Opening week occupancy of last few movies

Movie  Opening Week Capacity Opening Week Collection Opening Week %
Paa 38 Crore 19 Crore 50%
Rocket Singh 45 Crore 14.5 Crore 32%
Three idiots 90 Crore 79 Crore 88%
Veer 75 Crore 31 Crore 41%
MNIK 92 Crore 41 Crore 45%
APKGK 70 Crore 37 Crore 53%

 

— BollyBusiness


~ by Yakuza on February 23, 2010.

28 Responses to “Opening week occupancy of last few movies”

  1. i laugh on one thing just look at this sholay released in 1975 or so and netts 14-15cr and 18or 19 years later hum aapke hain kaun earns 65cr nett but even after that almost all the sites try to down play the film even after 16years after hahk release its inflation adjusted nett is just 160cr which seems to be complete lie hahk earns 4times more than sholay in 18yrs time but according to trade it has surpassed hahk and even after 16years hahk is just 165cr the inflation has risen after 1990s most when the india started to develop at a faster rate that in 1994 the tickets cost are mere rupees 10 and there was no multiplex in india at all so by which calculations my friend sholay is bigger than hahk and if sholay is bigger then hahk will be much bigger than sholay its just a game to give respect to big b and to downplay hahk just go and check guniess book of world record the most popular movie in india is hahk and not sholay

    pls yakuza like sholay give roi of hahk as well

  2. #

    The decade that was

    SAME TIME around, a decade ago, star daughters were making a debut. Current heart-throb Shah Rukh Khan was getting launched, Rajshri’s success continued and it was entering the Guinness Book of World Records with “Hum Aapke Hain Koun”…! Today’s widely acclaimed Shekhar Kapur made international headlines with “Bandit Queen”. “Maachis” had ignited the Parliament, Deepa Mehta’s “Fire” evoked vandalism and J. P. Dutta’s “Border” turned the entire nation patriotic. Glimpses of the last decade:

    “Agneepath”, first of Mukul Anand’s trilogy with Amitabh Bachchan is rejected by the audience because of Amitabh’s “Godfather” inspired voice, in 1990. Kamal Haasan plays a dwarf in “Appu Raja” and to make sure that the critics don’t call it a gimmick, shoots all his scenes outdoors. Indra Kumar makes his debut as a director with “Dil” and becomes superstitious about shooting at least one song of all his future films around his lucky tree in Ooty. “Ghayal” brings Sunny Deol and Rajkumar Santoshi into prominence.

    The year 1991 is the year of star daughters. Pooja Bhatt (“Daddy”), Raveena Tandon (“Patthar Ke Phool”), Karisma Kapoor (“Prem Qaidi”), Manisha Koirala and Vivek Mushran (“Saudagar”), Madhoo and Ajay Devgan (“Phool Aur Kaante”), Zeba Bakhtiar (“Heena”) make their debut. Shashi Kapoor makes his directorial debut with the Indo-Russian project “Ajooba”, Randhir Kapoor with his father’s incomplete film, “Heena” and Nana Patekar with “Prahaar”. Mani Ratnam is introduced to the Hindi film industry via “Anjali”, the story of a special child who brings joy into people’s lives. The second of Mukul Anand’s trilogy “Hum” is a mega hit, more remembered for the foot- tapping song `Jumma chumma de de…’ Honey Irani makes her debut as a screenplay writer in “Lamhe” by Yash Chopra. The film bombs in India because of the incestuous overtones but is a major success abroad. To an extent, it opens the overseas markets for Bollywood films. Hridaynath Mangeshkar composes fabulous music for Gulzar’s “Lekin”.

    “Bekhudi” launches Kajol and Kamal Sadanah. Raj Kanwar’s “Deewana” launches Shah Rukh Khan in 1992. Divya Bharti makes her debut in David Dhawan’s “Shola Aur Shabnam”. The young actress later dies under tragic circumstances. After directing the TV serial, “Nupur”, Hema Malini turns film maker with “Dil Aashna Hai”. “Khuda Gawah”, the last of the Mukul Anand’s trilogy with Bachchan, precedes the five-year-long sabbatical for the actor. It’s Mukul’s last complete film before he passes away during the making of “Dus”. Aziz Mirza makes his first film as director, “Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman.”

    David Dhawan’s “Aankhen” is the biggest success of 1993 and marks the beginning of a series of comedies, mostly with Govinda in the lead. Shah Rukh Khan enters the major league of contemporary actors with “Baazigar”. Director Rajkumar Santoshi and Meenakshi Sheshadri have differences of opinion during the making of “Damini”. Sheshadri loses the National Award for Best Actress by one mark to Dimple Kapadia in “Rudaali”, Kalpana Lajmi’s ode to Dimple Kapadia. Sanjay Dutt gets arrested under TADA during the making of Subhash Ghai’s “Khal-nayak”. Madhuri Dixit’s `Choli ke peeche…’ creates a major furore amongst women activists. After an unsuccessful “Anjali”, the Mumbai audience is enthralled by Mani Ratnam’s “Roja” about terrorism in Kashmir. “Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja”, a film by Boney Kapoor and directed by Satish Kaushik, in the making for five years, costing five crores is finally released and flops.

    A lot of English films are dubbed in Hindi (“Alladin”, “Jurassic Park”, “Speed”, etc.). The trend that started in 1994 continues in the following years. “1942: A Love Story” by director Vidhu Vinod Chopra, takes up the subject of patriotism after a long time. The original choice for the film is Madhuri Dixit and Aamir Khan to be replaced by Manisha Koirala and Anil Kapoor. The film marks Javed Akhtar’s best work as a lyricist with “Ek ladki ko dekha…” It is a comeback film for R. D. Burman who passes away without enjoying his success. In “Andaaz Apna Apna”, the two Khans, Aamir and Salman, come together for the first time in an out and out comedy by Rajkumar Santoshi. After “Salaam Bombay”, Mira Nair excels in “Mississippi Masala”, a film about immigrants from Kenya and the consequent adjustments they have to make. “Hum Aapke Hain Koun”…! by Sooraj Barjatya is a huge success and enters the Guinness Book of World Records. `Shaadi’ songs and celebrations make a comeback in Hindi films. Madhuri’s derriere, the purple sari and `Didi tera dewar deewana…’ becomes synonymous with the film.

    “Coolie No. 1” in 1995 marks the beginning of Govinda’s obsession with using `No. 1′ in the title of his films. David Dhawan and other film makers too include No. 1 in their film titles hoping for success. Yash Raj Films’ “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” launches son Aditya Chopra as director and the film is a phenomenal success. “Karan Arjun” by Rakesh Roshan stars Salman and Shah Rukh Khan together for the first time. “Prem” originally to be directed by Shekhar Kapur is eventually made by Satish Kaushik. Tabu was to have made her debut in “Prem” but the extensive delay in its making results in “Vijaypath” being her first release. Ram Gopal Varma re-packages actress Urmila Matondkar in “Rangeela”. Aamir Khan plays a `tapori” and excels yet again. Sanjay Dutt’s arrest under TADA, forces Subhash Ghai to replace him with Anil Kapoor in “Trimurti”. Directed by Mukul Anand, the film bombs at the box office. Ghai remarks, “You may take a director who is better than yourself but his vision doesn’t necessarily have to concur with yours.”

    Sridevi returns to acting after a year-long gap, with “Army” in 1996. Even though the film is a non-star affair, it gets 100 per cent opening. Shekhar Kapur does the country proud with his stupendous film, “Bandit Queen”. Seema Biswas plays Phoolan Devi to perfection. Ms. Universe, Sushmita Sen makes a debut in Mahesh Bhatt’s “Dastak”. Sudhir Mishra’s “Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin” launches Tara Despande and Smriti Mishra. Plus Channel gets into film production. The story of one night, Mishra’s labour of love, goes unnoticed due to a mismanaged release. Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited, releases “Tere Mere Sapne” with Chandrachur Singh, Arshad Warsi and Priya Gill making their debut. Sanjay Leela Bhansali, choreographer for “1942: A Love Story”, makes his first feature “Khamoshi: The Musical”. The film receives critical acclaim but fails commercially because the public can’t accept Nana Patekar, known for his fiery dialogue delivery, in the role of a deaf and mute. Gulzar’s “Maachis” on terrorism raises controversy. After its release, the Parliament sends the film for a review but the Censor Board doesn’t alter its stand.

    Basu Bhattacharya, after a long hibernation, makes “Aastha” exploring a woman’s need for sexual gratification, in 1997. “Aur Pyar Ho Gaya” launches Ms. World, Aishwarya Rai. J. P. Dutta’s “Border”, undoubtedly the most important release of the year, sweeps all the awards at various functions. This is the first patriotic film that doesn’t mince words; the enemies are referred to as `Pakistanis’ and not the usual `Sarhad ke us paar”. During a screening of the film at Uphaar theatre in Delhi, a devastating fire results in many deaths. Yash Chopra makes a young love story “Dil To Pagal Hai”. It is unusual in the sense, the origins of the characters are not established. The musical score by Uttam Singh is a total winner. Vinod Khanna turns producer with “Himalay Putra” and launches son Akshaye Khanna. Indra Kumar’s “Ishq” a multi-starrer, in keeping with the trend of the 1980s, releases with Aamir Khan, Ajay Devgan, Juhi Chawla and Kajol. Mehul Kumar’s “Mrityudaata’ which marks Amitabh Bachchan’s return after a five-year sabbatical, is a disaster. “Mrityudand”, Prakash Jha’s film, focusses on women protagonists (played by Madhuri Dixit, Shabana Azmi and Shilpa Shirodkar), who rebel against the oppression of feudal lords. Pooja Bhatt turns producer in Tanuja Chandra’s maiden script about female infanticide and the agony of a eunuch, “Tamanna”.

    Amitabh Bachchan and Govinda play pranksters in David Dhawan’s “Bade Miyan Chote Miyan” (1998). Films like Kaizad Gustaad’s “Bombay Boys” and Nagesh Kukunoor’s “Hyderabad Blues” set a foundation for small budget, bilingual and offbeat films. The change is augmented by Deepa Mehta’s “Fire” and Mira Nair’s “Kamasutra”. Director Mani Ratnam after “Roja” and “Bombay”, fails commercially in “Dil Se”… even though the film has brilliant cinematography and fabulous music by A. R. Rahman. The song “Chaiyya Chaiyya…” continues to be a chartbuster till date. Tanuja Chandra makes her debut as a director in “Dushman” and Vikram Bhatt in “Ghulam”. Khandala becomes the most popular hill station, thanks to the popular song “Aati kya Khandala…”. After a break of 17 years, Jaya Bachchan makes a comeback in Govind Nihalani’s “Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa”. Yash Johar’s son, Karan Johar makes a debut with “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”, following the tradition of feel-good films like “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”. “Satya” by Ram Gopal Varma and “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”, two films belonging to totally different genres, are strong contenders for awards. Abbas-Mustan’s “Soldier” launches Preity Zinta and Mahesh Bhatt takes a bow after winning a National Award for the best film on national integration, “Zakhm”.

    The year 1999 is one of drought with the exception of four films that set the cash registers ringing, “Biwi No. 1”, “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam”, “Hum Saath-Saath Hain” and “Taal”.

    Sanjay Dutt scores a hat-trick with “Daag – The Fire”, “Vaastav” and “Khoobsurat”. Shabana Azmi wins her fifth National Award for Best Actress in “Godmother”, a noteworthy example in an industry where actresses are written off after a particular age.

    A record of 20 directors make their debuts: Rishi Kapoor, E. Niwas, Andalib Sultanpuri, Sanjay Chhel, Shakeel Noorani, Shrikant Sharma, Subhash Sehgal, Raj Kaushal, Gyan Sahay, Madhur Bhandarkar, Desh Deepak, Veeru Devgan, Mahesh Kothari, Shrabani Deodhar, Mahesh Manjrekar, Ahathian, E.V.V. Satyanarayana, John Mathew Matthan, Mahesh Mathai and Piyush Jha.

    NITESH said this on February 23, 2010 at 7:00 am | Reply

  3. Madhuri Dixit – Profile

    Madhuri Dixit is the epitome of beauty and class personified. Her USP lies in her classic looks and poise. Apart from being an excellent actress, she is also a great dancer and has been the muse of the great painter M. F. Hussain.

    Madhuri was born in a Marathi Brahmin family to Shankar and Snehalata Dixit. She is the youngest of four children. She has two older sisters Rupa and Bharati and an older brother Ajit.

    Madhuri studied at Parle College and considered a future in micro-biology. She also trained in Kathak for over eight years.

    She was rumored to be dating Sanjay Dutt before she tied the knot with her brother’s friend, Dr Sriram Madhav Nene, a surgeon based in the USA in 1999. They have two sons, Arin born in 2003 and Ryan in 2005. The family lives in Denver, Colorado.

    The Government of India conferred Madhuri, the Padma Shri Award, the country’s highest civilian award in 2008.

    Madhuri had to struggle for the first few years after she made her debut with “Abodh” in 1984, as her films did not do well. A few years later, she starred in “Tezaab” (1988) and the whole nation went “Ek do teen”! She tasted stardom with the film and received her first Filmfare nomination. She then starred in a number of hits that included “Ram Lakhan” (1989), “Parinda” (1989) which became India’s official entry to the Oscars, “Tridev” (1989), and “Kishen Kanhaiya” (1990). Madhuri Dixit and Anil Kapoor enjoyed a great on-screen chemistry and worked together in many hit films.

    Madhuri won the Filmfare Best Actress Award in 1990 for her portrayal of Madhu Mehra, a rich spoilt girl, in Indra Kumar’s film “Dil”. She continued to work her magic with films like “Saajan” (1991), “Beta” (1992; her performance in this film fetched her second Filmfare award), “Khalnayak” (1993’ which became more famous for the item song “Choli ke Peeche” than the storyline). “Hum Aapke Hain Kaun!” in 1994, became one of the biggest grossers ever in the history of Hindi cinema and Madhuri won her third Filmfare Award. In that same year, Dixit was also nominated in the same category for her performance in “Anjaam”, which won her critical acclaim.

    1996 was an uneventful year for her, which was followed by her role as Pooja in Yash Chopra’s “Dil To Pagal Hai” (1997). The film was a major national success, both critically and commercially, and Dixit won her fourth Filmfare Best Actress Award. This was followed by the critical success of “Mrityudand” (1999), “Pukar” (2000) and “Lajja” (2001). In 2002, she starred in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Devdas” with Shah Rukh Khan and Aishwarya Rai. Her performance was applauded and earned her a Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award.

    She moved away from Bollywood for five years and made a come back with “Aaja Nachle” in 2007 as Dia who is trying to bring the Ajanta Theater back on to its feet. The movie refused to take off at the box office.

    Dixit is not only known for her acting skills, but for her dancing skills as well. Her dance sequences, accompanying famous Bollywood songs such as “Ek Do Teen” (from Tezaab), “Bada Dukh Deenha” (from Ram Lakhan), “Dhak Dhak” (from Beta), “Chane Ke Khet Mein” (from Anjaam), “Choli Ke Peechhe” (from Khalnayak), “Akhiyan Milaun” (from Raja), “Piya Ghar Aya” (from Yaarana), “Key Sera” (from Pukar) and “Maar Daala” (from Devdas), among others, have received abundant critical acclaim.

    “Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon!” a film by Chandan Arora released in 2003, narrates the story of a woman, played by Antara Mali, who aspires to become the new Madhuri Dixit by trying her luck in the Bollywood industry.

    On February 25, 2006 she performed on stage for the first time in six years at the Filmfare Awards to the music from her film Devdas. Her performance was choreographed by Saroj Khan.

    M. F. Hussain made a film named “Gaja Gamini” (2000) in which Madhuri acted. The film was intended as a tribute to Madhuri herself.
    Madhuri Dixit – Trivia

    Saroj Khan is her favourite choreographer.

    In 2002, Madhuri won the Zee Cine Popular Award for Best Supporting Actress for the film “Lajja”.

    One of Madhuri’s films, “Hum Aapke Hain Koun”, was in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the “Most Popular Indian Cinema” in history.

    Madhuri’s height is 5’4″.

    Madhuri’s nickname is Bubbly.
    Madhuri Dixit – Quotes

    “I hope I’m not sounding presumptuous or vain. But I think I am a lot like Sridevi, I was another heroine who could break the barriers between the classes and the masses.”

    “I in no way influence the girl or the boy to make the decision. It has to be totally theirs. And the family has to decide totally on their own.”

    “Ultimately what matters to me is my role.”

  4. all sallu fans just cheers it has remain an unknown fact for quite some time maybe media was trying to hide it its hum aapke hain koun which is the most popular film in india and not sholay which all news channels and box office sites lie

    cheers sallu fan and guys sholay and 3idiots are no where near

  5. i even dont know it usman but today a message comes from airtel stating download the caller tunes from the guniess book of record holder film hahk.

    i know man that you are somebody else fan but its very genuine article it is the most popular film of the indian cinema ever.

    i know it man anybody whether he is srk fan or aamir fan or big b fan everybody will be jealous my god airtel helps us to find one more crowning glory of our fav actor sallu jai ho sallu.

  6. the link is present on the hindu

    Online edition of India’s National Newspaper
    Friday, December 01, 2000

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    The decade that was

    SAME TIME around, a decade ago, star daughters were making a debut. Current heart-throb Shah Rukh Khan was getting launched, Rajshri’s success continued and it was entering the Guinness Book of World Records with “Hum Aapke Hain Koun”…! Today’s widely acclaimed Shekhar Kapur made international headlines with “Bandit Queen”. “Maachis” had ignited the Parliament, Deepa Mehta’s “Fire” evoked vandalism and J. P. Dutta’s “Border” turned the entire nation patriotic. Glimpses of the last decade:

    “Agneepath”, first of Mukul Anand’s trilogy with Amitabh Bachchan is rejected by the audience because of Amitabh’s “Godfather” inspired voice, in 1990. Kamal Haasan plays a dwarf in “Appu Raja” and to make sure that the critics don’t call it a gimmick, shoots all his scenes outdoors. Indra Kumar makes his debut as a director with “Dil” and becomes superstitious about shooting at least one song of all his future films around his lucky tree in Ooty. “Ghayal” brings Sunny Deol and Rajkumar Santoshi into prominence.

    The year 1991 is the year of star daughters. Pooja Bhatt (“Daddy”), Raveena Tandon (“Patthar Ke Phool”), Karisma Kapoor (“Prem Qaidi”), Manisha Koirala and Vivek Mushran (“Saudagar”), Madhoo and Ajay Devgan (“Phool Aur Kaante”), Zeba Bakhtiar (“Heena”) make their debut. Shashi Kapoor makes his directorial debut with the Indo-Russian project “Ajooba”, Randhir Kapoor with his father’s incomplete film, “Heena” and Nana Patekar with “Prahaar”. Mani Ratnam is introduced to the Hindi film industry via “Anjali”, the story of a special child who brings joy into people’s lives. The second of Mukul Anand’s trilogy “Hum” is a mega hit, more remembered for the foot- tapping song `Jumma chumma de de…’ Honey Irani makes her debut as a screenplay writer in “Lamhe” by Yash Chopra. The film bombs in India because of the incestuous overtones but is a major success abroad. To an extent, it opens the overseas markets for Bollywood films. Hridaynath Mangeshkar composes fabulous music for Gulzar’s “Lekin”.

    “Bekhudi” launches Kajol and Kamal Sadanah. Raj Kanwar’s “Deewana” launches Shah Rukh Khan in 1992. Divya Bharti makes her debut in David Dhawan’s “Shola Aur Shabnam”. The young actress later dies under tragic circumstances. After directing the TV serial, “Nupur”, Hema Malini turns film maker with “Dil Aashna Hai”. “Khuda Gawah”, the last of the Mukul Anand’s trilogy with Bachchan, precedes the five-year-long sabbatical for the actor. It’s Mukul’s last complete film before he passes away during the making of “Dus”. Aziz Mirza makes his first film as director, “Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman.”

    David Dhawan’s “Aankhen” is the biggest success of 1993 and marks the beginning of a series of comedies, mostly with Govinda in the lead. Shah Rukh Khan enters the major league of contemporary actors with “Baazigar”. Director Rajkumar Santoshi and Meenakshi Sheshadri have differences of opinion during the making of “Damini”. Sheshadri loses the National Award for Best Actress by one mark to Dimple Kapadia in “Rudaali”, Kalpana Lajmi’s ode to Dimple Kapadia. Sanjay Dutt gets arrested under TADA during the making of Subhash Ghai’s “Khal-nayak”. Madhuri Dixit’s `Choli ke peeche…’ creates a major furore amongst women activists. After an unsuccessful “Anjali”, the Mumbai audience is enthralled by Mani Ratnam’s “Roja” about terrorism in Kashmir. “Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja”, a film by Boney Kapoor and directed by Satish Kaushik, in the making for five years, costing five crores is finally released and flops.

    A lot of English films are dubbed in Hindi (“Alladin”, “Jurassic Park”, “Speed”, etc.). The trend that started in 1994 continues in the following years. “1942: A Love Story” by director Vidhu Vinod Chopra, takes up the subject of patriotism after a long time. The original choice for the film is Madhuri Dixit and Aamir Khan to be replaced by Manisha Koirala and Anil Kapoor. The film marks Javed Akhtar’s best work as a lyricist with “Ek ladki ko dekha…” It is a comeback film for R. D. Burman who passes away without enjoying his success. In “Andaaz Apna Apna”, the two Khans, Aamir and Salman, come together for the first time in an out and out comedy by Rajkumar Santoshi. After “Salaam Bombay”, Mira Nair excels in “Mississippi Masala”, a film about immigrants from Kenya and the consequent adjustments they have to make. “Hum Aapke Hain Koun”…! by Sooraj Barjatya is a huge success and enters the Guinness Book of World Records. `Shaadi’ songs and celebrations make a comeback in Hindi films. Madhuri’s derriere, the purple sari and `Didi tera dewar deewana…’ becomes synonymous with the film.

    “Coolie No. 1” in 1995 marks the beginning of Govinda’s obsession with using `No. 1′ in the title of his films. David Dhawan and other film makers too include No. 1 in their film titles hoping for success. Yash Raj Films’ “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” launches son Aditya Chopra as director and the film is a phenomenal success. “Karan Arjun” by Rakesh Roshan stars Salman and Shah Rukh Khan together for the first time. “Prem” originally to be directed by Shekhar Kapur is eventually made by Satish Kaushik. Tabu was to have made her debut in “Prem” but the extensive delay in its making results in “Vijaypath” being her first release. Ram Gopal Varma re-packages actress Urmila Matondkar in “Rangeela”. Aamir Khan plays a `tapori” and excels yet again. Sanjay Dutt’s arrest under TADA, forces Subhash Ghai to replace him with Anil Kapoor in “Trimurti”. Directed by Mukul Anand, the film bombs at the box office. Ghai remarks, “You may take a director who is better than yourself but his vision doesn’t necessarily have to concur with yours.”

    Sridevi returns to acting after a year-long gap, with “Army” in 1996. Even though the film is a non-star affair, it gets 100 per cent opening. Shekhar Kapur does the country proud with his stupendous film, “Bandit Queen”. Seema Biswas plays Phoolan Devi to perfection. Ms. Universe, Sushmita Sen makes a debut in Mahesh Bhatt’s “Dastak”. Sudhir Mishra’s “Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin” launches Tara Despande and Smriti Mishra. Plus Channel gets into film production. The story of one night, Mishra’s labour of love, goes unnoticed due to a mismanaged release. Amitabh Bachchan Corporation Limited, releases “Tere Mere Sapne” with Chandrachur Singh, Arshad Warsi and Priya Gill making their debut. Sanjay Leela Bhansali, choreographer for “1942: A Love Story”, makes his first feature “Khamoshi: The Musical”. The film receives critical acclaim but fails commercially because the public can’t accept Nana Patekar, known for his fiery dialogue delivery, in the role of a deaf and mute. Gulzar’s “Maachis” on terrorism raises controversy. After its release, the Parliament sends the film for a review but the Censor Board doesn’t alter its stand.

    Basu Bhattacharya, after a long hibernation, makes “Aastha” exploring a woman’s need for sexual gratification, in 1997. “Aur Pyar Ho Gaya” launches Ms. World, Aishwarya Rai. J. P. Dutta’s “Border”, undoubtedly the most important release of the year, sweeps all the awards at various functions. This is the first patriotic film that doesn’t mince words; the enemies are referred to as `Pakistanis’ and not the usual `Sarhad ke us paar”. During a screening of the film at Uphaar theatre in Delhi, a devastating fire results in many deaths. Yash Chopra makes a young love story “Dil To Pagal Hai”. It is unusual in the sense, the origins of the characters are not established. The musical score by Uttam Singh is a total winner. Vinod Khanna turns producer with “Himalay Putra” and launches son Akshaye Khanna. Indra Kumar’s “Ishq” a multi-starrer, in keeping with the trend of the 1980s, releases with Aamir Khan, Ajay Devgan, Juhi Chawla and Kajol. Mehul Kumar’s “Mrityudaata’ which marks Amitabh Bachchan’s return after a five-year sabbatical, is a disaster. “Mrityudand”, Prakash Jha’s film, focusses on women protagonists (played by Madhuri Dixit, Shabana Azmi and Shilpa Shirodkar), who rebel against the oppression of feudal lords. Pooja Bhatt turns producer in Tanuja Chandra’s maiden script about female infanticide and the agony of a eunuch, “Tamanna”.

    Amitabh Bachchan and Govinda play pranksters in David Dhawan’s “Bade Miyan Chote Miyan” (1998). Films like Kaizad Gustaad’s “Bombay Boys” and Nagesh Kukunoor’s “Hyderabad Blues” set a foundation for small budget, bilingual and offbeat films. The change is augmented by Deepa Mehta’s “Fire” and Mira Nair’s “Kamasutra”. Director Mani Ratnam after “Roja” and “Bombay”, fails commercially in “Dil Se”… even though the film has brilliant cinematography and fabulous music by A. R. Rahman. The song “Chaiyya Chaiyya…” continues to be a chartbuster till date. Tanuja Chandra makes her debut as a director in “Dushman” and Vikram Bhatt in “Ghulam”. Khandala becomes the most popular hill station, thanks to the popular song “Aati kya Khandala…”. After a break of 17 years, Jaya Bachchan makes a comeback in Govind Nihalani’s “Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa”. Yash Johar’s son, Karan Johar makes a debut with “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”, following the tradition of feel-good films like “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”. “Satya” by Ram Gopal Varma and “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai”, two films belonging to totally different genres, are strong contenders for awards. Abbas-Mustan’s “Soldier” launches Preity Zinta and Mahesh Bhatt takes a bow after winning a National Award for the best film on national integration, “Zakhm”.

    The year 1999 is one of drought with the exception of four films that set the cash registers ringing, “Biwi No. 1”, “Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam”, “Hum Saath-Saath Hain” and “Taal”.

    Sanjay Dutt scores a hat-trick with “Daag – The Fire”, “Vaastav” and “Khoobsurat”. Shabana Azmi wins her fifth National Award for Best Actress in “Godmother”, a noteworthy example in an industry where actresses are written off after a particular age.

    A record of 20 directors make their debuts: Rishi Kapoor, E. Niwas, Andalib Sultanpuri, Sanjay Chhel, Shakeel Noorani, Shrikant Sharma, Subhash Sehgal, Raj Kaushal, Gyan Sahay, Madhur Bhandarkar, Desh Deepak, Veeru Devgan, Mahesh Kothari, Shrabani Deodhar, Mahesh Manjrekar, Ahathian, E.V.V. Satyanarayana, John Mathew Matthan, Mahesh Mathai and Piyush Jha.

    BHAWANA SOMAAYA

  7. http://www.hinduonnet.com/2000/12/01/stories/09010226.htm

    man i know all sallu haters and fan of srk aamir big b and hrithick are burning with jealousy

    all sallu fans just spread this message in every bollywood site

  8. the sole hero from india in guniess book is our own sallu bhai

  9. hey man but where is 3 idiots the reality is that these films do big very big business but on the support of multiplexes even if salman wanted has done same business on multiplexes it would have also touched 200cr .

    just read the article from the box office india 5cr nett from single screens means 20cr nett from multiplex

  10. i am sure after all these evidences salman haters were thinking of some tricks to downplay this but this is grand news after almost 10years wow man

  11. nitesh,
    1.sallu is most searched celebrity of 2010
    2.8th most beatiful n attractive actor of world,1st in india.
    3.gunis book
    bt enemy media dont tell dis.

  12. nitesh frm where u found guneis book??????????/

  13. YAKUJA,
    VEER 1st week collections r
    32.97.55 cr nett.
    around 33 cr nett
    i think 31 is only hindi version
    plzz answer meeeeeeeeeeeeee

  14. YAKUJA,
    veer 1st week is
    32,97,55 cr nett

  15. YAKUJA,YAKUJA,YAKUJA,
    veer 1st week is 32,97,55 cr nett

  16. yakuza veer first week 31 cr is of veer hindi vision answer pls.

  17. yakuza pls answer at is truth

  18. so yakuza where r u pls answer that veer 31 cr is of hindi vision

  19. nice fig yakuza

    That is the point i was raising for 2/3 days before.

    MNIK did ok business with comparison to shows allocated 2 it. Taran Adarsh and co are showing only the collection and no one is showing the % of over all collection.

    MNIK did avg business only and it is truth.

  20. mu take on MNIK,
    HOPE I AM CORRECT

    THE MOVIE IS GOOD, STORY, SCREENPLAY,THOUGH NOT A BRILLIANT PIECE OF SREENWRITING,
    THE EDITING FORMAT WHICH IS AN IN AND OUT FORMAT WAS WELL EXECUTED BY THE EDITOR(DEEPA BHATIA)SAME HAND BEHIND “TZP”.
    KARAN FINALLY CAME OUT OF HIS COMFORT ZONE(COLORFUL SONGS, LAVISH DANCING AND MARRIAGE IN THE END )
    HE MADE A FILM WITH GREAT RESPONSIBILITY THIS TIME .
    THE FILM COULD HAVE BEEN MORE ENTERTAINING IF IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A BIT SHORTER AS THE MAKERS WERE VYING FOR AN INTERNATIONAL AUDIENCE TO APPRECIATE IT.
    THE PHRASE “MY NAME IS KHAN N I M NOT A TERRORIST” WAS USED VERY WISELY BY THE WRITER DIRECTOR, THANKFULLY THEY DIDNT OVER USED IT, WHICH WAS GOOD.
    UNDOUBTEDLY THE BEST WORK OF KARAN AS FAR AS CRAFT IS CONCERNED, HE SHOWED IMMENSE MATURITY AS A FILMMAKER.
    ONE OF THE HIGHPOINT OF THE FILM IS ITS VERY FIRST
    SEQUENCE (THE INTERROGATION SCENE).
    KAJOL WAS BRILLIANT IN THE FILM.
    ZARINA WAHAB SRK’S MOM SHE IS FANTASTIC IN HER SMALL STINT IN THE FILM’
    SRK’S SISTER IN LAW IN THE FILM SONIYA JEHAN IS CONVINCING,
    APNA JIMMY SHERGILL WHO IS ONE OF THE MOST UNDERRATED ACTOR OF OUR TIMES WAS LEFT WITH NOTHING TO DO, BUT WHATEVER SCREEN TIME HE GOT HE MADE FULL USE OF IT.
    LOOKOUT FOR SRK’S SILENCE WHEN KAJOL YELLS AT HIM FOR BEING THE REASON BEHIND THEIR SON’S DEMISE.
    EMOTION IS FULL ON IN THE FILM. LIGHTER MOMENTS ARE ALSO THERE ,
    ALL IN ALL A GOOD FILM BUT NOT A PATH BREAKING ONE.
    THE ONLY PITFALL OF THE MOVIE IS OVERHYPED AND KHAN’S OVER ACTING IN BIT PARTS.
    IT DESERVED ***1/2 FROM ME.

  21. Dear NITISH,
    its right that Salman is great actor even Veer is better than MNIK but everyone is hating film Veer,but sorry Sholay is all time india hit in india history,HPHK is after Mugul e Azam,I mean on third position.in 1990s Salman is on top if we look to his huge films like Sajan,HPHK,Jeet,Jordwa,Karan Arjun,HDDCS and many more.he is superb,

  22. abey bhai shakir in which world you are living

    sholay is touted only by media but not by the guniess book of world record okay shakir just give me the link outside all these indian sites and box office trade sites like i have given the guniess book of world record.

    shakir its a myth that sholay is most popular film in india otherwise instead of hahk it will be sholay.

    dekh bhai main tujhe asli reason batata hoon main bhi dilip kumar aur amithab ji ki ijjat karta hoon par figure dont support their claim just to give respect to these old actors we say such thing then tell me why sholay or mughaleazm is not there .

    prity i was not aware too a message from airtel comes stating that download the caller tunes from the guniesss book of world record admitted film hahk and i was shocked.

    but this is the thing i liked about salman even though he is bigger than amithab and aamir and srk are no where near after this ecstatic news he never used this fact to promote himself or to show that he is no 1 actor.

    otherwise if aamir and srk got this they would have used it to their own benefits.

    sorrry ab aamir srk fans but you dont have much to say after this just look we are so much interested in bollywood but even we dont know about this achievement .

  23. MY GOD WHAT HAPPENS SRK AAMIR AND AB FANS WHERE ARE YOU THIS NEWS IS NOT 100% CORRECT BUT I CAN PROVE THIS NEWS IS 200% AUTHENTIC AND REAL

    MY GOD I STILL CANT BELIEVE IT ALMOST ALL OTHER ACTOR FANS HAVE JUST STOP COMMENTING

    • @ Nitesh

      i hope it is true my friend. BUT no anti-Salman person will accept. Forget them.

      BTW i still can’t believe how deluded SRK fans are. The film has crashed. It is struggling to recover its costs let alone being a hit. In my home town in England there has not been one full show. hahaha

  24. are yaar nitesh..hw could they give comments… there is nothing left to claim after your news.. GREAT WORK…CHIL…

  25. Dear Nitish,where is ur proof,from where we will check that news or record,

  26. i have given the proof of the decade

    the 2nd largest selling english newspaper in india after TOI

    its name is THE HINDU

    I HAVE GIVEN THE LINK ALREADY.

    NAVEED I AM A SALLU FAN BUT I AM NOT A KIND OF FAN JO SIRF JHOOT BOLTE HAIN APNE FAV ACTOR KE BAARE MEIN

    IN FACT THE LINK BY ME IS ALREADY POSTED AND IT IS OF THE HINDU DATED DECEMBER 2000

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