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Clash Of The Titans

The industry’s old bugbear returns as some big-ticket Hollywood films roar at the box office

Person Of Interest

Biopics have emerged as a bankable genre but conditions apply

Title Role

There’s a lot riding on the title of a film and getting it right could even impact a film’s box-office performance

Novel Strategy

Adapting books to screenplay is a trend that’s here to stay as Bollywood turns to literature for fresh ideas

2 Good!

2 States cut straight to its target audience with its intuitive and successful marketing strategy, to come up trumps as the best-promoted film in April The month of April was a magnet for the youth at the movies, and a

Hit Parade

This week, we are asking whether April-May is suddenly being considered a healthy time for the industry

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

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