Vidur’s Year End Musings : Films – 2010


From this year [ 2011 ] I resolve to write a yearly reportage of the previous year’s Hindi Films in particular and Indian Films in general. So it is the first of its kind, where I am going to give some significant and some not so significant data of Hindi Films and T V Shows of 2010. Henceforth, I will try to post this Year End Musings in the first week of every January.

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Big Hits of Hindi Cinema – 2010  [ Total Collection ] :

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1 – Dabangg………………………………………………………..140 Crore

2 – Golmaal 3………………………………………………………117 Crore

3 – Raajneeti…………………………………………………………87 Crore

4 – Housefull…………………………………………………………67 Crore

5 – I Hate Luv Storys………………………………………………45 Crore

6 – Once Upon A Time In Mumbai……………………………..40 Crore

Small Wonders of Hindi Cinema – 2010 :

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1 – Peepli [ Live ]………………………………………………………30 Crore

2 – Ishqiya……………………………………………………………….12 Crore

3 – Tere Bin Laden……………………………………………………….7 Crore

4 – Khichdi – The Movie………………………………………………..7 Crore

5 – love Sex Aur Dhokha……………………………………………….6 Crore

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Opening Week:- DABANGG 81 cr, 3 IDIOTS 80 cr, GHAJINI 64 cr [8 days], GOLMAAL-3 62 cr, RAAJNEETI 53 cr, TEES MAAR KHAN 49.75 cr. Contd.

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Opening Week:- HOUSE FULL 47 cr, MY NAME IS KHAN 47 cr, RAB NE BANA DI JODI 42 cr, LOVE AAJKAL 42 cr, SINGH IS KINNG 40 cr.
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2010 Major Hits: 1 Dabangg, 2 Golmaal-3, 3 Raajneeti, 4 My Name Is Khan, 5 House Full, 6 Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai.
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2010 Pleasant Surprises [alphabetically]: Band Baaja Baaraat, Love Sex Aur Dhokha, Peepli [Live], Phas Gaye Re Obama, Tere Bin Laden, Udaan.
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2010 Colossal Flops [alphabetically]: Action Replayy, Guzaarish, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, Kites, Raavan, Veer.
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Bollywood’s losses hit Rs. 4750 Million in 2010! http://bit.ly/fLLDbf

Prominent Hindi Films & Directors – 2010 :

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1 – Peepli [ Live ]………………………………………………..Anusha Rizvi

2 – Do Dooni Chaar……………………………………………..Habib Faizal

3 – Love , Sex Aur Dhokha……………………………………Dibakar Bannerjee

4 – Ishqiya………………………………………………………..Abhishek Chaubey

5 – Udaan………………………………………………………….Vikramaditya Motwane

6 – Raajneeti………………………………………………………Prakash Jha

7 – Ter Bin Laden………………………………………………..Abhishek Sharma

8 – Phas Gaye Re Obama……………………………………….Subhash Kapoor

9 – Well Done Abba………………………………………………Shyam Benegal

10 – Dabangg………………………………………………………Abhinav Kashyap

11 – Guzaarish……………………………………………………..Sanjay Leela Bhansali

12 – My Name Is Khan…………………………………………..Karan Johar

13 – Karthik Calling Karthik……………………………………Vijay Lalwani

14 – Striker………………………………………………………….Chandan Arora

15 – Antardwand…………………………………………………..Sushil Rajpal

[ There is possibility of disagreement with the above mentioned list. There might be other films , which have been omitted from the list. But I have not made it according to my whims, prejudices or preferences. I have culled it from some daily news papers and from various sources available on the net ]

Top Caller Tunes – 2010 ;

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1 – Munni Badnaam Hui………………………………Dabangg

2 – Tere Mast Mast Do Nain………………………….Dabangg

3 – Pee Loon……………………………………………..Once Upon A Time In Mumbai

4 – Zor Ka Jhatka……………………………………….Action Replayy

5 – Gal Mithi………………………………………………Aisha

6 – Sheila Ki Jawani……………………………………..Tees Maar Khan

7 – Kajrare…………………………………………………Kajrare

8 – Tees Maar Khan………………………………………Tees Maar Khan

9 – Ainvayi Ainvayi……………………………………..Band Baaja Baraat

10 – Go Go Go Golmaal………………………………….Golmaal 3

[ List has been taken from Hindustan Times. Courtesy – Airtel ]

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Top T V Shows As Per T R P  – 2010 :

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1 – Uttaran………………………………………..Colors…………………….8.4

2 – Laado………………………………………….Colors…………………….7.7

3 – Balika Vadhu………………………………..Colors…………………….7.7

4 – Pavitra Rishta……………………………….Zee T V…………………..7.6

5 – Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai……………..Star Plus…………………7.5

6 – Li’L Masters…………………………………..Zee T V…………………..6.7

7 – Pratigya……………………………………….Star Plus…………………6.5

8 – Kaun Banega Crorepati……………………Sony………………………6.2

9 – Laagi Tujhse Lagan…………………………Colors……………………6.2

10 – Sasuraal Genda Phool……………………Star Plus…………………5.9

11 – Dance India Dance………………………..Zee T V…………………..5.9

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[ Out of these 11 top shows of T V as per the T R P [ Television Rating Points ], 4 shows are on colors, 3 each are on Star Plus and Zee T V and 1 is on Sony. This list is Rachna Dubey’s list , who writes for the Entertainment section of Hindustan Times. ]

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Ode – 4 : To Anusha Rizvi


 

I wanted to write about Anusha Rizvi and her film ” Peepli [ Live ] ” ever since I watched the film. My initial reaction was of shock and awe. I was unable to believe that a journalist-turned-director, who is a first timer, can make such a poignant film about rural India. It is so well-written and treated with such a sensitive way that after the film gets over, you are unable to believe that the story of Natha is over. It speaks volumes about the legendary conviction of Aamir Khan also, who backed the film to the hilt and saw to it that it gets a mainstream release. But had the film been a mediocre one, any amount of publicity, any amount of hype would have been gone awry. So in my opinion, the stupendous success does not stand only at the door of  the producer of ” Peepli [Live ] ” . Aamir Khan deserves full marks for agreeing to produce the film. He should be congratulated for having implicit faith in a debutante and a wannabe director Anusha Rizvi. But Anusha Rizvi also deserves distinction marks because she could justify the faith imposed in her by her star producer and his banner.

 

THE PRESENT BANNER OF AAMIR KHAN PRODUCTIONS

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She becomes the second Indian, after Satyajit Ray, whose debut film is going to the Oscars. Isn’t it incredible? ” Pather Panchali ” and ” Peepli [ Live ] ”  have few things in common. Both the films are the debut films of their directors and both the films depict the story of rural India. Recent Hindi films have been city centric and since the new crop of the directors are ignorant of our rural ethos, their films are based in urban India and they cater to urban people only. ” Peepli [ Live ] ” beaks this rule and that too quite poignantly and successfully. Like Satyajit Ray’s ” Pather Panchali ” it portrays rural India’s poverty, misery and simple way of life. It portrays the forgotten village life of India’s approximately 5,75,000 villages.

 

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Rural India has fascinating stories to tell and this debutante director Anusha Rizvi decides to tread the unbeaten path and succeeds impressively like her predecessor legendary Satyajit Ray.

 

Satyajit Ray.

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Aamir Khan is also unique in a way that his first film as a producer ” Lagaan ”  was a village-centric film. It was India’s official entry to the Oscars and it was selected also in the foreign films category. Only 5 Indian films have qualified for the Oscars so far. incidentally ” Peepli [ Live ] ”  is Aamir’s 4th film, which is selected for the Oscars – ” Lagaan” ,  ” Rang De Basanti “,  ” Taare Zameen Par ” and now ” Peepli [ Live ] “.

 

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I have become a huge fan of Anusha Rizvi and wish her all the success !

 

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Vidur’s Film Diary – September 2010


Its September and ” Dabangg “ is creating history at the box office.It becomes the second highest grosser of all times. It is next only to ” 3 Idiots “.

To emphasise my points and to show latest trends in the industry, I am quoting few relevant tweets of eminent trade analyst Mr. Taran Adarsh :

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http://bit.ly/bbkhW4 Midweek B.O.: ‘We Are Family’ under-performs, has Rs. 14.2 cr. weekend

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‘We Are Family’ Update II: Thu: Rs. 2.7 cr., Fri: Rs. 3 cr., Sat: Rs. 4 cr., Sun: Rs. 4.5 cr. The jump in business is missing.

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Okay, for those curious to know how many screens ‘Dabangg’ opens in India, well, the number is 1584 screens.

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‘Dabangg’ Update: Biggest opening so far [amongst 2010 releases] in Rajasthan.

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UAE Update: ‘Dabangg’ 1 million Dirhams. Creates history.

FRIDAY TOTAL: ‘Dabangg’ Rs. 14.5 cr. ‘3 Idiots’ Rs. 13 cr.

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‘Dabangg’ I: Has shattered all records and emerged the biggest opener ever. Has crossed the opening weekend business of ‘3 Idiots’.

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‘Dabangg’ Monday Rs. 10 cr., Fri to Mon total Rs. 58.5 cr. nett. ‘3 Idiots’ Thu previews to Monday was Rs. 52 cr. nett.

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Dabangg emerges the biggest opener ever of Hindi cinema. Collected approx Rs 81 cr. nett in Week 1, overtaking the Week 1 total of 3 Idiots

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‘Inception’ is Incredible. Has set a new record for Hollywood films at Indian boxoffice. Completed 50 days at 45 plexes across the country.

Obituary
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Luckily there were no deaths in the industry this month.

New Releases & Me
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First Week – September 03

1 – We Are Family……………………………………….Kareena Kapoor
………………………………………………………………Arjun Rampal

2 – The Film Emotional Atyachar………………………x

3 – Mallika………………………………………………..Sammir Dattani
……………………………………………………………..Himanshu Mallik
……………………………………………………………..Pooja Ballutia

Second Week – September 10

1 – Dabangg………………………………………………Sonu Sood
……………………………………………………………..Arbaaz Khan

Third Week – September 17

1 – Life Express……………………………………….Divya Dutta

Fourth Week – September 24

1 – Ek Aadat……………………………………………x

In total ..6… films got released this month. Out of these..6….films , my …..8……students were there in….4….films. Out of these ..8….students …7… are actors,and …1…..Arbaz Khan is the producer & actor both.

News This month :
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1 – Amitabh Bachchan got National Award for ” Paa ” as Best Actor . His 4th after ” Saat Hindustani “, ” Agnipath ” and ” Black ” .

2 – The Film Federation of India selected Aamir Khan‘s ” Peepli [ Live ] “ as India’s official entry for the oscars in the Best Foreign Film category.

3 – ” Peepli [ Live ] ” is the fourth Aamir Khan film that is going to the Oscars after ” Lagaan ” , ” Rang De Basanti ” and ” Taare Zameen Par ” .

4 – ” Peepli [Live ] “ got Best Feature Film Award at the Durban Film Festival.

5 – ” Peepli [ Live ] ” had won Anusha Rizvi the Best Debutante Director Award at the Sundance Festival .

6 – The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences have approached Prakash Jha for acquiring the sceenplay of ” Raajneeti ” .

7 – Mani Ratnam was awarded the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmaker Award at the 67th Venice Film Festival for ” Raavanan ” , the Tamil version of ” Raavan ” .

8 – The government has lifted the ban on Satyajit Ray’s 1971 documentary film on Sikkim, after almost 35 years after its imposition.

9 – ONV Kurup [ Lyricist of Malayalam films like ” Madhanolsavam ” and his latest ” Pazhasi Raja ” ] and Shahryar [ Lyricist of ” Umrao Jaan ” & ” Gaman ” ] got Jnanpith Award for the year 2007 and 2008 respectively.

10 – Udan wins Best Film Award at the Houston Film Festival.

Trivia
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1 – Dev Anand , Yash Chopra , Lata Mangeshkar and Ranbir Kapoor celebrated their birthday this month.

National Awards & Me
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57th National Film Awards were announced on September 16th . None of my students won National Awards this year. But there are 3 films, which got awards and in these films my 5 students were there as actors. I am proud to be part of following 3 National Award winning films. These films are :

1 – ” 3 Idiots ” [ Most Popular Film ]…………..Kareena Kapoor

2 – ” Delhi 6 ” [ National Integration ]…………Sonam Kapoor

3 – ” Well Done Abba ” [ Social Issues ]………………….Sammir Dattani ,
………………………………………………………………………..Minissha Lamba ,
………………………………………………………………………..Divya Dutta

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