Sunday special! Film critic and trade analyst Joginder Tuteja answers 5 questions from Indicine readers. A few more questions will be answered tomorrow, so stay tuned for Part 2!
Now that ‘Talaash’ has released, what do you think will be the total collections? Please give prediction based on your views on the film. – Veena
- ‘Talaash’ should comfortably cross the 90 crore mark and may just scrape through the 100 crores milestone as well. However ‘Ghajini’ record of 115 crores is safe. At single screens especially (where it is anyways on the lower side), it would face huge competition from ‘Khiladi 786’ which is red hot currently.
Is Priyanka Chopra doing the biopic of Mary Kom? What are her other upcoming movies in 2013? – Vinod
- Well, till the time Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Priyanka Chopra make an official statement, all that you read has to be taken with a pinch of salt. Nothing can be confirmed as yet. The only films of Priyanka that are expected in 2013 are ‘Krrish 3’, ‘Zanjeer’ remake and ‘Gunday’. ‘Milan Talkies’ may arrive in 2013 or early 2014.
How much ‘Krrish3’ will lose at the Box Office if ‘Ragini MMS 2’ will release alongside it? Considering the ‘Sunny Leone’/sex factor, do you think it’ll have an impact? – Shreya Singh
- Come on, now! :-)
What is the reaction to opening seven minutes sequence of RGV’s ‘Attacks of 26/11’? – Rahul Dutta
- It has been seven long years since the release of ‘Sarkar’ (2005) that a Ram Gopal Varma product has seen such all-around positivism for itself. Though ‘picture abhi baaki hai’, it can be comfortably stated that the film would take the best opening for a RGV film since ‘Sarkar Raj’ (2008). That’s saying a lost since the maverick filmmaker has made 10 films in the interim period.
Since last few years, super hit movies like ‘Wanted’, ‘Dabangg’, ‘Rowdy Rathore’, ‘Ready’ etc., which have been brainless comedies or action masala, have turned out to be the first choice for the people. What will be the future for good movies (appreciated by critics)? Is there any hope that people will like them also and they would be in 100 crore club? – Yasin M
- Good movies are those which are seen and liked by audience, and not just critic! So to answer one part of the query, a critic isn’t someone who decides whether a film is good or bad. Coming to your point around future of ‘good movies’. For you, a ‘Wanted’ or ‘Dabangg’ may not be good. Fair enough from your standpoint. Going by that and trying to understand ‘your taste’, I assume that you may be referring to films like ‘Kahaani’, ‘Vicky Donor’, ‘OMG Oh My God’, ‘Zindagi Naa Milegi Dobara’ as good. That’s fair as well. With last couple of these films almost entering the 100 crore club, the future for ‘good movies’ is secure!
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