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Old 20th August 2012, 14:45   #2041
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35 crores in 1st day. 200 Crores looks like a small figure to achieve
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Media is also fueling news about daily box office collection !!
Guys Guys there is a reason behind that!!

Classic marketing approach: On any given weekday/weekend, the price of the ticket in a movie hall is Rs. 50/75.

In case of ETT: The lowest ticket is Rs. 175 in the above mentioned slot. Create hype, charge high and Voila! All set to acheive magical figures..
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if you have anything better to do,and that includes watching wind erode a granite slab, do the other thing.
Liked it. Though it is not this bad though.

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. Create hype, charge high and Voila! All set to acheive magical figures..
Just Over Hyped. Most people are falling for it due to mis leading news/reviews !
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I sometimes feel we are really very partial to hollywood movies. Ek tha Tiger for instance has quite believable stunts except may be a couple. But we all make fun of it. At the same time we love when in everyother hollywood movie we easily defeat the aliens in the end no matter how lethal they were to begin with, or how bruce willis stays on his feet even against a fighter jet standing 5 feet above him in Die hard. But the same thing is passed off as stupid in our bollywood movies.
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No one watched Gangs of Wasseypur 2 ? How is it standalone and also compared to part 1? I watched the 1st one and that absolutely brilliant. Looking forward to watch the part 2 and I hope it's as good.
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No one watched Gangs of Wasseypur 2 ? How is it standalone and also compared to part 1? I watched the 1st one and that absolutely brilliant. Looking forward to watch the part 2 and I hope it's as good.
I saw Gangs of Wasseypur part 2. It is just as good, if not better than part 1.
References are drawn from part 1 but then, even if you watch part 2 in Isolation, you will still be able to understand the movie.
The direction is very good and the movie moves at a brisk pace. Lots of characters come in but they all have roles to play.
The revenge story is finally brought to an end with an interesting twist to the tale.

The movie didn't seem to have taken off well at the Box Office but then, not many can probably fathom the adult content in the movie.
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I watched the 1st one and that absolutely brilliant. Looking forward to watch the part 2 and I hope it's as good.
GoW2 is an awesome movie. Even better than part one. Comic scenes are really better than GoW1. The best thing about this movie IMO is that every actor has got meaningful and important role be it small or big. Though No sequel is announced but I strongly feel if the producer-director want they can very well do that. The role of Definite (who is also the script writer of this film) is a big revealation. The only negative thing in the part II (as compared to part I) is the excessive use of abusive words in few scenes which could have been reduced.
Its a pity that Amitabh Bachchan and many others have said 'Indian cinema at its best' for this movie and it is also declared as a flop though if by going by wikipedia it has made more money than the cost of production. Am I missing anything.
I really don't mind watching this movie again. Its really make you feel Indian cinema at its best.
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I sometimes feel we are really very partial to hollywood movies. Ek tha Tiger for instance has quite believable stunts except may be a couple. But we all make fun of it. At the same time we love when in everyother hollywood movie we easily defeat the aliens in the end no matter how lethal they were to begin with, or how bruce willis stays on his feet even against a fighter jet standing 5 feet above him in Die hard. But the same thing is passed off as stupid in our bollywood movies.
+1 Mohit. I agree ETT must be one of the few bollywood movies with extremely believable stunts ( except for those 2 which everyone is pointing out)

Some of that action scenes made me feel Bollywood has arrived in this department which it was sorely missing till now. However, they need to get rid of that background score when the hero lands a jab or a punch to make it more beilevable

Hollywood action is supreme by many miles due to their superior choreography and photography but, as you said some scenes are simply ridiculous but, we still digest it because its made in hollywood.

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+ Stunning sequences(Opening and the Cuba one !) using parkour style action. (Similar to what it is seen in Bourne and transporter series). Well almost !
If i recall correctly, there was no parkour style action in Bourne or Transporter series.

Parkour style action is the opening scene in "Casino Royale" the James Bond movie where the black guy is being chased by Bond in that free style running over objects, ledges, buildings etc. It was simply breathtaking.

ETT had a similar style of action and was "almost there" in comparison to Casino Royale. And, Salman really excelled in those actions scenes.

P.S: I loved ETT so much. I may just see it one more time just for those action scenes and KAT
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Ek Tha Tiger, Watched it on Sunday. Average Movie. Too much hype created. At ticket counter they were saying it is house full, but inside hall half of the seats empty in Morning show. Rating-2/5
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I watched ETT on Sunday, & I would rate it much better over the recent spate of Indian movies (SRK/ Rajni/ Akki types, with loads of special effects to aid the ageing stars inability to perform certain scenes).

But, no doubt the film is only above average, the plot is good & the real life chemistry of the star couple is evident in almost all scenes they are together. Absence of good music score is bad, but overall I can watch the movie again unlike Ra-1, Rowdy & Robot. & to a great extent it looks like an authentic plot, & not copied from Hollywood or South.

Ah... the good movies that were made in golden old age 50s-70s of Indian cinema can be made again, but only by actors like Aamir, Kamal, etc, but not the reigning box office superstars.

... & it is very also quite different than the old YRF movies. Aditya & Rani will never be able to do what Yash Chopra could do... Despite everything the spark or soul is missing.
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Watched two Hindi movies this weekend, two films as far apart as they can be in terms of quality!

1. Rowdy Rathore! They say it was a big hit (100+Crs) but I just couldnt understand how it can be. Totally Junk movie not worth even 1 rupee of anyone's hard earned money. 0/5 or even less rating if you ask me. Its even worse than Housefull 2 (and Housefull 2 was no good either).

2. Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Parinda starring Nana Patekar, Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff. What an amazing movie from yesteryears. A must watch for gangster movie fans. It is, for me, one of the best movies ever produced in Indian cinema.
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Ek Tha Tiger. My two cents.

The film keeps you on the edge of your seat from scene one up until the last scene. And, those scenes that lack action make up for it with Katrina Kaif. She is absolutely delicious and you seriously rue not bringing a spoon with you to lap her up with.

Yes, it is highly clichéd and hackneyed - not much unlike what we in India have been trained to expect. But what sets it apart from Sallu's other movies of late is the high-octane turbocharged action. In more ways than one, it is better than Wanted or Dabang, and that, I suppose, is the highest accolades an action film can be showered with.

If you are looking for a film with an amazing storyline, watch Amelie. If you want to see fabulous editing, watch Citizen Kane. If you want special effects, watch AI: Artificial Intelligence. But if you want a true blue adrenalin rush (without putting your life at risk), then catch this flick. It is all about stunts and more stunts that you can never get enough of.

A film is supposed to entertain. How it does that is immaterial. What's the point in making a 'piece of art' that the 'classy' crowd appreciates only for the fear of being ridiculed? The average movie-goer is not bothered whether the camera zooms or tracks, or whether the lights are dim or bright. All they need is two hours of the everyday-hassle forgetting entertainment. And if a film that hardly has a script to talk about does that, then so be it.

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Ek Tha Tiger. My two cents.

A film is supposed to entertain. How it does that is immaterial. What's the point in making a 'piece of art' that the 'classy' crowd appreciates only for the fear of being ridiculed? The average movie-goer is not bothered whether the camera zooms or tracks, or whether the lights are dim or bright. All they need is two hours of the everyday-hassle forgetting entertainment. And if a film that hardly has a script to talk about does that, then so be it.
+ 100!

And that is why I give ETT 4/5. Even my wife who detests Sallu Bhai's movies was whistling in the theatre and absolutely loved it!
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Guys Guys there is a reason behind that!!

Classic marketing approach: On any given weekday/weekend, the price of the ticket in a movie hall is Rs. 50/75.

In case of ETT: The lowest ticket is Rs. 175 in the above mentioned slot. Create hype, charge high and Voila! All set to acheive magical figures..
Boss, A over hyped or artificially created hype can push a movie on its first day but people are not fool who would go for such a movie again and again if it was just a hype.

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1) Except one or 2 stunts non of them looked artificial
2) Movie kept you busy and interested for entire length, rather when intermission was announced i was really shocked as I was not aware that I had crossed 1.3 hrs of movie, that meant i was kept interested.
3) Songs, Well last song is a hit without doubt, but I just loved Saiyaara and have been listening to it non stop since the day it was launched.

I spoke to Mr. David Dhawan who has nothing to do with this movie but he was all praises for this movie and he on the second day of its release told me that this will break all the records set previously by any movie.

Now this cannot happen only because of a hype, it has quality and enough spice tricks and all masala to keep its audience busy.

4) Now end of the story, Any end apart from what they have shown would have spoiled the movie,

possible ends: a) Both of them killed by respective countries agents, movie flop
b) Both countries joining hands and pardoning them, no chance and cannot be accepted by audience, so movie flop.
c) Both getting married to partners from respective countries, cannot digest movie flop.

This end is more like ends of Bond movies where disappears from view after his work is completed.

Well everything listed above is just just my vies and I would be going for the 2nd time today to watch this movie.

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The film keeps you on the edge of your seat from scene one up until the last scene.
Seriously? Edge of the seat through out the movie? The movie put me to sleep in the first half - once the courting scenes between SK and KK start, it was that slow and boring.

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In more ways than one, it is better than Wanted or Dabang, and that, I suppose, is the highest accolades an action film can be showered with.
Have not watched Dabangg / Wanted. So cannot compare.
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But if you want a true blue adrenalin rush (without putting your life at risk), then catch this flick. It is all about stunts and more stunts that you can never get enough of.
Agree the opening fight sequence and the two sequences towards climax were good but that makes it a movie with good action scenes, not great.

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A film is supposed to entertain. How it does that is immaterial.
Exactly what I am saying - a good movie should entertain, not put a viewer to sleep.

I am not much of a movie buff and wait to hear the reviews from people I know before I go out and watch the movie. mobike008 and CtrlAltDel strongly recommended this movie and probably I went with high expectations and hence was disappointed but even my kids (boys, age 12 and 15) and wife who usually like all SK movies were bored with ETT.

I would rate it 2/5 and that 2 is only for the action scenes.
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Saw 2 movies -

Ferrari Ki Sawaari - A typical feel good movie from the Vidhu Vinod Chopra stable. All about a talented cricket playing parsi kid, whose father is honest to a fault and cannot afford a new bat or a pair of shoes for the kid. He manages somehow but when a life time opportunity of getting coached in England is offered to the kid - will the father be able to pay up the required fees ? How will he do it ? Ditch his honesty ?

All these answers are in FKS. Nice, Sweet and Simple. Terrific performances from all of the cast lead by Boman Irani who is simply fantastic.

Verdict - 3/5.


Teri Meri Kahani
- 3 generations , 3 love stories. I just wish Kunal Kohli stops making movies.

Verdict - 0/5
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