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Mission Mangal inches closer to Rs 100 crore

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New Delhi: Mission Mangal which launched on the Independence day this week is all set to break box office as it continues to shine on the Second day. Multi Starrer film Mission Mangal which is based on the launch of Mangalyaan in year 2013 is going good on the screens. People are loving the film and are to continue to earn on the extended weekend.

Trade analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted the figures and said that the film is expected to make around Rs 85 crore in its opening weekend itself. Stars Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Sonakshi Sinha and Nithya Menen in crucial roles, is off to a phenomenal start at the box office. On the first day, the film minted Rs 29.16 crore, and made Rs 17.28 crore on its second day, bringing its total collection to Rs 46.44 crore. Akshay Kumar has yet again proved that he is the real Khiladi of Bollywood.

This isn’t the first time that Akshay and John have had a face-off at the box office, as last year Akshay’s Gold clashed with John’s Satyameva Jayate. Talking about the films’ clash, John had earlier said, “Honestly, if there was a controversy, I would have loved to create it, but Akshay and I are very dear friends, we really get along. There is absolutely nothing there. We are just releasing two films on the same day.”

Directed by Jagan Shakti, Mission Mangal is based on India’s Mangalyaan or Mars Orbiter Mission which was launched in 2013. Over the past few years, Akshay has ensured a release on Independence Day for himself. In 2016, his film Rustom, 2017, his film Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, In 2018 Gold. Needless to say, these films have all struck the right chord with the audience.

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Shyam Ramsay passes away at 67 in Mumbai

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Mumbai:  Shyam Ramsay, one of the seven Ramsay Brothers known for cult horror films such as ‘Puraani Haveli’ and ‘Tahkhana’, died in a hospital on Wednesday, his family said. He was 67. Shyam died of pneumonia at a city-based hospital.

Shyam Ramsay was considered the brain behind the group, he directed films such as ‘Darwaza’, ‘Purana Mandir’ and ‘Veerana’. He was also responsible for ‘The Zee horror show’, ‘Saturday Suspense’, ‘X Zone’ and ‘Nagin’.

The origins of the horror empire set up by the band of brothers can be traced back to a modest radio shop in Karachi in undivided India.

The shop’s proprietor, Fatehchand U Ramsinghani, had relocated to Mumbai after Partition and decided to get into the business of film production.

The Ramsay Brothers, for the longest time ruled the horror genre in Indian cinema with low-budget movies in the 1970s and 1980s. The films were widely popular for their unique mix of horror and erotica.

The last rites will be held at Vile Parle crematorium on Wednesday. Shyam Ramsay is survived by two daughters Sasha and Namrata.

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