Aamir Khan – New King Khan of Bollywood

(For SI blog reader Gandhiji and his many aliases)

Pygmy Khan’s last two movies were either garbage (3 Idiots) or garbage+stolen (Ghajini).

But the box office gods seldom give a flying f*ck to such mundane elements as garbage or theft. They work on a different plane.

Schmucks, just look at the U.S. box office numbers for the opening weekend and second weekend for Aamir Khan’s recent movies juxtaposed against his rivals’ films.

Aamir is rewriting the Bollywood record books while rivals like Shahrukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan et al struggle to stay in the game.

The below table tells the story of the new King Khan of Bollywood – Aamir Khan.

11 Responses to "Aamir Khan – New King Khan of Bollywood"

  1. Asha Tampa   January 7, 2010 at 1:58 am

    For a moment I wondered what was wrong with the site, hmm… this new layout is going to take awhile to get used to. Any reasons as to what triggered the change?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write above: Any reasons as to what triggered the change?

    This aging belle sorely needed a facelift and other cosmetic surgery as well. 😉

  2. DW-A(1/2)Dr.   January 7, 2010 at 2:16 am

    Thumbs up for the new look.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:


    Will try to make it better.

  3. Twig   January 7, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Oh! New Look!.
    I have a problem with the grey back ground. Is it really good ?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    What’s wrong with the gray color?

  4. Twig   January 7, 2010 at 7:41 am

    In the old blog, after clicking submit button, one doesn’t know where the comment vanished. Atleast, now I can see ‘Your comment is awaiting moderation’. Nice!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Let’s see what other ‘nice’ changes we can make.

  5. guruprasad.s   January 7, 2010 at 8:06 am

    Money on cosmetic surgery seems to be well spent, although customers (readers) come to the place (SI site) for flesh (content, substance and brutally honest reviews, I mean) ;-).

    Double entendre apart, one suggestion: The font size of readers’ comments appears too small relative to that of the blog content. Can you increase it ? I know I can do it in the browser, but that makes the blog font look too big.

    Have you watched Aamir Khan’s Lagaan (2001) and Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (1992) ? In JJWS, Aamir Khan (26 yrs) looked convincing enough to play a college student, and the movie showed people with normal behaviour, as opposed to idiotic behaviour. The songs alone are paisa wasool, and are popular even today. Strongly recommended.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. Agreed. Font size is too small on comments.

    We’ve just changed the font face from wateva default to Tahoma. Hopefully, this should improve readability. Unfortunately, this has also changed the font face on the main posts (we liked the default font on the posts). 🙁

    2. We’ll have to first watch the Gol Maal (old) DVD lying with us (now for weeks) and then take up JJWS and Lagaan.

  6. Jump a Lahiri   January 7, 2010 at 9:33 am

    lovely, juicy stats table.. thanks

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    SRK, Hrithik et al have a hard act to follow.

  7. vjcool   January 7, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Golmaal, Chotisi Baat, Chupke Chupke… they donot make films like these now .. do they??.. puts a satisfied smile on the face… and those songs… (sighs and gazes into the open)

    do we get a review?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. Yes, we too have listened to those songs so many times.

    We owned the vinyl records when we lived in India.

    Here’s one of our favorites from Chhoti Si Baat: Na Jaane Kyun.

    Wonder whatever happened to Vidya Sinha

    2. Gol Maal review definitely.

  8. nisha.gupta27   January 7, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Thanks for your recommendation for using Neem leaves with the excerpt from the National Institute of Health.
    I dont have the name of the disease you are suffering from as NIH or any Institute must have not even tried to research about it. I actually happen to know some people in NIH to whom I can recommend to research the peculiar disease you have of blasting out with your exceptional vocabulary at people/movies/restaurants/nationality/culture….. list can just go on and on.

    But till NIH comes out with a suitable name for your disease and a suitable medicine (I doubt they can find a medicine for your disease), I can suggest you use ‘Gorilla Glue’ to stick your lips (so that you cant speak) and tie your hands down with some real strong strings (so that you cant type these disgusting reviews).

    One last thing before I finish my reply, you have never replied any of my messages to the point like the last one where you tried to be a doctor figuring out the disease I have. You just hover around and totally give a different reply like you did this time with Neem. Why cant you just explain why you like to criticize people by using adjectives in front of every word (examples in this post: ‘Pygmy Khan’, ‘garbage’ 3 Idiots, ‘Schmucks’, ‘Flop Khan – Salman Khan’)
    You can even get your message out without using these adjectives of yours. Why do you have the urge of showing off the words you learn from dictionary everyday.

    I guess you havent gotten laid since a while, thats why the frustration comes out in your posts.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. You write: I guess you havent gotten laid since a while, thats why the frustration comes out in your posts.

    If that’s your sly way of throwing yourself at us, puhleeze, we are known to be the discerning kind. 😉

    2. You write: Why cant you just explain why you like to criticize people by using adjectives in front of every word (examples in this post: ‘Pygmy Khan’, ‘garbage’ 3 Idiots, ‘Schmucks’, ‘Flop Khan – Salman Khan’)

    Salman Khan is a flop Khan. Look at Salman’s box office numbers. Pitiful.

    Aamir Khan is a pygmy. Bet he just comes up to Bachchan’s you know what. 😉

    3 Idiots in our not so humble opinion is garbage.

    So why are you frothing at the mouth.

    A lot of our readers are indeed schmucks. Still harbor doubts…just read the comments by the Nishas, Malikas et al. 😉

  9. TrulySiva   January 7, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    unnaku marketing pathalama (you folks need better marketing) no one listens to your blog – they make you look as buffoons (spelling correct huh?) with box-office numbers. BTW, nammaku 1 Re Coin la irrukara Hindi eh padikavarathu (we cannot read hindi that’s written in INR 1 coin)

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: no one listens to your blog

    Ha ha ha.

    We have you hanging on to our every word (including the above, you’ve posted 29 comments so far). 😉

  10. nisha.gupta27   January 8, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    As you have agreed yourself that most of your readers are ‘schmucks’, why dont you try to write something meaningful on your blog so that you can get some intelligent admirers. If you write idiotic and unmeaningful things on your blog than only schmucks like me are going to come to read it.
    I will also switch myself from the former camp if you start writing something hit instead of shit!!!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:


    We are working on some ‘original stuff’ but that’s only for your ears, sweetie. 😉

  11. Jump a Lahiri   January 12, 2010 at 8:47 am

    $594,380 in the 3rd weekend, with only a 60% dip.. 3 Idiots and Avatar .. 2 record-breaking movies running at the same time.. this coincidence will never happen again. I am still going to avoid 3 idiots in theater, though..

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    1. Amazing run for 3 Idiots. The talk in India is that it’s gone past Sholay.

    Maybe, we’ll do a 3rd week comparison with other prominent Bollywood movies.

    2. You write: I am still going to avoid 3 idiots in theater, though.

    This is one mediocre movie best avoided in all places. 🙁

    BTW, the RedBox code worked last night though for some reason it refused to accept our Discover card.

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