Akshay-Riteish-Abhishek’s Housefull 3 to Varun-John’s Dishoom – Sajid and Eros keep the variety going

Akshay-Riteish-Abhishek’s Housefull 3 to Varun-John’s Dishoom – Sajid and Eros keep the variety going ================================================================ By Joginder Tuteja 2016 could well be another year where Sajid Nadiadwala and Eros continue to press their partnership on films. Together, they have collaborated on quite a few films together, majority of them turning out to be Box Office…

Box Office – Veerappan is better, Waiting and Phobia grow over the weekend

Box Office – Veerappan is better, Waiting and Phobia grow over the weekend =======================================   By Joginder Tuteja   Bollywood deserves better reception at the Box Office. Even though as many as four films released over the weekend gone by, the collections weren’t high enough to cheer about.   Veerappan was promoted quite aggressively but…

Sajid Nadiadwala set to add another film to his 100 crore Club with Housefull 3

Sajid Nadiadwala set to add another film to his 100 crore Club with Housefull 3 =================================================   By Joginder Tuteja   In the industry ruled by corporate houses, Bollywood currently has only a handful of independent producers. Amongst these, other than Yash Raj Films and Dharma Productions, the only other notable production house which is…

Which are your Top-10 favorite @ajaydevgn films? Mine are here:

By Joginder Tuteja During last 25 years, Ajay Devgn has done close to 100 odd films. Many have turned out to be classics, some have been masala entertainers and few have been forgettable. My all time favorite Ajay Devgn films (in no particular order) are as below: Company Drishyam Singham Golmaal Once Upon A Time…

Box Office – Sarbjit just about edges past Jazbaa

Box Office – Sarbjit just about edges past Jazbaa ==========================================================   By Joginder Tuteja   Close to 50 crore were earned between new Hindi and English releases last week even though collections stayed largely ordinary. Sarbjit, after a low start, just about managed to go past Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s last release Jazbaa [21.58 crore]. With…

Movie review – Veerappan – Works well as a thriller

Movie review – Veerappan – Works well as a thriller ========= By Joginder Tuteja Rating: *** Veerappan’s status as a ruthless killer is well known. It is also known that he was eventually killed in a police encounter. What is not known is everything that happened in between, especially in the months leading to the…

Movie review – Phobia – Unconventional? Yes. Interesting? In parts

Movie review – Phobia – Unconventional? Yes. Interesting? In parts =========== By Joginder Tuteja Rating: **1/2 One wonders how the core plotline of Phobia would have been put together. Really, it is a very difficult subject to have been actually conceptualised, leave alone being executed for screen. The film brings together elements of quite a…

Box Office – Will you watch Veerappan, Phobia, Waiting or Fredrick?

Box Office – Will you watch Veerappan, Phobia, Waiting or Fredrick? ====== By Joginder Tuteja After a few peaceful weeks that saw solo releases in Bollywood, this Friday would yet again witness an arrival of as many as four Hindi films -Veerappan, Phobia, Waiting and Fredrick. Interestingly, three of these are English titled. None of the…

Box Office – Sarbjit – Check out how much it has earned in 6 days!

Box Office – Sarbjit – Check out how much it has earned in 6 days! ========================================= By Joginder Tuteja In 6 days, Sarbjit has just about managed to cross the 20 crore mark. The film brought in around 1.91 crore on Wednesday and with this, the collections now stand at 20.25 crore. Ideally, these should have…

Box Office – X-Men Apocalypse stays low, dispels myths about ‘artificial benchmarks’ for Hollywood films

Box Office – X-Men Apocalypse stays low, dispels myths about ‘artificial benchmarks’ for Hollywood films ========================================= By Joginder Tuteja   X-Men Apocalypse is earning on expected lines, unless the makers would have elevated their hopes basis the handful of Hollywood films that have done well in India. A film with no great franchise value in…

Box Office – Aishwarya-Randeep’s #Sarbjit already in profits?

Box Office – Aishwarya-Randeep’s #Sarbjit already in profits? =============================================== By Joginder Tuteja Sarbjit is collecting low at the Box Office. On Tuesday, the film brought in further 2.10 crore, and frankly, a much better hold was the need of the hour. Though the film had seen some jump in numbers, it had to be at…

#Sultan promo – My quick thoughts on the @beingsalmankhan starrer

By Joginder Tuteja Much anticipated promo of one of the most awaited films of the year, Sultan, has released. There have been great expectations with the film, and hence the promo has to be super extraordinary as well. Here are my initial thoughts: Director Ali Abbas Zafar pretty much knows that he has to cater to…

Which rumor do you think would turn out to be true?

Of late, quite a few rumors have been making the round of the industry circles. Some come with a solid standing, some have to be taken with a pinch of salt, and some are plain speculations leading to tongues wagging. Which of these do you feel come with some solid standing, and is most likely…

Box Office – Sarbjit picks up at the Box Office

Box Office – Sarbjit picks up at the Box Office =============================== By Joginder Tuteja Sarbjit has been just about okay at the Box Office. The film had a below par beginning on Friday and its only chance lied in showing tremendous jumps on Saturday and Sunday. There was some push evidenced as the film brought…

Box Office – X-Men Apocalypse is decent on Saturday

X-Men Apocalypse is doing just about decent business at the Box Office. It collected 5.65 crore more on Saturday and the collections now stand at 10.16 crore. There is no surprise though that the collections haven’t hit the roof as the X-Men franchise isn’t big in India so far and every Hollywood biggie can’t be expected…