Multivision Multimedia to distribute 34 Hollywood films, plans foray into Hindi movies

MUMBAI: Multivision Multimedia India Ltd has acquired 34 Hollywood movies for an estimated $1 million to distribute in India.

The plan is to have a release every month, says Multivision India director Ajoy Guptaa who was earlier with Essel; Group's E-City Entertainment and E-City Films as chief officer (reporting in to CEO Atul Goel). Already released is Monster In Law, starring Jane Fonda, Jennifer Lopez and Michael Vartan. On 25 November After the Sunset (Pierce Brosnan and Salma Hayek) will be released, followed by Hostage (23 December) and Crash (20 January).

The company also plans to dub some of these movies into Hindi, Tamil and Telugu languages. "We plan to dub around 8-10 movies from the current portfolio, mainly in the action genre," says Guptaa.

Other movies in the line-up include 88 Minutes (Al Pacino), 16 Blocks (Bruce Willis, Mos Def), End Game (Cuba Gooding Jr, James Woods and Angei Horman) and other big ventures like Contract (John Travolta, James Ganddolfini, Salma Hayek) and Edison (Nicholas Cage).

With the major Hollywood studios having aligned with different companies for distribution in India, Multivision Multimedia aims to tap independent Hollywood producers.

"We plan to source good Hollywood movies across the genres for distribution in India. There isn't just one Harry Potter or Spider-Man released every year. There is a large segment of independent producers to tap," says Guptaa.

Is Multivision Multimedia ready to distribute Hindi movies as well? "We are definitely looking at that market," says Guptaa. But aren't prices too high? "Overseas prices for Hindi movies are particularly high and not so realistic," he adds.

The company also plans to foray into Hindi movie production. "It is definitely on the cards but we haven't decided when. It is a logical progression to our existing line of business activity," says Guptaa.

Latest Reads
&Privé HD to premiere the psychological thriller ‘The Gift’ on 23rd June

&Privé HD, the premium destination for nuanced cinema, is all set to premiere the American mystery-thriller The Gift on Saturday, 23rd of June at 1:00 pm and 9:00 pm. The movie marks the directorial debut of actor Joel Edgerton who also plays a central character along with Jason Bateman and...

Movies Hindi
PVR Cinemas pilots the Delhi Edition of the Year Round Programme by MAMI

PVR Cinemas, with its storied history of becoming the leading exhibitor and an eminent platform for all things cinematic launched the Year Round Programme by Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) in Delhi.

Movies Hindi
Banijay Asia ropes in Rishi Negi as chief operating officer

Banijay Asia, founded by Deepak Dhar, has appointed Rishi Negi as chief operating officer (COO). The group recently announced its entry into the region with a commitment of producing scripted and non-scripted content across genres including digital and films for India and South East Asia. Negi...

Movies Independent
Shemaroo gears up for digital era; adds devotional app Ibaadat

MUMBAI: Right at the opportune time, one of India’s oldest media companies, Shemaroo Entertainment, has launched a new devotional app called Ibaadat. The Islamic devotional app will contain live feeds, devotional tunes, an e-commerce platform, donation service, etc. Over time, customer feedback...

Movies Hindi
BookMyShow sells over 3.5 million tickets for Avengers: Infinity War; contributes close to 45% to its opening weekend collection in India

Avengers: Infinity War set new records on BookMyShow as it became the first Hollywood film to sell an unprecedented 12 tickets a second when the bookings were at its peak on the weekend. BookMyShow has so far sold over 3.5 million tickets for this mega blockbuster and has contributed close to 45...

Movies Hollywood
Higher numbers push up financials; 'Padmaavat' top grosser for PVR

BENGALURU: Higher box office, food and beverages (F&B) and sponsorship revenues, higher occupancy, higher average ticket prices (ATP) have helped push up Indian exhibitor PVR Ltd’s (PVR) overall numbers for the quarter and year ended 31 March 2018 (Q4-2018, quarter under review, FY-2018, year...

Movies Hindi
World IP Day celebration in Delhi and Mumbai

MUMBAI: A range of stakeholders from the local screen community united to stage a number of events in celebration of World Intellectual Property (IP) Day. This year’s theme campaigns celebrate the brilliance, ingenuity and courage of women who are driving change in the world and shaping our common...

Movies Hollywood
Zee Cinema's marketing mania for the world tv premiere of 'Fukrey Returns' on 1st April at 8 PM

The Fukra boys Hunny, Choocha, Zafar and Lali get on with their lives after successfully getting Bholi Punjaban arrested. But they are in for a shock when she returns early from prison and tries to seek revenge. The second installment of the Fukrey franchise, Fukrey Returns which earned over 100...

Movies Hindi
Eros International's Bajrangi Bhaijaan grosses over Rs.169.17 crores (USD 25.95 million) in first 10 days of release

Eros International Media Ltd, a leading global film company in the Indian film entertainment industry, announced Producer Salman Khan Film’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan has collected over Rs. 160 crores within ten days of its release in China. More than two years since it opened in India, Bajrangi Bhaijaan...

Movies Hindi

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories