First, the critics raped What’s Your Rashee.
Now, the audience has mercilessly buggered What’s Your Rashee (featuring Bollywood freak-shows Priyanka Chopra and Harman Baweja).
Folks, What’s Your Rashee is a Himalayan disaster at the U.S. box office.
A bigger disaster than even Drona.
A greater calamity than Thoda Pyaar, Thoda Magic.
For the September 25-27, 2009 opening weekend, What’s Your Rashee grossed a pitiful $169,005 at the U.S. box office.
The movie debuted at No-38 and had an average gross of a mere $2,167.
Hereâ€™s how What’s Your Rashee fared at the U.S. box office in the opening weekend compared to some prominent Bollywood films:
Hmmmmm… It beat out God Tussi Great Ho, which means that fans are more interested in seeing Harman Baweja embarrass himself than seeing Salman Khan embarrass himself.
A Priyanka Chopra-Harman Baweja film is not meant even for Friends & Family.
At best for the quadrupeds in the two families.
Something was definitely fishy because Priyanka Chopra was mercilessly promoting this on her Twitter page whereas she didn’t really do much work trying to get the word out for Kaminey.
I think she even posted something like, “Please be forgiving!” when it was premiering at the TIFF.
You write: she didn’t really do much work trying to get the word out for Kaminey
Kaminey was essentially the what’s-his-name kid’s movie. Not Priyanka’s (fortunately).
BTW, been meaning to ask you for long. Did you watch Kaminey?
Yeah, saw Kaminey when it came out.
I thought it was okay, not great. I almost fell asleep about halfway through. Maybe I did for about 10-15 minutes, can’t remember. But it did at least appear to be original, not following the traditional formulaic crap.
I think the thing that kind of confused me more than anything was reading the promo blurb. You know when you go to a movie theater web site and you see what’s playing and click on the title of the movie to get more background info for what the movie is about. Whoever writes the promo blurbs for these Bollywood movies ought to be shot. It’s fairly obvious that it’s delegated to some marketing person who doesn’t have a clue what the movie is about so they just make up random things. Then I walk into a movie expecting to see what it says in the blurb, when half of the nonsense that they promoted the movie to be about never happens.
Along the same lines is the garbage that is written on the back of the DVD boxes that allegedly passes as a synopsis for what you are buying. Doesn’t matter if it’s Eros, Yash Raj, UTV or someone else. The things are written in English by someone who (it’s blatantly obvious) doesn’t speak or write in English as their first language. If you read it for grammar, let alone content, a good portion of the stuff makes no sense. But I suppose they don’t worry about the person writing that stuff since according to you nobody buys the legitimate DVD version and just pirates it instead.
1. You write: Whoever writes the promo blurbs for these Bollywood movies ought to be shot. It’s fairly obvious that it’s delegated to some marketing person who doesn’t have a clue what the movie is about so they just make up random things. Then I walk into a movie expecting to see what it says in the blurb, when half of the nonsense that they promoted the movie to be about never happens.
Welcome to Incredible India.
2. You write: according to you nobody buys the legitimate DVD version and just pirates it instead.
What got our goat the most in the last two years was the Bollywood scumbags telling everyone that Ghajini was original, with no relation to Memento.
How can the Bollywood producers curb piracy when they are the biggest thieves.
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Heard the soundtrack of the upcoming Hindi movie “Blue”? It’s by A.R.Rahman. Pretty good tracks- I recommend you try listening to it.
Also, the OST of the upcoming hollywood flick “Couples Retreat” is out online. Stars Vince Vaughn and a few others. That’s also by ARR. Don’t forget to listen to “Waterfall” and “Jason and Cynthia Theme” from the soundtrack. You wouldn’t regret listening.
It’s by A.R.Rahman. Pretty good tracks- I recommend you try listening to it.
1. Whatever that Akshay ‘ch*tiya benefiting from theft’ Kumar does, who cares.
That fella Akshay Kumar knows diddly about acting.
Diddly about anything except his wifey Twinkle unzipping his fly.
Listened to all the songs in Blue.
No life in them.
Doesn’t have the life of Jai Ho and other songs in Slumdog Millionaire.
2. Couples Retreat (the movie) looks interesting.
The music – Nothing great.
wat jai Ho
Slumdog Millionaire was an entertaining movie and richly deserved the awards and encomiums heaped upon it.