Tuesday Trivia: Did you know Tom Cruise, Saif Ali Khan and Aamir Khan were considered for Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

Yes, there was a time when Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise was being considered for a Bollywood blockbuster which eventually had Shah Rukh Khan in the lead. Aditya Chopra’s directorial venture Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge was initially supposed to be a desi-American love story with Tom Cruise in the lead. However, Yash Chopra wasn’t kicked about the idea and asked his son to rework on the script.

That’s when Raj Malhotra’s character was developed. However, Shah Rukh was still not in the picture as he wasn’t interested in doing the film. The makers decided to approach Saif Ali Khan instead to portray Raj on the big screen. But the actor turned down the offer for reasons best known to him. ALSO READ: When ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’ defeated ‘Sholay’

The movie was then apparently offered to Aamir Khan but things didn’t work out with him too. Ultimately, the film went to the Zero actor who was apprehensive at first, but finally came onboard to do the film with Kajol.

Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge released few weeks before Shah Rukh’s 30th birthday and went on to become the highest grossing film of that year. Both SRK and Kajol managed to impress everyone with their sizzling chemistry and the rest is history. The film even went on to win 10 Filmfare awards that year and also bagged the National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment.

Written by Namrata Thakker

Mission: Impossible – Fallout box office collection day 3: Tom Cruise’s actioner sees a huge jump, collects Rs 56.1 crore

Tom Cruise is back in action. With his latest release, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, he has reinstated his position as the top action star. The movie is doing incredibly well in India too. We have earlier told you that the sixth instalment of the Mission Impossible franchise has earned $153.5 million globally in its opening weekend at the ticket windows. Now, we have learnt of the numbers in India and we are impressed. The movie has managed to collect a whopping amount of Rs Rs 56.1 crore at the box office in its first weekend in the country.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout collected Rs 13.50 crore on the first Friday (excluding a paid preview amount of Rs 37 lakh). On Saturday the numbers were Rs 16.65 crore, followed up by Rs 25.95 crore on Sunday. This brought the grand total to Rs 56.1 crore. Tomorrow, we will come to know if the movie managed to pass the Monday test at the box office or not. Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3 and Nawabzaade are the two Bollywood movies that released alongside MI 6, but they seem no threat to the Hollywood entry. (ALSO READ: Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout had references to Kashmir that was edited out by the CBFC)

The other big Hollywood release this year was Avengers: Infinity War. The movie had collected Rs 94.30 crore at the box office by its third day, which is quite a difficult record to break. But now, Mission: Impossible – Fallout is the second highest weekend for a Hollywood release this year. (ALSO READ: Mission: Impossible – Fallout movie review: Tom Cruise returns with a film that reclaims his top position as an action star)

I reviewed the movie and loved it. Time flew when I was watching Tom do all sorts of unimaginable stunts in different parts of the world. After The Mummy, we needed this. Action lovers, check it out at all costs. Also, take your action-hater friends along, they might just start enjoying the genre.

Tom Cruise and Vanessa Kirby “ignored” wedding rumours while filming Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Vanessa Kirby hadn’t even met Hollywood actor Tom Cruise when reports about their alleged relationship started emerging. The actress says they chose to ignore the rumours when they started shooting for “Mission: Impossible Fallout”.

“We didn’t talk about it. Stuff is written about everybody all the time but it isn’t true. It just went away because it was so ridiculous,” Kirby told IANS here.

“We didn’t talk about it because we just need to ignore that stuff. And I am sure Tom does too,” she added.

Kirby’s tryst with showbiz started with theatre. She then made her TV debut in 2011 with BBC’s “The Hour”, following up her act with the role of Estrella in the BBC adaptation of “Great Expectations”.

She also got popular for her portrayal of Princess Margaret in “The Crown”. She is seen as White Widow, daughter of an arms dealer in the sixth part of the “Mission: Impossible” franchise. The Paramount Pictures movie is distributed in India by Viacom18 Motion Pictures. ALSO READ: Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible Fallout beats Black Panther as it gets the highest score on Rotten Tomatoes

It opened in India on Friday in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

Has she learnt to deal with all that comes with fame?

“I think we just have to. It is just the part of the industry and is always growing and it isn’t pleasant. You just have to concentrate on the work and don’t let it affect your life on a daily basis.”

Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout grosses over $ 150 million in its first weekend at the worldwide box office

Tom Crusie’s latest action outing Mission: Impossible – Fallout has turned out to be a money-spinner at the worldwide box office. The sixth installment of the Mission Impossible franchise has earned $ 153.5 million globally in its opening weekend at the ticket windows. Talking about the USA market, it has collected $ 61.5 million in its first three days. Coming to the international markets, it has performed phenomenally well in India, Korea and UK.

Talking about the humongous success Paramount domestic distribution chief Kyle Davies said, “Tom Cruise has proven time and time again that when it comes to action, he is one of the most dependable stars out there. We’ve had all these big visual-effect driven summer movies. Now comes along a movie where the actor and director are putting it all on the line with real stunts. It provides raw and visceral entertainment that people are excited about.” (Also Read: Anil Kapoor congratulates Tom Cruise on the success of Mission: Impossible Fallout)

The film has dominated Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster and Nawabzaade in the Indian market, due to its huge fan base and mind-boggling action sequences. Our critic Rajat Tripathi praised the film by giving three and a half stars and said, “Despite everything I said that was wrong with Mission: Impossible – Fallout, it is a highly enjoyable film. Time flew when I was watching Tom do all sorts of unimaginable stunts in different parts of the world. After The Mummy, we needed this. Action lovers, check it out at all costs. Also, take your action-hater friends along, they might just start enjoying the genre.”

Anil Kapoor: “There’s Never Been An Impossible Mission For Tom Cruise”

Actor Anil Kapoor has congratulated Tom Cruise on the success of his latest film “Mission Impossible-Fallout” and said that there has never been an impossible mission for the Hollywood star.

Anil, who has starred alongside Cruise in the 2011 “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol”, tweeted: “Inspiring us with his power and stunts in every film and always bringing his A game! There’s never been an impossible mission for this guy! Congratulations, Tom Cruise on the tremendous success of ‘Mission Impossible-Fallout’!”

There's never been an impossible mission for Tom Cruise: Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor: “There’s Never Been An Impossible Mission For Tom Cruise”

Directed by Christopher McQuarrie, in “Mission Impossible-Fallout” Cruise will be back as IMF agent Ethan Hunt. This time, he is trying to avert danger which is threatening a large population of three countries.

The Paramount Pictures movie is distributed in India by Viacom18 Motion Pictures. It released in India on Friday in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

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Tom Cruise’s Mission Impossible Fallout beats Black Panther as it gets the highest score on Rotten Tomatoes

Tom Cruise can never go wrong with his Mission Impossible franchise. The actor as Ethan Hunt is a visual delight on the big screen and those jaw-dropping stunts only make the entire experience bigger and better. Tom’s latest offering, Mission Impossible Fallout is busy receiving rave reviews from the critics worldwide and his fans are only gushing about this new movie in the series. And we put in critics and audiences together in one sentence, you can only imagine the impact it will have on the box office. Don’t be surprised if the movie outnumbers its previous collections and sets a new record in itself. Also Read: Mission: Impossible – Fallout movie review: Tom Cruise returns with a film that reclaims his top position as an action star

While viewers are going gaga over Tom Cruise’s new action thriller, its Rotten Tomatoes rating too, suggest it’s a blockbuster already. Mission Impossible Fallout has so far received 98 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes and that’s even better than Avengers: Infinity War. Marvel’s superhero offering that released in April this year has 83 percent ratings on the same site and it is way behind than many movies in the Marvel universe. MCU’s Black Panther managed to secure 100 percent ratings in its initial days but later the score was reduced to 96 percent. Currently, Mission Impossible is even ahead than Black Panther and we wait to see if it continues to have this golden run with the other reviews that are on its way. Also Read: Tom Cruise’s ankle injury helped enhance the script of Mission: Impossible Fallout – find out how

Mission Impossible Fallout also has the best Rotten Tomatoes ratings in its entire film franchise.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout movie review: Tom Cruise returns with a film that reclaims his top position as an action star

I have grown up watching Mission: Impossible series. There was a time when the local cable TV would only air Mission: Impossible on loop. MI films are literally my introduction to the action genre. And for an Indian fan of action films, these well thought out movies are a relief from all the humdrum of Bollywood’s masala action entertainers. So, Mission: Impossible – Fallout was certainly a movie I was excited for. I am not kidding, I have watched the trailer at least 50 times. I finally got to watch the movie, and, as a happy man, here is my review.

What’s it about

Our beloved MIF agent Ethan Hunt, played by Tom Cruise, does something morally righteous, but stupid, and loses three plutonium cores, that can be used for a nuclear attack on the world by bad people. He needs to track down the three cores. Simple. Also, he needs to break out Solomon Lane from jail to get to plutonium. Yes, the same criminal he spent Rogue Nation putting away. Irony.

What’s hot

Chase sequences have always been a plus for this franchise. Fallout does try to one up the epic Sandstorm chase sequence from Ghost Protocol and succeeds. I thought I will never get over the awesomeness of the former, but in the new movie, there is a legit chase sequence on a helicopter. It doesn’t get better than that! Or maybe it does in the 7th part?

Who would believe Tom Cruise is 56? Just the fact that I know his age topped with the knowledge that he performs his own stunts makes watching every second of the actor on screen a delight. I am totally aspiring to be that fit in my 50s. Actually, I am not that fit even in my 20s. So, that’s a long shot. But, God, Tom is so awe-inspiring.

The action, the stunts, the music are so on point in Mission: Impossible – Fallout. Then there is Tom Cruise running with his iconic hand chops. It’s incredible.

I also like the fact that this became the second MI film, to have its climax based in India. Sorry for the mild spoiler, but you can live with this one.

Women continue to save men from impossible situations in Fallout too. So a huge shout-out to Rebecca Ferguson.

What’s not

The biggest flaw in Fallout is how utterly predictable it is at points. Point to be noted, it still manages to entertain with its predictability. But I have got to deduct marks for that. Right? You can see the twist coming from miles off. Also, the first two scenes – how Ethan loses Plutonium and how he gets intel on Lark – were also foreseen. That’s a disaster, given the fact how awesome the movie is otherwise. Also, don’t go around spending too much time re-assessing and thinking about the motives of characters played by Rebecca, Henry Cavill and new entrant, Vanessa Kirby. Because that is a huge mess. I am still trying to fix a few pieces in the puzzle. And I am pretty good at understanding plot of movies. We also never really learn how the plutonium bombs reach the place where they are exactly.

One of my most favourite moments in all movies is when in MI3, Julia saves her husband Ethan. I will always complain that the series is not investing in Julia enough. In Fallout, too, she just makes a token appearance near the end. She was his wife, for God’s sake! Please give her more screentime.

If you are watching the movie in Indian screens, get ready to see some abrupt edits. Few words have been edited out, which disrupted the flow of the scenes. But this flaw is more on the CBFC, I guess.

What to do

What movie doesn’t have flaws? Name one? Despite everything I said that wrong with Mission: Impossible – Fallout, it is a highly enjoyable film. Time flew when I was watching Tom do all sorts of unimaginable stunts in different parts of the world. After The Mummy, we needed this. Action lovers, check it out at all costs. Also, take your action-hater friends along, they might just start enjoying the genre.