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From Jurassic Parks To Jungles

  The Hollywood evolution in India For as long as I can recall, there is one single question we ask ourselves – what pulls audiences to the theatres? The one undeniable truth is that the Indian audience has loved its

All The World’s Our Stage

Mega power star of Telugu cinema, Ram Charan, in an exclusive chat with Box Office India, discusses the changes and the milestones in the Telugu film industry You come with a huge legacy in the Telugu film industry and have

Back To The Future

Kamal Haasan discusses the vision that is needed to restore Chennai to its position of a national film hub   The most unique aspect of the film industry in Chennai, which used to be called Madras, is that it was

Marathi Cinema: The Beginning, The Fall And The Rise

It was the maverick director – writer Dhundiraj Govind Phalke aka Dadasaheb Phalke – who laid the foundation of Indian cinema, with his silent Marathi film Raja Harishchandra in 1913. However, despite being the pioneer of Indian cinema, the Marathi

‘I keep trying to woo a new audience, that’s what motivates me’

Prosenjit Chatterjee, superstar of the Bengali film industry, on the strengths and weaknesses of Bengali cinema, its evolution in recent years and his connection to Satyajit Ray ON THE MAJOR CHANGES IN THE BENGALI FILM INDUSTRY That’s quite a long

Unity Is The Solution

  When we think of the Bhojpuri film industry, we think of its songs, language and over-dramatised storylines. What we tend to forget is its stupendous reach. Ravi Kishan, one of the most celebrated artistes of Bhojpuri cinema, laments the

“We are in dire need of fresh talent”

Pollywood or Punjabi cinema had a rather humble beginning in Lahore, in 1928, with the silent film Daughter Of Today. Humble or not, it has been an intrinsic part of Indian cinema ever since. And though it is still considered

New Frontiers

  Jr NTR talks about how Telugu cinema is making its mark, not just in India but across the globe What are the changes you have seen the industry go through over the years?   I came into the industry

‘Stay current, stay innovative and have fun’

As Krishna Bhatt gets set to turn director with a web series, father Vikram Bhatt speaks from the heart Dearest Krishna, In a week you are going to be directing your first ever story in the form of a web

The Number Game

The numbers a film racks up can make or break its prospects. Let’s leave this job to those who are qualified to report them – film distributors The authenticity of the distribution business which was prevalent years ago is missing

Survival Game

How streaming portals like Netflix and Amazon Prime are going to impact the cinema business Technology has taken the world through various channels of advancement. And through the incorporation of IOT or big data, we have seen a sea change

No Substitute For Silver Screen

Online streaming has its benefits but a movie is not a movie till you’ve seen it on the big screen The movie theatre business is alive and innovating. With the industry adapting constantly to deliver new experiences to consumers, the

Coming To A Cinema Near You…

The disruption triggered by OTT platforms is exciting but how can we still draw audiences to cinemas? The buzzword today in corporate cabins and coffee shops among the Suits and the Strugglers is ‘Content’. Everyone is searching for it, like

Adapt or Perish

It is becoming increasingly challenging to attract movie-goers to cinemas even as audiences turn to the digital medium for their entertainment fix. Here’s how we can stay afloat Over the past few months, we have seen a con­founding trend at

Happy Feet

Dancers and choreographers are moving to a whole new tune even as movie-making gets increasingly professional   Like every other department, a lot has changed in choreography. From having fixed background dancers, and those who were a little older, to

Ring In The New

The transition to the digital medium benefits the entire industry; embrace it wholeheartedly We well and truly live in the digital era. We have access to everything at the click of the mouse, right from banks to medicines to academics.

To Worry Or Not To Worry?

How digital medium (Netflix, Amazon) is going to affect theatre business? Theatres have forever been fending of disruptions caused by technological advancements- VHS tapes, DTH services, Satellite TV, Online streaming etc., along with plain thievery like piracy. The film business

Primal Screen

The transition from ‘filmmaker’ to ‘storyteller’, and that’s more than just a change in semantics I am soon going to be working with either Amazon or Netflix… Yes, I will be entering the digital space soon. And it is my

Credit Is Due

Finally, an age of meritocracy is showing signs of dawning, and I couldn’t be happier Disclaimer: Salim-Javed were exceptional. Salim-Javed were an exception as well. All experience is personal.   Prologue: Maybe eight things have really changed in the field

Ye Kahan Aa Gaye Hum

Writing a winning script is much harder than it looks, and changing audience tastes and evolving technol­ogy just threw the rule book out the window   The hinge of a moving door never rusts. This is one of the core

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Trade Gup

  • It’s going to happen: SRK, Hirani to team up
  • Abbas-Mustan may direct Akshay in whodunit
  • Katrina or Kareena in YRF’s film with Siddharth Anand?
  • Finally, Ekta Kapoor, Anees Bazmee to work together
  • Not one, not two, but three films on November 10
  • Ekta, Alankrita want to repeat their success story


  • Rohit Shetty says Golmaal was a happy accident for him
  • Paakhi Tyrewala discusses her Pahuna journey


  • Sharad Kelkar plays a tricky role in Bhoomi
  • Anjali Patil reflects on her inspiration for Newton
  • Newton’s Pankaj Tripathi ‘humanises’ his character

Straight News

  • Rashmi Kulkarni to join Priyanka Chopra
  • NOVA Cinemaz debuts in Almora , launches miniplex
  • Siddharth Roy Kapur re-elected as guild president
  • Hrithik, Tiger in YRF’s next, an action-thriller
  • Jio, Roy Kapur Films in deal for video content
  • Lehren celebrates 30 years in industry