Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola made Rs22.4 crore during its opening weekend

Vishal Bhardwaj's Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola made Rs22.4 crore during its opening weekend. The filmmaker is content with the response to his new project, which is satirical in nature.


"Our country is going through a massive transition. I wanted to make a film about the social and political scene in the country, but wanted to do it in a humorous tone. The response from the public and especially the young adults, has made me realise that Indian audiences are open to satire that does not always state the obvious," Bhardwaj said in a statement.

The movie collected Rs7.02 crore on its opening day when it released January 11.

The opening day and the weekend collections are the highest ever for Bhardwaj, who has directed films Maqbool, Kaminey and Omkara.

 
Co-produced by Bhardwaj and Fox Star Studios, "Matru Ki..." was made at a budget of about Rs33 crore.

Set in the rustic surroundings of a village in Haryana, "Matru Ki..." is about Harry Mandola (Pankaj Kapur), an industrialist, who loves his drink, daughter Bijlee (Anushka Sharma) and the unusual bond he shares with his Man Friday Matru (Imran Khan).

With Monday being a holiday due to the festival of Makar Sankranti and Pongal, the movie is expected to get more footfalls.


Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star Studios, feels "Matru Ki...” is the new age “Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro”.


'Matru Ki... is a very special film. It has the audacity to take on real issues in our society, but present them with such wicked wit manner. It is funny, intelligent and cool. It is the new age 'Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro'. The film is being appreciated by multiplex audiences across north-India, Bangalore and Hyderabad,” said Singh.

Praising the film, industry experts Anurag Kashyap and Pritish Nandy shared their views on micro-blogging site Twitter.

"It is the most kick***, funny film. Intelligent and relevant film of our times," tweeted Kashyap, known for his distinct style and offbeat cinema.


Pritish Nandy wrote: "Wicked wit. Pankaj Kapur proving again his peerless acting prowess."

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Date

03-Apr 8:00 PM Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils Kolkata
04-Apr 8:00 PM Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians Bangalore
05-Apr 8:00 PM Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Pune Warriors Hyderabad
06-Apr 4:00 PM Delhi Daredevils vs Rajasthan Royals Delhi
06-Apr 8:00 PM Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians Chennai
07-Apr 4:00 PM Pune Warriors vs Kings XI Punjab Pune
07-Apr 8:00 PM Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Hyderabad
08-Apr 8:00 PM Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Jaipur
09-Apr 8:00 PM Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Daredevils Mumbai
10-Apr 8:00 PM Kings XI Punjab vs Chennai Super Kings Mohali
11-Apr 4:00 PM Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders Bangalore
11-Apr 8:00 PM Pune Warriors vs Rajasthan Royals Pune
12-Apr 8:00 PM Delhi Daredevils vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Delhi
13-Apr 4:00 PM Mumbai Indians vs Pune Warriors Mumbai
13-Apr 8:00 PM Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Chennai
14-Apr 4:00 PM Kolkata Knight Riders vs Pune Warriors Kolkata
14-Apr 8:00 PM Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab Jaipur
15-Apr 8:00 PM Chennai Super Kings vs Pune Warriors Chennai
16-Apr 4:00 PM Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders Mohali
16-Apr 8:00 PM Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Delhi Daredevils Bangalore
17-Apr 4:00 PM Pune Warriors vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Pune
17-Apr 8:00 PM Rajasthan Royals vs Mumbai Indians Jaipur
18-Apr 8:00 PM Delhi Daredevils vs Chennai Super Kings Delhi
19-Apr 8:00 PM Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab Hyderabad
20-Apr 4:00 PM Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings Kolkata
20-Apr 8:00 PM Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Rajasthan Royals Bangalore
21-Apr 4:00 PM Delhi Daredevils vs Mumbai Indians Delhi
21-Apr 8:00 PM Kings XI Punjab vs Pune Warriors Mohali
22-Apr 8:00 PM Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals Chennai
23-Apr 4:00 PM Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Pune Warriors Bangalore
23-Apr 8:00 PM Kings XI Punjab vs Delhi Daredevils Mohali
24-Apr 8:00 PM Kolkata Knight Riders vs Mumbai Indians Kolkata
25-Apr 8:00 PM Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Chennai
26-Apr 8:00 PM Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab Kolkata
27-Apr 4:00 PM Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Jaipur
27-Apr 8:00 PM Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Mumbai
28-Apr 4:00 PM Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders Chennai
28-Apr 8:00 PM Delhi Daredevils vs Pune Warriors Delhi
29-Apr 4:00 PM Rajasthan Royals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Jaipur
29-Apr 8:00 PM Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab Mumbai
30-Apr 8:00 PM Pune Warriors vs Chennai Super Kings Pune
01-May 4:00 PM Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians Hyderabad
01-May 8:00 PM Delhi Daredevils vs Kolkata Knight Riders Delhi
02-May 4:00 PM Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab Chennai
02-May 8:00 PM Pune Warriors vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Pune
03-May 8:00 PM Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Kolkata
04-May 4:00 PM Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils Hyderabad
04-May 8:00 PM Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kings XI Punjab Bangalore
05-May 4:00 PM Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings Mumbai
05-May 8:00 PM Rajasthan Royals vs Pune Warriors Jaipur
06-May 8:00 PM Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Bangalore
07-May 4:00 PM Rajasthan Royals vs Delhi Daredevils Jaipur
07-May 8:00 PM Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders Mumbai
08-May 8:00 PM Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings Hyderabad
09-May 4:00 PM Kings XI Punjab vs Rajasthan Royals Mohali
09-May 8:00 PM Pune Warriors vs Kolkata Knight Riders Pune
10-May 8:00 PM Delhi Daredevils vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Delhi
11-May 4:00 PM Pune Warriors vs Mumbai Indians Pune
11-May 8:00 PM Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Mohali
12-May 4:00 PM Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Ranchi
12-May 8:00 PM Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings Jaipur
13-May 4:00 PM Delhi Daredevils vs Kings XI Punjab Delhi
13-May 8:00 PM Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Mumbai
14-May 8:00 PM Kolkata Knight Riders vs Pune Warriors Ranchi
15-May 4:00 PM Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Daredevils Chennai
15-May 8:00 PM Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals Mumbai
4 PM-May 8:00 PM Kings XI Punjab vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Dharmasala
17-May 8:00 PM Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals Hyderabad
18-May 4:00 PM Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians Dharmasala
18-May 8:00 PM Pune Warriors vs Delhi Daredevils Pune
19-May 4:00 PM Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings Bangalore
19-May 8:00 PM Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders Hyderabad
21-May 8:00 PM TBC vs TBC Chennai
22-May 8:00 PM TBC vs TBC Chennai
24-May 8:00 PM TBC vs TBC Kolkata
26-May 8:00 PM TBC vs TBC Kolkata

What is DNSChanger Virus?

The FBI is snipping a cyber safety net on Monday that kept thousands of computer users online after their internet connections were hijacked by a piece of malware called DNSChanger, meaning those users could be disconnected from the web if they still haven't removed the virus by July 9.

The good news is if you're among the 7,000 Canadian PC or Mac users — or the tens of thousands more worldwide —still believed to have machines infected with the nasty DNSChanger virus, you can spare yourself the misery of being cut off from email, Twitter, Facebook and other online distractions by performing a simple test.

Google, Facebook and the FBI have all issued repeated alerts over the past year about the estimated 650,000 computers worldwide that fell victim to the DNSChanger trojan, but they and media outlets made one last public appeal this week warning of the looming July 9 deadline.

That's when the FBI will shut down the temporary DNS servers it set up to keep the virus-infected computers connected to the internet after it broke up a criminal operation that had rerouted the machines through a system of false DNS servers, manipulating users' web searches in order to direct them to fraudulent websites.

The websites promoted fake products and allowed the cybercriminals to earn money off the sale of these products and advertising.

The temporary servers, operated by the non-profit Internet Systems Consortium, were meant to keep people connected to the web until the virus was removed and the connection through their usual internet service provider was resumed.



How to check for virus

Double-checking for the malware only takes a minute. Here's how to do it:

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) has done much of the legwork for you by setting up an online screening system for your computer.

Visit the website www.dns-ok.ca/ and click on a link agreeing to run your computer through the DNSChanger malware checker. The page should refresh and show you either a green or red banner, with a message stating whether DNSChanger has been detected.

If it's green, you're in the clear. If the banner is red and a message confirms the virus has been detected, you can go to one of several websites set up to help inform the public about the virus and the related FBI operation for further instructions on how to remove it:
FBI
DNSChanger Working Group
Public Safety Canada



Identifying malicious IP addresses

Another way to screen for DNSChanger is to manually check and compare your computer's DNS settings to the known malicious DNS server IP addresses listed on the FBI or Public Safety Canada websites.

According to those sites, if your IP address falls within one of the following groups, your computer is infected with the virus:
85.255.112.0 through 85.255.127.25
67.210.0.0 through 67.210.15.255
93.188.160.0 through 93.188.167.255
77.67.83.0 through 77.67.83.255
213.109.64.0 through 213.109.79.255
64.28.176.0 through 64.28.191.255

To find your DNS settings, Public Safety Canada recommends the following steps.

For Windows users:
Go to Start menu.
Select Run...
Type: cmd.exe [press ENTER].
Type in the black command window: ipconfig /all [press ENTER].
Search for the line that says "DNS Servers." Often, two or three IP addresses are listed.
Compare against list of rogue IP addresses.

For Apple users:
Go to System Preferences.
Select Network.
Select the connection used for internet access (typically. AirPort or ethernet).
Select Advanced.
Select the DNS tab.
Compare against list of rogue IP addresses.



What to do if your computer is infected

It's always advisable to consult a reputable computer professional for help before taking any drastic steps to repair a machine infected with a computer virus.

Several DNSChanger removal tools have been made available for download online. Free virus scan and removal software can be downloaded at www.dcwg.org/fix/.

Another, more extreme course of action is to back up important data on your computer and then wipe the hard drive clean and reformat it.

But if you choose this route, keep in mind that if you don't back up your files to a separate drive, you'll lose them, because reformatting cleans out all the files on a drive. You'll also need to reinstall your operating system and applications after reformatting.

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