Vidur’s Film Diary – April 2013


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           MAY  03 , 2013          11.35 P.M.
Month of April started with a surprise hit ” Chashme Baddoor ” . For the first time in the history of Indian cinema two films ; the original ” Chashme Buddoor ” and the new ” Chashme Baddoor ” got simultaneous theatrical release and the new version became hit and got appreciation from the critics and public alike .

Tweets

Tweets of eminent trade analysts Mr. Komal Nahta and Mr. Taran Adarsh , which I re-tweet , present the current and authentic trend of film industry :

#Himmatwala day 1 net collections 10.5 cr. Considering super wide release & good Friday holiday, collections are below the mark.

Komal Nahta Komal Nahta @KomalNahta31 Mar

#Himmatwala collections drop badly. Day 2: Rs. 7.5 crore only. Total: Rs. 18 crore only. Sunday collections below d mark..

Expected loss in HIMMATWALA: Rs. 20 crore at least. May be more!

Komal Nahta Komal Nahta @KomalNahta5 Apr

CHASHME BADDOOR is a fair entertainer for the young at heart. Read my complete review at http://komalsreviews.wordpress.com/2013/04/05/chashme-baddoor-review/ …

 Komal Nahta Komal Nahta @KomalNahta5 Apr

For those of u who want to read my review of CHASHME BADDOOR in Hindi, u can do so at http://www.bbc.co.uk/hindi/entertainment/2013/04/130405_chashme_baddoorreview_pkp.shtml …

Early estimates suggest that day one for #chashmebaddoor is 5~ 5.25cr!
First day net collection of #Commando Rs 3.75 cr. & #NautankiSaala Rs. 3.25
  1. Ek thi Dayaan: fri – 5.25 cr. Collections on the lower side considering that it stars Emraan Hashmi.

  1. #Himmatwala collected approx. Rs 44.89 cr nett in Week 1. Rejected!

  2. #MereDadKiMaruti [3rd Week]: 1.05 cr to 1.10 cr. Grand total: approx Rs. 12.20 cr to 12.25 cr.

  3. #ChashmeBaddoor is off to a super start in India. North India and Mumbai circuits leading. Even mass-dominated belt very good!

  4. #ChashmeBaddoor *early estimates* should cross 5.5 cr. May even touch 6 cr. Data still pouring in. Super start!

  1. #ChashmeBaddoor *revised total* Fri 5.18 cr, Sat 6.27 cr, Sun 7.85 cr, Mon 3.30 cr. Total: Rs 22.60 cr. Rock-steady!

  1. #MereDadKiMaruti collected approx. Rs 34 lacs in Week 4. Grand total: Rs 12.54 cr. Above average.

    #NautankiSaala review: Uncontaminated, witty, amusing. Offers an interesting premise with plenty of good laughs! http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/moviemicro/criticreview/id/563926 …

  2. #ChashmeBaddoor collected approx. Rs 30 cr nett in Week 1 [domestic BO]. The Overseas total stands at approx. Rs 5 cr. HIT.

    #Commando Fri 3.75 cr. Excellent at single screens of mass circuits.

    #ChashmeBaddoor [2nd Week] Fri 1.50 cr. Total: 31.50 cr.

    1. #ChashmeBaddoor collected approx Rs 6 cr nett in Weekend 2. Breakup: Fri 1.50 cr, Sat 2 cr, Sun 2.50 cr. Grand total: Rs 36 cr nett. Hit.

    2. #Commando collected approx Rs 11.18 cr nett in its opening weekend. Breakup: Fri 3.69 cr, Sat 3.39 cr, Sun 4.10 cr.

    3. #NautankiSaala collected approx Rs 13.25 cr nett in its opening weekend. Breakup: Fri 3.25 cr, Sat 4.75 cr, Sun 5.25 cr.

      1. #EkThiDaayan collected approx Rs 18.07 cr in its opening weekend. Breakup: Fri 6.24 cr, Sat 5.63 cr, Sun 6.20 cr.

        #Shree movie review: Has a fascinating premise, but the erratic writing plays the spoilsport! http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/moviemicro/criticreview/id/590335 …

        1. One of those rare Fridays when two new releases have notched solid numbers. Good films can co-exist, #Aashiqui2 and #IronMan3 prove it!

        2. #IronMan3 is on a record-smashing spree. Numbers being compiled, but it’s a stupendous start. Biggest Hollywood opener? Let’s wait!

        3. #Aashiqui2 has had a fantastic start. Though numbers still being compiled, it’s one of the biggest starts for a film starring newcomers!

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Obituary :

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P. B.Sreenivas  : 

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A Legendary playback singer P. B. Sreenivas a.k.a. PBS died on April 14, 2013 in Chennai . He made his début in 1952 in Gemini’s Hindi film “ Mr Sampat ”, where his song “Aji hum Bharat ki naari”, a duet with Geeta Dutt, became popular.

He sang his most popular duet in Hindi “Chanda Se Hoga Wo Pyaara” with Lata Mangeshkar in the film “ Main Bhi Ladki Hoon ” in 1964 . Years later , after a gap of 37 years , he again came to Hindi film and sang super-hit number ” Kaisi Hai Ye Rut Ki Jisme Phool Banke Dil Khile ” in ” Dil Chahta Hai ” [ 2001 ] .

Though PBS had hit numbers in all the languages that he sang, it was in the Kannada Film Industry that he sang the highest number of songs and delivered the highest number of hits. P. B. Sreenivas ruled the Kannada Industry for over three decades and was the voice for Super Star Dr. Rajkumar .

Posting link of the blog , which I wrote about him :

P. B. Sreenivas : The Golden Voice Is No More http://wp.me/ptyXI-2Sj

Shamshad Begum :

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Iconic playback singer Shamshad Begum died in Mumbai on April 23 , 2013 at the age of 94 .

Posting link of the blog , which I wrote about her  :

  1. Shamshad Begum : छोड़ बाबुल का घर, आज पी के नगर, मोहे जाना पड़ा http://wp.me/ptyXI-2TF


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New Hindi Film Releases & Me :

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First Week – April 05

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1 – Chashme Baddoor …………………………………………………. Ayaz Khan

………………………………………………………………………………. Divyendu Sharma

2 – Rise of the Zombie ………………………………………………… X

Second Week – April 12

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1 – Commando – A One Man Army………………………………… X

2 – Nautanki Saala …………………………………………………….. Krishan Kumar

Third Week – April 19

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1 – Ek Thi Daayan …………………………………………………….. Emraan Hashmi

…………………………………………………………………………….. Kalki Koechlin

2 – Saanwariya ………………………………………………………… Ashmit Patel

Fourth Week  – April 26

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1 – Aashiqui 2 …………………………………………………………. Krishan Kumar

2 – Shree ……………………………………………………………….. Hussain Kuwajerwala

3 – Kya Yaaron ……………………………………………………….. X

4 – Life Mein HUngama Hai ……………………………………….. X

 

 

In total …………… 10 …………….. films got released in April . Out of these ………….. 10 ………… released films ……….. 06 ………… films have …………… 07 ……………. persons , who are trained by me .

Out of these ………. 07 ……… persons , Krishan Kumar is the Co-Producer of  ” Nautanki Sala  ” and ” Aashiqui 2 “ .

Remaining ………. 06 ………. are actors .

 

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New Regional Films & Me :

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1 – Telugu : Sirish Allu  is making his debut in ” Gauravam “.


My ………….. 01 ………………. student in ……….. 01 ………….. regional film .

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TV Trivia & Me :

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1 – Aamir Ali  is playing an important role in   ” Jhilmil Sitaaron Ka Aangan Hoga “ on Sahara One .

2 – Gaurav S. Bajaj is playing lead in ” Kaisa Ye Ishq Hai , Ajab Sa Risk Hai “ on Life OK .

3 – Rajnish Gore is playing a role in ” Chidiya Ghar “ on SAB TV .

4 – Sachin Chhabra is playing an important role in ” Ek Ghar Banaunga “ on Star Plus .


My ……………. 04 ……….. students in ………… 04 ……………. shows on different channels .

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Theatre & Me :

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1 – Viraf Patel is playing an important role in ” Bombay Talkies ” .

My ……………… 01 ……………… student in ………………… 01 …………….. play .

 

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Commercials & Me :

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1 – Hritik Roshan is the brand ambassador of Mountain Dew of PepsiCo .

2 – Mahima Chaudhary is the brand ambassador of Pioneer Herbals .

My ………….. 02 …………… student in …………… 02 …………… commercial campaigns .

I am happy as an acting trainer or acting tutor because my 07 students appeared in 06 films , 04 students in 04 TV serials , 01 student in 01 regional film , 01 student in 01 play and 02 students appeared in 02 Ads also . Thus total number of my students working in the month of April comes to 15 . On the contrary self-proclaimed most famous acting school of Mumbai , self-anointed most famous acting institute of India and self-appointed most famous acting academy of bollywood are busy celebrating blink and miss roles of their alumni .

I congratulate all my above mentioned students on behalf of all the students and staff of VIDUR Acting Institute , which is known as Vidur’s Kreating Charakters . May they shine in their chosen field . May , through their endeavour , VIDUR Acting Institute will one day become one of the most famous acting institutes of the world .

VIDUR

MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA

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Vidur’s Film Diary – March 2013


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           APRIL  04, 2013          00.20 A.M.
Month of March 2013 will be remembered for the average run of films . In the beginning of the month onlySaheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns ” got favourable response from the critics and the public . ” Mere Dad Ki Maruti ” and ” Jolly LLB “ had slow starts but picked up miraculously with positive word of mouth . ” Himmatwala “ came towards the end of the month and bombed miserably .
The first quarter of 2013 can boast of only 7 hits and average hit films . They are : ” Jolly LLB ” , ” Special 26 ” , ” ABCD ( Any Body Can Dance ) ” , ” Kai Po Che ” , ” Mere Dad Ki Maruti ” , ” Table No. 21 ” and ” Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns ” .

Tweets

Tweets of eminent trade analysts Mr. Komal Nahta , Mr. Taran Adarsh and Ms. Bhawana Somaaya , which I re-tweet , present the current and authentic trend of film industry :
  1. JOLLY LLB has some entertainment but ltd. b.o. potential.Read my review on at http://komalsreviews.wordpress.com/2013/03/15/jolly-llb-review/ …

  2. #meredadkimaruti : what an entertainer!! Entire team deserves a huge hug. Poor start but WILL pick up…

  1. #IMeAurMain had a lacklustre weekend and maintained low figures on weekdays. Collected approx Rs 7.90 cr nett in Week 1.

  2. ‘The Attacks Of 26/11’ performed slightly better in pockets of Maharashtra and South India, but remained below the mark elsewhere.

  3. #KaiPoChe [revised] collected approx Rs 16.42 cr nett in Week 2. Grand total: approx Rs 45.52 cr nett.

    Update: #SahebBiwiAurGangsterReturns has tepid start in morning shows! http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/trade/update/id/313/date/2013-03-08 …

    1. #SahebBiwiAurGangsterReturns collected approx Rs 12.75 cr nett in its opening weekend. Breakup:- Fri 3.50 cr, Sat 4.25 cr, Sun 5 cr.

    2. #KaiPoChe collected approx Rs 4.15 cr nett in Weekend 3. Grand total: approx Rs 49.67 cr nett.

    3. #SahebBiwiAurGangsterReturns, #KaiPoChe Boxoffice report! http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/trade/top5/id/946 …

      1. ‘Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns’ collects Rs 18.25 cr in Week 1 – the detailed report! http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/trade/top5/id/947/date/2013-03-15 …

#JollyLLB picked up substantially in evening/night shows across the nation. Collects *early estimates* Rs 3.12 cr on Friday.

h taran adarsh taran adarsh@taran_adarsh

  1. #JollyLLB witnesses 40%-50% jump at plexes on Saturday. Collects 4.23 cr on Sat. Total: Rs 7.35 cr.

    1. ‘Jolly LLB’ 19.52 cr, ‘MDKM’ 8.09 cr, ‘3G’ 5.82 cr – the detailed report! http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/trade/top5/id/949/date/2013-03-22 …

    2. #3G collected approx Rs 5.82 cr in Week 1. Fri 1.10 cr, Sat 1.12 cr, Sun 1.40 cr, Mon 66 lacs, Tue 61 lacs, Wed 52 lacs, Thu 41 lacs.

    3. #MereDadKiMaruti collected Rs 8.09 cr in Week 1. Fri 1.03 cr, Sat 1.51 cr, Sun 2.05 cr, Mon 89 lacs, Tue 91 lacs, Wed 90 lacs, Thu 80 lacs.

    4. #JollyLLB Collected approx Rs 19.52 cr in Week 1. Fri 3.12 cr, Sat 4.23 cr, Sun 5.16 cr, Mon 1.90 cr, Tue 1.83 cr, Wed 1.76 cr, Thu 1.52 cr.

      1. #Rangrezz movie review: Impressive first half, loses focus in post-interval portions. One definitely expected more! http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/moviemicro/criticreview/id/553635#.UUvyDQd6xDg.twitter …

      2. #Aatma movie review: Stands on a weak script. Besides, there are hardly any scares here. Disappointing! http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/moviemicro/criticreview/id/553290#.UUvwMTLL2iw.twitter …

  1. Saheb Biwi Gangster Returns Day 1 collections: 3.25 CR. Weekend collection: 11.5 CR. Full week collection: 17 CR. Budget of film: only 4 CR

  2. Jolly LLB Fri collection:2.35 CR.Sat collection:3.10 CR.Wk end collection: 5.45 CRMere Dad ki Maruti Fri 2.5 CR. Sat 4.0 CR. Sun 4.8 CR nett

  1. Finally Monday ka Mantra: Aatmaa Fri 1.5 cr Sat 1.6 cr Sun 1.9 cr. Total 9cr. Rangrezz fri 1 cr Sat 1.2 cr Sun 1.3 Total 3.5 cr.

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Obituary :

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B. M. Vyas  : 

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A veteran actor of mythological films and some social films , Shri B. M. Vyas died on March 11 , 2013 at the age of 93 .

Famous for his portrayal of Ravan in several mythological films , Vyas started his career with Chetan Anand’s ” Neecha Nagar “ but was noticed with Raj Kapoor’s ” Barsaat ”  in 1949 . He acted in over 300 mythological and social films including films like ” Baiju Bawra ” , ” Do Aankhen Barah Haath “ and ” Sarawasti Chandra ” . His last big film was Shah Rukh Khan starrer ” Oh Darling Yeh Hai India ” .

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New Hindi Film Releases & Me :

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First Week – March 01

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1 – I , Me Aur Main ……………………………………………………… John Abraham

……………………………………………………………………………….. Sameer Soni

……………………………………………………………………………….. Raghav Sachar

2 – Bloody Isshq ………………………………………………………… Daisy Shah

3 – The Attacks of 26/11 ……………………………………………… X

Second Week – March 08

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1 – Saheb , Biwi Aur Gangster Returns …………………………… Jimmy Sheirgill

………………………………………………………………………………. Soha Ali Khan

2 – Saare Jahaan Se Mehnga ………………………………………… X

Third Week – March 15

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1 -3G ……………………………………………………………………. Neil Nitin Mukesh

……………………………………………………………………………. Mrinalini Sharma

2 – Jolly LLB …………………………………………………………… X

3 – Mere Dad Ki Maruti ……………………………………………… X

Fourth Week  – March 22

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1 – Rangrezz …………………………………………………………… X

2 – Aatma ……………………………………………………………… Amita Pathak

3 – Sona Spa …………………………………………………………… X

4 – Zindagi 50-50 …………………………………………………… Riya Sen

…………………………………………………………………………… Aarya Babbar

Fifth Week – March 29

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1 – Himmatwala …………………………………………………….. Sajid Khan

 

In total …………… 13 …………….. films got released in March . Out of these ………….. 13 ………… released films ……….. 07 ………… films have …………… 12 ……………. persons , who are trained by me .

Out of these ……….12 ……… persons , Daisy Shah made guest appearance in ” Bloody Isshq ” . Raghav Sachar is the music director of ” I , Me Aur Main “ , Amita Pathak is the Ex. Co-Producer of ” Aatma “ and Sajid Khan is the director of  ” Himmatwala “ .

Remaining ………. 08 ………. are actors .

 

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New Regional Films & Me :

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1 – Telugu : Sayali Bhagat  is playing main lead in ” Blade Babji “.

2 – Telugu : Sayali Bhagat is playing lead in ” Inkosaari ” .

3 – Tamil : Sayali Bhagat is playing lead in ” Newtonin Moondram Vidhi ” .

4 – Bengali : Priyanshu Chatterjee is playing an important role in ” Shunya Awnko ” .

 

My ………….. 02 ………………. student in ……….. 04 ………….. regional film .

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TV Trivia & Me :

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1 – Sonali Bendre  is judging  ” India’s Best Dramebaaz “ on Zee TV .

2 – Vivek Oberoi  is judging ” India’s Best Draembaaz “ on Zee TV .

3 – Monica Bedi is playing an important role in ” Saraswatichandra “ on Star Plus .

4 – Resshmi Ghosh is playing an important role in ” Savitri “ on Life OK .

5 – Eijaz Khan is playing an important role in ” Shubh Vivah “ on Sony TV .

6 – Apurva Agnihotri is playing an important role in ” Aasman Se Aage “ on Life OK .

7 – Manav Gohil is doing ” Buddy Project “ on Channel V .

8 – Sandesh Gour is playing an important role in ” Sarawatichandra “ on Star Plus .

9 – Smita Pawar is playing an important role in ” Tujh Sang Preet Lagayi Sajna “ on Sahara One .

My ……………. 09 ……….. students in ………… 07 ……………. shows on different channels .

 

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Theatre & Me :

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1 – Adhir Bhat is playing one of the leads in  ” Gasha ” .

2 – Bhavna Pani is playing supporting role in ” So Many Socks ” .

3 – Veebha Anand is playing lead in ” Rishto Ka Live Telecast ” .

 

 My …………… 03 ………….. students in ………….. 03 …………. plays .

It was such a satisfying month for me as an acting trainer or acting tutor [ as my detractors call me ] . My 12 students appeared in 07 films , 09 students in 07  TV serials , 02 students in 04 regional films and 03 students appeared in 03 plays also . Thus total number of students working in the month of March comes to 25 . Self-proclaimed most famous acting school of Mumbai , self-annointed most famous acting institute of India and self-appointed most famous acting academy of bollywood will fail miserably on this count .

I congratulate all my above mentioned students on behalf of all the current students and staff of my acting institute  Vidur’s Kreating Charakters . May they shine in their chosen field . May , through their endeavour , our acting institute will one day become one of the most famous acting institutes of the world .

VIDUR

MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA

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Vidur’s Film Diary – January 2013


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           FEBRUARY  06, 2013          11.35 P.M.
Month of January came and is now gone with no major surprises . ” Table No. 21 “ met with moderate success and ” Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola “ failed to garner mullahs at the box office . ” Race 2 “ looked promising initially but could not sustain the impetus .
Tweets of Mr. Taran Adarsh and Mr. Komal Nahta , which I re-tweet , shows the current trends of the industry .

Tweets

#Dabangg2 *2-week total* India Rs 144 cr + Overseas Rs 45.6 cr. Total: Rs 189.6 cr.

Update: New releases open to cold response, but ‘Table No 21’ reports good, should grow http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/trade/update/id/304/date/2013-01-04 …

‘Rajdhani Express’ movie review: Has its moments, but they are few and far between! http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/moviemicro/criticreview/id/508322 …

‘Table No. 21’ movie review: A commendable movie-going experience. Strongly recommended http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/moviemicro/criticreview/id/554240 …

‘Table No 21’ Friday 1.55 cr… Picked up in the evening shows… North biz affected due to severe cold.

‘Table No 21’ fri 1.55 cr, sat 2.04 cr, sun 2.25 cr, mon 1.02 cr, tue 1.00 cr. Total: 7.86 cr. Rock-steady!

‘Table No 21’ lone survivor at BO… 2013 release calendar packed, multiple films to bombard cineplexes week after week http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/trade/businesstalk/id/566/date/2013-01-09 …

9h taran adarsh taran adarsh@taran_adarsh #MatruKiBijleeKaMandola faces tough competition in North [Punjabi film] and South [5 Tamil films and 2 biggies in Telugu].
9h taran adarsh taran adarsh@taran_adarsh

Update: #MKBKM ‘Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola’ opens to dull houses http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/trade/update/id/date/2013-01-11 …21

18 Jan taran adarsh taran adarsh@taran_adarsh #MumbaiMirror movie review: For those who relish masala movies. Especially for the single screen circuit! http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/moviemicro/criticreview/id/571955

18 Jan taran adarsh taran adarsh@taran_adarsh#Inkaar movie review: Caters to a niche audience! http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/moviemicro/criticreview/id/550982 …

Jan taran adarsh taran adarsh@taran_adarsh #Inkaar collected approx Rs 6.35 cr nett in its opening weekend. Breakup:- Fri 1.75 cr,Sat2.10cr, Sun2.50cr.

21 Jan taran adarsh taran adarsh@taran_adarsh#Inkaar, #MumbaiMirror have lacklustre weekend, #MKBKM falls significantly – the detailed report! http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/trade/top5/id/932/date/2013-01-21 …

19h taran adarsh taran adarsh@taran_adarsh

#Race2 Saturday trends: Has chances of touching 20 cr, if it maintains the momentum. Awesome!

INKAAR is for a thin section of the audience only. Read my review at http://komalsreviews.wordpress.com/2013/01/18/inkaar-review/ …

19h Komal Nahta Komal Nahta @KomalNahta

Race 2: first day all-india net approx. 14.25 to 14.5 crore.


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Obituary :

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Haradhan Bandopadhyay : 

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Haradhan Bandopadhyay, a favourite actor of Satyajit Ray and a loving grandfather of Bengali films, died on January 07 , 2013 in the morning .

From “Mahanagar” to “Barfi” , his loving portrayals in films enthralled us. He is the actor who played Jhilmil’s Daju in Barfi.

S. Ramanathan :

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Producer and director S. Ramanathan died on January 09 , 2013 at the age of 83 .

He was the man , who produced ” Bombay To Goa ” [ 1972 ] and thus gave Amitabh Bachchan his first big break . Later on he produced ” Geraftaar ” [ 1985 ] and brought together Amitabh Bachchan , Rajnikanth and Kamal Hassan . In between he also produced and directed ” Mahaan ” [ 1983 ] , the film which starred Amitabh Bachchan in triple role .

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New Hindi Film Releases & Me :

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First Week – January 04

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1 – Dehraadun Diary …………………………………………………. X

2 – Meri Shadi Karao ………………………………………………… X

3 – Rajdhani Express ……………………………………………….. Jimmy Sheirgill

……………………………………………………………………………. Priyanshu Chatterjee

……………………………………………………………………………. Sayali Bhagat

……………………………………………………………………………. Sudhanshu Pandey

4 – Table No. 21 ……………………………………………………… X

Second Week – January 11

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1 – Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola …………………………………… Imran Khan

…………………………………………………………………………… Anushka Sharma

…………………………………………………………………………… Arya Babbar

2 – Gangoobai ………………………………………………………… X

Third Week – January 18

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1 – Inkaar ……………………………………………………………… John Abraham

2 – Mumbai Mirror ………………………………………………….. X

3 – Bandook ………………………………………………………….. X

Fourth Week  – January 25

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1 – Akaash Vani ………………………………. ………………….. Kartik Tiwari

2 – Main Krishna Hoon ………………………………………….. Hritik Roshan [ Guest ]

………………………………………………………………………… Katrina Kaif [ Guest ]

3 – Race 2 ………………………………………  ………………….. Saif Ali Khan

……………………………………………………. …………………. John Abraham

…………………………………………………….  ………………… Jaqueline Fernandes


In total …………… 12 …………….. films got released in December . Out of these ………….. 12………… released films ……….. 06 ………… films have …………… 14 ……………. persons , who are trained by me .

Out of these ……….14 ……… persons , John Abraham comes twice and Hritik Roshan and Katrina Kaif have made guest appearances .

 

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New Regional Films & Me :

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1 – Chhattisgarhi : Sandesh Gour  is playing main lead in ” Daai “.

 

My ………….. 01 ………………. student in ……….. 01 ………….. regional film .

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TV Trivia & Me :

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1 – Sajid Khan is one of the judges in ” Naach Baliye – 5 “ on Star Plus .

2 – Dinesh Soni is playing an important role in ” Balika Vadhu “ on Colors TV.

3 – Kunal Madhiwalla is playing Narad in ” Jai Bajrangbali “ on Sahara One TV .

4 – Akhlaque Khan is playing an important role in ” Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha “ on Colors TV .

5 – Sonali Sachdev is playing an important role in ” Sanskaar – Dharohar Apno Ki “ on Colors TV .

My ……………. 05 ……….. students in ………… 05 ……………. shows on different channels .


 

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

VIDUR

MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA

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Vidur’s Film Diary – October 2012


MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           NOVEMBER  01, 2012           00.45 A.M.
Month of October ended without any big surprises . Shridevi’s come back film ” English Vinglish “ was a surprise hit but Rani Mulherjee’s film ” Aiyyaa “ failed miserably . Karan Johar‘s ” Students of The Year “ introduced 3 new comers , who were appreciated . Film is a big hit among youngsters .
Tweets of Mr. Taran Adarsh and Mr. Komal Nahta , which I re-tweet , shows the current trends of the industry .

Tweets


#OMG collected approx Rs 18.5 cr nett in its opening weekend. Breakup [estimates]:- Fri 4.25 cr, Sat 6.5 cr, Sun 7.75 cr.

 

#Heroine fell sharply in Weekend 2. Collected Rs 3.5 cr nett in Weekend 2, taking 10-day total to Rs 40.6 cr nett.

 

#KamaalDhamaalMalamaal is a disaster. Ranks amongst the lowest openers of the year.

 

#Barfi *India biz* Rs 96.3 cr nett till Sunday. Tomorrow [Gandhi Jayanti holiday], the film should cross 100 cr nett mark.

UTV is on a roll with two back to back 100 cr films – #RowdyRathore and #Barfi.

#Barfi [3rd Week] Tue 4.25 cr. Grand total: 103.05 cr nett.

#OMG Fri 4.25 cr, Sat 6.5 cr, Sun 7.9 cr, Mon 4.6 cr, Tue *est* 8 cr. Total: 31.25 cr nett. Excellent!

#Barfi Wed 1.5cr, total 104.55cr nett … #Heroine Wed 62 lacs, total 42.95cr nett.

#Barfi 3-week total stands at approx Rs 105.65 cr nett. Super Hit.

#Heroine 2-week total stands at Rs 43.45 nett. Plus film, if one adds the revenue generated from theatrical and non-theatrical avenues.

#EnglishVinglish movie review: A remarkable motion picture. Strongly recommended! http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/moviemicro/criticreview/id/547397 …

#OMG collected Rs 36.94 cr nett in Week 1. Breakup:- Fri 4.25 cr, Sat 6.5 cr, Sun 7.9 cr, Mon 4.6 cr, Tue 7.37, Wed 3.32 cr, Thu *est* 3 cr.

#OMG *revised figures* [2nd Week] Fri 3 cr, Sat 4.68 cr, Sun 6.33 cr. Grand total: Rs 51 cr nett.


#Chittagong movie review: A genuine effort that needs to be encouraged, appreciated and applauded! http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/moviemicro/criticreview/id/566614 …

#EnglishVinglish *est* Fri 2.51 cr, Sat 4.5 cr, Sun 6.27 cr, Mon 2.05 cr, Tue 2 cr, Wed 1.9 cr. Total: Rs 19.23 cr nett. Rock-steady!

#Aiyyaa movie review: Arresting, amusing, entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable! http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/moviemicro/criticreview/id/549597 …

#BhootReturns review: Is amongst Ramgopal Varma’s weakest films! http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/moviemicro/criticreview/id/546645 …

#OMG collected approx Rs 23.5 cr nett in Week 2, taking the 2-week total to approx Rs 60 cr nett. Super Hit.

#EnglishVinglish collected Rs 21 cr nett in Week 1. Fri 2.51 cr, Sat 4.5 cr, Sun 6.27 cr, Mon 2.05 cr, Tue 2 cr, Wed 1.9 cr, Thu 1.7 cr.

#OMG is unaffected by new releases. Collected approx Rs 13 cr nett in Week 3, taking the 3-week total to approx Rs 73 cr nett. Super Hit.

Update: #SOTY proves KJo’s BO power, clout amongst audience, film opens BIG http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/trade/update/id/298/date/2012-10-19 …

#SOTY passes the ‘Monday test’ with flying colors. Collects *approx* 5 cr nett on Monday. Excellent

#Barfi 4th Week – 11 cr, 5th Week – 4 cr. Total: 120.62 cr nett. 3rd biggest grosser of 2012. Overtakes #Agneepath in India and Overseas.

#Barfi is the 3rd highest grosser of 2012, after #EkThaTiger and #RowdyRathore. Both #Barfi and #RowdyRathore are UTV films… contd.

#Rush movie review: Looks like a rushed job. Comes across as a half-baked product! http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/moviemicro/criticreview/id/502853 …

Amongst new releases, #AjabGazabbLove has an edge. Opening is better than other new releases.

All of today’s releases open to horifyingly poor houses.Colections in 100s of rupees,not even 1000s,at many cinemas.Shows cancelled at some.

BHOOT RETURNS…but RGV’s horror magic doesn’t return.Few chills,few thrills,excitement gets killed. Read my review at http://komalsreviews.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/bhoot-returns-review/ …


Lovely gaane,excellent Rani..but a weak backbone (script) make AIYYAA a boring film..Opening dull.. Read my review at http://komalsreviews.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/aiyyaa-review/ …

TAI KE NAAM is a terribly boring film about land-grabbing. Read my review ar http://komalsreviews.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/in-the-name-of-tai-tai-ke-naam-review/ …

Fun, frolic, full masti! That’s what the newest hit, SOTY, is. KJo is the Maker Of The Year! Read my review at http://komalsreviews.wordpress.com/2012/10/19/student-of-the-year-review/ …

In spite of Navratri,Durga pooja,SOTY day 1 is aprox.9.25 crore(this is not final figure).FANTASTIC for a film with no establishd lead star!

Dull, dry, drab and devoid of entertainment… That’s CHAKRAVYUH. Read my review at http://komalsreviews.wordpress.com/2012/10/26/chakravyuh-review/ …

Rush takes poor start. Ajab Gazabb Love opening good at places,dull at places.Collections of SOTY better than new films at many centres!

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Obituary :

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Varsha Bhosle : 

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A well – known figure in the world of internet blogging and daughter of legendary Asha Bhosle , Varsh Bhosle committed suicide on October 08, 2012 . She was 56 years old at the time of her death .

I am posting link of the obituary , which I have written on my blog space about her :

Sad End of Varsha Bhosle http://wp.me/ptyXI-2mq

Yash Chopra :

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Iconic film – maker , eternal romantic Yash ji died on October 21 , 2012 . Never imagined that I would be writing obituary about him so soon .

But life is cruel . He too left us . Posting link of the obituary :

Yash Chopra : ” Waqt ” Stopped ; ” Silsila ” Snapped http://wp.me/ptyXI-2p1

Jaspal Bhatti :

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A satirist , an actor , a producer and director Jaspal Bhatti died at the age of 57 in a road accident . His car rammed into a tree on October 24 , 2012 when he was returning after promoting his latest film ” Power Cut ” .

Posting link of my obituary :

Jaspal Bhatti : This Is Not Funny Sir Ji ! http://wp.me/ptyXI-2pi

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New Hindi Film Releases & Me :

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First Week – October 05

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1 – English Vinglish …………………………………………….. X

2 – KLPD ……………………………………………………………. Vivek Oberoi

Second Week – October 12

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1 – Aiyyaa …………………………………………………………. X

2 – Chittagong ……………………………………………………. X

3 – Bhoot Returns ………………………………………………..X

4 – In The Name Of .. Tai ………………………………………. X

5 – Prem Mayee ………………………………………………….. Sanjay Suri

6 – Login …………………………………………………………… X

Third Week – October 19

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1 – Student of The Year ………………………………………… Varun Dhawan

………………………………………………………………………… Shekhar Ravjiani

2 – Janleva 555 …………………………………………………… Kalpana Pandit

3 – Delhi Safari ……………………………………………………. Akshaye Khanna [ Voice ]

4 – Shudra – The Rising …………………………………………. X

Fourth Week  – October 26

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1 – Chakravyuh ……………………………………………………. Arjun Rampal

…………………………………………………………………………. Sameera Reddy

2 – Rush ………………………………………………. ……………. Emraan Hashmi

3 – Ajab Gazabb Love ……………………………. …………….. Arjun Rampal


In total …………… 15 …………….. films got released in October . Out of these ………….. 15 ………… released films ……….. 08 ………… films have …………… 09 ……………. persons , who are trained by me .

Out of these ……….09 ……… persons , Shekhar Ravjiani is the music director of ” Student Of The Year ” . Remaining ……….. 08 ……. are actors . Arjun Rampal has 2 releases , so he is mentioned twice .

 

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TV Trivia & Me :

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1 – Priyamvada Pandey is doing an important role in ” Niyati “ on  Sahara One .

2 – Rajneesh Duggal is playing Ram in ” Ramleela “ on Life OK .

3 – Vikas Bhalla is doing an important role in ” Uttaran “ on Colors .

4 – Sonali Bendre is anchoring a show ” Hindustan Ke Hunarbaaz “ on Life OK .

My ……………. 04 ……….. students in ………… 04 ……………. shows on several channels .


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Theatre & Me :

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1 – Sid Makkar is playing main lead in  ” Where Did I Leave My Purdah ” .

2 – Raju Hanchanale is playing an important role in ” Deorala 1987 ” .

3 – Sonali Sachdev is enacting a role in ” The Vagina Monologues ” .

4 – Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal is enacting a role in ” The Vagina Monologues ” .

My …………… 04 ………….. students in ………….. 03 …………. plays .

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

VIDUR

MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA

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Vidur’s Film Diary – August 2012


 

MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           SEPTEMBER  02, 2012           05.00 P.M.
Month of August had no surprises . Everything happened on the expected lines . ” Ek Tha Tiger “ came as a hurricane in 3300 cinema halls and multiplexes and devastated box office collections and wrote a new history .
It is the fastest film to earn 100 crore . It is the first film of  Yash Raj Banner to earn 100 crore . It is the 4th consecutive film of Salman Khan to earn 100 crore . And it is the 2nd biggest all time grosser Hindi film after 3 Idiots .
Re-posting some relevant tweets of Mr. Taran Adarsh and Mr. Komal Nahta :

Tweets

#Jism2 movie review: Sunny Leone is the USP, but lackluster screenplay and sluggish pace are deterrents http://bit.ly/NOxtK6 

‘Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai’ movie review: Regular love story that gets unbearable after a point! http://bit.ly/M8aaKb

#KyaaSuperKoolHainHum has Rs 35.5 cr + Week 1, Excellent http://bit.ly/NPwtWb 

#Jism2 thanks to the total accumulated on Thu + Fri, the overall figure looks quite good: Rs 20 cr to Rs 21 cr nett, incl Thu previews.

#KyaaSuperKoolHainHum got affected by #Jism2 wave on Friday, but consolidated its status on the subsequent days, especially on Sunday.

#KyaaSuperKoolHainHum collected approx Rs 5.50 cr nett in Weekend 2, taking the 10-day total to approx Rs 40.70 cr nett. Very good!

EXCLUSIVE DATA: #Jism2 ranks amongst lowest openers in Overseas … #CarryOnJatta is a smash hit …http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/trade/boxofficeoverseas/id/432 …

#GOW2 picked up during the course of the day, yesterday. Wednesday *early estimates* indicate 3 cr. May even cross 3 cr.

#EkThaTiger lots of people enquiring about Day 1 biz. Yashraj also compiling them. It’s a wide release, takes time. Seems 32 to 33 cr.

Those asking, yes, #EkThaTiger total of 32.92 cr is 11 cr HIGHER than the biggest opener #Agneepath [22 cr].

#EkThaTiger India *actuals* Wed 32.93 cr, Thu 14.50 cr, Fri 12.90 cr. Total: 60.35 cr nett.

#EkThaTiger – India *actuals* Sat 16.75 cr. Total: 77.10 cr nett. Excellent growth on Saturday

#EkThaTiger – India *actuals* Sun 23.06 cr. Total: 100.16 cr nett. SUPERB. Fastest 100 cr grosser ever – 5 days [Hindi films]. NEW RECORD!

#EkThaTiger is @BeingSalmanKhan ’s 4th century [100 cr], the other three being #Dabangg [147 cr], #Ready [122 cr] and #Bodyguard[148 cr].

#EkThaTiger is Yash Raj’s *first* film to cross 100 cr mark.

#EkThaTiger hits a ton, @BeingSalmanKhan ‘s 4th centuryhttp://www.bollywoodhungama.com/trade/top5/id/887/date/2012-08-20 …

#EkThaTiger – India *actuals* Monday [Eid] 20.68 cr. Total:120.84 cr nett. NEW RECORD FOR MONDAY FIGURES.

#EkThaTiger – India *actuals* Tue 16.31 cr. Total: 137.15 cr nett. Excellent! All set to cross #Dabangg [147 cr] & #Bodyguard [148 cr].

#EkThaTiger *actuals* Wed 10.45 cr. Total: 147.60 cr nett. Crosses lifetime biz of #Dabangg [147 cr]. AMAZING!

#EkThaTiger India + Overseas combined biz *after 2nd Weekend* is Rs 210 cr +. ALL TIME BLOCKBUSTER.

India Rankings TOP 3:- No 1 – #3Idiots [202 cr nett], No 2 – #EkThaTiger [175 cr nett, still counting], No 3 – #Bodyguard [148 cr nett].

#Joker Friday numbers are poor in India and international markets. Amongst @akshaykumar ‘s lowest openers.

#GOW2: Paid Previews: Rs. 35 lakhs, Wed: 2.75 crs and Thu 2.3 cr. So far 5.4 crores…

Exhibitors’ early estimates for 1st day ETT all-India net:30 crore plus!Yes,30 plus!!Some say, 32!B.O.history being written on historic day

Final: EK THA TIGER has collected 32.92 crore (nett) from 3300 Screens in India

ETT Day 3 all-India net: Rs. 12.9 crore. Total for 3 days: Rs. 60.3 crore


ETT day 4: Rs. 16.75 crore. Total: Rs. 77.1 crore! Wonderful

ETT: Sunday Rs. 23.06 crore. Total Rs. 100.16 crore. Outstanding!!

ETT Day 8:Rs.10.45 crore.Total Rs.147.6 crore.Lifetime collection of Dabangg(142 crore) and Bodyguard(146 crore) surpassed in 8 days.Great!

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Obituary :

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Ashok Mehta : 

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An iconic figure in the field of cinematography , Ashok Mehta died on August 15 , 2012 in Mumbai at the age of 65 . He was suffering from lung cancer .

 ” 36 Chowringhee Lane ” [ 1981 ] , ” Mandi ” [1983 ] , ” Utsav ” [ 1984 ] ,” Trikaal ” [ 1985 ] , ” Ijaazat ” [ 1987 ] , ” Ram Lakhan ” [ 1989 ] , ” Saudagar ” [ 1991 ] , ” Khalnaayak [ 1993 ] , ” Bandit Queen ” [ 1994 ] , ” Gaja Gamini ” [ 2000 ]  , ” Pukar ” [ 2000 ] , ” Aankhen ” [ 2002 ] , ” Chalte Chalte ” [2003 ] and ” No Entry ” [ 2005 ] are some of his most famous and note – worthy films .

He wrote , produced and directed ” Moksha ” [2001 ] , debut film of Arjun Rampal and Kalpana Pandit . Incidentally both are my students .

A. K. Hangal :

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Avtar Krishna Hangal a.k.a. A. K. Hangal died on August 26 , 2012 at the age of 97 due to age related problems . Posting links of the two blogs which I had written about him :

1 -Wrote this blog when Hangal Sahab was alive : 

A. K. Hangal & His Communist Comrades wp.me/ptyXI-Rn via @VidurChaturvedi

2 – Wrote this blog as obituary after his death :  

Farewell Hangal Sahab : Itna Sannata Kyon Hai Bhai ? wp.me/ptyXI-2ik


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New Hindi Film Releases & Me :

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First Week – August 03

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1 – Jism 2 …………………………………………………… Dino Morea

2 – Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai ……………………………….. Aditya Samanta

Second Week – August 10

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1 – Gangs Of Wasseypur II …………………………….. X

2 – Overtime ………………………………………………. X

3 – Second Marriage Dot Com ………………………… X

4 – 5 Ghantey Mien 5 Crore ……………………………. X

Third Week – August 17

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1 – Ek Tha Tiger …………………………………………… Katrina Kaif

………………………………………………………………… Aashish Singh

2 – Shikaar Shikari Ka ………………………………….. X

Fourth Week  – August 24

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1 – Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi …………………. Bela Bhansali Sehgal

………………………………………………………………… Mahabanoo Mody – Kotwal

2 – Delhi In A Day ……………………………………….. X

Fifth Week – August 31

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1 – Joker ……………………………………………………. Minissha Lamba [ Guest ]

………………………………………………………………… Aarya Babbar

2 – Sonpari ………………………………………………… X

3 – I M 24 ………………………………………………….. X

4 – From Sydney With Love ………………………….. Reshmi Ghosh

5 – Dhama Chaukadi ……………………………………. X


In total …………… 15 …………….. films got released in August . Out of these ………….. 15 ………… released films ……….. 06 ………… films have …………… 09 ……………. persons , who are trained by me .

Out of these ……….09 ……… persons , Dino Morea is producer of  ” Jism 2 “ , Ashish Singh is Executive Producer of ” Ek Tha Tiger ” and Bela Bhansali Sehgal is directer of ” Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi ” . Remaining ……….. 06 ……. are actors .

 

 

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TV Trivia & Me :

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1 – Kamalika Guha Thakurta is essaying a prominent role in a TV Reality show ” Adalat “ on Sony TV .

2 – Kamalika Guha Thakurta is doing a prominent role in  ” Jhilmil Sitaaron Ka Aangan Hoga “ on Sahara One .

3 – Karishma Tanna is essaying a role in a TV Reality show ” Adalat “ on Sony TV .

4 – Zohaib Siddiqui is doing main lead in ” Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke “ on Zee TV .

5 – Mrunal Jain is essaying main lead in ” Uttaran “ on Colors .

6 – Nakuul Mehta is essaying an important role in ” Pyar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyara Pyara “ on Star Plus .

My ……………. 05 ……….. students in ………… 06 ……………. various shows on several channels .


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Theatre & Me :

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1 – Akriti Singh is playing main protagonist in a new play ” Ilhaam ” .

My …………… 01 ………….. student in ………….. 01 …………. play .

VIDUR

MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA

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Vidur’s Telly Tales – 5


I wrote my 4th and last ” Telly Tales “ on January 29, 2010. As May ended, I suddenly realized that there are 12 serials in Hindi and 1 in Marathi, which are currently on air and they have my students playing main protagonists in them. When I wrote 4th part of  my ” Telly Tales “ , I thought that for a very long period, I wont be writing the 5th part. But my thinking was wrong. I am forced to write this 5th part just after 4 months. I can’t ignore 13 serials, which are ruling the airwaves currently. Let us take stock of my 14 students, who are working in these 13 serial.

RANJEET JOG in ” OLAKH “ : This Marathi serial is currently on air on STAR PRAVAH. Ranjeet Jog is a very old student of mine and he recently informed me about this serial.His father played the role of Bharat in the mega serial ” RAMAYAN ” , directed by late and legendary Ramanand Sagar. Ranjeet, apart from this serial, is working in many Marathi films also. An extremely talented and well-behaved boy from Nagpur , he is slowly and steadily making his place in the Marathi film industry. I am happy for him. He has everything going for him; personality, talent and good behaviour.

ROHIT KHURANA in ” UTTARAN “ : This highly popular Hindi serial is currently on air on COLORS. I used to watch this serial quite often, but I was unable to recognize Rohit, who is playing Vansh in ” UTTARAN “ . The day, when ZOOM was airing my interview on Katrina Kaif in their programme ” Planet Bollywood ” , I got a call and an unknown number flashed on the screen of my mobile. The caller introduced himself as Rohit Khurana and said, ” sir, I am an old student of yours ” . A floodgate of memories got opened and I was completely submerged in the sepia toned , obfuscated past remembrances. of this particular student of mine. Years ago, I met him in Food Inn, a famous food joint in Lokhandwala. He was new and had no work. He told me very respectfully that he wants to be trained by me only and would like to start his journey in this tinsel town as a student of mine. I was touched by his sincerity and started training him. After completing the training , he started his struggle. Gradually , he started getting works but I lost touch. That day while watching my interview on ZOOM, he called me and said that like Katrina Kaif, one day he would also make me proud. I was so touched by his feelings. Years had gone but his love and respect for me was not diminished at all. In this materialistic world, who cares for a poor and ordinary acting/diction trainer? But here was a boy, who is now famous, who is now popular and still he felt the need to call me and congratulate me on my achievements and promised me that one day he would also make me proud. I then watched ” UTTARAN “ and was happy to see him enacting his role so well. Rohit has grown as an actor and now he is well entrenched in TV industry.

SARWAR AHUJA in ” KESHAV PANDIT “ :  He participated in ZEE CINESTAR KI KHOJ ( Season 1 ) and won the coveted title. I used to go to train him for the show. After winning the title, as per the contract, he signed Mr. Subhash Ghai’s film ” KHANNA AND AIYAR ” and worked in that film with another co-winner Aditi Sharma. The film got released and bombed miserably. Later on he signed another film ” HUM PHIRR MILENGE ” with Ms. Tabassum’s grand-daughter Kkhushi. This film also tanked and thus seemingly it looked like the end of a bright journey. But you can’t put down a real talent. Sarwar fought valiantly and slowly people took notice. Now he is working in ” KESHAV PANDIT  “ being aired on ZEE TV. He is very grounded and in spite of the initial failures, never felt defeated. He has good sense of humour, which never deserted him even in his rainy days.

MISHAL RAHEJA in ” LAAGI TUJHSE LAGAN “ : I used to go to his South Mumbai flat to train this immensely talented boy. He lives in his opulent apartment near Breach Candy. His place is far away from my working place but as is my habit, I was moved by his behaviour and deep sense of respect for me. He completed his training and started working in TV serials. Currently he is portraying a negative character in ” LAAGI TUJHSE LAGAN” being aired on COLORS.

SMITA BANSAL in ” BALIKA VADHU “ : Years ago she was a famous artiste in television industry. Eventually , she got married and quit the industry. Few years back, she made comeback and is currently working in ” BALIKA VADHU “ as the mother in law of the female protagonist Anandi.

AKRITI SINGH in ” MRS. & MR. SHARMA ALLAHABADWALE “ :  She was in the 2nd Weekend batch of Kreating Charakters. This extremely talented girl is currently working in ” MRS. & MR. SHARMA ALLAHABADWALE “on SUB TV. I never knew that she has such a fantastic sense of humour.

AMIT BHARGAD in ” TUM DENA SAATH MERA : He was in Batch No. 2 of Kreating Charakters. Like Ranjeet Jog he is also from Nagpur. After years of struggle, he got this serial, which is currently being aired on DD 1. Batch No. 2 is very close to my heart. Had this batch not been formed, there would have never been a Kreating Charakters. We, in fact, inherited Batch No. 1, so it was with Batch No. 2, that our journey started. And Amit Bhargad belongs to that batch.

VEEBHA ANAND in ” BALIKA VADHU ” : She created history in this serial as Sugana. Whole nation cried with her, when she became the widow. She became an overnight national sensation and was very popular among female audience. She was in the 19th batch of Kreating Charakters and since I have written about her in my earlier Telly Tales, I wont go in details this time. I am only mentioning her because she has recently made re-entry in the serial. In between she did another serial ” STREE ” also. Apart from this serial she is working as a second lead in a Rajshri Production movie called ” ISI LIFE MEIN “. Incidently, she was the batch mate of ” RAB NE BANA DI JODI ” and ” BADMAASH COMPANY “ fame Anushka Sharma. She has great sense of loyalty and respect for her alma mater. She has absolute faith in me as a trainer and she always acknowledges that. I wish her great success and long life. May God bless this noble soul. She is bound to scale dizzy heights of stardom. She has a rare combination of talent and exemplary behaviour, a dwindling commodity these days.

Raunaq Ahuja

RAUNAQ AHUJA in ” DO SAHELIEYAN “ : He was in Batch No. 23 of Kreating Charakters. His other batch-mate was Kush Sinha. Raunaq is extremely talented and is one of the most deserving students of Kreating Charakters. He had slight speech problem, when he joined the batch. But being a hard-working boy he overcame this slight impediment and now he is working in this highly successful serial ” DO SAHELIEYAN ” on ZEE TV. This serial is one of the top ranking serials of ZEE TV. I do remember his initial days in the class. Because of his speech impediment, sometimes he had to face laughter of his class-mates. But he continued his training without being bothered about this and finally he was able to silence his critics and overcame his problem.

VIJAY MISHRA in ” BITTO “ : This Bhojpuri speaking boy was in the Batch No. 28 of Kreating Charakters. He is currently working in a serial called ” BITTO ” on COLORS. This newly started serial is based on the rural background of Uttar Pradesh and depicts feudal and archaic tradition of the rustic hinterlands of Uttar Pradesh. Vijay Mishra belongs to a business family and didn’t know anything about films. Since he hails from Uttar Pradesh, this was another drawback. He overcame everything, surmounted all the odds and slowly started his journey in the tinsel town. Initially he worked in few Bhojpuri serials and then got this break. He has worked in a film also. “332 ANDHERI TO KURLA ” is now complete and is scheduled for July release. Vijay Mishra is playing an important part in this Sangeet Sivan film.

MANIT JOURA in ” 12/24 KAROLE BAGH “ : Manit Joura was in the Batch No,32 of Kreating Charakters. His other batch mate was Narendra Jetley, who is also very busy as an actor and as a model. Manit Joura’s serial was a popular serial of ZEE TV. He is an intense and thinking actor. His popularity was phenomenal , when his part was on air. To shoot this serial, he was in Delhi for months. Now he is back and is currently working in a YASH RAJ FILMS movie with Ranbir Singh and Anushka Sharma. People have this wrong notion that after doing a serial one is barred from films permanently. Manit Joura is proving them wrong. I foresee a bright future for him.

ARCHANA TAIDE in ” MAAN RAHE TERA….. PITAAH “ : She was in the Batch No. 35 of Kreating Charakters. I particularly remember this batch, because this batch had some of the worst students of my career. This batch had politicians, liars but actors. There were only few exceptions and Archana was one of them. She didn’t give in to her politician batch-mates and always gave me due respect. Before joining the batch, she was working as an anchor with E 24 channel. After completing the course she got a serial called ” SWARG” . She was popular in that serial . This new serial of hers started this week with much fanfare on SONY. She is the main female protagonist and I was so proud of her achievement when I saw her photos in every national news papers. This serial is very well mounted and its popularity is growing with each passing day. Her politician batch-mates are still running around and she got this huge break.

SACHIN CHHABRA in ” DO HANSON KA JODA “ : He was in Batch No. 37 of Kreating Charaketrs. He was already a famous model when he joined the batch. His ad films and campaigns were very famous and are still popular. Now he has got this serial of Rajshri Productions named ” DO AHNSON KA JODA “ . This serial is currently on air on NDTV IMAGINE. It has similar story line and characterization of ” RAB NE BANA DI JODI ” . He is playing the über cool Shah Rukh Khan’s character of the movie in this serial. In between he did a film also. Its name was ” RUSLAAN “. Sachin played one of the important roles in the movie which will be remembered as the debut film of Moushumi Chatterji’s daughter Meghaa Chatterji. Though RUSLAAN bombed but Sachin’s forward journey went unhindered. His serial is a popular serial.

SHEEHAN DIXIT in ” KARAM YODDHA “ : He was in the Batch No. 40 of Kreating Charakters. He came for the admission along with his father and grandfather. I was very touched when his aging grandfather told me that I have full faith in you and I know that under your guidance my grandson will be a transformed boy. I could see that the aging gentleman had immense faith in me and in his grandson. I was very happy when Sheehan got this serial ” KARAM YODDHA “ , which is currently on air on DD 1. His grandfather faith in him is intact. Thank God !! Sheehan’s family’s support could be gauged from the fact that his father came to help him for his show-reel. While looking at his photograph,  you can feel the numerous , various dreams of this boy, which are floating in his wide eyes.

It is very heartening that all the 14 students, who  are so successful and, are not from the filmy background. From Batch No. 2 to Batch No. 40 , students from almost every batch are working. Currently Batch No. 44, and Batch No. 45 are under training.We started Batch No. 46 today, i. e. on June 4, 2010. It means students of only Batch No. 41, 42 and 43 are yet to get work. But they completed the training only recently.

As I have mentioned in my website, the voyage has just started, the saga has just begun. Amen !!! Amen !!!


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