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Happy Songs in times of Coronavirus

Posted in the good on March 26, 2020 by munna

Thanks to Sanjana…

The Sports Thread (6)

Posted in the good on March 7, 2020 by munna

Last thread

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Film Information verdicts over the years

Posted in the good with tags , , on February 18, 2020 by munna

Here is collection of Film Information verdicts over years. This is not complete. If you have for missing year then please share as comment and it will be added to post with credits.
Please note there is no intention of copyright infringement and it is for informational purposes only. It is collected from different users and websites (Facebook Sanity Group, Syed Abid,, Bollybusiness, koimoi, Rediff, twitter and other websites).



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In Defence of Love Aaj Kal 2020 (and Imtiaz Ali)

Posted in the good on February 16, 2020 by Saket

Be warned: here be some spoilers…


As I write this opinion piece, Imtiaz Ali’s obituaries (as a director) have already taken social media by storm. Much of it is unwarranted, of course, but it’s hard to miss the delightful glee with which certified mental cases (a self-proclaimed critic whose name rhymes with SRK) and certain box office sites (for idiots) have jumped the gun on this. According to these shining beacons of intellect, cinema should cater to the masses, only – and any film that even attempts to push the proverbial envelope deserves to flop. Worse still, this lynch-mob mentality isn’t just restricted to the film itself – directors who attempt to make such films are consistently singled out, derided and almost bullied into submission. Alas, if Modi-ji could just put a tax on stupidity, India’s dwindling economy would be out of ICU soon, and as a side benefit, Twitter and social media would be rid of India’s modern-age Eberts and Kaels. This ingenious bit of advice aside, I’m aware I have sadly digressed.
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Oscar predix for the year in film 2019

Posted in the good with tags , , on February 9, 2020 by abzee

With the 2020s all set to roll in a matter of only a few hours, honouring the films of 2019 will be our vestigial link to the decade gone by. A lot has happened over the last decade… this blog, and the wonderful world of movies that we all love and argue over, has offered us a safe space from all that is out there. Things must change, they always do… and a 2020 vision at least augurs well. But for a nostalgist, certain things, at least the good ones, must also be constant. My inconsistent annual Oscar predictions being something that I would like to keep doing. Here then, on the last day of 2019, are my Oscar predictions for the 92nd Academy Awards. The actual nominations voting open on the 2nd of January, 2020 and the nominees will be announced on the 13th of the same month. The Oscars will be presented this time on the 9th of February, 2020.


Best Picture

1917 Universal Pictures
PARASITE CJ Entertainment and Neon

If the Academy nominates six films, then
JOJO RABBIT Fox Searchlight Pictures

If they nominate seven, then
JOKER Warner Bros. Pictures

With eight nominations,
FORD V FERRARI 20th Century Fox

With nine,
LITTLE WOMEN Sony Pictures Releasing

And when ten,

Potential SpoilerTHE TWO POPES Netflix
Dark HorseBOMBSHELL Lionsgate
Unanticipated Sneak-insKNIVES OUT Lionsgate, RICHARD JEWELL Warner Bros. Pictures

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tonymontana’s take on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Posted in the good on February 7, 2020 by munna

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a slow burn. You might not take to its languid pace and say that pretty much nothing happens in this film. But this a love letter to Hollywood, in the director’s own words, which is set against the backdrop of the infamous Manson murders that shook up Hollywood at the end of the ’60s.
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JayShah Box Office Column – Dabangg 3 Week 2 Estimate

Posted in the good on January 9, 2020 by jayshah


  • Using Film Information data
  • Assumes trend in reported centres is correlated with unreported centres (fair assumption considering huge # of centres reported)
  • The collections of estimated movie (A) are = Screen Ratio * CollectionRatio * reported total of comparative movie’s collections (B)
  • Collection Ratio = Total reported collections of estimated movie (A) / Total reported collections of comparative movie on like for like reported centres (B)
  • Screen Ratio = Total Screens (Film A) / Total Screens (Film B)

I estimate Dabangg 3’s week 1 collections to be around 113-115 CR. This is the lowest number considering BOI usually excludes non hindi collections. Hence I would draw the conclusion that Dabangg 3 has been over reported.

Opening week for Dabangg 3 is best described as very sluggish and a disappointing opening, even taking into account protests. It’s the weakest opening for the franchise despite a big gap of 7 years since Dabangg 2. Protests can account for a loss of business but the trend in daily numbers suggests even without protests the total lifetime was destined for a weak total.

Week 2

Dabangg 3 fell by 85% to record collections of 16-17 CR in week 2 for a running total of 129-132 Cr. The movie has flopped. Lifetime collections will struggle to hit 140 Cr. My number is closest to BOI’s total of 132 Cr. No week 2 estimates for Sumit and Rohit.