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Paradox: Thugs of Hindostan Breaks box-office record

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Paradox: Thugs of Hindostan Breaks box-office record

Thugs of Hindostan is probably the ‘best contender’ for trolls and memes on social media this year, after Race 3, thanks to the insanely negative reviews it’s received after releasing on Thursday. But the ultimate paradox is that despite heavy criticism from audiences and critics alike, this Yash Raj Film has become the biggest grosser in a single and opening day of release itself!

Official reports have confirmed that the Amitabh Bachchan-Amir Khan starrer flick earned around Rs.52.25 crore on day 1 only, that is November 8th, 2018! Yes, you read that right. The movie also stars Fatima Sana Sheikh and Katrina Kaif.

But as it had to happen, the movie is getting a lot of attention from the social media, especially the Twitterati who have now started trolling the film even more (they are doing this since the trailer of Thugs of Hindostan released more than a month ago).

Whether it’s the visual effects, the songs, the story, the performances of the cast, or the direction, everything related to this movie is getting mocked and insulted, if we say in a more specific manner. And its not some made-up thing to project the film in a bad way, but actually the audiences have shunned the flick. And yes, they again called it a shameless copy of Pirates of the Caribbean also. Why? Because they have watched it now, so finding similarities became much simpler.

Before its release too, it was called a Pirates of the Caribbean copy, with social media comparing many scenes, characters and action sequences, in detail.

Some people after coming out of theater were asked about their reviews and feedback, and they literally called out to director of this movie, Vijay Krishna Acharya, to give their money back which they spent in buying the tickets for watching Thugs of Hindostan! And after all this, Twitter users also began to make fun of the film, while also expressing their anger for the filmmakers and the movie itself.

Twitter is now flooded with lots of memes about people’s reactions after watching Thugs of Hindostan. You won’t be able to contain your laugh, seriously. Scroll below to see for yourself.

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Tips to become an actress without experience – Experts speak

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Acting isn’t easy – if it were, then everyone would be doing it. The trick to becoming an actor is hard work and diligence. If you are an aspiring actress and wondering how to become a super performer, then there are proven pathways for you to tread. There is no shortcut to success, but some tips will allow you to become a good actress.

Studying the craft

A lot of the acting training is looking and studying the craft. Studying the craft is all about understanding the art and establishing a foundation for developing and building your skill. Acting schools are a vital part of the training too. Schools and training curricula will allow you to learn the ropes of the trade. Keep in mind that your favorite movie stars have sort of formal training from acting schools. If you cannot enroll in a full-time school, consider other options like workshops and local classes. You can also get involved in researching acting books and plays to learn more about the craft of acting.

Multiple auditions

Practice at your training classes and audition as much as you can. Sure, the first few times will be highly nervous for you, but the more you go through it, the better will be your base. Keep in mind you need to develop your memorization skills as well. Therefore, seeking out various acting roles will put you at an advantage. Remember that auditioning is a skill in itself and is a vital part of the training. The more you move up in your career, the auditions will get more demanding – so start early.

Building the perfect resume

Once you start landing roles, you need to put together a resume that you can carry along to future auditions. Your acting resume is the best way to showcase your skills to the casting directors. Always keep a digital copy handy for electronic submissions. Also, make sure to click profile shots and headshots. Headshots are the best way to showcase personality, emotion, and communication abilities. If you can’t hire a professional photographer, then ask your “click-happy” friend to snap a few for you.

Hire an agent

Once you have acquired enough experience about the workings of the industry, it is time for you to research talent agencies to hire the right agent. Talk to your actor friends and your peers to make an informed choice about agencies and agents. You might think that having an agent is a luxury for a beginner, but having one will allow you to focus on your acting career. Your agent will help you with building connections, promotions, and landing roles.

Practice, practice, practice

Understandably, unemployment is a part of life, and you will have dry spells between roles. However, that doesn’t mean that you should let your acting skills dull. Instead, attend classes and workshops; these are the perfect practice grounds for aspiring actors and actresses. Also, you can improve your craft by working with a variety of performers.

Lastly, it is vital to be able to market yourself. Advertise your skills on social media platforms and increase your outreach. All the best!

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Box-Office: Simmba earns Rs.20 crore on first day!

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Box-Office: Simmba earns Rs.20 crore on first day!

Rohit Shetty’s latest masala-action directorial Simmba has made a roaring impact on box-office and has managed to earn around Rs.20 crore on its first day itself, in India. It’s also Ranveer Singh’s highest opening among any of his films, in his career.

Simmba, which also stars actress Sara Ali Khan, is being received positively by the audiences in theaters and fans are cheering for the action and style of the film. The exact amount of the film’s first-day collection is around Rs.20.72 crore.

The movie has also become the sixth best highest earning film as far as the opening day is concerned. It beat the likes of 2.0 (Rs.20.45 cr), Zero (Rs.20.14 cr), Satyamev Jayate (Rs.19.50 cr), Padmaavat (Rs.19 cr), Veere Di Wedding (Rs.10.70 cr), and Padman (Rs.10.26 cr).

But it got left out behind some mighty grossers like Thugs of Hindostan (Rs.52.25 cr), Sanju (34.75 cr), Race 3 (Rs.28.50 cr), Gold (Rs.25.25 cr), and Baaghi 2 (Rs.25.10 cr).

Talking of its overseas business then Simmba earned about Australian $188,253 from Australia, which is also more than Rohit Shetty’s previous directorial Golmaal Again which collected about Australia $66,990 in Australia, back in 2017.

Simmba was released on around 4,020 screens across India and the budget of the film is about Rs.85 crore. It was also released on 963 screens in overseas markets.

The film is about a corrupt cop whose only motive is to earn endless money in his life but one tragic incident in his life transforms him completely, for the good. And then he becomes an honest and good-hearted, fearless police inspector.

Simmba is an official remake of southern Telugu language film, Temper, and upon its trailer’s release, a month ago, it got mixed to good reactions with many fans calling it just a copy-paste of Temper’s scenes.

But now that the film has been released and even though it’s a remake, still many moviegoers are going to watch it. The only reason is the treatment given to the story and how it’s been presented by Rohit Shetty. Since he is known for his own style when it comes to masala movies, so Simmba also gained an advantage from this.

The movie is currently running successfully in theaters.
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Rajnikant’s 2.0 enters 700 Crore club to create records, surpasses Prabhas’ Bahubali 2

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Rajnikant’s 2.0 enters 700 Crore club to create records, surpasses Prabhas' Bahubali 2

No no don’t get too serious about the second part of my head line! It is not that true what you think!

Talking about 2.0, the Rajnikant and Akshay Kumar starrer dynamic flick is still continuing its record breaking spree since it released. The film hit the silver screens on November 26 this year, releasing in over 10,500 screens all over the world. It has broken several records since its release.

It has been 24 days since it has been released, and the film has still sustained its income. Though it took a dip in income in the domestic and international market because of the Hollywood movie Aquaman. Yet another milestone has been added to its list. The film has crossed ₹ 700 Crore mark on 17th December as calculated by experts.

Some stills from the film

Some stills from the film

As calculated, the income figure is said to be around ₹ 710.98 Crores. With this, 2.0 has become the first Kollywood film of 2018 to income ₹ 700 crores. And, it has beaten Rajkumar Hirani’s Sanju and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavat to become the first Indian movie to cross ₹ 700 Crore mark in the calendar year 2018. The income of Sanju and Padmavat were ₹ 542 Cr and ₹ 560 Cr respectively.

According to reports, it is also the first ever Kollywood film to have ₹700 Cr income worldwide. The income reports as calculated till now are – Week 1 – ₹ 526.86 Cr, Week 2: Day 1 – ₹ 27.31 Cr, Day 2 – ₹ 32.57 Cr, Day 3 – ₹ 36.45 Cr, Day 4 – ₹ 39.20 Cr, Day 5 – ₹ 17.13 Cr, Day 6 – ₹ 14.66 Cr, Day 7 – ₹ 16.80cCr, Total – ₹ 710.98 Cr. According to critics, only the Hindi dubbed version of the film has ₹ 222.65 Crores gross on its name. And, it has managed to top the Chennai film market for consecutive three weeks, with the collection from Chennai in the third week being around ₹ 17 crores.

Some stills from 2.0

Some stills from 2.0

Those who are saying that 2.0 is already the biggest Indian film, I have some facts for them. I accept it is true that it is the biggest 3D Indian film, but when it comes to be biggest in income, it is still behind four other films, two out of which are of Amir Khan. It is still behind Amir Khan’s Dangal which is on No. 1 (₹ 1957 Cr) and Secret Superstar which is on No. 4 (₹ 834 Cr), Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijan which is on No. 3 with ₹ 873 Cr and Prabhas’ Bahubali: The Conclusion with ₹ 1807 Cr. So, it has a lot of work to do to be the biggest hit of all time. But no one can say that it will be impossible. Because, 2.0 is gearing up for its big China release. According to its makers, the film will get around 56,000 screens in China, thus the income is expected to take a big leap after that.

Film is inching towards 800 Crore

Film is inching towards 800 Crore

Many of you don’t know that 2.0 had just run into controversy just before three days of its release. The cellular network operators have filed a complaint against the movie for promoting “obscurantist and anti-scientific attitudes against mobile phones, towers and mobile services”. According to Cellular Association of India, the movie was against “public interest,” and that it was “defamatory” of its members and violates their constitutional rights. The complaint was filed on 23rd November to the Central Board of Film Certification and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

And coming to the second part of my headline, 2.0 has not crossed Bahubali: The Conclusion in any income means. It is ahead in the number of screens it has been given to release, which is 10,500 globally, where as Bahubali: The Conclusion had 9000 screens on its name.

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