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The second half of 2015 promises to be a cracker, with a platter of content-rich films, big and small, catering to a discerning audience

And The Winner Is…

Salman Khan-starrer Bajrangi Bhaijaan wins hands-down as the best marketed film of July. An insight into the blockbuster’s marketing strategy. Salman Khan Films’ maiden venture Bajrangi Bhaijaan is the clear winner for the best-promoted film in the month of July.

Two Much!

Is a successful actor-director jodi merely juicy bait for the audience or does it also
ring in big numbers at the box office?

Small Is Big

Young actors are discovering just how potent television can be as a career-booster asmore and more of them turn to the small screen to raise their popularity ratings

Combo Deal

Many A-list actors are teaming up with new-age directors for a slew of films. Will this potentially deadly pairing script a new chapter in Hindi cinema and bump up box-office collections?

Let’s Dance!

ABCD 2 wins hands-down as the best-promoted film in June

Future Perfect

After a near-drought in the first half of 2015, the second half might just have‘blockbuster’ written all over it

Forward March

In an industry that has traditionally been male dominated, women are finally breaking the glass ceiling.

Encore!

Sequels are definitely the flavour of the times but making a successful sequel is tricky business. Which recent film deserves another instalment?

The ‘In’ Thing

In-film branding is one of those symbiotic relationships that hugely benefits both advertisers as well as films. How does this win-win really work?

Women On Top

In an industry where actors have always ruled the box office, a handful of actresses are now proving that they too can be bankable stars

Mind Your Language

India is increasingly becoming an important market for Hollywood films. Ever since the surge in box-office numbers for Hollywood releases a few years ago, the West has been quite upbeat about India. According to a report co-authored by the Motion

First Impression

Film trailers such as Piku, ABCD 2, Tanu Weds Manu Returns and Dil Dhadakne Do have elicited an encouraging response. Find out why the industry is feeling bullish

Going West

Does the Hollywood tag impact the perception of our actors – or the business of their films – back home? If Hindi movies are our actors’ bread and butter, landing a role in a Hollywood production is the icing on

Cuts & Bruises

A revision and rationalisation of film censorship guidelines for ‘adult’ content is well overdue. Let’s end the war between filmmakers and censors and salvage some of our business

Cuts & Bruises

A revision and rationalisation of film censorship guidelines for ‘adult’ content is well overdue. Let’s end the war between filmmakers and censors and salvage some of our business

Westside Story

Can the big-ticket Hollywood franchises up for release lift the gloom that has gripped the ticket counter since late last year? Despite the slow start Hindi films have taken at the box office this year, a host of Hollywood films

Second Time Lucky?

As we head into the second quarter of the year, the trade is hoping that the upcoming big releases will end a long, dry spell

Let’s Get Fiscal

The success of some recent medium-budget films shows that profitability depends on using the right revenue model and smart planning The success of some recent medium-budget films shows that profitability depends on using the right revenue model and smart planning

Golden Boy

As Aamir Khan celebrates his 50th birthday today, we look at how the man with the Midas touch became the industry’s most bankable star

Collection Chart
As on March 18th, 2017
FilmsWeekWeeklyTotal
Badrinath Ki Dulhania1
72.28Cr
72.28Cr
Desi Black Picture
1
24K
24K
Purab Ki Awaz1
3K
3K
Kong: Skull Island
1
17.10Cr
17.10Cr
Commando 2*21.65Cr24.02Cr
Luv Shv Pyar Vyar243K3.32L
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