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Overseas Top Weekends 2014 - 2 States Second

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Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in 2 States 2 States had the second biggest opening overseas in 2014 behind Jai Ho. The film was excellent in North America but did under perform in The Gulf and UK was as usual.  The film should run up a good total in North America. The five top overseas opening weekend grossers this years are as follows. 1. Jai Ho - $3,500,000 2. 2 States - $2,800,000 3. Gunday -$2,100,000 4. Shaadi Ke Side Effects - $1,700,000 5. Hasee Toh Phasee - $1,050,000 ( Boxofficeindia.com )

2 States; Excellent First Day

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2 States had an excellent first day as it grossed around 11.50 crore nett with extraordinary numbers at multiplexes in all metros. Delhi city, Mumbai city, Bangalore and Pune were all extraordinary. The collections were lower in mass belts but still good for this type of film. The film was aided by a Good Friday holiday but that would have been to the account of around 20% so even if we don't take the holiday into account its a very strong start. It will be interesting where the film goes on Saturday as the holiday boost means the potential Saturday growth is already there in Friday's collection so a similar Saturday or slightly lower Saturday figures are on the cards. The weekend can go to around 35 crore nett. (Boxofficeindia.com)

Movie Reviews; 2 States (2014) *Arjun Kapoor - Alia Bhatt*

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Directed by Abhishek Varman Produced by Karan Johar Sajid Nadiadwala Written by Chetan Bhagat Based on 2 States by  Chetan Bhagat Starring Arjun Kapoor Alia Bhatt Ronit Roy Amrita Singh Revathy Music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy  ( Music Review ) Cinematography Binod Pradhan Editing by Namrata Rao Studio Dharma Productions Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment Distributed by UTV Motion Pictures Bollywood Hungama (Taran Adarsh):  2 STATES is based on Chetan Bhagat's bestseller '2 States: The Story Of My Marriage' Director Abhishek Varman stays faithful to Chetan Bhagat's bestseller, adapting it delightfully on the big screen. The diverse cultures, the discomfort and the pressures when people talk of inter-caste liaison, the unyielding love and the resolve to win the parents' trust... each and every aspect -- the emotions included -- are captured meticulously by the storyteller On the whole, 2 STATES is one of the finest movies to come out of the Hindi film i

IIFA Gets Sued For $7 Million

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Wizcraft, the organisers of the IIFA’s have been sued $7 million by Florida based travel agent Akarsh Kolaprath. Bollywood Hungama reports that Kolaprath signed a deal with Viraf Sarkari and Andre Timmins of Wizcraft three years ago, he was supposedly helping out the company in organizing the finances and making arrangements for the award ceremony to be held in U.S. which included accommodation for celebrities. Kolaprath claims to have spent $2,65,000 on fulfilling travel requirements and consultation for the ceremony. However, the twist in the story comes in now, after Wizcraft decided to make their own travel arrangements and booking without giving a valid reason to Kolaprath. Reportedly, it has left his agency has been left with heavy losses. However, Sabas Joseph, director of Wizcraft maintained that the claims of Kolaprath are false and that they will respond to this matter appropriately before the court. (Source: BizAsia)

Bollywood South Remakes; 2000 - 2012

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This list is compiled by our friend Suhas . We thank him for all his efforts and research. Courtesy: ItsBoxOffice Forum Here's the complete list of Bollywood south remakes between 2000 - 2003. An example of how difficult it is to repeat success. Hindi Remakes South Originals Hindi B.O. Verdict South B.O. Verdict Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai (2000) Pellichesukundam (1997 - Telugu) Semi Hit Hit Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega (2000) Chandralekha (1997 - Malayalam) Average Blockbuster Hera Pheri (2000) Ramji Rao Speaking (1989 - Malayalam) Average Super Hit Kunwara (2000) Bavagaru Bagunnara (1998 - Telugu) Below Average Super Hit Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hai (2000) Bangarada Panjara (1973 - Kannada) Flop Blockbuster Krodh (2000) Hitler (1996 - Malayalam) Flop Blockbuster Aaghaaz (2000) Sivayya (1998 - Telugu) Flop Super Hit Bulandi (2000) Nattamai (1994 - Tamil) Disaster Blockbuster Papa The Great (2000) Vaettiya Madichu Kattu (1998 - Tamil) Disaster Hit Beti No.1 (2000) Aad

Jab Bollywood Met Politics!!

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This article is written by our friend Suhas and we thank him for this effort. Courtesy: ItsBoxOffice Forum . Actor/Actress Description Member of Parliament Member of Parliament (Samajwadi Party) Health & Family Welfar Minister (Jan 2003 - May 2004) Ministry of Shipping (Aug 2004) Head of BJP's Cultural & Art Wing Member of Parliament (2004 - 2009) Indian National Congress Member of Parliament (2004) BJP Member of Parliament (2004 - 2009) BJP Member of Parliament (1984 - 1987) Indian National Congress Member of Parliament Samajwadi Party Union Minister of Culture & Tourism (July 2002) Ministry of External Affairs Lost in 2009 Lok Sabha Elections BJP Note:  Deceased celebrities turned politicians like Sunil Dutt (Congress) & Rajesh Khanna (Congress) are not mentioned. Shekhar Suman (Congress) too had contested in 2009 elections only to be defeated by Shatrughan Sinha.

61st National Film Award; Winners List

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National Film Award is the most prestigious film award in India and every film personality wants to win it at some or the other point in their filmy careers. The 61st national Film Awards is being handed out by the Directorate of Film Festivals today and people across the country and awaiting the results. So, which Bollywood film or actor do you think should have had won the award? Here is the full list of winners: NationalAwards Best Non Feature Film: Kamal Swaroop for Rangbhoomi NationalAwards Best Film on Social issues: Gulabi Gang Special Jury mention for Anjali Patil, child actor Chandana Roy. National Awards for Best Hindi Film: Jolly LLB National Awards Best English Film: The Coffinmaker National Awards Bengali Film is bagged by Jatishwar for its soulful music Best Choreography goes to Ganesh Acharya for Masto Ka Jhund for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag Yellow and Miss Lovely have bagged the Special Jury Award Best Sound Design: Madras Cafe Best