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By Shaheen Parkar (MID-DAY; October 10, 2009)
UTV gayab from Main Aurr Mrs Khanna ads
The ads of Salman-Kareena starrer Main Aurr Mrs Khanna in newspapers, over the last three days, feature only Sohail Khan Productions without the mention of its co-producer UTV.
The disappearance of UTV’s name or of producer Ronnie Screwvala a week before its release has led to speculation about relations between the two companies.
“Sohail is miffed by UTV’s style of functioning, and this is his way of showing his displeasure,” a source said.
Earlier this week, Sohail and the UTV team had a showdown over monetary issues, according to the source.
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“Sohail had struck a deal for two films Kissan and Main Aurr Mrs Khanna with UTV. Due to Kissan’s thanda box-office release, UTV cut down the earlier deal of Rs 51 crore to Rs 31 crore.
But after Wanted became a huge draw, Sohail asked for Rs 41 crore, which they refused. This irked Sohail and he had a fight with Ronnie,” the source added.
Sohail said, “There was no fight. Ronnie and I are good friends.” But the source insisted, “The reason Sohail is being diplomatic and denying the fight is because he is awaiting payments from UTV.
Once he obtains his monies, only then will he reveal the truth.” Director Prem Soni said, “Keep me out of this. Speak to the producers.”
The Other Side
UTV sources said, “UTV’s name was dropped at the behest of their More >
Saturday 5th September 2008 13.30 IST
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After six releases last week, there were five new releases this week but results were just as bad. Fox opened to a 10-15% response with some single screens being better. Aagey Se Right opened to a 10-15% response with select multiplexes in Mumbai being better. Three also opened to around the 10-15% mark. Chintuji saw a 5% response while Mohandas had collections in the 0-2% region.
Daddy Cool and Kisaan were the only two releases of last week which managed to collect anything of note, the other releases did not see the week out at the theatres. But the collections of Daddy Cool and Kissan were still poor as they collected 3.50 crore nett and 1.50 crore nett respectively.
Quick Gun Murugun was extremely dull in Hindi but its English and Tamil version did a bit better at multiplexes.
Kaminey is steady in week three with around 4.50 crore nett business. The three week business is approx 38.75 crore nett. SEMI HIT
Life Partner also holds steady in week three with 2.50 crore nett business. The three week nett is around 18 crore nett. BELOW AVERAGE
RENUKA SHAHANE TURNS DIRECTOR!
Everyone who has seen ‘Hum Aapke Hai Koun..!’ (HAHK) must be aware of this actor. In the film, she played Pooja, Prem’s (Salman Khan) elder sister who meets with a tragic death. Renuka Shahane had become very popular after this film. She also acted in some of the sitcoms earlier. Although she became a known face after HAHK, she wasn’t seen in many films. But now she’s back as a director. Her first film, a Marathi one, titled Rita, is all set to release tomorrow. Renuka Shahane is also there in the film along with Pallavi Joshi, Suhasini Mulay, Mohan Agashe and others. Jackie Shroff also has an important role in the film. Rita in fact is Jackie’s first Marathi film. Surprisingly, just last week, he was seen as a Punjabi farmer in Kisaan.
Rita is adapted from a Marathi novel Rita Welingkar written by the eminent critic Shanta Gokhale, who is also Renuka’s mother. One look at the promo of the film proves that Renuka has sensitively handled the film and will surely impress the audiences. Co-incindentally, women debut directors have fared exceptionally well this year. Zoya Akhtar’s Luck By Chance was a top-notch product while Firaaq by Nandita Das was one of the most impactful films of this year.
The reason why I wrote about this film is because Renuka Shahane stays just a minute away from my house! She used to stay there with her mother until she got married. She occasionally visits her mother but still, I haven’t seen her More >
- One, KISAAN is the present-day interpretation of Manoj Kumar’s classic UPKAR. With changes, of course.
- Two, going by the promos, the general feeling is that KISAAN is a shining example of regressive cinema. It isn’t!
With multiplexes spreading far and wide in the country, movies that ruled the roost in the 1970s – especially those depicting rural India – have disappeared from the face of Hindi movies. One of the prime reasons why UPKAR worked was because the conflict between two brothers was not so explored then, but post UPKAR, there have been dozens of movies that highlighted the conflict. Hence, KISAAN gives you the feeling of déjà vu at several points in the story.Write your own movie review of Kisaan
But despite the similarities, KISAAN works in most parts because it’s engaging. The drama, even though predictable, is well handled and keeps you engrossed at several points.
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Dayal Singh [Jackie Shroff], a widower, raises two very different sons; Aman [Arbaaz Khan] is formally schooled to become a city-based lawyer, while Jigar [Sohail Khan], through lack of funds and inclination towards anything other than farming, is kept by his father’s side.
When Sohan Seth [Dalip Tahil], a shrewd businessman, convinces many beleaguered farmers to sell their land for his commercial interests, it shatters the harmony of the village and Dayal’s family is jeopardized. Aman and Jigar are pitted against each other. The More >
SIX HINDI FILMS THIS FRIDAY! There would be no biggies for the next four weeks. The Ramzan month has commenced, during which a sizeable chunk of audience stay away from the theatres. Taking advantage of this, every year, a number of small and medium budget films hit the theatres in this holy month. The producers of such films hope that their film would do a good business in the absence of any biggie. Last year, ‘A Wednesday!’, 1920 and Welcome To Sajjanpur released during Ramzan and became hits.
And this year too, lots of small-budget films are all set to hit the screens. These films failed to get a proper release before the Ramzan as all weeks were booked by the biggies, owing to the producer’s strike which happened in summer. And this has resulted in a chaotic situation as around 20 films are planning to release in this month! 2 of them released last Friday-Shadow and Sikandar. In fact, tomorrow, as many as 6 films are all set to hit the theatres. These films are Daddy Cool, Kisaan, Quick Gun Murugun, Toss, Yeh Mera India and Love Khichdi!
Any layman can understand that it is indeed foolish for 6 films to release on a single day. And we should not forget the 2 Hollywood films that are also releasing tomorrow- Race To Witch Mountain and The Taking of Pelham 123. So this takes the number of films arriving tomorrow to 8! Madness!
But if observed, then producers don’t have much of a choice. If they won’t release their films now, then they won’t be able More >