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First Among Sequels

What makes a sequel succeed – the franchise, director or content?

Taking Guard

Will the IPL and general elections play spoilsport for upcoming releases? The film trade keeps its fingers crossed

Opposites Attract

The month of March was a study in contrasts – winner Ragini MMS 2 and runner-up Queen adopted opposite approaches and still came up trumps

Dull & Disappointing

Report card on Q1 of 2014: Niche films create ripples but largely uneventful

Ad-ding It Up

This year has many ad filmmakers taking the plunge to direct feature films. Do these professionals have an edge over other debutant directors? A film’s fate at the ticket window depends on how well it is crafted. And, lately, donning

Ghost Busters

Moving away from the classic ghost-based storyline, filmmakers are spooking the audience with a twist in the tale

New Direction

Lately, many filmmakers have been wowing the audience with their acting skills but can this become a pivot for marketing a film?

Getting Youngistan

Gunday wins hands-down as the best-promoted film of February

New Wave

With A-listers doing maximum two films a year, have they opened the door for new entrants?

Second Innings

With a host of directors releasing their second directorial ventures this year, we ask them if it’s easier or tougher the second time around

Women On Top

Are women-centric films just a fad or can they become a genre to contend with?

Double Promotion

Of the 10 releases in January, which one flexed the best marketing muscle?

Beginners’ Luck

As we brace ourselves for the year ahead, there is a volley of first-time filmmakers waiting to showcase their films

Hit Parade

The industry is looking forward to a crackling first quarter in 2014

First Flush

As they bask in the afterglow of their first films, debutant directors of 2013 tell us how life has changed for them Life after one’s first release makes the film industry a friendlier place, say debutant directors. In 2013, we

Multiple Choice

The fast-growing exhibition space bolstered box office collections in 2013. What do exhibitors have in store for 2014?

Counting On Content

Content-driven films were the darlings of the year. Noted directors pick their top three films and tell you what made them special

Many Happy Returns

Distributors do the math to name the most profitable films of 2013 according to them


Producers speak about the top three films that scored well at the box office across the country in 2013

Running Proud

With only a month to go before we ring down the curtain on the year 2013, we’re pulling out the report cards. Starting this week, we will analyse business in several domains in the film industry and assess how they

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This Week’s Issue

Trade Gup

  • Abhay Deol Signs another independent project
  • A busy Rajkummar Rao goes international
  • SSR goes dark with his next, heads for Chambal
  • Padmavati races to meet deadline, teaser soon
  • Sidharth, Varun ‘together’ again on screen
  • Gippy Grewal bags his third Hindi film


  • Behind the scenes with Team Bhoomi on Sanjay Dutt’s comeback film
  • Gippy Grewal is excited about his second Hindi venture, Lucknow Central
  • Rajkummar Rao, Amit Masurkar bask in acclaim for their upcoming Newton

Straight News

  • LUMB wins another international festival award
  • Cinestaan signs biopic on tennis ace Vijay Amritraj
  • Shiladitya Bora launches banner, impressive line-up