Laal Singh Chaddha box office report: Aamir Khan’s film takes a slow start

Aamir Khan’s film Laal Singh Chaddha has taken a slow start at the box office.

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Laal Singh Chaddha stars Aamir Khan in the lead role.
The film has taken a slow start at the Indian box office.
Laal Singh Chaddha also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan and Mona Singh in pivotal roles.

Aamir Khan starrer Laal Singh Chaddha has hit the theatres and has opened to a mixed response. The film, also starring Kareena Kapoor Khan and Mona Singh, is an official adaptation of Forrest Gump. As per early estimates released by Box Office India, the film has taken a slow start. The morning shows have reportedly seen a 15-20% occupancy, which is a worrying figure for an Aamir Khan film. The opening day figures are pegged to be between 10-15 crore, with the maximum buzz coming from metro cities.

LAAL SINGH CHADDHA TAKES A SLOW START

The film was written by Atul Kulkarni and directed by Advait Chandan. Laal Singh Chaddha is reportedly performing better in Delhi NCR and South on Day one. Mumbai, West Bengal and East Punjab too have seen a positive occupancy rate. The buzz is picking up in Punjab given that Aamir plays Sardar in the movie. However, the mass belts which includes UP and Bihar is relatively dull. The recently released Ek Villain Returns showed better buzz in these areas, as per BO reports.

ABOUT LAAL SINGH CHADDHA

Laal Singh Chaddha faced a lot of controversy even before its release. There was a Twitter trend on boycotting the film, over statements made by Aamir and Kareena in the past. Aamir has even apologised to the audience and requested them to watch the film in the theatres.

As per the initial audience reaction, the film got divided reviews. While a action is all praise for the film and its heartwarming story, another section can’t seem to enjoy Aamir’s performance.

Raksha Bandhan Twitter Review: Fans call it Akshay Kumar’s best performance of his career

Raksha Bandhan released on August 11 and reviews have been dropping in for the film already. Fans have called it the best performance of Akshay Kumar in his career.

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Raksha Bandhan released on August 11.
Twitter reviews are in for the Akshay Kumar-starrer.
Fans have lauded the actor's performance.

Raksha Bandhan is finally here! We are talking about Akshay Kumar’s film which released in the theatres on August 11. It was one of the most anticipated films of the year, and it clashes with Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha. Also starring Bhumi Pednekar in the lead role, Raksha Bandhan’s Twitter reviews are out. Fans have only good things to say about the film.

ABOUT RAKSHA BANDHAN

Directed by Aanand L Rai, Raksha Bandhan stars Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar. It also features Sadia Khateeb, Sahejmeen Kaur, Smrithi Srikanth and Deepika Khanna. The movie clashes with Aamir Khan’s Laal Singh Chaddha in theatres today, August 11. The film is produced by Zee Studios, Colour Yellow Productions and Cape of Good Films and jointly written by Himanshu Sharma and Kanika Dhillon. The storyline follows Lala Kedarnath, the eldest and only brother of four sisters, who runs a chaat shop that was started by his father. Lala promises his frail mother on her deathbed that he will get married only after he fulfills the responsibility of marrying his sisters into suitable homes first. What follows is Lala’s relentless efforts of getting his sisters married while upholding his family values.

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Watch “YAAR MERA TITLIAAN WARGA” Official trailer :

Title : YAAR MERA TITLIAAN WARGA
Starring : Gippy Grewal, Tanu Grewal, Karamjit Anmol, Raj Dhaliwal
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Co Producer: Bhana La & Vinod Aswal
Executive Producer : Hardeep Dullat
Directed By : Vikas Vashisht
Story : Naresh Kathooria

Alia Bhatt reveals why she chose Darlings to release on OTT and not in theatres

Alia Bhatt, who has co-produced and acted in Darlings, spoke about her decision to opt for the film’s digital release. It started streaming on Netflix from August 5.

Alia Bhatt co-produced Darlings along with Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment. It began streaming on Netflix from August 5. The film is a dark comedy and features Vijay Varma and Shefali Shah along with Alia in the lead. The Gull Boy actress has bankrolled Darlings under her banner Eternal Sunshine, which is a dark comedy directed by debutant Jasmeet K Reen. In an exclusive chat with IndiaToday.in, Alia Bhatt spoke about the reason for releasing the film on OTT instead of theatres.

ALIA BHATT ON WHY SHE CHOSE OTT RELEASE FOR DARLINGS

When asked Alia Bhatt if it was always her plan to release Darlings digitally, the actress quickly replied ‘Yes’. Further explaining the reason, Alia said, “It was not something that we discussed during the pandemic. In 2019 we all had met with regards to Darlings, that’s where the initial talks began. Then in 2020, the world went into lockdown, but from the very beginning, we said that this is that kind of film which on a platform like Netflix will be very good, for various reasons. On Day 1 itself you reach out to over 190 countries, so who wouldn’t want that reach? As we all know the world has become a very small place thanks to content lying on OTT. We are consuming content of all languages – Korean, Spanish, South Indian, etc. It is something that has become very easily accessible now. We don’t have to take a flight or go to film festivals, it’s just a unique way of consuming content.

ALIA CALLS DARLINGS AN INTIMATE WATCH

She continued, “Also Darlings is not a large-scale, larger-than-life sort of spectacle, it’s an intimate, intricate story of all these characters and their lives and their journeys. So,I don’t mind where you watch it as long as you watch it. A film like Gangubai (Kathiawadi) you had to consume that film in the theatre first because that was the style, it was just a spectacle. But, Darlings is not that kind of a film, I am not saying it negatively. I’m just saying that it’s an intimate watch. So, I don’t mind watching it by myself. We are very happy that it is releasing on a platform like Netflix.

ALIA’S FAMILY LOVED DARLINGS

Alia also revealed that her family loved Darlings and had only good things to say about the film. She said, “When my father and my mother both love something they go on and on. Even Neetu aunty, when she saw the film, she also kept praising it. I feel like these are people who don’t need to praise me because they believe in not praising too much. They have that attitude that they want me to keep myself grounded, but they were extremely surprised and impressed. All those lovely words that you want to hear after the movie, they had all that to say.”

Ask her who is her biggest critic and she said, ‘My audience. See I don’t have the biggest critic like that. I think everybody is an audience at the end of the day. Having said that, there are a few people in my life who are very difficult to please, they don’t like anything that I do. Won’t name them, they are just a few friends of mine. For a change they really liked Darlings, so for me, it was like a win-win.

Ek Villain Returns Twitter Review: Fans give mixed reactions to Disha Patani, John Abraham film

Ek Villain Returns released on July 29. Fans have flooded social media with reviews for Mohit Suri’s directorial starring John Abraham, Arjun Kapoor, Disha Patani and Tara Sutaria.

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Ek Villain Returns released in the theatres on July 29.
It stars Arjun Kapoor, Disha Patani, John Abraham and Tara Sutaria.
The film is directed by Mohit Suri.

Your wait for Ek Villain to ‘return’ is finally over! The film, which released on June 27, 2014, starring Sidharth Malhotra and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead, was a box office success. The sequel to the film is titled Ek Villain Returns which stars John Abraham, Arjun Kapoor, Disha Patani and Tara Sutaria in lead roles. The second part released today, July 29, and Twitter is exploding with reviews. Here’s what fans have to say.

FANS REVIEW EK VILLAIN RETURNS

Ek Villain Returns pits John Abraham’s character Bhairav against Gautam, played by Arjun Kapoor. The two leading ladies, Disha Patani and Tara Sutaria also add the fiery quotient to the film. Fans who watched the early morning shows of Ek Villain Returns took to their social media and reviewed the film.

3 OUT OF 5 STARS FOR EK VILLAIN RETURNS

IndiaToday.in gave Ek Villain Returns 3 out of 5 stars. Our review read, “The gripping plot of Ek Villain Returns is the winner with an engaging storyline. Mohit Suri, who did a good job with the first film of the Ek Villain franchise, brings a masala entertainer with massy dialogues, thrilling moments and good performances in the sequel. While there are some impressive stunts in the films, there are a few bad VFXs as well. The film’s music is good and the songs are melodious, but none other Galliyaan has a shelf life.

The film had many illogical twists and action sequences. They tried to show John Abraham to be immensely powerful, whose expertise lies in breaking glass, be it in high-rise buildings or a metro rail. He might also also remind you of Sunny Deol when he easily dislodges the pole in the metro train and breaks the iron gate in the zoo.”


ABOUT EK VILLAIN RETURNS

Ek Villain Returns is the sequel to the 2014 hit film, Ek Villain, which starred Sidharth Malhotra, Shraddha Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh. While the first film of the franchise was about a conflict between a hero and a villain, Ek Villain Returns follows the story of two villains, with John Abraham and Arjun Kapoor essaying negative roles. Tara Sutaria and Disha Patani play the female leads in the thriller. The film is helmed by Mohit Suri. Ek Villain Returns marks John Abraham’s first collaboration with the director. Meanwhile, Disha Patani played the lead role in Mohit’s last directorial, Malang.

Shamshera box office collection Day 2: Ranbir Kapoor’s comeback film earns lesser than Alia’s Gangubai Kathiawadi

Ranbir Kapoor’s return to the big screen with Shamshera has earned lesser money than his wife, Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi Day 2 collections. With poor reviews and a muted fan reaction, Shamshera is struggling at the theatres.

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Shamshera released on July 22.
The film stars Ranbir Kapoor and Vaani Kapoor.
It is directed by Karan Malhotra.

Ranbir Kapoor’s first film in four years, Shamshera, is tanking at the box office. The film opened to around Rs 10.25 crore on the first day of release, July 22. According to early estimates, on Day 2, it earned another 10 crore which is not a great figure for something mounted on a reported budget of Rs 150 crore. In fact, Shamshera earned lesser than his wife Alia Bhatt’s Gangubai Kathiawadi on Day 2. The latest from the YRF stable seems to have fallen flat at the box office right at the start. The Karan Malhotra-directorial historical drama stars Ranbir Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt and Vaani Kapoor.

SHAMSHERA BOX OFFICE COLLECTION

Shamshera embarked on its journey with an opening of Rs 10.25 crore on Day 1. The opening is way lower than what the industry expected out of it. It’s all over for Shamshera as the film failed to show any growth at the box office on its second day too. According to early estimates, the collections fell in the range of Rs 9.8 to 10.60 crore. With this, the two-day total of the YRF production stands at Rs 20.60 crore. Films usually show see an upward trend on Saturdays, but not for Shamshera, which opened with the highest screen count in the post-pandemic era. It remains to be seen if there will be a jump in collections on Sunday or not.

ALIA BHATT’S GANGUBAI KATHIAWADI BO DAY 2

Gangubai Kathiawadi took the box office by storm. Alia Bhatt’s impressive performance coupled with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s masterful direction ensured huge crowds in the theatres. On Day 2, the film managed to earn a total of Rs 23.82 crore. Gangubai Kathiawadi is based on Hussain Zaidi’s book, Mafia Queens of Mumbai. In the film, Alia Bhatt plays a woman named Ganga who travels from Gujarat to Mumbai with her partner, but is sold off following a betrayal and ends up in a life of prostitution. She then becomes a madame named Gangubai in the red light area of Kamathipura and rises to power. She advocates for the rights of women and gets a stronghold in politics.
ABOUT SHAMSHERA

The storyline of Shamshera follows Ranbir Kapoor’s character being pitted against Sanjay Dutt. The latter plays the role of an evil, merciless and cold-hearted man named Shuddh Singh. The film is set in the 1800 fictitious city of Kaza, where a warrior tribe is imprisoned, enslaved and tortured by a ruthless authoritarian general Shuddh Singh. The story focusses on a slave who becomes a leader and then a legend for his tribe. He relentlessly fights for his tribe’s freedom and dignity. Shamshera also stars Ronit Roy, Saurabh Shukla and Ashutosh Rana in pivotal roles.

Ranbir Kapoor’s Shamshera makers to not release full Kaale Naina song before release. Here’s why

The teaser of a new song, Kaale Naina, from Ranbir Kapoor’s Shamshera was unveiled on July 18. However, the makers will not unveil the full song prior to the film’s release. Find out why.

Ranbir Kapoor is breaking his three-year hiatus from films with his upcoming movie, Shamshera. Ahead of its release on July 22, the makers have dropped many songs from the film that have gone on to become chartbusters. Be it Ji Huzoor or Fitoor, the Shamshera soundtrack has already become an audience favourite. Well, yet another song from Shamshera is out but the makers have decided to share only the teaser and not the full track. Wondering why? Let’s find out!
SHAMSHERA MAKERS TO NOT RELEASE FULL KAALE NAINA TRACK

After peppy and romantic tracks were released from Ranbir Kapoor and Vaani Kapoor’s Shamshera, the teaser of a new song from the film, Kaale Naina was dropped by the makers on July 18. While the choreography and the song look refreshing, the film’s makers have decided to not release the full song prior to its release. The reason being, YRF feels there should be some surprise element and not reveal everything pre-release.

The YouTube description mentioned below the song can be read, “Saving the BEST for the last! It’s going to be dazzling, glorious and full of mischief! Kaale Naina song teaser is out, watch the full song ONLY ON THE BIG SCREEN! (sic).” The song has been crooned by Neeti Mohan, Shadab Faridi, Sudesh Bhosale and composed by Mithoon.

ABOUT SHAMSHERA

Shamshera releases on July 22. The film stars Ranbir Kapoor, Vaani Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt in lead roles. Ranbir Kapoor-starrer Shamshera is produced by Yash Raj Films. It is reportedly set in the fictitious city of Kaza, where a warrior tribe is imprisoned, enslaved and tortured by a ruthless authoritarian general Shudh Singh. In Shamshera, Ranbir Kapoor is playing a larger-than-life quintessential Hindi film hero for the first time in his career.