Box Office Report: Raid Finds the Hidden Money

Box Office!  I’m back!  After several weeks away.  I missed the Pari reports, but now I am back because I am so curious about how Raid did. (as always, figures from renttrack by way of bollywoodhungama)

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Box Office: Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety Ki Money!!!!!

Well, this was interesting.  Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety won the weekend on only 66 screens easily beating Padman and Padmavat (at least, this week). (figures as always courtesy of Rentrack by way of Bollywoodhungama)

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Padman Review (SPOILERS): Three Versions of a Story, Real and Book and Film

I already posted my “no spoilers” review, and you might want to read that instead of this one, even if you are familiar with the “real” story, because the movie takes some interesting liberties with it.

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Padman Review (No Spoilers): This is the Akshay Kumar Female Hygiene Film to Watch, if You Watch Only One

I braved the snow, a huge traffic jam, and using my moviepass card for the first time (it worked!  Like a little miracle) all so I could see this movie.  And it wasn’t half bad!  As a movie.  As a “message” or as a version of the true story, it could have been improved, but as a movie it was a nice solid film.

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News Round-Up: Emraan and Ajay and Mouni Have New Movies, Censor Board Still Has Issues, Everyone’s Got Scheduling Issues

More news!!!!  Yaaaaaay!  Lots of little things that are interesting to keep an eye on and see how they pan out.  And of course Padmavat, the story that will never die.

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Padmavat/Padman Update: Does Bhansali Just Not Care About the Rest of the Industry?

Well, it has been officially confirmed for like 24 hours now that Padmavat is now releasing Republic Day, meaning a clash with Padman.  And, like every other business decision related to this movie, I think this is idiotic and a sign that no one involved has a lick of common sense and is running their movie into the ground.  And the rest of the Hindi film industry along with it.

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News Round-Up: Abhishek Update, Padman and Sony, Sanjay Khan and Scandal, Shahid Kapoor and Comedy, Padmavati

Okay, I am going to try to catch up on every interesting news story over the past few days in one big post!  Some of these will be pretty short updates.  Also, be warned, I haven’t had breakfast and the Padmavati news is irritating me, so I am in a pretty bad mood about all of these stories with no time to be diplomatic about how I address them.

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