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02, 2006 04:37 hrs The much-hyped Mahesh Babu's Sainikudu lost its steam on the very first day of its
release. The unanimous talk in the trade is that the film is going to be an epic disaster at the box-office. The
film ran into troubles a day before its release as the prints could not reach many parts of the state. On
November 30 th, it opened only in few centers with morning show. In rest of the state the film began showing
from Friday (Dec 1). SMS messages were dong the rounds that Sainikudu is pain to watch!Even die-hard
Mahesh Babu fans are not enjoying the film. Disappointed with the film, some of his fans set the screen on
fire in Nizambad, a prominent town in Nizam! On Friday, Mahesh Babu's statewide president Diddi Rambabu
openly criticized producer Ashwini Dutt for the failure of the film and blamed him for the entire fiasco.
Though the film took a great opening, the bad word-of-mouth is sure to have an adverse effect on collections.
The trade feels that the film is likely to collapse by Monday! In Chennai, considered to be a Mahesh Babu
fortress, the film has fallen. It released in three Chennai screens and Jayaprada where Mahesh's Pokiri ran for
175 days, the ticket rate was as high as Rs 150! But by Friday noon, tickets were available in all releasing
theatres! Trade pundits say that Sainikudu is a disaster, just like Naani in Mahesh Babu’s career!

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DISASTERS : 1. VAMSI 2. BOBBY 3. TAKKARI DONGA 4.NAANI 5. SAINIKUDU 6 KHALEJA 7. AAGADU 8 1-


NENOKKADINE 9. BRAHMOTSAVAM 10. SPYDER

FLOPS: 1. TAKKARI DONGA 2. NIJAM 3. ATHIDI

MAHESH MOVIE MOVIE THAT GAVE INSPIRATION


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* RAJAKUMARUDU MASK OF ZORRO ( ENGLISH)
* YUVARAJU JAB PYAAR KISI SE HOTHA
HAI( HINDI)
* VAMSI DILWALE DULHANIYAN
LEJAYENGE( HINDI)
* TAKKARI DONGA MACKENNA'S GOLD( ENGLISH)
* NAANI BIG ( ENGLISH)
* ATHADU SHOOTER ( ENGLISH),
ASSASSIN( ENGLISH)
* POKIRI KATHTHULA RATHTHAYYA
( TELUGU)
* ATHIDHI THE USUAL
SUSPECTS( ENGLISH)
* DOOKUDU GOOD BYE LENIN( ENGLISH)

* BUSINESSMAN SATYA( HINDI)

Big (film)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Big

Theatrical release poster

Directed by Penny Marshall

James L. Brooks
Produced by

Robert Greenhut

Written by Gary Ross


Anne Spielberg

Starring Tom Hanks

Elizabeth Perkins

Robert Loggia

John Heard

Music by Howard Shore

Cinematography Barry Sonnenfeld

Edited by Barry Malkin

Production Gracie Films


company

Distributed by 20th Century Fox

Release date June 3, 1988

Running time 104 minutes

Country United States

Language English

Budget $18 million[1]

Box office $151.7 million[1]

Big is a 1988 American fantasy comedy film directed by Penny Marshall, and stars Tom Hanks as
Josh Baskin, a young boy who makes a wish "to be big" and is then aged to adulthood overnight.
The film also stars Elizabeth Perkins, David Moscow as small Josh, John Heard, and Robert Loggia,
and was written by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg.

Contents
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 1Plot
 2Cast
 3Reception

 4Box office

 5Home media

 6Adaptations

o 6.1Broadway musical

o 6.2Television show

 7References

 8External links

Plot [edit]
Twelve-year-old Josh Baskin, who lives with his parents and infant sister in Cliffside Park, New
Jersey, is told he is too short for a carnival ride called the Ring of Fire, while attempting to impress
Cynthia Benson, an older girl. He puts a coin into an unusual antique arcade fortune teller
machine called Zoltar Speaks, and makes a wish to be "big". It dispenses a card stating "Your wish
is granted", but Josh is spooked to see it was unplugged the entire time.
The next morning, Josh has been transformed into a 30-year-old man. He tries to find the Zoltar
machine, only to see an empty field, the carnival having moved on. Returning home, he tries to
explain his predicament to his mother, who refuses to listen and then threatens him, thinking he is a
stranger who kidnapped her son. Fleeing from her, he then finds his best friend, Billy Kopecki, and
convinces him of his identity by singing a rap that only they know. With Billy's help, he learns that it
will take a long time to find the machine, so Josh rents a flophouse room in New York City and gets a
job as a data entry clerk at MacMillan Toy Company.

The Walking Piano, as featured in Big

Josh runs into the company's owner, Mr. MacMillan, at FAO Schwarz, and impresses him with his
insight into current toys and his childlike enthusiasm. They play a duet on a foot-operated electronic
keyboard, performing "Heart and Soul" and "Chopsticks." This earns Josh a promotion to a dream
job: getting paid to test toys as Vice President in charge of Product Development. With his
promotion, his larger salary enables him to move into a spacious luxury apartment, which he and
Billy fill with toys, a rigged Pepsi vending machine dispensing free drinks, and a pinball machine. He
soon attracts the attention of Susan Lawrence, a fellow MacMillan executive. A romance begins to
develop, to the annoyance of her ruthless former boyfriend and coworker, Paul Davenport. Josh
becomes increasingly entwined in his "adult" life by spending time with her, mingling with her friends,
and being in a steady relationship. His ideas become valuable assets to MacMillan Toys; however,
he begins to forget what it is like to be a child, and he never has time to hang out with his best friend
Billy because of his busy schedule.
MacMillan asks Josh to come up with proposals for a new line of toys. He is intimidated by the need
to formulate the business aspects of the proposal, but Susan says she will handle the business end
while he comes up with ideas. Nonetheless, he feels pressured, and longs for his old life. When he
expresses doubts to her and attempts to explain that he is really a child, she interprets this as fear of
commitment on his part, and dismisses his explanation.
Josh learns from Billy that the Zoltar machine is now at Sea Point Park. He leaves in the middle of
presenting their proposal to MacMillan and other executives. Susan also leaves, and encounters
Billy, who tells her where Josh went. At the park, Josh finds the machine, unplugs it and makes a
wish to become "a kid again." He is then confronted by Susan, who, seeing the machine and the
fortune it gave him, realizes he was telling the truth. She becomes despondent at realizing their
relationship is over. He tells her she was the one thing about his adult life he wishes would not end
and suggests she use the machine to turn herself into a little girl. She declines, saying that being a
child once was enough, and takes him home. After sharing an emotional goodbye with Susan, he
becomes a child again. He waves goodbye to Susan one last time before reuniting with his family.
The film ends with Josh and Billy hanging out together, with the song "Heart and Soul" playing over
the credits.

Cast[edit]
 Tom Hanks as Josh Baskin
 Elizabeth Perkins as Susan Lawrence

 Robert Loggia as Mr. MacMillan

 John Heard as Paul Davenport

 Jared Rushton as Billy Kopecki

 David Moscow as Young Josh Baskin

 Jon Lovitz as Scotty Brennen

 Mercedes Ruehl as Mrs. Baskin

 Josh Clark as Mr. Baskin

 Debra Jo Rupp as Miss Patterson

Reception[edit]
The film was received with almost unanimous critical acclaim; based on 71 reviews collected by
review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, 97% of 72 critics gave it a positive "Certified Fresh"
review and the consensus stating "Refreshingly sweet and undeniably funny, it is a showcase for
Tom Hanks, who dives into his role and infuses it with charm and surprising poignancy." [2] The New
York Times praised the performances of Moscow and Rushton, saying the film "features believable
young teen-age mannerisms from the two real boys in its cast and this only makes Mr. Hanks's
funny, flawless impression that much more adorable."[3]
The film was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Hanks) and Academy
Award for Best Original Screenplay.
The film is number 23 on Bravo's 100 Funniest Movies. In 2000, it was ranked 42nd on the American
Film Institute's "100 Years…100 Laughs" list.[4] In June 2008, AFI named it as the tenth-best film in
the fantasy genre.[5] In 2008, it was selected by Empire Magazine as one of "The 500 Greatest
Movies of All Time."[6]
Big was part of a trend of age-changing comedies produced in the late 1980s, including Like Father
Like Son (1987), 18 Again! (1988), Vice Versa (1988), and the Italian film Da grande (1987).[7][8] The
latter Italian film has been said to be the inspiration for Big.[9][10]

ATHIDI- Sourced or Copied from

1. Man On Fire: The basic thread of Kidnap drama in the film is based on Man on Fire (2004).

2. Usual Suspects: The 'surprise' villain element in the movie is straight lift from Usual Suspects.
Even the villain name in Usual Suspects is also Kaiser.

3. Gladiator: In Climax, heroine appearing while hero fighting and dreaming is similar to
Gladiator.

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