Ayushmann Khurrana’s Anek opened to low numbers at the box office. The film highlights the insurgency in North-East India.
Ayushmann Khurrana's Anek recorded a poor opening at the box office.
The film was released on May 27.
It earned Rs 1.75 crore on Day 1.
Ayushmann Khurrana’s political thriller Anek opened to positive reviews. However, the film’s first-day collection remained low and the turnout at theaters was not great. . The film, which highlights the insurgency in North-East India and the need for a unified India, has been directed by Anubhav Sinha and produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and Anubhav Sinha’s Benaras Mediaworks. The film was released on May 27.
ANEK BOX OFFICE COLLECTION
Ayushmann Khurrana’s Anek, according to a report by Box Office India, collected Rs 1.75 crore on the opening day. This is very low even compared to Ayushmann’s Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, which opened to Rs 3 crore. Further, with the release of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and Top Gun Maverick, Anek may take time to pick up pace.
Starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Andrea Kevichusa in the lead role, Anek is jointly produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and Anubhav Sinha’s Benaras Mediaworks. The film has been shot in Northeast India. Ayushmann said that Anek will “usher in a different language of cinema.
Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani’s film, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, is going strong at the box office. According to trade reports, it has minted more than Rs 98.57 crore in just eight days.
Kartik Aaryan and Kiara Advani-starrer Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 has attracted crowds to cinema halls. After a not-so impressive performances of some Bollywood films, this horror-comedy has managed to impress the audience finally. The film has been declared a hit. Directed by Aneez Bazmee, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 opened to raving reviews on May 20. According to trade reports, the film has collected more than Rs 98 crore in eight days.
BHOOL BHULAIYAA 2 BOX OFFICE COLLECTION
Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 had a record-breaking first day at thhe box office. The film opened to good reviews, and it is going strong after a week of its release. According to a report in boxofficeindia.com, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 collected more than Rs 6 crore nett at the box office. There was a drop in the morning collection but it saw a rise post the afternoon shows,as the film continues to do excellent business in the Hindi belts.
The Anees bamee-directorial is about to cross the Rs 100-crore mark now.
ABOUT BHOOL BHULAIYAA 2
Directed by Anees Bazmee, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 features Kartik Aaryan, Tabu, Kiara Advani and Rajpal Yadav in key roles. The film has been co-produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Murad Khetani and Anjum Khetani. Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 released in cinemas on May 20, 2022. The storyline follows Ruhan, a fraud psychic who is brought in to deal with the return of Manjulika in the Thakur palace. However, he unintentionally aggravates problems. The first part of the film featured Akshay Kumar and Vidya Balan in key roles and was a huge hit. Initially set for July 31, 2020, release, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 was delayed owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The trailer of Nikamma is finally here. The film stars Shilpa Shetty, Abhimanyu Dassani and Shirley Setia in lead roles.
The trailer of Nikamma is finally out.
The film's cast comprises Shilpa Shetty, Abhimanyu Dassani and Shirley Setia.
Nikamma is all set to release on June 17, 2022.
The much-awaited trailer of Shilpa Shetty, Abhimanyu Dassani and Shirley Setia’s Nikamma is finally out now. The film, which has been making headlines since 2020, is a full Bollywood masala entertainer with the right amount of glam, action scenes, romance, dance and a lot more. NIKAMMA TRAILER OUT
The trailer of Nikamma is finally here. After Shilpa Shetty made headlines for dropping her glam villain avatar on social media, we finally know how she appears in the film. Apart from this, Abhimanyu Dassani looks promising already with his comic timing, action sequences and dance moves. Singer Shirley Setia makes her Bollywood debut with the film. To top it all, the popular 2000 number, Nikamma Kiya Is Dil Ne is back with a revived version.
Nikamma has been directed by Sabbir Khan. The film is touted to be an action entertainer. Abhimanyu and Shirley play each other’s love interests in the film and Shilpa’s role as a glam villain has made us all the way more curious. The film has been bankrolled by Sony Pictures International Productions and Sabbir Khan Films, and helmed by Sabbir Khan.
The much-awaited trailer of Nushrratt Bharuccha’s Janhit Mein Jaari is finally out now. The film will release in theatres on June 10.
ABOUT JANHIT MEIN JAARI
Janhit Mein Jaari is led by Nushrratt Bharuccha. The story revolves around the life of a girl in Madhya Pradesh, who sells condoms in her city. The movie traces her journey which is full of challenges due to social taboos, while she also fights with her family and neighbourhood.
Janhit Mein Jaari hits the theatres on June 10, 2022.
The title track of Ranveer Singh’s Jayeshbhai Jordaar has been released. The film will hit the cinemas on May 13.
Ranveer Singh shared the title track of his upcoming film, Jayeshbhai Jordaar, today, May 6. He can be seen emerging as an unconventional hero in it. Written and directed by Divyang Thakkar, Jayeshbhai Jordaar is about a Gujarati man who fights patriarchy to protect his unborn girl child. JAYESHBHAI JORDAAR TITLE TRACK OUT NOW
Jayeshbhai Jordaar trailer, which was unveiled on April 19. It gained praise from all quarters. Now, in the film’s title track, Ranveer’s character is caught between his duties as a son and being a good husband to his wife. He does everything to save his unborn girl child, even though he gives off a meek vibe and isn’t too headstrong.
ABOUT JAYESHBHAI JORDAAR
Jayeshbhai Jordaar stars Ranveer Singh and Shalini Pandey in lead roles. Boman Irani, Ratna Pathak Shah and Deeksha Joshi play supporting roles. About playing a Gujarati boy in the film, Ranveer Singh said, “I love everything about Gujarat its culture, its vibrancy, its zeal to be the best, and most importantly its people. So, I was really inspired to become a Gujarati boy in Jayeshbhai Jordaar and get the same amount of love from Gujaratis across the world, all over again. I hope they love the film and love my performance in it. I have given it my all and I know we have a very special film to offer to them.
Bachchhan Paandey’s Heer Raanjhana song dropped today, March 12. Starring Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon and Jacqueline Fernandez, the film will release on March 18.
Akshay Kumar unveiled Bachchhan Paandey’s romantic track, Heer Raanjhana, today, March 12. The song featuring him and Jacqueline Fernandez shows their love blossoming in the vibrant Rajasthan. However, it all comes to a tragic end as Jacqueline, who plays Sophie in the film, is murdered.
HEER RAANJHANA SONG
The much-anticipated trailer of Akshay Kumar-starrer Bachchhan Paandey dropped on February 18. It managed to impress one and all. Now, its song, Heer Raanjhana, has been released. It showcases how Jacqueline’s character dreams of falling in love with her perfect man and Akshay becomes that person for her. He shows her around Rajasthan and they go for many adventures together. It’s a perfect and cute relationship between the two. However, everything changes when Sophie is murdered,
Sharing the Heer Raanjhana song on Instagram, Akshay Kumar wrote, “Bachchhan Paandey aur Sophie, jaise ho koi bhaukaal Jodi, dekhiye inki love story #HeerRaanjhana song out now.
ABOUT BACHCHHAN PAANDEY
Bachchhan Paandey is the remake of the 2014 Tamil film Veeram. Directed by Farhad Samji, it stars Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon, Jacqueline Fernandez, Arshad Warsi, Pankaj Tripathi, Prateik Babbar, Abhimanyu Singh, Snehal Daabbi and Saharsh Kumar Shukla.
The trailer of John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez and Rakul Preet Singh’s Attack Part 1 has been unveiled. The actioner will hit the theatres on April 1.
The much-anticipated trailer of Attack Part 1 was released today, March 7. John Abraham is ready to blow your mind as India’s first super soldier with the film. Directed by Lakshya Raj Anand, Attack Part 1 also stars Jacqueline Fernandez and Rakul Preet Singh.
JOHN ABRAHAM’S ATTACK PART 1 TRAILER IS IMPRESSIVE
Attack is an action thriller inspired by true events. In the trailer, John Abraham’s character declares the two momentous days of our lives – the day we are born, and the day we realise why we were born. As for him, he finds his calling in serving his nation and becomes India’s first super soldier. He goes into enemy territory and seems invincible. However, all of it catches up with him and affects his personal life. He gets pushed till the powers start threatening his life.
Sharing the trailer of Attack Part 1, John Abraham wrote, “INDIA’S FIRST SUPER SOLDIER is here to save the nation! #ATTACKtrailer out now: link in bio #Attack – Part 1 releasing in cinemas worldwide on 1.04.22.
WHAT’S MORE ON THE WORK FRONT FOR JOHN ABRAHAM?
Apart from Attack, John Abraham will soon be seen in Mohit Suri’s Ek Villain Returns. The film also stars Arjun Kapoor, Disha Patani and Tara Sutaria. He also has Tehran lined up. It will clash with Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone’s Fighter on Republic Day 2023.
Ranbir Kapoor finally returns to the theatres with Shamshera that releases on July 22, 2022. The makers of the films shared an announcement video that also features Vaani Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt.
Ranbir Kapoor sure was away from releases for 4 years but he was keeping himself busy with back-to-back projects. Blame it on the pandemic situation, or else, you would have already lauded Ranbir for his performances in films like Brahmastra or Shamshera. Speaking of the latter, the release date of YRF film, Shamshera is finally out now and we can’t keep calm!
RANBIR’S SHAMSHERA RELEASE DATE OUT NOW
Ranbir Kapoor is all set to enthral all with his performance in Shamshera soon. The film stars Vaani Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt in pivotal roles. Today, February 11, makers and the star cast announced Shamshera’s release date. A video starring Ranbir, Vaani and Sanjay was posted on social media as the release date of the film was announced – July 22, 2022. YRF’s Twitter handle posted, “A legend will rise on 22nd July. Celebrate #Shamshera with #YRF50 only at a big screen near you. Releasing in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. (sic).”
Vaani Kapoor, announcing the same, wrote, “The adventure is about to begin. Excited to be a part of this journey! Celebrate #Shamshera with #YRF50 only at a big screen near you on 22nd July. Releasing in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. Checkout the link in bio.
RANBIR’S LOOK FROM SHAMSHERA
In September 2021, the first look of Ranbir Kapoor from Shamshera was unveiled. His character appeared grim and he had a mark on his forehead. The poster had the film’s previous release date, which was March 18, 2022.
Badhaai Do is miles away from its predecessor Badhaai Ho, says our review. The Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar-starrer released today, February 11, in theatres.
Movie Name: Badhaai Do Cast: Bhumi Pednekar, Rajkummar Rao Director: Harshavardhan Kulkarni
The patriarchal setup of society affects men and women equally. We seldom speak of the former. If a woman is expected to be fair-skinned and adept at handling ghar-grahasti, the man has to assume the role of the provider – strong and all things ‘manly’. In this, a lesbian woman and gay man do not have enough foot space to stand tall – hiding their identity and natural inclinations to fit in. Badhaai Do gives us two such characters, Shardul (Rajkummar Rao) and Sumi (Bhumi Pednekar), and tries to weave a story about how these two ‘misfits’ fit in with the help of each other. Almost like a ball and socket joint.
Bhumi’s Sumi is a PE teacher and a lesbian. Rajkummar as Shardul is a police officer, and gay. She gets sunaoed for taking up a ladko wala profession jiski tuition bhi nahi hoti, and he lives under the constant fear of being exposed. A gay man in uniform is a sitting duck, he will be teased, taunted, humiliated. And as Onir’s ongoing fight will tell you, doesn’t even exist! Their worlds collide when a boy, posing as a woman on a same-sex dating app, meets with Sumi and confidently asks ‘aapne kabhi ladko se try ne kiya? Karlo humare saath, girlfriend banne ko nahi bol raha hoon.’
As a cisgender woman watching these piercing humiliations being thrown at our protagonist, I squirm. And perhaps that’s what director Harshavardhan Kulkarni was going for. More than the protagonists of the story, he wanted to bring to the fore the jibes, insults and humiliations we throw, knowingly or unknowingly, at another human being just for being slightly different from our world view. And in the process, sensitise us. But he doesn’t succeed all the way.
Like a leech, Bollywood sometimes holds on to certain themes and just doesn’t want to let go. Of course, we’ve come a long way from Dostana or even Student Of The Year, but then there’re films like Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan or Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh, already at our disposal. Harshavardhan Kulkarni introduces the concept of ‘marriage of convenience’ into the mix, which is what gives the film something fresh.
Humour is always the go-to weapon when telling such off-beat stories targeted at the aam janta. The argument is that ‘we want to make people aware while we entertain them’. Humour, satire and sarcasm all came into existence at a time when talking straight would cost you your head. After September 2018, when homosexuality was decriminalised in India, humour shouldn’t have been Bollywood’s stand. It need not hide behind the garb of jokes to tell these stories and instead should have gone head-on to portray them as a slice-of-life film. But it is still, and that will always remain problematic.
In fact, Shardul, a gay man himself, calls himself ‘Homo Cop’, a reference to RoboCop. At his most vulnerable moment, him saying this is him expressing his deepest pain, we get it. But somewhere it makes us squirm again. Similarly, when he assumes the ‘manly’ role even in his make-belief marriage with Sumi. What are we trying to awaken if we’re gulping sleeping pills simultaneously?
And sometimes, in the hearty laugh that the audience is served, the message gets lost. And we feel that’s what happened with Badhaai Do. Alright, you can say ‘those who understood, understood’, but then if that were the case, why take the massy entertainer route?
In terms of performances, there’s little to fault in Rajkummar Rao. He is sheer brilliance on screen. Bhumi Pednekar also does her part. But somewhere remains stuck in the box Bollywood has boxed her in – a feisty woman with a soft core, from Dum Laga Ke Haisha to Toilet: Ek Prem Katha to Shubh Mangal Saavdhan.
Gulshan Devaiah remains a surprise package in Badhaai Do, and in his rather short role, he shines brighter than the sun in the film.
Parting thought? Not that Badhaai Do is bad. It has its heart in the right place, and gives us a real feel-good ending, which is what most movie-going junta hopes for. But did it bring about any change? Even stir something in your heart? We doubt it.
Ajay Devgn shared his first look from Alia Bhatt-starrer Gangubai Kathiawadi. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the film will hit the theatres on February 25.
Gangubai Kathiawadi is one of the most anticipated films set to release in 2022. The trailer launch has been planned as a grand event on February 4. Before that, Ajay Devgn shared his first look from the film. Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Gangubai Kathiawadi will hit the theatres on February 25.
AJAY DEVGN’S GANGUBAI KATHIAWADI LOOK OUT
Alia Bhatt wrapped up Gangubai Kathiawadi shoot in July last year. The film has been delayed again and again due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But now the team and fans are gearing up for the movie’s release. Ajay Devgn shared his look from Gangubai Kathiawadi. The actor looks like he means business in the new poster where he does adaab.
ABOUT GANGUBAI KATHIAWADI
Gangubai Kathiawadi is a biographical crime drama developed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, based on Hussain Zaidi’s book, Mafia Queens of Mumbai. Alia Bhatt plays the role of a woman named Ganga, who becomes a madame Gangubai, in the red light area of Kamathipura in the 1960s. The story shows how she rose to power, battling myriad challenges. Gangubai Kathiawadi is produced by Jayantilal Gada.