Aamir Khan has been promoting Ghajini like never before and media shy Aamir Khan has turned into an extremely media friendly Aamir Khan. Ghajini has already set all box office records on fire with its huge success and turning out to be the most successful movie of 2008 and likely to become the highest box office earner in Bollywood history. But this has not stopped Aamir Khan and he is going on promoting Ghajini in every measure he can even after the movie’s release and subsequent huge success. He turned out at Radio Mirchi which is one of the most popular FM radio stations in India and answered to callers there. Aamir great going man.
Harman Baweja, more popularly known as Priyanka Chopra’s boyfriend, Hritik Roshan duplicate and son of director Harry Baweja had a terrible debut in “Love Story 2050″ which was a disaster at the box office. But Harman Baweja has his fingers crossed for his second Bollywood movie “Victory” which is based on a more popular subject in cricket. Films on sports like “Lagaan” and “Chak De India” have worked wonders in the box office. But the movies’ success are also due to the brilliant performance of Bollywood superstars Aamir Khan and Shahrukh Khan respectively. Harman Baweja plays a cricketer in “Victory” and the movie has got real life cricketers too in the likes of Brett Lee, Mike Hussey, Alan Border, Tony Greig, Waqar Younis, Michael Slater and Bradd Hogg amonst others (around 30 cricketers are making appearance in the movie). Amrita Rao plays the female lead in the movie while Anupam Kher and Smita Hai are also present in the cast. Some of the promos of the movie are already out and getting good response. The music launch of the movie was made recently and here are a few photos from the occassion.
Shahrukh Khan may be the King Khan but Aamir Khan has defeated SRK once again and proved that he is the king of Bollywood and a perfectionist actor. Aamir Khan’s Ghajini has already been declared a superhit and has all the signs that it would become a blockbuster. Shahrukh Khan’s Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi was also a huge success but it was much lesser in terms of box office collections. Both the Khan’s were at loggerheads recently over who is the best actor in Bollywood and janta has decided to crown Aamir Khan as the best actor in Bollywood.
According to boxofficeindia, the Ghajini reports are as follows
The Ghajini craze continued all over India on Friday as the film collected another 11 crore adding to the 1.75 crore paid previews and 8.75 crore business on Thursday. The nett business for 2 days is an amazing 21.50 crore nett. The expectations now are for 11.50 crore on Saturday and another 13 crore on Sunday.
This would mean all the records completely torn apart as the film would have 46 crore nett business over a four day weekend when no other film has even grossed this much over the whole week. The first week looks to be heading for 60-65 crore nett business which is a mind numbing figure and simply historic.
For RNBDJ, boxofficeindia reported
Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi has done exceedingly well in week one with business of around 41 crore nett. The film has done well in all circuits of india though Bihar is on the lower side. Mysore is record breaking and North is very strong. The film should emerge a Superhit and it remains to be seen if it can do blockbuster business. The 8th day is steady at places with smaller centres seeing larger falls.
So Ghajini will do a much higher business than RBNDJ and is expected to become the first Indian movie to cross the 100 crore net profit. Aamir has beat Shahrukh for sure and proved that he is the best actor though I regard both of them to be very good.
Akshay Kumar has emerged recently as one of the top Bollywood actors and is busy with the shooting of all his upcoming movies and the promotion of his upcoming movie Chandni Chowk to China. He has been loved by the Indian audience and he has also shown his love towards them. But Akki is a very good family man too and he has shown how much he loves his wife and lucky charm Twinkle Khanna too. He gifted her a Bentley car worth Rs. 3 crore as a birthday gift for her upcoming birthday on December 29. With this gift the Akki family also entered into the exclusive club of Bentley owners in India. Akshay surely knows how to please his wife.
Salman Khan celebrated a quite birthday today with no big celebrations as turned 43 today. It is also regarded that his birthday was also quite because of the problems with Shahrukh Khan in his girlfriend Katrina’s birthday. Aamir Khan gifted Salman two handmade paintings on his birthday today and there was not other news throughout the day. Hope that everything will fall back in place once again.
Kingfisher swimsuit calendar is the most popular calendar in India and celebrities, actresses and models have been posing for this famous calendar year after year. It has even featured the like of Katrina Kaif in the past and this year there are many celebrities including Bruna Abdulla who is also participating in reality show Dancing Queen on Colors channel as a mentor. Kingfisher calendar always features the hottest faces and bodies in the industry and Kingfisher calendar 2009 would be another one.
Aamir Khan is also known as Mr. Perfectionist and he always portrays the characters in his movie to their skin. He is regarded by many as the best actor in Bollywood in terms of acitng. To add to that he only acts in a handful of movies and not more than one or two movies per year. That results in making an Aamir Khan movie nothing less than a festival and this year the release of Ghajini is a mega festival bundled with Christmas and New Year. The hype of the new Ghajini look of Aamir Khan is also very high and with more than 1100 prints Ghajini is almost sure to become a superhit.
However, apart from business does Ghajini also give all movie goers a worth of their money. Happily I can say that Aamir Khan has delivered the goods yet again. According to me this might be just one of his best acts till date. The movie has got a lot of violence but everybody knew it was an action flick and not the chocolate boy image of Aamir Khan. Many viewers are also saying that perhaps it is the best Bollywood movie in the past few years in terms of performance and storyline. The storyline is mostly the same as the Tamil Ghajini except for the climax but this Aamir version of Ghajini is just awesome. I am not saying about the tamil actor or his acting skills but Aamir Khan is a class apart as everybody knows. The movie is a revenge saga and the only small point that can be said is that it is a 3 hour long movie. But to tell the truth you cannot miss even a minute of the 3 hours as is expected from a Aamir Khan film. The screenplay and direction are excellent and director A. R. Murugadoss deserves accolades for sure. The music by A R Rehman is excellent as expected.
In the movie, Aamir Khan’s girlfriend Asin is violently murdered resulting in his memory loss. But Aamir tries to work around this short-term memory loss and avenge the murder of Asin. The storyline is not much different from the Tamil version except for the climax. Most people already knew the story long before the movie was released but it is the magic of Aamir Khan who can make a remake so exceptional. Aamir Khan is an actor par excellence and he has answered once again about the No. 1 actor in Bollywood through his acting. Ghajini is going to be superhit without even a tinge of doubt and if my predictions are right it might even become the biggest Bollywood grosser of all time. I would advice everybody to watch this movie without even a tinge of doubt. You will not only get the value of your money in this movie but a lot more than that.
I would give this movie a 4.5/5
I have been an ardent fan of Hollywood animation movies ranging from Shrek, Bee Movie, Madagascar and almost every big Hollywood animation movie. But the animation movies in India did not give me much hope for 3D animation movies in India but Jumbo has changed my view. Hanuman was a very good movie in terms of story but I would still not compare it to Hollywood animation movies because the quality of animation had a long way to go. I watched the Yashraj movie Roadside movie but it was much too Indianised and looked like they were trying to include Bollywood masala into an animation movie which was really pathetic. But Jumbo gives some sigh of relief.
Jumbo or Jaiveer is a baby elephant who dreams of following his missing father’s footsteps and becoming the royal elephant. He moves out in search of his missing father and meets with a female elephant (later his love interest in the movie), a messenger bird and a kindly elephant trainer. Then he becomes a war elephant and defends his kingdom against opponents.
Although it has taken a small step towards Hollywood animation movies, but it still seems to be directed to cater to an Indian audience which disappoints me a bit. I believe that animation movies much reach beyond boundaries and only then will they become popular. I have watched a lot of Hollywood animations and I do not remember any of them made specially attractive for western or US audience. I hope that in the next Bollywood animation venture it would be catering to a global audience but Jumbo is still a much better relief than the previous attempts by Bollywood in animation movies.
I would give this movie a rating of 2.5/5
In the ongoing war between the two biggest superstar Khans of Bollywood, Aamir Khan has again made indirect remarks on Shahrukh Khan. Aamir Khan, the perfectionist said that best actor does not need to announce and proclaim himself like Shahrukh Khan. It is well known that both the Khans are engaged in a war of words over the best actor in Bollywood for long and this remarks is an extension of this. Both Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan are known to be actors producing the highest amount of superhits and blockbusters but both are unique crowd puller in their own way.
When asked, Aaamir said “For me Amitabh Bachchan is No 1. Do Lata Mangeshkar, Sachin Tendulkar and Amitabh Bachchan say they are number one? No one who sits on the top needs to say he is number one. Others keep claiming to be there.”
When he was asked about Shahrukh Khan calling himself the biggest brand in Bollywood, he said, “I don’t believe in competitions with others. I only compete with myself.”
He leaves another satire at the end saying, “Do you think I could dare to fight with Shah Rukh. He is a good friend and so I can’t fight with him. I respect him a lot.”
Talking about his next movie Three Idiots which also casts Kareena Kapoor, he says, “My forthcoming film after Ghajini is Rajkumar Hirani’s Three Idiots and I play the character of an idiot with R. Madhavan and Sharman Joshi. But I think Shah Rukh, Salman and I are truly the three idiots of Bollywood.”
Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif come on screen together for the first time in Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani. The movie is a Rajkumar Santoshi film who is known for his movies like Andaaz Apna Apna, Ghatak, Ghayal, Damini, Halla Bol and The Legend of Bhagat Singh. The movie would also feature Salman Khan in a special role while Upen Patel and Asrani are present in the supporting cast.