(For SI blog reader Nisha Gupta)
Folks, are you really surprised that Salman ‘Flop‘ Khan has delivered yet another dud at the box office.
The numbers are out and yes, Salman Khan’s latest crap-show Veer has fared badly at the box office (the U.S. box office that is).
After all, it’s a Salman ‘Flop’ Khan movie. Can it be anything but a dud at the box office.
For the January 22-24, 2010 opening weekend at the U.S. box office, Veer had a total gross of a mere $334,562. Less than junk like Dil Bhole Hadippa and slightly more than garbage like Bhoothnath.
If that’s not a mighty big shame we don’t know what is.
In case you are wondering, Veer had a fairly wide release in the U.S. (92 theatres). But to no avail, right?
Yes, Veer’s average gross of just $3,637 is pathetic.
Guys, if we’ve said it once we’ve said it a thousand times – these days, Salman Khan is the kiss of death for a movie.
Look at the below table to see how badly Salman Khan’s movies have done at the U.S. box office (for your convenience Salman Khan’s movies are marked in red color):
As SearchIndia.com wrote in the review of this junk,
A lengthy bore, Veer is yet another Bollywood movie that ought not to have ever been made. The very idea should have been consigned to the trash-bin.
Alas, tis’ a cruel world we live in and, instead, we’re subjected to a mind-numbing 2 hours and 35-minutes of one of the dullest movies we ever watched on the big screen.
Salman ‘Flop’ Khan’s Veer Fares Badly in UK Too
Veer Review – Trash for Cash
Salman Khan vs Rest of Bollywood – Dead on Arrival
yesterday i saw sherlok holmes,it is a solid movie,sherlok holmes or robert downey jr is the funniest and smartets detective,robert downey has acted brilliantly even better than he played in iron man,i wish there could be sequel for sherlok holmes but i have been waiting for iron man 2,still no prestige review?
You write: still no prestige review
We hope to get The Prestige on Wednesday.
The great Imran Khan (cricketer) once said that good teams/individuals analyze their failures, while great teams/individuals analyze their successes as well.
Our flop Salman Khan is neither good nor great, but aint he got sense to figure out that when he cant guarantee financial returns on stuff like “God Tussi Great Ho”, how can he do so on mega budget stuff like like Veer ?
How did the producer agree to put in his money on the movie ?
Even if the story is banal, there are other elements that can salvage a movie, and can even make it look good (eg., Sholay and DDLJ). Our folks can at least pay attention to those elements. Instead, more money is spent on look-and-feel (read Switzerland) of the movie.
I saw an old movie called Paths of Glory (Kirk Douglas).
I cant describe what I felt like, but this movie is seriously not to be missed.
It is regarding the battle for Anthill between France and Germany during World War One.
Dont read review on Wikipedia, it may have spoilers.
And this is not the movie that preaches ‘War is futile’, in the usual manner.
1. Aha, here is your ‘lost’ comment.
For some weird reason, it went into the spam folder. Maybe, WordPress doesn’t like more than one reference to a Muslim (there were two above: Imran Khan, Salman Khan) in a comment. 😉
2. You write: Our flop Salman Khan is neither good nor great, but aint he got sense to figure out that when he cant guarantee financial returns on stuff like “God Tussi Great Ho”, how can he do so on mega budget stuff like like Veer ?
Salman ‘Flop’ Khan’s jackpot in life was to belong to the same genetic pool as Salim Khan. After that, it’s been downhill all the way. 🙁
just loved ‘The Prestige’ .. if you like it , watch ‘The Illusionist’ also.. different movies same feel.. loved both but ‘The Prestige’ is a much better film. well.. some like ‘The illusionist’ better.. I kinda started an argument inside my head and really couldn’t say which one is better. so please watch both.. would like to see you review them.
Added The Illusionist to our Netflix queue. Ed Norton is a decent actor.
yeah, Illusionist is a must movie for all Bielievers..
whoa, prestige has 8.4 on imdb.. bumped it up to #1 in my queue just for Johansson..
Biel, Johansson, Theron. Life is worth living despite the Priyankas, Kareenas, Nayantaras and Trishas.
not a good idea to watch illusionist n prestige at the same time. they are movies with same theme n u kinda get the deja vu feeling for the movie u watch second. my suggestion is watch illusionist first, then vettaikaran (so that you forget illusionist…for that matter u forget all the movies of past if u watch vettaikaran) n then prestige.
in my opinion, both are good movies.
You write: my suggestion is watch illusionist first, then vettaikaran (so that you forget illusionist…for that matter u forget all the movies of past if u watch vettaikaran) n then prestige.
The above note gets the Comment of January award. 🙂
Getting The Prestige tomorrow. The Illusionist, likely on Friday or Saturday.
jus saw veer trailer… oh god, i pity the producer.
Salman ‘Flop’ Khan is like the Basmasura of Indian mythology.
Any movie Salman comes in contact with these days, he destroys. 🙁
Watching it…at 8:29mt now.
Agrees with kd36939 on the deja vu feeling 🙂 if you watch both at the same time. Both are excellent movies. Dont miss “The Last Samurai”. An excellent movie pictured at the best locations.
We just watched The Prestige. The Prestige Review – Good but Not Great.
Will watch The Last Samurai.