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Music Review: Singh Saab The Great (2013) *Sunny Deol*

Director: Anil Sharma Cast: Sunny Deol, Amrita Rao & Urvashi Rautela Music Director: Sonu Nigam (Track #1) & Anand Raj Anand (Track #2,3,4,5,6) Lyricist: Sameer, Kumaar & Anand Raj Anand
Expectations: Anil Sharma and Sunny Deol joined hands in 2001 and we witnessed an All Time Blockbuster, Gadar - Ek Prem Katha and music of the film was also blockbuster. Now, they are back!! But Uttam Singh was the music director of Gadar and this time, talented Sonu Nigam composing title track and the rest of album is done by Anand Raj Anand. A perfect choice for this kind of film? Yes. Let’s check whether songs also sound great.
1- Singh Saab The Great - (Sonu Nigam & Teesha Nigam): A soothing Dhol-experience. Amazing composing, not completely Punjabi but have Punjabi touch and it makes the title track a great experience to listen. Sonu Nigam sang the song superbly, He forgets who he is and produce a "Sonu Nigam" who is Punjabi. Teesha is also really good. Excellent work by Sonu…

Exculsive Pictures; Saif Ali Khan & Katrina Kaif on the sets of 'Daniyal Khan'

After the super success of Ek Tha Tiger with superstar Salman Khan, director Kabir Khan is coming with 'Daniyal Khan' starring Saif Ali Khan and Ek Tha Tiger's leading lady Katrina Kaif. The shooting of the film is currently in progress in Beirut. We have got some exculsive pictures from the set of 'Daniyal Khan'. 

Have a look. Saif Ali Khan looks dashing and Katrina so beautiful. Agree?

Music Review: Bullett Raja (2013) *Saif Ali Khan - Sonakshi Sinha*

Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia Cast: Saif Ali Khan & Sonakshi Sinha Music Director: RDB  (Track #1) & Sajid-Wajid  (Track #2,3,4,5,6,7) Lyricist: Sandeep Nath, Kausar Munir, Shabbir Ahmed & Raftaar
1- Tamanche Pe Disco - (RDB, Nindy Kaur & Raftaar): An energetic track which has foot tapping elements. A must listen for RDB-fans and for others, give it a try. Rating 3.5/5
2- Saamne Hai Savera - (Wajid, Shreya Ghoshal & Bonnie): A romantic and lovely track. Rustic Bengali vocals by Bonnie and beautiful vocals by Shreya make the song worth listening. If you liked "Chori Kiya Re Jiya" from Dabangg and "Saansoon Ne" from Dabangg 2, you are going to like this one also. Rating 3/5
3- Jai Govinda Jai Gopala - (Neeraj Shridhar): Neeraj Shridhar's vocals are nice but composition is not that great. Composers needed to work little a bit more on this track. But some familiar touches in the song work this time. Rating 2.5/5
4- Dont Touch My Body - (Mamta Sharma): An …

Movie Reviews; Mickey Virus *Manish Paul - Elli Avram*

Directed by Saurabh Varma Produced by Arun Rangachari, Vivek Rangachari Screenplay by Saurabh Varma Story by Gaurav Varma, Saurabh Varma, Elvin Raja Starring Manish Paul, Elli Avram, Manish Choudhary, Varun Badola, Puja Gupta, Nitish Pandey Music byHanif Shaikh (Music Review here)
CNN IBN:I wouldn’t be surprised if Mickey Virus was greenlit only because some smart-alec marketing wiz pitched it as the next Vicky Donor. Problem is, this film is never more than just a good pitch. A concept in search of a plot. Mickey Virus isn’t unwatchable, but at 2 hours and 15 minutes, it certainly overstays its welcome, offering little by way of laughs or thrills. I’m going with two out of five. Walking out of the cinema, you’ve forgotten it already. Rating 2/5

Bollywood Hungama:While much of the first half of MICKEY VIRUS is committed to Mickey, his friends and the romantic liaison with Kamayani [Elli Avram], the story gathers momentum towards the post-interval portions. Saurabh sets aside the best for the…

Krrish 3; Hit or Flop? Box Office Prediction

One of the biggest films of year is going to release next Friday and there are sky-high expectations for it. The film is going to end the the dull period at Box office with a bang. These factors - Hrithik Roshan, Krissh Series, Hit Trailer are enough to take a bumper opening at box office.
The film is made on a budget of around 110 Crore including P & A cost. The film has alerady recoverd half of its budget from satellite rights, music rights e.t.c. and from disrtributors, including some at record prices e.g. - Andhra Circuit. The film is to going to be widest release ever in India beating Chennai Express - with around 4000+ (including regional versions) screens.
Looking at the records which it will try to beat:
Opening DAY & WEEKEND are very difficult as a non-holiday release & Diwali puja will affect it. First Week is possible but not easy & Lifetime is also achievable with good WOM.
With Universal Acceptance (Excellent WOM)
Day 1 - 29 Crore (Semi holiday due to Dhant…

Hrithik Roshan & Rabir Kapoor beats Shahrukh Khan & Salman Khan Respectively!

Recently some surveys were conducted by on their website with over 7,000 men and women in the age bracket of 24-30 years taking part. What came interesting is that Hrithik Roshan was voted as favourite celebrity Husband in the Poll beating SRK at 2nd, Whereas Ranbir was selected as as the most wanted bachelor in the country beating Salman Khan.

In Favourite Celebrity Husband category, Hrithik Roshan received 29.11 percent votes, marginally beating Shahrukh Khan who got 27.4 percent votes. Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar got 23.31 percent votes and Amitabh Bachchan got 20.18 percent votes.

While in the Most Wanted Bachelor in the country, Ranbir Kapoor claimed no.1 position with 31.4 percent votes beating Salman Khan who got 25.6 percent votes. Congress’ Vice President Rahul Gandhi received 21.98 percent votes and Cricket Sensation Virat Kohli got 21.02 percent votes.
“The survey suggests that people are now looking at celebrities as real people with real qualities that would make th…

Salman Khan's Jai Ho; First Look on 31st of October

There is lot of specaluation about Salman Khan’s next movie Jai Ho. It is already in news without anything being revealed. It is all justified as it is a "Salman Khan Movie' that after a complete 1 year and 1 month. The LATEST news coming is that its first official poster will be out on 31st Oct.Recently Salman Khan confirmed the news on Google Hangout while interacting with fans. Alongwith Salman Khan, Jai Ho starres Daisy Shah & Sana Khan, while the film is being directed by Salman Khan’s younger brother Sohail Khan.- R Meena

Shahrukh Khan as Goodwill Ambassador for South Korea

After giving biggest grosser of Indian Cinema recently, Shahrukh Khan is now selected as goodwill ambassador of South Korea. He is currently the brand ambassador of West Bengal also where he has huge fan following. Now this will really justify his title of global Superstar.Shahrukh Khan will be visiting the country shortly, either in December or January next Year. This is another rocking news for all the King Khan fans, especially in South Korea.- R Meena

Biggest Blockbuster of 2013?

Which movie will be the biggest Blockbuster of 2013? This Question is being in the mind of all trade analysts and CineGoers from the start of the year, but it will be known only when Dhoom 3 get released.At the start of year there were many competitiors like OUATIMD, Boss, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani,  Himmatwala, Besharam, Race & Chennai Express. All of the above, except Chennai Express & Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, falled miserably or underperformed. But now only 3 contenders have remain - Chennai Express, Krissh 3 and Dhoom 3.Chennai Express: The Film released on this Eid with huge expectations and unlike other films this year, it not only fulfilled the huge expectations but exceeded them as well. It broke most of the possible records at box office like first weekend, 1st week e.t.c. with huge margin, But the biggest of them was lifetime record (202 Crore)of Three Idiots and Chennai Express is currently the highest grosser of Indian Cinema. Chennai Express have really set new benc…

Films Releasing on This Friday – 25 Oct’13

Pre-Diwali Period is considered as a very dull period at box office, especially for a small budget films with almost negligible chances at box office, apart from that if WOM turns out to be superb which is rare of rarest case. Even big films also fail. We recently saw the underperformance of Boss!. And perhaps Satya 2 is being postponded for the very same reason.

This week a lot of films are releasing - Mickey Virus, Sooper Se Ooper, Huff!- Its Too Much, Ishq Actually, Bull Bulbul Bandook & Wake Up India. Niether trade analysts nor people are much interested in these movies except Mickey Virus which has been able to attract people due to presence of famous TV presenter Manish Paul and Bigg Boss fame (Currently in the Bigg Boss House) Elli Avram. Mickey Virus will be the first choice of the most of the cinegoers this week.

(Manish Paul and Elli Avram)
Mickey Virus will take best opening out of all the above mentioned films, and it can have some chances at box office if WOM is good b…

Fitoor Cast Finalised – Aditya Roy Kapoor & Katrina Kaif

Abhishek Kapoor's ( Kai Po Che Fame) next Directorial venture ‘Fitoor’ cast has been finally finalised. It has been confirmed by Abhishek Kapoor that Aashiqui 2 Star, Aditya Roy Kapoor will play the lead role while Katrina has been casted opposite him to play the female lead. Earlier their were many rumours doing rounds, like Siddarth Malhotra was being contacted for the role. 
Before this, Sushant Singh Rajput was offered the film and he was also interested, but he had already given dates to Shekar Kapoor-YRF big venture Paani. He requested Abhishek Kapoor to delay the movie but Abhishek Kapoor was in no mood doing that.
But  we hope this is the best and interesting pair for the film. The Film is expected to go on the floors earlier next year.
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- (Written by R Meena)

Why did Boss underperform?

- This article is written by our new writer R Meena. We welcome him in our team
Many trade pandits and cinema lovers are confused why Boss underperformed despite getting mixed to positive WOM from public & mixed reviews from critics. There could be some possible reasons;
1 - Overflow Of Masala Movies - In recent times, thier are so many Masala Movies coming, that too by Top League Stars so it could one of the main reasons that people are now less obsessed of Masala Movies (Larger than life films) & public is now willing for a change. Recently, Superstar Salman Khan also hinted towards it.
2 - Traditional Dull Pre Diwali Period - It is always seen in past that films releasing before Diwali did not fare well at box office. As people are less willing to go for a movie in this time.
3 - Mid Week Release - Should Producers back to release thier films on traditional Fri-Sun weekend instead of Mid.week release? As Mid-week releases are not doing the expected buisness and falling below t…

Your Questions Answered!

1- Who are the current Top 3 Bollywood actresses? (Bilal Yousaf)
Taking into consideration both box office and fan following, they are Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif and Kareena Kapoor. If box office is the only criteria, you can read our monthly star ranking for female actresses here.

2- Why do you still consider Ra One as HIT film when it has been declared Flop by Producer, Distributor and above all Shahrukh khan himself? (Ek Tiger Azmi)

We use BOI (Box Office India) for verdicts of films and they have declared Ra One as a Hit. According to Komal Nahta, Ra One is a successful film but not big enough to be referred to as a hit. But again, it crossed 100 Crore in 10-11 days and  at that point of time only 7 films were in 100-crore club. 
3- Why do u include Biwi Ho to aisi and fir milenge in Salman's films while You dont do same with Dulha Mil Gaya and Bhoothnath in Srk's films? (Ek Tiger Azmi)

 Simply because Salman's roles in Biwi Ho To Aisi and Phir Milenge were more than ju…

World Television Premier of Bollywood Films

Rohit Shetty’s Chennai Express was aired on Zee TV at 8PM Indian Standard Time yesterday. The Shahrukh Khan – Deepika Padukone starrer is the biggest hit of 2013 with the film raking in Rs 208 crore at the domestic box office. (To Read Complete Box Office Report Of Chennai Express, Click here.) For fans and industry nerds, higher TRP (TVR) of World Television Premier of any movie is as important as theatrical run. While it's too early to predict TRP of Chennai Express, let's check out some interesting facts about World Television Premier of Hindi Films.
A Mumbai based entertainment industry research and consultancy firm, Ormax Media, released some facts yesterday.
World TV Premieres with highest recall just before TV Premiere:
In 2013:
Chennai Express (Shahrukh Khan, Deepika Padukone)Student Of The Year (Siddharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt)Son Of Sardaar (Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt)Dabangg 2 (Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha)Aashiqui 2 (Aditya Roy Kapoor, Shraddha…

Short Music Review; Satya 2 *Ram Gopal Varma*

Director: Ram Gopal Varma Cast: Punit Singh Ratn, Anaika Soti & Mahesh Thakur Music Director: Sanjeev Rathod & Darshan Rathod (Track #2,3,6,8), Nitin Raikwar (Track #1,4,5), Shree D (#7) & Kary Arora (#9) Lyricist: Kumaar, Nitin Raikwar, Moid Elhaam, Sonny Ravan, Shree D & Kary Arora
1- Tu Nahi - (Leonard Victor & Shweta Pandit): A beautiful romantic song. Nothing new, but still melodious and likeable. Both singers have done good job. Good job by Nitin Raikwar. Rating 4/5
2- Special - (Payel Aditiya Dev): We expected a lot better from Sanjeev Darshan. Composition is so dated. Lyrics are average. Only Sachin Tendulkar and Salman Khan fans will be happy after listening mukhda of the song. Rating 1/5
3- Maangne Se (Title Song) - (Sanjeev, Darshan & Aragh Banerjee): A high on energy title song. A good song for a film based on underworld. Rating 3/5
4- Palkon Se - (Rishi Singh, Shweta Pandit): Nitin Raikwar doesn't disappoint and keep the standards high. Again a beauti…

Boss.. First Three Day Box Office Performance

Boss made below average opening at the domestic box office and collected around 11.9 Cr on Wednesday, the collections faced a routine drop on Thursday as it was a working day and collected around 7.3 Cr. The trade trend on Friday was pretty much similar to that of Thursday, in fact, at some places the collections were better.
The film did average collections at north-centric multiplexes. The collections from mass centres were fantastic and is the key behind film’s whole trade. It did particularly well at circuits like UP, Rajasthan and Nizam. The collections from Delhi were also very good.
According to early reports, the collections has faced a drop on friday and collected around 5.5 Cr.
Wednesday 11.9 Cr Thursday 7.3 Cr Friday 5.5 Cr Total 24.7 Cr
The film’s collections are decent but not enough to justify the face value. The film seems to be heading towards a 40-42 Cr opening (extended) weekend. The collections on monday will be a key factor on what Boss will be collecting at the long run!

Music Review: Sooper Se Ooper (2013) *Sonu Nigam*

Director: Shekhar Ghosh Cast: Vir Das, Kirti Kulhari & Yudishtir Music Director: Bikram Ghosh & Sonu Nigam (All Tracks) Lyricist: Sanjeev Tiwari, Sonu Nigam & Shabbir Ahmed
Expectations: Sonu Nigam is known for his stupendous singing for years. Now he is starting his inning as composer in Bollywood. We wish and hope he may get a unique recognition as a composer as the legendary Kishore Kumar did. The famous Tabla player Bikram Ghosh has joined Sonu Nigam for this job. So expectations are high!
1- Gun Gun Gutar - (Amabarish Das & Parwati Kumari): Traditional Rajasthani melody will keep you engaged throughout. Simple but has a unique kind of essence. Good lyrics. Singers are unknown, must be folk singers and have done great job here. The rhythm is truly awesome. Rating 4/5
2- Behka Behka - (Ash King & Teesha Nigam): Starts with techno style. Mukhra itself increase your expectations. And then you listen female singer's voice, Yes Teesha Nigam, Sonu Nigam's sister, B…

Movie Reviews: Boss (2013) *Akshay Kumar*

Directed by Anthony D'Souza Produced by Ashwin Varde Story by Farhad – Sajid (also Screenplay & Dialogues) Based on Pokkiri Raja Starring Akshay Kumar, Mithun Chakraborty, Aditi Rao Hydari, Shiv Pandit & Ronit Roy Music byMeet Bros Anjjan, Chirantan Bhatt, P.A.Deepak, Yo Yo Honey Singh
Suhas: In short, it’s Akshay Kumar’s show all the way & this is the first masala movie of 2013 that actually entertains. Give it a go! Its a must watch for Akshay Kumar Fans and a one time watch for others! That .5 extra stars is for only for Khiladi Kumar & his way of entertaining. Rating 3.5/5
CNN IBN: Unless you’re able to accept and move on from the fact that a majority of his movies are brainless, tasteless affairs, how do you survive a film like Boss while still trying to be fair to it?The problem here is that despite making those concessions – the movie requires that you apply neither common sense nor taste – Boss is still a pretty forgettable film. this remake of the Malayalam hit P…

Weekend Box Office Report; Besharam, WCNY, Lunchbox & Grand Masti

Besharam grossed 2.75 crore nett approx in its second weekend takings its total to 54.25 crore nett. The film has seen the sort of crash that is rare for big films with the film falling 90%.
The 60 crore nett looks a huge distance away and the film will finish at around 56 crore nett with a distributor share of 30 crore approx.
These totals have come with a big national holiday on day one and if that had not been there the collections of the film would have been even less. The loss on the film will be around 20 crore with recovery from all revenue sources to be around 65 crore on a 85 crore investment.
Verdict: FLOP

War Chodd Na Yaar grossed 4.50 crore nett over its first weekend with approx figure of 1.25 crore nett on Friday, 1.50 crore nett on Saturday and 1.75 crore nett on Sunday.
The film was up slightly on both days of the weekend but it does not make much difference as the film needed collections to be much higher on Saturday and Sunday.
The film should hold with low level collectio…