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World Cup – Madhuri Vs Sridevi (Updated Group Stage Standings – Round Robin 2 in play)

Posted in Refugee on December 11, 2018 by jayshah

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4 GROUPS OF RANDOMLY CHOSEN FILMS THAT STAR MADHURI DIXIT AND SRIDEVI EACH – 4 FILMS IN EACH GROUP
2 MATCHES EVERY OTHER DAY FROM EACH GROUP – votes equal points
BLOGGERS TO VOTE ON WHICH FILM WINS – only need the winning film and if you like a reason for victory. No essays! In The event of a tie score at the end of group stages – the head to head match will determine the victor. In the event of a tie head to head my vote will determine the victor.
TOP 2 FROM EACH GROUP TO GO THROUGH TO FINAL 16 –
ROUND 16 – WILL BE 8 MATCHES OF MADHURI VS SRIDEVI  (head to head) RANDOMLY CHOSEN
QF/SF – RANDOMLY CHOSEN (if even number of films of each star make it through, I will ensure it is HEAD to HEAD)
In the event of tie scores, the highest score from Group will proceed, if this is a tie, my vote will be final!

Standings after Round Robin 1

Group 1
Lamhe 13
Janbaaz 10
Himmatwala 4
Laadla 1
Group 2
Khuda Gawah 13
Mr India 10
Sadma 4
Judaai 1
Group 3
English Vinglish 13
Chandni 9
Nagina 5
Gurudev 1
Group 4
Chaalbaaz 11
Gumrah 8
Mom 6
Aakhree Raasta 3
Group 5
Hum Aapke Hain Koun 11
Tezaab 10
Saajan 4
Dil To Pagal Hai 3
Group 6
Pukar 10
Prem Pratigya 7
Beta 7
Raja 4
Group 7
Devdas 11
Parinda 8
Khal Nayak 6
Yaarana 3
Group 8
Dil 12
Koyla 7
Aaja Nachle 7
Anjaam 2

Group Stage – Round Robin 2 – voting ends Thursday 8PM GMT
Group 1
Himmatwala Vs Lamhe
Janbaaz Vs Laadla

Group 2
Sadma Vs Khuda Gawah
Mr India Vs Judaai

Group 3
Nagina Vs Gurudev
Chandni Vs English Vinglish

Group 4
Aakhree Raasta Vs Gumrah
Chaalbaaz Vs Mom

Group 5
Tezaab Vs Hum Aapke Hain Koun
Saajan Vs Dil To Pagal Hai

Group 6
Prem Pratigya Vs Raja
Beta Vs Pukar

Group 7
Parinda Vs Yaarana
Khal Nayak Vs Devdas

Group 8
Dil Vs Koyla
Anjaam Vs Aaja Nachle

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Kedarnath, 2.0 (ongoing), the rest of the box office

Posted in Refugee on December 6, 2018 by Satyam

last week’s thread

2.0 Trailers (updated)

Posted in Refugee on November 24, 2018 by jayshah

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How a Bollywood Music Label Conquered YouTube (NY Times)

Posted in Refugee on November 15, 2018 by Qalandar

Excerpt: “Although not widely known in the United States, T-Series, an Indian music label and film production company, has the most watched YouTube channel in the world. Its videos have been seen 53 billion times. The channel gains over 100,000 subscribers a day and is about to pass the controversial personality PewDiePie to become the most subscribed to channel on YouTube. Continue reading

World Cup – Aamir Khan (Lagaan defeats Rang De Basanti), part 2…

Posted in Refugee on October 17, 2018 by jayshah

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8 GROUPS OF RANDOMLY CHOSEN FILMS THAT STAR AAMIR KHAN – 4 FILMS IN EACH GROUP
2 MATCHES EVERY OTHER DAY FROM EACH GROUP – votes equal points
BLOGGERS TO VOTE ON WHICH FILM WINS – only need the winning film and if you like a reason for victory. No essays! In The event of a tie score at the end of group stages – the head to head match will determine the victor. In the event of a tie head to head my vote will determine the victor.
TOP 2 FROM EACH GROUP TO GO THROUGH TO FINAL 16 – matches there on are randomly picked by me.

Final 16 and knockouts – in the event of a tie score the highest voted film overall will go through.

Honourable mentions to nothing really.

Here are the final group standings from this thread here

Group 1
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak 68
Ghajini 55
Mann 20
Baazi 4
Group 2
3 Idiots 59
Rangeela 56
Raakh 26
Holi 5
Group 3
Lagaan 68
Akele Hum Akele Tum 32
Dhobi Ghat 31
Dil 15
Group 4
Dil Chahta Hai 64
Talaash 53
Raja Hindustani 22
Afsana Pyar Ka 7
Group 5
Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin 62
Mangal Pandey 45
Dhoom 3 21
Ishq 18
Group 6
Rang De Basanti 56
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander 53
PK 26
Ghulam 11
Group 7
Dangal 66
Earth 33
Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke 32
Fanaa 21
Group 8
Taare Zameen Par 48
Sarfarosh 46
Andaz Apna Apna 42
Secret Superstar 16

Round of 16 results

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander 19 Vs Talaash 8
Ghajini 8 Vs Sarfarosh 19
Earth 17 Vs Mangal Pandey 10
QayamatSe Qayamat Tak 25 Vs Akele Hum Akele Tum 2
Dangal 13 Vs 3 Idiots 14
Dil Chahta Hai 12 Vs Rang De Basanti 15
Lagaan 25 Vs Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin 2
Rangeela 9 Vs Taare Zameen Par 18

Quarter Finals results
Rang De Basanti 15 Vs Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak 11
Lagaan 25 Vs Earth 1
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar 17 Vs Taare Zameen Par 9
Sarfarosh 10 Vs 3 Idiots 16

Semi Final results

Rang De Basanti 17 Vs 3 Idiots 9

Lagaan 22 Vs Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar 4

Final result

Lagaan 20 Vs Rang De Basanti 6

World Cup – Aamir Khan (updated Group Stage standings, Round 1, 2 & 3 voting in progress)

Posted in Refugee on October 10, 2018 by jayshah

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8 GROUPS OF RANDOMLY CHOSEN FILMS THAT STAR AAMIR KHAN – 4 FILMS IN EACH GROUP
2 MATCHES EVERY OTHER DAY FROM EACH GROUP – votes equal points
BLOGGERS TO VOTE ON WHICH FILM WINS – only need the winning film and if you like a reason for victory. No essays! In The event of a tie score at the end of group stages – the head to head match will determine the victor. In the event of a tie head to head my vote will determine the victor.
TOP 2 FROM EACH GROUP TO GO THROUGH TO FINAL 16 – matches there on are randomly picked by me.

Final 16 and knockouts – in the event of a tie score the highest voted film overall will go through.

Honourable mentions to nothing really.

Here are the groups and matches. Please vote by naming the film you prefer and ensure it is in a list like my example.

Group 1
Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak 66
Ghajini 52
Mann 19
Baazi 4
Group 2
3 Idiots 56
Rangeela 54
Raakh 25
Holi 5
Group 3
Lagaan 65
Dhobi Ghat 31
Akele Hum Akele Tum 30
Dil 14
Group 4
Dil Chahta Hai 61
Talaash 51
Raja Hindustani 21
Afsana Pyar Ka 7
Group 5
Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin 59
Mangal Pandey 44
Dhoom 3 19
Ishq 18
Group 6
Rang De Basanti 56
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander 52
PK 23
Ghulam 9
Group 7
Dangal 62
Earth 30
Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke 28
Fanaa 20
Group 8
Taare Zameen Par 45
Sarfarosh 41
Andaz Apna Apna 39
Secret Superstar 15

First Round Group Matches

Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak Vs Baazi
Mann Vs Ghajini
Raakh Vs Rangeela
Holi Vs 3 Idiots
Dil Vs Akele Hum Akele Tum
Lagaan Vs Dhobi Ghat
Afsana Pyar Ka Vs Raja Hindustani
Dil Chahta Hai Vs Talaash
Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin Vs Ishq
Mangal Pandey Vs Dhoom 3
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander Vs Ghulam
Rang De Basanti Vs PK
Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke Vs Earth
Fanaa Vs Dangal
Andaz Apna Apna Vs Sarfarosh
Taare Zameen Par Vs Secret Superstar

2nd Round Group matches

Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak Vs Mann
Baazi Vs Ghajini
Raakh Vs Holi
Rangeela Vs 3 Idiots
Dil Vs Lagaan
Akele Hum Akele Tum Vs Dhobi Ghat
Afsana Pyar Ka Vs Dil Chahta Hai
Raja Hindustani Vs Talaash
Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin vs Mangal Pandey
Ishq Vs Dhoom 3
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander vs Rang De Basanti
Ghulam Vs PK
Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke vs Fanaa
Earth Vs Dangal
Andaz Apna Apna vs Taare Zameen Par
Sarfarosh Vs Secret Superstar

3rd Round Group matches

Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak Vs Ghajini
Baazi Vs Mann
Raakh Vs 3 Idiots
Rangeela Vs Holi
Dil Vs Dhobi Ghat
Akele Hum Akele Tum Vs Lagaan
Afsana Pyar Ka Vs Talaash
Raja Hindustani Vs Dil Chahta Hai
Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahin Vs Dhoom 3
Ishq Vs Mangal Pandey
Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander Vs PK
Ghulam Vs Rang De Basanti
Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke Vs Dangal
Earth Vs Fanaa
Andaz Apna Apna Vs Secret Superstar
Sarfarosh Vs Taare Zameen Par

 

 

 

 

A thought on Bollywood’s #MeToo Moment…

Posted in Refugee on October 9, 2018 by Satyam


As these sexual harassment scandals (and worse) related to the Indian entertainment industry keep cascading, and even as I am certainly glad that so many people are being named and shamed (and really ought to face criminal prosecution in many cases), I think equally that all these stories do contribute to a pornographic spectacle, which ‘we’ (those nice people on the other side of the screen who always behave ethically in every circumstance..) are quite happy to consume on a daily basis. It would be monstrous to defend that which can only be condemned, that which ought to disgust all of us. But one doesn’t need to sympathize with such people to also accept that this is a culture. Of course many of the pieces accompanying every latest revelation accept as much. Nonetheless the sensationalism of each such story suggests the opposite logic — of the exception. Whether there are 10 stories or a 100 the illusion is created that the rest are perhaps ok as no one has shamed them. A certain luck of the draw then…
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