I'm not out to trick anyone and I've tried to avoid the ones that are obviously false but I could still get fooled so… yeah.
The big story of the day is HIMMATWALA, more specifically how badly Himmatwala flopped. 31 crores is the number being thrown around. While I would like nothing more than to give it a glowing review just to spite the smug critics out there to be honest, in the end, I couldn't work up the enthusiasm to go see it. If it had been Akshay I probably would have made more of an effort but Ajay is hit or miss for me in these mass films.
So, anyways, it looks like we have a prime candidate for my next edition of Box Office Poison!
Bollywood versus the IPL.
Film distributor and exhibitor Akshaye Rathi believes films of different genre could do well in different regions. "Shootout at Wadala, Ek Thi Daayan and Aurangzeb should do well all over, while Commando could be a surprise draw in B and C class centres. Bombay Talkies can do well in the multiplexes in metros, while Zanjeer's Telugu version (Toofan) should do well in Andhra Pradesh, because of Ram Charan Teja," he predicts.
Manoj Kumar and Om Shanti Om. The saga continues… unless this is an April Fool's story? But he's been grumbling for a while about this so I don't think so.
(And, really, shame on Farah for not deleting the scenes like she promised. This is where I get really annoyed with these "spoof" movies. Yes, Manoj Kumar is a cranky old guy but he was also a brilliant filmmaker and it's sad to see his body of work reduced to a joke about his trademarked hand gesture in popular imagination.)
New CM from Akshay!
Trailer for Ek Thi Daayan
And a couple of teasers:
For "Laila" from Shootout at Wadala…
and for Dhanush's Mariyan!