Vidur’s Film Diary – February 2011


NIGHT………………………………..12.15

After successful January , it is a dull month again. All the first week releases of February tanked badly. Month end release , though, did cheer up the mood of the industry.

To emphasise my point of view and to show the latest trends in the industry, I am reproducing  few relevant tweets of eminent trade analysts Mr. Taran Adarsh and Mr. Komal Nahta :

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Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji garners Rs. 15 crore (nett) at the box-office in its 1st weekend. More: http://bit.ly/e9Qn68
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Utt Pataang, United Six & Hum Dono Rangeen: Extremely poor opening
weekend.
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Patiala House: Ordinary fare. Will face an uphill task at the box-office. Has taken a very dull start. Review: http://bit.ly/gpKO1i
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Midweek B.O.: ‘Patiala House’ appreciated, but numbers are missing http://bit.ly/bbkhW7
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Yeh Saali Zindagi: Remained rock-steady at urban centres in its 2nd wknd. Theatrical business: Above average.
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Patiala House: Morn+noon shows were shockingly low, in 10%-15%-20% range, despite being a solo release, with no major film to contend with.
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Top 5: ‘Patiala House’ is way below the mark http://bit.ly/bbkhW6
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7KM: Opened to thanda response across the country. Biz was shockingly low at single screens [8%-10%], slightly better at plexes [15%-20%].
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7 Khoon Maaf: It’s for the elite audience in the big cities only. The general masses will reject it. Review: http://bit.ly/ibeRDT
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7KM: Collected Rs 11.53 cr nett in its opening weekend, which is below the mark. The breakup:- Fri 3.30 cr, Sat 3.51, Sun 4.72 cr.
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Top 5: ‘Patiala House’ is way below the mark http://bit.ly/bbkhW6
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7 Khoon Maaf: Satellite 9 cr + Music Rights 2 cr won’t help much. India theatrical biz is dull, while Oseas biz is dismal.
ETCBollywood Box office report: Patiala House -29.66 Cr, Angel – 0.24 Cr, Yeh Saali Zindagi -10 Cr , DTBHJ – 28 Cr
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B.O. update: ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ has respectable start in North, reports good http://bit.ly/aQZHc9
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Tanu Weds Manu:Family entertainr tht hits bull’s eye.May b slow startr bt it’ll pickup by+ve wrd of mouth & bcome a hit http://bit.ly/g00ima
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Tanu Weds Manu is going to prove a profitable venture for all concerned. Read more: http://bit.ly/fqshjh
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Let’s begin the day with +ve news. As per initial trends, ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ is heading for 3.5 cr on Day 1. Better than Jessica & 7KM.
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Tanu Weds Manu box-office weekend: Rs. 11.2 Crore. Full report: http://bit.ly/e1hf6k
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Midweek B.O.: ‘Tanu Weds Manu’ collects Rs. 11.05 cr in Wknd 1 http://bit.ly/bbkhW4
Obituary
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Tony Walker : Brother of legendary comedian Johny Walker, Kamaluddin Kazi aka Tony Walker passed away on 22nd February 2011 in Mumbai. He was 75 years old at the time of his death.
A small time actor , he acted in films like ; ” Kaagaz Ke Phool ” , ” Gateway of India ” and ” Johny Walker “.
He was more successful as producer and made many big films like ;  Waheeda Rehman starrer ” Kaun Apna Kaun Paraya “ , Waheeda Rehman & Dharmendra starrer ” Baazi “ ,  Mala Sinha & Sanjay Khan starrer ” Dillagi “ and Mumtaz, Vinod Khanna & Shatrughan Sinha starrer ” Pyaar Ka Rishta “. In the last mentioned film he gave break to film maker Sultan Ahmad.

New Releases & Me
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First Week – February 04

1 – Yeh Saali Zindagi……………………………………………….x

2 – United Six…………………………………………………………x

3 – Utt Pataang……………………………………………………….x

4 – Tum Hi To Ho…………………………………………………….x

5 – Hum Dono – Rangeen……………………………………………x

Second Week  – February 11

1 – Angel……………………………………………………………….Maddalsa Sharma

…………………………………………………………………………..Nilesh Sahay

2 – Patiala House?????????????????????????????????????????

3 -Ashiqui.in…………………………………………………………x

Third Week – February 18
1 – 7 Khoon Maaf……………………………………………………Priyanka Chopra
…………………………………………………………………………..Neil Nitin Mukesh
…………………………………………………………………………..John Abraham
2 – Kaccha Limboo………………………………………………….x
3 – Kaho Na Kaho…………………………………………………….Sarwar Ahuja
4 – Masti Express……………………………………………………..Divya Dutta

Fourth Week – February 25

1 – Tanu Weds Manu…………………………………………………..Jimmy Sheirgill

………………………………………………………………………………Eijaz Khan

………………………………………………………………………………Namrata Jani

2 – Satrangee Parachute………………………………………………..x

In total………….14…………. films got released this month. Out of these……………14…………….films , my………..…..10……………..students were there in…………..….5……………….films. Out of these………….10……..…students ……………..9………….  are actors,…..…1……………Namrata Jani is a Costume Designer.
NOTE : 1 [ Hum Dono – Rangeen is a different phenomenon. It was released 50 years back, when I was studying in Allahabad. Its coloured version was released this week. That is why I have included this film in this week’s releases ]

NOTE : 2 [ As I have stated earlier Anushka Sharma doesn’t accept the fact that she has been trained by us. So I don’t include her in my lists. Her starrer Patiala House got released this month. ]

Hindi Film News This month :
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1 – Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge completes 800 weeks at Maratha Mandir in Mumbai in the morning shows.

2 – Stardust , a film magazine published by Nari Hira completed 40 years .

T. V. Trivia This Month :

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1 – My student Hritik Roshan gets whopping 2 crores per episode for a TV show based on dance.

South Indian Film News This Month :

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[ This month there is nothing from the South Indian Film Industry ]


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Vidur’s Film Diary – January 2011


It’s the 1st month of 2011. First release of the year opened quite well. But bad memories of the last year will take some time to get erased. Most of the films are still bombing with same regularity. Scenario is not very rosy yet and may take some time to stabilize.

To emphasise my point of view and to show the latest trends in the industry, I am reproducing  few relevant tweets of eminent trade analysts Mr. Taran Adarsh and Mr. Komal Nahta :

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#TeesMaarKhan crashes further in its 2nd week. #BandBaajaBaaraat is the only film doing well. http://bit.ly/ePmq8A
B.O. update: ‘No One Killed Jessica‘ surprises, opens quite well http://bit.ly/aQZHc9
‘No One Killed Jessica’: Has found tremendous appreciation. Collected Rs 13.10 cr nett in its opening weekend, showing day-wise improvement.
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‘NOKJ’: UTV has recovered entire investment from sale of Satellite & Music Rights, besides selling Mumbai & Delhi-U.P. for handsome price.
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Yamla Pagla Deewana: Producers have made Rs.41 crore by sale of theatrical & satellite rights. Film’s budget: Rs.24 cr. http://bit.ly/fiMJW
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‘Band Baaja Baaraat’ verdict: Above average [theatrical business]. Will ensure good profits to Yash Raj.
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Tees Maar Khan‘ verdict: Below average [theatrical]. UTV may just about recover its investment due to contribution from Satellite Rights
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‘No One Killed Jessica’ collects Rs 20.70 cr nett in Week 1, excellent http://bit.ly/bbkhW4
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Yamla Pagla Deewana Brings Ray Of Hope In Bollywood. http://bit.ly/gSthVF
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First No One Killed Jessica. Now Yamla Pagla Deewana. 2011 has started with a bang. Hindi film industry is on a roll.
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Yamla Pagla Deewana cost Rs 25 cr [incl P&A]. Money recovered from sale of theatrical rights Rs 24 cr + Satellite Rs 16 cr. Profit Rs 15 cr
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Yamla Pagla Deewana’ fares very well in international markets as well http://bit.ly/8YMX4o
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‘Dhobi Ghat’ Friday: Rs. 3.05 cr nett on limited screens [325 screens] and limited shows. Excellent!
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Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji garners Rs. 15 crore (nett) at the box-office in its 1st weekend. More: http://bit.ly/e9Qn68

Obituary
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Vivek Shauq : Noted comedian and a brilliant actor Vivek Shauq died of cardiac arrest on January 10, 2011. He was 47 years old is best known for his work with Jaspal Bhatti in shows like Flop Show,Ulta Pulta and Full Tension .

He worked in films like ” Gadar – Ek Prem Katha “ [ 2002 ] also as Sunny Deol’s sardar friend. His other films are ” Barsaat Ki Raat “, with which he made his debut in 1998 and ” Aitraaz “.

Actor Vivek Shauq has passed away. U may recall him as Sunny Deol’s sardar friend in ‘Gadar’.Also known 4 doin Jaspal Bhatt’s Ulta Pulta.RIP
vivek shauq,known fr his brilliant comic roles is no more…too young to go….r i p

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First Week – January 07

1 – No One Killed Jessica………………………………………..x

2 – Vikalp……………………………………………………………..x

3 – Impatient Vivek………………………………………………..Sayali Bhagat

…………………………………………………………………………Rounak Ahuja

…………………………………………………………………………Ashok Beniwal

…………………………………………………………………………Sharmila Goenka

Second Week  – January 14

1 – Yamla Pagla Deewana………………………………………..Kulraj Randhawa

………………………………………………………………………….Samir Karnik

………………………………………………………………………….Himanshu Malik

2 – Mumbai Mast Kallander………………………………………x

3 – Turning 30……………………………………………………….Sid Makkar

………………………………………………………………………….Samir Malhotra

Third Week – January 21
1 – Dhobi Ghat……………………………………………………….x
2 – Hostel……………………………………………………………..Vatsal Sheth
………………………………………………………………………….Tulip Joshi

Fourth Week – January 28

1 – Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji…………………………………………..Emraan Hashmi

……………………………………………………………………………Shazahn Padamsee

In total ..09… films got released this month. Out of these…09…films , my …..13……students were there in….05….films. Out of these ..13…students …12…  are actors, …01…..Samir Karnik is the director.
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Hindi Film News This month :
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1 -Times 10 Most Desirable Men :  Hritik Roshan, Salman Khan, Ranbir kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, John Abraham, Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Arjun Rampal, Imran Khan and Saif Ali Khan . Out of these 10 Most Desirable Men 6 are my students. They are Hritik Roshan, Ranbir Kapoor, John Abraham, Arjun Rampal, Imran Khan and Saif Ali Khan.

2 – Times 10 Most Desirable Women : Katrina kaif, Aishwarya Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Kareena Kapoor, Genelia D” Souza, Sonam Kapoor, Bipasha Basu, Kangna Ranaut and Nicole Faria. Out of these 10 Most Desirable Women 5 are my students. They are Katrina kaif, Priyanks Chopra, Kareena Kapoor, Genelia D” Souza and Sonam Kapoor.

[ It is heartening coincidence that first position holders of both the lists are my students ]

3 – Shenaz Treasurywala has been signed to play an important role in an American soap opera named ” One Life to Live . She is an old student of mine.

T. V. Trivia This Month :
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1 – Both my students  – Samir Soni and Ashmit Patel survived in Bigg Boss – 4 till the end. Samir Soni got evicted last week and Ashmit Patel was second Runner Up.

Awards This Month :

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1 – Amitabh Bachchan got Asianet Life Time Achievement Award in Kochi.

2 – Big Star Entertainment Award – 2010

Best Male Actor category – 6 nominations . Out of them 2 :  Hritik Roshan for ” Guzaarish ” and Ranbir kapoor for ” Raajneeti ” are my students.

Best Female Actor category – 6 nominations . Out of them  2 : Kareena kapoor for ” Golmaal 3 ” and Katrina Kaif for ” Raajneeti ” are my students.

Best Music Director category – 5 nominations . Out of them 1 : Shekhar Ravjiani of Vishal-Shekhar duo is my student too.

Best Television Actor Male category 4 nominations . Out of them 1 : Mishal Raheja, who was nominated for ” Laagi Tyjhse Lagan ” is my student too.

Best shows of T V – 6 nominations . Out of them 2 shows has scores of my students. ” Khataron Ke Khiladi – 3 ” had  5 students and ” Bigg Boss – 4 ” has 2 students.

3 –  APSARA HINDUSTAN TIMES AWARDS – 2010 :

Best Actor Male for Cinematic Excellence – HRITIK ROSHAN [ Guzaarish ]

Best Supporting Actor Male – ARJUN RAMPAL [ Raajneeti ]

Best Actor Male Negative – SONU SOOD [ Dabangg ]

Best Entertainer of the Year Female – KATRINA KAIF

4 – KARBONN STAR SCREEN AWARDS – 2010 :

Best Actor Male category – 8 Nomination . Out of them  2 : HRITIK ROSHAN & RANBIR KAPOOR are my students.

Best Actor Male Supporting Role category – 6 Nominations . Out of them  1 : SIKANDAR KHER is my student.

Best Actor Male Negative Role category – 5 Nominations. Out of them  3 : EMRAAN HASHMI, SONU SOOD & VIVEK OBEROI are my students.

Best Music Director – 6 Nominations . Out of them  1 : VISHAL of VISHAL-SHEKHAR duo is my student.

My student KATRINA KAIF won Best Actor Popular Choice.

5 – ZEE CINE AWARD – 2010 :

International Mail Icon – RANBIR KAPOOR

Jury award for Best actor Male – HRITIK ROSHAN [ Guzaarish ]

Best Actor in a Supporting Role Male  – ARJUN RAMPAL [ Raajneeti ]

6 – IDEA FILMFARE AWARDS  2010 :

Best Male Actor category – 5 nominations . Out of them 2 :  Hritik Roshan for ” Guzaarish ” and Ranbir kapoor for ” Raajneeti ” are my students.

Best Female Actor category – 5 nominations . Out of them  1 : Kareena kapoor for ” Golmaal 3  ” is my students.

Best Male Actor in Supporting Role Category – 6 nominations. Out of them 2 : Arjun Rampal for ” Raajneeti ” and Emraan Hashmi for ” Once Upon A Time In Mumbai ” are my students.

Best Female Actor in Supporting Role Category – 5 nominations. Out of them 1 : Kareena Kapoor for ” We Are Family ” is my students.

Best Music Director category – 6 nominations . Out of them 1 : Shekhar Ravjiani of Vishal-Shekhar duo is my student too.

7 – STARDUST AWARD – 2010 :

Best Male Actor [ Comedy / Romance ] category – 5 nominations . Out of them 2 :  Akshaye Khanna for ” Tees Maar Khan ” and  Imran Khan for  ” I Hate Luv Storys  ” are my students.

Best Female Actor [ Comedy / Romance ] category – 6 nominations . Out of them 3 : Kareena Kapoor for ” Golmaal 3 ” , Katrina Kaif for ” Tees Maar Khan ” and Sonam Kapoor for ” I Hate Luv Storys ” are my students.

Best Male Actor [ Drama ] category – 6 nominations . Out of them 2 :  Hritik Roshan for ” Guzaarish ” and Ranbir kapoor for ” Raajneeti ” are my students.

Best Female Actor [ Drama ] category – 5 nominations . Out of them  2 : Katrina Kaif for ” Raajneeti ” and Kareena kapoor for ” We Are Family ” a re my students.

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Vidur’s Year End Musings : Films – 2010


From this year [ 2011 ] I resolve to write a yearly reportage of the previous year’s Hindi Films in particular and Indian Films in general. So it is the first of its kind, where I am going to give some significant and some not so significant data of Hindi Films and T V Shows of 2010. Henceforth, I will try to post this Year End Musings in the first week of every January.

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Big Hits of Hindi Cinema – 2010  [ Total Collection ] :

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1 – Dabangg………………………………………………………..140 Crore

2 – Golmaal 3………………………………………………………117 Crore

3 – Raajneeti…………………………………………………………87 Crore

4 – Housefull…………………………………………………………67 Crore

5 – I Hate Luv Storys………………………………………………45 Crore

6 – Once Upon A Time In Mumbai……………………………..40 Crore

Small Wonders of Hindi Cinema – 2010 :

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1 – Peepli [ Live ]………………………………………………………30 Crore

2 – Ishqiya……………………………………………………………….12 Crore

3 – Tere Bin Laden……………………………………………………….7 Crore

4 – Khichdi – The Movie………………………………………………..7 Crore

5 – love Sex Aur Dhokha……………………………………………….6 Crore

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Opening Week:- DABANGG 81 cr, 3 IDIOTS 80 cr, GHAJINI 64 cr [8 days], GOLMAAL-3 62 cr, RAAJNEETI 53 cr, TEES MAAR KHAN 49.75 cr. Contd.

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Opening Week:- HOUSE FULL 47 cr, MY NAME IS KHAN 47 cr, RAB NE BANA DI JODI 42 cr, LOVE AAJKAL 42 cr, SINGH IS KINNG 40 cr.
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2010 Major Hits: 1 Dabangg, 2 Golmaal-3, 3 Raajneeti, 4 My Name Is Khan, 5 House Full, 6 Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai.
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2010 Pleasant Surprises [alphabetically]: Band Baaja Baaraat, Love Sex Aur Dhokha, Peepli [Live], Phas Gaye Re Obama, Tere Bin Laden, Udaan.
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2010 Colossal Flops [alphabetically]: Action Replayy, Guzaarish, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, Kites, Raavan, Veer.
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Bollywood’s losses hit Rs. 4750 Million in 2010! http://bit.ly/fLLDbf

Prominent Hindi Films & Directors – 2010 :

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1 – Peepli [ Live ]………………………………………………..Anusha Rizvi

2 – Do Dooni Chaar……………………………………………..Habib Faizal

3 – Love , Sex Aur Dhokha……………………………………Dibakar Bannerjee

4 – Ishqiya………………………………………………………..Abhishek Chaubey

5 – Udaan………………………………………………………….Vikramaditya Motwane

6 – Raajneeti………………………………………………………Prakash Jha

7 – Ter Bin Laden………………………………………………..Abhishek Sharma

8 – Phas Gaye Re Obama……………………………………….Subhash Kapoor

9 – Well Done Abba………………………………………………Shyam Benegal

10 – Dabangg………………………………………………………Abhinav Kashyap

11 – Guzaarish……………………………………………………..Sanjay Leela Bhansali

12 – My Name Is Khan…………………………………………..Karan Johar

13 – Karthik Calling Karthik……………………………………Vijay Lalwani

14 – Striker………………………………………………………….Chandan Arora

15 – Antardwand…………………………………………………..Sushil Rajpal

[ There is possibility of disagreement with the above mentioned list. There might be other films , which have been omitted from the list. But I have not made it according to my whims, prejudices or preferences. I have culled it from some daily news papers and from various sources available on the net ]

Top Caller Tunes – 2010 ;

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1 – Munni Badnaam Hui………………………………Dabangg

2 – Tere Mast Mast Do Nain………………………….Dabangg

3 – Pee Loon……………………………………………..Once Upon A Time In Mumbai

4 – Zor Ka Jhatka……………………………………….Action Replayy

5 – Gal Mithi………………………………………………Aisha

6 – Sheila Ki Jawani……………………………………..Tees Maar Khan

7 – Kajrare…………………………………………………Kajrare

8 – Tees Maar Khan………………………………………Tees Maar Khan

9 – Ainvayi Ainvayi……………………………………..Band Baaja Baraat

10 – Go Go Go Golmaal………………………………….Golmaal 3

[ List has been taken from Hindustan Times. Courtesy – Airtel ]

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Top T V Shows As Per T R P  – 2010 :

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1 – Uttaran………………………………………..Colors…………………….8.4

2 – Laado………………………………………….Colors…………………….7.7

3 – Balika Vadhu………………………………..Colors…………………….7.7

4 – Pavitra Rishta……………………………….Zee T V…………………..7.6

5 – Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai……………..Star Plus…………………7.5

6 – Li’L Masters…………………………………..Zee T V…………………..6.7

7 – Pratigya……………………………………….Star Plus…………………6.5

8 – Kaun Banega Crorepati……………………Sony………………………6.2

9 – Laagi Tujhse Lagan…………………………Colors……………………6.2

10 – Sasuraal Genda Phool……………………Star Plus…………………5.9

11 – Dance India Dance………………………..Zee T V…………………..5.9

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[ Out of these 11 top shows of T V as per the T R P [ Television Rating Points ], 4 shows are on colors, 3 each are on Star Plus and Zee T V and 1 is on Sony. This list is Rachna Dubey’s list , who writes for the Entertainment section of Hindustan Times. ]

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