Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota, starring Radhika Madan and Abhimanyu Dassani, is one of the most exciting films of the year. However, with it being Abhimanyu’s debut movie and Radhika’s second, expectations at the box office should not be kept high. In fact, with a low buzz in the trade means that it might not set the box office on fire with the numbers. But it can surely win hearts! Our trade expert – Akshaye Rathi (exhibitor and distributor) also feels the movie will take a slow start. But it will surely, grow over the weekend.
Talking about the buzz, Akshaye Rathi revealed to us exclusively, “Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota is interesting in its niche place. With Kesari coming along, which a huge bulk of people are going to watch, will affect it. However, the movies don’t cater to the same audience. While Kesari is massy, Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota caters to the urban, cream audience. The markets are different too. But with a niche release, it will take a slow start.” With 400 – 500 screens to its credit and a low buzz, Akshaye says it is tough to predict the movie’s day 1 collection. However, trade sources reveal to us that it can earn Rs 0.75 – 1 crore on the opening day.
Directed by Vasan Bala and produced by Ronnie Screwvala, Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota will also face opposition from Akshay Kumar’s Kesari. However, we are sure the story will win the audience over. For those of you who don’t now, the film is about a man who doesn’t feel any pain. Our reviewer – Aakanksha Naval-Shetye says it is a must-watch. This positive word-of-mouth publicity will surely help the film.
Amazon Prime Video’s Halal Love Story gets love from the audience
Halal Love Story on Amazon Prime Video hits the right chord in audience’s heart
Halal Love Story is a comedy-drama film that released on 15th October on Amazon Prime Video, a Malayalam language film that showcases the process of film-making. The audience has showered love for the movie and is appreciating the creation of such cinema in today’s day. Halal is the story of a group of film lovers and how they leave no stones unturned to fulfill their dream of shooting a film.
The film stars Indrajith Sukumaran, Jojo George, Grace Antony, Parvathy Thiruvothu, Soubin Shahir and Sharaf U Dheen in its pivotal roles. Lauding the performances of actors and the storyline, few fans have taken to their social media accounts to show love.
A fan shared on his social media, “#HalalLoveStory is probably the finest Indian OTT film I’ve seen (after Cargo and CU Soon). Zakariya is a rare filmmaker who can use humour to portray broader issues.”
#HalalLoveStory is probably the finest Indian OTT film I've seen (after Cargo and CU Soon). Zakariya is a rare filmmaker who can use humour to portray broader issues.
— Aravind (@aravinddodge) October 14, 2020
Another fan shares,” #HalalLoveStory is clearly the best film of 2020 yet! Watch this gem on @PrimeVideoIN So much to talk about, review coming soon. #HalalLoveStoryOnPrime”
— Nona Prince (@gursikander) October 15, 2020
Furthermore a fan says, “Saw a beautiful movie that makes me proud that I come from a land that makes some of the best content in Indian cinema right now. Keep rocking, Molly wood!”
Saw a beautiful movie that makes me proud that I come from a land that makes some of the best content in Indian cinema right now. Keep rocking, Mollywood!
— Sreeju Sudhakaran (@sree_thru_me) October 14, 2020
On his social media account, another fan shares,” A feelgood comedy about keeping the faith in cinema and life #HalalLoveStory #HalalLoveStoryOnPrime @Indrajith_S @parvatweets #ParvathyThiruvothu”
— Abhishek Abraham (@AbhishekAbraha8) October 15, 2020
Another fan expresses love,” #HalalLoveStory is a gem of a film❤️.”
#HalalLoveStory is a gem of a film❤️.
— jithin mt (@yeda_AD) October 15, 2020
Some unending love by another fan sharing, “#HalalLoveStory does have all its heart at the right place. Subtle , Heart warming with strong performances from the entire cast. Loved @Indrajith_S and #Sharafudheen. But Grace Antony as Suhra ♥️. What a revelation . Long way to go girl !!
#HalalLoveStory does have all its heart at the right place.
Subtle , Heart warming with strong performances from the entire cast. Loved @Indrajith_S and #Sharafudheen.
But Grace Antony as Suhra ♥️. What a revelation . Long way to go girl !!
— 𝓝𝓸𝓸𝓻𝓲𝓮 (@noorieew) October 15, 2020
Another fan sends love and says, “#HalalLoveStory (Malayalam|2020) – PRIME. Great perf from d cast. Grace & Joju stands out. ‘Jigarthanda’ type movie within a movie subject. Subtle humor & emotions work.Sharafudheen your such an amazing actor. #HalalLoveStoryOnPrime #HalalLoveStory”
#HalalLoveStory (Malayalam|2020) – PRIME.
Great perf from d cast. Grace & Joju stands out. ‘Jigarthanda’ type movie within a movie subject. Subtle humor & emotions work.Sharafudheen your such an amazing actor.#HalalLoveStoryOnPrime #HalalLoveStory
— shifas (@_shifaz_) October 15, 2020
Fans have reiterated the fact that Halal Love Story is by far, the best OTT release of the year. A light-hearted comedy with a heavy impact on the audience. A family entertainer all in all. The film is directed by Zakariya Mohammed and it is believed that only he can manage to portray such a serious narrative with humor.
Critically acclaimed films that showcase the process of film-making through their own film. Check out!
Some projects are created in a way, that is not just beautiful but also, artistically thought provoking with their concept. Ever wondered what goes behind those perfect camera shots? Well, an entire army of talented people and if you want to watch the process of film-making in a film, captured intrinsically as well as having critical acclaim to its credit then these are the top picks for you.
The Nitin Kakkar directorial celebrates the power of cinema. It’s not a dull moment in the entire film and mixing genres by giving the perfect Bollywood film, this isn’t worth a miss. The story is about how Sunny is taken hostage by a group of extremists who think they have bagged a member of the American media. Comparing his camera equipment with his abductors’ guns, the ebullient Sunny tries to highlight the similarities in their professions. “You shoot; we also shoot,” he explains. “You use magazines; so do we.”
Halal Love Story
The upcoming offering of Amazon has been making headlines since its announcement and by the promising trailer and starcast, this one’s not worth a miss! This will make you laugh until your belly hurts and show you some great unseen aspects of film making too. The Malayalam movie also shows the different hurdles in the path and how to overcome them and much more. The film will release on October 15th exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.
This Marathi film is a classic and not to be missed out on. The film is India’s official entry for the Oscar’s foreign language film competition. Harishchandrachi Factory” is a complete delight. The film tells the story of Dadasaheb Phalke, often referred to as the father of Indian cinema, and how he came to make the first Indian film in 1913.
Luck by Chance
This is once again a classic which has showcased a lot of unseen aspects back in the day and how along with hardwork, luck also matters. The film was Zoya Akhtar’s directorial debut and worked great at the box office. We rarely have a realistic, entertaining film about a film industry and this one’s surely in the list of having one.
These timeless classics have made it special in the pages of history and are a must watch for everyone to learn much more about film making and the various aspects. This list is your go to when you are looking for quality cinema and an artistic eye!
URI: The Surgical Strike, Kabir Singh, Bharat, Super 30 graced 100 crore club! Saaho, Dream Girl, Chhichhore look promising
It has been a good year at the Box Office for Bollywood so far with some more big releases lined for for the rest of the year.
The year started with Vicky Kaushal-starrer Uri: The Surgical Strike crossing 100 crores easily and reached 244 crore in India. In February came Gully Boy as well as Total Dhamaal with Rs 134 and Rs 150 crores, respectively. In the month of March, Kesari crossed Rs 151 crores, in June Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif starrer Bharat sailed at the box office with Rs 197 crore domestic collections. The same month, Kabir Singh became the highest-grossing film of the year so far with a collection of Rs 331.24 cr in India.
A month into the second half, Super 30 fetched Rs 150.43 crore in India. While the film is still running in some theatres, the final collection may see a slight increase in the numbers. This month has opened exceedingly well at the box office, with Mission Mangal and Batla House releasing on the same day. While the former has crossed Rs 107.56 crores in just five days, Batla House has reached to Rs 54.49 crores and with good word-of-mouth, it may touch Rs 100 cr club.
Even if they didn’t join the big three-digit order, there were projects that did well and almost got there. While Ajay Devgn-starrer De De Pyaar De made Rs 94 crores. Luka Chuppi at Rs 88 crores and Badla at Rs 87 crores were other big hits. Interestingly, three of the biggest flicks this year, Uri, Kabir Singh have set the cash registers ringing without any superstar power.
Here are some big upcoming releases:
The good days at the box office seem to be here to stay for the rest of the year, too, with Prabhas and Sharddha Kapoor’s Saaho, Nitesh Tiwari directorial Chhichhore, Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff’s much-awaited film War, Ayushman Khurranna’s Dream Girl on the anvil. Then, of course, there are multi-starrers Housefull 4 and Salman’s Dabangg 3 that have also generated a lot of excitement among the cine-goers. For more updates from Bollywood and show business keep reading CineBlitz.
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