Happy 4th! Those of you who donate to me on Patreon (you could join them! Just go here) should have gotten a lovely card, and also should have gotten a card for Father’s Day last month (let me know if you didn’t!). For the rest of you, I will give you a digital card in the form of this post.
Happy day before Tubelight! I think I have picked my optimal showtime. Later show, but closer theater, so I can still be home at a reasonable hour. Same theater where I saw Bahubali opening night, Sultan for the second time, and Fan opening night. You will notice from that list that this theater only plays the biggest releases. Which allows me to make some box office predictions! Oh, and I also needed to do a post because Salman just released a video of Epic Cuteness.
This is a nice small idea film. But it is a real gem of an idea, and one I very much appreciate, especially since it is following the highest ideals of communism and treating the world as a community by highlighting an issue totally unrelated to Kerala.
Ugh, that feels so exclusionary! It’s just because it is a political action post, and unfortunately if you can’t vote in American elections, this won’t be that useful for you. Also, sorry that it’s not really Indian film related, I will return to regularly schedule blog programming on my next post.
Poor Aamir. I don’t know if it is even possible for him to surprise us at the box office at this point. Once you reach the limit of how many tickets are even available to sell, and they all sell-out, well then there is no where else to go! (figures are, as always, from Rentrack courtesy of BollywoodHungama)
We have no reached the point where if a new big Khan release DOESN’T break all previous records, it is considered a flop. I say “big”, because I’m not talking about your Jai Hos, your Fans, or your Talaashes. Just the ones with the major studio backing, thousands of prints made, huge international release, and family friendly crowd-pleasing plots. Of which Sultan is certainly one, so its box office success was kind of taken as a given.
Happy 4th of July! I am celebrating by locking my doors and fervently ignoring the massive celebration going on at the end of my street. It’s just so hot! And crowded and loud and blech! Instead, I am going to have a little song festival of American-themed Indian movie songs. As always with these posts, if I missed one you like, just mention it in the comments!