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A Star Is Born

The trailer of Mirzya suggests that Harshvardhan Kapoor will break the dry spell of male debutant actors and might just be that talented new star the film industry is looking for Anil Kapoor ruled the box office back in the

First Things First!

With so many exciting trailers releasing, the audience is spoilt for choice in the coming weeks They say, the first impression is the last impression. And the same goes for our films. Cut the perfect trailer and that’s half the

Good,So-So Or Tough?

  With the GST expected to be rolled out next year, we spoke to industry experts about its effects on our film industries across states   The  decks have finally been cleared for what has been billed as the most

Sultan Rules

A film that promoted itself, Sultan, was the best-marketed film of July The roster of films in the month of July included a mixed bag of small- and big-budget releases. But regardless of budgets, producers still put as much muscle

Foreign Exchange

It’s early days yet but international stars featuring in pivotal roles in Bollywood films is a trend that’s here to stay Time was when our Hindi films included only a smattering of foreign actors, mainly as background dancers. Now international

Found In Translation

Big-ticket Hollywood films are penetrating markets in India thanks to local superstars lending their voices to dubbed versions   Ours is the largest film industry in the world, clearly establishing the fact that we Indians love watching movies. It is

Queen Of Hearts

Will the dearth of new Hindi film heroines end in the next few months? Women actors have undergone several changes over the years in Hindi cinema. Sometimes, they’ve been central to the plot, sometimes mere eye candy or an item

Bringing The House Down

With the crackling chemistry of the cast and a promotional blitzkrieg, Housefull 3 wins top honours as the best marketed film of June   As we enter a new month, we analyse the marketing strategies and promotions used by various

Take Two

Six months into 2016, we take stock of the business, with films that released and those that are highly anticipated in the next few months In a few days from now, we will be halfway through 2016, and it’s time

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…

Hollywood’s Hurrah!

The best-marketed film of May was not a Hindi film but the Hollywood release, The Angry Birds Movie

Small Is Big

Children’s films are perhaps the most unexplored genre in India even though they have the potential to bring in handsome returns India is one of the most flourishing film markets in the world, churning out more than a thousand films

Jungle Story

April belonged to Disney’s The Jungle Book, whose marketing strategy helped make India a top global market for the film April came to an end and we’re back with our regular analysis of films that scored and those that didn’t,

Pen & Park

Film writers discuss whether or not this is the most creative time for Hindi cinema   The tide is finally turning in the Hindi film industry, and content has come to matter more than anything else. This trend is being fuelled

Proud To Be Indie

Content-rich films are steadily increasing their market share even as a discerning audience is demanding intelligent cinema. What is the way forward for indie filmmakers? Our film industry has always been defined by a seemingly impenetrable divide between commercial and

Good, Better, Best

With the first quarter of 2016 coming to a close recently, the film industry takes stock of the box-office performance this year compared to 2015 With the month of April starting on a promising note with Ki & Ka, we

All In The Family

Full-on family drama Kapoor & Sons is the unanimous choice for the best-marketed film in March Every month, film lovers are treated to a mix of big and small Hindi films. With a film’s opening numbers largely relying on the

Reality Bytes

Biopics are a much-loved genre even as movie-goers are looking to be inspired by real-life heroes

Scare Tactics

Why Indian filmmakers shrink away from attempting the horror genre

Sudden Impact

The first look and trailer of a film is increasingly playing a vital role in pitching the movie to the audience. How do you make your film stand out from the crowd? Cut the perfect trailer, get the first look

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Collection Chart
As on March 25th, 2017
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Machine1
3.05Cr
3.05Cr
Trapped
1
2.14Cr
2.14Cr
Aa Gaya Hero1
1.13Cr
1.13Cr
A Perfect Guest - PG
1
20K
20K
Mantra25.21L5.21L
Beauty And The Beast29.70Cr9.70Cr
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