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  • ’16’s Significant 10

    There are good years, bad years, mediocre years… and then you have absolutely topsy-turvy years like the one we just witnessed!
  • Scar-city?

    In our edit note a couple of weeks ago, (Screen Short?, issue dated December 10, 2016) we had examined how India compared with other major film centers across the world in terms of screen density or t
  • Money For Nothing… Dire Straits?

    Last month, on the evening of November 8, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi made the startling announcement that `500 and `1,000 notes would cease to be legal tender in a few hours’ time, we, like muc
  • Screen Short

    Occasionally, on this page, we crunch some numbers to examine where the Indian film industry stands vis-à-vis the major film markets globally on various parameters.
  • Her-story Repeats Itself?

    The film trade, much like the nation at large, continues to grapple with the acute cash shortage and a very visible slowdown in consumer spending.
  • Divine Inspiration

    It’s an old joke but the passage of time hasn’t made it any less funny: a professor of creative writing explained to his class that the four key ingredients of commercial writing were royalty, sex, re
  • Chinese Checkers

    We often like to think of ourselves as, admittedly, not an equal, but at least a parallel bastion of power to Hollywood in the global filmmaking pecking order.
  • Normal is Boring?

    An English expression thought to be a translation of a traditional Chinese curse states: may you live in interesting times.
  • Minority Report

    Testimonials to the love affair that Indians have with cinema – and film stars – can be found everywhere – from the posters glued on the walls of small-town barber shops, to the hand-painted star port
  • Club 100: Admit Two

    As we motor on towards Diwali, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story continues to light up the box office with its crackling performance.
  • Community Service

    In so many ways, the India we live in today is a product of the events and developments that took place in the 1990s.
  • A Significant Quarter

    The recently-concluded third quarter of 2016 was a very interesting period indeed for the trade, and that’s putting it mildly.

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