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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.

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.

Hit The First Case box office collection Day 1: Rajkummar Rao and Sanya Malhotra’s film is off to a poor start

Hit: The First Case stars Rajkummar Rao and Sanya Malhotra. The film has garnered a positive response. However, it is off to a poor start at the box office.

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Hit: The First Case stars Rajkummar Rao and Sanya Malhotra.
The film is a Hindi remake of a Telugu film by the same name.
The first day box office collection for Hit: The First Case has been poor.

Rajkummar Rao and Sanya Malhotra star together for the first time in Hit: The First Case. The film hit the theatres on July 15, 2022. The crime-thriller has received a mixed response from the audience. Despite this, the movie is off to a poor box office start, as per early estimates. Hit: The First Case is directed by Sailesh Kolanu.
HIT THE FIRST CASE BOX OFFICE COLLECTION

As per the early records available from trade analysts, the Rajkummar Rao starrer had an opening day of Rs. 1.40 crore (approx). The figure is less than Rajkummar’s last release, Badhaai Do [also starring Bhumi Pednekar], which collected approximately Rs 1.60 crore on day 1 of its release. However, the film has done better business than Taapsee Pannu’s Shabaash Mithu.

ABOUT HIT THE FIRST CASE

The film is an official Hindi remake of a 2020 Telugu language film of the same name. The Telugu film was produced by Prashanti Tipirneni and starred Vishwak Sen and Ruhani Sharma. The Hindi remake has been produced by T-Series’ Bhushan Kumar, Dil Raju, Krishan Kumar, and Kuldeep Rathore. The Telugu film will see a second part soon.

In Hit: The First Case, Rajkummar plays the role of a police officer who suffers from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). The actor has been garnering a lot of praise for his performance. About performing scenes involving PTSD, Rajkummar told IndiaToday.in that it took a mental toll on him. He shared, “it did get mentally very taxing, and physically also, because there were scenes which were pretty long. And you can’t just be like doing ‘ha ha hee hee’, and then action and you’re in that zone. So for me, especially while shooting such scenes, I need to prepare.

Shabaash Mithu box office collection Day 1: Taapsee Pannu starrer witnesses a slow start

Shabaash Mithu is off to a slow start at the box office. The film stars Taapsee Pannu in the lead role as Mithali Raj.

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Taapsee Pannu plays the role of former Indian's women cricket team captain Mithali Raj in Shabaash Mithu.
Shabaash Mithu is off to a slow start at the box office on Day 1.
The film has been directed by Srijit Mukherji.

Taapsee Pannu is seen playing the role of former Indian women’s cricket team captain Mithali Raj in Shabaash Mithu. The film was released in theatres on July 15, 2022. Shabaash Mithu has garnered a lot of positive reviews from the audience. However, the movie failed to witness a huge footfall in cinema halls. Directed by filmmaker Srijit Mukherji and written by Priya Aven, Shabaash Mithu is a coming-of-age story of women’s cricket in India through the lenses of Mithali.
SHABAASH MITHU BOX OFFICE COLLECTION

As per early estimates, Shabaash Mithu collected less than a crore on day 1 of its release. The first-day collection for the film stands at around 0.80 crore, which is less than Hit: The First Case starring Rajkummar Rao and Sanya Malhotra. Both the films were released on the same day.

TAAPSEE TOOK INSPIRATION FROM CHAK DE

Earlier, during an interview, Taapsee Pannu mentioned that she took inspiration from Shah Rukh Khan’s Chak De for Shabaash Mithu. ” For Shabaash Mithu especially, there were so many times I used to tell my colleagues, the girls who were acting with me, that we should watch Chak De before we started filming our climax to get into that zone. That really helps,” she told IndiaToday.in, in an exclusive chat.

Khuda Haafiz 2 box office collection Day 2: Vidyut Jammwal-starrer fails to pick pace

Khuda Haafiz 2 is not doing great business at the box office. In 2 days the film earned Rs 3 crore.

Vidyut Jammwal’s Khuda Haafiz: Chapter II Agni Pariksh has failed to pick up pace on Saturday. The collection remains dull as it has earned a mere Rs 3 crore at the box office in 2 days. Khuda Haafiz joins the long list of failed Bollywood action films that were released this year.
KHUDA HAAFIZ BOX OFFICE COLLECTION

According to a report by Amar Ujala, Khuda Haafiz: Chapter II Agni Pariksh has earned a mere Rs 1.35 crore at the box office on day 2, taking the total to Rs 3.05 crore. The film’s collection is similar to Aditya Roy Kapur-starrer Rashtra Kavach Om that tanked at the box office.

Khuda Haafiz: Chapter II Agni Pariksh may join the list of failed action releases this year that included Om, Heropanti 2 and Dhakaad.
ABOUT KHUDA HAAFIZ CHAPTER 2

Khuda Haafiz Chapter 2 is the sequel to Vidyut Jammwal’s 2020 film, Khuda Haafiz, which was released on Disney+Hotstar. The film is written and directed by Faruk Kabir and produced by Kumar Mangat Pathak, Abhishek Pathak, Sneha Bimal Parekh and Ram Mirchandani under the banner of Panorama Studios.The film is a heartwrenching tale of a couple who lost their daughter to rapists.

Samrat Prithviraj first reviews are out. Fans give thumbs up to Akshay Kumar’s film

Fans are loving Akshay Kumar’s Samrat Prithviraj. Twitterati have shared their first review of the film and have declared it a blockbuster.

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Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chillar's Samrat Prithviraj was released on June 3.
Fans are sharing raving reviews of the film.
Many have declared it a blockbuster.

The day is finally here! Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chillar’s Samrat Prithviraj releases today, June 3 and the first reviews are out. Loyal fans took to Twitter and shared that they absolutely loved the film. The Akshay-starrer narrates the life story of legendary warrior king Prithviraj Chauhan.


SAMRAT PRITHVIRAJ TWITTER REVIEW

Fans have taken to Twitter and lauded Akshay Kumar’s Samrat Prithviraj. While Akshay essays the role of the legendary warrior who fought courageously against Muhammad of Ghor. Manushi Chhillar plays King Prithviraj Chauhan’s beloved, Sanyogita.

SAMRAT PRITHVIRAJ GOES TAX-FREE IN UP, MP, UTTARAKHAND

Ahead of the film’s release, Akshay Kumar arranged a special screening for Home Minister Amit Shah, who praised the film. On June 2, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has watched the film and has declared it tax-free in the state. A special screening of the film was held by Akshay and Manushi Chillar in Lucknow. Soon after the UP CM’s announcement, Samrat Prithviraj was also declared tax-free in Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Anek box office collection Day 1: Ayushmann Khurrana’s political thriller has a slow start

Ayushmann Khurrana’s Anek opened to low numbers at the box office. The film highlights the insurgency in North-East India.

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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.

ABOUT ANEK

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.