Year End Musings : Vidur Acting Institute in 2016


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           JANUARY 30, 2017           11.40 P.M.

End of a year is the time to make plan for the coming year. But it is also the time to take into account the year gone by. People often forget this and they remain unaware of their downward slide if there are any. And thus they fail to make amends.

This is precisely the reason, I started chronicling my accomplishments and write about the year gone by. Here I am chronicling some shinning achievements of the past and also what happened to me on the career front in 2016.

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4 generations of NEW AGE Hindi film actors are my students. They are :

HRITIK ROSHAN – KAREENA KAPOOR

RANBIR KAPOOR – KATRINA KAIF

VARUN DHAWAN – ALIA BHATT

PULKIT SAMRAT – URVASHI RAUTELA

Apart from them, I have trained modern-day Telugu super stars like ; ANUSHKA SHETTY , ALLU ARJUN , NAG CHAITANYA , RAM CHARAN & ALLU SHIRISH . Current Bengali super star DEV is also my student.

 

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SUCCESS RATE : 2012 to 2016

Success Rate : 2012 – 2013 = 40 %

Success Rate : 2013 – 2015 = 55 %

Success Rate : 2015 = 62.35 %

Success Rate : 2016 = 72.60 %

 

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Films : Debut Till Date

Year ======== Actor’s Name ======== Film’s Name

[ From 2007  To 2016 ]

ARRMAAN RALHAN is the 24th student of Vidur Acting Institute, who is making debut as an Actor in a film called ” BEFIKRE “. It was released on December 09, 2016.

[ 24 Actors in 10 Years or more than 02 Actors every year ]

2007 = RANBIR KAPOOR – Saawariya // SONAM KAPOOR – Saawariya // NEIL NITIN MUKESH – Johnny Gaddar

2008 = ANUSHKA SHARMA – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi

2010 = KATRINA KAIF – Raajneeti

2011 = KARTIK AARYAN – Pyaar Ka Punchnama – 1 // ZOA MORANI – Always Kabhi Kabhi

2012 = PULKIT SAMRAT – Bittoo Boss // VARUN DHAWAN – Student of the Year

2013 = KALKI KOECHLIN – Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani // URVASHI RAUTELA – Singh Saab The Great

2014 = DAISY SHAH – Jai Ho // PREETI DESAI – One by Two // TANVI RAO – Gulab Gang // BILAL AMROHI – O Teri ! // AYESHA KHANNA – Dishkiyaoon // ARMAAN JAIN – Lekar Hum Deewana Dil

2015 = TINA AHUJA – Second Hand Husband // ELLI AVRAM – Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon

2016 = SHEKHAR RAVJIANI – Neerja // PRAKASH JHA – Jai Gangaajal // SAIYAMI KHER – Mirzya // DIVYA SINGH – Ishq Junoon // ARRMAAN RALHAN – Befikre

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Serial : Total Debut

Year ======== Actor’s Name ======== Serial’s Name

[ From 2006 To 2016 ]

KRISH PATHAK is my 8th student to make debut in a serial in 11 years. It means more than 1 student every 2 years.

[ 08 Actors in 11 Years or more than 01 Actor every 2 years ]

2006 = PULKIT SAMRAT – KyunkiSaasBhiKabhiBahuThi

2008 = GURMEET CHOUDHARY – Ramayan

2013 = ELLI AVRAM – Bigg Boss [ Season 7 ]

2014 = ROHIT SHETTY – Khatron Ke Khiladi [ Season 5 ]

2014 = PRANALI GHOGARE – Mere Rang Mein Rangne Wali  // SAMRIDDHA BAWA – Mere Rang Mein Rangne Wali

2015 = ROHIT SHETTY – Khatron Ke Khiladi [ Season 6 ]

2016 = KRISH PATHAK – P. O. W. – Bandi Yuddh Ke

 

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2014 = PAWNI PANDEY – Gulab Gang [ Playback Singer ]

[ sung the song ” ……… Sharm Laaj Moh Maar Kar , Hata De Ye Pallu Jhaad Kar ………. “  ]

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Bigg Boss [ Season – 1 to 10 ]

Total number of my students, who participated in Bigg Boss

Season – 1 to 10, is 25

Bigg Boss – Season – 1 : Amit Sadh / Ragini Shetty

Bigg Boss – Season – 2 : Monica Bedi / Zulfi Syed

Bigg Boss – Season – 3 : Aditi Govitrikar / Shamita Shetty

Bigg Boss – Season – 4 : Ashmit Patel / Samir Soni

Bigg Boss – Season – 5 : Mahek Chahal / Amar Upadhyay

Bigg Boss – Season – 6 : Niketan Madhok / Karishma Kotak

Bigg Boss – Season – 7 : Tanishaa Mukerji / Hazel Keech / Apurva Agnihotri / Elli Avram

But ” Bigg Boss – Season 8 “ surpasses all the other seasons. It has 5 participants who are my students :

Bigg Boss – Season – 8 : Karishma Tanna / Minissha Lamba / Aarya Babbar / Pritam Pyaare / Upen Patel

Bigg Boss – Season – 9 : Kishwar Merchant / Rimii Sen / Vikas Bhalla

Bigg Boss – Season – 10 : Rahul Dev

 

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WORKING STUDENTS in FILMS : 2016

In total 172 Hindi films got released in 2016. It is heartening that 125 actors trained by me have appeared in lead role in these films. This makes my success rate 72.60 % in 2016.

I am providing the complete list.

January = Films Released : 18 / My Students : 11

February = Films Released : 16 / My Students : 19

March = Films Released : 18 / My Students : 07

April = Films Released : 17 / My Students : 07

May = Films Released : 17 / My Students : 07

June = Films Released : 17 / My Students : 14

July = Films Released : 14 / My Students : 17

August = Films Released : 16 / My Students : 07

September = Films Released : 13 / My Students : 08

October = Films Released : 13 / My Students : 08

November = Films Released :  09 / My Students : 13

December = Films Released : 04 / My Students : 07

If anyone would like to cross check, they can refer to Vidur’s Film Diary from January 2016 to December 2016. They can get names of the films and release date also.

 

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MISCELLANEOUS STUDENTS : 2016

1 – TV = My 29 students worked in various serials on various channels in 2016.

2 – AD = My 40 students worked as Brand Ambassadors of various products in 2016.

3 – THEATRE = My 16 students appeared in various plays in 2016.

4 – REGIONAL FILMS = My 6 students did lead roles in regional  films in 2016.

Thus in total 91 students worked in TV, AD, THEATRE & REGIONAL FILMS. If you add 125 students of films , this number comes to a whopping  216. 01 more than 2015 .

 

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SPECIAL PROJECTS : 2016

1 – Did workshop with YAMI GAUTAM for the role of a blind girl in the film ” Kaabil ” in February 2016.

 

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100 CRORE CLUB : 2016

Till date 50 Hindi films have earned 100 crore or more at the box office. Out of these 50 films, my 47 students are there in 44 films. Only ” Ghajini “, ” Holiday ” , ” Ek Villain ” , ” M. S. Dhoni : The Untold Story ” , ” Shivaay ” & ” Dangal “ are the films, which have no students of mine. In this field my success rate is unbelievably whopping 94 % .

 

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LIST OF NATIONAL FILM AWARD WINNER STUDENTS

Till date my 10 students have won NATIONAL FILM AWARDS in different categories. Out of these 10 recipients, 04 are actors, 03 are directors, 02 are producers and 01 is screenplay writer. Prakash Jha won the awards thrice. 02 as director [ SONAL & GANGAAJAL ] and 01 as screenplay writer [ APAHARAN ].

1 – 49th NATIONAL AWARDS 2002 : Prakash Jha – Director SONAL

2 – 51st NATIONAL AWARDS 2004 : Prakash Jha – Director GANGAAJAL

3 – 52nd NATIONAL AWARDS 2005 : Saif Ali Khan – Actor HUM TUM

4 – 53rd NATIONAL AWARDS 2006 : Prakash Jha – Writer APAHARAN

5 – 56th NATIONAL AWARDS 2009 : Priyanka Chopra – Actor Fashion

6 – 56th NATIONAL AWARDS 2009 : Arjun Rampal – Actor ROCK ON

7 – 56th NATIONAL AWARDS 2009 : Jugal Hansraj – Director ROADSIDE ROMEO

8 – 58th NATIONAL AWARDS 2011 : Arbaaz Khan – Producer DABANGG

9 – 60th NATIONAL AWARDS 2013 : John Abraham – Producer VICKY DONOR

10 – 63rd NATIONAL AWARDS 2016 : Kalki Koechlin – Actor MARGARITA WITH A STRAW

 

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BATCHES : 2016

In 2016, Vidur Acting Institute churned out 07 Batches. [ 01 less than the previous year ] and 38 students got trained [ 05 less than previous year ] .

 

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AWARDS & ACCOLADES : 2014 to 2016

1 – Nagari Pracharini Sabha , Deoria conferred ” NAGARI SHRI ” Samman on September 14, 2014.

2 – Vishwa Hindi Sanstha, Canada gave ” SAMMAN PATRA ” on November 2015.

3 – M4U Entertainment , conferred  ” Top 50 Indian Icon Awards 2016 ” on July 29, 2016.

 

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My 25-Year-Long Journey : From Kareena Kapoor to Alia Bhatt


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           AUGUST 08, 2014           08.50 P.M.

 

My fascination with Hindi film heroines started in mid 60s. In the dark environs of Amar Jyoti Talkies, Deoria, my rendezvous with Hindi cinema took place with Rajendra Kumar and B. Saroja Devi starrer Silver Jubilee hit  ” Sasural ” [ 1961 ] . B. Saroja Devi, though not well-known to Hindi cine-goers, was almost alien to me. But after watching the film, I was unable to forget her. Her elegant persona, her well-kept figure, her chiselled face enticed me for weeks and months. She was the first icon of my childhood fancy.

Few years later in 1967, after appearing in High School exams, I watched Dilip Kumar and  Vyjayanthimala, starrer golden jubilee film ” Ganga Jumna “. B. Saroja Devi and  Vyjayanthimala, to my utter surprise, looked almost similar. I was hooked to Vyjayanthimala and my fascination for the film heroines got fortified.

After passing High School, I went to Allahabad for further studies. My true rendezvous with Hindi cinema started in all earnest in Allahabad. I started watching films regularly. I got acquainted with the heroines of early Hindi cinema. I was particularly enamoured by Devika Rani and Kanan Devi. [ Who can forget Devika Rani’s ………. MAIN BAN KI CHIDIA BAN KE BAN-BAN DOLOON RE ……….( ” Achhut Kanya ” – 1936 ) and Kanan Devi’s ………….. YE DUNIYA ,YE DUNIYA TOOFAN MAIL ……… ( Jawaab ” – 1942 ) ? Few years later I watched two earlier films of Kanan Devi; P. C. Barua starrer ” Mukti ” [ 1937 ] and K. L. Sehgal starrer ” Street Singer ” [ 1938 ]. Though they were the heroines of my father’s generation but their etherial beauty, their sweet voice enthralled me and fascinated me during my adolescent and growing up years in Allahabad.

Later on I got acquainted with the works of other highly successful actresses of the bygone era. The list included Nargis, Suraiya, Nalini Jayawant,  Meena Kumari, Madhubala, Nimmi and Geeta Bali. These heroines ruled the golden era of Hindi films. But even they belonged to the earlier era.

My era included highly successful and enchanting heroines like;  Nutan, Vyjayanthimala, Waheeda Rehman , Nanda and Mala Sinha .

I became a die-hard fan of Waheeda Rehman after watching her films Pyaasa (1957) and Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959) . After watching Raj Kapoor‘s Awaara (1951) and of Mehboob Khan‘s Mother India (1957), Nargis, also became one of my all time favourites. Vijay Bhatt‘s Baiju Bawra (1952), made me a fan of  Meena Kumari.  K. Asif‘s Mughal-e-Azam (1960) made Madhubala my eternal favourite.

Then times changed. My journey with cinema matured. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, actresses like Sadhna, Saira Banu, Sharmila Tagore, Mumtaz and Asha Parekh ruled the Hindi film world.

In the early 70s  Amitabh Bachchan, era started in the Hindi film industry. Actresses from this era included Hema Malini, Jaya BachchanRekha,  Zeenat Aman and Dimple Kapadia. I adored these heroines but frankly, I was neither enchanted or enamoured by them. Mysterious quality of the earlier heroines was missing. Or may be I became mature and the mystique slowly evaporated.

In 1975, I completed my studies in Allahabad and returned to my native place, Deoria. A 14-year-long second phase of my life started in Deoria.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the pendulum swung back towards family centric romantic musicals with the success of Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) . Incidentally this was the last film, which I watched in Deoria.

I moved to Bombay [ now Mumbai ] in 1989. This was the year when Maine Pyar Kiya (1989) got released and changed the film-watching experience forever.

Maine Pyar Kiya (1989), Dil (1990), Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (1994) and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), making stars out of a new generation and actresses such as Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit, Juhi Chawla and Kajol . In that point of time actresses such as Rani Mukerji, Preity Zinta, Aishwarya Rai also arrived on the scene.  Raveena Tandon and Karisma Kapoor too appearing in popular comedy films .

Furthermore, this decade marked the entry of new performers in art house and independent films like Satya (1998), directed by Ram Gopal Varma and written by Anurag Kashyap. Manisha Koirala, Tabu and Urmila Matondkar were the heroines of this generation.

So it was a long association with the silver screen heroines. From Kanan Devi to Kajol and Karisma Kapoor , I watched everyone, got fascinated by them and silently admired their etherial beauty. But never in my wildest dream did I imagine that one day I would train few of the present day ruling Divas of Hindi cinema. After 25 year stay in Mumbai, when I look back, I reminisce my by-gone days with astonishment. I am bewildered with my accomplishment.

In 1994 two heroines trained by me made their debut in Hindi films. They are Sonali Bendre in ” Aag ” [ 1994 ] and Divya Dutta in ” Ishq Mein Jeena Ishq Mein Marna ” [ 1994 ] . It uncanny that 1994 was the year when Devika Rani died. Kanan Devi bid us adieu two years earlier in 1992.

My childhood icons left this world in 1994 and present day icons, trained by me , made their entry in 1994. It is strange. It is quirky. It is really uncanny. After debut of Sonali Bendre and Divya Dutta in 1994, flood-gate of the newcomers got opened and it has now submerged the Hindi film industry. I present a list of some of the epoch-making new era Hindi film Divas, who got trained by me :

Kareena Kapoor : ” Refugee ” [ 2000 ] = DEBUT

Priyanka Chopra : ” The Hero ” [ 2002 ] = DEBUT

SONAM KAPOOR : ” Saawariya ” [ 2007 ] = DEBUT

Anushka Sharma : ” Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi ” [ 2008 ] = DEBUT

Katrina Kaif :  ” Raajneeti ” [ 2010]

ALIA BHATT : ” Student Of The Year ” [ 2012 ] = DEBUT

KALKI KOECHLIN : ” Ye Jawaani Hai Deewani ” [ 2013 ]

URVASHI RAUTELA : ” Singh Saab The Great ” [ 2013 ] = DEBUT

 

In the end I would like to submit that the above mentioned list is almost endless. I have mentioned very famous names only. As I watch Alia Bhatt making rapid strides,and other newcomers trained by me making their entry in the tinsel town, my heart beats fast with pride.

Some of the biggest star sons / daughters are currently being trained by me and they are going to make their debut in 2015.

So the SAGA CONTINUES !! Dust settles down. Sun shines brilliantly. And the World { excluding few egoistic nay-sayers } watches with awe, admiration and amazement.

 

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On behalf of all the students and staff of VIDUR Acting Institute , VIDUR Editing Studio , VIDUR Club and VIDUR Merchandise , I wish all my above mentioned students all the success and stardom never attained before by anyone and unseen even by the mightiest.

God bless them for making me proud !!

 

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Vidur’s Open Letter – 8 : To Armaan Jain


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           JULY 17, 2014           00.15 A.M.

Hi Armaan,

It is nice to get in touch with you at the time when you have made your debut and your first film has been released. As I am writing this blog, I am remembering all the Sundays which I spent at your South Mumbai residence when I used to come for the classes. It was years ago but it seems as if it happened just yesterday. I particularly remember your illustrious parents; reticent Manoj Ji and larger than life and exuberant Rima Ji. Rima Ji was always nice and kind to me. Whenever I talked to her, I felt, as if I am talking to legendary and immortal Raj Kapoor.

With Armaan Jain's Proud Parents at their Home

With Armaan Jain’s Proud Parents at their Home

 

I do remember my first day with you. It was a hesitant but confident start. I am unable to forget your child-like innocence even after so many years. Your “Rishi Kapoor of Bobby” kind of look is still fresh in my memory.

After many months, classes got a break when you started assisting Karan Johar in his film  “Student Of The Year”.

 

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I started with you once again before commencement of shooting of  your debut film “Lekar Hum Deewana Dil”. It was a sweet surprise to watch a more confident and mature avatar of yours.

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With Armaan Jain & His Mother Rima Jain

Because of this long association, I was very excited and was eagerly waiting for your debut film “Lekar Hum Deewana Dil”. And finally it got released on July 04, 2014.

I am yet to see the film. But I am getting the news that it is not doing well at the box office. As per trade circles it is not going to make its producers happy. Though it is not a good or encouraging news for a newcomer, such things do happen. And in this industry it even happened to some of our greats, rather the greatest.

Armaan, I must make you aware that the first film of RK Films “Aag”, made by your illustrious maternal grandfather Late Raj Kapoor, was also a disastrous flop. “Jwaar Bhata”, the first film of legendary Dilip Kumar , was a dud at the box office. Your cousin Kareena Kapoor’s first film “Refugee” got lukewarm response. Your other cousin Ranbir Kapoor‘s debut film “Saawariya” was also a resounding flop.  So you seem to be in an august company.

 

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Armaan, a film’s box office run is not the only criteria of success. Though the first milestone of a long  journey is important but ultimately what matters is the completion of the journey. And your remarkable journey did not start in 2014. It started in 1929 with the release of  “Cinema Girl” and got prominence in 1931 with the first Indian talkie “Alam Ara”. Shri Prithvi Raj Kapoor starred in both the films. It happened 85 years ago. You are the latest torch-bearer of an illustrious legacy, a shinning 85-year-old saga. Just one smeared milestone is not going to tarnish the unparalleled and never seen before cinematic journey. The 85-year-old saga has found a new mascot in you and you have to be ready for that responsibility.

I have made a video celebrating the saga of 85 years of Kapoors. For me this saga is not going to be diminished by just one film. Do watch the video and let me know your reaction :

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Armaan, I am happy that I wrote my first open letter to your cousin Ranbir Kapoor on November 29, 2009. Exactly after 5 years I am writing my latest open letter to you.

 

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I congratulate you on the occasion of the release of your first film. On behalf of all the students and staff of VIDUR Acting Institute , VIDUR Editing Studio , VIDUR Club and VIDUR Merchandise , I wish you all the success and stardom never attained before by anyone and unseen even by the mightiest.

Waiting for your next film and promise to meet you on the eve of release of your next film.

Yours ,

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Vidur’s Year End Musings : Films – 2012


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MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           FEBRUARY  25 , 2013         05.00  P.M.

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2012 gave us only 10 super hits and some major flops .Ek Tha Tiger ” , ” Dabangg 2 ” , ” Rowdy Rathore ” , ” Agneepath ” , Jab Tak Hai Jaan ” , ” Barfi ” , ” Housefull 2 ” , ” Son Of Sardar ” , ” Bol BachchanandTalash were declared hits . ” Talash “ could not make it to the 100 crore club . It earned only 93 crores . But all the other 9 movies earned more than 100 crores . ” Ek Tha Tiger “ became the most successful film of 2012 . It raked in 198 crores .

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Bollywood’s Fastest 100 Crore Grosser of All Times

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(all-India net collections) (in Rs. crores)

Position Movie No.
Of Days to Reach 100 Crores
Total
Collections
1 Ek Tha Tiger
6  198
2 Dabangg 2
6 158.50
3 Bodyguard
8 142
4 3 Idiots
9 202
5 Ra.One
10 115
6 Dabangg 10 145
7 Agneepath
11 123
8 Rowdy Rathore
11 131
9 Jab Tak Hai Jaan
11 120.65
10 Ready
12  120
11 Don 2
13 106
12 Race 2
14 102*
13 Son Of Sardaar
16 105.03
14 Ghajini
16  114
15 Barfi!
17 120
16 Golmaal 3 17 107
17 Housefull 2
17 114
18 Singham 37 100
19 Bol Bachchan
45 102
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Top grosser of 2012 :
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(all-India net collections) (in Rs. crores)

Bollywood 2012
 Box Office Positions

Movie

Lead Stars

Directors

India Nett Collection
in Crores

1

Ek Tha Tiger

Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif

Kabir Khan

198

2

Dabangg 2

Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Prakash Raj

Arbaaz Khan

158.50

3

Rowdy Rathore

Akshay Kumar, Nasser

Prabhu Deva

131

4

Agneepath

Hrithik Roshan, Sanjay Dutt, Rishi Kapoor

Karan Malhotra

123

5

Jab Tak Hai Jaan

Shah Rukh KhanKatrina KaifAnushka Sharma

Yash Chopra

120.65

6

Barfi!

Ranbir Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra

Anurag Basu

120

7

Housefull 2

Akshay KumarJohn AbrahamMithun Chakraborty

Sajid Khan

114

8

Son Of Sardaar

Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt, Juhi Chawla

Ashwni Dhir

105.03

9

Bol Bachchan

Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan

Rohit Shetty

102

10

Talaash

Aamir Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Rani Mukerji

Reema Kagti

93

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Classification of Top grosser of 2012 :
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SUPER HITS :
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” Dabangg 2 ” , ” Jab Tak Hai Jaan ” , ” Student Of The Year ” , ” OMG Oh My God ! ” , ” Barfi ” , ” Raaz 3 ” , ” Ek Tha Tiger ” , ” Bol Bachchan ” , ” Rowdy Rathore ” , ” Vicky Donor ” , ” Housefull 2 ” , ” Kahani ” & ” Agneepath “
HITS :
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” Talaash ” , ” Son Of Sardar ” , ” 1920 Evil Returns ” , ” English Vinglish ” , ” Cocktail , ” Ishaqzaade ” , ” Jannat 2 ” &  ” Paan Singh Tomar “
AVERAGE :
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” Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi ” , ” Gangs Of Wasseypur 2 ” , ” Ferrari Ki Sawaari ” , ” Agent Vinod ” & ” Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu “
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” Khiladi 786 ” , ” Jism 2 ” , ” Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum ” & ” Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya “
So the final tally of hits in 2012 comes to 13 super hits , 8 hits , 5 average and 4 plus films .


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Stalwarts Who Left Us in 2012
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2011 was definitely a cruel year for the Hindi film industry . In total 34 stalwarts left us for their final journey .
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 .
2012 was equally harsh . In total 29 luminaries and stalwarts of film industry left us in 2012 . Except month of November , almost 2/3 people died every month . In just 2 years 33 stalwarts , who made indelible mark in the industry , left this world .
Actors :
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Kalpana , Joy Mukherjee , Achla Sachdev , Taruni Sachdev , Gavin Packard , Dara Singh , Rajesh Khanna , A. K. Hangal , Jaspal Bhatti
Singer – Music Directors – Arrangers :
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Anthony Gonsalves , Anil Mohile , Ravi , Varsha Bhosle , Pandit Ravi Shankar
Producers – Directors :
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Darshan Sabharwal , Raj Kanwar , O. P. Dutta , Mona Kapoor , B. R. Ishara , Yash Chopra
Writers – Lyricists :
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Shahryar
Cinematographers :
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Ashok Mehta , Rajen Kothari , Bobby Singh
Art Directors :
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Ashish Lakhia
Editor :
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M. S. Shinde
Film Critic :
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Nikhat Kazmi , B. K. Karanjia
Theatre Personality :
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Dinesh Thakur

 

I deeply mourn the departed souls , who left us for their heavenly abode . I congratulate all the successful actors , producers and directors , who gave hits and super hits in 2012 . Vidur’s Kreating Charakters  expresses happiness at the turn of events .

[ I have taken some of the facts & figures from http://www.koimoi.com . I express my gratitude .]

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Sony – Max Stardust Awards 2013


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DEORIA – UTTAR PRADESH – INDIA           JANUARY 28 , 2013           00.10 A.M.

January is always known as the month of awards in the film industry . After Screen Awards and Filmfare Awards , it was the turn of Stardust Awards , the third most important and famous film award of the industry.

Sony – Max Stardust Awards were announced on January 26 , 2013 . As I have stated in my two earlier blogs , this year my 3 students got the Screen Awards and 2 got Filmfare Awards . But Stardust Awards topped the list . My 7 students got 8 awards . Priyanka Chopra got two awards for the same film . Below is the list of my award-winning students :

Priyanka Chopra got two awards for ” Barfi ! “ . Kareena Kapoor Khan got Best Actress – Editor’s Choice Award for ” Heroine ” . Anushka Sharma got Best Actress Comedy/Romance Award for Jab Tak Hai Jaan ” . Best Debut Male Award went to Varun Dhawan for ” Student of the Year “ . Arjun Kapoor got Superstar of Tomorrow (Male) Award for ” Ishaqzaade ” . Award for Best Actor (Drama) went to Hrithik Roshan for ” Agneepath ” . Shazahn Padamsee won the award for Breakthrough Supporting Performance (Female) for ” Housefull 2 ” .

Varun Dhawan

Varun Dhawan

Shazahn Padamsee

Shazahn Padamsee

Here is the Stardust Awards 2013 winners’ list:

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Star of the Year – Female – Priyanka Chopra (Barfi!)

Star of the Year – Male – Shahrukh Khan (Jab Tak Hai Jaan)

Best Actress – Drama – Priyanka Chopra (Barfi!) and Sridevi (English Vinglish)

Film of the Year – Barfi!

Best Actor – Thriller / Action – Akshay Kumar (Rowdy Rathore / Khiladi 786)

Best Actress – Thriller / Action – Vidya Balan (Kahaani)

Style Icon of the Year – Bipasha Basu

Best Actor – Comedy / Romance – Abhishek Bachchan (Bol Bachchan)

Star of the Century – Amitabh Bachchan

Best Actor – Editor’s Choice: Shahrukh Khan (Jab Tak Hai Jaan)

Best Actress – Editor’s Choice: Kareena Kapoor Khan (Heroine)

Best Actress Comedy/Romance: Anushka Sharma (Jab Tak Hai Jaan)

Best Actor in a Negative Role: Sanjay Dutt (Agneepath)

Best Debut Male – Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra (Student Of The Year)

Superstar of Tomorrow (Male) – Arjun Kapoor (Ishaqzaade)

Superstar of Tomorrow (Female) – Parineeti Chopra (Ishaqzaade)

Best Debut Director – Gauri Shinde (English Vinglish)

Best Actor – Manoj Bajpayee (Gangs of Wasseypur) – Ayushmann Khurrana (Vicky Donor)

Best Actress – Farah Khan (Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi)

Best Film – Vicky Donor

Best Director – Shoojit Sircar (Vicky Donor)

Best Actor (Drama) – Hrithik Roshan (Agneepath)

Best Actress (Thriller / Action) – Vidya Balan (Kahaani)

Dream Director – Karan Johar (Student Of The Year)

Best Debut Music Director – Ajay-Atul (Agneepath)

Best Lyricist – Habib Faisal and Kausar Munir (Ishaqzaade)

Breakthrough Supporting Performance (Male) – Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Gangs Of Wasseypur) and Prosenjit Chatterjee (Shanghai)

Breakthrough Supporting Performance (Female) – Shazahn Padamsee (Housefull 2)

New Musical Sensation Singer (Male) – Ayushmann Khurrana (Pani da – Vicky Donor)

New Musical Sensation Singer (Female) – Shalmali Kholgade (Pareshaan – Ishaqzaade and Daru desi – Cocktail)

Hottest Film Producer – Kahaani (Kushal Kantilal Gada)

Hottest New Filmmaker – Kabir Khan (Ek Tha Tiger).

My 07  students got 08 Sony – Max Stardust Awards . Thus the complete number of my award-winning students in 2013 comes to 12 . And it is just the beginning of the year .

Now tell me . Which is the best acting school of Mumbai ? Which institute should be called the best acting institute of Bollywood ? Which acting class is the most famous acting class of India ? I leave it to my readers to decide .

I have always maintained that such things are decided by people and they do take time . So let us wait for the dust to settle . In the mean time I congratulate all the above mentioned award-winning students of mine on behalf of all the current students and staff of Vidur’s Kreating Charakters .

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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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