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Artificial Divide

  ‘Festival films’ are a figment of an ignorant mind, so let’s chuck that label The notion that there is something called as a ‘festival film’ is not only preposterous but also equally perplexing. Over the last few years, certain

To Repeat Or Not To Repeat?

Baahubali… may have pulled off a coup by re-releasing its first instalment but here’s why all reruns may not work As the nation eagerly awaits the release of SS Rajamouli’s magnum opus Baahubali: The Conclusion, in the hope of finally

Perfect 10

Celebrating its 10th edition this year, the annual NFDC Film Bazaar has become a beacon for budding filmmakers from South Asia The Changing Face of Indian Independent Cinema Since its launch in 2007, Film Bazaar has heralded the rise of

Write & Wrongs

As the entertainment landscape evolves, it is more important than ever for the people writing content and those telling the stories to work together Kamlesh Pandey Hon General Secretary, Screenwriters Association (formerly Film Writers’ Association) Let me begin with a

Keep The Faith

If only the big stars actively participated in the union that represents cine artistes, we would get a lot more respect Sushant Singh, General Secretary, CINTAA Just like a country needs a good government at the helm, film industries around the

They Can’t Cut Us Out

Sadly, some producers still dont understand an editor’s job. Editing is more creative then it gets credit for Rajendra Surve,President, Association of Film & Video Editors Vaibhav Desai, General Secretary, Association of Film & Video Editors Our association was founded in

In A New Direction

Behind the high-profile job of helming a film there are many challenges that directors face. Here’s news that will bring them cheer Ashwini Chaudhary, General Secretary, IFTDA We have more than 10,000 members in Indian Film Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA), directors

Grow We Must

The film industry is much more than an entertainment body – it is a wealth creator, a stimulant for the economy and a power status with phenomenal reach. The government has no excuse for its lack of support Kulmeet Makkar, Chief

Thrills & Spills

Indian producers need to be sensitised to the requirements of our stuntment and women and give this profession the importance it deserves Sunil Rodrigues (Rod) President, Movie Stunt Artist’s Association (MSAA) Of all the technicians in the industry, stuntmen not

Protecting Our Rights

Only the collective effort of the industry can help build a secure environment for content creation and respect for copyright in a digital world Uday Singh Managing Director, Motion Picture Distributors Association, India India is at the forefront of creativity,

That ‘We’ Feeling

Let us remind ourselves that in times of trouble, we don’t have to march ahead alone. Yet we don’t give the administrative bodies that represent film technicians and artists due recognition The very moment a child is born, s/he becomes

Screen Wars

The lack of sufficient cinema screens is hitting the Hindi film industry where it hurts most – revenue collection. Is there a solution? Our country produces the highest number of movies every year. We have multiple states and many languages,

A Beautiful India

With a canvas as diverse and captivating as India, it’s sad that local governments make it so very difficult for filmmakers to shoot their films. Perhaps if we got together and raised our voice, this could change   Saare jahan

Show Me The Money!

Even though Bollywood enjoys industry status, banks are still reluctant to lend to producers. This, coupled with crushing taxes, has dealt the industry a double blow The ambitious ‘Make In India’ program, a pet initiative of the Narendra Modi government,

Keep It Real

It’s time the industry and the CBFC called a truce and focused on finding a solution suited to the times we live in – a time when access to pretty much anything on the Internet, make the rules that govern

Rolling With Change

While technology has completely revolutionised the music industry, Bhushan Kumar, MD Super Cassettes Industries, says the only way to survive as a business is to embrace change wholeheartedly Physical Sale The biggest turnaround in the music industry is the change

Who Will Bell The Copy Cat?

It is baffling that we should invest so much in making films yet have no inclination to do whatever it takes to keep them safe from pirates. Is this a lost cause?   While there are many factors that are

Mom’s The Word

Is Bollywood’s obsession with iconic motherly roles over? Mere paas maa hai,’ was, is and always will be one of the most iconic lines ever spoken in Hindi cinema. This unforgettable line, from the 1975 Hindi film, Deewar, transcends emotion…

Durban International Film Festival

June 16-22, 2016 South Africa What’s It All About? In its 37th edition, the Durban International Film Festival has become one of the leading showcases for independent African and international films, presenting over 200 screenings. Honouring the rich, ever-evolving language

Boy Wonder

Singing for none other than Amitabh Bachchan inTE3N is the stuff of dreams for young Divya Kumar After starting his career as a music programmer, Divya Kumar soon established himself as a playback singer. With several chartbusters like Jee karda

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As on 11th November, 2017
FilmsWeekWeeklyTotal
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Ribbon135.83LK35.83LK
Ram Ratan104.14LK04.14LK
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Kutumb The Family120.00K20.00K
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