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Great Association!!!

Great associations assure greater returns at the box office, and UTV Motion Pictures is all set to do just that with their upcoming film Tamasha. Here’s how: This is the seventh time Ranbir Kapoor will be working with UTV after

HNY Expected To Clock 40-Cr Plus Day One

Distributors believe Happy New Year will create history with collections crossing Rs 40 crore on day one

Maiden Over

As the biggies line up for the second half of the year, debutant directors who made the first half of 2014 enjoyable tell us how life has changed for them Several new directors made their debut in the first half

Gaurav Verma Joins RCE As CRO

Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd, this week, has announced the appointment of Gaurav Verma as the Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). Verma comes with immense experience in exhibition and distribution. In the past seven years, Verma has spearheaded the distribution of

Three’s a Crowd

O Teri, Youngistaan and Dishkiyaoon hit the screens yesterday and, going by the openings they have had at the time of going to press, none of them are threatening to set any box-office records. It would be fair to say

Remakes Don’t Suggest Creative Bankruptcy

N Lingusamy speaks to Sagorika Dasgupta about the film and the changing face of the South Indian film industry

All Abroad?

In our edit note last week, (On The Cusp? Issue dated Feb 1, 2014), we had suggested that we were in the midst of a fundamental shift away from the dominant genre of big-budget ‘desi-action-masala’ entertainers that’s held sway for

Box Office Queen

Blockbuster Actress Deepika Padukone in conversation with team Box Office India

High Five

Chartbusters that generated hysteria among the audience

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

BIG Star Entertainment Awards Unveils Nominees

BIG Star Entertainment Awards, the first prestigious film and television awards function in Bollywood announced the nominees for the upcoming awards show. In its fourth edition now, the ceremony is scheduled to take place on December 18, 2013 at Andheri

Home Invasion

As the film audience benefits from a growing number of movie-viewing platforms, satellite TV and DTH lock horns over the revenue pie

Zee TV’s Success Bash For Chennai Express

Chennai Express reigned in the highest ratings when aired on Zee TV. In order to celebrate the success of the film on television, the Zee team threw a bash which was attended by the star cast of the film along

Ready! Steady! Highest TVTs!

He’s nothing if he’s not flamboyant. Yes, we’re referring to none other than Shah Rukh Khan. Now, Chennai Express was produced by SRK’s Red Chillies and UTV, and the film was released by UTV, which has some incredible successes to

Advance Booking For Krrish 3; great expectations

Advance booking for Rakesh Roshan’s magnum opus Krrish 3 opened to a phenomenal response at multiplex chains across India, with many weekend shows already fully booked. The film marks the third instalment in the Krrish franchise and features Hrithik Roshan,

T Series In Conversation With Team Box Office India

Bhushan Kumar, Ajay Kapoor, and Vinod Bhanushali in conversation with team Box Office India

Red Chillies Entertainment In Conversation With Team Box Office India

Shah Rukh Khan, Venky Mysore, Karuna Badwal, Keitan Yadav, Harry Hingorani and Shailja Gupta in conversation with Box Office India

SRK’s Next?

Dholakia and Balki have been talking to Khan for a while and SRK even listened to the outline of Sharma’s film

Academic Debate

Last Saturday, the Film Federation of India issued a release announcing that The Good Road shall represent India at the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category. Few had considered the final choice as being in the running

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Ans.3 Dharmendra acted with Rajinikanth in ‘Farishtay’ and Sunny Deol worked with Rajinikanth in ‘Chaalbaaz’.

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Ans.2 ‘Andhaa Kaanoon’, Rajinikanth’s debut film. Subsequently, they acted together in ‘Hum’ and in ‘Geraftaar!’



This Week’s Issue


  • Sultan director Ali Abbas Zafar on his film winning hearts across the world, working with Salman Khan and the biggest compliment he received once the film released
  • Three supporting actors of Sultan- Anant Vidhaat, Kumud Mishra and Sumeet Samnani- on the film and their respective roles
  • Local superstars lending their voice to big ticket Hollywood films is a sure shot way of making English films a hit across Indian markets


  • Mohenjo Daro selected as closing film at Locarno film festival
  • NFDC India announces 2016 selection for Children’s Screenwriters’ Lab and Screenwriters’ Lab
  • A new website Talentnext is a one-stop shop for aspiring talent as well as filmmakers looking for new faces


  • Salman Khan asks Rajkumar Santoshi to step down as director for a Korean film remake as the latter couldn’t write the script in the given time
  • Akshay Kumar to do a cameo in Neeraj Pandey’s production
  • T-Series signs director Luv Ranjan for a new-age romantic comedy