Take One

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

The Dirty Non-Picture

“For unavoidable reasons, we regret to inform that the film The Dirty Picture will not be telecast today. Any inconvenience caused is deeply regretted.” That’s the message which ran across Sony Entertainment Television (SET) as a ticker last Sunday, on

BOI Welcomes BO

An alliance between someone who is over 92 years old, and someone who just celebrated their second anniversary a few months ago would seem an unlikely one. More so, if they are separated by a physical distance of almost 13,000

Content Versus Commerce

“I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can’t help it. It’s the truth.”- Charlie Chaplin As we go to press, last Friday’s release, Housefull

Q1 Trends – All Set For A Good Year?

The year 2012 began on the heels of a very successful 2011, and here we are with the first three months of the year already behind us

Take The Cue

Some battles are just too important to not fight for with one’s life, even though the odds against emerging victorious (or even alive) may seem insurmountable. The fight against online piracy is one such seemingly unwinnable war front for the

No One Paid Vidya?!

First things first, let me emphasise that we don’t have much sympathy for those who gripe and moan about ‘excessive’ star remunerations. Invariably, these private rants are heard loudest from those producers who are most persistently pursuing those very stars

Thank You, Pranab Da!

“The Year 2012 marks the beginning of the centenary year of Indian cinema. Despite the change in titles from Dada Saheb Phalke’s Raja Harishchandra to RA.One in recent times, the industry has played a pivotal role in unifying our country

Prophets Of Boom

On Friday, March 16, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will present the Union Budget for the fiscal year 2012-13

A Question Of Answers

On this page, a few weeks ago (issue dated February 11, 2012), we had invited you to write in with your responses to some questions we had posed, with a view to taking stock of where we, as an industry, stand today and where we are headed.

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In Conversation

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  • Amit Trivedi reveals his vision for the music of Pad Man
  • Dipesh Shah basks in the success of Chal Man Jeetva Jaiye
  • Pooja Chopra is all excited about her next release, Aiyaary

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  • IRani Mukerji to meet real-life heroes
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  • Hirani to direct Varun, will also produce the film
  • Dabangg 3 is Salman’s next, to release in 2018
  • Ranveer, Arjun ki entry in Boney Kapoor’s sequel
  • Akshay Kumar’s gesture for his ‘family’
  • Alia Bhatt too busy for Vishesh Films
  • Abhishek Pathak to make directorial debut