Bollywood's big release Golmaal Again has completed its first weekend at the box office with excellent collection. The multi-starrer movie has inched closer to Rs 100 crore mark at the domestic market in just 3 days. Having released in 3,500 screens in India, Golmaal Again witnessed an overwhelming response on its opening day itself. The film collected Rs 30.14 crore nett at the Indian box office on Friday. The Ajay Devgn-starrer's business was little less on Saturday as compared to the first day collection, but the figure was still impressive. Golmaal Again earned Rs 28.37 crore nett on its second day, taking its nett collection over Rs 50 crore in just two days.Although exact figures are yet to be out, early estimates suggest that the comedy film collected Rs 30 crore (approximately) on its day 3. Golmaal Again almost reached Rs 90 crore nett collection over its first weekend, and will soon cross the 100 crore mark. Despite having a clash with Aamir Khan's Secret Superstar, the Rohit Shetty directorial seems to be unstoppable at the box office. Although Secret Superstar too received positive response from the critics and audience, it is Golmaal Again that has dominated the box office over the weekend. Golmaal Again has become Ajay's second biggest opening film after Singham Returns that had collected Rs 32.09 crore on first day. There are also reports that the makers of the film have increased the screen count after receiving such overwhelming response. It is likely that Golmaal Again will continue to make good money over the weekdays as well.
Yes, this has happened! The reboot of the 90s hit flick 'Judwaa 2' starring Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu has zoomed past yet another milestone - the 200-crore mark.
According to the latest report on BoxofficeIndia.com, the film raked in Rs 205 crore gross in twenty-one days of its release at the worldwide box office. It is the fifth highest-grossing Bollywood film worldwide at the moment and has fared much better in the Gulf, the report further states. While the domestic numbers are at an all-time high already, it comes as a pleasant surprise that the film is getting love and appreciation all across the globe.
'Judwaa 2' sees Varun bringing back to celluloid the iconic characters Raja and Prem portrayed by Salman Khan in 'Judwaa', which was also directed by David Dhawan. Jacqueline Fernandez and Taapsee Pannu have stepped into the shoes of Karisma Kapoor and Rambha.
Varun recently asked his fans to support him in the fight against piracy. "Please do not support piracy. If you love films please watch it through legal mediums. I'm a fan of cinema I urge all of you say #nopiracy," he wrote on his social media handle.
With the High Court judgement being in favour of the Mersal team, which has allowed the makers to retain the title, and the censors certifying it U/A, the film looks all set to hit the screens on October 18 for this Diwali. As expected, the film’s doing good pre-release business, banking on Vijay and director Atlee’s previous super-hit, Theri. Unconfirmed reports state that the film’s overseas rights have been sold for more than `25 crore, which is a new high for Vijay. It is also the highest ever amount made for a non-Rajini film. The digital prints of the film made for the overseas market have already been sent. Meanwhile, the film is also set for a massive opening in Kerala where it will get released across more than 250 screens. Sources reveal that distributors are expecting Mersal to break Baahubali’s record in the state. With the promos taking social media by storm, the makers are leaving no stones unturned in promoting the film. The film is also to be screened at the iconic Le Grand Rex movie hall in Paris, France, making it the third Tamil film to be played there after Kabali and Baahubali 2. The 167-minute long film with AR Rahman’s music has an ensemble cast, including Kajal Aggarwal and Samantha.
Raja Krishna Menon's last film, Airlift, managed to impress the critics and audiences alike . So when it was announced that the filmmaker was collaborating with Saif Ali Khan to remake Jon Favreau's Chef, the expectations were high. However, the trailer failed to create too much buzz, and it looks like that has affected Chef's opening day collection as well. The film fared poorly at the box office on Friday and earned only Rs 1.05 crore. Chef is the story of Roshan Kalra (Saif Ali Khan), the head chef of a three-Michelin-starred restaurant who loses his job after punching a customer. He rediscovers his passion for cooking and what he missed out on by being an absentee father when he starts running a food truck, and in the process, reconnect with his son. The film received mixed reviews from critics, and needs to show a stupendous growth on the weekend, to break even. Chef is facing tough competition at the box office from Varun Dhawan-starrer Judwaa 2, which continues to fare well.
'Newton', starring Rajkummar Rao has bagged the honour of being India's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film the 90th Academy Awards.
According to an update on BoxofficeIndia.com, the film has now raked in as much as Rs 3.75 crore nett in its second weekend. The first week's collection saw an upward graph after the news of its selection for the Oscars broke. The total business of the film so far is reported to be an estimated Rs 15.50 crore nett.
The film is a story of Newton Kumar, a rookie government clerk, who is sent on election duty in the conflict-ridden jungles of Chhattisgarh, which is under the control of the naxals. Despite the odds stacked against him, Newton tries his best to conduct a fair voting process in the region.
'Newton' had its world premiere in the Forum section of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival, and is set to be screened at the Tribeca Film Festival in the International Narrative Competition section.
The Hrithik Roshan-Kangana Ranaut scandal was revisited when a complaint made by the actor's counsel in 2016 began doing the rounds recently. According to reports, the 29-page document revealed details about the actress allegedly sending 'sexually explicit' emails to the actor apart from other 'abusive messages'. Now, Kangana's sister Rangoli Chandel has hit out at Hrithik in a series of tweets, questioning if reviving the "stalking, sexually harassing" claim was the best he could do to save his face. Pointing out that Kangna was still in school when Roshan made his Bollywood debut, Rangoli said that if not in the film industry, her sister would have called him "uncle". "Everyone can tell who is the stalker here," she tweeted while also noting that a "young beautiful talented rich girl like Kangana" didn't need to stalk an "uncle" like him. She ended her rant by advising "stalker uncle" to focus on his children and wife.
It wasn't too long ago when Rangoli found herself going up in arms against Aditya Pancholi's wife Zarina Wahab when she commented about the 'Queen' actress. Reacting to her sister's Twitter rant, Kangana was reported saying that she was hormonal at the moment, as she is pregnant.
Gandhi Jayanti turned out to be a good day for Judwaa 2. The film earned Rs 18 crore on its fourth day, thus taking the total collection to Rs. 77.25 crore. The film is fast pacing towards the 100-crore club. After beating Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ and gaining the fourth spot in the list of the highest openers of 2017, Varun Dhawan’s ‘Judwaa 2’ is now in the list of the top 10 highest opening weekend grossers of 2017. Trade analyst, Taran Adarsh seems to be massively impressed with Varun Dhawan. “#Judwaa2 crosses Rs. 75 cr mark… Fri 16.10 cr, Sat 20.55 cr, Sun 22.60 cr, Mon 18 cr. Total: Rs. 77.25 cr. India biz. OUTSTANDING!” he tweeted. ” The ROCKING biz of #Judwaa2 hammers the fact that Studios/filmmakers need to make films for pan India audience, not for select cities/plexes,” he said. According to a report on Koimoi, Varun Dhawan’s ‘Judwaa 2’ is the fifth highest weekend grosser this year. His earlier film ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ is also on the list as the 10th highest weekend grosser. While it’s too early to say if Varun Dhawan can supersede Salman Khan with his performance in ‘Judwaa 2′, but he has already managed to earn more than two popular superstars’ film; Akshay Kumar’s ‘Jolly LLB 2’ and ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ and Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’.
Another Malayalam actor joins the cast of Dhanush’s Maari 2. After signing Godha and Oru Mexican Aparatha fame Tovino Thomas as the baddie, actor Sai Pallavi, who rose to fame after playing Malar teacher in Premam, has landed the leading lady’s role in the sequel, which will be directed by Balaji Mohan. This will be Pallavi’s second Tamil outing after playing a mother to an 8-year-old in AL Vijay’s yet-unreleased Karu, which touches upon the sensitive topic of abortion. Balaji on Thursday said Pallavi’s character will be unique and very different from the story’s point of view. Maari will reunite Dhanush and director Balaji Mohan. The project was supposed to happen much earlier but due to Dhanush’s multiple commitments, including his directorial project Power Paandi, the sequel plan had to be pushed. In the film, Dhanush played a dhoti-clad, mustache twirling local rowdy and he was paired with Kajal Aggarwal. However, actors Robo Shankar and Vinod, who played Dhanush’s sidekicks, will be part of Maari 2. Following the fall out between Dhanush and Anirudh Ravichander, it’d be interesting to see who will compose music for the sequel. Anirudh’s music was a huge plus for the first part. The film will be made as a bilingual and will be simultaneously shot in Tamil and Telugu. The rest of the cast and crew will be finalised soon. The project will be bankrolled by Wunderbar Films and will have cinematography by Velraj. Dhanush has also said he has plans to make a sequel to Power Paandi. Before he starts working on Maari 2, he should complete working on Vetrimaaran’s Vada Chennai, in which he plays a gangster based out of North Madras. The film tracks three decades in the life of a gangster.
Nepotism, the most controversial word of the year, means nothing unless it is backed by sincerity and hard work, said Karan Johar while talking to students at the Indian School of Business Leadership Summit on Saturday. The best filmmaker of 2017, as ranked by GQ awards, was welcomed amid loud cheering and applause by the students. In the session which was a one-on-one interview with Akshaye Rathi, a film exhibitor and distributor, Karan said, “I might be a product of nepotism but I used the opportunity to do my best rather than just milk it. I hope to start a film school that teaches grass root filmmaking to students who do not have the opportunities.”Ranking Baahubali as the best Indian film made till date, Karan pointed out, “There is conviction in South Indian films that is lacking in Bollywood. Cinema is not supposed to be reality but a dream world,” he emphasised. The 45-year-old producer advised business students to not use the usual market tactics for Bollywood as it was a different ball game connected to a world of passion and faith. He also stressed that cinema has always been a gamble that runs on risks and gut feelings, but it will survive the digital age. “The exoticness of celluloid will keep cinema breathing despite Netflix, Amazon and others,” he stated. After the session, Arushi Mahajan, an ISB student, said, “He showed us another side of cinema. We do not often get celebrities in B schools so this was a very lively session.” Many students also said that the entertainment business had actually become a career option with the opening up of many opportunities. Jaswinder Singh, another student, shared, “It was nice to hear the journey of Dharma Productions. The point of Indian cinema being segregated into regional cinema is true. It shouldn’t take a Baahubali to recognise regional cinema. There should be more crossovers.”
Ranveer Singh is all set to play legendary Indian cricket captain Kapil Dev in a biopic which will be helmed by Kabir Khan. Trade guru Taran Adarsh on Monday morning shared the news on his Twitter account. Taran tweeted, “#BreakingNews: Ranveer Singh will turn cricketer #KapilDev in Kabir Khan’s sports-based film… #1983 #WorldCup.” The tweet also revealed that the biopics will be around the 1983 Cricket World Cup which India won. Kapil Dev, the then Indian cricket team captain, lifted the World Cup at the majestic Lords’ in London. India played West Indies in the finals and beat the World Champs to get the coveted trophy home for the first time. Kapil Dev is an inspiration to many and thus it will be interesting to see how well Ranveer Singh portrays the former captain on screen. Meanwhile, Ranveer Singh will be seen next in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Padmavati’. He will play Alauddin Khilji in the much-awaited period drama, which will hit screens on December 1, 2017.