Movies

Nondescript films got much coveted play time

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2017/06/05/hanuman.jpg?itok=CGJ9t1yL

It is unimaginable. The week had 10 new Indian films releasing along with two foreign films. Yet, it was not the time for the exhibitors to rejoice. These 10 films included a variety from thriller to horror adapted from Hollywood, to a kid’s film.

No major film is released during the Muslim holy month of Ramzan. Once upon a time, these film lovers made a major film going population. However, the things have changed since the advent of multiplexes.

Yet, this year, the fasting month also coincides with the Champions Trophy 2017 being played in UK where the eight major cricket playing nations are participating. And, cricket has long replaced films as the most popular medium of entertainment.

In this event, small, nondescript films got their much coveted play time at the cinema halls which, otherwise, is rationed out to them as gap fillers during shows when the footfall is scarce.

*To start with, A Death In The Gunj boasted of a familiar star cast. It starred Om Puri, Tanuja along with Ranvir Shorey, Tillotomma Shome, Kalki Koechlin alongwith lesser known but talented names such as Gulshan Devaiyah and Vikrant Massey. The film was directed by yet another well-known name, Konkona Sensharma. What failed the film was its sadistic idea for a story and poor promotion. There was no awareness about the film. As a result, the film failed to attract footfalls.

*The other noticeable film was Dear Maya if only for it being a comeback film for the yesteryear star, Manisha Koirala. It was a feeble attempt, concentrating at the limited histrionics of Koirala again, with nil promotion. The result was disastrous.

*The animation film, Hanuman Da’ Damdaar was one more film trying to cash in on the childhood exploits of Hanuman (the other popular character being childhood stories of Ganesh). Here, Hanuman was made to mouth today slangs through the voice of Salman Khan. The film also boasted of voices of Raveena Tandon, Javed Akhtar, Makrand Deshpande and Kunal Khemu. This kind of stuff works in Hollywood. Here, in India, it has yet to work. The film was lost in the crowd.

*The other releases were Sweetiee Weds NRI, Dobaara- See Your Evil (which boasted of a Hollywood film adaptation), Bachche Kachche Sachche), Lakme, Little Sholay, Mirror Game-Ab Khel Shuru, Black Future, etc were all losers.

*Sachin: A Billion Dreams, coming as it did in the footsteps of another cricketer biopic, M K Dhoni: An Untold Story, failed to make a mark. It turned out to be just a dull documentary. The film depicted Sachin, the cricketing legend, as a man full of self-pity, whining about his struggles rather than success. The film failed to be an example for the new generation

The film, which collected Rs. 23.4 crore for first three days, managed to finish its first week with just another 10 crore accounting for its first week total of Rs. 33.5 crore. . The film’s second weekend is not encouraging.

*Hallf Girlfriend does little to improve its lot as the film manages to add Rs. 8.1 crore in its second week to take its two week total to Rs. 52.9 crore. The film still stands to lose on Indian domestic market.

*Hindi Medium goes on to become a mini budget major hit. The film matched its first week collections by almost 80% which is a rare feat. The film collected 19.1 crore in its second week, the film took its two week total to Rs. 42.6 crore.

*Bahubali 2: The Conclusion (Hindi-Dubbed) is not yet fading away. The film added Rs. 12.2 crore in its fifth week to take its five week total to Rs. 492.1 crore.

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/16/Oddball_0.jpg?itok=BG9dmZ7E
Oddball Motion Pictures gets Rs 250 cr for film production

MUMBAI: Oddball Motion Pictures, founded by filmmaker Nitin Upadhyaya, announced its association with Chanda Group where the latter will be funding a seed capital of up to Rs 250 crore for the feature films and original digital video content that will be exclusively developed and produced by...

Movies Movies On Mutiple Platforms
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2018/01/15/rmy_0.jpg?itok=lL8qydAg
Cast & crew of 21 sarfarosh: saragarhi 1897 celebrate army day with the 7th Battalion of sikh regiment of the indian army

The cast & crew of 21 Sarfarosh: Saragarhi 1897 commemorated the Army day with the Soldiers of Sikh regiment of Indian army. Actors Mohit Raina & Mukul Dev personally took the soldiers of the Sikh regiment on the tour of the set in Aamgaon where the epic battle of Saragarhi is currently...

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/27/manav.jpg?itok=AdsRwhZX
Watch the world television premier of "Nirahua Hindustani"on 30th december at 1 PM only on Dabangg

SABGROUP’S foremost regional channel – Dabangg is geared for the World Television Premier of the highest revenue grossing Bhojpuri Blockbuster of all times, ‘Nirahua Hindustani’. The telecast will air on the 30th December,2017 at 1pm, followed by the repeat at 8pm.

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/26/Parikshit-Dar3.jpg?itok=9KjDQiNB
BookMyShow reveals how India entertained itself in 2017

As the year comes to a close, BookMyShow looks back at what entertained India this year, from movies to plays, sports, events and music. In 2017, millions of Indians reached out to BookMyShow to meet their entertainment demands basis which the platform is delighted to present #Bestof2017*.

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/22/irfaan.jpg?itok=mWT-Q4_W
Catch Bollywood Actor Irrfan Khan this Week on Off Centre

MUMBAI: This week on Off Centre, Anuradha Sengupta talks to one of the finest Bollywood actors in the industry, Irrfan Khan. From being noticed and welcomed as a romantic lead after 22 years in business to his latest release and love, sex, romance in today’s time, he expresses his views and...

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/15/secret-superstar.jpg?itok=6yxH51NX
Zee Studios International's Secret Superstar hits it big in Taiwan

Zee Studios International has collected $700,681 from its release of Aamir Khan-starrer Secret Superstar in Taiwan, making the movie the widest Bollywood film in the country. The film, which also features Zaira Wasim, lit up the box office in India. The distribution company began the next phase of...

Movies Hindi
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/08/zee-studio.jpg?itok=1xtV1Jhc
Zee Studio to premiere the post-apocalyptic horror drama - MAGGIE!

Zee Studio, the hollywood movie destination, brings the Indian television premiere of Maggie. Starring multi-award winner Arnold Schwarzenegger and Academy Award-nominee, Abigail Breslin, this post-apocalyptic drama premieres on 10 December 2017, Sunday at 12 noon and 9 pm.

Movies Hollywood
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/12/01/sanjay.jpg?itok=sJJUMOP8
Demonetisation, decline in govt ads impact UFO Q2 numbers

BENGALURU: Indian digital cinema distribution network and in-cinema advertising platform UFO Moviez Ltd (UFO) reported a 12.8 percent year-on-year (y-o-y) decline in consolidated operating revenue for the quarter ended 30 September 2017 (Q2 FY 2017-18) as compared with the corresponding year ago...

Movies Movies On Mutiple Platforms
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/11/25/Madhavan_0.jpg?itok=AcPIL5R4
The modern day economics of film financing

Only 2 per cent of the total movies released in 2016 in the US were computer graphic (CG) animation, yet they grossed more than 21 per cent of the US box office collection. Strong animation brands have longer shelf-life and generate revenue for years.

Movies International

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories