Agent Vinod, which had a fairly wide release in the U.S. (for a Bollywood film), hasn’t done well at the box office.
And that’s a shame because the movie is a decent Hindi action, spy thriller.
Here’s how Agent Vinod fared at the U.S. box office compared to a few prominent Bollywood films:
Agent Vinod Review – Oozes Panache
Corruption in the city of God
We’ve been following the reports of corruption in Tirupati with great interest for the last couple of days.
In Incredible India, even God turns a Nelson’s Eye or is a mute, helpless, scared spectator to the massive corruption that’s happening in front of his eyes.
We liked the reference to 1+1 in Tirupati!
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Is Lord Balaji temple at Tirumala only for VIPs?
Forget the city or the temple. Even the Garbhagriha (Sanctum Sanctorum) is rife with corruption. You recall the guards who push the devotees out with their constant Jaragandi Jaragandi chatter right?
They actually dont push. They kind of hold you and then let you go. If you slip them some bucks then they will push you into the corner behind them and let you stand there for 15-20 seconds more before they turn their attention back to you. So, besides the ticket, 1+1 and everything else you need to carry Rs. 50 Jaragandi tax/tips to cower before the Lord!
Don’t think that the priests are any better. If you put a generous dakshina then you will get some more god watching time.
Watch from 2:20 to 2:50
Nice dialogs but one that obviously falls on deaf Indian ears!
How these stupid Hindus can go crazy over a piece of stone beats us!
Vada-Mala, Car Pooja, Griharapravesham, Homam ….. ad nauseam. There’s no end to the dishonest piety of the hypocritical Hindus.
At least Muslims are sensible enough to abhor and disavow idol worship.
But then those nut-cases believe Jihad and killing of infidels gets them virgins in heavens!
And the Christian bozos with their “Intelligent Design” (code for Jesus) nonsense insist that evolution is at best a theory.
Bottom line, there’s no hope for humanity.
r u an atheist??
Yes, we belong to the small minority of Indians who think worshiping monkeys, birds, snakes, pieces of stone or doing car pooja is the acme of idiocy.
Occasionally, we’ve been known to fall off the wagon but for the most part remain steadfast in our conviction that if God exists he/she/it must be a big time chutiya given the creation of whackos like Salman Khan, Narendra Modi, the Nazi Pope (who thinks condoms causes AIDS) etc.
Film is a huge underperformer in India too, will definitely gross less than Kahani which is a small budget film.
Such is life.
We found Agent Vinod far superior to Don 2.
Some really scary news…
We’re totally zapped!
Feel like sacrificing yourself tomorrow? 😉
3 (of Kolaveri fame) is releasing today in your area.
I didn’t know this thing was releasing this weekend. I guess they have kept its release a big secret!! 😀
As far as I have checked it is running only in BigCinemas at Niles which is 45 miles away. Dhanush and Shruti Haasan do not inspire me to drive all the way there in Chicago traffic. 🙁
Also, we are bidding farewell to a friend who has decided to return to India for good.
I’ll email you if anything changes.
Sweetie, we wanted to publish your comment as a separate review.
We even edited it completely.
Then, we went to IMDB to check for details on the writers of the 3 story and found that you’d already published the same review there.
So we deleted it!
Looks like I did a wise thing by not watching “3” 😉
The reviews we’ve seen are pretty damning.
We won’t be surprised if 3 turns out to be a big box-office dud.
People think just because that woman is Rajinikanth’s daughter she can create wonders.
Stalin had it right when he threatened Lenin’s Wife:
Source: Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar
by Simon Sebag Montefiore
Reviewed in the Guardian.
Bottom line, just because Aishwarya Rajinikanth once used the same toilet as Rajinikanth doesn’t mean she knows diddly about movies! 😉
Ditto for Shruti Haasan.
That thing was terrible in 7AM Arivu.