Saturday, January 28, 2017

Top films of 2016 :: Box office hits


2016 Box office hits of Dhallywood:
2016 is the rebound year for BD film industry. Many films made profit while 5 movies became blockbuster hits.
 *Shikari collected 18 crore breaking all-time record
Badsha- 8 cr
Rokto- 7 cr
Purnodoirgho prem kahini2- 5.5 cr
Niyoti- 2.5 cr
Hero420- 2 cr
Angaar- 1.5 cr
Somrat- 1.5 cr
Aynabazi [see later]



Some good films of Bangladesh of 2016:
Shonkhochil, a joint venture film of Bangladesh & West Bengal received several  awards including India's best movie prize. It didn't hit the box office, but some films don't need to storm halls because they're meant to last for long in people's heart.
  Oggatonama received several international awards and was featured in several international magazines for its special theme.
  Krishnopokkho is based on Humayun ahmed's story of the same name, featured Mahiya mahi in lead role.
  Icecream, a film by Redwan rony failed in box office, though people expected better work from this meritorious young director.
  Black and Sweatheart were Bidya sinha Mim's works, while 'Black' made profit in both Bangla instead poor script.


Shikari:
The film created sparks in audience of both Bangladesh & West Bengal due to its strong script, trailer, songs & actors. Top actor & actress were chosen for lead roles that thrilled the audience of both countries. The trailer paved the way to decipher a strong & appealing script, and finally the video songs made history.



Records of Shikari:
Shikari collected 18 crore breaking all-time Box office record. It earned 76 lakhs on its 1st day run and after 1 week it grossed 49 million (Agnee led by Mahi still tops in 1st week earnings bagging 78 millions). Its budget is 45 million.
Shikari toppled 'Chader pahar', an adventure film based on famous writer Bivutivuson that earned 15 crore and wrote news history with its lashing 18 crore collection.

Production company Jaaz Multimedia announced that The film will be released in over 200 screens in Bangladesh, as the production company plans to revamp and bring over 100 outdated theaters under its server.
Its released in Bangladesh on 7 July 2016 on the occasion of Eid and on 12 August 2016 in India.
The film is produced by Abdul Aziz, his production Jaaz Multimedia funded approximately 70% of the film's budget while Eskay Movies funded the rest.

Promotion of Shikari began in 16 June 2016 with release of a song, "Harabo Toke Niye" on YouTube. The track featured Shakib Khan, Srabanti Chatterjee and the track was shot in London. The video received an overwhelming response of YouTube, and created a record of to be the fastest Bengali language video track to reach 1 million views in just few days.

Shakib Khan charged whopping 15 million fee for the film, and became the highest paid actor in the history of Bengali cinema.
Khan underwent extensive training for the action sequences and has reportedly lost 15 kg weight for the new role.



2016 is the money-maker year for movie hall owners:
Our cinema halls began to shutdown due to extreme poor & quality-less films, about 350 halls survived from 750 in a decade. Shikari stormed box office and made the hall owners smile after long time, and pocketed them very good profit. Moreover some closed halls returned to life just to run this film, the number may be about 100 halls!
 Next support came from Badsha, some village halls watched lifetime highest revenues for running this film.
 Rokto continued to rock ticket sales. Porimoni, latest sensation centered the plot, a song 'danakata pori' stormed the industry. Many movie halls relaunched this film for 2nd term, same goes for Shikari.
 Purnodoirgho prem kahini2, Niyoti too continued to pour honey to movie halls.
 Some newspapers claimed that Aynabazi grossed 3-cr against 2-cr budget. But its not clear if the net amount is including sponsor-scandal (Robi ajiata donations- 40 lakhs) or absolute ticket sales. However, its Nabila's debut film [good luck to her] & Chonchol chwoudhury played well.
  See more box office report list here.


Few words on joint venture films:
2 years ago, when our film industry was about to destroy (50% movie halls closed down), government planned to fetch Indian films. I said to make joint-venture films with WestBangla because we speak same language & our culture is identical, just a border divided two Bangla but couldn't separate us. Then the first initiative was taken, 'Ami Shudhu Cheyechi Tomay' was produced that earned 5.7 cr. But there were some limitations with it that's very reasonable because it was the first try. But the director of the film was barred out from our director society [I can't blame/support it as details is unknown to me]. Jaaz multimedia was reborn and tried several attempts to lead the industry. But the steps faced serious criticisms from some media persons who used both tv & newspapers to attack joint venture films. Almost everyday somebody is to blame this type of films on any occasion.
 But after 2 years we see a different story. These joint venture films not only made good profit, they also dragged our film industry upwards. Moreover closed movie halls begin to open and running halls that were to abandon are making good profit. Our dying film industry rebounded in just 2 years because of joint venture films only.
 If proper steps are taken, good scripts are directed into good films, then I see our lost golden time for film industry is to return.


Top West Bengal films of 2016:
Love express- while watching I couldn't check my belly-shaking laughs. The film is so funny and equipped with powerful script & direction, and the actors were awesome (specially Kanchon [also credit goes to Dev & Nusrat]). Some scenes & dialogues are still memorized.
  Kelor kirti- made good profit, but the plot is disperse and don't sit with children to watch it.
  Beporoyaa- did good.
  Power- did good, but poor script.


Top Bollywood films of 2016:
Dangal made by Aamir khan topped box office and pleased critics by powerful script.
  Sultan played by Salman & Anushoka blasted movie halls, grossed 300 crore in just 2 weeks. The film portrayed a wrestler and his struggles, production was quite good.
  Fan brought up Shahrukh khan's 2 roles as star & his fan that mimicked his early age. It succeeded with good earnings.
  Airlift & Rustom acted by Akhay kumar did good, both are based on real stories.
  Ay dil hai mushkil saw 100+ crore. But to make it such hit, Aishwarya rai had to undergo hot & kinky role, playing sexual chemistry with a junior actor Ranvir kapoor. May be she did it because her last 2 films didn't rock box office (though Jazbaa & Sarbjit collected more than budget), so became desperate and opened her up.

Pink portrayed a victim lady & 2 other working girls who were harassed severely by some powerful political nerds [spoiled high class boys & backed by high fellows], and a retired lawyer who stinged power & political influence with great merit & logic. The movie was a powerful piece, would last for decades and Amitabh bachchan did awesome, his performance was speechless.
  Rocky handsome and Birappon may not have performed well in box office, but both had good stories.


Hollywood:
Jungle book
Passenger on train
Now you see me 2
Teenage mutant ninja turtles 2