Who says films cannot score over politics and cricket! The South Indian film industry has proved this by dominating Twitter’s most influential moments in 2019.Topping the list of Twitter’s most influential moments this year is Ajith-starrer Viswasam which was ahead of the Lok Sabha elections and also the ICC World Cup 2019.But, another interesting point to note is that Viswasam is not the only south film in the list. Mahesh Babu-starrer Maharshi stands at rank four thanks to its huge success in India and abroad.Close So, what has made these two films so big to feature in Twitter’s most influential moments' list? related news Most watched series on Netflix: Binge worthy shows people are viewing across the world Bala joins content-rich super hits from Dinesh Vijan’s Maddock Films, all eyes now on #AajKal, Angrezi Medium and Roohi Afza Viacom18 launches multi-format kids app VOOT Kids Ask this question to Ajith fans who already have flooded the … [Read more...] about Ajith-starrer Viswasam dominates Twitter’s most influential moments, great year for South cinema
Five days since its release, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has proved to be a force not only in its home turf of the US but also in several international markets.The eighth episode of the franchise grossed USD 104.787 million in the US on day one and it is now the second largest weekend opener of all-time with USD 220 million. But it looks like the magic is not working in India despite the film having a strong run overseas.The Last Jedi began its journey in India with Rs 2 crore on opening day. The collections went up marginally on the second and third day, earning Rs 2.75 crore and Rs 3 crore respectively. But the start of the week saw a huge drop in the film’s business as The Last Jedi collected only Rs 75 lakh, taking the movie’s total so far to Rs 8.50 crore.Close In comparison to Thor Ragnarok that released in early November, the newest Star Wars offering's collections are four times lower than the superhero sequel. While Thor Ragnarok raked in … [Read more...] about Star Wars: The Last Jedi emerges as a force abroad but fails to impress India
There's some good news for Salman Khan and it is not about his latest offering Tiger Zinda Hai that is hitting the theatres on Friday. This one is about the Forbes India list, ranking celebrities on estimates of entertainment-related earnings of celebrities. The actor has topped the 2017 chart with Rs 232.83 crore revenue earnings.This is the second time Salman has outdid other celebrities. In 2016, Khan had minted Rs 270.33 crore after his film Sultan saw a successful run at the box office. Another film that contributed to his last year’s earnings was the Sooraj Barjatya-directed Prem Ratan Dhan Payo in late 2015.Forbes India Celebrity 100 List - Check Out The Detailed List HereClose Coming in a distant second is Shah Rukh Khan with income of Rs 170.5 crore and SRK too has retained his spot at rank 2. The actor had two offerings this year—Raaes and Jab Harry Met Sejal. Both the films couldn’t stand up to the success of his previous films like Happy New Year and … [Read more...] about Salman Khan does it again, retains top rank in Forbes India Celebrity 100 list; SRK distant second
Salman Khan’s final release of 2017 has given Bollywood a boost with Tiger Zinda Hai minting money at the box office and setting new benchmarks just four days since its release.Tiger Zinda Hai began showing on Friday in around 4,600 screens and enjoyed the bonus of an extended weekend thanks to the Christmas holiday. The timing of the release paid off as the film has set three new records for 2017, surpassing the collections of successful films like Golmaal Again, Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees, Hrithik Roshan’s Kaabil, Judwaa 2 starring Varun Dhawan and Akshay Kumar-starrer Toilet: Ek Prem Katha.After Baahubali: The Conclusion, Tiger Zinda Hai has enjoyed the biggest opening of 2017 in India. The film raked in Rs 34.10 crore to go past the first day collections of Golmaal Again that had taken home Rs 30.10 crore. Shah Rukh Khan's Raees is a distant second with Rs 20.29 crore on day one.Close The strong run of Tiger Zinda Hai … [Read more...] about Tiger Zinda Hai roars at the box office in record-breaking end to 2017
Secretary of the central government’s rural development ministry, Amarjeet Sinha, says the ministry is aiming to deliver 1 crore houses by the end of March 2019 under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in rural areas where the shortage is little less than 3 crore, says a Business Standard report.However, the target may be difficult to achieve considering the progress report of 2016-17 and the current year. The website of Ministry of Rural Development shows the government has completed building 2,37,355 houses with a target of 32,10,289 houses in the current year. A total of 23,46,200 beneficiaries have been registered.Close The gap between government’s target and project completion remains pretty much the same in 2016-17. While the total target of the Centre was 42,98,620 houses, only 10,37,277 lakh houses were completed. related news E-retailers cannot influence prices of goods on platform: Draft guidelines RBI becomes net buyer of dollars in September, bought $5.61 … [Read more...] about Rural development ministry targets 1 cr homes by March 2019 —-is it realistic?