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Satyagraha collects as expected

Written by on September 2nd, 2013

Satyagraha opened on expected lines and with the kind of massive release that it got for itself, even an opening that hovered around the 50%-60% mark was good enough to make it go past the 10 crore mark on Friday. Collections continued to be stable over the rest of the weekend, hence resulting in around 38 […]

Box Office – ‘Madras Cafe’ sustains very well in Week One

Written by on August 30th, 2013

Fortunately for ‘Madras Cafe’, the film hasn’t gone the ‘D-Day’ way. Belonging to the same genre and boasting of a similar treatment, the Nikhil Advani directed film had to struggle for a good run at the box office. Despite all around good reviews coming its way and audience appreciation as well, the film had to […]

Satyagraha looks at adding on to UTV’s dream run

Written by on August 29th, 2013

Last four weeks have been rare instances of films enjoying a solo release for themselves and Satyagraha is last of the season before multiple films start hitting the screens week after week. After Chennai Express, Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara and Madras Cafe, this Prakash Jha directed film is yet another solo release of the […]

Madras Cafe aims for a long run

Written by on August 27th, 2013

Prediction for Madras Cafe came true to the T. As expected, it was ordinary to begin with in the morning shows, got a push due to all around positive reviews and fabulous word of mouth, and then eventually had a good Friday. With multiplex audience giving the film a nod of approval (as was expected), the weekend […]

“‘A Wednesday’ wasn’t good enough reason for Naseer saab to do ‘John Day’” – Anjum Rizvi

Written by on August 23rd, 2013

A few years back Naseeruddin Shah had played a central role in A Wednesday which turned out to be a cult outing. In fact the film is a major success amongst audience till date. The film also succeeding in forging a good relationship between the actor and producer Anjum Rizvi. Now that the two are returning with […]

Chennai Express crosses 150 crore

Written by on August 16th, 2013

Chennai Express has done the unimaginable. The film has crossed the 150 crore mark in a little over 7 days, and hence not just created huge records but also set higher standards for films to follow. What had seemed like a great start has further led to an all around terrific week with consistent collections […]

‘Rambo Rajkumar’, ‘Action Jackson’ keep Prabhudheva busy

Written by on August 16th, 2013

Last week on the occasion of Eid, Prabhudheva kick-started work on his next, an action ‘masala’ entertainer with Ajay Devgn. While that is a reason good enough for celebration for all involved, one looks forward to Prabhudheva doing a balancing act, what with Rambo Rajkumar up for release as well. “Prabhudheva directed Rambo Rajkumar is […]

Akshay and Milan to score a biggie with OUATIMD

Written by on August 15th, 2013

Now these are going to be exciting times indeed. In the season of biggies, Akshay Kumar starrer Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara is releasing on Independence Day, hence ensuring that for audience, there is much to rejoice. The biggie has been in news ever since it’s inception and due to sequel factor, it carries […]

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Box Office: Shah Rukh Khan, Rohit, Deepika, UTV create records as ‘Chennai Express’ hits century

Written by on August 12th, 2013

Chennai Express has exceeded expectations at the box office. The film was expected to open huge, both in Paid Previews as well as regular screening from Friday onwards. However what happened at the box office was nothing less than a hurricane as the film not just took a smash start but also sustained amazingly well, […]

Box Office – ‘B.A. Pass’ gets entry in second week

Written by on August 10th, 2013

Bollywood earned a bonus last week with an unsuspecting success in the form of ‘B.A. Pass’. Though the film was pretty much unheard of for the longest time, it did manage to make a decent impression at the box office. The very fact that it managed to cover it’s costs must be a reason for […]

Box Office – Shahrukh Khan all set to score a biggie with ‘Chennai Express’

Written by on August 7th, 2013

All eyes are on ‘Chennai Express’ as the film is arriving with a roar at the box office this Eid. The film has made noise for all the right reasons. There is no negativity attached to it whatsoever. The vibes are just right. Shahrukh Khan, Rohit Shetty and Deepika Padukone are coming with major hits […]

Box Office: No respite for Bollywood

Written by on August 3rd, 2013

It was a very poor week for Bollywood at the box office with not even a single new release managing to make any dent. Out of 8-9 Hindi films that were in the pipeline, only four could boast of some semblance of release – Bajatey Raho, Nasha, Issaq or Luv U Soniyo. However none of these […]

Mayhem at the Box Office

Written by on August 2nd, 2013

If new releases of the week gone by hardly threw any impressive numbers, nothing better is expected in days to come. In fact, it is only going to get worse with as many as seven Hindi releases arriving this weekend. Astonishing, but true! These films are ‘Rabba Main Kya Karoon’, ‘B.A. Pass’, ‘Calapor’, ‘Chor Chor […]

No fireworks at the box office

Written by on July 29th, 2013

It was a largely unimpressive weekend at the box office for Bollywood films with none of the four new releases managing to do find much of an audience. Though one didn’t really expect terrific opening numbers from Bajatey Raho, Nasha, Issaq or Luv U Soniyo, it was expected that at least a couple of these would […]

Bajatey Raho, Issaq, Nasha to lead this week

Written by on July 25th, 2013

An avalanche of movies is arriving on screens this weekend, what with as many as four notable releases in the anvil. Primarily word of mouth films, one expects a better start in the multiplexes for Bajatey Raho whereas Nasha should open better in the single screens. As for Issaq, it does look like an interesting film and […]

Girish starts well with Ramaiya Vastavaiya, Nikhil returns with D-Day

Written by on July 22nd, 2013

As mentioned in the column last week, both Ramaiya Vastavaiya and D-Day were meant to be word of mouth affairs. This is how both the film found an audience in theatres. Though it wasn’t a flying start for either of the two films, they did settle down as the day progressed with good escalation coming in. Of […]

Girish Kumar has only acting on his mind

Written by on July 21st, 2013

Yet another newcomer arrives in Bollywood this Friday with Girish Kumar making his debut with Ramaiya Vastavaiya. Scion of Taurani family which has been in the business of music and films for close to quarter of a century, Girish is the first one to step into acting, unlike his father Kumar Taurani and uncle Ramesh Taurani who […]

Box Office – ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ aims for ‘Zindagi Naa Milegi Dobara’ record

Written by on July 19th, 2013

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag has exceeded expectations at the box office. After enjoying a very good opening weekend, this Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra directed film managed to sustain really well in weekdays. Due to very good word of mouth, there was limited fall post a healthy weekend. All of this meant that the film indeed was ‘running’ […]

Action and romance for audience with ‘D-Day’ and ‘Ramaiya Vastavaiya’

Written by on July 18th, 2013

Bollywood is smiling again. After ‘Fukrey’ and ‘Raanjhanaa’, ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ is doing quite well too. Now ‘D-Day’ and ‘Ramaiya Vastavaiya’, two altogether distinct movies, are releasing this weekend and it is expected that the good run would continue. Inside reports around ‘D-Day’ have been very solid and is a realistic action drama with a […]

ROMP and Farhan earn a success with Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Written by on July 15th, 2013

Prediction came true to the T as Bhaag Milkha Bhaag indeed had an average occupancy of 60% by the time Friday came to a close. It was Paid Previews for the ‘aam junta’ that gave a good indication of what would unfold in days to come as 1.5 crores came in from the evening/night shows on Thursday itself. Soon after, […]

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Lootera hangs on during weekdays

Written by on July 13th, 2013

When Lootera did show good escalation over the weekend, it was expected that weekdays would stay on to be stable. Well, they did stay stable, but on the lower side, as a result of which the film collected 27 crores at the end of first week. That may have still seemed okay had the weekend not […]

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