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3 Cheers For 3 Years!

You don’t need to hold a post-graduate degree in physics and mathematics or have spent years poring over Einstein’s theory of relativity to know that ‘time’ is a relative concept. A span of a billion years would be too short

Contrarian Bet, Anyone?

Our industry has often been criticised for exhibiting a certain herd mentality. In droves, filmmakers latch on to the last hit film or star and then try to create multiple clones of that success. While it is easy for outsiders

The ‘A’ Crisis… And A Plea To Behave Like Adults

There is never a dull moment in our business of filmmaking, is there? It’s hard enough trying to somehow make a film and all the while that you are waging this uphill battle, you know that given the success ratio

Exclusive Club Getting Crowded… And We Aren’t Complaining!

A crore’ is a numerical unit unique to India. While the rest of the world rather uniformly deals in thousands and millions and then on to billions and trillions, we Indians, always one to dance to a different drumbeat, go

My Friend, Ashok Mehta

Ashok Mehta’s story is an inspiring tale of someone who transformed from a NOBODY to a LEGEND as a cinematographer … a real legend of Indian cinema. And you become a legend only when your work inspires generations and they

Box Office Blues For Patriotic Films?

On Wednesday, India will celebrate the 65th anniversary of the nation becoming independent

25-Gun Salute For The Hit Man

We live in an era where self-promotion and projection often count for much more than actual performance. And all it takes is the smallest smattering of success or the tiniest bit of public appreciation for the hype machine to go

Mind Your Language

The Hindi film industry likes to think of itself as being synonymous with the Indian film industry

Farewell: The King Of Hearts

From all of us at Box Office India…. we will miss you, Kaka

Dub-ble Trouble

It is no breaking news that over the last few years, international (read Hollywood) films have emerged as a credible

Half Time

The year 2012 began in the wake of quite a spectacular 2011 for the trade. And the question on everyone’s mind was whether this year would be as good, if not better, than last year. With half the year behind

Film Marketing – Crucial Partner, Not Convenient Punching Bag

Success has many fathers

Sense-r Board

Our fraternity, this publication included is quick to take offence and rave and rant at the Censor Board

Rowdy Rathore Extends June’s Spree

In recent years, one more such belief had been added – that of the month of June being good for the trade

Escape From Reality

Despite a pretty strong marketing campaign and an eclectic cast and crew Shanghai has failed to enthuse film-goers

Southern Comfort

As we go to press, the good news is that this week’s marquee release, Rowdy Rathore, has opened very well

Move Over Cricket

By the time this edition is published, the IPL final will be just a day away, bringing to a close the cricketing extravaganza that is the Indian Premiere League. Contrary to what some expected, the IPL managed to stay afloat

Copyright Act Amendments – Who Really Won?

On Thursday, The Rajya Sabha passed by a voice vote, the long-in-the-coming Copyright (Amendment) Bill, 2010. The Bill has been a major source of debate and divisiveness within the film and music industries, and we at Box Office India and

Goodwill Hunting

Last Sunday, India woke up to the launch of the much-anticipated Satyamev Jayate. And what a launch it was! Never in the history of Indian television broadcasting has a single programme – major sporting events like the cricket or football

Countdown To A Century – Amar Akbar Anthony

Dadasaheb Phalke’s Raja Harishchandra was shown for the first time in public at Coronation Cinema at Girgaon

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