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@Fan But considering all that still shouldn't Shivaay be the one making more because it is has Ajay Devgan who has multiple 100Cr films and Shivaay is a masala action entertainer-something that sells in our country.And Multiplex audiences have have rejected masala films earlier too.Considering Shivaay has the bigger budget among the two and has the lesser collections,isn't ADHM the winner considering all the boycott claims and threats??
@Fan How come??ADHM has more collections than Shivaay and has collected over 100 crores.That is a good achievement considering the boycott claims and threats and also the bad streak Ranbir Kapoor had.And this is just the domestic collections we are talking about.It is a no contest when it comes to overseas collections.
Anuj and Fan...Did you guys consider the SMALL possibility that the audience is disinterested and tired of watching masala films with glorified heroes single handedly taking on multiple villains???I personally liked Bahubali and can't wait for the second part manily because the first film was actually 'fun and entertaining' which Shivaay doesn't look like.Considering the all round bvad reviews Shivaay is getting doesn't help it's cause either.On the other hand,ADHM had superb music,presence of Karan Johar which guaranteed that the movie would be at least entertaining(His worst,Student of the Year was at least entertaining and watchable than the 'Masala entertainers' Rohit shetty and Prabhudeva make.)And Ranbir Kapoor is a plus considering the guy gives superb performances even in terrible movies.So it isn't a surprise that many people who isn't a fan of Ajay Devgn favouring ADHM.
@Anuj Dude why the hate???Zoya's target audience are the urban youngsters and they are liking it.Bhai makes movies for people who like to watch him on the screen and Zoya makes movies for people who like good looking people having a fun time in picturesque locations.
@Anuj By everyone I meant all the critics,and as far as box office earnings go,Transformers even after all that bashing from critics makes truckloads of money.I don't think you can force a critic to like a film because it earned money at the box office.
@Anuj But nowadays isn't every Tom,dick and Harry a critic???FFS even KRK is a critic!!!!!I can't see how anyone can keep his personal views aside and watch a movie thinking how others will like it.Even I don't like the films you mentioned and if asked to write a review,won't be able to write one good reason to recommend them.As far as popular films are concerned,everyone hates a film that is deliberately dumbed down to appeal the Lowest common denominator.And that happens worldover.Literally every critic alive has thrashed the Transformers series.Nobody hates a movie that can entertain without making the audiences look like buffoons e.g:3 idiots,YJHD,Guardians of the Galaxy etc.
@Fan @Raj I think a review is nothing but just an opinion of a person about a film.Nothing more or less.They never call themselves intellectuals or consider people who like commercial films beneath them.One of the greatest critics of all time,Roger Ebert hated David Fincher's Fight Club but liked his Se7en.While both of the films are extremely good,over the years,Fight Club has become a cult class among youngsters worldover and it's dialogues on every young man's mind.It just shows that even the greatest film critic can only give a 'subjective'view of a film and can never give an objective view like'I hated this film but you may like it'.
Damn!!!!!Had expected this one to be a good crime noir.Looks like everyone outright hated this film.I guess that setlles that Mad Max is the one to go for this weekend.Will catch this one on DVD for sure though.
@Fan Dude,I know tastes vary person to person,but I'll recommend you GOW strongly coz it has some terrific performances and power packed dialogs.It easily is one of the best movies Bollywood has made,at least in my opinion.
Promised and Delivered a fun 2.5 hrs at the multiplex.Marvel has done a fab job if a guy like me who hasn't touched a comic in my life knows about characters like Rocket Racoon and Vision.Looking forward to Ant-Man.
@Fan Not a joke dude,Age of Ultron coming out this friday
And why is everyone here talking about DDD and not the biggest movie of the year coming out this friday???
That is just the point I'm making.These bollywood films like Roy and Villain get your hopes up only to disappoint while films like NH10 and DLKH which you are not much interested in turn out to be good.So wait,till the film comes out watch it and then give your opinion.Don't judge an entire film by a 2 minute trailer.
Man,this comment section is full of judgemental [comment deleted partially because it contained a personal attack] passing off their opinions as facts.The movies still has 2 more months to come out [comment deleted partially because it contained a personal attack].Pass out your 'Verdict' then.Yeah I also wasn't impressed with the trailer but then I didn't like ZNMD's promos too which I ended up liking.So just keep your 'verdicts' with you till the movie comes out.
Man,this comment section is full of judgemental idiots passing off their opinions as facts.The movies still has 2 more months to come out you fools.Pass out your 'Verdict' then.Yeah I also wasn't impressed with the trailer but then I didn't like ZNMD's promos too which I ended up liking.So just keep your 'verdicts' with you till the movie comes out.
Varun,Nawaz and Raghavan have combined to give us a kickass film!!!!The first half was taut and although the second half feels a tad bit long but the superb climax more than makes up for it.No matter how much I praise,it won't be enough for Nawaz's performance.Badlapur is the most fun I have had in theatres in a long time.
@Anuj I have to agree Ek Villain is far better than Roy.I just said that because like Villain,this one too was promoted as a thriller only to be a love story.
Oh my god!!!!!!!!!!Don't know why but I went to watch this expecting a great thriller only to get a half baked boring love story.It was the feeling of Ek Villain all over again.Bollywwod why you do this???????
The film is like a non-stop Jason Bourne-esque thriller although could have done with bit better editing(the whole Akshay's family subplot was pointless and cliched) but still is one of the best Akshay Kumar has been in and thankfully the film was entertaining and crisp unlike the tacky and overdramatic Holiday.
@Anuj Kyu bhai????
@Fan Dude are you one of those 'godmen' because you are speaking like one.Making facts out of thin air and all.80%??????Really??????
@fan Dude the problem of religion exists everywhere and all babas and godmen are fake and fraud.
@Fan Arrey Bhai Kehna kyaa chahte ho?????
@Fan Ok dude what's your problem with the film's content????In the film,a muslim group bombed a train because Pk had supposedly insulted their god and in real life a Hindu group attacked theatres showing PK because it supposedly insulted their gods.So now do you see the problems with religion and why the film addressed them?????
@Fan You may say the direction sucked,the acting sucked and such things and that is your opinion but you are complaining a fiction film about not being politically correct
@Fan I said that because you overanalyse films and do not take them for the piece of fiction they are.And the films you got offended by are the two best films of the year.
@Fan First Haider and now PK,seems like you get easily offended by movies.Well I guess people like you need to be offended
Will someone tell me if the film is actually good or Aamir ne phir se chu banaya????
@Fan Nobody,neither Vishal nor Shahid said it is a true story.It is Shakespear adaptation for god's sake.The military has always been doing a great job.It is the douchebags who makes the decisions who are the problem.
@Anuj Fiction completely means taking liberties and for Srinagar,India The film is set in KASHMIR.
@Fan Dude I can't stress it enough,FICTION,ever heard of it?????They never called it a true story.It is an adaptation of Hamlet and the army plot is just the backstory to set up Hamlet.Nobody neither Vishal nor Imtiaz called their films intellectual,it is us people who have been used to formulaic films week after week,call anything non-formulaic intellectual.
@Fan I am not saying I don't respect the military,I have the utmost respect for them.I don't see how the film is pro-terrorist,if anything it calls for end of a war that has been for years killed many including the soldiers on both sides of the border.It shows how the AFSPA is a ridiculous law and should have not have been passed.It shows the carnage that has happened over the years in Kashmir while we have been sitting in our houses and making claims for Kashmir watching Border.I really want to know what makes you think it is an anti-national film.It raises the question whether the war is worth the thousands of lives it has taken already
@Fan First and foremost Haider is a piece of fiction and rather a very good one.They never said it is a true story.It may be as realistic as a Rohit Shetty film,but still remains a good film.The film is not anti-national,it is anti-establishment.It says how the war which have over the years turned into a ego fight over the years has reduced Kashmir into just collateral damage.(which is true,if you haven't been tripping on Border).If you believe the army interrogations are non-violent,you must be very naive.The AFSPA is a very ridiculous law and it speaks against it.The film is an adaptation of Shakespear's Hamlet and Kashmir is just a backdrop for the protagonist.
@Anuj The thing you are missing is films like Haider,Lunchbox or Highway are never made out to be 'entertainers'.Their trailers didn't mention they have slapstick comedy or item songs.They are made for audiences who like to immerse in the emotions of a character and continue its character's journey and all the three films have been very good at.You can't watch Action Jackson expecting a mind-bending story,similarly can't expect Haider to be toned down so that a wider audience watch it.
@Anuj Again different people have different opinions.If you can call me a pseudo intellectual for watching films you don't like,I too can do the same.You liked Singham 2 and Holiday,good for you,I found them utterly bad,now does that allow me to call you a fool???If Haider bored you,sorry for you but there are people out there who liked it.I haven't seen Finding fanny and can't comment on it but from the trailer it looked better than all the masala garbage.
@Fan I'm not saying 2014 has been a good year for films.It has been a disastrous one with very few good films.But it has been constantly inundated with films trying to reach 100 cr. rather than films trying to tell a good story.If you think you deserve better cinema then you need to support good cinema.Prabhudeva or Rohit Shetty or Farah Khan won't give you better cinema and they unbashedly admit it.And hasn't been every masala film since Dabangg been just a copy of it.If you watch Happy New Year over Haider and say you want better films,nobody is going to take it seriously.That is why the first couple of months of 2015 looks exciting because there are some good looking films coming with even the festive date(26 jan)seeing two films which seem to have a story.Let's hope these films succeed and bollywood learns to stop taking it's audiences for granted.
@Anuj This year we had Bang Bang,Jai Ho,Kick,Happy New Year,Singham 2,Holiday,Entertainment,Gunday,Heropanti and countless other 'Entertainers'.Haider,Highway,Queen,Finding Fanny and Citylights are among the few films that at least TRIED to be different.Whether you liked them or not is subjective,but we need to encourage these filmmakers who are trying to push the boundaries.A film like the Lunchbox which got recognition worldwide is still unknown to many in our country.And can you please stop this 'pseudo intellectual'garbage.Nobody is an intellectual because he watches certain films.You may call hollywood over rated but it has for weeks in and out being delivering better films than ours.
@Fan Good word you have there 'pseudo intellectuals' If I prefer a Queen or a Highway over a Kick or a Singham makes me an intellectual then so be it.Nobody hates a good entertainer(Guardians of galaxy,Wanted,Go Goa gone)but it gets suffocating when all the films come out the same.Films like Queen,Highway and Haider come very rare in bollywood(where the regular fare is an Akshay Kumar or a Sonakshi Sinha starrer and if it is a festival,a Khan film)Films which choose to have a story and not just be a cash grab.The reason many youngsters(including me)prefer Hollywood is because for every Transformers movie coming out,there is an Interstellar or a Boyhood coming,but here after every Kick we keep getting a Singham reurns,Ek villain,Bang bang and Happy new year.
@Fan Bollywood and logic never go together. And by your logic Batman inspires every millionaire to be a superhero.
Happy New Year won the best film at screen awards!!!!!And the other nominees were Bang Bang,Kick and Ek Villain.Let's all take a moment have a good laugh at it.
@Fan Will I guess everyone liked Queen because it was a rare female-centric film which was fun.All the other earlier female centric films earlier were either dead serious like Gulaab Gang or pure garbage like Aisha.And it had some seriously good performances from Kangna and Rajkumar
Hope Pk turns out well:).With Badlapur,Hawaizaada,Dolly ki doli,Roy,Shamitabh and Rocky Handsome,we have some exciting times ahead
@Anup Well if five films have to be chosen,I would choose Haider,Highway,Queen,Citylights and,I know many of you haven't seen it,Ekkees Topon Ki Salaami.EKTS was a good satire.And I guess Shahid and Tabu are sureshot winners for Best Actor and Supporting actor.
@Fan Well we both have clearly different tastes in movies but have to say Khoobsurat is a long shot to win any awards
@Fan Don't understand your grouse with Haider but you seem to have forgotten Highway and Queen which are IMO better than Mary Kom and Khoobsurat
@fan Hritik's last three films have been Agneepath,Krish 3 and Bang Bang.Two remakes and a ripoff.Nothing original or unconventional there buddy.
@Anuj The only reason people liked Dabang,Wanted and first Singham was because the masala action was fresh at that time.The genre has been milked to death by now and given a career revival of sorts for Salman,Ajay and Akshay.The only thing I'm asking is since these actors have a fanbase that would watch anything which has them why not use that for some unconventional films a la Aamir Khan and Tom Cruise recently.
@Anuj Everyone has opinions and you like a film that you like but when you throw terms like classic to mindless films it does make you look a fool. The Avengers was way more entertaining than all the movies you mentioned but even Joss Whedon won't call it a classic.
@Anuj I liked Wanted more than Dabang does that make it a classic???? The twilight movies made good money at the box office so they too must be classics right????
@Anuj Did you just call Singham and Dabang classics????I am not judging you but you sir have terrible taste in movies.