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It’s sad sobering and frustrating. But the reality of the Indian box office is far from the reality of its global counterpart. Sony Pictures, in all their acquired wisdom, took a calculated risk by releasing the new Tom Hanks film Inferno in India two weeks ahead of the rest of the world. The reason being Irrfan Khan. Sony Pictures thought heRead More
- Subhash K. Jha
Post Inferno Irrfan Khan was supposed to immerse himself in a film back home in Bollywood entitled Hindi Medium, to be directed by Saket Choudhary (of Pyar Ke Side Effects fame). But now the project has been postponed indefinitely, as its leading lady was meant to be a Pakistani actress Saba Qamar. Now Irrfan upRead More
- Subhash K. Jha
Sony Pictures' Inferno won't debut in domestic theaters until October 28, but this adaptation of Dan Brown's Robert Langdon novel debuted in a number of international markets this weekend. Director Ron Howard's thriller earned an impressive $50 million in 53 international markets. This highly-anticipated adaptation, which is the third Robert Langdon adaptation starring Tom Hanks, following The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, was produced under a $75 million budget.
Variety reports that the film held its world premiere in Florence, Italy last weekend, and Italy was the top international market for this thriller, which isn't surprising since the film is set in the country. The movie earned $5 million in Italy from 676 screens, while Germany and Russia both pulled in $4.4 million apiece. The film earned $3.8 million in the U.K., followed by $2 million in Spain and $1.2 million in the Netherlands. Inferno also launched in 11 Latin American markets for a combined total of $9 million. »
Directed by Ron Howard.
When Robert Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Dr. Sienna Brooks, and together they must race across Europe against the clock to foil a deadly global plot.
Whilst the previous Dan Brown adaptations The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons are silly, I still found them to be an enjoyable and entertaining couple of hours in the cinema. The same cannot be said for the third instalment Inferno.
This time around Dr Robert Langdon (Hanks) is suffering from a serious head wound and apocalyptic visions. He is discombobulated and without his usual set of skills. Helped along by ER Doctor Sienna Brooks (Jones) they set out to track down and stop the release of a deadly pathogen created by doomsday billionaire »
- Helen Murdoch
★☆☆☆☆ How do you make the fire and brimstone of The Divine Comedy, the cobbled streets of one of Italy's most beautiful cities and the Renaissance all dull? Simple - get Ron Howard to direct yet another film based on one of Dan Brown's air-headed adventures. This time we contend with Inferno, the third in the film series to date. It's been seven years since we last saw Tom Hanks as the Mickey Mouse watch-wearing Prof Robert Langdon on the big screen and he hasn't been missed. Now he's back, a bit dazed and confused after a mysterious mugging, but still able to waltz into the world's most famous galleries and museums unannounced.
This time Langdon isn't after the scions of Christ or exposing an ancient cabal. Instead, he takes on the somewhat grander task of saving the world by preventing a modern-day Black Death from being unleashed on the »
- CineVue UK
The two previous installments, also adapted from Brown’s novels, grossed more than $1.2 billion at the worldwide box office with a lion’s share from international markets, where “The Da Vinci Code” took in $540 million and “Angels & Demons” totalled $352 million.
“Inferno” carries a budget of about $75 million, about half of “Angels & Demons.” The movie opens with a mysterious death, followed by Hanks’ Robert Langdon character being awakened in an Italian hospital with amnesia.
It turns out that a madman is trying to wipe half the world’s population, and kill Langdon. »
- Dave McNary
Irrfan Khan is back from the premiere of his latest film Inferno in Florence. And he is still walking on clouds. “They held the premiere at an opera theatre, the Opera di Firenze in Florence. It was unlike any premiere I had attended. The venue was straight out of a dream. The entire cast wasRead More
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- Subhash K. Jha
Arriving in cinemas this Friday 14th October is the big-screen adaptation of Dan Brown‘s thrilling Inferno, starring Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones. Ron Howard steps behind the camera for his third Dan Brown movie, following success with The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons. We have a world exclusive featurette featuring actor Irrfan Kahn and a new clip featuring Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones to share.
Ron Howard returns to direct the latest bestseller in Dan Brown’s (Da Vinci Code) billion-dollar Robert Langdon series, Inferno, which finds the famous symbologist (again played by Tom Hanks) on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones), a doctor he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to foil a deadly global plot. »
- Paul Heath
There were reports that Irrfan Khan is supposed to work with Pakistani actress Saba Qamar in a Dinesh Vijan production. In a Bollywood Hungama exclusive video interview, I asked Irrfan that, instead of asking his opinion on the raging controversy on Pakistani artists, we would like to know what are his thoughts in the mannerRead More
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- Faridoon Shahryar
Directed by Ron Howard.
Robert Langdon must regain his memory and his problem solving skills in order to save the world’s population from a deadly new plague.
Full disclosure: I read the book Inferno when it first came out and remember thinking “this is total trash reading but it might work better as a film.” I believe I was right and that it is definitely better as a film but it’s an incredibly low bar which the team more trips over, landing awkwardly with some scrapes and bruises as opposed to leaping over it gloriously.
Inferno brings back the character of Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) however this time he awakes from a hellish nightmare in a hospital bed in Florence, a bullet wound causing short term amnesia as informed by his »
- Amie Cranswick
Whatever you might say about the quality of novelist Dan Brown’s writing, he’s created a terrific character in symbolist sleuth Robert Langdon – an indomitable, if reluctant hero, a Jack Ryan spliced with Umberto Eco’s William of Baskerville. And with adventures that combine mystery, cerebral riddle-solving and globe-trotting action adventure, surely it’s impossible to go wrong when bringing Langdon to the screen. Well, actually, no, it’s entirely possible.
In fact, after “The Da Vinci Code” and “Angels & Demons,” “Inferno” makes it three duds in a row. Thanks to Tom Hanks, Langdon is a palpable, enjoyable presence. But once again Ron Howard and his screenwriters have failed to satisfactorily adapt the material around him. If the first film was ploddingly, airlessly faithful to its source, this follows the second in being frantically paced, chaotic and increasingly exasperating.
Brown has upped the stakes considerably. Whereas the earlier stories »
- Demetrios Matheou
Busan — Bangladeshi filmmaker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, who is serving on the Busan Film Festival short film jury, has revealed plans for his next film.
“Holy Bakery” is based on incident in July 2016, where armed gunmen held up customers, mostly foreigners, at the Holey Artisan Bakery for 12 hours, before killing 20 of them and two of the bakery staff. Two police officers and five of the gunmen died in a shootout.
“Holy Bakery” will be a one-shot film. “It will be intimate and intense,” says Farooki. “In that one-shot I believe we will be able to explore the complexity of South Asian politics, the rise of the culture of hatred, the rise of intolerance, the rise of militancy and conflict between the modern Bangladesh and a small segment of those who are conservative.”
A cast will be set in place in early 2017 and principal photography will begin in March. Farooki’s production »
- Naman Ramachandran
Inferno, the latest Dan Brown adaptation, once again brought to the screen by the undoubtably talented Ron Howard, really tries its best, but somehow manages to make a hash of things with this scrappy Tom Hanks-led thriller.
It has been seven years since Howard and co. subjected us to the horrors of Angels & Demons and a full decade since Dan Brown’s first novel The Da Vinci Code made it to screens, and with Inferno, it’s unfortunately more of the same. Tom Hanks reprises his role of Dr. Robert Langdon, the famous symbolist who has somehow managed to land himself in hospital in Florence, Italy after an unfortunate incident which has »
- Paul Heath
In the long and spotty history of movie taglines, there have been few quite as noncommittal as the one dreamed up for “Inferno,” the third in director Ron Howard’s series of schlockbusters drawn from the nominal literary oeuvre of Dan Brown. “‘The Da Vinci Code’ and ‘Angels & Demons’ were just the beginning,” proclaim the posters — pretty inarguably, since “Inferno” is nothing if not a continuation of what they started. But there’s a hint of threat in those words too: If you found the first two films soulless and joyless, they imply, prepare for things to have gotten a little bit worse this time. And so it largely proves in the latest installment of perennially endangered symbologist Robert Langdon’s cryptic-lite adventures. As the addled professor dashes around Europe trying to prevent a humanity-culling plague cooked up by a Dante-spouting madman, the film more or less goes through the popcorn motions, »
- Guy Lodge
Ryan Lambie Published Date Monday, October 10, 2016 - 05:36
He’s the James Bond of problem solving: Robert Langdon, the renowned “symbologist”, scholar and unwitting man of action. The character’s previous silver screen adventures have taken in Vatican conspiracies (The Da Vinci Code) and stolen antimatter (Angels & Demons), with Tom Hanks bringing his affable everyman quality to the riddle-breaking professor.
In Langdon’s third movie adventure, again directed by Ron Howard and again adapted from a Dan Brown best-seller, a virus generated by a crazed billionaire (Ben Foster) threatens to wipe out half the world’s population - unless Langdon can solve a series of clues that will lead him to its hiding place. The problem is, Langdon’s just woken up in a Florentine hospital with a head injury and no idea how he got there. Fortunately for him, the doctor who wakes him up, Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones »
<img class="aligncenter wp-image-660357 size-full" src="http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Irrfan-Khan.jpg" alt="Irrfan-Khan" width="620" height="420" /> In an industry that’s ruled by the Khans, there is one more Khan who is ‘being there, doing that’. He is none other than the master blaster of the silver screen- Irrfan Khan. After ruling both Bollywood and Hollywood, Irrfan Khan also became a big name in endorsement deals as well. According to <strong>Bollywood Hungama</strong>’s reliable sources, Irrfan Khan is now all set to be the brand ambassador of Jivi Mobiles. The official announcement of the same is awaited. »
- Satish Sundaresan
“Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover” is a proverb whose simple existence proves the fact impressionable souls will do so without fail. This monthly column focuses on the film industry’s willingness to capitalize on this truth, releasing one-sheets to serve as not representations of what audiences are to expect, but as propaganda to fill seats. Oftentimes they fail miserably.
It’s October and there are two bona fide horror films on the slate. Two. Four if you stretch your criteria. That just goes to show you how many genre films come out each year and how successful they’ve become to get summer release dates without a holiday tie-in. With the way Don’t Breathe has been performing, theaters may keep it rolling all the way through Halloween.
In their place come some actioners, thrillers, and a couple comedies. Oh, and one family film in Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life »
- Jared Mobarak
Agreement follows Amazon’s deal with India’s Dharma Productions earlier this week.
New releases from T-Series will stream on Amazon’s upcoming Indian SVoD platform within a few weeks of their theatrical release in India and ahead of their TV premiere.
New titles covered by the deal include Anubhav Sinha’s Tum Bin 2 [pictured]; Hansal Mehta’s Simran, starring Kangana Ranaut; Noor, starring Sonakshi Sinha; Chef, starring Saif Ali Khan; Raabta, starring Sushant Singh Rajput; Saket Chaudhary’s Hindi Medium, starring Irrfan Khan; and Vishal Pandya’s Wajah Tum Ho.
“T-Series is one of the leaders in the Indian entertainment industry. As a result of this partnership, Amazon Prime members will soon enjoy a wide variety of some of the best Bollywood movies in the country, all within »
- email@example.com (Liz Shackleton)
Amazon India has announced a long-term content licensing partnership with T-Series for upcoming film releases.
The exclusive deal follows a spree of licensing agreements with Indian studios ahead of the imminent launch of its Prime Video streaming service in the country. Others include pacts with Vishesh Films and Dharma Production.
T-Series is one of India’s largest music labels and have also been in the film production business for decades. It has had seven releases this year of which “Airlift” was a major success, grossing $34 million worldwide. The studio has 17 films in various states of production. These will stream on Prime after their theatrical releases and prior to television premieres. T
itles include Anubhav Sinha’s “Tum Bin 2,” Sunhil Sippy’s “Noor” starring Sonakshi Sinha, Raja Menon’s “Chef” starring Saif Ali Khan, Hansal Mehta’s “Simran” starring Kangana Ranaut, and Saket Chaudhary’s “Hindi Medium” starring Irrfan Khan. »
- Naman Ramachandran
Way to go @irrfank !! This makes me so proud! Can't wait to see it! pic.twitter.com/xwRkvEL7wo
— Priyanka (@priyankachopra) September 16, 2016
Irrfan will be seen alongside the legendary global star Tom Hanks who will reprise the role of the well known symbologist Robert Langdon after The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons – The Dan Brown series made into films.
- Press Releases
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