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Tees Maar Khan

 

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  • Release Date 01/01/1955
  • Language  Hindi 
  • Genre  Action 
  • Country  India 
  • Star Agha  Indira Bansal  Madan Puri 
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    Tees Maar Khan
    Tees Maar Khan akshay.jpg
    Theatrical release poster and Akshay Kumar in TMK in a Leading Role
    Directed by Farah Khan
    Produced by Twinkle Khanna
    Shirish Kunder
    Ronnie Screwvala
    Screenplay by Shirish Kunder
    Ashmith Kunder
    Based on After the Fox  
    by Vittorio De Sica
    Starring Akshay Kumar
    Katrina Kaif
    Akshaye Khanna
    Arya Babbar
    Narrated by Sanjay Dutt
    Music by Vishal-Shekhar
    Shirish Kunder
    Cinematography P. S. Vinod
    Edited by Shirish Kunder
    Distributed by Hari Om Productions
    Three[replacesinglequotehere]s Company
    UTV Motion Pictures
    Release date(s)
    • 24 December 2010  ( 2010-12-24 )
    Running time 131 minutes [ 1 ]
    Country India
    Language Hindi
    Budget INR 280 million (US$4.7 million) [ 2 ]
    Box office INR 1 billion (US$17 million) [ 3 ]

    Last updated on 28 June 2014 at 05:01.

    Tees Maar Khan is an 2010 Hindi comedy film directed by Farah Khan , starring Akshay Kumar , Katrina Kaif and Akshaye Khanna in the lead roles. [ 4 ] Salman Khan and Anil Kapoor make special appearances in the film. [ 5 ] [ 6 ] The film was released on 24 December 2010. [ 7 ] The film is today primarily remembered for Katrina Kaif[replacesinglequotehere]s dance number, Sheila Ki Jawaani. The theatrical trailer and title song of the film were released on UTV Motion Pictures YouTube channel on 4 November 2010 for promotional purposes. The trailer was premiered in theatres with Vipul Shah [replacesinglequotehere]s Action Replayy and Rohit Shetty [replacesinglequotehere]s Golmaal 3 on 5 November 2010. [ 8 ] The film is an official remake of the 1966 Italian film After the Fox . [ 9 ]

    Tees Maar Khan revolves around conman Tabrez Mirza Khan (TMK, Akshay Kumar ) who has been a criminal since he was young. He was caught in France and was deported back to India. Two police officers Chatterjee ( Aman Verma ) and Mukherjee ( Murli Sharma ) took him but he escaped.

    He is in love with the struggling actress Anya ( Katrina Kaif ). TMK takes a job from the Johri brothers ( Raghu Ram and Rajiv Laxman ) to rob a non-stop train loaded with precious antiques. He cons the people of Dhulia village into helping him by saying that he will make a historical film about their village. He approaches the greedy but popular actor Aatish Kapoor ( Akshaye Khanna ), who is eager to get the Oscar award and fools him into working in his film. The robbery goes well but all the villagers and Tabrez Mirza Khan get arrested. TMK claims that he is innocent, but he gets arrested anyway. However, at the court, he says many funny jokes, and by chance he hears that he will be in the jail for 7 years. but it was that he will be in the jail for 60 years.

    The movie is completed and, at the premiere, Aatish, Anya, TMK[replacesinglequotehere]s mother, Dollar, Soda, Burger and all the villagers walk the red carpet with Tees Maar Khan and the police. After the film, Tees Maar Khan escapes. Later, at his private jet, the Johri brothers enjoy what they got until Tees Maar Khan and his gang throw them out of the plane. The film ends with TMK and his mother becoming rich, Aatish receiving Oscar awards from actor Anil Kapoor , Anya becoming an actress and the whole Dhulia village opening their own saloons, party halls and the village inspector opening a poster signing stall to all the people from America. The crew of the film are seen receiving the Oscar awards in the song "Happy Ending".

    Priyanka Chopra was earlier rumoured to play the part of Anya, [ 10 ] but that rumour was later dropped after Katrina Kaif was chosen to play the female lead. [ 11 ]

    The script is penned by director Farah Khan[replacesinglequotehere]s husband Shirish Kunder. Sanjay Dutt was confirmed to play the role of Sutradhaar (narrator) for the film. [ 12 ] Farah stated in an interview that she wanted someone with a voice which people can even recognise in their sleep. [ 13 ]

    An entire train was made and 500m track laid for Rs. 7.5 million to shoot the climax scenes. [ 14 ] Dharmesh Yelande choreographed in this film.

    Tees Maar Khan premiered in the UK on 21 December, in Fiji on 22 December and in Canada on 23 December 2010.

    Tees Maar Khan received mostly negative reviews from critics. Anupama Chopra of NDTV wrote, "Tees Maar Khan, adapted from After the Fox, by writers Shrish and Ashmit Kunder, is disappointingly limp and insistently low IQ. The film has little of the effervescence and flair of a typical Farah Khan film" giving it 2/5 stars. [ 15 ] Aseem Chhabra of Rediff.com , who rated the film 1.5/5, stated, "Even at two hours, the film feels like one long and tedious exercise in bad humour. Some people laughed during the screening I attended in New York City. However, most sat with glum faces, in a sense of disbelief ..... How could a talented(..?) person like Khan make such an unfunny film?" [ 16 ] Behindwoods review board gave the film a two out of five star rating and quoted "So is Tees Maar Khan watchable? Good Question. Very good question. The answer is [replacesinglequotehere]Yes[replacesinglequotehere] if you are in the mood to celebrate. But watch it in theatres as the fun is only when there is a crowd laughing along with you. The second half can have you in splits." [ 17 ] Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave a modest rating of 3/5 in his review and said, "Farah Khan[replacesinglequotehere]s brand new outing Tees Maar Khan will make the most absurd, bizarre and wacky cinema of yore pale in comparison. Not just your cell phone, even your brain needs to be put on [replacesinglequotehere]switched off[replacesinglequotehere] mode at the commencement of this film." [ 18 ] Nikhat Kazmi of the Times of India awarded 2.5/5 stars while commenting, "Sadly, Tees Maar Khan begins as a spoof and remains a spoof, till the very end. All the characters end up as mere caricatures and completely fail to build up an emotional quotient in the film." [ 19 ] Yahoo! Movies gave the film 1.5/5 stars. [ 20 ] Komal Nahta of Koimoi.com gave it a rating of 2/5 and stated, "Too much of farcical comedy; lack of emotions; over-the-top characters; unbelievable script ..... Tees Maar Khan is definitely a disappointment; but it will bring back the invested money and a bit more." [ 21 ] Aniruddha Guha of Daily News and Analysis gave the film 2 stars and remarked, "Even Sheila can’t make Tees Maar Khan watchable ... Though the story is interesting (Neil Simon of After The Fox should ideally get the credit), the writing is so pedestrian and Farah Khan’s presentation so lacklustre that you wonder how the film was greenlighted at all." [ 22 ] Gaurav Malani of The Economic Times gave 2 stars saying, "To sum up in Tees Maar Khan ’s trademark style of dialogue delivery, Akshay Kumar se zara hatke comedy expect karna aur Akshaye Khanna se kuch bhi expect karna bekaar hain. Tees Maar Khan doesn’t even guarantee thirty good laughs in its three-hour runtime." [ 23 ] Kaveree Bamzai of India Today rated it 2½/5 saying, "It[replacesinglequotehere]s an oddly half-hearted film from a woman [Farah Khan] who is never known to do anything in half measure." [ 24 ] Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN rated the movie 2/5 suggesting, "If you’re outraged by such low-brow humor, [replacesinglequotehere]Tees Maar Khan[replacesinglequotehere] is going to be a long, hard slog for you." [ 25 ]

    Tees Maar Khan took a 100% opening at most multiplexes across India. [ 26 ] The film collected INR 130.6 million (US$2.2 million) on its first day of business, becoming the second biggest opening day grosser of all time across India for Hindi movies after Dabangg . On the second day of its release, the film netted INR 135 million (US$2.3 million), taking the two-day total to INR 265 million (US$4.5 million) nett. [ 27 ] Tees Maar Khan collected about INR 380 million (US$6.4 million) nett at the end of its first weekend, thus becoming the second biggest opening weekend net grosser of all time across India for Hindi movies. [ 28 ] Despite its initial huge run at the box office, there had been many negative reports about the film. [ 29 ] Box Office India reported, " Tees Maar Khan has not matched the expectations from the film prior to release but its not that bad either as its not as if the film just collapsed. The opening weekend collections are around 15% lower than sensible expectations." [ 30 ] Tees Maar Khan underwent a heavy 65% fall on Monday, its fourth day of business, as it collected INR 45 million (US$760,000). [ 31 ] The film further suffered a big drop on Tuesday, its fifth day of business, collecting around INR 32.5 million (US$550,000) nett, taking the five-day business to INR 455 million (US$7.6 million) nett. [ 32 ] Tees Maar Khan went on to collect INR 490.4 million (US$8.2 million) nett in its first week of release. [ 33 ] The film showed an 85% decline in the second week, on its eight-day of business, as compared to its first day. [ 34 ] In its second weekend, the film collected around INR 80 million (US$1.3 million) nett, taking the ten days collections to INR 565 million (US$9.5 million) nett. [ 35 ] The film collected about INR 105 million (US$1.8 million) nett in second week, taking the total collections in two weeks to INR 595 million (US$10 million) nett. [ 36 ] The film collected INR 12.5 million (US$210,000) nett in its third week, taking the total domestic collections INR 610 million (US$10 million) nett. [ 37 ]

    In the overseas market, the film grossed around $2.5 million from its extended weekend, which, according to Box Office India , "is below par for a big film". The breakdown included £320,000 from United Kingdom in 5 days, $750,000 from North America in 5 days, $500,000 from United Arab Emirates in 3 days and $175,000 from Pakistan in 3 days. [ 38 ] The nett collections till the end of the second weekend e were: £625,000 from United Kingdom, $1,030,000 from North America, $775,000 from UAE, and $265,000 from Australia. [ 39 ]

    The music of the film is composed by the music duo of Vishal-Shekhar and one song from debutant music composer Shirish Kunder for title track. Lyrics are penned by Vishal Dadlani , Anvita Dutt Guptan and Shirish Kunder. The music was launched on 14 November 2010. The entire cast and crew travelled on a train booked from Mumbai to Lonavala for the music launch. [ 42 ] Sonu Nigam has given 54 voices for the title track of the film. [ 43 ] The song [replacesinglequotehere] Sheila Ki Jawani [replacesinglequotehere] became a chartbuster and fetched Sunidhi Chauhan a Filmfare Award and many other awards.

    Even before the release of the film, the director Farah Khan and her husband Shirish Kunder planned to turn [replacesinglequotehere]Tees Maar Khan! into a franchise by making a sequel to the film. [ 44 ] Thus they are currently working on the script and shooting will commence towards the end of 2012 with Akshay Kumar , who has agreed to star in the sequel and will once again play the lead character of the film. [ 45 ]

    Tees Maar Khan is an 2010 Hindi comedy film directed by Farah Khan , starring Akshay Kumar , Katrina Kaif and Akshaye Khanna in the lead roles. [ 4 ] Salman Khan and Anil Kapoor make special appearances in the film. [ 5 ] [ 6 ] The film was released on 24 December 2010. [ 7 ] The film is today primarily remembered for Katrina Kaif[replacesinglequotehere]s dance number, Sheila Ki Jawaani. The theatrical trailer and title song of the film were released on UTV Motion Pictures YouTube channel on 4 November 2010 for promotional purposes. The trailer was premiered in theatres with Vipul Shah [replacesinglequotehere]s Action Replayy and Rohit Shetty [replacesinglequotehere]s Golmaal 3 on 5 November 2010. [ 8 ] The film is an official remake of the 1966 Italian film After the Fox . [ 9 ]