Posts Tagged ‘Kites’

High-Pricers Hrithik Roshan Abhishek Bachchan seem to lose ground

Post the box office duds like Raavan and Kites that starred Bollywood biggies like Abhishek Bachchan and Hrithik Roshan respectively, the two have lost their ‘pricy status’ so to speak!

According to a buzz, it has been found that, both Abhishek and Hrithik, who’ve been two of the most sought-after Bollywood male stars, have sort of lost their charm and are really not in demand like they used to be.

Hrithik Roshan

According to the Bollywood buzz that has been doing its rounds, the forthcoming flicks Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara and Game, starring

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Posted by Editor on 13 August, 2010

‘Raavan’ Nosedives; Makes ‘Kites’ look Better

Till just a few days back, the industry was smiling with the blockbuster success of ‘Raajneeti’. However, the smiles have vanished all over again with ‘Raavan’ turning out to be disaster at the box office. Wait, before we delve into the box office fate of the film, let’s also talk about the film by itself. The fact remains that this Mani Ratnam directed film is disastrous even from the content and execution perspective. Certain films have good content but get marred by poor execution. Some films have a decent execution but the script doesn’t contain much meat to take them through. However, when the combination of both these factors turns out to be poor, there is nothing that can salvage the situation.

kites poster hrithik barbara

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Posted by Editor on 22 June, 2010

Is It Over and Out for Hrithik After ‘Kites’?

‘Kites’ has failed and in fact failed big time! If the first weekend was terrific (though not as superb as the paid previews and opening Friday), the weekdays saw a total fall as predicted.

hrithik roshan in Kites

The first three days of the movie saw 30 crores net in collections while the remaining four days of the week, struggled to accumulate even 10 crores more, something which Kites had managed on a single Friday. This pretty much tells the tale that the film has been totally rejected by the audience.

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Posted by Editor on 29 May, 2010

Kites makes it to the Top Ten in North America

Kites has gained mixed reviews in India but seems that people in North America have loved the movie so much so that it has made it to the top ten on their charts. The film, even pre release, was in the news most of the time for varied reasons like the intimate scenes between Barbara and Hrithik, and the climax being leaked out pre release, but did not really live up to the expectations of the audiences in India critically.

Barbara Mori and Hrithik Roshan

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Posted by Editor on 24 May, 2010

Hyped Movies Face the Heat

In Bollywood, movies come and go like birds, some make a place for themselves, some fly away leaving no sign of their arrival. Today, Bollywood films are all about strategic marketing, they leave no stone unturned promoting movies, and every single person in the film becomes a part of the marketing plan. But over the years, there has been a serious case of over hyped movies being a major disappointment. The marketing strategies are such that all you do is hear and see about the movie, till the point it sickens you!

barbara and hrithik

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Posted by Editor on 24 May, 2010

Negative word of mouth mars the flight of ‘Kites’

While the entire world was going gaga (rightly so) over the fact that ‘Kites’ was all set to take the biggest opening of the season, it was only at this column where slight apprehension around the state of affairs was first highlighted last week. It came with a reason too rather than any element of cynicism. Yes, given the hype around the film, star power of Hrithik Roshan and obvious excitement of seeing Barbara Mori on screen, ‘Kites’ was always all set to be a big summer outing. However, too many cooks in case of ‘Kites’ did make one fear if the dish would be spoiled, case in point being ‘Trimurti’ which was mentioned in last week’s column.

Barbara Mori and Hrithik Roshan in kites

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Posted by Editor on 24 May, 2010

“No one would like to face death” Anurag Basu

anurag basuAnurag turns candid with Lipika Varma and answers to all queries from his family, sickness, films, difference between bollywood and Hollywood Divas and flirting….

Anurag Basu is a personality to reckon with. Belonging to a family of performing Arts and theatres he did have an inclination to set a mark for himself on the bollywood horizon.” Yes! I am a qualified engineer but I have lived and learnt about art and culture belonging to a family who enjoyed performing theatres.

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Posted by Lipika Varma on 19 May, 2010

Kites Team Bites Nails As Ash Clouds Hover Over London Premiere

For a while it seemed touch-and-go-go-not-gone for the hyper-anxious team of the Kites cast and production members who were in New York for the premiere on Sunday .

kites hrithik and barbara

The team comprising of Hrithik Roshan, Barbara Mori, Sussanne Roshan, Rakesh Roshan and wife Pinky Roshan, Anurag Kashyap and wife, Rajesh Roshan and wife, plus senior members of the Reliance Big Pictures team were supposed to fly out of New York after the premiere on Monday evening for the London premiere at Leicester Square on Tuesday.

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Posted by Editor on 19 May, 2010

Traffic Stops At Times Square For Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan proved a real and literal traffic-stopper in New York on Sunday night when all traffic was halted for him to sprint across 42nd Street to meet his fans.

hrithik roshan wearing green tshirt

Amidst heavy security bandobast at Times Square, the New York premiere of Kites concluded on Sunday evening to a roaring ovation. There were some heart- stopping moments of security hazard caused mainly by Hrithik Roshan’s fan-concern when breaking all protection protocol the star made a dash across the bustling 42nd Street from the venue of the premiere to eager fans across the road.

Hrithik Roshan’s considerate gesture towards fans created panic for the tense and anxious Kites team.

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Posted by Editor on 19 May, 2010