Cine-goers have always had a soft corner for films based on intelligence agencies, as it gives them a nail biting experience, putting them at the edge of their seats.
To see a protagonist as an undercover agent is always interesting and the suspense associated with such stories keeps the audience engrossed and entertained.
Bollywood has largely celebrated films on the espionage genre, however the Indian audience have yet not been introduced to a real female spy.
Not very long ago, we had witnessed Katrina Kaif playing the role of an undercover agent in ‘Ek Tha Tiger' called Zoya, where she was showcased as a glamorized version of a spy, which was far from reality.
We now see yet another actress playing an undercover agent and this time, there seems to be no fabrication. Taapsee Pannu plays the titular role in the upcoming ‘Naam Shabana.'
Taapsee's character Shabana is based on her character in the much loved spy film, ‘Baby,' where her twenty minute, action-packed presence resulted in the makers making India's first spin-off based on her character's backstory. In the trailer and promos of the film, we see Shabana performing daredevil sequences.
Shabana is a real spy, who has trained hard to perfect her action skills so that she can protect her country. Zoya's character, on the other hand, seemed almost like a fictitious version of a spy, where no training or hardcore prep was undertaken by Katrina. Zoya was seen belly dancing whereas Shabana is being seen as a fighter and a protector of her nation's security, which is what a real spy is entitled to do.
Continuing the onset of content oriented film, Taapsee Pannu's Naam Shabana will introduce the Indian audience to the life of a spy, with the film bringing to the big screen the recruitment process, training, family set backs and missions undertaken by a spy.
It's high time Bollywood film's stop bluffing cinegoers with glamorized spies a la Ek Tha Tiger or the upcoming Tiger Zinda hai, and make room for real stories like Naam Shabana.
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Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt's recently released film Badrinath Ki Dulhania is doing wonders at the Box Office. Directed by Shashank Khaitan and produced by Karan Johar, Varun and Alia's sizzling chemistry has managed to draw the audience to the theatres.
BKD earned Rs 12.25 crore (122.5 million) nett approx on its first day and showed a good growth of around 20% on its second day. The film has collected Rs 14.25 crore (142.5 million) nett approx on its second day, Rs 15.75 crore on its third day and interestingly managed to show same growth on its first Monday. Badrinath Ki Dulhania had a huge Monday and had collected Rs 12 crore (120 million) nett approx on its first Monday.
Badrinath Ki Dulhania has continued to show the same growth at the Box Office on its first Tuesday. The film has grossed around Rs 7 crore (70 million) nett on Tuesday and this takes the total 5 days collection to Rs 61 crore (610 million) nett approx.
Being weekday the collections of the film have dropped by 30% in North and Central Indian and by 50% in Mumbai and South. Despite that, the collection of the film is stable and seems, the film will continue easy two weeks run at the Box Office.
Backed by positive responses and reviews, the film will surely make a mark at the box office and is expected to break Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania's first-week business.
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Herer'e three films released on this Friday 17 Feb. ‘The Ghazi Attack', ‘Runnig Shaadi' and ‘Irada'. Irada eco-thriller feature film directed by Aparnaa Singh and produced by Falguni Patel and Prince Soni.
Ranbir Kapoor – Anushka Sharma starrer Ae Dil Hai Mushkil is performing fairly well in its 2nd week at the global box office.
This romantic musical has managed to gross 142.87 crores (nett. 102.05 crores) at the Indian market and 68.06 crores (9 Days total) in the international markets. It now stands with a worldwide box office total of 210.93 crores.Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Grosses Over 210 Crores Worldwide
ADHM is currently aiming to beat the worldwide collections of M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story which is 216 crores.
(Gross)Global 1. PK (2014)303.00339.50489.00792.00 2. Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)193.39320.34432.46626.00 3. Sultan (2016)168.00300.45420.65589.00 4. Dhoom3 (2013)170.00280.25372.00542.00 5. Chennai Express (2013)121.00226.70301.00422.00 6. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015)93.70207.40305.00399.00 7. 3 Idiots (2009)126.00202.00269.00395.00 8. Dilwale (2015)180.09148.72214.15394.00 9. Happy New Year (2014)90.00205.00295.00385.00 10. Kick (2014)67.58233.00309.89377.00 11. Krrish 3 (2013)54.00240.50320.00374.00 12. Bajirao Mastani (2015)101.83184.00265.00367.00 13. Bang Bang (2014)79.00181.03261.00340.00 14. Ek Tha Tiger (2012)57.00198.00263.00320.00 15. Yeh Jawaani Hain Deewaani (2013)58.00190.03259.00318.00 16. Dabangg 2 (2012)54.00159.00211.00265.00 17. Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015)45.80152.00213.00258.00 18. Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012)80.00121.00161.00241.00 19. Airlift (2016)47.60129.00184.00231.60 20. Rustom (2016)40.54127.42178.26218.80 21. M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story(2016)30.00132.85186.00 216.00 22. Ae Dil Hai Mushkil68.06102.05142.87 210.93
Directed by Karan Johar, the film also star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in a pivotal role.