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Rajiv Khandelwal’s ‘Pranaam’ is overshadowing Siddharth Malhotra’s ‘Jabariya Jodi’

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Mumbai: Two films were released on the big screen this Friday. First Siddharth-Parineeti starrer Jabariya Jodi and second Rajeev Khandelwal starrer Pranaam. On the very first day of release, ‘Pranaam’, overshadowed the ‘Jabariya Jodi’. While Pranaam is benefiting from its excellent content. The Jabariya Jodi’s first-day box office collection remained sluggish. The film has averaged in Opening Day.

Pranaam’s entire shooting has been done in Uttar Pradesh. Along with this, many scenes of Lucknow University have also been presented on screen, so the people of Uttar Pradesh are able to connect themselves with this film. The strong acting of stars like Atul Kulkarni, Vikram Gokhale, Abhimanyu Singh in the film is also pulling the audience towards theatres. In contrast, the Jabariya Jodi got 8 to 10 percent occupancy throughout the country.

Talking about the reviews, the Jabariya Jodi has received negative reviews from the critics. Critics have described it as a stereotypical comedy and a disappointing film. The way the forced marriage is presented in the film is disappointing.

On the other hand, the 90s formula of ‘Pranaam’ is getting good response among the audience and its collections are increasing rapidly. Pranaam Movie has everything that the audience needs. The film’s good content, superb acting and strong direction are seen to be overshadowing the film Jabariya Jodi. Aj Tak has given only 1.5 stars out of 5 to the Jabariya Jodi.  Apart from this, Jansatta has also given only 2 stars to the film.

Pranaam has been rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by Daily Hunt. Pranaam has also received a positive rating with 3.5 stars by Janhit. Looking at these reviews, it can be clearly inferred that Rajiv Khandelwal starrer Pranaam is going to overshadow the Jabariya Jodi.

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Love and affection of fans are like debt which I wouldn’t like to repay: Amitabh

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Panaji: Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan on Wednesday said that the love and affection of his fans over the years is a debt he would never like to repay.

Big B was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the 50th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), where he was also felicitated along with another film icon, Rajinikanth.

“I would like to thank my fans the most. In highs and lows you have been with me and I have always been saying this — I am in debt of your love and affection. I do not want to repay the debt, because I would like to keep it forever,” Bachchan said.

Commenting on his relationship with Rajinikanth, Bachchan said that he treats the latter like a member of his family.

“I consider Rajinikanth as a member of my family. We keep nagging each other. We both give advice to each other, but sometimes we do not listen to the advice. But this is how a relationship is. He has come from such humble beginnings. He inspires us every day and every night,” Bachchan said.

Among the highlights at the 50th edition of IFFI is a special retrospective section featuring films starring Bachchan.

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