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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

Zero Benefit

Like every year, the M&E industry was largely ignored in the Union Budget 2016 The Union Budget of 2016 was presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitely to the Indian Parliament last week. And, like every year, this year too, the

End Of An Era?

Is the demand for South remakes in Hindi cinema on the wane or is this just a passing phase? South remakes have typically been extremely popular in our Hindi film industry, with several – particularly the action-oriented masala ones –

Are You Game?

With the next few months all set to witness a clash between three pivotal cricket tournaments and various films, industry experts debate whether India’s most-loved game will affect business at the box office Indians have two passions: films and cricket.

Cast Validity

With content-driven films ruling the box office, a casting director’s job has grown more crucial over the years.

The Plane Truth

The best-marketed film of January was undoubtedly Airlift, which has won the hearts of the audience and critics alike The first month of 2016 has come to an end and we’re back with our regular analysis of the films that

A New Direction

As a new year dawns, we look forward to the debutant directors of 2016 and also at the films made by first-time directors in 2015 In 2015, we saw many new filmmakers making their debut, and some of these debut

Forward March

Filmmakers name the films that scored at the box office in 2015, analyse what worked and what didn’t, and also tell us what we can look forward to in 2016.

Khan Get Enough

  As Salman Khan celebrates his 50th birthday on December 27, we look at how the Man With The Midas Touch became the industry’s most bankable star. Ever since his very first film in a lead role, Maine Pyar Kiya,

The Sun Rises In The East

The Bangla film industry did robust business in 2015, racking up several box-office hits and rewarding, content-rich cinema. Good times are clearly here!

Saving The Best For Last

The year 2015 is almost at an end but three of its biggest films – Tamasha, Bajirao Mastani and Dilwale – are yet to release. The industry takes a critical look at the year that was and spells out their

Fight Club

The action genre is one of the most definitive elements of Bollywood, so why is there a sudden dearth of fresh talent for action directors in our industry? It is said that the most successful film formula to ensure a

Love Rules

As we enter the month of November, we look back at last month’s releases and come up with a winner for the ‘Best Promoted’ title. The clear winner is Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2

Total Recall

As Shah Rukh Khan celebrates his 50th birthday on November 2, we look at how the Badshah of Bollywood became the industry’s most bankable star. We walk down memory lane with distributors and exhibitors across territories, and ask them to

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Sarkar 31
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Meri Pyaari Bindu
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