MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA NOVEMBER 28 , 2013 07.10 P.M.
URVASHI RAUTELA ; Miss Universe India 2012 / Miss Tourism Queen of the Year International 2011 World / Miss Asian supermodel 2011 / Miss Teen India 2009
All the above mentioned titles belong to Urvashi Rautela , my student , who just made her debut in ” Singh Saab The Great “ opposite Sunny Deol . The movie is directed by Anil Sharma , who earlier made ” Gadar – Ek Prem Katha ” [ 2001 ] .
She was sent to me by Rikku ji and joined my acting institute in November 2012 and was in batch no. 68 . When she joined , she was on the verge of signing the film ” Singh Saab The Great ” . There was no time for the stipulated 4 months course . She had just 2 months . So I told her to attend morning and evening both the batches . To my amazement, she did that dutifully and completed the course . Sun or rain she used to come for the class religiously and worked hard , worked very diligently .
When shooting started she got busy in that . In November 2013 I read that the film is complete and one day suddenly I got the message and was given a link of the title song of her film . I watched the song and was greatly impressed . It was spectacular .
Last week she invited me for the trial of her film ” Singh Saab The Great “ at Sunny Super Sound . I watched the film and liked it . I was particularly impressed by her bewitching screen presence and confident acting . She was opposite Sunny Deol and she is much younger also , still there was no trace of nervousness or discomfort .
” Singh Saab The Great “ got released on November 22 , 2013 and got positive reviews . I am posting relevant tweet from the twitter-handle of trade analyst Taran Adarsh :
#SSTG review: Clapworthy dialogue, undercurrent of emotions should appeal to those who relish desi fares! http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/moviemicro/criticreview/id/549451 …
To know about Urvashi Rautela , you can click the above mentioned link and read about her debut making film and about her performance .
Along with ” Singh Saab The Great “ another big film ” Gori Tere Pyaar Mein “ was also released on the same date . But that Karan Johar film was rejected by the critics and public alike . ” Singh Saab The Great “ had only Sunny Deol while ” Gori Tere Pyaar Mein “ had Kareena Kapoor and Imran Khan . Punit Malhotra directed this film , while the music was provided by Vishal-Shekhar . Karan Johar’s name was also associated with the film .
Incidentally Kareena Kapoor , Imran Khan , Punit Malhotra ( Director ) and Shekhar Ravjiani ( Music Director Vishal-Shekhar ) of ” Gori Tere Pyaar Mein “ are my students too . I was praying for their success also . But ” Singh Saab The Great “ is special to me and will always remain special because it stars Urvashi Rautela . She is the first student of VIDUR ACTING INSTITUTE to hit the Hindi Film World . I am not obliged or forced to share her success with anyone else .
For any newcomer , success of the debut film is very important . I don’t want to brag about the collections of ” Singh Saab The Great “ . I would only post few postings from a website : http://www.koimoi.com :
1 – Singh Saab The Great : 1st Friday Box Office Collections
November 24th, 2013 by Koimoi.com Team
Singh Saab The Great on its opening day at the box office kicked off with a good start, better than this Friday’s other release [ Gori Tere Pyaar mein ] . Mainly a single screen film, the film on its 1st Friday made an earning in the range of 5.50 crores to 6 crores, as per early estimates.
The film with great mass value fared the best in U.P, Delhi and Punjab circuits. Being set in the same region, the reliability factor will work in the favor. Though the film’s performance was dismal in Southern states and Bengal, good performance in Bihar, Rajasthan and C.I will help the film’s box office tempo.
2 – Singh Saab The Great : 1st Saturday Box Office Collections
Singh Saab The Great on its 1st Saturday showed a marginal pick up at the box office. According to early estimates, the film earned in the range of 10 crores to 12 crores on Saturday. While the film’s first day performance wasn’t exemplary, this one was specifically fashioned keeping in mind tastes of single screen audiences. The film has so far earned in the range of 15 crores to 17 crores at the domestic box office. Though the official figures are still being compiled, the numbers will remain in the same range.
Anil Sharma and Sunny Deol’s association has always worked wonders at the box office. This time too, the duo have tried to create magic by keeping the film simple and impactful. Though the box office performance of the film won’t be mesmeric, it will surely be on the better side.
3 – Singh Saab The Great : 1st Weekend Box Office Collections
The movies daily breakdown for the 1st weekend is as follows:
Friday: 5.50 Crores
Saturday: 5 Crores
Sunday: 5.75 Crores
With Sunny Deol’s brilliant stunt execution on-screen, the film has a rustic appealing flavor to it which is making it ring with most in mass-based circuits of Punjab, U.P, Delhi-NCR, C.I-Berar and even Rajasthan. Though the film failed dismally in the Southern States as well as West Bengal, it can be expected to hold on well on the weekdays for its popularity in the single screens.
4 – Singh Saab The Great : 1st Monday Box Office Collections
Singh Saab The Great on its 1st Monday at the box office saw a customary weekday drop in its numbers. The film which has been faring substantially well so far went on to make 2.75 crores on its 1st Monday. Now, the film’s domestic total rests at 19 crores after the lapse of four days at the box office.
Sunny Deol in a still from Singh Saab The Great
Being a mass catering venture, Singh Saab The Great scored over the other release because of its great hold over single screens. Performing well in many circuits, the film’s primary target at the moment will be recovering its investment from the box office.
6 – Singh Saab The Great : 1st Tuesday Box Office Collections
Singh Saab The Great on its 1st Tuesday again witnessed a 10% drop in its numbers as it made only 2 crores at the box office. With that the film’s total domestic collections now rests at 21 crores at the domestic box office.
Though the film saw a decent beginning, trade insiders were hopeful that due to Sunny Deol‘s presence and the film’s strong ability to ring with the single screen audiences, the film will fare well. However, Singh Saab The Great could not soar up to its expected amount because of the overpowering performance of Ramleela remained consistent in both single screens and multiplexes even in its second week.
The film was made with a moderate budget of 30 crores . And it garnered 21 crores in just 5 days . It is on the verge of becoming a moderate hit .
Singh Saab The Great : daily breakdown for the 1st weekend is as follows:
Friday : 5.50 Crores
Saturday : 5.00 Crores
Sunday : 5.75 Crores
Monday : 2.75 Crores
Tuesday : 2.00 Crores
Now, the film’s domestic total rests at 21.00 crores .
As an acting trainer / acting tutor I am proud and feeling happy for Urvashi Rautela . Apart from her , ” Singh Saab The Great “ , has 2 more students of mine . They are Alan Kapoor and Asseem Merchant . Co-producer of the film Dhaval Gada is also my student . But as I said earlier , Urvashi Rautela is the fist student of my new dispensation . I am very happy for her and satisfied with the results .
I am also satisfied and happy because ” Singh Saab The Great “ did offer some poetic justice to my detractors . Some upstarts , who never miss a chance to denigrate me , always make false , fake , preposterous and misleading claims about their non-existent and imaginary success . With , ” Singh Saab The Great “ I celebrate the debut of its leading lady and main female protagonist Urvashi Rautela , who is my student and with the same film , they , the GAALI GURUS of Facebook Acting School , are celebrating 2 blink-and-miss roles of their students . It is poetic justice . It is God’s way of showing them their place under the sun . The repositories of the ” craft ” , the crafty craftsmen have fallen flat . I congratulate GAALI GURUS for their blink and miss success . May they always achieve such negligible milestones !
The Date November 22 , 2013 , The Film , ” Singh Saab The Great “ and The New Star on the Horizon Urvashi Rautela will always be etched in my mind till my last breath .
” Singh Saab The Great “ settles down dust and makes matter clear . Since the release of , ” Singh Saab The Great “ there is virtual deluge of old students to my new office . They must have watched the writing on the wall .
VIDUR Editing Studio , VIDUR Club and VIDUR Theatre would also like to wish her well in her glorious journey ahead .
May she shine radiantly and reach the zenith of stardom .
[ I have quoted extensively from the twitter-handle of Taran Adarsh and from the website http://www.koimoi.com . I express my gratitude . ]
MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA
- I want to be known as an actor: Urvashi Rautela (dpitit.wordpress.com)
- Singh Saab The Great Review (innewsindia.wordpress.com)
- Film Review: Singh Saab the Great, Strictly for Sunny Deol fans (dnaindia.com)
- Singh Saab the Great Movie Review and Rating (wishesh.wordpress.com)
- Sunny Deol, Urvashi Rautela, Anil Sharma at SINGH SAAB THE GREAT special screening – Picture Gallery (moviesfever2.wordpress.com)
- Age is just a number: Urvashi on romancing Sunny (indiavision.com)
- ‘Singh Saab The Great’ is my contribution to the society: Anil Sharma (indiavision.com)
- Sunny Deol: ‘Established heroines don’t want to work with me’ (digitalspy.co.uk)
- The top heroines turn me down: Sunny Deol (indiavision.com)
- The top heroines turn me down: Sunny Deol (dnaindia.com)
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