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Time To Get Real?

If there was one abiding theme that emerged from the box office in 2015, it was that there was no abiding theme, no safe formula, and no sure-shot genre any more! Sample a cross-section of films that, to varying extents,

From Patiala To Perth Via Plymouth And Philadelphia

Let’s face it, for all the periodic talk we hear about Hindi cinema being on the verge of ‘crossing over’ to a global audience, we remain essentially a very Indian industry, not only in terms of our content but also

Three Cheers (And Four Suggestions) For Mr Benegal

In a most welcome move, the Central Government announced last week the appointment of a six-member committee to suggest recommendations for the restructuring of film censorship in India. As we all know, the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) is

Capacity Test

And so it is upon us – the ‘Clash Of Titans’, the ‘Battle Royale’, the ‘War-Unto-Death’ and other such bellicose billings that would alarm someone not in the know into thinking that the US and Russia were on the verge

A Living, Loving Legend

The flipside of leading your life as an open book is that, sometimes, people don’t pay it as much attention, or treat it with as much reverence, as they would something else that is shrouded by an aura of opaqueness

Premature Evacuation?

That we are an under-screened nation when it comes to film exhibition is hardly an earth-shattering revelation to the enlightened readership of this film trade magazine. With barely 8,000-8,500 screens available to serve a population of over 120 crore, an

A Welcome Initiative

Over the years, on this page, we have had many a reason to express our dismay, disapproval or disappointment at the actions – and in some cases, inaction – of the official machinery, that have had an adverse impact on

Pay Dirt

In an uncharacteristic display of speedy execution that would in other circumstances be most welcome indeed, and testify to the central government’s professed mission to be more efficient and fleet-footed, the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) notified on

A Two-Part Prayer For Our Times

As we enter into Samvat 2072 – the New Year as per the traditional Hindu calendar that Diwali heralds – let’s start with a little prayer that is relevant to the times we live in. To the divine powers-that-be, we

King Of Good Times?

The stage is all set for one of the year’s most awaited films, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, to potentially create box office history when it releases in a few days. It is easy to see why expectations are at a

Title Tattle

“What’s in a name?” Shakespeare asked… perhaps because he wasn’t involved in the film trade! There is plenty indeed in a film’s title, which is why much thought goes into choosing one. And not just thought, very often, exchange of

9 Months Done, Time To Push!

With the final quarter of the calendar year well underway, now is as good a time as any to take stock of how 2015 has fared at the box office so far, and get a sense of where it might

Grow, Or Go

Kapil Dev, aka the Haryana Hurricane, is undoubtedly the greatest pace bowler and all-rounder that Indian cricket has ever seen, as also captain of the first Indian team to win the ODI World Cup – a victory that catapulted the

Territorial Markers

As we all know, the distribution of films in our trade is carried out across various ‘territories’ – the nomenclature and geographical make-up of which betrays their colonial origins. What we also know is that not only do different territories

Six Cheers!

In the weeks to come, we will revert to using this page to express our stand and comments on issues that we think are of importance to the filmmaking community, or to present and analyse data that hopefully helps you

It’s A Six!

In the run-up to the launch of this publication exactly six years back on September 19, 2009, one of the foremost cornerstones of our editorial mandate and vision was to make Box Office India an equal-opportunity platform for all the

Clash Of Civilisations

As we have had reason to point out on a number of occasions in the recent past, 2015 could well be remembered as the year when Hollywood crossed the Rubicon, from being a distant runner-up to Hindi films in the

The State Of States

That India is an under-served nation in terms of properties and screens available for film exhibition is no breaking news, particularly to the informed readership of this trade publication. With approximately 10,000 screens serving a population of around 125 crore,

To 3D Or Not To 3D?

The largest film industry in the world, both in terms of revenues and global reach, Hollywood in many ways sets the tone and launches the trends that are subsequently adopted by other film industries around the world, India included. Whether

The ‘F’ Word

Before we are saddled with censorship issues, let us quickly clarify that the ‘F’ in the heading of this note refers to the word ‘fraternity’. It is, of course, a word all of us are very familiar with, given our

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