June 26, 2012

Will Salman Khan Do a Hattrick of Biggest Grossers at The Box Office in 2012.

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Many of our vivid readers have put up a question and the question is, "Will Salman Khan do a hattrick of biggest grossers at the box office this year with either Ek Tha Tiger or Dabangg 2. It is to be noted that both Dabangg and Bodyguard previous releases of Salman Khan were the biggest grossers of 2010 and 2011 respectively. And if he again achieve this landmark with either Ek Tha Tiger or Dabangg 2 it will be a Hattrick (Thrice Successive) at the box office. Let's do the case study.

Let's consider the biggest grossers from 1990-2011 - 

Note - Biggest Grosser of 2012 is presently held by Rowdy Rathore (Lifetime of 135-140 cr nett expected). And if it stays the biggest grosser of 2012, it will be first for Akshay Kumar.

From seeing the above list it is noted that if we consider the biggest grosser yearwise from 1990 onwards, Salman Khan achieved this feat 7 times, Shahrukh Khan 5 times, Aamir Khan 4 times, Hrithik Roshan 3 times, Sunny Deol 2 times, Anil Kapoor 2 times & Govinda 1 time.

Moreover, this feat of consecutive biggest grossers is achieved for a  maximum of 2 years only by Aamir Khan with (Ghajini & 3 Idiots) and also Salman Khan with (Dabangg & Bodyguard). So, from above we came to conclusion that no present generation actors have achieved Hattrick of Biggest Grossers ever since 1990s. Also, it is to be noticed that Akshay Kumar, whose Rowdy Rathore is the biggest grosser of 2012 till now, has never achieve this feat ever in his lifetime. Such is the competition. Moreover, what is more interesting, this year all big stars have at least one release pending at the Box Office except Hrithik Roshan whose Agneepath was the single release, earlier this year.

So, is the competition easy for Salman Khan or there is some real test ahead.

Directly coming to the point, this year fierce battle is on the cards among stars. Shahrukh Khan is back to his favourite Yash Raj Banners. Aamir Khan is having his solo release with Talaash after 3 years wait. His last release as lead actor was 3 Idiots, which is still the biggest grosser of all time. Also, Akshay Kumar who is ruling 2012 for the time being with Rowdy Rathore and has releases in Joker and Khiladi 786 before the end of the year. Another dark horse of the year 2012 might be some one Mr. Ajay Devgn who has slowly but steadily making his marks at the Box Office and has monster hits in Golmaal 3 and Singham in last two years. He might put up a few challenges to Salman with his upcoming major releases in Bol Bachchan and Son of Sardaar. 

Another debate might one find is Aamir Khan had consecutive biggest grossers in 2008 (Ghajini) and 2009 (3 Idiots) and after that never had a full fledged role (Dhobi Ghat - Supporting Role, Delhi Belly - Guest Appearance only) and Talaash is his next release, where he will be seen in a lead role. That's true, but here we are talking of a Hattrick and if Aamir Khan's Talaash becomes the biggest grosser of 2012, then of course he can claim this title as it will be a Hatrrick for him, but may not be in order of years though.

Whatever be the result at the end of the year 2012, if Salman again achieve this feat in 2012, it will be an unique in this generation of actors and no one more than him deserves this title. Will the darling of masses and present undisputed king of box office will attain the Hattrick of biggest grossers or order will change with either Aamir or Shahrukh? Or there will be a new entry with Akshay or Ajay or someone else except from this elite category? Only time will tell, till then relish this titanic battle on cards this year.

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June 20, 2012

Bollywood Top Hits of 2012. Half Yearly Report.

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So, half of the year 2012 is coming to an end, with only one major release in Teri Meri Kahaani to be released on 22nd June, 2012. This year Bollywood is extremely lucky to have many no of hits and specially without any Khans. Rowdy Rathore, Kahaani are Blockbusters, whereas Agneepath, Housefull 2, Vicky Donor have been Super Hits at the box office. There are also other hits in Jannat 2, Ishaqzaade, Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya, Paan Singh Tomar and Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu.

June 7, 2012

Bol Bachchan Music Review.

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A lot is expected from Bol Bachchan as it is from Ajay Devgn-Rohit Shetty team. Their last outing Singham had few foot trapping songs and at least same is expected this time. Moreover Bol Bachchan also stars Abhishek Bachchan, Asin Thottumkal and Praci Desai in lead roles. Bol Bachchan music is composed by Himesh Reshamiya, another point for having lots of expectation from the film. Hence, let's start the music review.

Director - Rohit Shetty
Music - Himesh Reshamiya and Ajay-Atul 
Lyrics - Farhad-Sajid, Shabbir Ahmed and Swanand Kirkire.

1. Bol Bachchan (Title Song) - Legend Amitabh Bachchan lends voice to this title track. And he is outstanding. Remember his voice given to songs in Baghban. His diction of Hindi is unparalleled, may be in his genes. Ajay, Abhishek, Himesh, Vineet and Mamta gives good support. Total Dhink Chak number. Himesh starts the album with a bang. Lyrics from Farhad-Sajid is outstanding. Chartbuster and audience will hum this song for long time. Must listen.

2. Chalao Na Naino Se - Sung by Himesh himself and Shreya Ghoshal. Total Masala Number. Himesh might have sung his best till date. Less nasal impact this time from him. Shreya is as melodius as ever in this track. Looks fun track. Lyrics are hilarious and kudos to Shabbir Ahmed for the lyrics he penned. Another Masala Number. Another must listen.

3. Nach Le Nach Le - Sung by Sukhwinder and Shreya. This track music is composed by Ajay-Atul. Looks situational. Sukhwinder is in his usual self. Shreya is again at her best. Music is average. Picks up in between and again lose the thump. Hope picks up after the video is released. Average overall.

4. Jab Se Dekhi Hai - Sung by super talented Mohit Chauhan. Soft number and romantic at heart. Grows in your mind after 2-3 listening. Mohit gives his originality to the song and makes it unique for listening. Definite to pick up after the video release. Worth listening. 

Positive - Chartbuster in Bol Bachchan. Chalao Na Naino Se and Jab Se Dekhi Hai are also good.
Negative - Nothing as such.

Ratings - 4/5. Bol Bachchan is sure shot hit.

June 5, 2012

Rowdy Rathore be the biggest Grosser of 2012? Film that can challenge 3 Idiots?

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Q. Will Rowdy Rathore be the biggest grosser of 2012? Vicky Rathore, India.

Ans - Rowdy Rathore has taken Plus or on par opening as Agneepath, despite non-holidays in its opening weekend. It has sustained well on Monday also. Everything now depends on the second weekend as it will get fight from Shanghai also. Still it has a more than 100% shot at the Agneepath lifetime collection 121.56 crore nett all India, which is the biggest grosser of 2012. Let's see.

Q. Which Latest FIlm has genuine chance at touching or surpassing 3 Idiots Lifetime Collection of 202.5 crore nett? Many.

Ans - Ek Tha Tiger. Huge potential. Yash Raj Production, Salman Khan and Eid. Anything else? Only dent is it will release in the month of Ramzan, which carries bad buzz among the distributors because of poor collections. But this dent will be for first 2-3 days and after Eid collections will be massive. Also, Independence Day will compensate for the Ramzam Month as Ek Tha Tiger releasing on 15th August (As Reported). Though breaking the lifetime record of 3 Idiots will not be a cake in the walk.

Q. Will Shahid Kapoor strike Gold with Teri Meri Kahaani? Ajith.

Ans - Yes, why not? Shahid Kapoor has recently choose poor scripts which he can't help. Also, he has not the all India appeal. He has to choose his films well. Teri Meri Kahani carries good report and times might change for him with this film. Let's be positive.

June 4, 2012

Rowdy Rathore Huge Growth on Sunday.

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Rowdy Rathore has finally broken the Box Office barriers and sailed through ferociously on Sunday. It has shown huge growth on Sunday and collected around 18.5 crore nett all India. Rowdy Rathore three day total is around 48.1 crore nett all India, humongous.

It has shown a jump of 30% on average across all India from Saturday collections. Both multiplexes and single screens are rocking across all circuits all India. Occupancy on Sunday was 80-85%+ which is just out of this world. Many shows across the country were housefull and it was havoc in many centres. Business in Bihar and Rajasthan were record breaking on Sunday. 

Akshay Kumar is now in deadly form and roaring back like in 2007 and is on course for a huge hit with Rowdy Rathore. Rowdy Rathore now is a big threat to the Biggest grosser of the year 2012, Agneepath and Monday onwards will determine whether it has the thump on the long run. Wait for the actual collection update.

June 3, 2012

Rowdy Rathore Opening Weekend Update. Huge Jump on Sunday..

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Rowdy Rathore Sunday Business is just out of this world and in the range of 18 crore nett all India as per early trends. It has shown jump from Saturday and jump is huge as 30% in many centres. It may come little bit higher also, after the actual report received from the single screens later on. Still few shows are left and anything can happen.

Rowdy Rathore has stormed the Box Office this weekend and huge numbers are expected from it. Rowdy Rathore has collected 15.1 crore nett on Friday and 14.5 crore nett on Saturday. Rowdy Rathore Sunday collection should come in the range of 17-18 crore nett, may be more also. Opening Weekend is now certain to be in the range of 47-48 crore nett mark, making it direct entry into the one of the top opening weekend grossers of all time. This is great news for Akshay Kumar and all his fans. Akshay Kumar has now given back to back hit in Housefull 2 and Rowdy Rathore. Now it is to be seen whether Rowdy Rathore can sustain well on Monday or not and also to see whether it can challenge the lifetime collection of Agneepath, which is the biggest grosser of 2012.

Rowdy Rathore Sunday Collection Update & Advance Booking Report.

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Rowdy Rathore has performed above expectations on Friday and Saturday (Total - 29.6 cr nett, 2 days) and it is on its way to a humongous hit. So, what is the expectation from Sunday? Rowdy rathore Sunday collection is again going to be huge and might be bigger than the first two days. Reason, advance booking at the multiplexes are huge. Many bulk bookings is done in many cinemas. Moreover, Family audience will come out in large number on Sunday because of its positive word of mouth.

Now, only other deciding factor for the Sunday collection will be, how single screens will fare. Single Screens performed exceedingly well on Friday, but was little bit lower on Saturday. Hence, collection got little dropped on Saturday. So, if single screens again rocks on Sunday and with huge advance booking at multiplexes on Sunday, collection can be humongous and be in the range of 17-18 crore nett all India. Opening Weekend should be around 45-46 crore nett all India or may be more.

Wait for more updates, we will let you know as latest information received.

June 1, 2012

Rowdy Rathore Friday Collection Update. Early Estimates.

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Rowdy Rathore has taken record breaking opening at the Box Office on Friday. It is on course for 2nd biggest opener of the year after Agneepath. Rowdy Rathore first day collections are sure to beat Housefull 2 collections and will settle below Agneepath first day figure.

Collections are huge as Friday is a normal working day, whereas Agneepath released on 26th January, being a Republic Day (Holiday). As per early trend, Rowdy Rathore First Day collections should come around 15-17 crore nett all India, which is humongous considering Friday being a normal working day.

Rowdy Rathore started slowly at the Box Office in the morning shows. Single Screens finally stormed from the noon shows. After that from evening show onwards, both multiplexes and single screens are rocking all India. Akshay Kumar stardom is back big time and audience are just going crazy for his Rowdy avatar.

Rowdy Rathore had an occupancy of 40-50% on average for the morning shows, which shoot up to 65-70% for the noon shows. Eventually it further climbed up to 85-90%+ occupancy all India from the evening shows. Single Screen is just rocking all India from the Noon shows itself. Multiplexes have picked up well from evening show onwards and registering 70%+ occupancy all India.

With Rowdy Rathore Akshay Kumar is on course for back to back HIT after Housefull 2.