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Box Office – Superhit ‘Grand Masti’ now approaching 100 crore mark

Written by on September 20th, 2013

‘Grand Masti’ has done the unthinkable. Though it was always expected that the film would open well, for it to sustain in such an excellent manner right through the weekdays has ended up surprising one and all. Suddenly, from being a clean Hit – actually make it Superhit – already, talks are veering towards whether […]

Box Office – ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ is a hit, ‘Zanjeer’ a disaster

Written by on September 13th, 2013

After a less than encouraging run of Aurangzeb and a mild success in the form of Mere Dad Ki Maruti, Yash Raj Films has managed to score quite well with Shuddh Desi Romance. The film has turned out to be an instant hit for the makers and for director Maneesh Sharma too, it is a […]

Box Office – Grand opening on cards for ‘Grand Masti’

Written by on September 13th, 2013

For an adult comedy, Grand Masti is all set to embark on a good start for itself. The film benefits from a terrific recall value that Masti as a series boasts of. Moreover, the entire promotional campaign has been bang on target, hence finding its target audience on it’s way. While this also means that […]

Box Office – Originality (Shuddh Desi Romance) wins over remake (Zanjeer)

Written by on September 9th, 2013

Prediction came true to the T when it comes to two new releases of the week – ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ and ‘Zanjeer’. It was mentioned in this column here that the Yash Raj production had managed to create good hype over the weeks gone by and hence would sail through comfortably at the box office. […]

Box Office – ‘Satyagraha’ takes biggest week for Prakash Jha

Written by on September 6th, 2013

‘Satyagraha’ has done decent business at the box office. After a good weekend, it hung on through the weekdays and brought home more moolah. In the process, it managed to cross the 50 crore mark and also managed to surpass the 54 crore first week total of ‘Raajneeti’. Standing at 55 crore, the film has […]

Akshay apologises to fans as Punjabi film continues to misuse his name

Written by on September 5th, 2013

A fortnight ago it as revealed that a dated Punjabi film, ‘Dil Pardesi Ho Gaya’ had splashed Akshay Kumar all over its promotional campaign to present him as a prominent cast member. While sources close to the actor had dismissed this as a tactic from the makers to take undue advantage of his superstar appeal, […]

Box Office – ‘Shuddh Desi Romance’ and ‘Zanjeer’ to bring on moolah

Written by on September 5th, 2013

In a steady manner, curiosity has built around Shuddh Desi Romance, which has seen a good, consistent and well planned campaign built around it during last few weeks gone by. As a result of it, this ‘controlled budget’ film is all set to be yet another profit maker of the year, what with good buzz […]

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 […]

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