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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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"We have always alternated an unusual show with a popular show because we've got a lot of young members and we want them to have something challenging rather than the old potboilers."
The film, which Kumar says is an accumulation of all the other 'Khiladi' named potboilers he has previously worked in, is also rumoured to host its stars at the Dubai International Film Festival, which runs from December 9 to 16.
Almost all B-town's latest superhits are rip-offs of southern potboilers and owe their success to Madras Cut -- loud melodrama & violence
It's not all a better day for Dolly, though, and the likes of Just Leaving and Holding Everything Together You And I are pop potboilers best fast-forwarded through.
But as a plot concept and a slice of entertainment, it manages to distinguish itself from any amount of straight-to-video potboilers.