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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Vidur’s Film Diary – October 2011


MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           NOVEMBER 01 , 2011            00.25A.M.

This is the 30th edition of my film diary .

Films released in the beginning of this month failed to create any magic at the Box Office . Though ” Force “ collected some decent figures , but the magic of previous month was missing.

” Ra.One “ , released on Deepavali day , changed the scene completely. Though panned by critics , its collections were impressive .

From last Deepavali to this Deepavali , though 239 films got released but only 09 films were declared super hits . They are : ” Bodyguard ” , ” Ready ” , ” Singham ” , ” Yamla Pagla Deewana ” , ” Murder 2 ” , ” Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara ” , ” Mere Brother Ki Dulhan ” , ” Tanu Weds Manu  “ and ” Band Baaja Baaraat ” .

Some prominent disappointments were : ” Guzaarish ” , ” Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey ” , ” No Problem ” , ” Patiala House ” , ” 7 Khoon Maaf ” , ” Game ” , ” Aarakshan ” and ” Chatur Singh 2 Star ” .

Asha Bhosle has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the maximum number of studio recordings – singles . She has recorded 11,000 solo and duets in more than 20 Indian languages .

Kareena Kapoor was immortalized in wax , when her wax statue was unveiled at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum at Blackpool , United Kingdom on October 27 , 2011 . She is the 6th Hindi film star to be having a wax statue at Madame Tussauds . Other 5 are  ; Amitabh Bachchan , Aishwarya Rai , Shah Rukh Khan , Salman Khan and Hritik Roshan .

Komal Nahta
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LOVE BREAKUPS ZINDAGI: The songs have become popular although the film has not really become hot property. Preview: http://www.koimoi.com/bollywood-news/love-breakups-zindagi-preview/
Komal Nahta
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FORCE nets Rs. 16 crore in 1st weekend. Box-office report: koimoi.com/box-office/for…
Komal Nahta
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RASCALS nets Rs. 7.50 – 8 crore on day 1. SOUNDTRACK and LOVE BREAKUPS ZINDAGI open to dull houses. BO update: http://www.koimoi.com/box-office/rascals-nets-7-5-cr-soundtrack-love-breakups-zindagi-open-poorly/
Komal Nahta
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LOVE BREAKUPS ZINDAGI is a dull fare which will not get much love from the paying public. Review: koimoi.com/reviews/love-b…
Komal Nahta
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SOUNDTRACK is a good film but the 2nd half ought to have been far better. Will not do much at ticket windows. Review:
Komal Nahta
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RASCALS collections drop to Rs 6 cr on day 2; FORCE nets 23 cr in week 1; SAHEB BIWI AUR GANGSTER nets 5 cr. Report: http://www.koimoi.com/box-office/rascals-makes-6-cr-on-day-2-force-nets-23-cr-in-week-1/
Komal Nahta
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AAZAAN may b a well-mounted & well-shot film bt it wont mk ne mark at d boxofice bcoz of d confusing screenplay. Review http://bit.ly/olYr9X
Komal Nahta
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MUJHSE FRAAANDSHIP KAROGE hs d merits 2 pick up by +ve word of mouth.Dull start & pre-Diwali days r a deterrent.Review: http://www.koimoi.com/reviews/mujhse-fraaandship-karoge-review/
Komal Nahta
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MUJHSE FRAAANDSHIP KAROGE weekend box-office: Low numbers but phenomenal pick up. Report: koimoi.com/box-office/muj
Komal Nahta
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RA.ONE box-office update: Rs. 15 cr net on day one. Full report: http://www.koimoi.com/box-office/shah-rukh-khan-s-ra-one-nets-rs-15-cr-at-opening-day-box-office/
Komal Nahta
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RA.ONE 3rd day collections (all versions combined): Rs. 16 – 16.5 crore (all-India net).
Komal Nahta
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 RA.ONE nets Rs. 16 – 17 cr on Sunday; 5-day total: Rs. 91 – 92 cr. New 1st weekend RECORD. More: http://www.koimoi.com/box-office/shah-rukh-khan-breaks-salman-khan-s-weekend-box-office-record/
taran adarsh
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#Force single screens 80% to 90%, excellent. Plexes 30% to 40%. Biz expected to show upward trend on Fri evening/night, Sat and Sun.
taran adarsh
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#Force Fri 5 cr, Sat 4.75 cr, Sun 5.75 cr, Mon 2.5 cr, Tue 2.15 cr. Total: Rs 20.15 sc nett. Rock-steady!
taran adarsh
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#Rascals Thursday 7.15 cr, Friday 5.25 cr. Total Rs 12.40 cr nett.
taran adarsh
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All 5 Hindi films this week open to poor houses. #MFK slightly better.
taran adarsh
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#MFK : Showed gradual improvement over the weekend. Collected Rs 2.18 cr nett. Fri 50.5 lacs, Sat 75.2 lacs, Sun 91.8 lacs.
taran adarsh
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#MFK – Biz on weekdays clearly signifies that the drop in collections was negligible. Has collected approx Rs 3.70 cr nett in Week 1.
taran adarsh
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#Mod – Had a lukewarm start and remained extremely poor on subsequent days. Flop.
taran adarsh
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#Azaan – Will entail big losses due to expensive making & heavy expenditure incurred on P&A on one hand & negligible returns on the other.
taran adarsh
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My Friend Pinto – Has been rejected. Recorded poor collections in Week 1. Flop.
taran adarsh
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Latest Update – India figures: #RaOne *Hindi + Tamil + Telugu* Rs 18.25 cr nett. Thursday expected to be Rs 22 cr to Rs 25 cr nett.
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Obituary :
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Jagjit Singh :
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Basically a Ghazal singer, Jagjit Singh , sang for almost 40 films in his 4 decade long career. He was immensely and equally popular among the classes and masses due to his inimitable style.
He completely and single-handedly changed the world of Ghazals with the help of poignant  lyrics and modern orchestration.
Since I am a huge fan and his contribution to the music world is immense , I would be writing a separate blog about him .
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New Hindi Film Releases & Me :
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First Week  – October 07
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1 – Rascals …………………………………………………………….. Arjun Rampal
……………………………………………………………………………..Hiten Paintal
……………………………………………………………………………..Shekhar Ravjiyani
2 – Love Breakups Zindagi…………………………………………… Zayed Khan
3 – Soundtrack ………………………………………………………….Soha Ali Khan
……………………………………………………………………………..Mrinalini Sharma
……………………………………………………………………………..Adhir Bhat
………………………………………………………………………………DJ Aqeel
4 – 9 Eleven ………………………………………………………………x
Second Week  – October 14
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1 – Mod ……………………………………………………………………x
2 – My Friend Pinto …………………………………………………….Divya Dutta
3 – Aazaan…………………………………………………………………Arya Babbar
4 – Mujhse Fraaandship  Karoge ……………………………………..x
5 – Jo Dooba So P aar – Its Love In Bihar ……………………………x
Third Week  – October 21
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1 – Be – Careful ……………………………………………………………Rajniesh Duggall
………………………………………………………………………………..Zaid Hamid
………………………………………………………………………………..Tanishaa
2 – Ziyarat …………………………………………………………………..x
3 – Yeh Ishq……Nahin ……………………………………………………x
Fourth Week  – October 28
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1 – Ra.One ………………………………………………………………….Kareena  Kapoor
………………………………………………………………………………..Arjun Rampal
………………………………………………………………………………..Priyanka Chopra
………………………………………………………………………………..Shekhar Ravjiyani
2 – Damadamm ………………………………………………………….x
3 – Tell Me O Kkhuda ……………………………………………….??????
…………………………………………………………………………..Sudhanshu Pandey
Out of …………………….. 15  ……………………….. films released this month ……………………………  08.………………………..  films have  ………………….. 18 ……………  actors , who are my students , essaying either lead or important part. Out of these ……….. 18 ………………….. artistes …………………… 15 …………… are actors , and ………………..03 ……………… are working in different fields . Shekhar Ravjiyani [ mentioned twice ] is music director and Aqeel is a famous DJ  .
Actor Arjun Rampal is also mentioned twice , as he appeared in two films .
Esha Deol , the main female protagonist of ” Tell Me O Kkhuda “  , is not mentioned. Though she got trained by me but she refuses to acknowledge me as her trainer and I respect her choice .
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T. V. Trivia & Me :
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1 – Divya Sharma is essaying an important role in ” Ek Hazaron Me Hai Meri Behna “ on Star Plus .
2 – Aryaman Seth is essaying an important role in ” Preeto “ on Imagine TV .
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