Bollywood bore Wake Up Sid (featuring Ranbir Kapoor and Konkana Sen) has not done well at the U.S. box office.
Wake Up Sid grossed $355,532 at the U.S. box office for the October 2-4, 2009 weekend.
The UTV distributed movie opened at #25 for the October 2-4, 2009 weekend at the U.S. box office with an average gross of $4,500.
Interestingly, Wake Up Sid did much better at the U.S. box office than the recent Salman Khan crap-show Wanted.
Oh well, Ranbir Kapoor is a superior actor compared to Salman Khan.
Hereâ€™s how Wake Up Sid fared at the U.S. box office compared to a few other prominent Bollywood movies
good to know ranbir is doing well.. people normally are carried away by movies having bigger ‘stars’ (i.e. if salman can be considered as one).. no doubt Wanted is a crap, but it actually hurts when more deserving movies like ‘ a wednesday’, ‘aamir’ end up grossing lesser than the ‘wanted’. The audiences can be called completely unbiased when they actually rate a movie on the basis of its story and execution and not the stars it has….
Some of the biggest craps offlate ‘KI’, ‘Wanted’ are actually termed as hits!!!!
Our desis are for the most part one step behind chimps in their appreciation of art.
I thought Aamir was ridiculous, except for the cinematography & music.. it is on instant play, if you want to check it out.
Haven’t seen it but we may have it…one of those Buy $50 Indian grocery, get one DVD free.
Please can you point out what was so ridiculous about aamir. The acting was ok.. story was as believable as ‘a wednesday’… maybe more. In fact I found it to be wonderful. I would recommend search india watching it and reviewing it…
You write: I found it to be wonderful. I would recommend search india watching it and reviewing it…
Vague Spoiler For Aamir Ahead:
Cut and pasted from Khalid Mohamed’s review because he is more eloquent than me – but that’s exactly how I felt. I read this review after I watched the movie, so wasn’t influenced by this.. I think I had too much expectations for this because of the other rave reviews.
The plot: itâ€™s about an England-returned doctor (Rajeev Khandelwal), who on landing in Mumbai, is threatened to follow instructions over a cell phone. Alas, this is hardly plausible. In fact, the outcome is littered with so many questions and inconsistencies that Dr Aamirâ€™s dilemma becomes un-involving. Why is he the chosen one? Why the elaborate hatch-and-catch 22 charade?
There you go, rgh3176.
I woud just ask search india to watch the movie. believe me when you could waste so many ‘two plus hours’ of your life on wanted, KI, do knot disturb, you will not feel the regret that you felt watching these movies…
Most story lines out there are not ‘ plausible ‘ as your dear khalid says.I will disclose this though I didnt want to. Aamir has an inspired story line of the fillipino-american movie ‘Cavite’ which I saw in 2006.
Even when watching Aamir I did realise the inspiration it has drawn. yes.. inspiration and not a copy…. So let search india watch the movie from an unbiased point of view and share its thoughts..
We’ll watch Cavite in a couple of hours. And then see Aamir.
BTW, Cavite is available on Netflix Instant Play.
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SI, I’d suggest Aamir first.. you may succumb to the “Unnaipol Oruvan” effect, if you watch it after Cavite.
rgh, I don’t even go near movies like KI and Do Knot Disturb. I have a buffer (SI and other reviewers) from such trash. So when reviewers rated Aamir so highly, I’d want high quality.
Aamir wiki says
The background score for the opening credits is the Peggy Lee song “It’s a Good Day”. The rights to the song were obtained for Rs. 800,000 (US$ 16,480).
So we have got some honest director here.. or was it a publicity stunt.
We’ll try and watch both today.
I am sure we all could name some movies with copied background score…. and it is not about the honesty of the director.. any guy with a little bit of inclination to international movies would find out any such copies. But what is important(to me atleast) is the execution of the content the director has. Sometimes even copies can be really really bad(See that as God tussi great ho for an example). In that way, I felt aamir didnt do all that bad a job…
It’s 4:53 PM ET and we’ll get to both Cavite and Aamir in a few minutes.