Film Zest

Kolly, Tolly, Bolly fun.

Southern cinema accounts for over 75% of Indian film revenues November 19, 2009

Filed under: Box office — filmizest @ 10:09 am
Tags: , , , ,

One tumbler whiskey, one masala dosa and a bagful of box-office hits — that’s South Indian cinema industry, which dominates the Indian filmdom, dwarfing Bollywood. Can’t believe it?


Take this: Films made in the four southern languages—Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam— accounted for more than three-fourths of the country’s total revenues from film content in 2008-09, generating more than Rs 1,700 crore.


Also, the Telugu film industry makes more movies than the whole of Hindi film industry.    




Ek Niranjan Reviews/Boxoffice – updated October 29, 2009




Best Review of Ek Niranjan I have come across so far. Puts my thoughts on the film across very very well and in a such an entertaining way. I too loved the cinematography,  Sonu sood hot, Prabhas hotter, the choreography, the love declaration scene, the sound of breaking bones and lest I forget, the title song was all that I knew I would love and more. Did I mention Prabhas? oh yes, him too.


Minor problems with the comedy and the fights did go on too long. The story was not exactly what I’d call unique.


Only difference with the review below, I loved the Music and I have seen quite a few more than 3 and half Telugu films, happily I still feel like that when watching these films.




Read on:     (more…)


Magadheera boxoffice – (Updated) October 22, 2009

Filed under: Box office,film — filmizest @ 11:28 pm
Tags: , , ,

  Trailer marking 100 days. A novel idea (a clip taken from the end credits in Magadheera)




















Pazhassi Raja Reviews / Boxoffice – Updated October 16, 2009

Filed under: Box office,film,Malayalam,Reviews — filmizest @ 11:11 am
Tags: , ,

Boxoffice News


Pazhassi crosses six crores
IndiaGlitz [Tuesday, October 27, 2009]
‘Pazhassi Raja’ is storming Kerala box office, setting up new records after records. The movie has now become the first Mollywood film to collect five crore from theatres in a matter of nine days. The movie has already crossed forty lakh collections from all the metro centres of Kerala, where the movie is being shown in three to four theatres.
Last week, the satellite rights of the movie was brought for a record 2.60 crores by Asianet. The other language prints of the movie will get into theaters by the first week of November.Gokulam Gopalan of Gokulam films, who had taken the biggest risk by going for such a big movie is finally having the last laugh, as ‘Pazhassi Raja’ is now sure to bring him back the capital that was spend on the movie.



Surya’s Aadhavan Reviews/Box office October 14, 2009

Filed under: Box office,film,kolly,Reviews — filmizest @ 5:01 pm
Tags: , ,

Suriya’s KS Ravikumar directed Diwali release Aadhavan produced by Udayanidhi Stalin’s Red Giant Pictures has grossed an amazing Rs 79 lakhs from Sathyam Cinemas in 16 days!


As per trade sources, Rs 79 lakhs gross in 16 days is a new record at the multiplex. The collections were fantastic because it was screened simultaneously in two of the biggest screens in the complex for two weeks, with additional shows during the Diwali weekend.




Suriya’s Aadhavan has taken a flying start at the box-office!


The film has released in maximum screens in nearly 450 screens in TN, Kerala and Karnataka.


In NSC area it has done Rs 1.37 crore, while Chennai city reported 100 percent opening on day one of its release. Coimbatore has reported 97 percent on opening day, while in Madurai too the film has taken a very good opening.


And in Bangalore, it released in 20 screens and reported higher revenues than the Hindi film Blue on the first day. In Kerala, at 1000 plus single screens like Kavitha Ernakulam and Anjali in Thiruvananthapuram it has taken 100 percent opening!


Rest here:





Behindwoods Review – 2.5/5


Click for  Full Review:    On the whole, Aadhavan is trademark KSR cinema. It has action, comedy, sentiment, romance, music and masala, not to forget his special appearance at the end. There are flaws, missing pieces, loose ends and a stereotyped climax that might put you off, but commercial cinema is always prone to such errors. If you are not a stickler for logic or substance, there are quite a few positives to sit back and enjoy



Sify Review –  Have Fun.

     (Read Here…)


UNNAIPOL ORUVAN MOVIE REVIEWs (Updated – Boxoffice news) September 21, 2009


After keeping the movie buffs in suspense over its release due to its legal wrangles, Unnaipol Oruvan, the Tamil remake of ‘A Wednesday,’ produced by Raaj Kamal Films International has finally made it much to the relief of everyone associated with it. The job of director Chakri Toleti is easy and difficult – easy as a readymade story was in front of him and hard as he has to make the content relatable to Tamil audience. By and large, the film has remained loyal to the original script.    Read More…