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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,

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

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

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.

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,

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

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

Southern Comfort

South films dubbed in Hindi are loved by audiences nationwide. What is the role of marketing, what makes these films successful, and what lies ahead? South Indian movies have been in demand in Bollywood for the last few years, with

Let’s Rock It!

As we head into the last quarter of 2015, we take a poll on the movies that are likely to hit the box-office jackpot

The ‘Hero’ Stands Tall

Sooraj Pancholi-Athiya Shetty starrer Hero was the best-marketed film in September and Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon was a close second

End Game

Hindi cinema is increasingly mirroring real life, which doesn’t always serve up happy endings. Is the audience okay with stories that have unconventional climaxes?

Jest For Laughs

It is said that the hardest thing is to make people laugh. But comedians have been doing this effortlessly and almost selflessly in the movies, ever since we can remember. Johnny Walker, with his peculiar look and laugh, made movie-goers

Cast In Gold

Sequels are a potential cash cow for filmmakers looking to milk a hit prequel or franchise. But what happens when you tweak the cast or altogether change it in the sequel? Here’s the verdict on brand recognition versus a fresh

Raising The Bar

Marathi cinema, one of the fastest-growing regional film industries, has caught the fancy of corporate studios. How high can they raise the bar?

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.

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Desi Black Picture
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Commando 2*21.65Cr24.02Cr
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