5 records created by Aamir Khan’s Dangal in China

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Trust only Aamir Khan to create records in a foreign land and that too in China. It’s unbelievable how Dangal is performing there. Masses’ massive liking for their Uncle Khan or Uncle Aamir has translated in unprecedented earnings in our neighbouring country. Nobody ever envisioned an Indian film creating such records in China of all places. The country has only recently started accepting more Indian films and Dangal has already managed to make a lot of money out of it. We told you as to why China is crushing on this wrestling drama. The skewed boy-to-girl ratio in both India and China has become the common thread which seems to have worked in the film’s favour there. No wonder people in China are lapping it up even now. Dangal will earn even more because reports suggest that there are no big releases this weekend. But before it adds some more records to its kitty, here are the five important ones that you must know about. Mind you, all this has been accumulated in a foreign land and not India.

Highest number of screens for an Indian film

Dangal released in over 7000 screens in China, which is a first for any Indian film. PK only had half of that number and yet managed to earn somewhere around Rs 140 crore there. The huge numbers of screens is also one of the reasons behind Dangal’s stupendous success in China. But content is what people are raving the most about.

Highest opening day for an Indian film

By earning Rs 13.19 crore, Dangal managed to earn the highest first day numbers for the film.

Highest opening weekend in China

With an opening day so big, it was only obvious for the film to post an enviable first weekend total. The number made us dizzy with excitement.

Highest grossing Indian movie

As of now Dangal has earned a whopping 446 crore + at the box office and is gearing up to attain the Rs 450 crore mark soon. Now it is the highest grossing Indian movie in China. It earned Rs 200 crore in just one week.

First Hindi film to earn more in China than India

Dangal had made a lot of money in India as well and its lifetime collection rounded off to Rs 387.36 crore. The film is racing towards Rs 450 in China. Yes, that did happen!

Aamir Khan is perhaps the only Bollywood actor who has such a huge fan following in China. Only he can make something like that happen!

Source : http://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/5-records-created-by-aamir-khans-dangal-in-china/ ,/p>

Baahubali and Dangal changed the face of Indian cinema at the International box office – Here’s why

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After the release of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion and its gigantic success at the worldwide box office, many were of opinion that it has changed the face of Indian cinema and from now on, the Indian film industry will be addressed as pre-Baahubali 2 and post-Baahubali 2. And it has been credited rightly so, as no film in the history of Indian cinema has witnessed mass hysteria as this SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus. Various trade analysts have mentioned how the similar or closest hysteria was seen during the time of Sholay or may be at the time of Gadar: Ek Prem Katha. And what makes Baahubali 2 a bigger success is the fact that, at a time when big Bollywood superstars rely on a festive release, it made Rs 1000 crore plus by releasing on a normal holiday.

The only other film which was a close second to Baahubali 2‘s historic figures is Aamir Khan’s Dangal. The sports biopic, upon it’s release, was the biggest hit of Bollywood. Grossing over the then unheard figure of Rs 387 crore.

The reason I am talking about these two films in particular is not just because they are the top two grossers at the box office but for the fact that they put Indian cinema on the map of world cinema. So far none of the films from India had topped the charts of bigger Hollywood markets like China or USA but both Dangal and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion did exactly that. Now that was something unheard of. No one, in their wildest dreams, could have imagined that an Indian film will top the Hollywood market.

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion created history at the US box office on its Thursday previews when it did the unthinkable, the unimaginable by topping the charts. This feat was more majestic because, one, the film was NOT a holiday release, second, it didn’t star the likes of Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan or Salman Khan, third, it beat the biggest box office opener of all times, Fast & Furious 8, fourth, and the most important one, it achieved this feat by releasing in just 425 screens as compared to FnF’s 4000 plus screens.

Check out the box office numbers from Box office mojo:

 

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In fact the first weekend business of Baahubali 2: The Conclusion was at number 3 behind Fast and Furious 8 and beating Tom Hanks and Emma Watson starrer, The Circle.

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Apart from the ground breaking numbers film also made a lot commotion in world news. It was a talk of the town in UK, US and various other countries.

Dangal

Dangal had more or less finished its run by the end of January but it sort of stole Baahubali 2: The Conclusion’s thunder when it saw a release in China on May 5, 2017. The film became the widest Indian release in China beating the screen count of PK. In fact the screen count was even bigger than it got in its home country, India. It saw its release in 10,000 plus screens. And opened strong on China box office but it was its sixth day that did the killing. It, just like Baahubali 2 did the unthinkable by beating Guardians of The Galaxy vol. 2 that too when both were on their sixth day.

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While Baahubali 2: The Conclusion has already earned Rs 1000 crore plus at the box office, Dangal is all set to went past that mark as it has already made Rs 900 crore plus at the worldwide box office after China’s haul.

These two films made the world sit up and take notice of Indian cinema. Two films as different as chalk and cheese earning that big and penetrating in the impossible markets. Before the releases it was just a dream, these films made it reality.

Well this is just a beginning, we hope other Indian films will follow the suit and Indian films showing and topping at US and China box office will be a common occurrence.

Source : http://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/baahubali-prabhas-and-aamir-khan-dangal-changed-the-face-of-indian-cinema-at-the-international-box-office-heres-why/

Dangal box office collection day 20: Aamir Khan starrer earns Rs 356.90 crore

Dangal

Dangal

Aamir Khan’s Dangal earned Rs 3.21 crore on its twentieth day, taking its total to a huge Rs 356.90 crore at the domestic box office. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to share the figures, he wrote, “#Dangal [Week 3] Fri 6.66 cr, Sat 10.80 cr, Sun 14.33 cr, Mon 4.35 cr, Tue 4.03 cr, Wed 3.21 cr. Total: ₹ 356.90 cr. India biz. ATBB.” Its twenty first day may again see a rise in business as it’ll enter into its fourth weekend, though new films like OK Jaanu, Haraamkhor and xXx: Return Of Xander Cage is releasing, so it’s to be seen how it goes.

With Rs 350 crore, Aamir Khan has become the first actor in the history of Bollywood to have his film going past the said number domestically. In fact Aamir Kan was the first one to break into Rs 100 crore club with Ghajini back in 2008, into Rs 200 crore club with 3 Idiots in 2009, into Rs 250 crore club with Dhoom 3 in 2013, into Rs 300 crore club with PK in 2014 and now in Rs 350 crore club with Dangal. With the super success of Dangal, Aamir Khan has proved that he is his own competition. The theme or rather the dialogue of Sultan, “Sultan ko sirf ek aadmi hara sakta hai khud Sultan”, is apt for Aamir Khan’s havoc at the box office, just replace Sultan with Aamir and there you have it.

Check out the tweet:

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Dangal is directed by Nitesh Tiwari of Chillar Party and Bhoothnath Returns fame and stars Aamir Khan in the lead who plays wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat. The roles of his wrestler daughters Geeta and Babita Phogat are played by Fatima Sana Shaikh and Sanya Malhotra. How Dangal performs in its fourth weekend will decide its final business at the box office as coming weekend will see the release of Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor’s OK Jaanu, Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Haraamkhor and Deepika Padukone’s Hollywood debut xXx: Return Of Xander Cage opposite Vin Diesel.

Source: http://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/dangal-box-office-collection-day-20-aamir-khan-starrer-earns-rs-356-90-crore/

Dangal box office collection day 16: Aamir Khan’s film earns Rs 170.49 crore at the overseas market

Dangal

Dangal

Aamir Khan‘s Dangal has not only performed well at the domestic box office, but the overseas market as well. And on day 16, the movie added another Rs 4.42 crore to continue its magical run at the International box office. The total tally of Dangal now stands at Rs 170.49 crore after sixteen days. Considering that it was released in just 1000 screens abroad, Aamir’s film has done very well. In fact, the collections are expected to grow this weekend too. As trade analyst Taran Adarsh mentioned on Twitter, “#Dangal crosses $ 25 million… OVERSEAS – Total till Fri, 6 Jan: $ 25.01 million [Rs 170.49 cr]… Biz to escalate again over weekend!”

The cumulative collections from North America itself is now at USD 10.49 Million (Rs 71.50 crore). Dangal has also crossed the 7 million mark in the Gulf region now with a reported collection of USD 7.16 million (Rs 48.80 crore). In the U.K., the movie’s collection is currently at USD 3.44 million (Rs 23.44 crore), while in Australia the cumulative collection is now USD 2.35 million (Rs 16.01 crore).

Earlier we thought Dangal would manage to earn only Rs 175 crore at the overseas market, but with the business set to increase (courtesy the strong word of mouth publicity), we expect it to earn anywhere between Rs 180-200 crore in its lifetime run.

At the domestic market, Dangal has collected a staggering Rs 320.16 crore in just 15 days. With the positive word of mouth publicity still flowing for the movie and no big release this week, Aamir Khan’s movie will have a free run till January 13. Here we expect the movie to touch the Rs 350 crore mark, making it the first film to do so. This would also make Dangal the highest grossing Bollywood film ever. Anyway, till then, stay tuned to BollywoodLife as we get you all the latest box office updates about the movie right here!

Source : http://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/dangal-box-office-collection-day-16-aamir-khans-film-earns-rs-170-49-crore-at-the-overseas-market/

 

Aamir Khan Reacts To Phogat Sisters’ Coach’s Allegations Against Him In Dangal

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Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan starrer Dangal is being widely appreciated world over by audiences and the love for the film and its girls have been pouring in since its release. Amidst all of this came Geeta and Babita Phogat‘s real life coach PR Sondhi’s allegations against Aamir. He said Khan distorted facts and hurt his reputation by portraying the role of the coach in negative light.

In a conversation with Deccan Chronicle, Aamir opened up about these allegations against him and said,

In every biopic, a little fiction is added, but the essence of their story is kept intact.”

True. We’ll have to wait to see what the coach thinks about this now.

Source : https://www.missmalini.com/2016/12/30/aamir-khan-reacts-phogat-sisters-coachs-allegations-dangal/

Real Life Coach Of Geeta & Babita Phogat Lashes Out At Aamir Khan

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Dangal

Dangal has been winning hearts world over for the brilliant portrayal of the Phogat family and for showing women in great light. But there’s one person who isn’t very happy with film and that’s Geeta and Babita Phogat‘s real life coach PR Sondhi, who was portrayed as the film’s villainous coach PR Kadam, who locked Mohair Phogat in the janitor’s room during the Commonwealth’s final game.

In a recent conversation with India Today, Sondhi was asked what he thought about the film, and the man wasn’t too pleased.

They have changed the name to PR Kadam in the film, but somewhere the character is loosely based on my life. I have known Mahavirji (Phogat, wrestling coach and father of Geeta and Babita Phogat) for many years and he is a thorough gentleman. His two daughters have trained under me for more than three years and not once did he interfere. I don’t understand the need to show the character as such a taskmaster. There were four other coaches, who were also involved [in the training], but they haven’t been shown in the film at all.”

He even said he wants to take further action on the same.

When we all met, Aamir asked me general questions about wrestling, but not once did he discuss anything about the film. He should have told me how they were planning to portray the coach’s character. Distortion of facts has hurt my reputation. Once I watch the film, I will speak to the wrestling federation. I also plan to meet Aamir and seek an explanation.”

Ouch! We wonder what Aamir and the makers of the film have to say.

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Here’s How Geeta Phogat Reacted After Watching Her Character In Dangal

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Babita Phogat, Aamir Khan and Geeta Phogat

Aamir Khan‘s nail biting and anxiety paid off as Dangal opened to full theatres last week and is garnering appreciation from all quarters of the country. Apart from the talent treasure, Aamir, the film has been praised for its plot, and the phenomenal acting by the girls – Fatima Sheikh and Sanya Malhotra .

The film follows the life of Mahavir Singh Phogat and his journey of training two of India’s most acclaimed woman wrestlers, Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari. What, then, was the reaction of the real life stars on watching themselves in reel life? Speaking to IndiaToday, Geeta Phogat (portrayed by Fatima Sheikh) revealed that she despised watching the scene when she wrestled against her own father, as it brought back bitter memories. She said:

I did not enjoy watching that scene a lot as I realised how I treated my father and that I started thinking that I am some pahalwan (heavyweight). I did not like that scene as I got emotional watching it. It is not that I wrestled only once with my father, he used to test us in the akhada often. But I loved watching the entire movie.”

That particular scene was definitely an emotional ride!

Source : https://www.missmalini.com/2016/12/29/heres-geeta-phogat-reacted-watching-character-dangal/

Sonam Kapoor’s Neerja, Shah Rukh Khan’s Dear Zindagi, Salman Khan’s Sultan – which was the BEST movie of 2016?


2016 year was an exciting year for me as a movie buff. On one hand I get to watch a commercial potboiler like Sultan, where Salman Khan has no qualms showing off his paunch, while on the other hand, I don’t mind bursting into tears for a hard-hitting drama like Neerja, that had Sonam Kapoor in the lead with no Khan to support her. It was a year where women took the lead from the men and gave us quality stuff that a male-dominated industry like Bollywood needs. If Sonam Kapoor made her detractors eat their words about her lack of acting ability with Neerja, Alia Bhatt delivered two critically acclaimed performances in Udta Punjab and Dear Zindagi, making us believe that Highway was no flash in the pan. Kareena Kapoor proved once again that marriage is no deterrent to good roles with a movie like Ki & Ka.

As for the actors, there was Akshay Kumar who gave us three different entertainers that all belonged to various genres, and yet made hits out of them. Shah Rukh Khan may have had a misfire with FAN, but it was a laudable effort and he also redeemed himself with Dear Zindagi. Salman Khan proved again why he is the golden ruler of the box office, while the younger stars like Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra, Ranbir Kapoor also got their opportunities to shine. Everyone one had their movies (except for Deepika and Kangana), not everyone shined and we had a lot of movies that sank without a trace, while some made it to our fave list. Now here’s a chance for you to show us which of these below 2016 movies are your favorites. Please note that these films were considered based on two factors – their box office appeal, as well as how they fared well with the critics.

Based on these two factors, here is our list of Bollywood movies from 2016 that stood out from the rest…

Dangal

Dangal

Dangal

Aamir Khan does it again! He ends 2016 with a bang by delivering of the best movie of the decade. Dangal is a well-enacted biopic, that has some brilliant performances from all the cast members. Aamir gives his best performance in years, but its the girls playing his daughters who steal the show at times. The wrestling sequences are well-choreographed, and the narrative is very strong at most of the time. It’s not easy to make a movie that supports sports development, women empowerment and duty towards nation without sounding preachy, but Dangal manages to pull that off with immaculate ease.

Neerja

Neerja

Neerja

If I had to be partial, Neerja would be the movie for me that wins at nearly every department – be it direction, the narrative, the technical aspects and the performances. It’s not easy to make a movie that finds itself confined to a claustrophobic cabin for most of its runtime, with a lead actress who is not often praised for her acting prowess, and still make it brilliant. Neerja is not only the best biopic of the year, or perhaps the decade as well, it also gave Sonam Kapoor her best performance till date. If you leave the screening dry-eyed, you know there is something wrong with you.

Airlift

Airlift

Airlift

Based on a real-life incident set during the Gulf War, Airlift is that kind of Bollywood movie that sets us on the same scale as international-standard survival dramas. It may not be bereft of Bollywood clichés (that climax fight could have been avoided), yet this thriller has enough moments to make us bite our nails at the plight of our fellow countrymen trapped in a foreign land, torn by war. Akshay Kumar is on a roll here, and he has a fine supporting cast to lend gravitas to the movie.

Kapoor & Sons

Kapoor & Sons

Kapoor & Sons

Did you ever expect a Bollywood mainstream movie to accept homosexuality as a part of its plot? Without making it in your face, Kapoor & Sons did just that while making a movie about a dysfunctional family, that has problems like any of ours. Replete with brilliant performances from the entire cast, especially Fawad Khan, and a taut direction by Shakun Bates, Kapoor & Sons could be 2016’s best family drama of the year.

Pink

Pink

Pink

A movie that gave the word NO a lot of respect, Pink was a near-brilliant court room drama, heralded by strong performances. Taking on the still topical subject on female harassment, Pink doesn’t hesitate into being an uncomfortable viewing at times, thanks to stark depiction of molestation. Sure the conveniently happy ending has its share of detractors, but overall it’s a very strong movie with a fantastic message.

Dear Zindagi

Dear Zindagi

Dear Zindagi

I always say FAN was Shah Rukh Khan’s best performance in years, but the movie left me disappointed. That was somehow redeemed in his next, Dear Zindagi, a clean flick about how to face your problems head on with some philosophical (and sometimes preachy) gems. Shah Rukh Khan was fine in his extended cameo of a therapist, but it was Alia Bhatt who walked away with all the acting accolades. Sure the movie was a half an hour too long and self-indulgent, but many people could relate to its various themes and situations it presented, making it a decent hit.

Udta Punjab

Udta Punjab

Udta Punjab

Udta Punjab got me in its support the moment I saw that dark and hard-hitting trailer. While the movie found itself in unnecessary controversies surrounding its release, Abhishek Chaubey’s handling of drug abuse in Punjab told through the lives of four individuals is an exemplary tale in itself. Balancing on the fine line between hard-hitting drama and black comedy, the movie had some splendid performances from Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Kareena Kapoor and Diljit Dosanjh. Udta Punjab is not without its flaws, but it is nearly a masterpiece that 2016 can claim of its own.

Sultan

Sultan

Sultan

Salman never promises you good cinema, he promises good entertainers. While I am not a huge fan of Sultan, it does have its bright moments, some good songs and well-directed wrestling sequences. Above all, this could also be Salman Khan’s best performance in recent times; that self-introspective mirror scene did it for me. And those 300 crore business that the movie managed is enough to give Sultan a place in the list. After all, nearly an entire country cannot go wrong in liking a movie. Oh, wait! A country voted for Trump, didn’t it?

MS Dhoni: The Untold Story

MS Dhoni: The Untold Story

MS Dhoni: The Untold Story

People were disappointed that they never got to see the career controversies of Dhoni in his supposed biopic. The movie also had the feel that it was a vanity project for Captain Cool. But Neeraj Pandey’s fine handling of the project made it an inspiring drama about a small-town boy from Ranchi who became the MVP of Indian cricket, through his sheer hard work and determination. It also helped matters that Sushant Singh Rajput was brilliant in his role.

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Is ADHM’s Karan Johar’s skewered take on love and friendship? Or is it his most mature work till date? Never has a Bollywood movie got so much divisive reactions than this Diwali release. While not a fan myself, I do appreciate that there was sense of maturity in how Karan Johar handled Anushka – Ranbir’s track, though that weak climax nearly did it in. ADHM also boasts of a killer soundtrack, great technical values and Aishwarya Rai looking her hottest. In short, it was this year’s best looking movie.

So which of these is your fave movie? Let us know…

Source : http://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/sonam-kapoors-neerja-shah-rukh-khans-dear-zindagi-salman-khans-sultan-which-was-the-best-movie-of-2016/

Dangal box office collection day 3: Aamir Khan starrer earns Rs 106.95 crore in the opening weekend

Dangal

Dangal

Aamir Khan’s Dangal, as expected, has created history at the box office. It’s record breaking day three collections are the proof of it. The film has garnered an earth shattering Rs 42.35 crore collections on its third day. Which is the highest ever third day collection. Dangal has crossed Rs 100 crore in just three days of its release. By doing so Dangal has become the sixth film in the history of Indian cinema to cross Rs 100 crore in the first weekend of its release. This also becomes Aamir Khan’s second film after 2013’s Dhoom 3 to enter Rs 100 crore club in its first weekend. 

Dangal had a massive first weekend at the Indian Box Office. Witnesses the biggest third day ever in India as it collects Rs 42.35 crore on day three. Total weekend collections stands at Rs 106.95 crore (148.45 cr GBOC) including 1.07 cr from Tamil and Telugu on day three.

With Rs 100 crore plus weekend collections the film has already beaten the likes of all films of 2016 except Akshay Kumar’s Airlift, Housefull 3 and Rustom, Sushant Singh Rajput’s MS Dhoni- The Untold Story and  Salman Khan’s Sultan. Dangal is soon expected to take over all the aforementioned films by the end of its week one and is also expected to cross the business of Sultan by the end of its run.

Dangal, which opened on December 23, has been getting rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. Based on the life of former wrestler Mahavir Phogat and his quest to win Gold medal for India through his daughters Geeta and Babita Phogat. The film stars, Aamir Khan as Mahavir Phogat, Fatima Sana Shaikh as Geeta Phogat and Sanya Malhotra as Babita Phogat. Dangal also stars Sakshi Tanwar, Aparshakti Khurrana and Girish Kulkarni.

BollywoodLife in its review of Dangal had said, “Dangal is the film of the year for me. It is brave, gritty, honest and has a performance of a lifetime by Aamir. Watch it because I can’t think of a better film that came out this year which got your attention with such intensity. And yes, I loved Sultan as well. But Dangal sort of won my heart over.”

Source : http://www.bollywoodlife.com/news-gossip/dangal-box-office-collection-day-3-aamir-khan-starrer-earns-rs-106-95-cr-in-the-opening-weekend/

Dangal: Aamir Khan film got this important detail of Geeta Phogat’s match wrong

Dangal

Dangal

Dangal portrays the match at an important point of the film and it imbues you with feelings of patriotism. Well, Geeta did win the match as did Fatima Sana Shaikh (who portrays Geeta) in Dangal but with one big difference in film’s story.

One wonders at times if films can raise the glory of an individual by magnifying his pain or dwarfing their true story by glamorising parts of it. We saw it in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and MS Dhoni: The Untold Story. Often a real plain commoner is turned into a magnificent on-screen hero. Even an Aamir Khan film went wrong in portraying an important detail of Geeta Phogat’s all-important Commonwealth Games match (Spoilers alert).

The film portrays the match at an important point of the film and it imbues you with feelings of patriotism. Well, Geeta did win the match as did Fatima Sana Shaikh (who portrays Geeta) in Dangal but with one big difference in film’s story. We are wondering if Aamir and director Nitesh Tiwari did this to add suspense to the film and to build tension. Well, it seems to be one of the cinematic liberties they took with the real story of Mahavir Singh Phogat and his two daughters who went on to become world-class wrestlers.

Going by the above video, one can see that scores of the real match played by Geeta Phogat were 1-0, 7-0. That means Geeta was dominating over her opponent throughout the match. She won the game in straight points. Unlike this real match, the film showed the reel game with scores 3-0, 4-6 & 6-5. That was obviously done to infuse twist and turns in the match and keep the audience on their toes.

And needless to say, it worked. The film opened in theatres this Friday and is doing wonders at the box office.

Source : http://indianexpress.com/article/entertainment/bollywood/dangal-aamir-khan-film-got-this-important-detail-of-geeta-phogat-match-wrong-watch-video-4444131/