Tadap, Bob Biswas, Antim (continuing) and the rest of the box office

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  1. @munna I am not sure why you aren’t putting up the MEHRAM song from JERSY…it is one of the top-notch language rich songs….

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    • I believe that video is not available for USA viewers

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    • No one posted (Sanjana Posted after your comment) and I was not aware..
      general rule: If it happening song/trailer then immediately posted. Otherwise, I check for comments every 2-3 days, with “youtube” keyword and post them in one go.

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    • The Mehram song is good. Jersey is looking better and better.

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  2. Mirzapur Actor Brahma Mishra Dies; “Hearts Broken,” Write Co-Stars Ali Fazal, Divyenndu
    Tributes to Brahma Mishra from his colleagues have flooded social media
    Web SeriesWritten by Gitanjali RoyUpdated: December 02, 2021 5:43 pm IST
    https://www.ndtv.com/entertainment/mirzapur-actor-brahma-mishra-dies-hearts-broken-write-co-stars-ali-fazal-divyenndu-2634392#pfrom=home-ndtv_lateststories

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  3. Just to respond to this for the last time, I am not celebrating SRK or holding him on a pedestal, note that I said in a perverse way, he’s become a leftist symbol because of his son’s case.

    And about Akshay’s Canadian citizenship, the worse part is that he lied about when and why he got it, spinning a sob story about how he took citizenship when his films were flopping in the 90s, the truth being that he actually got the citizenship in 2010. It’s so inconsistent with his on-screen image that people will point it out.

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  4. **Mehram – Jersey – Posted in thread**

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  5. Harvard includes caste discrimination among protections for graduate student workers
    The decision followed after around nine months of discussions between a students’ union and the administration.
    https://scroll.in/latest/1011981/harvaard-includes-protection-against-caste-discrimination-for-graduate-student-workers

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  6. Bob Biswas is getting mixed reviews, although people who give 3 stars to Radhe should be locked up.

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    • so after MSD, every cricketer getting their own biopic. Azhar, SRT, Kapil, Mithali, Jhulan

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    • Prithviraj, releasing on 21 Jan is getting almost a free run of 4 weeks now.
      Attack will find it difficult now after Satyamev Jayate 2 , though i think it would be a good movie.

      Next biggie is Bachchan Pandey on 4th March. In between few decent releases but most are looking multiplex films. Jayeshbhai is credible releasing on 25th Feb.

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      • For any of this to materialize the good for nothing state governments advised by corrupt red taped bureaucrats (govt healthcare pros in this case) need to step up vaccinations instead of looking at their favorite wet dreams of lockdowns all over again. No sane mind would cherish a 1983 triumph on a puny Netflix or Amazon screen.

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    • 83, Jersey, Sabaash Mithu – its going to be cricket overloading.

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      • Hope Shabaash Mithu does well for the sake of women’s cricket.
        Jersy is more an emotional drama and it will draw family audience.
        83 will get Ranveer fans and Kapil fans. And also who are interested in the past glory.

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        • Kapil fans? These days there will be more Kapil Sharma fans than Kapil Dev fans? Are there any Kapil Dev fans who will shell out huge money and go to the cinemas to watch Ranveer play out Kapil Dev

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  8. This is set to open good.

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    • Tadap Has Pretty Decent Start
      Friday 03 December 2021 12.00 IST
      Box Office India Trade Network

      Tadap has seen a pretty decent start of around 20% and the morning shows are better than both of last weeks films Satyameva Jayate 2 and Antim – The Final truth in terms of occupancy. The opening is pretty good as the film has no face value and is a new cast but as its a youth love story it has managed to get a morning audience.

      The film sees the launch of Sunil Shetty’s son. Sunil Shetty was a star in the late 90’s but that hardly holds any revelence today for the theatre going audience. The hope in the insustry is mainly because the same banner also launched Tiger Shroff who was also a star son with Heropanti so there is a hope for a repeat of that here with Tadap.

      The plus is the genre of the film which allows the newcomer to be like a hero while the negative is a bearded hero on launch which is probably the fashoin with the youth today but in Hindi cinema its always best to be clean shaven and a younger look in the first film and go on from there.

      The fear with these films is that you get no crowd as it has no faces to bring in an audience but here Tadap has found an audience and its about whether the film can go from here. It will be all about the youth as that is the target audience and its unlikey to find much patronage with families.

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      • Tadap may open to > 5 cr Nett on day 1, second highest of 2021.

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      • It’s a joke this movie opened better than SJ2 and Antim last week.

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        • How will BOI and the others spin the narrative now? I’m sure they will try though…

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          • We’ll see how people spin it here first. BOI will claim it wasn’t a Salman film, if it was it would have done big business. Except Salman is going round saying he’s also the lead.

            Antim is not showing a good trend on Wednesday onwards. It’s stable at lower end. At best will be sold as ‘success’ by BOI without calling it a hit.
            IMO it’s similar to whatever Bell Bottom is. Below average, absolutely nothing to get excited about.

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          • Yes, Antim is another under-performer from Salman after TL, Race 3, Dabangg 3 and Radhe. Will all this add on and have an affect on Tiger 3 opening? The franchise factor may nullify it.

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    • Antim – The Final Truth Has Fair First Week
      Friday 03 December 2021 12.00 IST
      Box Office India Trade Network

      Antim – The Final Truth had a decent first week of 28 crore nett with good holds over the weekdays though it could have done without that drop on Wednesday. The film recovered on Thursday but it would have been in a much better position if Thursday had finished with 2.50 crore nett instead of 2 crore nett.

      The real test for the film is the second Friday and if collections dont drop much it will have a good second week but if they go down 30-40% it will be a so so second week for the film. The film has done very well in Nizam / Andhra and good business in Mumbai and CP Berar. The rest of the country has seen steady collections on the lower side but overall numbers are low.

      Antim – THe Final Truth was attempted to be made out a Salman Khan starrer but looking at the trend of collections it was the film that worked a little in the Maharashtra and Nizam belt rather than the star power as awareness is too much now for the audience to fall for that.. The approx first week business of Antim – The Final Truth is as follows.

      Friday – 4,75,00,000 apprx
      Saturday – 5,50,00,000 apprx
      Sunday – 7,75,00,000 apprx
      Monday – 3,00,00,000 apprx
      Tuesday – 2,75,00,000 apprx
      Wednesday – 2,15,00,000 apprx
      Thursday – 2,00,00,000 apprx

      TOTAL – 27,90,00,000 apprx

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      • BOI has been very dubious here. Giving the success to Salman and the failure to Aayush. It’s actually the other way round.

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  9. Still a low opening week for Antim. With Salman’s parallel role this shud have done 50 cr week one and 75-80 cr total.

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  10. https://www.rediff.com/movies/report/why-is-adarsh-gourav-happy-and-proud/20211203.htm
    Among them, The White Tiger actor Adarsh Gourav has won the STARmeter Award, topping the list of page views with more than 200 million monthly IMDb visitors.
    Vikrant Massey has won for his Outstanding Performance in the thriller Haseen Dillruba.
    Shahana Goswami has won for her hard-hitting performance in Bombay Begums and Sai Tamhankar for her winning performance in Navarasa.
    Manoj Bajpayee has bagged the IMDb Breakout Talent Awards for Ray.

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  11. Only fully vaccinated people allowed in Karnataka malls, theatres, multiplexes

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    • There’s a wedding in my family in Dharwad on Dec 9….Even God doesn’t know what’s gonna happen…

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      • December is the month of marriages. Hope they allow family functions with some restrictions.
        Shivaay and Aman may shed more light about the situation in Karnataka.

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  12. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/telugu/movies/news/south-actor-siddharth-slashes-andhra-pradesh-govt-over-ticket-prices-g-o/articleshow/88073309.cms
    So far, actors like Nani, Pawan Kalyan, Chiranjeevi, Raghavendra Rao & Balakrishna have spoken openly against the AP government asking the Govt to rethink their decision as according to the actors, it is not favouring the film industry and its professionals.
    Now South actor Siddharth who is known for his straightforwardness has joined the list of the above actors to slash the government with a series of tweets from his official Twitter handle.
    “the government doesn’t tell any restaurant to fix the rates of an idly or coffee but why does it restrict and fix the rates for film tickets,” he questions in one of the tweets he made.

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  13. Taapsee Pannu’s Shabaash Mithu to clash with Bhumi Pednekar’s Badhaai Do in February 2022
    Updated on: 03 December,2021 12:03 PM IST | Mumbai
    https://www.mid-day.com/entertainment/bollywood-news/article/taapsee-pannu-shabaash-mithu-to-clash-with-rajkummar-rao-bhumi-pednekar-badhaai-do-in-february-2022-23203460

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    • Interesting pic. This movie can surprise.

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    • Loved it; hopefully they have done justice to Bachchan as the PitaMah…

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    • With a 320 crore budget and a star cast of Ranbir Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna and Shah Rukh Khan, this film has to do very well, it can either go big or go home.

      I think Amitabh is playing Bramha, Nagarjuna is playing Vishnu and Ranbir is playing Shiva, at least that’s their character names. Ayan Mukerji and Karan Johar are the sticking points, more so with Ranbir’s track record of big films flopping.

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  15. Taran’s verdict for Sooryavanshi is Superhit.

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  16. Really liking the Radhe Shyam song.

    Probably just me and my old ways but Arjt really sounds besura at many places in this song.

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    • Arijit Singh is a terrific singer, by the diminishing standards of Hindi music, he sounds better and better.

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      • He is a good singer but you heard one song, you heard them all. There’s not much difference in how he sings. But that’s more to do with the level of music in general in today time. All songs are pretty much made same way regardless of the situation, actor, character.

        Take Gumnam movie songs for example:
        You have:
        hum kale hai to kya huve dilwale hain – picturized on Mehmood in Hydrabadi style,

        Jaane chaman shola badan – picturized on Manoj Kumar in romatic style

        Jaan Pehchan ho, jeena asaan ho – picturized on Herman Benjamin in rock and roll style

        3 songs in one film in all different style, sung totally differently from one another by one singer.

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  17. I am watching Bob Biswas. Abhishek is doing a good job. Others too are pitching in. Quite suspenseful and engrossing. Hope he gets more roles. He deserves it.

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    • Finished watching. dont go by critics views and reviews. Bob Biswas is good and highly watchable. There are many interesting moments. Chitrangada looked good with Abhishek.

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  18. “Day Of Shame For Pakistan,” Says Imran Khan As Sri Lankan Man Lynched
    Prime Minister Imran Khan said he would personally oversee an investigation into “the horrific vigilante attack” which he also called “a day of shame for Pakistan”.
    https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/day-of-shame-for-pakistan-says-imran-khan-as-sri-lankan-man-lynched-2636449#pfrom=home-ndtv_topscroll

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    • This was awful and disturbing

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      • Reminds me of

        2012 Maruti Factory Violence Case: Manager Killed, Factory Burnt, 31 Convicted – 10 Facts

        A court in Gurgaon in Haryana has convicted 31 workers for the violence at the Maurti Suzuki factory in Manesar in 2012 in which a manager was set on fire in a conference room. A mob tore through the plant in Haryana owned by India’s largest car manufacturer, smashing property and setting parts of the factory on fire.

        Human Resources Manager Awanish Kumar Dev was burned to death. Nearly 150 workers were arrested, of whom 117 were found not guilty today of charges including criminal conspiracy and murder.

        https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/verdict-today-for-maruti-workers-in-deadly-haryana-riot-10-facts-1668232

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    • Horrific and hopefully they get punished right away. Glad to see PM speak out against it…

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      • This will spoil the realtions between the two countries.
        And retaliatory actions cant be ruled out.

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      • This will spoil the relations between the two countries.
        And retaliatory actions cant be ruled out.

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        • The beauty or nastiness of humans is that it all depends on how few (politicians, media, etc) wants to spin it.

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          • There is no spin. He was killed for suspected blasphemy!

            The Pakistani PM supports the Taliban. What’s surprising about this?

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          • But he promised stringent action against vigilantism. I dont think any pm or president will support lynching which will bring bad name to the country. It is the mob and mob mentality,especially in under developed countries.

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          • Lynchings in underdeveloped countries for whatever reason, shootings in developed countries for whatever reason. We all live in glass houses and so better be careful before throwing that stone!

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    • long live bade bhaiyya!!! The playboy turned Mullah! And long live the disgusting American Hillary who said: If you maintain snakes in your back-yard; ultimately they might come to bite you!! [Yes Madam, those snakes don’t have the strength to cross-over the Atlantic to bite you; but India, sure as well….]

      Fantastic pearls of wisdom…

      Oh that CHARLIE WILSON’S war…

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  19. Antim – The Final Truth has seen a drop on day eight as collections look likely to be in the 1.25-1.50 crore nett range. This is mainly as Tadap is competitive where it was doing well and there has been a big release in Andhra which meant drops on Thursday in Andhra. The drop looks to be 30-35% on the second Friday from Thursday.

    Tadap has done well on day one as it collects in the 4 crore nett range which is a good number considering no face value and a new cast. The first day number is also good considering what the releases of last week did which had more face value. A Satyameva Jayate did 3 crore nett while Antim – The Final Truth with a Salman Khan cameo did 4.75 crore nett.
    Tadap also has been released on less screens as the multiplex release is mainly one screen with the bigger ones getting 2 screens. The plus for the film is a youth love story for the college going crowd and this meant good footfalls in the morning and the film maintained well throughout the day.
    https://boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=6484

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    • These are low numbers. Last good hit which opened at 4 cr was in 90s. Since then you needed a double digit opening to get to 100 cr. Solace for Ahan Shetty is that it matched the numbers of Antim.

      North India, esp Delhi, UP, Haryana, MP etc are really not interested in theatres as they used to before.

      Heropanthi, Tiger’s first movie from same banner in 2014, on Day 1 made 6.5 cr nett and went on to get 50 cr nett.
      Tadap is doing lesser and would end up at 30-35 cr.

      Market is at 40% discount at 2014 level?
      This really makes the market operate at 50% level minimum. This is definitely not good news specially for small to mid budget movies.

      Also for actors like Ayushmann, John, etc whose films were making respectable 100 cr- 120 cr. Now it would be a challenge to touch 50 cr.

      The more i see the numbers, the more my discount % and assessment of the industry comes true.

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      • I still feel that even for events film, the marlet would not be too kind. Itnwould get a respectable number but won’t reach the potential. Percentage wise impact could be any where from 30-50% depending on genres, stars , etc.

        The news of new variant has not helped either. Looks like we are going to live on single digit openong numbers for a long time now.

        Time to change the economics and box office expectations.

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  20. Finished watching Bob Biswas. Definitely worth a watch.

    The irony is unexpected though and made me chuckle — the plot revolves around young people being lured into drugs and then becoming drug addicts.

    And who produced this film? Gauri Khan and Red Chillies…!

    Full review coming tomorrow!

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    • I still don’t understand how Lord Bobby makes a comeback with Ashram and Class of 83, but Abhishek can’t catch a break.

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      • son of Amitabh versus son of Dharmendra. See, where sons of Vinof Khanna are. Or daughter of Shatrughan Sinhs

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        • Son of Rakesh roshan beats all the sons of all the stars by a distance! That is called poetic justice for a small time star. Just like the son of a CEO beaten by the son of a peon or clerk in the organisation in the academics like IIT! That really happenend and still happening.

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    • Looking forward to it. Abhishek has always been given the raw end of the stick…Hopefully he gets some recogniton here

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  21. Deepika Padukone, Ananya Panday, and Siddhant Chaturvedi’s Shakun Batra film may head to OTT due to high-octane intimate scenes
    https://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/bollywood/scoop-deepika-padukone-ananya-panday-siddhant-chaturvedis-shakun-batra-film-may-head-ott-due-high-octane-intimate-scenes/

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  22. Sooryavanshi will have another good week as it collects 35 lakh nett apprx on its fifth Friday and takes its overall total to 191.50 crore nett. The drop is less than 50% from last Friday and again weekend should show big gains.
    https://boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=6485

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    • I remember folks here predicting Antim and Tadap to be hits when their trailers released. What happened? Both films are flops!

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      • Tadap and Jersey both are telugu formula films, Jersey maybe saved because of Shahid Kapoor’s presence. Antim has too much of Aysh Sharma who just is not accepted by the paying audience.

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        • One scene that reminded me of Arjun Reddy, Thappad etc. Mrunal slaps a hapless Shahid and that may not go down well in the hindi belt. I did not like that scene. Slap is a slap whoever does it and it is insulting and inhuman. Not to speak of how police slap suspected criminals. How slaps are used to evoke laughter in brainless mass audience like in that tv serial FIR or something else! That is why I am against some mass films which cater to baser instincts like stalking, slapping, mental hospital scenes, body shaming, poor jokes etc.

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        • I m hoping Jersey works for shahid’s sake. But omicron scare may play spoilsport.

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      • People who predicted that Sooryavanshi would wrap at around 90-100 crores shouldn’t really make fun of other people’s predictions off some solid trailers. Antim’s reviews do indicate a better than usual Salman film, and Tadap opened decently enough. Not sure if we can call the latter a flop yet.

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        • Just because of one or two bad predictions, one does not lose a right to criticise other predictions.

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          • And people also have a right to defend their wrong predictions by bringing up the wrong predictions of others.

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          • No one is asking you not to call out. Just pointing that weather predictions cant be stopped just because they are wrong many times. That is why I dont like to predict either way.

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          • Lol bringing up other wrong predictions dont make ur predictions right. What a sore loser.

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  23. Meanwhile Moneyheist Season 5 is getting good reviews from all.

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  24. Antim would wrap at 35 cr now.

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  25. Antim seems to be Salman’s Jab Harry met Sejal moment. Just like the urban metropolitan multiplex audiences completely rejected SRK in the 2017 dud, the front bench single screen masses seem to have finally realized their beloved Bhai’s worthlessness.

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    • Its a bit like that and also because there is no other Salman movie which would whitewash Antim. He has started shooting for his next but thats not going to release even next year barring another cameo in an SRK movie.

      Salman gave Big Boss more priority than making amends with Bhansali, …clearly his priorities have shifted from his fans to his own idiosyncrasies.

      Stardom comes with responsibility. Once you falter then your weakness becomes obvious.

      But this is also an opportunity for new stars to emerge. Ranveer, Ranbir , Tiger, Hrithik etc. are on the prowl already.

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    • Its far fetched to compare Antim with JHMS. If Tiger 3 flops, then that wud be an apt analogy. Antim flopping does not affect Salman that much as he had a parallel role in it and its not really a Salman film. Just that his list of under-performers is growing.

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  26. Tadap’s figures once again show that things are nowhere near back to normal.

    Compare with Heropanti- a star kid debut vehicle, aimed at same audience and a successful south film remake as well.

    Heropanti’s first day back in 2014 was at 6.5cr and 6.25 on Saturday and 8cr on Sunday. We are taking about more than 7 years back.
    Tadap is operating at around the 4cr mark.

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    • Yes, had put something similar above.

      There are two viewpoints –

      1. Yes a little effect of pandemic but its more to do with the content. Movie is bad and thats the main reason for low numbers. I surely think this is like looking at the cover of a book.

      2. Only events film would open well. Again this is not true at all. Event films always opened well but even smaller films used to get 7-8 cr opening.

      Both the arguments are not the main reason.

      The post wave 2 reality in India is now clear. Pandemic has been No 1-8 reason for low number (less than 5 cr opening). The above two are no 9 and no 10 be ause same movies were opening twice their numbers before. This is of course when Maharashtra is 50% and most other states have opened.

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  27. My review for Bob Biswas is up!

    It’s a sequel and not an origins story as I had earlier suspected… after watching the trailer.

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  28. Tadap Day Two Box Office Collection
    Sunday 05 December 2021 13.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Tadap collected well again on Saturday with 4 crore nett coming and taking its two day collections to 8 crore nett. The collections remain good for a film with new faces as these types generally struggle to get into the crores

    The film managed to show good growth in places like Gujarat and the metros also went up but most places were flat and where the opening was better like UP, Bihar, CPCI and Rajasthan the collections went down.

    Tadap is doing best in Delhi / UP thanks to the collections in UP state. This is the first time post the pandemic that UP has outperformed. The likes of UP and Rajasthan should give the film a good boost.

    The weekend looks likely to yield pretty good results as long as the Sunday growth comes but appreciation by the public for the film and the new talent in the film depends on what happens post the weekend. The collections of Tadap for the first two days are as follows.

    Friday – 4,00,00,000 apprx

    Saturday – 4,00,00,000 apprx

    TOTAL – 8,00,00,000 apprx

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  29. Antim – The Final Truth And Sooryavanshi Update
    Sunday 05 December 2021 13.30 IST
    Box Office India Trade Network

    Antim – The Final Truth went up around 40% to collect in the 1.75 crore nett plus range on its second Saturday to take its nine day total to around 31 crore nett. The growth is fine on Saturday but that drop on the second Friday was a downer for the film.

    There was a new film like Tadap which would have had a similar target audience but Tadap is not a huge film that it would hit Antim – The Final Truth very hard. The problem is probably the limited appreciation outside Maharashtra and Hyderabad which has told on the collections of the film in week two.

    Sooryavanshi continues to collect well good numbers considering its in week five as it went up 85% on its fifth Saturday to collect 65 lakhs. The total collection in week five is now 1 crore nett and its overall total is 192 crore nett.

    Sooryavanshi is also now the third highest grossing for Akshay Kumar after Housefull 4 and Good Newwz as it beat the numbers of Mission Mangal after 30 days run at the box office.

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  30. Week days look somewhat bleak until 10th of of december.

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  31. The film bears its weight largely on Mohanlal’s shoulders who mostly looks tired and old as he delivers his flat, unmemorable, lines trying to look passionate, observes Divya Nair.
    https://www.rediff.com/movies/review/marakkar-review/20211205.htm

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    • I loved the film; am not sure why as Aman mentioned this film is being panned. And BTW, I am not historically well-aware of the Moplahs. In the end, they do mention that in Goa, Kunjali’s guilotined face was put up as a display. I NEED to read to get a proper understanding of the history.

      But as a historical movie, this is a fine one; and yes, all the sea-fare action scenes are totally reminiscent of TOH – I guess there are no variation in naval war-fare…

      Action scenes are damn good…as they where in TOH which was witch-hunted…Yes, there are harness-induced scenes which really make Mohanlal look bad when he jumps around like Baba Ramdev…

      Otherwise, it is a good 3 hour flick; watch-out especially for the scene where a young Mohanlal and his uncle survive a rough, typhoon-clashing sea waters…an absolute master-piece from Sabu Cyril…

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  32. Despite the commendable special effects and efforts of the ensemble cast, a weak script ends up spoiling a storyline with immense heroic and emotional possibilities
    By the time one walks out of the hall, after a rather tiring three hours, one would struggle to recollect a single memorable line or scene, other than the ones filled with special effects. That the writers failed to elicit such moments out of a story with immense heroic and emotional possibilities, makes it an even bigger disappointment. Kunjali Marakkar certainly deserved a much better tribute. In the end, it is not about the crores that you spend, but about how well you manage to engage and move the audience.
    https://www.thehindu.com/entertainment/movies/marakkar-lion-of-the-arabian-sea-review-kunjali-marakkar-certainly-deserved-a-much-better-tribute/article37802846.ece

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  33. Interesting reviews
    https://www.filmcompanion.in/

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  34. **83 | Lehra Do – Teaser – Added to post**

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  35. Tadap has done well on Sunday with collections in the 5-5.25 crore nett for a weekend of 13 crore nett. The weekend numbers are pretty good for a film with newcomers though the trajectory could have been better on Sunday as mass centres could have grown more with this being the target audience for the film.

    The film has done its best business in UP, Bihar, MP and Gujarat while places like Delhi, Punjab Kolkata and Bangalore have not done so well. Nizam / Andhra would have normally done better but there is a big Telugu film there dominating the scene there. Still collections in Nizam / Andhra are still better than some other circuits

    https://boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=6491

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    • Too long a gap between the 2 tentpoles Sooryavanshi and 83. 83 should have released the last Friday or this and allow Jersey to take the Christmas slot. With this bogus Omicron variant and India’s policies being governed by bureaucratic clowns like Rajesh Bhushan coupled with Maharashtra government’s fetish for long never ending mindless lockdowns (the Sena goons got to invent a new Marathi Manoos word for this!) the future is always volatile for Bollywood (and of course bars, f&b and retail)

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      • Spacing will play its role. 83, Jersey and RRR are releasing in 3 consecutive weeks. They will eat into each other’s business and wont perform at optimum levels at BO imo.

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    • Look at the difference in commentary

      Secret Superstar Third Day Business

      Secret Superstar had a reasonable third day as it grossed in the 8.50 crore nett range. Its a decent hold after the big holiday with a drop of 8%. The film is performing well in the metros but not outside the five major cities where the holiday did not give it the sort of push that it really needed. Secret Superstar should do well enough on Sunday to record healthy weekend figures but the test will be on Monday.

      It is going to be about what the likes of Mumbai city, Pune and Bangalore do on Monday which is the case for most films of this genre. The collections of Secret Superstar till date are as follows.

      Thursday – 4,75,00,000
      Friday – 9,00,00,000
      Saturday – 8,50,00,000 apprx
      TOTAL – 22,25,00,000 apprx

      Note – It is holiday period so final collections are at a slower than normal so there could be a little change to the daily number later on.

      https://www.boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=3351

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      • Based on comparison…Secret Superstar did much better in India than Antim. Obviously Antim has been hit by covid – no doubts. But SS was up against far superior competition and put it bluntly SS was a much more heavy genre to digest – had way less face value than Antim. I.e. even the star onscreen time is multiple times more in Antim than SS.

        In the end the best result for Antim (and Salman) is like for like it’s in SS range in India – that is at best. It’s actual result accounting for all the differences in release date, timing, genre, star screen time is less. This should have got to 50Cr considering WOM is not awful at all.

        Row- no point even comparing, Antim will never make back $125mn from China or even make that across the world in next 65bn years of existence.

        Of course BOI doesn’t believe China exists so excludes it from WW totals. This is the level of intellect at BOI.

        Release date – SS had favourable date (festive) plus better market condition
        Genre – definitely Antim. This is Salman’s genre
        Competition – Antim has edge. SJ2 already released on Thursday and it’s a flop by Friday. SS had the early release date too but it was steady at lower end in it’s run and up against GM4
        Star – Salman’s a bigger star. So 1 hour of Salman in a favoured genre should always trump 20mins of Aamir.

        Both on opening and lifetime Antim is now looking very below par. Might be worth adding a lot of films will face this fate unless they are biggies.

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        • SS was a BO hit even in India. But Antim is average at best.

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        • Antim suffered due to series of bad films by Salman after TZH and even good WOM couldn’t save it. Ultimately you have to pay the price of sub standard products, secondly they didn’t market it properly but it surely restore some confidence for his fans for his next movie.

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        • This is a good summation…
          Komal Nahta for some reason thinks Aamir role was bigger..

          https://filminformation.com/featured/you-asked-it-3-december-2021/

          Would you term Antim a successful film?

          – Not just I, anybody who understands film business would have no hesitation in calling ANTIM a success. Only those who consider the film as a Salman Khan starrer would call it a flop. The fact is that this is an Aayush Sharma starrer and hence it is a success. The trade knows that Salman Khan is not the main hero of the film, that Aayush Sharma plays the negative hero in it, that the budget of the film is not what the budgets of Salman starrers are, that Salman Khan’s price has not been paid and, therefore, the film’s cost is less than the recoveries. Even if one considers just the box-office collections, they are good for the film’s cost. It would not be out of place to compare this film with SECRET SUPERSTAR. In that film, Aamir Khan played a lengthy guest appearance but nobody called it an Aamir starrer. Had they done so, that would not have been termed a hit!

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          • He’s shilling for Salman Khan. These are outright lies and the likes of Komal have no shame in being brazen about it.

            Pathetic, really.

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          • Seriously? Aamir doesn’t even play an Aamir type role in SS. He’s some joker role unlike TZP. Not sure what Nahta is smoking here.

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          • It did appear at the beginning that Salman’s role is similar to Aamir in SS but his is more and he himself told that he is a parallel lead. In fact his screen time is same as what he had in Karan Arjun.

            Don’t know why this mirage is created to defend a boxoffice?

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          • The industry is in doldrums and the trade unitedly is trying to paint a rosy picture, be it BOI or Nahta or whosoever. That is why Antim is getting projected as an Ayush starrer instead of a Salman film. Its a ready-made excuse to call Antim a success of some sorts after Sooryavanshi. But the collections are giving a different picture.

            Addatoday has Antim’s second Monday at 0.75 cr. This will wrap up little above 40 cr total. Its nothing to talk about and is just adding to the list of Salman’s underperformers. The trade is clutching at straws here after the back to back flops in BnB, SJ2, Antim and Tadap. The reality is that the industry is reeling under pressure. I wont be surprised if 83 and Jersey gets over-reported all across.

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          • Giving 4 stars will not make every film work. They are losing credibility by doing this.

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  36. At Mumbai airport, ED stops actor Jacqueline Fernandez from flying abroad
    The actor wanted to go to Dubai for a show when she was stopped at the Mumbai airport.

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  37. https://www.ndtv.com/cities/maharashtra-woman-beheaded-by-brother-he-threw-away-severed-head-in-courtyard-in-aurangabad-home-cops-2638675#pfrom=home-ndtv_topstories
    Boy Beheads Pregnant Sister, Displays Head; Neighbours Say He Took Selfie
    The police are investigating claims that the boy and his mother took selfies with the severed head.

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  38. I have created a new video on Bob Biswas’ ending, which opens the path for a franchise or an OTT series.

    SPOILER WARNING — If you’ve not seen the film yet, proceed with extreme caution!

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  39. Better.com CEO Vishal Garg announced the mortgage company is laying off about 9% of its workforce on a Zoom webinar Wednesday abruptly informing the more than 900 employees on the call they were being terminated just before the holidays.

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/05/business/better-ceo-fires-employees/index.html

    WOW, what a way to get fired.

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    • Better is one of the better service provider. They close loans in 4 weeks; I have dealt with providers who take 2+ month.
      Mortgage industry is very competitive and predatory.

      But CEO like PM/President needs to be diplomatic. This could have been done more discreetly.

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      • Firing employees during festival season is not done.
        And bragging about it is not done.
        Indians fully amercanised imbibing all that cutthroat profit at any cost attitude is not done.

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  40. **Pushpa Official Trailer – added to thread**

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  44. Antim – The Final Truth collected 85 lakh nett on its second Monday which is a low collection. The total collections of the film are now 34 crore nett with Mumbai circuit at 11 crore nett and Nizam / Andhra at 3.50 crore nett being the best circuits.

    https://boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=6496

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  45. BREAKING: Sushant Singh Rajput-starrer Chhichhore to release in China on January 7, 2022; poster out
    By -Fenil SetaCreated: Dec 7, 2021 – 3:07 PM IST
    Bollywood hungama

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  46. taran adarsh
    @taran_adarsh
    #Sooryavanshi [Week 5] Fri 36 lacs, Sat 66 lacs, Sun 99 lacs, Mon 24 lacs. Total: ₹ 193.60 cr. #India biz.

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  47. Varanasi police commissioner A. Satish Ganesh told news agency PTI that this is the first arrest of a candidate in the NEET solver gang case.

    The Uttar Pradesh Police in its investigation has found that at least 25 students could be involved in an exam solver gang or impersonator racket. To investigate the role of impersonators, sample fingerprints filled on the form were obtained and were matched to that of all candidates. The Varanasi police had earlier found the mastermind behind the NEET solver gang who is currently on run with his family.

    The CBI has also registered a case against a Nagpur-based coaching centre that used to send medical students and experts on behalf of NEET aspirants to attempt their exams. Cases of proxy are being investigated in at least five exam centres in Ranchi and Delhi.

    https://www.news18.com/news/education-career/neet-2021-cheating-father-paid-rs-50-lakh-to-get-daughter-seat-in-medical-college-both-held-4528910.html

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  48. Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP announced on their official social media handle that the upcoming action flick will fly into theatres on Dussehra, 5th October 2022. The announcement came on Tuesday, which also commemorates Armed Forces Flag Day.
    “Bringing to you the inspiring story of a woman who chose to rule the skies. An ode to the Indian Air Force, #Tejas releasing in a cinema near you on Dussehra, 5th October 2022,” read the official post.

    https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/hindi/bollywood/news/kangana-ranauts-tejas-to-fly-into-theatres-on-dussehra-2022-sets-up-clash-with-ranbir-kapoors-animal/articleshow/88146377.cms

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  49. PINK did 36 Cr in its first week after a 4 Cr initial with a 65 Cr+ lifetime and yet has been repeatedly trashed by boxofficeindia in multiple write ups. I have no idea with their affiliation for TADAP but a 20 Cr week 1 after a 4+ initial is a modest trend.

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    • Boi licks massy films. Period.

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      • Boi is inimical to certain subjects like european cinema and their counterparts here in bollywood. It is their site and it is their right to do whatever they want. to promote or not to promote. Unfortunately, there is no better alternative. We have to just take boi numbers and discard their commentary.

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      • Tadap isn’t exactly as massy as a Satyamev Jayate 2 or Antim.

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  50. Actor Abhishek Bachchan in a podcast appearance spoke about the financial difficulty that his family went through in the 90s, when his father Amitabh Bachchan’s business venture collapsed. Amitabh was left with crores in debt, and that is when Abhishek decided to drop out of college in the US and return to India to be with his family.

    On The Ranveer Show, Abhishek described how dire the situation had become, and said that his father had to borrow money from his staff to be able to put food on the table. He also revealed the advice that Amitabh gave him when he told him that he wanted to become an actor.

    https://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/amitabh-bachchan-had-to-borrow-money-from-staff-to-put-food-on-the-table-reveals-abhishek-bachchan/

    And Raj Kapoor had to sell or mortgage everything after Mera Naam Joker flopped.

    Many others died penniless.

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    • There is a history behind this. When AB started ABCorp, everyone ridiculed him. Look at what’s the situation now. Every bloody south or north Indian actor has a production house! Anupam Kher, of all people, tried to imitate AB with ‘Sawaal Das Krore Ka’. And then, there was this disgusting woman from Bangalore named Pramila Nesargi, who claimed that Bachchan was insulting women’s modesty by having a pagent conducted in Bangalore.

      He suffered a lot, what with Canara Bank knocking down his doors, and rightfully so: However, it is hilarious that this was the man; the FIRST man that thought of corporatizing film-business in India. As history proved, however, he was pathetic at financials. Just getting a bunch of MBAs ain’t gonna do the job. You need an Ajitabh to get the job done.

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  51. Watched Searching by Aneesh Chaganty. Engrossing thriller and a new way of telling a story. Any Indian film based on this?
    I remember one malayalam film with Fahad Faasil CU Soon.

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  52. Off topic but I gotta get myself one of these! The true heir to the brick of 3310, Nokia’s the ultimate weapon of mass destruction.. a phone even Bond couldn’t resist 😉

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  53. No Akshay in Canada’s top actors

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    • Usually i like watching his reviews but didn’t like this one at all because it is raciest in nature.

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      • Yes. Also mispronouncing just for the heck of it. It is racism against a south Indian actor and racism against a bhojpuri actor.

        Apart, I thought Pushpa is the story of a woman named Pushpa.
        Maybe this is an answer to KGF2?

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        • He has always been a racist, a homophobe and God knows what else. He is the one who used to troll and mock SSR right till his death.

          I’m surprised people still follow this guy. I support Salman Khan 100% in his fight against this creep.

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          • His way of getting eyeballs of course. Anything that sells.. social media for you!

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          • Lol. Kuch bhi. Keep repeating fake 100 times and hope it’ll turn into truth.

            Srk never went to Krk’s house. Utna scene nahi hai. They are not even cordial terms. KRK met SRK only once in his life that too when his kids requested to meet SRK when all of them happened to be in Dubai. Srk allowed to meet him for few mins and took pics with his kids and then himself. That’s the first time KrK posted pics about his kids on Twitter and never before that. This is way back in 2015 and nothing after that.

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          • This is after he had this to say about SRK

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          • Actually, it’s probably the other way round — my mistake. It was SRK that invited KRK and his kids to his OWN house.

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        • Wonder why bachchan ever got engaged with him..

          Amitabh Bachchan launches KRKBoxOffice.com

          But as i said above, some of his videos are good. and do get about half million views.

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          • Not just Bachchan but many Bollywood stars have had links with him. There’s a photo of SRK with KRK’s family in the latter’s home in Dubai.

            Most Bollywood personalities are afraid of his reach on social media. Vikram Bhatt sued him once and won as well.

            And don’t judge the quality of his $hitposting by the number of views it gets. There’s absolutely no correlation between quality and the number of views — in fact, the more you bull shit, the more likely you are to be popular on social media.

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          • Well, not all BS sells otherwise everyone would have half million views on a weekly basis. So this is not just one video getting that many views, this is almost every other week a new video getting that many views.

            I know he was in deshdrohi, that was the first time seeing or hearing about him but sounds like he has filmy connection and was a show promoter or arranger based on one of the video i had seen earlier.

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          • You would be surprised which videos get more than millions of views on Youtube. There’s a huge audience for trash-talking morons who’d sell their soul for views.

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          • He has preconceived notion about any event and he propagates it; of course he caters to people who like him for one or other reasons.

            At times his views could be on right side of narrative but I think his positions have underpinning of bias than nuance.

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          • He body shames actors, he passes racist comments on South Indians, he makes homophobic jokes and bullies the not-so-successful or even successful stars by calling them “flop” actors; he has even harassed female personalities by talking about their private parts.

            At what point do people take a stand and say enough is enough? Is there any decency left in this world?

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          • Here’s one example:

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          • And another:

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          • “At times his views could be on right side of narrative but I think his positions have underpinning of bias than nuance.”

            Agree.

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          • I dont watch his videos. I watched his Pushpa video just like that.
            Allu Arvind’s fans gave him gaalis in chaste telugu which he would not have understood anyway.
            I go through his tweets for timepass.
            I dont take anybody’s tweets seriously. All have their biases.

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          • So again, what led bachchan to support krk.

            having a picture with him is one thing and going into an even to promote krk is a whole another level.
            I wonder if there’s still a connection there.

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          • SRK went to KRK’s house. He didn’t just meet him anywhere. What led him to his house? Must be some connection there as well.

            On a more serious note, whether it’s Bachchan or SRK or now, KJo whose Sooryavanshi KRK has promoted, all of these associations are wrong.

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          • not sure how srk going to krk home equates to bachchan going to an event hosted by krk, for krk and then talk highly of krk.

            Or sooryavanshi where it could just easily be paid review. kjo/shetty/akshay are not going to an event promoting krk.

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          • KRK invited SRK to his house. SRK obliged.

            KRK invited Bachchan to an event. Bachchan obliged.

            Do you see the equation? Or should I try a little bit more?

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          • wake me up when you see srk going to an event hosted by krk, to praise krk, LOL…

            But i got understanding of your thought process during aryan khan event so i know where you’re coming from.

            It’s all good.

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          • And I have a good inkling of your thought process from NG. So there.

            Yes, it’s all good.

            Ask SRK to call some more twitter trolls and abusers to his house as well. It’s better than taking selfies with Narendra Modi.

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          • LOL, even Chehre gets a raving review from KRK, wonder why, lol…

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          • Just like Aryan Khan gets support from KRK. Wonder why?

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        • Lol aisa nahi to waise…keep twisting. KRK happens to live in Dubai and he landed there to take pics for his kids and Srk met him for few mins. That is not invitation and neither was KRK in the party. He was hardly 2 mins at his entrance of the house. Find another pic of them beside that or if he was at the party and then we’ll talk. Obliging another person from film industry is not big deal and everyone does especially in foreign countries.

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          • LOL, Master tujhe yeh bhi nahin pata? Tch Tch

            KRK has a house in Mumbai as well. And does the pic look like it’s taken outside? It’s inside his house. At New Year’s Eve.

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          • I hate to respond but then folks keep repeating fake as truth without knowledge as usual. Np, continue more.

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          • Bhai Master, it’s good if you don’t try. Last time you were caught calling Ayodhya Cantt as something rhyming with a female’s private part.

            Tu toh rehne hi de…even kids in India what Cantt stands for!

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          • “folks keep repeating fake as truth without knowledge as usual”

            You mean just like how aryan khan is supposed to be an international drug peddler? 🙂

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          • Lol. When you are caught, you ought to bring back some old post to feel yourself right. That is genuine mistake and I never knew what’s Cann’t. Now whether you believe or not, no one cares.

            Today’s post is you kept repeating 3 times Srk went to Krk’s houe and I proved you that’s wrong. Period.

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          • You didn’t prove anything. It was I who found that old tweet, of which I had a vague recollection.

            KRK met SRK only once in his life that too when his kids requested to meet SRK when all of them happened to be in Dubai.

            This was your own comment, which is factually wrong!

            And don’t try to run away from your sins — you mentioned Cantt as a rhyming word for female genitalia. So yeah, accept it, if you have the guts.

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          • Actor Kamaal Rashid Khan celebrated his birthday with none-other-than Shah Rukh Khan at his Bandra residence Mannat.

            He tweeted “With great Shah Rukh Khan at his home. via #Camera360#”

            https://www.indicine.com/movies/bollywood/srk-with-krk/comment-page-2/

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          • LOL. Birds of a feather f..ck together 😉

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          • Check that link and the tweeted pic. How come Srk looks and wears samething in Dubai and Mumbai. Lol. That’s not factually wrong. Stop trusting sites blindly. Online knowledge and real knowledge is very different which you can’t get so easily. What I told is 200% fact and I don’t think I need to give you proofs.

            And no, no running away from ‘sins’ if that’s what you call it. Cantt does rhymes with something which I never mentioned but you keep repeating it always. That is also FACT FYI.

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  55. The in January will be the white horse RRR which does look the best film of this period from what glimpses have been seen but it is South dubbed film with no cast. It will be said that Ajay Devgn and Alia Bhatt is there but like Antim – The Final Truth the public knows that they are not the leads in the film. It can also be said that Bahubali – The Conclusion opened huge without a cast but that film was carrying the brand of Bahubali – The Beginning. Then Saaho opened very well which was about the Bahubali hero and here it will be about the Bahubali director and does that audience come for that. 2.0 had a more Hollywood look to it and Akshay Kumar while Saaho also had a Hollywood look to while this film is likely to be more rustic look and possibly even Telugu feel and without brand value this makes it harder in North India and even East India though Maharashtra and Central India can still open very well as that rustic and Telugu (if) feel is less of a hindrance in these areas.

    https://boxofficeindia.com/report-details.php?articleid=6499

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  56. Defence Chief General Bipin Rawat, Wife Among 13 Killed In Chopper Crash
    The Indian Air Force had confirmed a little before 2 pm that an Mi-17 V5 helicopter with General Rawat on board had “met with an accident near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu”.
    General Bipin Rawat, India’s first Chief of Defence Staff, and his wife died today after a military chopper crashed in Tamil Nadu, killing 13 on board. The only survivor, an Air Force Group Captain, is being treated for severe burns.
    https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/defence-chief-general-bipin-rawat-dies-in-chopper-crash-in-tamil-nadu-2642615#pfrom=home-ndtv_topscroll

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    • What a tragedy for India to lose its topmost military officer!

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    • WOW, RIP.

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    • This is sad. RIP. Helicopters have taken lot of lives of prominent personalities. During one of my visits I had to land emergency from the helicopter and from that I have sworn off against it. It is not worth the risk especially if not for daily use. Those who use it daily they have more chances of accidents.

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      • I make sure while booking that my flight is not propeller one…Once in cloudy weather turbulence was too much for me.
        Jet engines have their own turbulences but in smaller plane things feel more scary.
        I am traveling in December; Bangalore to Hyderabad flights have turbo prop engines…booked regular A320 one.

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        • Airplanes will eventually have a long list of checkpoints so even with the turbulence you have chance you will be safe. Helicopters or pvt jets or smaller airplanes don’t follow all protocol and hence face accidents at more alarming rate than big airplanes.

          But good idea to keep in mind and avoid smaller airplanes for international travel!

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  57. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/entertainment/tamil/movies/news/vijaykanths-managara-kaaval-director-thiagarajan-passes-away/articleshow/88167801.cms

    Popular Tamil director M Thiagarajan breathed his last breath earlier today on December 8, after a series of tragic and unfortunate events. The filmmaker was found dead on the streets near AVM Studios in Chennai. It was only when the public came to inform the police that they had seen him lying like that for a long time that they came to know that he was director M Thiagarajan.
    He had directed blockbuster films like ‘Maanagara Kaaval’ starring Vijaykanth which was ironically the 150th film produced by AVM Productions. The ace filmmaker’s sudden and tragic death has left film lovers in a state of shock and social media is getting filled with condolence messages. The directors union has expressed grief over the news of his death.

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  58. https://mobile.twitter.com/RV4860/status/1468568921200414727
    With the bullshit this guy peddles, it’s amazing he hasn’t go broke in the exhibition business. Same with Kadel and Co.

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  59. Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui Movie Review : Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui breaks stereotypes and thoroughly entertains
    TIMES OF INDIA
    Hiren Kotwani, TNN, Dec 8, 2021, 10.24 PM IST
    Critic’s Rating:
    4.0/5

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