Box Office – Raaz Reboot to end its run under 30 crore

Box Office – Raaz Reboot to end its run under 30 crore ===== By Joginder Tuteja On the other hand Raaz Reboot too would just about complete two weeks at the Box Office. The film collected only 2.25 crore* in its second weekend, hence bringing the overall total to 29 crore*. Though this is better…

Box Office – Banjo is very low, other new releases fail to take off

Box Office – Banjo is very low, other new releases fail to take off ========== By Joginder Tuteja A film which hasn’t unfortunately turned out to be a treat for the audience though is Banjo. The film just couldn’t pull audience into theaters and stayed largely flat right through the weekend. A sum total of…

Box Office – Pink hits half century

Box Office – Pink hits half century ====================================================== By Joginder Tuteja Last year, Amitabh Bachchan delivered a Superhit with Shoojit Sircar when latter directed him in Piku. This year, he has scored another major success with Shoojit (as a producer), courtesy Pink. Incidentally, both films had females as the central protagonists with Big B playing…

Movie review – Banjo – Falls short in the entertainment quotient

Movie review – Banjo – Falls short in the entertainment quotient ===== By Joginder Tuteja Rating: ** When a film is pitched as a musical entertainer then it (obviously) needs to get two factors right – music and entertainment. In case of Banjo, while the music does work (albeit in parts), it is the overall…

Box Office – Raaz Reboot flops

Box Office – Raaz Reboot flops ================ By Joginder Tuteja Raaz Reboot has turned out to be an utter disappointment. A first week total of a mere 26.5 crore* is way too low for the horror franchise. In fact if one compares it with Raaz – The Mystery Continues, it doesn’t stand much taller since…

Box Office – Pink is a SOLID HIT

Box Office – Pink is a SOLID HIT =================================================== By Joginder Tuteja Pink has turned out to be a surprise big success of 2016. Just when one was witnessing a string of flops [A Flying Jatt, Akira, Baar Baar Dekho, Freaky Ali] and was hoping for at least an average runner at the Box Office,…

Box Office Predictions – Wah Taj, Parched, Days of Tafree

Box Office Predictions – Wah Taj, Parched, Days of Tafree ==== By Joginder Tuteja New releases of the week are dependent on word of mouth. Wah Taj has been in the making for a while and now is seeing a release after a modest round of promotion. The film has Shreyas Talpade and Manjari Fadnis…

Box Office – After Raanjhana, NH10, Happy Bhag Jaayegi, Krishika Lulla backs another content based film – Riteish Deshmukh’s Banjo

Box Office – After Raanjhana, NH10, Happy Bhag Jaayegi, Krishika Lulla backs another content based film – Riteish Deshmukh’s Banjo ================================================   By Joginder Tuteja   Riteish Deshmukh is one of the most successful stars when it comes to his multi-starrer flicks. He has a track record of more than 80% successes when it comes…

Box Office – Raaz Reboot in wait-n-watch mode for rest of the week

Box Office – Raaz Reboot in wait-n-watch mode for rest of the week ======================================================== By Joginder Tuteja T-Series, Vishesh Films and Vashu Bhagnani would be pretty much hoping that the weekdays help their Raaz Reboot to somewhat sail through. The film has collected 18 crore* so far and needs its Indian theatrical business in the vicinity…

Box Office – Big B’s thunderous baritone returns as Pink enjoys a good weekend

Box Office – Big B’s thunderous baritone returns as Pink enjoys a good weekend ======================================================== By Joginder Tuteja Wow, what a turnaround! A few months back when Amitabh Bachchan’s TE3N had released, it didn’t really warm up either the critics or the audiences. The film took a dull beginning, had a sluggish weekend and then ended…

Box Office – Vikram Bhatt’s Raaz Reboot opens on a positive note

Box Office – Vikram Bhatt’s Raaz Reboot opens on a positive note By Joginder Tuteja Raaz Reboot is collecting well at the single screens. Emraan Hashmi’s last few films [Azhar, Hamari Adhuri Kahani, Mr. X, Ungli, Raja Natwarlal, Ghanchakkar, Ek Thi Daayan] were all catering primarily to multiplex audiences. Unfortunately, none of them emerged as good…

Movie review – Raaz Reboot – Hang on to that ‘mangal sutra’, ladies

Movie review – Raaz Reboot – Hang on to that ‘mangal sutra’, ladies ======== By Joginder Tuteja Rating: *** The first poster, that of just a ‘mangal sutra’ occupying the frame, set the tone. The promo further made you wonder what the ‘raaz’ was all about. The promotional campaign that followed gave more than just…

Box Office – Baar Baar Dekho is very low

Box Office – Baar Baar Dekho is very low ============================================== By Joginder Tuteja Baar Baar Dekho has disappointed big time at the Box Office. In fact it is a surprise failure commercially since even in the worst case scenario, one wouldn’t have expected a Week One total of just 29.4 crore. With a film like…

Box Office – Freaky Ali barely hangs on

Box Office – Freaky Ali barely hangs on ============================================== By Joginder Tuteja   Freaky Ali wasn’t much in news though while being made and the title was an afterthought too. The promo had given an impression of a rollicking entertainer but suddenly the promotional buzz went down and the musical campaign didn’t work either. The film…

Movie review – Pink – A definite watch for women, a must watch for men

Movie review – Pink – A definite watch for women, a must watch for men ==============================================   By Joginder Tuteja   Rating: ****   ‘The rules when it comes to women’   Description of this all are some of the most definitive moments of Pink when Amitabh Bachchan, in his thunderous baritone, stuns one and…

Box Office – Pink expected to open on the same lines as Talvar

  Box Office – Pink expected to open on the same lines as Talvar ====================================================== By Joginder Tuteja This Friday is set to be quite exciting for the audience, what with Raaz Reboot and Pink arriving in theaters. Last few weeks have been depressing at the Box Office with films like Baar Baar Dekho, Freaky…

Box Office – Raaz Reboot expected to open better than Azhar

Box Office – Raaz Reboot expected to open better than Azhar ================================================== By Joginder Tuteja This Friday is set to be quite exciting for the audience, what with Raaz Reboot and Pink arriving in theaters. Last few weeks have been depressing at the Box Office with films like Baar Baar Dekho, Freaky Ali, Akira and…

Box Office – Baar Baar Dekho and Freaky Ali stay low

Box Office – Baar Baar Dekho and Freaky Ali stay low =====================================   By Joginder Tuteja   Baar Baar Dekho and Freaky Ali are not collecting as per expectations. Both the films were touted to collect much better, considering the credentials as per the response that the promos had generated. In fact even after the…

Box Office – Baar Baar Dekho does low business, deserved better

Box Office – Baar Baar Dekho does low business, deserved better ===== By Joginder Tuteja Baar Baar Dekho has been collecting lesser than what one expected out of it. The film has netted 21.16 crore in its opening weekend but given the credentials that it came with, it has brought in at least 5 crore…

Box Office – Freaky Ali is stable

Box Office – Freaky Ali is stable ===== By Joginder Tuteja Freaky Ali had a stable weekend with 8.5 crore coming in. The promo had given the impression though that 10 crore would be comfortably crossed in its first three days. In that perspective the opening, though stable, hasn’t quite been on the same lines as…

Box Office – Baar Baar Dekho takes a decent opening

Box Office – Baar Baar Dekho takes a decent opening ===== By Joginder Tuteja Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif’s Baar Baar Dekho has taken a decent opening at the Box Office. With 6.81 crore coming in, the film has been powered by business that has come in from major multiplexes across the country. This is…

Birthday boy Akshay Kumar tops 2016 with 365 crore from Airlift, Housefull 3 and now Rustom

Birthday boy Akshay Kumar tops 2016 with 365 crore from Airlift, Housefull 3 and now Rustom ======================================================================= By Joginder Tuteja Meanwhile, Akshay Kumar’s Rustom has touched the 127 crore* mark. Though the film would just fall a few lakhs short of Airlift [129 crore], it still is from an academic perspective since both Akshay Kumar starrers…

Box Office – Akira steps into Week Two with a decent total

Box Office – Akira steps into Week Two with a decent total ========================== By Joginder Tuteja Sonakshi Sinha’s Akira had a decent first week as it went on to collect 26 crore* at the Box Office. Of course, anything in excess of 30 crore would have been an even better news for the film. However, the…

Box Office – Sidharth and Katrina’s Baar Baar Dekho to open well for audience looking for a romantic entertainer

Box Office – Sidharth and Katrina’s Baar Baar Dekho to open well for audience looking for a romantic entertainer =================================================================== By Joginder Tuteja Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif can well be happy. Makers of their Baar Baar Dekho have done their job quite well to put the film on the map where audiences are indeed looking…