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2017 Rewind

The year 2017 cemented a truism that filmmakers know but sometimes ignore – that content and content alone wins at the box office It’s that time of the year when you look back at the hits you experienced and the

Yours, Faithfully

Legends don’t die, they live forever. That couldn’t be truer of the late Shashi Kapoor, who won the hearts of millions through his work across several decades. His contribution to Indian cinema and the stage will stay with us always.

Losing Proposition

Exhibitors in the doldrums as the Padmavati impasse hits business hard. How are they coping?

Geet gaata chal…

Remixed tunes are all the rage but is this trend stifling originality in the Hindi film industry? Bhakti Mehta, Suranjana Biswas For the past two years, remixed old songs have been playing on a loop. Filmmakers have been asking music

A Diwali miracle!

After a very disappointing year at the box office, Diwali lit the skies bright over tinsel town. What changed? Industry insiders say, ‘Jai content ki!’ Bhakti Mehta, Suranjana Biswas The prayers paid off and the miracle happened. Not only did

Diwali Wishlist

It’s that time of the year where LIGHTS take priority over CAMERA and ACTION. The joyous occasion of Diwali has brought new hope to the film industry, with movies like Secret Superstar and Golmaal Again!!! doing good business immediately following

Diwali Bonus: Both Releases Shine

As expected, Golmaal Again!!! has taken a flying start, and although Secret Superstar got off to a slow start yesterday, the film has picked up today. Both movies are doing pretty well at the ticket counter and it seems they

The Final Lap Begins

     Even as the film industry enters its final quarter, all eyes and hopes are on the remaining releases to revive tinsel town — three out-and-out commercial and five content-laden flicks. Who will get the cash registers ringing? The

Mixed Signals

Commercial-masala or content-based films? Which holds the key to the future success of Hindi cinema? Can they run shoulder to shoulder or will one out-perform the other at the box office?

Words’ Worth

What worked in Newton’s favour wasn’t just the Oscar buzz; everyone had something good to say about the film. Can film marketers replicate this model?

Back To Basics

After over-the-top dramas and slick urban stories, Hindi cinema is drawing inspiration from small-town India Hindi cinema is fast evolving even as the industry grapples with keeping its finger on the pulse of changing audience tastes. Despite this uncertainty, one

Tula Kalnnaar Nahi | Subodh Bhave & Sonalee Kulkarni | Box Office India | In conversation

Tula Kalnnaar Nahi | Subodh Bhave & Sonalee Kulkarni | Box Office India | In conversation

Subodh Bhave and Sonalee Kulkarni Play ‘Never Have I Ever’ with Box Office India

Subodh Bhave and Sonalee Kulkarni Play ‘Never Have I Ever’ with Box Office India

The Kumar Effect

As the Khiladi Kumar of Bollywood turns 50 on September 9 (today), we at Box Office India take a look at his glorious career spanning over two decades, boasting over 100 films, and the niche he has carved in the

Free At Last?

Filmmakers welcome a new and improved CBFC but they may be jumping the gun The winds of change do not always spell bad news for Bollywood and it is with optimism that the industry has welcomed the appointment of two

Open & Shut

When will the industry admit that star power can no longer ensure a good opening and focus squarely on content? We have just slid over the first half of 2017, and the Hindi film industry is going through its usual

Small Wonder

‘Festival films’ are rarely a great business proposition. So what made Lipstick Under My Burkha a box-office success?

Cinema Sans Borders

 With ‘collaboration’ being the new global watchword, India needs a market place to bring our best content onto one platform ‘Festival film’ has taken on a new meaning; suddenly there is a sense of legitimacy that comes with it. A

History Retold

          There are a handful of films drawing from the history books lined up for release. Is this a new winning formula? Content-driven films have become the darling of our industry in recent times. With the

Take Two

After average pickings in the first six months of the year, the line-up in the second half promises to ring in big numbers we’re halfway through the year and it’s time to take stock of how the Hindi film industry

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