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Creates history!

Aamir Khan has done it again. His patriotic film "Mangal Pandey" has created box-office history by taking the best ever four-day opening for a Hindi film in Chennai city. It has netted an amazing Rs. 24.28 lakhs from three screens during the long Independence Day weekend (August 12-15). Despite historical distortions in the film, the Chennai audience seems to like it. But the trade verdict is that the film will not be able to attract a consistent crowd, as it is no "Lagaan". Anyway, producer Bobby Bedi and others are happy, as the film has taken an extraordinary opening all over India and overseas and is at number 10 at the U.K. box-office, the best ever opening of the year for a Bollywood movie.

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