11 items from 2015
Tamasha has done well over the weekend. The film took a good start on Friday (10.87 crore), showed growth on Saturday (13.17 crore) and then consolidated well on Sunday (14.12 crore), hence seeing a weekend of 38.23 crore. This has been a positive trend for the Imtiaz Ali directed film which was catering to a niche audience and was unlike any of the quintessential romcoms that hit the screens with every passing month. With a conventional narrative to boast of, the film has found good following from the target audiences, who have lapped up what was on display.
The film has now seen the best opening for a Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone starrer as their biggest weekend so far in 2015 was Roy (28.68 crore) and Piku (25.22 crore). Moreover, for Imtiaz Ali too, this is his biggest opening weekend ever, hence surpassing Love Aaj Kal (28 crore) and Rockstar (35 crore). What is all the more noticeable »
- Joginder Tuteja
While his personal life is blossoming with love (as he is reportedly in relationship with Katrina Kaif), it seems our Bollywood heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor's career is going through a rough patch! After three back-to-back duds like Besharam, Roy and Bombay Velvet, looks like Ranbir's other projects are also getting jinxed. Well, we are talking about his upcoming film Jagga Jasoos, which is being helmed by Barfi maker Anurag Basu.
Much like Bombay Velvet, Ranbir's Jagga Jasoos also has been constantly delayed. Even the latest buzz in trade suggests that Jagga Jasoos has been pushed to next year (June) for release, as major portions of the film are being reshot. Like Bombay Velvet, Jagga Jasoos has been in news for various controversies. Right from Ranbir getting upset with the film shaping up to differences with his directors. Besides, a couple of days back reports were rife that Govinda has backed »
Bombay Velvet has created a record of amassing biggest losses of all times. With a poor opening, practically no word of mouth and zero patronage during the weekdays, it was a nosedive for the Anurag Kashyap directed film. With the filmmaker pretty much admitting the film’s failure before the end of weekend itself, the writing was clear on the wall. The film’s fate can be gauged by the fact that its first week total of 21 crore is less than Day One collections of Ranbir Kapoor’s Besharam, which too was a flop. In fact it is even lesser than the first two days collections of Roy.
While much is being said about Bombay Velvet impacting Ranbir Kapoor’s stardom, it is not going to be the case. A film’s failure impacts most when a fan-base watches the film and rejects it. However, Bombay Velvet wasn’t even seen by anyone, »
- Joginder Tuteja
The much awaited R Madhavan, Kangana Ranaut, Jimmy Shergill, Deepak Dobriyal and Swara Bhaskar starrer, Tanu Weds Manu Returns, the follow up to the highly successful Tanu Weds Manu, started on an impressive note. The opening can be termed as great in Delhi-ncr, East Punjab and good at other places, except for some stations of South and East India. The icing on the cake was a further pick up during the latter shows, which consolidated the fact that Tanu Weds Manu Returns is a sureshot hit, how big or small time will tell!
Meanwhile, after a decent start (at high end metro multiplexes), Anurag Kashyap's Ranbir-Anushka starrer, Bombay Velvet, crashed badly, second day onwards, ending the first week with a dismal 24 crore (to be validated). The film turns out to be the second disaster of Ranbir Kapoor's career after Abhinav Kashyap's , Besharam.
Concluding with the Amitabh, Irrfan and Deepika starrer, »
After Besharam and Roy, Bombay Velevt is Ranbir Kapoor's third film in a row that bombed at Box-office. And it has certainly shaken the actor, who has been applauded for his sterling performances and gave some really good films in the past.
Ranbir recently in one of the interviews poured his heart out saying that 'there's a sense of insecurity and I don't know what's happening with my career'. While we definitely understand the plight of his mind and the ongoing situations, all we have to say is there is a dawn after every dusk! There is still more to go and look forward to. The charming actor doesn't need to lose heart and hope.
The prediction has failed, and how. In this column it was stated that Bombay Velvet would go on to net at least 10 crore on Day One. The barometer for such reasonable numbers, though not great by any means, was the opening of Roy which had stepped into double digits despite Ranbir being in a supporting role. However, all such predictions hit South when the D-day arrived. Though it had seemed that the Anurag Kashyap starrer would at least manage a face saving opening, none of that turned out to be true, what with empty houses greeting those select few who started stepping in sporadically.
Though it had seemed that the collections would improve as shows progressed in the evening, there was no respite as the word of mouth started trickling in. The film was hit on both counts, what with no opening and then poor word of mouth as well. »
- Joginder Tuteja
Yes it is the week of Cannes Film Festival, and none other than Sonam Kapoor and Katrina Kaif have impressed us in their look while leaving for the Film Festival. However, we are not even underestimating the talent back in our hometown. We bring you best dressed celebrities which have impressed us this week!
Anushka Sharma tried on a new look, and it didn't go unnoticed!
Shraddha Kapoor knows how to rock the denims even at the airport!
Kalki Koechlin looks an absolute beauty in white!
Does she ever get old? Madhuri Dixit is just impressive in a black saree!
PeeCee Priyanka Chopra goes classy, and simply rocks in the look!
Kangana Ranaut looks »
While dad Rishi Kapoor has always been proud of Ranbir Kapoor's various achievements, he doesn't seem to be happy with his son's latest decision (of being in relationship with Katrina Kaif). Though Rishi hasn't said bad things about Ranbir moving out with Katrina reportedly, he doesn't really seem to be approving of Katrina as his would be daughter-in-law. And this was quite evident when Rishi recently skipped the family dinner with Ranbir-Katrina, where entire Kapoor family was present.
While the real reason behind his dislike for Katrina is not known, we list down five probable reasons that are stopping Rishi from accepting Katrina.
She is a film star:Most of the star couples have seen an unsuccessful marriage and that might be one of the reasons why Rishi is averse to Ranbir-Katrina's relationship.
She is not Indian:Another factor which might be preventing Rishi from considering Katrina is the fact that »
As Indians we have always been proud of how our ancestors were way ahead of their times, giving the world some revolutionary concepts and inventions. So ‘Aryabhatta gave the world the number 0’ is often our trademark reply to India being called a backward and third world country in almost any movie. Taking this a bit further is Vibhu Puri’s Hawaizaada based on a theory that an Indian was the first to build an airplane before the Wright brothers did.
Marathi manoos Shivkar Talpade (Ayushman Khurana) is a disappointment to his father who has repeatedly failed fourth grade. His father finally has enough and throws him out when he is taken in by Shastri. Shastri (Mithun Chakraborty) is a scientist who is trying to decode the Vedas to find the answers to the making of numerous inventions which apparently our ancestors have hidden and makes Talpade his assistant. In between »
- Prateeksha Khot
The story of India’s first unmanned plane is told in the new period drama Hawaizaada which releases on January 30. Ayushmann Khurrana headlines this moving new motion picture event which is set in Colonial India, 1895. Also starring in the film is Mithun Chakraborthy and actress Pallavi Sharda.
Pallavi plays Sitara, a Tamasha dancer and the love of Ayushmann’s Shivkar Bapuji Talpade but the course of their love does not run smooth.
The actress talks dancing, working with director Vibhu Puri, Ayushmann and more in this cool Q and A! Check it out!
Tell us something about your role in Hawaizaada.
Hawaizaada is mostly based on Ayushmann and Mithun-da’s story, my love story. I play a ‘Tamasha’ dancer in the movie. I think my character has come up very well. All thanks to our director Vibhu Puri & my co star Ayushmann Khurrana who encouraged me to give my best to the film. »
- Stacey Yount
Forthcoming big-screen release Hawaizaada is set to inspire a new generation of filmgoers in a tale of unwavering daring, ingenuity and glory. Releasing internationally in cinemas on 30thJanuary 2015 by Reliance Entertainment, Hawaizaada celebrates the Indian spirit of adventure and invention as well as the country’s prolific freedom struggle, as it unfolds the story of one man’s dreams and aspirations amidst considerable adversity.
Hawaizaada is the story of Shivkar Bapuji Talpade, an unsung hero, a vedic scholar and an expert on Sanskrit literature. He is regarded as the great Indian scholar who not only sketched out but also built the first ever airplane in 1895, eight years before the Wright Brothers, the American duo who were originally credited for being pioneers in the field of aviation. Shivkar Bapuji Talpade airplane was the first ever controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight. Though his effort failed, his work and research was »
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11 items from 2015
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