Mumbai: None of the new releases managed to generate any interest from the audience over this weekend. The much-praised animation film, 'Arjun " The Warrior Prince' didn't register good numbers apparently owing to lack of proper promotion. Even the more-publicised 'Men In Black 3' and the acclaimed 'Grey' failed to make the numbers. Surprisingly, regional films dominated the weekend.
Veteran trade analyst Amod Mehra attributes the dull weekend to the absence of attractive names for the Bollywood releases. "It was only cricket during the weekend. Even 'MIB3' wasn't good enough," he says, adding that films like 'Yeh Khula Aasmaan', 'Love Wrinkle Free', 'MLA', 'Love Recipe' and 'Chutki Baja Ke' didn't take off at all.
Blame the game
Atul Mohan of a trade weekly maintains that even the semis and final of the Indian Premiere League also influenced people to stay at home. "With not one film featuring a star, the audience didn't want to watch non-starrers. The IPL final on Sunday evening also added to a further decrease in the numbers," he says, adding, "Although 'Arjun' earned raving reviews, it wasnt promoted well enough."...more
03:07 PM, May 29, 2012
Cast: Raghuvir Yadav, Raj Tandon, Anya Anand, Yashpal Sharma and Manjusha Godse Director: Gitanjali Sinha It was that great poet-thinker Harindranath Chattopadhyay who said: "It's very simple to be difficult, but very difficult to be simple." By that logic, debutant director Gitanjali Sinha has pulled off a reasonably admirable feat in this simple staright-from-the-heart film about the relationship between a neglected boy Avinash (Raj Tandon) and his lonely grandfather. The...
04:57 PM, May 25, 2012
New Delhi: Bollywood stars have always made news with their hefty remuneration but veteran actor Raghubir Yadav says not all are paid that great. Raghubir, who has been in the industry for more than two decades and has worked in hits like 'Peepli Live' and 'Lagaan', said it is only the Khans and Kapoors that are paid well in this industry. "We are paid really less. The money we get...
06:47 PM, Apr 16, 2012