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Posted: 18 April 2016 at 8:43am | IP Logged
Originally posted by Piyatrix

What is Walusha D'Souza's screen time in the film? She is playing SRK's wife so by default she's the heroine of the film. Why are people saying there's no heroine? 
15min.. And I am being generous hereLOL

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Posted: 18 April 2016 at 8:45am | IP Logged
Originally posted by rimi2983

Originally posted by mali89

A high budget has nothing to do with the fact that a movie is a niche one...


Rule out everything that doesn't suit the niche definition...

Just lack of songs, message and heroine makes it niche!!

Neerja was much more niche than Fan...

80% of Indian poplation has not travelled in a fligh...how can they relate to hijack movie !!

A conventional mainstream hindi movie has :
 - songs
 - a love story (thus a heroine for the glamour quotient that's why there is such a thing as flowerpot roles)
-an heroic figure (someone you can look up to). The good and the evil are often well-defined. It seems that this fine line is blurred in Fan.

Then most often than not regarding a big budgeted movie starring a super star, it would be released during hollydays.


FAN doesn't follow the standards of an usual mainstream hindi movie thus it is a niche movie. The numbers it could achieve are solely due to SRK's presence. 
I think it was commendable from a production house such as YRF to take such a risk and try to innovate on the movie front. They tried offering something new to the Hindi public. Of course such a project is costly ; that's why they needed a star to back it otherwise they couldn't have put so much money in it.
Even if the budget would have been 1000cr it would have still been a niche movie because it's nit the kind of movie which appeal to a great part of the audience. Luxe is a niche market for example as are shows for people with big foot or clothes for very tall persons. The target isn't wide and the product isn't directed for the main audience anyways. 
The trade shows that single screens aren't attracted to it while the metros are loving it. It's not surprising if the metro have been exposed to Hollywood movies and like this kind of content. 



Neerja WAS  a niche movie. Heroine centric films are by definition niche movies because it's not what the public would usually go for. That's why the budget was of 21cr when it could have been of more if there was a hero in it. Try imagining the financial outcomes if Sonam's role had been switched with a male one? It would have been tremendeous success.

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Realistic take? Are you serious? A butt hurt fan who swore to ruin a megastar's life just because he was rubbed in a wrong way by his so called GOD? Apart from the 1st half nothing was realistic IMO.

You do know John Lennon was killed by his fan, right? So was Selena, the tejano singer.  Fans going crazy and harassing or hurting their idol is not unheard of. There have been celebrities who have had stalker fans. I think one time someone even broke into Brad Pitt's house just to meet him.

Superfans are always a bit unhinged. You can even see how people act on forums as if they're fighting for their own family member and cussing other celebrities and normal people who don't like their favorite.


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Posted: 18 April 2016 at 8:46am | IP Logged
critics-fan is a niche movie
trades-fan is a niche film may not do well at bo
public-fan is a niche movie .its too dark

IF-fan is a masala movie 

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Posted: 18 April 2016 at 8:47am | IP Logged
Originally posted by mali89

Originally posted by rimi2983

Originally posted by mali89

A high budget has nothing to do with the fact that a movie is a niche one...


Rule out everything that doesn't suit the niche definition...

Just lack of songs, message and heroine makes it niche!!

Neerja was much more niche than Fan...

80% of Indian poplation has not travelled in a fligh...how can they relate to hijack movie !!
 
A conventional mainstream hindi movie has :
 - songs
 - a love story (thus a heroine for the glamour quotient that's why there is such a thing as flowerpot roles)
-an heroic figure (someone you can look up to). The good and the evil are often well-defined. It seems that this fine line is blurred in Fan.

Then most often than not regarding a big budgeted movie starring a super star, it would be released during hollydays.


FAN doesn't follow the standards of an usual mainstream hindi movie thus it is a niche movie. The numbers it could achieve are solely due to SRK's presence. 
I think it was commendable from a production house such as YRF to take such a risk and try to innovate on the movie front. They tried offering something new to the Hindi public. Of course such a project is costly ; that's why they needed a star to back it otherwise they couldn't have put so much money in it.
Even if the budget would have been 1000cr it would have still been a niche movie because it's nit the kind of movie which appeal to a great part of the audience. Luxe is a niche market for example as are shows for people with big foot or clothes for very tall persons. The target isn't wide and the product isn't directed for the main audience anyways. 
The trade shows that single screens aren't attracted to it while the metros are loving it. It's not surprising if the metro have been exposed to Hollywood movies and like this kind of content. 



Neerja WAS  a niche movie. Heroine centric films are by definition niche movies because it's not what the public would usually go for. That's why the budget was of 21cr when it could have been of more if there was a hero in it. Try imagining the financial outcomes if Sonam's role had been switched with a male one? It would have been tremendeous success.
 There are movies with grey shaded/non-heroic characters which became huge hits if the story and movie was made nicely.
Take SRK's own Baazigar for example. The movie was good. It became a superhit. 

Dabangg- Salman was not completely nice and was a very very faulty person, still it became a blockbuster. 


Edited by -cuteee.tigress - 18 April 2016 at 8:49am
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My god, it's like having to play 'connect the dots.'

Baazigar was new for it's time but it had every element that makes masala movies click. It has superhit music, amazing singing and dancing, two beautiful actresses with love story tracks, etc.  It had a tragic but crowd-pleasing ending.

Fan has nothing like that. And funny all this "it's not niche!!!" stuff is coming from people who never even saw the movie and just want to laugh at the box office.


Edited by anonymous39 - 18 April 2016 at 8:50am

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But Baazigar has songs, a lady to romance and the grudge is justified because the guy is avenging his family.
As for Dabbang, Salman's character was funny, heroic because it goes against the bad guys when it counts, he had a lady to romance and songs including a catchy item song


Edited by mali89 - 18 April 2016 at 8:51am
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^ok @ sparkler, yamyam

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