Vidur’s Year End Musings : Films – 2011


MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           JANUARY 15 , 2012           02.15  A.M.

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2011 ended on a mixed note .  A very disturbing trend emerged in 2011 . Revenue from theatres went down . Revenue from other sources like ; audio , video and satellite rights are accruing to the overall earning of a film and making it profitable . Subsidies from foreign countries are also very substantial .

As usual 2012 looks promising . Film historian and critic Bhawana Somaaya tweets :

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2011 proved a lucrative year for cinema. 2012 has some more to look forward to. Abbas Mastan known for craft n suspense start with Players
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Top grosser of 2011 :
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Bodyguard ………………………………… 3.15
Ready ……………………………………….  2.80
Singham …………………………………….  2.40
Ra.One ………………………………………  2.30
The Dirty Picture …………………………  1.65
Yamla Pagla Deewana …………………..  1.35
Mere Brother Ki Dulhan ………………..  1.25
Rockstar …………………………………….  1.20
Murder 2 ……………………………………  1.15
Delhi Belly ………………………………….  1.15
Double Dhamaal ………………………….  1.10
Desi Boyz …………………………………..  1.00
Haunted ……………………………………  0.80
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Classification of Top grosser of 2011 :
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AA – SUPER HIT : ” Bodyguard “
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A 1 – HIT : ” Ready ” , ” Singham ” , ” Murder 2 ” , ” The Dirty Picture “
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A – SEMI HIT : ” Yamla Pagla Deewana ” , ” Ragini MMS “
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B B – OVERFLOW :Tanu Weds Manu ” , ” Mere Brother Ki Dulhan ” , ” Ladies v/s Ricky Bahl “
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B 1 / B B – COMMISSION EARNER TO OVERFLOW : ” Delhi Belli ” , ” Don 2 ” , ” Ra.One ” , ” Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge ” , ” Double Dhamaal “
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B 1 – COMMISSION EARNER :Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara ” , ” Dhobi Ghat ” , ” Haunted ” , ” No One Killed Jessica ” , ” Pyaar Ka Panchnama “
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B / B 1 – COVERAGE TO COMMISSION EARNER : ” Desi Boyz ” , ” Chalo Dilli ” , ” Bheja Fry 2 ” , ” Yeh Saali Zindagi ” , ” Saheb Biwi Aur gangster ” , ” Stanley Ka Dibba ” , ” Damadamm “
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B – AVERAGE : ” F.A.L.T.U. ” , ” Force ” , ” Dil To Baccha Hai Ji “
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So in 2011 total 229 films were released . And out of 229 film , only 38 films were money earners . Rest 191 were flops . Success ratio of the films released in 2011 is 17 % .  It means 83 % films were flop . This year’s 229 films are less in numbers than 250 films of 2010 . It is 21 less than last year .
According to trade analyst Mr. Taran Adarsh following is the ranking of stars in 2011 :
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India ranking – based on *Boxoffice*:  1 – Aamir Khan , 2 – @BeingSalmanKhan  , 3  – @iamsrk  ,  4  – Ranbir  , 5  – @ajaydevgn  , 6  – @iHrithik  , 7  – @akshaykumar … contd.
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India ranking – based on *Boxoffice*:  8  – Emraan Hashmi  , 9  –  Saif  , 10  – Imran Khan  , 11 – @shahidkapoor  , 12  – John Abraham  , 13  – @juniorbachchan
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Overseas ranking – based on *Boxoffice*:  1 – @iamsrk  , 2  – Aamir Khan  , 3  – @iHrithik  , 4  – @BeingSalmanKhan  , 5  – Saif  , 6  – Ranbir  , 7  –  @akshaykumar … contd.
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Overseas ranking – based on *Boxoffice*:  8  – Imran Khan  , 9  – @ajaydevgn  , 10  – John Abraham  , 11  – @shahidkapoor  , 12  – @juniorbachchan  , 13  – Emraan Hashmi
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Stalwarts Who Left Us in 2011
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So many luminaries and stalwarts of film industry left us in 2011 .
Actors :
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Dev Anand , Shammi Kapoor , Rasika Joshi , Vivek Shauq , Navin Nishchol , Bob Christo , Goga Kapoor , Rami Reddy , Pratap Sharma and Sunil Rege .
Singer – Music Directors :
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Jagjit Singh , Bhupen Hazarika , Srinivas Khale , Pandit Bhimsen Joshi and Sultan Khan .
Producer – Directors :
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Radhakant Sharma , Mani Kaul , Jagmohan Mundhra , Surinder Kapoor , Tony Walker , M. F. Husain and Shandar Amrohi .
Writers : 
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Sachin Bhowmick , K. K. Singh and Kumar Shailendra .
Cinematographer :
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Somak Mukherjee and Harish Patel .
Choreographer :
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Subal Sarkar ,
Art Directors :
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Samir Chanda and Shanti Das .
Photographers :
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Gautam Rajadhyaksha and Durga Prasad .
Film Historian :
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B. D. Garga .
Theatre Personality  :
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Pandit Satya Dev Dubey .
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Highlights / Achievements of 2011
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1 – In 2011 Yash Raj Productions ‘ ” Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge ” completed 850 weeks in Maratha Mandir of Mumbai .
2 – In 2011 Aditya Chopra launched a New Banner Y Films . It will cater to youth films .
3 – In 2011 Aditya Chopra launched another banner , Yash Raj Entertainment . It will cater to Hollywood films .
4 – In 2011 Hritik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor were immortalized in wax at Madame Tussauds Wax Studio , London .
[ Some of the statistics of this blog are taken from ” Film Information ”  , a trade magazine . I express my gratitude . ]
[ I have quoted tweets of Ms. Bhawana Somaaya and Mr. Taran Adarsh to illustrate my point of view . I am indebted . ]
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Vidur’s Film Diary – November 2011


MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA              DECEMBER 05 , 2011            03.15 P.M.

This is the 31st edition of my Film Diary.

” Ra.One “ was released with fabulous response due to Deepavali and holiday period but could not sustain during week days and collections dropped menacingly. In overall reckoning , it collected more than 100 crore and after ” 3 Idiots ” , ” Bodyguard ” , ” Dabangg ” , ” Ready ” , ” Ghajini ” , ”  Golmaal 3 ” and ” Singham “ , is the 8th member of 100 crore club of films .

This month ” Rockstar “ also created history as the biggest solo Ranbir Kapoor grosser .

As usual , I am reproducing relevant tweets from the twitter – handles of two eminent trade analysts ; Mr. Komal Nahta and Mr. Taran Adarsh :

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LOOT is a poor fare which will fare poorly at the box-office. Review: http://www.koimoi.com/reviews/loot-review/
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 MILEY NAA MILEY HUM lacks the merits to work at the box-office. Review: http://www.koimoi.com/reviews/miley-naa-miley-hum-review/
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 RA.ONE recovers cost in week 1; but week 2 starts weak. Full report: http://www.koimoi.com/box-office/shah-rukh-khan-s-ra-one-recovers-cost-in-week-1-week-2-starts-weak/
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 ROCKSTAR will meet wd a mixed response. Given its high cost & lovely start,crossing d avg mark shdnt b a problem Review http://bit.ly/sDT139
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 ROCKSTAR opening day nett: Rs. 11cr, excellent! Full report: http://www.koimoi.com/box-office/ranbir-kapoor-s-rockstar-nets-rs-11-cr-on-friday/
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 ROCKSTAR nets Rs. 35 Cr over weekend. Report:koimoi.com/box-office/roc…
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 SHAKAL PE MAT JA is a poor show from start to finish and will meet with a disastrous fate. Review: http://www.koimoi.com/reviews/shakal-pe-mat-ja
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 DESI BOYZ opens to mixed response at box-office. Report: koimoi.com/box-office/des…
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 DESI BOYZ nets Rs. 40 cr in week 1. Profits have already come in. Report: http://j.mp/v1KOTB
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 Update: ‘Loot’ was slightly better at some single screens [15% to 20%]. ‘Miley Naa Miley Hum’ was as low as 5% to 10%.
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 #RaOne: Had a rocking opening weekend [5 days; Wed to Sun], but started declining from Mon onwards. Fall was alarming from Tue onwards.
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 #RaOne [Wknd 2] slided downwards at most centres, but Monday being a holiday will stand to benefit. Total so far: approx Rs 107 cr + nett
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 Top 5: #RaOne collects Rs 14 cr in Week 2, total Rs 112 cr nett http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/trade/top5/index.html
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 #RaOne – Eros has recovered costs and will make profits, but few distributors, who paid huge prices, may stand to lose a couple of crores.
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 100 cr Club: 3I 202 cr, Bodyguard 151 cr, Dabangg 145 cr, Ready 120 cr, Ghajini 115 cr, Ra.One-Hindi 112 cr, Golmaal3 108 cr, Singham 100 cr
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 Midweek: #Rockstar has Rs 34 cr nett opng weekend, fantasticbollywoodhungama.com/trade/top5/ind…
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 #Rockstar – Business at single screens [of heartland] was strictly average. The Weekend 1 business stands at approx Rs 34 cr nett.
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 Midweek: #Rockstar has Rs 34 cr nett opng weekend, fantastic http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/trade/top5/index.html
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 #Rockstar – Despite dip in biz, Week 1 is an impressive Rs 50 cr nett. Plexes are exceptional, while single screens are ordinary to dull.
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 #Rockstar *revised India figures* Week 1: Rs 48 cr nett. Week 2 – Fri 2 cr, Sat 2.75 cr, Sun 4 cr. Total so far: Rs 56.75 cr nett.
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 #Rockstar declined quite substantially in Week 2. Collected approx Rs 14 cr nett, taking the 10-day total to approx. Rs 62 cr nett.

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Obituary :

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K. K. Singh :

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A prolific story – screenplay writer of Hindi films , who has some biggest hits to his credits , died last month. But since the news came late , I am reporting about this in the November edition of my film diary .

K. K. Singh , who wrote ” Ram Teri Ganga Maili “ , biggest hit of Raj Kapoor‘s career , died on October 30 , 2011 in his sleep at his Chembur residence. He was 58 at the time of his death .

Apart from writing screenplay and dialogues , he once dabbled in direction also with Salman Khan starrer ” Veergati “ . The film bombed at box office and after this debacle , K. K. Singh lost it forever .

Bhupen Hazarika :

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Dr. Bhupen Hazarika belonged to Assam and initially composed music for Assamese films. He got many National Awards in the capacity of music director for his Assamese films .

But later on he gave music for various Hindi films , like ; ” Ek Pal ” [ 1986 ] , ” Rudaali ” [ 1993 ] , ” Darmiyan ” [ 1997 ] , ” Saaz ” [ 1998 ] , ” Gaj Gamini ” [ 2000 ] , ” Daman ” [ 2001 ] and ” Kyon ? ” [ 2003 ] .

Due to his enormous contribution to the music world , I have written a separate blog about him .

Subal Sarkar :

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Ace choreographer of Marathi films , who has done few Hindi films also , Subal Sarkar died on November 12 , 2011 at the age of 75 .

In his career , he choreographed songs of 350 Marathi and Hindi films .

His famous and well – known films are ; ” Pandu Hawaldar ” , ” Ram Ram Gangaram ” , ” Bot Laavin Tithe Gudgulya ” and ” Maherchi Saadi ” ,

He had won Maharashtra Government’s Best Choreographer Award 9 times .

Pratap Sharma :

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Actor , writer Pratap Sharma died on November 30 , 2011 in Mumbai at the age of 72 .

As an actor , he worked in few are important , like ; ” Phir Bhi ” , ” Andolan ”  , ” Tyag Patra ” , ” Pehla Kadam ” and ” Nehru – The Jewel of India ” .

He won National Award for ” Phir Bhi ” .

I used to go to his apartment to train his daughter Tara Sharma and met him couple of times .

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New Hindi Film Releases & Me :

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First Week – November 04

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1 – Loot …………………………………………………………………Kim Sharma

2 – Miley Naa Miley Hum ………………………………………….x

3 – Tension Doooor …………………………………………………x

4 – Lady Dabangg Aaj Bbhi …………………………………………Anusha Jain

Second Week – November 11

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1 – Rockstar …………………………………………………………… Ranbir Kapoor

Third Week – November 18

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1 – Shakal Pe Mat Ja ………………………………………………… Hrishitaa Bhatt

2 – Ye Stupid Pyar ……………………………………………………x

3 – Who Is There Kaun Hai Wahan ……………………………….x

4 – Cutting Chai ………………………………………………………..x

Fourth Week – November 25

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1 – Desi Boyz …………………………………………………………… John Abraham

In total ……………… 10 ……………. films got released this month . Out of these ………………… 10 ……………. films , ………… 05 …………. films have ………………… 05 …………. artistes , who were trained by me . Hrishitaa Bhatt , along with acting in ” Shakal Pe Mat Ja ” , is also the producer of this film .

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T. V. Trivia & Me :

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1 – Atishri Sarkar is essaying lead character in ” Muawaza “ on D. D .

2 – Tara Sharma is hosting a show ” The Tara Sharma Show  – Ek Nayi Ma Ka Safar “ on Imagine TV .

3 – Tarun Khann is playing an important part in ” Shobha Somnath Ki “ on Zee TV .

4 – Arjun Rampal is hosting a show ” Love U Hate U “ on Star World .

These ……………. 04 …………… artistes trained by me are working in the above mentioned serials . Out of these ……………… 02 …………….Tara Sharma and Arjun Rampal are hosting the shows .

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