Excellent movie I have ever seen from Indian Cinema. Some trade magazines publish that this movie is a flop because it was not a blockbuster in non-metro theaters. I totally disagree with that. There is a history that the same magazines had rated foreign movies as super hit even if they failed to run in non-metros.
How can you say "Yuva" is flop when it recovered close to 90% of its budget in its first week? "Yuva", made at a cost of 11 crore, collected Rs. 8,59,68,264 in its first week in India; add to that another Rs. 1,73,61,750 from overseas.
Main Hoon Na took 2 weeks for crossing 90% of its budget.
Trade analysts are targeting the Mani Ratnam film with all their biased reviews and wrong information.
The heck with the reviewers and so-called trade pundits...I strongly believe a lobby working against the film...as was evident from the very negative talk generated right after the premier screening in Singapore.
As far as the film is concerned,I dont agree comparing Yuva with His previous ones.Infact each one of his celluloid offerings is in its own league.The portrayal of the class struggle in India,derived from 3 sections of social strata...the cinematography...the slick editing...very refined performances from all...excellent BGM...inspiring art work...and above all the Narrative style( a point to make,only the style is inspired from Amores Perros,Pulp Fiction,etc) is beyond my expression.
Overall its a Maniratnam movie...I may tend to argue that there is not a single movie of HIS which is bad.
Why is it that everyone in Bollywood is so eager to declare films "Hits," "Flops," or "Average Earners"? Does Hollywood make such classifications about English films? NO! They simply say how much money the film has made, whether it has taken a good opening or not, etc. Only in India are such tags attached to movies. When is the media going to learn that such tags only hurt a movie's chances? Movies without stars are rarely going to get good openings, so after the first week (or four days, as Rediff does) they'll be stigmatized with the FLOP tag. Others will read this and say, "That movie is bad," and they ALSO won't see it. But what if that film is good? IT NEVER EVEN HAS A CHANCE! Sure, once in a while a Munnabhai MBBS comes aroud and defies the early FLOP tag through word of mouth. But how often does that happen?
The media should give films a chance before shouting to everyone who'll listen that a certain film is a flop within days of its release. Just say how much money the film's making! Whether it's taken a good opening or not! Don't claim films are flops within days of release, because such tags only destroy the vast majority of films' future prospects.
i want tell you that bollywood tradepundit are always against mani and abhi films. and i am a huge fans of both when i saw the movie firstday firstshow i knew abhi will get all the all his due.the same trade pundits has declare hit third day itself and now they are telling humtum also a hit.i am following the collections in banglore firstweek 96% hydrabad95%chennai98% who ever seen the movie is saying picture is excelent.you can see rediffreview,siffyreview.you know what is the public reaction.come on abhi fans time to celebrate his first big sucess.bachke rehana choclate superstars juniorbigB has arrived.
A Movie with a good message and music. We should appreciate Mani Ratnam the way he thought to deliver a good message to the youngsters thinking about people rather than love fundas, and next goes to AR Rahman has done good work in music
As a regular reader of rediff, i look in to see what the rediff box office says abt a movie. Yuva is the second personal instance when it has been wrong. Sometime ago, I had taken my kids to a movie Jajantaram Mamantaram which Rediff called a flop. I returned from a housefull Metro with disappointed kids. This time I went to Yuva, and the theatre was 90% plus full on a week day! Is rediff box office so unreliable?