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God Father – Hindi Trailer | Megastar Chiranjeevi | Salman Khan | Mohan Raja

GODFATHER
Cast: Megastar Chiranjeevi, Salman Khan, Nayanthara, Puri Jagannadh, Satya Dev
Directed by – Mohan Raja.
Dialogues: Lakshmi Bhupala
Producers: Ram Charan, R B Choudary, N V Prasad
Music: Thaman S
Cinematography: Nirav Shah
Production Designer: Suresh Selvarajan

Vikram Vedha, Drishyam 2 and the fate of Bollywood remakes of South films

Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan’s Vikram Vedha and the Ajay Devgn-led Drishyam 2 are currently in the limelight. With these films making the right noises, here is a look at how Hindi remakes of South films have fared in the past.

Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan’s Vikram Vedha is set to open in theatres on Friday, September 30. The film has created a great deal of buzz among fans as it’s a remake of the 2017 Tamil blockbuster of the same name. This, however, is not the only Hindi remake of a South film that is in the limelight right now.

Ajay Devgn is gearing up for the release of Drishyam 2. Its teaser was released on Thursday, September 29. Drishyam 2 is a remake of the Mohanlal-led Malayam movie of the same name. Fans and trade experts alike have high expectations of these films, given the high standards set by their original versions.

Meanwhile, here is a look at the box-office fate of some recently-released South movie remakes.

VIKRAM VEDHA

Vikram Vedha, starring Vijay Sethupathi and R Madhavan, emerged as one of the biggest hits of 2017. It was shot on a budget of Rs 11 crore and collected Rs 50 crore at the domestic box office.

Its Hindi remake has piqued the curiosity of fans with its action-packed trailer. In fact, the movie has received raving reviews too! According to trade analyst Joginder Tuteja, this should help it get off to a good start at the box office. Its lifetime collection will, however, depend on the word of mouth.

I am expecting the opening-day figure to be between Rs 14 crore and 15 crore, The advance booking is fair. For such films, however, the walk-in audience is important. There will be a good crowd in single screens where you really don’t have advance booking,” he told IndiaToday.in.

DRISHYAM 2

Mohanlal’s Drishyam 2 was released directly on Amazon Prime Video. It skipped a theatrical release due to the Covid-19 lockdown. The film, a sequel to Drishyam, received rave reviews and ended up being a digital blockbuster.

The Hindi remake, starring Ajay Devgn and Shriya Saran as the lead pair, is slated to open in theatres on November 18. Given the positive response to the commercially-successful first part, it has the potential to collect Rs 70 crore in the first week itself.

DRISHYAM

Mohanlal’s Driishyam was one of the most well-received thrillers of 2013. The film proved to be a commercial and critical success. Drishyam, shot on a shoestring budget of Rs 5 crore, earned Rs 41 crore in Kerala to re-establish Lalettan as Mollywood’s biggest brand.

The Malayalam blockbuster was remade in 2015 under the same title with Ajay Devgn stepping into Mohanlal’s shoes. The Hindi version, which was made on a budget of Rs 38 crore, earned Rs 67 crore at the box office.

Bande from Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan’s Vikram Vedha clocks 2 million views in less than 10 hours

Hrithik Roshan unveiled a new song Bande with Saif Ali Khan from Vikram Vedha. The film releases on September 30.

HIGHLIGHTS

Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan have teamed up for the first time for Vikram Vedha.
A new track, Bande, was unveiled on September 30.
The film has been directed by Pushkar & Gayatri.

The trailer of Vikram Vedha released on September 8 and ever since, we have been waiting with bated breath for the film to release. Apart from the guns and fights, we were hooked onto the adrenaline-stirring background score that surely added to the already appealing visuals. In case you’ve been waiting for the full song, the time is here! Bande from Vikram Vedha released on September 26 and is it punched with drama, beats (literally too), and punches.
BANDE FROM VIKRAM VEDHA OUT

After Alcoholia, yet another sought-after track from Vikram Vedha, Bande, was unveiled on September 26. Hrithik Roshan fights and kicks like it’s no task, while Saif Ali Khan is on a mission to chase the dreaded gangster, Vedha. Bande is high on adrenaline and the beats are perfect if you are looking for something that instantly energises you. Sharing the same, Hrithik wrote, “Get ready to vibe #VikramVedha style! Our theme song #Bande is out now. Advance booking open now, reserve your seats.

VIKRAM VEDHA TRAILER

Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan’s Vikram Vedha trailer was unveiled on September 8. As soon as the trailer starts, Hrithik’s rowdy manoeuvre takes over and the next thing you know is that you’re seeking him in every scene. He’s casual and intense at the same time. He hits, beats and kills like it’s no task. But you’ll love him anyway. Saif Ali Khan, on the other hand, makes for the perfect Vikram. He’s classy, sassy and is ready to do what it takes to nab Vedha. Loaded with action, guns, fight sequences and too much good looks in each frame, we can’t wait to see what Vikram Vedha has to offer on September 30!

ABOUT VIKRAM VEDHA

Vikram Vedha is an action-thriller, written and directed by Pushkar-Gayatri. The story of Vikram Vedha is filled with twists and turns. Tough cop Vikram (Saif Ali Khan) sets out to track and chase a dreaded gangster, Vedha (Hrithik Roshan). What unfolds is a cat-and-mouse chase, where Vedha – a master storyteller, helps Vikram peel back layers through a series of stories leading to thought-provoking moral ambiguities.

Vikram Vedha is presented by Gulshan Kumar, T-Series and Reliance Entertainment in association with Friday Filmworks, Jio Studios and YNOT Studios Production. The film is directed by Pushkar & Gayatri and produced by Bhushan Kumar & S. Sashikanth and Vikram Vedha will hit the big screens globally on September 30, 2022.

Complaint filed against Ajay Devgn, Sidharth Malhotra’s Thank God by Kayastha Samaj members in Rajasthan

Kayastha Samaj members have filed a complaint against the film Thank God in Rajasthan. They have accused the film of hurting the religious sentiments of their community.

Representatives of the Kayastha Samaj have filed a police complaint against makers of the upcoming movie Thank God for alleged indecent portrayal of Hindu deity Chitragupta.

The complaint was lodged against actor Ajay Devgn, producer T-Series and others.

Led by senior social worker Chandrakant Saxena, the representatives of the community reached the Nihalganj police station in the city under the banner of the Sri Chitragupta Committee and filed the complaint.

A memorandum will be handed over to the district collector on Friday, national senior vice-president of Kayastha Mahasabha Sanjeev Srivastava said.

He said the film’s trailer shows Chitragupta dressed in modern costumes and surrounded by “half-naked women”.

This has hurt religious sentiments, Srivastava said, adding that a conspiracy is afoot to harm social harmony. The objectionable scenes should be removed, he demanded.

Vikram Vedha Official Trailer | Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan, Pushkar & Gayatri |IN CINEMAS 30 SEPT

Vikram Vedha is an action-thriller showcasing the face-off between a tough cop Vikram (Saif Ali Khan) and a dreaded gangster Vedha (Hrithik Roshan). The film underlines ‘Between Good & Evil, what you choose, defines you’.

“Vikram Vedha” presented by Gulshan Kumar, T-Series and Reliance Entertainment
In association with Friday Filmworks & Jio Studios
A YNOT Studios Production

The budget of Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor’s Brahmastra will blow your mind. Find out

You will be shocked to know the budget of Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor’s Brahmastra. The film releases on September 9, 2022.

HIGHLIGHTS

Brahmastra is said to be made on budget of Rs 300 to Rs 350 crore.
The film stars Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt.
It is all set to release in cinemas on September 9, 2022.

Ayan Mukerji’s Brahmastra is one of the most anticipated films of this year. Starring Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, the film has been directed by Ayan. The filmmaker has been associated with this project for the past 9 years. And his labour of love will hit the big screen on September 9, 2022. Ahead of the film’s release, India Today.in has learnt about the massive scale and budget of this action spectacle. The figure of the film puts Brahmastra in the list of one of the most expensive Bollywood films of recent times.

BRAHMASTRA’S BUDGET

For those unaware, Brahmastra has been mounted on a very large scale. Backed by Karan Johar’s Dharma Productions, Starlight Pictures, and Prime Focus in association with Star Studios, Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor’s film is said to be made on a budget of Rs 300 to Rs 350 crore. Having said that, the budget involves everything right from the actor’s fees to publicity and marketing costs.

The VFX of the film is one of the best works that one can see on the big screen soon. The trailer of Brahmastra was a mere glimpse of the heavy VFX work used in the film for different scenes. Needless to add, the special effects and VFX are touted to be the plus points of Brahmastra.

As far as the ticket prices of the film are concerned, they are likely to be on the higher side for multiplexes in IMAX. The Ayan Mukerji directorial will be released in several languages across formats such as 2D, 3D, IMAX 3D and 4DX 3D.


BIG-BUDGET FILMS OF 2022

Prior to Brahmastra’s release, two big-budget movies hit the silver screen but didn’t perform well at the box office. Ranbir Kapoor’s film Shamshera, directed by Karan Malhotra, was made on a budget of Rs 100 to Rs 150 crore. Unfortunately, the film couldn’t cross the Rs 100 crore mark at the box office.

Vikram Vedha teaser out! Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan’s film might actually compete with South

The teaser of Vikram Vedha is finally out now! Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan’s film might actually be Bollywood’s saviour amid tough competition with South.

HIGHLIGHTS

The teaser of Vikram Vedha has been finally unveiled.
The film stars Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan as leads.
Vikram Vedha releases on September 30, 2022.

The day that all you Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan fans were waiting for, is finally here! The teaser of the much-awaited Vikram Vedha is finally out and it looks every bit intriguing. Loaded with face-offs, action sequences and dialogues, Vikram Vedha might actually be a boon for Bollywood amid the industry’s tough competition with South.
VIKRAM VEDHA TEASER OUT

The very line, “Ek kahaani sunaye, Sir?”, is enough to send shivers down your spine as the Vikram Vedha teaser starts. The 1 minute 46 seconds long teaser starring Hrithik Roshan and Saif Ali Khan takes you inside the world of Vikram Vedha. Packed with whistle-worthy dialogues, action sequences and emotions, everything about the film including the catchy background music will make your wait for September 30 difficult.

ABOUT VIKRAM VEDHA

Vikram Vedha is an action-thriller, written and directed by Pushkar-Gayatri. The story of Vikram Vedha is filled with twists and turns. Tough cop Vikram (Saif Ali Khan) sets out to track and chase a dreaded gangster, Vedha (Hrithik Roshan). What unfolds is a cat-and-mouse chase, where Vedha – a master storyteller, helps Vikram peel back layers through a series of stories leading to thought-provoking moral ambiguities.

Vikram Vedha is presented by Gulshan Kumar, T-Series and Reliance Entertainment in association with Friday Filmworks, Jio Studios and YNOT Studios Production. The film is directed by Pushkar & Gayatri and produced by Bhushan Kumar & S. Sashikanth and Vikram Vedha will hit the big screens globally on September 30, 2022.

Pippa teaser out on Independence Day. Ishaan Khatter’s war drama to release on Dec 2

The teaser of Raja Krishna Menon’s Pippa is out on Independence Day. The film will release on December 2, 2022.

HIGHLIGHTS

The teaser of Pippa is out!
The film features Ishaan Khatter, Priyanshu Painyuli, Mrunal Thakur and Soni Razdan.
It will release on December 2, 2022.

On the occasion of India’s 75th Independence Day, the makers of Pippa dropped the teaser of the film. The film, starring Ishaan Khatter, is based on the 1971 India-Pakistan war. Needless to add, Pippa is an action-packed war drama, which is based on true events. The teaser of the film gives us glimpses of several incidents that happened during the war. For the unversed, Pippa is a story about three siblings against the backdrop of the action-packed 48-hour Battle of Garibpur, which was fought on the eastern front of India during the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971.

PIPPA TEASER OUT!

Ishaan Khatter shared the official teaser of Pippa on his Instagram handle. The caption to his post read, “PIPPA in cinemas December 2nd, 2022. On the momentous occasion of our country’s 75th Independence Day – presenting a glimpse from a film we’ve collectively put our heart, gut and soul into. May our soil, our people and our culture be blessed always. It’s been an honour to represent the valour and bravery of our defence forces More to come.

BEGINNING TO TELL STORIES OF WAR HEROES

Meanwhile, producer Ronnie Screwvala spoke about his film, Pippa. “We are just beginning to tell the stories of our war hero’s and of India’s many strategic moves- in war and peace – over the last 75 years of our Independence – that have made us now a world power. PIPPA set in 1971 against the backdrop of one of the largest refugee migrations in modern history that then led to the liberation and formation of a Country is a story that must be told and we can’t wait to unravel the scale of this epic movie to audiences world-wide on 2nd December 2022,” he said.

10 years later! Salman Khan announces April 21 as Tiger 3’s release date

Salman Khan has announced April 21, 2023 as the release date of Tiger 3. The film also stars Katrina Kaif.

HIGHLIGHTS

Tiger 3 features Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif.
The release date of the film is out.
Tiger 3 will release on April 21, 2023.

Salman Khan is all set to entertain his fans on Eid 2023! Though the superstar doesn’t have any releases this year, he will be back with a bang next year with Tiger 3. Today [August 15], on the occasion of Ek The Tiger’s 10th anniversary, Salman shared the release date of Tiger 3. The film, also starring Katrina Kaif in the lead role, will be released in three languages – Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. As Ek Tha Tiger clocked 10 years, Salman announced April 21 as the release date of Tiger’s third installment.

TIGER 3 RELEASE DATE OUT

Salman Khan shared a glimpse of his journey with Ek Tha Tiger and Tiger Zinda Hai on his official Instagram handle. While sharing the same, the superstar wrote, “#10YearsOfEkThaTiger…And the journey continues. Get ready for #Tiger3 on Eid 2023. Celebrate #Tiger3 with #YRF50 only at a big screen near you on 21st April 2023. Releasing in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

Yash Raj Films also shared the special glimpse on their official YouTube handle. The caption to the video read, “10 Years ago, he roared his way into your hearts. And now he’s set to be back again, all guns blazing in Tiger 3 on Eid 2023. Celebrating 10 Years Of Ek Tha Tiger. Celebrate Tiger 3 with YRF 50 only at a big screen near you on 21st April 2023. Releasing in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

WHAT’S NEXT FOR SALMAN KHAN?

Besides YRF’s Tiger 3 with Katrina Kaif, Salman Khan has Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali lined up. The superstar will be seen alongside Pooja Hedge in the movie. It will also mark the Bollywood debut of Bigg Boss 13 fame Shehnaaz Gill. The first look of Salman from Kabhi Eid Kabhi Diwali is already out and fans are eagerly waiting to watch the movie.

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.

HIGHLIGHTS

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.