Vidur’s Film Diary – March 2012


MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           APRIL 16 , 2012           05.00 P.M.

It is 35th edition of my film diary . Next month my film diary will complete 3 uninterrupted years .

I normally post my film diaries on the 1st of every month . This time I was in Manali and there was no network there, so could not post it as per my norm .

Re-producing tweets from the twitter-handle of two eminent trade analysts ; Mr. Taran Adarsh and Mr. Komal Nahta :

#TereNaalLoveHoGaya *India* Fri 1.9 cr, Sat 2.5 cr, Sun 3.4 cr, Mon 1.5 cr, Tue 1.4 cr, Wed 1.2 cr. Total: Rs 11.9 cr nett. Rock-steady!

#TereNaalLoveHoGaya [Week 2] is maintaining very well, despite reduction in screens/shows. Fri 82 lacs. Total: Rs 13.82 cr nett.

Midweek BO: #PaanSinghTomar eclipses all releases, emerges winner! bit.ly/z7dlVX

#TereNaalLoveHoGaya collected Rs 3.77 cr nett, taking 10-day total to Rs 16.77 cr nett. Fri 87 lacs, Sat 1.2 cr, Sun 1.7 cr. Rock-steady!

#JodiBreakers had a drastic fall in Weekend 2. Will entail heavy losses. Flop.

‘Will You Marry Me?’ has had an extremely poor opening weekend. Flop.

Despite reduction in shows on Thu [due to Holi], #PaanSinghTomar and #TNLHG were better/at par with Mon figures. Excellent!

#Kahaani 3rd weekend 5.5 cr. Total so far: Rs 48.55 cr nett. Extra-ordinary!

Overseas: #AgentVinod is a big disappointment http://bit.ly/Haomgv

#AgentVinod has Rs 38.65 cr nett Week 1, below the mark http://bit.ly/tsob

#Kahaani collected Rs 8.5 cr nett in Week 3, taking the 3-week total to Rs 51.55 cr nett. Super Hit.

TERE NAAL LOVE HO GAYA review: bit.ly/w2iTxi – The entertaining 2nd half & hit music save it & make it a plus fare for Tips & UTV.

TERE NAAL LOVE HO GAYA: Rs. 12.5 cr, JODI BREAKERS: Rs. 9 cr, AGNEEPATH crosses Rs. 125 cr. Box-Office wrap: bit.ly/yHvClL

Agent Vinod opens dull at many centres. Given the weak reports, seems headed for losses. Cost too high, collections low in comparison

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Obituary :

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Ravi

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A music director , who never got his rightful due , Ravi Sharma gave us some of the all time hits of Hindi film music .

Posting the link of the blog , which I wrote about Ravi Saheb :

Joy Mukherjee

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A popular star of 60s , Joy Mukherjee died in Mumbai recently .

Posting the link of the blog , which I wrote about him :

Joy Mukherjee : Some Sepia – Toned Memories http://wp.me/ptyXI-1Sd

Ashish Lakhia :

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Art director of films like ; ” Holi ” [ 1984 ] , ” Mirch Masala ” [ 1985 ] and ” Maya Memsaab ” [ 1992 ] , Ashish Lakhia died on March 11 , 2012 in Ahmedabad . He was 49 at the time of his death .

Aditya Lakhia [ Kachra of " Lagaan " ] is his brother and director Apoorva Lakhia is his cousin .

Apart from art direction of above mentioned films directed by Ketan Mehta , he made several documentary films also .

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New Hindi Film Releases & Me :

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First Week – March  02

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1 – London Paris Newyork ……………………………………….. x

2 – Will You Marry Me ?  …………………………………………..x

3 – Paan Singh Tomar ……………………………………………… x

4 – Diary Of A Butterfly …………………………………………….. Udita Goswami

Second Week – March 09

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1 – Chaar Din Ki Chandni …………………………………………… Kulraj Randhawa

…………………………………………………………………………….. Samir Karnik

2 – Kahaani …………………………………………………………….. Shekhar Ravjiyani

Third Week – March 16

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1 – Zindagi Tere Naam ………………………………………………. x

2 – Anjunaa Beach ……………………………………………………. x

3 – Say Yes To Love ………………………………………………….. x

4 – Akkad Bakkad Bam Be Bol ……………………………………… x

5 – Love Possible ………………………………………………………. Shrishti Sharma

Fourth Week – March 23

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1 – Agent Vinod ………………………………………………………… Saif Ali Khan

………………………………………………………………………………. Kareena Kapoor

Fifth Week – March 30

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1 – Blood Money ……………………………………………………….. Mia Evonne Uyeda

2 – Bumboo ……………………………………………………………… x

3 – Jhansi Ki Rani Lakshmi Bai …………………………………….. x


Out of all the  …………15 ………. films released in March  , there were …………. 08 ………. actors trained by me working in …….. 06 ……… films . Out of these ………. 08 ……….. students ……… 06 …….. are actors. ……… 01 ……..Samir Karnik is director and ……… 01 ………. Shekhar Ravjiyani is music director .

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TV Trivia & Me :

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1 – Mrunal Jain is playing an important role in ” Hitler Didi ”  on  Zee TV .

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Joy Mukherjee : Some Sepia – Toned Memories


MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           APRIL 16 , 2012           01.15 A.M.

Joy Mukherjee , a popular actor of yesteryear , mainly 60s , died on March 09 , 2012 in a Mumbai hospital at the age of 73 .

Let me admit in the beginning that I was never a fan of Joy Mukherjee . But I do admit that Joy Mukherjee was one of the successful stars of  Hindi film industry during my school , college and university days . And his death brings to my memory many discussions , many heated arguments with friends , about his position in the film industry , which was dominated by a triumvirate ; Dilip Kumar , Dev Anand and Raj Kapoor .

I have many dog – eared magazines in my Deoria house , which carries articles and photos of Joy Mukherjee . I suddenly remembered some of his silver jubilee hits like ; ” Love In Shimla ” [ 1960 ] ,  ” Hum Hindustani ” [ 1960 ] , ” Ek Musafir Ek Hasina ” [ 1962 ] , ” Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon ” [ 1963 ] , ” Ziddi ” [ 1964 ] , ” Door Ki Awaaz ” [ 1964 ] , ” Bahu Beti ” [ 1965 ] , ” Saaz Aur Awaaz ” [ 1966 ] , ” Love In Tokyo ” [ 1966 ] , ” Shagird ” [ 1967 ] ” Humsaya ” [ 1968 ] , ” Ek Kali Muskai ” [ 1968 ] and ” Ek Bar Muskura Do ” [ 1972 ] .

” Haiwan ” [ 1977 ] was his last film .

Love In Simla

Phir Wohi Dil Laya Hoon

Ek Musafir Ek Hasina

Ek Musafir Ek Hasina

Some of his films have wonderful songs , which are still popular . Who can forget songs like ;

Aap yun hi agar hamse milte rahe , dekhiye ek din pyaar ho jayega …….. ,

Bahut shukriya hai badi meharbani , meri zindagi men huzur aap aaye ……….

Dil vil pyaar vyaar , main kya janoo re ……………..

O bade miyan deewane , aise na bano …………………..

Wo hain zara khafa khafa ……………………..

Raat ka sama , jhoome chandrama , dil mora nache re jaise bijuria ………..

Ye meri zindagi , ek pagal hawa , aaj idhar , kal udhar …………………

Lakhon hain nigah men , zindagi ki raah men , sanam haseen jawan …………

Banda parwar tham lo jigar , banke pyar phir aaya hoon ………………….

Aanchal men saja dena kaliyan , zulfon men sitare bhar dena ………………

Humdam mere khel na jaano , chahat ke iqarar ko ……………………

Le gayi dil , gudia japan ki , pagal mujhe kar gayee ………………….

Sayonara , sayonara , kal phir aoongi sayonara ………………..

Na tum bewafa ho , na ham bewafa hain ……………………….

Wo haseen dard de do , jise main gale laga loon …………………….

Dil ki awaaz bhi sun , mere fasane pe na jaa …………………….

When his innings as lead actor ended , he produced and directed ” Hum Saya ” [ 1968 ] with himself in the lead . Unfortunately film bombed at the box office . He , later on directed ” Chhaila Babu ” [ 1977 ] and ” Fifty Fifty “ with Rajesh Khanna and Zeenat Aman .

He , in 2009 , also worked in a TV serial ” Ae Dil – E – Nadaan “ .

He was son of Ashok Kumar‘s sister , who was married to producer and studio owner Sashadhar Mukherjee . So Ashok Kumar , Kishore Kumar and Anup Kumar were his maternal uncles .

Ashok Kumar

Ashok Kumar

The Ganguly brothers - Anoop Kumar, Ashok Kuma...

Joy Mukherjee's Nani & Three Mamas ; Ashok Kumar , Kishore Kumar , Anoop Kumar

Famous film makers Subodh Mukherjee and Ram Mukherjee are his paternal uncles .

English: Picture of Subodh Mukherjee

Subodh Mukherjee

Rani Mukherjee With Her Father

Rani Mukherjee With Her Father

Famous Hindi film actors ; Rani Mukhejee , Kajol and Sharbani Mukherjee are his nieces .

English: Bollywood actress Kajol

Kajol

Rani Mukherjee

Rani Mukherjee

English: Sharbani Mukherjee at a press event

Sharbani Mukherjee

Deb Mukherjee is his younger brother , whose son , Ayan Mukherjee directed ” Wake Up Sid “ and now directing ” Yeh Jwaani Hai Deewani “ . Ayan’s sister and Deb Mukherjee’s daughter is married to Ashutosh Gowarikar .

Deb Mukherjee

Deb Mukherjee

He belonged to an illustrious family . He had very successful innings as a lead actor . During his hey – days , he was known as Shammi Kapoor of poor producers .

I had privilege to visit his residence at Yari Road during Durga Pooja . I had trained his son , Boy Mukherjee , also , who made his debut with Mala Sinha’s daughter Pratibha . It was an honour to meet him .

Joy Mukherjee in his Later Years

Joy Mukherjee in his Later Years

It is sad that one more symbol of my younger days is gone . A chapter of my life is finally closed .

[ I started writing this blog immediately after Joy Mukherjee's death . But I went to Manali on March 18 for Ayan Mukherjee's film " Yeh Jwaani Hai Deewani " and since there was no network in Manali , I could not complete this blog . I could complete it today and posting it . ]

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