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Releases This Week: Loveshhuda and Neerja

Releases This Week: Loveshhuda and Neerja
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Releases This Week: Loveshhuda and Neerja

Releases This Week: Loveshhuda and Neerja



Release date – Saturday 20th, 2016

Director – Ram Madhvani

Producers – Atul Kasbekar, Shanti Sivaram Maini, Bling Unplugged, Fox star studios.

Budget – 25crores

Star cast – Sonam Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Shekhar Ravjiani, Yogendra Tiku.

Based on – Screenshot_2016-02-20-10-43-34Screenshot_2016-02-20-10-42-41

Strength – direction and performances

Weakness – Tiny weeny can be ignored especially jingoism.

1st Friday collections – 5.10 crores plus approx

Doing well – North especially in Punjab

Word Of Mouth – Very Strong

Wrong release date – Exams, intolerance incidents, etc may affect its final collections.

Hopefully, NEERJA is watched by maximum as some stories need to be watched to learn that humanity comes 1st, the most important aspect for human survival ‘to be prolonged’, which is in the state of a ding dong.

The plot is based on a real-life event: Libyan-backed Abu Nidal Organization’s hijacking of Pan Am Flight 73 in Karachi, Pakistan, on 5 September 1986. The film is shown from the point of view of the flight’s head purser, Neerja Bhanot, who thwarted the hijack attempt by alerting the pilots, thus grounding the plane; Bhanot died trying to help save 359 of the 379 passengers and crew on board.

Development began in September 2014, when Kasbekar signed Madhvani and Kapoor for a film to be made by Bling Unplugged and Fox Star Studios. Saiwyn Quadras and Sanyuktha Chawla worked on the script, with principal photography taking place in Mumbai. The film features music by Vishal Khurana, with lyrics written by Prasoon Joshi.

Some of REAL NEERJA BHANOT’S memories on telly adds:




Total critics average rating – 1.63/5 poor

Director – Vaibhav Mishra (Debut director)

Producers – Vijay Galani, Pratik Galani

Star cast – Girish Kumar, Navneet Kaur.

Budget – 25 crores plus approx

1st Friday collections – 1.5 crores plus approx

The last few weeks has seen the love in the air valentine effect taken a bit too far with nothing attracting the audience be it Fitoor or Sanam Re, is a lesson to makers that don’t just make a movie just for the heck of certain days like valentine’s in this case.

Shawn Kalon
Life coach, Documentary Film Maker, Theatre actor, Tech freak, Delhi Correspondent of GyanDarbar.

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