Bad news for 'reality show' Bigg Boss 11

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After making it to the top 10 list of most-watched shows in the previous week, Bigg Boss 11 has once again witnessed a drop in numbers in Week 47 of 2017 (November 18-24).

rank with 4. 7 million viewership in urban areas.

In the previous week, the reality show had secured the 8th rank with an impression of 5. 1 million views.

The low numbers of Bigg Boss 11 in Week 47 have come as a surprise given that a lot of high-voltage drama took place in the house.

Deepika Padukone and Sunny Leone made appearances on the Weekend Ka Vaar episode to promote their films, Padmavati and Tere Intezaar respectively. Benafsha Soonawalla was evicted from the house, Priyank Sharma confessing his likings towards Benafsha, the courtroom drama that brought out the ugly sides of the contestants became the hot topic of discussion during the week. Yet, the show failed to make it to the top 10 list of TV viewership chart.

It seems viewers are missing Puneesh Sharma and Bandgi Kalra's romantic midnight romance that had put the show on top position.

Meanwhile, Kundali Bhagya continued to rule the TV viewership chart with 7. 5 million impressions while its parent show Kumkum Bhagya missed the number one slot by a small margin (7. 1 million).

Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah took the third position in Week 47 with 6. 1 million views.

As for the ranking of television channels among urban areas, Colors TV secured the No 1 position, while Zee TV secured the second spot, followed by Star Plus, Sony SAB and Sony Entertainment Television.

The other top channels are Sony Pal, &TV, Zee Anmol and Rishtey.


Movie reviews: 'Baahubali 2'

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Here's what critics are saying about Baahubali 2, starring Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Ramya Krishnan, Tamannaah Bhatia, Sathyaraj, Nassar.

Portraying a world of larger-than-life, mythologised and anointed by a destiny that disperses drama, Rajamouli takes us on a journey so grand, epic, enchanting and unforgettable that it would be impossible for us to look at any other costume drama with respect, let alone awe. here.

Baahubali The Conclusion comes to life only intermittently. Leaving the theatre, you can’t help wishing that Kattapa had killed the fellow earlier, for us to get a tighter, more economical and perhaps sharper conclusion. here.

The film presents the old-as-time conflict between good and evil, the classic trope of mythology. But watch the film for the grandeur, the visuals and the performances, that have you cheering for Baahubali, much like the subjects of Mahishmati. here.

What makes Rajamouli’s films unique is that, in the midst of the most incredible silliness, there’ll suddenly arrive a breath-taking image or a fluid, heart-pounding shot. here.


Reviews: Toilet - Ek Prem Katha

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It’s fitting that Akshay Kumar has greenlit and played the lead in this film, which is more a primer of How To Break Social Taboos and Make Toilets rather than a powerful social drama. The moment a film succumbs to being the carrier of a Message as opposed to a message, it becomes burdened. here.

Throughout the lengthy film, the director maintains a kinetic momentum. He has his character's feelings on his fingertips. He digs into the high-points in the drama with the disarmed delight of a kid scooping into a bowl of icecream. here.

What initially begins as a son versus father ideological tussle escalates into a full-fledged war involving the state. We get to know that it’s a scam, but the current government is quite serious in tackling it. Meanwhile Akshay Kumar undergoes a transformation from someone who advises his wife to adjust a bit because it’s been happening for ages to the champion of women’s rights. here.

Since Baby (2015), Akshay Kumar has not let the patriot in him take a backseat. In Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, too, he launches into lofty monologues about the menace of open defecation, especially its impact on women. He singlehandedly fights against the "sabhyata" and "sanskriti" squad and vows to get a toilet installed in the village. here.

Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is about a man compelled by his bride to think of building a pucca latrine in the village. In his conservative neck of the woods, he must move heaven and earth to achieve his goal. The film follows him as he negotiates a series of obstacles, most of them stemming from the obscurantist ways of the village. here.

The first half of the film is crisp and tightly packed but the same can't be said about the other half. After interval, the film tends to get a bit preachy but that is expected if you have a much-debatable topic like open defecation to be addressed. It might feel a bit predictable but it is not something you can't sit through. here.


Meet US TV’s highest paid actor

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Veteran actor Robert De Niro has been named the highest paid actor on television in the US as he takes $7,75,000 an episode for his yet unnamed Amazon drama. A new list of salary estimates compiled by variety. com showed De Niro in the top spot for the drama series from director David O. Russel.

Mark Harmon is second in the list for banking $5,25,000 for NCIS. Actors Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage take $500,000 for each episode of "Game of Thrones". The seventh season of the show is on air internationally, and is aired in India on Star World and Star World HD.

Other big gainers include Shameless stars Emmy Rossum and William H. Macy and the Ozark duo of Jason Bateman and Laura Linney.

On the flip side, lesser-known actors such as Justin Hartley and Chrissy Metz started out with modest (by comparison) episodic fees for the first season of "This Is Us" although they are poised to add more zeroes in the future.

Claire Foy has been collecting awards and praise for her work as Queen Elizabeth II in Netflix's The Crown, but her season one episodic fee reflects the markedly lower pay scales for British productions. She made $40,000 per episode.

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