Box Office Gods Pee on Paa – A Monumental Disaster
Is there no end to the budda Amitabh Bachchan’s shame?
Paa has failed miserably in the UK too in the December 4-6, 2009 opening weekend (on top of the disaster in the U.S.).
With a pathetic gross of £67,545 (one of the lowest in the U.K. for a Bollywood film featuring major stars), Paa came in at No-16.
Here’s how badly Paa has fared in the UK compared to a few other prominent Bollywood films:
Paa a Disaster in India too?
We can’t help but wonder if all these reports of Paa doing well in India are real or plain hooey.
Count us among the skeptics.
The only way to set doubts at rest would be for Paa’s producers to come forward with granular data.
Box Office Gods Pee on Paa – A Monumental Disaster
U.S. Critics Pee on Paa
It is an average grosser in India ….. Maybe coz of the BACHCHAN frenzy here…..But nonetheless, it could have been a whole lot better..
A frenzy tends to cloud the truth.
Paa is doing well in India.
It is now hit in India with more than 14 crore in 5 days.
You write: Paa is doing well in India.
You must provide credible links to support your claims.
Otherwise, it’s mere blah blah blah.
I am not here to make exaggerations.
Considering it is released only in 500 cinemas here it is pretty good.
Thanks for the link.
Yes, Amit is right, Paa is turning out to be a kind of sleeper hit in India. Not sure about the film’s reception in UK and US though!
The only thing that baffles me is how the film producer states that the film was completed with a meagre budget of 16 crore when there were 3 big stars involved in it.\
Did Abhisek and Amitabh work for free?????
1. You write: Paa is turning out to be a kind of sleeper hit in India.
Given what we’ve seen of him so far (Drona et al), we can only associate Abhishek Bachchan not with any kind of hit but with the end product of a bull’s digestive process.
2. You write: Did Abhisek and Amitabh work for free?????
Remember the movie was produced by Amitabh Bachchan Corporation.
We don’t know for sure how much the film was sold to the Bachchans’ buddy Anil Ambani’s AdLabs.
3. You write: Not sure about the film’s reception in UK and US though!
Paa Fails in UK Too; Is Paa Really Doing Well in India?
Box Office Gods Pee on Paa – A Monumental Disaster
This is off-topic, but urgent (is there anything like urgent on blogs ?).
Have you seen Dances with Wolves ?
Now this is a powerful movie, an epic, long by Hollywood standards (3 hours). I cannot say enough about the movie, you must watch it with subtitles. Without subtitles, you may miss some understanding but not the impact.
The buffalo hunting scene alone is $$ vasool (not that I paid any $$; like a pakka desi, I got the movie on DC++).
No, haven’t seen Dances with Wolves. Added to our Netflix queue.
Today, we plan to watch either Clint Eastwood’s A Fistful of Dollars or Golmaal.
Got both today.
Could you put in highlights from the other portions of SearchIndia.com too, on the home page?
I saw your site had three out of four headlines on “Paa..”, today.
Why don’t you keep a small tab next to a single headline about Paa which says “Updated” or “New..”? Or give the older links to “Paa..” in smaller font below the newer headline.
This way you can also include highlights from other portions of SI- rather than having three headlines which are about the same movie.
Users might just get bored.
BTW., has SI has ignored blogging on the ongoing Telengana crisis?
Or have I not seen your update if you’ve written on it ?
1. You write: Could you put in highlights from…. Why don’t you keep a small tab….Or give the…This way you can also ….
2. You write: Users might just get bored
Who gives a f*ck.
If users are too lazy to spend a few seconds (all it takes) to look around the blog for new stuff, the schmucks can go f*ck themselves.
How difficult is it to find the scroll down/pg dn key on the keyboard.
In any case, the blog has the latest 10 posts under the tab Recent Posts on the left.
For crying out loud, what a bunch of lazy, whining farts.
3. You write: BTW., has SI has ignored blogging on the ongoing Telengana crisis?
We were waiting for someone to pop off a la Potti Sriramulu.
It looks like the Govt of India has capitulated.
Oh man, which side of the bed did you guys wake up on? How come so cranky with Elnino on a beautiful Malaysian Thursday morning 🙂
I agree with guruprasad, I enjoyed Dances with Wolves, personally Kevin Costner’s best. I hope you guys would enjoy it too.
Also, i’m guessing you guys aren’t huge fans of Twilight right? So i got bored and decided to catch Twilight the first one and oh my god!!!! It was awful. I’m guessing because the movie caters to tweens? The conversations were depressing and boring. I didn’t understand why was Edward Cullen ‘in love’ with Bella, the only reason I could conclude was because she had an amazing smell, he couldn’t read her thoughts and because he actually wanted to feed on her. I mean if he wanted to do her then why the hell did he wanted to bite her at the same time? Note to Edward, make up your fucking mind!
Ok, you should check out these two links related to twilight which is hilarious
Hope this puts you in a slightly cheerful mood
1. You write: How come…..on a beautiful Malaysian Thursday morning 🙂
Getting cold here. Had the first snow of the season already. No like. No like. 🙁
2. Read the pieces in your two links.
Glad we skipped New Moon although we were tempted to because Kristen Stewart is considered to be a good actress.
3. Plan to watch Dance with the Wolves soon.
Offtopic: Listening to the theme music from For a Few Dollars More (from the Ghost Rider Orchestra) in an endless loop for the last 20 minutes. Mucho like.
Oh man, I miss winter. i guess it’s a different feeling when you are in a country stuck in 2 seasons.
Ok, so I’m into rock…..-Nirvana, Silverchair, Hoobastang, Evanessence kind of stuff. And then my friend intro’ed me to House music and there has been no turning back. Its Ferry Corsten, Armin Van Burren, Above & Beyond rocks. Although house is more popular in Europe than States.
Soundtrack for Twillight and New Moon is pretty awesome. I quite like Meet Me at the Equinox by Death Cab Cutties. Not sure if it’s your taste though.
Will check out For A Few Dollars.
P/S: There could be a comeback for Interview with the Vampire
1. Winter is hell (particularly in the winter years of one’s life).
2. Just listened to Meet me on the Equinox. OK. Everything does end.
3. House music sounds like our kinda music. 😉 Listened for a while on YouTube.
@SI: Just listened to Meet me on the Equinox. OK. Everything does end
LOL!!! I so sense the excitement coming from you
Hei, cool….house music scene over here is slowly picking but not in great strides though. Its pretty big in Europe and Ibiza is THE place that all DJ’s go to spin. Has the largest turnout!
Btw, Tiger is now getting screwed left, right, center huh? Its all over the news man. From the accident to 13 mistresses, popping pills, voice messages, dirty texts, now there’s video tapes and possibly a love child.
1. You write: Btw, Tiger is now getting screwed left, right, center huh? Its all over the news man
Tiger Woods, yes. The media is all over him.
There’s a big celebrity media culture here. Very stupid, if you ask us.
Very few people buy the newspaper but they are desperate to know more about Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton et al.
Here’s an excerpt from a recent press release:
2. You can be sure we’ll be spending more time on House music.
You should give a bit of a breather between the two “Dollar” movies, else you may not be able to savour both.
Golmaal will fit nicely in the interregnum.
Unfortunately, the clowns at Netflix sent us a Gujarati film called Golmaal (Mukesh Rawal, Rahul Divan et al), a 2006 film directed by a fella named Hanif Mohammad. This was the first we heard of this Gujarati film.
We had requested the 1979 Hindi film featuring Amol Palekar but to the bozos at Netflix all Golmaals are the same. 🙁
Hrishikesh Mukherjee is one of best directors Bollywood ever had.
It is a pity that such directors are not among us.
SI Wrote: Unfortunately, the clowns at Netflix sent us a Gujarati film called Golmaal (Mukesh Rawal, Rahul Divan et al), a 2006 film directed by a fella named Hanif Mohammad. This was the first we heard of this Gujarati film.
Is there a Gujarati film named GOLMAAL, if it is from 2006 I suspect that it is the Ajay Devgan and Arshad Wamsi starrer golmaal – which is a kinda decent comedy film.
The original Golmaal that you were searching for should be the 1976 AMOL PALEKAR starrer. (It was remade into Tamil as Thillu Millu )
Yes, there is a Gujarati Golmaal (2006) too. And we’re sending back the DVD today.
The following is from Netflix:
Mukesh Rawal Rahul Divan
Arvind Vakeria Hemant Zha
Good, hope you get the original Golmaal:
By the way, here is a Spoof song from the 2006 GOLMAAL.
Watch this for Paresh rawal
Watched it. Nice one.
Paresh Rawal is one of the few decent actors in India (although his recent movies are plain trash).
sorry SI, I don’t think netflix is the clown here.. It is clear in their description that it is a gujju movie from 2006 🙂
@Deepa: Your understanding of origins of “House” seems to be incorrect.. from SI’s link
House is a style of electronic dance music that originated in Chicago, Illinois, USA in the early 1980s. It was initially popularized in mid-1980s discothÃ¨ques catering to the African-American, Latino American, and gay communities; first in Chicago, then in New York City, New Jersey, Detroit, and Miami. It eventually reached Europe before becoming infused in mainstream pop and dance music worldwide.
Do you play the Guitar Hero/Rock Band/DJ Hero etc.?
@elnino: LOL, once in a while SI goes wild on unsuspecting loyal readers – mallukuttan had a similar experience a few weeks back. 😉
1. No, we didn’t make the mistake on Netflix. We were careful in asking for the 1979 Hindi movie because Guruprasad is keen on a review of the older version. We didn’t even know the Gujju version existed until we got the DVD yesterday.
But whoever was sending out the DVD at Netflix is obviously unfamiliar with the idiosyncrasies of Indian movie names – Who’d think three Indian movies would have a similar sounding name.
2. House music has a ferocious energy/beat, at least the videos we’ve watched on YouTube.
Yeah I am also surprised that it started off in US, however as far as I know the Europeans have embraced it faster.
Most top DJ’s are from Europe – Armin Van Burren, Paul Van Dyk, Ferry Corsten.
In comparison between markets, and reading DJ’s interview on mags, most of them say that US is slower. There’s also trance music as well.
Hei SI dudes so you’ve crossed over to House/Trance huh??? I welcome you with open arms man :P)
We’re latecomers to the music scene but we’ll catch up with y’all.
Listening to Straight Out the Club on Lala.
Ada/adi pavi SI.. unga oorla pani pozhiyarthuku enna vechi comedy panitiye..
BTW., what a pity., Mayawati asking for 3 states out of the UP? Should’ve let that Rao chap die instead. Now looks even I can ask if Nungambakkam or Kodambakkam can be made a constituency.
1. Hello Sweetie-Pie. 🙂
Here’s some entertainment for ya.
2. You write: Now looks even I can ask if Nungambakkam or Kodambakkam can be made a constituency
But we want Ayanavaram.
@deepa and vetti jijaji –
Lol., I know. Maybe a little pissed at being woken up to see two golti Indian states instead of one. The choice of language + SI’s apparent age, is a funny combination. Imagining an old hag speaking those lines makes me laugh more than rap back at SI.
Old hag, us? 😉
Old hag??????????????????????? Oh man, i thought these guys were young and cute 🙁
(from a Starbucks near Times Square, NYC, 5:04PM ET Saturday, 6:04AM Sunday Malaysia Time)
Drat, this cataract clouding our eyes.
We just can’t find our dentures. 🙁