    TOTAL – 4,85,00,000 apprx

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  39. John Abraham misses his chance to storm into Top 10. He derserved it. Bad luck.
    Non pandemic, this would have been 15 cr in 2 days.

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  40. Antim is a weak opening just like SJ2. Polarised box office where seems the interest is for big films.

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    • Imagine if
      Maharashtra is closed,
      Gujarat is closed,
      UP is closed,
      Rajasthan is closed,
      Delhi and Haryana is 50% with night curfew,
      east Punjab is 50%,
      MP is closed,
      bihar is 50%,
      And most theatres were closed for 18 months.

      Now lets figure out Antim’s NBOC.

      Bell Bottoms did 1 cr less. This shows magnitude of Bell Bottoms now.

      If Antim makes 12 times from here like Bell Bottoms did in extremely adverse scenario, in my books then it will be a hit.

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      • BTW, bell Bottoms was Thursday non holiday release, not friday release like Antim.

        I think considering the scenario Bell Bottoms faced and then what it eventually did….most violently undermined Bell Bottoms in this forum of learned analysts.

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      • Even Jayshah, who is impartial aggressively downsized Bell Bottoms. He should have rised above star politics and like Vajpayee should have accepted the business as good., not excellent but good for Bell Bottoms.

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        • Your own Sooryavanshi ruins Bell Bottom hypothesis.

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          • Bell Bottom’s – not a single person in trade calls it a hit. You still haven’t provided a single authentic source that does.

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          • Thats because very few are ready to assess the real impact of pandemic. Most dont find its needed as they are analysts and indirect stakeholder. However i am quite keen because even my business got impacted and am following the recovery and keen to know the real value vs non pandemic value.

            I think Bell Bottoms has a comparative advantage now which cannot be ignored

            And how does Sooryavanshi ruins…i think it strengthens Bell Bottoms hypothesis

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          • You are trying to portray Bell Bottom as a HIT. If you stopped at staying it’s done relatively better than BNB2, Antim and SJ2 it’s acceptable (on just collections). But it’s not a HIT. That’s the difference.

            If you said 30Cr was acceptable I doubt anyone bothers to debate but once you start claiming it’s successful, HIT, bla bla you just embarrass yourself.

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  41. With Omicron variant set to create panic I guess a 3-4 month shut down of businesses, commercial establishments, schools & colleges on a yearly basis to make sure the remaining 8-9 months function smoothly might be a reality everyone must be prepared for.

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  42. Are we even comparing Diwali 2017 with circumstances right now? Sonakshi Sinha’s solos during thise times were doing better business than Antim ir SJ2 are right now? Can we even compare?

    I hope this is a blip but, sadly, I can see a lot of films being complete wash-outs in the next few weeks while in 2019, we talked about it here, things were working at rate of practically 1 succesful film every week.

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    • It is about Salman’s stardom. It is declining from Bharat and then Radhe. If Suryavanshi can open like a storm what prevents Antim to open atleast a quarter percentage of the former? Boi is giving lame excuses saying that it is not full Salman movie while every critic says that Salman got the best scenes and best punchlines and he even acted much better. Looks like Salman’s core fan base is disillusioned with him. Now only multiplex audience can come to his rescue.

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      • I think in normal times a real Salman Khan starrer would still have opened well. That he has been declining is obvious. No debate in there.

        But in no way would a typical Salman Khan starrer in normal times have opened at 4.5cr. There are 2 obvious factors here:
        1. Antim has Salman in a cameo (like Aamir in SS and SRK in DZ).
        2 More importantly, the current prevailing circumstances.

        The opening, if you look at the circumstances (especially the latter) is not disastrous if one compares to SS and DZ. It would have done much better in normal times, that is a given.

        My main apprehension is that a lot of forthcoming releases are going to underperform as things are not at all back like old times.

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        • fingers crossed!

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        • A lot of people who’ve seen the movie indicate Salman has nearly 1 hour of screen time. Also think about the genre. This should have opened way better!

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        • A film’s success depends on 3 things. A very good film, a big star and his fan base. In Salman’s case, his fanbase made even a film like Race 3 work to some extent. His fanbase has declined over time. While Akshay’s fanbase has increased and makes his film work irrespective of circumstances. Annatthe worked because of rajni’s loyal fanbase.
          83 and RRR may face either big success or an average success. These 2 films will test the waters. Prithviraj has akshay and s o it can sail through because of his loyal fanbase in certain circuits.
          Akshay is a much more interesting actor than Salman.

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        • Undoubtedly Antim in 2020 Jan would have opened to double digits. 8 cr minimum, considering the genre.

          Its evident now that market is still operating at 40% discount now.

          The week before Sooryavanshi was 80% down with Maharashtra and several states shut and several others open at 50% with no shows after 9 pm.

          Bell Bottoms would also have been at 8-9 cr non holiday thursday opening.

          Satyamev Jayate at 8-9 cr thurs non holiday opening.

          My hypothesis is not getting vindicated with hindi releases. Earlier when i compared with FF9 or Bond movie…once can argue against me.

          But now , anyone thinking that Salman in an action genre can open only at 4.5 cr is living in denial.

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          • My hypothesis is *now* getting vindicated with hindi releases. Earlier when i compared with FF9 or Bond movie…once can argue against me.

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          • Tiger 3 will be his litmus test.
            I still feel Antim will do well because of wom.
            Nothing is permanent. There is nothing like permanent stardom. What goes up will come down one day or the other.
            When we attribute the success of a film to a star, then the burden of failure must also be borne by that star.
            Ironic that when mass stars start good acting, their core fan base do not appreciate much. They dont want to see a manoj bajpayee in a salman khan. They want Salman’s swag and style and larger than life presence in his films.

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          • Bajrangi Bhaijaan was universally liked film by both masses and classes. Not only by core fanbase.
            Sultan was also liked but not as much as BB.
            ETT was fun with good songs and dances.
            Those were the days when Salman ruled like a King.

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  43. Ranbir Kapoor’s cameo in Aamir Khan starrer ‘PK’ left fans wanting for more. Their short-live act in the 2014 entertainer led to several speculations of Ranbir and Aamir featuring in ‘PK’ sequel, but there has been no update on that yet. However, it seems like the duo has finally liked a script and are set to collaborate for the big screen. According to Pinkvilla, Aamir Khan and Ranbir Kapoor have come on board for a film which will go on floors in the second half of 2022. Aamir Khan will reportedly produce this project and all details about this movie are being kept a secret.
    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/will-aamir-khan-and-ranbir-kapoor-share-the-frame-again-after-pk/articleshow/87946303.cms

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    • Hope this comes true. It will be a pleasure to watch them together in equal roles.

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    • What crap is this? Aamir hardly has time left for 2-3 films as main lead. It will be worst idea to invest next 2-3 years on a 2 hero film.

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      • Kuch to aa raha hai…i hope this is true and not another rumour because Aamir had told earlier that he would consoder another project only after LSC releases.

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      • Even doing Mogul will be better than this …

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        • His focus is now on AKP and not on himself. And Ranbir will bring something fresh. Age is also a factor.

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        • no way… i only hope this is not Mogul where he has roped in Ranbir to play lead role and he joins in a strong cameo.

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        • Looks like he is succumbing under pressure of delivering ATGs and thinking of propping his film with a younger star. He should not be so insecure, at least not before reaching 60.

          As for freshness, his films are always different from each other. And if he is really concerned about AKP, he shud turn director for the banner.

          This is an awful idea.

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          • He is already ghost directing, giving inputs. He always appreciated Ranbir over his own nephew Imran. Maybe he saw something very special about Ranbir.

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          • His nephew was a below avg actor. Ranbir is average.

            Aamir seems to be losing his priorities. A remake and then a 2 hero project? He seems obsessed with BO results after the ToH debacle. This is not a good thing.

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          • Let everyone do whatever they wish. Our only hope should be for a few good big screen entertainers, regardless of whose starring.

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    • Don’t see this happening at all. Neither Aamir or Ranbir are of type to do multi starter at this stage. Ranbir is very averse to do any multi-starrer and pointless to do with Aamir as he’ll get the most credit. Not gonna happen!

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  44. I have started watching dil Bekaraar hai on hot star. It is really starstudded.
    **Hotstar Specials Dil Bekaraar – added to post**

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  45. **Hoye Ishq Na Video Song | Tadap – added to post**

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  46. Broadway Music Legend Stephen Sondheim Dies At 91
    Stephen Sondheim was known for his works including West Side Story and Sweeney Todd

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  47. A must see….🤣🤣🤣 Bobby Bhai ne Bollywood bhai, Salman Khan and his fans ka dhaaga khol diya.
    #AntimTheFinalTruth Day 1 collection review.

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    • This is the same foolish Akshay fan who famously said Tiger Zinda Hai will flop. No better than jokers like Kadel, Jaiswal and Co.

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      • But he is not saying tmanything wrong. Has he?

        Waqt waqt ka baat hai. Today is is laughing all the way to glory. Dhaaga khol diya.
        Actual Salman Fans needed this attack on their backside. Ghamand nahin hona chahiye.

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      • But he is not saying anything wrong. Has he?

        Waqt waqt ka baat hai. Today is is laughing all the way to glory. Dhaaga khol diya.
        Actually Salman Fans needed this attack on their backside. Ghamand nahin hona chahiye.

        Aaj he is taking it out on Salman fans who attacked him for calling Antim average.

        Did he do wrong? No. So why should not he call spade a spade.

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  48. Top Opening Days 2021 – Antim The Final Truth Second
    Saturday 27 November 2021 15.00 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Antim – The Final Truth has the second highest first day of the year as the market comes back slowly. The top ten does see many films with low collections due to the pandemic but this should change by the end of the year.

    Antim – The Final truth got a boost with Nizam / Andhra as it collected 55 lakhs nett in the circuit adding to the solid collections in Mumbai and CP Berar taking the all India collections to a fair 4.75 crore nett. Nizam / Andhra is a 12% circuit for the film which is much higher than normal and is actually a very good number. The top ten opening days of 2021 are as follows.

    1. Sooryavanshi – 26,11,00,000

    2. Antim – The Final Truth – 4,75,00,000 apprx

    3. Satyameva Jayate – 3,00,00,000 apprx

    4. Bell Bottom – 2,78,00,000

    5. Roohi – 2,73,00,000

    6. Mumbai Saga – 2,64,00,000

    7. Bunty Aur Babli – 2,60,00,000

    8. Chehre – 43,00,000

    9. Thaliavii (Hindi) – 22,00,000

    10. Saina – 21,00,000

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  49. This coming from a Salman Khan fan is a biggie. Acceptance is always a choice to live happier.

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  50. With all star-studded dialogues and pleasing all; the Sardars, the Marathi manoos, the northern Bombayites; the ruling government, the Bombay Scotland Yard, Bhai, oh Bhai, with poor acting (???) comes up with this initial??

    Take it or leave it, Akki is THE king right now. Although I hated SOORYAVANSHI to my core, one can see the yawning gap between him and other stars. It just cannot be that folks ventured and abandoned their fears for Sooryavanshi and suddenly got fear-struck when it came to Antim thinking it would be their Antim Samskar.

    Nice. Very nice to see a ‘Canadian’ saving and adding some moolah to the ‘Indian’ box-office. I hope, the video which was circulated where Akki said ‘Canada’ is my home is circulated wildly now…

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    • With due respect, Antim was never marketed as an outright Salman film. And Sooryavanshi is a 3 hero film with almost 20 minute roles for Ajay & Ranveer in a Rohit Shetty sequel. Monumental difference in comparison.

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    • Rohit Shetty is the true hero for Sooryavanshi and Simbba

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    • Very true An Jo. Decline is part of every star’s trajectory.
      Question is where does the base settle down and for how long can you keep at your base and how often you get good roles.

      In a good movie like Antim, Salman’s base has come down significantly. Blame it on producers for making Antim look like a small film at the beginning. But hey, producer is Salman himself. So why did he chose to make his full length role look like a cameo in the promos.

      The new base hopefully is temporary. His next is after an year. He should have had a comeback sooner.

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      • “So why did he chose to make his full length role look like a cameo in the promos.”

        Lol..do you still need a reason? He’s promoting Aayush Sharma who’s family. If it had another lead hero, he would have marketed his cameo as full fledge role. Is this so hard to comprehend? Why did Salman produce this movie if not for Aayush Sharma? Don’t think Salman was dying to play cop or supporting role in a movie.

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  52. Sooryavanshi Box Office (Worldwide): Akshay Kumar’s Cop Drama Surpasses Race 3 & 2.0 (Hindi)
    On its way to hit the 280 crore mark soon, Sooryavanshi has surpassed two more biggies in Bollywood’s worldwide grossers’ chart.
    By Koimoi.com Team -November 27, 2021
    https://www.koimoi.com/box-office/sooryavanshi-box-office-worldwide-akshay-kumars-cop-drama-surpasses-race-3-2-0-hindi/

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  54. Antim – The Final Truth will show an upward trend on Saturday as it does business in the 5.25-5.50 crore nett range. The jump is not huge but it was crucial that the film did not drop. These type of films tend to be flat or drop on day two and here was the added factor of Salman Khan brining in the opening day audience so a drop would have been no surprise.

    The film has actually held on day two which means now the actual film has a chance as its about the film and not the star pull. Now that the film did not drop on Saturday it can aim for a good Sunday and decent first weekend collections.

    The metros have shown healthy gains and even Delhi city where Mumbai underworld films have little appeal. Some of the bigger cities of Punjab are also up where these films hold even less appeal than Delhi city.

    There will be falls in places like Nizam / Andhra where Antim – The Final Truth was very good on day one and places like CP Berar and Bihar wher it also collected well but a mass market like Gujarat is showing gains which is a good sign . Maharashtra should also be up where the film had solid first day collections.

    boxofficeindia.com

    Overall Antim – The Final Truth is in a decent position after the first two days and the next two days will tell if the film can be a success.

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    • Poor first day. Second day trending pathetic. Let us see what will be sunday’s number.

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      • SJ2 is flop and Antim is average.

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        • Boi will make a silly case of it being a success. Like Naveen on Bellbottom. But in reality it will be a flop to average. This wont be a BO hit like DZ or SS.

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          • See it all depends on Distributor’s cost and OTT price that Antim gets.

            Bell Bottoms was sold on commission. Producers took it on their chin with a hope to test the waters. What came out was shocking due to pandemic. Good thing was, exhibitors did not lose and distributors also did not lose. Bell bottoms got 60% distributor share from week 1, so distributors and producers got average theatrical returns. But still producers got good deal from OTT to make Bell Bottoms a clean HIT.

            Antim however is not sold on commission. There is a very high (looking high now) fixed distributor cost. Also OTT would determine if producers also loses money or get profits.

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          • We get it Naveen. This is typical desperation on your part.
            Find one legitimate source that calls Bell Bottom a hit and we’ll take you seriously.

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          • Yes BB is a Hit in your Akki-Land only … LOL
            No one is calling it so except our fanatic highness. Its average at best, flop in common perception.

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          • No source is ready to do the analysis we do at Satyamshot.

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          • ROFLMAO. In other words it’s your way or the highway.

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          • Yes, no one else does any dumb analysis like calling BB a Hit or claiming Antim is same as SS/DZ or that 4 cr opening of Antim is okay! Its a shame that such moronic comments get posted here in SS.

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          • Indeed. I pretty much agree.

            Antim till the last week was not projected as a Salman movie. On some TV show last week, Salman point blank claimed it’s his movie. I’m sure munna will know the clip.
            Every review I’ve seen he’s in the movie for 1 hour. He’s in the poster.
            The difference is there is no leading lady, no EID release, no silly selfie song, the usual bhai getup is not there.
            Is SS getup the usual Aamir getup? Is DZ the usual SRK getup. Those were films working on WOM. Not some front loaded opening.

            Antim opening is poor. So is SJ2.

            All these medium/small films may struggle till overall confidence is there. Just like BELL BOTTOM.

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        • SJ2 is a disaster, Antim might be a hit. I think the Salman Khan family must be very happy with the result, the Bhai-in-law has now found some acceptance among the masses.

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          • Below 20 cr weekend for a film with Salman in parallel lead (1 hr screen time) is extremely poor and nowhere near to Hit business. One can put a case that it shud be doing 17-18 cr on a daily basis itself given the Salman factor. Anyways, it has to trend very well to get to hit business, which i dont see happening.

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          • He has done more than enough for his brother in law.
            Hopefully Tiger 3 wont have any cameo for Ayush.

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          • I’m not saying it isn’t an underperformance per Salman’s standards, but it can make its way to hit status. The trend is quite decent.

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          • As I said, before, the comparison for Antim should be films like SS and DZ where the big star eas not the main lead, but had a pivotal part. We cannot compare it with Tiger or Bharat because everyone knows it very much is an Aayush vehicle primarily.

            We also need to take the current context into account. So, both DZ and SS made around 60-62cr in normal times. Time will tell how much Antim does but the current context cannot be ignored.

            The genre is front loaded kind here but the trending is decent enough to hope that it can sustain.

            Either way, I think it will take some time before things get back like in 2019 where even ‘smaller’ films like Lukka Chuppi were threatening the 100cr net mark.

            However,, SJ2 and B&B2 are washouts. No doubt about that at all.

            I guess that 83 and Jersey will test the waters once again this year. If they under-perform, then I fear a lot for the releases of early next year.

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          • Rahul, you need to stop your silly comparison of Antim with SS and DZ. Aamir had a 20 min cameo in SS while DZ had SRK for 30-40 mins. Here Salman is not playing such a cameo and is a parallel lead with 1 hour of screen time.

            Next factor is the genre. Antim is masala action genre which is BO friendly. SS was a social drama while DZ was a coming of age story of a girl but had a romantic angle involving SRK. DZ had Aliya as the lead and with SRK’s cameo it shud have ideally done a lot more than SS, where Zaira was the lead.

            Anyways, in the end SS and DZ did 63 and 68 cr respectively and were small hits. Antim due to its genre and Salman’s parallel role shud be doing a lot more than these films. Sooryavanshi has shown tat the audience is willing to go to theaters if something decent is being offered. So considering everything, Antim opening in the range of SS is a poor opening without any doubt and the trending is also nothing good with Sat being just 5 cr while Fri was 4 cr.

            Sun may be 6-7 cr for a 17-18 cr weekend total. But as I said it shud be doing that amount on opening day itself given Salman’s 1 hr presence and the action genre. Its a colossal disappointment everything considered. No one is expecting it to open like Tiger 3 (40-50 cr day one), but 4 cr opening for Antim is good? LOL

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          • Rahul’s comparision is fair and shows Antim deserved to open more the way SS and DZ did to qualify to be called Decent to average.

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          • Marcus, so according to you counting minutes is the key and if you pit Antim as a similar vehicle as Tiger, then I can’t do anything about it.

            At the end of the day, it was Salman in a pivotal role and not the main lead, everybody is aware of that. Do you honestly think that a Salman Khan film starts at 4.5cr even if he is in decline? The Tiger 3 figures will probably tell you how far from the truth it is.

            As for genre, action masala probably ensures a better initial but content driven films trend better and do better at high end muliplexes. So, if action films were always destined to do better, as per your claim, then I am confused why producers are that stupid to not invest in them more and why there are more content films from Bollywood while there are so few action movies. How come those Ayushman Khurana movies are doing better and how come the likes of Sunny Deol have disappeared?

            And by your projections back then, SS was going to smash Golmaal 4, irrespective of he genres!

            It’s the other way round. Action movies can open well but have to be appreciated all around as single screens collections tend to drop quickly and considerably after the initial.

            In Antim’s case, it has not. So, while it has not performed wonders, there is some hope.

            At the end of the day, it is not the genre, but the quality and acceptance of the audience that define the final collections.

            I think both SS and DZ did reasonably well. Antim faces a tall to emulate them, especially with the pandemic. But if you look at trade’s prediction (even BOI) and even most people here, it was to be beaten initially by SJ2. Do you honestly think it was a Salman Khan vehicle, as you claim, it would be projected to be beaten initially by a JA film?

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          • The fact is that Antim has opened way below what DZ/SS opened to. DZ day one was 8.75 cr. SS first friday was 9.25 cr. That was on diwali holiday but SS also did 8.5 cr on first Saturday and Sunday each. And this was against GA running to full houses.

            Whereas Antim has done only 4.75 cr against a washout SJ2 on Friday and 5.5 cr on Saturday.

            Its silly to expect Antim to do only as much as SS/DZ due to genre differences and length of superstar roles. But its even more idiotic to say Antim has opened like SS/DZ.

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          • It has not. And it won’t be anywhere near close to them. They did well. But can we compare the context right now with Diwali 2017? Absolutely not. that is what I have been affirming. We cannot ignore the current circumstances at all.

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          • Twisting my words isnt going to win the argument for you. Genre never matters for the opening days according to you? Opening depends as much as on genre as superstars presence, while trending depends on acceptance. Antim isnt masala action according to you??? This film is same as SS as per BO potential because you claim the superstar is not in pivotal role? Do you even understand the difference between a cameo of few minutes and a full fleshed out parallel role?

            And i never claimed SS will thrash GA. My expectations from SS was 💯 cr blocbuster but it turned out to be a 63 cr hit only. Just like i have said LSC can do 300-400 cr if it turns out to be as good as the original material. If it turns out to be an average film and does 100-200 cr, my expectations will not be at fault, just that the film wud disappoint.

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          • If the market was that affected then Sooryavanshi wudnt be doing 200 cr now. As i said Antim was an easy 100 cr on paper prepandemic. Now it needs 75-80 cr to be declared a Hit. Starting from this initial its an uphill task. Calling it out as an under-performer as far as opening is concerned is only fair.

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          • Winning an argument? What is there to win or lose? We are merely providing our own takes or opinions, even if we may be disagreeing with each other’s point of view.

            1. I have said it repeatedly that action movies may open better but also tend to fizzle out quicker than content based movies.

            2. If I do not know the difference between a 1 hour role and a cameo, then maybe you do not know the difference between a 1 hour role to a star vehicle.

            3. Worse, you do not even seem to know the difference between Diwali 2017 and circumstances right now. Right now, we do not know to what extent or on what level things are operating at. Only time will tell. But who knows, may be a 4.5cr would translate into a 8cr opening in previous times. Maybe less, maybe more. At the times of BB, some people here were talking about figures like 30%, at the time of Sooryavanshi, others started talking about 70% of real business in previous times. I don’t know the methodology used. They most probably were wild claims. What is obvious, with hindsight, is that Sooryavanshi has performed a miracle and the rest looks less rosy. Probably 83 and Jersey will reveal the limited extent to which things are back to normal.

            4. As SS and DZ, they did what I expected. Check it out, a week before release of SS, there were claims here that it will trounce G4. Even you claimed it will beat G4. When it did 62cr, I felt it did well, but some were disappointed that it was beaten by G4. Check those posts. I claimed it has done well and those previous expectations were unfair towards the film. Check it out. All is right here on this forum.

            My final word ( at the risk of repeating mysellf): The bottom line is that I think the current business is still to a considerable extent affected by the pandemic. We don’t know to what extent. But we can’t ignore that factor. The pandemic may turn huge stars into nothingness as long as it is here. And it makes a big difference between a star vehicle and a film that is not one. There are unfortunately going to be a considerable amount of commercial failures coming up.

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          • On the risk of repeating myself, let me state why your points fall flat on its face:

            1. If action movies tend to open better than content films, then how is Antim’s opening (which even you have admitted is lower than SS?DZ) even okay?

            2. If i dont know the difference between a star vehicle and whats not, then why wud i be saying Tiger 3 is expected to open at 40-50 cr while Antim at 17-18 cr?

            You on the other hand, expect Antim to open like SS/DZ despite claiming to know the difference between a cameo and parallel role?

            3. In Diwali 2017, GA did 200 cr. Sooryavanshi is doing as much now! You seem utterly confused about the market scenario right now and claiming Sooryavanshi is a miracle and what not. 83 opening will show the market potential once again. Poor films in between will bite the dust. No surprises there.

            4. As I said my SS expectations were 100 cr+. I am least interested in stuff like GA. But yes GA overperformed and SS underperformed as per my expectations. That is primarily because SS turned out to be an average to good film instead of a masterpiece that i expected. Something like Raazi did 100+ cr a few months later. So SS cud also have done 100+ cr if it was really good to a brilliant film.

            Bottom-line is that current business is no longer affected by pandemic to the extent you are claiming to be. With the rise of OTT it was always evident that small to medium budget films will suffer theatrically with changing viewing habits. Star vehicles will do regular business or slightly less.

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  55. tonymontana Says:

    Master :

    What fun! Everyone from the actors to director to scriptwriter to music director seemed to be having the time of their lives. It gets tiresome and repetitive by the final hour, but no complaints. Made for the single screens, and watching this there must’ve been an experience of its own.

    P. S. Weren’t hindi cinema potboilers quite like this in the 90s? But this one’s more entertaining.

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    • Was nice mostly because of Vijay Sethupathy. He made the movie tolerable and Vijay was not bad but is repetitive now.
      Overall timepass.

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  57. Here he looks like the middleaged Captain. Captain Amarinder Singh.

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  58. Speaking at the song launch, Rajamouli said, “We have many events lined up for fans and the trailer is going to be the best. We will release the trailer in the first week of December. I am thoroughly enjoying the process of re-recording the film and cannot wait for the release date.”
    Rajamouli revealed that they have planned several promotional events in December, which will also be attended by the lead actors, Jr NTR and Ram Charan. Currently, the re-recording of RRR is progressing at a brisk pace.
    https://www.indiatoday.in/movies/regional-cinema/story/ss-rajamouli-breaks-silence-on-rrr-trailer-launch-this-is-when-it-will-release-1881483-2021-11-27

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  59. ’83’, ‘RRR’ & ‘Radhe Shyam’s Release To Get Impacted Abroad Amid New COVID-19 Strain?

    https://www.republicworld.com/entertainment-news/bollywood-news/83-rrr-and-radhe-shyams-release-to-get-impacted-abroad-amid-new-covid-19-strain.html

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  60. Friday – 75,00,000 apprx

    Saturday – 1,40,00,000 apprx

    TOTAL – 1,86,61,00,000 apprx

    https://boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=6467

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    • Tadap is set to open big with 2500 screens, Sorryavanshi will get more shows with 1200 screens, Antim 800 and Satyamev Jayate 100
      200 cr is an outose chance but still is. Its like Sachin playing into his 190s now. Nation wants 200 but will Sachin get? Taran thinks, 200 cr is ON.

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  62. Let us drop SS and DZ reference and take Antim as a standalone.
    The plus with antim is that Salman is getting praise for his restrained performance and saving the film from going SJ2 way. It is a good effort and we got some actors out of it. It is not due to pandemic but audience suddenly turned choosy after Suryavanshi.
    JA should also stop doing ricdiculous stuff trying to prove himself as the ultimate deshbhakt. What is the connection between corruption and deshbhakti unless somebody sells the country for monetary benefits. Those 2 things should be treated individually like Shershah and viigilane films.
    The audience rejected a well made Chehre when it appeared in theatres.
    An unpredictable audience dont give hopes for the revival of bollywood in a big way.

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    • The reference to SS and DZ is unfair more so on genre. Those 2 are hardly big opener type movies in first place.

      Antim is relatively to those 2.

      IMO Antim should have opened at least 8-10Cr in current situation.

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      • Also I agree with Rahul – not simple to compare 2017 with today’s scenario.

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      • 10+ wud have been fair to decent opening and the film cud hv trended from there onwards. But it has opened to half of it! Its beyond my imagination how this can be considered to be decent or good. Just like silly claims abt BB being a Hit.

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        • Audience unpredictability is the main issue here. .Just wait and watch what may happen to December releases. Or even January releases.

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        • It’s not good at all. It’s pretty rubbish.

          It’s also SKP vehicle.

          BOI is 100% padding the result.

          Salman’s stardom is simply not where it was in 2013-15. How can anyone expect Radhe, Dabangg 3, Tubelight and Race 3 NOT to impact his stardom?!?!

          Eventually trashy films will catch up. Unfortunately for Salman it’s hurt him on a film that actually has decent reviews.

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    • Marcus,Jayshah…your boxoffice analysis has now declined.
      For Marcus, it was always subpar but it has now been blinded.

      For Jayshah, he used to be his own, but now succumbing to peer pressure.

      Only Rahul makes more sense to me. Shivaay despite his peculiarities still remains consistent. Sanjana brings fresh perspective.

      Others like Munna, Z, Aman, Saket have gone silent.

      Current times is actually an amazing opportunity to dissect the pandemic effect and enjoy doing what we do.

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      • No…and am not just saying for Bell Bottoms…but overall.

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      • Hahaha. Good one. I don’t pat myself on the back and never bother too.

        You’re incredibly bias. So no point even reading your stuff.

        Even if Sooryavanshi did 50Cr you’ll find a way to claim its a hit.

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      • Lol dissecting the pandemic effect means calling BB a Hit for you! Glad to be not in your cooked up books.

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      • Basically the people who are cheerleaders for Akshay Kumar you will find comfort with.

        When BOI doesn’t even give a verdict how can you stoop so low as to verdict BB (being a BOI cheerleader yourself). Not a SINGLE source calls it HIT, except Naveenboxoffice.com

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        • Forget Bell Bottoms because you can call me out for Akshay and i won’t blame you for it, but even for Antim etc,…you are not being reasonable. You are still calling shoddy marketing by SKP as reason for decent opening in Maharashtra and por elsewhere, where as the biggest culprit is the pandemic. It truly has taken the sheen off from Box office now.

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          • Yes, by that logic u can claim Sooryavanshi wud have done 300 cr in pre-pandemic times! Its all abt cheerleading Akshay, isnt it?

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          • Have you even read my comments on small films vs Big films that I’ve posted at least twice now? If you read them I’m not far-off what you’re saying. The difference is your insistence on presenting Bell Bottom as some huge hit.

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          • Everyone here agrees that in current situation only biggies will sail thru while smaller films will struggle. Problem is when some are praising flop collections using the pretext of pandemic.

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      • I said the opening is poor, but the trend is good. Salman is happy that at least one of his parivaar members isn’t getting mocked out of theatres.

        I’m not making a big claim like you about Bell Bottom to be always online arguing for it.

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        • See frankly, Aayush Sharma has not gained much at all from Antim, though his performance has been praised. But will he get a solo hero movie, i doubt it.
          So whatever was SKP’s strategy, it has not worked because post release, everyone is making it more of a Salman’s film.

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      • “Others like Munna, Z, Aman, Saket have gone silent.”

        wait, you expect me to argue with a wall? 🙂

        This is where maturity comes in. the main thing is there’s truly no real bar right now until you start getting apple to apple comparison, till than you can make bellbottom as a sholay of current times.

        There’s a saying in USA lottery commercial, “You can’t win, if you don’t play”. this is where akshay is benefitting, he has a relase every few weeks so some will sink like bellbottom (which for you is sholay of current time) and some will be hit like sooryavanshi. no one else has big release or any release so there’s really nothing to compare.

        We’ll have to wait until big films like RRR, pathan, tiger, lsc, hrithik, etc releases and then we’ll see but at that time you can get back to comparing grand total of akshay 8 films in a year to 1 film like LSC. :-

        But you have to give credit where it’s due, akshay is playing and he had finished films waiting to release.

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        • “bellbottom (which for you is sholay of current time)”

          Not true at all.

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          • And to say Akshay’s success is sporadic and lottery like then look at boxoffice since 2016 onwards and more specifically post 2.0 onwards when he breached 150 cr and since then has been most consistent.
            Bell Bottoms is more of exception and Sooryavanshi is more of what he has been doing mostly.

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          • What i mean by lottery reference is that akshay is playing in sense he has a release like every other month, while mostly everyone else hasn’t had a release in couple years now. they’re not even playing.

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  63. Pandemic corrected Box office numbers (40% discount) –

    Antim :

    Day 1: 4.3 Cr = 6.14 cr (if released in 2020 Jan)
    Day 2: 5.3 Cr = 7.42 Cr (if released in 2020 Jan)

    Clearly Pandemic effect is number 1 reason for poor collections.
    Then is shoddy marketing by Salman Khan Productions.

    Else, knowing Salman Khan’s box office pull despite his recent decline (remember he is still in Top 3 and maintains healthy branding via Big Boss/Frequent releases) would still get a 10 cr opening on a non holiday for a genre which is his forte.

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    • I agree here, marketing was shoddy.

      He was better off promoting as Salman film as if you got 1 hr footage I doubt fans would be too upset – if film is OK.

      Awful marketing to be precise.

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      • He did it for family, but he may not have counted it to backfire and add another flop to his name.

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      • Antim is a lost opportunity to make some money at box office and to deliver a Hit film. It shud have been completely promoted as Salman film. He has 1 hr of footage and the film seems to be decent too. What a waste!

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        • Addatoday is pegging its weekend at 17-18 cr. Whereas it shud have been doing 35-40 cr weekend easily given the genre and Salman’s parallel role.

          We will reach a situation where Boi will be jumping like a fool calling Antim a Hit when it finally reaches 40 cr. Just like Naveen with BB.

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  64. We should compare Antim and Bell Bottom. Bell Bottom opened when the market was at 30% or let’s take 25% capacity for Naveen, it wrapped up at 32 Cr and now the market is at 60% capacity, so if Antim does double of Bell Bottom, it’s a hit right, Naveen?

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    • I already told earlier Antim has a chance and that if like Bell Bottoms, Antim does same multiple of its opening (BB did around 13-14 times), then it will be a HIT if it gets same OTT as what BB got.

      So Antim’s target is 50 cr to match BB’s trending. If it does, i will call it Hit. Some may call it average which i think will be fair. I am consistent with my ratings.

      It has been sold to Zee at a moderate price. So it’s OTT is not as much as what Amazon paid BB. Zee will benefit because it now has a Salman’s movie in a parallel lead at half the price because SKP sold it as Salan’s cameo.

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      • “so if Antim does double of Bell Bottom, it’s a hit right, Naveen?”

        Right , at 64 cr nett, Antim will be a clean HIT like Bell Bottoms. Some may call it average which i think will be fair. I am consistent with my ratings.

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        • But then with the OTT deal and all, as per BOI, Antim needs 40 Cr nett. And shall we compare Akshay Kumar’s film as a lead with Salman Khan’s supporting role?

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          • “But then with the OTT deal and all, as per BOI, Antim needs 40 Cr nett.”

            I won’t be surprised if this were true. Post pandemic, economics have changed. i am keeping track and this is definitely possible.

            I always thought Antim is a small release. I think momentum towards Antim got built in the last week when Salman went all out to promote it on twitter etc. They pitched it as Salman’s movie and at par with Satyamev Jayate 2 which was a bigger film before. Overall SKP really played it in a confused way. The moment you make a release with 2500 screen, you are on with biggie. Ideally Antim should have been with 1500 screens as per what it was originally perceived.

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          • I agree with your 2nd paragraph. That’s the key. The build up in last week is what confused everyone. But the reality is anyone who has seen the film says Salman is getting 1 hour. Hell no can he be considered inconsequential in opening.

            Plus it’s SKP film.

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          • https://boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=6463

            The film was a part of a three film deal for Radhe which included Antim – The Final Truth and Kaagaz and the value of Antim – The Real Truth was around 15% which would be around 30-35 crore and this was to be covered by digital and satelite.

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    • There are many factors involved. Did BB had to compete will masala movie like sooryavanshi that was going strong? did it have to compete with new movie releasing every week?

      i think at best, antim will do 70% of week one in week 2

      Tadap is releasing this friday and if decent, it will take antim and sj2 out of theatres…youth will go for Tadap since it’s youth love story film.

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      • AkshayKumar’s Bell Bottom was released when theatres were not revived. It was released in 800 screens only without Maharashtra. Still it opened with 2.78cr and lifetime was 34cr. Undoubtedly, Bell Bottom was a HIT.

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        • Your HIT tag is based on external, extenuating circumstances rather than economics or even industry trends. It didn’t even double it’s opening week total. You’re giving it the long rope treatment. I don’t get this stubbornness of selling everything Akshay Kumar does as a HIT. Even HIT has to be in caps lock to emphasis it?

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          • Akshay has delivered a Superhit in Sooryavanshi. So really dont get this silliness abt calling BB a hit after that. Whats the point? Akshay is doing well enuf!

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  65. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/uk-scientist-backs-vaccines-against-omicron/articleshow/87949249.cms?fbclid=IwAR0PH5lYofxKlc7Hm4FtgLUKzAIy_eoXJUVpSpceFf8nA3QRdc092NYOl8c&from=mdr

    “This is not a disaster, and the headlines from some of my colleagues saying ‘this is horrendous’ I think are hugely overstating the situation,” Professor Semple told the BBC.

    “Immunity from vaccination is still likely to protect you from severe disease. You might get a snuffle or a headache or a filthy cold but your chance of coming into hospital, or intensive care or sadly dying are greatly diminished by the vaccine and still will be going into the future,” he said.

    Meanwhile, a vaccine expert believes it is “extremely unlikely” that the new Omicron variant will trigger a major new wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK.

    Professor Andrew Pollard, the director of the Oxford Vaccine Group, said it is “too early” to be certain whether the new variant will be able to evade current vaccinations, something unlikely to be known for up to three weeks.

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  66. Former R&AW secretary Vikram Sood’s book “The Unending Game” is a thrilling and brilliant peek into the world of espionage and a must read for anyone whose interested in knowing more about the heroics of India’s real unseen and unheard heroes. Especially since unlike the CIA, MI6 and Mossad, so little is known about RAW’s operations over the decades and its unknown contribution in 1971, the cold war as well as Kargil 1999.

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  67. BOI – The Sunday numbers have given the film a weekend of 18 crore nett which is decent especially as the start was low outside a few places.

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    • Thats why i dont write off any movie so quickly. Antim has a good chance to become a success if Monday and weekdays stay with min drops and its looking likely it would do.

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      • Trend is OK. If it went 8Cr, 10Cr, 13Cr it would have been way better. This is Bell Bottom scenario. Just looking for respectability now.

        I recall you called PK flop after it’s opening day collections. How times have changed. 😜

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        • Really? I said that for PK?
          that must be a reaction to someone’s nasty comment. 🤣

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        • It shud have been 12,15,18 cr weekend specially when imdb is doing 8+. No way is this going to get to 75-80 cr and be a Hit after a mere 17-18 cr weekend. In normal times it shud have been doing 100 cr.

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          • Antim needs to stay around 3Cr through weekdays and it will have a 30Cr first week. Then can it stay steady. I wouldn’t rule it out. A 50Cr finish will be good after the poor start. I don’t know the economics here. Budget seems to be 45Cr according to one site. It says average at 45Cr and hit at 60Cr. Those outcomes are in reach. But if achieved it will be based on poor opening/good run scenario. Still excellent if done. Better that way cos at least WOM suggests decent movie.

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          • I was talking about the best case scenario for Antim (75-80 cr) based on current market potential. With the low opening it obviously wont reach there.

            It still has to trend well to reach even 60 cr. But not sure if we can call it a ‘Hit’ at SS level of lifetime collections. No doubt its made with a controlled budget, but doubt if its budget is as low as SS’s 15 cr.

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          • I’m only going by what one site is saying. Whether it’s true or not who knows. It would be odd to see any Salman movie called a hit at 60Cr where genre is his and he has a decent role.

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    • Meanwhile Sooryavanshi had best upswing (100% jump) in its business on Sunday. 4th Sunday is heading towards its 2nd Tuesday mark. ~ 3.8 cr

      Okayish Sunday for SJ2 but too little too late. It is likely to collapse today.

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      • At lower levels you can easily get big swings. Also clearly SJ2 is a flop by Day 2. Screens have shifted to Sooryavanshi, an established film that has better WOM.

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  68. **CHAKA CHAK Song Out – Atrangi Re – Posted in thread**

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  69. If Antim is a hit at 60cr,then bell bottom is a hit.

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  70. Himesh, a Salman fan, himself had a poll on Antim opening. Eye opener – he didn’t even have a category for less than 7Cr opening.

    So please 4.75Cr is most definitely a poor opening when expectations started at 7Cr minimum. Most people expected 12Cr+ but it opened at 4.75Cr! Obviously bunch of crazy Salman fans out there.

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    • The same poll was for SJ2.

      It just shows one big opening like Sooryavanshi has given potentially unrealistic expectations. You need some solid data before forming predictions. Best to stay away till things are steady.

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    • 43% predicted 12+ cr day one for Antim. So I was not the only one expecting the same …

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      • Unless your putting yourself with the crazy bunch 😜

        Antim marketing changed in lead up to opening. If they’d actually marketed this as Salman film from Day 1 – it could have opened big. Then also with decent WOM it could have sailed through.

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        • I always expect the best case scenario for films i think may turn out to be good, be it SS, Antim or even Jersey. My predictions are usually on the higher side for these films (or lower side for stuff i am not interested it – like Shetty films).

          But you are right that the market is too volatile now to predict stuff accurately. I hv learnt my lesson by predicting 75 cr total for Sooryavanshi based on BB’s performance and then 75 cr for Antim based on Sooryavanshi’s BO. So no more ‘predictions/expectations’ from my side.

          Still think LSC can do 300-400 cr when it comes 4.5 months from now based on the ‘expectation’ that it will be as good a film as the original film. But no more confidence in that, and will watch it as it comes.

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          • Also i hv burnt my fingers twice since Dangal on Aamir’s films by expecting 💯 + cr from SS and 400 cr from ToH. So dont want to expect the best case scenario for LSC anymore, as its not like everything that Aamir touches turns out to be gold.

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          • Better to keep low expectations than keep high expectations and get disappointed.

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          • Keeping low expectations means u are not expecting a good film in the first place. Makes no sense to get excited abt it either. You are suggesting nirvana …

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          • But better to take sanyas than burn your fingers. 🙂

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          • 3 Idiots promos did not look very promising. Only TOH raised great expectations amongst his films. LSC is being royally ignored by Kadel.
            LSC trailer may give some insight as to what to expect.

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          • TOH expectations were based on coming together of Aamir and Amitabh under YRF banner with D3 director. The combination looked great on paper but Aamir’s bipolar lead character did not go down well with the masala audience.

            The trailer and song promos of TOH were frankly not great. Specially the trailer was criticized a lot for shabby vfx work.

            Dangal trailer was good but did not look like an upcoming ATG.

            Anyways, dont think LSC trailer is coming anytime soon.

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          • Also one should also separate BO expectations and personal appreciation of a film.

            If a film works for you, then the rest should not matter as much. It may not turn out to be the hugest grosser ever, but if it does enough to engage you and being memorable for you positively forever, then it is enough. The BO records are the bonus there.

            I absolutely loved Khakee. It probably remains the best Hindi cop film for me, personally. That it under-performed at the BO is a disappointment, but it does not make it a lesser film at all for me. It probably was ahead of its time, or maybe people did not understand it, or the genre was not liked.. I don’t know. But for me, it is one of those rare films where practically every single scene (except for a song that had no place in there) was well done, the performances of everyone were top notch, the characters arc, the editing, cinematography, dialogues and BG score were near perfect. Rajkumar Santoshi put his heart into it and it was hard hitting.

            Chasing records and huge huge collections often comes the expense of quality.

            I have high hopes on RRR, LSC and Prithviraj (more because of Dwivedi and Akshay Kumar and despite YRJ). I hope they turn out to be good films. RRR does not need to beat Bahubali’s record for me. It needs to create the same emotional and dramatic impact. That will be more than enough for me.

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          • Agreed.

            It’s why a good film will always beat the box office game long term.
            I’m sure Khakee won that Akshay Kumar world cup. Just shows you can keep getting hits but the best films will eventually outlast everything else.

            For Salman for every Bodyguard type opening, Bajrangi Bhaijaan is by a distance his best movie in past 2 decades.

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          • Personal appreciation is something v personal and different from the BO game. I liked ToH quite a bit, but the universal panning of the movie left a bad taste in mouth. Also for a film to be a winner in the long term a lot of people need to like it even if they did not watch it in theaters. Lot of people loves Khakee. Rahul is just one among them. Acceptance at some common level is needed for shelf life of a film. Thats where BO is important in most cases for good films, it shows enuf people spent their hard earned money on viewing it theatrically.

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          • I think even for an actor there may be a certain film in which he puts his heart into it and it does not work for the audience. That film may remain like his own, misunderstood but favourite child.

            A friend of mine met Sunny Deol in London at around the time of Apne. He met him as a fan. In what was supposed to be a brief encounter, Deol casually asked him about his favourite film. My friend told him, it was JP Dutta’s Yateem. Sunny Deol was surprised. Yhis drawed his attention. I guess he would have expected names like Ghayal, Ghatak, Border, Gadar or other big hits of his. He asked my friend to sit down and he asked “Why Yateem?”. And they both spoke about Yateem for some time and even became quite familiar after that and they still are.

            So, for a actor, there probably is a film he rates, others have not and it remains his personal favourite. Millions of others may rate something else of his, but these won’t matter as much.

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          • Even I liked Khakee quite a lot, but both its Box office and its imdb rating left me quite surprised. I’m still not sure why this film didn’t do even as much as Ghatak, or why it doesn’t have much cultural resonance.

            Although I must say it’s a bit too dialogue-heavy, and the film itself maybe lacks a touch of lightness?

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      • Himesh is such a Salman fan. He didn’t have 5 cr and below option

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  72. Sony and Marvel Studios have given an early Christmas gift to Spidey fans. The third film in MCU’s Spider-Man franchise, No Way Home, will hit Indian theatres one day earlier now, on December 16.

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  73. In a return to old ways, Salman Khan will commence a nation-wide city tour from today to promote ‘Antim’ starting with Ahmedabad followed by Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Indore this week. The actor said, “It is important that we reach out to the audience this time. Besides, in the earlier days we used to promote films after the release, but that practice stopped in the recent past.”
    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/salman-khan-to-start-a-nation-wide-city-to-tour-to-promote-antim-after-release/articleshow/87973360.cms

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    • Seems like he has realized his mistake of not promoting his film enough to make it perform at the optimum level. Better late than never. It can have a good run till Christmas in that case.

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  75. Antim registers 8% opening on Monday morning (Day
    4 ).
    Friday- ₹ 4.25 cr
    Saturday- ₹ 5.30 cr
    Sunday- ₹ 7.55 cr
    Total- ₹ 17 cr nett !!
    Monday hold is crucial.
    2.5 cr Mon – below average
    3 cr Mon – average
    3.5 cr Mon – above average
    4 cr Mon – Hit.

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  76. Good to see that lots of people here love bhai. And that includes his detractors too. Pandemic gave us some maturity.

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  77. Here is a question for BO analysts here.

    Aamir has 9 blockbusters in his name:
    1. QSQT
    2. Dil
    3. Rangeela
    4. Raja Hindustani
    5. Ghajini
    6. 3 Idiots
    7. Dhoom: 3
    8. PK
    9. Dangal

    Whereas SRK has 10 blockbusters:
    1. Darr
    2. Karan Arjun
    3. DDLJ
    4. DTPH
    5. KKHH
    6. Mohabbatein
    7. K3G
    8. OSO
    9. RNBDJ
    10.Chennai Express

    How many blockbusters has Salman delivered till now?

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    • Depends what blockbuster is really defined as. Ask a Salman fanatic and they’ll say he’s delivered 20 blockbusters. Stuff like Bodyguard would be included.

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      • I think major grossers (given its time of release) can be broadly be classified as blockbusters. I know its a grey area, but wanted your list nonetheless.

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        • Salman IMO
          MPK
          Karan Arjun
          HAHK
          HSSH
          Dabangg
          ETT
          Kick
          Bajrangi Bhaijaan
          Sultan
          TZH

          I don’t think 1, 2 and 3 for Aamir are blockbusters. Nor Darr and Mohabbatein for SRK.

          Overall I suspect in India Salman >= SRK > Aamir
          Overseas
          SRK > Aamir > Salman
          Overall it’s very close just on the biggest but Salman has MPK and HAHK, the latter is just the biggest in this period. So probably he will lead, then SRK and finally Aamir.
          I ignore content. I think Aamir wins by a distance.

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          • Fair enuf, so 10 blockbusters for Salman, 8 for SRK and 6 for Aamir going by major grossers. Agreed.

            If we include blockbusters by budget wise, then how many for Salman?

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          • I guess lets leave it at this coz budget is a grey area in Bollywood with widely varying figures in circulation all the time.

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          • But Aamir has had 5 back-to-back Industry Hits, SRK and Salman both have 1. If we do overseas, maybe SRK has 2 more but then it’ll take a long time for Dangal’s 2000 crore cume to be beaten.

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          • Dangal’s 2000 cr can only be beaten by a film working majorly in the China market again (in the range of $200M). In the next few years i dont see any Indian film apart from LSC to do even half of that in China. And for LSC also its not a given.

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    • Salman’s had more GFs than BBs

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  78. With the Omicron variant spreading around the globe, I think it’s time to say bye-bye to the Box Office in the near future. Films will have to be postponed once again. It will be suicidal for big films to open at the end of December.

    In other news, No Time To Die has crossed 758 million worldwide and is looking to end its run at around 775 million. It has comfortably beaten F9 despite the latter ratcheting up 200 million in China.

    It’s a great achievement because after a long time a non-Marvel film has taken the top slot at the worldwide Box Office (Chinese films excluded). It’s probably not the best film for Daniel Craig to bow out but that didn’t deter Bond fans across the globe. It has now broken Spectre’s record in the UK, without adjusting for inflation. With inflation, it’s behind Spectre.

    It has also been running at #1 on the PVOD platforms in the US for the past 2 weeks, where one can rent it out for $20. That potentially will take its US total above $200 million at least. Not bad for a film that got delayed twice since the beginning of the pandemic.

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    • It has truly done well. I didnt like the film that much though.

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    • Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions announces Rocky Aur Rani Ki Prem Kahani starring Alia Bhatt and Ranveer Singh to release on February 10, 2023
      By -Bollywood Hungama News NetworkCreated: Nov 29, 2021 – 1:50 PM ISTUpdated: Nov 29, 2021 – 6:09 PM IST

      I dont think films will stop releasing. If they do so, the backlog will be too much and OTT is the last option for any self respecting filmmaker. Omicron or no Omicron.

      Let the show go on.

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    • I think booster shots can handle Omnicron, hopefully, we see accelerated vaccine making, the IPs being broken and more for a safe getaway from the risk without shutting down or death.

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      • Deaths are mostly a by-product of Health facilities being overwhelmed. If the Omicron variant evades vaccines it could result in more hospitalizations, leading to more deaths in the long run. That’s the biggest concern.

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        • I know of some cases (in India) where people have been in hospital for more than 2 weeks but died. The body didn’t respond to the treatments. In India, many of the deaths probably could be attributed to lack of facilities in April-May time frame. But in US after last year onslaught at start of pandemic, things are okay in terms of percentage available beds in ICU but thee are still deaths.

          Based on articles Omicron symptoms are mild; hopefully it is like lambda variant which has not created havoc like delta.

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        • I am traveling in December; I was on the fence for Booster shot but with travel and more concerns, finally scheduled Booster shot this month (All these news play with your mind!).

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    • All films in Hollywood combined, Thanksgiving Wknd got $90M aprox at BO, is rising, but still roughly 50% behind pre pandemic 2018 levels !!!

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    • In case there is lockdown due to omicron then LSC will be coming next Christmas.

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  80. Omicron Symptoms: What We Know Explained In 5 Points
    COVID-19: The Omicron was first detected in South Africa

    Reported by Vishnu Som, Edited by Debanish AchomUpdated: November 29, 2021 4:49 pm IST

    New Delhi: Doctors in South Africa, where a new coronavirus variant of concern ‘Omicron’ has been found, have been studying symptoms of this new strain on COVID-19 patients and they have now made certain observations.

    Symptoms of Omicron variant:
    Patients infected with this strain show extreme tiredness. This is not limited to any age group. Young patients also show extreme tiredness, according to Angelique Coetzee, chairperson of the South African Medical Association.
    There is no major drop in oxygen saturation levels. Drastic drop in oxygen saturation levels was seen among patients during the second wave of the pandemic in India, for example.
    Patients infected with Omicron strain have not reported loss of taste or smell, which are known symptoms in patients infected with other strains.
    Patients of Omicron variant have, however, complained of “scratchy throat”.
    Most patients of Omicron strain have recovered without hospitalisation, say doctors.

    And

    Omicron Risk “Very High”, WHO Warns Of “Severe Consequences”: 10 Points
    Omicron: Several countries have already imposed travel bans and restrictions on flights to and from South Africa and neighbouring countries.
    https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/omicron-poses-very-high-risk-who-urges-countries-to-prep-10-points-2629169#pfrom=home-ndtv_bigstory

    Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine: Noting that they are not sure whether their vaccines would work against new COVID-19 variant ‘Omicron, Pfizer and BioNTech promised to develop a new vaccine against the strain within 100 days.

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  81. https://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2021/nov/27/will-covaxin-covishield-be-effective-against-omicron-heres-what-experts-say-2388895.html

    Based on the information available so far, Professor Andrew Pollard, the British scientist who led the research underpinning AstraZeneca’s coronavirus jab, said Saturday that existing vaccines should work against the new strain, but that would only become apparent after more research in the coming weeks. “It’s extremely unlikely that a reboot of a pandemic in a vaccinated population like we saw last year (with the Delta variant) is going to happen,” he told BBC radio.

    Prof Pollard, who is the director of the Oxford Vaccine Group, said if required, “the processes of how one goes about developing a new vaccine are increasingly well-oiled, so if it’s needed that is something that could be moved very rapidly.”

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    • Know someone working with data at airport on this. It will take a few weeks, probably 3, till we know Omicron affect.

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  82. Ranveer Singh starrer ‘83 to have its World Premiere on December 15 at Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea International Film Festival
    https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/ranveer-singh-starrer-83-world-premiere-december-15-saudi-arabias-red-sea-international-film-festival/

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  83. Salman Khan starrer Antim: The Final Truth, which was released on November 26 is performing well at the box office. Many big-budget films are releasing in December next month, including Ranveer Singh’s sports biographical drama 83 and Ayushmann Khurrana’s Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui.

    Tadap, helmed by Milan Luthria, is premiering on December 3, while romantic drama Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui along with Velle and Code Name Abdul are hitting the theatres on December 10.

    83, helmed by Kabir Khan, will be released on December 24. Meanwhile, you can celebrate New Year with Shahid Kapoor’s upcoming Jersey, which is releasing on December 31.

    Films to be released in 2022

    SS Rajamouli’s multi starrer RRR will be released worldwide on January 7, Radhe Shyam on January 14, Prithviraj on January 21, while Attack has booked the date of January 26, and The Kashmir Files to be out on January 26.

    Films like Badhaai Do (February 4), Gangubai Kathiawadi (February 18), Jayeshbhai Jordaar (February 25). In March 2022, you will be able to enjoy films like Bachchan Pandey (March 4), Shamshera (March 18), Bhool Bhulaiya 2 (March 25), Anek (March 31) in theatres.

    In April 2022, Aamir Khan’s film Lal Singh Chaddha will clash with KGF 2 at the box office. Ajay Devgan’s Meday and Tiger Shroff’s Heropanti 2 will compete on the occasion of Eid. Kangana Ranaut’s Dhaakad will hit the theatres on April 8.

    Hrithik Roshan’s upcoming Fighter will be released on 26 January 2023. The Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt-starrer film will also be released on the occasion of Republic Day. Besides this, Bull will premiere on April 7 and Animal on August 11.

    https://www.news18.com/news/movies/ranveer-singhs-83-to-multistarrer-rrr-heres-you-movie-calendar-for-2022-2023-4498829.html

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  84. Antim first Monday has dropped only 35% which is same as what the first success of 2021 #BellBottom also did, showing strong hold despite pandemic.

    Successful films of 2021-

    💥BellBottom – Above average
    💥Sooryavanshi- Blockbuster
    💥Antim – Going to be average

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    • Why is Taran behaving differently?

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    • ROFLMAO. You are using Antim to prove Bell Bottom’s a hit. And now calling BB an above average?!? 🤣

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      • Hohoho … BB is average to flop at 30 cr, Antim will be same at 50 cr. Its time we stop paying attention to silly ‘Hit’ claims for these movies.

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        • Boi is saying Antim will do 40 cr (not even 50 cr) based on 3 cr monday hold. Go figure!

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        • In Boi terminology, average to flop verdict is called ‘Below Average’. But Boi are never consistent with their verdicts so no idea what they will eventually call BB and Antim.

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    • even Sooryavanshi given the economics at 195 cr is a Hit at Best. Can’t call it a BB other than giving it credit for being the first movie post pandemic to make such as splash

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      • Its a superhit at best. Definitely not a blockbuster.

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        • wrong. It is Average to Hit in Rest of India, and BB only in Mumbai
          https://boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=6477
          The film is a BLOCKBUSTER in Mumbai circuit and it is far ahead of the other circuits where business is in the HIT to AVERAGE range.

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          • I dont go by BOI verdicts. They are extremely biased and inconsistent.

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          • BOI is mostly considered sacred and its verdicts are widely accepted. Any instances where you found it biased and inconsistent?

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          • Aman – BOI changes collections and verdicts every so often.
            It’s one option of many. Not saying it’s useless but just a reference point.
            Certainly their commentary or opinions are garbage.

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          • Not one instance…there are actually thousands of such instances. The people running that site are a bunch of clowns. And I’m being very generous here.

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          • That BOI verdicts are jokes have been discussed at large in this forum. I dont want to open a pandora’s box here. Just cross check BOI verdicts with FI verdicts and you will see for yourself. But then, the srk fan in you may prefer BOI verdicts on srk films.

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          • I checked BOI for SRK, Ram Jaane is a hit? MNIK, Ra.One are definitely not hits, nor is HNY a superhit. But Dear Zindagi is definitely a hit, and some of the budgets are too high,.

            I think BOI is definitely against small films, remember Anubhav Sinha having a spat with them over Thappad, which was on its way to breakeven with its trend till the lockdown started.

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  85. Salman Khan blast BOI, Taran Adarsh, Komal Nahta, all trade analyst, our own Shivaay, Aman Basha and Z.
    He is in full fledged role and dont understand why they are calling his role as cameo and Antim as not his film?

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    • Hilarious to see that ‘Akshay’ fans cutting the exact part of the video and tweeting non-stop on twitter to call this Salman Khan movie! Lol. You are posting fine but don’t you see the user name ‘Its_Akshay’ and big Akshay picture on his profile page!

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      • I see but are fans calling Antim a big Salman starrer or did Salman want all to say ?

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        • Salman has as big a role in Antim as Akshay in Atrangi Re.

          For a moment, while watching the trailer of Atrangi Re, I was doubting if Akshay was in the movie.

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  86. Bell bottom would have grossed 100cr if released now.Bell Bottom is a success and antim is a flop.

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    • if Sholay had released now, it would have flopped miserably

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    • Bell Bottom release scenario –
      800 screen release with no Maha, Guj, Mp, and several other states open and other states at 50% and night curfew.

      My calculation of 20% market at the Bell Bottoms makes Bell Bottoms get a multiple of 5. So 32×5 = 160 cr nett.

      Problem is no credible trade analysts has done this. Of course these are argumentative but doesnt mean that pandemic correction is not done to compare apples with apples.

      Now one can say market was 15% or 50% but there is jo way one can get away giving a verdic for Bell Bottoms without doing this analysis.

      I then used this to correcly get the numbers for all other releases done during the time.

      When Maharashtra 50%, Gujarat 100%, MP 100%, Bihar 50 to 100% , Delhi 50 – 100% opened, etc the market was still at discount.

      This is when Sooryavanshi released. For me market was still at 40% discount / lower.

      Very soon Maharashtra and all other states will become 100% open. But still this year i would say market would become 80-85%.

      Probably if things remain free or rumours of fear of pandemic…then itnwould become 100% but i doubt its going to happen soon.

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      • You’re going against Akshay himself, who said the market was at 27% capacity and that he expected a 5 Cr opening for Bell Bottom.

        Akshay Kumar rubbished Naveen for misinterpreting the market of his own film:
        https://www.hindustantimes.com/entertainment/bollywood/bellbottom-box-office-day-1-akshay-kumar-starrer-opens-below-expectations-makes-less-than-roohi-101629426968505.html
        He told SpotboyE, “The business is going to be different because Maharashtra is 30% of the total all-India collection. I am left with only 70% (the rest of the country) and of that, it is only 50% occupancy expected. That means I am only left with 35% (of the entire collection that would have been possible if it was an all-India release). So out of that 35% we can take out 5 to 8%, because full house toh nahin rahega. So I am left with only around 27%. That’s the probable business. Now, in this scenario, if the movie does ₹30 crore business that means it is equivalent to ₹100 crore otherwise. If the movie does ₹50 crore then it equals ₹150 crore (under pre-pandemic circumstances). So that’s where it stands.”

        He says a 30 crore business is a 100 crore business pre pandemic.

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        • This is before the release and i thought the same.

          But post release reality sunk in esp how big markets of Maha / Guj are and how with only 50% theatres in delhi, up etc the market is actually smaller.
          So it was still an over expectation. Analysis if done now would be retrospective.

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          • Maha/Guj were bigger because Sooryavanshi or Antim were more rooted films in that ethos. Tanhaji made almost 50% of its gross from MH, because it was a tale specific to that state. Films like Airlift, Baby or Bell Bottom had no such special factor.

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        • We said this all along. Bell Bottom’s like Gold.

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  87. Sooryavanshi collected a decent 55-60 lakhs on its fourth Monday to take its fourth week total in four days to 4.75 crore nett. The film is looking at a fourth week total of 6.25 crore nett which will give Sooryavanshi a four week total of 191 crore nett. Thereafter there will not be much coming and maybe it can add another 5 crore nett for a final total of 196 crore nett,

    Antim – The Final Truth has held very well on Monday showing a drop of around 36% from Friday with collections of 3 crore nett. The trend is very good for Monday especially for an action film. The holds were very good in all mass pockets especially Maharashtra and Gujarat.

    Boi

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    • Would have been nicer to see Sooryavanshi cross 200 cr. But the real speed breaker came in the shape of 2 releases which took away the shows.

      Antim is now looking set to do 40 cr nett and more depending on competition every friday from here on. However Tadap and Chandigarh are WoM movies and wont impact shows of Antim to a large extent.

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    • Time to ignore and forget the unexpected stuff SatyamevaJayate2
      Sometimes we all fall at some point of time.
      We know how good is John Abraham & his choices of films.
      Its time for Attack now , & he will prove himself once again 🥳
      Get ready for the trailer very soon 😍🔥

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  88. **Marakkar: Lion of the Arabian Sea Grand Trailer – Posted in thread**

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  89. Priyanka Chopra is playing Sati in The Matrix Resurrections, an official new poster for the upcoming science-fiction film has revealed.

    The Indian Express
    Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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  90. EXCLUSIVE: Varun Dhawan and Rajkumar Hirani’s next to go on floors next year – Details
    https://www.pinkvilla.com/entertainment/exclusives/exclusive-varun-dhawan-and-rajkumar-hirani-s-next-go-floors-next-year-details-954854

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  91. Makes perfect sense..

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  92. Priyanka Chopra admits she fell for ‘equity on lighter skin’, says she wants to ‘unzip’ her glamorous image
    Priyanka Chopra spoke about falling prey to the ‘unrealistic beauty standards’, especially about ‘lighter skin’. The actor said she is ready to unzip her glam image and get a little messy now.
    https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/priyanka-chopra-fairness-creams-7650014/

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  93. Ahead of Abhishek Bachchan film, revisiting Bob Biswas’ chilling presence in Kahaani. And that terrifying metro scene
    Bob Biswas first appeared in Sujoy Ghosh’s 2012 film Kahaani. The contract killer has now gotten its own film, with Abhishek Bachchan playing Bob.

    Bob then appears in one of the most chilling scenes of Kahaani as he pushes Vidya Bagchi in front of an approaching metro train, only to pull her back in the nick of time. The scene is terrifying as Bob does it with a smile on his face and Vidya’s reaction to this near-death experience leaves you gasping for breath. Bob follows her through the station and warns her to go back to London.

    https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/revisiting-bob-biswas-chilling-presence-in-kahaani-before-abhishek-bachchan-7648875/

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  94. **Aashiqui Aa Gayi Song | Radhe Shyam – Added to post**

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  96. Just out of curiosity, will the “Life is like a box of chocolates” line in Forrest Gump be converted through O Beta Ji in LSC? Kabhi mile sukhi roti/Kabhi mile puri halwa, would be a perfect stand-in?

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  97. https://www.boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=6478
    In other news, Antim is looking to be Average unless Salman’s sudden promotion tour turns things around enough to drag it to Hit status.

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  98. “Shah Rukh Khan Victimised”: Mamata Banerjee Hits Out At BJP In Mumbai
    Invoking a poem by Rabindranath Tagore on Shivaji, Mamata Banerjee said there is a “bridge”between Bengal and Maharashtra.

    Her meet today was attended by former High Court judges Shafi Parkar and Abhay Thipse, Tushar Gandhi, activists Teesta Setalvad and Medha Patkar, former Congress leader Sanjay Jha, Sudheendra Kulkarni, Shatrughan Sinha, author Shobha De and a fair sized contingent from Bollywood including Swara Bhaskar, Rahul Bose and Konkona Sen Sharma.

    https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/shah-rukh-khan-victimised-mamata-banerjee-hits-out-at-bjp-in-mumbai-2631702#pfrom=home-ndtv_topscroll

    Too late by months! She did not open her mouth when the incident took place. And supporting Mahesh Bhatt for what?

    Khela hobe?

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    • According to Shobhaa de tweet
      Tweet
      Shobhaa De
      @DeShobhaa
      And Didi rushed off to SRK’s home, saying she can’t keep such a big man waiting!
      Is Mamata trying to get srk support her party and joinTMC?
      Will the ever diplomatic Srk go against Bjp openly after what happenend?
      I dont think so. He will mind his film business and no politics.

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      • I hope SRK is smart enough to not join politics.

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        • SRK is the SAVVIEST businessman-celebrity in India pretending to be a noble soul: He is fantastically aware of the climate; business or otherwise; He KNOWS when to create airport scenes; when to accompany it with MNIK; when and where to have whiskey with Uttar Pradesh ‘karm-bhoomi but geographically not-born arse-hole literally spinelessl Thackerays; and when to invoke Pak cricketers for IPL…

          And if I get a chance; I will utilize the ‘princely’ actor Saif Ali Khan as well to shudder Kanta Ben…

          Yeah, so hopefully he doesn’t get into the cess-pool iof politics; coz he’s just a babe in the woods

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          • “SRK is the SAVVIEST businessman-celebrity in India pretending to be a noble soul”

            Yes, unlike Akshay kumar who actually sold his nationality for businesses in Canada but actually is a noble soul and pretending to be Indian!

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          • I agree with the savvy businessman tag on SRK; I’m quite certain that he will be the first billionaire Indian movie star if he gets the right comeback. He started Dreamz with Juhi, that failed and they both end up buying KKR for $75 million, which must have been big money then but I’m sure every movie star now wishes they took part in the IPL auction, given how they’ve been going after football, badminton and kabbadi teams, neither of which have done as well as the IPL, with football being a total flop. He also buys KKR in 2007 at the peak of his career and then hits a slump.

            But SRK’s lucky in a perverse way that Aryan Khan went through what he did. Although Saket would disagree wrongly, it’s a perfect encapsulation of the Modi Govt’s behaviour and transforms him into an icon of a romanticized older India, unlike Akshay Kumar, about whom it will be said that it must be hard to practice marital arts without a spine.

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          • I agree with the savvy businessman tag on SRK; I’m quite certain that he will be the first billionaire Indian movie star if he gets the right comeback.

            Or he could just dance in 1000 odd weddings 🙂

            Although Saket would disagree wrongly, it’s a perfect encapsulation of the Modi Govt’s behaviour and transforms him into an icon of a romanticized older India,

            This is a leftist piece of propaganda, nothing more and nothing less. As for having a spine, here’s SRK showing his in full public view:

            https://akm-img-a-in.tosshub.com/indiatoday/images/story/201910/srk_0.png?mzwwUOtStEkdd8N4iGNK6pDAIrlt3pKa&size=770:433

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          • LOL typical reaction from his ‘fans.’ Disgusting to see again AK’s nationality brought into question while shamelessly praying that he save the ‘Indian’ film industry. Amar Singh???

            This is the state of SRK’ fans. In my statement, did I say, anywhere, that SRK is wrong or a villain?? I mentioned he is no virgin and he hob-nobs with politicians, businessmen, each and everyone and is a true capitalist and opportunist. NOTHING wrong in that. And this is the rabid reaction LOL. SRK is NOT naive. He knows better not to get into politics. That statement itself reeked of stupidity.

            And then they bring in Bachchan and Amar Singh!!! That 9 year old kid in KBC has more brains.

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          • @Saket: Aamir Khan famously sat with the Narmada Andolan and even signed a letter against Modi’s visa IIRC. I’m sure there are a lot of pressures more significant for big stars that make do these photo ops but there’s a difference between this and Akshay Kumar doing tweets dictated by the powers that be.

            “This is a leftist piece of propaganda”-I do respect your opinion and your great reviews, but you have been wrong on both SSR and this case. I’m sure the majority of the public has more or less the same opinion as Master on the Aryan Khan case. Anyhow, it’s amusing that in a blog where 90% of the articles seem to be critiques of SRK from a leftist vantage, now it’s leftist propaganda that SRK’s son was victimized and is an emblem of India’s broken justice system, abused to new levels by the present powers. Let’s come back after 5 years and see?

            @An Jo: Well your response itself can be seen in a variety of ways, I tried to respond as I could and I don’t think there’s anything hyperbolic or typical in what I said unless you point it out.

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          • If you can crack jokes on stars not having a spine, you should also point out how the “icon of romanticized older India” is taking selfies with his nemesis de jure. And that too like a Modi fanboy.

            If principles can be sacrificed at the altar of pragmatism, then you shouldn’t be casting stones at others. Glass houses and all.

            It doesn’t matter to me one bit because unlike you, I never held any Bollywood star to some lofty standard of propriety. And, of course, I don’t worship any star. I’d rather have better role models than Bollywood stars — at least not the ones who sell their soul at the drop of a hat.

            I have not been proven wrong in the SSR case, yet. The last update from the CBI was that a “murder” hasn’t been ruled out. So the onus is on you to prove otherwise. Having said that, I’ve moved on from this a long time ago.

            I’m sure the majority of the public has more or less the same opinion as Master on the Aryan Khan case

            How can you be sure? Is there any empirical evidence? All I hear is assertions, unfortunately.

            And in case anyone missed my arguments, I’ve only spoken against the use of drugs. For which there is proof that Aryan Khan indulged in the use of drugs. The law itself is impartial — archaic as it maybe — but the same law was used to put Arman Kohli behind bars and as far as I’m aware, he’s still not out on bail.

            As for the High Court judgment, I wanted to post this earlier — the same judiciary also dropped all cases against Amit Shah and Narendra Modi. So perhaps you could hail those judgments as well.

            And the same High Court thinks Salman Khan was a passenger in a car when pavement dwellers were butchered.

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          • Having said that, differences in opinions aside, as An Jo mentioned, it’s been a pleasure discussing some of the contentious topics with you.

            It has mostly been civil (I hope!) and I personally look forward to reading your comments on cinema, in general. So please do keep posting!

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          • @Aman the comments were not at all directed to you. Your responses are extremely measured and reasonable whether I agree with them or not; and vice-versa. I am just surprised by this back-lash where I merely mentioned that SRK isn’t dumb!! It is there for all to see. His investments; his controversies, they are everywhere to see for everyone! And there’s nothing absolutely wrong in that! He is a ’90s product and he SHOULD be monetarily opportunistic and grab them.

            But then the reply was the same stale stuff; Canada, Mango, Modi, Amar Singh…

            Feel bad for Aamir now; poor guy had to go to the Rajat Sharma showand defend himself saying he is one of the few actors who didn’t own any properties abroad! And to think that I was the one on the blog who praised SRK to the skies in Zero!! I surely must be one eccentric SRK hater…

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          • LOL, doesn’t take much to get someone going.
            My brain is probably less than that of that 9 year old kid on kbc but at least i have one, unlike someone here 🙂

            should i say “modi” and get it going again 🙂

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          • So my less than 9 year old brain says, life is too short to always be miserable, hating, defending starts/politicians…

            Live a little, laugh a lot, don’t waste life away defending film starts and politicians…

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          • All right Master. I will leave it at this. You have been CONSTANTLY making fun of Akshay’s nationality and it is not just on this comment. And FYI, I am NOT someone who will go after SRK if he becomes a US or UK or whatever the hell country he want to. That’s his fundamental right and I am not going to use below-the-belt reasoning to mock him. That’s his family; that’s his decision. Just as it is Akshay’s. Please continue, I don’t have anything to add to that. I have had only civil discourse with you I believe from my side. If you think otherwise, I really don’t have much to say except that maybe I need to work more on conveying my thoughts and writing better.

            It is quite ironic that SRK was quite happy making fun of himself in FAN having scenes like him dancing at a wedding and showing off the superficiality of the film-world. And his fans have such ‘tolerance.’

            As to the article-planting, hate-mongering bigot here who only talks in broad-strokes and has a ‘lot of brain’ in that regard, who takes pleasure in planting articles, and has ZERO understanding of ‘analysis’, I have/had stopped reacting to such people since throwing a stone in a cess-pool will only result in your face getting dirtied. Idiots have a great intelligence in bringing down their so-called opponents to their level and beating them with their in-born strength.

            @Munna I would want the adjective ‘hate-mongering bigot’ to stay as I mean it. I have seen through such dubious folks and I saw it long back their standard operating procedure.

            As for me, you can go through my comments/history and see that I have apologized if I have ever made any mistakes and thanked folks for correcting – if they mean it.

            I am ending it here. Folks can continue writing what they want about me.

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        • Yup, cause he is no way smart enough or manipulative enough to use gandhi family, amar singh, hackrey, modi, etc…

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        • “LOL typical reaction from his ‘fans.’ Disgusting to see again AK’s nationality brought into question”

          Yes.. if you mentioned business savvy, it is perfect reply to bring in Akshay’s business acumen who actually sold his nationality for business deals and nothing else. That is DISGUSTING which no one on this forum will do it, forget after being star for 18 years.

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          • ” You have been CONSTANTLY making fun of Akshay’s nationality and it is not just on this comment.”

            No, I bring it up when there is the need to realize that world is not fair for everyone and when especially mention business part of it. Imagine Aamir just saying is it okay to move out of country for kid’s growing and education(which is not at all that surprising 5 years later as many well to do families are moving out), there’s a huge cry. If someone is moving out to US, UK and settle down there it is PERFECTLY fine with me and everyone. But is NOT FINE to take another country’s citizenship for just business deals and then he keeps getting the free passes. That is the blatant partisan I’m pointing out. Even you know that Khans will never get that free pass neither by you or anyone. Just imagine SRK or Aamir taking up Canadian citizenship now and let’s see how many folks in India support them. Bringing up this issue is not below the belt but actually it is a fact which everyone in the media keeps shushing it over all the time and everyone knows the reason.

            I too have no issue with Akshay taking Canadian citizenship but then you shouldn’t even complain about others having properties or interests or supporting other countries. That is clear hypocrisy.

            Yes finally, I too don’t have issue with you that’s why I’m replying to your comments unlike some are not worthy for my replies.

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  99. Red Notice becomes Netflix’s most-watched film of all time, Dwayne Johnson can’t contain his excitement
    Starring Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Reynolds and Gal Gadot, Red Notice has become the most-watched film of all time on Netflix.
    https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/hollywood/red-notice-become-netflix-most-watched-film-of-all-time-7650718/

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  100. Radhe Shyam song is good, the location/photography is top notch.

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  101. Antim is doing rock steady business (at lower level).
    Salman really should have started promoting this a month ago as his film and it would have done a very good business at high level since this is truly one of his better film that is not completely trashed by critics.

    https://www.addatoday.com/2021/12/antim-wednesday-6th-day-collection.html

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    • Exactly. Mis marketing.

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      • Don’t think it’s a problem with marketing. Sallu/Lallu’s antim (final) days are upon us.

        The film hasn’t yet crossed Sooryavanshi’s first day total!

        Sooryavanshi’s Day 1 total is still greater than Antim’s 5 day total. That’s the story. The real story, that is.

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        • And before anyone says Salman has a small role in Antim — go watch the trailer again. The whole trailer is centred around him.

          The film has been marketed as a Salman Khan film. Make no mistake about it — and the film’s abysmal opening is a direct reflection of Salman’s current standing. Harsh as it may be for Salman fans, the ones that have decided to still stick around after a decade of miserable films and even worse acting. Which is astounding and mind-numbing at the same time (for people to still care about Salman).

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          • Unfortunately its not over yet. Salman luckily (for him) has the Tiger franchise film coming up with Yrf next year. That will give him some mileage to do some more crappy films in the near future.

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          • Bollywood directors might as well start copy pasting a few of the MI/Bond/Bourne films for spy-espionage stories since this genre has been almost laughable in Hindi cinema thus far (War being the only somewhat passable commercial espionage film as Baby and D Day aren’t exactly entirely commercially appealing).

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  102. Boi is giving the real verdict of antim which is average.It will update bell bottom verdict to above average.Boi said the collections are low for bell bottom,but said antim collections are good.Some people thought bell bottom is flop which is not what boi said.Bell bottom made huge profits and antim made profits.Bb is a bigger success than antim.

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    • It is good to be Akshay fan. If Antim had done 200 crores, you would have compared with Sooryavanshi. If it does 40 crores, you compare with Bell Bottom. If it had done 100 crores, you would compare with Gold and still support Akshay. Like there’s a movie for every range and every topic! 🙂

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      • Sunil can give Naveen a run for his money 🙂

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      • I don’t think Akshay is much of an actor (amazing at comedy though) but still need to give credit where it’s due – the fact he is able to pull of 150-200 crore grossers often enough after throwing out so many films is kind of amazing. No one in the world is doing that with this type of volume.

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      • You didn’t understand what I said.Boi won’t call antim a success because that’s a low total for salman khan film.Antim was supposed to release after bell bottom.But salman khan waited until maharashtra opened theatres.If antim outgrossed bell bottom,Akshay fans would have admitted that Salman khan is a bigger star.Why will anyone compare antim with sooryavanshi?Yes,antim will be compared to bell bottom and it has grossed much less than bell bottom.I won’t make foolish standards to downgrade other stars

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        • Sunil: Both Antim and Bell Bottom are well below average performers at the Box Office. So why wasting so much time on unnecessary and unwarranted argument?

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  103. tonymontana Says:

    Commercial Hindi cinema is all about outstandingly bad movies now.

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    • Oh man! Made my night!!!DUBAI KRK liiking AB Jr!!! This is slmost like Trump and Biden sharing the same room!!!!

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      • Dubai KRK got a lot of mileage from the Bachchans, this is not very surprising.

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      • Lol, complete opposite reaction? Trump and Biden? Haha. KRK has great relations with Bachchans and you can see Abhishek calling him Bhaijaan!

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        • There was plenty of discussion on it some time back when news had came out of bachchan alliance with krk. Of course at that time, bachchan fans had started giving krk some credentials.

          krk is loony but his reviews and videos are fun to watch and do make sense sometimes.

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  106. Spider-Man No Way Home tails only Avengers Endgame in pre-release sales, overtakes Black Widow in two hours
    Spider-Man: No Way Home is outpacing every Marvel film since Avengers: Endgame in the pre-release ticket sales department. It beat Black Widow’s record in two hours.

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  108. The makers of RRR on Wednesday morning announced that the trailer will not be released on December 3. The makers have cited “unforeseen circumstances” behind not releasing the trailer on December 3 as announced on November 29. The team of RRR will announce a new date for the release of the trailer soon. Now, Fans have to wait for a few more days to see a glimpse of SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus.
    https://www.news18.com/news/movies/director-ss-rajamoulis-rrr-trailer-release-postponed-new-date-soon-4506905.html

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  109. Antim – The Final Truth had its first drop in collections on Wednesday as the numbers went down 20% plus for the film to collect in the 2-2.25 crore nett. There were general drops in business as Sooryavanshi also fell around 15%.
    Despite the drop the weekday business is pretty healthy as even on Wednesday the collections are only 55% down on day one but the film cannot afford a drop like Wednesday on Thursday as then the film will be going into the second week at far lower levels.
    https://boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=6479

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  110. Balayya Fans Mass Mania In USA
    Nandamuri Balakrishna’s fans have cut a cake in front of his poster at Serra Theatres in California and cracked a lot of coconuts as well, ahead of the actor’s new film Akhanda’s premiere. This photo is now going viral all over social media.
    https://www.gulte.com/movienews/137943/pic-talk-balayya-fans-mass-mania-in-usa

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    • I just LOVE Balayya man. He is TOO much fun. Loved that scene where the train station is named ‘Pakistan’ just so as to not confuse people when he lands in a parachute…don’t know what film that is.

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  111. Marakkar is getting hammered with poor reviews, seems like the Centre has done another disservice to the National Awards. This film won 3! I doubt there will be more than 3 reviews giving it 3 stars LOL.

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  112. Another friday, another film.
    Any guesses about Tadap’s first 3 days?

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  113. https://www.deccanherald.com/state/top-karnataka-stories/in-u-turn-karnataka-mandates-testing-only-for-arrivals-from-omicron-hit-countries-1056758.html

    Yet again governments run by unscientific politicians and corrupt bureaucrats going into a tizzy over a new “variant” of the same old pathogen (fancy new name!) that ironically creates similar symptoms as the earlier strains and has the exact same precautionary measures. God bless this planet…

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  114. The trailer of Kabir Khan’s much-awaited film, ‘83’ is finally out and has been receiving positive reviews from the audience and the critics alike. Kapil Dev too recently revealed his family’s reaction to the same.
    Talking to a news portal, the cricketer revealed that the trailer of the film received mixed reactions from his family members as they are not sure how much his wife ‘Romi Dev’s role is there in the movie. According to him, one do not realise what they are trying to do there.

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    • 2 days early treat for Akshay fans! Skip cinemas and watch it on Netflix! 😉

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    • Wont be surprised if Neflix Hindi India record would be smashed.
      Zee television premiere record is set to be broken or atleast barring Laxmii which was at spiritual level.

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