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“Anubhav has done justice to Gulaab Gang” – Soumik Sen

Written by on February 26th, 2014

For debutant director Soumik Sen, it wasn’t an easy start to bring Gulaab Gang on floors. Even though he had a powerful script with him and was receiving good feedback from all quarters, getting a producer to back the film was a major deal in itself. In that context, Anubhav Sinha came in handy. “When […]

“Sunny Deol has been a pillar of strength” – Sanamjit Talwar on ‘Dishkiyaoon’

Written by on February 25th, 2014

In the industry for over three decades and a veteran of close to 100 films, Sunny Deol has at times been tagged as moody by the makers. This is what the team of ‘Dishkiyaoon’ too feared when the actor was roped in for an all important part of ‘Lakwa’ in the film. As it turned […]

Box Ofice – ‘Gunday’ being pitched as a 100 crore affair

Written by on February 13th, 2014

The stage has been set, red carpet rolled out and trumpets ready to be blown. ‘Gunday’ is arriving amidst good buzz and hype which means if the content is good, sky is the limit for this Aditya Chopra production. The promo has clearly been one of the most liked on this side of the year, […]

Box Office – ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ to lead the show

Written by on February 7th, 2014

The clamor has begun. As many as four films are releasing this Friday and interestingly, each of these belongs to a different genre. ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ is a romantic comedy with a twist. ‘Heartless’ is a romantic drama. ‘Babloo Happy Hai’ is a buddy comedy while ‘Ya Rab’ is a social thriller. Amongst these four […]

Box Office – ‘Jai Ho’ collects well, all eyes on weekdays now

Written by on January 27th, 2014

It was widely expected that ‘Jai Ho’ would take a roaring start at the box office. After all, Salman was arriving on the big screen after more than a year and he was available on all media platforms to hype the film immensely. Well, the opening was overall good, if not phenomenal, which means no […]

Box Office: Salman mania to put ‘Jai Ho’ on a winning track

Written by on January 23rd, 2014

Opening day collections (33 crore) of ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ stay on to be the highest ever for Salman Khan. However that was on a holiday release. Later, his ‘Dabangg 2′ released on a non-holiday and 22 crore came in. Now more than a year later arrives ‘Jai Ho’ and rest assured, these numbers should be […]

Box Office – ‘Dhoom 3′ on record breaking spree, heads towards 250 crore mark

Written by on December 28th, 2013

‘Dhoom 3′ is breaking records left, right and centre. After the biggest opening day ever, it went on to score the fastest 100 crore ever in mere three days. Later, it continued to score quite heavily during weekdays as well with the big holiday of Christmas bringing it to the peak all over again. As […]

R… Rajkumar is a winner for Shahid, Sonakshi, Prabhu Deva, Eros, Viki

Written by on December 13th, 2013

Despite an all around cynicism surrounding it right from the time Shahid Kapoor on board for this Prabhu Deva directed affair, R… Rajkumar managed to enjoy a good week at the box office. Even though the film enjoyed a healthy weekend, there were detractors baying for its blood and being almost sure that it would crash […]

Box Office: ‘R… Rajkumar’ defies critics, finds audience

Written by on December 9th, 2013

As expected, ‘R… Rajkumar’ opened well at the box office. In fact the footfalls as well as the collections were pretty much as per the plan, what with around 50% opening resulting in a little over 10 crore coming on the first day. Now this is the highest opening that a Shahid Kapoor film has […]

Box Office – ‘R… Rajkumar’ set to be Shahid’s biggest opener

Written by on December 5th, 2013

It is going to be a very big weekend indeed for Shahid Kapoor. The man really needs some luck going for him, and how. Of course choice of his films notwithstanding, the fact remains that as one of the most talented young actors around, it has been ages since he delivered a true-blue hit. ‘R… […]

Bullett Raja is below expectations

Written by on December 2nd, 2013

There were always doubts around whether Bullett Raja would indeed take a rollicking start at the box office. As hinted in this column last week, rejection of many ‘masala’ movies in the last few weeks and absence of chartbuster songs in ‘Bullett Raja’ were always expected to be hindrance for the Saif Ali Khan starrer. Still, […]

Box Office – ‘Ram Leela’ all set to be a 100 crore success

Written by on November 22nd, 2013

‘Ram Leela’ has done tremendously well at the box office. While the writing was clear on the wall after weekend itself that the film would stay stable during the weekdays, the kind of moolah that it collected has been unbelievable, what with 82 crore coming in one week flat. Now these are indeed excellent collections […]

Box Office – ‘Ram Leela’ is the hugest success for Bhansali

Written by on November 18th, 2013

It was predicted in this column last week that ‘Ram Leela’ would take an opening in the range of 50%-60% and bring in around 15 crore on the first day. This is exactly how it happened as ‘Ram Leela’ brought in 16 crore on Friday and then further gained strength over the weekend with good […]

Box Office: Ranveer-Deepika set to ignite Box Office on fire with Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela

Written by on November 14th, 2013

Everything has fallen in place for Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Kishore Lulla’s ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-leela’. The First Look paved the way for the film to build on some good promotion while the songs have clicked with the audience as well. Moreover, a year long planned campaign with ‘chemistry’ between Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone […]

Krrish 3 marches towards the 200 crore mark

Written by on November 11th, 2013

With Krrish 3 scoring stunningly high during the weekdays and creating one record after another, a double century is now a cakewalk. In fact now the next huge target is for the film to cross the 225 crore milestone of Chennai Express which seems in sight, considering over 165 crore that the film has already […]

All eyes on weekdays for Krrish 3

Written by on November 5th, 2013

It was predicted in this column last week that Krrish 3 would take a very good opening at the box office with average occupancy in the range of 60%-70%. This was exactly the case as the Roshans affair took a flying start at the box office. It was also predicted that 25 crore on Day […]

Hrithik all set to enjoy huge opening with ‘Krrish 3′

Written by on October 31st, 2013

With Krrish 3 arriving on the weekend leading to Diwali, Roshans are expected to set some benchmarks, the opening day collections being the starting point. The film has a job in hand to create a new record for best collections ever on a non-holiday. As of now, it is held by Ranbir Kapoor whose Yeh […]

Box Office – ‘Mickey Virus’ gains as ‘Satya 2′ gets postponed by two weeks

Written by on October 24th, 2013

With ‘Krrish 3′ arriving on Diwali weekend, there is a mad rush of films filling in theatres a week earlier, what with as many as five releases lined up – Mickey Virus, Sooper Se Ooper, Ishk Actually, Amdavad Junction and Wake Up India. Ram Gopal Varma’s ‘Satya 2′ was supposed to release this week but […]

Hyped ‘Boss’ to open well

Written by on October 15th, 2013

It is time for a Bollywood movie to make some serious dent at the box office. In fact post Besharam blues are so high amongst the audience that something really big has to happen in theatres so as to bring the B-Town out of depression, which it has been finding itself in, what with the last […]

Box Office – Despite 55 crore in, ‘Besharam’ is a Huge Flop

Written by on October 11th, 2013

Oh, what a fall. One doesn’t remember when was the last time a film had suffered such a massive fall at the box office after reaching a very good high on its opening. ‘Besharam’, which had enjoyed a 20 crore plus opening day for itself, saw such a bad day to day fall that despite […]

Besharam sees massive decline at the box office

Written by on October 7th, 2013

Worst fears came true for Besharam on it’s release last week. Given the kind of wide release and a holiday arrival that Besharam was enjoying, it should have ideally crossed the 25 crore mark on the opening day and then consolidated its position. However cracks started widening on 2nd October itself when the Ranbir Kapoor starrer just […]

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