Box Office Blues – December 2012


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           JANUARY 03 , 2013           11.55 P.M.

This is the 3rd blog in this category .

Only 7 Hindi films got released in December , 2012 . Winter chill in the north , public outcry and support for the unfortunate rape victim of Delhi and finally new year celebrations took its toll on box office and December 2012 had frosty effect on the box office collections .

Khiladi 786 ” and ” Dabangg 2 “ were only exceptions . These two films garnered nice collections and in the final reckoning ” Dabangg 2 “ became the winner .

I am particularly pleased with the success of ” Dabangg 2 “ because it is produced and directed by my student Arbaaz Khan . Its costume designer Alvira Khan Agnihotri is also my student .

First Week – December 07

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1 – Khiladi 786 : This new film from the famous ” Khiladi “ franchise of Akshay Kumar earned 62 crores world – wide . It was made with the budget of 30 crores , so it almost earned double its investment . Thus it became the first hit of December 2012 .

This film was directed by Ashish R. Mohan . It is the 8th installment in the franchise after ” Khiladi ” [ 1992 ] . Other Khiladi films are ; ” Main Khiladi Tu Anadi ” [ 1994 ] , ” Sabse Bada Khiladi ” [ 1995 ] , ” Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi ” [ 1996 ] , ” Mr. & Mrs . Khiladi ” [ 1997 ] , ” International Khiladi ” [ 1999 ] and ” Khiladi 420 ” [ 2000 ] .

2 – 10 ML Love : This forgettable film directed by Sharat Kataria , has Tara Sharma as one of the female protagonists . She is daughter of Late Pradeep Sharma and a dear and old student of mine .

This film is a liberal adaptation of Shakespeare’s play ” A Midsummer Night’s Dream ” .

Second Week – December 14

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1 – Cigarette Ki Tarah : This romantic thriller has Prashant Narayanan as one of the protagonists . This film was directed by Akashaditya Lama .

2 – Myoho : A dud of December . Myoho means Mystic Law . It was directed by Ranjan Shandilya .

3 – Four Two Ka One : A disappointing film of Jimmy Sheirgill . He is my student . I trained him for Aditya Chopra directed ” Mohabbatein ” [ 2000 ] of Yash Raj Films .

Third Week – December 21

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1 – Dabangg 2 : It is the biggest hit of December 2012 . It is the sequel of  its earlier avatar ” Dabangg ” . Arbaaz Khan made his debut as a director with this film . This is the 5th consecutive 100 crore earner of Salman Khan . Film’s budget was 40 crore . Thus according to trade analysts it is a block – buster .

Nikitin Dhir played the antagonist and Alvira Khan Agnihotri is the costume designer of this film . Arbaaz , Alvira and Nikitan are my students . I am so happy for them .

This film also has Kareena Kapoor and Flora Saini in guest appearances . They both are my students . Thus ” Dabangg 2 “ has 5 students of mine . One super – hit and 5 students . It is heartening .

Fourth Week  – December 28

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1 – Hansa : A small film from the stable of Manav Kaul , a known theatre personality .


In total …………… 07 …………….. films got released in December . Out of these ………….. 07 ………… released films ……….. 03 ………… films have …………… 05 ……………. personalities , who are trained by me .

Out of these ……….05 ……… persons , Alvira Khan Agnihotri is the costume designer of  ” Dabangg 2 ” and Arbaaz Khan , apart from being an actor is also the producer & director of ” Dabangg 2 ” . Remaining ……… 03 ……. are actors .

Kareena Kapoor and Flora Saini made guest appearances in ” Dabangg 2 ” . They are my students too .

I am happy for ” Dabangg 2 ” and all the 7 students of my acting school Vidur’s Kreating Charakters .

May they achieve greater success in 2013 .

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Vidur’s Film Diary – December 2012


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           JANUARY  02 , 2013          11.30 A.M.
Month of November 2012 was dominated by ” Jab Tak Hai Jaan ” and ” Son Of Sardar ” . December 2012 will be remembered for Aamir Khan‘s suspense triller ” Talaash ”  , Akshay Kumar‘sKhiladi 786 ” and Salman Khan‘sDabangg 2 ” .
Out of all the films released last month , ” Dabangg 2 “ easily entered in the 100 crore club . It is Salman Khan’s 5th consecutive 100 crore earner .
Tweets of Mr. Taran Adarsh and Mr. Komal Nahta , which I re-tweet , shows the current trends of the industry .

Tweets


#Talaash Fri 13.5 cr, Sat 15.5 cr, Sun 18.1 cr. Total: Rs 47.1 cr nett.


Update: #Khiladi786 super at single screens, low at plexes… The details! http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/trade/update/id/302/date/2012-12-07 …

#Khiladi786 biz analysis: Akshay Kumar can look back on 2012 with a smile on his face! http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/trade/businesstalk/id/562/date/2012-12-12 …

#Khiladi786 collected Rs 10.75 cr nett in Weekend 2. Grand total: Rs 63.25 cr nett. Breakup:- Fri 2.63 cr, Sat 3.37 cr, Sun 4.75 cr.

#Talaash collected Rs 5.04 cr nett in Weekend 3. Grand total: Rs 89.86 cr nett. Breakup:- Fri 1.05 cr, Sat 1.76 cr, Sun 2.23 cr.


Those asking, here’s the review of #Dabangg2: This one will rewrite the rules of the game. Sure shot Blockbuster! http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/moviemicro/criticreview/id/542696 …

#Dabangg2 Fri 21.10 cr, Sat 19.06 cr, Sun 24 cr to 25 cr [estimates; final total could vary]. Total: Rs 64/65 cr nett. OUTSTANDING!

#Dabangg2 Fri 21.10 cr, Sat 19.06 cr, Sun 25 cr, Mon 12 cr. Total: Rs 77.16 cr nett. Excellent!


What a superb jump! TALAASH Day 3: Rs. Little more than 18 crore!! First day was 13 plus. Day 2: 15.25. Total: 46 crore plus. Super!!

KHILADI 786 is not funny enough to satisfy the size of audience needed for it to make money… Read my review at http://komalsreviews.wordpress.com/2012/12/07/khiladi-786-review/ …

Latest reports: Opening of K786 not upto the mark in many multis.Delhi multis 50-60% only.After morning shows,U.P. cinema coll. r not good.

Punjab opening of K786 is very ordinary. Rajasthan collections after morning shows are okay, not bad but not very good either.

DABANGG 2 may be routine and may have its flaws but it will be a b.o. blockbuster. Read my review at http://komalsreviews.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/dabangg-2-review/ …

D2. All india nett. Fri. 21.10.. Sat. 19.06.

D2 Thursday estimate: around Rs. 5.75 – 6 crore. Total: approx. 106 crore!

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Obituary :

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Pandit Ravi Shankar : 

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Apart from being a Sitar maestro , Pandit Ravi Shankar gave music for 5 Hindi and 6 Bengali feature films also . His Bengali films include Satyajit Ray’s ” Apu Trilogy ” : ” Pather Panchali ” , ” Aparajito ” and ” Apur Sansar ” . He also gave music for ” Gandhi ” , a film made by Richard Attenborough .

Wrote two blogs about Pandit Ravi Shankar . Posting the links :

Pandit Ravi Shankar : As Film Music Director http://wp.me/ptyXI-2yf

Bobby Singh :

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Bobby Singh , the D.O.P. of films like ; ” Gangster ” [ 2006 ]  , ” Woh Lamhe ” [ 2006 ]  , ” Life In A Metro ” [ 2007 ]  , ” Dirty Picture ” [ 2011 ] , ” Jannat 2 ” [ 2012 ]  , and the upcoming film  ” Special Chabbis “ died at 38 in Goa following an asthma attack .

It is sad that such a talented cameraman dies so young .

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New Hindi Film Releases & Me :

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First Week – December 07

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1 – Khiladi 786……………………………………………………. X

2 – 10 ML Love ………………………………………………….. Tara Sharma

Second Week – December 14

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1 – Cigarette Ki Tarah …………………………………………… X

2 – Myoho …………………………………………………………..X

3 – Four Two Ka One …………………………………………….. Jimmy Sheirgill

Third Week – December 21

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1 – Dabangg 2 ……………………………………………………… Arbaaz Khan

………………………………………………………………………… Nikitin Dheer

………………………………………………………………………… Alvira Khan Agnihotri

Fourth Week  – December 28

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1 – Hansa ………………………………………………………….. X


In total …………… 07 …………….. films got released in December . Out of these ………….. 07 ………… released films ……….. 03 ………… films have …………… 05 ……………. personalities , who are trained by me .

Out of these ……….05 ……… persons , Alvira Khan Agnihotri is the costume designer of  ” Dabangg 2 ” and Arbaaz Khan , apart from being an actor is also the producer & director of ” Dabangg 2 ” . Remaining ……… 03 ……. are actors .

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TV Trivia & Me :

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1 – Dinesh Soni  is playing an important role in ” 26/12 ” on Life OK .

2 – Abhishek Tiwari is playing an important role in ” Balika Vadhu “ on Colors .

My ……………. 02 ……….. students in ………… 02 ……………. shows on several channels .


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Theatre & Me :

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1 – Divya Dutta is playing female lead in  ” Teri Amrita ” .

2 – Adhir Bhatt is playing main lead in ” Gasha ” .

 

My …………… 02 ………….. students in ………….. 02 …………. plays .

I congratulate all the above mentioned students on behalf of all the current students and staff of my acting academy ,  Vidur’s Kreating Charakters . May they shine in their chosen field .

VIDUR

MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA

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Vidur’s Film Diary – October 2010


 

It’s a bleeding October. It’s now known that ” Dabangg ” created history last month. Now Rajnikant’s new Tamil film ” Endhiran ” and its dubbed version”  Robot ” is re-writing box office history. All the other releases of this month have got mixed response and majority of them failed miserably.

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

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Paid preview shows of ‘Enthiran – The Robot‘ on Thursday night in U.K. Fantastic figures. Bigger than most Hindi biggies.

taran_adarsh

‘Robot’ [Hindi version] shows massive jump over Friday numbers. Business is rocking. Instance: CI circuit Fri 3.80 lacs, Sat 11.45 lacs.

taran_adarsh

‘Robot’ [Hindi Version] II: Sat was bigger than Fri and Sun was bigger than Sat. Hindi version has found tremendous appreciation.

taran_adarsh

Anjaana Anjaani: Collected approx. Rs. 24 cr. to Rs. 25 cr. nett in its opening weekend. Fri: 7 cr, Sat: 9 cr, Sun: 8 cr.

Overseas B.O.: ‘Enthiran’ leads, ‘Anjaana Anjaani’ sidelined by Rajnikant wave http://bit.ly/8YMX4o

taran_adarsh

‘Dabangg’: Added Rs. 5 cr. nett in its fourth week. Total: Rs. 137 cr. nett.

taran_adarsh

Anjaana Anjaani’: Weekend 24 cr, Weekdays 9 cr. Big chunk of revenue from plexes.

taran_adarsh

B.O. update: ‘Crook’ below par, ‘DDC’ starts slow, reports good http://bit.ly/aQZHc9

taran_adarsh

Overseas B.O.: ‘Crook’ fails, ‘Anjaana Anjaani’ slips http://bit.ly/bksa0U

taran_adarsh

B.O. update: ‘Aakrosh’ dull, ‘Knock Out’ poor start http://bit.ly/aQZHc9

taran_adarsh

Top 5: ‘Crook’ rejected, ‘Do Dooni Chaar’ better in North http://bit.ly/bbkhW6

taran_adarsh

Endhiran [Tamil+Telugu] official figures: US 20 cr, UK-Eur 8 cr, Gulf 7 cr, SE Asia [incl Malaysia, Singapore] 21 cr, rest 5 cr. Total 61 cr

taran_adarsh

Midweek B.O.: ‘Aakrosh’ dull, ‘Knock Out’ dismal http://bit.ly/bbkhW4

taran_adarsh

Black Friday: It was the worst weekend of 2010 http://bit.ly/cctlka

SaritaTanwar

Rajni rules RT @amul_mohan: -: 3 Idiots : 201 Cr Dabangg : 141 Cr and Enthiran : 200 Cr for 2 weeks still running!

taran_adarsh

Bollywood bleeding: first Crook, then Aakrosh, Knock Out. Now Jhootha Hi Sahi, Rakht Charitra, Hisss, Dus Tola. Business slides downwards.

taran_adarsh

Raktacharitra’ [Telugu] opens to fabulous response http://bit.ly/bUo9md

taran_adarsh

The new releases have opened to dismal houses. 3% to 5% opening. Kya hoga?

Obituary
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Keshu Ramsay : Producer, Director, Cinematographer and part-time actor Keshu Ramsay died on 19th October, 2010 in Mumbai. His son Aryeman is my student and I used to go to his house to train Aryeman before the launch of ” Family – Ties of Blood “. Before launching his son Aryeman in the above mentioned film, Keshu Ramsay produced many successful films with Akshay Kumar,Most notable among them were Khiladi series films : ” Sabse Bada Khiladi ” , ” Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi “,  ” Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi ” , ” International Khiladi ” and ” Khiladi 420 ” . He also produced Amitabh Bachchan starrers ” Khakee ” and ” Family – Ties of Blood “.

Born in the family of horror film maker Ramsay family, Keshu Ramsay directed 6 films like : ” Ashant ” , ” Khoj” ,  ” Saaya ” , ” Dak Bangala ” and ” Haveli ” in his earlier days.

He was also a cinematographer of the three films produced by his family’s  banner : ” Do Gaz Zameen Ke Neeche” , ” Darwaza ” and ” Saboot “.

He also worked as an actor in ” Dahshat “. I used to meet him in his flat , when I used to go to train Aryaman. He was a perfect gentleman and an amiable person.

New Releases & Me
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First Week – October 01

1 – Anjaana Anjaani……………………………..Ranbir Kapoor
………………………………………………………..Priyanka Chopra
………………………………………………………..Zayed Khan
………………………………………………………..Shekhar [ Vishal-Shekhar ]

2 – Khichdi The Movie…………………………….x

Second Week – October 08

1 – Crook……………………………………………..Emraan Hashmi

2 – Do Dooni Chaar………………………………..x

Third Week – October 15 

1 –  Aakrosh………………………………………….Akshaye Khanna
…………………………………………………………..Amita Pathak
…………………………………………………………..Sameera Reddy
…………………………………………………………..Reema Sen 

2 – Knock Out………………………………………….x

3 – Kajraare……………………………………………..x

Fourth Week – October 22

1 – Jhootha Hi Sahi……………………………………John Abraham
………………………………………………………… ….Pakhi Tyrewala [Story/Screenplay/Dialogue]

2 – Rakht Charitra…………………………………..Vivek Oberoi

3 – Dus Tola…………………………………………….Siddharth Makkar

4 – Hisss…………………………………………………Divya Dutta

Fifth Week – October 29

1 -Daayen Ya Baayen………………………. ……. ….x

2 – Maalik Ek………………………………………………Divya Dutta

3 – Musaa – The Must Wanted…………………………Sameer Aftab

…………………………………………………………………Lijna Jariya

4 -Nakshatra……………………………………………….Aksshey Varma

In total ..15… films got released this month. Out of these…15…films , my …..18……students are there in….10….films. Out of these ..18….students ..16…. are actors,and …1…..Shekhar [ Vishal-Shekhar ] is the music director. Divya Dutta appears in 2 films : ” Hisss ” and ” Maalik Ek “. Pakhi Tyrewala, apart from acting in ” Jhootha Hi Sahi ”  , also writes story , screenplay and dialogues of the said film.
 

Hindi Film News This month :
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1 – taran_adarsh

Officially confirmed: Anil Kapoor will star with @TomCruise in Mission Impossible 4..After ” Slumdog Millionaire “and a TV series ” 24 ” , this will be Anil Kapoor’s third international assignment.

2 – ” Ishqiya ” has been chosen for Cairo International Film Festival.

3 – Faridoon_S

National Kishore Kumar Award presented by Madhya Pradesh Govt was conferred upon Yash Chopra yesterday Oct 13th

4 – Yash Raj Films’ Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge completed 15 years of its uninterrupted run on 22nd October at Maratha Mandir, Mumbai.

5 – Bollyhungama

Manoj Kumar & Oliver Stone honoured at 12th Mumbai Film Festival http://bit.ly/aI9URb
T. V. Trivias This Month ;

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1 –  @NDTVMovies: Amitabh’s KBC 2010 beats all in TRP race http://goo.gl/fb/7ZctS

2 – ” India’s Got Talent – Khoj 2 ” had 2 students of mine as judges : Sajid Khan and Sonali Bendre

3 – ” Khatron Ke Khiladi – 3 ” had 5 students of mine : Priyanka Chopra as host and , Abhishek Kapoor, Angad Bedi, Dino Morea and Rahul Dev as participants.

4 – Now ” Bigg Boss – 4 ” has 2 : Samir Soni and Ashmit Patel.

5 – priyaramani

Opening episode TVRs: KBC 6.2, Khatron ke Khiladi 5.5, Bigg Boss 4.8, and Masterchef 2.6

South Indian Film News This Month :
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1 – Telugu Film ” Orange ” is ready for release. It has 3 students of mine.: Ram Charan Teja, Genelia D’Souza and Shazahn Padamsee.

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