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potboiler

Informal a literary or artistic work of little merit produced quickly in order to make money
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The second movement of the pesky potboiler is taken over by the Mahesh Manjrekar-Paresh Rawal duo doing the Amjad Khan-Kader Khan banter from the original Himmatwala with a dash of humour thrown in when the duo are forced to share a bed in a cowshed.
The plot is a pretentious potboiler told - in keeping with franchise tradition - via a stream of sumptuous cutscenes.
Like a typical Bollywood potboiler, the match on Saturday was high on emotions and drama.
Summary: It was fourth time lucky for British writer Julian Barnes, who has won literature's Booker Prize after a contest that had as many insults, rivalries and bitter accusations as a paperback potboiler.
Brandsmith Motion Pictures' much talked about Bollywood potboiler 'Saheb Biwi aur Gangster' directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia is hitting the big screen coming September.
Challenge Cup Pool Five is a real potboiler with Agen, La Rochelle and Gloucester still in with a chance of making the knockout stages.
It seems she might just be right when a publisher agrees to print her romantic potboiler, and she goes on to become one of the most popular writers of her day, and the toast of high society.
Given that this comes so soon after his last book, readers might legitimately have feared a potboiler.
Despite its title, The Takeaway Secret is not a Dan Brown potboiler about what sort of meat that really is in your local kebab shop.
In the case of the Fasting Girl, Brookes ignores the magisterial examination by the medical historian Dr John Cule, who also spoke to surviving relatives, in favour ofamodern potboiler based principally on contemporary newspapers.
Playing a desperate corporate attorney in the high-toned potboiler "Michael Clayton" was something of a departure for the 47-year-old actress.
This 18th-century British potboiler, from which all Gothic fiction derives, boasts an evil prince, two beautiful princesses, a family curse, and a remote and haunted castle complete with trapdoors, walking wraiths, bleeding statues, and portraits whose eyes follow characters about.