Vidur’s Film Diary – May 2012


MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           JUNE 01 , 2012           00.50 A.M.

Month of May ended without too many big or important films . Out of all the 11 films , which were released in May , only 2 could be called hits .Jannat 2 of Mahesh Bhatt and ” Ishaqzaade “ of Yash Raj Films are the sole exceptions .

” Ishaqzaade “ is released byYash Raj Films . It also marks the debut of Arjun Kapoor , son of Bony Kapoor and Late Mona Kapoor .

As usual , re – posting some of the relevant tweets of eminent trade analysts Mr. Komal Nahta and Mr. Taran Adarsh :

Tweets

#Jannat2 starts with a bang, Friday trends looks at Rs 9 cr + nett, 3rd biggest opener after #Agneepath & #Housefull2 http://bit.ly/Jwcl35

#DangerousIshhq movie review: No patch on Vikram Bhatt’s earlier achievements. Epic disappointment! http://bit.ly/JGo1T3

#Jannat2 collects Rs 35.55 cr in Week 1 … #VickyDonor 3-week total Rs 32 cr http://bit.ly/IHTBQ3

#VickyDonor added another Rs 6.5 cr nett to its total, taking the 3-week total to Rs 32 cr nett. Super Hit.

Update: #Ishaqzaade starts very well, one of the best starts of 2012 … #DangerousIshhq unexciting http://bit.ly/J2NlXU

#Ishaqzaade *actuals* Fri 4.54 cr, Sat 5.15 cr, Sun 6.22 cr, Mon 2.77 cr, Tue 2.64 cr. Total Rs 21.32 cr nett. Excellent.

#Ishaqzaade Wknd 2: Fri 1.77 Cr, Sat 2.40 Cr, Sun 3.21 Cr, Mon 1.43 Cr. Total: 8.81 Cr. Grand total: Rs 34.54 Cr nett. Fantastic.

#Ishaqzaade collected Rs 4.34 cr in Wknd 3, taking the total to Rs 42.52 cr nett. Fri 1.08 cr, Sat 1.51 cr, Sun 1.75 cr. Super Hit.

Jannat 2 off to a fantastic start.Poised to be a big hit.Emraan, Randeep, Kunal, Pritam, Bhatt brothers, Fox, Shagufta, Masoom deserve kudos

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Obituary :

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Taruni Sachdev :

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A lovely child artiste and child model of repute , Taruni Sachdev died on May 14 , 2012 in a plane crash in Nepal . She was only 14 years old at the time of her death .

Her most famous commercial was Rasna campaign with tag – line ” I Love You Rasna ” . Colgate , ICICI Bank , Reliance Mobile , LG , Saffola and Kesar Badam Milk are her other big and successful commercials . She was the highest paid child model with more than 50 commercials to her credit .

Her filmography includes 2 super hit Hindi films  : ” Koi Mil Gaya ” [ 2003 ] and ” Paa ” [ 2009 ] , 2 Malayalam films ” Vellinakshatram ” [ 2004 ] and ” Sathyam “ [ 2004 ] and 1 Tamil film ” Vetriselvan ” [ 2012 ] .

Gavin Packard :

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A British by birth and an Indian because of his connection with the Hindi film industry , Gavin Packard died on May 18 , 2012 in Vasai , Mumbai . He died at the age of 48 because of respiratory disorder .

He worked in many Hindi block – busters like ;  ” Tridev ” [ 1989 ] , ” Sadak ” [ 1991 ] , ” Mohra ” [ 1994 ]  and ” Karan Arjun ” [ 1995 ] .

He is considered a pioneer in body – building and trained and initiated many stars into body – building .  Sanjay Dutt is one of them .

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New Hindi Film Releases & Me :

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First Week – May 04

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1 – Jannat 2 …………………………………………… Emraan Hashmi

2 – Fatso ……………………………………………….. x

Second Week – May 11

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1 – Ishaqzaade ………………………………………… Arjun Kapoor

…………………………………………………………….. Ashish Singh

2 – Dangerous Ishq …………………………………… Rajniesh Duggall

…………………………………………………………….. Jimmy Sheirgill

…………………………………………………………….. Divya Dutta

…………………………………………………………….. Aarya Babbar

Third Week – May 18

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1 – Department …………………………………………. x

2 – Mr. Bhatti On Chutti ………………………………. x

Fourth Week  – May 25

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1 – Chutki Bajaa Ke …………………………………….. x

2 – Love Recipe …………………………………………. x

3 – MLA …………………………………………………… x

4 – Rakhtbeej …………………………………………….. x

5 – Yeh Khula Aasmaan ………………………………. x

In total …………… 11 …………….. films got released in May . Out of these ………….. 11 ………… released films ……….. 03 ………… films have …………………. 07 ………………. actors , who are my students . Out of …………. 07 ………… students ; Ashish Singh is an executive producer . So the tally comes to …………… 06 …………….. actors and the remaining ………. 01 ………… is from the other field of film – making .


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TV Trivia & Me :

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1 – Divyajyoti Sharma is essaying an important role in Amrit Manthanon Star Plus .

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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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