No Bollywood masala this week on multiplexes

MUMBAI: Multiplexes will have no Bollywood film release this week, the first time since the row broke out between producers and the plex owners three weeks ago.

A ray of hope will come from a Hollywood movie, My Mom‘s New Boyfriend, that stars Antinio Banderas, Meg Ryan, Colon Hanks and Selma Blair.

Multiplexes are also continuing with Dashavtar, Fast and Furious and Monster vs Aliens. In Maharashtra, multiplexes are fortunate to have the biggest Marathi box office grosser, Mee Shivajiraje Bhosale Boltoy, at this hour of scant content.

Fame Adlabs has increased drama

content in its Mumbai chain of multiplexes. "Besides continuing with our exercise of staging Vagina Monologues every day from Friday to Sunday in one of our screens at Fame Adlabs, we will be staging the same at Fame Vashi and Fame Malad also," says a senior official in Fame Cinemas.

Fame and Cinemax are also releasing a Sindhi film Vaaesar Ee Gum this week. Fame will release the film at Fame Adlabs and Fame Vashi while Cinemax will be releasing the film at its Sion property in Mumbai. In Kolkata, Fame is releasing Rongeen Godhooli.

According to an estimate, multiplexes would take a Rs 850-900 million hit if the fracas between producers and plex owners continues for a month.

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