Bollywood Progress Card - 2012

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1.
Players (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
Two thieves, a magician, a computer hacker, a wannabe actor and a explosives expert plan a robbery to fulfill the dream of Victor Braganza. Will they be successful or will destiny have something different for them? (163 mins.)
“ Month: JAN

Buzz: Abbas-Mustan (the thriller specialist duo) return. Will they be able to change the fate of Abhishek Bachhan and Sonam Kapoor?

Verdict: The year starts with complete failure of Players. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
2.
Agneepath (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A young boy's father is lynched before his eyes; fifteen years later he returns home for revenge. (174 mins.)
Director: Karan Malhotra
“ Month: JAN

Buzz: Hrithik Roshan essaying the National Award Winning character played by Amitabh Bachhan? Expectations are very high. Shouldn't be when Karan Johar is producer?

Verdict: All expectations fulfilled. First 100 Cr grosser of 2012 with lots of appreciation. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
3.
Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A few drinks too many leads an uptight architect and quick-witted hairstylist to marry in Las Vegas. Can a mistake lead to friendship and love? (110 mins.)
Director: Shakun Batra
“ Month: Feb

Buzz: Valentine Month, Imran Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Eye catching promos. Sure shot hit. Isn't it?

Verdict: Descent movie, descent success. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
4.
Ekk Deewana Tha (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
An aspiring filmmaker from Mumbai falls in love with a woman from a strict orthodox Christian family. (136 mins.)
Director: Gautham Menon
“ Month: Feb

Buzz: Prateik tries again with a solo release? Did he has a chance at box office?

Verdict: The solo attempt of Prateik fails. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
5.
Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A boy kidnaps a girl, but starts to fall in love with her. (130 mins.)
Director: Mandeep Kumar
“ Month: Feb

Buzz: Real life couple appear on screen first time after their marriage. Will they be able to ingnite the screen with their chemistry?

Verdict: Average. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
6.
Jodi Breakers (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
Sid and Sonali help people in getting divorce who are not happy in their married life while in the case... (127 mins.)
“ Month: Feb

Buzz: Are we going to see indian version of Wedding Crashers?

Verdict: A complete let down. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
7.
Paan Singh Tomar (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The story of Paan Singh Tomar, an Indian athlete and seven-time national steeplechase champion who becomes one of the most feared dacoits in Chambal Valley after his retirement. (135 mins.)
“ Month: Mar

Buzz: The powerhouse performer Irrfan Khan in title role.

Verdict: Accepted, appreciated all over. The gem. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
8.
London Paris New York (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Nikhil and Lalitha are two completely different individuals who are drawn to each other in spite of their differences -- or perhaps because of it. Follow their journey as they meet in London, Paris and New York for a night in each city. (100 mins.)
Director: Anu Menon
“ Month: Mar

Buzz: Fresh pairing of talented Ali Zafar with sensous Aditi.

Verdict: Ali Zafar's first failure after success of Tere Bin Laden and Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
9.
Kahaani (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A pregnant woman's search for her missing husband takes her from London to Kolkata, but everyone she questions denies having ever met her husband. (122 mins.)
Director: Sujoy Ghosh
“ Month: Mar

Buzz: Powerhouse performer Vidya Balan under direction of not so successful director Sujoy Gosh.

Verdict: Proves to be an icing on cake after The Dirty Picture. One of the best thrillers so far from bollywood. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
10.
Chaar Din Ki Chandni (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Chandini comes to India to attend Veer's sisters wedding. In those four days, she wins everyone's heart.
Director: Samir Karnik
“ Month: Mar

Buzz: Sameer Karnik trying hand again on comedy after last year's success Yamla Pagla Deewana.

Verdict: A complete absurd disappointment. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
11.
Agent Vinod (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
A series of seemingly unconnected events across the world leads to Agent Vinod undertaking a globe-trotting mission to discover why his colleague was murdered. (157 mins.)
Director: Sriram Raghavan
“ Month: Mar

Buzz: Saif's ambitious project with Kareena. Will Sriram Raghwan (Ek Haseena Thi and Jhonny Gaddar fame) pull off this big canvas thriller?

Verdict: Turned out to be first big disappointment of 2012. Major setback for Saif Ali Khan. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
12.
Blood Money (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A young man elopes with the girl he loves and moves to South Africa, where he works in the diamond-exporting business. Slowly, he is pulled into the underworld. (109 mins.)
Director: Vishal Mahadkar
“ Month: Mar

Buzz: Kunal Khemu's another solo attempt!! Does he has a chance?

Verdict: Average. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
13.
Housefull 2 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Four son-in-laws marry four brides whose four father-in laws mistake every son-in law for Jolly. (145 mins.)
Director: Sajid Khan
“ Month: Apr

Buzz: Another big bash of the year after Agneepath.

Verdict: Another 100 Cr grosser of 2012. Housefull 3 on the way!! ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
14.
Hate Story (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
After a powerful businessman has her baby forcefully aborted, Kaavya Krishna uses her body as a sexual weapon to destroy his empire, brick by brick. (140 mins.)
Director: Vivek Agnihotri
“ Month: Apr

Buzz: Bollywood seems to be taking adultery forward.

Verdict: Not pathbreaking but average on box office due to low cost. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
15.
Vicky Donor (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A man is brought in by an infertility doctor to supply him with his sperm, where he becomes the biggest sperm donor for his clinic. (126 mins.)
Director: Shoojit Sircar
“ Month: Apr

Buzz: Out of the box conecpt.

Verdict: First small super wonder of the year. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
16.
Tezz (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
To revenge his past, Aakash Rana plants bomb in a train endangering lives of 500 passengers. (121 mins.)
Director: Priyadarshan
“ Month: Apr

Buzz: Ajay Devgan, thriller and an unstoppable train.

Verdict: Major disaster. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
17.
Jannat 2 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A dealer of illegal guns is bullied into being an informer for a cop who wants to put an end to this racket. (150 mins.)
Director: Kunal Deshmukh
“ Month: May

Buzz: Jannat was a success, will this be able to follow?

Verdict: Strictly average. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
18.
Dangerous Ishq (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
Three doppelgangers(one girl+ two boys).Two of them loves each other and get together from many lives .And the third one(who can't be killed easily)also wants the girl and he tries to separate them through many lives. (130 mins.)
Director: Vikram Bhatt
“ Month: May

Buzz: Comeback of Karishma Kapoor and Vikram Bhatt in his comfort zone.

Verdict: Completely forgettable!! ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
19.
Ishaqzaade (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
While fighting for the political supremacy of their respective families, a Hindu man and a Muslim woman share a forbidden romance. (120 mins.)
Director: Habib Faisal
“ Month: May

Buzz: Fresh cast and fresh look.

Verdict: Hits the bulls eye. Gives the two new kids on the block. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
20.
Department (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
A suspended cop joins hands with inspector Mahadev Bhonsle to free the city from underworld. (141 mins.)
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
“ Month: May

Buzz: Can these old dogs pull this off?

Verdict: Ram Gopal Verma and Amitabh's bad luck at movies continues. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
21.
Arjun: The Warrior Prince (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The tale of how Arjuna fought his inner self and became the legendary archer. (96 mins.)
Director: Arnab Chaudhuri
“ Month: May

Buzz: Not much.

Verdict: Did not make much of a noise but easily one of the best animation from bollywood so far however there are not many even worth talking. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
22.
Rowdy Rathore (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A con man uncovers a deadly secret and must save his lady love, the small-town locals and the little girl who insists she's his daughter, from the mob. (140 mins.)
Director: Prabhu Deva
“ Month: June

Buzz: Akshay Kumar's another shot for 100 Cr with Prabhu Deva on director seat.

Verdict: Another crown for Akshay Kumar in 2012 after Housefull 2. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
23.
Shanghai (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Prime leader of a campaign against a big government project is killed in what appears to be a road accident. An IAS officer is ordered to probe the incident and the veils of falsehood begin to drop. (120 mins.)
“ Month: June

Buzz: Dibaker Banerjee (Khosla Ka Ghonsla, Oye Lucky Lucky Oye, LSD fame) tries political sattire with unsual combo of subtle Abhay Deol and naughty Emraan Hashmi.

Verdict: Not best by standards of Diabker Banerjee but no complaints either. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
24.
Ferrari Ki Sawaari (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
How the pursuit of an Indian cricket legend's Ferrari makes a young boy's dreams of playing cricket at Lords a reality. (140 mins.)
Director: Rajesh Mapuskar
“ Month: June

Buzz: From the creators of Munnabhai series. Highlight is, dialogues are from genius Rajkumar Hirani.

Verdict: Sweet little cracker. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
25.
Teri Meri Kahaani (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
The true love between a couple in 1910, 1960 and 2012. Their love is so strong that even destiny wants to bring them together. (117 mins.)
Director: Kunal Kohli
“ Month: June

Buzz: First pure romance on big screen for 2012. Will Shahid will be able to make-up for loss of Mausam?

Verdict: Another big blow for Shaihd after Mausam. Complete let down. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
26.
Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations. (320 mins.)
Director: Anurag Kashyap
“ Month: June

Buzz: Anurag Kashyap doing what he does best.

Verdict: One of the finest movies of 2012. 2nd part was not accepted the same way. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
27.
Bol Bachchan (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
When a child falls into the well of the temple and Abbas breaks the temple's lock to save the child... (155 mins.)
Director: Rohit Shetty
“ Month: Jul

Buzz: The Ajay/Rohit hit combo and comedy genre.

Verdict: Public loving these slapstick comedy biggies. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
28.
Cocktail (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A love triangle between a guy and two girls, who are best friends but the complete opposite of one another. (146 mins.)
Director: Homi Adajania
“ Month: Jul

Buzz: Fresh look. Hit music and Deepika Padukone doing what she does best!!

Verdict: Fresh look, excellent music and Deepika makes it a success. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
29.
Gattu (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
In a small town in central India, kids and adults are equally obsessed with kite-flying. The airspace... (90 mins.)
Director: Rajan Khosa
“ Month: Jul

Buzz: Actually nothing except seems inspiration from Stanley Ka Dabba.

Verdict: Another member in the elite club of Stanley Ka Dabba, I am kalam and other cute movies exploring child emotions. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
30.
Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Adi and Sid want to make big but always run out of luck and series of confusion start taking place when they reach Goa. (136 mins.)
Director: Sachin Yardi
“ Month: Jul

Buzz: Sequel of surprise hit Kya Cool Hain Hum?

Verdict: Three times more money than its predecssor. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
31.
Jism 2 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.0/10 X  
Izna, a porn star, is tasked by an Indian Intelligence Agency to seduce her ex-boyfriend Kabir, a dreaded assassin, in order to steal vital information relating to his sleeper cell contacts. (130 mins.)
Director: Pooja Bhatt
“ Month: Aug

Buzz: Porn star Sunny Leone makes its debut in this musical.

Verdict: Hype saved somewhat otherwise declared crap. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
32.
Ek Tha Tiger (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
RAW agent Tiger is on a mission to retrieve information from a scientist in Dublin. (132 mins.)
Director: Kabir Khan
“ Month: Aug

Buzz: Aptly titled. Salman Khan in super form, big shot to aim over 150 Cr at box office.

Verdict: Same story as other Salman Khan starrers. Low rating, big money. 310 Cr worldwide. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
33.
Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
Farhad Pastakia (Boman Irani) has a dream job as a bra-and-panty salesman. Except that he is a 45-year...
Director: Bela Segal
“ Month: Aug

Buzz: What to say!! Sounds funny. Unusual cast of Boman Irani and Chreographer turned director turned actor Farah Khan.

Verdict: Not really accepted apart from some critical aclaim. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
34.
Joker (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  
In 1947 when the maps of India and Pakistan were being drawn, an oversight ensured that the village of Paglapur didn't find a place in either country... (104 mins.)
Director: Shirish Kunder
“ Month: Aug

Buzz: Weired plotline, will this work at Box Office for Akshay Kumar like Housefull 2 and Rowdy Rathore.

Verdict: Nowhere fits into the Akshay Kumar's story of 100 Cr grossers of 2012. Big Let Down. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
35.
Raaz 3: The Third Dimension (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
When an ingnue's sudden popularity threatens to shove her out of the spotlight, a movie star uses black magic in an attempt to derail her career. (139 mins.)
Director: Vikram Bhatt
“ Month: Sep

Buzz: Vikram Bhatt, horror genre, melodious music.

Verdict: Now, that's a big surprise success, giving much required fuel to the career of Vikram Bhatt and Bipasha Basu. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
36.
Barfi! (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Three young people learn that love can neither be defined nor contained by society's definition of normal and abnormal. (151 mins.)
Director: Anurag Basu
“ Month: Sep

Buzz: Ranbir Kapoor who always tries to raise the bar.

Verdict: Another big word of mouth success in 2012 after Kahaani and Vicky Donor. Ranbir and Priyanka ready to be garnered with loads of awards. Anurag Basu washes away the awful memories of Kites. The best thing is it joins the 100 Cr club. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
37.
Heroine (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.0/10 X  
A female superstar struggles through the trials and tribulations of being a Bollywood actress. (149 mins.)
“ Month: Sep

Buzz: Kareena Kapoor trying to do Vidya Balan of The Dirty Picture with the help of too much discussed director Madhur Bhandarkar.

Verdict: High hype, low on content. Average!! ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
38.
Kamaal Dhamaal Malamaal (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
Jhonny is often fooled by villagers as he is fit for nothing. He is in love with Maria but is often targeted by her brothers. Then enters Sam, who will be like a Samaritain to Jhonny's family. (148 mins.)
Director: Priyadarshan
“ Month: Sep

Buzz: Another loud comedy fest by Priyadarshan's team. But Nana Patekar and Shreyas Telpade's presence keeps the hopes high.

Verdict: One of the worst failures of 2012. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
39.
OMG: Oh My God! (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A shopkeeper takes God to court when his shop is destroyed by an earthquake. (125 mins.)
Director: Umesh Shukla
“ Month: Sep

Buzz: Interesting story-line but not so quirky promos!!

Verdict: Big-big surprise. OMG joins the brigade of quality movies meeting box office success. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
40.
English Vinglish (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A quiet, sweet tempered housewife endures small slights from her well-educated husband and daughter everyday because of her inability to speak and understand English. (134 mins.)
Director: Gauri Shinde
“ Month: Oct

Buzz: SriDevi's return to big screen seems quite promising!!

Verdict: Promise delivered successfully. SriDevi makes her mark after 15 years again. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
41.
Kismet Love Paisa Dilli (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
Film is set in one winter night in Delhi where a middle class, Delhi university guy falls in love with a girl anchoring a fashion show... (129 mins.)
“ Month:Oct

Buzz: Vivek Oberoi and Mallika Sherwat trying to revive their career with this adult comedy!!

Verdict: Critics and audience both disliked alike. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
42.
Bhoot Returns (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  
This story revolves around a family that moves into a new bungalow. Soon the family members experience weird things happening in the house... (85 mins.)
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
“ Month: Oct


Buzz: Ram Gopal Varma bringing the Paranormal Activity to bollywood audience and Manish Koirala joining the comeback brigade.

Verdict: It could not stop bad luck for Ram Gopal Varma. The worst rated bollywood movie of 2012. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
43.
Aiyyaa (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
A woman goes on the hunt for her dream man, armed with her wild imagination, her passion for Masala-films, and her ultra-sensitive sense of smell. (152 mins.)
“ Month: Oct

Buzz: Now Rani Mukerjee goes the southern way of bollywood film-making.

Verdict: Rani Mukerjee's southern experiment fails to impress north and south alike. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
44.
Student of the Year (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
After Dean Yoginder Vashisht has retired and has fallen gravely ill, several students from his final year at St. Theresa's College rush to his side and reminance in flashbacks the events that none of them have gotten over yet. (146 mins.)
“ Month: Oct

Buzz: Karan Johar's first attempt without SRK. Will he be able to pull this off especially with such fresh cast?

Verdict: Not a failure at all and even good launch pad for three new comers but as a creative director Karan Johar could not move forward after My Name Is Khan. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
45.
Delhi Safari (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A group of animals plan a trip to Delhi in order to ask the parliament why the forest they live in is on the verge of destruction. (96 mins.)
Director: Nikhil Advani
“ Month:

Buzz: While Indian animation falling flat again and again, it's hard to understand what chances this movie has against biggie like SOTY? Moreover, when Nikhil Adwani will be able to find success again after Kal Ho Naa Ho?

Verdict: At least now, Nikhil Adwani won't just be remembered for Kal Ho Naa Ho. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
46.
Chakravyuh (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
On the request of his friend Kabir, SP Adil Sends him to the Naxal group as an informer. When Kabir finds the truth he becomes one of their gang leader. (152 mins.)
Director: Prakash Jha
“ Month: Oct

Buzz: Prakash Jha would like to wash away the memory of Aarakshan. Inclusion of Abhay Deol makes the things hopeful.

Verdict: The serious drama did not generate much serious buzz. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
47.
Ajab Gazabb Love (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
Rajveer falls in love with Madhuri. He realizes that she hates rich people. So Rajveer, along with his family, pretends to be poor to win Madhuri's love. (116 mins.)
Director: Sanjay Gadhvi
“ Month: Oct

Buzz: Jackie Bhagnani still trying hard to make his name.

Verdict: Despite so much marketing effort, it bombed. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
48.
Rush (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
Story of a struggling news reporter engulfed by the veneer of glamour, money, power and the enviable life of media. (110 mins.)
Director: Shamin Desai
“ Month: Oct

Buzz: Emraan Hashmi riding on the success of Raaz 3.

Verdict: Hard to understand, despite Emraan Hashmi being there, totally forgettable box office results. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
49.
Ata Pata Lapatta (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
(120 mins.)
Director: Rajpal Yadav
“ Month:Nov

Buzz: Rajpal Yadav's directorial debut.

Verdict: I guess, now Rajpal Yadav will stick to acting only. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
50.
Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Omi Khurana's London dream has just ended. On the run from a dangerous UK gangster who he owes money to... (140 mins.)
Director: Sameer Sharma
“ Month: Nov

Buzz: This one seems pretty interesting!! Will it be another Khosla Ka Ghosla?

Verdict: Did not generate quite a buzz but still appreciated for its effort. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
51.
1920: Evil Returns (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
This story revolves around a famous poet who meets a woman who is in trouble. In order to treat her... (124 mins.)
Director: Bhushan Patel
“ Month: Nov

Buzz: Vikram Bhatt leaves it to new director Bhushan Patel to convert 1920 in a franchise.

Verdict: Horror is favourite in 2012. After Raaz 3, another movie succeeded in terrifying the audience. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
52.
Son of Sardaar (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
Returning to his parents' village, a man becomes the latest target in a long-standing family feud. (141 mins.)
“ Month: Nov

Buzz: Big release date of Diwali. Daring attempt to fight with Shahrukh Khan's movie on Diwali but looks like a calculated risk with comedy genre in festive season. Shot for 100 Cr.

Verdict: 90 Cr for a slapstick comic biggie is OK result. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
53.
Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
After finding and losing his true love in London, Samar Anand defies death by becoming a bomb disposal expert for the Indian Army. Returning to London after 10 years, will he reunite with his love? (176 mins.)
Director: Yash Chopra
“ Month: Nov

Buzz: It is declared as Yash Chopra's last romance with big screen. Expectations are sky high with names like SRK, Katrina, Anushka, Gulzar and A R Rahman. Sudden demise of Yash Chopra might help with loyal audience. Minimum 100 Cr should be bar for success.

Verdict: Yash Chopra gives his last memorable effort and movie crossing easily 100 Cr. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
54.
Talaash (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Inspector Surjan Shekhawat, who is dealing with a depressing past, has to investigate a high profile murder case, deal with his crumbling marriage and use the help and solace of a prostitute by the name of Rosie. (140 mins.)
Director: Reema Kagti
“ Month: Nov

Buzz: Aamir Khan. Isn't it enough!! Should be the third 100 Cr grosser in NOV.

Verdict: 100 Cr could not be achieved but Aamir Khan quality was 100 % there. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
55.
Khiladi 786 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
The underachieving son of a marriage bureau owner attempts to marry a don's daughter to a supposed police officer in an effort to prove his worth to his father. (141 mins.)
“ Month: Dec

Buzz: Akshay Kumar can hit a hat-trick of 100 Cr grossers in 2012 with this. Anyone to disagree?

Verdict: Surprising!! Superhit music did not help and box office result going same way as Tees Maar Khan. ” - Sandeep Gupta
 
56.
Dabangg 2 (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Chulbul Pandey is transferred and promoted to Kanpur. He is happily married with Rajjo. Kanpur witness... (120 mins.)
Director: Arbaaz Khan
“ Month: Dec

Buzz: What a way to end already celebrated 2012!! If Ek Tha Tiger could go near to 200 Cr, then this one having Salman Khan in his most famous character Chulbul Pandey is very likely to hit 200 Cr and displace 3 Idiots from the 1st position. Only thing is, can it backfire by first timer Arbaaz Khan being in director seat? Time will tell.

Verdict: All the hype and Salman Khan could take it to 150 Cr only. But it is clear while others are craving for 100 Cr, Salman Khan is catching the dream of 150 Cr with ease. This is 5th consecutive 100 Cr grosser of Salman Khan. Where he will get his first bump!! ” - Sandeep Gupta