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 Closed Chapter, Open Rule Book

And so the curtain has come down on what was a pretty action-packed chairmanship of the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) by Mr Pahlaj Nihalani. Reams of newsprint and television broadcast headlines were dominated by the CBFC’s decisions under

The Indian Film Industry

This week, India celebrates 70 years of independence from colonial rule. On a landmark occasion like this, it is natural to take stock of where we are vis-à-vis where we began. While doing so, we appreciate that there’s plenty to

Chronicle Of Many Deaths Foretold

Nothing succeeds like success in our business. Conversely, nothing flips perceptions like a flop either! That being so, it is hardly surprising that the flavour of the last few weeks has been much discussion (read: derision) about the future prospects

Attendance Register

A recurring theme on this page is that while the Indian film industry may be the most prolific in the world – and also enjoys a very high profile in the national mind space – when it comes down to

Tagore, Revisited

Sinnce remixing old compositions seems to be a trend that’s here to stay, this week we are attempting to go with the flow by jumping on to the bandwagon. And in keeping with the philosophy of aiming for the sky

It’s All Relative?

This week, let us address the elephant in the room. Or rather, the elephant’s son, daughter, brother, sister, nephew and niece! Is the Hindi film industry largely a family business – or rather, a business dominated by families – making

Half-Time Report: Decent, But…

With the second half of 2017 underway, now is a good time to take stock of how the film trade fared in the first six months of the year, and based on that evidence, try and make sense of the

The Diverse States Of Two Diverse Unions

Whenever India is mentioned in conjunction with some other country or geographical grouping, chances are that the first name to crop up would be that of Pakistan, what with the substantial and ongoing baggage of history and acrimony shared by

Enter(taining) The Dragon

The best screenplays and films are the ones that pull you back from the brink with a well-calibrated dose of lightness/relief just when a dark narrative is about to tip over into a depressing quicksand. A great example of this:

Be Careful What You Wish For…

Almost a month back, on May 19, 2017, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council announced a 4-tier structure of GST rates – 5, 12, 18 and 28 per cent – covering the vast majority of products and services traded

The Missing Dimension

Let us start this week’s note by testing your knowledge of trade trivia. Question: What did the 55th highest (if you can call it that!) grosser from the 226 Hindi films that released in India in 2016 have in common

Genre-ally Speaking 2: Show Me The Money!

In our edit note last week, (Genre-ally Speaking 1: A Tale Of Many Tales, issue dated May 27, 2017) we had commented on how the genre pool of successful Hindi films has widened considerably in the last few years. We

Genre-ally Speaking 1 : A Tale Of Many Tales

Hindi cinema has often been accused, not unjustifiably so, of following a certain herd mentality wherein the success of one film begets a host of me-toos who hope to recreate the same magic. And that is true at a larger

The World Is Flat?

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), which represents the six major global studios, recently released the Theatrical Market Statistics Report for 2016. Published annually, the report offers many insights into the state of the international film business and the

Baahubali: The Conquest

Astounding, stupendous, meteoric, unprecedented, stunning, smashing, amazing… you could run through the entire gamut of adjectives expressing awe and wonder and you would still be hard-pressed to truly describe the full extent of what Baahubali: The Conclusion has achieved

Curtains For The Window?

CinemaCon, the annual convention of the US-based National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) in Las Vegas, is primarily a celebration of the theatrical experience and a great opportunity for distributors, technology/equipment providers, food and beverage suppliers, et al to reach

Gently Into The Night

Greatness can assume many different shapes and forms and it is a destination that can be arrived at through many different paths. There are those who achieve greatness by devoting their entire lives to the single-minded pursuit of perfection in

A Blessed Journey

I started working at the age of 12 but life took a 180-degree turn the day I met Mani Ratnam for Roja. Honestly, I didn’t intend to do a lot of movies but Mani Ratnam was a temptation I couldn’t

Well Begun Is A Quarter Done?

Is it just us or is time really racing by?! We had barely finished with post-mortems of 2016 and here we are, well into the second quarter of the year. That being so, now is as good a time as

IPL@10

April 18, 2008. M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Speedster Zaheer Khan, representing the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s team is to deliver the first ever ball of the Indian Premier League to Sourav Ganguly, who is taking first strike for the Kolkata Knight

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As on 19th August, 2017
FilmsWeekWeeklyTotal
Toilet Ek Prem Katha190.84Cr90.84Cr
The Dream Job120K20K
Dirty Madam X110K10K
Jab Harry Met Sejal14.09K57.45K
Gurgaon26.83L52.42L
Mubarakan35.28Cr51.98Cr
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