CONCISE BOXOFFICE MID YEAR 2011 VERDICTS:-
TOP 10 most successful films of 2011
1. Ready – Blockbuster .
2. Yamla Pagla Deewana – Hit .
3. Tanu Weds Manu – Hit .
4. Haunted – Hit .
5. No One Killed Jessica – Semi Hit .
6. Double Dhamaal – Success.
7. Pyaar Ka Punchnama – Average +
8. Thank you – Average .
9. Faltu – Average .
10. Ragini Mms – Average .
Double Dhamaal crosses 40 cr GROSS mark in 1st weekend worldwide –
Double Dhamaal that released in 1953 screens worldwide on 24th June has grossed Rs 39.60 crores at the box office in its opening weekend making it the second highest opening for this year!
The film has already opened in 37 countries !
The weekend collection of the film is more than its part 1 dhamaal.
THE FILM HAS MADE 34 CR IN INDIA AND 6 CR OVERSEAS IN ITS WEEKEND 1.
There are total OF 17 all time blockbusters till date.
The list of all time blockbusterS is here:-
Mother India (1957)
Mughal – E – Azam (1960)
Jai Santoshi Maa (1975)
Ram Teri Ganga Maili (1985)
Maine Pyaar Kiya (1989)
Hum Aapke Hain Kaun (1994)
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
Raja Hindustani (1996)
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)
Gadar Ek Prem Katha (2001)
Three Idiots (2009)
The stars who gave maximum all tiemr blockbusters are:-
1. Salamn: 3 ( and Half, for KKHH)
2. Aamir ( 3)
3. Sharukh ( 2)
4.Ashok Kumar, Dilip Kumar, Dharmendra, Amitabh, Sunil Dutt,Rajiv Kapoor, Sunny Deol, Govinda, Bharat Bhushan: 1 each
Double Dhamaal focuses on four friends – Adi, Roy, Manav and Boman – who are determined to become billionares. The foursome decide to invest in a prestigious building and hire an investor to bid for it. This investor is kidnapped by the owner of the building, Kabir, who is determined to keep these four guys far away from his company and his life. Kabir finds out their plan to try to become partners and decide to prank against them with his two girlfriends. The two opposite teams scheme against each other in elaborate and insane ways to try to get their way and one team is in for… Double Dhamaal!
Sanjay Dutt as Inspector Kabir Nayak
Arshad Warsi as Adi
Jaaved Jaaferi as Manav
Riteish Deshmukh as Roy
Ashish Chowdhry as Boman
Mallika Sherawat as Kamini
Kangna Ranaut as Kiya
Producers: Ashok Thakeria and Indra Kumar
You certainly can’t expect anything less than double the fun from filmmaker Indra Kumar who’s had super hits like Dil, Beta, Ishq or even Dhamaal to his credit. In fact the title itself assures a doublewhammy. However, what it turns out to be is a shoddy show of lunacy. The film is complete slapstick no brainer and manages to make you laugh in very few places. In a bid to create humour the characters keep hollering on your ear drums consistently with their off-timed buffoonery making you wonder if certain things were even meant to be funny. The first half still manages to earn some guffaws but the predictability of the second makes it fall flat. Some scenes though do make you laugh specially the ones that have Jaaved Jaffery in it. He still as the lisp, retard is very likeable and funny. Even the comic scenes of Riteish and Satish Kaushik are good. But what mires them is the tripe and hackneyed plot which works on the clichéd formulas of slapstick comedies.
DD tries creating humour taking digs at other films like Taare Zameen Par, Shola and Guzaarish but falls flat in most cases. The mimicry of many actors like Shahrukh, Aamir, Sanjeev Kumar, Dharmendra etc is still funny.
Actors like Sanjay Dutt, Arshad Warsi and Aashish Chawdhry fail in their comic timing. Riteish, Javed and Satish Kaushik are decent still. Kangna Ranaut is in bad make-up, bad hair and bad styling throughout the film. Moreover, it’s her surgically made-orange lipstick covered huge pout that worsens her appearance all the more. No improvement in dialogues too. Mallika doesn’t get much to do but covers up with her scintillating item song Jalebi Bai. Anand Raj Anand’s music is average with only Jalebi Bai standing out.
music – Average
screenplay – pPoor
technique – Decent
overall entertainment factor – Average to decent comedy
OVER ALL RATINGS – 2.5 / 5 …….
OVERALL IT IS STRICTLY AN AVERAGE COMEDY FILM WITH SILLY PLOT AND GOOD PERFOMANCES
1.SALMAN KHAN— + 163 points
2.SHAH RUKH KHAN – +160 POINTS
3.AAMIR KHAN – +155 POINTS
4.AKSHAY KUMAR – +73 POINTS
5.HRITHICK ROSHAN- +38 POINTS
6.RANBIR KAPOOR- +25 POINTS
7.SAIF ALI KHAN- +5 POINTS
8.AJAY DEVGN– 0 POINTS
9.IMRAAN KHAN- (MINUS) – -25POINTS
10.SHAHID KAPOOR- (MINUS) – -38 POINTS
X-Men: First Class Review :-X-Men: First Class is an entertaining film with good action and brilliant techniques.3/5Posted: June 10, 2011
Rating: 3/5 stars
Star cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Kevin Bacon.
Plot: Mutants Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr take on the evil scientist, Sebastian Shaw, who wants to trigger a nuclear holocaust between Russia and the US.
What’s Good: The screenplay; the well-IMPLEMENTED action sequences; the engaging drama in the second-half; superb technique.
What’s Bad: The performances could have been better; the love story in the filmfeels booring.
Verdict: X-Men: First Class is an entertaining film which will do good business at the Indian box-office.
X-Men: First Class is the extension of the comic book story, where the story-writers (Sheldon Turner and Bryan Singer) have created back stories for the comic’s characters. While there are several references to real-life incidents (the World War II, the Cuban missile crisis, etc.), in order to add authenticity to the story, the plot primarily revolves around the relationship between Charles and Erik. As such, the other parallel stories (Shaw and his evil plans) or the love angle between Raven and another mutant, don’t really work. However, since the screenplay (by Ashley Edward Miller, Zack Stentz, Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn) is racy and impactful, the viewer has little to complain about.
The sequences where the newly-discovered mutants are trained to control their special powers by Charles, as well as the climactic action scenes, are very well-executed. Fans of the X-Men franchise will definitely find the film a rewarding experience. Others, who are not familiar with the concept, will also find the film to be an engaging experience.
James McAvoy does well but he has been miscast in the role of Charles. Michael Fassbender is okay as Erik. Kevin Bacon does an average job is Shaw. Jennifer Lawrence (as Raven) acts well. Rose Byrne, January Jones (Emma Frost), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Lucas Till (Havok) and Oliver Platt (officer) fill the bill. Matthew Vaughn’s direction is effective as he manages to maintain the pace of the drama and choreograph the action sequences in an exciting manner to make the film engaging. Henry Jackman’s background score is appropriate. John Mathieson’s cinematography is very good. Visual effects are excellent. Editing, by Eddie Hamilton and Lee Smith, is fine.
overall,X-Men: First Class is an engaging and entertaining fare in spite of a few flaws in the story.