SI Thrilled – Ram Leela Scores Big at BO

I’m pleased as punch! So pleased and thrilled that I’ve opened a bottle of Soju to celebrate, my poor health notwithstanding. Bollywood director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s lovely film Ram Leela has done remarkably well at the U.S. box office. Pssst, Ram Leela has done better than even the super-hero film Krrish 3. For the opening […]

Krrish 3 Box Office – Disappointing

Hrithik Roshan’s Diwali release Krrish 3 has not set the box office on fire in the U.S. The movie, produced and directed by Hrithik’s papa Rakesh Roshan, took in a mere million dollars in its opening November 1-3, 2013 weekend. Average gross of just $5,046 per screen is likely turning Hrithik and his father toward […]

Zanjeer BO – Ram, Ram! Big Disaster

The whole world knows Indians have poor taste in movies. But when even Indians show the middle finger to a movie, you can imagine how terrible it must be! Telugu star Ram Charan Teja’s Bollywood debut film Zanjeer is turning out to be one of the biggest flops of 2013. Anybody surprised? Not us, surely. […]

OUATIMD BO – Akshay Kumar Flops in US

Don’t be surprised if you see Akshay Kumar crying into his Lassi. Akshay’s Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara is struggling to get off the ground while rival Shah Rukh Khan’s Chennai Express is soaring into the stratosphere. In its second weekend SRK’s Chennai Express grossed over three times what Akshay Kumar’s Once Upon […]

Chennai Express BO – Trash Loves Trash

As the wise SI has said on countless occasions, you can take the Indian out of India but not the trash out of the Indian. In another demonstration of the unbounded Indian love for trash, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s sub-mental garbage Chennai Express got a decent opening at the U.S. box office. Classless Indian […]

Ramaiya Vastavaiya BO – Horrible

If I have said it once, I’ve said it a million times. If Shruti Hassan were born to any one but Tamil film star Kamal Haasan, she’d be on all fours, mopping floors and cleaning gutters. Utterly bereft of acting skills, this creature continues to torment viewers ad nauseum. It’s one of the many tragedies […]